June 2016 Events

JUNE 2016 Events NV Events June July '16


Phoenix Comicon, the signature pop culture event in the southwest, focuses on comic books, anime, sci-fi and film, and comic book creators. Enjoy panels, workshops, an art auction, zombie beauty pageant, Japanese fashion show, live music, and more. Television actors will also be in attendance to meet with fans. $15 to $25. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., Phoenix. phoenixcomicon.com


2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Don’t miss the biggest Bike Night in the Valley. In association with Cyclerides.com, every Thursday see hundreds of bikes line Coyotes Boulevard and Westgate Boulevard and enjoy live music, deals, and discounts from Westgate bars and restaurants. Free. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Westgate, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. westgateaz.com/bikenight



Join the City of Glendale Parks, Recreation and Library Services to learn how to stay safe this summer. Find out about car, pet, water, sun, and monsoon weather safety, while enjoying prize giveaways, live music, and more in Fountain Park. Free. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Westgate, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. glendaleaz.com/safesummer


4 & 5

Experience Italy as the Musical Instrument Museum celebrates Italian music and culture. Get a taste of Italy with an Italian-inspired menu at Café Allegro, gallery talks, performances, and hands-on activities for all ages. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. mim.org


7, 14, 21, 28

The entire family is invited to splish, splash, and have some fun in the sun during Desert Ridge Summer Splash Tuesdays. There will be thrilling games, prizes, and fun activities near the shopping center’s popular splash pad. Children can make their summer memorable by meeting their favorite characters ranging from Captain America, Batman and Superman to fairy princesses such as Elsa, Anna, Belle, and Ariel. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. shopdesertridge.com/summer/



Head to Talking Stick Resort Arena for the I Love the 90’s tour featuring Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Kid ‘n Play, Coolio, Tone Loc, and Young MC. 7 p.m. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. livenation.com



The 41st Annual Mighty Mud Mania is back at Chaparral Park. The event includes a mud obstacle course for 6 and under, the young “mudders” in the mini mud obstacle course and puddle pools for toddlers; 7 through 12 years olds can enjoy the original mud course, will those 13 and up can tackle the mighty mud challenge course. 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5401 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale. scottsdaleaz.gov/mighty-mud-mania



Cool off at the Third Annual Scottsdale Beer Palooza, a celebration featuring more than 30 breweries, a beer store, beer-friendly food, and a game zone. $30 to $35. facebook.com/scottsdalebeerfestaz



Check out WWE Monday Night RAW and see your favorite SSE Superstars live in action including Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family, AJ Styles, New Day, Alberto Del Rio, Sasha Banks, and many more. $20 and up. 4:30 p.m. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. ticketmaster.com



Escape to Northern Arizona for the Flagstaff Pro Rodeo, a PRCA-sanctioned rodeo with bull riding, barrel racing, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, tie down roping, steer wrestling, and a mutton busting before each performance each night for kids under 8 years old and/or under 50 pounds. $10 and up. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fort Tuthill County Park, 2446 Forttuthill Loop, Flagstaff. flagstaffrodeo.com



The 33rd Annual Phoenix Volleyball Festival hits town with more than 7,000 players from more than 700 teams from more than 25 states with players aged 12 through 18 playing across 80 courts. $8 to $10. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., Phoenix. volleyball-festival.com



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