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Outdoor Events this Weekend - January 25

Arizona Balloon Classic

When: Friday - Sunday, January 25 - 27

Where: Goodyear Ballpark, Goodyear

Balloons: Up to 30 hot-air Balloons, including special shapes, will participate.

Events: “The Arizona Balloon Classic” – On Saturday & Sunday morning, January 26th & 27th .The sky will be filled with colorful hot-air Balloons participating in the thrilling “Hare & Hound” race from the grassy fields of the Goodyear Ballpark for a spectacular sight of mass and color. Spectators can walks on the field and experience the balloons inflation and lift off. Photo taking is invited!

Desert Glows: On Friday and Saturday evenings, January 25th & 26th are our most popular attended activities. A field full of illuminated, tethered hot-air Balloons will glow in time to Music.

Other Attractions: “Pre-booked” Hot-Air Balloon Rides, Family Fun Zone, Hot-Air Balloon “Tethered” Rides, Fireworks (Saturday ONLY) Live entertainment, Lunch at the Food Fest and many other exciting activities. Retail shopping and commercial exhibits for purchase or browsing.

StreetFoodfest: Some of the region’s TOP food trucks and street food vendors will be on hand to provide a variety of festival food favorites available to purchase all weekend.

Grand Wine Festival

When: Saturday & Sunday, January 26 & 27

Where: Heritage Square Park, Downtown Phoenix

Arizona Wine Growers Association and AZBCA, host the Annual Grand Wine Festival & Marketplace on January 26 & 27, 2019 at Heritage Square Park in partnership with

Two-day “Grand Wine Festival” to include wine tasting with more than 30 Arizona wineries pouring over 200 wines in downtown Phoenix.

On Saturday, January 26 – Sunday, January 27, 2019, the Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA) will be partnering with azcentral to host the 10th Annual Grand Wine Festival at Heritage Square Park in downtown Phoenix. The two-day festival, preceded by the Grand Wine Gala on Friday, January 25 where winners of the azcentral Arizona Wine Competition will be announced, will feature more than 30 Arizona wineries pouring over 200 wines, along with live music, food trucks and other local vendors. “This is the biggest celebration of Arizona wine in the state and this year marks a record number of both wineries in attendance and wines being poured,” said Brian Predmore, former president of the Arizona Wine Growers Association. “This is the AWGA’s largest event of the year and it’s wonderful to be able to share the story and evolution of the state’s wine industry with so many people.”​


When: Saturday, January 26

Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix

Join us Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 1pm – 5pm at Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix for the third annual Tacolandia. This taco festival will feature the city's best taquerias serving up authentic cuisine, live entertainment that highlights Mexican culture, cash bars, and awards in various categories.

Enjoy unlimited taco samples from the city’s best taquerias. Restaurants serving at the event include Los Sombreros, SuperFarm SuperTruck, Willie's Taco Joint and many more.

Guests will also enjoy access to a cash bar featuring Casa Modelo beers, Cerveza Pacifico, crafted cocktails and more. Entertainment will include live performances from live DJs and folklorico dancers.



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