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Things to Do This Week

Spring has arrived, the colleges let out for spring break, and you’re trying to find something fun to do. Here are some events that are sure to bring a spring to your step this weekend. Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow us @scottsdaleliving on Instagram!

Arizona Aloha Festival @ Tempe Beach Park
Feel the chill vibes and laid back lifestyle of Hawaii this Saturday and Sunday at the free 20th Anniversary Arizona Aloha Festival. There will be hula dancing, food and good times this weekend so be ready to throw on a lei and breakout your favorite Hawaiian shirt without getting flack from your kids.

My Nana’s Salsa Challenge @ Steele Indian School Park
Gear your taste buds up for some zest and kick this Saturday with the 30th annual My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge. It’s the largest fundraiser for the Arizona Hemophilia Association, bringing in more than 20,000 people last year. Get ready to taste the hottest salsa as numerous businesses and restaurants compete to beat the original family recipe.

Ahwatukee Chili Cookoff and Carnival @ Ahwatukee Park
Sanctioned by the International Chili Society, this cookoff and carnival has it all. There are rides, games, music and bowls and bowls of chili. Make sure to bring your own thermos of milk, just in case.

Chandler Ostrich Festival @ 2250 S. McQueen Rd. Chandler, Arizona
A truly unique event, the 26th annual Ostrich Festival is back this weekend. Watch people race their ostriches either bare-back or with a chariot. You can even munch on a bit of ostrich while you do it…

Drew Carey @ Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre

“Cleveland Rocks!” is sure to bring back more than a few memories as Drew Carey is coming to Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre this Saturday for a show that will leave your sides split. Enjoy “The Price Is Right” host as he puts down the oblong shaped microphone for a much more normal one at Tempe Improv.

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