Events, things to do in Phoenix this weekend: March 10-12 (2023)

Need plans? There are several events to choose from this weekend in Phoenix

The Valley is the place to be this weekend, as there are several events that are happening in the Phoenix area from Friday night and into Sunday. FOX 10's Stephanie Bennett reports.

Need plans? Check out the Aloha Festival, the Irish Fountain Fest, Arizona Cocktail Weekend and more happening in the Phoenix area for March 10-12.

Also, here's a list of spring training deals and events in the Valley this month.

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2023 March NASCAR Weekend

"Bring out the entire family for some fun & a weekend of racing in the desert on Mar 10-12th!"

Cave Creek

Cave Creek Sculpture & Wine Festival

"Guests can view fine art selected through a comprehensive jury process, sample fine wines and spirits, sip microbrews, snack on festival food, and listen to live music, all while soaking in the sunshine, reveling in the mountain views, and meeting artists and fellow art lovers."

Fountain Hills

Irish Fountain Fest

"Put on your green and join the Town of Fountain Hills as we shamROCK the Hills at our Irish Fountain Fest!Food, fun, and music will all be a part of this family-friendly event, and who could forget that our World Famous Fountain will be transformed into a bright emerald green geyser at 12:00 and 4:00 p.m.

This event will feature a kid’s zone, Traditional Irish folk music, a Celtic rock band, food trucks, the Crescent Crown Beer Garden, and much more! This event is open to families of all ages and is completely free of charge!"

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The first green fountain at Fountain Park.


Arizona Taco & Margarita Festival

"The inaugural Arizona Taco & Margarita Festival is coming to State Farm Stadium in Glendale this spring.

"It is open to the public and will feature dozens of local restaurants, food trucks and carts serving up an amazing variety of mouthwatering tacos and related food items. There will be bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, tequila, beer, and other non-alcoholic drinks. The event will feature fun for the whole family with live music, kids activities and much more."


2023 World Baseball Classic

"Chase Field will host the 2023 World Baseball Classic with 10 games over 5 days from March 11-15. The games for Pool C will include the defending World Baseball Classic Champion Team USA, Team Canada, Team Mexico, Team Colombia and Team Great Britain."

Arizona Cocktail Weekend returns for 11th year

The Arizona Cocktail Weekend is back for its 11th year, and for 2023, the five-day event will feature classes, competitions, and tasting events. FOX 10 Photojournalist Joe Tillman has more.

Arizona Cocktail Weekend

"We will be throwing some fantastic parties this year. Kick off the weekend with "The Cocktail Carnival" on Saturday at the Where?House.

If you enjoyed the Cocktail Carnival you will surely love this one, live music and cocktails all under one roof. Don’t miss the return of "Top Bars"at The Croft on Sunday.

Sample cocktails by some of the best in the business from around the Valley, state, region, and world without ever leaving Phoenix. The finish line is "Last Slinger Standing" on Monday."

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Credit: Arizona Cocktail Weekend

Experience Ireland

"The music of Ireland is upbeat, energetic, and expressive. Come celebrate Irish music and culture at MIM!"

Mr.: You Can Hear the Song of This Town

"Mr.: You Can Hear the Song of This Town at Phoenix Art Museum is the first U.S. solo exhibition in more than five years to exclusively showcase the imaginative and visually complex works of contemporary Japanese artist Mr.

A self-described member of the otaku subculture—characterized by obsessive interests in anime, manga, and reclusion into virtual fantasy worlds—Mr. creates feverish, graffiti-inspired paintings and cartoon-like sculptures, installations, and video works that combine high and low culture to examine themes of desire, fantasy, and trauma within Japanese society and among a global audience obsessed with social media."

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Credit: Phoenix Art Museum

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Irish Faire

"The Phoenix St Patrick’s Day Faire will be back on March 11th, 2023 at Hance Park. Enjoy Irish Music, Irish step dancing, Bagpipers, Irish Clubs, and community.

The 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Phoenix, AZ is scheduled for March 11th at 10am. The Parade takes place in Downtown Phoenix. The route goes down 3rd Street from Oak St. to Margaret T Hance Park."


2nd Saturdays in Peoria

"Join us in Old Town Peoria at Peoriafor a fun and festive evening! This night market is free to the public and takes place on the second Saturday of each month.

