15 Must-Attend Summer Events in Arizona

Categories: Events

Brian Ulrich, Chicago, IL, 2003, from the series "Retail", 2002-2006.
Vacations are nice, sure. But when money is tight and work schedules even tighter, it helps to have some in-town entertainment to break up those long days of summer. Here are our top picks for summer events in and around the Valley.

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Arizona Science Center
"Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles"
May 25 - September 1
This new summer exhibition at SMOCA takes an artistic analysis of modern consumer culture in the grocery store -- from products and packaging to coupons and consumption. Unlike its pop art predecessors this exhibit chooses to question, rather than celebrate the commercial products of your everyday supermarket. Visit smoca.org. Admission is $7, but free on Thursdays.

Science on the Rocks
June 6
Arizona Science Center
Because every good lesson should come with a cocktail, the Arizona Science Center invites adults 21-and-over to enjoy an evening of mixology lectures, signature cocktails, appetizers, silent auctions, DJs, dancing, and interactive activities, including access to the Center's featured exhibition, "Da Vinci - The Genius." To purchase tickets, $45-50, visit azscience.org.

Location Info


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Fort Tuthill County Park, Coconino County Fairgrounds

72 Beulah Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ

Category: General

Foxglenn Park

4200 E. Butler Ave., Flagstaff, AZ

Category: General

Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

930 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Embassy Suites Phoenix Scottsdale

4415 E. Paradise Village Parkway S., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Crescent Ballroom

308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Gammage Auditorium

1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

South Mountain High School

5401 S. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Salt River Tubing & Recreation

1320 N. Bush Highway, Mesa, AZ

Category: General

Talking Stick Resort

9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Bisbee Courthouse

100 Quality Hill Road, Bisbee, AZ

Category: General

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