If you can't find something to do in the Phoenix area, you probably aren't looking very hard. March is one of our busiest months of the year, with baseball, art festivals, garden events -- this is the place to be in the springtime. Phoenix, Peoria, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale and many other communities have recurring events of which they are proud.
These are many of the events that you can count on to take place 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.
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Phoenix Events - March
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
Greek Festival of Chandler
Traditional Greek foods, Greek imports, live Greek music, folk dancing, Kids Fun Zone.
In 2014: March ??
Agave on the Rocks
Celebrate Sonoran roots with gourmet cuisine prepared by renowned Valley restaurants and caterers, music and margaritas. 21+ only. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix.
In 2013: March 30
American Indian Art & Artifacts Appraisal Day
Get an expert opinion on your American Indian artwork as leading art traders offer information about materials, dates, artists and traditions. Appraisals are not for insurance purposes, but solely for educational information. Appraisal fees apply. Heard Museum.
In 2013: March 23
Anthem at Merrill Ranch Community Spring Festival
Hot air balloon rides, skateboard exhibition, train ride, petting zoo, pony rides, dog agility demonstrations, entertainment, inflatable attractions, food vendors, business vendors. Florence.
In 2013: March 16
Activities highlighting the archaeology, rock art, and desert ecology of Arizona. Activities include archaeology demonstrations, guest exhibitors, guided hikes on the petroglyph trail, mock archaeology dig for kids, rock art and archaeology themed children’s art exhibit, live Sonoran Desert wildlife, music. Free admission. Deer Valley Rock Art Center, Phoenix.
In 2013: March 23
Arizona Antique Market
Indoors. Admission and parking is free. Scottsdale.
In 2013: March 15 - 17
Arizona Easter Pageant
Since 1928 the Mesa Arizona Temple has been producing the annual Arizona Easter Pageant, proclaimed as the world's largest annual outdoor Easter pageant.
In 2013: March 20 - 30
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
Arizona Game and Fish Expo
Activities, demonstrations and exhibits in the areas of hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, archery, off-highway vehicle (OHV) and watercraft recreation, conservation and wildlife education, camping and other outdoor elements.
In 2013: March 23, 24
Arizona Health & Fitness Expo
New products, healthy foods, seminars, classes to inspire and encourage Arizona residents to live a life of health, wellness and fitness. Blood donations and prostate screenings onsite. Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix.
In 2013: March 22 - 24
Arizona Renaissance Festival
Each year you can enjoy music, theater, comedy, food and drink, crafts, games and knights jousting at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Apache Junction.
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
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: March 26
A free, 2-day, self-guided tour of artist studios, art spaces and other art venues in downtown Phoenix.
In 2013: March 2, 3
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: March 10
Basant Mela (Kite Flying Festival)
Kite flying, arts and crafts, childrens activities. Organized by the Pakistan Information and Cultural Organization.
In 2013: March 23
Beer for Brains Epicuriad
Chefs create beer and wine parings with gourmet dishes in friendly competition. Raffle and live music in a cocktail party setting. Proceeds the Beer for Brains Foundation to find a cure for brain cancer. Phoenix.
In 2013: March 22
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: March 15
Blake's Miracle Swim-Kid-Athon
Have fun while supporting a great cause. Cheer on swimmers and floaters. Silent Auction, Business Expo, Rock Climbing Wall, Cake Walk, Bounce House, Face Painting, Raffle. SWIMkids USA, SE corner of Guadalupe & Loop 101.
In 2013: March 2
Bon Vivant - A Celebration of Fine Food & Drink
Hundreds of varieties of wines, beers, and non-alcoholic beverages will be sampled and cuisine from the valley’s hottest restaurants. Live entertainment. Tickets range from $100 - $150. 21+ only. Rawhide Western Town.
In 2013: March 24
Children's activities, performing arts, visual arts, flea market, book sale. Free admission. Sunrise Mountain Library, Peoria.
In 2013: March 9
Cactus League Hot Dog Challenge
Games, sports, music, petting zoo, Fire & Police vehicles. Gilbert.
In 2013: March 16
Cactus Reining Classic
400 of America's top horses and riders compete. Judged on athletic ability while executing an assigned pattern, these horse and rider combinations are required to demonstrate circles, spins and sliding stops. Free to spectators. WestWorld, Scottsdale.
In 2013: March 6 - 10
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All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.