Events

21 Winter and Spring Festivals in Metro Phoenix

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Arizona Aloha Festival March 8 to 9 Tempe Beach Park

The Arizona Aloha Festival explores Hawaii and South Pacific cultures with a two-day family-friendly event. This free festival offers traditional foods, live music, dance performances, and a marketplace. Hours of the festival are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Visit www.azalohafest.org or call 602-697-1824 for details.

Scottsdale Arts Festival March 14 to 16 Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

The 44th Annual Scottsdale Arts Festival showcases roughly 200 jury-selected artists in a wide range of media including painting, illustration, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. Visitors of this outdoor event can meet with the artists, view and purchase new works, as well as enjoy live music and food trucks. Admission is $8 for a single-day pass and $12 for a two-day pass. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all weekend long. Visit www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org or call 480-499-8587.

Spark! Mesa's Festival of Creativity March 19 to 23 Mesa Arts Center

The free community event will offer food, music, and interactive art events like the Wonder Dome by Dan Fine and Intrinsically Disordered by urbanStew, as well as exhibitions including the outdoor site-specific installation "Dragonflies" by Jeff Zischke. Spark! starts at noon each day, running until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 p.m. all other days. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mesaartscenter.com or call 480-644-6500.

Phoenix Festival de España March 22 Phoenix Center for the Arts

The first ever Festival de España is an all-day gathering of Spanish arts and cultures with Flamenco classes taught by Flamenco Por La Vida, lectures on Northern Spanish culture and Flamenco history, art exhibits, live music and dance performances. Admission is free, except for the final Third Street Theater flamenco performance, which is $15. Visit phoenixcenterforthearts.org.

Arizona Dragon Boat Festival March 22 to 23 Tempe Town Lake

The Arizona Dragon Boat Association brings the ancient Chinese water sport to the Valley for a weekend of racing and cheering as teams of 22 people row colorful handcrafted and imported boats across Tempe Town Lake. Admission is free. For team and schedule updates, visit azdba.com or follow the Arizona Dragon Boat Association on Facebook.

Tempe Festival of the Arts March 28 to 30 Mill Avenue District

The biannual arts festival returns for another season of live music, performers, vendors, and up to 400 jury-selected artists lining their work in booths along Mill Avenue. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day and admission is always free. Visit www.tempefestivalofthearts.com for more information.

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