July is typically a month for water parks, splash pads and heading up to northern Arizona to cooler destinations, but there are still things to do in town. Thankfully, the heat doesn't stop the summer bands from including Phoenix on their tours.
These are 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. 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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Event Calendar - July
2nd Friday in Mesa
Live music, entertainment, art walk, prizes. Each month has a theme. Family friendly, dog friendly. Free admission. On Main Steet between Center and Country Club in Downtown Mesa.
In 2013: 2nd Friday of the month
- 4th of July Festivals and Fireworks Celebrations
Every city and town in the Valley has some sort of Independence Day event that is suitable for the entire family.
In 2013: First week of July
Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball
The Arizona Diamondbacks play professional baseball at Chase Field.
In 2013: Various dates in July
Arizona Rookie League Baseball
Minor League Baseball has 12 Rookie League teams in the Phoenix area. The 56 game season takes place in June, July and August. There are 13 teams in the Phoenix area. You can catch a game (free admission) in Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, or Surprise.
In 2013: Various dates in July
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 7 a.m. This activity is included in the regular admission fee.
In 2013: Every Monday in July
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: July 18
Chandler Center for the Arts' Summer 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 2013: July 27
Christmas in July
Christmas shopping, Christmas music, holiday crafts and Santa. Start at the Glendale Visitor Center. Historic Downtown Glendale
In 2013: July 20
Crossroads of the West Gun Show
At the Arizona State Fairgrounds. The shows offer hundreds of tables of interest to both the once a year hunter and the avid collector.
In 2013: July 20, 21
Deer Valley Rock Art Center Twilight Tours
Join educators for a guided tour of the Deer Valley Rock Art Center’s spectacular rock art. The Center’s knowledgeable educators will tell you all about the petroglyphs, archaeology, Native American cultures, and the desert plants and animals. Starts at 6 p.m. Reservations required. Northwest Phoenix.
In 2013: July ?
Downtown Chandler Art Walk
Visit more than 70 artisans set up along the streets in front of the unique shops and cafes of Historic Downtown Chandler. Free.
In 2013: Third Friday of the month
Family Fun Day
A day of fun that brings family exhibitions even more to life. This free event draws more than 1,000 visitors for art making projects and performances. ASU Art Museum, Tempe.
In 2013: July 13
About 100 downtown Phoenix art galleries, studios and art spaces. Free. See the video.
In 2013: First Friday of the month
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