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20 things to do this weekend in the Valley | April 29- May 1

Things to do in Arizona| Last weekend of April 2022
Posted at 9:49 AM, Apr 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-27 18:25:46-04

PHOENIX, AZ — Festivals, comedy shows, celebrations of Cinco de Mayo, new restaurants, and Children’s Day- there are plenty of activities to keep Arizonans busy this weekend!

Here’s our weekend round-up of things to do.

Arizona’s Women's Expo
Special guests coming to the event include Savannah Chrisley, Loni Love, Garcelle Beauvais, and Caroline Rhea.
When: April 30 - May 1, 2022
Time: Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Convention Center [100 N 3rd St]
Cost: $10

A Night of Paz, Love & Funk!
What is it: The indie music festival will feature the following artist: Chrisol, The Brown Boyz, The Voxes, Secret Attraction and DJ Awdre.
When: Saturday, April 30; doors open at 8 p.m.
Location: Crescent Ballroom [308 N. 2nd Ave Phoenix AZ 85003]
Cost: General Admission $20, VIP $50.

“Golden Hour with the Goldens”
What is it: According to a press release, it’s an event focused on “rescuing displaced Golden Retrievers and finding them loving homes.”
When: Saturday, April 30
Time: 4- 7 p.m.
Location: The Spire Bar at the Arizona Biltmore [2400 E Missouri Avenue]

Rainbows Festival 2022
What is it: The event is a “celebration of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.” According to event officials, each year the festival draws a crowd of over 25,000 people.
When: April 30 - May 1
Time: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Location: Heritage Square Park [113 N. Sixth St.]
Cost Admission FREE

Scottsdale Jazz Festival
When: Saturday, April 30
Time: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Scottsdale Civic Center Park, northeast lawn: 3939 N Drinkwater Blvd.
Cost: General Admission $25

Guerra de Chistes
What is it: A comedy event based on a Mexican television show.
When: Saturday, April 30
Time: 8 PM
Location: Orpheum Theatre [203 West Adams]
Cost: Tickets prices start at $30

Chris D'Elia
When: Saturday, April 30
Two showtimes: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Location: Celebrity Theatre [440 North 32nd Street]
Cost: Tickets start at $40.50

Cinco De Mayo on May 1st
Family event at the Enchanted Island Amusement Park this weekend. Enjoy live entertainment at the park “authentic” Mexican food.
When: May 1
Time: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: 1202 W Encanto Blvd in Phoenix
Cost: $23.75 (plus tax) Unlimited Ride Wristbands but there are FREE activities.

Street Fair and Car Show
What is it: The Cinco de Mayo Street Fair & Car Show takes place South Phoenix that promises to have entertainment, food and Lowriders.
When: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Time:4 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Location: Old School City [6062 South Central Avenue]
Cost: FREE

Salt River Tubing opens Saturday
Get your floaties ready — Salt River Tubing season starts April 30! Salt River Tubing will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., “weather and water flow conditions permitting.”
Cost: $21 + tax per person.
Location: 9200 N Bush Hwy Mesa, AZ 85215

Día del Niño at the Phoenix Zoo
What is it: Celebrate Children’s Day at the zoo with Mariachi bands, folkloric dancers, Dora & Diego Meet & Greet, Bubble Station and more.
WhenSaturday, April 30
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Zoo [455 N. Galvin Parkway]
Cost: All event activities included with general admission.

Día De Los Niños - Movie In The Park
What’s happening: End the special day with the Disney’s movie “Encanto” at the park.
When: April 30
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Civic Space Park in Downtown Phoenix [424 N Central Ave]
Cost: FREE

Arizona Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators
When: Friday, April 29
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Gila River Arena [9400 W Maryland Ave]
Cost: Tickets start at $26

Desert Botanical Garden’s spring butterfly exhibit
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: Free with general admission.
Location: Desert Botanical Garden [1201 N. Galvin Parkway]

Ski up north at the Arizona Snowbowl (through May 1) Where: 9300 North Snowbowl Road- Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Cost: Tickets start at $29 and kids 12 and younger ski FREE.

Immersive Klimt Revolution (open daily) Where: Lighthouse ArtSpace Phoenix [4301 N. Scottsdale Road]. Cost: Ticket prices start at $34.99; tickets for children between the age of 6 to 16 years of age cost $29.99.

Verde Valley Wine Festival
Tired of the heat? Take a trip to Cottonwood for this wine festival that’ll have 20 wineries, live music and culinary treats.
When: Saturday, April 30 from 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Location: Old Town Activity Park, at 187 E Pima St. in the city of Cottonwood.
Cost: General admission- $35 online, $45 the day of the event.

Call her Martina in Scottsdale
The restaurant is owned by the Moreno family, whose goal is to share “traditional recipes” with a “twist” so that the east Valley has a new take on what Mexican cuisine “is nowadays.”

  • 7135 E. Camelback Rd #165 [Scottsdale, Arizona 85251]
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Call her Martina, Mexican restaurant, opens in Scottsdale

Phoenix Coqui
If you’ve never experienced Phoenix Coqui – or ever tried Puerto Rican food - you’re in for a treat! The menu includes empanadillas, mofongo, papas locas, alcapurria and jugo de parcha.

  • Location: 4041 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015
  • Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Huss Brewing Co. in downtown Phoenix
The taproom is “housed inside an indoor-outdoor space carved into the north façade on Monroe Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets."

  • The new Huss Brewpub spot inside the convention center is a “full-service restaurant and dedicated to-go counter”.
  • Location: 225 E Monroe in Phoenix, Arizona.