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Final Four Related Activities

Final Four Events

Final Four Fan Fest

Festival within a festival; jam packed with youth clinics, giveaways, concerts, interactive games, special appearances, autograph signings and much more.

March Madness Music Festival

This FREE concert series takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday over the Final Four Weekend and features both local and national acts that in the past have included artists such as Fergie, Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, The Zac Brown Band, Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon and Kenny Chesney. You will want to come down early to save your spot!!

Final Four Dribble

Bounce into Final Four action with the NCAA Final Four Dribble. Youth ages 18 and under are invited to participate in this unique and FREE Final Four event, joining thousands of fans dribbling their way through the heart of downtown Phoenix. Event Date: Sunday, April 2nd at 11 a.m. Location: Heritage Park
COST: FREE but you will need to pre-register

Final Four Events

Tip-Off Tailgate

An event designed to bring an added experience to those attending the Division I Men’s National Semifinals and National Championship Game in Phoenix. As the “front door” to the excitement at University of Phoenix Stadium, this event will require a game ticket for entry on Saturday and Monday.

The NCAA Tip-Off Tailgate, presented by Infiniti, is the ultimate pre-game destination – This outdoor, interactive event just outside the entrance to University of Phoenix Stadium offers Final Four ticket-holders live music from big-name artists, great food and drinks and activities for fans of all ages. Additional information on these Final Four events and more can be found here

Reese’s Final Four Friday

This event is loads of fun for the entire family and admission is FREE. Check out each of the Final Four teams in their final open practice before Saturday’s national semifinal games. Be sure to stick around for the Reese’s Collegiate All-Star Game in the afternoon.

Non-Final Four Related Activities

Phoenix Zoo

Address: 455 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: (602)-286-3800 | Hours: 9AM – 5 PM (daily)

A visit to the Phoenix Zoo opens a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. For more than half a century, the Zoo and its animals have amazed guests from across Phoenix and around the globe. Whether you are on the lookout for awe-inspiring Asian elephants, on safari to spot the great Sumatran tiger or seeking towering giraffes roaming the Savanna — a day at the Zoo offers adventures like no other place in the Valley of the Sun.
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Camelback Hiking Trails

Camelback Hiking Trails

Address: 4925 E McDonald Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: (602) 261-8318 | Hours: 6AM–5PM (daily)

Camelback Mountain, with an elevation of 2,704 feet, is an excellent hike or climb in Arizona. Hiking Camelback Mountain is perfect for a tourist activity in Phoenix, because the hike is quick and is located in the middle of the Phoenix Valley with great views. Camelback Mountain is a hiking destination for both locals and tourists in the Valley and is located in the Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area between Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. There are 2 hiking trails, Echo Canyon and Cholla. Both trails are difficult, while Echo Canyon is steeper and Cholla is longer.

THINGS TO KNOW: During Spring months, Echo Canyon experiences EXTREMELY high visitation. The parking lot will typically fill up from late morning through early afternoon and remain full throughout the day on weekends. When the park reaches capacity the entry gate will be closed. Hikers cannot idle vehicles on McDonald Drive and Tatum Boulevard to wait for the gates to reopen.
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Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Phoenix Symphony Hall

Where: April 1st 7:30PM & April 2nd 2:00PM
Address: Symphony Hall- 75 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 262-6225

Don’t miss Beethoven’s most celebrated masterpiece, Symphony No. 9, featuring the famous “Ode to Joy” performed by The Phoenix Symphony, The Phoenix Symphony Chorus and talented soloists. The first half of these powerful special performances at Symphony Hall features three fiery and majestic works from Richard Wagner including selections from Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Tannhäuser.
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Topgolf Scottsdale

Topgolf Scottsdale

Address: 9500 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Phone: (480) 240-2402 | Hours: Fri – Sun: 9AM – 6PM

Ever been bowling? Well, at Topgolf, you play in a “bay” rather than a lane, and from that bay, you hit micro-chipped golf balls into giant targets in our outfield to score points. Required Membership Playing Card Fee: $5 (one time cost)
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Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale

Where the Old West Meets the New West. Downtown Scottsdale is the ultimate destination for visitors and residents alike to enjoy art galleries, specialty retail, dining venues that range from casual to upscale, southwestern cultural attractions and an extraordinary nightlife.

Downtown Transportation: The Scottsdale Trolley provides a free year-round service in the downtown area. The trolley runs every 10 minutes, seven days a week, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

For a map and directory of all Downtown Scottsdale has to offer including points of interest and events Click here.

Octane Raceway in Scottsdale

Address: 9119 E Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Phone: 602-302-RACE(7223) | Hours: Friday (11AM-Midnight) Saturday (10AM-Midnight) Sunday (11AM-8PM)

Octane Raceway is a Scottsdale entertainment landmark and the Valley’s definitive “Must Do” adventure where you can enjoy the only full time indoor/outdoor racing venue in the U.S. on our 1/3 mile track. Giving people the best thing to do in the Scottsdale, Phoenix and serving also serving our neighbors from Tempe, Chandler, Mesa and Gilbert areas with our high performance 45+ MPH kart racing for more than 12 years, Octane Raceway is the clear choice for the best go kart racing phoenix has to offer. It’s a true adventure with lots of action and great for anyone looking at something fun to do with a pure adrenaline rush!
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Non-Final Four Sporting Events from March 31st- April 2nd

Arizona Coyotes vs Washington Capitals

When: Friday, March 31st 7:00 p.m.
Address: Gila River Arena- 9400 West Maryland, Glendale, AZ 85305
Phone: (623) 772-3200
Tickets ranging from $25-$240

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Cleveland Indians Exhibition Game

When: Fri, March 31st 6:40PM
Address: Chase Field- 401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 514-8400
Tickets ranging from $11-$84

Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Season Opener

When: Sun, April 2nd 6:40 p.m.
Address: Chase Field- 401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 514-8400

Arizona Rattlers vs. Wichita Falls Nighthawks

When: Sat, April 1st 6:00PM
Address: 201 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 514-8383
Tickets ranging from $10-$112

Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets

When: Sun, April 2nd 6:00PM
Address: 201 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 379-SUNS (7867)
Tickets ranging from $15-$50 (Upper Bowl) | $51-$250 (Lower Bowl) | $275 (Floor)

ASU Baseball vs UCLA (Series)

When: March 31-April 2nd 6:30PM
Address: Phoenix Municipal Stadium- 5999 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
Phone: (602) 495-7239
Tickets ranging from $20-$35