azarchitecture supports and promotes the wide variety of interesting events, openings, tours and cultural celebrations we are so fortunate to enjoy in Arizona. Follow our events page to get the latest on design-related happenings.

  • Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo

    If you have never experience Zoolights, you are missing out! Head over to the Phoenix Zoo nightly between November 27th, 2019 and January 19th, 2020 to experience millions of hundreds of dazzling displays with millions of sparkling lights, live reindeer, a Polar Slide™, festive food and drinks and much, much more! They have added to the fun this year with a brand new Wildlife Lantern Safari featuring more than 60 different zoo creatures. This is a family friendly event that is sure to impress both young and old!

    November 27, 2019 – January 19, 2020
    5:30 – 10:30 p.m. nightly

    Click here for tickets!

     

    https://www.phoenixzoo.org/event-items/zoolights/
  • Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

    For nearly 50 years, enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to the Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions. Barrett-Jackson was recently named America’s No. 1 Attraction for Car Lovers in the 2019 USA Today Readers’ Choice Contest. Widely regarded as a barometer of the collector car industry, the auctions have evolved over the years into world-class automotive lifestyle events where thousands of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience ‒ in person and on live national and international television. In addition to the millions watching the events via live worldwide television coverage on Discovery Channel and MotorTrend, people are invited to attend to witness auction action at its best, capture the car of their dreams, mingle with celebrities, experience adrenaline-pumping thrill rides in the latest vehicles from America’s top automakers – or even shop in the vast Exhibitor Marketplace.

    When: January 11-19, 2020

    Where: Westworld of Scottsdale

    Click here for tickets.

    Visit the website below for more information about specific times and automobiles.

    https://www.barrett-jackson.com/
  • Phoenix Rock’n’Roll Marathon Series

    Start the year off right by participating in one of the various races at the Rock’n’Roll Marathon Series right here in sunny Phoenix Arizona! Phoenix is the first stop in the series. Friday (January 17) is kicked off by a Health and Fitness Expo held from 12pm to 7pm followed by a 5K and a Kids Rock Race on Saturday (January 19). If you’re really feeling froggy, Sunday (January 20) is the day for you! When you register, you can choose between a 10k, half marathon or full marathon all starting Sunday at 7:50am.

    WHEN: JAN 17 – 19, 2020

    WHERE:

    • Start Line for the Marathon: Arizona Center – Van Buren St. & 2nd St. – Phoenix | Finish Line for the Marathon: Rio Salado Parkway at Ash, Tempe AZ
    • Start Line for the Half Marathon: University Dr. & College Ave. – Tempe | Finish Line for the Half Marathon: Rio Salado Parkway at Ash, Tempe, AZ
    • Start Line for the 10k: University Ave. at College, Tempe AZ | Finish Line for the 10k: Rio Salado Parkway at Ash, Tempe Arizona

    ROAD CLOSURES: https://www.runrocknroll.com/en/Events/Arizona/The-Races/Road-Closures

    Visit the website below for more details and registration information.

    https://www.runrocknroll.com/en/Events
  • Events at Taliesin West

    Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece in the desert, is the perfect venue for everything from brushing up on your photography skills and Shakespeare knowledge to being entertained by the music of architect’s lifetime. Who knew?

    Taliesin West
    12345 N Taliesin Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

    Check out the website for new events in 2020!

    https://franklloydwright.org/taliesin-west/
  • Doggie Street Festival

    Get ready to meet some friendly faces at the Phoenix Doggie Street Festival! This festival is being billed as “the world’s largest adopt-a-thon and pet celebration”! Doggie Street Festival (DSF) is dedicated to increasing dog and cat adoption through its yearly, multiple city festival. This event is designed to promote public awareness and educate the public on issues such as responsible adoption, fostering animals, conscientious pet ownership and spaying/neutering your pet. Doggie Street Fair celebrates our pet companions and urges the public to act, advocate and work together to effect positive change and help end the tragedy that is pet homelessness.

