With Super Bowl LVII taking place in Arizona for the first time since 2015, Phoenix is gearing up with an abundance of events leading up to the big day on Sunday, Feb. 12. From concert series with major headliners to free, family-friendly fun, the following is your guide to the Super Bowl events in Phoenix.
Feb. 4 and Feb. 5; Feb. 9 to Feb. 11: Super Bowl Experience
Featuring endless games, exhibits and photo ops, the Super Bowl Experience kicks off festivities for football fans of all ages on Feb. 4 at Phoenix Convention Center. The family-friendly Super Bowl event in Phoenix will even provide visitors the chance to get free autographs from NFL players and legends, see the collection of Super Bowl rings and step into a replica locker room, among many other attractions. Tickets range from $20 to $40; admission is free for kids 12 and under. For more information on the Super Bowl Experience, visit www.azsuperbowl.com.
Feb. 6: Super Bowl Opening Night
Presented by Fast Twitch, the Super Bowl Opening Night is the first event to take place in honor of the big game on Feb. 6 at the Footprint Center in Downtown Phoenix. The event will feature live entertainment, special guest appearances from NFL legends, meet and greets, team mascots and photo opportunities to capture it all. Fans will also have the chance to win prizes when they check into the Super Bowl OnePass app, including two tickets to the Super Bowl. Tickets for the Super Bowl event in Phoenix start at $20 for general admission and the night begins at 6 p.m. To learn more about the Super Bowl Opening Night or to purchase tickets, visit footprintcenter.com.
Feb. 6 to Feb. 12: 2023 End Zone Experience
The 2023 End Zone Experience, a week-long football-centric extravaganza, will feature multiple events for all interests and age ranges. Events take place at various locations throughout the city of Chandler, from Feb. 6 to Feb. 23. The 2023 End Zone Experience features an lineup of entertainment and engaging activations including live music and concerts, the chance to meet and greet with former NFL players, educational workshops, the only high school football camp and combine in the Chandler area led by former NFL players and coaches and more. The experience ends with Family Game Day in the Park on Feb. 12, 5 to 10 p.m., at Dr. A.J. Chandler City Park. Admission is free to enjoy a fun evening of music, food trucks, a kid’s zone and more. Reserve space for Family Game Day via eventbrite.com; for more information about 2023 End Zone Experience, visit chandler2023endzoneexperience.com.
Feb. 8 to Feb. 12: Tailgate Time Machine
The local groovy spot, The Hot Chick in Scottsdale, is collaborating with Boondocks for the second-annual Tailgate Time Machine with a series of block parties leading up to the Super Bowl. The events will run from Feb. 8 to Feb. 12, with live music from headliners like 12-time Grammy nominee T-Pain taking the stage on Feb. 10 and early 2000’s stars like Baby Bash, Paul Wall and Slim Thug performing on Feb. 9. Catch the big game on the final day on Feb. 12, with the help of 80 TV’s and two oversized LED screens. Individual-day tickets start at $129, and three-day passes are $299. To learn more about Tailgate Time Machine or to purchase tickets, visit thehotchickaz.com.
Feb. 8 to Feb. 12: W Scottsdale’s Super Week
W Scottsdale hosts a lineup of events from Feb. 8 to Feb. 12. The event series will kick-off with Suits & Sneakers on Feb. 8 in collaboration with Elevee Lifestyle and produced by Phoenix Fashion Week. The fashion event will begin at 8 p.m. and showcase the latest in sneaker culture and tailored suits with celebrity athletes from the NFL, MLB and NHL modeling the runway. Fox Sports and NFL reporter, Jay Glazer, will host the event, with a special performance by rapper, Rick Ross. General admission to Suits & Sneakers starts at $100. On Thursday, Feb. 9, Pepsi Zero Sugar presents an exclusive performance by G-Eazy at the W Scottsdale’s Cottontail lounge, with tickets starting at $100 and the show beginning at 9 p.m. Friday Beers, the internet comedy platform, will be hosting a pre-game party with a show from Cardi B on Feb. 10 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets for this event start at $200. Playboy will once again throw one of the most buzzed-about parties on Feb. 11, with big-name musical guests, DJs, handcrafted cocktails, fare and more to indulge in from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets to the Playboy party start at $200. The Super Week all leads up to the final event on game day, on Feb. 12, with a Skybox Sunday Viewing Party for guests to catch the sports match on an LED screen or poolside at the hotel’s WET Deck. General admission starts at $200. To learn more about these events or purchase tickets, visit cottontaillounge.com.
