Whether it’s to eat out, have a beer, or catch a movie, there’s always some way to fill your time before or after a big game. If you already live in Glendale, you probably know that, since you’re likely finding many of the best places to do something fun on days when the Cardinals are playing. However, for those of you who don’t know, especially if you live in the East Valley, it’s important that you have a list of things to do when the Cards play so you can make a whole day of it. That’s where we come in! Below we have 5 things you can do in Glendale on a Cardinals Game Day.
5650 N 55th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
If you’ve gotten to enjoy the game but don’t want the entertainment to end, you can head to this drive-in theater to catch a feature film that evening! Screenings obviously don’t start ‘til sundown, but if you’re looking for something more to do early in the day — especially if the game is at night — then you can visit this same parking lot to see it transform into a day market selling produce, clothing, and more!
5800 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
The historic downtown of any old town is worth visiting for shopping, and that’s especially true for antiques. If you are looking for fun things to do in Glendale, AZ, the historic downtown area in Glendale features antique shops and appraisers. In addition, people can find genuine historic military paraphernalia for sale, places for vintage and country vibes like The Cottage Garden or Zola Bell’s, or even the Arizona Doll and Toy Museum. If you’re looking for a collectible of some sort before heading to the stadium, you’ll likely find it here!
6770 N Sunrise Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305
There’s nothing like tailgating before a big game, right? But what if you had a local brewery where you could enjoy a craft cold one, instead of a cooler full of cheap beer? Say no more! We’ll bring you to State 48 Funk House, where the eats and the tall glasses of locally brewed goodness await — and where you can choose between German-style beers like State 48’s own Javelina Hefeweizen or the fruity wheat ale, Mango Wheat, as well as other delicious lagers, IPAs, and stouts, all while playing games like shuffleboard or bowling.
6751 N Sunset Blvd e207, Glendale, AZ 85305
Gather round with a group of 6, 12, or even 100 people and prepare to have the most fun you’ve ever had with an axe — we hope. There’s something cathartic about having your game day preempted by a savage display of skill with throwing axes. And even if you turn out to be awful at it, there’s always an “Axepert” nearby to help you. Just remember to wear closed-toed shoes. Safety first, right?
9402 W. Westgate Blvd. Glendale, AZ 85305
You’re in for a real treat. If you are searching for things to do in Glendale, AZ, the menu at this destination features the Ultimate Cereal Milkshake, various types of floats, cheesecake, and cereal. This sweet shop is located in the Westgate Entertainment District, so you’ll not be at all far from State Farm Stadium — so you should make a point to stop here any day, but especially on a Cardinals game day.
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