Phoenix Events in February

Things to Do in Greater Phoenix in February

••• At the Arizona Renaissance Festival. © Judy Hedding

February is high season in the desert Southwest, and it a very busy month for art festivals, sporting events and other indoor and outdoor activities. You don't have to worry much about snow ruining your plans!

These are many of the Greater Phoenix events in February that you can count on year in and year out. All dates, prices, and activities mentioned are subject to change without notice. Check the website or call to confirm information, because they don't alwaysadvise when there are changes.

Activities in this event calendar are appropriate for families unless otherwise indicated.

Looking for big name concerts, shows or theatre? Check this calendar for February performances.

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Phoenix Events - February

2nd Friday Night Out in Mesa
Live music, entertainment, art walk, prizes. Each month has a theme. Family friendly. Free admission. On Main Street in Downtown Mesa.
In 2018: 2nd Friday of the month

6th Street Market
Original arts and crafts, live music, shopping. Family-friendly. Free admission. Downtown Tempe.
In 2017: every Sunday in February

A.S.U. Concerts at the Center
The ASU School of Music presents concerts at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on select Monday evenings.
In 2017: February 13

A.S.U. Night of the Open Door
Explore laboratories, living collections and museums on all five of ASU's campuses. Visitors can experience artistic performances, hands-on activities and spaces normally closed to public view.
In 2017: February 3, 11, 17, 18, 25

A.S.U. Sun Devil Baseball
Arizona State University's PAC12 baseball team plays at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
In 2017: various dates in February

Amazing Arizona Comic Convention
The latest and greatest from the world of comic books. Exhibitors and artist alley, autograph sessions. Phoenix Convention Center.
In 2017: no show in 2017

Arabian Horse Show
WestWorld of Scottsdale hosts the most prestigious Arabian Horse Show in the U.S.
In 2017: February 16 - 26

Arizona Beer Week
A celebration of all things craft beer. Tastings, beer-pairing dinners, beer seminars, home brewer confabs, pub crawls, and other activities paying homage to this popular beverage.
In 2017: February 9 - 18

Arizona Black Rodeo
Local and national African American rodeo competitors, featuring bull riding, tie down roping, steer wrestling, steer undecorating, barrel racing and more. Rawhide Event Center.
In 2017: February 25

Arizona Cocktail Week
Opportunities for cocktail enthusiasts, aspiring mixologists, and industry veterans to mingle and learn from celebrated mixers while sampling the best of Arizona’s beverage industry. Tastings, competitions, and seminars.
In 2017: February 17 - 20

Arizona Coyotes Hockey
Our professional NHL hockey team hopes to howl its way to the Stanley Cup. Gila River Arena, Glendale.
In 2017: Various dates in February

Arizona Derby Dames
All-girl roller derby since 2006. Now playing on a banked track. Phoenix.
In 2017: February 18

Arizona Fine Art Expo
A 10-week event in north Scottsdale. See designers, painters, sketchers and sculptors at work. Demonstrations and workshops, fine wines and cuisine.
In 2017: January 13 - March 26

Arizona Gay Rodeo
Rodeo school, rodeo events, parties and entertainment. Sponsored by the Arizona Gay Rodeo Association.
In 2017: February 17 - 19

Arizona Music fest
A winter music festival covering many genres, held at various locations in Scottsdale.
In 2017: January 29 - March 10

Arizona Railway Day
Celebrate the anniversary of this museum in Chandler, where you can see and enter railcars in various stages of renovation. Static displays and memorabilia. Free admission. Chandler.
In 2017: February 25

Arizona Rattlers Training Camp
The arena football team holds daily practices at Copper Sky Regional Park in Maricopa. Free for spectators.
In 2017: January 31 - February 11

Arizona Renaissance Festival
Apache Junction. Each year you can enjoy music, theater, comedy, food and drink, crafts, games and knights jousting at the Arizona Renaissance Festival.
In 2017: February 11 - April 2

Arizona Strong Beer Festival
Part of Arizona Beer Week. Tastings of strong beers (those with high alcohol content) and craft beers. Food vendors, live music. Steele Indian School Park. 21+ only.
In 2017: February 11

Art After Work
A painting party for couples, friends, anyone. Learn how to paint your own take on classic masterpieces and local landscapes. Instructor and art supplies provided. Online registration required. Tempe Center for the Arts.
In 2017: February 24

Astronomy Evenings
A talk (novice level) explaining facts about the solar system and the galaxy around the planet earth followed by observing the moon, several planets, star systems through a celestron telescope. Weather permitting. Registration required. Ages 8+. Pinnacle Peak Park, Scottsdale.
In 2017: February 24

