Even with its hot days and scarce rain, Arizona is a state teeming with life, from towering saguaro cactuses to small and friendly geckos. The warm embrace of Arizona's heat also invites visitors who thirst for the beauty of an endless desert view. From the major urban centers to the small rural towns, tourists and residents can find plenty of outdoor and cultural attractions and events in Arizona.
Every spring the Dead Horse Ranch State Park welcomes visitors to explore the world of birds during a four day weekend event. Learn about various species of birds while enjoying exhibits, field trips and tours.
- Phoenix, Arizona in Phoenix, AZ
Horticultural Frontiers Landscape & Design sponsors this event every year at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Pick up gardening and yard care tips, explore a variety of home and garden products,and participate in a chance to win cash prizes.
- Sedona Red Rock High School 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road Sedona, AZ 86336 in Sedona, AZ
Held annually in October at the Sedona Red Rock High School, the festival provides a chance to support fine arts within the community. Over 150 local and nationally recognized artists display creations with an array of spectacular fall colors and the red rocks offering a picturesque backdrop.
Outdoor and fitness enthusiasts regularly participate in this fall event that provides the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque hills and surrounding community while conquering 1,000 steps situated in nine different scenic areas. Walk, run and set your own pace.
This three-day event takes place during the first week of every November and continues in the tradition of Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration. Nearly 30,000 spectators observe as over 10,000 participants trek the two-mile procession complete with altars, costumes and floats in commemoration of deceased loved ones.
- Lake Havasu City, Ariz. in LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ
You don't have to wait for the 4th of July to enjoy fireworks when this extravagant pyrotechnic display takes place every February and spans five nights at the rodeo grounds. Come rain or shine, the show goes on and provides visitors with the rare chance to witness some of the most amazing displays ever seen.