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.
- Name of location Cave Creek, AZ
This gala celebration spans a weekend in the middle of every March and includes a variety of events in addition to a traditional rodeo and chili cook-off competition. Guests have the chance to watch a parade, participate in a golf tournament and indulge in great food. Numerous vendors also display a large selection of crafts and products.
- Name of location Tempe, AZ
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.
- Name of location Scottsdale, AZ
Whether a food lover or a budding chef, this six-day April event promises something for everyone. A host of celebrity chefs and approximately 50 restaurants offer demonstrations, brunches and dinners while over 250 wineries offer tastings and product sales.
- Name of location Yuma, AZ
For over six decades, the county sets aside six days in April to celebrate the event that continues attracting guests of all ages. Browse through the 4-H and FFA exhibits, win a prize on the mid-way, enjoy the wide selection of rides, the ever popular menu of fair foods and the many different live shows.
- Name of location Florence, AZ
Campers and Country Western music enthusiasts gather for this annual music festival held every April that spans for four days. From shortly after lunchtime till well after sunset, fans enjoy performances provided by local to celebrity acts. The location also has food, beverages and vendors available.
- Name of location Cottonwood, AZ
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.