Phoenix metro is one of the most popular places for families to visit during spring break. The weather in Phoenix this time of year is beautiful, with the average daytime temperatures in the 80s, giving winter-weary visitors a welcomed respite from the cold. Not only that, Phoenix boast some of the best activities for families visiting this time of year, from spring training games to festivals to amusement parks and more. Need some ideas for your spring visit to Phoenix? Grab a pen and read on…
Spring Training Baseball
Baseball is the all-American pastime and families gather from all over the country to watch their favorite teams at play. Spring training in Arizona offers fun for the whole family, from watching the game to eating the fabulous stadium food to simply basking in the wonderful Arizona sunshine. Looking to catch a game or two when you’re in town? Check out the Cactus League’s website and get ready to root, root, root for your home team!
The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theatre, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a Jousting Tournament and a feast, all rolled into one non-stop, day-long, family adventure! There is something for everyone, including unique shows, fabulous food and one-of-a kind arts and crafts. The Festival is open Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents' Day Monday, from mid-February to the 1st weekend in April. Festival hours are 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. You can buy tickets in advance on their website or buy them at the gate.
NCAA’s Men’s Final Four
Phoenix will host the 2017 NCAA’s Men’s Final Four Tournament, but the town begins to buzz with excitement weeks before the finals start. The NCAA Men’s Final Four is not just three basketball games. It is a weekend-long extravaganza of events for fans and families alike. From the ultimate NCAA sports experience at Final Four Fan Fest to three days of free concerts at the March Madness Music Festival, a sneak peek into the teams practicing at Reese’s Final Four Friday, youth clinics, a basketball dribble down the streets of Phoenix and much more. There is non-stop action – all of which is low to no cost. It’s great entertainment for the whole family! Buy Fan Fest tickets to take advantage of all the fun!
Tempe Spring Arts Festival
Shop for art, eat some great food, and listen to local entertainment at the Tempe Springs Arts Festival being held in downtown Tempe March 31st – April 2nd. The festival even features “Kid’s Block” where kids can see works by their peers and do some projects of their very own! The festival is surrounded by shops, restaurants and pubs, so plan on spending the day here to get the full experience. The festival’s website provides useful information on parking, mass transit, driving directions and artists in attendance so be sure to check it out before you go.
Phoenix Film Festival
Ready for something a bit more low-key and out of the sun? Check out the Phoenix Film Festival which runs April 6th – 13th. The Phoenix Film Festival will screen more than 175 feature films and shorts. Attendees will be a part of screenings and Q&A sessions with producers, director and talent. Different films will be presented each day. The Phoenix Film Festival has been named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals and a Top 50 Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine and has been called the most filmmaker-friendly festival out there. Learn about the festival and buy tickets on their website.
Whatever you decide to do while visiting the Valley of the Sun, be sure to take advantage of our fun events and beautiful weather. If you’re considering making Phoenix your permanent home, or looking at homes for sale in Litchfield Park, AZ don’t hesitate to contact us for local market information. We’ll help you find the right home with most of your wish list items.