Check out what’s happening this weekend in the Phoenix-area
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — There’s quite a bit happening across the Valley this weekend in Phoenix, and with it being a little chillier than usual for this time of year, why not check out some of these shows?
April 1-2: Rainbows Festival | Phoenix Pride - 113 N. 6th St.
This festival is an outdoor MUST-DO in the downtown area. Nicknamed “Arizona’s Greatest Street Fair,” this giant block party celebrates the LGBTQ+ community’s contributions to Phoenix, its diversity and progress in general within Arizona to embrace everyone. More than 150 vendors will be onsite and there will be nonstop entertainment all weekend long. Also, it’s free! Click here for more information.
March 31 - April 2: “The Princess Bride” | Orpheum Theater - 203 W. Adams St.
Want to have a night out with live music and a classic film? Head out to the Orpheum to watch “The Princess Bride” and listen to a live orchestra play the stunning soundtrack! Click here for tickets to this family-friendly event.
March 29 - April 2: Arizona Bike Week 2023 | 16601 N. Pima Rd.
Roll out to Bike Weekend in Scottsdale for a fantastic line-up of shows, concerts, demonstrations and more! You’ll even have the chance to check out your own chopper at the Used Bike Corral in the Poweryard! On Friday, Megadeth is performing, On Saturday, STAIND, and on Sunday, Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teens! Click here for tickets!
March 31 - Savannah Bananas | Scottsdale Stadium - 7408 E Osborn Rd.
In the world of baseball, there’s one team that’s truly gone bananas! The Savannah Bananas are coming to town and bringing their fan “a-peel” to the Valley! The Bananas will be playing two games this weekend. The first game kicks off on Friday at Scottsdale Stadium, and the second will be at Peoria Sports Complex. Don’t worry if you can’t get in on the action in person. Arizona’s Family will bring live coverage of the Savannah Bananas Banana Ball World Tour! The game will be broadcast on Saturday at 7 p.m. on 3TV. Click here for more information.
April 1: Uncorked: AZ Wine Fest at Salt River Fields | Salt River Fields at Talking Stick - 7555 N. Pima Rd.
The 4th annual Uncorked event will feature more than 100 different wines and various other drinks. Early admission starts at 6 p.m. with $75 tickets, extra wine selections and more. Bring your friends and family ages 21 and up for a fun night out to raise money for the Arizona Small Dog Rescue! Click here for tickets.
March 31 - April 2: Tempe Festival of the Arts | Downtown Tempe - 1 W. Rio Salado Pkwy
This national spread of artists is bringing their art and food and more from everywhere in the U.S. to this giant, 10-block party! Click here for more information! The festival opens at 10 a.m. and wraps at 5:30 p.m. and will host a beer and wine garden, snacks, a featured artist, live chalk art, young artists exhibit and so much more.
April 2: El Puente Festival | Tempe Center for the Arts - 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy
The 11th annual El Puente Festival is coming back from 2 until 5:30 p.m., featuring mariachi performances, ballet folkloric dances, etc. El Puente means “the bridge,” and this event is free for the whole community and is family-friendly for everyone. Check out the full schedule for events below.
March 30 - April 2: Bell Bank Park Pickleball Tournament | Bell Bank Park - 6321 S Ellsworth Rd
Ready for some pickleball? Bell Bank Park’s five-day pickleball tournament kicked off on Thursday and runs through Sunday. Tickets begin at $20. To purchase tickets, click here.
March 31: A Whole New World of Alan Menken | Mesa Arts Center - 1 E. Main St.
Award-winning composer Alan Menken will be bringing audiences on an ultimate adventure in film and beyond, from Sesame Street to the skies of Agrabah. Click here for tickets.
April 1: Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race | Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park - 1 Legacy Dr.
Take a 5K adventure across a 3-story water slide, fire jump, trampolines, festival, DJ and so much more. More than 5,000 people are expected, and the festival and games are free. The playground - the 5K - course is perfectly designed for all fitness levels. Click here to register!
April 1: Operation Enduring Gratitude | Arizona Traditions - 17225 N Citrus Road
Operation Enduring Gratitude, a Valley organization that provides cost-free repairs and wheelchair ramps for elderly and disabled veterans, needs your help. The organization is hosting a golf tournament at Arizona Traditions in Surprise this Saturday. There will be on-course games and prize raffles at the luncheon following the event, and a hole-in-one prize on the 17th hole for one lucky winner! You can sign up as a foursome or single player. Click or tap here for more information.
April 1 -2: Fountain Hills Music Fest | Fountain Park - 12925 N Saguaro Blvd
Rock and roll is coming to Fountain Hills this weekend! Fountain Hills Music Fest kicks off on Saturday at 5 p.m. The event is free and will feature bands such as The Black Hole, We Are Hologram and Los Straitjackets. There will be food trucks and a beer garden by Bone Haus Brewing. For more information, click here.
March 28 - April 1: Mecum Auctions | State Farm Stadium - 1 Cardinals Dr
The world’s largest collector car auction is coming to the Valley! Check out classic cars, antique motorcycles, vintage tractors, and more at State Farm Stadium this weekend. The event will run until Saturday, and gates open daily at 8 a.m. Tickets are $20 per person, and children 12 years or younger are free. For more information or to purchase tickets, click or tap here.
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