Events

Everything You Must Do in Phoenix This Summer

Updated On 06/27/2017 at 04:02PM EST Updated On 06/27/2017 at 04:02PM EST
June
Heard Museum
Heard Museum

June

Wednesday - Sunday
Jun 28-Aug 20
Heard Museum
Phoenix is lucky enough to be the only North American stop for the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit’s world tour, so be sure to go see select works from two of the 20th century’s most recognizable artists.
Wednesday - Monday
Jun 28-Sep 4
Musical Instrument Museum
MIM is Phoenix’s top-rated attraction on TripAdvisor, an honor that’s well deserved. The expansive museum showcases instruments from all around the world, puts on concerts, and has guitars and other memorabilia previously owned by the likes of John Lennon, Elvis, and Taylor Swift. This summer, it also has a special exhibit dedicated to gorgeous, elaborate dragon-themed guitars, made with coral, mother-of-pearl, copper, and more.
Wednesday - Friday
Jun 28-Aug 25
For art lovers, this might be the best summer date idea. Experience the awe-inspiring architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright during a two-hour tour of the Taliesin West grounds at night and watch the fire-breathing dragon statue come to life.
Friday - Tuesday
Jun 30-Jul 4
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Hotel guests and visitors alike are invited to celebrate the Fourth with concerts, five nights of fireworks, lots of food and drink, outdoor movies, and even a vintage air show that ends with a parachuting spectacle.
July
Arizona Craft Brewers Guild
Arizona Craft Brewers Guild

July

Thursday
Jul 6
Talking Stick Resort Arena
The Grammy-nominated Carolina rapper brings his 4 Your Eyez Only tour to town, with support from Ari Lennox, Bas, and J.I.D. For hip-hop fans in the Valley, this is guaranteed to be a great night.
Friday
Jul 7
Chase Field
Celebrate the upcoming season of Game of Thrones with the Arizona Diamondbacks at this special event, during which fans can get their hands on a bobblehead of star pitcher Taijuan Walker made up to look like the Night King.
Tuesday
Jul 18
Comerica Theatre
The band behind “Semi-Charmed Life” and “How’s It Going to Be” bring their nostalgic tunes to one of our favorite downtown Phoenix venues, with indie rockers Silversun Pickups opening.
Saturday - Wednesday
Jul 22-Aug 23
University of Phoenix Stadium
Get an up-close look at the 2017 Cards squad at one of the team’s 18 open preseason practices, where it’s common for stars like Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald to take some time for photos and autographs with fans.
Saturday
Jul 29
Phoenix Convention Center
The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild is partnering with more than 50 of the Southwest’s best beer makers, including Four Peaks and Huss, to put on the summer’s biggest and best local beer festival. The $57 admission fee includes 20 beer tasting tickets and snacks from local restaurants.
Saturday
Jul 29
Changing Hands Bookstore
No, we’re not kidding. Your favorite local bookstore is inviting muggles, wizards, and witches to celebrate the birthday of every millennial's favorite wizard. There will be music, trivia, a costume contest, tabletop Quidditch, and even butter beer on draft.
August
Crescent Ballroom
Crescent Ballroom

August

Friday
Aug 4
University of Phoenix Stadium
The hard-rock legends return to town for the first time in years as part of their WorldWired tour. Avenged Sevenfold and Gojira will open.
Saturday
Aug 5
Gila River Arena
If you’ve turned on the radio in the last five years, you probably know the words to an Ed Sheeran song or two. We know you won’t be disappointed if you check out this tour for this third album, ÷, with James “You’re Beautiful” Blunt opening.
Friday
Aug 11
Sur La Table
It’s usually too hot to barbecue outdoors here during the summer, but Sur La Table offers up some indoor grilling classes designed for couples. At this event, you’ll cook up some strip steak, spicy shrimp, and asparagus, then finish it all off with chocolate-raspberry creme brulee.
Wednesday
Aug 23
The Van Buren
Cold War Kids and Joywave are the first acts to play The Van Buren, Phoenix’s new spot from the team behind downtown favorites Valley Bar and Crescent Ballroom. If the 1,800-capacity venue is half as great as its sister properties, it’s sure to be a pretty incredible night.
Friday
Aug 25
Grand Canyon National Park
Every year, the NPS celebrates its birthday by giving us a gift -- free admission to any national park in the country. Take the opportunity to check the Grand Canyon off your bucket list, or head back for another visit to see the amazing sights.
Saturday
Aug 26
Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex
Getting a pro soccer team is one of the most exciting things to happen in Arizona since the Diamondbacks won a World Series. By August, we’re hoping you’ve adjusted to the heat a bit more, and since this is Phoenix Rising FC’s only home game of the month, we recommend checking it out.
September
Postal Service at The Comerica
Flickr/Davon Christopher Adams

September

Saturday
Sep 2
Comerica Theatre
The comedian takes his comeback tour to Comerica for two shows on Labor Day weekend. Expect some new material following the release of his two highly viewed Netflix specials.