Phoenix April 2021 Events

Clear Blue Skies, Warm Weather and a Parade of Culinary Festivals

Average temperature low and high: 59° - 86°

April is one of the best times of the year to visit Phoenix and Scottsdale. The month traditionally marks the end of “Snowbird Season,” with temperatures in the 70s and 80s before rising into the 90s in May. Pools, golf courses and hiking trails are all busy, while a number of outdoor culinary events and fun festivals welcome guests under clear blue skies.

April Event Calendar

Pheonix Lights Festival

3-5 Apr, 2020
The Park at Wild Horse Pass MAP
Pheonix Lights Festival

The 6th annual Phoenix Lights event is an electrifying experience that you won’t want to miss! This huge 3-day electronic dance festival gets bigger and better each year with mesmerizing light displays, impressive stage productions, and an awesome lineup of performances across four different stages. Although EDM is the fest’s focused genre, diverse artists from the techno, dubstep, and hip-hop genres will be performing as well. Tickets can be purchased here; general admission weekend passes are $129 plus fees, VIP weekend passes are plus fees, and platinum weekend passes are $649 plus fees

Phoenix Pride Festival

4-5 Apr, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Steele Indian School Park MAP
Phoenix Pride Festival

Gay rights and diversity will be celebrated over two days during Phoenix Pride. Steele Indian School Park is welcoming 150 performances on six stages, including headliners Jo Jo and Taylor Dayne. Guest will also enjoy an arts expo, dance pavilion, culinary stations and much more.

My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge

Date to be confirmed
Sloan Park MAP
My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge

Lovers of Mexican food will appreciate having more than a hundred different salsas in one place. My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge has been running strong for 35 years now as the largest annual fundraiser for the Arizona Hemophilia Association. Chefs bring their best recipes while guests enjoy endless chips and salsa, as well as drinks featured in the Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix-Up.



FRIED: French Fry and Music Festival

18 Apr, 2020 12:00 pm
Margaret T. Hance Park MAP

Is there anything better than an entire festival dedicated to french fries? America’s favorite side dish is being celebrated at FRIED: French Fry and Music Festival. Guests will flock to downtown Phoenix for music, art and French Fry-focused dishes from more than 20 chefs. Each one is just $2 or $3. Admission is $10.


Scottsdale Culinary Festival

25 Apr, 2020 12:00 pm
Scottsdale Civic Center Mall MAP
Scottsdale Culinary Festival

One of the biggest culinary events of the season mixes together two days of food, drinks and entertainment at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. Enjoy a Grand Tasting Tour, featuring 35 restaurants and vendors, plus food demonstrations, a Family Fun Zone and more than 200 brews to sample in the Four Peaks Beer Garden. Headliners include Terri Nunn and Berlin. Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door. VIP and Beer Garden tickets are also available.

International Jazz Festival

26 Apr, 2020 4:00 pm
Mesa Arts Center MAP
International Jazz Festival

Celebrate International Jazz Day in the best way possible! Enjoy live music at this annual, free event. For the past 8 years, the International Jazz Festival has brought an amazing lineup to the Mesa Arts Center. This year’s lineup includes Bernard Wright, keyboard artist and son of American singer Roberta Flack, as well as Jessica Kotu, Neamen Lyles, Ted Belledin, Mario Abney, and Eloni Yawn.

Things to Do in Phoenix in April

Phoenix Concerts in April

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