Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around the Valley for April 15-17

Apr 15, 2022, 4:25 AM
(Flickr Photo/Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division)...
(Flickr Photo/Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division)
(Flickr Photo/Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division)

PHOENIX –The multitude of Easter egg hunts around metro Phoenix and the Suns’ first playoff game on their hunt for a return trip to the NBA Finals are among the things to do in the Valley this holiday weekend.

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


  • The Color Purple
    • Day: Friday and Saturday
    • Time: 8 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday
    • Venue: Phoenix Theatre Company (1825 N. Central Ave.)
  • Desert West Egg Hunt
    • Day: Friday
    • Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Venue: Desert West Community Center (6501 W. Virginia Ave.)
  • Zarak Warak
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 9:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Herberger Theatre Center (222 E. Monroe St.)
  • Buds-A-Palooza
    • Day: Friday
    • Time: 4:20 p.m. to midnight
    • Venue: Roosevelt Row (5th and Garfield streets)
  • Hoppin and Poppin Egg Hunt
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
    • Venue: Longview Neighborhood Recreation Center (4040 N. 14th St.)


  • Bunny Balloon Blast
    • Day: Friday and Saturday
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Venue: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (7555 N. Pima Rd.)
  • Immersive Klimt
    • Days: Varies
    • Time: Varies
    • Venue: Lighthouse Artspace (4301 N. Scottsdale Rd.)



Apache Junction




Cave Creek

Fountain Hills


  • Hop and Hops
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Venue: Goodyear Recreation Campus (420 Estrella Pkwy.)


Sun City


  • Spring Egg-stravaganza
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Venue: Surprise Recreation Campus – Kansas City Royals Practice Fields (15850 N. Bullard Ave.)

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Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around the Valley for April 15-17