Weekend events for March 15-17


St. Patty’s Day festivities

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Faire (Sat March 16). 10am parade; Faire immediately following parade. Parade is free; Faire is $10-$12, ages 12 & under free. Step dancers and Irish bands, arts & crafts vendors, inflatable rides, face painting, petting zoo and more. Parade travels south from 3rd St & Sheridan to Irish Cultural Center, 67 W Culver St., Phoenix. stpatricksdayphoenix.org

Irish Fountain Fest (Sat March 16). 11m-6pm. Free. Food, kids zone, Celtic rock band, Irish folk dancing and the fountain will turn green from noon-4pm. Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills. experiencefountainhills.org

Kiss Me I’m Irish Run (Sat March 16). 7am. $30 & up. Kilt Run on March 15. Wear your green and run in a half-marathon, 8K, 4K and a kids and families run. Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N Sunset Blvd, Glendale. irishrunaz.com

Experience Ireland (Sat-Sun March 16-17). 9am-5pm. Included with admission; free for members. Irish music and step dance, Celtic harp and ceili folk dance workshops, and a Celtic knot keychain craft. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale. mim.org


New spin on a 5K

The Inflatable Run & Festival (Sun March 17). 8am-2pm. $29 & up. 1 mile/5K inflatable obstacle course, family activities, live entertainment, inflatable attractions and food trucks. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix. theinflatablerun.com/phoenix


Custom car show

Goodguys 10th Spring Nationals (Fri-Sun March 15-17). 8am-5pm Fri-Sat, 8am-3pm Sun. $20 adults, $10 ages 7-12, ages 6 & under free. Showcases more than 2,500 hot rods, custom, classic and muscle cars and trucks through 1987. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. good-guys.com


Art in Downtown

Artlink Art Detour (through Mon March 18). Free. Detour-ists will be invited to step into approximately 100 artist studios, galleries, pop-up spaces and other venues, as well as enjoy performances and Kids’ Detour family-friendly activities. artdetour.com


Rodeo time in Queen Creek

Roots n’ Boots (through March 17). Gates open at 8am. Rodeo, carnival games, clinics, competitions, entertainment, family activities, Western shows and more. Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, 20464 E Riggs Road, Queen Creek. rootsnboots.org




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