5 Things To Do This August In Phoenix

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5 Things To Do This August In Phoenix

Welcome August! 

Summer is almost over! This month is still quite hot in Phoenix, great for locals and tourists who love water-based activities and nighttime events. Bring out your calendar and have many fun-filled days.

Here’s a list of 5 things to do in (and around) Phoenix this August: 

1. Desert Botanical Garden Night Tour

Get ready for the Flashlight Nights at the Desert Botanical Garden. These are nighttime self-guided adventures and experience the garden and its animals after dark. It’s a safe and socially distanced activity. 

Where: Papago Park 📍 1201 N Galvin Pkwy

When:  🗓Saturdays until September 4

Hours: ⏰7:00 – 9:00 pm 

Reservations required. 


2. SeaTrek adventure at OdySea Aquarium 

Put on an OdySea Aquarium wetsuit and SeaTrek helmet and walk underwater next to fish, sting rays and even a shark. Certified instructors will take you by the hand in this truly immersive experience.  Buy your tickets beforehand in the aquarium’s website. 

When: 📆Saturdays and Sundays throughout August 

Where: 📍OdySea Aquarium

Admission: 🪙Child SeaTrek (ages 8-12) $89.90

Adult SeaTrek (Ages 13 and up) $99.90


3. Live Music at the Windmill Winery

Located in Florence, Arizona, the Windmill Winery is hosting live music every Saturday during August. Enjoy some drinks, foods and a great ambiance. The admission is free!

August calendar: 


8/7 Hank Gooday

8/14 Warren Young

8/21 Kenny Samuelson

8/28 Bob Villa 

Where: 📍1140 W. Butte Ave, Apache Junction 

When: 📆Every Saturday throughout August 

Hours: ⏰5:00 pm – 9:00pm


4. Classical music live concert at the MIM 

Paradise Winds will be doing a live concert on August 21 at the MIM. This is a reed quintet based in Phoenix Arizona you can’t miss! 

Where: 📍Musical Instrument Museum

When: 📆Saturday, August 21

Hours: ⏰7:00 pm  

Admission: 🪙$23.50

5. Kayaking at Tempe Town Lake 

There’s no better place to watch the sunset than in Tempe Town Lake while kayaking. There are many different options for you to rent a kayak. You won’t regret it!


Photo by the Desert Botanical Garden.  

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