February is high season in the desert Southwest, and it a very busy month for art festivals, sporting events and other indoor and outdoor activities. You don't have to worry much about snow ruining your plans!
These are many of the community events that you can count on year in and year out. All dates, prices, and activities mentioned are subject to change without notice. Check the website or call to confirm information, because they don't always let me know when there are changes. Activities in this event calendar are appropriate for families unless otherwise indicated. If the event is free, I'll mention that, too.
Looking for big name concerts, shows or theatre? Check this calendar for February performances.
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Phoenix Events - February
2nd Friday in Mesa
Live music, entertainment, art walk, prizes. Each month has a theme. Family friendly. Free admission. On Main Steet between Center and Country Club in Downtown Mesa.
In 2013: 2nd Friday of the month
Speakers will share new techniques and best practices for entrepreneurship, commerce, technology innovation and interactive media. Chandler.
In 2013: February 15 - 16
Afternoon Concert Series
Bringing live music to the downtown lunch scene from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the amphitheater stage at Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. Call for info 602-262-7490.
In 2013: February 6, 13, 20, 27
Arizona Antique Market
In 2013: February 15, 16, 17
Arizona Beer Week
A celebration of all things craft beer. Tastings, beer-pairing dinners, beer seminars, home brewer confabs, pub crawls, and other activities paying homage to this popular beverage.
In 2013: February 16 - 23
Arizona Cocktail Week
Opportunities for cocktail enthusiasts, aspiring mixologists, and industry veterans to mingle and learn from celebrated mixers while sampling the best of Arizona’s beverage industry. Tastings, competitions, and seminars.
In 2013: February 16 - 22
Arizona Fine Art Expo
A 10-week event in north Scottsdale. See designers, painters, sketchers and sculptors at work. Demonstrations and workshops, fine wines and cuisine.
In 2013: January 10 - March 24
A winter music festival covering many genres, held at various locations in Scottsdale.
In 2014: January 30 - March 1
Arizona Renaissance Festival
Apache Junction. Each year you can enjoy music, theater, comedy, food and drink, crafts, games and knights jousting at the Arizona Renaissance Festival.
In 2013: February 9 - March 31
Arizona SciTech Festival
A state-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math with more than 200 expos, workshops, conversations, exhibitions and tours held in diverse neighborhoods throughout the area.
In 2013: Various dates from February 9 - March 19
Arizona Senior Olympics
Competitions held at venues around the Valley.
In 2013: Various dates in February and March
Arizona Strong Beer Festival
Part of Arizona Beer Week. Tastings of strong beers (those with high alcohol content) and craft beers. Food vendors, live music. Steele Indian School Park. 21+ only.
In 2013: February 16
Art After Work
A laid-back class that requires no art experience. Participants relax during a friendly night of art-making with enough guidance to ensure everyone leaves with a lovely painting. Tempe Center for the Arts. Registration required.
In 2014: February 26
Artists, crafters and jewelers exhibit and sell items in a family-friendly, festive environment. SouthBridge, Downtown Scottsdale. Free admission.
In 2013: Every Thursday in February
A talk (novice level) explaining facts about the solar system and the galaxy around the planet earth followed by observing the moon, several planets, star systems through a celestron telescope. Weather permitting. Registration required. Ages 8+. Pinnacle Peak Park, Scottsdale.
In 2013: February 10
Birds 'n' Beer
Birds 'n Beer offers local professionals a fun and refreshing way to learn about Arizona birds and other wildlife while networking with fellow nature-lovers. Have a cold brew while enjoying an enlightening and lively presentation on Arizona nature. Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix. RSVP requested 602-468-6470.
In 2013: February 15
Bloody Hero Film Festival
Various themes, genre, content and subject matter focused on unique, entertaining pieces with thorough character development. Phoenix.
In 2013: February 8 - 10
Find out what you need to plan and prepare for your perfect wedding day. Experts will show you the latest and greatest in décor, fashion, catering, cake. Meet 1-on-1 with experts to get your specific questions answered. Space is limited, registration required. Fountain Hills.
In 2014: February ??
Buckeye Air Fair
Celebrating over 50 years of aviation, featuring vintage aircraft museum on field, over 70 vendors, exhibits, and a Science and Technology Expo. Air and ground presentations, helicopter, hot air balloon, simulator, and bi-plane rides. Free admission.
In 2013: February 23
Buckeye Winter Skate Jam
Entertainment, giveaways and skating. Show off your skateboard skills and win prizes. Buckeye Skatepark.
In 2013: February 9
Celebration of Fine Art
Scottsdale hosts over 100 artists from Arizona and elsewhere in its big white tents.
In 2013: January 12 - March 24
Centerline Artwerks | First Saturdays
Features live performing artists, local painters, sculptors, dancers and musicians. Just east of Murphy Park at 58th Avenue north of Glendale Avenue, event goers will have the opportunity to watch artists at work as well as tour the historic area. Free to attend.
In 2013: February ??
Ceramics Studio Tour
Go online for a printable tour map for this self-guided tour of participating artists around the Phoenix area. View demonstrations of wheel-throwing, hand-building and glazing techniques. Free.
In 2013: February 23, 24
Chandler Center for the Arts Free Concert Series
Family-friendly, free to the pubic concerts. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Foyer doors will open one hour prior to show-time. Chandler Center for the Arts.
In 2014: February 9
A traditional, family-friendly circus (no animals) with its own circus tent, clowns, magic acts, aerial and other amazing feats. Various locations.
In 2013: January 23 - February 18
Civic Space Fridays in the Park
Visual arts, performances on the outdoor stage, spoken word, movies in the A.E. England Building, ArtLink gallery openings. Food trucks. Starts at 5 p.m. Free admission. Civic Space Park, 424 N Central, Phoenix.
In 2014: February 7, 21
Concerts in the Park
Bring a lawn chair to the Gazebo at Veterans Memorial Park. 4 p.m. Free. Apache Junction.
In 2013: February 23
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