Nothing Says Spring Quite Like A Trip To The Annual Arizona Poppy Festival This April

Spring is synonymous with wildflowers, and the Poppy Festival in Arizona celebrates those beautiful golden hillsides we look forward to each year. Who knew there were so many poppies in Arizona? Coming to Globe-Miami in April 2023, this weekend-long event features great food, live entertainment, and – of course – hikes through the vibrant fields of wildflowers in Arizona that cover the ground. Come along and see one of the best spring festivals in Arizona.

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The Best Festivals in Arizona

February 14, 2023

What are the best small-town festivals in Arizona?

The best small-town festivals in Arizona include:

  • Pine-Strawberry Festival. The two tiny towns of Pine and Strawberry are right next to each other and share this festival with all kinds of strawberry-laden treats.
  • Camp Verde Corn Fest. For more than 25 years, locals have come to this festival to get fresh sweet corn and enjoy a sense of community.
  • Prickly Pear Festival. The fruits of the prickly pear cactus are used to make jam, candy, and other confections and this festival has it all.
  • Salsafest. Held in Safford, this is where Arizonans gather to see who makes the best salsa while enjoying chihuahua races, car shows, and live music.

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What are the best ethnic festivals in Arizona?

The best ethnic festivals in Arizona include:

  • Matsuri Festival. Every year in Phoenix, locals gather to celebrate Japanese culture with food, art, bonsai trees, and various performances.
  • Dia de los Muertos. Arizonans love to celebrate this Mexican Day of the Dead festival and one of the best is held in Mesa each year.
  • Navajo Nation Fair. Get to know Navajo culture at this festival in Window Rock where there is food, rodeos, traditional dances, and much more.
  • Tucson Greek Festival. Every September, locals get together and enjoy delicious Greek food, dancing, and music.

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What are the most unique festivals in Arizona?

The most unique festivals in Arizona include:

  • Dillinger Days in Tucson. This festival celebrates the gangster culture of the 1920s and 1930s and people get dressed to the nines for it.
  • Roasted Chile Festival in Tucson. Nothing says Arizona, and especially Tucson, like roasted chiles, and you find the best here.
  • Vigilante Days in Tombstone. Tombstone is famous for Old West history and culture and it is celebrated in style at this festival.
  • Street Eats in Scottsdale. This is one of the largest food truck gatherings in the nation and you’ll find so much amazing food here.

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