Must-See Parties During Super Bowl Week in Arizona

Editorial StaffFebruary 2, 2023
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Why fork over thousands of dollars for a premium Super Bowl package when you can pay just as much to rub elbows with B-list celebs at these over-the-top pre-parties? We’ve sorted these chronologically by date during the week leading up to the Big Game.

Thursday, Feb. 9

Super Bowl Experience at Hance Park

Jimmy Eat World headlines a free concert at Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix, part of the festivities organized by the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. More info on times can be found at azsuperbowl.com

Big Game Fiesta at High Street

High Street in north Phoenix will host a three-day concert series with live performances from Rick Ross, Flo Rida and Tyga. Tickets are on sale now at biggamefiesta.com

THE KICK-OFF PARTY FEATURING STEVE AOKI

Talking Stick Resort had already lined up big entertainment acts including Snoop Dogg, Machine Gun Kelly and The Chainsmokers to perform later in the weekend, and now the Scottsdale area casino complex has added DJ/artist/producer Steve Aoki to the festivities starting on Thursday, February 9. Tickets available at talkingstickresort.com

DITKA & JAWS CIGARS WITH THE STARS

If smoking a stogie with Brian Urlacher is on your bucket list, snag a spot at this VIP party hosted by the former linebacker and fellow NFL superstar Ron Jaworski at Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak on February 9. Attendees will have access to premium cigars, an open bar and a red-carpet entrance. Tickets start at $500. ditkajawscigars.com

Friday, Feb. 10

NFL Wives Charity Fashion Show

Forget the run play and embrace the runway! The better halves of longtime NFL coaches and players Ray Brown and Kwamie Lassiter team up for the  Off The Field NFL Wives Association Charity Fashion Show at Scottsdale Fashion Square. More information at offthefieldnflwa.org

Super Bowl Experience at Hance Park

Country music star Lee Brice headlines the 2nd night of free concerts at Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix, part of the festivities organized by the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. More info on times can be found at azsuperbowl.com

LOVE & FOOTBALL COMEDY EXPERIENCE

Before the bone-crunching hits on the field, tickle the funny bone at Herberger Theater with a show presented by Chocolate Sundaes Comedy. Two shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10. Tickets at chocolatesundaes.com

FANDUEL PARTY 

Vegas rockers The Killers will provide a live soundtrack as NFL legends and other celebrities go head-to-head in a series of sports-related competitions at Tempe Beach Park on February 10. Unless you’re a VIP, tickets can only be procured through the FanDuel Party Bet and Get promotion. fanduel.com

SHAQ’S FUN HOUSE 

Billed as part carnival, part music festival, this larger-than-life event conceived by Shaquille O’Neal will bring big-name performers like Snoop Dogg and Diplo to Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale on February 10. Complimentary dining experiences, midway rides and an open bar are included with admission. VIP tables start at $10,000. shaqsfunhouse.com

Saturday, Feb. 11

Yoga in the Park

Billed as a health and wellness festival in Chandler Park, we read between the lines of this event hosted by former NFL players Jake Plummer and Ricky Williams. In a press release that promises “masters of other healing therapies,” we think there might be some funny smells and psychedelic experiences — in addition to downward dog —  coming from the park that morning. More details at remembrancefestival.com

Michelob Ultra x Netflix Full Swing Premiere & Super Bowl Party

No password sharing allowed to get into one. The party gets underway at 7:30 pm at TopGolf in Scottsdale and will show off Netflix’s new golf documentary series “Full Swing.” Celebrity appearances include tennis legend Serena Williams and actor Brian Cox of HBO’s Succession. michelobultra.com for more info.

Gronk Beach

Super Bowl champion and little kid trapped in a large man’s body, Rob Gronkowski, returns to Arizona with musical acts 21 Savage, Diplo and Lil Jon on the squad for Gronk Beach presented by The Beast Unleashed. The beach-themed day party begins on Saturday, February 11 at 12 p.m. at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. Tickets go on sale January 12. gronkbeach.com

TAO X MAXIM BIG GAME PARTY 

Catch Me If You Can is the theme of this sophisticated soirée at Southwest Jet Center in Scottsdale on February 11. Live performances by to-be-announced talent will be the main draw at this event presented by nightlife hospitality group TAO and international men’s magazine Maxim. Bottle service will set you back $70,000. eventbrite.com

Sunday, Feb. 12

Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Tailgate

America’s favorite food personality and restaurateur, Guy Fieri, is bringing Flavortown to Glendale on Big Game Sunday, February 12th, 2023. Part food festival, part music festival, Guy’s personally curated event will feature 10+ Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives restaurant pop-ups, a Taste of Phoenix, tons of bars, a lot of tailgate fun, plus superstar musical performances from DIPLO & LOCASH. Taking place directly adjacent to State Farm Stadium leading into kickoff, the family-friendly event will welcome 10,000 local and visiting fans for the ultimate tailgate experience! You do NOT need a Super Bowl Ticket to attend and all ages are welcome! Secure your free ticket now at guysflavortowntailgate.com

THE PEPSI BIG GAME BASH

This watch party at Walter Studios is for locals only and it requires you to register online before January 29 for a chance for you and three friends to be invited. Must be a U.S. resident of Arizona and be 21 years of age or older. See the details at pepsithrowdown.com/gm

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