PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — The temperatures are heating up and with most kids out of school as well, it’s that time of year many want to find something fun to do to keep the kids busy or entertain the adults.
1. Barbie Pop-Up Truck
Hang out with Barbie on Saturday at SanTan Village. It’s an outdoor mobile pop-up shop with Barbie-themed gear, clothes, and more for the Barbie lover in your family or friend group to enjoy.
When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: SanTan Village at 2218 E Williams Field Road Suite 235 in Gilbert
Cost: Free unless you purchase some merchandise available between $12 to $75.
For more information, visit their website here.
2. Inaugural Canacopia Festival
The first ever Canacopia Festival is taking over the east Valley on Saturday. Attendees can try different craft beers, hard seltzers, wine, and other spirits from 60 canned spirits and a variety of 16 different brands.
Brands you will see at the event will include:
- Ketel One Botanical Spritzers
- Tanqueray Canned Cocktails
- Don Julio Canned Margaritas
- Jose Cuervo Canned Margaritas
- Mule 2.0 (Moscow Mule in a can)
- Grand Canyon Spirits in a Can
- Coppola Canned Wine
- Sofia Canned Wine
- High Noon Seltzer
- White Claw Seltzer
- Truly Seltzer
- Huss Brewing Craft Beer
Also, everyone who attends must be over the age of 21.
When: Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. – split into two four-hour sessions (12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
Where: Eastmark at 101000 East Ray Road in Mesa
Cost: Online presale tickets are $68, $80 at the event. Designated drivers can get tickets for $25.
More information can be found on the event’s website here and you can also purchase tickets through the online presale as well.
3. Arizona Wedding Show
Someone you know getting married or are you that someone? Arizona Wedding Show is heading back this year to help brides gets some tips, advice, and more to help them plan their big day. Guests will be asked to wear masks while attending.
When: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Phoenix Convention Center in the South Building at 33 S 3rd Street
Cost: Regular admission is $10 if purchased online. Group tickets for five people is $25 if also purchased online.
More information as well as ticket information can be found here.
4. Cruise the Zoo
When: SRP has teamed up with the Phoenix Zoo for a special event, Cruise the Zoo. The first day is Sunday but will go on every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday through August 10. It’s an interactive way to enjoy what the zoo has to offer from the comfort of your car kind of like a safari.
Where: Phoenix Zoo at 455 North Galvin Parkway
Cost: General admission is $65 per car and $50 per car for members. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time.
More information and ticket information can be found on the Phoenix Zoo’s website here.
After the COVID-19 pandemic paused events around the world, festivals and shows are slowly making a comeback including a show from Deadmau5 Friday night at Rawhide in Chandler for those 18 and older.
“We knew when we welcomed our fans back, we had to take this to the next level,” says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner. “While most fans are just excited to get out and enjoy music, we needed to remind people just exactly what Relentless Beats is capable of and what they can look forward to in the future. This is only the beginning.”
When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Friday and the show starts around 8 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Where: Rawhide Event Center at 5700 W North Loop Road in Chandler
Cost: General admission is $50 plus a $10.75 service fee, VIP for 21 and older is $125 with a $16 service fee.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit Relentless Beats’ website here.
6. Pride Night at Phoenix Rising Football Club
Phoenix Rising is kicking off the month of Pride in Phoenix at their game on Saturday night. $5 of every ticket sold and all Pride night t-shirt purchases will be distributed between Phoenix Pride and five other LGBTQ community organizations.
When: Saturday at 7 p.m.
Where: Wild Horse Pass at 19593 S 48th Street in Chandler
Cost: Single-game tickets start at $22 and go up until $118. Also, Pride t-shirt purchases are separate from tickets.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit Phoenix Rising’s website here.
7. Starlight Movie Nights
Enjoy the summer evenings outside under the Arizona skies while watching a movie in Scottsdale during the Starlight Movie Nights. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is the movie that will be playing too.
When: Saturday at 8 p.m. (gates open at 7 p.m.)
Where: Scottsdale Stadium at 7408 E Osborn Road in Scottsdale
Cost: For a space, it’s $25. That is for one to four people.
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