Phoenix April 2025

Phoenix April 2025 Events

Phoenix April 2025 Events

April in the Phoenix-Scottsdale Area Welcomes Clear Blue Skies, Warm Weather, and Exciting Events

Average temperature low and high: 59° - 86°
April is one of the most beautiful times of year to visit Phoenix. The temperatures are warm but not too hot, making it perfect for hiking, golfing, and swimming. The deserts and mountains surrounding the city are in full bloom with vibrant wildflowers and cacti. Visitors can also enjoy plenty of fun festivals and events, such as the Arizona Renaissance Festival and the Phoenix Film Festival. Looking for even more luxury resorts, high-end shopping, and exquisite dining options? Then be sure to visit nearby Scottsdale. Home to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and the Scottsdale Arts District, Scottsdale also has its share of scenic beauty and vibrant culture, making it the perfect way to wrap up any Phoenix area April getaway.

April Event Calendar

Arizona Musicfest

Arizona Musicfest

The Arizona Musicfest is a world-class musical event held in the beautiful desert landscape of Scottsdale, Arizona. The festival features an impressive line-up of jazz musicians, orchestras, and popular entertainers who perform in various venues throughout the city, such as Highlands Church and La Casa de Cristo. With a focus on offering top-notch musical experiences, the festival draws audiences from all over the country for its diverse and exciting programs. For April, the line-up includes World Doctors Orchestra, Nicole Pesce, and other performances. Tickets can be found on the Arizona MusicFest website.

Arizona Bike Week

Arizona Bike Week

Arizona Bike Week is a massive motorcycle event in the beautiful city of Scottsdale. This five-day celebration of all things motorcycles attracts bikers from all over the country who enjoy the area's sunny weather and stunning scenic routes. The festival features live music, stunt shows, rides, vendor displays, and more. With a focus on the motorcycle community, Arizona Bike Week offers a unique and thrilling experience for riders and fans alike. Whether you're a seasoned biker or just looking to admire some cool bikes, Arizona Bike Week is the place to rev those engines. Free motorcycle parking will be available, and tickets can be purchased on the Arizona Bike Week website.

NHRA Arizona Nationals

NHRA Arizona Nationals

Head down to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and experience some thrill and exhilaration at the NHRA Nationals! See drag racing in person as cars zoom past at speeds of up to 330 miles per hour. The pro stock motorcycle division will also be in attendance, racing their way down the track.

Fountain Hills Music Festival

Fountain Hills Music Festival

The Fountain Hills Music Festival in Arizona is an outdoor musical extravaganza that takes place annually in the scenic town of Fountain Hills. This festival showcases the talents of local and regional musicians, and so far, the lineup includes Scott and Sabrina Band, Western Fusion Band, and Sam Riggs. Visitors can relax on the grassy lawn, surrounded by the stunning views of the fountain and the nearby mountains, while enjoying the musical performances. Food and drink vendors will also be available, serving shaved ice, kettle corn, and more. For more information, visit the official Fountain Hills website.

Watch the March Madness Final

The March Madness Final is the culmination of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. This annual event brings together the best college basketball teams from across the United States to compete for the national championship. It will be held on April 6th and April 8th at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. April 6th is also the semifinals, while April 8th will revolve around the highly anticipated championship game. Tickets are currently on sale.

Godsmack

Following a successful 2023 tour with fellow rockers Staind, Godsmack returns to the stage for their highly-anticipated Vibez Tour celebrating their new album Lighting Up The Sky.

Join the "I Stand Alone" band when they perform in Scottsdale for Arizona Bike Week this April. Get tickets now. 

Country Thunder Arizona

Country Thunder Arizona

Enjoy live performances from some of the top country music artists in the industry at Country Thunder Arizona. This year's festival headliners include Lainey Wilson, Eric Church, Jelly Roll, Koe Wetzel, and more. Four-day general admission passes start at $300 and can be purchased online. 

Pat's Run

Pat\'s Run

Pat's Run is an annual event organized by the Pat Tillman Foundation to honor the late NFL player and US Army Ranger, Pat Tillman. The 4.2-mile run, symbolizing Pat's jersey number 42, takes place in Tempe, Arizona, and raises funds to support the Tillman Scholars program, which invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships. Thousands of participants come together to celebrate Tillman's legacy, promote unity, and champion the values of service, scholarship, and community, ultimately empowering the next generation of leaders.

FRIED: French Fry and Music Festival

FRIED: French Fry and Music Festival

Is there anything better than an entire festival dedicated to french fries? Celebrate America's favorite side dish at FRIED: French Fry and Music Festival on April 20th. Located at Hance Park in downtown Phoenix, the event features music, art, and french fry-focused tastings from local food trucks and vendors. Tickets are $16 and are available online only. 

 

Scottsdale Jazz Festival

Scottsdale Jazz Festival

The Scottsdale Jazz Festival is an annual event celebrating the rich history and diversity of jazz music in Scottsdale, Arizona. Past festivals have featured everything from traditional jazz and fusion to smooth jazz and Latin jazz, and this year, performers include the Kings of Soul Band, Norman Brown, and Carlos Rivas, among others. Tickets start at $35 for general admission, and multiple packages are available. 

Phoenix Events in April

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Things to do in Phoenix

Things to Do in Phoenix in April

Hike Camelback Mountain

Hike Camelback Mountain
Named due to its appearance, resembling a camel's hump, this famous hiking spot is convenient for nature lovers in all corners of Scottsdale. The views after reaching the top are worth the trek.

Catch a Diamondbacks Game

Catch a Diamondbacks Game
Now that Cactus League's spring training schedule has wrapped up, it's time to catch a game where it counts: at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks are ready to take the field in one of the most modern and comfortable baseball stadiums in the country.