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Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around the Valley for April 8-10

Apr 8, 2022, 4:25 AM
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PHOENIX — Country Thunder returns, iconic rock band Journey plays in Glendale and the Maricopa County Fair are among the things to do in the Valley this weekend.

Here are some of the biggest events around the metro Phoenix area.


Phoenix

  • Maricopa County Fair
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: 10 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday
    • Venue: Arizona State Fairgrounds (1826 W. McDowell Rd.)
  • Nina Simone: Four Women
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: Friday at 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday
    • Venue: Herberger Theatre Center (222 E. Monroe St.)
  • Mangia Ganja Food Festival
    • Day: Sunday
    • Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Venue: Phoenix Events and Entertainment Complex (2209 N. 99th Ave.)
  • Egg-streme Bunny Bash
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Venue: Desert Ridge Marketplace (21001 N. Tatum Blvd.)
  • The Color Purple
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: 8 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday
    • Venue: Phoenix Theatre Company (1825 N. Central Ave.)
  • Cosi fan tutte
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday
    • Venue: Phoenix Symphony Hall (75 N. 2nd St.)
  • My Son The Waiter
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday
    • Venue: Herberger Theatre Center (222 E. Monroe St.)
  • Pass Over
    • Day: Friday and Saturday
    • Time: 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
    • Venue: Herberger Theatre Center (222 E. Monroe St.)

Scottsdale

  • Immersive Klimt
    • Days: Varies
    • Time: Varies
    • Venue: Lighthouse Artspace (4301 N. Scottsdale Rd.)
  • Tents by the Tracks
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: Varies
    • Venue: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park (7301 E. Indian Bend Rd.)

Mesa

  • Celebrate Mesa
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Venue: Pioneer Park (526. E. Main St.)
  • The Jungle Book
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: 7 p.m. on Friday, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday

Tempe

  • Venardos Circus
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: 7 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday
    • Venue: Singh Meadows (1490 E. Weber Dr.)
  • Bunny Hop
    • Day: Sunday
    • Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Venue: Tempe Marketplace (2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy.)

Glendale

Buckeye

  • Bike Buckeye
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • Venue: Sundance
  • Spring Celebration
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Venue: Sundance Park (22865 Lower Buckeye Rd.)

Carefree

Chandler

Carefree

Florence

  • Country Thunder Arizona
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday
    • Venue: 20585 E. Water Way

Fountain Hills

Gilbert

Goodyear

  • Goodyear Lakeside Festival
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Estrella Lakeside Amphitheatre (10300 Estrella Pkwy.)

Peoria

  • Second Saturdays
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Venue: Old Town Peoria (Jefferson Street and 83rd Avenue)
  • Great Egg Giveaway
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 10 a.m. to noon
    • Venue: Park West (9744 W. Northern Ave.)

Sun City

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Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around the Valley for April 8-10