March weather in the Valley is nearly perfect. The days aren’t too hot and the nights are splendid for an outdoor or indoor experience with your special someone. Here is RAK’s list of ideas for date night this month.
Arizona Renaissance Festival (Mar 1-27). Want to try something out of the box? Couples can have fun in a 30-acre circus, 13-stage theater or a medieval amusement park at the annual Renaissance Festival. Engage in a jousting tournament or dine at an all-day feast. 520-463-2600 or royalfaires.com/arizona.
Ballet Arizona (Thurs-Sun Mar 24-27). Enjoy a performance of “Today’s Masters” at the beautiful Orpheum Theater. The ballet is a great way to cap off an evening of dinner and drinks downtown. Tickets range from $15 to $159. Orpheum Theater, 203 W Adams St, Phoenix. 602-381-0184 or balletaz.org.
Devoured Culinary Classic (Sat-Sun Mar 5-6). Sample food and drink from more than 100 restaurant owners, chefs and wine makers at this unique culinary experience. Enjoy culinary demonstrations and the opportunity to meet chefs and try different cuisine. $40. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix. 602-257-2124 or devoured phoenix.com.
Fountain Hills Theater (Mar 11-27). Enjoy an opportunity to watch a fabulous musical in the Valley. Fountain Hills Theater presents the musical “Quilters,” a mosaic on frontier life that explores a range of varying emotions, from love to heartbreak. $28. 11445 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills. 480-837-9661 or fountainhillstheater.com.
Musical Instrument Museum (Sat-Sun Mar 12-13). Who says you need to travel to get a taste of culture? Experience Ireland together by celebrating music, arts and crafts and Irish dancing—a great way to explore another country without leaving the Valley. Free with price of museum admission. $20. 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix. 480-478-6000 or mim.org.
Out West Balloon Fest (Fri-Sun Mar 4-6). Take a stroll together as you admire the glow of hot-air balloons at night. Live music will highlight the spectacular illumination of the balloons. It’s the perfect activity for couples who want to try something new and different. $15 to $20. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Lane, Glendale. outwestballoonfest.com.
West Valley Symphony (Sun Mar 13). Concert pianist Anna Han plays the greatest piano concerto of the 20th century in “Russia at Its Best.” This concert is a lovely way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. $30. 15550 N Parkview Pl, Surprise. 623-236-6781 or westvalleysymphony.org.