Overlooking Scenic Glendale, Arizona

Welcome to Glendale

Our great town of Glendale, Arizona has the charm of a small town with all the amenities of a big city. Sunshine and blue skies are almost a daily attraction and warm winter days are perfect for outdoor activities. Our football stadium hosted Super Bowls 2008, 2015 and 2023. The NCAA Final Four 2017 also took place in our town. State Farm Stadium and Desert Diamond Arena, alongside Westgate Entertainment District, are a hub of sports, entertainment, shopping and dining.

  • many great restaurants in Glendale, Arizona

    Glendale Dining

    With 3,700+ restaurants in a wide variety of cuisines to choose from in areas such as Westgate, Historic Downtown, Arrowhead, the Bell Road corridor and more, Glendale has a dining taste for everyone!
  • Historic Downtown Glendale and Catlin Court

    Historic Downtown

    Glendale's quaint, historic Old Towne and Catlin Court areas not only feature antique shopping and museums, but many festivals such as the Chocolate Experience and Murphy Park Lights with millions of Christmas lights.
  • Glendale is Arizona's Antique Capital

    Antique Shops

    Glendale is Arizona's Antique Capital with many antique stores, boutiques, specialty shops, and cafes in the historic downtown area. The tree-lined quaint area is walkable with charming bungalows surrounding a park and library.
  • Luke Air Force Base, Glendale, AZ

    Luke AFB

    Luke Air Force Base in the far west side of Glendale is the largest jet fighting training base in the world. Luke trains F-35 and F-16 fighter pilots with a population of about 7500 military members and 15,000 family members.
  • Sports and Recreation in Glendale, Arizona

    Sports & Recreation

    Glendale is home to the NFL Arizona Cardinals, Super Bowls 2008, 2015 and 2023, the 2017 NCAA Final Four, Cactus League Spring Training for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch and the Fiesta Bowl game. Glendale hosted the NHL Arizona Coyotes for 20 years.
  • Glendale Police Officers Mustache and Muscles

    Mustache & Muscles

    The Glendale Police Department now has a couple of TikTok stars called "Mustache and Muscles", otherwise known as Officers Hoskin and Price, giving out video tips on Motor Mondays. See more photos and some of their tips.

Special Events in Glendale, Arizona

( ATC=Arrowhead Towne Center / DDA=Desert Diamond Arena )
( MP=Murphy Park / SFS=State Farm Stadium )
( SRP=Sahuaro Ranch Park / WG=Westgate Entertainment District )

