Earth Day

Earth Day falls on Saturday this year and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the Valley. Of course, if you want other options, you can see everything from curling — yes, the icy Olympic sport — to vintage markets, plenty of places to eat, an event just for the ladies, and plenty more. Keep reading.

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1. Celebrate Earth Day

Thursday, April 20 to Saturday, April 22
Earth Day, which occurs every April 22, is a reminder that we should treat our planet well. It also makes a good excuse to party outdoors. Here are some festivities in the Valley you should check out:
Earth and Arbor Day Celebration in Gilbert (April 20)
Earth and Arbor Day Celebration in Chandler
8th Annual Earth Day Phoenix
Earth Day 2017 at Phoenix Zoo
Earth Day in Mesa
Party for the Planet in Peoria and Glendale
Recycle Arts Fest 2017 in Surprise

2. Curl up on the … ice?

Thursday, April 20 to Sunday, April 23
Curling might not seem like a sport you’d find in Phoenix – you need a large ice surface for one thing – but we do actually have a curling club. This weekend it hosts a major tournament that includes teams from around the country and Canada. And you can watch! *Free Event!
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3. Shop vintage

Thursday, April 20 to Sunday, April 23
Forget buying new. Save the Earth’s resources and shop vintage and antique items from 30 local designers and artisans. This is also the market’s 1-year anniversary so prepare to party. *Free Event!
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4. Shop even more vintage

Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23
Want even more vintage, handmade and upcycled items in a range of styles like industrial, retro and shabby chic? The largest vintage market in Arizona offers dozens of options, plus live music and a classic car show.
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5. Attend a Pow Wow

Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23
See what a real Native American Pow Wow looks like, including drumming, singing, dancing, storytelling and ceremonial clothing. Tribes from many parts of the country attend and showcase their own unique styles.
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6. Watch free movies

Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22
Round up the family or grab your friends for free outdoor movies:
Pixar’s Cars, April 21 in Glendale
Disney’s Jungle Book, April 22 in Mesa

7. Taste the islands

Saturday, April 22
Throw on your best tropical tourist outfit and enjoy the sights, sounds and food of Hawaii and other tropical islands. A live steel band helps to set the mood. *Free Event!
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8. Spend a ladies’ day out

Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23
Shop more than 500 boutique vendors, check out the latest fashions, and get complimentary massages, spa treatments and makeovers. Plus, see fashion shows and cooking demos, attend DIY workshops and plenty more.
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9. Pretend you’re in New Orleans

Saturday, April 22
Enjoy the food and culture of New Orleans without the trip. Chow down on regional Cajun food and handcrafted beer against a backdrop of jazz music, New Orleans-themed zones, and people dressed up in festive parade style (you can too!).
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10. Down delicious bites and brews

Saturday, April 22
Sample craft beer from local and national breweries as you feast on food from local restaurants. Games and live music complete the palate-pleasing evening.
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More Events This Weekend

Musicals, improv, racing and classic rock

Thursday, April 20 to Sunday, April 23
None of the events above tickle your fancy? How about a touring Broadway musical or one based on the works of Irving Berlin? Classic rock band Kansas will also be in town, or maybe you want to catch an off-road race, improv theater, or something completely different.
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