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February Events Phoenix Metro Area
GILBERT ART OF CHOCOLATE A’FAIR
Feb 1, 2019 – Feb 3, 2019
Gilbert Civic Center
90 E. Civic Center Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85296
10 am – 5 pm.
It’s all about romance. Artisan chocolates and confections, gift market, live entertainment and food truck alley.
SCOTTSDALE ANNUAL WESTERN WEEK
Feb 2, 2019 – Feb 11, 2019
Old town Scottsdale
“We are delighted to once again offer a number of themed events throughout this special week that bring the community together to remind us all of our city’s Western roots,” says Karen Churchard, Director of Tourism and Events for the City of Scottsdale. “As our town continues to grow and develop, we work hard to keep a tight grasp on our unique history that makes Scottsdale so special.” Please refer to our website for a list of the weeks events, locations, and times.
RIO SALADO TRAIL RUN 15K, 10K, 5K
Feb 2, 2019
Rio Salado Habitat Area
641 W Lower Buckeye Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Time: 6:30 AM
The courses wind up and down along and across the Rio Salado Salt River and its banks. Each consists of paved and dirt paths with a few small jaunts across areas of the river basin containing river rocks. These courses are a perfect way to enjoy the beauty and wildlife of Rio Salado, a hidden gem in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Register now online!
MOTORING THROUGH TIME & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Feb 2, 2019
113 N. Sixth St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Free. 10 am – 4 pm.
Motoring Thru Time – Heritage & Science Park. It is a free family event featuring classic cars, food trucks and vendors.
16TH ANNUAL ROSE AUCTION
Feb 2, 2019
1833 W Southern Ave ,Mesa, AZ, 85202
Time: Doors open at 12:00PM and the auction starts at 1:00PM.
There will be 80 types of roses for auction and 30 types of roses for sale at the Mesa-East Valley Rose Society Annual Rose Auction. This auction will give you the chance to take home a beautiful and unique flower to grow in your own garden at home. You can find the Annual Rose Auction in Mesa at Mesa Community College in the Student Center on February 2nd, 2019 – Navaho Room – under the clock tower.
66th ANNUAL SCOTTSDALE PARADA DEL SOL PARADE & TRAILS END FESTIVAL
Feb 9, 2019
Location: This year’s parade takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. It embarks from Drinkwater Boulevard south down Scottsdale Road, turn right on 1st street, Left on Marshall Way, turns east on Second Street and concludes heading north on Brown Avenue to Indian School Road.
The 66th Annual Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade & Trail’s End Festival on February 9, 2019 promises to be a full day of wild west adventures in downtown Scottsdale for the entire family,” says Parada President Wendy Springborn.
ARCHITECTS OF AIR: ALBESILA
Feb 9, 2019 – Feb 17, 2019
Mesa’s Pioneer Park
526 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85203
Price: $7 (CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 2 ADMITTED FREE)
Albesila, an immersive labyrinth of color and light, is a large-scale work of public art to be installed at Mesa’s Pioneer Park. The experience of this giant inflatable sculpture is like walking inside a work of stained glass—breathtakingly beautiful, serene and contemplative. Designed by British artist Alan Parkinson, Albesila can hold up to 80 people at one time and provides a unique experience filled with color, ambient music and wonder.
64TH ANNUAL SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN HORSE SHOW & SHOPPING EXPO
Feb 14, 2019 – Feb 24, 2019
WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show where Wild West meets upscale arts, culture and fine dining. The largest event of its kind in the world, the show attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. Exciting competitions, gala parties, educational seminars and an international cuisine court, the event features more than 300 vendor booths, offering everything from lavish jewelry, clothing and works of art.
Feb 16, 2019
Gilbert Civic Center
90 E. Civic Center Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Tickets: $7 online (12 & under free)
Sweets Fest attendees will taste their way through massive sundaes, cotton candy towers, candy-topped waffles, chocolates, cupcakes, lollipops and a seemingly never-ending assortment of other sweet treats. Guests at this year’s annual event, can expect an abundance all things syrupy, sugary and crave-able in this Candy Land come to life event. Take a leisurely stroll through the Lollipop Forest or the Cupcake Commons in what can best be described as a giant “Candyland Come to Life.’ Partake in a pie-eating contest and an array of other family-friendly entertainment options to work off those calories consumed.
STREET EATS FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
Feb 16, 2019 – Feb 17, 2019
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
7555 N. Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ
Tickets: $12 online, $15 at the gate; VIP $65; kids 12 and under are FREE; parking is included in ticket prices.
Over 60 food trucks will sell all types of food, with EVERY menu including a $2 sample. Once inside the festival, you can use cash or credit cards at all bars and food trucks (assuming the trucks takes credit card, most do). The event will include live bands, lawn games, eating contests, local vendor marketplace, kid’s zone, cooking classes, and more.
DOGFEST PHOENIX 2019
Feb 23, 2019
Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
3939 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Registration is FREE
Join the fun at DogFest Phoenix, a community-based walk and festival that brings dog lovers together for a cause. Whether you have a dog or simply love them, spend the day at DogFest and celebrate our canine friends and heroes that bring joy to our lives. All funds raised benefit Canine Companions for Independence and their mission of matching assistance dogs with children, adults and veterans with disabilities, free of charge. These expertly-trained assistance dogs make a profound impact through the jobs they do like opening doors, picking up dropped items, alerting to sounds and much more.
CLIMB TO CONQUER CANCER
Feb 23, 2019
South Mountain Park
10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042
Registration fee: $40 (All proceeds go to cancer research)
The actual Climb is a 5.5 mile hike up Summit Road at South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona. All climbers will experience a change in elevation.