    FREE ADMISSION • BRING YOUR FRIENDLY DOG • ENJOY MUSIC • YUMMY EATS • VET TIPS • AWESOME PET PRODUCTS & SERVICES • KIDS ART AREA • SPECIAL GUESTS • SPEAKERS • AUCTION PRIZES • CONTESTS • VIP LOUNGE • AND MORE!

    Saturday, 01/25/2020 from 10am-4pm

    Steele Indian School Park – 300 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ

    Check out the website below for more info.

    https://www.doggiestreetfestival.org
  • The Arizona Wine Festival

    The Arizona Wine Festival is the largest ever gathering of Arizona wineries. Presented by the Cochise Graham Wine Council, Inc. partners presents this fun festival featuring over 25 Arizona Wineries pouring over 200 different wines. The festival will include 5 to 7 food trucks, a vintage village, numerous other non-winery vendors as well as live entertainment. So come eat, drink and be merry!

    The Arizona Wine Fesitval – Jan. 24-26, 2020
    Location: Heritage Square, 113 N 6th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Dates & Times as follows:

    January 24 – Horses Help Farm-to-Table Winemakers Dinner – 6 pm till 9 pm (Proceeds from the dinner go to support the Horses Help organization)

    January 25 – 26 – The Arizona Wine Festival – Saturday 11 am till 7 pm/Sunday 11 am till 5 pm – Ticket prices vary: $20-$45 per person pre-sale or $25-$55 at the gate. Anyone can enter the event, but you must be 21+ to taste wine.

    Click here for tickets.

     

    willcoxwinecountry.org
  • The Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Are you ready for THE GREATEST SHOW ON GRASS? The 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open presented by the Ak-Chin Indian Community will be held at TPC Scottsdale January 27 – February 2, 2020. “The People’s Open” was recently named the Tournament of the Year by the PGA TOUR for 2019. The 2020 edition will mark the 85th playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the 11th as the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

    If you’re a golf fan, you’ll enjoy watching PGA tour pros such as Xander Schauffele, Hideki Matsuyama, Bubba Watson, Charley Hoffman, and Scottsdale resident Chez Reavie knock it around the course. Truthfully though, it really doesn’t matter if you are a golf fan or not. This event (or experience rather) is a must!

    Be sure to plan to stay into the evening at The Bird’s Nest to hear a musical lineup that includes stars such as Miranda Lambert, G Eazy, Dierks Bentley, and Kygo. Separate tickets will be needed for the tournament and concert events.

    Click here for tickets to the golf tournament.

    Click here for tickets to the Bird’s Nest Concert Series. 

    Visit the website below for more info on parking, players, tee times as well as the musical lineup for each night of the event. Click here for directions to TPC Scottsdale.

    https://wmphoenixopen.com
  • Arizona Strong Beer Festival

    20th Annual Celebration of Craft Beer with 130 breweries and over 500 top craft beers on tap.

    When: Sat, February 8, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM MST

    Where: Steele Indian School Park, 300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012

    This year the Arizona Strong Beer Festival celebrates 20 Years! Brewers are scheduled to do 20 Collaborations with breweries within the state and across the country! This is truly one of the top festivals in the country featuring an amazing and large selection of craft beer. There is something for everyone. Many will be strong in flavor, character, and tradition — as well as specialty styles and unique, just-for-this-event brews. Festival-goers will have a chance to sample from over 130 breweries in Arizona and across the country. Each ticket holder will receive a commemorative tasting cup and drink tickets. Food is available for purchase.

    Check the website below for more info and ticketing information.

    http://arizonabeerweek.com/strong-beer-festival/
  • ‘World Press Photo’ Exhibition in Downtown Phoenix

    The World Press Photo Exhibition, an acclaimed global press photography exhibit, will make a stop in Downtown Phoenix in January 2020. As the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers, the exhibit comprises submissions from the 2019 World Press Photo Contest, awarding photographers for the best images contributing to the past year of visual journalism. Phoenix is the final U.S. stop on the tour. The photos will be on exhibit at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication – Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix Campus.

