Support a Local Business When You Celebrate These National Holidays

Easter has come and gone, but more April holidays are approaching! You can help a local business every time there’s a national holiday, and it just so happens there are a lot of them in April.

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National Haiku Poetry Day (April 17)

  • Phonetic Spit is hosting an open mic every Thursday at 7 PM on Instagram Live. Check out their IG @phoneticspit for info on weekly prompts!
  • Lawn Gnome Publishing is collaborating with local publishing house Phoenix Poetry Slam to offer ‘Instaslam,’ an Instagram Live poetry reading held every Thursday at 8 PM. Check out their IG @lawngnomepublishing for details.
Photo Credit: Stinkweeds Facebook

Record Store Day (Usually April 18, Postponed to June 20)

  • Local record store, The ‘In’ Groove is having a sale on their website, ‘’ — new arrivals are posted daily!
  • Stinkweeds is having a Facebook double-documentary screening for ‘Vinyl Nation’ and ‘Other Music’ on Saturday, April 18th & Sunday, April 19th. Online admission is $10.
  • Zia Records offers curbside pick-up at all Arizona locations from 10 AM – 4 PM. They also offer free shipping on orders over $30.
Photo Credit: Phoenix Bike Co. Facebook

Bicycle Day (April 19)

  • Phoenix’s Bike Barn is offering curbside bike and accessories pick-up. They are also offering repairs if you drop your bike off!
  • Looking for a vintage bike? Stop by Phoenix Bike Company for a look at old Cruisers and other classic nostalgia brands.
  • For a variation of mountain bikes and gravel bikes, visit Landis Cyclery, a historic Phoenix bike shop currently allowing customers to buy online and pick-up in store.
Photo Credit: GreenPharms Dispensary Mesa Facebook

4/20 (April 20)

  • Get some stress relief by having GreenPharms Dispensary in Mesa deliver to your door. They are also offering curbside pick-up until 9 PM.
  • White Mountain Health Center is limiting the number of patients entering their dispensary. They are open from 8 – 5 PM on Monday.
  • Encanto Dispensary is offering some great deals for pick-up, including $30 eighths of Mint Chocolate Chip and Lemon Fire OG.
Photo Credit: The Nash Facebook

World Creativity and Innovation Day (April 21)

  • Beloved downtown jazz hangout, The Nash, is streaming their all-time best performances on their Facebook page. Check out their full schedule on Facebook.
  • Meet MCI Designers for an Interior Design Class on Zoom. The free course starts on April 17th, but be sure to RSVP beforehand via Eventbrite.
  • The Scottsdale Comedy Club Spot is offering Improv/Acting Classes via Zoom, held every Wednesday. Check out for more info!
Photo Credit: Changing Hands Bookstore Facebook

Independent Bookstore Day (April 25)

  • Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe has new hours from 12 – 6 PM, Monday – Saturday. They are accepting online orders, and phone orders for curbside pick-up.
  • The family-owned Books On 7th Avenue is temporarily closed to the public, but still offering mail orders. Shop online or call 602-678-4578 for details!
  • All About Books and Comics is offering $1 deals on collector editions of DC & Marvel comics. Reach out for details!
Photo Credit: Mustache Pretzels Facebook

National Pretzel Day (April 26)

  • Mustache Pretzels will be opening their food truck at Sunland Springs Village on April 30th, from 4 PM – 7 PM. The company has uniquely shaped pretzels and pretzel dogs!
  • Old Heidelberg Bakery is still open and running as an essential business! Stop by their location on East Indian School Road for a giant pretzel, and maybe some groceries, too.

International Dance Day (April 29)

  • Arthur Murray Dance Center in Phoenix is offering virtual group classes! Check out their website to choose your dance style.
  • Phoenix Dance Academy is hosting virtual fitness classes for adults and teens on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 – 3 PM. Find the Zoom link on their e-mailer list, or visit their website.


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