Each Second Saturday will feature a dynamic lineup of unique vendors, outdoor games, art installations, premier food trucks, live music, and a variety of local talent."


Art on the Boardwalk

"The outdoor festival in the Arizona Boardwalk’s courtyard area celebrates the renewal of spring with an intimate setting to shop fine arts, crafts, home décor and specialty gift items by talented local and regional artists. Children may create their own work of art and enter the coloring contest.

Budding artists from Salt River Elementary will display their masterpieces in the student art exhibit.Guests will enjoy live musical entertainment on Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturday, guests will enjoy pop and rock favorites by The Chacons. On Sunday, the talented Haley Green will share her expressive voice with attendees. The first 50 adults will receive a free tote bag on Friday morning."

Parada Del Sol Rodeo

"One of the oldest living traditions of the West, the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) sanctioned rodeo, returns to Scottsdale March 9 - 12 at the Westworld of Scottsdale Equidome Arena.

Attracting champions from across the country, Rodeo Scottsdale showcases the best talent in Saddle Bronc, Bareback Bronc, Tie down Roping, Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, and, of course, Bull Riding."

Scottsdale Shamrock Crawl

"Join us for the annual St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl in Scottsdale with access and drink discounts at over 10 different venues. Your St. Patrick's Day pub crawl kit includes drink coupons, free welcome shot vouchers and a map of all participating Old Town bars."


IMPRINT Festival 2023

"West Valley Arts Council’s IMPRINT Festival is a comprehensive multicultural celebration providing a unique opportunity to be immersed in the richness and beauty of the diverse cultures existing in and around the West Valley.

The one-day event features performances, music, live demonstrations, storytelling, visual arts, outdoor market, and food trucks. In 2023 the community will engage and experience culturally rooted activities while learning historical context and significance."


Arizona Aloha Festival

"A celebration of the Hawaiian and Polynesian cultures held each year on the 2nd weekend in March in Tempe, AZ."

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Events, things to do in Phoenix this weekend: March 10-12? ›

If you are going to Phoenix in March, it is a good idea to bring typical items for warm weather such as shorts, T-shirts, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and swimwear. In case it gets wet, pack a rain jacket and comfortable closed-toed shoes for walking around.

What is March in Phoenix? ›

Comfortably warm, but not overly hot, is the general pattern for March weather at Phoenix, Arizona. Along with the nice temperatures are plenty of dry, sunny skies.
78 °FMarch average high26 °C
55 °FMarch average low13 °C

How can I have fun in Phoenix? ›

  1. Puzzle Effect - Phoenix. 274. Escape Games. ...
  2. Turf Paradise Race Course. 149. Horse Tracks. ...
  3. Arizona Tactical Adventures. 118. Shooting Ranges. ...
  4. American Family Fields of Phoenix. Sports Complexes. ...
  5. Vee Quiva Casino. Casinos. ...
  6. Arcadia Park. Parks • Playgrounds. ...
  7. Phoenix Badminton Center. Sports Complexes. ...
  8. Conocido Park. Parks • Playgrounds.

What should I pack for Phoenix in March? ›

If you are going to Phoenix in March, it is a good idea to bring typical items for warm weather such as shorts, T-shirts, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and swimwear. In case it gets wet, pack a rain jacket and comfortable closed-toed shoes for walking around.

What is the distance between Scottsdale in Phoenix? ›

Although Phoenix and Scottsdale share a border that's more than 10 miles long, their downtowns are about 12 miles apart – a drive of 20-30 minutes.

Is March a good time to visit Phoenix? ›

Many consider spring the best time of year to visit Phoenix and Scottsdale. With warm days, wildflowers, and light rain, springtime is a dream here! The spring months of March and April see the mildest weather of the year.

Is March a good month to visit Arizona? ›

SPRING | March-May. Arizona in spring is an excellent time to visit. You'll find more mild temperatures at this time around the state than during other periods. Crowds will vary depending on the region you visit, with some spots busier than others.

How much money do you need to be happy in Phoenix? ›

Minimum salary needed to be happy: $113,400

Arizona is 8% higher than the national average for cost of living, making it a great way to get a sense of costs for the typical American. The state's 4.0% unemployment rate is not as low as other states, but Arizonans can get by on just $64,800 for “emotional well-being.”

