Jan 25, 2024 - Things to Do

Phoenix weekend events: Barrett-Jackson, balloon classic and wine festival

A matchbox truck and a real truck.

This life-size replica of a Mattel Matchbox toy will be auctioned tomorrow at Barrett-Jackson. Photo: Courtesy of RealTruck Inc

The Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson auction continues into this weekend.

If that doesn't suit your fancy, Axios Phoenix has some other suggestions, too:

Jurassic Quest

When and where: Friday noon-8pm, Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 9am-7pm | Arizona State Fairgrounds

Details: Life-size dinosaurs, plus dinosaur rides and other themed activities.

Price: $25

Arizona Balloon Classic

When and where: Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 7am-9pm, Sunday 7am-noon | Goodyear Ballpark

Details: Hot-air balloons will fill the skies over Goodyear. Watch them take off or book a ride.

Price: $25 admission, $275 for rides

Arizona Wedding Show

When and where: Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am-3pm | Phoenix Convention Center

Details: More than 200 wedding professionals, a fashion show and more at the Southwest's largest wedding show.

Cost: $12 pre-sale, $15 at the gate

Truck-A-Palooza 2024

When and where: Saturday 9am-1pm | Gilbert Regional Park

Details: Explore all kinds of vehicles, talk to the people who drive them, and check out booths from local businesses and organizations.

Price: $5 pre-sale, $10 day of

Tempe Blooms

When and where: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm | Various locations near downtown Tempe

Details: Check out 20 large floral displays along with mural painting and live music.

Price: Free

27th Annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering

When and where: Saturday, 10am-5pm | Glendale Public Library

Details: Celebrate songwriting with workshops, performances and networking

Price: Free

Arizona Wine Festival

When and where: Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm | Heritage Square

Details: Tastings from 21 Arizona wineries, food trucks and more than 50 local vendors.

Price: $35 pre-sale and $45 at the gate on Saturday, $30 and $40 on Sunday

Scottsdale Country Crawl

When and where: Saturday 2-8pm | Starting at 7295 E. Stetson Dr.

Details: Bar crawling and country music in Old Town Scottsdale.

Price: $20

Serpientes Fiesta

When and where: Saturday 4pm | Chase Field

Details: Enjoy a celebration of Hispanic culture with art, food, music, a low-rider car show and other entertainment.

Price: $20


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