Birds 'n' Beer
Birds 'n Beer offers local professionals a fun and refreshing way to learn about Arizona birds and other wildlife while networking with fellow nature-lovers. Have a cold brew while enjoying an enlightening and lively presentation on Arizona nature. Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix. RSVP requested 602-468-6470.
In 2017: February 16

Blues Blast
Sponsored by the Phoenix Blues Society. Enjoy nationally acclaimed blues artists while sitting on your blanket on the grass. Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix.
In 2017: February 25

Body Art Expo
A tattoo show at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix. Tattoo artists, shopping and contests.
In 2017: February 10-12

Buckeye Air Fair
Celebrating over 50 years of aviation, featuring vintage aircraft museum on field, vendors, exhibits, and a Science and Technology Expo. Free admission.
In 2017: February 4

Canal Convergence
Art, music and performances on the Scottsdale Waterfront.
In 2017: February 23-26

Celebration of Fine Art
Scottsdale hosts over 100 artists from Arizona and elsewhere in its big white tents.
In 2017: January 14 - March 26

Ceramics Studio Tour
Go online for a printable tour map for this self-guided tour of participating artists around the Phoenix area. View demonstrations of wheel-throwing, hand-building and glazing techniques. Free.
In 2017: February 25, 26

Chandler Chamber Music Series
Indoors. Family-friendly. Free, donations accepted.
In 2018: February 24

City Lights Movie Night
Free movie at CityScape in Downtown Phoenix. Giveaways, contests, prizes. Bring a chair.
In 2017: February 10

Concours in the Hills
Automobile enthusiasts gather at Fountain Park to see ultra-high performance, luxury, and classic vehicles from both imported and domestic manufacturers. Fountain Hills.
In 2017: February 11

Copa Color Fun Run & Walk
A 5k race/1.5 mile walk where athletes making their way through several color stations . All ages and skill levels. Food trucks, kids activities. Copper Sky Regional Park, Maricopa.
In 2017: February 18

Corks & Cactus
Wine sampling and musical entertainment at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. More about visiting DBG.
In 2017: February 18, 19

Crossroads of the West Gun Show
At the Arizona State Fairgrounds. The shows offer hundreds of tables of interest to both the once a year hunter and the avid collector.
In 2017: February 25, 26

Crush Arizona
Hot bands perform. 18+. Rawhide Event Center.
In 2017: February 18

CrushBrew Craft Beverage Festival
Boutique winemakers and craft breweries, artisan food purveyors, wood-fired pizza, music and more. Scottsdale Waterfront.
In 2017: February 18, 19

D-backs Fan Fest
The Arizona Diamondbacks fan appreciation day at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix is a free event, with clinics, autograph and photo opportunities, ballpark tours and giveaways. Free admission.
In 2017: February 18

Desert Ridge Marketplace Concerts
Free concerts on two stages in North Phoenix at Desert Ridge Marketplace.
In 2017: Every Friday and Saturday night

Discount Tire Free Family Weekends
Free admission for everyone at Phoenix Art Museum on the second Sunday of the month. Includes a special hands-on, educational programming and/or entertainment designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. Special exhibitions may have a reduced charge. More about Phoenix Art Museum. See a map.
In 2017: February 11, 12

Downtown Chandler Art Walk
Visit more than 50 artisans set up along the streets in front of the unique shops and cafes of Historic Downtown Chandler. Free.
In 2017: third Friday of the month

ASU hosts a festival of artistic and scientific visitations from the future featuring theatre, improvisation, Legos, interactive experiences and design prototypes. Free, but ticket required.
In 2017: February 25

Exotic Art Show
The Exotic Art Show features outlandish and erotic art, music, and poetry by over 60 artists at the Alwun House in Downtown Phoenix.
In 2017: February 14 - March 17

Experience Canada
Honoring Canadian culture and music as MIM celebrates Arizona's Canada Week. Musical performances, cultural talks, a Canadian-inspired café menu, and activities for all ages. Included with museum admission. MIM, North Phoenix.
In 2017: February 11, 12

Family Day at ASU Art Museum
Families with kids ages 4 – 12 are invited to the ASU Art Museum to participate in artistic projects. Free drop-in program. Tempe.
In 2017: February 11

First Friday
Visit more than 70 downtown Phoenix art galleries, studios and art spaces. Free.
In 2018: first Friday of the month

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Florence Home Tour
See diverse architectural styles of more than 20 homes and buildings.  Walking tour begins in downtown Florence. Transportation is provided to outlying historical structures on the tour. Tickets available to purchase at several Florence locations.
In 2017: February 11

