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26 things to do this weekend in the Valley | March 4-6, 2022

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Posted at 6:58 AM, Mar 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-04 19:42:14-05

PHOENIX — Looking for something to do this weekend? Here is a list of fun activities, festivals and events taking place around the Valley.

Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks (March 4)
Where: Footprint Center
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $66+

Mardi Gras Dinner in Historic Train Car (March 4 & 5)
Dinner includes two featured cocktails and appetizers before dinner. Private Barrel Room tasting after dinner plus dessert.
Where: Desert Diamond Distillery, 4875 Olympic Way, Kingman, AZ 86401
Cost: $100 per person
Call 702.335.7448 for reservations

M3F Festival (March 4-5)
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Time: Gates open at 1:30 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday
Cost: $96.39 and up

Arizona Coyotes vs. Ottowas Senators (March 5)
Where: Gila River Arena
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $16+

Uptown Farmers Market (March 5)
Where: North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 North Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012
Time: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: FREE

4th Annual Persian New Year Festival (March 5)
Where: Scottsdale Waterfront
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

5th Colombian Festival in Arizona (March 5)
Where: Versalles Palace Events Center, 4344 W. Indian School Rd., Ste. 100, Phoenix, AZ 85031
Time: Doors open at 1 p.m.
Cost: $15, Kids 12 & under are free for the festival from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.,
$30 for concert (ages 18+ only), 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Free Live Music with DJ Jesse! (March 5)
Where: GenuWine Bar
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 PM
Cost: FREE

Scottsdale Whiskey Festival (March 5)
Where: Wasted Grain, 7295 East Stetson Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $30-40

Harlem Globetrotters: Spread Game Tour (March 5)
Where: Footprint Center
Time: 2:00p.m. and 7 p.m.
Cost: $20+

Pricky Pear Painting Class & Wine Bar (March 5)
Where: The Brush Bar: Paint & Wine Bar
Time: 3 p.m.
Cost: $40

Saguaro Lake Painting Class & Wine Bar (March 5)
Where: The Brush Bar: Paint & Wine Bar
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $40

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (March 5)
Where: Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center
Time: 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $15+

Indigenous Art Market: Food, fashion and art to celebrate 75th anniversary of Phoenix Indian Center (March 5)
Where: Native American Community Services Center, 4520 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Bad Bunny: El Ultimo Tour del Mundo Concert (March 6)
Where: Footprint Center
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $314+

All You Can Eat Crepes! - New Interactive Brunch Experience (March 6)
Where: Foch Café & Bistro, 21 E 6th St #146 Tempe, Arizona 85281
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost: $22

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (March 6)
Where: Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $15+

ONGOING EVENTS

Twilight at OdySea: $25 Tickets after 4:30PM (every single day)
Where: OdySea Aquarium
Time: 4:30 - close
Cost: $25

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition (extended through March 13, 2022)
Where: Lighthouse Artspace, 4301 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Time: Various times throughout the day; reservations required
Cost: $40+

Great Balls of Fire! Five-piece band playing hits from the ‘50s and beyond (through March 13, 2022)
Where: The Encore Room @ Arizona Broadway Theatre 7701 W Paradise Ln, Peoria, Arizona 85382
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: $40 + Fees

Arizona Renaissance Festival (through April 3, 2022)
Where: Arizona Renaissance Festival Grounds, Queen Valley, AZ 85118
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. every day including weekends
Cost: $29.00 for adults, $19.00 for children 5-12, 4 and under always FREE

The FRIENDS™ Experience (The One in Phoenix) (through May 8, 2022)
Where: 10845 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85028
Cost: $30.50+

Chihuly in the Desert - Desert Botanical Garden (through June 19, 2022)
Where: Desert Botanical Garden
Time: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Cost: Included with regular garden admission

Chihuly in the Desert - Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West (through June 19, 2022)
Where: Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West
Time: Various tour times throughout the week
Cost: Guided tour, $25-$49 | self-guided tour, $18-$35

Survival of the Slowest (through August 7, 2022)
Where: Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Time: Daily 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; tickets are available to purchase on-site and online
Cost: Member Admission$6.95* | General Admission, $8.95* | Kids under 3 are always FREE.

Treasures - Legendary Musical Instruments (through September 2022)
Where: 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050
Time: Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $14-$17

COMING UP:

Mermaid Magic (March 10 - March 15)
Where: OdySea Aquarium, Arizona Boardwalk, 9500 East Vía de Ventura Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Daily
Cost: $20+

Let the Good Times Roll: Pop-Up Outdoor Roller Rink (March 10 - March 21)
Where: Water Tower Plaza, 45 West Page Avenue Gilbert, AZ 85233
Time: Monday - Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm and Friday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Skate, $5 per person/per hour including skate rental
FREE SKATE: Monday - Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dress the theme and win swag:

  • March 11 (Friday- 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) – 80s Night
  • March 12 (Saturday- 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) – 90s Night
  • March 17 (Thursday- All Day) – St. Patrick’s Day
  • March 18 (Friday- 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) – Disco Night
  • March 19 (Saturday- 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) – Glow Night

Memphis Jookin': The Show starring Lil Buck (March 10)
Where: The Madison Center for the Arts, 5601 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $35+

Experience Ireland (March 12 & 13)
Where: The Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050
Time: Both days 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Included with paid museum admission; free for members

Enchanted Unicorn Festival (March 13)
Where: Singh Meadows, 1490 East Weber Drive Tempe, AZ 85281
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $0 – $10

Taj Mahal With Jontavious Willis (March 17, 18, 19 & 20)
Where: The Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050
Time: 17th & 18th at 7:00 p.m., 19th at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., 20th at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $74.50–$95.50, Members who give $500+ annually receive 10% off concert tickets

Mesquite Fresh Street Mex Grand Opening (March 19)
Where: 4875 S Val Vista Dr. Gilbert, AZ 85298
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Special giveaway will award multiple winners FREE burritos for a year!

