Things To Do in the Valley in June

Editorial StaffJune 5, 2023
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This is a curated list of weekly events around the Phoenix area for June 5 through June 18.
Calendar listings include public events and attractions from around the Valley and state. Confirm information before making plans by calling the listed phone number, or check each website for last minute confirmation or cancellations.

Musical Theater Camp
June 5-July 28

Children will learn to act, sing and dance to the Disney hits The Little Mermaid and Encanto during two-week sessions presented by Desert Foothills Theater. M-F, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $595. Norte Dame Preparatory High School, 9701 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, 480-488-1981,

Camp Innovation
June 5-July 28

Children can learn about the “accidents” that lead to Post-It Notes and popsicles as part of a series of weeklong camps. Other topics in this program designed for ages 6-18 include space, coding and campfires. Call for times and prices. Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-716-2000,

Camp Zoo
June 5-July 28

Children from kindergarten through eighth grade will learn all about saving the animals through close encounters with the wildlife. Call for times and prices. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, 602-914-4333,

The Wizard of Oz
June 16-July 16

Join Dorothy as she is whisked away to the land of Oz. Her only way home is through a magical wizard who lives at the end of the Yellow Brick Road, but there’s a witch on her tail. Check website for times and ticket prices. Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria, 623-776-8400,

Yarnell Memorial Run
June 10

Walkers and runners can participate in 5K, 10K and 19K distances. The latter distance is to honor each member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who lost their lives fighting the deadliest wildfire in Arizona history. 6:30 a.m., check website for race fees. The start line is at Yarnell Assembly of God, 17125 W. Fountain Hill Ln., Yarnell, 928-427-6578,

Arizona Wedding Show
June 11

If you’re looking for an array of options for your ceremony, then head to the biggest bridal show in the United States. More than 200 vendors will be in attendance to help you choose everything from your DJ to where to spend your honeymoon. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $11-$13, Phoenix Convention Center – South Building, 33 S. 3rd St., Phoenix, 480-236-7987,

June 14

The San Diego pop-punk group has always put on a raucous show, but when Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker announced that Tom DeLonge would be joining them after a decade away from the band, this show became a must-see. 7:30 p.m., $24.50-$144.50, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800,

U-Pick Garden
Through June 30

Sweet corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, collard greens and other fresh in-season vegetables are waiting for you to pick them. W, F-Sa, 7-11 a.m., $2.50 per pound for most items. Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale, 602-999-3276,

Summer Theater Camp
Through July 28

Children will experience theater during several themed sessions, including Cinderella and Mary Poppins Jr. M-F, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $475 per session. Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, 480-483-1664,

The Three Little Pigs
Through June 18

Here’s a pro tip: Bricks are the best way to wolf-proof your residence. Find out what happens when some brave, foolish pigs don’t follow this advice. Call for times. $12, adults; $8, children 12 and younger. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, 602-262-2050,

Gymnastics Camp
Through July 28

Kids ages 4-18 will participate in gymnastics activities such as vault, bars, and beam, with each week revolving around a different theme. Call for times and prices for full and half-day options. Impact Gymnastics Academy, 7812 N. 12th St., Phoenix, 602-870-7574,

Bye Bye Birdie
Through July 1

The ’60s come to life in this hit musical about a heartthrob singer who puts on one last performance before being drafted into the army. Check website for days and times. $30-$45. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert, 480-497-0277,

Ben Butler
Through July 8

An escaped slave and a Civil War general engage in a battle of words and wits over respect, the law and equality. Check website for days and times. $25-34. 8989 E. Via Linda, Ste. 118, Scottsdale, 480-314-0841,

Mini Music Makers & Music Adventures
Now through June 29

It’s never too early to introduce children to music. Mini Music Makers is for those ages 0-5 years. Kids will develop their motor and language skills while learning about musical cultures from around the world. Those ages 6-10 can collect passport stamps when they build musical instruments and discover the musical heritage of different continents in the Musical Adventures class. Check website for days and times. Musical Instrument Museum. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, 480-478-6000,

Drunk Shakespeare
Now through June 30

If you didn’t like Shakespeare in high school, then this is the event for you. The concept is simple: one performer downs five shots of liquor and takes the cast through a play by the Bard in 90 minutes. Check website for times and ticket prices. The Rose Theatre, 455 N. Third St., Phoenix,


June 20-25

Get ready to feel the beat in this hit musical about first love, dancing and mothers in drag. Based on the hit John Waters film. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, 480-965-3434,

July 22

For more than 40 years, no singer has shocked music fans more than Madonna. Go back in time as the Detroit native revisits her catalog of hits ranging from “Like A Virgin” to “Ray of Light.” 8:30 p.m. Tickets are sold out but available on the resale market. Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800,

PHOENIX magazine’s 2023 Best Fest
Saturday, August 5

Join us on August 5th for a celebration of the Best of the Valley! From adoptable puppies to escape rooms, tasty foods to delicious beers and cocktails, local products and much much more, you won’t want to miss out on the fun! What exactly is this event? It’s a food and beer festival, mixed with a local crafts market, mixed with a party! There will be scavenger hunts, there will be karaoke, there will be amazing food, wine, beer, and so much more! Buy your early bird tickets now! Prices increase on May 7!

August 22-27

When a couple of ghosts can’t scare a yuppie family out of their house, they call the ghost with the most to frighten them off. But he’s a little more than even they can handle. This musical is based on the beloved Tim Burton film. Check website for times. $25-$125, Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, 480-965-3434,

August 24

When Queen Bey arrives in the Valley, you’d better rise up for the Lemonade artist. 7 p.m. Check website for ticket prices. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, 602-379-0102,

Arizona Craft Beer Awards Festival
Saturday, October 21

PHOENIX magazine, in partnership with the Arizona Craft Brewer’s Guild, is proud to present the 2nd Annual AZ Craft Beer Awards, recognizing the best in Arizona brewing! The Festival, held on October 21, 2023, will be the celebration of these awards, bringing the beer community together so we can all enjoy the best Arizona has to offer!


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