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Arizona Events Calendar

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JANUARY

zoo-lightsPhoenix Zoo Lights

Phoenix Zoo
455 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008
www.phoenixzoo.org/
events/zoolights

Shining bigger and brighter than ever with nearly four million lights, hundreds of dazzling displays, brand new Wildlife Lanterns and the return of the tallest floating tree in North America showcasing ORIGINAL music and a synchronized light show!

 

FEBRUARY

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.

 

Tubac-FotAAnnual Tubac Festival of the Arts

Tubac, AZ
tubacaz.com/festivals

The Tubac Festival of the Arts is Southern Arizona’s longest running art festival.

 

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.

 

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

February 22nd – March 26th, 2024
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.

 

Hunkapi-Drag-Pony-ShowHunkapi Farm’s Annual Drag and Pony Show

March 10th, 2024
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hunkapi Programs Inc
12051 North 96th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-841-5737
www.hunkapi.org/visit-us/

Get ready to sashay your way into the most fabulous farm party of the year! Not just an event – it’s a full-on extravaganza benefiting the farm and promising more glitz, glam, and fun than ever before!

 

rainbows-festivalRainbows Festival

March 23rd – 24th, 2024
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.

 

APRIL

aids-walk-azAIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run

April 6th, 2024
9:00 AM

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.

 

logo-scottsdalearts-mainThe Artrageous Gala – Cosmic Crescendo

April 6th, 2024
Scottsdale Stadium
7408 E Osborn Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
scottsdalearts.org/artrageous-gala/

The ARTrageous Gala benefits dynamic and diverse performances, exhibitions, and arts education and outreach programs presented by Scottsdale Arts through its six dynamic branches.

 

MFF-PHX-LogoNCCA Men’s Final Four

April 6th – 8th, 2024
State Farm Stadium
1 Cardinals Dr
Glendale, AZ 85305
www.ncaa.com/mens-final-four/future-info

The four remaining play-off teams that compete for the U.S. men’s or women’s college basketball championship. With many festivals and events throughout the Phoenix Area.

 

Saguaro CupSaguaro Cup Sports Festival

www.SaguaroCup.com

The Premier Softball Tournament in the Southwest.

 

PIC_Logo-web1Annual Two Spirit Powwow

South Mountain Community College
7050 S. 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85042
phxindcenter.org/community-engagements/powwows

POWWOW Contest, all dancers & drum groups welcome. Indigenous market, food trucks, outreach booths and free STI Testing.

 

Pima County Fair

April 18th – 28th, 2024
11300 S. Houghton Rd
Tucson, AZ 85747
520-7462-9100
www.PimaCountyFair.com/fair

Features live animal shows, concerts, carnival rides and vendors. Hundreds of local groups perform every year. The Pima County Fair is one of the most popular attractions in Tucson.

 

 

MAY

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!

 

JUNE

Flashlight Nights at Desert Botanical Garden

June 3rd – September 2nd, 2023
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008
contact@dbg.org
dbg.org/events/flashlight-nights-2/2023-06-03/

Make summer shine at Flashlight Nights. Bring a flashlight and enjoy the Garden after dark with performances, cool treats, hands-on activities and creature features.

 

Composed with Pride

June 11th, 2023
3:00 PM

Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281
www.facebook.com/
events/6272588252807616

Desert Overture, Phoenix’s Premier LGBTQ+ Wind Symphony, will be performing music written by composers that are/were a part of the QUEER community.

 

Bisbee-PrideBisbee Pride

www.bisbeeprideaz.com

Celebrate the diversity of Bisbee!

 

 

prism-networkPrism Network’s Annual Pride Picnic

Granite Creek Park
554 6th St
Prescott, AZ 86301
info@prism.net
www.prismaz.net

Bring your own favorite picnic food and something to share. It’s the ‘Return of the Potluck’!

 

pride-in-the-pinesPride 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

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 & Armory Park (222 S 5th Ave)
www.TucsonPride.org

Get ready to immerse yourself in a colorful extravaganza featuring fabulous floats, an array of dazzling lights, and an enthusiastic crowd.

 

Tucson Pride Festival

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

Join us for The Tucson Pride Festival, the oldest and longest-running PRIDE festival in the State of Arizona!

 

OCTOBER

aids-walk-tucsonAIDSWALK Tucson

October 15th, 2023
saaf.org/events/aidswalk/

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

 

 

phoenix-pridePhoenix Pride Festival

October 19th – 20th, 2024
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.

 

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

DOD-Tubac-Cementery-1-scaled-e1697757189866Day of the Dead Procession and Event

November 4th, 2023
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tubac, AZ
tubacaz.com/dayofthedead

Get in the Spirit.  Discover Magic.  And, experience the unforgettable spectacle of Tubac’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration.

 

pride-on-the-blockPride on the Block

Portland Parkway Park
10 W. Portland St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Tickets

Come celebrate Pride with us at Pride on the Block 2023! This year, we will honor and uplift our trans community.

 

pridelogoPride in Chandler

Desert Breeze Park
660 North Desert Breeze Blvd E
Chandler, AZ 85226
www.chandlerpride.com/events

Come celebrate Pride in Chandler!

 

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.

 

 

zoo-lightsPhoenix Zoo Lights

Phoenix Zoo
455 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008
www.phoenixzoo.org/
events/zoolights

Shining bigger and brighter than ever with nearly four million lights, hundreds of dazzling displays, brand new Wildlife Lanterns and the return of the tallest floating tree in North America showcasing ORIGINAL music and a synchronized light show!

 

DECEMBER

zoo-lightsPhoenix Zoo Lights

Phoenix Zoo
455 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008
www.phoenixzoo.org/
events/zoolights

Shining bigger and brighter than ever with nearly four million lights, hundreds of dazzling displays, brand new Wildlife Lanterns and the return of the tallest floating tree in North America showcasing ORIGINAL music and a synchronized light show!

 

fotFestival of Trees

Southwest Center
1101 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
FestivalofTreesPhoenix.org

Join the Greater Phoenix Equality Chamber of Commerce for our annual showcase of beautifully decorated trees, a silent auction, drinks, and holiday cheer!

 

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.