Winter Events Calendar
The festive season may have passed us by, but the fun is not over yet. Winter is an interesting time in Arizona—there’s enough sunshine to soak up, but there’s snow, too! So whether you’re tired of the snow and hunting for a warmer climate, or you want to enjoy some quiet time in the mountains up north, Arizona offers plenty of options for you.
We’ve rounded up a list of some popular winter activities in Arizona that you can enjoy with your friends and loved ones!
Field to Feast Tours
Whether you’re a family that loves to garden, or are just finding your green thumb, it can be an interesting and fun-filled activity to harvest fresh produce and watch them be transformed into a healthy lunch! Make sure to call in advance to book your spot.
January 6 -January 28 & February 3 - February 24. University of Arizona, Yuma. Call 800.293.0071/928.783.0071 or visit http://www.visityuma.com for more information.
45th Annual Barrett-Jackson Car Auctions
The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions are headquartered in Scottsdale! Barrett-Jackson is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive enthusiast events. Aside from their show in Scottsdale, Barrett-Jackson travels for large car auction events in Palm Beach, FL, Reno, NV and Las Vegas, NV. Hundreds of highly sought after, unique and valuable automobiles are on display for the world to see, as the auction is also aired on television. Last year, Barrett-Jackson set a world record $6.55 million in car memorabilia sales, the highest auction sales to date!
January 23 - January 31. Advance tickets are now available. Westworld of Scottsdale.To learn more or buy tickets, visit: www.barrett-jackson.com
Chocolate and Wine Experience
Enjoy the perfectly indulgent combination of chocolate and wine as local chocolatiers and wineries bring forth their creations amidst fun-filled activities including chocolate painting, chocolate art displays, chocolate massages, chocolate-themed photo booth, local chocolate beers, wine tasting, wine glass etching, and so much more!
Friday, January 22. Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix. Visit http://scottsdalefest.org for details.
Yuma Date Festival
Don’t skip this day-long event if you love dates (the eating kind)! Besides specialty date dishes, enjoy a lip-smacking platter of food and drinks along with live music, chef demonstrations, Medjool date garden tours, face painting for kids, and more!
The event kicks off at 9 am, January 30 with free coffee and Medjool Date muffins for the first thousand visitors. For more information, visit: http://yumadatefest.com
5th Annual Street Eats Food Truck Festival
Known as the largest collection of food trucks in the southwest, this two-day event brings for the food truck fans a delectable spread of every type of cuisine imaginable! Plus, the themed bars, kids’ zone, local celebrity cooking demonstrations, and live music are added attractions.
January 30 -January 31. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale. For more details, visit: http://www.streeteatsaz.com
2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open
The Greatest Show on Grass! The People's Major! The Waste Management Phoenix Open has the largest crowds of any event on the PGA Tour. It’s unlike any other golf tournament; namely, the 16th hole is completely transformed into a performance stadium with enough room for 15,000 people. Over 100 golfers on the PGA Tour will attend, including big name guys like Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Jason Dufner and local favorite Phil Mickelson, to name a few.
The excitement extends off the putting green and into the night with the Coors Light Bird’s Nest. This year’s entertainment includes Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Robin Thicke and more. General admission tickets are available at the gate. First Responders, and Active, Reserve and Retired Military members and one accompanying individual receive free admission.
February 1 through February 7. TCP Scottsdale, Scottsdale. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit: http://wmphoenixopen.com
Schnepf Farms’ Peach Blossom Celebration
Enjoy a day in the beauty of Schnepf Farms’ 80-acre peach orchard, when hundreds of trees are covered with pink and white blossoms. The orchard will be open for train and hay rides, or walk the trails to see the orchard and beauty of the blooms!
February 4 through March 1. Schnepf Farms Park Area & Orchards, Queen Creek. For more information, visit: http://www.schnepffarms.com
Glendale Chocolate Affaire 2016
A full family entertainer, this annual event not only takes you through the making and tasting of a wide selection of sweets—delicious confections, droolworthy chocolates, and candies—but also offers the opportuntiy to listen to live music and engage in games and activities for kids and adults alike!
Daily from February 5 - February 7. Murphy Park in Historic Downtown Glendale. Call (623) 930-2299 or visit http://www.eventcrazy.com/ to know more.
Save the dates for these events and make the most of this winter in Arizona!
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