Events in Mesa, AZ
Enjoy the many thrilling, family-friendly events that fill our calendar year-round — ranging from nightly improv comedy shows and live music performances, to larger annual festivals and multicultural celebrations.
During the day, browse artisan vendors and local purveyors at pop-up farmers’ markets — such as the Downtown Mesa Farmers’ Market held every Saturday — or savor the global flavors of Mesa’s dynamic culinary scene at a street fair or food festival. In the evening, laugh it up with friends and family during an improv act at the Neighborhood Comedy Theatre, settle in for a stage production at the Hale Centre Theatre, or listen to live music at a local bar, craft brewery or concert hall.
Plan your visit around one of Mesa’s can’t miss annual events, such as the popular Flagg Gem & Mineral Show, Southwest Maker Fest or the Desert Woodcarving Show and Sale. During the summer, Mesa celebrates Independence Day with the Arizona Celebration of Freedom, filling the streets of downtown Mesa with local vendors, family activities, stunt shows and live music performances, as well as a stunning fireworks display. In the fall, the Mesa Arts Center presents the Día de los Muertos Festival, which celebrates Latin American art, culture and cuisine in honor of the Mexican holiday.
Calendar of Events
Browse the full slate of upcoming events below and start planning your visit to Mesa.