8 Things to Do This Weekend in Arizona

There are tons of great events happening all over the state this weekend. With forecasts predicting the weather to be in the late springtime temperatures statewide, it's a great excuse to get out and enjoy what Arizona has to offer! Here are a few of our favorites, and note that many of them have free admission:

If you're feeling adventurous... 

stephpaintingFlavors of the Verde Valley February 15-16, Old Boler’s Building, Camp Verde Free Event Flavors of the Verde Valley is a free event that will showcase the unique flavors created here in the Verde Valley, including baked breads, goat milk products, local art, music and more, all in one place. More info.


If you feel like relaxing...

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 12.48.46 PMArt, Music, and Wine in the Grove Sunday, February 16, Queen Creek Olive Mill Free Event The title of this event pretty much says it all! Featuring San Tan Artists Fin Arts Show and live music from Johnny Tanner & His Aces, plus complimentary wine tasting. More info.


If you love historic Arizona...

Gold Rush Days66th Annual Gold Rush Days & Rodeo February 13-16, Wickenburg Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children (6-17) and free for children 5 and under This event celebrates Wickenburg's origins as a ranching & gold mining center in the days before there was a Phoenix. The heritage event was founded 65 years ago, and today Gold Rush Days draws tens of thousands of visitors, during the 3 ½ days of activities. More info.


If you're feeling crafty...

art fairLa Encantada Fine Art Festival February 15-16, Tucson Free Event From metalwork to locally-designed fashion, La Encantada Fine Art Festival is sure to be a visual surprise for all ages. The majestic garden courtyard of La Encantada stages the visual fine art festival, featuring the finest artwork in Southern Arizona and captivating performances set in breath-taking mountain views. More info.


If you love classic cars...

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 1.37.41 PMConcours in the Hills Saturday, February 15, Fountain Hills Free Admission to Spectators For the first time, there is an Arizona statewide Concours where classic, collector and high performance cars will come together to be viewed and judged in an ideal and dramatic setting on the beautiful green grass of Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, with the famous fountain as a backdrop. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. More info.


If you need to update your wardrobe...

buffalo trading postBuffalo Trading Post Opening Saturday, February 15, Tucson Bring in clothes, home decor & house wares to trade for store credit! Buffalo Trading Post ? New & Recycled Goods offers buy?sell?trade for clothing, house?wares, and home decor. The changing inventory includes Mexican pottery, mid?century kitchen items like Pyrex dishes, outdoor furniture with a vintage feel, and cute small Mexican furniture pieces. A focus on eclectic contemporary women’s clothing, hand?crafted imports, and cowgirl fashions. Stop by for their grand opening at Cat Mountain Station! More info.


If you can't get enough artisan pizza...

slow food pizza partySlow Food Phoenix Pizza Party Sunday, February 16, Phoenix $30 for members; $35 for non-members Come and enjoy a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Maya's Farm with Slow Food Phoenix. Jason and Chef Claudio of Noble Bread will bring the pizza oven and grill up some wonderful creations from the old world of Italy using local and sustainable ingredients. More info.


If you're a craft beer or cocktail aficionado...

Strong-Beer-Festival1Arizona Beer Week & Arizona Cocktail Week Events February 14-22, Multiple Locations Prices vary based on event Running concurrently, Arizona Beer Week and Arizona Cocktail Week provide craft beer and local cocktail lovers a unique opportunity to enjoy their favorite beverages at a series of unique events throughout Arizona. This weekend, choose from events like the 14th Annual Strong Beer Festival, Tucson Beer & Brats Birthday Bash, The Cocktail Carnival at Hotel Valley Ho, and much more. Don't forget to drink responsibly - while you're out and about enjoying yourself, call your local cab company Clean Air Cab to get safely back home, they're the exclusive taxicab company for Arizona Beer Week!