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POPnology Premieres at Arizona Science Center

POPnology at Arizona Science Center explores popular culture-inspired technology, fit for the whole family.

Your Downtown Guide to ASU Sustainability Solutions Festival

Don’t miss two weeks of family-friendly activities, movie screenings and conferences centered on everyday sustainability practices.

New Kitchens, Bars, Businesses in Downtown Phoenix

Several new businesses have opened up shop in the past few months. Check out what’s new to Downtown Phoenix.

Finding the Perfect Salon Or Barber In Downtown Phoenix

Beauty and grooming preferences change over time and it’s not easy finding the perfect salon, spa or barber. Luckily, we’ve done the legwork for you.

Your Ultimate Fitness Guide To Downtown Phoenix

Learn how to lose weight, reduce stress, build muscle and get in the best shape of your life with the help of these specialty gyms and studios in Downtown Phoenix.

Things to See and Do This Weekend in Downtown Phoenix

This weekend’s forecast: Mostly sunny and especially eventful.

Downtown Phoenix Transforms Into CFP Headquarters

If you like your college football with a side of spectacle — including food, family fun, and free concerts — then Downtown Phoenix is your jam Jan. 8-10.

Downtown Mural Highlights Plight of the Homeless

A new mural project currently underway in Downtown Phoenix hopes to inspire change and encourage compassion toward the homeless.

Top Ten New Year’s Eve Parties In Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix has the hottest, hippest, most exciting New Year’s parties in the Valley.

ACME Prints Finds Home, Community in Downtown Phoenix

Owner Dan Hargest started screen printing t-shirts in his backyard 17 years ago. Today, he operates a successful company with better equipment, a growing portfolio, and new digs inside a remodeled warehouse in Downtown Phoenix.

Top 10 Must-See Holiday Performances Of 2015

We sorted through the list, checked it twice and selected the top ten must-see events of the season.

Radical Rankings Pop Culture Happy Hour Brings Community Together

Radical Rankings unites the Valley’s sprawled and passionate community of pop culture enthusiasts through a free (and fun!) monthly happy hour.

13 Holiday Gift Ideas For the Downtown Enthusiast

The Downtown Phoenix Inc. staff reveal unique and fun gift ideas for the holidays or every day.

Alternative Black Friday Makes Local Holiday Shopping A Breeze

Imagine strolling drink-in-hand from one local store to the next, all while finding great holiday deals. This dream became a reality during the Alternative Black Friday Vintage Market Friday, Nov. 27.

Holidays in Downtown: Featuring Beautiful Weather and Festive Fun

Enjoy the holidays Downtown Phoenix-style: With fun festivities and near-perfect weather all season long.

Your Weekend Guide to Events and Festivals in Downtown Phoenix

Get outside, take a bike ride, join a funky arts parade, and discover some of the best local food, drink, and holiday gifts for the family.

Arts & Letters Adds Literature To Downtown’s Art Scene

An ever-changing lineup of bestselling authors, celebrities, scholars and artists will take center stage as part of the new speaker series Arts & Letters.

Don’t Miss ‘The Toxic Avenger’ at Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre has a deep talent pool and it shines in this adults-only production.

10 November Festivals and Events in Downtown Phoenix

Live it up in Downtown Phoenix this fall with these upcoming events, festivals and community celebrations.

Celebrate life at Dia de los Muertos en Alac Friday, Nov. 6

Dia de los Muertos en ALAC features altars, paintings, a downtown sidewalk mercado, music and more on First Friday, Nov. 6 from 5-10 p.m.

ZW7: Come For the Zombies, Stay for Alien Ant Farm

Alien Ant Farm performs for a horde of zombies at Zombie Walk 7 on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Gore in the Core: Halloween in DTPHX

From kid-friendly festivals to adults-only soirees, Downtown Phoenix has the best Halloween events in the Valley.

The Kids of Zombie Walk

These zombie kids may look cute, but they have a sharp bite.

Zombie Walk 7 Bridges Charity and Fun

Zombie Walk 7 aims to be the most charitable event yet.

Grand Avenue Lofts Brings Hip Urbanism To The Triangle Neighborhood

The new four-loft complex breathes life into a longtime vacant lot, with a keen eye towards modern design and how the structure interacts with the urban environment.

7 New Things to See and Do at Zombie Walk 7

Zombie Walk 7 is bigger, badder, and more family-friendly than ever.

9 Public Art Projects in Downtown Phoenix

Peruse the list here, then see them in person at the “PHX Arts + Culture @ 30” arts festival on Saturday, Oct. 3 in Downtown Phoenix.

Phoenix Public Market Creates New Thursday Market for Dinner, Drinks, Entertainment & Groceries

Downtown Sundown: Your new favorite hang.

Free Block Party at Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Featuring Cut/Copy

The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel will host a free block party on Adams Street Monday, Sept. 21 from 7-10 p.m., featuring indie-electro sensation Cut/Copy.

Your Guide to Urban Ale Trail 2015

The Urban Ale Trail embarks Saturday, Sept. 12 in Downtown Phoenix. Here are a few tips and tricks to make the most of your journey.

10 Fall Festivals and Events in Downtown Phoenix

Live it up in Downtown Phoenix this fall with these upcoming events and festivals — from outdoor food festivals to community celebrations.

Directory Cover Art Highlights Unique Characteristics of Downtown Phoenix

From endless blue skies to the historic Rosson House, the cover of the new Downtown Directory was inspired by the distinctive colors, textures and architecture that make up Downtown Phoenix.

A/C Theatre’s ‘Murder Ballad’ Kicks Off 2015-2016 Theater Season

The brand new theater company A/C Theatre kicks off the season with off-Broadway hit “Murder Ballad,” the dramatic story of a love triangle gone wrong — and it’s not to be missed.

CREATE: Innovative New Space to Open at the Arizona Science Center Fall 2015

A state-of-the-art space opening this fall at the Arizona Science Center offers both kids and adults the chance to learn about science, technology, engineering and art through making. The facility offers workshops on 3D printing, laser cutting, woodworking, the arts and more.

Calling Local Filmmakers: Dinerwood Returns to Downtown Phoenix

On Friday, Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m., bring your filmmaking crew (a.k.a. your friends and family) and a $50 entry fee to Welcome Diner for a fun and zany filmmaking challenge.

‘A Dramatic Transformation’ In Store For the Historic Welnick Bros. Marketplace

Walls will be removed, boarded up windows will see once again see the light of day and the beautiful plaster moldings repaired to 1927-style glory.

These 8 Downtown Artisans Are Rethinking Traditional Furniture

Tucked away inside studios and large warehouses, artisan furniture makers are setting up shop all over the Valley, and several of them are located right here in Downtown Phoenix.

Photos: City, Community Welcome Shade Structure, Public Art Piece to Roosevelt Row

City officials and community members welcomed the new public art piece and shade structure, “Shadow Play,” to Roosevelt Row last night in Downtown Phoenix.

Saving downtown’s neon past

With the help of local preservationists, the public’s perception of downtown’s historic signage has really changed over the years.

New American Modernism Exhibition Opens at Phoenix Art Museum

“From New York to New Mexico” at Phoenix Art Museum transcends state lines, country borders and even continents.

IRC Phoenix ‘Turns Up the Volume’ To Benefit Local Refugees

On Saturday, June 20, the IRC Phoenix will be raising money for refugee support services through a benefit concert, World Refugee Day: Turn Up the Volume, located at Crescent Ballroom in Downtown Phoenix.

Summer in the City 2015: Top things to do Downtown

In Downtown Phoenix, we don’t need to beat the heat, we embrace it with awesome events and fun things to do all summer long.

Independent business leaders gather downtown for BALLE Conference

Balle Conference organizers selected Phoenix as a host city because of its long-standing track record of embracing innovation, entrepreneurship and diversity.

Phoenix Comicon 2015: Downtown Deals and Events

From after-parties to awesome discounts on dining and drinks, Downtown Phoenix has the best deals for Phoenix Comicon 2015. CLICK… continue reading.

Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors: Comicon’s Real-Life Superheroes

When asked about costumes for this year’s Phoenix Comicon, which runs May 28-31 at Phoenix Convention Center, Nick Davis decides… continue reading.

Roosevelt Growhouse grows community and good food too

When Kenny Barrett cofounded Roosevelt Growhouse with Kelly Placke in 2008, neither of them really expected it to grow into… continue reading.

Artopia Returns To Downtown May 9

Get discounted tickets to the 5th Annual Artopia event, a showcase for local artists and creatives, coming to Monarch Theater this Saturday

Urban Wine Walk Guide 2015

It’s time to sip, sample, saunter to the next location and repeat. Now in its fifth year, Urban Wine Walk… continue reading.

Downtown Development By the Numbers

We’re known for our music scene. But if you’ve walked around Downtown Phoenix lately, you’ve probably heard a different kind… continue reading.

Celebrate Mexican Art, Culture, Food at Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival

Looking for an authentic Cinco de Mayo experience in Phoenix? You’re in the right place. Celebrate the fifth of May… continue reading.

Phoenix On Its Way to Becoming a Tech Hub

Nearly everyone seems to agree: Phoenix is on its way to becoming a tech and innovation hub. A key component… continue reading.

Adaptive Reuse Breathes New Life Into Monroe Abbey

Walking through the weathered shell of the First Baptist Church with a hard hat and necktie, Terry Goddard’s imagination runs… continue reading.

Urban Wine Walk Returns May 16 (Here’s a Sneak Peek)

Call your friends, mark your calendars and start increasing your water intake — because Urban Wine Walk returns on Saturday,… continue reading.

Design, Build, Create a Better City During Phoenix Urban Design Week

12 events. 1 week. Unlimited potential. Phoenix Urban Design Week, April 18-25, will bring a diverse group of people together… continue reading.

Spring Into Action with Community-Based Events

The bees are buzzing, birds are chirping and the sun is shining. It’s time to Spring Into Action. With the arrival… continue reading.

Urbanists Guide to McDowell Mountain Music Festival

McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF) descends upon downtown’s Margaret T. Hance Park in a flurry of energy and excitement March 27-29…. continue reading.

The DTPHX City Sampler

Get a taste of the city with the DTPHX City Sampler, a self-guided culinary tour of downtown dining establishments. Participating… continue reading.

The Senators Mix Philanthropy, Rock and Roll

The excitement of touring the country in a rock band, the allure of being on the road — that life certainly offers its fair… continue reading.

Top Five Most Interesting Viva PHX Venues

Similar to Austin’s massive SXSW Music Festival, Viva PHX spans across 20 different Downtown Phoenix venues, featuring 90 acts. On… continue reading.

Staff Picks For Viva PHX 2015

Here at Downtown Phoenix Inc. (DPI), we produce, partner and endorse lots of music events and Viva PHX is one our… continue reading.

Must-See Exhibitions and Events During Art Detour Weekend

On top of dozens of music performances and festivals this month, March is bustling with arts and cultural events in… continue reading.

Phoenix Chorale Kicks Off Concert Season in DTPHX

March Means Music in Downtown Phoenix. And what better way to commence this month-long auditory celebration, than with a historic… continue reading.

New Restaurants, Cafes, Businesses in Downtown Phoenix

From a modern taqueria to a local bike shop — Downtown has welcomed several businesses and restaurants to its doorstep… continue reading.

Eat and Drink Local at Devour Phoenix Events

The month of March is filled to the brim with awesome music events, but it’s also a great time to… continue reading.

10 Things to Do at The Sustival This Saturday

The annual Sustival (sustainability + festival) is making its downtown debut this Saturday, Feb. 21 from 4-8pm, as community members of… continue reading.

Art d’Core Gala Celebrates Color, Creativity Downtown

Celebrate Downtown Phoenix and the beginning of arts season with Artlink Inc. and Mayor Greg Stanton at the second annual Art… continue reading.

March Means Music in Downtown Phoenix

March marks the start of spring and more importantly, the beginning of festival season in Downtown Phoenix. With Desert Song… continue reading.

Downtown Phoenix Directory Showcases New Mural Project

With a vibrant new cover, co-created by Jose Andres Giron and Carlos Rivas, two resident artists at the Latino Arts… continue reading.

Local Groups Activate First Street With Local Art, New Signage

  __________ With the stroke of a paintbrush and the flame of a blow torch, First Street is looking more… continue reading.

DTPHX Happenings

Besides a little event called Super Bowl Central (you may have heard of it) there’s so much going on this… continue reading.

Downtown Ready for Super Bowl Central

Hosting a party with one million people on the guest list is no big deal for Downtown Phoenix. In fact,… continue reading.

TrueDTPHX Blends Art, Music, Community

TrueDTPHX, a free local music festival, kicks off at Civic Space Park during 2015 Pro Bowl weekend, Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24.

#DTPHX + NYE x 15

Take a free ride on light rail and celebrate the close of 2014 and beginning of 2015 in Downtown Phoenix

Containers on Grand: Thinking Outside the Box

The first phase of a 20-unit apartment complex on Grand Avenue begins construction this month using decommissioned shipping containers.

Downtown Phoenix Holiday Gift Guide

Discover creative gifts for everyone on your list – from our Downtown Phoenix family to yours.

Phoestivus Market Makes Holiday Shopping Fun, Festive

Peruse 130 local vendors at the Phoestivus Open-Air Market Wednesday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 4-9 p.m. at Phoenix Public Market.

Top Ten Must-See Holiday Performances

Looking for a great holiday event? We’ve done the legwork for you.

Santa Claus is Coming to Downtown

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially for Santa Claus.

Shop Local, Shop Downtown for the Holidays

Avoid stressful malls and crowded big box stores this season and give yourself the gift of a joyful holiday shopping experience in Downtown Phoenix.

Los Dias de la Crescent Spotlights Local Music and Movies

Enjoy free local music and movies in the great outdoors at Los Dias de la Crescent Saturday, Nov. 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16 at Civic Space Park.

Heckler Design Brings Localism and Minimalism to Grand Avenue

From the new headquarters in the historic O.S. Stapley building on Grand Avenue, Heckler Design sources locally for manufacturing needs.

Your Weekend Guide to Festivals and Events

From funky parades to cumbia music – this weekend is chock-full of fantastic fall events.

Top 10 Halloween Events Downtown

From an adults-only fright night to spook-tactular fun for the whole family, Downtown Phoenix boasts the best Halloween events Friday, Oct. 31.

Frequently Asked Zombie Questions

A few tips to help you survive Saturday’s zombie apocalypse.

Pro Bono Week Serves More Than Just Non-Profits

Pro Bono Week PHX, organized by CO+HOOTS Foundation, kicks off Oct. 20-25 at the DTPHX Engagement Lab.

Downtown Phoenix, Inc. Launches New DTPHX Identity and Logo

The new logo for Downtown Phoenix, Inc. conveys a fun, stylish and flexible new identity that’s representative of the Downtown community.

Zombie Walk 6 Shuffles Toward History

Be a part of our biggest zombie party yet Oct. 25 at Heritage & Science Park in Downtown Phoenix.

Zombie Walk 6 Makeup Tutorial

Get the grotesque look you want (on the cheap) right on time for Zombie Walk 6 Saturday, Oct. 25. (VIDEO)

Celebrate Fall Events and Live It Up Downtown

It’s time to get outside, celebrate the city and Live It Up Downtown!

Chile Pepper Festival Celebrates Local Food and Culture

This free event features chile-inspired dishes from 24 local restaurants, beer, cocktails and entertainment for the whole family.

Changing the World One Chair at a Time

Jon Irons of Sitgreen Cardboard Furniture wants to change the world one chair at a time. (VIDEO)

September RadiatePHX Spotlights ASU Grant Street Studios

ASU’s new graduate studio and art gallery in the Warehouse District slated to host RadiatePHX Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Love Your Downtown at Wednesday Wind Up

Come spend your lunch break at Civic Space Park with food trucks, music, games and rotating pop-up activities. Wednesday Wind Up kicks off Aug. 27 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

RadiatePHX: Get Connected and Be Inspired

Get involved, be inspired and meet great people at RadiatePHX on Tuesday, August 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. inside the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Downtown Campus.

What’s Cooking at TEDx Evans Churchill

Meet food innovator Brad Moore of Short Leash Hot Dogs and find out what’s in store for this year’s food and beverage-themed TEDx on Aug. 28 at the Phoenix Convention Center. (VIDEO)

Phoenix DinoCon: A gathering 65 million years in the making

The story behind Downtown’s newest event and its creators.

Top Ways to Beat the Heat Downtown

Downtown Phoenix has plenty of cool activities to keep you active, even during the hottest months of the year.

Celebrate Independence Day By Supporting Independent Businesses

This week through Sunday, hundreds of businesses around the state are offering a 20 percent discount in honor of “National Independents Week,” an initiative to support local and independent traders.

Speakeasy Popping Up Downtown Thursday

On Thursday, June 26 from 6-9 p.m., the Goldwater Room at the Renaissance will be transformed into a 1920s Prohibition-era speakeasy, complete with jazz music, classic hors d’oeuvres and history lesson by Marshall Shore, the “hip historian.”

Belle & Sebastian Take The Stage At Civic Space Park

Civic Space Park will host its biggest band to date when Belle & Sebastian visits downtown Oct. 8.

Meet Downtown’s New Emerging Bar Cluster

There’s an ever-growing number of nightlife options in Downtown Phoenix, but one area in particular stands out as downtown’s newest hub for bars and nighttime entertainment.

Late-Night Eats In DTPHX

Late-night dining in Downtown Phoenix is alive, well and very, very tasty.

Six Ways to Super Bowl in DTPHX

Here are six ways to enjoy Super Bowl 50 (and all the gluttony and commercial hoopla that goes along with it) in Downtown Phoenix.

New Kitchens, Bars, Businesses in Downtown Phoenix

Several new businesses have opened up shop in the past few months. Check out what’s new to Downtown Phoenix.

Things to See and Do This Weekend in Downtown Phoenix

This weekend’s forecast: Mostly sunny and especially eventful.

