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What are you up to this weekend? We can tell you how to start off Spring Training the right way, get your adrenaline pumping, savor wine, cheese and whiskey, travel the world and more. Read on.

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1. Spring into Spring Training

Thursday, Feb. 24 to April
Arizona’s annual Cactus League blows into town this weekend. Fifteen teams plus 10 stadiums equals a month of daily games for you to attend. We can tell you when and where your favorite team plays, plus other secrets to get the best Spring Training experience.
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2. Converge at the canal

Thursday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, Feb. 26
In the evenings, the Scottsdale Waterfront hosts jaw-dropping large-scale contemporary art exhibits. Also, experience live performances, artist-guided mural painting, workshops, short films and much more. *Free event!
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3. Savor cheese, beer and whiskey

Thursday, Feb. 23
Join artisan cheese producers, craft breweries and local distilleries for an evening of expertly selected fromage and wine pairings. Then sip superior spirits to wash it down.
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4. Accelerate your adrenaline

Friday, Feb. 24 to Sunday, Feb. 26
Watch tricked-out dragsters roar down the strip at 300+ mph as the sound vibrates every molecule in your body. Definitely bring high-strength hearing protection.
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5. Admire amazing art

Friday, Feb. 24 to Sunday, Feb. 26
Stroll around exhibits from nearly 500 local and international artists as you also enjoy live music, food booths and a beer garden. Then take a rest in a shaded seating area. *Free event!
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6. Get outdoors

Saturday, Feb. 25
Try your hand at a range of outdoor skills, from fishing and camping to hunting and hiking. Plus, learn more about outdoor cooking and edible plants, and browse outdoor-gear vendors. *Free event!
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7. Journey to Japan

Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25
Celebrate modern and ancient Japanese culture through exhibits, demonstrations, arts and crafts, children’s activities, bonsai displays, authentic Japanese food and drinks, live entertainment and more. *Free event!
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8. Take a trip to Poland

Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26
Enjoy authentic Polish food, music, dance and performances, plus a kids zone that offers rides, face painting and other attractions. *Free event!
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9. Catch ‘The Hottest Show On Dirt’

Saturday, Feb. 25
The Arizona Black Rodeo rides into the Valley and includes nationally recognized competitors in classic events like cattle roping and wrestling, bronc bustin’, and plenty more jaw-dropping action.
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10. Swing to a classic

Sunday, Feb. 26
The legendary Glen Miller Orchestra swings into the Valley to play more than 40 Big Band and Swing-era hits, including “In The Mood,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Moonlight Serenade” and others you probably know.
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Hot Upcoming Event

Devour Phoenix Culinary Classic

Sunday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, March 5
This event brings together the Valley’s best bars, wineries, bartenders, chefs and restaurants for a week of competitions, demonstrations and plenty of amazing food to sample.
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Ongoing Event

Travel back to Ye Olden Days

Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26
Visit a 16th-century village, watch real jousting, laugh at hilarious entertainers, eat turkey legs and discover plenty more to do at the Arizona Renaissance Festival.
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More Events This Weekend

Concerts, festivals and more to do at Phoenix.org

All Weekend
Also this weekend, enjoy multiple concerts from Arizona Musicfest; Blues and vegan festivals; Disney in Concert; another type of “small world”; and a number of other fun activities.
Visit Phoenix.org/events to learn more >>