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Things to do in Phoenix: Top 30 January events, festivals in Valley

Posted at 1:27 PM, Dec 21, 2016
and last updated 2017-01-03 11:34:41-05

Happy (almost) New Year!

Since we've got such great "winter" weather this time of year, it's not surprising that there are so many festivals and events planned around the Valley. We've compiled the best of the best.

So if you're looking to fill your social calendar, scroll down to see January's can't-miss events, festivals, concerts, and shows!

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks (ends Jan. 2, 2017)
Where: Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix AZ 85008
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: Included with zoo admission

Phoenix ZooLights (through Jan. 8, 2017)
Where: Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix AZ 85008
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Admission: $12.95 - $19.95

Lights of the World (through Jan. 29)
Where: Rawhide, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler AZ 85226
Time: Varies throughout the week
Admission: $14.99 - $24.99 (parking is $10. Cash only).

Phoenix Suns (Jan. 3, 8, 16, 24, 28, 30)

  • vs Miami Heat (Jan. 3)
  • vs Cleveland Cavaliers (Jan. 8)
  • vs Utah Jazz (Jan. 16)
  • vs Minnesota Timberwolves (Jan. 24)
  • vs Denver Nuggets (Jan. 28)
  • vs Memphis Grizzlies (Jan. 30)

Night of the Three Kings (Jan. 6)
Where: Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix AZ 85008
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Admission: Included with Zoolights ($12.95 - $19.95)

Glendale Glitter & Glow Block Party (Jan. 7)
Where: Downtown Glendale
Time: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: Free

Arizona Coyotes (Jan. 7, 13, 14, 21, 23, 26, 31)

  • vs NY Islanders (Jan. 7)
  • vs Winnipeg Jets (Jan. 13)
  • vs Anaheim Ducks (Jan. 14)
  • vs Tampa Bay Lightning (Jan. 21)
  • vs Florida Panthers (Jan. 23)
  • vs Vancouver Canucks (Jan. 26)
  • vs LA Kings (Jan. 31)

Star Wars: The Music (Jan. 13)
Where: Phoenix Symphony Hall
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $69 - $109

Annie (Jan. 13-14)
Where: Mesa Arts Center
Time: Varies by night
Admission: $35 - $75

Maricopa County Home & Garden Show (Jan. 13-15)
Where: Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix AZ 85007
Time: Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $8 - adults, $3 - child (3-12)

Fountain Hills Sculpture & Wine Festival (Jan. 13-15)
Where: Downtown Fountain Hills, Avenue of the Fountains
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $3 to festival, $10 for wine tasting, parking is free

Saturday Night Fever -- The Musical (Jan. 13-15)
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Time: Performances vary by night
Admission: $35 - $80+

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction (Jan. 14-22)
Where: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale AZ 85260
Time: Exhibits open at 8 a.m. See the full schedule.
Admission: $20 - $190 (admission varies by day)

Chandler Multicultural Festival (Jan. 14)
Where: Chandler Fashion Center Mall
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission: Free

Canada Week at Queen Creek Olive Mill (Jan. 14-22)
Where: Queen Creek Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Road, Queen Creek AZ 85142
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Native American Fine Arts Festival (Jan. 14-15)
Where: Downtown Litchfield Park, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd.
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon (and 1/2 marathon) (Jan. 14-15)
Good luck runners!

UFC Fight Night 103 (Jan. 15)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $40 - $175

Styx (Jan. 15)
Where: Talking Stick Resort (Scottsdale)
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $65 - $150

Arizona Concours D'Elegance (Jan. 15)
Where: Arizona Biltmore Resort, 2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85016
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. View schedule.
Admission: $60 - $100

The Illusionists - Live from Broadway (Jan. 17-22)
Where: ASU Gammage
Time: Varies by night, check online calendar
Admission: $20 - $125

Russo and Steele Auto Auction (Jan. 18-22)
Where: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Time: Varies by day, view schedule
Admission: $30

Disney On Ice: Worlds of Enchantment (Jan. 19-22)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: Performances vary by night
Admission: $11.25 - $85

Arizona Balloon Classic (Jan. 20)
Where: 2209 N. 99th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85037
Time: Schedule varies by day, view full schedule
Admission: $7 - $20. Parking: $10 (bring cash)

The King: The Music of Elvis (Jan. 22)
Where: Chandler Center for the Arts
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: $46 - $58

Chocolate & Wine Experience (Jan. 27)
Where: Saguaro Scottsdale, 4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale AZ 85251
Time: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. (early entrance at 7 p.m.)
Admission: $60 - $75

Doggie Street Festival (Jan. 28)
Where: Steele Indian School Park
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tacolandia (Jan. 28)
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. Third Street, Phoenix AZ 85004
Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $25 - $45

Drumline Live (Jan. 28)
Where: Chandler Center for the Arts
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $38 - $46

Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival (Jan. 28-29)
Where: Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater
Time: View schedule
Admission: $30 - $75

Arizona Military Vehicle Show (Jan. 28-29)
Where: Tempe Diablo Stadium, 2200 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe AZ 85282
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $5

Waste Management Phoenix Open (Jan. 30 - Feb. 5)
Where: TPC Scottsdale, 17020 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale AZ 85255
Time: View schedule
Admission: Free on Jan. 30 & 31. $40 per person (Feb. 1-5)