Phoenix Final Four Fan Fest: 5 things to see and do when Final Four comes to town

Posted at 5:37 PM, Jan 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 14:37:34-04

In less than a week, Phoenix will host the NCAA Final Four Tournament.

At the end, either Gonzaga, South Carolina, North Carolina or Oregon will win the championship.

Like we saw during the Super Bowl and College Football Playoff Championships, downtown Phoenix will host a series of activities, including clinics, autograph signings, concerts and rock climbing.

On Tuesday, Jan. 25, the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee revealed details on what festivities we can expect leading up to the NCAA Final Four title game, March 31 - April 3.







Fan Fest will take over the Phoenix Convention Center throughout the Final Four semifinals and title game. There will be children's basketball clinics, rock climbing, autograph signings and "hands-on NCAA championship experiences," according to the news release.

When: March 31 - April 3
Where: Phoenix Convention Center
Hours: Friday, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Monday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Tickets: $8 per adult. Kids 12 and younger are free. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased, here




The free three-day festival will take place at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix. Both local and national acts will take the stages. See this year's headliners:

  • March 31 - Keith Urban
  • April 1 - The Chainsmokers, Grouplove, Capital Cities, Leon Bridges
  • April 2 - Aerosmith, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Blink 182, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Seats

When: March 31 - April 2
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park
Hours: Friday, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: FREE


On Final Four Friday, the public will be able to watch each of the Final Four teams practice at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Each team will host an hour-long practice between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The practices are free and open to the public. More information.

When: March 31
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium
Hours: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission: FREE

FINAL FOUR DRIBBLE: Registration for this event has closed.

The Final Four Dribble takes place on Sunday, April 2. At this event, children will be able to dribble an official NCAA basketball down a specified route that ends at Fan Fest. Best of all, the child gets to keep the basketball and a t-shirt. You do have to register online beforehand (limited to first 3,000 registrants). This is a free event. Register here.

When: Sunday, April 2.
Time: 11 a.m. 
Where: Begins at Heritage Square and ends at Fan Fest
Admission: FREE, but you must pre-register. Registration links in text above.

FINAL FOUR YOUTH CLINICS: Registration for this event is at capacity and is closed.

The NCAA will host a free basketball skills youth clinic in Phoenix. It will be open to boys and girls in grades 3-8 and pre-registration will be required.