Phoenix Festivals and Events in June

Things to Do in Greater Phoenix in June

Glendale Summer Band performs in Glendale, AZ
••• Glendale Summer Band performs in Glendale, AZ. Courtesy of City of Glendale

June definitely slows down and gets a little quiet—it's hot outside! So the focus for Phoenix events in June tends to be on indoor or evening activities. Thankfully, the heat doesn't stop the summer bands from including Phoenix on their tours.

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.

Free events are noted as well.

2nd Friday Night Out in Mesa
Even Fido is welcomed as a part of the family during the monthly 2nd Friday Night Live Out events on Main Street in downtown Mesa, including music, entertainment, and an art walk. Each month has a theme, admission is free, and you can win prizes. 
In 2018: Second Friday of the month

Arizona Authors Summertime Storytelling & Craft Saturdays
Come to the Pueblo Grande Museum at 4619 E. Washington St. in Phoenix to hear Arizona children's authors reading their books. Geared toward children from pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, also part of the event are story-related crafts and a snack.
In 2018: Every Saturday in June

Arizona Bridal Show
More than 400 of the Valley's wedding professionals will be at the south building of the Phoenix Convention Center to help you plan your wedding.
In 2018: June 10

Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball
The Arizona Diamondbacks play professional baseball at Chase Field.


In 2018: Various dates in June

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 2018: Various dates in June

Astronomy Evenings
Come to Pinnacle Peak Park in Scottsdale to hear a monthly talk (novice level) explaining facts about the solar system and the galaxy around the planet Earth, followed by observing the moon, several planets, and star systems through a celestron telescope. Bring a penlite flashlight and binoculars as well. Weather permitting. Registration required. Call 480-312-0990 to register and to find out if the conditions are right for the event to take place. Ages 8+. 
In 2018: June 2

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 each month. Attend at the  Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix. RSVP requested but the event is free. Call 602-468-6470.
In 2018: June 21

Crossroads of the West Gun Show
At Centennial Hall in the Mesa Convention Center, the show offers hundreds of tables of interest to both the once-a-year hunter and the avid collector.
In 2018: June 23–24

Desert Ridge Marketplace Concerts
Take in free concerts on two stages in North Phoenix at the Desert Ridge Marketplace.


In 2018: Every Friday and Saturday night

Discount Tire Free Family Weekends
There's free admission for everyone at the Phoenix Art Museum on the second weekend of the month. The event includes 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 2018: June 9–10

Downtown Chandler Art Walk
Visit more than 50 artisans set up along the streets in front of the shops and cafes of historic downtown Chandler. Free.
In 2018: Third Friday of the month

Experience the Mediterranean
At this celebration of Mediterranean music and culture at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, experience musical performances, Brazilian dance workshops, and a Brazilian-inspired menu.

The event is included with museum admission but free for members.
In 2018: June 9–10

Father's Day
Brunches, concerts and other ideas for things to do with Dad.
In 2017: various dates in June

First Friday
Visit more than 100 downtown Phoenix art galleries, studios and art spaces. 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 June

Free Fishing Day
Part of National Fishing and Boating Week. No fishing licenses are required for persons fishing any public waters in Arizona. Free fishing day clinic at Lake Pleasant.
In 2017: June 3

Free Summer Sundays
Free admission for everyone, activities for kids, musical performances, artist demonstrations. Heard Museum, Phoenix.
In 2017: June 25

Gilbert Downtown Concerts
Free concerts take place in the evening at Water Tower Plaza in the heart of Gilbert’s Heritage District. Bring a picnic basket, blanket or lawn chair.
In 2017: June 8

Harkins Summer Movie Fun
Kids can see 10 of their favorites on the big screen again, once per week, for $7. All adults must be accompanied by children.
In 2018: Various dates in June

Itty Bitty Beach Party
Free poolside parties at select City of Phoenix pools for preschoolers and their parents (ages 6 and under) with games, dance contests, swimsuit contests, refreshments and prizes. Free.
In 2017: June 9, 16

Juneteenth
A family-friendly event with children activities, poetry, presentations, community performers, educational information. Free. Tempe History Museum.
In 2017: June 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: June 4, 11, 18, 25

