FUN! 25 things to do this weekend around Phoenix

Posted at 7:57 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 21:57:23-05

It's going to be a busy and beautiful weekend in Phoenix.

Spring Training has officially started and games are planned all weekend long. There are also a ton of festivals to check out including My Nana's Best Tasting Salsa Challenge, The Good life Festival, Melrose on 7th Avenue Street Fair, Arizona Caribbean Jerk Festival, Downtown Mesa Brew Fest, Blues Blast 2016 and more.

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Friday, March 4:

Spring Training starts around the Valley
Click here to view Cactus League schedule


Lincoln Center’s American Songbook: An Evening with Lea DeLaria (Orange is The New Black)
Where: Mesa Arts Center
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $45

First Fridays
Where: Roosevelt Row - Downtown Phoenix
Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: Free

Out West Balloon Fest
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium
Time: Friday and Saturday, 5:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.; 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 5:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Admission: $10 - $15, depending on date.

The Second City – Fully Loaded
Where: Chandler Center for the Arts
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $26 - $38

Dave Attell
Where: Stand Up Live
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30

Kirk Fox
Where: Tempe Improv
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20

Spike Lee speaks at ASU
Where: ASU Gammage
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Free

Monty Python’s Spamalot
Where: Mesa Arts Center
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $29 – adults, $26 (students with ID)

Goodguys 7th Spring Nationals
Where: WestWorld of Scottsdale
Time: Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission: $20 - general admission, $6 - kids (7-12), $5 - parking

Beach Bum Block Party (21+ only)
Where: Children's Museum of Phoenix north parking lot
Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: $25 at the door

Scottsdale Fashion Week - Opening night
Where: Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $40 - general admission (entrance, may not get seat), $100 (guaranteed seat)
**Events planned Friday, Saturday, Monday (visit website for admission details)

Saturday, March 5:

My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge
Where: Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m; Sunday, 10 a.m – 4 p.m.
Admission: $15 – general, $55 – VIP (discount tickets available at Fry’s Food)
**My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge is a paid advertiser of ABC15

The Good Life Festival: The Band Perry
Where: Encanterra Country Club, 36460 N Encanterra Drive, San Tan Valley
Time: 12 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Admission: $32 - $75

Melrose on 7th Avenue Street Fair
Where: Melrose District (Indian School north to Campbell)
Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Arizona Caribbean Jerk Festival
Where: Kiwanis Park, 6111 S. All American Way, Tempe
Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission: $8.50 - $25

PBR 2016 Built Ford Tough Series
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $27+

Downtown Mesa Brew Fest
Where: South Macdonald Street
Time: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission: Free. Beer tickets $5 each

2016 Tres Rios Nature Festival
Where: Base & Meridian Wildlife Recreation Area, 7602 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondale, AZ
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Queen Creek Block Party
Where: Queen Creek Town Center – Ellsworth Road from Ocotillo to Victoria Lane
Time: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Blues Blast 2016
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. Third Street
Time: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Admission: $25 – advanced purchase; $30 – day-of

Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market
Where: Heard Museum
Time: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $20 – general admission, $10 – students, veterans (with ID)

An Evening With Norm Lewis and Patina Miller
Where: Mesa Arts Center
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $55

Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show
Where: Chandler Center for the Arts
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 6

Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Time: 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Admission: $39 - $69