Typically the weather is still good in April, with warm temperatures but usually not yet in the triple digits.
These are many of the community events that you can count on year in and year out in April. All dates, prices, and activities mentioned are subject to change without notice. Check the web site or call to confirm information. The 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 Event Calendar - April
Afternoon Concert Series
Bringing live music to the downtown lunch scene from 11:45 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: April ??
April Pools Day
Water games, contests, a Kids Zone and water safety demonstrations. Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center. Free.
In 2013: April 27
Arizona Barbecue Festival
About 25 teams of barbecue competitors will cook up their best while you watch and play Redneck Games. Salt River Fields, Scottsdale.
In 2013: April 20
Arizona Bike Week
Bands, rallies, exhibits, competitions, charity rides, auctions, raffles--everything for the motorcycle enthusiast.
In 2013: April 5 - 14
Arizona Derby Dames
All-girl roller derby since 2006. Now playing on a banked track. Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix.
In 2013: April ??
Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball
The Arizona Diamondbacks play professional baseball at Chase Field. Video: Baseball at Chase Field.
In 2013: Various dates in April
Arizona Polish Festival
Polish cuisine, Polish beer. Exhibits. Souvenir boutique with traditional Polish jewelry, crafts, national ornaments, T-shirts, hats. Traditional folk dancers, live music. Free admission. Phoenix.
In 2013: April 13, 14
Arizona Special Olympics Summer Games
2,000 athletes compete in track and field, powerlifting, gymnastics, softball skills, tennis and other events. Mesa Community College.
In 2013: April 25 - 27
Arizona's Ultimate Women's Expo
Thousands of women gather to see demonstrations, attend workshops and check out products and services for women at one of the largest trade shows in Arizona. Phoenix Convention Center.
In 2013: April 27, 28
Art is Alive in Surprise Festival
Features the artwork of our community children, 1st through 12th grades. Pleine Air Art Contest for local painters. Free admission. Surprise.
In 2013: April 6, 7
Crafters, jewelers, and artists displaying their work in an outdoor setting with live demonstrations and entertainment in Downtown Scottsdale on the Marshall Way Pedestrian Bridge. Family Friendly. Free admission.
In 2013: Every Thursday in April
Arts and Flowers at Phoenix Art Museum
Presented by the Phoenix Art Museum League. For four days arrangements by dozens of Valley floral designers and garden clubs will be on view throughout the Museum’s galleries to complement and illuminate the Museum’s works of art. Demonstrations and workshops, raffle. Phoenix Art Museum.
In 2013: April 4 - 7
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: April 5
AZ Wine & Dine
Food and wine samplings provided by more than 20 of the Valley's finest local restaurants, resort kitchens and national wineries. The event will include live musical entertainment. 21 and older only. Scottsdale Quarter.
In 2013: April 4
Big Heap Vintage and Handmade Festival
This monthly flea market has a special annual event with vendors, music, food trucks. Cave Creek.
In 2013: April 19-21
Birds in the Garden
Join expert birders for a morning bird walk along the Garden trails. Everyone, including first-time birders, is welcome. Wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Bring binoculars if available. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix at 8 a.m. This activity is included in the regular admission fee.
In 2013: Every Monday in April
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: April 18
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