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Summer in the City

Events to Keep You Cool

All Summer Long.

Drinking cold frosty beverages, relaxing in the pool, and enjoying the benefits of a well air-conditioned environment are some of the ways to survive the summer months in Phoenix. No need to beat the heat when there are exciting things happening on every street. Come embrace the summer sun in Downtown Phoenix with awesome events and fun things to do all summer long.

Here are some of the highlights of the season. For a complete list of fun things to do, check out the DTPHX Calendar.

more summer fun

  • A Winnie-The-Pooh Christmas Tail

    December 16th 12:30 PM @ Valley Youth Theatre

    It's the 23rd anniversary of VYT's Christmas tradition! Christopher Robin, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, Baby Roo ... more >

  • The Nutcracker 2018 - Phoenix Ballet

    December 16th 01:00 PM @ Orpheum Theatre

    Join Phoenix Ballet and internationally recognized dance stars Madison Penney, Juliet Doherty, Avery Gay, Zherlin Ndudi ... more >

  • Julius Caesar - National Theatre Live

    December 16th 01:00 PM @ Phoenix Art Museum

    Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popul... more >

  • The Nutcracker 2018 - Ballet Arizona

    December 16th 01:00 PM @ Symphony Hall

    Celebrate the joy and wonder of the holidays with Ib Andersen’s The Nutcracker. Follow Clara’s wintry adventures as ... more >

  • Ella Enchanted The Musical - Childsplay Theatre

    December 16th 01:00 PM @ Herberger Theater Center

    Not every princess needs rescuing. Based on the Newbury-honor book, this Cinderella twist follows Ella, a princess who i... more >

  • Intro to Shopbot

    December 16th 01:00 PM @ CREATE at AZ Science Center

    In this class, guests will learn the basics of using a 5' by 10' Shopbot CNC Router. Upon completion of this class, pass... more >

  • Teenagers From Outer Space with Marshall Shore

    December 16th 01:30 PM @ FilmBar Phoenix

    Join Marshall Shore, the Hip Historian as he hosts a screening of the cult classic, Teenagers From Outer Space! Directed... more >

  • Elf - The Musical

    December 16th 02:00 PM @ Phoenix Theatre

    Raised by Christmas elves, Buddy always felt a little…different. When Santa reveals to him that he’s actually a huma... more >

  • Santa Claus at CitySkate

    December 16th 02:00 PM @ CityScape

    Along with the massive real ice rink, CityScape Phoenix transforms into a holiday paradise with thousands of twinkling l... more >

  • Frances Smith Cohen's Snow Queen - Center Dance Ensemble

    December 16th 02:00 PM @ Herberger Theater Center

    Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s magical wintery fairy tale and set to Prokofiev’s lush score, Center Dance Ensemb... more >

  • Cabaret - Arizona School For The Arts

    December 16th 02:00 PM @ Phoenix Theatre

    Berlin, 1931. A young American novelist arrives looking for inspiration and gets caught up in the dizzying cabaret scene... more >

  • The Night Before Christmas

    December 16th 02:00 PM @ Great Arizona Puppet Theater

    A joyful celebration of Christmas with multiple stories, lots of music, and an amazing array of puppets. We've added som... more >

  • Black Nativity - The Black Theatre Troupe

    December 16th 02:30 PM @ Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center

    This annual sold out, legendary holiday event by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, returns to the BTT stage. Blac... more >

  • A Winnie-The-Pooh Christmas Tail

    December 16th 03:00 PM @ Valley Youth Theatre

    It's the 23rd anniversary of VYT's Christmas tradition! Christopher Robin, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, Baby Roo ... more >

  • CitySkate Holiday Ice Rink

    December 16th 03:00 PM @ CityScape

    In its ninth consecutive year, CitySkate welcomes close over 200,000 guests over its six-week run and has become an annu... more >

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