30 Must-Attend Spring Events in Metro Phoenix

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Tourists and locals agree, spring is Arizona's time to shine between the sports, shows, conventions, and exhibitions. With so much going on in just one season, it's time to get off the couch and get planning.

Here are Jackalope Ranch's top 30 events to attend this spring.

See also: 21 Winter and Spring Festivals in Metro Phoenix


Spring Training

Various locations
Now through March 29

Spring training continues through the final week of March as the Cactus League brings 15 Major League Baseball teams to 10 stadiums across the Valley, including Camelback Ranch, Goodyear Ballpark, Maryvale Baseball Park, Cubs Park, Peoria Sports Complex, Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Scottsdale Stadium, Surprise Stadium, Tempe Diablo Stadium, and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Prices and times vary. For tickets and the full schedule, visit cactusleague.com.

"The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not"
Arizona Science Center
Now through May 4

Expand your mind and your imagination at the Arizona Science Center's "The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not." In addition to special weekend events, this exhibit includes: Extreme Biology, The Wonderful World of Ripley, Weird World - Past and Present, Cultural Practices, Gallery of the Unexpected, and Perceptions and Illusions. Tickets range $11.95 to $16.95. Visit www.azscience.org or call 602-716-2000.

West Side Story
Orpheum Theatre
March 21 through 23

The tragic and romantic tale of West Side Story comes to Orpheum Theatre for one weekend only. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 22, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 23. Tickets range from $70 to $281. For details, visit www.orpheum-theater.com or call the box office at 602-534-5600.

Haru in the Garden
Japanese Friendship Garden
March 22

Celebrate the arrival of spring in traditional Japanese style with "Haru in the Garden" at the Japanese Friendship Garden. This evening event runs 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, and features live traditional Japanese music performances, art displays, a spring stroll through the garden, and a beer garden. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Visit japanesefriendshipgarden.org or call 602-274-8700.

Chelsea Handler
Comerica Theatre
March 22

Author, actress, comedian, and host of Chelsea Lately , Handler is bringing her newest tour, "Uganda Be Kidding Me," to Comerica on Saturday, March 22. The show starts at 8 p.m. with ticket prices ranging from $71.50 to $103.50. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.comericatheater.com or call 602-379-2800.

Handler will also be signing her book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, at Changing Hands Bookstore that same day at 2 p.m. Single tickets are included with each book purchase. Visit www.changinghands.com or call 480-730-0205.

Arizona Scottish Highland Games
Steele Indian School Park
March 22 and 23

The Caledonian Society of Arizona invites locals to put on their finest kilts as they celebrate the 50th Annual Arizona Scottish Gathering Highland Games. There will be highland games, bag pipes, plus traditional Scottish dancing and food. Festivities run 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 22, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 23. Tickets range from $5 to $15. Visit www.arizonascots.com.

Location Info

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Camelback Ranch Stadium

10710 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Arizona Science Center

600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Maryvale Baseball Park

3600 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Peoria Sports Complex

16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, AZ

Category: Music

Cubs Park

2330 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, AZ

Category: General

Surprise Stadium

15930 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise, AZ

Category: Music

Salt River Fields

7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Municipal Stadium

5999 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Tempe Diablo Stadium

2200 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Scottsdale Stadium

7408 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Orpheum Theatre

203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix/Ro Ho En

1125 N. Third Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Comerica Theatre

400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Celebrity Theatre

440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

The Duce

525 S. Central, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Ovations Live! Showroom at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, AZ

Category: General

Windsor Square Historic District

N. 2nd St & E. Orange Dr., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Tempe Diablo Stadium

2200 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Space 55 Theatre

636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Heard Museum

2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

WestWorld of Scottsdale

16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

50 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Theatre

100 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Gammage Auditorium

1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

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4 comments
Courtney Crowley
Courtney Crowley

Tuesday, March 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $38.50 to $46

sose5000
sose5000

You have the dates for the Highland Games wrong.  It is in March not in May.

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