Feb. 8 to Feb. 12: Historic Old Town ESPN Main Street Tailgate
Get a true taste of the Old West in Old Town Scottsdale for the Historic Old Town ESPN Main Street Tailgate from Feb. 8 to Feb. 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., as a pre-game extravaganza in partnership with ESPN. It will serve as the backdrop for much of the network’s pre-game coverage leading up to the Super Bowl, including the filming of NFL Live and Sunday NFL Countdown live from the tailgate event. When the cameras aren’t rolling, attendees can enjoy live performances from The Singing Cowboy Gary Sprague, the Bronze Cowboy living statue and Johnny Hotshot, the trick roper and gunslinger. Food and drink offerings will also be available courtesy of Cien Agaves and Piccolo Virtu. The event is free and open to all ages. To learn more about the Historic Old Town ESPN Main Street Tailgate, visit experiencescottsdale.com.
Feb. 9: Meet & Greet with The Bella Twins
Gila River Resorts & Casinos hosts a special meet and greet with the Bella Twins in honor of Super Weekend. The public meet and greet, taking place Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m., is open to 100 guests and attendees do not need to register. Afterward, guests can book a private dining experience with Nikki and Brie at Prime, A Shula’s Steakhouse, starting at 7:30 p.m. Attendees will receive a photo with Nikki and Brie, enjoy a special menu at Prime and receive a special-edition wine glass featuring Bonita Bonita Wine. This exclusive experience is open to 20 guests and is $1,000 per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for VIP reservations. For more information on the meet and greet, visit playatgila.com.
Feb. 9: NFL Honors
A staple NFL tradition dating back to 2012, the NFL Honors is back and for the first time, will have a female host to host the award show, the Emmy and Grammy-winning icon, Kelly Clarkson. The show will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9, at Symphony Hall in Phoenix, recognizing the NFL’s best players, performances on the field and plays. The evening will also be broadcast live through NFL Network and Peacock streaming services (more details will be announced soon). To learn more about NFL Honors, visit nfl.com.
Feb. 9 to Feb. 11: Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest
With three nights of live music from headliners like Paramore, Dave Matthews Band and Imagine Dragons, the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest is a must-attend Super Bowl event in Phoenix. The shows will run from Feb. 9 to Feb. 11, each starting at 7 p.m. at the Footprint Center. The concert series will also have performances by Bleachers, DJ Pee.Wee and Kane Brown. Tickets start as low as $39.50 but vary depending on seating in the arena. To learn more about the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest or to purchase tickets, visit footprintcenter.com.
Feb. 9 to 11: Big Game Fiesta
Big Game Fiesta, a three-day concert series, will be taking place on High Street in North Phoenix from Thursday, Feb. 9 through Saturday, Feb. 11, featuring live performances from headliners like Rick Ross, Flo Rida and Tyga. In addition to stellar concerts daily, High Street will be transformed into a one-of-a-kind venue, with a 200-ft.-long bar (the largest in Arizona), a massive dance floor and smart lighting to help keep the party going all night long. The event is for 21-plus, with tickets starting at $130 for general admission and $280 for VIPs. To learn more about Big Game Fiesta, visit biggamefiesta.com.
Feb: 9 to Feb. 12: Super Bowl Experience
A free, family-friendly event, the Super Bowl Experience will be taking place at Margaret T. Hance Park from Feb. 9 to Feb. 12. The event series will feature headliners like local faves Jimmy Eat World (Feb. 9) and Lee Brice (Feb. 10), with more to be announced leading up to an official watch party presented by Verizon. In addition to the live entertainment, guests can expect to enjoy family-friendly games and activities, live music, a selfie station and fare from some of your favorite local food trucks. Event times vary, with Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 running from 2 to 10 p.m., Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. To learn more about the Super Bowl Experience, visit azsuperbowl.com.
Feb. 9 to Feb. 12: EEG’s Old Town Viewing Party
From Feb. 9 to Feb. 12, the EEG venues in Old Town Scottsdale are pulling out all the stops to make its venues the ultimate spots to catch the big game. Each concept, including Bottled Blonde, Casa Amigos, Hi Fi Scottsdale and the Bevvy, are gearing up to help you catch all of the action with the help of significant upgrades in recent months. Some new features include additional seating and upgraded features at Hi Fi and Bevvy; an outdoor rooftop with bottle service and three new LED screens at Bottled Blonde; and brand new gaming center, glass roof and an oversized LED display at Casa Amigos. In addition to enjoying the recent renovations, attendees can anticipate special guest performances, including live music from Grammy Award-winning rapper 2 Chainz at Hi Fi Scottsdale on Thursday, Feb. 9. No tickets are required to visit the venues. To learn more about EEG’s Old Town Viewing Party, visit eveningentertainmentgroup.com.
Feb. 10: Shaq’s Fun House
One of the season’s most anticipated events, Shaq’s Fun House at Talking Stick Resort is an over-the-top event that is half carnival, half music festival. The madness will take place on Friday, Feb. 10, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a night jam-packed with live music from Diplo, Snoop Dogg, Myles O’ Neal and DJ Diesel (Shaq himself); in addition to dining experiences, carnival rides, games, circus performances and much more. Shaq’s Fun House is a 21-plus event with tickets selling out fast. Tickets begin at $399 for an all-inclusive experience. To learn more about Shaq’s Fun House or to purchase tickets, visit shaqsfunhouse.com.
Feb. 10: OTF NFL Wives Fashion Show
Off The Field NFL Wives Association (OTF) will host its annual charity fashion show at Scottsdale Fashion Square on Feb. 10. More than 50 NFL wives, including active and former spouses of NFL players, will be modeling fashionable brands from Scottsdale Fashion Square to benefit Arizona’s Caris Sports Foundation. Some couples guests can expect to see include Tim Brown, Steve Young and James Lofton; accompanying them will be their wives, Sherice Brown, Barb Young and Beverly Lofton. Current NFL football players include Hakeem Adeniji, Kwamie Lassiter II and Trent Williams; joining them will be Kayla Adeniji, Rebecca Geller and Sondra Williams, just to name a few. To learn more about OTF NFL Wives Fashion Show, visit offthefieldnflwa.org.
Feb. 11: Taste of the NFL
With proceeds benefiting school nutrition programs across Arizona through GENYOUth’s End Student Hunger Fund, Taste of the NFL is a tasting experience hosted and curated by culinary superstars Andrew Zimmern, Carla Hall, Tim Love, Lasheeda Perry and Mark Bucher. The event, taking place on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Chateau Luxe, will feature tastings from regional cuisine created by the master chefs. Guests will have the opportunity to dine and mingle with these individuals, in addition to NFL players and celebrity guests. Tickets start at $750 per person for general admission or $950 for VIP. To learn more about Taste of the NFL or to purchase tickets, visit tasteofthenfl.com.
Feb. 11: Gronk Beach
Created by former NFL star and four-time Super Bowl champion, Rob Gronkowski, Gronk Beach is one of the hottest annual Super Bowl events featuring a music lineup curated by the champ. This year’s lineup will feature headliners such as 21 Savage, Diplo and Lil Jon, alongside performances by Bijou, DJ Irie and Sommer Ray. The event will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Feb. 11 at Talking Stick Resort, with tickets selling out quickly but currently starting at $300. To learn more about Gronk Beach or to purchase tickets, visit gronkbeach.com.
Feb. 11: GQ Sports Style Hall of Fame
Three of GQ’s latest cover stars, Derek Jeter, Allen Iverson and Deion Sanders will be taking the stage at the GQ Sports Style Hall of Fame event on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at The Clayton House in Scottsdale. In addition to the awards ceremony, the event will feature conversations with the athletes about their careers and style, an induction ceremony and a post-event cocktail reception with a DJ and members of GQ. Tickets for the event start at $300. To learn more about the GQ Sports Style Hall of Fame, visit gq.com.
Feb. 11: Super Bowl Breakfast
Since 1988, the NFL-sanctioned Super Bowl Breakfast has taken place each season, showcasing some of the biggest in the industry. The highlight of the Super Bowl Breakfast (aside from the breakfast itself) is the presentation of the Bart Starr Award to a current NFL player for their outstanding character and leadership skills on and off the field. The ceremony will take place at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets for the Super Bowl event in Phoenix start at $200, and guests must register online before attending. To learn more about the Super Bowl Breakfast, visit secure.fundeasy.com.
Feb. 11: Bubble Bowl
In celebration of game day, Park West and the City of Peoria invite you to its poppin’ family-friendly event, Bubble Bowl. The bubbling experience is free, featuring eight stations where kids can learn the science behind bubbles, create bubble crafts, demonstrate the world’s biggest bubble, get lost in the Foam Zone, enjoy live music, bubble performances, games and much more. The Bubble Bowl will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To learn more about the Bubble Bowl, visit shopparkwest.com.