What part of Phoenix has best nightlife? ›

Downtown Tempe

While you can find nightclubs similar to that in Scottsdale, this area tends to lean more to the casual side. Find sports bars, dive bars, restaurants and boutique shops sprinkled all around the college town. Located just off Mill Ave., Culinary Dropout at Farmer Arts District offers a trendy atmosphere.

Does Phoenix have nightlife? ›

Phoenix's vibrancy and eclectic nature reflects even in its nightlife! There are umpteen options to have a gala time after dark here – you can choose to party all night or have an exotic cocktail at a laid back country bar.

How do people dress in Arizona in March? ›

Dresses & Skirts: You can also bring along some spring dresses and skirts. It will be warm enough during the day, but at night you might want to wear a pair of tights underneath to stay warm. Pants/Jeans/Shorts: As the weather transitions, you will want to come prepared with pants, jeans, and shorts this time of year.

How warm is Phoenix in March? ›

In March temperatures begin to warm noticeably. The average daily high temperature rises from 73 to 79 during the month and temperatures above 85 are not uncommon in the last days. At the same time, average daily low temperatures rise from 47 to 52.

What is the weather like in Phoenix by day in March? ›

March Weather in Phoenix Arizona, United States. Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 74°F to 82°F, rarely falling below 64°F or exceeding 91°F. Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 52°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 64°F.

What is the fancy part of Scottsdale? ›

North Scottsdale
  • Ancala. This gated community stretches across 850-acres of the Sonoran Desert. ...
  • Boulders. The Boulders luxury gated community is located on the borders of Scottsdale and Carefree. ...
  • DC Ranch. ...
  • Desert Mountain. ...
  • Troon North. ...
  • Gainey Ranch. ...
  • McCormick Ranch.
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Is it better to go to Phoenix or Scottsdale? ›

Many people would quickly tell you Scottsdale is much safer. First of all, Phoenix covers a much bigger area than Scottsdale. With more people calling this town home, crime rates naturally increase. It's also less suburban than Scottsdale, and suburban areas generally have lower crime rates than urban areas.

Is Phoenix or Scottsdale more expensive? ›

Scottsdale comes with higher housing costs but a more exciting nightlife jobs while Phoenix offers a lower cost of living and amazing neighborhoods.

Is it too cold to swim in Phoenix in March? ›

Warm enough to swim or still chilly? Early March this year (2018) was not super hot, but you could definitely still swim. Other years, it has been warmer in March. Weather is typically beautiful in March.

What month is best in Phoenix? ›

The best time to visit Phoenix is November through April, when you'll see blue skies with highs in the upper 60s, 70s and low 80s. But whenever you visit, keep in mind this desert city's seasons are hard to determine.

Is it windy in Phoenix in March? ›

Historically, the wind in Phoenix during March blows at an average speed of 10.6 mph (17.1 kph). The windiest month is January with an average wind speed of 11.6 mph (18.6 kph), while the calmest month is August with an average wind speed of 8.8 mph (14.2 kph).

Is Sedona pretty in March? ›

The biggest benefit of a March visit to Sedona is the pleasant springtime weather. It is ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and more. Due to the elevation, temperatures will be cool in the mornings and warm up as the day goes on.

Is Phoenix close to Sedona? ›

The Phoenix to Sedona drive time is just two hours, and the total distance from Phoenix to Sedona is 116 miles taking the most direct route.

What month is best to get married in Arizona? ›

Did you know the most popular months to get married in Phoenix are March – May and September – November?! It's true! 80% of couples getting married in Phoenix get married during these months. And it is easy to see why.

What is a livable salary in AZ? ›

Living Wage Calculation for Arizona
0 Children1 Child
Living Wage$17.78$19.54
Poverty Wage$6.53$5.54
Minimum Wage$13.85$13.85

What is minimum wage in AZ? ›

In accordance with A.R.S. § 23-363(B), Arizona's minimum wage will increase from $12.80 to $13.85 effective January 1, 2023. The $1.05 increase in minimum wage is based on the increase in inflation between August 2021 and August 2022, as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index.

What is considered low income in AZ? ›

Median Income: $88,800
Classification1 person2 person
Extremely Low (30 %)$18,550$21,200
Very Low (50%)$30,950$35,350
Low (80%)$49,500$56,550

What is the blackest neighborhood in Phoenix? ›

Census tract 1160, between Broadway and Baseline, has a population of 4,711 and is 56.3% African-American, the highest percentage in the entire state of Arizona. Other traditionally black neighborhoods include Hermoso, South Vistas, Lindo Park and the Park South neighborhood.

