With the suspension of large events and many of our favorite venues shut down until further notice, it’s time to get creative when it comes to things to do. From kitten yoga to coffee deals, here are five ways to have fun this weekend while staying safe.
1. Celebrate National Coffee Day.
National Coffee Day is technically next Tuesday, September 29, but there’s nothing wrong with observing the holiday early. Starting this Sunday, Teaspressa is offering 20 percent of all online products through October 4. At U.S. Egg, java lovers can enjoy a buy one get one deal on the brunchery’s specialty house coffee. If you’re craving a sweet coffee, check out The Sicilian Baker’s Nutella latte and if you want an extra boost, try Hash Kitchen’s cold brew cocktails.
2. Take a virtual road trip through national parks.
This Saturday is National Public Lands Day and to celebrate, the National Environmental Education Foundation is putting on a virtual visit to U.S. parks on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Local musicians will provide the soundtrack in English and Spanish.
3. Enjoy the Arizona State Fair’s famous food from the comfort of your own car.
We all know one of the best parts of the fair is the food! Instead of its usual annual 18-day run, the Arizona State Fair has designed a drive-through experience to give the public a taste of the fair without getting out of the car. The to-go experience includes all your favorites: kettle corn, funnel cake, deep-fried sweets and fry bread and takes place this Friday through Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.
4. Visit a farmers market.
Many farmers markets around the Valley are starting their seasons, including Mesa Farmers Market and Flea, which is currently featuring only essential vendors for grocery and to-go items, but has designated spots where attendees can dine while social distancing.
5. Participate in virtual kitten yoga.
Watch cute kitties pounce and play while a professional yoga instructor guides you through a light flow for all levels this Saturday at 10 a.m. Presented by Arizona Animal Welfare League, registration is $10 and all you need is a mat and an open space to practice.