Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden
See, hear and feel the desert night including, nighthawks, tortoises, insects and night-blooming flowers. Bring a flashlight and wear comfortable shoes. Tours begin at 7 p.m. Recommended for families and children of all ages. Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
In 2013: every Thursday and Saturday in August
Free Art Friday
Preschoolers and their parents participate in an activity involving art and/or music. The theme varies from month to month. No registration required. Free. Tempe.
In 2013: August 16
Hell City Tattoo Festival
A Phoenix tattoo convention held in central Phoenix. Get tattooed, enter tattoo competitions, attend educational seminars, visit the Heck City kids area and more.
In 2012: No event scheduled in 2012
Dancing, singing, music, plays. Phoenix.
In 2012: August 18
Make it and Take it Wednesdays
Children ages 8 and older can enjoy some fun and creativity as they use different types of materials to create their unique art projects. Free. Mesa Main Library.
In 2012: Third Wednesday of the month
Maricopa County Home and Garden Show
Hundreds of exhibitors. Seminars, demonstrations, and displays at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
In 2012: August 3, 4, 5
Miss Black Arizona Scholarship Pageant
Promotes culture, social status and leadership within the African American community.
In 2012: August ?
Miss Gay Arizona Pageant
The event honors the art of female impersonation and features the crowning of the Miss Gay Arizona America. Tempe Center for the Arts.
In 2012: August 5
Motorcycles on Main
The streets of downtown Mesa are closed to all but bikers and people who love motorcycles. Music, food, beer garden. Free admission.
In 2012: first Friday of the month (CANCELED FOR AUGUST)
Movies at the Museum
Independent and classic cinema and documentaries relating to art, artists, and works on view in the Museum, usually followed by discussion. Free with paid museum admission. First come, first seated. Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix.
In 2012: Various dates in August
Movies in the Ballpark
Park concessions will be open. No alcohol, glass containers or chairs may be brought into the event. Factory sealed, pre-packaged single serving snack items permitted. One factory sealed plastic water bottle not more than 1 liter in size per person. Free. Goodyear Ballpark.
In 2012: August 10
An hour or two north of Phoenix you can find event known as "The Oldest Continuous Rodeo."
In 2012: August 16 - 19
Phoenix FC Soccer
The professional USL Pro soccer team in Arizona plays at Sun Devil, Soccer Stadium in Tempe.
In 2013: August 1, 10, 16
Phoenix Mercury WNBA Basketball
The women of the Phoenix Mercury play professional basketball at the US Airways Center, Phoenix.
In 2012: Various dates in August
Prowl & Play at the Phoenix Zoo
Guided night hike along the darkened trails of the Zoo and find out what sort of silly antics the "animals" are up to when no one is around. Water fun, train rides, music and games. Phoenix Zoo.
In 2013: August 10
Every Thursday evening the Scottsdale Art District invites you to spend a casual evening walking downtown and enjoying fine art. Free.
In 2012: Every Thursday evening
Summer Yoga/Concert Series
Yoga and a concert. Yoga classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m. (bring your own mat) followed by concert. Free. Civic Space Park, Phoenix.
In 2012: Every Thursday in August
Join the Radio Disney Road Crew at Fountain Park on Wednesday evenings for an hour of games, music, dancing and fun Free admission. Westgate City Center, Glendale.
In 2012: Wednesdays, May 30 - August 8, except not on July 4th
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