Fountain Hills Great Fair
A three day event in Fountain Hills with live entertainment and more than 400 artists and artisans. Free admission.
In 2017: February 24 - 26

Friday Night Lights
Golf games, SNAG® golf for kids, a nine-hole glow putt course, music. Driving range, putting and chipping clinics for adults. Westin Kierland Golf Club, Scottsdale.
In 2017: Fridays from February 17 - April 25

Gilbert Art Walk
Local artists set up booths to display their work. Community booths and children's activities. Free admission. Downtown Gilbert.
In 2018: February 3, 17

Glendale Chocolate Affaire
A festival of chocolate in downtown Glendale. Gourmet cuisine and beverages, horsedrawn carriage rides, national entertainment and tours of Cerreta Candy Company. Free admission.
In 2017: February 3 - 5

Gold Rush Days
Shootouts, parade, rodeo, concerts, plays, carnival, music and more. Wickenburg.
In 2017: February 9 - 12

Good Sam RV Super Show
Hundreds of towable and motorized RVs, carnival rides, BBQ, fireworks, live music, outdoor enthusiast presentations and more. Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale.
In 2017: February 23 - 27 

Great Bridal Expo
Vendors, prizes, fashion show. Phoenix Convention Center.
In 2017: February 26

Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival
Celebrating Jewish culture through film, with films honoring Jewish traditions and heritage. Showing at several Harkins movie theaters.
In 2017: February 12 - 26

Great Canadian Picnic
Local Canadian residents and winter visitors celebrate Canadian culture with live music, games, and door prizes. South Mountain Park. Free admission.
In 2017: February 4

Hayden's Ferry Days
A celebration of Tempe's history, heritage and historic preservation efforts. Guided tours, entertainment, exhibits at various locations in Tempe. 
In 2017: February 25, 26

IMS Arizona Marathon
A full (Boston Marathon qualifying) marathon, a half marathon, marathon relay, and a 5K walk/run. Starts in Buckeye and ends in Glendale.
In 2017: February 19

International Motorcycle Show
Street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, ATVs, personal watercraft all available to see at this family-friendly trade show. University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale.
In 2017: No show in 2017

International UFO Congress & Film Festival
Speakers, vendors, film festival, Awards Banquet and more. We-Ko-Pa Resort, Fountain Hills.
In 2017: February 15 - 19

Junior League of Phoenix Rummage Sale
Offers new, almost-new and gently-used treasures for low prices. Admission in the afternoon is free. Arizona Exposition & State Fair Exhibit Building
In 2017: February 25

La Gran Fiesta: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Culture
Latin music, dance, food and fun. A free community event with performances by Arizona’s top Latin bands, activities for children and families, a mercado with handmade gifts and Latin-inspired food and drinks. Free admission. Scottsdale Civic Plaza.
In 2017: February 19

Laugh for Hope
Family-friendly stand up comedy night benefiting two local, non-profit, low-cost healthcare centers that serve women and children in need across the Greater Phoenix area.
In 2017: February 25

Litchfield Park Arts in the Park Concert Series
A free concert on the lawn at the Wigwam Resort in downtown Litchfield Park from 3- 5 p.m.
In 2017: February 12

Lost Dutchman Days
Enjoy rodeos, carnival, dance, entertainment, parade, arts, crafts, gold panning and an RV show in Apache Junction.
In 2017: February 24 - 26

MACFest (Mesa Arts and Crafts Festival) is a free family-friendly event featuring artist creations, music and entertainment. Downtown Mesa North Macdonald, from Main St. to Pepper Pl.
In 2017: February 4, 18

Mardi Gras
Food and fun to celebrate Fat Tuesday in the Phoenix area.
In 2017: february 28

Matsuri Festival
Lectures, dance, culture, food and art of Japan are celebrated at this festival at Phoenix Heritage and Science Park. Free admission.
In 2017: February 25, 26

Meet Me Downtown
A casual, social self-guided 3.3 mile walk around downtown Phoenix. Evening, rain or shine. Free. Starts at CityScape, Downtown Phoenix.
In 2017: Every Monday in February

Mesa-Phx Marathon
A Kids 1K, 10K, half marathon or the full 26.2 miles. Marathon is a Boston Qualifier. Starts in East Mesa and ends at Mesa Riverview.
In 2017: February 25

Mom Made Market
More the 150 vendors with a wide array of mom and family friendly products. Friday is "Mom’s Night Out" and Saturday, bring the family. Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix.
In 2017: February 10, 11

Motorcycles on Main
The streets of downtown Mesa are closed to all but bikers and people who love motorcycles. Music, food, beer garden. Free admission.
In 2017: First Friday of the month

