January is not the most travel-friendly month for many places, but in Arizona, it's considered to be peak season. The weather is warm and dry compared to other parts of the country and there are a slew of events going on throughout the month.
Below we've put together the ultimate guide to plan your weekends here in the Valley!
1. Barrett-JacksonEstablished in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auction, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events. Come check out hundreds of the world's most sought after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience.
January 11-19, 2020 | Scottsdale
2. Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series makes running fun with options for all fitness levels! Known for live music and excitement, the Rock 'n' Roll Arizona marathon is a relatively flat course that runs through three of the Southwest's most scenic cities - Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe. In addition to the full and half marathons, this running series also offers a 5K, 10K and Kids Race. All courses are slightly different but no matter the distance, all participants get to enjoy the beautiful scenery, live entertainment, cheering teams, and other forms of entertainment all along the course.
January 18-19, 2020 | Scottsdale
3. Waste Management Phoenix Open
Known as “The Greatest Show on Grass,” the Waste Management Phoenix Open has gained legendary status for being unlike any other tournament on the PGA Tour. From the notorious 16th hole and star-studded Birds Nest music festival to the biggest names in professional golf, this is one tournament no fan should miss!
January 27-February 2nd, 2020 | Scottsdale
4. Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has been a first-class show from the very beginning. Taking place at WestWorld in Scottsdale, the show has grown from 50 horses to nearly 2,400 horses, bringing in some of the top owners, trainers, and breeders from all around the world competing for a chance at winning. A win at Scottsdale can mean big money in the breeding barns.
February 13-23, 2020 | Scottsdale
5. Spring Training
Spring Training baseball under the warm Arizona sun has been a tradition for devoted fans since 1947. Scottsdale is home to the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks. The San Francisco Giants play in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale at Scottsdale Stadium. A short drive north, the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks play at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, along Scottsdale's border with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Come support your team during the 2020 Spring Training!
February 22-March 21, 2020 | Scottsdale
6. Innings Festival
The Innings Festival is a can’t-miss celebration for music lovers, culinary enthusiasts, and passionate baseball fans. Over two days, Cactus League fans, locals and visitors alike will experience 3 stages and over 35 rock, pop, and alt-country artists at Tempe Beach Park.
February 29-March 1, 2020 | Tempe
7. Arizona Renaissance Festival
Don't miss Raucous Revelry at the Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival! This medieval amusement park features a 14-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, and a jousting tournament with a feast! You never know what you will find on or off the stage! Mingle with over 2,000 costumed characters, eat a giant roasted turkey leg or take part in games of chance and skill. There's so much to see and do!
February 8-March 29, 2020 | Gold Canyon