June’s Top 10 Things to Do in Phoenix

By Editor June 12, 2016 06:00

Summer fun is in full swing in the Valley this June!

From the coveted Copa America Centenario to some of the biggest names in Latin music like Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, Gerardo Ortiz and Enanitos Verdes with hombres G, the Valley is buzzing with events for you and the entire family.

So without further ado, here’s our exclusive list of the top 10 events coming to the Phoenix-area in June:

Enanitos Verdes & Hombres G @ Comerica Theatre

This could very well be one of the most anticipated concerts of the summer! The legendary Argentinian rock trio Enanitos Verdes and the Spanish rock band Hombres G are teaming up for a concert that will make you relive the classics of the 90s. From songs like “Devuélveme a mi Chica,” “Lo Noto,” “Lamento Boliviano,” “Luz de Día,” to “La Muralla Verde” and “Amores Lejanos,” this concert will be one for the books. Get your tickets now!

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Date: Friday, June 17

Time: 8 p.m.


Comerica Theatre

400 W. Washington St.

Phoenix, AZ 85003


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents: Circus XTREME

The Ringling Bros. are taking their spectacle to new extremes with some of the most impressive circus acts you’ve ever seen in, “Circus XTREME.” Children from all ages will be able to enjoy an unbelievable production following an exciting adventure, extraordinary artists and exotic animals. It’s time to have XTREME fun with your family!

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Date(s): June 23–26

Times vary, see website for details


Talking Stick Resort Arena

201 E. Jefferson Street

Phoenix, AZ 85004


Copa América Centenario: México vs. Uruguay

Football may be America’s sport, but everyone knows that futból is the world’s sport. Say hello to the Copa América Centenario, a South American soccer competition that, for the first time ever, will be hosted in the United States. Celebrating 100 years of the Copa América, matches will be hosted in various cities in the US, including Phoenix! This Sunday, go and scream your head off in the stands as you root for Mexico or Uruguay while they face off. Can’t get tickets? Head over to Westgate, where a Copa América party is being hosted during the game! It’s going to be a nail biter, so don’t miss it!

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Date: Sunday, June 5

Time: 5 p.m.

Tickets from $50


University of Phoenix Stadium

1 Cardinals Dr

Glendale, AZ 85305


Gerardo Ortiz @ Celebrity Theatre

Gerardo Ortiz Medina, simply known as Gerardo Ortiz, is an American regional Mexican singer and songwriter that’s become a favorite among international audiences. His songs include “Fuiste Mía,” Perdóname,” “Dámaso,” and many others. Songs that have earned him the 2016’s “Premio Lo Nuestro” for Album of the Year and Best Norteño Artist.

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Date: Saturday, June 18

Time: 8:30 p.m.


Celebrity Theatre

440 N. 32nd St.

Phoenix, AZ 85008


Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán

It’s not easy being known as “The World’s Best Mariachi”, but Mariachi Vargas wears the title well. An ensemble that was created back in 1897 (you read that right), Mariachi Vargas is a tradition that has been carried on proudly through the years (or should I say century!). The group has had many hits, and currently under the direction of Carlos Martínez, they will be sure to have many more. If you love traditional mariachi with a sprinkle of modern tunes, then you will have the time of your life this Friday with Mariachi Vargas!

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Date: Friday, June 3

Time: 8 p.m.

Tickets from $43


Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd

Chandler, AZ 85226


Arizona Dance Addiction 2016

Arizona now has the cure for your Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba addictions! The Valley is hosting its first ever dance healing event, “Arizona Dance Addiction 2016.” The event will feature three days and three nights of physical and mental therapy, dance education and Arizona sight-seeing unlike any other event. Don’t miss it!


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Date(s): June 17–20

Times vary, see website for details


Tempe Mission Palms

60 E. 5th St.

Tempe, AZ 85281


Phoenix Comicon 2016

It’s the event you’ve been waiting a year to attend; Phoenix Comicon is here! From comics to video games, anime and film, there’s something at this event for everyone and every fandom. Attend one of the hundreds of panels being hosted throughout the weekend, or hit up one of the themed after-parties. Meet some of your favorite actors and authors, or browse through the merchant hall to pick up a rare collectible! Phoenix Comicon just keeps getting better and better with every passing year, and you’d be wise not to miss it on its 16th anniversary. Get your tickets today!


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Date(s): June 2–5

Hours Vary, check website for more details

Tickets from $15 – $70


Phoenix Convention Center

100 N 3rd St

Phoenix, AZ 85004


Phoenix Bridal Show

They say that you’re wedding day is supposed to be the best day of your life, but let’s get real, it can be a little hectic. From flowers to cake, photographers to decorations, there’s a lot to plan! Here to lend a hand is the Phoenix Bridal Show, where everything you could possibly need to think of will be gathered in one place. Vendors of all kinds will be there to help you decide and plan for every step of the Big Day, from bachelorette party all the way to honeymoon. So grab your maid of honor or your future viejo and get ready to plan the perfect day!


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Date: Sunday, June 5

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tickets from $10 – $32


Sheraton Grand Phoenix

340 N 3rd St

Phoenix, AZ 85004


Disney’s The Little Mermaid @ the Herberger Theater Center

It’s a hauntingly beautiful love story that’s captivated millions – Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” The story tells the tale of a beautiful mermaid who dreams of the world above the sea and gives up her voice to find true love. The story arrives to downtown Phoenix in a musical that will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Kiss the Girl,” “Part of your World,” and the Oscar-winning triumph “Under the Sea.”


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Date(s): June 10–1216–19 & 23–26

Show times vary, see website for details

Prices: $16.50 – $34.50


Herberger Theater Center

222 E. Monroe St.

Phoenix, Arizona


Round: An Evening at the Desert Botanical Gardens

Round, with themes that explore man’s connection to nature, promises to be an enchanting performance that embraces the backdrop of the Sonoran Desert. Get ready to be immersed in the artistry, seated in four sections around the circular stage, amid ramps that the dancers will use as part of the choreography to enter the stage.


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Date(s): May 17 – June 4th

Tuesdays through Saturdays

Time: 8:00 p.m. nightly


Desert Botanical Gardens

1201 N Galvin Parkway

Phoenix, AZ 85008

By Editor June 12, 2016 06:00

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