Lifestyle & Entertainment Staples for 2021 Best of the Valley

Editorial StaffJuly 6, 2021
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Best Yoga
Ironwood Yoga Studios

Longtime BOV favorite Desert Song went on indefinite hiatus during the pandemic, opening the way for this North-Central Phoenix vinyasa studio. 8342 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, 602-526-5608,


Best Music Festival

Proudly nonprofit, this brainchild of Valley contractor John Largay had to “take five” in 2021, but will return to Hance Park in spring 2022 with its usual bracing blend of indie rock and jam bands.


Best Food Festival
Arizona Taco Festival

Miracle of machacas! The beloved hand-food fest will return to Salt River Fields on October 23-24. A close second in our staff poll: Devour Phoenix.


Best Live-Music Venue
Crescent Ballroom

More than a mere concert venue, Charlie Levy’s indie rock palace is arguably the epicenter of Downtown arts culture.


Best Museum (tie)
Phoenix Art Museum & Musical Instrument Museum

It’s a can’t-lose dilemma: Arizona’s most epic inventory of classic and modern visual art on one hand, and a one-of-a-kind, interactive showcase of musical anthropology on the other.;

Photo courtesy Phoenix Art Museum
Photo courtesy MIM