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High Desert Groove: Sedona’s Two Can’t-Miss Music Festivals

High Desert Groove: Sedona’s Two Can’t-Miss Music Festivals July 30, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Sedona is world-famous for its spectacular red rock country, but it has also gained renown for its impressive arts and cultural scene, including a pair of major music festivals. Late summer and early autumn is high season for outdoor music in Sedona, with the mild evening weather setting the scene for...

Rocket’s Red Glare: Celebrating July 4th in Phoenix

Rocket’s Red Glare: Celebrating July 4th in Phoenix June 30, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Here are some of the best ways to celebrate the Fourth around Phoenix and beyond. CBS 5 July 4th Festival at Tempe Town Lake: This is one of the largest Fourth of July parties in the Valley, featuring live entertainment from pop rockers Lil’ Debbie Band and Grand Theft Audio 3. The Kiwanis Club hosts...

Where the Wild Things Are: Four Phoenix-Area Zoos, Wildlife Parks, and Aquariums

Where the Wild Things Are: Four Phoenix-Area Zoos, Wildlife Parks, and Aquariums June 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The Phoenix area is home to several zoos, wildlife parks, and aquariums, making this a great destination for animal-lovers looking for up-close encounters with exotic species. In honor of the upcoming National Zoo Keeper Week celebration (July 17-23), we spotlight the best zoos, wildlife parks, and aquariums...

Best Phoenix Roadtrips: 3 Can’t Miss Drives Around the Grand Canyon State

Best Phoenix Roadtrips: 3 Can’t Miss Drives Around the Grand Canyon State June 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
There’s nothing quite like the freedom of getting in a car and going on a road trip, especially in the summer time. And when the mercury starts to hit the triple-digits in Phoenix, it’s time to pack up and feel the cool breeze of the open road. Here are our picks for some of the best Arizona road...

Desert By Night: Summer Garden Flashlight Tours at the Desert Botanical Garden

Desert By Night: Summer Garden Flashlight Tours at the Desert Botanical Garden May 31, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Sure, things get kind of quiet around Phoenix in the summertime. Seasonal visitors are long-gone, and only the hard-core desert dwellers remain, burrowing themselves in the cool sanctuaries of their air-conditioned houses, cars, and office buildings. But at night, the temperatures dip slightly, and the...

Shopping in Your Fuzzy Slippers: Downtown Glendale’s Pajama Party & Sidewalk Sale

Shopping in Your Fuzzy Slippers: Downtown Glendale’s Pajama Party & Sidewalk Sale May 31, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do | Read More
Ever wish you could stay in your fuzzy slippers all day long? Here’s your chance. Downtown Glendale is hosting a Pajama Party and Sidewalk Sale on June 4 from 10am to 5pm, and guests are encouraged to don their comfiest pair of slippers and pajamas for a day of browsing, shopping, and dining. There...

Fresh and Local: The Thursday Night Market in Downtown Tempe

Fresh and Local: The Thursday Night Market in Downtown Tempe May 31, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do | Read More
Going green got a little easier last year with the launching of the new Thursday Night Market in downtown Tempe. This weekly event, held at the Tempe Urban Garden at the southwest corner of 5th Street and Forest, features fresh produce, plants, and herbs, most grown locally without chemical pesticides,...

Phoenix Summer Spa Specials

Phoenix Summer Spa Specials May 28, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Everybody knows that Phoenix in the summer is not exactly a walk in the park. As mid-day temperatures start to hit the triple digits on a regular basis, a walk in the park—without the parasol and copious amounts of cool water—would only result in heatstroke. Fortunately, there are some perks to visiting...

Arizona’s Floating Picnic: 30 Years of Tubing Down the Salt River

May 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
In a city where eggs frying on a hot summer sidewalk is not outside the realm of possibility, it’s no wonder thousands of desert-dwellers spend the summer seeking refuge on the cool waters of the Lower Salt River. Anyone who spent time in Phoenix as a child probably has memories of hot summer afternoons...

Geek Revolution: Phoenix Comicon Invades Downtown

Geek Revolution: Phoenix Comicon Invades Downtown May 26, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The promoters of Phoenix Comicon 2011 describe the four-day event–which draws comic books artists, film and TV stars, and hordes of loyal fans dressed up in elaborate, latex-based costumes–as “the signature pop-culture event of the Southwest.” And who’s to argue with them?...