<![CDATA[The Spring Equinox is here! This means Arizona is blooming with fun activities! If you are looking for some fun things to do with your loved ones – be sure to check out these options. 15thAnnual Arizona Fine Art Expo: 100 nationally acclaimed fine artisans working in studio environment, hands-on art demonstrations and workshops, entertainment, a café, and the weekends offer musical entertainment! $8-$10 Jan 11 – Mar 24 10 am – 6 pm Website 25460 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 31stAnnual Renaissance Festival: Travel back in time with this medieval amusement park. Watch jousting, enjoy a turkey leg, and enjoy a day that would make Queen Elizabeth envious! $16.00 – $26.00 Feb 9 – Mar 31 Saturdays and Sundays 10 am – 6 pm Website 12601 E. US-60 Gold Canyon, AZ 85118 64thAnnual Pinal County Fair Join the fun at the Pinal County Fairgrounds! Enjoy rides, a craft fair, and some REALLY good food. Oh, and if you try your hand at the fair-time contests you might see your name posted to the winner’s board! March 20 – March 24 Website Pinal County Fairgrounds 512 N. 11 Mile Corner Rd. Casa Grande, AZ 85194 Annual Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair Join 400 arts and crafters, food vendors, street musicians, and performers for the annual spring street fair! With live entertainment and children’s activities, you are sure to have fun exploring the Tucson Historic Fourth Avenue. Free March 22 – March 24 10 am – 6 pm Website Historic Fourth Ave 4thAve. and 6thSt. Tucson, AZ 85705 Cave Creek Rodeo Days This professional, family-friendly Rodeo stretches for three days. If you attend, keep your eye out for our Desert Foothills branch! They had the opportunity to sponsor the parade! $22 March 22 – March 24 7:30 and 2 pm Website Cave Creek Memorial Arena 37201 N. 28thSt. Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Blues & Brews: What more could you ask for? A beer fest, bike show, and off-road expo! Enjoy live music and good times at the La Paz County Park! $10 March 23 Noon – 4 pm Website La Paz County Park 7350 Riverside Dr. Parker, AZ 85344 8thAnnual Loven Family Run Run/walk through the scenic Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood Arizona. There are 2K, 5K, and 10K options available. After you have worked up an appetite, enjoy our good old-fashioned country breakfast. $35 (10K), $30 (5K), $20 (2K) March 23 7 – 11 am Website Blazin’ M Ranch 1875 Mabery Ranch Rd. Cottonwood, AZ 86326 20thAnnual Anthem Days Enjoy the beautiful Arizona weather and premier showcase of the community. This family-friendly event includes a business expo, craft vendors, egg hunt, carnival, food vendors, and live entertainment. Free March 23 10am – 4 pm Website Anthem Community Park 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy Anthem, AZ 85086 8thAnnual Nogales Bicycle Classic Grab your gear and enjoy a scenic point-to-point route! This safe event starts in historic Nogales and takes your through Rio Rico, and scenic Patagonia. Return to Historic Nogales and enjoy live music as you cross the finish line. Ride lengths include; 87.3, 60.3, 40.1, and 11 miles. Benefits the Circles of Peace. $15 – $76 March 23 Website Nogales High School Auditorium 1905 N. Apache Blvd. Nogales, AZ 85621 Festival of Colors Holi Come celebrate the arrival of spring by throwing bright, vibrant color powder at friends and strangers! Tons of Family Fun and activities that include; organic colors, DJ, Rain Dance, Food, water slides, and more! 100% of the proceeds goes to AZGoshala.org $10 – $12 March 23 11 am – 4 pm Website Rawhide Arena 5700 W. North Loop Rd. Chandler, AZ 85226 2ndAnnual Fountain Hills Dark Sky Festival Activities for the entire family are available! Experience astronomy-themed virtual reality, telescope viewing and a laser tour of the night sky, educational exhibits, food vendors, a beer garden, and live entertainment. Free March 30 4 – 9 PM Website Fountain Hills Community Center 13001 N. La Montana Dr. Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 If you are looking for more fun check out Visit Arizona here for the complete list of what is happening! Still craving the cold? Check out Arizona’s ski resorts for some spring skiing. Snowbowl and Sunrise are still open!