Things to do in March in Phoenix

From festivals to ball games, March is hot when it comes to events in Phoenix. The weather will be nearly perfect for a ton of outdoor events. Get ready to get busy this month. Here is a great list of Things to do in March in Phoenix.

M3F Music Festival
Margaret T. Hance Park
1202 N 3rd Street Phoenix, AZ

March 6th-8th, 2020

The M3F Music Festival has another great lineup this year, including bands like Bon Iver, Rufus Du Sol, Stick Figure, The Growlers, Lany, Local Natives and so many more. If you are ready to rock at this 100% non-profit event, you know where you need to be! Community, culture, and charity are what bring this festival to life.

Parada Del Sol Rodeo Scottsdale
WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N Pima Road Scottsdale, AZ
Date: March 6, 2020, to March 8, 2020
Price: $10 for adults; $5 12 and under

Break out your cowboy hat and boots for this annual and entertaining event. Enjoy action-packed performances and professional bull riding sanctioned by the PRCA.

Star Brews Beer Festival

Monarch Theater
122 E Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85004
March 7th, 2020
Time: 5pm-7pm
Price: $35

The Monarch Theater transforms for one night only into an intergalactic playground of stellar craft beers. Enjoy a Darth Lair of Ciders and Rebel’s Beer Base. There will be multiple characters, photo ops, plenty of food, and live music from the Storm Rockers and R2-DJ2.

Zoo Move and Grove 5K
Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation
455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park Phoenix, AZ
March 7, 2020
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Price: $35-45

The Phoenix Zoo is host to a fitness festival that includes a 5k run, a leisurely 1-mile walk, or a Snooze for the Zoo (get your t-shirt with a donation and without the walk or run). There will also be a festival centered around kid’s activities that includes Zoo Ninja Warrior, Kids Karate, etc.

Downtown Mesa Brew Fest
Downtown Mesa
1 N MacDonald Mesa, AZ
March 14th, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Price: $5 per 12oz beer ticket; VIP $40 (includes 4 12oz pours and $10 food truck credit)

Come for the beer and stay for the entertainment. Don’t like beer? A cocktail lounge hosted by AZ Distilling Co will be at your service. This festival will light up downtown Mesa and showcase tons of vendors. Bring the family and the dog to enjoy a great time!

Arizona Aloha Festival
Tempe Beach Park
80 West Rio Salado Tempe, AZ
March 14th- March 15th 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price: Free

A free event at Tempe Beach Park, this festival has everything Hawaiian and Polynesia. You can enjoy beautiful music, talented dancers and learn about the history and culture of the South Pacific Islands. Of course, there will be tons of food to devour and a marketplace to shop at.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Faire
The parade starts at 3rd St. and Sheridan in Downtown Phoenix.
Irish Faire: Margaret T. Hance Park
1202 N 3rd Street Phoenix, AZ
March 14th, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: See website for details

Start off your St. Patrick’s Day festivities with an Irish Parade, followed by a magnificent Irish Faire. Enjoy all things Irish like Irish step dancing, bagpipe players, and yummy Irish beer. Are you feeling lucky?

Gilbert Pizza Festival
Civic Center Park
50 E Civic Center Drive Gilbert, AZ
Date: March 21, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price: $10

This inaugural event will bring you the best variety of pizza with servings from $2-$4 per slice. Wash those slices down with a cold beer, wine and more. Enjoy lawn games, vendor market, a live music stage, a kids area with free crafts, bounce houses, face painting and more.

“Admission is $10 and kids 12 and under are free! Advance purchase online is required. There will not be a box office at the festival. Tickets are limited and anticipated to sell out.”

Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts
Downtown Tempe
281 S Mill Ave Tempe, AZ
Date: March 27, 2020 to March 29, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Price: Free admission

See as many as 375 artist booths as they line Mill Avenue and beyond. This is some of the most unique, hand-crafted artwork you can find in town.

“The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 100 Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine and has received the prestigious Pinnacle Award from the International Festival and Events Association. The spring and fall events each attract nearly 225,000 visitors to Downtown Tempe over the course of a 3-day weekend.”

Barbeque and Beer Festival
Tumbleweed Park
745 E Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286
March 28th, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Price: Tickets start at $10

Returning for another year filled with great food and music, the KNIX Barbeque and Beer Festival is sure to leave you full and satisfied.

“This year, the event will feature live country music on dual stages across the main lawn for uninterrupted, continuous live performances throughout the day. A family-friendly expanded VIP zone, petting zoo, carnival, and more interactive experiences. With BBQ pitmasters, beer, spirits, and novelty food items, the 11th-anniversary event will offer a full day of finger-licking good food and amazing drinks to wash it all down.”