With Groundhog’s Day, the Super Bowl, and Valentine’s Day already on the calendar, February is going to be a pretty busy month. But that isn’t stopping the good people of Arizona from making sure that you have plenty of additional reasons to have fun all over the state.
Whether you are passionate about art, history, food, music, film, or nature, there is something for everyone happening in The Grand Canyon State this month. Let’s take a quick look at some of the most notable festivals on the calendar.
Art & History
60th Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts
Believe it or not, that is not a typo. This really is the 60th year for the Tubac Festival of the Arts. And just like in years past, the downtown streets will be lined with more than 200 visiting artists displaying, selling, and creating everything from jewelry and pottery to tablecloths and leather shoes.
8th Annual Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival
The Scottsdale community will be hosting their 8th Annual Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival from February 8 to February 10 this year. There will be more than 125 artists from around the world attending the event, and visitors can enjoy samples of fine wine and listen to live music while exploring the festival.
Food & Beverage
9th Annual Arizona Beer Week
Craft beer will be taking center stage during the 9th Annual Arizona Beer Week, which runs from February 7 through February 16. This is a statewide event that will include more than 200 different activities and events popping up all over the state, you can enjoy the festivities from just about anywhere in Arizona.
24th Annual Chocolate Affaire
Everyone has chocolate on the brain just before Valentine’s Day, and the people of Glendale are capitalizing on that by holding their 24th Annual Chocolate Affaire on February 9 and 10. There will be more than 40 different chocolate vendors set up in downtown Glendale serving everything from fudge and cookies to chocolate-dipped cheesecake.
8th Annual Street Eats Food Truck Festival
Food trucks have really become popular over the past few years, but they have been a staple on the Scottsdale culinary scene for much longer than that. On February 16 and 17 this year, there will be more than 40 different food trucks spread out across the lawn at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick as part of the 8th Annual Street Eats Food Truck Festival.
4th Annual PHX Vegan Food Festival
Another popular trend in the food world is that a growing number of people are taking their health seriously and moving towards a vegan diet. If this is something that interests you, then there is no better place to explore all that you can do with vegan food than the 4th Annual PHX Vegan Food Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix on February 23 and 24. There will be more than 100 difference Vegan food vendors on hand for the event.
Music & Film
23rd Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival
The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating Jewish culture as it is portrayed through film for more than two decades, and it will be bigger than ever this year with a two-week event running from February 10 through February 24. There will be 21 different films making their debut at the festival this year.
11th Annual Lake Havasu City Rockabilly Reunion
Lake Havasu State Park in Lake Havasu City is known for hosting huge festivals, and one of the biggest ones on their annual agenda is the Lake Havasu City Rockabilly Reunion, which celebrates any and all things related to the 1950s. There are more than 30 retro bands lined up for this year’s festivities running from February 15 to 17.
8th Annual Line Dancing on the London Bridge
Lake Havasu City also hosts an annual line dancing party on their historic London Bridge. This year, that party is happening on February 24. There will be two short dances taking place on the bridge, and then a full two hours of dancing to follow underneath the bridge.
Annual Buckeye Air Fare
The Buckeye Municipal Airport in Buckeye will be hosting the Annual Buckeye Air Fair on February 9 and 10. This classic American airshow will feature flyovers, display planes, and even hot air balloon rides. There will also be plenty of craft vendors attending.
Corks and Cactus
February 9 and 10 are also great days to visit the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix for their Corks and Cactus festival. The garden will be serving samples of 40 different wines and be hosting live music to enhance the experience of walking through their Arizona cactus displays.
65th Annual Gem & Mineral Show
One of the biggest events of the month will be the 65th Annual Gem & Mineral Show happening at the Tucson Convention Center from February 14 through February 17. There will be hundreds of booths packing the floor to create a fascinating experience for anyone who is interested in gems and minerals.
Between all of these major festivals and the smaller ones that will be happening throughout the month in each of our unique communities, it’s hard to imagine anyone struggling to find something fun to do during the month of February. So get out and enjoy all that Arizona has to offer!