FUN! 18 things to do this weekend around Phoenix

Posted at 1:05 AM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 15:24:55-04

If you're looking for something to do this week, you're in the right place.

Arizona Restaurant Week continues this week. Restaurants from around the state are offering three-course pre-fixe meals for either $33 or $44 per person (sometimes per couple). It's a great way to experience a new restaurant and try some new menu items you perhaps normally wouldn't.

Lil Wayne is in town at the Comerica Theatre.

And this weekend the Cave Creek Balloon Festival is going on, as well as the Phoenix Caribbean Carnival! 

Scroll down for more information on these events and a bunch of others.

Did I miss one? Send me an email,, or send a tweet, @JoshFrigerio.

Arizona Restaurant Week (May 20-29)

Where: Restaurants across the state
3-course, pre-fixe meals (some include beverage).
Click to view all restaurants participating


Jeff Garcia (May 26 – 29)
Where: Tempe Improv
Time: Varies by performance
Admission: $20


Lamb Of God ft. Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity (May 27)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35


Movies in the Park: Toy Story (May 27)
Where: Kiwanis Park, Tempe
Time: 7 p.m. or dusk
Admission: Free
**Bring blankets, chairs and picnic food


Mega 104.3 Bash: Morris Day & The Time, Zapp Band, Lakeside, Confunkshun, Midnight Star (May 27)
Where: Celebrity Theatre
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $55 - $75


The Long Run – Experience the Eagles (May 27-28)
Where: Casino Arizona, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 - $15


Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres (May 27-29)
Where: Chase Field
Time: Varies by date
Admission: Varies by section


Lil Wayne & Friends (May 28)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $48 - $88


Cave Creek Balloon Festival (May 28)
Where: Rancho Manana Golf Course, 5734 E. Rancho Manana Blvd., Cave Creek, Phoenix
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Admission: $10 - $15


Skrillex (May 28)
Where: The Pool at Talking Stick Resort
Time: Doors open at 11 a.m.
Admission: $40 - $50


Reptile Feeding at McDowell Mountain Regional Park (May 28)
Where: 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Drive
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Admission: Free


Ahwatukee Eats Food Truck Roundup (May 28)
Where: Horizon Community Learning Center, 16233 S. 48th Street, Phoenix
Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission: Free. Donation items requested for rescue.
** Charity benefit: Saving Paws Rescue


USA vs Russia (May 28)
Shane Mosley vs David Avanesyan: WBA Welterweight Interim World Title
Where: Gila River Arena
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Admission: $15.50 - $500.50


Phoenix Mercury vs Washington Mystics (May 29)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: $9+


Phoenix Caribbean Carnival Masquerade Parade (May 29)
Where: Starts at Third Street/Thomas and goes north into Steele Indian School Park
Time: Starts at 11 a.m.


Phoenix Caribbean Carnival (May 29)
Where: Steeler Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 – adults, $5 - kids


Butterfly Wonderland 3rd Birthday Celebration (May 28-30)
Where: Butterfly Wonderland
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Regular admission
**There will be inflatables, face painting, a visit from the Butterfly Princess and live music