What is the most popular street in Phoenix? ›

North Central Avenue is a wide thoroughfare that connects the Phoenix Downtown core to Midtown and Uptown, with many of the city's top cultural attractions lining the road. You could spend the day exploring the Phoenix Art Museum and Heard Museum, the latter highlighting Native American art and culture.

What is the most walkable city in Phoenix? ›

By nature of its “college town” vibe, Tempe, Arizona, is high on our list of most walkable neighborhoods in Phoenix. The area is replete with restaurants and bars, all of which can be fairly easily accessed by foot, especially the closer you get to Arizona State University.

Where do people go out in Phoenix? ›

  • UnderTow. Bars & Clubs. By A8412MXjamesp. ...
  • Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour. Bars & Clubs. ...
  • Dream City Church. Theaters • Coffeehouses. ...
  • Chars LIVE. Blues Bars. ...
  • Durant's. Bars & Clubs. ...
  • Valley Bar. Bars & Clubs. ...
  • Changing Hands Bookstore & First Draft Book Bar. Speciality & Gift Shops • Bars & Clubs. ...
  • SideBar Phoenix. Bars & Clubs.

Can I sleep in my car in Phoenix? ›

At any Arizona rest area, you can sleep in your car at any time of day or night, but you cannot camp there. Sleeping in your automobile while intoxicated may result in an arrest.

Can you smoke in bars in Phoenix? ›

Under the Smoke-Free Arizona law, smoking is prohibited in bars, restaurants, and all other enclosed public places. It is also illegal to smoke in your place of employment in Arizona.

What is the secret season in Arizona? ›

Winter in Scottsdale, Arizona is known as the “Secret Season.” During this time you'll pay far less to visit the area than you would in, say, the spring (peak season). However, the weather is almost exactly the same and you can still see, do, and eat all the same things.

Can I wear jeans in Arizona? ›

Jeans. In the winter, jeans are a no brainer, but even during the summer, it's an essential piece of Phoenix clothing because jeans can protect your legs from harsh terrain.

Can you wear white jeans in March? ›

As long as there's no snow on the ground or oodles of rain puddles, you can wear your white jeans, and wear them proudly.

What is the prettiest city in Arizona? ›

Sedona. Sedona is another Northern Arizona stunner. Millions of people flock here annually for the breathtaking scenery, which includes the magnificent Red Rock State Park. The alluring landscape makes it an ideal location for artists who seek inspiration, from Native American to modern pieces.

Is Phoenix hotter than Vegas? ›

Average highs in the middle of summer are 101°-105° in Las Vegas, while average highs in Phoenix are about 104°-106°. In winter, both cities have very tolerable temperatures. The average winter low in Phoenix ranges from 44°-48°, while Las Vegas sees slightly cooler temperatures with average lows of around 38°-42°.

What are the coldest months in Phoenix? ›

December is the coldest month of the year in Phoenix. Average low temperatures drop to 45°F (7°C) while the high temperature will peak at 66°F (19°C). Additionally, December also receives the least hours of sunshine annually with just 236 hours to be expected.

What is the wettest month in Phoenix? ›

The driest month in Phoenix is June with 0.09 inches of precipitation, and with 1.07 inches March is the wettest month.

What is the coolest time of year in Phoenix? ›

The best time to visit Phoenix is in the winter (December to February) or in the spring (March to May). This is when the weather is the most temperate, the desert is in bloom and you're best able to take advantage of all the outdoor adventures Arizona is known for.

What is Arizona's wettest month? ›

August, September and December are the region s wettest months; May and June are the driest.

What is the famous mansion in Scottsdale? ›

Taliesin West is a UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona. Wright's beloved winter home and desert laboratory was established in 1937 and diligently handcrafted over many years.

What is the blue pointy thing in Scottsdale? ›

The 125-foot turquoise spire boasts 1,700 pieces of steel and weighs over 75,000 pounds. Its glowing, electric blue point can be seen in the distance across the North Valley. The corner of Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright was the perfect spot for the piece to debut.

