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Everything You Must Do in Phoenix This Summer

Updated On 06/25/2018 at 05:46PM EST Updated On 06/25/2018 at 05:46PM EST
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Social Hall
tipsy tea
The Camby Hotel
Friday - Saturday
Jun 1-Sep 1
Phoenix
Every week on Friday and Saturday at the Bees Knees inside of The Camby Hotel from 2pm to 5pm, Tipsy Tea pairs tea-infused cocktails with a menu of prix fixe bites straight from the recipe index of chef Dushyant Singh. Tastes include a refreshing summer shrimp ceviche, amarillo tater tot and caviar, truffle deviled eggs, and bacon and ricotta-filled wontons.
Cost: $40
Thursday - Sunday
Jun 14-Jul 15
Various locations
After four long years of waiting, the 2018 FIFA World Cup is finally here! The US may not be in the competition this year, but that doesn't mean that the games in Russia won't be a blast to watch. We've rounded up all the best bars in Phoenix to watch the fútbol magic play out.
Cost: A few beers
Saturday - Saturday
Jun 16-Aug 18
Phoenix
Ever wondered how beer is made? Now you can find out. Learn about the beer-making process and some of the unique ingredients used to make them at a brewery tour of Helio Basin Brewing Co. Led by Brewmaster Dustin Hazer, admission to the event includes the brewery tour, a flight of Helio’s top six beers, a pint of beer, and a commemorative glass. The brewery tours run on June 16, July 21, August 18, and all begin at 3pm.
Cost: $25
Saturday - Saturday
Jun 16-Jul 14
Scottsdale
Chart-topping DJs including Yellow Claw, Tiesto, Borgore, Diplo, and Krewella are all playing the pool at Talking Stick Resort this summer as part of the Release pool party series. Hotel rentals and cabanas are available. Doors open at noon.
Cost: Ticket prices vary  
Thursday
Jun 21
Mesa
If Slightly Stoopid is part of your summer soundtrack you can’t miss this show. Special guests Stick Figure and Pepper will also be there to help kick-off the start of summer. Doors open at 4:30pm.
Cost: $35  
Friday
Jun 22
Downtown Phoenix
Dita Von Teese is bringing “The Art of the Teese” to downtown Phoenix. The show will feature a restaged performance of “Lazy” from her residency at Crazy Horse Paris, as well as a revamp of her cowgirl act. She will be joined by a group of the best burlesque performers in the world for the show, including her sexy male “Vontourage.” The steamy burlesque show begins at 8:30pm.
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Thursday
Jun 28
Phoenix
Happening at Ak-Chin Pavilion, the 2018 Vans Warped Tour stage will showcase artists including The Used, 3oh!3, Assuming We Survive, We the Kings, and dozens more. Beginning in 1995, Warped Tour is the longest-running touring music fest in North America. The Phoenix festival is part of the Final Full Cross-Country Tour.
Cost: Ticket prices vary
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Tempe Tourism
Sunday
Jul 1
Downtown Phoenix
Comedian Kevin Hart is bringing his Irresponsible tour to downtown Phoenix. Happening at Talking Stick Resort Arena, the lively comedy show will feature new material from Hart. Show starts at 8pm.
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Wednesday
Jul 4
Tempe
The Tempe Town Lake Festival is returning for another night of live music, all-American eats, and the best fireworks display in The Valley. The Kiwanis Club of Tempe will present the 67th annual fireworks show which will launch from the Mill Avenue bridge. Gates to the event open at 5pm.
Cost: Free
Thursday
Jul 12
Glendale
The iconic alt-rockers are on their Shiny and Oh So Bright tour, featuring original members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha. This is the group’s first tour since 2000. The Smashing Pumpkins new single Solara is out now. Show starts at 7pm.
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Friday - Saturday
Jul 13-14
Tempe
The Los Angeles-based comedian is on tour and making a stop in Tempe. There are multiple showtimes to choose from, all of which have a two drink minimum. Her novel I’m Fine...And Other Lies, which BJ Novak has called “the funniest cry for help you’ll read this year,” is available now.
Cost: $30
Thursday
Jul 19
Glendale
Dust off your vuvuzela and team garb, as Club America and English powerhouse Manchester United are going head-to-head right here in Phoenix. This match is part of MANU’s visit to the states for their summer tour. Kick-off is set for 7pm. Can’t make it to the match? Check out the top soccer-friendly bars in Phoenix.
Cost: Ticket prices start at $27
Saturday - Sunday
Jul 21-Sep 23
Various locations
Summer camp just got a boozy revamp. In its fourth running, Summer Cocktail Camp returns this summer for nine weeks of spirited fun. Happening at some of the top-regarded drinkeries and buzzy hotspots around town, including The Gladly, Taco Chelo, and Thirsty Camel, this summertime series gives guests the chance to mix and mingle while sipping refreshing summer-season drinks.
Cost: $38
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San Tan Brewing + Distilling
Saturday
Jul 28
Downtown Phoenix
Happening at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix, this indoor beer festival will feature over 65 of the regions best craft brewers and more than 350 different styles of craft brews. Festival-goers will have the unique opportunity to sample special casks as well as other never-before-sipper beers from the industry’s best beer makers. Real Wild & Woody will also see live music, a rock wall, and bites from local eateries.
Cost: $57
Sunday
Aug 5
Tempe
The Miami lyricist will touchdown in the Valley of the Sun for a concert at Marquee Theatre. The show will feature special guests Scruse Boy, Savguy Meech and Prince Carter, and DJ Ware. Doors open at 6:30pm. His new track "Florida Boy" featuring Kodak Black and T-Pain is available now.
Cost: $37.50 to $175
Sunday
Aug 12
Phoenix
Catch the alt-rock foursome and the Pixies this summer at Ak-Chin Pavilion. Special guests Sleigh Bells will also join the two rock groups at the outdoor concert. Stream or download "Africa," Weezer's recent cover of the classic Toto hit, here.
Cost: Tickets start at $25
Thursday
Aug 16
Downtown Phoenix
Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross will bring his stand-up act to Phoenix as part of his 2018 world tour, Oh Come On. The Brooklyn-based actor, writer, and comedian will perform at Downtown's Orpheum Theatre.
Cost: $33
Wednesday
Aug 22
Downtown Phoenix
This is a phone-free show. This means absolutely no photos, videos, or any devices will be permitted for what organizers call a “100% human experience.” Not to worry, when you arrive your phone will go into a secure Yondr pouch. Can’t make it to the show? Check out the new album Boarding House Reach, it’s available now.
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Friday
Aug 31
Glendale
Award-winning singer-songwriter Sam Smith is bringing his soulful sound to Glendale’s Gila River Arena. The Thrill of It All tour is the second concert tour by the English singer.
Cost: Tickets start at $30
Friday
Sep 7
Mesa
Consistently ranked one of the top outdoor music venues in The Valley, The Mesa Amphitheatre will play host to Rebelution’s Free Rein Summer Tour. The reggae group will be joined by Stephen Marley, Common Kings, Zion-I, and DJ Mackle at the open-air concert. Doors open at 4:30pm.
Cost: GA $35, VIP $103
Wednesday
Sep 12
Glendale
Award-winning composer Ramin Djawadi has composed hundreds of scores for movies, video games, and television series such as Westworld, and yes, the iconic and instantly-recognizable soundtrack to the acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones. And now, superfans can witness a live Thrones-themed musical experience featuring Ramin Djawadi at Glendale’s Gila River Arena.  
Cost: Tickets start at $34.75