CityScape shutting down Central for Phoenix Comicon fun

CityScape Phoenix is closing Central Avenue and cooling things down for Phoenix Comicon fans this year from May 25 – May 28 with the H2Oasis featuring water rides and activities for all ages and the return of the highly anticipated “Quest Fest.”

Located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix just two blocks away from the Phoenix Convention Center, CityScape will transform into a comic-lovers dream. Spectators and cosplayers will unite as they slip and slide down Central and cool down from all the fun around the city with giant inflatable water slides, a fish pipe water ride and many other family friendly activities as part of the H2Oasis.    

For those looking to be a part of the total fandemonium that is Phoenix Comicon, select CityScape restaurants will also be offering $2 food and drink specials as part of the “Quest Fest” challenge and Patriots Park will provide a “Cooling Station” for event goers complete with shaded areas over the splash pad, misters, phone charging stations and a seating area with games.

Phoenix Comicon festivities at CityScape include:  


On Friday, May 26 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., families and comic-enthusiasts alike are invited to cool off and beat the heat with a variety of water activations setup on Central Avenue including water slides, a fish pipe ride, mermaids and more. This family friendly event is free and open to the public.

“Quest Fest”

From Thursday, May 25 through Saturday, May 27 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., “The Quest” is on at CityScape! Collect five buttons to earn a Hero’s Prize by enjoying the $2 offering at select CityScape retailers. Once at least five buttons are collected, it’s time to celebrate at “The Fest” where the first 300 winners to complete the challenge will receive a portable charging stick. Participating CityScape retailers include:

  • The Strand – $2 sample of the Zombie Sangria and bruschetta
  • Squid Ink Sushi – $2 Green Lantern shot
  • Copper Blues – $2 sample of the Arizona’s Brewicide Squad cocktail
  • Lucky Strike – $2 shoe rental
  • Gypsy Bar – $2 (15-minute unlimited) game card in the arcade room
  • Urban Outfitters – Free tote bags
  • Chico Malo – $2 sample cocktail
  • EOS Fitness = $2 Iron Man’s Juice
  • Yogurt Time – $2 sample of the Spiderman Sorbet
  • Yogis Grill – Two egg rolls for $2  

“Comicon on Tap at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar”

On Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m., join LUSTRE Rooftop Bar at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix for the tapping of the first Mom’s Basement Brew keg, the official pale ale of Comicon brewed by Four Peaks Brewing Co. There will be no cover charge and LUSTRE will offer beer specials and entertainment from 7:00 p.m. until midnight. To help the lead the way, follow the Comicon Signal on the side of the Hotel Palomar Phoenix tower to reach the destination.

“Cooling Station in Patriots Park”

Open all four days of Comicon from Thursday, May 25 through Sunday, May 28, the Cooling Station will be setup in Patriots Park and will feature a large tented lounge area with misters over the Splash Pad, a seating area with games and phone charging stations.

For more information, visit Ample and convenient underground parking is available and validated by restaurants and retailers with purchase.


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