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 Labor Day weekend, the county presents the annual fair that offers everything from livestock exhibits and shows, carnival games and rides to live performances by clowns, magicians and musicians. Fun for the entire family, the fair offers something for everyone.
Venture to the community town square every fall for this event that celebrates everything salsa. Amateur and professional chefs alike compete in salsa making contests. Guests of all ages have the chance to see food demonstrations, enjoy live music, dancing while indulging in a variety of delicious foods.
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.
For 21 days, beginning in the middle of October, the city hosts this annual extravaganza that features everything from a rodeo to auto races and celebrity performances. Over one million guests attend every year for events that combine traditional American history with a little bit of the unusual.
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Over 200,000 attend this biannual event held during weekends in April and again in December. Considered one of the country's top 20 art festivals, the Spring Tempe invites 400 artists specializing in 18 different categories.