There is a celebratory vibe in Phoenix all year round, primarily due to the city’s multi-faceted art and cultural scene. The ‘Valley of the Sun’ hosts some unique festivals every year that give you an opportunity to let your hair down and at the same time delve deep into the rich heritage this city boasts freely.
10 Exciting Phoenix Festivals
The arts and cultural scene in Phoenix will marvel you, there are so many unique festivals here that you’d definitely not want to miss out on!
1. Breaking Ground Festival
This festival, as the name suggests, does break ground with some great performance, master classes and other cultural programmes featuring some of the best in modern contemporary dance. Have a great time watching dancers, choreographers and digital artists come together for one heck of a celebration! This generally happens over the weekend, so get ready to have a whale of a time!
Breaking Ground Festival date: January 25-26, 2019
2. Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Festival
If you are one who loves needle work, then this is the festival for you. There’s a lot you can do here – buy, create or observe. Get involved in the free ‘Make and Take’ workshop, where you can learn the basics of needle craft and take home the fruits of your labour. If you aren’t that creative, you can spend some time hearing experts or watch some live demos!
Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Festival date: January 31-February 2, 2019
This one is sure to get a lot of mouths to water, after all, it’s taco! This festival, dedicated to this delicious Mexican dish, is truly one-of-a-kind. So, sample different varieties of tacos and enjoy a day of live entertainment as you sip on cocktails and beer. This certainly sounds like a day you’d like to have; so, go ahead and make merry!
Tacolandia date: January 26,2019
4. Buckeye Air Fair
This is an interesting fair that witnesses a lot of family crowd. The Buckeye Air Fair revolves around the history and tradition of aviation and at the same time, offers visitors the chance to learn about space and flights. The exhibits are plenty here and you can participate in fun activities too, including biplane rides, hot air balloon and helicopter rides as well as a car show. If you have little ones accompanying you, there’s also a special kid’s zone here.
Buckeye Air Fair date: February 9-10, 2019
5. Street Eats Food Truck Festival
This one is sure to make you super hungry; after all, when do so many food trucks get together to serve up delicious food? There’s so much to sample here – from Philly steak sandwiches to gourmet cuisine. You can also participate in food gobbling competitions, learn a cooking trick or two at the workshops organised by renowned chefs or buy some essentials from the farmers’ market.
Street Eats Food Truck Festival date: February 16-17, 2019
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6. World Championship Hoop Dance Competition
This festival, that started over two decades ago, is dedicated to the American Indian Hoop Dance, that’s a perfect blend of artistry and grace. Men and women put on the best show to win cash prizes and the coveted title of The World Champion Hoop Dancer. This one is visited by an enthusiastic bunch of spectators along with skilled judges, who mark these judges on their precision, creativity as well as speed.
World Championship Hoop Dance Competition date: February 9-10, 2019
7. Italian Festival of Arizona
If you are someone who loves everything Italian, then your search ends here! The Italian Festival of Arizona takes place for two days and celebrates Italian culture in the most vibrant way. There’s some live music, display of arts and crafts, wine tasting and of course, delicious Italian food. It’s also organised for a special cause – the proceeds go to a charity organisation.
Italian Festival of Arizona: February 23-24, 2019
8. Phoenix Pride Festival
This festival that witnesses crowds of people to celebrate the LGBTQ community is spread over two days. There’s a lot of arts and crafts to observe and buy or indulge in some workshops on photography and sculpture. Thereafter, you can make a stop at the adults-only Erotic World. There is also a pride parade that’s held on the second day of the festival; don’t miss that!
Phoenix Pride Festival date: April 6-7, 2019
9. Phoenix Greek Festival
Another food festival that’s going to get your stomach happy! Considered the best Greek festival in Phoenix, there’s a lot to do here – eat sumptuous food, watch folk dance performances and live music. While the food is the big attraction, the dances too are a lot of fun! If you visit this festival, don’t leave without trying the classic delicacies like gyros, calamari and roasted lamb. Oh, and if you love your desserts, you are in for a treat with mouth watering Baklava and Baklava sundaes.
Phoenix Greek Festival date: October 2019
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