BEYOND THE BRICKS
Head down to Hayden Square Amphitheater every Thursday for Live Music, Beer + Wine, and Food from Downtown Tempe Eateries. Bring a blanket and get ready to listen to some tunes or round up your work squad for the best happy hour ever. Best of all, Beyond the Bricks, Thursday Night Live is completely free to attend. 5:30pm – 7:30pm
December 29 – April 27
ARABIAN HORSE FARM TOUR
Scottsdale’s prominent Arabian horse farms open their doors, welcoming the public to enjoy National Champion horses, meet top trainers, and learn more about this breed.
December 29 – January 1
MEET ME DOWNTOWN PHOENIX
Meet Me Downtown (MMDT) brings people of all ages to downtown Phoenix for a weekly social walk/run, engaging individuals and businesses in a vibrant event that showcases downtown Phoenix as a prime location for healthy activities.
ARIZONA FINE ART EXPO
See designers, painters, sketchers and sculptors at work. Demonstrations and workshops, fine wines and cuisine.
JANUARY 12 – MARCH 25
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ARIZONA MARATHON
Also, 5K, 10K, Kids Run, Expo. Live music along the entire route.
January 12 – 14
MARICOPA COUNTY HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Hundreds of exhibitors. Seminars, demonstrations, and displays at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.
January 12 – 14
SURPRISE FINE ART & WINE FESTIVAL
The City of Surprise and Thunderbird Artists are once again partnering for another spectacular Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival.
January 12 – 14
CELEBRATION OF FINE ART
Scottsdale hosts over 100 artists from Arizona and elsewhere in its big white tents. There is a Café, restrooms and free parking on site.
January 13 – March 25
BARRETT-JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
Every January at WestWorld in North Scottsdale people, including the rich and famous, flock to the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction. It is billed as the world’s most valuable classic car auction.
January 13 – 21
RUSSO & STEELE CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs. Salt River Fields.
January 17 – 21
Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa. Bringing together some of the world’s finest vintage automobiles with some of the world’s most discerning collectors.
January 18 – 19
ARIZONA DERBY DAMES
All-girl roller derby since 2006. Now playing on a banked track. Phoenix.
CAREFREE FINE ART & WINE FESTIVAL
Arts, crafts, entertainment, wine. Over 155 artists will have displays. This is one of Arizona’s largest wine tasting events, featuring wines from Arizona, California, Australia, Germany, Austria, France and Italy.
January 19 – 21
PAWS IN THE PARK
Talk to experienced pet professionals, visit information booths, learn about dog adoptions, get great giveaways and hear a variety of entertainment. Dog food donations will be accepted and will benefit Vista del Camino’s Pet Pantry and rescue agencies.
ARIZONA BALLOON CLASSIC
Hot air balloons, family entertainment, vendors and more. Goodyear Ballpark.
January 26 – 28
A winter music festival covering many genres, held at various locations in Scottsdale.
January 26 – March 16
Taco samples and live entertainment. 21+ only. Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix.
MILITARY VEHICLE SHOW
Display of jeeps from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, along with troop carriers and armored cars. Swap meet of armed service collectibles on both days. Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe.
January 27 – 28
WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT
In North Scottsdale the pro golfers will get together for the first PGA tournament of the year. The PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament is held at the TPC Scottsdale course at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. This tournament attracts the largest crowds of any PGA event.
January 29 – February 4