Downtown Phoenix Transforms Into CFP Headquarters

If you like your college football with a side of spectacle — including food, family fun, and free concerts — then Downtown Phoenix is your jam Jan. 8-10.

DTPHX City Sampler Encourages CFP Visitors To ‘Taste The City’

DTPHX City Sampler is a self-guided culinary tour of downtown dining establishments making it easy and affordable to tap into your inner foodie.

Big Events Put (Downtown) Phoenix on the Map

Events large and small expose potential new businesses, residents and visitors to the vibrant activity in Downtown Phoenix.

Top Ten New Year’s Eve Parties In Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix has the hottest, hippest, most exciting New Year’s parties in the Valley.

Top 10 Must-See Holiday Performances Of 2015

We sorted through the list, checked it twice and selected the top ten must-see events of the season.

Radical Rankings Pop Culture Happy Hour Brings Community Together

Radical Rankings unites the Valley’s sprawled and passionate community of pop culture enthusiasts through a free (and fun!) monthly happy hour.

Alternative Black Friday Makes Local Holiday Shopping A Breeze

Imagine strolling drink-in-hand from one local store to the next, all while finding great holiday deals. This dream became a reality during the Alternative Black Friday Vintage Market Friday, Nov. 27.

Happy Hour Review: Squid Ink Sushi

Shake off the weekday blues with some hot sake and a nice cold beer after a long, hard day at work. It’s the perfect time of year for happy hour on the Squid Ink Sushi patio.

Your Weekend Guide to Events and Festivals in Downtown Phoenix

Get outside, take a bike ride, join a funky arts parade, and discover some of the best local food, drink, and holiday gifts for the family.

Arts & Letters Adds Literature To Downtown’s Art Scene

An ever-changing lineup of bestselling authors, celebrities, scholars and artists will take center stage as part of the new speaker series Arts & Letters.

Don’t Miss ‘The Toxic Avenger’ at Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre has a deep talent pool and it shines in this adults-only production.

10 November Festivals and Events in Downtown Phoenix

Live it up in Downtown Phoenix this fall with these upcoming events, festivals and community celebrations.

Celebrate life at Dia de los Muertos en Alac Friday, Nov. 6

Dia de los Muertos en ALAC features altars, paintings, a downtown sidewalk mercado, music and more on First Friday, Nov. 6 from 5-10 p.m.

ZW7: Come For the Zombies, Stay for Alien Ant Farm

Alien Ant Farm performs for a horde of zombies at Zombie Walk 7 on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Gore in the Core: Halloween in DTPHX

From kid-friendly festivals to adults-only soirees, Downtown Phoenix has the best Halloween events in the Valley.

The Kids of Zombie Walk

These zombie kids may look cute, but they have a sharp bite.

7 New Things to See and Do at Zombie Walk 7

Zombie Walk 7 is bigger, badder, and more family-friendly than ever.

Hidden Track Bottle Shop Introduces Unique Libations To Downtown

Get the inside scoop on the new Hidden Track Bottle Shop from Downtown Phoenix Ambassador Sheryl Viduka.

Phoenix Public Market Creates New Thursday Market for Dinner, Drinks, Entertainment & Groceries

Downtown Sundown: Your new favorite hang.

Free Block Party at Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Featuring Cut/Copy

The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel will host a free block party on Adams Street Monday, Sept. 21 from 7-10 p.m., featuring indie-electro sensation Cut/Copy.

Your Guide to Urban Ale Trail 2015

The Urban Ale Trail embarks Saturday, Sept. 12 in Downtown Phoenix. Here are a few tips and tricks to make the most of your journey.

10 Fall Festivals and Events in Downtown Phoenix

Live it up in Downtown Phoenix this fall with these upcoming events and festivals — from outdoor food festivals to community celebrations.

Professional Building Returns To 1930s Splendor As Hilton Garden Inn

From 24-foot lobby ceilings and ornamental bronze elevators to restored marblework and columns — the Hilton Garden Inn will be a tasteful blending of modern upgrades and conveniences with 1930s-style splendor.

Urban Ale Trail Returns for a Second Round September 12

Taste your way through Downtown Phoenix during the Urban Ale Trail, a self-guided beer tour, on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 1-6 p.m.

Calling Local Filmmakers: Dinerwood Returns to Downtown Phoenix

On Friday, Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m., bring your filmmaking crew (a.k.a. your friends and family) and a $50 entry fee to Welcome Diner for a fun and zany filmmaking challenge.

‘A Dramatic Transformation’ In Store For the Historic Welnick Bros. Marketplace

Walls will be removed, boarded up windows will see once again see the light of day and the beautiful plaster moldings repaired to 1927-style glory.

Be: Coffee, Food + Stuff Now Open, Neighboring Restaurant Coming Soon

Phoenix coffee and food enthusiasts now have a new place to grab a cup of joe, grub out on creative sandwiches and open-faced toasts, and soon, dine on street-style eats, in the Roosevelt Row Arts District,

Lunch Just Got More Interesting at Province Urban Kitchen and Bar

With a new name, new look and new chef, Province Urban Kitchen and Bar presented a revamped farm-to-table menu in June and will undergo remodeling and interior changes over the next few months.

Four Things to do for Fourth of July in Downtown Phoenix

Celebrate the Fourth of July with these four awesome events happening in Downtown Phoenix. U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

5 Must-Try Creative, Iced Drinks in Downtown Phoenix

There’s no denying it — summer is here, and it brought some thirst-inducing temperatures with it. Fortunately, Downtown Phoenix bars, cafes and restaurants have a solution.

City of Phoenix Creates Entertainment District in Downtown Phoenix

New “Entertainment District” created by the Phoenix City Council on June 17 will give microbreweries, bars, nightclubs and other business owners new opportunities to open in Downtown Phoenix.

IRC Phoenix ‘Turns Up the Volume’ To Benefit Local Refugees

On Saturday, June 20, the IRC Phoenix will be raising money for refugee support services through a benefit concert, World Refugee Day: Turn Up the Volume, located at Crescent Ballroom in Downtown Phoenix.

Summer in the City 2015: Top things to do Downtown

In Downtown Phoenix, we don’t need to beat the heat, we embrace it with awesome events and fun things to do all summer long.

Independent business leaders gather downtown for BALLE Conference

Balle Conference organizers selected Phoenix as a host city because of its long-standing track record of embracing innovation, entrepreneurship and diversity.

Phoenix Comicon 2015: Downtown Deals and Events

From after-parties to awesome discounts on dining and drinks, Downtown Phoenix has the best deals for Phoenix Comicon 2015. CLICK… continue reading.

New Bites and Bar Additions at Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour

Ross Simon, proprietor of Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour, thinks about cocktails in the way an engineer might think about… continue reading.

Roosevelt Growhouse grows community and good food too

When Kenny Barrett cofounded Roosevelt Growhouse with Kelly Placke in 2008, neither of them really expected it to grow into… continue reading.

Artopia Returns To Downtown May 9

Get discounted tickets to the 5th Annual Artopia event, a showcase for local artists and creatives, coming to Monarch Theater this Saturday

Urban Wine Walk Guide 2015

It’s time to sip, sample, saunter to the next location and repeat. Now in its fifth year, Urban Wine Walk… continue reading.

Downtown Development By the Numbers

We’re known for our music scene. But if you’ve walked around Downtown Phoenix lately, you’ve probably heard a different kind… continue reading.

Celebrate Mexican Art, Culture, Food at Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival

Looking for an authentic Cinco de Mayo experience in Phoenix? You’re in the right place. Celebrate the fifth of May… continue reading.

Adaptive Reuse Breathes New Life Into Monroe Abbey

Walking through the weathered shell of the First Baptist Church with a hard hat and necktie, Terry Goddard’s imagination runs… continue reading.

Urban Wine Walk Returns May 16 (Here’s a Sneak Peek)

Call your friends, mark your calendars and start increasing your water intake — because Urban Wine Walk returns on Saturday,… continue reading.

9 New Things To Eat, Drink and See at Chase Field in 2015

Life in Downtown Phoenix is just better during baseball season. The streets run Sedona Red with caps and jerseys, bars… continue reading.

Spring Into Action with Community-Based Events

The bees are buzzing, birds are chirping and the sun is shining. It’s time to Spring Into Action. With the arrival… continue reading.

Urbanists Guide to McDowell Mountain Music Festival

McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF) descends upon downtown’s Margaret T. Hance Park in a flurry of energy and excitement March 27-29…. continue reading.

The DTPHX City Sampler

Get a taste of the city with the DTPHX City Sampler, a self-guided culinary tour of downtown dining establishments. Participating… continue reading.

Explore amazing music, food and drink on the cheap with DTPHX Experience

  Downtown Phoenix offers the best in live music, dining and nightlife – so why not combine all three in… continue reading.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Phoenix

  Downtown Phoenix boasts some of the best (and most authentic) Irish pubs in the land. So don’t be surprised… continue reading.

Top Five Most Interesting Viva PHX Venues

Similar to Austin’s massive SXSW Music Festival, Viva PHX spans across 20 different Downtown Phoenix venues, featuring 90 acts. On… continue reading.

Staff Picks For Viva PHX 2015

Here at Downtown Phoenix Inc. (DPI), we produce, partner and endorse lots of music events and Viva PHX is one our… continue reading.

New Restaurants, Cafes, Businesses in Downtown Phoenix

From a modern taqueria to a local bike shop — Downtown has welcomed several businesses and restaurants to its doorstep… continue reading.

Eat and Drink Local at Devour Phoenix Events

The month of March is filled to the brim with awesome music events, but it’s also a great time to… continue reading.

New Mixologist Helps Renaissance Step Up Drink Game

More evidence of Downtown Phoenix’s ascension as a destination for fine cocktails can be found at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown… continue reading.

Art d’Core Gala Celebrates Color, Creativity Downtown

Celebrate Downtown Phoenix and the beginning of arts season with Artlink Inc. and Mayor Greg Stanton at the second annual Art… continue reading.

March Means Music in Downtown Phoenix

March marks the start of spring and more importantly, the beginning of festival season in Downtown Phoenix. With Desert Song… continue reading.

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Downtown Phoenix

Looking for a place where you can watch the game, have a brew and eat delicious food? Then this list is for… continue reading.

DTPHX Happenings

Besides a little event called Super Bowl Central (you may have heard of it) there’s so much going on this… continue reading.

Event Liquor License Allows Alcohol on Some Downtown Streets for Super Bowl Central

The 12-block fan party that is Super Bowl Central is now open in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. And in the ultimate festival-like… continue reading.

Downtown Ready for Super Bowl Central

Hosting a party with one million people on the guest list is no big deal for Downtown Phoenix. In fact,… continue reading.

The DTPHX City Sampler

  The DTPHX City Sampler is an urban explorer’s passport to the best in food and drink in DTPHX –… continue reading.

TrueDTPHX Blends Art, Music, Community

TrueDTPHX, a free local music festival, kicks off at Civic Space Park during 2015 Pro Bowl weekend, Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24.

It Is Good To Be Orange

Experience Suns Night Out and other fan promotions as the Phoenix Suns use nine upcoming home games to make a hard push up the Western Conference standings.

Squid Ink Sushi Delights With Delicious New Menu

Continually pushing the boundaries of flavor, innovation and experience, Squid Ink Sushi inside CityScape just launched a new menu Monday, with an array of exciting new dishes.

Rudolph’s Redemption Wins Most Spirited Holiday Cocktail 2014

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar takes home the award for Most Spirited Cocktail 2014 with Rudolph’s Redemption, a delicious whiskey and cider concoction.

#DTPHX + NYE x 15

Take a free ride on light rail and celebrate the close of 2014 and beginning of 2015 in Downtown Phoenix

Spirits of the Season 2014

A holiday cocktail competition in Downtown Phoenix.

Meet Me Downtown Bridges Fitness and Social Connectivity

The new weekly fitness and community-building initiative Meet Me Downtown successfully kicked off Monday, Nov. 10 at The Corner.

Your Weekend Guide to Festivals and Events

From funky parades to cumbia music – this weekend is chock-full of fantastic fall events.

Top 10 Halloween Events Downtown

From an adults-only fright night to spook-tactular fun for the whole family, Downtown Phoenix boasts the best Halloween events Friday, Oct. 31.

Zombie Walk 6 Shuffles Toward History

Be a part of our biggest zombie party yet Oct. 25 at Heritage & Science Park in Downtown Phoenix.

Celebrate Fall Events and Live It Up Downtown

It’s time to get outside, celebrate the city and Live It Up Downtown!

Chile Pepper Festival Celebrates Local Food and Culture

This free event features chile-inspired dishes from 24 local restaurants, beer, cocktails and entertainment for the whole family.

A Bold New Look for Canyon Cafe

Canyon Café inside the Arizona Center reopened Tuesday with a modern new look and surprising updates to the menu.

Hikers Guide to the Urban Ale Trail

A walkable beer tasting event that explores some of Arizona’s amazing craft beers and great local cuisine.

What’s Cooking at TEDx Evans Churchill

Meet food innovator Brad Moore of Short Leash Hot Dogs and find out what’s in store for this year’s food and beverage-themed TEDx on Aug. 28 at the Phoenix Convention Center. (VIDEO)

A Delicious Menu Makeover at Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix

Come for the music, stay for the food at Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix.

The Vig Fillmore Fits Right Into the Neighborhood

Located in a 1914 renovated bungalow on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Fillmore Street, the Vig is smack-dab in the middle of a residential area, living up to its “neighborhood tavern” concept.

Top Ways to Beat the Heat Downtown

Downtown Phoenix has plenty of cool activities to keep you active, even during the hottest months of the year.

Photo Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXWorldCup

In true sports-mania fashion, people dressed up, painted their faces, drank beer and took to social media. We compiled the best photos from around the Web, capturing the personality, drama and anguish that only soccer fans can possess.

Celebrate Independence Day By Supporting Independent Businesses

This week through Sunday, hundreds of businesses around the state are offering a 20 percent discount in honor of “National Independents Week,” an initiative to support local and independent traders.

Where To Watch the World Cup

Check out these Downtown favorites screening and going all out for the FIFA World Cup.

14 Things To Do in 2014 UPDATE

Experience the culture of Downtown Phoenix with this updated list of 14 things to do in 2014, including Phoenix Comicon, Bitter & Twisted and Surfing On Central

Roosevelt Row Debuts Vampire Hours

This promotion does not suck.

New Cocktail Parlour Opens Friday

The new throwback cocktail parlour, Bitter & Twisted, opens Friday.

Summer Pool Parties, Happy Hour and Yoga Coming to LUSTRE Rooftop Garden

Soak up some sun this season at Lustre Rooftop Garden with their 100 Days of Summer events, festivities and specials.

Downtown Cocktails and Dreams

Have a drink (list) on us!

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXWineWalk

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories is a Downtown Phoenix Instagram series in which the best photos taken of Downtown using the designated weekend hashtag will be featured the following week on our blog.

An Urban Wine Walk Love Story

After spending their first date at last year’s Urban Wine Walk, locals Michael Denson and Charith Norvelle are coincidentally getting married on the same day as this year’s Wine Walk, Saturday, May 17.

Celebrate All Things Mom In Downtown Phoenix

Celebrating mom doesn’t have to start or end on Sunday morning. Explore ways to show mom you care this Mother’s Day weekend in Downtown Phoenix.

Your Draft Day Playbook

You won’t want to pass on these NFL Draft Day specials in Downtown Phoenix.

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXArtSpaces

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories is a Downtown Phoenix Instagram series in which the best photos taken of Downtown using the designated weekend hashtag will be featured the following week on our blog.

Tour New CityScape Residences at Urban Wine Walk

Take a tour of Downtown’s newest address at Urban Wine Walk. The first 300 people will receive a free, commemorative wine glass.

Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival Is Bigger and Better Than Ever

The Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival is a two-day, urban celebration featuring great music, food and drinks, performances, a carnival and more.

In Search of a Great Burger

The story of one man’s journey to find the perfect hamburger in Downtown.

Meet Downtown’s New Emerging Bar Cluster

There’s an ever-growing number of nightlife options in Downtown Phoenix, but one area in particular stands out as downtown’s newest hub for bars and nighttime entertainment.

Late-Night Eats In DTPHX

Late-night dining in Downtown Phoenix is alive, well and very, very tasty.

New Kitchens, Bars, Businesses in Downtown Phoenix

Several new businesses have opened up shop in the past few months. Check out what’s new to Downtown Phoenix.

What Is A Business Improvement District? The Story Of Phoenix’s First BID

The term “BID,” or Business Improvement District, came into focus recently as Roosevelt Row set out to create one. But what is it?

Downtown Phoenix Inc. Moving its HQ to CityScape

The new second-floor storefront will feature an open floor plan, countless meeting spaces, and a modern and industrial aesthetic.

Finding the Perfect Salon Or Barber In Downtown Phoenix

Beauty and grooming preferences change over time and it’s not easy finding the perfect salon, spa or barber. Luckily, we’ve done the legwork for you.

Top Healthcare Providers In Downtown Phoenix

Choosing a new doctor, dentist or chiropractor is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, and we can help you find the right one.

Things to See and Do This Weekend in Downtown Phoenix

This weekend’s forecast: Mostly sunny and especially eventful.

Big Events Put (Downtown) Phoenix on the Map

Events large and small expose potential new businesses, residents and visitors to the vibrant activity in Downtown Phoenix.

The Historic Heard Building Repositions For New Market Demand

Just sit back for a moment and picture the office spaces of yesteryear — dropped ceilings, asbestos tiles, lots of… continue reading.

ACME Prints Finds Home, Community in Downtown Phoenix

Owner Dan Hargest started screen printing t-shirts in his backyard 17 years ago. Today, he operates a successful company with better equipment, a growing portfolio, and new digs inside a remodeled warehouse in Downtown Phoenix.

Alternative Black Friday Makes Local Holiday Shopping A Breeze

Imagine strolling drink-in-hand from one local store to the next, all while finding great holiday deals. This dream became a reality during the Alternative Black Friday Vintage Market Friday, Nov. 27.

