LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
April 7 – 14 | The Phoenix Film Festival | PhoenixFilmFestival.com
Named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals by MovieMaker Magazine, the 16th annual Phoenix Film Festival is held in this thriving and culturally diverse city and is guaranteed to be any film-lover’s heaven. The eight-day event screens around 150 eclectic movies at an affordable price. With an abundance of parties, meet-and-greets with the film makers, and a special day dedicated to children, this festival is bursting with inspiration for all.
VIVA DE MEXICO!
May 7 – 8 | Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival | CincoPHX.com
Two days of non-stop live music, delicious food, and dancing in the streets is the name of the game at the 23rd annual Cinco de Mayo festival in downtown Phoenix. A blast for the whole family with a well-organized kid’s zone, interactive rides, and fascinating performances throughout the weekend. If you enjoy great music in the sunshine, be sure to make it to this lively event.
PEAK OF PLEASURE
Piestewa Peak | Phoenix.gov/parks
Northwest of downtown Phoenix stands the second-highest peak of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve chain, Piestewa Peak. Offering a perfect alternative to the hustle and bustle of the city, abundant wildflowers and iconic cacti adorn the landscape of this relatively easy climb. A stunning vista awaits you once you reach the top—just remember to pack a water bottle!