Movies at the Museum
Phoenix Art Museum. Independent and classic cinema and documentaries relating to art, artists, and works on view in the Museum, usually followed by discussion. Free with paid museum admission. First come, first seated.
In 2017: Various dates in February

Music in the Garden
Friday evenings at the Desert Botanical Garden. Tickets must be purchased. Ticket price includes admission to the garden. 21+ only. See a video about visiting Desert Botanical Garden.
In 2017: February 3, 10, 17, 24

NHRA Drag Racing
The National Hot Rod Association comes to Arizona every year. The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series includes Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock racing as well as competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler.
In 2017: February 24 - 26

National Geographic Live
National Geographic's top photographers, scientists, and adventurers share behind-the-scenes stories live onstage. Mesa Arts Center.
In 2018: February 7

Native Trails
Native Trails celebrates Native American society and focuses on the individual cultures of these Southwest tribes. Native American performers present musical performances using traditional instruments. Chairs and picnic baskets welcome. Native foods, arts, crafts, and jewelry. Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. Free admission.
In 2017: selected Thursdays and Saturdays, January through April

One World, Many Voices: The Artistry of Canyon Records
A comprehensive photographic, musical, and historical exhibit of a unique record company that produces and distributes Native American music. Exhibit runs through May 2017 but on certain dates performances of Native American music and dance are also presented. Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix.
In 2017: February 12

Out and About in Avondale
A monthly community event in Avondale. Activities vary each month and may include block parties, concerts, movies, and seasonal holiday-themed events.
In 2017: February 25

Out to Lunch Concert Series 
Lunchtime concerts feature local artists playing a variety of music including folk, country, jazz, Dixieland, oldies, and world music. Chairs and lawn seating are available. Bring stadium cushions/blankets. Brown bags and picnic baskets are welcome. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free. Mesa Arts Center.
In 2017: February 2, 9, 16, 23

Parada del Sol Parade
By the Scottsdale Jaycees. The parade is followed by a festival in downtown Scottsdale.
In 2017: February 11

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Peach Blossom Celebration
Self-guided walking tour, train ride through the orchards and the guided Blossom Hay Ride where you go behind the scenes of orchards. Petting barn, play yard. Food and fresh baked goods available for purchase. Schnepf Farms, Queen Creek.
In 2017: every Thursday through Sunday, February 2 - 26

Peoria Greekfest
Three days of Greek folk dancing and live music, plus Greek foods and pastries prepared daily by Greek Chefs. St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, Peoria.
In 2017: February ?

Performances at the Museum
Performances from the East Valley community. Each performance is different. Includes children’s plays, kid and adult film series, classical music (check schedule). Tempe History Museum. Free admission.
In 2018: February 2, 17

Phoenix Boys Choir Concert Series
The world-renowned choir performs a concert in tribute to Arizona's veterans. Free. Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall, Phoenix.
In 2017: February 9

Phoenix Chinese Week Celebration
Live entertainment, cultural performances, history and art displays, children’s pavilion, food vendors. Free admission. Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix.
In 2017: February 10 - 12

Phoenix Folk Dance Festival
Dancers gather from  folk dance groups all over Arizona to perform dances. Phoenix.
In 2017: February 18

Phoenix Suns Basketball
Our professional basketball team plays hoops at the Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix.
In 2017: Various dates in February

PHX Vegan Food Festival
An outdoor, family-friendly festival with vegan food trucks and restaurants, vegan-friendly food and products, demonstrations and presentations by chefs and vegan experts, live music, kids' activity area. Courtyard outside Phoenix Art Museum.
In 2017: February 25

Polish Festival
Polish cuisine, Polish beer. Exhibits. Souvenir boutique with traditional Polish jewelry, crafts, national ornaments, T-shirts, hats. Traditional folk dancers, live music. Free admission. Phoenix.
In 2017: February 25, 26

Raising Arizona Kids Camp Fair
Day and overnight camps from Arizona, the Southwest and across the country will be present. Families can to meet with camp staff and directors and pick up registration information. Free. Scottsdale.
In 2017: February 25

Ride-in-Movies at the Park
Walk or ride your bicycle to the park for a free, outdoor family-friendly movie. Locations vary, at Mesa parks.
In 2017: February 11

Science Saturdays
Youth and teen programs focused on topics such as robotics, meteorology, physics, geology and biology. ​Tumbleweed Ranch in Tumbleweed Park​, Chandler.
In 2017: February 11

Science With a Twist
The Arizona Science Center in Downtown Phoenix opens it doors one evening per month for an adults-only experience (21+), with lectures, music and scientific fun. Ticketed event.
In 2017: February 17