Happy Hour Review: Squid Ink Sushi

Shake off the weekday blues with some hot sake and a nice cold beer after a long, hard day at work. It’s the perfect time of year for happy hour on the Squid Ink Sushi patio.

Businesses in the Warehouse District Band Together, Form New Organization

The Warehouse District has a new group of advocates determined to see the area thrive.

Arts & Letters Adds Literature To Downtown’s Art Scene

An ever-changing lineup of bestselling authors, celebrities, scholars and artists will take center stage as part of the new speaker series Arts & Letters.

Downtown’s Weekly Walk/Run Celebrates One Year of Fitness, Social Connectivity

The Meet Me Downtown Birthday Bash takes place Monday, Nov. 9, with self-check-in times between 5:15 and 6:30 p.m.

Grand Avenue Lofts Brings Hip Urbanism To The Triangle Neighborhood

The new four-loft complex breathes life into a longtime vacant lot, with a keen eye towards modern design and how the structure interacts with the urban environment.

Hidden Track Bottle Shop Introduces Unique Libations To Downtown

Get the inside scoop on the new Hidden Track Bottle Shop from Downtown Phoenix Ambassador Sheryl Viduka.

Gould Evans Moves to Restored Historic Building in the Warehouse District

Wood trusses, stained concrete floors, original brick walls, and hanging bike racks are all a part of their newly renovated warehouse in Downtown Phoenix.

Professional Building Returns To 1930s Splendor As Hilton Garden Inn

From 24-foot lobby ceilings and ornamental bronze elevators to restored marblework and columns — the Hilton Garden Inn will be a tasteful blending of modern upgrades and conveniences with 1930s-style splendor.

Directory Cover Art Highlights Unique Characteristics of Downtown Phoenix

From endless blue skies to the historic Rosson House, the cover of the new Downtown Directory was inspired by the distinctive colors, textures and architecture that make up Downtown Phoenix.

A/C Theatre’s ‘Murder Ballad’ Kicks Off 2015-2016 Theater Season

The brand new theater company A/C Theatre kicks off the season with off-Broadway hit “Murder Ballad,” the dramatic story of a love triangle gone wrong — and it’s not to be missed.

Space Between Vacant Lot Activation Grand Opening Aug. 21

Join us for the unveiling of the Space Between, a beautiful and inviting temporary vacant lot activation project, Friday, Aug. 21 from 8-10 a.m.

How Transit Spurred Downtown Growth, and Could Shape the Whole City

It’s undeniable: The Downtown Phoenix of today is a dramatically different place from 10 years ago and a new ballot proposition argues that transit is at the center of that change.

‘A Dramatic Transformation’ In Store For the Historic Welnick Bros. Marketplace

Walls will be removed, boarded up windows will see once again see the light of day and the beautiful plaster moldings repaired to 1927-style glory.

These 8 Downtown Artisans Are Rethinking Traditional Furniture

Tucked away inside studios and large warehouses, artisan furniture makers are setting up shop all over the Valley, and several of them are located right here in Downtown Phoenix.

Be: Coffee, Food + Stuff Now Open, Neighboring Restaurant Coming Soon

Phoenix coffee and food enthusiasts now have a new place to grab a cup of joe, grub out on creative sandwiches and open-faced toasts, and soon, dine on street-style eats, in the Roosevelt Row Arts District,

Lunch Just Got More Interesting at Province Urban Kitchen and Bar

With a new name, new look and new chef, Province Urban Kitchen and Bar presented a revamped farm-to-table menu in June and will undergo remodeling and interior changes over the next few months.

Upcycling Program Aids Refugee Women in Downtown Phoenix

Downtown’s discarded light pole banners are getting transformed into beautiful bags, hand-sewn by local refugee women.

The New Counter Custom Built Burgers: Endless Options and a Great Atmosphere

There’s a new player in the Downtown Burger Scene. The Counter Custom Built Burgers recently opened its first Arizona location in the space previously occupied by Baja Fresh on the corner of Central Avenue and Adams Street.

City of Phoenix Creates Entertainment District in Downtown Phoenix

New “Entertainment District” created by the Phoenix City Council on June 17 will give microbreweries, bars, nightclubs and other business owners new opportunities to open in Downtown Phoenix.

Saving downtown’s neon past

With the help of local preservationists, the public’s perception of downtown’s historic signage has really changed over the years.

New Restaurant Serves Fresh Vegan Food at a Good Price

Finding a restaurant dedicated to serving vegan food is no easy feat. Bragg’s Factory Diner on Grand Avenue elevated the… continue reading.

Celebrate Historic Preservation Month With These 10 Downtown Gems

Historic buildings and places and the stories behind them are part of the foundation of cities. They lend distinct characteristics… continue reading.

Roosevelt Growhouse grows community and good food too

When Kenny Barrett cofounded Roosevelt Growhouse with Kelly Placke in 2008, neither of them really expected it to grow into… continue reading.

Downtown Development By the Numbers

We’re known for our music scene. But if you’ve walked around Downtown Phoenix lately, you’ve probably heard a different kind… continue reading.

Phoenix On Its Way to Becoming a Tech Hub

Nearly everyone seems to agree: Phoenix is on its way to becoming a tech and innovation hub. A key component… continue reading.

Girls In Tech Launch Catalyst Conference In Downtown Phoenix

Inspirational keynote speakers take the stage at Hotel Palomar Phoenix April 26-28 lecturing on hot topics in technology and innovation. But that’s… continue reading.

Adaptive Reuse Breathes New Life Into Monroe Abbey

Walking through the weathered shell of the First Baptist Church with a hard hat and necktie, Terry Goddard’s imagination runs… continue reading.

Spring Into Action with Community-Based Events

The bees are buzzing, birds are chirping and the sun is shining. It’s time to Spring Into Action. With the arrival… continue reading.

The Resurgence of the Warehouse District in Downtown Phoenix

The walls may be bowing, the interiors damp with old age, and the floors hidden beneath layers of dust, but… continue reading.

New Restaurants, Cafes, Businesses in Downtown Phoenix

From a modern taqueria to a local bike shop — Downtown has welcomed several businesses and restaurants to its doorstep… continue reading.

Downtown Phoenix Directory Showcases New Mural Project

With a vibrant new cover, co-created by Jose Andres Giron and Carlos Rivas, two resident artists at the Latino Arts… continue reading.

Marriott Launches Creative Concept Lab at Renaissance Downtown

Pitch a food or beverage idea to Canvas, Marriott’s new in-house concept lab before Friday, Jan. 16, and you could be selected to incubate your idea.

Grabbagreen Brings Healthy Options to Downtown, Fast

Those looking for fast, healthy food now have Grabbagreen Downtown, which recently opened inside CityScape.

Containers on Grand: Thinking Outside the Box

The first phase of a 20-unit apartment complex on Grand Avenue begins construction this month using decommissioned shipping containers.

Shop Local, Shop Downtown for the Holidays

Avoid stressful malls and crowded big box stores this season and give yourself the gift of a joyful holiday shopping experience in Downtown Phoenix.

Heckler Design Brings Localism and Minimalism to Grand Avenue

From the new headquarters in the historic O.S. Stapley building on Grand Avenue, Heckler Design sources locally for manufacturing needs.

Meet Me Downtown Debuts Nov. 10

New community building program promotes healthy living and the urban experience

Save a Tree, Plant a Tree, Make a Better Downtown

In a unique public-private partnership, trees displaced by big development projects find new homes in urban areas needing shade.

Pro Bono Week Serves More Than Just Non-Profits

Pro Bono Week PHX, organized by CO+HOOTS Foundation, kicks off Oct. 20-25 at the DTPHX Engagement Lab.

Downtown Phoenix, Inc. Launches New DTPHX Identity and Logo

The new logo for Downtown Phoenix, Inc. conveys a fun, stylish and flexible new identity that’s representative of the Downtown community.

Downtown Living: Skyline Lofts

With 10-foot exposed concrete ceilings and walls, sleek modern finishes and a gorgeous pool and hot tub area, there’s a lot to love about Skyline Lofts. (VIDEO)

A Bold New Look for Canyon Cafe

Canyon Café inside the Arizona Center reopened Tuesday with a modern new look and surprising updates to the menu.

September RadiatePHX Spotlights ASU Grant Street Studios

ASU’s new graduate studio and art gallery in the Warehouse District slated to host RadiatePHX Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Fair Trade Cafe’s New Community Kitchen Concept

Fair Trade Cafe Community Kitchen at Civic Space Park proves healthy nourishing foods can be delicious too.

Meet the Man Behind Lawless Denim

Arizona-grown Lawless Denim brings hip heritage-style jeans to Downtown Phoenix. (VIDEO)

Downtown Living: 44 Monroe

Take a look at the views from 44 Monroe, the tallest residential building in Arizona. (VIDEO)

RadiatePHX: Get Connected and Be Inspired

Get involved, be inspired and meet great people at RadiatePHX on Tuesday, August 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. inside the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Downtown Campus.

Burger Joint Chicago Brings Taste of the Midwest

Burger Joint Chicago is now open in Downtown Phoenix, offering burgers, specialty fries, salads and more.

Downtown Living: Summit at Copper Square

The Summit at Copper Square represents the intersection of luxury and convenience in the heart of Downtown’s sports district. (VIDEO)

Downtown Living: CityScape Residences

Take a glimpse inside CityScape Residences and find out what it’s like to live in Downtown Phoenix. (VIDEO)

Celebrate Independence Day By Supporting Independent Businesses

This week through Sunday, hundreds of businesses around the state are offering a 20 percent discount in honor of “National Independents Week,” an initiative to support local and independent traders.

14 Things To Do in 2014 UPDATE

Experience the culture of Downtown Phoenix with this updated list of 14 things to do in 2014, including Phoenix Comicon, Bitter & Twisted and Surfing On Central

Roosevelt Row Debuts Vampire Hours

This promotion does not suck.

Urban Cantina Brings Latin Food and Music to Downtown

La Flor de Calabaza brings Latin fare and flair to the Downtown life.

Help Design a New Parklet at The SPACE_BETWEEN

Help shape the future of a temporary vacant lot on Wednesday, April 9 at a creative design charrette for The Space Between.

Student Population on the Rise in Downtown

With the UA Eller College of Management headed our way, the Downtown student population continues to increase and is fostering an already burgeoning academic culture.

New Website Connects Tourists to the Local Downtown Scene

New website, dtphx.co, aims to connect tourists with Downtown’s urban character

Grid Bike Share to Launch in April

The Grid Bike Share program is expected to officially launch the week of April 21, finishing up in May for a total of 500 bikes at 50 stations.

Phoenix Biomedical Campus: Hub of Innovation and Collaboration

The Phoenix Biomedical Campus is a hub of innovative, collaborative energy helping to drive economic development in the Urban Core.

Creative Structures Provide Beauty and Shade

New shade structures surrounding Renaissance Towers supply shade to sunny street corners in Downtown Phoenix.

School of Art Students Excited to Join the Downtown Phoenix Campus

Arizona State University art students share their thoughts on moving their studios to Downtown Phoenix.

Margaret T. Hance Park Redesign Meeting Scheduled for Next Week

The team in charge of redesigning Margaret T. Hance Park will present its second Concept Plan next Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Royal Coffee Bar Returns To Downtown

Royal Coffee Bar has returned to Downtown Phoenix inside Heritage & Science Park.

Juice and Smoothie Bar Now Open at CityScape

Kaleidoscope Juice is now open at CityScape serving fresh, organic cold press juices, smoothies and other nutritious fare.

First Street Improvement Project in Pictures

Photos of The City of Phoenix’s First Street improvements.

Business And Workforce Development Center Brings Employers and Employees Together

Since opening earlier this year the Business and Workforce Development Center has experienced success in connecting companies with the Phoenix area workforce.

Come and Watch the Business Boom in Downtown Phoenix

Business in Downtown Phoenix is booming according to a recent taxable revenue report.

A Place to Play and Innovate

Phoenix’s video game scene is leveling up

Tallest Mural In Arizona Film Debuts

Watch the Kitchen Sink Studios production.

Housing Update: “If you build it they will come”

Residential development in Downtown Phoenix continues, bringing a variety of housing options to the city’s urban core.

Downtown Revenue Growth Continues

The increase in Downtown Phoenix revenues illustrates growth in the business core across all sectors.

Downtown Phoenix News Update

A roundup of recent Downtown Phoenix news stories.

Downtown Phoenix Office Vacancy Rates Released

The Downtown Phoenix Partnership calculated office vacancy rates for the ninety square blocks that comprise the business core of Downtown Phoenix.

Downtown Phoenix METRO Light-Rail Activity

The Downtown Phoenix Partnership has released a new piece of collateral detailing total boardings at the eight METRO Light-Rail stations in and around Downtown Phoenix.

Get Your Pampering Downtown

Downtowners can get everything they need to keep looking great, all within a few short blocks.

Downtown Pedestrian Counts Released

The Downtown Phoenix Partnership has compiled pedestrian counts for a number of intersections throughout Downtown.

Roosevelt Point Rises Out of Vacant Lot

The new development will open in fall of 2013.

DREAMR Best of Downtown Winners

Announcing the winners of the Best of Downtown awards

2012 Downtown Phoenix Development Update

Downtown Phoenix continued to grow in 2012. Here is a quick look at what has completed and what is coming next year.

Arizona Science Center and Arizona State University announce educational partnership

To increase opportunity for Arizona’s youth to connect, discover and be inspired by science and research and promote STEM education

Tour the Biomedical Building Virtually

Tour the gleaming new Biomedical building without leaving your chair.

Gypsy Bar To Open At CityScape In Downtown Phoenix

Owner of Lucky Strike Lanes opens new nightlife venue Gypsy at CityScape

Grand Opening of Moriah II Nails & Spa at the Arizona Center

Moriah II Nails and Spa is opening its doors at the Arizona Center this September!

Momma’s Organic Market is coming to the Arizona Center!

Starting October 4th, Momma’s Organic Market will be transforming the Arizona Center Grotto into a fresh produce paradise every Thursday from 4-7 pm.

Downtown Phoenix Banner Design Contest

Show us your creativity, your passion for design or your idea of the spirit of Downtown Phoenix and it could be displayed on over 100 light poles in the urban core.

Absolute Flower Studio – One of a Kind

A new Downtown floral shop brings spice – and karaoke – to McKinley.

Maricopa County Completing Solar Energy Project; Largest Solar Installation Downtown

Maricopa County is building what will become the largest solar array installation in Downtown Phoenix.

Luxury Penthouses to Open at 44 Monroe

Top-floor luxury residences to be available for lease at 44 Monroe.

POPnology Premieres at Arizona Science Center

POPnology at Arizona Science Center explores popular culture-inspired technology, fit for the whole family.

New Kitchens, Bars, Businesses in Downtown Phoenix

Several new businesses have opened up shop in the past few months. Check out what’s new to Downtown Phoenix.

What Is A Business Improvement District? The Story Of Phoenix’s First BID

The term “BID,” or Business Improvement District, came into focus recently as Roosevelt Row set out to create one. But what is it?

Downtown Phoenix Inc. Moving its HQ to CityScape

The new second-floor storefront will feature an open floor plan, countless meeting spaces, and a modern and industrial aesthetic.

Finding the Perfect Salon Or Barber In Downtown Phoenix

Beauty and grooming preferences change over time and it’s not easy finding the perfect salon, spa or barber. Luckily, we’ve done the legwork for you.

Top Healthcare Providers In Downtown Phoenix

Choosing a new doctor, dentist or chiropractor is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, and we can help you find the right one.

Your Ultimate Fitness Guide To Downtown Phoenix

Learn how to lose weight, reduce stress, build muscle and get in the best shape of your life with the help of these specialty gyms and studios in Downtown Phoenix.

Things to See and Do This Weekend in Downtown Phoenix

This weekend’s forecast: Mostly sunny and especially eventful.

Downtown Phoenix Transforms Into CFP Headquarters

If you like your college football with a side of spectacle — including food, family fun, and free concerts — then Downtown Phoenix is your jam Jan. 8-10.

DTPHX City Sampler Encourages CFP Visitors To ‘Taste The City’

DTPHX City Sampler is a self-guided culinary tour of downtown dining establishments making it easy and affordable to tap into your inner foodie.

Downtown Mural Highlights Plight of the Homeless

A new mural project currently underway in Downtown Phoenix hopes to inspire change and encourage compassion toward the homeless.

Top Ten New Year’s Eve Parties In Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix has the hottest, hippest, most exciting New Year’s parties in the Valley.

The Historic Heard Building Repositions For New Market Demand

Just sit back for a moment and picture the office spaces of yesteryear — dropped ceilings, asbestos tiles, lots of… continue reading.

ACME Prints Finds Home, Community in Downtown Phoenix

Owner Dan Hargest started screen printing t-shirts in his backyard 17 years ago. Today, he operates a successful company with better equipment, a growing portfolio, and new digs inside a remodeled warehouse in Downtown Phoenix.

Top 10 Must-See Holiday Performances Of 2015

We sorted through the list, checked it twice and selected the top ten must-see events of the season.

Radical Rankings Pop Culture Happy Hour Brings Community Together

Radical Rankings unites the Valley’s sprawled and passionate community of pop culture enthusiasts through a free (and fun!) monthly happy hour.

13 Holiday Gift Ideas For the Downtown Enthusiast

The Downtown Phoenix Inc. staff reveal unique and fun gift ideas for the holidays or every day.

Alternative Black Friday Makes Local Holiday Shopping A Breeze

Imagine strolling drink-in-hand from one local store to the next, all while finding great holiday deals. This dream became a reality during the Alternative Black Friday Vintage Market Friday, Nov. 27.

CitySkate: How does that ice stay frozen?

Holidays in Downtown are a whole lot cooler thanks to CitySkate.

Businesses in the Warehouse District Band Together, Form New Organization

The Warehouse District has a new group of advocates determined to see the area thrive.

Holidays in Downtown: Featuring Beautiful Weather and Festive Fun

Enjoy the holidays Downtown Phoenix-style: With fun festivities and near-perfect weather all season long.

