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LIST: Spring Training, other events changing plans due to rain in Phoenix

Brunch Bash Postponed 2020
Posted at 5:36 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 12:11:55-05

PHOENIX — With rain falling on much of the Valley on Saturday, some events and festivals have made the decision to reschedule their events.

Saturday also marks opening day for Spring Training in Arizona, though specific decisions about those games will be made closer to game time, we're told.

Here are the event changes we know about, so far:

SPRING TRAINING

  • The Chicago Cubs have pushed back their Spring Training game against the Oakland Athletics, the team announced in a tweet. The game will now start at 6:15 p.m. Fans do not need to exchange their tickets.
  • Due to inclement weather, the D-backs and Rockies have canceled the first Spring Training game of the season Saturday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, originally scheduled to begin at 1:10 p.m. Fans who have purchased tickets to the game are able to use their ticket for another Spring Training game at Salt River Fields or request a refund.
  • As for the other games scheduled for Saturday, it is up to each team and stadium to decide what to do. Fans with tickets should check the stadium's and team's social media accounts on Saturday morning for updates.
  • Scottsdale Stadium said it was prepping for Saturday's game by planning to cover the field with a tarp on Friday.

BRUNCH BASH RESCHEDULED

Organizers decided to rescheduled the brunch-themed food festival, which was scheduled for Saturday at Civic Space Park. According to an update on the event's website, the festival has been rescheduled to April 11, 2020.

GILBERT OUTDOOR EXPO RESCHEDULED

The Gilbert Outdoor Expo, which was set to happen on Saturday at the Riparian Preserve, has been rescheduled for March 7, according to the Gilbert Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

DEVOUR CULINARY CLASSIC

Those planning to attend Devour Culinary Classic on Saturday should bring their umbrellas and rain boots, according to organizers, because the event is still on, rain or shine. The food festival is sold out.

MATSURI FESTIVAL OF JAPAN

No matter the rain, the Japanese cultural festival will go on Saturday as planned, according to the festival's website. The free festival will take place Saturday and Sunday at Steele Indian School Park. There will be live performances, food and drinks for purchase, and a marketplace.

MARDI GRAS AT THE QUARTER

Because of the rain, The Scottsdale Quarter has decided to cancel its planned Mardi Gras celebration. The event has been rescheduled for March 7.