Things to Do January 2018

 

BEYOND THE BRICKS

Head down to Hayden Square Amphitheater every Thursday for Live Music, Beer + Wine, and Food from Downtown Tempe Eateries. Bring a blanket and get ready to listen to some tunes or round up your work squad for the best happy hour ever. Best of all, Beyond the Bricks, Thursday Night Live is completely free to attend. 5:30pm – 7:30pm

December 29 – April 27

downtowntempe.com/events/beyond-the-bricks 

 

ARABIAN HORSE FARM TOUR

Scottsdale’s prominent Arabian horse farms open their doors, welcoming the public to enjoy National Champion horses, meet top trainers, and learn more about this breed.

December 29 – January 1

arabhorsefarmtour.com

 

MEET ME DOWNTOWN PHOENIX

SOCIAL WALK/RUN

Meet Me Downtown (MMDT) brings people of all ages to downtown Phoenix for a weekly social walk/run, engaging individuals and businesses in a vibrant event that showcases downtown Phoenix as a prime location for healthy activities.

January 1

meetmedowntownphx.com

 

ARIZONA FINE ART EXPO

See designers, painters, sketchers and sculptors at work. Demonstrations and workshops, fine wines and cuisine.

JANUARY 12 – MARCH 25

arizonafineartexpo.com

 

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ARIZONA MARATHON

Also, 5K, 10K, Kids Run, Expo. Live music along the entire route.

January 12 – 14

runrocknroll.com/arizona

 

MARICOPA COUNTY HOME & GARDEN SHOW

Hundreds of exhibitors. Seminars, demonstrations, and displays at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.

January 12 – 14

maricopacountyhomeshows.com

 

SURPRISE FINE ART & WINE FESTIVAL

The City of Surprise and Thunderbird Artists are once again partnering for another spectacular Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival.

January 12 – 14

thunderbirdartists.com

 

CELEBRATION OF FINE ART

Scottsdale hosts over 100 artists from Arizona and elsewhere in its big white tents. There is a Café, restrooms and free parking on site.

January 13 – March 25

celebrateart.com

 

BARRETT-JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION

Every January at WestWorld in North Scottsdale people, including the rich and famous, flock to the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction. It is billed as the world’s most valuable classic car auction.

January 13 – 21

barrett-jackson.com

 

RUSSO & STEELE CLASSIC CAR AUCTION

European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs. Salt River Fields.

January 17 – 21

russoandsteele.com/scottsdale

 

RM AUCTIONS

Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa. Bringing together some of the world’s finest vintage automobiles with some of the world’s most discerning collectors.

January 18 – 19

rmsothebys.com

 

ARIZONA DERBY DAMES

All-girl roller derby since 2006. Now playing on a banked track. Phoenix.

January 19

arizonaderbydames.com

 

CAREFREE FINE ART & WINE FESTIVAL

Arts, crafts, entertainment, wine. Over 155 artists will have displays. This is one of Arizona’s largest wine tasting events, featuring wines from Arizona, California, Australia, Germany, Austria, France and Italy.

January 19 – 21

thunderbirdartists.com

 

PAWS IN THE PARK

Talk to experienced pet professionals, visit information booths, learn about dog adoptions, get great giveaways and hear a variety of entertainment. Dog food donations will be accepted and will benefit Vista del Camino’s Pet Pantry and rescue agencies.

January 20

scottsdaleaz.gov 

 

ARIZONA BALLOON CLASSIC

Hot air balloons, family entertainment, vendors and more. Goodyear Ballpark.

January 26 – 28

abcfest.com

 

ARIZONA MUSICFEST

A winter music festival covering many genres, held at various locations in Scottsdale.

January 26 – March 16

azmusicfest.org

 

TACOLANDIA

Taco samples and live entertainment. 21+ only. Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix.

January 27

tacolandiaphx.com

 

MILITARY VEHICLE SHOW

Display of jeeps from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, along with troop carriers and armored cars. Swap meet of armed service collectibles on both days. Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe.

January 27 – 28

armytrucks.org

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT

In North Scottsdale the pro golfers will get together for the first PGA tournament of the year. The PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament is held at the TPC Scottsdale course at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. This tournament attracts the largest crowds of any PGA event.

January 29 – February 4

wmphoenixopen.com

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