10 FUN things to do this weekend in Arizona

PHOENIX - After a busy work week, it's time for some fun! There are many fun-filled events in the Valley this weekend for everyone to enjoy.

It's the weekend before Valentine's Day, and Glendale is kicking it off early by hosting a chocolate festival. If you love chocolate, head out to downtown Glendale to taste various chocolate treats and have a night filled with romance.

Mardi Gras is also coming up, but you don't have to head to New Orleans to join in the fun. Just head to downtown Phoenix! There will be a Mardi Gras festival and parade that is great for everyone in the family.

It's also the time of Chinese New Year. Celebrate the Chinese culture by heading to the Phoenix Chinese Week Festival. Enjoy some delicious Chinese food, shop for souvenirs, or watch a show.

There will also be a chance for you to meet your favorite Diamondbacks players this weekend! Bring your camera and something for the players to sign and head to Chase Field on Saturday.

You can find more events by visiting the ABC15 Events Portal at events.abc15.com.

DOWNTOWN PHOENIX MARDI GRAS

When: Saturday, Feb. 9 from 3 to 10 p.m.

Where: Phoenix-Downtown's Patriots Park at CityScape

Cost: $15

Mardi Gras is coming to Phoenix! The event will feature a parade, a pub crawl, and festival fit for the entire family. You can also enjoy New Orleans-style food, costumes and live entertainment.

GLENDALE CHOCOLATE AFFAIRE

When: Feb. 8, 5 to 10 p.m. and Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Downtown Glendale

Cost: Free entrance

If you are a chocolate lover, head out to the Glendale Chocolate Affaire to taste various chocolate treats and have a weekend of romance.

ARIZONA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

When: Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Apache Junction

Head back in time at the Arizona Renaissance Festival! Watch a joust, eat a giant turkey leg or stroll through the various shops at this annual event celebrating medieval times.

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

When: Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.

Where: Phoenix-US Airways Center

Come see the classic basketball performers when they come to Arizona! Watch them perform stunts on the court as they carry on the American tradition.

PHOENIX CHINESE WEEK

When: Feb. 8-10

Where: Phoenix-Chinese Cultural Center

Cost: Free entrance

Come celebrate the Chinese culture! Enjoy Chinese cuisine, shop at souvenir and craft shops, watch some cultural performances and learn about Chinese history. This event is fit for the whole family!

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER AT PHOENIX SUNS

When: Sunday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m.

Where: Phoenix-US Airways Center

Watch your Phoenix Suns take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Don't forget to wear your orange!

OAK RIDGE BOYS

When: Friday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.

Where: Chandler-Wild Horse Pass

This country band was founded in 1945. If you love country music, come enjoy the show.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS AUTOGRAPH SESSION

When: Saturday, Feb 9 at 10 a.m.

Where: Phoenix-Chase Field

Come meet your Arizona Diamondbacks at an autograph session this Saturday! Bring your favorite memorabilia for them to sign and maybe snap a few pictures with them.

RICARDO DE CRISTOBAL

When: Friday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m.

Where: Mesa-De la Cruz Bistro

Enjoy some flamenco guitar music and some tasty food at De la Cruz Bistro in Mesa this weekend.

RICK ROSS

When: Friday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.

Where: Phoenix-Celebrity Theatre

Cost: $47

Rick Ross is the latest from the hip hop scene. The rapper from Miami has a record label, #1 albums and Platinum plaques.

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