Salt River Fields Scottsdale 2013

Between the mild temperatures, MLB Spring Training, and the seemingly endless number of outdoor festivals, it’s one of the best times of the year to be an Arizonan right now, so make sure you check out at least one of the events on this weekend’s list of things to do around Phoenix. And, don’t forget to post a picture or two of you outside enjoying our 75 degree weather to Facebook – your friends in the Upper Northeast love that!

Things to Do Around Phoenix This Weekend

McDowell Mountain Music Festival
When: March 22, 2013, starting at 4:00pm; March 23, 2013, starting at 12:00pm; March 24, 2013, starting at 11:00am
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park
How: 602-343-0453
Cost: $20 and up

The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival 2013
When: March 23, 2013, 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Downtown Chandler
How: 602-276-2499
Cost: $10 for general admission; Free for ages 12 and under

Arizona Dragon Boat Festival
When: March 23, 2013 and March 24, 2013, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Tempe Town Lake
Cost: Free

The 49th Annual Arizona Scottish Gathering & Highland Games
When: March 23, 2013, 9:00am – 5:00pm and March 24, 2013, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Steele Indian School Park
How: 480-788-6694
Cost: $15 for general admission; $10 for seniors and military personnel; $5 for ages 5 – 17; Free for ages 4 and under

Arizona Renaissance Festival
When: Saturdays and Sundays through March 31, 2013, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Where: Festival Village Gold Canyon
How: 520-463-2600
Cost: $20 for general admission; $10 for ages 5 – 12; Free for ages 4 and under

Historic Home Tour and Street Fair
When: March 24, 2013, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District
How: 480-382-2330
Cost: $18 – $20

Seattle Mariners vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training
When: March 24, 2013, starting at 1:10pm
Where: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
How: 888-490-0383
Cost: $8 and up

If you know of any other upcoming events happening in the Phoenix area and want to share one with us, please feel free to post a comment below. We love to hear from our readers!

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