Your Weekend Guide to Events and Festivals in Downtown Phoenix

Get outside, take a bike ride, join a funky arts parade, and discover some of the best local food, drink, and holiday gifts for the family.

Arts & Letters Adds Literature To Downtown’s Art Scene

An ever-changing lineup of bestselling authors, celebrities, scholars and artists will take center stage as part of the new speaker series Arts & Letters.

Don’t Miss ‘The Toxic Avenger’ at Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre has a deep talent pool and it shines in this adults-only production.

10 November Festivals and Events in Downtown Phoenix

Live it up in Downtown Phoenix this fall with these upcoming events, festivals and community celebrations.

Celebrate life at Dia de los Muertos en Alac Friday, Nov. 6

Dia de los Muertos en ALAC features altars, paintings, a downtown sidewalk mercado, music and more on First Friday, Nov. 6 from 5-10 p.m.

Gore in the Core: Halloween in DTPHX

From kid-friendly festivals to adults-only soirees, Downtown Phoenix has the best Halloween events in the Valley.

The Kids of Zombie Walk

These zombie kids may look cute, but they have a sharp bite.

Zombie Walk 7 Bridges Charity and Fun

Zombie Walk 7 aims to be the most charitable event yet.

Grand Avenue Lofts Brings Hip Urbanism To The Triangle Neighborhood

The new four-loft complex breathes life into a longtime vacant lot, with a keen eye towards modern design and how the structure interacts with the urban environment.

Zombie Walk 7 Returns To Downtown Phoenix Oct. 24

The seventh annual Zombie Walk lurches onto the streets of Downtown Phoenix Saturday, Oct. 24 for a full day of family-friendly fun.

9 Public Art Projects in Downtown Phoenix

Peruse the list here, then see them in person at the “PHX Arts + Culture @ 30” arts festival on Saturday, Oct. 3 in Downtown Phoenix.

Gould Evans Moves to Restored Historic Building in the Warehouse District

Wood trusses, stained concrete floors, original brick walls, and hanging bike racks are all a part of their newly renovated warehouse in Downtown Phoenix.

Phoenix Public Market Creates New Thursday Market for Dinner, Drinks, Entertainment & Groceries

Downtown Sundown: Your new favorite hang.

A Day In the Life of the U.S. Marine Corps

From boot camp to dinner with a three-star general, downtown’s own Dorina Bustamante has the inside scoop on the U.S. Marine Corps.

Your Guide to Urban Ale Trail 2015

The Urban Ale Trail embarks Saturday, Sept. 12 in Downtown Phoenix. Here are a few tips and tricks to make the most of your journey.

Downtown Guide to Marine Week Phoenix

As part of Marine Week Phoenix, more than 600 U.S. Marines will come to Downtown Phoenix September 10-13 to engage with the local community.

PHOTOS: Monsoon Storm in Downtown Phoenix Captured on Social Media

Monday’s monsoon swept through central Phoenix and took social media by storm. Check out some of the astonishing photos taken in Downtown Phoenix.

10 Fall Festivals and Events in Downtown Phoenix

Live it up in Downtown Phoenix this fall with these upcoming events and festivals — from outdoor food festivals to community celebrations.

Save the Date: Space Between Grand Opening Aug. 21 (VIDEO)

Call in late to work or better yet, bring the whole office Friday, Aug 21 from 8-10 a.m. (free donuts and coffee should help.)

Space Between Vacant Lot Activation Grand Opening Aug. 21

Join us for the unveiling of the Space Between, a beautiful and inviting temporary vacant lot activation project, Friday, Aug. 21 from 8-10 a.m.

How Transit Spurred Downtown Growth, and Could Shape the Whole City

It’s undeniable: The Downtown Phoenix of today is a dramatically different place from 10 years ago and a new ballot proposition argues that transit is at the center of that change.

Calling Local Filmmakers: Dinerwood Returns to Downtown Phoenix

On Friday, Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m., bring your filmmaking crew (a.k.a. your friends and family) and a $50 entry fee to Welcome Diner for a fun and zany filmmaking challenge.

‘A Dramatic Transformation’ In Store For the Historic Welnick Bros. Marketplace

Walls will be removed, boarded up windows will see once again see the light of day and the beautiful plaster moldings repaired to 1927-style glory.

Photos: City, Community Welcome Shade Structure, Public Art Piece to Roosevelt Row

City officials and community members welcomed the new public art piece and shade structure, “Shadow Play,” to Roosevelt Row last night in Downtown Phoenix.

Upcycling Program Aids Refugee Women in Downtown Phoenix

Downtown’s discarded light pole banners are getting transformed into beautiful bags, hand-sewn by local refugee women.

City of Phoenix Creates Entertainment District in Downtown Phoenix

New “Entertainment District” created by the Phoenix City Council on June 17 will give microbreweries, bars, nightclubs and other business owners new opportunities to open in Downtown Phoenix.

Saving downtown’s neon past

With the help of local preservationists, the public’s perception of downtown’s historic signage has really changed over the years.

Independent business leaders gather downtown for BALLE Conference

Balle Conference organizers selected Phoenix as a host city because of its long-standing track record of embracing innovation, entrepreneurship and diversity.

Celebrate Historic Preservation Month With These 10 Downtown Gems

Historic buildings and places and the stories behind them are part of the foundation of cities. They lend distinct characteristics… continue reading.

What Is A Business Improvement District? The Story Of Phoenix’s First BID

The term “BID,” or Business Improvement District, came into focus recently as Roosevelt Row set out to create one. But what is it?

Finding the Perfect Salon Or Barber In Downtown Phoenix

Beauty and grooming preferences change over time and it’s not easy finding the perfect salon, spa or barber. Luckily, we’ve done the legwork for you.

Radical Rankings Pop Culture Happy Hour Brings Community Together

Radical Rankings unites the Valley’s sprawled and passionate community of pop culture enthusiasts through a free (and fun!) monthly happy hour.

13 Holiday Gift Ideas For the Downtown Enthusiast

The Downtown Phoenix Inc. staff reveal unique and fun gift ideas for the holidays or every day.

Arts & Letters Adds Literature To Downtown’s Art Scene

An ever-changing lineup of bestselling authors, celebrities, scholars and artists will take center stage as part of the new speaker series Arts & Letters.

Downtown’s Weekly Walk/Run Celebrates One Year of Fitness, Social Connectivity

The Meet Me Downtown Birthday Bash takes place Monday, Nov. 9, with self-check-in times between 5:15 and 6:30 p.m.

Zombie Walk 7 Bridges Charity and Fun

Zombie Walk 7 aims to be the most charitable event yet.

A Day In the Life of the U.S. Marine Corps

From boot camp to dinner with a three-star general, downtown’s own Dorina Bustamante has the inside scoop on the U.S. Marine Corps.

A/C Theatre’s ‘Murder Ballad’ Kicks Off 2015-2016 Theater Season

The brand new theater company A/C Theatre kicks off the season with off-Broadway hit “Murder Ballad,” the dramatic story of a love triangle gone wrong — and it’s not to be missed.

Space Between Vacant Lot Activation Grand Opening Aug. 21

Join us for the unveiling of the Space Between, a beautiful and inviting temporary vacant lot activation project, Friday, Aug. 21 from 8-10 a.m.

Made in the Shade: Top 10 Shadiest Places Downtown

Hidden in the nooks and crannies of our Urban Center, downtown has plenty of hidden gems perfect for escaping the rays.

5 Great Instagram Shots from the Dust Storm This Weekend

Local Instagram users were out capturing gorgeous photos of Downtown Phoenix as the storm swept into the streets and camouflaged the city in a blanket of dust. Here are five of them from the weekend.

Saving downtown’s neon past

With the help of local preservationists, the public’s perception of downtown’s historic signage has really changed over the years.

IRC Phoenix ‘Turns Up the Volume’ To Benefit Local Refugees

On Saturday, June 20, the IRC Phoenix will be raising money for refugee support services through a benefit concert, World Refugee Day: Turn Up the Volume, located at Crescent Ballroom in Downtown Phoenix.

Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors: Comicon’s Real-Life Superheroes

When asked about costumes for this year’s Phoenix Comicon, which runs May 28-31 at Phoenix Convention Center, Nick Davis decides… continue reading.

Roosevelt Growhouse grows community and good food too

When Kenny Barrett cofounded Roosevelt Growhouse with Kelly Placke in 2008, neither of them really expected it to grow into… continue reading.

Downtown Development By the Numbers

We’re known for our music scene. But if you’ve walked around Downtown Phoenix lately, you’ve probably heard a different kind… continue reading.

Adaptive Reuse Breathes New Life Into Monroe Abbey

Walking through the weathered shell of the First Baptist Church with a hard hat and necktie, Terry Goddard’s imagination runs… continue reading.

Containers on Grand: Thinking Outside the Box

The first phase of a 20-unit apartment complex on Grand Avenue begins construction this month using decommissioned shipping containers.

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXWineWalk

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories is a Downtown Phoenix Instagram series in which the best photos taken of Downtown using the designated weekend hashtag will be featured the following week on our blog.

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXMomsDay

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories is a Downtown Phoenix Instagram series in which the best photos taken of Downtown using the designated weekend hashtag will be featured the following week on our blog.

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXArtSpaces

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories is a Downtown Phoenix Instagram series in which the best photos taken of Downtown using the designated weekend hashtag will be featured the following week on our blog.

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXinbloom

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories is a Downtown Phoenix Instagram series in which the best photos taken of Downtown using the designated weekend hashtag will be featured the following week on our blog.

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXfoodie

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories is a Downtown Phoenix Instagram series in which the best photos taken of Downtown using the designated weekend hashtag will be featured the following week on our blog.

How to Eat with Dietary Restrictions in Downtown Phoenix

Downtowners share their favorite dishes that cater to their dietary needs.

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXplay

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories is a Downtown Phoenix Instagram series in which the best photos taken of Downtown using the designated weekend hashtag will be featured the following week on our blog.

Pop Up Park

Break the monotony and play at our Pop Up Park!

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXcommunity

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories is a Downtown Phoenix Instagram series in which the best photos taken of Downtown using the designated weekend hashtag will be featured the following week on our blog.

Design Our Directory and Dining Guide Cover

Create the cover for our most popular publication

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXbeats

Festival and concert goers shared their favorite musical moments on Instagram this weekend under the “Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories” theme #DTPHXbeats.

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXsunnyday

“Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories” is an Instagram series in which Downtowners take photos using the designated weekend hashtag, some of which will be featured the following week on our blog.

New Downtown Instagram Series Launches This Weekend

New Instagram series “Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories” builds community through photo sharing.

New Downtown Podcast Shines Lights On Urban Topics

Listen up: A new Downtown podcast launched this week with a conversation about Downtown Phoenix Inc., the future of Downtown and Valley-hosted Super Bowl XLIX.

El Chullo Brings Peruvian Food to Downtown Phoenix

New restaurant, El Chullo, brings Peruvian food to Downtown.

Downtown Phoenix Gives

Help the Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors reach their goal of raising 5 tons of food for St. Mary’s Food Bank and win awesome prizes in the process.

Design our Downtown Directory Cover

We’re looking for a Phoenician to design our Directory cover

Grid Bike Share Open to Suggestions for Station Locations

Grid Bike Share wants suggestions for bike-share station locations.

It’s a Bicycle Weekend

Two community rides will take place this weekend.

Keep On Trucking

Ruben Gonzales, 11th Monk3y Industries, and TheLab137

The Fabrys Walkabout comes to Phoenix

Determined and optimistic, Courtnay Midkiff is walking across the United States, raising awareness and support for a rare disease.

A Newcomer’s View of Phoenix

Newly in Phoenix, the author explores our coffee culture

Bike Share Comes to Phoenix

A new public transportation option will launch this December.

Transform a Vacant Lot into The Space Between

We need YOUR help to create and activate a vacant lot Downtown

Valley Youth Theatre to Host Global Water Mural Series

A new mural created next week will be one of the largest Downtown

Roosevelt Row: GROWop in Downtown Phoenix as Fashion and Sustainability Blend into One

Learn more about the community-based revitalization experiment that embraces food, art and handmade goods.

The Great Outdoors in Downtown Phoenix: Enjoy Springtime in an Urban Setting

Enjoy spring Downtown – while it lasts!

Feast on the Street

Dine at a half-mile long table to celebrate local food and community.

Downtown Salon Phoenix: Where Style, Service, Salon and Spa Services Become One

Downtown Salon Phoenix opened in 2010 with a talented and dedicated staff that resulted in the salon receiving the “Best… continue reading.

Roosevelt Point Rises Out of Vacant Lot

The new development will open in fall of 2013.

New to Phoenix? A Beginner’s Guide to Your New Digs

Moving is never fun, but getting acclimated to Downtown Phoenix is easy.

TEDxEvansChurchill Offers Free Live Stream of TED2013 on February 27 at FilmBar

TEDxEvansChurchill brings Disrupt!, Dream!, Create!, and Sustain!talks to you.

Design Our Dining Guide Cover

Are you an artist? Do you know one? We’re looking for a Downtowner to design the cover artwork for our upcoming dining guide.

DREAMR Best of Downtown Winners

Announcing the winners of the Best of Downtown awards

Phoestivus 2012

The 3rd Annual Phoestivus Market is Dec. 5 & 12

Instagram Friday

Featuring our favorite Instagram photos of the week.

Instagram Friday

Featuring our favorite Instagram photos of the week.

Instagram Friday

Featuring our favorite Instagram photos of the week.

Vote In The Downtown Banner Design Contest

Your votes will decide the design of Downtown’s new banners.

Recycle Your Bicycle for a Kid in Foster Care

Recycle that old bike and bring joy to a child in foster care.

Instagram Friday

Featuring our favorite Instagram photos of the week.

Empty Bowls Event To Raise Money for Waste Not Charity

Arizona Clay Association Presents 22nd Annual Empty Bowls Event

Hurry! Downtown’s Banner Design Contest Ends Soon

Downtown’s banner design competition ends Oct. 1

Popcorn Perfection

This month at the Phoenix Public Market check out Poppa Maize for creative and delicious popcorn. Buy two bags. You won’t want to share.

Turn that Frown Upside Downtown

Our joke of the week, as told by Downtowners.

Light Rail Concert Crawl to Benefit Susan G. Komen Phoenix Affiliate

A concert crawl with food, drink and other deals to support the Phoenix Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Grand Opening of Moriah II Nails & Spa at the Arizona Center

Moriah II Nails and Spa is opening its doors at the Arizona Center this September!

Momma’s Organic Market is coming to the Arizona Center!

Starting October 4th, Momma’s Organic Market will be transforming the Arizona Center Grotto into a fresh produce paradise every Thursday from 4-7 pm.

Turn That Frown Upside Downtown

Our joke of the week, as told by Downtowners.

Turn That Frown Upside Downtown

Our joke of the week, as told by Downtowners.

Instagram Friday

Featuring our favorite Instagram photos of the week.

Instagram Friday

Featuring our favorite Instagram photos of the week.

Instagram Friday

Featuring our favorite Instagram photos of the week.

Seeing Red at Herberger Theater

Is art meant to provoke, soothe or disturb?

Great Bike Chase April 22

Community bike ride and expo culminates at Chase Field for Diamondbacks vs Braves.

Zumba Series Debuts at CityScape

Gold’s Gym Elite is hosting introductory Zumba classes Thursdays at Patriot’s Square.

Food Truck Mania March 7

Free event at Phoenix Public Market showcases Phoenix’s growing mobile food scene.

Downtown Goings On Feb. 23-26

A quick hit guide to what’s happening in Downtown Phoenix, including Matsuri, Four Peaks Kilt Fest, and the Symphony Stroll.

Mardi Gras Returns Saturday

Grab your beads. The second annual Mardi Gras Festival, Parade, and Pub Crawl hits Downtown Feb. 18

DREAMRs Honored

Michael Ebert, Michael Johnson, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Civic Space Park, and the Downtown Operations Unit all honored at 18th Annual awards program

Super Sunday Downtown

Whether you’re a fan of the Giants, Patriots, Madonna, or just the commercials, Downtown Phoenix is the place to watch the Big Game.

Downtown Goings On Jan. 26-29

A list of fun things to do Downtown Jan. 26-29

Downtown Goings On Jan. 19-22

A list of fun things to do Downtown Jan. 19-Jan. 22st, including San Tan beer, a Super Date for Super Nate, Toy Story 3 On Ice, What Laura Says, and more.

Rock N Roll Marathon Weekend at CityScape

Arizona Health & Fitness Expo, Fitz & the Tantrums Concert, and the Big Race on Sunday

Reserve Your Seats at the DREAMR Awards

Annual DREAMR Awards Luncheon takes place Feb. 6 at the Marriott Renaissance Downtown Phoenix.

Winter Chef Series at Phoenix Public Market

The popular cooking classes return featuring chefs from Orange Table, The Parlor, and Breadfruit.

Vote for Best of Downtown

18th Annual Downtown Phoenix DREAMR Awards will be held Feb. 6 at the Renaissance Phoenix by Marriott

NYE In DTPHX

Ring in 2012 in Downtown Phoenix

Calling All Carolers!

Thousands of Christmas carolers are expected to descend on CityScape in Downtown Phoenix at noon on Friday for a “random act of Christmas culture kindness”

The Holidays Happen Here

Downtown Phoenix offers a unique blend of music, theater, dance, comedy and parties that encapsulate the spirit of the season.

Shop Local at Phoestivus Market

Get Your PHX presents the Second Annual Phoestivus Market in conjunction with the Phoenix Public Market Dec. 14 and Dec. 21

Downtown Dine Around Saturday Dec. 3

11 Downtown Phoenix restaurants invite you to sample discounted menu items on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NRG Ice Rink Returns To CityScape

The holidays happen in Downtown Phoenix, beginning Nov. 26 with the opening of the NRG Ice Rink and tree-lighting ceremony at CityScape.

Paws On the Patio Sunday

You and your dog are invited to Sam’s Cafe at Arizona Center for a special event benefiting Almost Home Boxer Rescue.

