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Upcoming Events & Family Events in Phoenix

Desert Landscape School Classes

NOW - Aug. 11

Desert Landscape School is an immersive experience on various aspects of desert landscapes and gardening. The School provides you with many opportunities to practice landscape skills alongside Garden horticultural experts.

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!

Dog Days at the Garden

Saturdays | Oct. 1 – Nov. 19

Bring your furry friend to Dog Days at the Garden for the “ultimutt” nature experience. Explore the beauty of the Sonoran Desert and stroll the Garden’s five thematic trails Saturday mornings.

Guelaguetza

Oct. 1 - 2

Enjoy the colorful celebration of  Guelagetza at the Garden. Immerse yourself in art, music, dance and enjoy the flavors of Oaxaca’s eight regions.

Lotería Nights

Oct. 6 & Nov. 3

Don’t miss your chance to win big at Lotería Nights. Join us once a month at the Garden with rounds of Lotería — a Mexican card game similar to bingo — cerveza, music y más!

Desert Sol

Oct. 11 - Nov. 9

Surround yourself with the beauty of nature as you enjoy a variety of cultural, wellness and healing traditions from around the world to invigorate your mind, body and soul.

Strange Garden

Oct. 21-22

Trick or treat yourself to a spook-tacular Strange Garden. Experience jaw dropping performances, encounter mad botanists, peculiar plants and creepy-crawlies of the desert.

Día de Muertos

Oct. 29 & 30

Celebrate the colorful and vibrant Mexican tradition of Día de Muertos at the Garden with new and exhilarating experiences. The two-day festival will be filled with Mexican music, dance, storytelling y más!

Chiles & Chocolate

Nov. 11 - 13

Chiles & Chocolate is back and with the perfect recipe for a sweet and spicy weekend. Shop the Valley’s top chile and chocolate vendors for savory treats! Then, treat yourself to gourmet chocolates, flavorful sauces, fresh and fire-roasted chiles and a variety of homemade goodies.


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.

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