April is a wonderful month for enjoying events outdoors in Scottsdale and Phoenix. It’s spring and one of the best times to be in the Phoenix Valley - coming off the chilly winter and before the sun heats things up to triple-digit temperatures. April is the ideal month to enjoy all the outdoor festivals and events in the communities surrounding Phoenix and Scottsdale with temperatures typically in the 70s & 80s.
If you like music, begin with Arizona Country Thunder from April 5-8, featuring Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, and Toby Keith. This four-day country music festival in located in Florence, about one hour south of Phoenix.
Grab a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the Chandler Jazz Festival. This free two-day outdoor concert event begins on April 7. It provides a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoor weather.
The Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade happens on April 7 and 8, with the parade on Sunday, April 8. Five entertainment stages will be set up, and there will also be shops and vendors. This event celebrates the LGBTQ community.
The 2018 Maricopa County Fair will be from April 11-15 at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix. This fun-filled event has livestock competitions and more carnival rides than any other fair in the Phoenix area, with 35 different rides. The Shopping Pavilion has over 85 vendors from which to purchase unique goods.
The Gilbert Global Village Festival will be on Saturday, April 14, at the Gilbert Civic Center. Dance and musical performances will be the highlight of this multi-cultural event. Food will be available.
The Scottsdale Culinary Festival is one of the most anticipated events in April. It will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15, at the Civic Center Mall. Delightful sample-size dishes will be available to try from a variety of local restaurants and food trucks. Bartenders will also be crafting beverages to try.
Also happening on April 14 and 15 will be the 15th Annual Polish Festival, where polish food and culture will be the highlights. Try pierogis, sauerkraut, and cabbage rolls to experience a bit of Polish flavor.
On April 21, experience the Great Southwest Cajun Fest in downtown Chandler. Flavors straight from New Orleans, such as a crawfish boil, Po’ boys, shrimp, and charred oysters, will be on hand to enjoy. Music will be presented by swing bands and jazz musicians.
April 21-22 will be an opportunity to learn about Arab-American culture at the Arab-American Festival. You can discover much about the cultural dances, music, and ethnic foods at Steele Indian School Park, located at 300 East Indian School Road in Phoenix.
The ameriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival will be held April 28 for the eighth straight year. The festival will be held in Phoenix, at Margaret T. Hance Park, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. A large variety of craft beers will be available from numerous breweries, both national and local. Many of these beers have not been available before in the state of Arizona. A beer garden, a beer science garden, seminars, and a beer Olympics game are also highlights. If you love beer, make it a point to attend this festival – it only lasts for four hours!
The Spring Chalk Art Festival is held annually at the Desert Ridge Marketplace, the Tempe Marketplace, and the Westgate Entertainment District. Every spring, artists create murals on the pavement with chalk. This year, it will be on April 28.
Usher the month of April out with The Good Life Festival on April 28. The annual festival is held at Encanterra and this year features Jake Owen, a country music singer.
Get out and enjoy the month of April in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. With plenty of events to choose from, there’s something for everyone! Take advantage of the beautiful weather in these areas.
If you are looking for a second home in Scottsdale or Phoenix, April is a great month to visit. Contact a Launch Real Estate agent to get started looking for your dream home in Scottsdale or Phoenix today!