Taste All That Arizona Has To Offer


Arizona Fall Fest is November 4 The Arizona Fall Fest, a free and family-friendly celebration of all things uniquely Arizona, will be hosted at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, Saturday, November 4, from 10am–4pm. Formerly known as the Certified Local Fall Festival, this will be the 13th annual festival hosted by Local First Arizona. […]

Explore The McDowell Sonoran Preserve


Free family Sundays kick off in The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy works with the City of Scottsdale to champion and protect the McDowell Sonoran Preserve for this and future generations. More than 650 Steward volunteers provide their time and talents to help residents and visitors experience, enjoy and learn from the Sonoran Desert on the 30,580-acre […]

Fall Restaurant Week Kicks Off Statewide Season


Fall means different things to different people, but for Arizona foodies it means celebrating the arrival of the Arizona Restaurant Association’s (ARA) Fall Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW). This year marks the 10th anniversary of this food-focused event, which has developed into a 10-day long gastronomic jubilee, with restaurants statewide offering their special ARW menus brimming […]

2017-18 Performing Arts Season Preview


Get ready for a season of dance, music and live theatre as the 2017-18 performing arts season kicks off this fall. The Valley is home to world-class performance troupes, musicians and venues, offering entertaining options for young and old and everyone in between. The 2017-18 Performing Arts Season Preview begins on page 64. | CST

Endless Summer: Slip Away For A World-Class Daycation


By Kathryn M. Miller ~ It’s August, which means back to school for many families and the end of summer travel for others. But back to reality doesn’t have to mean an end to summer fun, especially for those lucky enough to call the Valley home — there are months of warm weather ahead and […]

Chill Out This Summer With Live & Local Fridays


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Live & Local Fridays summer concert series will open July 28 with a performance by the Latin blues band Los Morenos in the Virginia G. Piper Theater, and with the experimental jazz quartet House of Stairs in Stage 2. The expanded Live & Local Fridays lineup will showcase 10 […]

Cold Brew, Pizza & Drams — Oh, My!


3 ways to celebrate foodie fathers in June Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18, so in honor of dear old Dad, we’ve found three ways to treat the foodie fathers out there. Whether he’s a coffee fanatic, savors a good scotch or just wants to grab a slice of pie (pizza that is!) with the […]

Arizona Restaurant Week Celebrates Ten Years


The Arizona Restaurant Association’s Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) is celebrating a decade of delicious this year with its 10th annual ARW this Fall. What began as a yearly weeklong celebration has now grown into a bi-annual 10-day foodie extravaganza. The 2017 Spring Arizona Restaurant Week will kick off 10 days of dining, May 19-28, with more than 150 participating restaurants showcasing three-course, prix-fixe meals for $33 or $44 per person. In […]

Wine, Dine & Taste The Best Arizona Has To Offer


From world-class cuisine to some of the globe’s best wine lists, Arizona’s resorts have what it takes to attract over 36 million travelers annually, and that is what the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association celebrates with its annual AZ Wine & Dine festival. This premier gathering of hoteliers, business leaders and food connoisseurs provides a […]

Arizona Ups Its Ballgame


Cactus League & NCAA come to the Valley By Kathryn M. Miller ~ The crack of the bat, the smell of fresh-mowed grass, the warmth of the Arizona sun – it’s Cactus League spring training time once again in the Valley. With a combination of beautiful weather and visiting Major League Baseball teams, spring in […]