Brave the Warm Month of July With Indoor Fun
Although June is technically the hottest month of the year in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area, July is still pretty scorching, with temperatures hovering around 106 degrees. Luckily, the city is always prepared for the heat, and the month’s calendar of events includes lots of indoor fun. Cool off with a beer at the Real Wild & Woody Beer Festival, be entertained indoors at the Illusions Drag Show and Dinner, or play with snow at Glendale’s Christmas in July.
July Event Calendar
Glendale's Christmas in July
Christmas cheer can be enjoyed at anytime of the year, including in July! The historic downtown area of Glendale will host its annual “Christmas in July” event! It will feature holiday crafts, sweet treats, a cookie crawl, merchant discounts, a summertime visit from Santa Claus, and free trolley rides.
Summer Spectacular Scottsdale ArtWalk
Make sure you don’t miss out on an evening experiencing the Summer’s “coolest” art event! Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association, the annual Summer Spectacular Scottsdale ArtWalk will take place throughout the Scottsdale Arts District! Explore and marvel through over 30 participating galleries as they offer refreshments and live music to enjoy!
Illusions Drag Show and Dinner
Get ready for a lively night of laughs, drama, entertainment with Madonna, Cher, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and more, at the Illusions Drag and Dinner Show! Known as the number one show in the land, it’s mixed with raunchy entertainment and delicious food. It will feature burlesque style and comedy performances from the industry’s best celebrity impersonators and the funniest drag queens! General admission ticket prices start at $25. VIP and group specials are also available.
Real Wild & Woody Beer Festival
Nothing like a cold brew to cool you off during the scorching month of July. Real Wild & Woody is Arizona’s #1 beer festival! Presented by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, the festival will feature rare, unique, and unconventional brews. Dozens of brewers and vendors will have samples and snacks. There will be more than 300 different cask ales, wild brews, and barrel aged beers. Tickets are $60 and include 20 beer samples and small bites. For ages 21+
Things to Do in Phoenix in July
Go Indoor Skydiving
Ever been indoor skydiving? Well, when stopping in Phoenix, you have the opportunity to experience the thrill of your life with a visit to iFly! With trained professional instructors and a tunnel of controlled air, it will make for the time of your life. Pro tip: opt for the virtual reality goggles while you “fly!”
Browse around Scottsdale Fashion Square
Take a step away from the dessert and outside and cool off inside of Scottsdale’s Fashion Square! Newly renovated with a luxury wing, whether you are looking to bring home memorable items or gifts, or just wanting to window shop, a stop at this 1.9 million square foot complex with 200+ name-brand stores will be sure to occupy your time.