Local Lily Look Ahead {March} Drinks, Dines & Good Times

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March is what dreams are made of.  Baseball, beer, and more food and music festivals than any gainfully employed adult could attend in one month. The Spring fever hits hardest when I stare past the cold screen of my laptop, to the soft sunshine and gorgeous blue skies outside. All we really want is more recess; Am I right?

How do you plan to play hooky this month? Find me on Instagram and let’s swap stories.

Sunday A’Fair
Every Sunday
Concerts in the park, food and drink vendors on site, or pack your own picnic.
Scottsdale Civic Center Park

6th Street Market
Every Sunday
Shop local makers and artists, free community yoga, and boozy brunch nearby.
Downtown Tempe
6th Street Park

Peach Blossom Celebration
Thursday, February 23 – Sunday, February 26
Last weekend to see everything abloom at Schnepf Farms! Take advantage of the UPICK organic garden.
Schnepf Farms Park Area & Orchards
24610 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek

Coronado Home Tour
Sunday, February 26
Take a peek in to the beautiful homes of this historic district.
Coronado Park
1717 N 12th St, Phoenix

Seven Chefs Singh Along
Wednesday, March 1
Join the Arizona Seven (now featuring ten chefs) as these top local chefs serve up a farm-fresh six-course feast paired with fine Arizona wines.
Singh Meadows
1490 E. Weber Dr., Tempe

Devour Film Screening
Friday, March 3
Experience a night for the senses; watch these six elements and individuals captured in “Elements” while you sample creations from the featured chefs and makers including Brian Konefal of Coppa Cafe, Akos Szabo of Match Cuisine / FoundRE, Derrick Shields of The Farm at Agritopia, Julie Meeker of Mother Bunch Brewing, and Jeff Kraus of Crepe Bar.
815 N. 2nd St, Phoenix

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McDowell Mountain Music Festival
Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5
One of the most anticipated local music fests of the season returns with a local lineup and a performance by The Shins, I am particularly looking forward to.
Margaret T. Hance Park
1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix

Downtown Mesa Brewfest
Saturday, March 4
From 2-6pm Macdonald Street, south of Main Street, will be filled with local Arizona breweries and eateries, live music and local vendors.
Downtown Mesa
MacDonald St. and Main St., Mesa

Arizona Caribbean Jerk Festival
Fill your senses with a Caribbean state of mind. This local festival brings Reggae music, Caribbean cuisine, and attractions highlighting the arts and culture of the Caribbean community.
Sunday, March 5
Kiwanis Park
5500 S Mill Ave, Tempe

City Lights Movie Nights feat: The Secret Life of Pets
Friday, March 10
Pack chairs and snacks for a family date night downtown.
CityScape Phoenix
1 E. Washington St., Phoenix


Goodguys 8th Spring Nationals
Friday, March 10 – Sunday, March 12
There is literally no better weather for classic car show.
WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Rd, Scottsdale

Great Arizona Beer Festival
Saturday, March 11
For those who like to get around ;) …Admission include 24 drink tickets to sip on 200 beers from over 50 breweries.
Civic Space Park
424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

Viva PHX Music Festival
Saturday, March 11
I’m most excited to see Girl Talk, P.O.S., Murs, and of course Warren G.
Multiple venues in Downtown Phoenix

Arizona Aloha Festival
Saturday, March 11 – Sunday, March 12
So much aloha at this festival. From the food to the vendors and stage shows, this festival is a perfect excuse to eat shaved ice at the park.
Tempe Beach Park
80 W. Rio Salado, Tempe

UnCommon Markets
Saturday, March 11 – Sunday, March 12
Shop everything from local goods, sustainable items and uncommon finds.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
7755 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale

Beyond the Bricks
Thursday, March 16
Live music every Thursday 5:30 to 7:30pm. This week is Saints of Eirinn.
Hayden Square Amphitheater in Downtown Tempe

Pot of Gold Music Festival
Sooooo many big name bands, plus a few that are new to me.
Friday, March 17 – Saturday, March 18
5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler

Spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity
Friday, March 17 – Saturday, March 18
One of my very favorite festivals of the year. From immersive environments and hands-on crafts, to live music and artist demonstrations; this event evolves from day to night and is one you definitely won’t want to miss.
Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main St., Mesa
Featured image credit: MAC

Science with a Twist
Friday, March 17
The newest adults’ only event happening every third Friday of the month. The evening will include music, cash bar, live demos and good times for grown folks.
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St., Phoenix

Third Sunday Pop-Up Market
Sunday, March 19
A good reason as any to check out the latest local hot spot.
DeSoto Central Market
915 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

Great American Barbeque and Beer Festival
Saturday, March 25
Festival highlights include a full day of live country music with national headlining entertainment, March Madness lounge, grilling demonstrations, a kids zone, eating competition zone, live cooking demonstrations, backyard beer games, a farmers market and 20,000 lbs of mouth-watering barbeque.
AJ Chandler Park
3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler
header image credit: HDE Agency

Agave on the Rocks
Friday, March 31
Live music, margaritas, a little dancing, and unlimited samples of gourmet cuisine from renowned Valley restaurants and caterers. Don’t miss the ever-popular tequila sampling and education station in Dorrance Hall.
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix