PHX Major Events

Phoenix has successfully hosted Major Events, including the Super Bowl, the Final Four, and College Football Playoff. We invite you to explore upcoming and past events to see how Phoenix is a fantastic choice to be your Major Event's host city.

Lost Lake Festival

October 19-21, 2018

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The Lost Lake Festival is returning in 2018 to Steele Indian School Park! This three-day celebration of music, food, games, and art features national and local musical acts on multiple stages. The festival also highlights the Valley’s vibrant food and drink scene. Visit Lost Lake Fest

Upcoming Events

Fabulous Phoenix 4th

July 4, 2018

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The 33rd annual Fabulous Phoenix 4th will feature one of the largest fireworks displays in the southwest. The free, non-alcoholic family event at Steele Indian School Park annually attracts 100,000-plus people. Visit Fabulous Phoenix 4th official website. for more information and key “Know Before You Go” questions.

 

Phoenix Children's Festival

September 22, 2018

Phoenix Children's Festival Family friendly festival in downtown Phoenix. Visit Phoenix Children's Festival official website.


Contact Major Events

Interested in more information about hosting an event in Phoenix? Please contact Roxann Favors at Phoenix's Major Events Office. Phone: (602) 256-4265 or Email: roxann.favors@phoenix.gov

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Phoenix Comic Fest

May 24-27, 2018

Phoenix Comicon

About 100,000 visit the Phoenix Convention Center to see stars, and mingle with fellow fans. Read information on street closures, parking and more. Visit Phoenix Comic Fest official website.

 

2018 Cinco De Mayo Downtown Phoenix Festival

May 6, 2018

Pride Festival & Parade

The 25th Annual Cinco De Mayo Phoenix Street Festival is one of the largest multicultural festivals in Arizona. Enjoy fun, music, games, and giveways. Visit 2018 Cinco De Mayo Downtown Phoenix Festival official website.

 

Pride Festival & Parade

April 7 & 8, 2018

Pride Festival & Parade

37th Annual Pride Festival at Steele Indian School Park. Visit Pride Festival & Parade official website.

 

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Faire

March 17, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Faire

Enjoy Phoenix’s own St. Patrick's Day Parade from 10 AM - Noon. After parade, enjoy the Faire at the Irish Cultural Center at Hance Park with music, stepdancing, bagpipers, food, crafts & merchandise, children’s area, and more! Visit St. Patrick's Day Parade & Faire website.

 

The Flying Burrito Festival

March 10, 2018

The Flying Burrito Festival

First-time live-music event bringing four stages and 26 bands live to downtown Phoenix. Visit Flying Burrito Festival website to learn more.

 

M3F (McDowell Mountain Music Festival)

March 2-4, 2018

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Homegrown, non-profit music festival in Margaret T. Hance Park. Visit the City of Phoenix M3F website to learn more.

 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon

January 12-14, 2018

Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon

A variety of running events through Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, and race Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center. Visit Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon official website.

 

Cactus Bowl and Oasis Event

December 26, 2017

29th Annual Cactus Bowl

Downtown Phoenix's College Football Bowl game at Chase Field; first-ever Cactus Bowl Live! concert at Phoenix Convention Center, and Oasis Pregame Party.

 

Electric Light Parade 2017

December 2, 2017

Electric Light Parade

For more than three decades the APS Electric Light Parade has been an event where families, neighborhood groups and businesses from across the city come together to spread the joy of the holiday season to more than 100,000 spectators. Visit Electric Light Parade information page

 

Lost Lake Festival

October 20-22, 2017

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The inaugural Lost Lake Festival was held Oct. 20-22, 2017 at Steele Indian School Park. Lost Lake is a three-day celebration of music, food, games, and art. More than 40 national and local musical acts were featured. Visit Lost Lake Fest

 

NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four

March 31 & April 1-3, 2017

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Fan Fest logo March Madness Music Festival Final Four Dribble

Phoenix successfully hosted this four-day celebration of student-athletes, basketball and the spirit of collegiate athletics. Satellite events included Final Four Fan Fest at the PHX Convention Center a 3-day March Madness Music Festival at Hance Park, and Final Four Dribble in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The public information website was at Phoenix.gov/FinalFour.

