A year of things to do


Large-scale events such as the Barrett-Jackson car auction, the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament, and the Arizona Renaissance Festival are expected to return to the Phoenix subway in 2022.

Some beloved annual events including the Renaissance Festival and the M3F (formerly the McDowell Mountain Music Festival) were canceled in 2021. Others, like Arizona Matsuri and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, have become virtual events for ensuring the safety of participants amid the spread of the coronavirus.

As the Arizonans return to large gatherings and celebrations, be sure to check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for updated advice on how to assess your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.

Here are the biggest festivals, fairs, and parades taking place on the Phoenix Metro in 2022. Check back for updates.

January 2022

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: January 1st. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale. https://www.fiestabowl.org.

Arizona Fine Arts Exhibition: January 14-March 27. 26540 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-837-7163, https://arizonafineartexpo.com.

Arizona Rock’n’Roll Marathon: January 15-16. At University Drive and College Avenue in Tempe. https://www.runrocknroll.com/arizona.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auctions: January 22-30. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road. 480-421-6694, https://www.barrett-jackson.com.

Scottsdale Old Town West Week: January 29-Feb. 6. Old Town Scottsdale. To free. https://scottsdalewesternweek.com.

February 2022

Arizona Indian Festival: February 5-6. 3806 N. Brown Ave, Scottsdale. To free. https://arizonaindiantourism.org/azindianfestival.

Waste Management Phoenix Open: February 7-13. 17020 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. https://wmphoenixopen.com.

Arizona Renaissance Festival: February 5. April 3. 12601 US 60, Gold Canyon. 520-463-2600, https://arizona.renfestinfo.com.

Buckeye Air Show: February 18-20. Buckeye Municipal Airport, 3000 S. Palo Verde Road. To free. 623-349-6323, https://www.buckeyeaz.gov.

Heard Museum Hoop Dancing Championships: February 12-13. 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602-252-8840, https://heard.org/event/hoop.

Cactus League Spring Training: February 26-March 29. Various locations. https://cactusleague.com.

Sleeve party: February 26-27. Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway. https://www.inningsfestival.com/arizona.

Following:Everything you need to know about Innings Festival 2022

Arizona Matsuri: February 26-27. Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. 480-293-4342, https://www.azmatsuri.org.

March 2022

M3F Music Festival: March 4-5. Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix. https://www.m3ffest.com.

Following:Here is the lineup for the M3F 2022 in downtown Phoenix

Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market: March 5-6. 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602-252-8840, https://heard.org/fair.

Persian New Year Festival in Arizona: March 5. 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale. https://www.persiannewyearfestival.org.

Scottsdale Festival of the Arts: Canceled in 2022, with a 2023 date to be announced. https://scottsdaleartsfestival.org.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Fair: 12th of March. The parade begins at Third and Sheridan streets in Phoenix; the fair is at Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix. To free. https://stpatricksdayphoenix.org.

Arizona Aloha Festival: March 12-13. Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway. 602-697-1824, http://www.azalohafest.org.

Luke Days Air Show: March 19-20. Luke Air Force Base, at Glendale Avenue and Litchfield Road near Glendale. To free. 623-856-6011, https://www.luke.af.mil.

Following:The Luke Days Air Show is back in 2022. Here’s what you need to know

Chandler Ostrich Festival: March 11-13, 17-20. Tumbleweed Park, 745 E. Germann Road, Chandler. 480-588-8497, https://ostrichfestival.com.

Artistic detour: March 1-31. Various places. https://artdetour.com.

April 2022

Thunder Country: April 7-10. 20585 E. Waterway, Florence. Starting at $ 75. 866-388-0007, https://www.countrythunder.com.

Following:The Country Thunder range includes Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line

Maricopa County Fair: April 6-10. 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix. 602-252-0717, http://www.maricopacountyfair.org.

Pat’s race: April 23. https://pattillmanfoundation.org/pats-run.

May 2022

Phoenix Fan Fusion: May 27-29. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St. https://www.phoenixfanfusion.com.

October 2022

Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade: October 15-16. Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. https://phoenixpride.org.

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