Phoenix April 2023

Phoenix April 2023 Events

Phoenix April 2023 Events

April in the Phoenix-Scottsdale Area Welcomes Clear Blue Skies, Warm Weather and Lifted Restrictions

Average temperature low and high: 59° - 86°
Phoenix in April is a beautiful time to visit the city. The temperatures are warm but not too hot, making it perfect for hiking, golfing, and swimming. The deserts and mountains surrounding Phoenix are in full bloom with vibrant wildflowers and cacti. Visitors can also enjoy certain festivals and events, such as the Arizona Renaissance Festival and the Phoenix Film Festival. And if you're looking for luxury resorts, high-end shopping, and exquisite dining options, head to the next town over, Scottsdale, which boasts the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and the Scottsdale Arts District.

April Event Calendar

FRIED: French Fry and Music Festival

FRIED: French Fry and Music Festival

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.

 

Arizona Taco Festival

Arizona Taco Festival

This fest will feature limited delicious taco samples from some of the best restaurants (ranging from urban contemporary to authentic street-style) in the area! There will also be live entertainment, eating contests, great tequila and more. Tickets and more info for 2022 can be found here.

International Jazz Festival

International Jazz Festival

Celebrate International Jazz in the best way possible! Enjoy live music at this annual, free event. The International Jazz Festival has brought an amazing lineup to the Mesa Arts Center in past years, so expect this year to be no different. 

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.

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 The Black Hole and Los Straitjackets. 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.

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 Chris Botti, the Folk Legacy Trio, and a musical performance that pays respects to Aretha Franklin. Tickets can be found on the Arizona MusicFest website.

Phoenix Lights

Phoenix Lights

The 7th annual Phoenix Lights event is an electrifying experience that you won’t want to miss! This huge 2-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. More ticket info and details about 2023 can be found online. 

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 Jon Pardi, Luke Bryant, Cody Johnson, and more. Four-day general admission passes start at $225 and can be purchased online. 

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.