There are lots of fun and FREE events in and around the Phoenix area this summer. Our team has been searching high and low to find fun things to do to beat the heat in the Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler and surrounding areas. Here are some we have found for so far. If you have any to add to the list, drop us a line or add it into the comments below.  

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FUN At the MALLs: Summer is full of fun at local area malls! Click the links to see details on events you are interested in. You can also look for additional, one-time events. Malls are always a great place to go for some free or low-cost entertainment any time of year!

Desert Ridge Marketplace; 21001 N. Tatum Blvd; Phoenix 

Movies in The Courtyard May 2 – August 22; Barnes and Noble Courtyard

Live Music every Friday and Saturday night at the Splash Pad or District Stage; 7 – 10 pm

Tempe Marketplace; 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy; Tempe

Weekly Group Run every Thursday; 6-8 pm; Road Runner Sports

Live Music every Friday and Saturday night at The District Stage; 7 – 10 pm

Bike Night – Every other Wednesday; 5 – 9 pm; The District Street

Summer Splash Thursdays; 6 – 7:30 pm, starting June 6th; Splash Pad near Barnes and Noble

Westgate Entertainment District; 6751 N. Sunset Blvd; Glendale

Live Entertainment – New Talent Thursdays; Fountain Park; Thursdays, 7 – 9 pm

Live Music every Friday and Saturday night at Fountain Park; 7 – 10 pm

Fitness in the District – every Tuesday at WaterDance Plaza; 6:30 – 7:45 pm

CLASSIC CARS and MOTORCYCLES: Got a classic vehicle? Love looking at classic vehicles? Then you’ll love these FREE events! Because – Hot summer nights and Cool cars just go together! Please consider saying thanks by patronizing the businesses that so kindly give space to these shows.

Chandler – Cars & CoffeeKneader’s Bakery; 1090 W. Queen Creek Rd; Every Third Saturday, 7 – 9:30 am

Chandler-  Karz and KoffeeThe Kind Bean; 1020 E. Pecos Rd; Every Third Saturday, 7 – 9 am

Deer Valley – Cars & Coffee Gateway Classic Cars of Scottsdale; 22275 N. 23rd Ave; Last Saturday of each month, 9 am-noon. 

Mesa – Caffeine & ClassicsStreetside Classics; 614 E. Auto Center Dr; Last Saturday of each month, 9 am-noon

Oro Valley – Cruise-In & Car Show at Freddy’s Freddy’s North Side; 11143 N. Oracle Rd; Cruise In First 3 Fridays of every month, 6 – 9 pm; Car show last Saturday of every month, 4 – 9 pm

Scottsdale – Caffeine and ChromeGateway Classic Cars of Scottsdale; 23305 N. 23rd Ave; Last Saturday of each month, 9 am-noon 

Scottsdale – McDonald’s Rock n’ Roll Car Show; The Pavilions at Talking Stick Shopping Center; 8800 Talking Stick Way; Every Saturday, 4 – 8 pm. Follow them on Facebook for all the latest news.  

Tempe Third Thursday; The Vine Tavern and Eatery; 801 E. Apache Blvd; Every third Thursday, 6 pm-?

For even More listings of car shows, head over to Arizona Auto Scene where you can search for shows in your area.

Know about a FREE summer event? Let us know! Now, get out there and Have Fun!