Spring Events

With near-perfect weather and great events to get you on the move…spring is the perfect time to plan your trip, book your Chandler hotel and celebrate the great outdoors!

From ostriches to shamrocks to finger-licking barbecue and jazz – Chandler AZ’s spring festivals and events have you covered. And with sunny days and warm weather, now is the time to explore the outdoors with leisurely park strolls, desert hikes, by bike throughout our bike-friendly community or with some great patio dining you'll find fun things to do in Chandler this spring!

Chandler International Film Festival Red Carpet

Chandler International Film Festival

The Chandler International Film Festival is a non-profit, diverse and pioneering film festival that focuses on unique, creative and diverse films from passionate, independent global filmmakers bringing novel ideas and varied art forms to filmmaking. The star-studded festival includes red-carpet experiences, world premieres, film screenings, awards ceremonies, educational workshops, and exciting after-parties for filmmakers, celebrities, and event attendees. Held in January, the Chandler International Film Festival is a dynamic film festival screening more than 150 films and offering event attendees the opportunity to connect with filmmakers, film executives, networks, and most importantly, to enjoy a selection of incredible films!  Save the date for the 2025 Chandler International Film Festival, January 24 - February 2, 2025. More details to come!

SHE Power 5K & Half Marathon

SHE Power 10K & 5K - January 21, 2024

In January, Arizona's largest, all-female running event starts and finishes in Downtown Chandler - a downtown district brimming with local more than 40 eateries, boutique shops, entertainment and art. The event is designed to empower women of all ages and abilities with race finishers receiving a fabulous race medal/locket with the coveted SHE Power Finisher Bag and long-stem rose at the conclusion of their run.  

Grab your girlfriends and make it a race-cation, staying at one of Chandler's hotels and enjoying the local attractionsshopping, and fantastic dining opportunities. 

Great Southwest Cajun Fest

Southwest Cajun Fest - February 3, 2024

Showcasing the heart and soul of New Orleans, the Southwest Cajun Fest is a festive celebration of Cajun culture, handcrafted beer and plenty of entertainment at this festive, outdoor festival in Downtown Chandler. Did we mention the alligator petting zoo?

Chandler Science Spectacular

Chandler Innovation Fair - February 24, 2024

This celebration of science has been 100 years in the making as Chandler celebrates community innovators in and around Chandler, AZ at this Arizona SciTech Signature event. The FREE, one-day event is held each February in Downtown Chandler.

Spring Training

Cactus League Spring Training - February 22 - March 26, 2024

In addition to great events, did you know that Arizona is home to 15 Major League Baseball teams each spring? Chandler’s award-winning hotels are located minutes away from the Cactus League Spring Training stadiums, making Chandler, Arizona your personal “dugout “for all the action. Find all the details on when your favorite team plays on the 2024 Cactus League Spring Training schedule.

The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival

Downtown Chandler Barbeque Festival - March 2 & 3, 2024

Get your BBQ on at Chandler's two-day, barbeque festival where sunny days, live music, and the tantalizing aroma of barbeque come together in Downtown Chandler each March. Featuring delicious, family fun, competitions, games, mouth-watering BBQ, and an array of craft brews and spirits, you’re sure to have a finger-lickin’ good time at the Downtown Chandler Barbeque Festival! The festival is produced by two of Chandler's award-winning Arizona craft breweries, Pedal Haus Brewery and SanTan Brewing Company - so you know you'll find plenty of fantastic Arizona craft beer to enjoy at this annual Chandler festival. 

Ostrich Festival

Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival

  • Weekend ONE - March 8-10, 2024

  • Weekend TWO - March 15-17, 2024

Celebrating Chandler’s early ostrich-ranching days, the annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival features national and regional entertainment, carnival rides, upscale crafts, food and beverage vendors, and of course ostriches at this annual March festival! This is Chandler's largest special event and an event not to be missed.

In 2024, the Chandler event has been expanded to two weekends, both offering an amazing line-up of headliner concerts from award-winning artists including Big & Rich featuring Gretchen Wilson with Cowboy Troy, Yung Gravy, Wynonna Judd, and more.

Chandler Jazz Festival

Chandler Jazz Festival - April 4-7, 2024

Bourbon Street comes to Downtown Chandler with this jazz-filled weekend highlighting local and national jazz groups and musicians at a variety of venues. Book your Chandler hotel today for a music-filled weekend getaway.