ARIZONA TENNIS CLASSIC
March 16-22, Phoenix Country Club The Association of Tennis Professionals Challenger Tour will bring this premier event back to Phoenix for a second year, with proceeds benefitting the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Over the course of seven days, 48 players will compete to win the $21,600 grand prize. The object of the tournament is to discover and develop emerging young tennis stars. Times vary. GA, $25 for weekdays and $35 for weekend. www.arizonatennisclassic.com.
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competitive highland dancing, pipe bands, heavy athletics, country dancing, historical re-enactments, and vintage British car exhibitions. Representatives of over 55 clans will be in attendance for the day. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults, $22; kids 6-12, $6; family pack of four, $50. www. phoenixscottishgames.com. Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market March 7-8, Heard Museum A long-standing nationally recognized event, the heavily celebrated Indian Fair is said to be one of the largest art markets in Arizona and the second largest market of its kind in the country. Set to feature more than 600 Native artists from 116 tribal affiliations in the U.S., this showcase is expected to be an incredible mix of traditional and cutting-edge art forms, sure to dazzle visitors and locals alike. The festivities will kick off on Friday with a Best of Show Reception. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Starting at $15 for museum members; $22 in advance for non-members or $25 onsite. www.heard.org. Zoo Move and Groove 5k Festival March 7, Phoenix Zoo Get ready to move and groove at this active event, set in the heart of the Phoenix Zoo. Participants have the option of choosing the 5K run (8 a.m. start time) or 1-mile leisure loop (8:10 a.m. start time), with a fit festival beginning at 9 a.m. There’s also a Snooze for the Zoo option for those who want to sleep in and still support the zoo. Every individual will receive prerace breakfast and snacks as well as a commemorative T-shirt (even snoozers!). Sign up as a “mob” or as an individual. Proceeds will support the zoo’s efforts to build a brand new habitat for their amazing collection of creatures. 6 a.m. registration. In advance, $34; day-of, $45. www.phoenixzoo.org.
M3F Fest March 6-8, Margaret T. Hance Park This year, rock favorites Bon Iver and Rüfüs Du Sol are set to headline this three-day musical event, which is founded on the three C’s – community, culture and charity. The fully nonprofit music festival has been a Phoenix favorite for numerous years, with previous acts including Odesza, Empire of the Sun, Slightly Stoopid, and many more. In addition to a lineup of 40 musical acts taking the stage, there will also be a kid zone, local artists creating live art, yoga classes, a drum circle, a silent disco,
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a market place and food and beverages for sale. General admission for one-day passes begin at $95 and VIP cabanas are available to book. www.m3ffest.com. NASCAR Fanshield 500 March 6-8, Phoenix Raceway Start your engines for the ultimate NASCAR event right here in Phoenix. There will be nonstop action, including on-track access to sign your name on the finish line, INfield access to meet the drivers as they prep cars for the race (new this year!) and the chance to go inside the garage. Expect fan
favorites like Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch, and for those looking to stay around the entire weekend, camping spaces are available. Times vary. Tickets start at $65. www. phoenixraceway.com. Phoenix Scottish Games March 7-8, Steele Indian School Park Whether you can trace your family back to Scotland or you want to pretend to be Scottish just for the weekend, all are welcome at the Phoenix Scottish Games. Best of all, it’s a great time for the whole family! You’ll be delighted by the
St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 14, Margaret T. Hance Park The gold just may be at the end of the rainbow at this upcoming funfilled day of celebration in honor of good ole St. Patrick. Attendees will be be entertained and dazzled by the spectacular variety of performers, entertainers and floats, as well as local marching bands, Irish dancers, and bagpipers. The parade will lead all the way to the Irish Cultural Center at Margaret T. Hance Park, which is where the annual St. Patrick’s Day Faire will take place. 10 a.m. Free. www. stpatricksdayphoenix.org.