March Events Sprout Up Around Arizona In 2013
Smell the fragrant aroma of Spring in the air? Everything is waking for the taking in March. The trees are budding, sleeping plants are peaking to greet the sun, fresh gardens are being re-seeded, Bee’s are buzzing for that first gathering of sweet pollen and the birds are back to serenade all who will listen. The days are are even becoming longer, ready for you to take spring out and take part in Arizona’s activities that play out in the warmth of the day so, venture out and take part in what the Valley of the Sun has to offer. Enjoy!
First Friday’s – Friday, March 1, 2013 / Downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale
The First Friday art walk in downtown Phoenix is held on the first Friday of every month, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Every first Friday evening of each month you can take a free self-guided tour of downtown Phoenix galleries, studios and art spaces and enjoy different types of music throughout your walk. There are now more than 100 participants in the First Friday art walk that run from Indian School Road to Buchanan Street, from 12th Street to 17th Avenue. A free Shuttle-Link service allows Phoenix First Friday visitors to see most of the exhibits. For more information about First Friday, contact Art link at 602-256-7539.
Scottsdale Arts District located along Main Street and Marshall Way in downtown Scottsdale . This weekly tradition of “America’s Original ArtWalk” takes place every Thursday evening (year-round, except Thanksgiving) between 7 and 9 pm and what better way to stroll off dinner with a warm drink at hand and enjoy the historical ambiance and art of Scottsdale. For the Special Event ArtWalks, the Scottsdale Gallery Association will host live music along the streets and special themed events. For more information call 480-377-9366 or visit, www.scottsdalegalleries.com/events
Thieves Market – Saturday, March 2, 2013 (every 1st Saturday) – Cave Creek, Arizona
This is not your everyday flea market in the busting little town of Cave Creek located at 6074 East Cave Creek Road, as you spend the day taking a gander at the hand-crafted arts, vintage finds, retro treasures to do a little shopping while you listen to music in the outdoors. There’s also plenty of food to purchase and enjoy. For more information visit www.cavecreekthievesmarket.com. This event repeats monthly for your enjoyment of treasure hunting.
Home Depot Free Kids Workshops – Saturday, March 2, 2013 – every 1st Saturday of the month at all locations in Arizona
Brings your kids to this FREE hands-on do-it-yourself workshop designed for ages 5 through12 at all The Home Depot stores between 9am to 12pm. This workshop will teach teach your child hand crafting skills as well as tool safety as they create that given craft to put together themselves to teach them an old-world sense of accomplishment. Your child gets to keep their finished craft and they also receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron and will be pinned matching their craft that they made along with a certificate of achievement for the day. For more information visit http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/ContentView?pn=HT_WS_KidsWorkshops For the nearest Home Depot call 1-800-466-3337.
22nd Annual Convention and Film Festival International UFO Congress – On-going through Sunday, March 3, 2013 / Fountain Hills, Arizona
Ostrich Festival – Saturday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10, 2013 / Chandler, Arizona
This year holds The 25th Annual Ostrich Festival at Chandler’s Tumbleweed Park (corner of McQueen and Germann
(2250 S. McQueen Rd.)The Ostrich Festival Parade starts at 6:30am with the run starts at 8am and parade to follow at 10am – both events will be taking place in Downtown Chandler. Discounts available at all local Fry’s Groceries starting February 15th. – Family Fun Packs will be sold for $67 that includes a 2 adult, 2 youth and 2 all-day carnival ride passes. Fry’s will also carry $21 All Day Carnival Ride Passes. General admission at the gate will be $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $7 for youth (ages 5-12) and kids 4 and under are FREE! Parking will once again be at the reduced price of $5 for the 2013 event. For more information call 480.963.4571.
