Fill your February with tons of free and cheap things to do with your family all around Phoenix. We have art nights, free museum days and tons of outdoor activities. Get your calendar filled with these great activities and events for families and kids in and around Phoenix, Arizona!

Parada Del Sol Festival and Parade

Since its start in 1953, the Parada del Sol has grown to be one of the world's longest horse-drawn parades and boasts more than 100 entries, including floats, bands and individual riders. Feb. 8. Event details


Free Worm Farm Tour

Learn how we breed worms, black soldier flies and chickens. See how we make our compost and join our journey to a fully sustainable, off-the-grid farm. Feb. 1. Event details

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First Friday Make N' Take at CREATE

Join CREATE at Arizona Science Center® for our First Friday Make n' Take. Each first Friday features a new theme with a do-it-yourself activity. Feb. 7. Event details

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Buckeye Air Fair

This exciting event features a two-hour Air Show beginning at noon each day! See vintage and military aircraft, action-packed demonstrations, AZ SciTech exhibitions, a kids zone, live entertainment and much more. Feb. 8-9. Event details

Ugly Dolls and Food Trucks

Fun starts at 4 p.m. with the kids dance party and movie at dusk. Come early to snag a good seat, something yummy and have some fun before the movie starts. Feb. 1. Event details

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Free Day at SMoCA

Located in the Old Town district, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art offers 9-12 rotating exhibits per year. Visit on Thursdays for free. Event details

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Lunar New Year Festival

Enjoy incredible celebrations filled with cultural performances, festival activities, games and more! The festivities will kick off at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at The District Stage. Feb. 1. Event details

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Museums on Us Weekend

Bank of America cardholders can get free admission to many museums the first full weekend of the month, including the Heard Museum. Feb. 1-2. Event details

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10th Annual Wigwam Festival of Fine Art

Visitor will enjoy paintings, sculptures, sparkling hand-blown glass, mixed media, fine jewelry, custom furnishings, and much more. Trendy food offerings, and live musical performances along with a superb selection of fine wines, craft beer and signature cocktails will compliment your Festival experience. Feb. 14-16. Event details

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Create Heart String Art at Home Depot

Create a loving memory with your child at our Heart String Art Workshop. As you help your child piece together the symbol of Valentine's Day, they will develop hands-on skills by sanding, nailing, painting and more. Celebrate the moment as your child makes a unique keepsake. Feb. 1. Event details

Astronomy Night

MCC Astronomy Nights include planetarium shows, telescope viewing, information tables, hands-on activities, and more! Planetarium shows and indoor activities occur rain or shine, but telescope viewing of the night sky is only offered when the sky is clear. Feb. 7. Event details

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday

Every Wednesday from 3-9 p.m., you can pay what you wish and access all the amazing art that the Phoenix Art Museum has to offer. Event details

Costume Storytime

Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us every second Saturday at 10 a.m. Feb. 8. Event details

Free Family Sunday at the Phoenix Art Museum

Through the generosity of Discount Tire, general admission to Phoenix Art Museum is waived and admission to special exhibits is discounted from noon–5 pm on the second Sunday of each month, with exciting activities, scavenger hunts, live performances, tours and more. Feb. 9. Event details

Food Trucks Friday West

Come every Friday for multiple food trucks, great music and fun activities. Fridays. Event details

Free Dinner When You Skate

Enjoy a free slice of pizza and a soda with your skate rental. Sundays. Event details

—Kate Loweth


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