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Las Noches de las Luminarias

Dec. 1 – 23 & 26 – 31, 2018

The lights will be brighter than ever as Luminaria and Electric Desert unite for a dazzling display.

Lit & Sip

Jan 17, 2019

Just when you thought Electric Desert couldn’t get any more extra, join us each month this spring for Lit & Sip.

Dogs' Day in the Garden

Jan 19, 2019

The Garden is going to the dogs! Meet other dog lovers, heel for family photos, learn about local dog-related nonprofits, shop and enjoy samples with your pup.

Corks & Cactus

Feb 9 - 10, 2019

Sample, sip and savor your way through the splendor of Desert Botanical Garden at Corks & Cactus, where boutique wines and Garden ambiance blend into a delightful event Feb. 9-10.

Sunday Concerts in the Garden: Big Pete Pearson Blues Band

Feb 10, 2019

Big Pete Pearson Blues Band is coming back to the Garden! Don’t miss another noteworthy performance by the King of Blues and Valley legend Big Pete Pearson.

The Garden Celebrates 80 Years

Feb 16, 2019

To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the Garden will offer $8 admission and host a celebration for the community.

Sunday Concerts in the Garden: Jay Allan Band

Feb 17, 2019

Jay Allen combines heartfelt and memorable lyrics with genre-bending styles and melodies in his long list of ever-evolving original songs.

Devour Culinary Classic

Feb 23 - 24, 2019

The most anticipated culinary event in the region, the Devour Culinary Classic returns to Desert Botanical Garden for its 10th anniversary celebration

Tancer Distinguished Speaker Series Featuring: Frank Wilczek

Feb 26, 2019

Nobel laureate, physicist and author of “A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design,” Frank Wilczek comes to the Garden, bringing countless inspiring insights about the natural world. T

Sunday Concerts in the Garden: Jaleo Quartet

Mar 3, 2019

Inspired by their Colombian roots, Jaleo taps into a variety of genres, creating a wonderful blend of Latin beats.

Sunday Concerts in the Garden: Miguel Melgoza Band

Mar 10, 2019

Singer-songwriter, drummer and percussionist Miguel Melgoza has already delighted Garden audiences with a mixture of originals and covers at Corks & Cactus, Agave on the Rocks, and supporting other musicians at Music in the Garden.

Spring Plant Sale

Mar 15 - 17, 2019

Don’t let 30,000 plants intimidate you! Our on-site horticulture experts will help you find the perfect cactus, agave or ornamental to plant in your own garden.

Sunday Concerts in the Garden: Kilted Spirit

Mar 17, 2019

From lively toe-tapping Irish and Scottish jigs and reels, to drinking songs and popular classic & modern rock covers, Kilted Spirit is a Phoenix Irish band guaranteed to bring on the craic!

Sunday Concerts in the Garden: Mel Bridges & Company

Mar 24, 2019

Mel Bridges and his band know how to read an audience and deliver an upbeat set that is sure to delight.

Agave on the Rocks

Mar 29, 2019

Sip a refreshing margarita in a glowing glass, while tasting culinary treats prepared by some of the Valley’s best restaurants amidst the glow of Electric Desert.

Sunday Concerts in the Garden: Blaine Long & Rosas del Rey

Mar 31, 2019

After releasing his ninth album and a successful audition on The Voice, Blaine Long was ready to form a band to bring album number 10 to life.

Sunday Concerts in the Garden: Sahnas Brothers Band

Apr 7, 2019

Beautifully blending the sounds and rhythms of their native Greek culture, the Desert Southwest, and the warm inviting romance of the Spanish guitar, The Sahnas Brothers (Thano and Demitri) have created a magical and intimate Mediterranean style.

Sunday Concerts in the Garden: Pete Pancrazi Band

Apr 14, 2019

Pete Pancrazi delights audiences with his nimble guitar work and warm vocals.

Childsplay: The Girl Who Swallowed the Cactus

May 11, 2019

When school is out, there’s nothing to do and the desert sun beats down hot. Sheila and her friends find themselves in search of something – anything – interesting to explore.

Eroica by Ballet Arizona

May 14 - Jun 1, 2019

A presentation of movement and sound on a stage that embraces the desert, the Garden provides a stunning backdrop to pair with Andersen’s most enchanting choreography.

Fund the Farm

May 16, 2019

Fund the Farm is a festive party with a purpose, featuring a hosted bar, tequila tastings, field fresh hors d’oeuvres and lively music staged in the Desert Botanical Garden’s beautiful outdoor setting.

Dec. 17-23, the Garden closes at 4 p.m. (last admission at 3 p.m.). Dec. 24 the Garden closes at 4 p.m. and is closed all day Dec. 25.