The Gina Kent Group, Phoenix, AZ:
April 3-10: Phoenix Film Festival
Thursday, April 3, through Thursday, April 10. Harkins Scottsdale 101, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. $13 for single films; $40 to $300 for packages.
April 4-5: Chandler Jazz Festival
4:45pm Friday, April 4, and noon Saturday, April 5. Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave. Free.
April 5-6: Phoenix Pride Parade and Festival
Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6. The parade starts at 10am Saturday, running north on Third Street from Thomas Road to Indian School Road in Phoenix. The festival will be held noon-9pm. Both days at Steele Indian School Park. 300 E. Indian School Road. $15 and up per day; $12 for ages 13-17 with a discount code from the Pride office; free for age 12 or younger.
April 5-8: Phoenix Comicon
6:30pm-11:30pm Thursday; 10:30am-11:30pm Friday; 10:30am-11:30pm Sunday. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. Third St. Programming hous vary at off-site locations. $15 to $85 per day; free fro ages 12 or younger with a paying adult.
April 6: Cool Cars and Hot Eats Car Show
8am-noon Sunday, April 6. Tempe Diablo Stadium, 2200 W. Alameda Dr., Tempe. The Copperstate 1000 cars depart at 9:30am. Free admission.
April 9-13: Maricopa County Fair
10am-10pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday; 10am-midnight Friday and Saturday. Arizona state fairgrounds, 19th Ave. and McDowell Rd, Phoenix. $9 (discounts available); free for age 7 or younger. Free admission 10am-3pm Wednesday-Friday thanks to KDKB-FM. Free admission Wednesday for age 55 or older. Donate 3 cans of food after 3pm Wednesday or Thursday to get a $4 discount on admission. $7 parking.
April 10-13: Country Thunder
2:30pm Thursday-Sunday, April 10-13. 20585 E. Price Rd, Florence. $220 for a four-day pass.
April 12: Lake Pleasant Paddle Fest
8am-5pm Saturday, April 12. Fireman’s Cove at Lake Pleasant 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd., Morristown. The paddle fishing begins at 5am. $6 per vehicle for parking. $2 per paddle craft.
April 12: Fiestas United Multicultural Music Festival & Black History Celebration
11am-10pm, Saturday, April 12. Osuna Park, 10510 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria. $5; free for age 10 or younger.
April 12: Sunnyslope Art Walk
5-9pm Saturday, April 12, Central Avenue between Dunlap Ave. and the Arizona Canal. Admission is free.
April 12: UFest
Saturday, April 12. Quail Run Park, 4155 E. Virginia St., Mesa. $27-$39.
April 12: Gilbert Global Village Festival
Noon-6pm Saturday, April 12. Gilbert Civic Center, 50 E. Civic Center Drive. Free Admission.
April 13: Katsina Doll Marketplace
10am-4pm Saturday, April 12. Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Free admission.
April 17-19 Phoenix Improv Festival
Thursday, April 17, through Saturday, April 19. Herberger Theater Center, 232 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Call for prices (602) 252-8497.
April 25: El Dia de los Niños
9am-1pm Friday, April 25. Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix. Free admission.
April 26-27: Arizona’s Ultimate Women’s Expo
10am-5pm Saturday, April 26; 11am-5pm Sunday, April 27, Phoenix Convention Center, South Building, 33 S. Third St. $10; $$ online.