April Fun In Arizona

April Fun In Arizona

Typically the weather is still good in April, with warm temperatures but usually not yet in the triple digits. We'll still see several Phoenix-area events in April that take place outdoors.

These are many of the community events that you can count on year in and year out in April. All dates, prices, and activities mentioned are subject to change without notice. Check the website or call to confirm information.

The activities in this event calendar are appropriate for families unless otherwise indicated.

Phoenix Event Calendar - April

2nd Friday Night Out in Mesa
Live music, entertainment, art walk, prizes. Each month has a theme. Family friendly. Free admission. On Main Street in Downtown Mesa.
In 2016: 2nd Friday of the month

A.S.U. Sun Devil Baseball
Arizona State University's PAC12 baseball team plays at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
In 2016: various dates in April

Agave on the Rocks
Celebrate Sonoran roots with gourmet cuisine prepared by renowned Valley restaurants and caterers, music and margaritas. 21+ only. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix.
In 2016: April 1

April Pools Day in Apache Junction
Water safety event with games and swim lessons. Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center.
In 2016: April 30

April Pools Day in Mesa
Water safety, CPR, how to properly wear or fit a life vest and fun games and prizes for the kids. Kino Aquatic Center, Mesa.
In 2016: April 2

April Pools Day in Scottsdale
Interactive booths, games and drowning prevention awareness. Free. Eldorado Pool, Scottsdale. 
In 2016: April 24

Arizona Bike Week
Bands, rallies, exhibits, competitions, charity rides, auctions, raffles--everything for the motorcycle enthusiast.
In 2016: April 6 - 10

Arizona Derby Dames
All-girl roller derby since 2006. Phoenix.
In 2016: April 2

Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball
The Arizona Diamondbacks play professional baseball at Chase Field.
In 2016: Various dates in April

Arizona Fine Art Expo
A 10 week event in north Scottsdale. See designers, painters, sketchers and sculptors at work. Demonstrations and workshops, fine wines and cuisine.
In 2016: January 2 - April 3

Arizona Game and Fish Expo
Activities, demonstrations and exhibits in the areas of hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, archery, off-highway vehicle (OHV) and watercraft recreation, conservation and wildlife education, camping and other outdoor elements.
In 2016: April 2, 3

Arizona United SC
Professional soccer, USL League. Peoria Stadium.
In 2016: April 30

Arizona's Ultimate Women's Expo
Thousands of women gather to see demonstrations, attend workshops and check out products and services for women at one of the largest trade shows in Arizona. Phoenix Convention Center.
In 2016: April 23, 24

Art After Work
A painting party for couples, friends, anyone. Learn how to paint your own take on classic masterpieces and local landscapes. Instructor and art supplies provided. Online registration required. Tempe Center for the Arts.
In 2016: April 15

Astronomy Evenings
A talk (novice level) explaining facts about the solar system and the galaxy around the planet earth followed by observing the moon, several planets, star systems through a celestron telescope. Weather permitting. Registration required. Ages 8+. Pinnacle Peak Park, Scottsdale.
In 2016: April 9

AZ Wine & Dine
Food and wine samplings provided by more than 20 of the Valley's finest local restaurants, resort kitchens and national wineries. The event will include live musical entertainment. 21 and older only. Scottsdale Quarter.
In 2016: April 7

Beer 'n' Bones
Annual fundraiser for the Arizona Museum of Natural History. Local Craft beers, food sampling, science fun. 21+ only.
In 2016: April 22

Bikes & Beer
A Bike Month event, include a panel discussion, beer tasting for those 21+ and fun bicycling related activities. Group ride. Tempe
In 2016: April 21

Bird City Comedy Festival
Standup, improv, sketch and more at various venues in Downtown Phoenix.
In 2016: April 8 - 10

Birds in the Garden
Join expert birders for a morning bird walk along the Garden trails. Everyone, including first-time birders, is welcome. Wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Bring binoculars if available. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix at 8 a.m. This activity is included in the regular admission fee.
In 2016: Every Monday in April

