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Even a short work week deserves a fun weekend. There might not be fireworks to enjoy, but we found some exciting activities that are just as fun. Read on to find out what the weekend has in store for you.

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1. See great art for free

Friday, July 7
Stroll the art district of downtown Phoenix and check out the contents of major museums and studios for free. There will also be plenty of street entertainment and other attractions. *Free Event!
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Not near downtown Phoenix? Learn about other free art events around the Valley >>

2. Eat an eclectic dinner

Friday, July 7
Snag a bite from up to 12 awesome food trucks that offer a range of cuisine. Plus, there will be live music and a splash pad for the kids. Dogs are also allowed. *Free Event!
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3. Take a nature walk

Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 9
Learn about native birds and lizards from the experts, and see our desert neighbors in their natural habitat. These early morning guided walks are perfect for the whole family.
Get the scoop on local birds >>
Learn all about lizards >>

4. Get swept away by Disney musical magic

Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 9
See your favorite characters and songs come to life in one of the Valley’s two ongoing Disney musicals. Or go to both!
Join “The Little Mermaid” under the sea >>
Be a guest of “Beauty and the Beast” >>

5. Paddle in the moonlight

Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8
Break out the paddleboard or kayak for a relaxing night on the water under the full moon. Rentals are also available.
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Learn about the event in the East Valley >>

6. Experience France

Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9
Discover and explore the music, culture and cuisine of France. Performances, lectures, hands-on activities and more will transport you far, far away.
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7. Create art as a family

Saturday, July 8
Tour an art museum for free and visit art stations to create take-home masterpieces with the help of local artists. Aimed at ages 4-12. *Free Event!
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8. Celebrate Christmas in July

Saturday, July 8
Visit Santa, craft holiday gifts, enjoy winter treats and pretend that the temperatures are 50-degrees cooler. *Free Event!
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9. Watch hard-hitting roller derby action

Saturday, July 8
Season 14 of Arizona Roller Derby is underway, and you can watch two action-packed bouts as our Valley teams take on challengers from Prescott and Tuscon.
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10. Pay respects to Adam West

Saturday, July 8
Enjoy the life and legacy of the sadly departed Adam West. Watch a special screening of the famous ’60s “Batman” movie, preceded by a compilation of Adam West’s best – and worst – on-screen moments.
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Out Of The Valley

Take a starlight ride

Saturday, July 8
Get out of the Valley and experience a magical train ride. See a brilliant Arizona sunset, a sky filled with stars, and maybe some nocturnal animals.
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26th Annual Cornfest

Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15
Spend two days chomping fresh and roasted local sweet corn. Plus, there will be live music, old-time games, a craft fair and farmers market, a cornhole tournament (naturally) and much more fun and excitement.
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Upcoming Events

Winter in July

Saturday, July 15
Head to the Phoenix Zoo and play in 40 tons of snow. There will also be regular blizzards, cool treats for the animals and additional water play for the kids after the snow melts.
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live!

Saturday, July 20
Your favorite wisecracking hosts and robots present a live show version of the classic MST3K episode “Eegah.” It features new jokes and skits, and audience participation. Get your tickets fast before they sell out.
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