Scottsdale Arts Festival
Recognized as one of the top arts fairs in the country, the Scottsdale Arts Festival is an annual weekend-long celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts! Guests can enjoy three fabulous days of fine art displays, great live entertainment and children’s activities at this popular event. There will be artists and artisans, continuous live music and entertainment, local gourmet food trucks, creative activities for the kids and more.
Details: March 11th-13th. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale. $10 for one day, $15 for a two-day pass; $5 students; free for children under 13 and members. 480-499-8587, scottsdaleartsfestival.org.
Arizona Wild West Fest
Arizona’s newest western/music festival will feature a number of family-friendly activities, including a country-rock band battle, gunfighter-performance competition, living-history characters, a western play zone for children, a stuntmen arena, rodeo professionals and much more!
Details: March 11th-13th. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Free. 6245 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek. 602-400-3330.
Fountain Hills Fine Art and Wine Affaire
Enjoy art, wine and live music against the backdrop of Four Peaks and the Superstition and McDowell mountains. This fine-art event includes the 3D geometric designs of Kyle Osvog and abstract paintings of Carol Klimek. Take time to watch the fountain go off every hour shooting water as high as 560 feet.
Details: March 11th-13th. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 16810 E. Avenue of the Fountains. $3 general admission, $10 for a wine-tasting ticket and souvenir glass. 480-837-5637, thunderbirdartists.com/fountain-hills.
Kite Flying Festival
The Pakistan Information and Cultural Organization (PICO) will present its annual Kite Flying Festival, or Basant Mela, a seasonal festival celebrated at the end of winter to welcome spring. The sky will be covered with colorful, medium-sized kites generally one to four feet in diameter. The kites are usually made of paper and made especially for this purpose. Basant is not only a kite flying event, but it’s a cultural festival for the entire family to try traditional Pakistani food and enjoy music and there will be children’s activities as well.
Details: March 12th. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills. Free. pakistaninformation.org.
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