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Arizona's March Signature Events

Discover springtime in Arizona! March offers sunny skies and seasonal fun statewide. Read further for Arizona special events and festivals to explore.

Arizona's March Signature Events
Tempe Festival of the Arts (Credit Downtown Tempe Authority / Jason Kay)

PHOENIX: World Championship Hoop Dance Contest at Heard Museum

Top Native American dancers from the U.S. and Canada vie for the title of World Champion Hoop Dancer. There is no better place to see the fast-paced precision and grace of hoop dancing.
(602) 252-8848,,

PHOENIX: Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

More than 10,000 guests will make their way to browse the work of 600 American Indian artists and purchase handmade, authentic work by the best sculptors, painters, jewelers, potters, bead workers, weavers, katsina doll carvers and basket artists. The fair weekend also includes music by recording artists, cultural dance performances, art expositions and culinary demonstrations. Adult general admission includes the festival and museum admission.
(602) 252-8840,,

CHANDLER: Ostrich Festival

With a nod to Chandler's history, this festival includes ostrich races, carnival, arts and crafts, a marketplace, international food, national and regional entertainment, an interactive kid's area and a parade.
(480) 588-8497,,

TUCSON: Tucson Festival of Books

In less than a decade, this free annual festival dedicated to books and reading has become one of the largest in the country featuring authors from across the globe. Attendees can browse hundreds of vendors and partake in panels led by best-selling and emerging authors, special programming for children and teens, a literary circus, culturally diverse programs with an emphasis on the Southwest, a poetry venue, food and live entertainment.
(520) 621-0302,

TEMPE: Annual Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts

The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the top 20 art festivals in the nation. More than 350 artist booths fill the Mill Avenue District, presenting unique hand-made artwork available for sale. Attendees can enjoy continuous entertainment on five stages, an Arizona Wine Festival and a special children's area.
Info: (480) 355-6060,,

Please check each event's website or social media pages before venturing out to confirm any restrictions or changes that might impact your visit.

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