Phoenix Festivals and Events in July

Things to Do in Greater Phoenix in July

Chase Field
••• The Arizona Diamondbacks play the Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field on July 9, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

July is typically a month for water parks, splash pads and heading up to northern Arizona to cooler destinations, but there are still some festivals, activities and events in Phoenix in July. Thankfully, the heat doesn't stop the summer bands from including Phoenix on their tours.

These are the community events 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. The activities in this event calendar are appropriate for families unless otherwise indicated. If the event is free, I'll mention that, too.

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

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Event Calendar - July

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 2017: 2nd Friday of the month

4th of July Festivals and Fireworks Celebrations
Every city and town in the Valley has some sort of Independence Day event that is suitable for the entire family.
In 2017: First week of July

Arizona Authors Summertime Storytelling & Craft Saturdays
Children’s storytelling and crafts, pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. Each story is read by the Arizona author. Story-related crafts, snack. More about Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix.
In 2017: every Saturday in July

Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Practice Sessions
Watch the open practice sessions at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Free admission.
In 2017: July 21 - August 23

Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball
The Arizona Diamondbacks play professional baseball at Chase Field.
In 2017: Various dates in July

Arizona Get Outdoors Expo
Hunting, fishing and camping equipment, outdoor education and safety clinics, child-friendly interactive stations, wild game culinary demonstrations. Indoors. WestWorld, Scottsdale.
In 2017: July 15, 16

Arizona Home Education Convention and Curriculum Fair
Workshops, vendors, entertainment for parents who homeschool. Phoenix Convention Center, South Building
In 2017: July 7, 8

Arizona Rookie League Baseball
Minor League Baseball has 14 Rookie League teams in the Phoenix area. The 56 game season takes place in June, July and August. You can catch an evening game in Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, or Surprise.
In 2017: almost every day in July

Birds in the Garden
Join expert birders for a morning bird walk along the Garden trails. Everyone, including first-time birders, is welcome. Wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Bring binoculars if available. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix at 7 a.m. This activity is included in the regular admission fee.
In 2017: Every Monday in July

Chill Studio SK8
Indoor pop-up skating experience with synthetic ice-like surface, skate rentals, music and lights, cabana rentals. Special events such as skate-in movies, teens-only nights, tot sessions. Shops at Norterra, North Phoenix.
In 2017: May 25 - August 4

Christmas in July
Holiday crafts, sweet treats and merchant discounts, Santa Claus and a summer water drive. Free trolley rides. Start at Glendale Visitor Center.
In 2017: July 8

City Lights Movie Nights
Bring a chair or blankt to watch a free, family-friendly out door movie at CityScape Phoenix. Come early to grab a spot. Prizes, giveaways.
In 2017: July 14

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: July 8, 9

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: July 8, 9

Downtown Chandler Art Walk
Visit more than 50 artisans in Historic Downtown Chandler. Free.
In 2017: Third Friday of the month

Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces
an exhibition featuring more than thirty instruments with incredible inlay by North America's finest artists and luthiers. Guitars, banjos, and one ukulele, featuring inlaid artwork created from materials including abalone shell, mother-of-pearl, coral, gold, copper, wood, and others. MIM, North Phoenix.
In 2017: now through Sep. 4, 2017

Educator Appreciation Month at MIM
Educators receive free admission to the Musical Instrument Museum to learn how to incorporate arts into their curriculum and understand what resources MIM has to offer. Free for educators with a school ID, fingerprint clearance card, or affidavit of intent. More about MIM.
In 2017: July 1 - 31

Embracing Your Journey Expo
A holistic, wellness and metaphysical event designed to enlighten and inform allowing people to explore alternative health and lifestyle products and services. Phoenix.
In 2017: July 9

Experience France
A celebration of French music and culture at MIM, included with museum admission. More about MIM.
In 2017: July 8, 9

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: July 8

First Friday
Free. About 100 downtown Phoenix art galleries, studios and art spaces. Downtown museums and other venues also open their doors for free.
In 2017: First Friday of the month

Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden
See, hear and feel the desert night's plants and animals on the Discovery Trail. Bring a flashlight and wear comfortable shoes. Self-paced tours begin at 7 p.m. Recommended for families and children of all ages. Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
In 2017: every Thursday and Saturday in July

Free Summer Sundays
Free admission for everyone, activities for kids, musical performances, artist demonstrations. Heard Museum, Phoenix.
In 2017: July 23

Independence Day Festivals and Events
Every city and town in the Valley has some sort of Independence Day event that is suitable for the entire family.
In 2017: first week of July

Live & Local Fridays
Local bands perform in the evening in air-conditioned comfort at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Family-friendly, general admission seating.
In 2017: July 28

Maricopa County Home & Garden Show
Vendor booths, home improvement and garden ideas, seminars, workshops, DIY projects and more. University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale.
In 2017: July 14 - 16

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Free Concerts
Scottsdale. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a variety of music from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Train and carousel rides are available during all concerts for a small charge.
In 2017: July 2

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

Movie Nights at the Ballpark
Park concessions will be open. No alcohol, glass containers or chairs may be brought into the event. Factory sealed, pre-packaged single serving snack items permitted. One factory sealed plastic water bottle not more than 1 liter in size per person. Free. Goodyear Ballpark.
In 2017: July 28

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. Map to Phoenix Art Museum.
In 2017: Various dates in July

Phoenix Mercury WNBA Basketball
The women of the Phoenix Mercury play professional basketball at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Downtown Phoenix.
In 2017: Various dates in July

Phoenix Rising FC
USL Soccer.
In 2017: various dates in July

Real, Wild and Woody Beer Festival
An indoor sampling and tasting event from the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild. Phoenix Convention Center.
In 2017: July 29

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: July 21

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

Summer Band Concerts
The Glendale Summer Band is an all-ages, all-volunteer band. Free. Glendale Amphitheater in downtown Glendale. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
In 2017: July 6, 13, 20

Summer Movies in the Park 
Pre-movie entertainment, games, and a featured film. Food trucks. Bring a blanket. Flatiron Community Park, Apache Junction.
In 2017: July 22

Westgate Wednesdays
A family-friendly event where kids and parents alike to enjoy dancing, sing-alongs, prize giveaways, activities, crafts and more every Wednesday night throughout the summer.  Free admission. Westgate Entertainment District, Glendale.
In 2017: July 5, 12, 19, 26

Winter in July
Chill out with the animals at The Phoenix Zoo. Activities will include piles of snow, a separate toddler snow-play area, snowball targets, water slides, snow and ice treats for the animals. Phoenix Zoo.
In 2017: July 15

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