Enjoy Warm Temperatures and a Variety of Events!
March is a great month to visit the Pheonix-Scottsdale area. The weather is perfect; the daily maximum is between 74 and 82 degrees, so it’s warm but not too hot. Further, the calendar is packed with things to do! From annual rodeos and music festivals that attract thousands to car shows and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
March Event Calendar
Parada del Sol
The Parada del Sol Rodeo is celebrating its 67th anniversary this year. I has been officially sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and is one of the oldest rodeos in the country. The family-friendly four-day event is packed with excitement, featuring bull riding, wrestling, calf roping, barrel racing, and more!
M3F Music Festival
Since 2004, this 100% nonprofit music festival has grown in both size and popularity. Festival organizers say that the fest is guided by the “3 Cs,” which are culture, community, and charity. All of the proceeds from the festival go to local nonprofit organizations. This year’s headliners include Bon Iver and Rufus Du Sol. There will also be yoga sessions, live art, drum circles, kids zones, and more! Tickets can be purchased here. Single-day general admission passes are $65; the 3-day weekend general admission tickets are $145. Single-day VIP tickets are $190; weekend VIP tickets are $475.
Scottsdale Arts Festival
Check out the Scottsdale Arts Festival, a huge 3-day celebration of music, food, and of course, art! There will be over 170 live music performances, over 25 food vendors, lots of artist vendors working in all medias, activities, and more! Find more event info and updates in regards to COVID-19 for this year's fest here!
St. Patrick's Day and Irish Faire
Celebrate St. Patty’s day this year in Phoenix at the St. Patrick’s Day and Irish Faire! There will be a 10 am parade kicking off the festivities that will start at 3rd Street and Sheridan leading through downtown Pheonix to Margaret T. Hance Park. The event at the park will feature 3 stages of Irish music, Irish step dancing, bagpipers, food and beverages, Irish crafts & merchandise, genealogy, Irish clubs, a children’s area, and a VIP pub hosting Arizona craft beers. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (55 and over) and $10 with a military ID. Children 12 and under are free, tickets come with a parking space and can be purchased in advance here!
Goodguys 11th Spring Nationals
This growing premier hot rod show is an event that you won’t want to miss. Get the opportunity to see and admire over 2,500 hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks, and classics. The two-day annual event will also feature over 200 vendor exhibits, a giant swap meet, a timed racing competition, a Nitro Thunderfest dragster exhibition, a model car show, a kids zone, and more! Tickets can be purchased here. It costs $40 to register a vehicle. Spectator tickets for children 7-12 are $10; spectator tickets for adults range from $15-$20; and 3-day passes are $55.
Things to Do in Phoenix in March
Visit Castles N' Coasters!
Up for some excitement? Check out Castles N’ Coasters, a 10-acre amusement park in Phoenix. The park has roller coasters, indoor 3D rides, golf courses, arcades, go carts, bumper boats and more. There is something there for everyone, ensuring a fun-filled day!
Visit the Phoenix Art Museum
Art lovers have to make sure to make a stop by this museum. At 285,000 square feet, it is the largest museum for visual art in the southern United States. The exhibits are extensive, with international work as well as their comprehensive collection of more than 18,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design.