Things to Do in Greater Phoenix in July
July is typically a month for water parks, splash pads and heading up to northern Arizona to cooler destinations, but there are still some festivals, activities, and events in Phoenix in July. Thankfully, the heat doesn’t stop the summer bands from including Phoenix on their tours.
These are the community events that you can count on year in and year out. All dates, prices, and activities mentioned are subject to change without notice.
Check the website or call to confirm information. The activities in this event calendar are appropriate for families unless otherwise indicated. If the event is free, I’ll mention that, too.
Arizona Authors Summertime Storytelling & Craft Saturdays
Children’s storytelling and crafts, pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. Each story is read by the Arizona author. Story-related crafts, snack. More about Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix.
In 2017: every Saturday in July
Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Practice Sessions
Watch the open practice sessions at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Free admission.
In 2017: July 21 – August 23
Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball
The Arizona Diamondbacks play professional baseball at Chase Field.
In 2017: Various dates in July
Arizona Rookie League Baseball
Minor League Baseball has 14 Rookie League teams in the Phoenix area. The 56 game season takes place in June, July, and August. You can catch an evening game in Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, or Surprise.
In 2017: almost every day in July
Chill Studio SK8
Indoor pop-up skating experience with a synthetic ice-like surface, skate rentals, music and lights, cabana rentals. Special events such as skate-in movies, teens-only nights. Shops at Norterra, North Phoenix.
In 2017: May 25 – August 4
Desert Ridge Marketplace Concerts
Free concerts on two stages in North Phoenix at Desert Ridge Marketplace.
In 2017: Every Friday and Saturday night
Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden
See, hear and feel the desert night’s plants and animals on the Discovery Trail. Bring a flashlight and wear comfortable shoes. Self-paced tours begin at 7 p.m. Recommended for families and children of all ages. Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
In 2017: every Thursday and Saturday in July
Free Summer Sundays
Free admission for everyone, activities for kids, musical performances, artist demonstrations. Heard Museum, Phoenix.
In 2017: July 23
Every Thursday evening the Scottsdale Art District invites you to spend a casual evening walking downtown and enjoying fine art. Free.
In 2017: Every Thursday evening
Summer Movies in the Park
Pre-movie entertainment, games, and a featured film. Food trucks. Bring a blanket. Flatiron Community Park, Apache Junction.
In 2017: July 22