Downtown Recycles

In honor of America Recycles Day, the Downtown Phoenix Partnership, City of Phoenix, and CityScape have teamed to launch a new recycling program.

Urban Grocery Turns Two

Celebrate the Downtown Phoenix local market’s second anniversary Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.

Zombie Walk 3 Saturday

The Downtown Ambassadors will lead thousands of undead through the streets of Downtown Phoenix Oct. 29

Kenny Rogers Joins Phoenix Symphony for Oct. 29 Benefit

The Gambler helps kick off the Symphony’s 2011-12 season Saturday.

Downtown Pub Crawl Saturday

A record 20 bars are participating in the Fifth Annual Downtown Phoenix Pub Crawl

Downtown Street Party Friday

This Friday, Oct. 14, the Downtown Phoenix Partnership is hosting a rockin’ street party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Support Valley of the Sunflowers

You can help the Valley of the Sunflowers grow.

Late-Night Eats In DTPHX

Late-night dining in Downtown Phoenix is alive, well and very, very tasty.

Six Ways to Super Bowl in DTPHX

Here are six ways to enjoy Super Bowl 50 (and all the gluttony and commercial hoopla that goes along with it) in Downtown Phoenix.

Finding the Perfect Salon Or Barber In Downtown Phoenix

Beauty and grooming preferences change over time and it’s not easy finding the perfect salon, spa or barber. Luckily, we’ve done the legwork for you.

Top Healthcare Providers In Downtown Phoenix

Choosing a new doctor, dentist or chiropractor is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, and we can help you find the right one.

10 Go-To Healthy Restaurants in Downtown Phoenix

You’re one or two clicks away from a better bod.

Your Ultimate Fitness Guide To Downtown Phoenix

Learn how to lose weight, reduce stress, build muscle and get in the best shape of your life with the help of these specialty gyms and studios in Downtown Phoenix.

DTPHX City Sampler Encourages CFP Visitors To ‘Taste The City’

DTPHX City Sampler is a self-guided culinary tour of downtown dining establishments making it easy and affordable to tap into your inner foodie.

Top 10 Must-See Holiday Performances Of 2015

We sorted through the list, checked it twice and selected the top ten must-see events of the season.

13 Holiday Gift Ideas For the Downtown Enthusiast

The Downtown Phoenix Inc. staff reveal unique and fun gift ideas for the holidays or every day.

Alternative Black Friday Makes Local Holiday Shopping A Breeze

Imagine strolling drink-in-hand from one local store to the next, all while finding great holiday deals. This dream became a reality during the Alternative Black Friday Vintage Market Friday, Nov. 27.

Happy Hour Review: Squid Ink Sushi

Shake off the weekday blues with some hot sake and a nice cold beer after a long, hard day at work. It’s the perfect time of year for happy hour on the Squid Ink Sushi patio.

Downtown’s Weekly Walk/Run Celebrates One Year of Fitness, Social Connectivity

The Meet Me Downtown Birthday Bash takes place Monday, Nov. 9, with self-check-in times between 5:15 and 6:30 p.m.

10 November Festivals and Events in Downtown Phoenix

Live it up in Downtown Phoenix this fall with these upcoming events, festivals and community celebrations.

ZW7: Come For the Zombies, Stay for Alien Ant Farm

Alien Ant Farm performs for a horde of zombies at Zombie Walk 7 on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Gore in the Core: Halloween in DTPHX

From kid-friendly festivals to adults-only soirees, Downtown Phoenix has the best Halloween events in the Valley.

Free Block Party at Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Featuring Cut/Copy

The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel will host a free block party on Adams Street Monday, Sept. 21 from 7-10 p.m., featuring indie-electro sensation Cut/Copy.

Your Guide to Urban Ale Trail 2015

The Urban Ale Trail embarks Saturday, Sept. 12 in Downtown Phoenix. Here are a few tips and tricks to make the most of your journey.

Urban Ale Trail Returns for a Second Round September 12

Taste your way through Downtown Phoenix during the Urban Ale Trail, a self-guided beer tour, on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 1-6 p.m.

Phoenix Comicon 2015: Downtown Deals and Events

From after-parties to awesome discounts on dining and drinks, Downtown Phoenix has the best deals for Phoenix Comicon 2015. CLICK… continue reading.

Urban Wine Walk Guide 2015

It’s time to sip, sample, saunter to the next location and repeat. Now in its fifth year, Urban Wine Walk… continue reading.

9 New Things To Eat, Drink and See at Chase Field in 2015

Life in Downtown Phoenix is just better during baseball season. The streets run Sedona Red with caps and jerseys, bars… continue reading.

Urbanists Guide to McDowell Mountain Music Festival

McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF) descends upon downtown’s Margaret T. Hance Park in a flurry of energy and excitement March 27-29…. continue reading.

The DTPHX City Sampler

Get a taste of the city with the DTPHX City Sampler, a self-guided culinary tour of downtown dining establishments. Participating… continue reading.

Explore amazing music, food and drink on the cheap with DTPHX Experience

  Downtown Phoenix offers the best in live music, dining and nightlife – so why not combine all three in… continue reading.

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Downtown Phoenix

Looking for a place where you can watch the game, have a brew and eat delicious food? Then this list is for… continue reading.

DTPHX Happenings

Besides a little event called Super Bowl Central (you may have heard of it) there’s so much going on this… continue reading.

The DTPHX City Sampler

  The DTPHX City Sampler is an urban explorer’s passport to the best in food and drink in DTPHX –… continue reading.

Downtown Phoenix Holiday Gift Guide

Discover creative gifts for everyone on your list – from our Downtown Phoenix family to yours.

Phoestivus Market Makes Holiday Shopping Fun, Festive

Peruse 130 local vendors at the Phoestivus Open-Air Market Wednesday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 4-9 p.m. at Phoenix Public Market.

Watch Holiday Movies Under the Stars at PJs in the Park

Civic Space Park transforms into a place beyond your imagination Dec. 5 for PJs in the Park – a holiday double feature with lots of festive fun.

Spirits of the Season 2014

A holiday cocktail competition in Downtown Phoenix.

Shop Local, Shop Downtown for the Holidays

Avoid stressful malls and crowded big box stores this season and give yourself the gift of a joyful holiday shopping experience in Downtown Phoenix.

Meet Me Downtown Bridges Fitness and Social Connectivity

The new weekly fitness and community-building initiative Meet Me Downtown successfully kicked off Monday, Nov. 10 at The Corner.

Frequently Asked Zombie Questions

A few tips to help you survive Saturday’s zombie apocalypse.

Zombie Walk 6 Shuffles Toward History

Be a part of our biggest zombie party yet Oct. 25 at Heritage & Science Park in Downtown Phoenix.

Chile Pepper Festival Celebrates Local Food and Culture

This free event features chile-inspired dishes from 24 local restaurants, beer, cocktails and entertainment for the whole family.

The Hunt Continues: Mercury Seeks Third WNBA Championship

Downtown’s top ballers need community support to bring home another title.

Love Your Downtown at Wednesday Wind Up

Come spend your lunch break at Civic Space Park with food trucks, music, games and rotating pop-up activities. Wednesday Wind Up kicks off Aug. 27 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day By Supporting Independent Businesses

This week through Sunday, hundreds of businesses around the state are offering a 20 percent discount in honor of “National Independents Week,” an initiative to support local and independent traders.

Where To Watch the World Cup

Check out these Downtown favorites screening and going all out for the FIFA World Cup.

Roosevelt Row Debuts Vampire Hours

This promotion does not suck.

Downtown Cocktails and Dreams

Have a drink (list) on us!

In Search of a Great Burger

The story of one man’s journey to find the perfect hamburger in Downtown.

Pop Up Park

Break the monotony and play at our Pop Up Park!

Play Urban Bingo To Win Free Tickets to MMMF

Want to win free tickets to McDowell Mountain Music Festival? Here’s how.

Your March 1 Survival Guide

Mardi Gras, Art d’Core take center stage on the most important Saturday of your life.

7 “Must-Bring” Items for PJs In The Park

Take a journey into the Urban Core this Friday for a screening of two holiday classics under the stars in Civic Space Park.

Expanded Holidays In Downtown Calendar of Events

The season is more magical in Downtown Phoenix, which hosts over 200 holiday events.

Spirits of the Season 2013

A holiday cocktail competition around Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Happy Hours, Student Deals and Late Night Specials

Your one-stop shop for the best happy hours and deals in Downtown Phoenix.

It’s a Bicycle Weekend

Two community rides will take place this weekend.

Zombie Walk 5 FAQ

This Saturday, Downtown Phoenix will be transformed into a playground for the undead.

Staying Fit Downtown

Download a pdf of healthy options in Downtown Phoenix

Party Like the Undead at Zombie Homecoming

Prepare yourselves: Zombies are coming to Downtown Phoenix a little early this year.

Deals, Discounts and Free Fun for Students

Back to school? Check out these Downtown deals and free events perfect for students.

Weekend Fun without spending a dime

Downtown Phoenix is packed with free good times this weekend.

Stay Cool While Summer Sizzles

Ways to Beat the Heat

Celebrate the Fourth All Weekend Long

There’s fun for the whole family for Independence Day

How Does a Grasshopper Watch Free Movies?

The Arizona Science Center is offering free movies twice monthly this summer

Dad’s Day Downtown

Museums, brunch and comedy, oh my!

Friday Fun for the Little Ones

Get out of this house this Friday for some free fun.

Hotel Palomar Phoenix Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with Massive Pillow Fight & Debut of LUSTRE Rooftop Garden

Feathers Fly in Downtown, $1 Specials at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, New Menu Release at LUSTRE

Downtown Staycations

Make a weekend of it Downtown with special hotel rates.

Comicon Takes Over

Comicon returns May 23-26. Get your costume ready.

Here’s to the Weekend

A weekend roundup for May 17-19. It’s going to be legendary.

Make Mom’s Day Special Downtown

Spend some quality time with mom for Mother’s Day

VYT Mural Reveal Set for First Friday

Valley Youth Theatre hosts dazzling 2,466-square-foot mural

Downtown Phoenix Recycles Presents I Recycle Phoenix Street Sale

Clean your clutter. Donate your items. Beautify your neighborhood.

It’s a Play Date: YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day Aims to Get Families Moving Through Play

The nation’s largest health and education day for families stops in Downtown April 27

Help Make Downtown Beautiful

Donate your old stuff or shop the Street Sale – your contribution will help green Downtown

Urban Wine Walk Returns April 20

Spend Saturday enjoying wine, good weather and friends.

Declutter for Spring Cleaning Week

Clean your clutter. Donate your items. Beautify your neighborhood.

The Great Outdoors in Downtown Phoenix: Enjoy Springtime in an Urban Setting

Enjoy spring Downtown – while it lasts!

Do the Symphony Stroll

Enjoy live music, appetizers and drinks while strolling Downtown.

The Boys Are “Back” In Town

Iback… YOUback… WEback… the Diamondbacks begin their pursuit of a National League West title, pennant and world championship Monday night at Chase Field.

Win Tickets to the 78th Annual Tamale Dinner

Tamales, contests and mayors, oh my!

Let’s Play Downtown Urban Bingo

Play Downtown Urban Bingo and you could win tickets to the McDowell Mountain Music Festival.

Downtown Urban Bingo

Solve nine clues, upload photo proof and win two VIP passes to the McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Find Bernie the Flamingo

The first to find him wins coffee and breakfast treats for their office.

Free Tickets! Free Breakfast!

Win free goodies with two new Downtown contests

TEDxEvansChurchill Offers Free Live Stream of TED2013 on February 27 at FilmBar

TEDxEvansChurchill brings Disrupt!, Dream!, Create!, and Sustain!talks to you.

Oscar Makes Appearance at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel During First-Ever Nationwide Oscar Roadtrip Tour

Meet Oscar®, laugh with comedians Ben Gleib and Angie Greenup, and partake in a Social Hour.

Share the Love

Your Downtown Valentine’s Day roundup

Line the Streets!

Best viewing locations for the Mardi Gras parade Feb. 9

No Ticket No Problem

Participate in the Mardi Crawl pub crawl for FREE!

Mardi Gras Taking Shape

A who’s who of the 2013 Downtown Phoenix Mardi Gras celebration

Mardi Gras Brings the Party to the Streets

The Third Annual Mardi Gras Festival is on Feb. 9

Downtown’s January First Friday Guide

A printable map for all the First Friday fun in Downtown.

New Year’s Eve Downtown

There’s 20 options Downtown to ring in 2013 – which will you pick?

Spirits of the Season Competition Heats Up

Time’s running out to vote for your favorite Spirit of the Season cocktail from 16 bars and restaurants Downtown.

Downtown’s First Friday Guide

A printable map for all the First Friday fun in Downtown.

Big Screen Big City

Join us Dec. 7 for a viewing of Polar Express and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation under the stars

Phoestivus 2012

The 3rd Annual Phoestivus Market is Dec. 5 & 12

Inaugural Arizona Rattlers Holiday Drive

Free pictures with Santa Claus, children’s activities and a day with the Rattlers

Bewitching Affair: Arizona Science Center Adults’ Night Out Showcases World of Magic

Delve into the mysteries and science behind perception and illusions at this month’s Adults’ Night Out

Toast to the Season

16 bars and restaurants Downtown are in a fierce battle for the best seasonal cocktail – and you’re the judge.

Weekend Holiday Guide

Get in the holiday spirit with fun events this weekend.

The Holidays Start Here

This year the ice rink at CityScape will spill into the streets and Downtown is throwing a party to celebrate.

Your Guide To Wine Walking

Urban Wine Walk returns to Downtown Phoenix Saturday, Nov. 10 and we’ve got a tutorial for first-timers.

Holidays in Downtown

The Holidays are right around the corner – celebrate with four fun events Downtown

POPnology Premieres at Arizona Science Center

POPnology at Arizona Science Center explores popular culture-inspired technology, fit for the whole family.

Finding the Perfect Salon Or Barber In Downtown Phoenix

Beauty and grooming preferences change over time and it’s not easy finding the perfect salon, spa or barber. Luckily, we’ve done the legwork for you.

Top Healthcare Providers In Downtown Phoenix

Choosing a new doctor, dentist or chiropractor is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, and we can help you find the right one.

Your Ultimate Fitness Guide To Downtown Phoenix

Learn how to lose weight, reduce stress, build muscle and get in the best shape of your life with the help of these specialty gyms and studios in Downtown Phoenix.

Downtown Phoenix Transforms Into CFP Headquarters

If you like your college football with a side of spectacle — including food, family fun, and free concerts — then Downtown Phoenix is your jam Jan. 8-10.

DTPHX City Sampler Encourages CFP Visitors To ‘Taste The City’

DTPHX City Sampler is a self-guided culinary tour of downtown dining establishments making it easy and affordable to tap into your inner foodie.

Top 10 Must-See Holiday Performances Of 2015

We sorted through the list, checked it twice and selected the top ten must-see events of the season.

13 Holiday Gift Ideas For the Downtown Enthusiast

The Downtown Phoenix Inc. staff reveal unique and fun gift ideas for the holidays or every day.

Alternative Black Friday Makes Local Holiday Shopping A Breeze

Imagine strolling drink-in-hand from one local store to the next, all while finding great holiday deals. This dream became a reality during the Alternative Black Friday Vintage Market Friday, Nov. 27.

CitySkate: How does that ice stay frozen?

Holidays in Downtown are a whole lot cooler thanks to CitySkate.

Holidays in Downtown: Featuring Beautiful Weather and Festive Fun

Enjoy the holidays Downtown Phoenix-style: With fun festivities and near-perfect weather all season long.

Your Weekend Guide to Events and Festivals in Downtown Phoenix

Get outside, take a bike ride, join a funky arts parade, and discover some of the best local food, drink, and holiday gifts for the family.

Arts & Letters Adds Literature To Downtown’s Art Scene

An ever-changing lineup of bestselling authors, celebrities, scholars and artists will take center stage as part of the new speaker series Arts & Letters.

Downtown’s Weekly Walk/Run Celebrates One Year of Fitness, Social Connectivity

The Meet Me Downtown Birthday Bash takes place Monday, Nov. 9, with self-check-in times between 5:15 and 6:30 p.m.

10 November Festivals and Events in Downtown Phoenix

Live it up in Downtown Phoenix this fall with these upcoming events, festivals and community celebrations.

Celebrate life at Dia de los Muertos en Alac Friday, Nov. 6

Dia de los Muertos en ALAC features altars, paintings, a downtown sidewalk mercado, music and more on First Friday, Nov. 6 from 5-10 p.m.

ZW7: Come For the Zombies, Stay for Alien Ant Farm

Alien Ant Farm performs for a horde of zombies at Zombie Walk 7 on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Gore in the Core: Halloween in DTPHX

From kid-friendly festivals to adults-only soirees, Downtown Phoenix has the best Halloween events in the Valley.

The Kids of Zombie Walk

These zombie kids may look cute, but they have a sharp bite.

Zombie Walk 7 Bridges Charity and Fun

Zombie Walk 7 aims to be the most charitable event yet.

Grand Avenue Lofts Brings Hip Urbanism To The Triangle Neighborhood

The new four-loft complex breathes life into a longtime vacant lot, with a keen eye towards modern design and how the structure interacts with the urban environment.

Zombie Walk 7 Returns To Downtown Phoenix Oct. 24

The seventh annual Zombie Walk lurches onto the streets of Downtown Phoenix Saturday, Oct. 24 for a full day of family-friendly fun.

Phoenix Public Market Creates New Thursday Market for Dinner, Drinks, Entertainment & Groceries

Downtown Sundown: Your new favorite hang.

A Day In the Life of the U.S. Marine Corps

From boot camp to dinner with a three-star general, downtown’s own Dorina Bustamante has the inside scoop on the U.S. Marine Corps.

Downtown Guide to Marine Week Phoenix

As part of Marine Week Phoenix, more than 600 U.S. Marines will come to Downtown Phoenix September 10-13 to engage with the local community.