Visit Final Four wrap-up page for photos and videos or
Visit archived Final Four event home page (post-event, some features may not work)

  • Approx. 60,000 visitors, stayed more than four nights on average

  • 2,200 credentialed media members, record for a Final Four

  • 60 million social media impressions

  • Approx. 400,000 people visited downtown, including 135,000 to March Madness Music Festival at Hance Park

  • Phoenix Convention Center: 50,000 people attended FanFest

  • Hotels: nearly 18,000 additional hotel rooms and more than $17 million in added hotel room revenue for the Phoenix region (Source: Visit Phoenix)

  • Light Rail: 275,000 riders for the week, second-highest weekly total after Super Bowl

  • Airport: 67,000 departing passengers on departure Tuesday, second-highest after Super Bowl

  • Waste Diversion Rate: 91%

  • Legacy Grants: $300,000 – Harmon Park basketball court, Harmon Library FitPHX Active Workstation

 

College Football Playoff (CFP)

January 8-10, 2016

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Championship Campus Playoff Fan Central AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! Extra Yard 5K Taste of the Championship

Thousands of people came to Phoenix for the College Football Playoff Championship game. Other Championship Campus satellite events included: Playoff Fan Central at PHX Convention Center and PlayOff PlayList Live, Extra Yard 5K, and the Taste of the Championship. The public information website was at Phoenix.gov/PreGame.

Visit archived CFP event home page (post-event, some features may not work)

  • Approx. 65,000 visitors, stayed nearly four nights on average
  • More than 600 credentialed media members
  • Approx. 200,000 people visited downtown Championship Campus
  • Phoenix Convention Center: approx. 45,000 people attended Playoff Fan Central and downtown music concert series
  • Hotels: more than 20,000 additional hotel rooms and nearly $9 million in added hotel room revenue for the Phoenix region (Source: Visit Phoenix)
  • Light Rail: 127,000 riders Saturday before the game; record Saturday ridership
  • Airport: 58,000 departing passengers on departure Tuesday
  • Waste Diversion Rate: 82%

 

Superbowl XLIX Football

January 30-31 & Feb. 1, 2015

Superbowl XLIX

Phoenix was thrilled to be part of Arizona's third Super Bowl in 2015. This event brought worldwide exposure to the city. Besides the big game, satellite events included the NFL Experience at the PHX Convention Center, and Super Bowl Central that hosted concerts and activities downtown. The public information website was Phoenix.gov/AZSuperBowl.

  • Approx. 122,000 visitors, stayed nearly four nights on average
  • More than 5,000 credentialed media members
  • More than 1 million people attended downtown Phoenix Super Bowl Central
  • Phoenix Convention Center: 177,000 people attended Super Bowl-related events, largest event ever at Phoenix Convention Center
  • Hotels: nearly 66,000 additional hotel rooms and nearly $52 million in added hotel room revenue for the Phoenix region (Source: Visit Phoenix)
  • Light Rail: 390,000 riders for the week – highest ever
  • Airport: 70,000 departing passengers on departure Monday – Sky Harbor record
  • Waste Diversion Rate: 73% (downtown Super Bowl Central)
  • Legacy Grants: City of Phoenix received $25,000 for FitPHX and Library reading programs

Phoenix Children's Festival

September 22, 2018

Phoenix Children's Festival

Family friendly festival in downtown Phoenix. Visit Phoenix Children's Festival official website.

 

 

M3F (formerly McDowell Mountain Music Festival)

March 2-4, 2018

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Homegrown, non-profit music festival in Margaret T. Hance Park. Visit official website.

 

VIVA PHX

Dates 2016

VIVA PHX

Info to come

 

Phoenix Children’s Festival

Dates

Phoenix Children’s Festival

Phoenix was thrilled to be part of Arizona's third Super Bowl in 2015. This event brought worldwide exposure to the city. Besides the big game, satellite events included the NFL Experience at the PHX Convention Center, and Super Bowl Central that hosted concerts and activities downtown. The public information website was Phoenix.gov/AZSuperBowl.

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Final Four Event Photos

 

 

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