    Location: 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Admission: FREE

    Date: Jan. 17 through Feb. 8, 2020

    Times: Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    https://dtphx.org/2020/01/09/prestigious-world-press-photo-exhibition-lands-in-downtown-phoenix/
  • 9th Annual Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival

    When: February 7th-9th, 2020
    10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Where:

    Scottsdale Waterfront at Fashion Square
    7135 E. Camelback Road

    How much: $3 Admission, $10 additional fee to partake in wine tasting

    Thunderbird Artists, producer of award-winning fine art and wine festivals, will line the banks of the Scottsdale Waterfront for the 9th time this February, with the greatest selection of curated fine arts, crafts, an extensive array of wines, delectable chocolates and live musicians for the Scottsdale Waterfront Festival. The 9th Annual Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival will feature mixed media/metal sculptor, Gary Moser, along with 125 world-class artists from throughout the globe.

    More info here.

    www.ThunderbirdArtists.com
  • Chinese Culture & Cuisine Festival

    Come celebrate the Year of the Rat and experience the vibrant sights and sounds of the 30th Annual Phoenix Chinese Week’s Culture and Cuisine Festival. There will be dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, folk and traditional dances musical performances, great food and more! This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids!

    When: February 7-9th, 2020

    Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

    How much: Admission is FREE!

    http://www.phoenixchineseweek.org
  • Street Eats Food Truck Festival

    Over 55 food trucks will sell all types of food. EVERY menu will include a $2 sample. Once inside the festival, you can use cash or credit cards at all bars and food trucks (assuming the trucks takes credit card, most do). The event will include live bands, lawn games, eating contests, local vendor marketplace, kid’s zone, cooking classes, and more.

    Date: Saturday, February 8th & Sunday February 9th, 2020

    Time: 11am-5pm

    Where: Salt River Fields At Talking Stick
    7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    Cost: $8/general ticket, $50/VIP ticket, Children 12 & under are free.

    http://www.streeteatsaz.com/
  • 32nd Annual Willo Historic Home Tour

    Currently there are 14 homeowners who will be showcasing their homes for the 2020 Willo Home Tour, but there may be even more! In addition to the Home Tour on Sunday, there will also be a Twilight Tour on Saturday evening as well as a street fair on Sunday. They will have a live band, a beer and wine tent, food vendors and a variety of others. Additionally there will be an expo with mostly hand-made items from local craftsmen and artists.  There will also be a Classic Car show! Don’t miss your chance to experience the historic charm and hospitality of this great neighborhood!

    February 8th from 4PM to 7PM – Twilight Tour

    February 9th from 10AM to 4PM – 32nd Annual Home Tour

    Click here for tickets. 

    http://www.willophx.com/home-tour/
  • Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

    February 13-23, 2020 at WestWorld, Scottsdale

    Since 1955 the Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has been one of the most prominent shows in the Arabian horse world. The first show was held at the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. After the show’s beginnings at the Biltmore, Ann McCormick bought 150 acres in Scottsdale and made it into the horse facility known as Paradise Park which served the needs of the show for many years.

    Over the years, the show has grown from around 500 horses to nearly 2400 horses with their owners, trainers and breeders. Now, they all descend on WestWorld in Scottsdale every February in order to compete at a chance to win in their respective categories. A win at the Scottsdale Show can mean big money in the breeding barns. There are dressage events, western events, hunter jumper events and many more!

    In addition to the ongoing equestrian events, there is an expo that fills the interior of WestWorld with clothing, crafts, equestrian supplies, and more. Food trucks are available on site as well. This event is fun for the whole family and money raised goes to support a number of wonderful charities such as: the Arabian Horsemans Distress Fund, the ASU Western Equestrian Team, SCC Equine Sciences Scholarships and the March of Dimes.

