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Arizona Events Calendar

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JANUARY

The-TemptationsThe Temptations

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
scottsdaleperformingarts.org/events

The Temptations’ heritage, influence and contributions to the global music landscape are monumental. Often referred to as American music royalty, the group is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with a new album, Temptations 60, and an international tour.

 

FEBRUARY

Ballet ArizonaGiselle

February 9th – 12th, 2023
The Madison Center for the Arts
5601 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85016
balletaz.org

This ghost-filled, haunting masterpiece is one of the most beloved and romantic ballets of all time.

 

ChocolateAffaire logoGlendale Chocolate Affaire

Murphy Park
58th and Glendale Avenues
In the heart of Historic Downtown Glendale
www.glendaleaz.com/events/chocolateaffaire.cfm

Chocolate!  Perfect for your valentine.

 

ARFArizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace

12601 E. Hwy 60
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
520-463-2600
arizona.renfestinfo.com

Looking for a unique getaway? How about a trip back in time?

 

AGRAAGRA Rodeo

Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds
7611 S 29th Ave
29th Ave and Baseline Rd
Laveen AZ, 85339
www.agra-phx.com

The Arizona Gay Rodeo Association’s signature annual event.

 

HRC LogoAnnual HRC Arizona Gala Dinner

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
340 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
dinner@hrcarizona.org
www.HRCAZDinner.org

The Phoenix HRC Steering Committee and invite you to the Annual Arizona Human Rights Campaign Gala Dinner. Join us as we celebrate the most recent major accomplishments in LGBT equality.

 

aids-walk-azAIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run

Tempe Beach Park
80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, Arizona 85281
www.AIDSWalkAZ.org

Aunt Rita’s AIDS Walk Arizona is the largest gathering in Arizona to support people living with HIV and raise community awareness.

 

Innings Festival

February 25th & 26th, 2023
Tempe Beach Park & Arts Park
80 W Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281
www.inningsfestival.com/arizona

A 2-Day Spring Training celebration featuring top musical talent, MLB greats, baseball-themed activities and delectable local bites.

 

MARCH

ARFArizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace

12601 E. Hwy 60
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
520-463-2600
www.RenFestInfo.com

Looking for a unique getaway? How about a trip back in time?

 

cactus-leagueMLB Spring Training

cactusleague.com/schedule.php

Beautiful warm sunny days and baseball. The two have gone together for almost a century here in Arizona – from the sports barnstorming days before statehood to the beginnings of the Cactus League in 1947.

 

Pride Run Phoenix

A Central Phoenix Run in the Valley of the Sun
March 18th, 2023
priderunseries.com/phoenix/

Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K Run and Walk. The more fun run and walk where everyone’s always welcome!

 

 

APRIL

rainbows-festivalRainbows Festival

April 1st – 2nd, 2023
Heritage Square Park
113 N 6th St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-277-7433
www.PhoenixPride.org

An urban street fair celebrating diversity in downtown Phoenix. FREE ADMISSION.

 

Saguaro CupSaguaro Cup Sports Festival

www.SaguaroCup.com

The Premier Softball Tournament in the Southwest.

 

Pima County Fair

April 20th – 30th, 2023
11300 S. Houghton Rd
Tucson, AZ 85747
520-7462-9100
www.PimaCountyFair.com

 
 

MAY

BA_emeralds-538_by_IziliaevAll Balanchine

May 4th – 7th, 2023
Symphony Hall
75 N 2nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
balletaz.org

Three ballets by the Father of American Ballet, George Balanchine.

 

Ballet ArizonaAn Evening at Desert Botanical Garden: Rite of Spring

May 16th – June 3rd, 2023
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008
balletaz.org

Ballet Arizona is proud to announce the world premiere of IB Andersen’s the rite of spring.

 

21617969_10208120808536916_3519757653427882821_nBartlett Lake Bash

3rd weekend of May and September
Bartlett Lake
Scottsdale, AZ 85263
www.BartlettLakeBash.com

A fabulous camp-out; Bartlett Lake Bash was started many years ago by gay men and women who want to meet at the Lake and have a fun time!

 

Southwest-Center-for-HIVAIDS-Prevention-·-Wellness-·-ResearchNight For Life – Phoenix

www.NightForLife.org

Night for Life is an annual black-tie gala and largest fundraising event for Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS.

 

JUNE

Ballet ArizonaAn Evening at Desert Botanical Garden: Rite of Spring

May 16th – June 3rd, 2023
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008
balletaz.org

Ballet Arizona is proud to announce the world premiere of IB Andersen’s the rite of spring.

 

Bisbee-PrideBisbee Pride

www.facebook.com/
bisbeepride

Celebrate the diversity of Bisbee!

 

 

Flagstaff Pride LogoPride in the Pines – Flagstaff

flagstaffpride.org/pride-in-the-pines

A great way to cool down and show your pride.

 

navajo-nation-prideNavajo Nation Pride

Window Rock, AZ
505-569-1516
www.navajonationpride.com

The historic & largest Indigenous Pride celebration in the country | Honoring our LGBTQIA+ relatives & reaffirming the sacredness of their identities.

 

 

JULY

Too hot to go outside in the Desert? Head to Northern Arizona to cool down. Book your LGBT friendly accommodations today.