Now–Mar 26 – Spring Training games daily, Camelback Ranch-Glendale
Mar 19 – Spring Carnival (rides, games, food) Glendale Community College
Mar 21 – Fitness in the District (WG)
Mar 22 – Hot Rod Night (WG)
Mar 23 – Live! @ Murphy Park, Honest Soulz, Classic R&B, 7 PM
Mar 24 – Live! @ Murphy Park, Smashed, 90's Covers, 7 PM
Mar 24 – Katt Williams 2023 And Me Tour (DDA)
Mar 25 – Kiwanis Car Show, Glendale Community College, 9 AM-2 PM
Mar 25 – Barks & Badges Fundraiser, Glendale Civic Center, 5-9 PM
Mar 25 – Live! @ Murphy Park, Mariachi Continental Azteca, Mariachi, 7 PM
Mar 25 – Mana Mexico Lindo y Querido 2023 Tour (DDA)
Mar 28/Apr 01 – Mecum Auto Auctions (SFS)
Mar 28 – Fitness in the District (WG)
Mar 28/Apr 01 – Mecum Auctions (SFS)
Mar 30 – Live! @ Murphy Park, Sundressed, Indie Rock, 7 PM
Mar 31 – Live! @ Murphy Park, Jane N The Jungle, Rock, 7 PM
Apr 01 – Arizona Toy Con, Glendale Civic Center, 10 AM-4 PM
Apr 02 – Glendale Family Bike Ride, 8 AM, Info (SRP)
Apr 02 – Muse Will of the People World Tour (DDA)
Apr 04 – Fitness in the District (WG)
Apr 05 – Hot Rod Night (WG)
Apr 08 – Sidewalk & Front Porch Sale, Historic Downtown Glendale
Apr 08 – Monster Energy AMA Supercross (SFS)
Apr 11 – Fitness in the District (WG)
Apr 15 – Monster Jam (SFS)
Apr 19 – Hot Rod Night (WG)
Apr 21 – Movies By Moonlight - Luca (Heroes Park)
Apr 23 – Rauw Alejandro Saturno World Tour (DDA)
Apr 29 – The 2023 Arizona Super Show (SFS)
May 06 – Glendale Comics and Collectibles Expo, Glendale Civic Center, 9 AM-7 PM
May 06 – George Strait with Chris Stapleton (SFS)
May 13 – Annual Mother's Day Celebration, Historic Downtown Glendale
May 13 – Ricardo Arjona Tour Blanco Y Negro Volver (DDA)
May 14 – Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes and Thundercat (SFS)
May 18 – The Cure Shows of a Lost World Tour (DDA)
May 20 – Foam Glow 5K Run, Heritage at Sportsman’s Park, 6-11 PM, Info
May 28 – Gazillion Bubble Show (DDA)
Jun 03 – Women's Health & Beauty Expo, Glendale Civic Center, 9 AM-4 PM
Jun 11 – Family Life Radio Fest Christian Music Festival (DDA)
Jul 08 – Annual Christmas in July, Historic Downtown Glendale
Jul 22 – Catch You on the Rebound The Last Tour (DDA)
Jul 28 – Santa Fe Klan Todo Y Nada Tour (DDA)
Aug 19/20 – Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party (DDA)
Aug 24 – Beyonce Renaissance World Tour (SFS)
Aug 25 – Zach Bryan The Burn, Burn, Burn Tour (DDA)
Sep 01 – Metallica M72 World Tour with Pantera & MammothWVH (SFS)
Sep 03 – Metallica M72 World Tour with Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills (SFS)
Sep 05 – Drake It's All a Blur Tour (DDA)
Sep 09 – Annual Teddy Bear Day, Historic Downtown Glendale
Sep 12/13 – RBD Soy Rebelde Tour (DDA)
Sep 16 – Mana Mexico Lindo y Querido 2023 Tour (DDA)
Sep 29/Oct 01 – PBR Ridge Rider Days (DDA)
Sep 30 – Women's Day Out Expo, Glendale Civic Center, 9 AM-4 PM
Oct 07 – Witchcrafted Hallow's Eve Market, Glendale Civic Center, 11 AM-5 PM
Oct 14 – Annual Front Porch Festival, Historic Downtown Glendale
Oct 21/22 – Halloween Hometown Happening, Historic Downtown Glendale
Nov 04 – Pancho Barraza Leyenda En Vida Tour (DDA)
Nov 10 – Pepe Aguilar Jaripeo Sin Fronteras USA 2023 Tour (DDA)
Nov 11 – Annual Holiday Open House, Historic Downtown Glendale
Nov 25 – Small Business Saturday
Dec 09 – Hometown Christmas Parade, Historic Downtown Glendale

Things to do in Glendale, Arizona Things To Do in Glendale, AZ
Categories include History, Nature, Hiking, Shopping, Treats, Gambling, Laughs, Museums, Crafts, Sports, For the Kids, Water in the Desert
See our list of places to go, things to see, fun things to do around Glendale.

Spring training at Camelback Ranch-Glendale Spring Training Baseball Games
Now through March 26, Games Daily
Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers
Camelback Ranch-Glendale, 10710 West Camelback Road, Glendale, AZ 85037
Tickets and More Information

Live at Murphy Park Live! @ Murphy Park
Now through March 31st, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
See our event schedule above for dates and bands
Murphy Park, E. Lowell Rogers Amphitheatre, 7 PM
Live Music, Free parking, Music and Comedy Performances – Bring a chair or blanket. More Information

Live Music at Westgate Entertainment District Live Music at Westgate
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Fri/Sat 7–10 PM, Sun 2–5 PM, Fountain Park
6751 N Sunset Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy dancing in the moonlight!
See who's playing this weekend

Hot Rod Nights at Westgate Entertainment District Hot Rod Nights at Westgate
Every other Wednesday through April 19
5–9 PM, WaterDance Plaza, '80s & older park in WaterDance Plaza, '90s & newer park on Westgate Boulevard near Fountain Park. Parking opens at 4 PM. More Information