    Please visit the website below for more info on ticketing, specific event times and more.

    http://www.scottsdaleshow.com/shows-events/scottsdale-arabian-horse-show
  • Coronado Historically Modern Home Tour

    Date: Sunday, 2/23/2020

    Time: 10am-4pm

    Location: Coronado Neighborhood, Coronado Park, 1717 N. 12th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006

    The 2020 Coronado Home Tour is not JUST a home tour (however, that is what interests us the most). It is also a street fair! According to their website there will be 50+ local vendors, food trucks, beer garden and live entertainment. So head over to Coronado Park to enjoy food, music, a lively street fair and amazing homes open to tour!

    This year’s tour will highlight both homes with a preserved history and fully renovated homes. Coronado is home to many types of architecture including Craftsman and and California bungalows, Spanish and Pueblo revival, Tudor style homes and Early / Transitional Ranch style homes, among others.

    Home Tour tickets can be purchased in advance online for $15 or on the day of the event for $20 cash or credit. Pick up your wrist band and Home Tour Guide book at the ticket booth in Coronado Park. Don’t forget to bring your I.D.’s for the beer garden!

    Visit the website below for more details. Get your tickets here.

    http://thecoronadoneighborhood.com/hometour/
  • Devour Culinary Classic

    Date: February 22-23, 2020

    Location: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Pkwy Phoenix, AZ

    The most anticipated culinary event in the region! For the 11th year in a row, Devour Culinary Classic brings together the culinary and beverage leaders that are helping to establish Arizona as a sought-after destination. Head over to the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden and enjoy some of Arizona’s very best food and beverages. In addition to tastings, the event will offer multiple opportunities for all attendees to learn skills and tips from some of their favorite local chefs as well as food producers. Events will be held all throughout Devour Week (February 15th-23rd) ending with the Devour Culinary Classic, so be sure to check out the website for details and ticketing information.

    https://www.devourphoenix.com/
  • Innings Festival

    The Innings Festival is “THE CAN’T MISS Arizona Spring Training celebration for music loves and passionate baseball fans”! It will take place February 29th and March 1st, 2020 at Tempe Beach & Tempe Arts Park in Tempe, AZ. Time TBD (Last year the festival was open from 1-11pm each day).

    Current lineup includes:

    Saturday – Dave Matthews Band, Portugal the Man, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Dr. Dog, Whiskey Myers, ZZ Ward, Strand of Oaks, Boy Named Banjo

    SundayWeezer, Death Cab for Cutie, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, O.A.R., The Struts, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Nikki Lane, Pedro the Lion, Wilderado

    With Appearances by MLB Legends: Off the Mound featuring Ryan Dempster & Guests, Jake Peavy, Bret Saberhagen, Miguel Montero, Aaron Rowland and many more!

    Visit the website below for more information and to purchase tickets. You don’t want to miss this event!

    https://www.inningsfestival.com
  • Scottsdale Arts Festival – 50 year Anniversary!

    March 13th-15th, 2020

    This is the 50th anniversary of this three-day celebration of art, music, food, and family fun. Explore your creativity through hands-on activities, giant yard games, music, museum visits, and more. Partake in delicious cuisine as you listen to some of the Valley’s most talented musician’s and spend time exploring everything these amazing artisans have to offer.

    Scottsdale Civic Center Park
    3939 N Drinkwater Blvd,
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Get Directions ›

    FREE PARKING and Transportation via the Scottsdale Trolley

    Grab your tickets here. There is a discount if tickets are purchased prior to February 1, 2020.

    https://scottsdaleartsfestival.org
  • Modern Phoenix Week 2020

    Modern Phoenix Week 2020 will be held March 14-22, 2020. Tickets go on sale February 1 at 8 am. According to www.modernphoenix.net, the Home Tour sells out in hours. Because of this, it is highly encouraged that you to join their mailing list or put an alert in your calendar to recheck their website in late January for more details.

