Open Doors: Time to Walk! And Breathe!

Posted By on February 25, 2021

Spring is here, and so is that famous Arizona sunshine. If you’re like me, you need that little nudge to power down the laptop or pause the Netflix and spend more time outdoors. While we are still being cautious and not gathering in large groups, there are many community walks and events that you can participate in, get that fresh air and do a little giving back at the same time. I took a look at the Frontdoors Media event calendar for some inspiration. Here are a few ways to join the fun and get some fresh air for yourself at the same time!

1. Scottsdale ArtWalk

Since 1975, the Scottsdale Gallery Association has hosted Scottsdale’s weekly ArtWalk and special events to promote the more than 100 galleries in the Scottsdale Arts District. Pick a Thursday evening and select your starting point for a stroll. The ArtWalk area is defined as Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north on Marshall Way, across Indian School Road to the Horse Fountain on 5th Avenue.

For more information on the special Gold Palette ArtWalk events and a list of galleries, go to

2. Charity Walks

Pick a cause, sign up, and walk your own course when it’s convenient for you. Some of the biggest fundraising walks are coming up, so grab a friend, the family and/or the fur kids and show your support by preregistering and getting that awesome event T-shirt to wear on your walk. The American Heart Association Heart Walk Digital Experience is on March 13. Walk With Me in support of Southwest Human Development and its Easterseals services for children with disabilities is March 15-19. And the Best Buddies Friendship Walk, including a drive car parade, is on April 10. Time to lace up!

3. Outdoor Arts Performances

Several venues throughout the Valley have set up outdoor stages and are now offering a robust schedule filled with music, theater and entertainment. Check out the new Pavilion Outdoor Stage at Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix to see upcoming groups like Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, the musicians of The Phoenix Symphony and Valley favorite, The Stakes.

Do you have other outdoor community events on your calendar? Let the hosts know they can post them on the Frontdoors Calendar at and we will share them out in an upcoming email news blast.

Stay healthy!

Andrea Tyler Evans

About Andrea Tyler Evans

Andrea Tyler Evans is the Publisher of Frontdoors Media. She can be reached at