Arizona Parenting Magazine shares family friendly weekend activities

Posted at 7:34 AM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 13:42:21-04

Arizona Parenting Magazine offers free things to do this weekend in Arizona, visit

March 17 & 18

spark! Mesa's Festival of Creativity - March 17-18: Since its inception, spark! Mesa's Festival of Creativity has offered an immersive and participatory environment to celebrate the work of talented, creative people. Held during spring break and in the heart of Cactus League Spring Training month, spark! includes participatory activities, music, original performances, public art, interactive digital art and more. Featured work is designed to generate a sense of wonder or excitement through the unique use of materials, exploration of ideas, or combination of disciplines and/or experiences. This year's theme, "Play the MAC," invites festival goers to play the Mesa Arts Center and play at the Mesa Arts Center. Free. 12-10pm. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa

March 18

Sportball in the Courtyard: Families are invited to OdySea in the Desert for a fun filled afternoon with Sportball AZ.  Sportball is a sports instruction program for kids aged 15 months - 12 years old that focuses on developing the fundamentals of sport in an exciting, non-competitive environment. Our amazing Coaches utilize story lines, bubbles and unique games to capture kids' imaginations while introducing, football, volleyball, baseball, basketball, tennis, hockey, golf & soccer skills. Free. 10am-4pm. OdySea Aquarium, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale. 480-291-8000.

March 18

Southwest Regional Car Show: Whether it is a rusted forgotten '33 Chevrolet or a 60's Muscle Car, it is our joy and passion to witness the creation of a beautiful piece of automotive art as the meaningful culmination of our combined skills and efforts. Join the Covenant Hot Rod Association  in the parking lot next to Majerle's Sports Grill  for the 7th Annual Southwest Regional Car Show. Free event - all ages are welcome. 10am-3pm. Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix.