Phoenix metro events, things to do: April 2024

There are several events happening in the Phoenix metro area in April. Check out our list with details on locations, times, and ticket prices. Scroll to the end of the page for a list of recurring events. Past events will be removed from the page.

April 1 - 7

Arizona Bike Week

"Arizona Bike Week at WestWorld is a celebration of motorcycles and music. With two stages, featuring live music all day and night, plus vendors, stunt shows, live bull riding, contests and demos, there’s plenty of entertainment options for everyone. Our scenic terrain and amazing spring weather make for some of the best riding in the country but even non-riders will want to take advantage of the unique experience ABW offers."

  • April 3 - 7
  • WestWorld of Scottsdale
  • 16601 N. Pima Rd, Scottsdale
  • Single-day tickets start at $28

State Farm® College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships

  • April 4, 6pm
  • Global Credit Union Arena at Grand Canyon University
  • 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Bldg 38, Phoenix
  • Tickets start at $15


"Community services, neighborhood resources, and public safety engage the Peoria community through these events held in neighborhood parks throughout the city. ParkFest events are designed to connect the community by introducing neighbors and providing information about City services through informative activities and free, family-friendly entertainment within the neighborhood parks."

NCAA Men's Final Four Fan Fest®

Movies in the Park

"Join us every Friday evening in March at 7PM on our beautiful Center Lawn for the ultimate Spring Movies in the Park event series. The Queen's Corn will be at select showings, selling their delicious freshly popped kettle corn, with a portion of sales being donated to support the American Red Cross.  

*Please bring your chairs or blankets. Leashed furry friends are welcome.

See you there for a night of movies under the stars!"

Arizona Bicycling Summit

"The summit, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., gathers leaders, educators, planners, public health professionals and cyclists of all kinds to talk about current issues related to Arizona cycling and plan the future. Wide-ranging discussions cover items such as cycling nonprofits, city infrastructure and how to get more cycles on the roads. The summit also offers exhibits and raffles, and it has been known to end with a group ride. Tickets to the summit start at $10 for students."

CycloMesa Festival

"Festivalgoers can watch BMX Freestyle stunt shows and roller Derby demos, create spin art using the pedal power of a bicycle, participate in a scavenger hunt, listen to live bands performing on the Mesa Music Festival Stage hosted by Alt AZ personality Dustin, climb a rock wall and more."

Gilbert Global Village Festival

"The Gilbert Global Village Festival is a FREE multicultural celebration for all ages. The festival celebrates the cultural diversity of our community."

April 8 - 14

NCAA Men's Final Four Fan Fest®

Country Thunder

Sippin’ the Spirit of the Southwest

Celebrate Mesa

"The event celebrates Earth Day with a Living Green Village featuring multiple vendors showcasing a wide variety of ways our community can be green and sustainable and help Mother Earth. Residents attending Celebrate Mesa can learn about tree planting, composting, recycling household items and new energy efficiency incentives available to homeowners. With the City’s new "Trees are Cool" tree planting challenge, master gardeners will have a seed planting activity, and the City of Mesa’s Solid Waste Department will have a recycling education booth."

2nd Sundays on Mill

"Join us the 2nd Sunday of each month from 10am to 3pm for an outdoor market, live music and entertainment, snack vendors, and plenty of fun for the whole family. The outdoor market lines Mill Avenue between 3rd St. and University, and features homemade goods and gifts from Arizona local artisans, crafters, and makers. The event is FREE admission, family-friendly, and dog friendly."

April 15 - 21

Mesa Music Festival

"The 7th annual Mesa Music Festival is the world’s premiere emerging artist festival. It welcomes participation from industry veterans, emerging artists and everyone in between. It's a unique event that is a true celebration of music in downtown Mesa. We host artists and attendees from around the world for 3 days of music, art and fun."


April 22 - 28

Studio Academy of Beauty Career Fair

"Explore your career options in the beauty industry and network with industry partners."

Crossroads of the West Gun Show


Recurring events

Artlink’s First Fridays Art Walk

When the event was launched in the mid-90s, it started with a handful of participants. Now, "it's a free, all-ages event that draws thousands of attendees spread out across dozens of city blocks and nearly 100 businesses… this event invites vendors, musicians, and artists of all varieties out into the streets (many of which are closed off to traffic) for an evening where the essence of downtown Phoenix’s arts and culture can be seen, felt, heard, and tasted throughout more than 70 galleries, venues, art-related spaces, and surrounding bars, restaurants and food trucks."

Phoenix Film Festival

Maricopa County Fair

Downtown Chandler Farmers Market

"The Downtown Chandler Farmers Market features dozens of local farmers, gourmet food vendors and artisans. The Market happens every Saturday in Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West and runs from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come down, shop around and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in the Downtown. We have something for the whole family!"

Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market

  • Main Season: Saturdays (3rd Sat in Oct - 2nd Sat in May): 8am to 1pm
  • Summer Season: Saturdays (3rd Sat in May - 2nd Sat in Oct): 7:30am to 11:30 am
  • 5th St. & McKinley, Phoenix

Scottsdale Art Walk 

"The SGA’s Gold Palette ArtWalks are offered throughout the year in addition to the SGA’s weekly Thursday evening ArtWalks and feature extended gallery hours, special activities and experiences for attendees such as complimentary wine tasting and/or small bites, and live music and entertainment that align with each event’s theme. (Please note, dates and themes are subject to change.)"

Sunset Market 

"Every Third Thursday 4-8pm - Located at Main & Macdonald in Downtown Mesa, AZ. A variety of local vendors specializing in fresh grocery products, tasty hot food, artisan goods, and so much more! Including live music and demonstrations every market!"