Whether you’re redecorating your home, long to jump ahead to a snowy winter, or want to get outside and do something, we know the events you should attend. Keep reading for these and more, including a way to enjoy outdoor activities while staying inside.

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1. Shop vintage and local

Thursday, July 13 to Saturday, July 16
Chill in air conditioning as you browse wares from 40 local artisans and designers. The theme of this month’s market is “‘Freestyle’ Designer’s Choice” so prepare for an eclectic mix of items. *Free Event!
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2. Catch a departing Disney musical

Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16
The hit Disney musical “Beauty and the Beast” wraps up this weekend. Enjoy your favorite characters and songs in this timeless tale while you still can.
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3. Pretend it’s Christmas

Friday, July 14
Mentally jump ahead five months and enjoy Santa, snow and the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starring Jim Carrey. *Free Event!
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4. Spend Friday night out

Friday, July 14
The monthly 2nd Friday Night Out returns with the theme “Freaks and Geeks.” In addition to the usual art booths and live bands, there will be trivia and vintage video game contests. *Free Event!
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5. Discover new ideas for your home and landscape

Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 16
Browse more than 100 home decor and landscape vendors in one location. Plus, attend DIY seminars and workshops from experts, sip wine, taste exotic honey, and much more.
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6. Step into the strange world of Dr. Seuss

Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 16
This Dr. Seuss mashup musical features Horton the elephant, the Whos, Mayzie La Bird and other whimsical characters. The Cat in the Hat provides the narration.
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7. Pretend it’s winter

Saturday, July 15
Head to the Phoenix Zoo to play in 40 tons of snow. There will also be regular blizzards, cool treats for the animals, and additional water activities for the kids after the snow melts.
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8. Explore the desert at night

Saturday, July 15
Learn more about our desert environment after the sun sets. Take in unique sights, sounds and smells. Talk to experts for more information on desert plants and animals.
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9. Get outdoors (without going outside)

Saturday, July 15
Scope out the latest gear for fishing, hunting, camping, biking and other outdoor activities. There will also be talks and demos, the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, and fun tests of outdoor skill.
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10. Play with dolls

Sunday, July 16
Popular rock band and radio staple, the Goo Goo Dolls brings hits like “Slide,” and “Iris,” along with new tracks from their album “Boxes,” to the Valley stage. Joining them will be Phillip Phillips.
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Out of the Valley

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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Arizona Highland Celtic Festival

Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16
Join a long-running celebration of all things Celtic. Witness competitions of music, dance and feats of strength, such as the caber toss. Also enjoy live music, aged whiskey, traditional food and a fun kids corner.
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Upcoming Events

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live!

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

July
There are plenty of high-profile concerts this weekend and through the rest of July. These include the Third-Eye Blind, Shawn Mendes, Earth, Wind & Fire, the I Love The ’90s Tour, Sabrina Carpenter, the Happy Together Tour, Tim MacGraw and Faith Hill, Tears for Fears, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and plenty more.
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