New year, same goals – be cool to people, wear comfortable clothes, eat good food, make friends, work some, have fun. I’m not one for resolutions, however I do look forward to a calendar year of adventures on the horizon. January alone offers the opportunity to pet cool dogs, a visit to the Ice Cream Museum, a road trip to Arivaca, and countless food and booze festivals.
But first, I’ll be at the new neighborhood joint, The Porch in Arcadia for 3rd Thursday Hangs (from about 5:30-7:30). Join us and bring a friend who’s cool, like you. Oh, and HMU the next time you’re on Instagram and Facebook and we can swap stories.
The Art of Ice Cream Experience
Now – Wednesday, February 28
One giant Instagram shot, this pop-up art exhibit is full of whimsical Ice Cream inspired creations perfect for photo ops.
4224 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale
Doggie Street Festival – Adopt-a-thon and Pet Celebration
Saturday, January 20
Plan a play-date with your furry bff.
Steele Indian School Park
300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Photo Credit: Bitches Food Club
Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival
Saturday, January 20 – Sunday, January 21
Scottsdale Civic Center
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
Rooftop Yoga at the Camby
Sunday, January 21 – Sunday
Change your perspective with complimentary yoga every Sunday
2401 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
6th Street Market
Meet local makers, connect with community and savor the season’s perfect weather. Free parking in the City Hall Parking Garage and on-street meters every Sunday!
6th Street Market
24 E. 6th Street, Tempe
5th Annual Vintage Trailer Show & Swap Meet
Thursday, January 25 – Sunday, January 28
Full disclosure, I’ve never been but am completely curious. If I’m you make the trek, please report back, and we’ll do the same.
La Siesta Campgrounds, Vintage Travel Trailer Park
16005 W Hardscrabble Road, Arivaca
The Grand Wine Festival
Saturday, January 27 – Sunday, January 28
Get your day drink from more than 35 AZ wineries. The perfect weekend pre-game, or if you plan it right you can catch a buzz and be in bed at a decent hour.
Heritage Square Park
115 N. 6th St., Phoenix
Alice’s Wonderland Dance Party
Saturday, February 3
If you haven’t been to Linger Longer Lounge for one of their dance parties, 10/10 would recommend! They’ll be transforming the dance floor into the magical world of Wonderland with prizes for best costumes and drink specials all night.
Linger Longer Lounge
6522 N. 16th Street, Phoenix
7th Annual Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival
Friday, February 9 – Sunday, February 11
Sip and stroll along the waterfront while enjoying fine art, fine wine, chocolates, and live music.
7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale
This year’s event offers expert-led tastings, live music, food truck caravan, and a whiskey lounge. Bring in blankets and spend the day lingering on the Civic Plaza lawn.
Scottsdale Civic Plaza
7375 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale
Arizona Cocktail Week(end)
Saturday, February 17 – Monday, February 19
Something for everybody from the savvy craft cocktail connoisseur to the casual day/night drinker over this three-day event: from parties with some of the most renowned bars around the country, intimate seminars, and endless cocktails with your friends.