Goodguys 4th Spring National Car Show – Saturday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10,2013 / Scottsdale, Arizona
Cruz into WestWorld for the 30th Anniversary of Goodguys car show. this year holds the Goodguys 4th Spring Nationals so, If your into cars, you don’t want to miss this three day Spring event of hot roddin’ fun in the valley of the sun of over 2,500 pre-1972 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks on display. Plus, learn about the latest collector car products and trends at the Vendor and Sponsor Exhibits. You can slao shop the huge Swap Meet for those hard-to-find parts, buy or sell a vehicle at the Cars 4 Sale Corral, watch or compete in the Goodguys AutoCross timed racing competition. this is a family fun event where you can enjoy FREE fun stuff for the kids like the Revell Model Car Make n’ Take & PPG Coloring Contest more. On Sunday, late model American made and/or powered cars and trucks of all years are welcome at our All American Sunday celebration! For more information visit https://good-guys.com/
Stargazing For Everyone – Saturday, March 16, 2013/Lake Pleasant
Do you gaze up at the stary night sky and ever wonder what all the twinkling is about and what is really up there? Well wonder no more….Come take an evening trip and enjoy a night under the stars or take one of the special tours with this public program where the Universe is brought to you! All stargazing start at 7:30 and you will learn about stars, constalations nebulas an faraway galaxaies while looking through one of the powerful telescopes. You can alsolisten to stories of the night, view the moon and planets. The stargazing programs are outdoor events so, dress according to the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Dont forget to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. For more informaion call Tony or Carole La Conte 623-9791393; call Lake Pleasant at 602-372-7470 or visit www.StargazingForEveryone.com.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Fair – Sunday, March 17, 2013/ Central Phoenix
Why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day March 17th? One theory is that it’s the day St. Patrick died. Annually, Phoenix hosts a huge St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year Phoenix will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary Parade!! This years parade will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2013 and begins at 10:00 am. The starting location of the parade will be on 3rd Street just south of Virginia and continues to Moreland. The Parade has marching bands, Irish step dancers, bagpipers, floats and more. The Fair will follow immediately after the parade until about 5 p.m. at Margaret T. Hance Park located on N. Central Avenue and W. Culver Street (next to the Irish Cultural Center). Bring your non perishable food donations and receive a raffle ticket for an hourly $100 Cash Prize drawing at the Faire. The Irish Family Faire admission is $10 for people ages 12 & over, $8 for seniors 55+ and military, $1 for ages 6 – 12, and kids under 6 are admitted free. For more parade and Fair information visit www.phxirish.org/ For parade map visit http://www.phxirish.org/forms/Parade_Map.pdf .
March Spring Sunday A’Fair – Sunday, March 17, 2013 / Scottsdale, AZ
This year springs the 26th season for this free outdoor concert event at the Scottsdale Civic Center Park located at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall on 75th Street and Main Street from noon to 4pm. Come and enjoy the Valley’s top musicians, along with a fine arts and crafts market and fun activities for children and and the whole crew. You can bring blankets, lawn chairs or picnic baskets and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of great entertainment. Delicious foods from the grill, snacks and cocktails, beer, wine, and soft drinks also are available for purchase. For more information call 480-874-4607.
Antique and Country Fair – Sunday, March 17, 2013 / Tucson, Arizona
This is an outdoor Antique Fair at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park located on 3482 East River Road is held on the third Sunday of every month that begins in October and continuing until the third Sunday in March from 9am to 3pm so, this is the last one guys. This is a Country style Fair Held with the Antique Fair that holds arts, crafts, pottery, glass, jewelry, artwork, prints, flea market items, a fancy poultry show and more. For more information call 520-877-6000.
Phoenix Teddy Bear Show and Sale – Sunday, March 17, 2013 / Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona Health and Fitness Festival – Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24, 2013 /Phoenix, Arizona
Jog in to this three-day event starting each day at 10am at the Arizona State Fairgrounds located at 1826 West McDowell Road and join the community of health, wellness and fitness wheere the businesses are aimed towards educating and inspiring you to have a healthier lifestyle in mind, body and spirit. Meet health experts or sit in on one of the seminars on healthy-delicious cooking. Try samples of health drinks, bars and snacks, shop at the farmers market or have lunch at the Gourmet Food Court. There’s plenty more opportunities to stay healthy or get healthy at this event. for more info call 602- 595-9835.
NASA exhibition “Destination Station” – Ongoing through Sunday, March 24, 2013 / Mesa, Arizona