Feb. 11: NFL’s Play Football Family Festival
A free, family-friendly event, the NFL’s Play Football Family Festival is back for 2023 and ready to give families in Chandler the ultimate football experience. The event will take place on Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., where little fans will have the opportunity to meet NFL legends, learn skills and drills, try on equipment, be on the field and experience football in a way they never have before. The interactive experience requires a waiver to be filled out before attending the fun day. To learn more about NFL’s Play Football Family Festival, visit eventbrite.com.
Feb. 11: BetMGM West Fest
This exclusive country music fest is taking place at Glendale’s Westgate Entertainment District on Saturday, Feb. 11, with doors opening at 6 p.m. The concert will feature country music stars and headliners like three-time Grammy Award winner Tim McGraw and his guest, Bailey Zimmerman. General admission starts at $57. To learn more about BetMGM West Fest, visit fevo.com.
Feb. 11: Big Game Big Give
Recently retired NFL star J.J. Watt is set to co-host the Big Game Big Give, a star-studded charity party the night before the Super Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m., at a private Paradise Valley estate. The event will feature a live performance from Grammy Award winner, Gavin Degraw, an award ceremony, a live auction, food stations, cocktail bars, tea experiences, salt healing rooms, crystal rooms, sound bowls, an underwater art experience, a fashion show and much more. The extravagant event’s proceeds benefit the Justin J. Watt foundation to aid underprivileged students. To learn more about Big Game Big Give, visit givingback.org.
Feb. 12: Player’s Tailgate
Taking place at the stadium on game day, Feb. 12, the Player’s Tailgate is an immersive culinary experience hosted by chef Bobby Flay and featuring award-winning chefs like Aaron May, Todd English, Antonia Lofaso, Rocco DiSpirito, Tiffany Derry, Brooke Williamson and Michael Voltaggio. In addition to celeb chef appearances, guests can mingle with over 50 active NFL players, catch a live music performance from DJ Irie, enjoy an open bar and indulge in premium fare from their favorite chefs. Tickets are $875 per person. To learn more about the Player’s Tailgate, visit bullseyeeventgroup.com.
Feb. 12: Game Day at Mavrix with Jack Daniel’s
Mavrix in Scottsdale will host plenty of fun for the big game with Jack Daniel’s on Sunday, Feb. 12. Watch the Super Bowl on Mavrix’s outdoor 20-ft. Jumbotron or on the Trophy Room Grill’s dozens of 4K TV’s broadcasting the full game. Level-up your experience with several game day packages, and Jack Daniel’s will be on site with giveaways and to shake up custom cocktails for fans 21-plus from 4 to 8 p.m. To learn more about Mavrix, visit www.mavrix.com.
Feb. 12: Michael Mina’s Tailgate
On Feb. 12 from 2 to 9 p.m., Bourbon Steak at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess welcomes football fans for the first-ever Michael Mina’s Tailgate. The event will feature six action stations (ranging from cold shellfish to prime rib), a red carpet valet, photo ops, DJ, lawn games and much more. VIP table service is $180 per person and includes a welcome cocktail, five drink tickets, buffet and table for the event, while general admission is $95 and includes a welcome cocktail and buffet. For more information on Michael Mina’s Tailgate, visit fairmontscottsdaleprincess.ticketspice.com.
Feb. 12: Big Game Watch Party at Six40rty x Anoche
Six40rty and Anoche in Tempe are collaborating for three parties in one sprawling venue, with 80-plus TVs and multiple TV walls, a massive patio with yard games, six total bars, food specials, VIP table packages, DJs, the exclusive launch from White Claw and more. The Big Game Watch Party is open at 10 a.m. for breakfast and bar; $20 entry fee includes a featured beverage. VIP table packages can be booked here. For more information on the Big Game Watch Party at Six40rty x Anoche, visit www.six40rty.com.
Feb. 12: The Big Game LVII Viewing Party at Cala
Join Cala for its Big Game LVII Viewing Party, taking place on game day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fun event will be hosting Food Network star and celebrity chef Beau MacMillan and Executive Chef Peter McQuaid while they prepare a special game day menu with al la carte options for brunch and game day staples. Reservations are required to attend; RSVP with the VIP Host, Rudy Hoeffer, at 480.907.8024.