Things to do in Phoenix February 2021
Events are sprouting up all around the valley. Whether you are looking for action-packed entertainment, taking in some education or just getting out of the house, there are Things to do in Phoenix for February
***Disclaimer, some of these activities might be temporarily closed due to Covid-19 or they may have additional restrictions. Plan accordingly prior to your visit. This is also a great time to create a list for future plans during less pandemic infested times.
- ASU Open Door – If you are looking to discover and explore, look no further than ASU Open Door. You get to check out laboratories, living collections, and museums that sit on ASU campuses. You can participate in hands-on activities while addressing faculty, staff, and students. Remember, these areas are typically off-limits, so it is an exciting time to visit ASU. This only happens once a year, so mark your calendars.
- Buckeye Air Fair – A high-flying, heart-pounding good time can be found at the Buckeye Air Fair this February. The event is free and the fun is endless. The air fair features a vintage aircraft museum, vendors, exhibits, radio-controlled aircraft demonstrations, and a science and technology expo. You can find this event at the Buckeye Municipal Airport.
- Mesa Marathon – The 10th annual Mesa Marathon is set to take place on February 13, 2021. You can partake in a variety of races and events to earn Arizona’s Copper Star. You do not have to be an elite runner to participate, but you might want to start training in advance. This is one where the kids can also participate in a race of their very own.
- Parada del Sol – Located in Old Town Scottsdale, Parada del Sol is an event for the whole family. This is a traditional, old West parade that is 60 years strong. All entries are western-themed, with horses, marching bands, carriages and so much more. The fun does not end at the end of the parade. Afterward, enjoy the Trail’s End Festival. It is a block party of games, vendors, pony rides, and more.
- World Championship Hoop Dance – The Heard Museum is host to the 31st Annual World Championship Hoop Dance. This is a two-day competition that brings together American Indian and Canadian First Nations hoop dancers for a chance to win the top prize. From the website: “The art of hoop dance honors the cultural traditions from multiple Indigenous communities that first employed hoop dance as a healing ceremony. Today, hoop dance is shared as an artistic expression to celebrate and honor Indigenous traditions throughout the U.S. and Canada.”
- Street Eats Truck Festival – If you are hungry, then Street Eats Truck Festival will have that appetite satisfied. There are over 55 food trucks making an appearance with the largest variety of options. Each truck has $2 samples, so you can taste all the greatness. In addition, enjoy live music, lawn games, and more entertainment.
- Arabian Horse Show – The 66th Annual Arabian Horse Show in Scottsdale is set to take place from February 11 to the 21st. Head over to West World to take in the awe and wonder of these magnificent creatures. There are a variety of competitions with competitors of all ages from all over the globe. Additional entertainment includes an ice cream social, barn tours, educational round pen classes, and more.
- Body Art Expo – With over 250 tattoo artists on site, over 20 tattoo contests and spectacular side shows, this is an expo to not pass up. Located at West World, the Body Art Expo is a great place to score some new ink, get a new body piercing or just admire the endless talent. Don’t forget, there will be plenty of beer, food and other entertainment.
- Arizona Cocktail Weekend – Locals and tourists alike participate in this weekend event filled with specially crafted cocktails, brunch, happy hours, educational seminars and live music. Bartenders, industry professionals, enthusiasts and people just interested in a booze festival all brush elbows at this event.
- Winter Range – Saddle up all your cowboys and cowgirls for this Old-West style shooting event. It is complete with competitions, displays, vendors, exhibitors, swap meet, demonstrations and so much more. Don’t miss out on the Cowboy Church service that happens on Sunday. Buckle up, partner.
- Lost Dutchman Days – Located in Apache Junction, Lost Dutchman Days is more than just a rodeo. Although most of the action happens in the ring, you can enjoy a carnival, parade, rodeo dance, live music, vendor booths, and plenty of food and drink. With tons of action and competition, this is a rodeo to not ride by.