21 Winter and Spring Festivals in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Events

Melissa Fossum
Last year's Gay Pride Festival featured parades, pageants, and bull riding.
There are many reasons to be thankful for living in Arizona and a big chunk of them fall under spring. Between the great weather, influx of tourists, and an abundance of things to do, February through May is a time for serious celebration.

And we're not the only ones who think so. Here are 21 festivals happening from late winter through spring.

See also: 5 Cool Phoenix Neighborhoods You've Probably Never Heard Of

Running with the Bulls Festival
February 7 to 9
Hogs N' Horses Arena

The bulls are running free this weekend in Cave Creek. Visitors of the festival can choose to run in any of the six daily bull races for as little as $30 or enjoy the festival's other activities such as Indian dancers, matadors, bull fights, bull riding, and a battle of the bands. Visit runningwiththebullsusa.com.

Native Now Festival
February 8
Deer Valley Rock Art Center

Native Now is a free festival that commemorates the mosaic of cultures that illustrate what being indigenous in Arizona looks, sounds, and tastes like. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and enjoy musical performances, film screenings, and community art projects. Visit dvrac.asu.edu or call 623-582-8007.

Renaissance Festival
February 8 to March 30
Festival Village

The Arizona Renaissance Festival returns to Apache Junction Saturdays, Sundays, and President's Day with costumes, jousting, live entertainment, games, and shopping. Admission ranges $10 to $22, and parking is free. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit royalfaires.com/arizona or contact 520-463-2600.

Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival
February 9 to 23
Various Locations

The 18th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival presents two weeks of 12 films screened across three Harkins Valley locations: Scottsdale Camelview, Crossroads 12, and Arrowhead Fountains 18. Single tickets start at $11 and festival passes at $80. Showtimes vary. Visit www.gpjff.org for a full scheduleor call 602-753-9366.

Arizona SciTech Festival
February 9 to April 2
Various locations

More than 450 organizations throughout the Valley join together in celebration of science and technology with such signature events as the Mesa Discovery Trek, Chandler's Science Spectacular, Geeks' Night Out, the 2014 Glendale Passport to Science, the SciTech Crawl, and the Arizona SciTech Buckeye Festival. Prices, times, and locations vary per event. Visit azscitechfest.org or call 480-250-7764 for more information.

Location Info


Hogs and Horses Arena

6705 E. Cave Creek Blvd., Cave Creek, AZ

Category: General

Deer Valley Rock Art Center

3711 W. Deer Valley Road, Glendale, AZ

Category: General

Renaissance Festival Grounds

12601 E. US-60, Gold Canyon, AZ

Category: General

Harkins Camelview 5

7001 E. Highland Ave., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Film

Harkins Chandler Crossroads 12

2980 E. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ

Category: Film

Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18

16046 Arrowhead Fountns Center Drive, Peoria, AZ

Category: Film

AMC Arizona Center 24

565 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Film

Alwun House Gallery & Gardens

1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Historic Heritage Square

115 N. Sixth St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Theatre

100 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Tumbleweed Park

2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler, AZ

Category: General

Tempe Beach Park

54 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Mesa Arts Center

1 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Center for the Arts

1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Tempe Town Lake

620 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Mill Avenue District

Mill Ave. between University Drive and Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

WestWorld of Scottsdale

16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Harkins Scottsdale 101

7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Film

Downtown Mesa

W. Main St. area, Mesa, AZ

Category: General

Steele Indian School Park

300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Herberger Theater Center

222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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