 

4thofJulyPatioJuly 4th Firecracker Express

July 4th
Verde Canyon Railroad
300 N Broadway
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
800-582-7245
www.VerdeCanyonRR.com

Verde Canyon Railroad will celebrate Independence Day with their annual Firecracker Express which begins with a traditional all-American barbecue and patriotic music in the depot’s shaded courtyard.

 

Scottdale Gallery AssociationAnnual Summer Spectacular ArtWalk

Main Street and Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ
480-421-1004
www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

It’s summertime’s annual cool down in the Scottsdale Arts District. ArtWalkers can “chill out” as they “ArtWalk the Line” along Main Street and Marshall Way where dozens of fine art galleries will be busy with artist demonstrations, exhibit openings and special receptions.

 

Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage SocietyArizona Highland Celtic Festival

Foxglenn Park
4200 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
www.NACHS.info

A festival celebrating all things Celtic; including Celtic entertainment, traditional food and merchandise vendors, competitions in Highland dance, bagpiping, athletics, tug-o’-war; historical reenactment and demonstrations, Celtic clans and societies, genealogy, educational workshops, plants and geology of the Celtic regions, and a fun and festive children’s area including our signature oatmeal toss.

 

AUGUST


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SEPTEMBER

Desperado LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Center for the Performing Arts
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
www.desperadofilmfestival.com

LGBTQ Film Festival in Phoenix, Arizona put on by the Desperado Film Club, Student Life, and the Center for Performing Arts at the Paradise Valley Community College.

 

21617969_10208120808536916_3519757653427882821_nBartlett Lake Bash

3rd weekend of May and September
Bartlett Lake
Scottsdale, AZ 85263
www.BartlettLakeBash.com

A fabulous camp-out; Bartlett Lake Bash was started many years ago by gay men and women who want to meet at the Lake and have a fun time!

 

Tucson Pride Parade

Downtown Tucson, AZ
www.TucsonPride.org

 

 

 

OCTOBER

Tucson Pride

Georges DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park
900 S. Randolph Way
Tucson, AZ 85716
www.TucsonPride.org

 

pride-festival-titlePhoenix Pride Festival

Steele Indian School Park
300 E Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
www.PhoenixPride.org

Phoenix Pride celebrates and promotes the history, diversity and future prosperity of the metropolitan Phoenix LGBTQ community. Celebrating 40 years.

 

aids-walk-tucsonAIDSWALK Tucson

aidswalktucson.saaf.org

A fundraiser for the care services, prevention programs, and LGBTQ initiatives of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation.

 

 

JeromeHalloweenHalloween Adventures in Jerome

www.SedonaVerdeValley.org

One of the most haunted towns in Arizona. Go to Northern Arizona Accommodations now to book your rooms for all the fun.

 

 

NOVEMBER

TDRTransgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day Remembrance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is recognized annually each November 20. It is a day to memorialize fallen members of the trans* community who have been killed as a result of transphobia and hate.

 

Dbg-logoLas Noches De Las Luminarias at The Desert Botanical Gardens

www.DBG.org

A unique southwestern holiday tradition in Phoenix.

 

 

DECEMBER

festival-of-treesFestival of Trees

December 2nd, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM VIP
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM General Admission
Southwest Center
1101 N Central Ave #200
Phoenix, AZ 85004
480-648-9423
www.equalitychamber.org

Join us for GPECC’s annual showcase of beautifully decorated holiday trees and various displays – all up for auction and sale!

 

FOTATempe Festival Of The Arts

December 2nd – 4th, 2022
www.TempeFestivaloftheArts.com

The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 200 art festivals in the nation.

 

picnic-in-the-parkAunt Rita’s First Ever Picnic in the Park

December 3rd, 2022
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Portland Parkway Park
200 W. Portland Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-882-8675
www.auntritas.org

Aunt Rita’s has created a new World AIDS Day event open to all community members, partner agency workers, and all of you who support us throughout the year.

 

ba_nut_17-1688-by_iziliaevThe Nutcracker with The Phoenix Symphony

December 9th – 24th, 2022
Symphony Hall
75 N 2nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
balletaz.org

Ballet Arizona takes the Symphony Hall stage in grand fashion with this holiday classic.

 

twas-the-night-before-ChristmasTwas the Night Before Christmas – PHXGMC Holiday Concert

December 17th, 2022 7PM
December 18th, 2022 2PM
Galvin Playhouse
51 East 10th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
844-688-4272
phxgmc.org

PHXGMC sings traditional holiday favorites and hilarious renditions of iconic songs in frolicking musical romp.

 

London Bridge festival of lightsAnnual Boat Parade of Lights @ London Bridge

www.lbycboatparadeoflights.com

Enjoy the spirit of Christmas and experience a Winter Wonderland as gaily decorated vessels cruise under the historic London Bridge on the shimmering waters of Lake Havasu! Lake Havasu City’s Boat Parade of Lights has been repeatedly selected as one of the top 100 events in the U.S. by the American Bus Association.

 

Reid Park Zoo Logo TucsonZoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo

3400 Zoo Court
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-791-3204
www.TucsonZoo.org

Santa, lights and wild animals at Tucson’s Zoo.

 

Fourth Avenue TucsonFourth Avenue Winter Street Fair

Tucson, AZ
fourthavenue.org/fourth-avenue-winter-street-fair/

A Tucson staple for over 40 years.