    According to their site, Modern Phoenix Week will include the some of the following events amongst others:

    • Tour Paolo Soleri’s Cosanti in Paradise Valley with Soleri’s Director of Paolo Soleri Studios Roger Tomalty.
    • Midcentury Modern Bike Tour – Use Phoenix’s GRID bikeshare program to explore mid-century architecture with two local experts.
    • Valley Ho – check out the architecture at this mid-century landmark known for its “Flinstone’s meets Jetsons” style.
    • Phoenix Center for the Arts – Chat with architect Taz Khatri and a panel of urbanists after screening this new documentary film about our changing urban environment and four trailblazing women architects: Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Denise Scott Brown.
    • Rethinking the House Museum – Delve into a joint research study on the social, cultural and economic benefits of house museums with Mark Stapp and Victor Sidy.
    • Cactus and Succulent Selection and Arrangement Workshop.
    • Modern Phoenix Expo – Explore pop-up shops to find new products and services for modern architecture, interior design, fashion, home renovation, furniture, lighting and accessories. Meet contemporary interior designers, landscapers, furniture designers, green builders, architects, historians, preservationists, vintage furniture dealers and other professionals to help you get your job done.
    • Research your mid-century home – Donna Reiner will guide a small group through researching a midcentury home or neighborhood using local resources and online databases with our pop-up library of magazines, brochures, newspapers, maps and other materials.
    • Making Architecture with 180 Degrees Design + Build – Join principal architects John Anderson, James Trahan and Troy Vincent as they recount the highs and lows of Making Architecture as an innovative design-build firm over the last two decades.
    • Modern Home Tour – The Emerald City – The Crown Jewel of Modern Phoenix Week! The Home Tour features full access to about a dozen midcentury and contemporary modern homes along the Central Avenue Corridor, which is known for its lush neighborhoods featuring mature and shady landscaping.

    Be sure to visit their website for more details, information, and most importantly… tickets!! This is a DON’T MISS EVENT! Tickets can be purchased here starting February 1st.

    http://modernphoenix.net/
  • March Movie Mania at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

    Grab a blanket and enjoy family friendly movies for FREE in the grass under the stars at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park every Friday night during the month of March (the last Friday in February too)!  Concessions will be available for purchase, and the Paradise & Pacific Railroad and the Scottsdale Charros Carousel will be running.  Tickets will be sold in Stillman Station for $3. Children two and younger ride free with a paying adult.

    All movies will start at approximately 6:30 p.m. (at dusk).

    Movies are as follow:

    Friday, February 28 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse*

    Friday, March 6 – Lion King (2019)*

    Friday, March 13 – The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part*

    Friday, March 20 – The Secret Life of Pets 2*

    Friday, March 27 – The Incredibles 2*

    *Movies are subject to change

    https://www.therailroadpark.com/events/
  • Wild Rising by Cracking Art

    The Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition from Milan is called Wild Rising by Cracking Art. More than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic will be on exhibit. Wild Rising is included in the cost of general admission and membership of the DBG. With 12 installations, visitors will see 20 penguins posing among the cactus and 40 majestic grey wolves guarding the Sybil B. Harrington Cactus and Succulent Galleries.

    Per the DBG, “The vibrant art forms are the creations of Cracking Art, a collective of artists who specialize in plastic as an artistic medium with the intention of radically changing the history of art through a strong social and environmental commitment. The creatures featured in Wild Rising not only capture the magnificence of nature but also address global and local sustainability and conservation issues, including climate change, plastic in the oceans and the importance of recycling.”

    Installations will be on display now through May 10th, 2020.

    Location: Desert Botanical Garden – 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 

    Click here for tickets.

    https://dbg.org/exhibits/wild-rising-by-cracking-art/2020-05-10/