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EVENTS ARIZONA SIGNATURE


All-Arabian Horse Show WestWorld, Scottsdale (480) 515-1500 Te largest event of its kind in the world, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is held at WestWorld in north Scottsdale and attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. In addition to exciting competitions, gala parties, educational seminars and an international cuisine court, the event features more than 300 vendor booths, offering everything from lavish jewelry, clothing and works of art. Admission: $10 adults, $7 Seniors and children 12 and under free


Native American Hoop Dance Championship Heard Museum, Phoenix (602) 252-8848 During performances, dancers will incorporate speed and agility as they manipulate their bodies through one to more than 50 hoops. Some dancers also incorporate creative designs and difficult manipulations of the hoops to present unique variations of the dance. Trough the hoop dance, accompanied by either Northern or Southern drums, the performers express distinct cultural traditions, as they are judged on a variety of categories. Admission: $18 Adults


Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction (520) 463-2700 Te Festival is an outdoor event that combines entertainment and wares reminiscent of what may have been found in a 16th Century European village market celebrating the arrival of the


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King and Queen to their shire. Mingle with over 2,000 costumed characters, eat a giant roasted turkey leg; take part in games of chance and skill; or cheer on your favorite knight. Open Saturdays and Sundays Feb.


8 - Mar.30 and Presidents’ Day Monday, Feb. 17. Admission: $22.00 for adults $12.00 for children


Glendale Chocolate Affaire Historic Downtown Glendale (877) 800-2601 Chocolate purveyors from Arizona and around the nation gather in Glendale for this award-winning festival, which celebrates not only chocolate, but romance and the arts as well. Admission: Free


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Cactus League Spring Training Troughout Greater Phoenix Te Cactus League season features 15 major league teams and more than 260 games from Feb. 22 to March 30. Tere’s never an off day, and the longest “road trip” between stadiums is 45 minutes. Cactus League Spring Training participants: Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, LA Dodgers, Oakland A’s, San Francisco Giants, Texas


Cactus League Spring Training


Rangers, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Anaheim Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Subway Fresh Fit 500 Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale (866) 408-RACE


Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market Heard Museum, Phoenix (602) 252-8840


Spring Butterfly Exhibit Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix (480) 941-1225


Ostrich Festival Tumbleweed Park, Chandler (480) 963-4571


RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup Wild Fire Golf Club, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 1-888-574-2849


Scottsdale Arts Festival Center for the Arts, Scottsdale (480) 874-4686


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Phoenix Film Festival Harkins 101/Scottsdale Teatres, Scottsdale


(602) 955-6444


Pat’s Run (Pat Tillman Foundation) Arizona State University Campus, Tempe (480) 507-6754


Phoenix Pride Festival Steele Indian School Park (602) 277-7433


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