Mar 8, 2024 - News

Ostrich Festival, NASCAR, arts festivals and more in Phoenix this weekend

Illustration of an ostrich head poking out from behind a cactus.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

The weekend's here and it's time to let loose! Check out these happenings across the Valley:

ğŸŽ¡ Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival

The big birds are back. Chandler will host its 34th festival celebrating city founder Alexander J. Chandler's affinity for the flightless birds.

  • Say hello to the ostriches while enjoying live music, carnival rides and more this weekend and next. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for kids.

ğŸŽ¨ Tempe Festival of the Arts

Browse sculptures, paintings, photographs and more Friday through Sunday at one of the Southwest's oldest art fairs.

  • The event is free and dog-friendly.

🏁 NASCAR weekend

Got a need for speed? Head to Avondale for this weekend's three NASCAR races.

  • Tickets start at $25 Friday and Saturday and $50 Sunday.

🏌️ Sparky's Fairway

Practice your swing using ASU's Mountain America Stadium as a driving range. You'll hit golf balls from an elevated platform onto the football field.

  • Bay rentals (which accommodate up to 6 people) start at $80 through March 17.

📽️ Worldwide Women's Film Festival

Harkins Shea 14 will showcase films created by women and host workshops and panel discussions to empower female filmmakers.

  • Tickets are available for individual showings or full weekend passes.

🍷 Santan Village Art & Wine Festival

Enjoy artwork from renowned artists while sipping local Arizona wines.

  • Open Saturday and Sunday. Tickets, which include wine and beer-tasting tickets, start at $30.
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