PHOTOS: Monsoon Storm in Downtown Phoenix Captured on Social Media

Monday’s monsoon swept through central Phoenix and took social media by storm. Check out some of the astonishing photos taken in Downtown Phoenix.

Save the Date: Space Between Grand Opening Aug. 21 (VIDEO)

Call in late to work or better yet, bring the whole office Friday, Aug 21 from 8-10 a.m. (free donuts and coffee should help.)

Space Between Vacant Lot Activation Grand Opening Aug. 21

Join us for the unveiling of the Space Between, a beautiful and inviting temporary vacant lot activation project, Friday, Aug. 21 from 8-10 a.m.

Upcycling Program Aids Refugee Women in Downtown Phoenix

Downtown’s discarded light pole banners are getting transformed into beautiful bags, hand-sewn by local refugee women.

Summer in the City 2015: Top things to do Downtown

In Downtown Phoenix, we don’t need to beat the heat, we embrace it with awesome events and fun things to do all summer long.

Phoenix Comicon 2015: Downtown Deals and Events

From after-parties to awesome discounts on dining and drinks, Downtown Phoenix has the best deals for Phoenix Comicon 2015. CLICK… continue reading.

Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors: Comicon’s Real-Life Superheroes

When asked about costumes for this year’s Phoenix Comicon, which runs May 28-31 at Phoenix Convention Center, Nick Davis decides… continue reading.

Roosevelt Growhouse grows community and good food too

When Kenny Barrett cofounded Roosevelt Growhouse with Kelly Placke in 2008, neither of them really expected it to grow into… continue reading.

Celebrate Mexican Art, Culture, Food at Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival

Looking for an authentic Cinco de Mayo experience in Phoenix? You’re in the right place. Celebrate the fifth of May… continue reading.

Design, Build, Create a Better City During Phoenix Urban Design Week

12 events. 1 week. Unlimited potential. Phoenix Urban Design Week, April 18-25, will bring a diverse group of people together… continue reading.

9 New Things To Eat, Drink and See at Chase Field in 2015

Life in Downtown Phoenix is just better during baseball season. The streets run Sedona Red with caps and jerseys, bars… continue reading.

Spring Into Action with Community-Based Events

The bees are buzzing, birds are chirping and the sun is shining. It’s time to Spring Into Action. With the arrival… continue reading.

Urbanists Guide to McDowell Mountain Music Festival

McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF) descends upon downtown’s Margaret T. Hance Park in a flurry of energy and excitement March 27-29…. continue reading.

The Senators Mix Philanthropy, Rock and Roll

The excitement of touring the country in a rock band, the allure of being on the road — that life certainly offers its fair… continue reading.

Phoenix Chorale Kicks Off Concert Season in DTPHX

March Means Music in Downtown Phoenix. And what better way to commence this month-long auditory celebration, than with a historic… continue reading.

10 Things to Do at The Sustival This Saturday

The annual Sustival (sustainability + festival) is making its downtown debut this Saturday, Feb. 21 from 4-8pm, as community members of… continue reading.

March Means Music in Downtown Phoenix

March marks the start of spring and more importantly, the beginning of festival season in Downtown Phoenix. With Desert Song… continue reading.

DTPHX Happenings

Besides a little event called Super Bowl Central (you may have heard of it) there’s so much going on this… continue reading.

Downtown Ready for Super Bowl Central

Hosting a party with one million people on the guest list is no big deal for Downtown Phoenix. In fact,… continue reading.

TrueDTPHX Blends Art, Music, Community

TrueDTPHX, a free local music festival, kicks off at Civic Space Park during 2015 Pro Bowl weekend, Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24.

It Is Good To Be Orange

Experience Suns Night Out and other fan promotions as the Phoenix Suns use nine upcoming home games to make a hard push up the Western Conference standings.

#DTPHX + NYE x 15

Take a free ride on light rail and celebrate the close of 2014 and beginning of 2015 in Downtown Phoenix

Grabbagreen Brings Healthy Options to Downtown, Fast

Those looking for fast, healthy food now have Grabbagreen Downtown, which recently opened inside CityScape.

Phoestivus Market Makes Holiday Shopping Fun, Festive

Peruse 130 local vendors at the Phoestivus Open-Air Market Wednesday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 4-9 p.m. at Phoenix Public Market.

Top Ten Must-See Holiday Performances

Looking for a great holiday event? We’ve done the legwork for you.

Santa Claus is Coming to Downtown

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially for Santa Claus.

Watch Holiday Movies Under the Stars at PJs in the Park

Civic Space Park transforms into a place beyond your imagination Dec. 5 for PJs in the Park – a holiday double feature with lots of festive fun.

Shop Local, Shop Downtown for the Holidays

Avoid stressful malls and crowded big box stores this season and give yourself the gift of a joyful holiday shopping experience in Downtown Phoenix.

Kick Off the Holiday Season in Downtown Phoenix

In between decorating the tree, hanging Christmas lights and eating your weight in pie, make some time to gather with friends and family to ring in the holiday season with Downtown Phoenix.

Meet Me Downtown Bridges Fitness and Social Connectivity

The new weekly fitness and community-building initiative Meet Me Downtown successfully kicked off Monday, Nov. 10 at The Corner.

Your Weekend Guide to Festivals and Events

From funky parades to cumbia music – this weekend is chock-full of fantastic fall events.

Top 10 Halloween Events Downtown

From an adults-only fright night to spook-tactular fun for the whole family, Downtown Phoenix boasts the best Halloween events Friday, Oct. 31.

Meet Me Downtown Debuts Nov. 10

New community building program promotes healthy living and the urban experience

Frequently Asked Zombie Questions

A few tips to help you survive Saturday’s zombie apocalypse.

Why We Love Zombies

Why Downtown Phoenix loves zombies and other Zombie Walk FAQs.

Zombie Walk 6 Shuffles Toward History

Be a part of our biggest zombie party yet Oct. 25 at Heritage & Science Park in Downtown Phoenix.

Zombie Walk 6 Makeup Tutorial

Get the grotesque look you want (on the cheap) right on time for Zombie Walk 6 Saturday, Oct. 25. (VIDEO)

Celebrate Fall Events and Live It Up Downtown

It’s time to get outside, celebrate the city and Live It Up Downtown!

Downtown Living: Skyline Lofts

With 10-foot exposed concrete ceilings and walls, sleek modern finishes and a gorgeous pool and hot tub area, there’s a lot to love about Skyline Lofts. (VIDEO)

Chile Pepper Festival Celebrates Local Food and Culture

This free event features chile-inspired dishes from 24 local restaurants, beer, cocktails and entertainment for the whole family.

The Hunt Continues: Mercury Seeks Third WNBA Championship

Downtown’s top ballers need community support to bring home another title.

Love Your Downtown at Wednesday Wind Up

Come spend your lunch break at Civic Space Park with food trucks, music, games and rotating pop-up activities. Wednesday Wind Up kicks off Aug. 27 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Phoenix DinoCon: A gathering 65 million years in the making

The story behind Downtown’s newest event and its creators.

Downtown Phoenix Welcomes WNBA All-Stars

With three Phoenix Mercury players selected as Western Conference All-Stars, in addition to the national recognition of hosting the game, it’s a huge win for Downtown Phoenix.

Top Ways to Beat the Heat Downtown

Downtown Phoenix has plenty of cool activities to keep you active, even during the hottest months of the year.

14 Things To Do in 2014 UPDATE

Experience the culture of Downtown Phoenix with this updated list of 14 things to do in 2014, including Phoenix Comicon, Bitter & Twisted and Surfing On Central

Roosevelt Row Debuts Vampire Hours

This promotion does not suck.

Countdown To Comicon

Phoenix Comicon will bring over 70,000 people to Downtown June 5-8

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXMomsDay

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories is a Downtown Phoenix Instagram series in which the best photos taken of Downtown using the designated weekend hashtag will be featured the following week on our blog.

Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival Is Bigger and Better Than Ever

The Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival is a two-day, urban celebration featuring great music, food and drinks, performances, a carnival and more.

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXfoodie

Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories is a Downtown Phoenix Instagram series in which the best photos taken of Downtown using the designated weekend hashtag will be featured the following week on our blog.

ASU’s Wrigley Lecture Series Makes Its Downtown Debut

Hear from an expert how we can create “just,” equal communities during this free ASU lecture on Tuesday, April 15 at Civic Space Park.

Pop Up Park

Break the monotony and play at our Pop Up Park!

Help Design a New Parklet at The SPACE_BETWEEN

Help shape the future of a temporary vacant lot on Wednesday, April 9 at a creative design charrette for The Space Between.

Make New Connections This Weekend at Book Swap PHX

Bring your books to trade and memories to share this Saturday at Book Swap PHX, a free community book exchange.

Downtown Phoenix Will Be Super Bowl Central

Super Bowl 2015 events will be centered Downtown

Pie Fight for Peace Coming to Downtown

Peace Pi Festival to bring color, beer, music and peace to Downtown this Saturday, March 15–and you’re invited.

Top 10 Instagram Photos from the Weekend

Downtowners took to Instagram to share their favorite moments from an event-centric weekend.

March 7-9: A Collection of Weekend Downtown Events

March is winding up to be one of Downtown’s busiest event seasons with this weekend alone featuring Viva PHX: A Downtown Music Festival, Art Detour 26 and several other events.

Your March 1 Survival Guide

Mardi Gras, Art d’Core take center stage on the most important Saturday of your life.

To Downtown, With Love

Write a love letter to Downtown Phoenix for Valentine’s Day.

Downtown Phoenix Tops Arizona Republic’s Bucket List

The Arizona Republic suggests you add these Downtown Phoenix restaurants, events and cultural centers to your bucket list.

Year End Shindigs and Extravaganzas in Downtown Phoenix

Take a free light rail ride into the Urban Core and celebrate the New Year with these holiday extravaganzas in Downtown Phoenix.

12 Holiday Gift Ideas from the Downtown Phoenix Partnership Staff

Find the perfect holiday gift in the Urban Core with the Downtown Phoenix Partnership holiday gift guide.

A Phoestivus for the Rest of Us

‘Twas a merry Phoestivus holiday market last night at the Phoenix Public Market. Now experience it all over again next Wednesday, Dec. 18!

7 “Must-Bring” Items for PJs In The Park

Take a journey into the Urban Core this Friday for a screening of two holiday classics under the stars in Civic Space Park.

Expanded Holidays In Downtown Calendar of Events

The season is more magical in Downtown Phoenix, which hosts over 200 holiday events.

Holidays Huzzah!

Don’t miss an unforgettable holiday weekend in Downtown Phoenix.

Downtown Phoenix Gives

Help the Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors reach their goal of raising 5 tons of food for St. Mary’s Food Bank and win awesome prizes in the process.

Thanksgiving Feasts, Fares and Events Downtown

Spend Thanksgiving Day in Downtown Phoenix.

Blue Hound’s New Menu

Take heed food mongers: Blue Hound has rolled out a new lunch menu and it’s seven shades of amazing.

10 Things You Might Not Know About the 5-2 Suns

Who the heck are these guys?

Grid Bike Share Open to Suggestions for Station Locations

Grid Bike Share wants suggestions for bike-share station locations.

Favorite Instagram Photos from Zombie Walk 5

Favorite Instagram photos from Zombie Walk 5.

It’s a Bicycle Weekend

Two community rides will take place this weekend.

Late-Night Eats In DTPHX

Late-night dining in Downtown Phoenix is alive, well and very, very tasty.

POPnology Premieres at Arizona Science Center

POPnology at Arizona Science Center explores popular culture-inspired technology, fit for the whole family.

New Kitchens, Bars, Businesses in Downtown Phoenix

Several new businesses have opened up shop in the past few months. Check out what’s new to Downtown Phoenix.

What Is A Business Improvement District? The Story Of Phoenix’s First BID

The term “BID,” or Business Improvement District, came into focus recently as Roosevelt Row set out to create one. But what is it?

Finding the Perfect Salon Or Barber In Downtown Phoenix

Beauty and grooming preferences change over time and it’s not easy finding the perfect salon, spa or barber. Luckily, we’ve done the legwork for you.

Your Ultimate Fitness Guide To Downtown Phoenix

Learn how to lose weight, reduce stress, build muscle and get in the best shape of your life with the help of these specialty gyms and studios in Downtown Phoenix.

Downtown Phoenix Transforms Into CFP Headquarters

If you like your college football with a side of spectacle — including food, family fun, and free concerts — then Downtown Phoenix is your jam Jan. 8-10.

Big Events Put (Downtown) Phoenix on the Map

Events large and small expose potential new businesses, residents and visitors to the vibrant activity in Downtown Phoenix.

Top Ten New Year’s Eve Parties In Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix has the hottest, hippest, most exciting New Year’s parties in the Valley.

The Historic Heard Building Repositions For New Market Demand

Just sit back for a moment and picture the office spaces of yesteryear — dropped ceilings, asbestos tiles, lots of… continue reading.

Radical Rankings Pop Culture Happy Hour Brings Community Together

Radical Rankings unites the Valley’s sprawled and passionate community of pop culture enthusiasts through a free (and fun!) monthly happy hour.

Alternative Black Friday Makes Local Holiday Shopping A Breeze

Imagine strolling drink-in-hand from one local store to the next, all while finding great holiday deals. This dream became a reality during the Alternative Black Friday Vintage Market Friday, Nov. 27.

Happy Hour Review: Squid Ink Sushi

Shake off the weekday blues with some hot sake and a nice cold beer after a long, hard day at work. It’s the perfect time of year for happy hour on the Squid Ink Sushi patio.

Businesses in the Warehouse District Band Together, Form New Organization

The Warehouse District has a new group of advocates determined to see the area thrive.

Arts & Letters Adds Literature To Downtown’s Art Scene

An ever-changing lineup of bestselling authors, celebrities, scholars and artists will take center stage as part of the new speaker series Arts & Letters.

Don’t Miss ‘The Toxic Avenger’ at Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre has a deep talent pool and it shines in this adults-only production.

Celebrate life at Dia de los Muertos en Alac Friday, Nov. 6

Dia de los Muertos en ALAC features altars, paintings, a downtown sidewalk mercado, music and more on First Friday, Nov. 6 from 5-10 p.m.

Gore in the Core: Halloween in DTPHX

From kid-friendly festivals to adults-only soirees, Downtown Phoenix has the best Halloween events in the Valley.

The Kids of Zombie Walk

These zombie kids may look cute, but they have a sharp bite.

7 New Things to See and Do at Zombie Walk 7

Zombie Walk 7 is bigger, badder, and more family-friendly than ever.

Zombie Walk 7 Returns To Downtown Phoenix Oct. 24

The seventh annual Zombie Walk lurches onto the streets of Downtown Phoenix Saturday, Oct. 24 for a full day of family-friendly fun.

Gould Evans Moves to Restored Historic Building in the Warehouse District

Wood trusses, stained concrete floors, original brick walls, and hanging bike racks are all a part of their newly renovated warehouse in Downtown Phoenix.

Free Block Party at Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Featuring Cut/Copy

The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel will host a free block party on Adams Street Monday, Sept. 21 from 7-10 p.m., featuring indie-electro sensation Cut/Copy.

Your Guide to Urban Ale Trail 2015

The Urban Ale Trail embarks Saturday, Sept. 12 in Downtown Phoenix. Here are a few tips and tricks to make the most of your journey.

PHOTOS: Monsoon Storm in Downtown Phoenix Captured on Social Media

Monday’s monsoon swept through central Phoenix and took social media by storm. Check out some of the astonishing photos taken in Downtown Phoenix.

Professional Building Returns To 1930s Splendor As Hilton Garden Inn

From 24-foot lobby ceilings and ornamental bronze elevators to restored marblework and columns — the Hilton Garden Inn will be a tasteful blending of modern upgrades and conveniences with 1930s-style splendor.

A/C Theatre’s ‘Murder Ballad’ Kicks Off 2015-2016 Theater Season

The brand new theater company A/C Theatre kicks off the season with off-Broadway hit “Murder Ballad,” the dramatic story of a love triangle gone wrong — and it’s not to be missed.

Save the Date: Space Between Grand Opening Aug. 21 (VIDEO)

Call in late to work or better yet, bring the whole office Friday, Aug 21 from 8-10 a.m. (free donuts and coffee should help.)

How Transit Spurred Downtown Growth, and Could Shape the Whole City

It’s undeniable: The Downtown Phoenix of today is a dramatically different place from 10 years ago and a new ballot proposition argues that transit is at the center of that change.

Calling Local Filmmakers: Dinerwood Returns to Downtown Phoenix

On Friday, Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m., bring your filmmaking crew (a.k.a. your friends and family) and a $50 entry fee to Welcome Diner for a fun and zany filmmaking challenge.

These 8 Downtown Artisans Are Rethinking Traditional Furniture

Tucked away inside studios and large warehouses, artisan furniture makers are setting up shop all over the Valley, and several of them are located right here in Downtown Phoenix.

Be: Coffee, Food + Stuff Now Open, Neighboring Restaurant Coming Soon

Phoenix coffee and food enthusiasts now have a new place to grab a cup of joe, grub out on creative sandwiches and open-faced toasts, and soon, dine on street-style eats, in the Roosevelt Row Arts District,

Photos: City, Community Welcome Shade Structure, Public Art Piece to Roosevelt Row

City officials and community members welcomed the new public art piece and shade structure, “Shadow Play,” to Roosevelt Row last night in Downtown Phoenix.

Upcycling Program Aids Refugee Women in Downtown Phoenix

Downtown’s discarded light pole banners are getting transformed into beautiful bags, hand-sewn by local refugee women.

5 Must-Try Creative, Iced Drinks in Downtown Phoenix

There’s no denying it — summer is here, and it brought some thirst-inducing temperatures with it. Fortunately, Downtown Phoenix bars, cafes and restaurants have a solution.

Saving downtown’s neon past

With the help of local preservationists, the public’s perception of downtown’s historic signage has really changed over the years.

