Best Festivals in Arizona this Spring
Spring has arrived and for Arizona residents that means festival season! The citizens of our beautiful sunny state will look for any excuse to get outdoors and the overflowing number of spring festivals makes it an easier task. If you and your friends or family are looking for out-of-the-ordinary fun while breathing in the spring Arizona air, look no further than the best festivals in the area.
Arizona Renaissance Festival
February 11 – April 2
If traveling back to the 16th century is your idea of a good time, you won’t want to miss the 29th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival. At the festival, you’ll find a medieval amusement park, an arts and crafts fair, jousting tournaments, a 30-acre circus, artisan shops, and all the food you can feast on. You could easily stay all day and bring the entire family as there are 13 stages to explore and 2,000 costumed characters to interact with. You won’t even feel like you’re in Arizona anymore!
Tempe Festival of the Arts
March 31 – April 2
If you’re in the Tempe area, check out the Tempe Festival of the Arts. Browse the showcase of over 300 artists from not just Arizona, but all over the country. It’s not just artists you can enjoy, but there will be entertainment stages and plenty of eats! It’s also a great excuse to explore beautiful downtown Tempe.
Phoenix Film Festival
April 6 – 13
For those of you nursing a sunburn, stay indoors at the Phoenix Film Festival! Over 20,000 visitors race to Phoenix for a chance to check out 150 independent films. Not only that, this weeklong event also offers some film-related events, seminars, parties and a chance to scope out some celebrity guests.
Desert Valley Orchid Orchidfest
April 1 – 2
Our botanists need love, too! For those flower enthusiasts, come April you can check out the Desert Valley Orchid Orchidfest. See the beautiful displays of these delicate flowers, and take some home or vote on best in show! This event will get you in the springtime spirit.
Phoenix Bike Fest
April 6 – April 9
If you’re looking for a little adrenaline this spring, hop on your hog and head on over to the Phoenix Bike Fest. You will enjoy a day of entertainment, shows, food and drinks, biker gear, and even motorcycle test rides. Who says you can’t get a cheap thrill? This festival is free!
Scottsdale Culinary Festival
April 8 – 9
Arizona foodies will surely be flocking to Scottsdale come April. Savor two days of Arizona’s best cuisine at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. With 40 local restaurants, 30 craft breweries, and 20 bands showcasing their talents, no one in the family will go hungry or bored here. Need a break from all the festivities? Cool off in the Four Peaks Brewing Company beer garden.
Arizona doesn’t disappoint when it comes to spring festivals. These are just a few of our favorites no matter what your interests or passions are, but there are dozens more where those came from. When you live in the state with some of the best weather in the country, festival season is year-round after all!