Things to Do in Phoenix in April


Phoenix is known for its beautiful weather, but this year winter has held on tight–even in the Valley of the Sun! The good news is April is still a fantastic time to be out and about in Phoenix and the excess of rain has made the outdoors especially stunning. 

If you are looking for the chance to get out and enjoy Phoenix, here are a few events happening in the Valley this month!

Celebrity Fight Night–April 1

This star-studded event is a major annual fundraiser for Gateway for Cancer Research. The event is known to attract celebrities from professional sports, music and entertainment. This year the gala is being held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix. For tickets visit

Maricopa County Fair–April 12-16 

With all the classic rides and fair food, the Maricopa County Fair is sure to have something for everyone. The fair is open Wednesday through Sunday and tickets are just $10. Friday is free for seniors ages 55 and up. For more information visit

Country Thunder–April 13-16

Country music fans from all over the country will have a party in the desert during the annual Country Thunder music festival in Florence. This music festival features artists like Jon Pardi, Luke Bryan, and Dierks Bentley. Find all the information at

Mesa Music Festival–April 13-15

This free music festival in Mesa celebrates emerging artists with more than 200 performances offered throughout downtown Mesa. The festival also includes a vendor market with artists and food and beverages for sale. For more information visit

Phoenix Home & Garden Garden Tour–April 15

This self-guided tour allows visitors to experience some of the best in landscape and garden design in the Valley. Designers and homeowners will be on hand to answer questions. For tickets visit

Pat’s Run–April 15

Thousands of runners will descend on Tempe to participate in the annual Pat’s Run, a 4.2 mile run benefiting the Pat Tillman Foundation. Runners are also invited to participate virtually. For more information visit

Playing With Stars, Rotraut at the Desert Botanical Garden–Now through May 17

Rotraut is a world-famous artist who is based in Arizona. During this exhibit Rotraut’s large-scale, nature-inspired sculptures will add color and wonder to the garden trails while smaller sculptures will fill the Ottosen Gallery. For tickets visit

Wild Flowers in the Valley

This year there are more wildflowers out on the trails than ever before. There are several trails around the Valley that provide the opportunity to enjoy these beautiful flowers before they are gone. For a full list of trails check out

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