Paint Your Pet! (March 19)
Where: Pip Coffee + Clay, 2617 N 24th St. Phoenix, AZ 85008
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $50

Phoenix Royal Princess Ball (March 19)
Where: Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix South Mountain, 10831 South 51st Street Phoenix, AZ 85044
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Cost: $25 - $40

Advanced Wilderness First Aid Training (March 19-20)
Where: THE HEARD SCOUT PUEBLO, 1901 E Dobbins Rd Phoenix, AZ 85042
Time: Sat, Mar 19 9:00 a.m. – Sun, Mar 20 5:00 p.m. (Two 8-hour sessions)
Cost: $25

Dinosaurs Rule Again - Family Festival (March 20)
Where: Paseo Verde Park, 7561 W Greenway Rd Peoria, AZ 85381
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $0 - $10

2022 Encanto-Palmcroft Historic Home Tour and Street Fair (March 20)
Where: Historic Encanto-Palmcroft Neighborhood, West Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $18

Liars Who Lie: FULL BAND (March 25)
Where: Aunt Chilada's, 7330 N Dreamy Draw Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85020
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Arizona Bridal & Wedding Expo (March 26)
Where: Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85007
Time: Sat, Mar 26 12:00 p.m. – Sun, Mar 27 5:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

FRIED, French Fry And Music Festival (April 9)
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $12

Bunny Balloon Blast (April 15-16)
Where: Salt River Fields
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Adult $15+, Kids (Ages 3+) $10+ and Kids (0-2) are FREE

Muddy Princess: Outdoor 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle mud run for women (April 24)
Where: Rawhide Western Town & Event Center, 5700 W North Loop Rd Chandler, AZ 85226
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $49 - $99

Uncorked: AZ Wine Festival (May 7)
Where: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 North Pima Road Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $60 – $75

ST. PATTY'S DAY EVENTS:

Scottsdale Shamrock Crawl - St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl in Old Town! (March 12)
Where: Casa Amigos, Whiskey Row, El Hefe, Wasted Grain, & more TBA, 7295 East Stetson Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $20

2022 Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Faire (March 12)
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N 3rd St Phoenix, AZ 85004
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 - $12

Tempe St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl & Block Party!! (March 12-13)
Where: Varsity Tavern, 501 S Mill Ave Tempe, AZ 85281
Time: Sat, Mar 12 1:00 p.m. – Sun, Mar 13 3:00 a.m.
Cost: $14 - $24

Let the Good Times Roll: Pop-Up Outdoor Roller Rink (March 17)
Where: Water Tower Plaza, 45 West Page Avenue Gilbert, AZ 85233
Cost: Skate, $5 per person/per hour including skate rental
FREE SKATE: Monday - Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dress the theme and win swag:

  • March 17 (Thursday- All Day) – St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day at Heritage Beer Garden at Sportsman's Park (March 17)
Where: Heritage at Sportsmans Park, 9600 W Sportsman's Park South Glendale, AZ 85305
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $15

Fibber Magees (March 17)
Where: 1989 W Elliot Rd Chandler, AZ 85224
Time:

  • Pub Breakfast: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Outdoor event: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Live music: Starts at 12 p.m. ($10 cover charge for entry)
  • St. Patrick’s Day Pub hours: 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Cost: Pay at entrance
St. Patrick's Day Happy Hour (March 17)
Where: Boca Taqueria - Eastmark 10706 East Point Twenty-Two Boulevard #Ste 112 Mesa, AZ 85212
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Shamrockin Fun Run and Walk (March 17)
Where: The Victory Club, 5325 N. Verrado Way Buckeye, AZ 85396
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Tempe St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl & Block Party! (March 17-18)
Where: Varsity Tavern, 501 S Mill Ave Tempe, AZ 85281
Time: Thu, Mar 17 3:00 p.m. – Fri, Mar 18 2:00 a.m.
Cost: $14 - $24

McFadden's Last St. Patrick's Day EVER (March 17-18)
Where: McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon, 9425 West Coyote Boulevard Glendale, AZ 85305
Time: Thu, Mar 17 2:00 p.m. – Fri, Mar 18 2:00 a.m.
Cost: $10

☘️ Mike Jones live @ Handlebar on Mill Ave (March 18)
Where: The Handlebar Tempe, 680 South Mill Avenue Tempe, AZ 85281
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Cost: $10

The 5th Annual Lucky's St. Patrick's Day Crawl (March 19)
Where: Boondocks Patio & Grill, 4341 North 75th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Cost: $15 – $20

OUR 2nd ANNIVERSARY & ST.PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION (March 19)
Where: Wick's Bar & Grill, 1695 S Santan Village Pkwy Gilbert, AZ 85295
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE