Weekend events March 8-10


Pictured above: The birds are back in town at the Ostrich Festival. Photo by Speyer Photography 

 

It’s Festival Time: Ostriches, Aloha, arts and more

Ostrich Festival (Fri-Sun March 8-10). 2pm-midnight Fri, 10am-midnight Sat, 10am-11pm Sun. $15 adults, $8 ages 4-12, ages under 4 free. Carnival rides, live entertainment, arts & crafts, games, food, exotic petting zoo and ostrich races. Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S McQueen Rd, Chandler. ostrichfestival.com

Arizona Aloha Festival (Sat-Sun March 9-10). 10am-5pm. Free. Island foods, live entertainment, activities and an island marketplace. Tempe Beach Park, Mill Ave and Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe. azalohafest.org

Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire (Fri-Sun March 8-10). 10am-5pm. $3; $10 wine tasting. More than 100 juried fine artists, live music and food trucks. Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills. thunderbirdartists.com

Scottsdale Arts Festival (Fri-Sun March 8-10). 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun. $12-$20; free for ages 12 & under. 175 artist vendors, live entertainment, kids area and culinary treats. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (outdoors), 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale. scottsdaleartsfestival.org

Kite Flying Festival (Sat March 9). 11am-6pm. Free. Kite flying, food, music, henna, vendors, children’s activities and more. Fountain Park, 12925 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills. pakistaninformation.org

 

Get moving at the zoo

Zoo Move & Groove (Sat March 9). 7-9:30am walk; 9am-1pm fitness festival. $35-$45.5K Trail Run/Walk: one-mile Leisure Loop or Kids Dash taking place in Papago Park. T-shirts, medals and pre & post breakfast included. Inflatable obstacle course, power walk the Zoo, enjoy fitness classes including belly dancing, hip hop, kid’s karate, goat yoga and ninja training. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix. phoenixzoo.org

 

Ancient technology in action

Ancient Technology Day: Prehistoric & Historic (Sat March 9). 9am-3pn. Free. Learn how people made jewelry, tools, and obtained food before hardware and grocery stores! Demonstrations and hands-on activities include an agave roast, cordage making, flintknapping, weaving, pottery making, atlatl (spear) throwing and much more. Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix. pueblogrande.com

 

Event for doll collectors

Dollhouse Miniature Show & Sale (Sat-Sun March 9-10). 10am-5pm Sat, 11am-4pm Sun. $8 adults, $2 children. Exhibits, sales, door prizes, raffles, make-and-take- project for children. ASU West, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale. phoenixminiatures.com

 

 

 

 

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