We get it; it’s been a hard year. 2020 saw many events canceled and shops closed. However, it wasn’t all bad and there’s still much to look forward to. With 2021 right around the corner, there are new events, restaurants, and coffee shops to experience and explore. Here are the top 10 things to look forward to in Arizona in 2021.
2021 Fiesta Bowl: The football game is still taking place, but with no fans (only player’s families). The Fiesta Bowl Parade has been postponed to April 10.
Waste Management Phoenix Open: Though the golf tournament will be scaled-down in 2021, a limited number of fans can still attend! The exact number of fans per day has not been announced. It will take place February 1-7 at TPC Scottsdale.
Cactus League Spring Training: Spring training is still set to happen from February 27 to March 30. You can still get tickets to see your favorite teams play, and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine (something we all need after having spent much of 2020 indoors!).
Sake Haus: A new sake and sushi bar with a Tokyo street vibe is set to open in the spring in the historic Roosevelt Row Arts District. They will offer a large selection of Japanese and local sakes, Japanese whisky and creative cocktails.
Barrett-Jackson: The annual collector car auction in Scottsdale has postponed its from January to March. It is now slated to take place the week of March 22.
Country Thunder Arizona 2021: As of right now, Country Thunder is scheduled for April. The 2020 festival was postponed to the fall and then postponed again to the spring.
Devour Phoenix: The food event has canceled the in-person portion, however they are going virtual with take-out! “Devour at Home” will be a a two-day takeout-only weekend with some of the Valley’s top chefs creating special to-go meals.
Tempe Festival of the Arts: The outdoor Festival of the Arts is set to occur March 26-28 in Downtown Tempe. This free festival is a chance to peruse and purchase unique items from artists.
Alias: A modern speakeasy is slated to open sometime in the early part of 2021 at Character in downtown Phoenix. Three nights a week, the speakeasy wll host a Molecular Mixology/Gastronomy dinner, pairing cocktails and food by way of science and whimsy.
Phoenix Pride: The rescheduled Phoenix Pride event is set to happen April 10-11 at Steele Indian School Park. Come out and celebrate the LGBTQ community.
These are just a few of the events, grand openings and adventures Phoenix (and Arizona) has to offer in 2021.