Plan for the Big Game | Visit Mesa

February 06, 2023

Plan for the Big Game

Plan ahead and get ready for the big game. Arizona is hosting Super Bowl LVII this year and we are excited. Read more to learn where you can watch the game with family and friends, among other activities to explore while in Mesa.

Super Bowl Events

We are less than a week away from the big game and Arizona is more than ready to celebrate and enjoy the Super Bowl to the absolute fullest. Leading up to the game, fans can experience a few different events to get in the spirit of things. There are multiple events throughout the week, including the following below.

1. Super Bowl Experience

The Super Bowl Experience, presented by Lowe's, will be staged at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix on February 9-11. This interactive fan experience allows locals and visitors alike to kick a field goal, see the Lombardi Trophy and get autographs from NFL players. This event is like a theme park and is a celebration of all 32 teams, not just the Cardinals or the two teams playing in this year's Super Bowl. Event entry is $20.

2. Opening Night

Opening Night presented by Fast Twitch is the national kick-off event of Super Bowl LVII. This event will be hosted on February 6 at Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix. The event entry is also $20. Fans will get the opportunity to meet NFL players, watch live entertainment and possibly be chosen to win free Super Bowl LVII tickets.

3. Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

Don't miss the only inspirational music event sanctioned by the NFL for championship weekend. This uplifting concert brings NFL players and award-winning musical artists together on one stage for an evening of joy and praise for the biggest game on Earth. This event is held on February 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mesa Arts Center, learn more here. Tickets are being sold for as little as $60 and go for as much as $200.

4. ESPN Main Street Tailgate

Later in the week, fans can move over to Scottsdale for the ESPN Main Street Tailgate. On February 8 through February 12, visitors can see the backdrop for ESPN's coverage of the week. This coverage includes "NFL Live" and "Sunday NFL Countdown." Here fans can expect live music, life-sized games, bars and lots of food. Admission is free for all ages.

Explore Mesa

Utilize Visit Mesa's Adventure Explorer Passport to ensure you have an action-packed weekend. Leading up to the big game, you can use this pass to find lots of places to explore throughout the valley. Learn more here and read below to learn about select stops on the tour.

Horseback Riding at Saguaro Lake Ranch

Arizona is full of breathtaking views. In Mesa, Saguaro Lake is one of the many. Saddle up and explore the lower Salt River and surrounding scenery full of desert landscape. As guests ride alongside stunning mountains, the trail allows guests to have the possibility of encountering desert wildlife while surrounded by the picturesque Goldfield Mountain range.

Ziplining at Goldfield Ghost Town

Take a ride over Goldfield Ghost Town on the daring Superstition Zipline. Goldfield Ghost Town has been welcoming travelers for over 115 years. This quaint mining town is full of history and countless treasures to discover. Witness it yourself, from a bird-s-eye view.

Go Off Roading

The desert is great for sightseeing, but also for exploring. Hop on an ATV and cruise through the desert landscape. Enjoy a thrilling afternoon while riding through spots like Bulldog Canyon, Butcher Jones, Four Peaks and more.

Cruise the Desert on a Segway Tour

Looking for a more relaxed way to explore the desert? Hop on a segway tour. Ride through the desert, while taking things at a slower pace. Fort McDowell Adventures hosts tours through the Sonoran Desert. These tours take guests along the Verde River with the chance of spotting wild creatures throughout the tour.

Beers & Brews

The City Limitless Beers & Brews Tour is a great way to find a bar or restaurant that will suit your needs for Super Bowl weekend. Whether you choose to belly up to the bar with family and friends or sip on a tea while you watch the game in a more quiet setting, Mesa's array of beers and brews along the tour bring plenty to the table. Stops in Mesa like 12 West or Barrio Brewing Company are perfect spots to cheer for your favorite team and sip on a cold beer. The Organic Bean Cafe and Buddha's Brew are some great examples of a more zen spot to enjoy a delicious blend of your choice. Learn more about the City Limitless Beers & Brews Tour here to find out how you can earn points and get deals along the way.

Huddle Up for Fun, Food & Football at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort

Watch the biggest game of the year at WKP Sports & Entertainment for! Place your bets at our WKP Sportsbook and don’t miss a single play on our 47-foot-wide HDTV!
Enjoy $25 buckets of 5 domestic bottles, a buffet featuring a wings bar, pizza, tater tots, onion rings and sliders for only $25 per person, and the chance to win autographed merchandise at the end of the game. At the end of the game, there will also be a drawing for Fortune Club members with prizes valued from $50 - $799. If guests are not a member yet, it’s easy – and free! – to sign up at the Fortune Club. Seating is limited and based on a first come, first served basis. Come join the fun on February 12!

In Other Brews...

Mesa's Dos Gringos is hosting a Margarita Madness Bowl Party on February 11 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. In celebration of the Super Bowl, this day party will be full of amazing drink specials, food, live music and games. Learn more here.

Categories: Culinary , Events , Family Fun , Sports

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