IRC Phoenix ‘Turns Up the Volume’ To Benefit Local Refugees

On Saturday, June 20, the IRC Phoenix will be raising money for refugee support services through a benefit concert, World Refugee Day: Turn Up the Volume, located at Crescent Ballroom in Downtown Phoenix.

Independent business leaders gather downtown for BALLE Conference

Balle Conference organizers selected Phoenix as a host city because of its long-standing track record of embracing innovation, entrepreneurship and diversity.

Phoenix Comicon 2015: Downtown Deals and Events

From after-parties to awesome discounts on dining and drinks, Downtown Phoenix has the best deals for Phoenix Comicon 2015. CLICK… continue reading.

Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors: Comicon’s Real-Life Superheroes

When asked about costumes for this year’s Phoenix Comicon, which runs May 28-31 at Phoenix Convention Center, Nick Davis decides… continue reading.

Celebrate Historic Preservation Month With These 10 Downtown Gems

Historic buildings and places and the stories behind them are part of the foundation of cities. They lend distinct characteristics… continue reading.

Urban Wine Walk Guide 2015

It’s time to sip, sample, saunter to the next location and repeat. Now in its fifth year, Urban Wine Walk… continue reading.

Celebrate Mexican Art, Culture, Food at Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival

Looking for an authentic Cinco de Mayo experience in Phoenix? You’re in the right place. Celebrate the fifth of May… continue reading.

Girls In Tech Launch Catalyst Conference In Downtown Phoenix

Inspirational keynote speakers take the stage at Hotel Palomar Phoenix April 26-28 lecturing on hot topics in technology and innovation. But that’s… continue reading.

Urban Wine Walk Returns May 16 (Here’s a Sneak Peek)

Call your friends, mark your calendars and start increasing your water intake — because Urban Wine Walk returns on Saturday,… continue reading.

Design, Build, Create a Better City During Phoenix Urban Design Week

12 events. 1 week. Unlimited potential. Phoenix Urban Design Week, April 18-25, will bring a diverse group of people together… continue reading.

Spring Into Action with Community-Based Events

The bees are buzzing, birds are chirping and the sun is shining. It’s time to Spring Into Action. With the arrival… continue reading.

Urbanists Guide to McDowell Mountain Music Festival

McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF) descends upon downtown’s Margaret T. Hance Park in a flurry of energy and excitement March 27-29…. continue reading.

The Resurgence of the Warehouse District in Downtown Phoenix

The walls may be bowing, the interiors damp with old age, and the floors hidden beneath layers of dust, but… continue reading.

The Senators Mix Philanthropy, Rock and Roll

The excitement of touring the country in a rock band, the allure of being on the road — that life certainly offers its fair… continue reading.

Must-See Exhibitions and Events During Art Detour Weekend

On top of dozens of music performances and festivals this month, March is bustling with arts and cultural events in… continue reading.

New Restaurants, Cafes, Businesses in Downtown Phoenix

From a modern taqueria to a local bike shop — Downtown has welcomed several businesses and restaurants to its doorstep… continue reading.

10 Things to Do at The Sustival This Saturday

The annual Sustival (sustainability + festival) is making its downtown debut this Saturday, Feb. 21 from 4-8pm, as community members of… continue reading.

March Means Music in Downtown Phoenix

March marks the start of spring and more importantly, the beginning of festival season in Downtown Phoenix. With Desert Song… continue reading.

Downtown Phoenix Directory Showcases New Mural Project

With a vibrant new cover, co-created by Jose Andres Giron and Carlos Rivas, two resident artists at the Latino Arts… continue reading.

Downtown Ready for Super Bowl Central

Hosting a party with one million people on the guest list is no big deal for Downtown Phoenix. In fact,… continue reading.

It Is Good To Be Orange

Experience Suns Night Out and other fan promotions as the Phoenix Suns use nine upcoming home games to make a hard push up the Western Conference standings.

Marriott Launches Creative Concept Lab at Renaissance Downtown

Pitch a food or beverage idea to Canvas, Marriott’s new in-house concept lab before Friday, Jan. 16, and you could be selected to incubate your idea.

#DTPHX + NYE x 15

Take a free ride on light rail and celebrate the close of 2014 and beginning of 2015 in Downtown Phoenix

Containers on Grand: Thinking Outside the Box

The first phase of a 20-unit apartment complex on Grand Avenue begins construction this month using decommissioned shipping containers.

Downtown Phoenix Holiday Gift Guide

Discover creative gifts for everyone on your list – from our Downtown Phoenix family to yours.

Santa Claus is Coming to Downtown

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially for Santa Claus.

Spirits of the Season 2014

A holiday cocktail competition in Downtown Phoenix.

Kick Off the Holiday Season in Downtown Phoenix

In between decorating the tree, hanging Christmas lights and eating your weight in pie, make some time to gather with friends and family to ring in the holiday season with Downtown Phoenix.

Los Dias de la Crescent Spotlights Local Music and Movies

Enjoy free local music and movies in the great outdoors at Los Dias de la Crescent Saturday, Nov. 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16 at Civic Space Park.

Your Weekend Guide to Festivals and Events

From funky parades to cumbia music – this weekend is chock-full of fantastic fall events.

Top 10 Halloween Events Downtown

From an adults-only fright night to spook-tactular fun for the whole family, Downtown Phoenix boasts the best Halloween events Friday, Oct. 31.

Save a Tree, Plant a Tree, Make a Better Downtown

In a unique public-private partnership, trees displaced by big development projects find new homes in urban areas needing shade.

Why We Love Zombies

Why Downtown Phoenix loves zombies and other Zombie Walk FAQs.

Downtown Phoenix, Inc. Launches New DTPHX Identity and Logo

The new logo for Downtown Phoenix, Inc. conveys a fun, stylish and flexible new identity that’s representative of the Downtown community.

Zombie Walk 6 Makeup Tutorial

Get the grotesque look you want (on the cheap) right on time for Zombie Walk 6 Saturday, Oct. 25. (VIDEO)

Chile Pepper Festival Celebrates Local Food and Culture

This free event features chile-inspired dishes from 24 local restaurants, beer, cocktails and entertainment for the whole family.

A Bold New Look for Canyon Cafe

Canyon Café inside the Arizona Center reopened Tuesday with a modern new look and surprising updates to the menu.

September RadiatePHX Spotlights ASU Grant Street Studios

ASU’s new graduate studio and art gallery in the Warehouse District slated to host RadiatePHX Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Hikers Guide to the Urban Ale Trail

A walkable beer tasting event that explores some of Arizona’s amazing craft beers and great local cuisine.

Meet the Man Behind Lawless Denim

Arizona-grown Lawless Denim brings hip heritage-style jeans to Downtown Phoenix. (VIDEO)

Love Your Downtown at Wednesday Wind Up

Come spend your lunch break at Civic Space Park with food trucks, music, games and rotating pop-up activities. Wednesday Wind Up kicks off Aug. 27 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

RadiatePHX: Get Connected and Be Inspired

Get involved, be inspired and meet great people at RadiatePHX on Tuesday, August 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. inside the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Downtown Campus.

Downtown Living: Summit at Copper Square

The Summit at Copper Square represents the intersection of luxury and convenience in the heart of Downtown’s sports district. (VIDEO)

Get a Sneak Peek of the New Downtown Directory and Dining Guide

The new Downtown Directory and Dining Guide celebrates our growing, vibrant Downtown community — just take a look.

Phoenix DinoCon: A gathering 65 million years in the making

The story behind Downtown’s newest event and its creators.

Downtown Phoenix Welcomes WNBA All-Stars

With three Phoenix Mercury players selected as Western Conference All-Stars, in addition to the national recognition of hosting the game, it’s a huge win for Downtown Phoenix.

Shade Trees to Plant New Roots in Downtown Phoenix

More than half of the shade trees destined to become mulch, are being saved and planted in various locations around Downtown Phoenix.

Celebrate Independence Day By Supporting Independent Businesses

This week through Sunday, hundreds of businesses around the state are offering a 20 percent discount in honor of “National Independents Week,” an initiative to support local and independent traders.

Speakeasy Popping Up Downtown Thursday

On Thursday, June 26 from 6-9 p.m., the Goldwater Room at the Renaissance will be transformed into a 1920s Prohibition-era speakeasy, complete with jazz music, classic hors d’oeuvres and history lesson by Marshall Shore, the “hip historian.”

Phoenix Public Market Cafe One-Year Celebration is Tonight, June 18

Spend an evening under the misters and stars tonight, Wednesday, June 18, as downtown celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Phoenix Public Market Café.

Where To Watch the World Cup

Check out these Downtown favorites screening and going all out for the FIFA World Cup.

14 Things To Do in 2014 UPDATE

Experience the culture of Downtown Phoenix with this updated list of 14 things to do in 2014, including Phoenix Comicon, Bitter & Twisted and Surfing On Central

Countdown To Comicon

Phoenix Comicon will bring over 70,000 people to Downtown June 5-8

Summer Pool Parties, Happy Hour and Yoga Coming to LUSTRE Rooftop Garden

Soak up some sun this season at Lustre Rooftop Garden with their 100 Days of Summer events, festivities and specials.

An Urban Wine Walk Love Story

After spending their first date at last year’s Urban Wine Walk, locals Michael Denson and Charith Norvelle are coincidentally getting married on the same day as this year’s Wine Walk, Saturday, May 17.

Celebrate All Things Mom In Downtown Phoenix

Celebrating mom doesn’t have to start or end on Sunday morning. Explore ways to show mom you care this Mother’s Day weekend in Downtown Phoenix.

Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival Is Bigger and Better Than Ever

The Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival is a two-day, urban celebration featuring great music, food and drinks, performances, a carnival and more.

Urban Wine Walk Returns to the Light Rail Corridor

The Urban Wine Walk returns to the light rail corridor on Saturday, May 17.

How to Eat with Dietary Restrictions in Downtown Phoenix

Downtowners share their favorite dishes that cater to their dietary needs.

ASU’s Wrigley Lecture Series Makes Its Downtown Debut

Hear from an expert how we can create “just,” equal communities during this free ASU lecture on Tuesday, April 15 at Civic Space Park.

Design Our Directory and Dining Guide Cover

Create the cover for our most popular publication

Student Population on the Rise in Downtown

With the UA Eller College of Management headed our way, the Downtown student population continues to increase and is fostering an already burgeoning academic culture.

Downtown Phoenix Spring Into Action

30 community events in 3 weeks

Downtown Phoenix Will Be Super Bowl Central

Super Bowl 2015 events will be centered Downtown

Meet Downtown’s New Emerging Bar Cluster

There’s an ever-growing number of nightlife options in Downtown Phoenix, but one area in particular stands out as downtown’s newest hub for bars and nighttime entertainment.

Late-Night Eats In DTPHX

Late-night dining in Downtown Phoenix is alive, well and very, very tasty.

Six Ways to Super Bowl in DTPHX

Here are six ways to enjoy Super Bowl 50 (and all the gluttony and commercial hoopla that goes along with it) in Downtown Phoenix.

New Kitchens, Bars, Businesses in Downtown Phoenix

Several new businesses have opened up shop in the past few months. Check out what’s new to Downtown Phoenix.

10 Go-To Healthy Restaurants in Downtown Phoenix

You’re one or two clicks away from a better bod.

Things to See and Do This Weekend in Downtown Phoenix

This weekend’s forecast: Mostly sunny and especially eventful.

Downtown Phoenix Transforms Into CFP Headquarters

If you like your college football with a side of spectacle — including food, family fun, and free concerts — then Downtown Phoenix is your jam Jan. 8-10.

DTPHX City Sampler Encourages CFP Visitors To ‘Taste The City’

DTPHX City Sampler is a self-guided culinary tour of downtown dining establishments making it easy and affordable to tap into your inner foodie.

Top Ten New Year’s Eve Parties In Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix has the hottest, hippest, most exciting New Year’s parties in the Valley.

Radical Rankings Pop Culture Happy Hour Brings Community Together

Radical Rankings unites the Valley’s sprawled and passionate community of pop culture enthusiasts through a free (and fun!) monthly happy hour.

13 Holiday Gift Ideas For the Downtown Enthusiast

The Downtown Phoenix Inc. staff reveal unique and fun gift ideas for the holidays or every day.

Alternative Black Friday Makes Local Holiday Shopping A Breeze

Imagine strolling drink-in-hand from one local store to the next, all while finding great holiday deals. This dream became a reality during the Alternative Black Friday Vintage Market Friday, Nov. 27.

Happy Hour Review: Squid Ink Sushi

Shake off the weekday blues with some hot sake and a nice cold beer after a long, hard day at work. It’s the perfect time of year for happy hour on the Squid Ink Sushi patio.

Your Weekend Guide to Events and Festivals in Downtown Phoenix

Get outside, take a bike ride, join a funky arts parade, and discover some of the best local food, drink, and holiday gifts for the family.

Downtown’s Weekly Walk/Run Celebrates One Year of Fitness, Social Connectivity

The Meet Me Downtown Birthday Bash takes place Monday, Nov. 9, with self-check-in times between 5:15 and 6:30 p.m.

10 November Festivals and Events in Downtown Phoenix

Live it up in Downtown Phoenix this fall with these upcoming events, festivals and community celebrations.

Celebrate life at Dia de los Muertos en Alac Friday, Nov. 6

Dia de los Muertos en ALAC features altars, paintings, a downtown sidewalk mercado, music and more on First Friday, Nov. 6 from 5-10 p.m.

ZW7: Come For the Zombies, Stay for Alien Ant Farm

Alien Ant Farm performs for a horde of zombies at Zombie Walk 7 on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Gore in the Core: Halloween in DTPHX

From kid-friendly festivals to adults-only soirees, Downtown Phoenix has the best Halloween events in the Valley.

Zombie Walk 7 Bridges Charity and Fun

Zombie Walk 7 aims to be the most charitable event yet.

Grand Avenue Lofts Brings Hip Urbanism To The Triangle Neighborhood

The new four-loft complex breathes life into a longtime vacant lot, with a keen eye towards modern design and how the structure interacts with the urban environment.

7 New Things to See and Do at Zombie Walk 7

Zombie Walk 7 is bigger, badder, and more family-friendly than ever.

Zombie Walk 7 Returns To Downtown Phoenix Oct. 24

The seventh annual Zombie Walk lurches onto the streets of Downtown Phoenix Saturday, Oct. 24 for a full day of family-friendly fun.

Hidden Track Bottle Shop Introduces Unique Libations To Downtown

Get the inside scoop on the new Hidden Track Bottle Shop from Downtown Phoenix Ambassador Sheryl Viduka.

Phoenix Public Market Creates New Thursday Market for Dinner, Drinks, Entertainment & Groceries

Downtown Sundown: Your new favorite hang.

Free Block Party at Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Featuring Cut/Copy

The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel will host a free block party on Adams Street Monday, Sept. 21 from 7-10 p.m., featuring indie-electro sensation Cut/Copy.

Your Guide to Urban Ale Trail 2015

The Urban Ale Trail embarks Saturday, Sept. 12 in Downtown Phoenix. Here are a few tips and tricks to make the most of your journey.

Downtown Guide to Marine Week Phoenix

As part of Marine Week Phoenix, more than 600 U.S. Marines will come to Downtown Phoenix September 10-13 to engage with the local community.

10 Fall Festivals and Events in Downtown Phoenix

Live it up in Downtown Phoenix this fall with these upcoming events and festivals — from outdoor food festivals to community celebrations.

Professional Building Returns To 1930s Splendor As Hilton Garden Inn

From 24-foot lobby ceilings and ornamental bronze elevators to restored marblework and columns — the Hilton Garden Inn will be a tasteful blending of modern upgrades and conveniences with 1930s-style splendor.

Save the Date: Space Between Grand Opening Aug. 21 (VIDEO)

Call in late to work or better yet, bring the whole office Friday, Aug 21 from 8-10 a.m. (free donuts and coffee should help.)

Urban Ale Trail Returns for a Second Round September 12

Taste your way through Downtown Phoenix during the Urban Ale Trail, a self-guided beer tour, on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 1-6 p.m.

Calling Local Filmmakers: Dinerwood Returns to Downtown Phoenix

On Friday, Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m., bring your filmmaking crew (a.k.a. your friends and family) and a $50 entry fee to Welcome Diner for a fun and zany filmmaking challenge.

‘A Dramatic Transformation’ In Store For the Historic Welnick Bros. Marketplace

Walls will be removed, boarded up windows will see once again see the light of day and the beautiful plaster moldings repaired to 1927-style glory.

Be: Coffee, Food + Stuff Now Open, Neighboring Restaurant Coming Soon

Phoenix coffee and food enthusiasts now have a new place to grab a cup of joe, grub out on creative sandwiches and open-faced toasts, and soon, dine on street-style eats, in the Roosevelt Row Arts District,

Lunch Just Got More Interesting at Province Urban Kitchen and Bar

With a new name, new look and new chef, Province Urban Kitchen and Bar presented a revamped farm-to-table menu in June and will undergo remodeling and interior changes over the next few months.

Four Things to do for Fourth of July in Downtown Phoenix

Celebrate the Fourth of July with these four awesome events happening in Downtown Phoenix. U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

The New Counter Custom Built Burgers: Endless Options and a Great Atmosphere

There’s a new player in the Downtown Burger Scene. The Counter Custom Built Burgers recently opened its first Arizona location in the space previously occupied by Baja Fresh on the corner of Central Avenue and Adams Street.

5 Must-Try Creative, Iced Drinks in Downtown Phoenix

There’s no denying it — summer is here, and it brought some thirst-inducing temperatures with it. Fortunately, Downtown Phoenix bars, cafes and restaurants have a solution.

IRC Phoenix ‘Turns Up the Volume’ To Benefit Local Refugees

On Saturday, June 20, the IRC Phoenix will be raising money for refugee support services through a benefit concert, World Refugee Day: Turn Up the Volume, located at Crescent Ballroom in Downtown Phoenix.

New Restaurant Serves Fresh Vegan Food at a Good Price

Finding a restaurant dedicated to serving vegan food is no easy feat. Bragg’s Factory Diner on Grand Avenue elevated the… continue reading.

