10 Things to do in the West Valley in March

If you haven’t noticed, the West Valley is the place to be! Whether you’re a sports enthusiast, foodie, pet-lover, or enjoy the great outdoors, there really is something for everyone. And with our gorgeous weather, there’s no excuse not to be outside! Check out the events taking place this month and enjoy this beautiful weather before it gets too hot!

  1. Spring Training, now through March 24th: What’s more American than baseball? Catch a game at one of the 10 valley stadiums, 5 of which are in the West Valley. With 15 teams calling Arizona home for spring training, you’re sure to find a game that fits your schedule. https://cactusleague.com/
  1. NASCAR FanShield 500 Speed Fest Weekend, March 6-8: Phoenix Raceway Avondale https://www.phoenixraceway.com/Events/Spring-Race-Weekend.aspx
  1. Arizona Craft Beer Festival, March 7: http://www.arizonacraftbeerfestival.com/

  1. Annual Dog Days of Glendale, March 7: Check out this event for pet owners and their furry friends at this 10th annual event being held at Murphy Park in downtown Glendale. visitarizona.com
  1. Mecum Collector Car Auction, March 11-14: Check out the world’s largest collector-car auction company. This family-friendly event is open to buyers, sellers and spectators, and children 12 and younger are admitted at no charge. https://www.mecum.com/
  1. Fishing Tournament at Pleasant Harbor, March 14: Tournament fishing has seen many changes over the years, but there are still a lot of people who enjoy a day on the water as well as competition with friends and fellow anglers. Whether you’re into fishing or just looking for an excuse to get out to the lake, check out this family friendly event that’s sure to be a splashin’ good time! https://pleasantharbor.com/event/jml-outdoors-tournament/
  1. Second Saturdays, March 14: Local arts and food experience in Old Town Peoria from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy live music and art, food, local craft vendors and artisans. https://www.peoriaaz.gov/government/departments/neighborhood-and-human-services/festivals-and-special-events/music-series
  1. Jim Kieffer Community Cook-off, March 21: Head out to Gila River Arena to taste some of the best wings and chili in Arizona as restaurants and individuals compete in this annual community cook-off. This is a family friendly event featuring live music, kids zone, DJ entertainment, and beer tastings throughout the afternoon. http://www.gilariverarena.com/events/detail/jim-kieffer-community-cook-off-presented-by-glendale-rotary-2
  1. Luke Days, March 21-22: See the USAF Thunderbirds at this free two-day show which offers aerial demonstrations, military aircraft ground displays, exhibits, and attractions. https://fightercountry.org/airshow/
  1. Lake Pleasant Rockabilly Bash and Classic Car & Bike Show, March 27-28: Classic cars (pre 1972), minibikes, live rockabilly music, tattoo contests, vendors, and a pin up pageant round out this 9th annual event against the backdrop of beautiful Lake Pleasant. https://pleasantharbor.com/event/az-rockabilly-bash-2019/