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 June

Mighty Mud Mania
Activities for all ages. The younger group can enjoy the mini mud course, mini waterslide, mud pit, sand castle building and an area dubbed “Mudville.” Older children can try the original mud obstacle course, sandcastle building and mud pits. Adults can get muddy, too, in the Extreme Mud Course. Scottsdale.
In 2017: June 10

Miss Arizona Pageant
You can see some of the brightest and most talented young ladies in the state compete for the Miss Arizona crown. The winner will get to represent Arizona at the Miss America Pageant. Mesa Arts Center.
In 2017: June 22 - 24

MiLB Rookie League Baseball
Minor League Baseball. Teams primarily consist of players from the Dominican Republic and drafted high school and college players from the MLB June Draft. Major league players often play in these games for their first rehab assignments. Free admission.
In 2017: Various dates in June

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. Downtown Mesa.
In 2017: First Friday of the month

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: June 23

Movies at the 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. Phoenix Art Museum.
In 2017: Various dates in June

Movies Under the Stars
Family friendly movies will be shown at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center in Maricopa. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the show. Snacks available to purchase. All movies are free and begin at dusk. 
In 2017: June 3, 17

Music in the Garden
From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Ullman Terrace. Ticketed event. Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
In 2017: June 2, 9, 16, 23

Musical Icons: Johhny Cash and June Carter
A celebration of the lives and legacies of Johnny Cash and June Carter. Curator Talks,Cash/Carter trivia, view a special film screening, and more. Included with museum admission. MIM, Phoenix.
In 2017: June 24, 25

Phoenix Bridal Show
Vendors for products and services for all your wedding needs. Downtown Phoenix.
In 2017: June 25

Phoenix Mercury WNBA Basketball
The women of the Phoenix Mercury play professional basketball at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Downtown Phoenix.
In 2018: Various dates in June

Phoenix Rising FC
Professional soccer, USL League.
In 2017: June 10, 24

Prowl & Play at the Phoenix Zoo
Guided night hike along the darkened trails of the Zoo and find out what sort of silly antics the "animals" are up to when no one is around. Water fun, train rides, music and games. Phoenix Zoo.
In 2017: June 10

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: June 16

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

Sips & Sweets
Pastry chefs and cocktail mixologists share samples of their treats. 21+ only. Downtown Phoenix.
In 2017: June 17

spark! After Dark
A grown-up night out with live art, live music, food, adult drinks. Free admission. Mesa Arts Center.
In 2017: June 17

Stargazing for Everyone
Take a guided tour of the night sky. Learn how to use a sky map, the names and meanings of the stars, see the constellations and listen to stories of the night sky. View the moon, planets, star clusters, nebula, galaxies and more through large telescopes. Free. Buckeye.
In 2017: June 17

Storytelling & Craft Saturdays at Pueblo Grande Museum
Children pre-K through fourth grade meet authors, make crafts, and take home a book. Admission required, additional fee includes a light snack. Register online or check-in at the museum front desk. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. More about Pueblo Grande Museum.
In 2017: June 3, 10, 17, 24

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: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Summer Concerts
Free concerts at the Amphitheater at Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale.
In 2017: June 3, 10, 17

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: June 24

Summer Scavenger Stroll
Visit downtown Glendale shops and stores, search for clues to win prizes. A leisurely, family-friendly evening activity. Glendale Visitor Center.
In 2017: June 10

Valley of the Sun Juneteenth Celebration
Local musical performers, community groups and schools. Educational workshops, children’s activities, ethnic arts and crafts, vendors, and authentic Soul food. Free admission. Eastlake Park and Community Center, Phoenix.
In 2017: June 17

Westgate Bike Night
Thousands of bikes line Coyotes Boulevard. Live music. Family friendly. Restaurant specials. Westgate Entertainment District, Glendale.
In 2017: every Thursday, March 30 - June 1

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: June 7, 14, 21, 28

World Atlatl Day
World Atlatl Day is established to increase awareness and appreciation of this ancient technology and have as many people throw an atlatl on that single day as possible. Free admission. Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix.
In 2017: June 3