The luck of the Irish has brought some exciting events to the Valley for this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Check out these can’t-miss concerts, festivals and activities:
- Pot of Gold Music Festival
Rawhide in Chandler will host some big names, including Future, Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere, Dirty Heads, TY Dolla $ign and Fishbone on Thursday. Saturday’s performers include Big Sean, 311, Rebelution, Rae Sremmurd, Earl Sweatshirt, Protoje, Katastro and Mouse Powell.
Details: Thursday, March 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Saturday, March 19, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Tickets start at $65.
- The Shamrock Run
Work up a thirst on 4-mile run/walk along the banks of the Arizona Canal in Scottsdale. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight or grab a glow stick to light up the course! The race ends at Jack’s Place where participants can enjoy happy hour drink specials.
Details: Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Registration is $40 on race day.
- spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity
Channel your creative spirit as you explore and interact with unique art installations at the Mesa Arts Center. The festival will also feature musical performances in a variety of genres, as well as food and family activities.
Details: Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free.
- The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival
Chandler’s seventh annual Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival returns this weekend with a full day of country music performances, eating competitions, craft beer, and of course, mouth-watering barbeque. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Boot Campaign, which provides assistance to wounded military personnel and their families.
Details: Saturday, March 19, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets range from $10-$15.
- The Italian Festival of Arizona
Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, live music and local and international performers at this celebration of Italian culture at the Scottsdale Waterfront.
Details: Saturday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10.