Flashlight Nights 2022 | Desert Botanical Garden

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Flashlight Nights 2022

DATE: Saturdays | Jul. 16 - Sep. 3
TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
PRICE: $14.95 General Admission


Grab your flashlight and get your glow on! Experience the desert after dark with hands-on activities, live dance and musical performances, cool treats, a farmers’ market and more. Perfect for a “cool” summer date night or family adventure.

This Year:

Creature Feature
Interact with native reptiles and birds with Phoenix Herpetological Society and Liberty Wildlife.

Chalk Mural Aug. 13, 27
Help the Garden create a community chalk mural! Grab glow-in-the-dark chalk and join artist Lisa Brethour in creating a mural inspired by the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

Free Children’s Books Station
New this year! Visit the children’s book station in Cohn Tour Gathering Area. Grab a book as you leave and let it take you on a great summer adventure

Mesquite Pitch Paint
Have you ever used nature-made paint? Learn about natural inks such as mesquite pitch paint and use it to create a necklace or bracelet.

Nighttime Farmer’s Market | Aug. 13, 27 & Sep. 3
Don’t leave Flashlight Nights empty-handed! Enjoy a nighttime farmers’ market on selected nights, stocked full of fresh, locally grown produce, local honey, handmade soaps and from vendors and farmers from  Spaces of Opportunity.

Pop-Up Experiences:

Primavera Folklorico | August 6 | 7 & 8 p.m.
Primavera promises to display an exhilarating, lively and vivacious performance with an array of colorful costumes, dances and music that embody and embrace Mexican folklore and culture!

Great Arizona Puppet Theatre | August 20 | 7 & 8 p.m.
This environmental award-winning show features stories about endangered species in Arizona – including the Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake, the California condor, Sanborn’s long-nose bat, and desert tortoise.

Ollin Yoliztili | August 27 | 7 & 8 p.m.
“Ollin Yoliztli” means “Life & Movement” in the Mexican language of Nahuatl. The name reflects the life and happiness that the artists wish to transmit to the world through Mexican culture, art and tradition.


Please bring a flashlight.
A bar is available and accepts only credit and debit payment.
Gertrude’s Restaurant is open until 8 p.m., last seating at 7:30 p.m. 

The Garden Shop is open until 8 p.m.

 

Painting with Light Photos

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Flashlight Nights 2022

Saturdays | Jul. 16 - Sep. 3

Grab your flashlight and get your glow on! Experience the desert after dark with hands-on activities, live dance, musical performances, cool treats, a farmers’ market and more. Perfect for a “cool” summer date night or family adventure.

Sonoran Sippin 2022

Aug. 26, Sep. 23

Sunsets. Saguaros. Sonoran Sippin’. Summer’s on at the Garden. Bring your friends and family to enjoy Friday nights together with a complimentary drink, live music, Garden strolls and more!

Become a member and get unlimited access all year!

BECOME A MEMBER

Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Trail closed for renovations- July 18 through early Oct. 
We apologize for any inconvenience but excited to share the improved trail with you soon.

ADVANCE TICKET RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR MEMBERS & GENERAL ADMISSION.