Birds 'n' Beer
Birds 'n Beer offers local professionals a fun and refreshing way to learn about Arizona birds and other wildlife while networking with fellow nature-lovers. Have a cold brew while enjoying an enlightening and lively presentation on Arizona nature. Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix. RSVP requested 602-468-6470.
In 2016: April 20

Blake's Miracle Swim-Kid-Athon
Have fun while supporting a great cause. Cheer on swimmers and floaters. Silent Auction, Business Expo, Cake Walk, Bounce House, Face Painting, Raffle. SWIMkids USA, Mesa.
In 2016: April 9

Bon Vivant - A Celebration of Fine Food & Drink
Hundreds of varieties of wines, beers, and non-alcoholic beverages will be sampled and cuisine from the valley’s hottest restaurants. Live entertainment. 21+ only. Tempe Marketplace.
In 2016: April 17

Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light at Desert Botanical Garden
A special exhibition of art art and light installations interpreting the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Best enjoyed at night. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix.
In 2016: November 22, 2015 - May 8, 2016

Carefree Days Festival
Celebrate springtime with arts and crafts, wine and craft beer tasting, live music and entertainment. Food trucks. Carefree Desert Gardens Sundial Circle.
In 2016: April 8 - 10

Celebrate Mesa
Carnival rides, bounce houses, entertainment, vehicle displays. Free admission.
In 2016: April 16

Cesar Chavez Breakfast
Celebrating diversity and honoring Chavez. Glendale.
In 2016: April 1

Chalk Art Festival
Thousands of attendees and mural artists will draw masterpieces in chalk. Free admission. Westgate Entertainment District.
In 2016: April 30

Chandler Airport Dayz
Airplane displays, car show, entertainment, family friendly. Free Admission. Chandler Municipal Airport.
In 2016: April ?

Chandler Craft Spirits Festival
Taste and sip at a celebration of of craft, small batch, artisanal, boutique and premium spirits and cocktails. Chandler.
In 2016: April 30

Chandler Jazz Festival
Outdoor concerts in the evening at the Downtown Chandler Stage in Downtown Chandler. Free.
In 2016: April 1, 2

Chandler Symphony Orchestra
Indoor concert. Family-friendly. Free, donations accepted.
In 2016: April 2

Chandler’s Family Bike Ride
Held in conjunction with Valley Bike Month. A 7.4 mile ride provides families with an opportunity to get exercise and celebrate bicycling for recreation and as a way to replace automobile trips for short trips. Helmets required.
In 2016: April 9

City of Maricopa Fishing Derby
Open to children ages 5 – 12. Advance registration required. Copper Sky Regional Park.
In 2016: April 16

Community Cinema
Free movie and post-show discussion, presented by City of Mesa Office of Diversity. Dobson Ranch Library. Free.
In 2016: April 21

Copperstate 1000 Field of Dreams Cruise In
Attracts hundreds of cars from local car enthusiasts: classics, muscle cars, exotics, street rods and more. Tempe Diablo Stadium. Free admission.
In 2016: April 10 - 13

Country Thunder
Four days of camping, big name country music stars perform, arts and crafts vendors, and food in Florence, Arizona.
In 2016: April 7 - 10

Cowboy Artists of America Exhibition
A special six-month exhibition of western art at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West. (map)
In 2016: November 7, 2015 - May 31, 2016

Crossroads of the West Gun Show
At the Arizona State Fairgrounds. The shows offer hundreds of tables of interest to both the once a year hunter and the avid collector.
In 2016: April 23, 24

CycloMesa
Formerly known as The Great Arizona Bicycle Festival. Bike ride, Great Arizona Bike Swap, activities, entertainment. Mesa.
In 2016: April 1 - 3

Desert Botanical Garden Butterfly Pavilion
Walk among the beautiful butterflies at this special springtime event located at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.


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