Lights on the Lawn
JULY 2 TO JULY 4
Experience live music, hot food, cold booze and beautiful fireworks at Flagstaff’s Lights on the Lawn festival. Admission is free. The weekendlong festival in the pines features cash bars. After all, nothing goes better with freedom than a great beverage.
Continental Country Club/Oakmont, 2380 N. Oakmont Drive, Flagstaff, 928.526.5125, lightsonthelawn.com, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday to Sunday, free admission
Red, White and Booze Crawl
Celebrate our country’s birthday with the ultimate American tradition — the bar crawl. For $20, participants can explore historic Old Town Scottsdale with three penny drink vouchers and specials at dozens of bars and restaurants.
Locations throughout Scottsdale, scottsdalebarcrawls.com, noon to 6 p.m., $20
“Rainbow Mist” at Pinot’s Palette
Pinot’s Palette offers painting with a twist. The Rainbow Mist painting event allows guests to unwind and exhale creativity. Pair that with a variety of beers, wines and cocktails. For $37, anyone can experience the magic of painting their own rainbow.
Pinot’s Palette, 2743 S. Market Street, Gilbert, 480.750.9463, pinotspalette.com, 7 to 9 p.m., $37
Crushed: Sip and Learn Winemaker Series
JULY 10, JULY 17, JULY 24, JULY 31
On select Saturdays in July, wine lovers can taste wine and learn about it as well. LDV Winery Tasting Room will host four themed wine-tasting and education sessions with winemaker Curt Dunham. For less than $50, guests can taste wine, enjoy free snacks and have fun immersing themselves in wine culture.
LDV Winery Tasting Room, 7134 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480.664.4822, ldvwinery.com, 11 a.m. to noon, $45
Slager Fest 2.0
JULY 16 TO JULY 18
Slager Fest is returning to The Sleepy Whale in Chandler. After a successful debut year in 2019, the event created a new tradition for brew lovers. Featuring signature lagers from more than a dozen local breweries and distilleries, Slager Fest is the one-stop shop for anyone looking to celebrate craft beverages created right here in Arizona.
The Sleepy Whale, 290 S. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, 480.758.4979, 11 a.m. to midnight, free admission
Park After Dark
SATURDAYS STARTING JULY 17
Explore local food and beverages while listening to live performances and participating in fun outdoor activities at Tempe’s Park After Dark. On Saturdays, the music and activities will hit Sixth Street Park. Pedal Haus Brewery will offer locally crafted beers and wines from the on-site beer and wine garden.
Sixth Street Park, 24 E. Sixth Street, Tempe, downtowntempe.com, 7 to 10 p.m. free
Free Concert Series: Notes from Neptune
Chandler Center for the Arts is celebrating its 24th annual summer concert series and, after a year without live music, it couldn’t come at a better time. Without paying a dime, patrons can experience the eclectic sounds of Notes from Neptune, which can only be described as a genre-crossing musical experience. Nothing pairs better with live music than beer and wine, and there is plenty to go around at these summer concerts. Participants can enjoy classic beverages or try specials designed just for the show.
Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, 480.782.2680, chandlercenter.org, 7:30 p.m., free admission
The Phoenix Pancakes & Booze Art Show
This pop-up, underground art show is the perfect place for booze lovers to take part in what is quickly becoming a national trend. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Participants get to experience work by more than 75 local artists, a live DJ, all-you-can-eat pancakes and, of course, lots of beverages to keep the night entertaining. Experience something entirely new and participate in a trendy art movement at the Pancakes & Booze Art Show.
The Duce, 525 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, pancakesandbooze.com, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., $10 pre-order tickets or $15 tickets at the door