Experience Desert Botanical Garden after dark with hands-on activities, live dance and musical performances, cool treats, a farmers’ market, and more. Perfect for a “cool” summer date night or family adventure.
Special events for this Flashlight Nights
Interact with native reptiles and birds with Phoenix Herpetological Society and Liberty Wildlife.
Chalk Mural Aug. 13, 27
Help the Garden create a community chalk mural! Grab glow-in-the-dark chalk and join artist Lisa Brethour in creating a mural inspired by the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.
Free Children’s Books Station
New this year! Visit the children’s book station in Cohn Tour Gathering Area. Grab a book as you leave and let it take you on a great summer adventure.
Mesquite Pitch Paint
Have you ever used nature-made paint? Learn about natural inks such as mesquite pitch paint and use them to create a necklace or bracelet.
Nighttime Farmer’s Market | Aug. 13, 27 & Sep. 3
Don’t leave Flashlight Nights empty-handed! Enjoy a nighttime farmers’ market on selected nights, stocked with fresh, locally grown produce, honey, and handmade soaps from vendors and farmers.
Primavera Folklorico | August 6 | 7 & 8 p.m.
Primavera promises to display an exhilarating, lively and vivacious performance with an array of colorful costumes, dances, and music that embody and embrace Mexican folklore and culture!
Great Arizona Puppet Theatre | August 20 | 7 & 8 p.m.
This environmental award-winning show features stories about endangered species in Arizona – including the Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake, the California condor, Sanborn’s long-nose bat, and desert tortoise.
Ollin Yoliztili | August 27 | 7 & 8 p.m.
“Ollin Yoliztli” means “Life & Movement” in the Mexican language of Nahuatl. The name reflects the life and happiness that the artists wish to transmit to the world through Mexican culture, art, and tradition.
Bring your own flashlight.
When: Saturdays, July 16 through September 3
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