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
More than 2,000 horses, competitions, vendor show, seminars. Held at WestWorld in North Scottsdale.
In 2015: February 12 - 22

Scottsdale ArtWalk
Every Thursday evening the Scottsdale Art District invites you to spend a casual evening walking downtown and enjoying fine art. Free.
In 2017: Every Thursday evening

Second Sunday in the Park
Live music and entertainment. Family event. Free. Surprise Community Park.
In 2017: February 12

Snow Day at Westgate Entertainment District
A free, family-friendly event with tons of real snow for sledding, snowman building and more. Westgate Entertainment District, Glendale.
In 2017: February 4

Sonoran Sunset Series
Outdoor, evening family-friendly concerts in Chandler at the Environmental Education Center. Free admission.
In 2017: February 16

Southwest Gospel Music Festival
More than 50 Christian bands and musicians. Grand Canyon University Arena, Phoenix.
In 2017: February 19, 20

spark! After Dark
A grown-up night out with live art, live music, food, adult drinks. Free admission. Mesa Arts Center.
In 2017: February 18

Street Eats Food Truck Festival
Food, trucks, food trucks, food trucks. Sample and full-size portions of food from kitchens on wheels. Salt River Fields, Scottsdale.
In 2017: February 11, 12

Sunday A'Fair
Musical mini-festival that takes place outdoors on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall adjacent to the Scottsdale Center for the Arts.
In 2017: February 12, 19, 26

Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival
2,000+ pieces of art in a variety of mediums, meet and converse with the artists, wine tasting and musical entertainment. Surprise Recreation Campus.
In 2017: February 17 - 19

Tale of Two Cities Parade & Festival
Avondale and Goodyear host a joint parade and festival to promote various cultures from around the globe. Music, performances, marching bands, floats, local celebrities, vendors, sports mascots and a formal naturalization ceremony. Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale.
In 2017: February 4

Talk Cinema
Audience members are the critics at a sneak-preview film. This film series screens award-winning indie and foreign films before their theatrical release. Screenings include moderated conversations hosted by guest speakers. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
In 2017: February 7

Third Thursday at the Museum
"Part coffeehouse, part artist and performing venue, part history lesson and community forum." Free admission. Tempe History Museum.
In 2017: February 16

VNSA Used Book Sale
VNSA is makes donated, used books available to the public at very reasonable prices while raising money for charities in Maricopa County. Arizona State Fairgrounds.
In 2017: February 11, 12

Valentine's Day Guide
Dinners, dances, parties, resort specials, chocolate and many other ways to celebrate with your sweetheart.
In 2017: Various dates in February

Walk-In Wednesdays
Local musicians perform at a free open mic night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tempe Center for the Arts in Downtown Tempe.
In 2017: Every Wednesday in February

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.
In 2017: January 30 - February 5

Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival
More than 100 world-class, jury selected artists from around the world displaying oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, charcoals and mixed media. Music and wine tasting. Scottsdale Waterfront and Southbridge in downtown Scottsdale.
In 2017: February 10 - 12

Western POP Film Festival
Western films with an alternative cultural perspective of the Old West. Discussion follows. Tempe Center for the Arts.
In 2017: February 1 - 3

Westgate Hot Rod Night
Cool and classic car show at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, AZ. Free.
In 2017: February 1, 8, 15, 22

Wigwam Festival of Fine Arts
Featuring award-winning Western and Native American artists from across the Southwest. Festival highlights include live musical performances, wine tasting, al fresco dining and spectacular art. Free admission. Litchfield Park.
In 2017: February 17-19

Willo Home Tour & Street Fair
Features examples of Tudor, Spanish Revival, Bungalow and Ranch style homes in the Willo Historic District dating from the 1920's through the 1940's.
In 2017: February 12

Winter Range
Hundreds of cowboys, cowgirls and buckaroos compete in old west style shooting events. Displays, vendors, exhibitions. Cowboy Action Shooting Experience. Ben Avery Shooting Facility. Free admission for spectators, charge for parking.
In 2017: February 20 - 26

Winter Tractor & Engine Show
Antique engine displays, engine demonstrations, tractor pulls, tractor plowing demonstration, parade, children’s events, food vendors, crafters. Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area, Glendale.
In 2017: February 11, 12

Women's Golf Expo
Golf clinics, vendor marketplace, drawings for prizes, lunch specials, and special rates on greens fees. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale. Registration required.
In 2017: February 12

World Championship Hoop Dance Contest
Native American dancers from the U.S. and Canada compete at The Heard Museum.
In 2017: February 11, 12

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