Arizona Dance Classic
AUGUST 7 THROUGH 9
It’s like watching “Dancing with the Stars” live! Check out (or enter) the Arizona Dance Classic, which showcases dancer talent in different categories—ballroom, West Coast Swing, two-step and more!
We-Ko-Pa Resort, 10438 N. Fort McDowell Road, Scottsdale, 480.789.5300, wekoparesortandconferencecenter.com
Preseason Game: Cardinals vs. Chiefs
Support your favorite football team in their first preseason game of the year. The Cardinals take on the Kansas City Chiefs in this game which will help fans determine how the home team is going to play this year.
University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 623.433.7101, universityofphoenixstadium.com
2015 Arizona Open
AUGUST 20 THROUGH 22
This is the second-oldest professional tournament in the state for lovers of golf. Held at Troon County Club, this 54-hole individual stroke-play event is huge for all Southwest golf pros. The field will be “cut” after 36 holes.
Troon Country Club, 25000 N. Windy Walk Drive, Scottsdale, 480.585.4310, trooncc.com
Arizona United vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
Do you love soccer? You can catch our home team, The Arizona United, live and in action August 15 against the Vancouver Whitecaps. The teams are pretty evenly matched, with the Whitecaps scoring 23 points and the United scoring about 22 on average. This looks to be a great matchup!
Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, 480.312.2586, arizonaunited.com
31st Annual Mountain Man Triathlon
Triathlons are not for the faint of heart. In this particular three-part show of endurance, participants will swim 700 meters, bike more than 10 miles and run more than three miles. You can either be a spectator or a participant, but either way you can enjoy the cool Flagstaff air at this event.
Upper Lake Mary, Flagstaff, mountainmanevents.com
Phoenix Mercury vs. Indiana Fever
Cheer on the ladies of the Phoenix Mercury in what is bound to be a tough series. The Fever has been in the playoffs for 10 years straight, going head-to-head with the best teams in the league. Both teams have been excellent so far this season, so the Mercury need home team support in this game.
US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.2000, usairwayscenter.com
131st Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo
AUGUST 20 THROUGH 23
Among rodeo junkies, this is considered one of the country’s best small rodeos. The 131st Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo, also known as August Doin’s Rodeo, features bull riding, calf roping and barrel racing, among other competitions. Check out the talent and make a weekend out of visiting Payson.
Payson Event Center, 1400 S. Beeline Highway, Payson, 928.474.4515, paysonrimcountry.com
Cactus Dash 5K
Join the 5k run (or walk) to support the Wounded Warrior Project in Arizona. The timed course will take you along the scenic running path along Tempe Town Lake. Your admission fee covers the race, the finishers’ medal, raffle entries and Wounded Warriors donation.
Road Runner Sports, 43 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 858. 974.4455, roadrunnersports.com, $18
Road Runner Sports Adventure Run
This group fun run is for the sprinters, joggers and walkers of Tempe. Join the Road Runner Sports store in a fun, one hour “Adventure Run,” where participants can collect raffle tickets along the way and earn prizes. After the run, enjoy drinks and score up to $3,000 in prizes.
Road Runner Sports, 43 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 858.974.4455, adventurerun.com, free