10 Things to Do Near Phoenix This February

February is a weird one for AZ. Some of us are grateful for a break from the heat, reveling in our chilly coat weather while we still can. Others are bundling up, frigid to our bones, desperately awaiting the warmer, but not yet broiling, summer season before we all eventually get heatstroke. But whatever you believe about February, there’s no denying it’s one of the best months for Phoenix festivals and other things to do.

These are 10 of the best events Phoenix is offering this February.

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Arizona Strong Beer Festival | February 8 @ Steele Indian School Park

Presented by the Arizona Craft Brewers’ Guild, the Arizona Strong Beer Festival collaborates with brewers all over AZ to create 20 specialty brews for this event alone. Tickets start at $60 for general admission.

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Street Eats Food Truck Festival | February 8 – 9 @ Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Get ready to eat your way to happiness, thanks to over 55 food trucks in attendance at this annual outdoor festival. Every menu includes a $2 sample, so you get more bang for your buck, and make sure to enjoy all of the festivities, from live bands, lawn games, and eating contests, to the local vendor marketplace, kid’s zone, and cooking classes.

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Anti-Valentine’s Day at Urban Axes | February 13 @ Urban Axes Phoenix

Whether you’ve just been through a breakup and you need to let out some rage, or you’re a happy couple looking for a unique way to spend Valentine’s Day, head to Urban Axes for some good old-fashioned axe throwing. Tickets are on sale now for just $22.50!

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Valentine’s Day Bar Crawl | February 14 @ The Churchill

Join with fellow lovers and enjoy this Valentine’s Day bar crawl with your SO, gal pals, or side ho. Looks like all you have to do is show up and drink, so be there on V-Day!

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Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival | Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater

With over 60 vegan vendors and 40 chefs in attendance, you can’t miss this veg-friendly food festival. VIP Two Day Admission is $75 plus tax pre-sale only; One Day General Admission is $20 plus tax; Online Pre-Sale is $30 plus tax at the door.

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Arizona Roots Music and Arts Festival | February 22 – 23 @ Riverwalk at Rawhide Western Town

One of the biggest EDM and indie music festival in Arizona is coming soon, with headliners like Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Steel Pulse, Rebelution, Tribal Seeds, and more to boast! Tickets start at $109 for the weekend, so make sure to get yours before they sell out.

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Brunch Bash | February 22 @ Civic Space Park

Ever brunched so hard you were hungover by lunch? That’s the idea behind this festival, a bash that celebrates the art of blending breakfast classics with Bloody Marys and mimosas. Tickets are low-cost, starting at $5-10, with VIP going up to $90 and including special entrance, six cocktails, sunset lounge area, and a brunch buffet (buffet is offered several times during the day plus snacks out, seating, specialty cocktails, and swag).

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Devour Culinary Classic | February 22 – 23 @ Desert Botanical Garden

Leading culinary enthusiasts, chefs, speakers, and connoisseurs are gathering together for this outdoor food festival in the largest botanical garden in the Southwest. Tickets start at $24.95, so get yours today!

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Tequila Fest | Monastery Mesa

This festival can’t be missed. Offering 50 different tequilas, beer specials, taco specials, a 50/50 raffle, and live entertainment, Tequila Fest admission gets you 14 tequila samples that can be sampled straight or with a mix, plus a souvenir. Tickets start at $40.

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Innings Festival | Tempe Beach Park

A two-day rock, pop, and country festival brings headliners like Weezer, Dave Matthews Band, and even MLB legends to the stage. General admission for both days is $159, so get your tickets fast.