Peach Festival

Happy Mother’s Day weekend! There are plenty of fun activities to do with your mom, or with friends, or by yourself — whatever works for you. From enjoying ballet and fresh fruit to sampling sangria and craft beer, keep reading for great options.

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1. Celebrate the roots of modern ballet

Thursday, May 11 to Sunday, May 14
Our nationally recognized company Ballet Arizona presents a selection of works from the “father of American ballet,” George Balanchine.
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2. Pick fresh peaches

Friday, May 12 to Sunday, May 14
Choose peaches right from the orchard, enjoy homemade peach products – including peach cinnamon buns – shop at a “Just Peachy” vintage market and a lot more fresh fruit fun.
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3. Go sailing or go rogue

Friday, May 12
Attend one of two free movies taking place in the Valley:
Join Disney’s latest princess, Moana, as she sails the seas. Show up early for fun activities. *Free Event!
See the latest powerful installment in the Star Wars universe, Rogue One. *Free Event!

4. Get animated for science

Friday, May 12
Learn the science and art behind animated and stop-motion movies. Try the all-ages activities and talk to local animators.
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5. Party with pooches

Friday, May 12
Take your furry friend on a fun-filled evening that includes live music, contests, competitions for prizes and more. *Free Event!
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6. Hear your favorite soundtracks, live

Friday, May 12 to Sunday, May 14
Hear music from “Star Wars,” “Jaws,” “Indiana Jones,” “Harry Potter,” “Schindler’s List” and more from the great film score composer John Williams.
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7. Laugh, laugh and laugh some more

Friday, May 12 to Sunday, May 14
Enjoy a hilarious musical retelling of the classic fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea” in this well-received local production.
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8. Throw back some craft beer

Saturday, May 13
Sample canned craft beer from more than 100 breweries. Plus, enjoy live music, food, beer gardens, and beer Olympic games.
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9. Sip and savor sangria

Saturday, May 13
Sample a glass, or 15, of sangria as you help out a worthy organization. You also get access to a flamenco dance expo.
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10. Remember Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 14
Need ideas for Mother’s Day? We rounded up some local suggestions to show Mom how much you appreciate her.
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Hot Upcoming Events

The Book of Mormon

Thursday, May 18 to Sunday May 28
The popular and irreverent Broadway musical about the adventures of two Mormon missionaries abroad comes to the Valley for a special extended engagement.
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Phoenix Comicon

Thursday, May 25 to Sunday, May 28
This major annual Phoenix event sees dozens of movie and TV stars, authors and comic book artist gather to meet their fans. Other attractions include cosplay contests, panels, seminars and more than 700 vendors of collectibles and memorabilia.
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More Events This Weekend

Free concert, more musicals and women’s basketball

All Weekend
Want more weekend options? Find out where to attend free concerts, learn about ongoing and upcoming musicals, and catch the season opener for the Phoenix Mercury.
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