Fitness in the District Fitness in the District at Westgate
Select Tuesdays through April 11 (see schedule above)
6:30–7:45 PM, WaterDance Plaza, More Information

Food Truck Fridays Food Truck Friday West
Friday Nights
5–9 PM (Oct—May) or 6–9 PM (Jun—Sep)
Sam's Club, 18551 N 83rd Avenue, Glendale, AZ
Check the line up of food trucks on their calendar

Farmers Market at Arrowhead Towne Center Arrowhead Farmer's Market
Every Saturday Year Round, 9 AM–1 PM (Oct—Apr) or 8–11 AM (May—Sep)
Fresh produce, plants, food vendors, artisans, food trucks & family fun, leashed dogs welcome
Arrowhead Towne Center, 7780 West Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale, AZ (parking lot, north side of Dillard's). More Information

Farmers Market at Cabela's Glendale Farmer's Market at Cabela's
Every Sunday October—April, 9 AM–1 PM
Cabela's, 9380 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85305
Farmers, vendors, food trucks & family fun. Different vendors each week, leashed dogs welcome. More Information

Mixteca Cruise Ins Mixteca Cruise-Ins
Saturday Nights
5–9 PM, Free
Living Spaces parking lot, SW corner 67th Avenue and Bell Road, Glendale

Library Events Glendale Library Events
Kids and adults will find a variety of enjoyable events offered at the 4 Glendale libraries
Main Library Events
Velma Teague Library Events
Foothills Library Events
Heroes Regional Park Library Events

What's New or Coming to Glendale, Arizona

Glendale's Centennial 2010 WAS GLENDALE'S CENTENNIAL YEAR
The city of Glendale celebrated its 100th anniversary as an incorporated city on June 18, 2010. The town was founded by William John Murphy in 1892 and incorporated in 1910.

Explore Glendale's History

Glendale History Links

Glendale's Historical Plaques (walking and driving tours)
Historic Downtown Glendale Walking Tour
Catlin Court Historic District
Catlin Court Walking Tour
Murphy Park
Sahuaro Ranch Park
History of Glendale
Thunderbird Field and Thunderbird Tower Restoration Project
Myrtle Avenue Cultural Gateway & Morcomb Service Station

 Frequently-Called Glendale Numbers

Emergency: 9-1-1
Fire Department: (623) 931-5600
Poison Control: (602) 253-3334
Police: (623) 930-3000
Sanitation: (623) 930-2660
Water & Sewer: (623) 930-4100
— Libraries —
Main Library: (623) 930-3530
Foothills Branch: (623) 930-3830
Heroes Regional Park Branch: (623) 930-2820
Velma Teague Branch: (623) 930-3430
More frequently-called numbers

Arizona Facts & Fun Trivia

  • The hottest temperature in Arizona was 128 degrees, recorded in Lake Havasu City on June 29, 1994.
  • The hottest temperature in Phoenix was 122 degrees, recorded on June 16, 1990.
  • The coldest temperature in Arizona was –40 degrees, recorded at Hawley Lake on January 7, 1971.
  • The coldest temperature in Phoenix was 17 degrees, recorded on January 5, 1950.
  • The windiest day in Phoenix was July 18, 2005 when top wind speed reached 77 mph.
  • The snowiest day in Phoenix was February 2, 1939 when 0.4 inches fell in 24 hours.
  • Phoenix sees an average rainfall of 7.64 inches per year.
  • The original London Bridge was shipped stone-by-stone and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City, AZ.
  • Arizona entered the Union February 14, 1912 as the last of the 48 contiguous states.
  • The world's largest solar telescope is located at Kitt Peak Observatory near Tucson.
  • The world's largest rose bush, planted in 1885, is located in Tombstone.
  • Pluto was discovered from the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff in 1930.
  • Mount Lemmon, near Tucson, is the southernmost ski resort in the U.S.
  • The world's first retirement community, Sun City, opened on January 1, 1960.
  • The only McDonald's in the world with turquoise arches is located in Sedona.
  • The world's best preserved meteorite impact site is near Winslow.
  • Read more Arizona facts and trivia

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