stand up paddle board

Not sure what to do this weekend now that the Final Four and last weekend’s other major events are done? Don’t worry; we can tell you about a major film festival, awesome concerts, great activities for kids, some outdoor fun and plenty more things to do. Keep reading.

Want this list delivered right to your inbox every Thursday? Click here to sign up for our weekly email newsletter.

1. Binge watch indie films

Thursday, April 6 to Sunday, April 9
Grab some popcorn and watch your pick of more than 175 movies across a range of genres, all at one venue. Plus, attend filmmaking seminars, parties and other events.
Learn more about this event >>

2. Unleash the thunder

Thursday, April 6 to Sunday, April 9
Catch some of the hottest names in country music, including Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Blake Shelton. More than 20 other artists will also rock the stages.
Learn more about this event >>

3. Rev up your motorcycle

Thursday, April 6 to Sunday, April 9
Attention motorcycle fans: You get two huge bike events to choose from. Arizona Bike Week takes place in the East Valley. For those in the West Valley, try Phoenix Bikefest.

4. Meet the phantoms of the theater

Friday, April 7
One of Phoenix’s oldest theaters didn’t just keep its vintage style, it kept some dearly departed residents as well. Hear their history and tales of sightings on this spooky tour.
Learn more about this event >>

5. Paddle, paddle, paddle your boat

Saturday, April 8
Test out paddle boards, canoes, kayaks, rafts and more watercraft, or bring your own. Enjoy live music and other activities as well during this day of fun in the sun. *Free Event (after parking)!
Learn more about this event >>

6. Carve out some time for native art

Saturday, April 8
Examine intricately carved Hopi katsina dolls, or buy some to take home, at the largest carving marketplace in the country. Plus, attend musical performances and carving demos. *Free Event!
Learn more about this event >>

7. Get your kids outdoors

Saturday, April 8
Let your kids enjoy rides, science experiments, games, a climbing wall and plenty more fun. Plus, Peyton List of Disney’s “Jessie” and Bunk’d” will be in attendance to meet fans.
Learn more about this event >>

8. Trot the globe

Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8
The razzle-dazzle basketball magic of the Harlem Globetrotters comes to two Valley venues. It’s fun for the whole family, and tickets start at a reasonable $18.
Learn more about this event >>

9. Trot the globe some more

Saturday, April 8
This annual Gilbert event – that anyone in the Valley can enjoy – celebrates the globe-spanning cultures of the area through dance, music, arts and crafts, ethnic foods and fun activities. *Free Event!
Learn more about this event >>

10. Cultivate your culinary cred

Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9
Spend two days sampling treats from more than 40 top Valley restaurants, breweries and wineries. Attend wine seminars and chef demos, hear live music from Leann Rimes and 20 local bands, and much more.
Learn more about this event >>

Event Update

Lantern Fest rescheduled

New Date!
Due to predicted high winds this weekend, the popular annual Lantern Fest will now take place Saturday, April 29 instead of April 8.
Learn more about this event >>

Hot Upcoming Events

Disney on Ice

Thursday, April 13 to Sunday, April 16
It might seems like it was just here, but Disney on Ice returns with another show – Dream Big – that features most of the Disney princesses, Tinker Bell and, of course, the cast of “Frozen.”
Learn more about this event >>

Easter brunch

Sunday, April 16
Wondering where to go for Easter brunch? We rounded up 6 great spots to consider. However, you’ll need to make reservations now before they fill up.
Learn more about this event >>

More Events This Weekend

First Friday, free stuff, and many performances

All Weekend
This jam-packed weekend also lets you participate in an NPR game show, hit First Friday, and attend your picks of a Johnny Cash musical, an opera, a comedic play, an EDM music festival, a free family movie, and a few innovative concerts.
Click here to see these events and more >>

SHARE