Is Scottsdale AZ rich or poor? ›

Scottsdale is a prosperous place. Only Paradise Valley in the entire metro Phoenix area has a higher median income. Some of the places where the wealthiest people live are expected. They are north of Bell Road, in some cases pretty far north.

Is there anything fun to do in Phoenix? ›

Top Attractions in Phoenix
  • Musical Instrument Museum. 6,493. Speciality Museums. ...
  • Desert Botanical Garden. 9,055. Gardens. ...
  • Heard Museum. 2,962. Speciality Museums • Art Museums. ...
  • Camelback Mountain. 2,550. Mountains. ...
  • Chase Field. 2,341. ...
  • South Mountain Park. 1,333. ...
  • Hole in the Rock. 1,089. ...
  • Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting. 414.

Why is Scottsdale so famous? ›

Scottsdale is famous for sprawling, luxurious resorts, championship golf courses, and high-end boutiques, but the heart of the city is Old Town Scottsdale.

How do you spend a day in Scottsdale? ›

Here are 11 things you won't want to miss on a day in Old Town Scottsdale!
  1. Old Town Farmers Market. ...
  2. Brown Avenue Historic Sites (Brown Ave. ...
  3. Rusty Spur Saloon. ...
  4. Scottsdale Civic Center Park. ...
  5. SMoCA & SCPA. ...
  6. Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor. ...
  7. Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West. ...
  8. Fifth Avenue Shops.

What is the wealthy town in Phoenix? ›

Paradise Valley is the richest city in Arizona. Located in the northeastern Phoenix metropolitan area, this city is known for its close proximity to the heart of the state capitol – about ten miles from downtown.

What is considered rich in Phoenix? ›

But what does it take to truly be considered “rich” in Arizona? According to Business Insider, Arizona residents need to make at least $107,120 each year to be considered “upper income” or “rich” — a far cry from the state's median annual household income, which was $35,880 in 2016.

What season is March in Arizona? ›

Wonderful, Warm Winter — mid-December through mid-March.

Is Phoenix Arizona warm in March? ›

In March temperatures begin to warm noticeably. The average daily high temperature rises from 73 to 79 during the month and temperatures above 85 are not uncommon in the last days. At the same time, average daily low temperatures rise from 47 to 52.

What months are spring in Phoenix Arizona? ›

Average Temperatures in Arizona
Winter (Dec - Feb)Spring (Mar - May)Summer (Jun - Aug)
High 59°F/15°CHigh 75°F/24°CHigh 95°F/35°C
Low 34°F/1°CLow 45°F/7°CLow 64°F/18°C

What to wear to AZ in March? ›

I recommend bringing at least one light jacket and one light sweater for this time of year. Dresses & Skirts: You can also bring along some spring dresses and skirts. It will be warm enough during the day, but at night you might want to wear a pair of tights underneath to stay warm.

What city in Arizona gets all 4 seasons? ›

Most of Arizona weather consists of two seasons: hot and less hot. Flagstaff weather is nothing like the rest of Arizona. Flagstaff enjoys all four seasons fully and completely: summer, fall, winter and spring.

Can you swim in AZ in March? ›

Tucson in March is likely to have highs in the 80's. It's a nice month to visit. Yes, pools are heated at resorts. We were in Scottsdale in late March last year, and the weather was in the high 70's -low 80's and the pool water was heated.

What is Grand Canyon like in March? ›

The average high at the South Rim in March is 55 degrees fahrenheit, and the average low is 22 degrees fahrenheit (high of 13 degrees celsius, low -6 degrees celsius.) However, these temperatures are much warmer inside the Canyon (by 10-20 degrees, feeling even warmer in the sun.)

Does Arizona have a ocean beach? ›

Little known fact: Arizona has more shoreline than the entire west coast of the United States, but it's still not a destination known for its sandy, white beaches. Despite a lack of an ocean, there are plenty of places to swim in Arizona's lakes and rivers.

What is off season in Phoenix? ›

The low season in Phoenix, Tucson, and the southern Arizona national parks is from June to September. You'll find the cheapest deals on flights and lodging during this time. The summer months present extreme heat, dust storms, and flash flooding.

What is Sedona like in March? ›

weather in march

The average high in Sedona in March is 65°F (18°C)and the average low is 37°F (3°C). The average monthly precipitation is 2.48 inches. Overall, March is an ideal time to visit Sedona.


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