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About Experience AZ

Experience AZ Magazine is the ultimate guide for both Arizona residents and tourists to see, feel, taste and experience the best that Arizona offers. We’ve chronicled and presented Arizona’s Top 5 in each category including tourist destinations, night life, dining, sports, music, theater, festivals and outdoor adventure. Enjoy and experience Arizona’s ultimate “bucket list” of things to do in Arizona.

Arizona Cardinals host game-day parties at Westgate

August 29, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The Arizona Cardinals and Westgate Entertainment District have teamed up again this season to host a “Cardinals Preflight Party at Westgate” before every regular season home game at Westgate’s WaterDance Plaza, adjacent to the $6 million Bellagio-esque dancing fountains, starting with the team’s home opener vs. the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Sept. 13. The… Read More →

Tailgating service offers VIP experience and gives back to schools

August 28, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Your football team is asked to pour their blood, sweat and tears into every game, but this shouldn’t be an expectation of the tailgaters outside of Sun Devil Stadium. To make tailgating even easier, Tailgater Concierge makes its debut today as a one-stop solution for all tailgating needs – all fans need to do is… Read More →

Turf Paradise kicks off historic 60th season

turf paradise horse race
August 27, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Disneyland is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and so is Turf Paradise.  Arizona’s first sports franchise opened its doors in January 1956 at 15th Ave. and Bell Road.  At the time, the track was in the middle of the desert and fans had to navigate a pair of dirt roads to watch and wager… Read More →

Free Golf Saturday coming to Dove Valley Ranch

golf fashion tips
August 26, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Celebrate the re-opening of The Golf Club at Dove Valley Ranch with a no strings “Free Golf Saturday.”  Dove Valley will be hosting free golf on a first-come first-serve basis with no green fees or cart fee on Saturday, August 29th. Portion of proceeds will be donated to the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA). “Free… Read More →

Celebrate 30 years of Phoenix arts and culture Oct. 3

Phoenix Convention Center, GoGreen Conference 2011
August 24, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The city of Phoenix will mark the 30th anniversary of the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission with a celebration of the arts in downtown Phoenix on Oct. 3. The PHX Arts and Culture @ 30 Years Celebration, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center, Herberger Theater and on… Read More →

Valley-based Tortilla Fish plans 5 new locations

Tortilla Fish
August 21, 2015 by in Blogs | Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

The home of the most authentic Baja-style Shrimp and Fish Tacos, Tortilla Fish plans to more than quadruple its business over the next two years. Locally owned and Valley based Tortilla Fish, which has garnered 5-Star reviews since opening its first location in Tempe two years ago, has announced a second location opening at 44th Street and Thomas in the Arcadia Center by mid-October. Owner… Read More →

Sedona Restaurant Week kicks off today

August 21, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

Sedona Restaurant Week kicks off today and invites local foodies and visitors the chance to experience a taste of the Verde Valley with a selection of specially priced meals from a wide variety of restaurants, while enjoying the cooler temperatures and the picturesque red rock backdrop of Sedona. From Aug. 21 through Aug. 30, guests will… Read More →

Superheroes will land with Phoenix Symphony

Show Phoenix Pride Symphony Hall, Photo: jikatu, Flickr
August 21, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Put on your best cape and get ready for the iconic music from your favorite superhero movies and television shows. Your Spidey senses will tingle, and you will be at the edge of your seat when you hear music featuring your favorite super heroes: Batman, Superman, Captain America, The Incredibles, X-Men and many more September 27, 2015… Read More →

Monster Mash Music Festival comes to Tempe Beach Park

Memorial Day concert in Greer
August 20, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Lucky Man Concerts is presenting the inaugural Monster Mash Music Festival at Tempe Beach Park on Friday, October 30th through Sunday, November 1st. The all-ages, rain or shine events begin Friday 5:45 p.m. (gates 5:30 p.m.), and continue Sunday at 1:40 p.m. (gates at 1:30 p.m.). Single-day tickets for the festival are available for advance… Read More →

Westgate Entertainment District lands 4 new tenants

Fountain Park at Westgate
August 20, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

More new businesses are calling Westgate Entertainment District home this summer with the recent openings of Proliant, which tripled its existing Westgate office space, CenturyLink, Security National Mortgage Company and the soon-to-open U.S. Air Force Recruitment Hub. These new additions to Westgate’s tenant mix brings the total number of new retail and office leases signed… Read More →

Summer Ends Music Festival introduces impressive lineup

August 19, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Lucky Man Concerts will be hosting the second annual Summer Ends Music Festival at Tempe Beach Park Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 24-27. The all-ages events begin Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (gates 5:15 p.m.), and continue Friday at 5:15 p.m. (gates 5p.m.), Saturday at 1:15 p.m. (gates at 12:20 p.m.), and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.… Read More →

Casino Arizona will host ‘Comic Bingo’

Daniel Villeneuve,
August 18, 2015 by in Blogs

It’s time for bingo players and comic book fans to summon their superpowers and embark on a journey to Casino Arizona. September 12 marks the casino’s inaugural Comic Bingo event, which will take place from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. This special night will be full of fun, games and prizes – including a free… Read More →

Rawhide reopens for 2015-2016 season on Sept. 4

August 15, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Residents and visitors are now invited to experience the NEW Old West as Rawhide Western Town and Event Center that reopens for its 2015-2016 season on Friday, September 4th. The center will be featuring new town hours and Steakhouse menu items as well as exciting attractions. Their new general public hours are Fridays from 5 – 10… Read More →

Hermosa inn wins USA Today Reader’s Choice Award

August 14, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

After four weeks of voting, the luxury boutique resort The Hermosa Inn won the title of Best Romantic Boutique Hotel in 10Best’s Reader’s Choice Awards sponsored by USA TODAY. The 34-­‐casita historic property beat out nineteen other boutique resorts across the nation and was the only Arizona resort nominated. Nominees were chosen by a panel… Read More →

Salt River Fields activates new electronic marquee

Salt River Field
August 13, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick has fully activated a brand new electronic marquee now actively reaching the hundreds of thousands of Loop 101 Pima Freeway commuters and travelers who pass the facility each day with colorful messages and visuals of the fun-filled dates at the award-winning facility. “We could not be more pleased with… Read More →