Photo Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Car Auctions
It’s the most wonderful time of the year in the Valley of the Sun – events season. Here’s a breakdown of Phoenix’s Events top must-see happenings.
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
Jan. 14-22, 2017
WestWorld of Scottsdale hosts this premier event, which draws approximately 350,000 spectators. Last year’s sales topped $102 million and brought ultra-lux wheels to the auction block, including a trio of “Serial One” Corvettes: A 1955 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, 1956 Corvette Convertible and a 1957 Corvette Convertible.
Waste Management Phoenix Open
Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2017
“The Greatest Show on Grass” is equal parts golf tournament and lawn party. Drawing the largest crowds on the PGA Tour, its legendary 16th Hole transforms into a stadium each year with enough space for 15,000 adoring (read: screaming) fans. The celebration continues well into the night at the Coors Light Bird’s Nest with performances by Jake Owen, Toby Keith, Kaskade, Blink 182 and more.
Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
Feb. 16-26, 2017
Since its beginnings in 1955, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has grown from 50 to nearly 2,400 horses. The event brings top Arabian horse owners, trainers and breeders from around the world who compete for the chance to win major cash prizes. It’s a gathering for a good cause, too, with a portion of proceeds going to benefit charities like March of Dimes.
MLB Cactus League Spring Training
March 1-31, 2017
What’s not to love about baseball and beer under the warm Arizona sunshine? Many of Major League Baseball’s top teams make the Phoenix area their home field during the spring season. Scottsdale hosts the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks. Mesa is home to the Chicago Cubs and Tempe brings in the Los Angeles Angels.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four
April 1 & 3, 2017
This is the first year that Phoenix will host the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four tournament. Taking place at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, the weekend is also packed with special events like the Final Four Fan Fest, three days of free concerts at the March Madness Music Festival, youth clinics, a basketball dribble contest and more.
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