Phoenix Comicon 2015: Downtown Deals and Events

From after-parties to awesome discounts on dining and drinks, Downtown Phoenix has the best deals for Phoenix Comicon 2015. CLICK… continue reading.

New Bites and Bar Additions at Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour

Ross Simon, proprietor of Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour, thinks about cocktails in the way an engineer might think about… continue reading.

Roosevelt Growhouse grows community and good food too

When Kenny Barrett cofounded Roosevelt Growhouse with Kelly Placke in 2008, neither of them really expected it to grow into… continue reading.

Artopia Returns To Downtown May 9

Get discounted tickets to the 5th Annual Artopia event, a showcase for local artists and creatives, coming to Monarch Theater this Saturday

Urban Wine Walk Guide 2015

It’s time to sip, sample, saunter to the next location and repeat. Now in its fifth year, Urban Wine Walk… continue reading.

Downtown Development By the Numbers

We’re known for our music scene. But if you’ve walked around Downtown Phoenix lately, you’ve probably heard a different kind… continue reading.

Celebrate Mexican Art, Culture, Food at Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival

Looking for an authentic Cinco de Mayo experience in Phoenix? You’re in the right place. Celebrate the fifth of May… continue reading.

Adaptive Reuse Breathes New Life Into Monroe Abbey

Walking through the weathered shell of the First Baptist Church with a hard hat and necktie, Terry Goddard’s imagination runs… continue reading.

Urban Wine Walk Returns May 16 (Here’s a Sneak Peek)

Call your friends, mark your calendars and start increasing your water intake — because Urban Wine Walk returns on Saturday,… continue reading.

Design, Build, Create a Better City During Phoenix Urban Design Week

12 events. 1 week. Unlimited potential. Phoenix Urban Design Week, April 18-25, will bring a diverse group of people together… continue reading.

9 New Things To Eat, Drink and See at Chase Field in 2015

Life in Downtown Phoenix is just better during baseball season. The streets run Sedona Red with caps and jerseys, bars… continue reading.

Spring Into Action with Community-Based Events

The bees are buzzing, birds are chirping and the sun is shining. It’s time to Spring Into Action. With the arrival… continue reading.

5 Favorite Healthy Menu Items in Downtown Phoenix

From market-fresh salads to cold-pressed juices — Downtown Phoenix has it all. So the next time you’re headed out for… continue reading.

Urbanists Guide to McDowell Mountain Music Festival

McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF) descends upon downtown’s Margaret T. Hance Park in a flurry of energy and excitement March 27-29…. continue reading.

The DTPHX City Sampler

Get a taste of the city with the DTPHX City Sampler, a self-guided culinary tour of downtown dining establishments. Participating… continue reading.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Phoenix

  Downtown Phoenix boasts some of the best (and most authentic) Irish pubs in the land. So don’t be surprised… continue reading.

New Restaurants, Cafes, Businesses in Downtown Phoenix

From a modern taqueria to a local bike shop — Downtown has welcomed several businesses and restaurants to its doorstep… continue reading.

Eat and Drink Local at Devour Phoenix Events

The month of March is filled to the brim with awesome music events, but it’s also a great time to… continue reading.

New Mixologist Helps Renaissance Step Up Drink Game

More evidence of Downtown Phoenix’s ascension as a destination for fine cocktails can be found at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown… continue reading.

Art d’Core Gala Celebrates Color, Creativity Downtown

Celebrate Downtown Phoenix and the beginning of arts season with Artlink Inc. and Mayor Greg Stanton at the second annual Art… continue reading.

Downtown Phoenix Directory Showcases New Mural Project

With a vibrant new cover, co-created by Jose Andres Giron and Carlos Rivas, two resident artists at the Latino Arts… continue reading.

Local Groups Activate First Street With Local Art, New Signage

  __________ With the stroke of a paintbrush and the flame of a blow torch, First Street is looking more… continue reading.

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Downtown Phoenix

Looking for a place where you can watch the game, have a brew and eat delicious food? Then this list is for… continue reading.

DTPHX Happenings

Besides a little event called Super Bowl Central (you may have heard of it) there’s so much going on this… continue reading.

Event Liquor License Allows Alcohol on Some Downtown Streets for Super Bowl Central

The 12-block fan party that is Super Bowl Central is now open in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. And in the ultimate festival-like… continue reading.

Downtown Ready for Super Bowl Central

Hosting a party with one million people on the guest list is no big deal for Downtown Phoenix. In fact,… continue reading.

The DTPHX City Sampler

  The DTPHX City Sampler is an urban explorer’s passport to the best in food and drink in DTPHX –… continue reading.

TrueDTPHX Blends Art, Music, Community

TrueDTPHX, a free local music festival, kicks off at Civic Space Park during 2015 Pro Bowl weekend, Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24.

It Is Good To Be Orange

Experience Suns Night Out and other fan promotions as the Phoenix Suns use nine upcoming home games to make a hard push up the Western Conference standings.

Squid Ink Sushi Delights With Delicious New Menu

Continually pushing the boundaries of flavor, innovation and experience, Squid Ink Sushi inside CityScape just launched a new menu Monday, with an array of exciting new dishes.

Marriott Launches Creative Concept Lab at Renaissance Downtown

Pitch a food or beverage idea to Canvas, Marriott’s new in-house concept lab before Friday, Jan. 16, and you could be selected to incubate your idea.

Rudolph’s Redemption Wins Most Spirited Holiday Cocktail 2014

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar takes home the award for Most Spirited Cocktail 2014 with Rudolph’s Redemption, a delicious whiskey and cider concoction.

#DTPHX + NYE x 15

Take a free ride on light rail and celebrate the close of 2014 and beginning of 2015 in Downtown Phoenix

Grabbagreen Brings Healthy Options to Downtown, Fast

Those looking for fast, healthy food now have Grabbagreen Downtown, which recently opened inside CityScape.

Downtown Phoenix Holiday Gift Guide

Discover creative gifts for everyone on your list – from our Downtown Phoenix family to yours.

Phoestivus Market Makes Holiday Shopping Fun, Festive

Peruse 130 local vendors at the Phoestivus Open-Air Market Wednesday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 4-9 p.m. at Phoenix Public Market.

Top Ten Must-See Holiday Performances

Looking for a great holiday event? We’ve done the legwork for you.

Spirits of the Season 2014

A holiday cocktail competition in Downtown Phoenix.

Shop Local, Shop Downtown for the Holidays

Avoid stressful malls and crowded big box stores this season and give yourself the gift of a joyful holiday shopping experience in Downtown Phoenix.

Kick Off the Holiday Season in Downtown Phoenix

In between decorating the tree, hanging Christmas lights and eating your weight in pie, make some time to gather with friends and family to ring in the holiday season with Downtown Phoenix.

Meet Me Downtown Bridges Fitness and Social Connectivity

The new weekly fitness and community-building initiative Meet Me Downtown successfully kicked off Monday, Nov. 10 at The Corner.

Your Weekend Guide to Festivals and Events

From funky parades to cumbia music – this weekend is chock-full of fantastic fall events.

Meet Me Downtown Debuts Nov. 10

New community building program promotes healthy living and the urban experience

Frequently Asked Zombie Questions

A few tips to help you survive Saturday’s zombie apocalypse.

Why We Love Zombies

Why Downtown Phoenix loves zombies and other Zombie Walk FAQs.

Zombie Walk 6 Shuffles Toward History

Be a part of our biggest zombie party yet Oct. 25 at Heritage & Science Park in Downtown Phoenix.

Celebrate Fall Events and Live It Up Downtown

It’s time to get outside, celebrate the city and Live It Up Downtown!

Chile Pepper Festival Celebrates Local Food and Culture

This free event features chile-inspired dishes from 24 local restaurants, beer, cocktails and entertainment for the whole family.

A Bold New Look for Canyon Cafe

Canyon Café inside the Arizona Center reopened Tuesday with a modern new look and surprising updates to the menu.

Fired Pie Serves Up Gourmet Pizza – Fast!

Build-your-own pizza restaurant Fired Pie opened a sixth location in Downtown’s Collier Center August 26.

Hikers Guide to the Urban Ale Trail

A walkable beer tasting event that explores some of Arizona’s amazing craft beers and great local cuisine.

Fair Trade Cafe’s New Community Kitchen Concept

Fair Trade Cafe Community Kitchen at Civic Space Park proves healthy nourishing foods can be delicious too.

Love Your Downtown at Wednesday Wind Up

Come spend your lunch break at Civic Space Park with food trucks, music, games and rotating pop-up activities. Wednesday Wind Up kicks off Aug. 27 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

RadiatePHX: Get Connected and Be Inspired

Get involved, be inspired and meet great people at RadiatePHX on Tuesday, August 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. inside the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Downtown Campus.

What’s Cooking at TEDx Evans Churchill

Meet food innovator Brad Moore of Short Leash Hot Dogs and find out what’s in store for this year’s food and beverage-themed TEDx on Aug. 28 at the Phoenix Convention Center. (VIDEO)

Burger Joint Chicago Brings Taste of the Midwest

Burger Joint Chicago is now open in Downtown Phoenix, offering burgers, specialty fries, salads and more.

A Delicious Menu Makeover at Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix

Come for the music, stay for the food at Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix.

The Vig Fillmore Fits Right Into the Neighborhood

Located in a 1914 renovated bungalow on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Fillmore Street, the Vig is smack-dab in the middle of a residential area, living up to its “neighborhood tavern” concept.

Photo Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXWorldCup

In true sports-mania fashion, people dressed up, painted their faces, drank beer and took to social media. We compiled the best photos from around the Web, capturing the personality, drama and anguish that only soccer fans can possess.

Late-Night Eats In DTPHX

Late-night dining in Downtown Phoenix is alive, well and very, very tasty.

POPnology Premieres at Arizona Science Center

POPnology at Arizona Science Center explores popular culture-inspired technology, fit for the whole family.

10 Go-To Healthy Restaurants in Downtown Phoenix

You’re one or two clicks away from a better bod.

Your Ultimate Fitness Guide To Downtown Phoenix

Learn how to lose weight, reduce stress, build muscle and get in the best shape of your life with the help of these specialty gyms and studios in Downtown Phoenix.

Things to See and Do This Weekend in Downtown Phoenix

This weekend’s forecast: Mostly sunny and especially eventful.

Downtown Phoenix Transforms Into CFP Headquarters

If you like your college football with a side of spectacle — including food, family fun, and free concerts — then Downtown Phoenix is your jam Jan. 8-10.

DTPHX City Sampler Encourages CFP Visitors To ‘Taste The City’

DTPHX City Sampler is a self-guided culinary tour of downtown dining establishments making it easy and affordable to tap into your inner foodie.

Big Events Put (Downtown) Phoenix on the Map

Events large and small expose potential new businesses, residents and visitors to the vibrant activity in Downtown Phoenix.

Top Ten New Year’s Eve Parties In Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix has the hottest, hippest, most exciting New Year’s parties in the Valley.

Top 10 Must-See Holiday Performances Of 2015

We sorted through the list, checked it twice and selected the top ten must-see events of the season.

Radical Rankings Pop Culture Happy Hour Brings Community Together

Radical Rankings unites the Valley’s sprawled and passionate community of pop culture enthusiasts through a free (and fun!) monthly happy hour.

13 Holiday Gift Ideas For the Downtown Enthusiast

The Downtown Phoenix Inc. staff reveal unique and fun gift ideas for the holidays or every day.

Alternative Black Friday Makes Local Holiday Shopping A Breeze

Imagine strolling drink-in-hand from one local store to the next, all while finding great holiday deals. This dream became a reality during the Alternative Black Friday Vintage Market Friday, Nov. 27.

Holidays in Downtown: Featuring Beautiful Weather and Festive Fun

Enjoy the holidays Downtown Phoenix-style: With fun festivities and near-perfect weather all season long.

Your Weekend Guide to Events and Festivals in Downtown Phoenix

Get outside, take a bike ride, join a funky arts parade, and discover some of the best local food, drink, and holiday gifts for the family.

Arts & Letters Adds Literature To Downtown’s Art Scene

An ever-changing lineup of bestselling authors, celebrities, scholars and artists will take center stage as part of the new speaker series Arts & Letters.

Downtown’s Weekly Walk/Run Celebrates One Year of Fitness, Social Connectivity

The Meet Me Downtown Birthday Bash takes place Monday, Nov. 9, with self-check-in times between 5:15 and 6:30 p.m.

Don’t Miss ‘The Toxic Avenger’ at Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre has a deep talent pool and it shines in this adults-only production.

10 November Festivals and Events in Downtown Phoenix

Live it up in Downtown Phoenix this fall with these upcoming events, festivals and community celebrations.

Celebrate life at Dia de los Muertos en Alac Friday, Nov. 6

Dia de los Muertos en ALAC features altars, paintings, a downtown sidewalk mercado, music and more on First Friday, Nov. 6 from 5-10 p.m.

ZW7: Come For the Zombies, Stay for Alien Ant Farm

Alien Ant Farm performs for a horde of zombies at Zombie Walk 7 on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Gore in the Core: Halloween in DTPHX

From kid-friendly festivals to adults-only soirees, Downtown Phoenix has the best Halloween events in the Valley.

The Kids of Zombie Walk

These zombie kids may look cute, but they have a sharp bite.

Zombie Walk 7 Bridges Charity and Fun

Zombie Walk 7 aims to be the most charitable event yet.

7 New Things to See and Do at Zombie Walk 7

Zombie Walk 7 is bigger, badder, and more family-friendly than ever.

Zombie Walk 7 Returns To Downtown Phoenix Oct. 24

The seventh annual Zombie Walk lurches onto the streets of Downtown Phoenix Saturday, Oct. 24 for a full day of family-friendly fun.

9 Public Art Projects in Downtown Phoenix

Peruse the list here, then see them in person at the “PHX Arts + Culture @ 30” arts festival on Saturday, Oct. 3 in Downtown Phoenix.

Phoenix Public Market Creates New Thursday Market for Dinner, Drinks, Entertainment & Groceries

Downtown Sundown: Your new favorite hang.

Free Block Party at Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Featuring Cut/Copy

The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel will host a free block party on Adams Street Monday, Sept. 21 from 7-10 p.m., featuring indie-electro sensation Cut/Copy.

Your Guide to Urban Ale Trail 2015

The Urban Ale Trail embarks Saturday, Sept. 12 in Downtown Phoenix. Here are a few tips and tricks to make the most of your journey.

Downtown Guide to Marine Week Phoenix

As part of Marine Week Phoenix, more than 600 U.S. Marines will come to Downtown Phoenix September 10-13 to engage with the local community.

10 Fall Festivals and Events in Downtown Phoenix

Live it up in Downtown Phoenix this fall with these upcoming events and festivals — from outdoor food festivals to community celebrations.

A/C Theatre’s ‘Murder Ballad’ Kicks Off 2015-2016 Theater Season

The brand new theater company A/C Theatre kicks off the season with off-Broadway hit “Murder Ballad,” the dramatic story of a love triangle gone wrong — and it’s not to be missed.

Save the Date: Space Between Grand Opening Aug. 21 (VIDEO)

Call in late to work or better yet, bring the whole office Friday, Aug 21 from 8-10 a.m. (free donuts and coffee should help.)

Urban Ale Trail Returns for a Second Round September 12

Taste your way through Downtown Phoenix during the Urban Ale Trail, a self-guided beer tour, on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 1-6 p.m.

Space Between Vacant Lot Activation Grand Opening Aug. 21

Join us for the unveiling of the Space Between, a beautiful and inviting temporary vacant lot activation project, Friday, Aug. 21 from 8-10 a.m.

CREATE: Innovative New Space to Open at the Arizona Science Center Fall 2015

A state-of-the-art space opening this fall at the Arizona Science Center offers both kids and adults the chance to learn about science, technology, engineering and art through making. The facility offers workshops on 3D printing, laser cutting, woodworking, the arts and more.

Calling Local Filmmakers: Dinerwood Returns to Downtown Phoenix

On Friday, Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m., bring your filmmaking crew (a.k.a. your friends and family) and a $50 entry fee to Welcome Diner for a fun and zany filmmaking challenge.

Photos: City, Community Welcome Shade Structure, Public Art Piece to Roosevelt Row

City officials and community members welcomed the new public art piece and shade structure, “Shadow Play,” to Roosevelt Row last night in Downtown Phoenix.

Four Things to do for Fourth of July in Downtown Phoenix

Celebrate the Fourth of July with these four awesome events happening in Downtown Phoenix. U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

IRC Phoenix ‘Turns Up the Volume’ To Benefit Local Refugees

On Saturday, June 20, the IRC Phoenix will be raising money for refugee support services through a benefit concert, World Refugee Day: Turn Up the Volume, located at Crescent Ballroom in Downtown Phoenix.

Independent business leaders gather downtown for BALLE Conference

Balle Conference organizers selected Phoenix as a host city because of its long-standing track record of embracing innovation, entrepreneurship and diversity.

Phoenix Comicon 2015: Downtown Deals and Events

From after-parties to awesome discounts on dining and drinks, Downtown Phoenix has the best deals for Phoenix Comicon 2015. CLICK… continue reading.

Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors: Comicon’s Real-Life Superheroes

When asked about costumes for this year’s Phoenix Comicon, which runs May 28-31 at Phoenix Convention Center, Nick Davis decides… continue reading.

Roosevelt Growhouse grows community and good food too

When Kenny Barrett cofounded Roosevelt Growhouse with Kelly Placke in 2008, neither of them really expected it to grow into… continue reading.

Artopia Returns To Downtown May 9

Get discounted tickets to the 5th Annual Artopia event, a showcase for local artists and creatives, coming to Monarch Theater this Saturday

Urban Wine Walk Guide 2015

It’s time to sip, sample, saunter to the next location and repeat. Now in its fifth year, Urban Wine Walk… continue reading.

Downtown Development By the Numbers

We’re known for our music scene. But if you’ve walked around Downtown Phoenix lately, you’ve probably heard a different kind… continue reading.

Celebrate Mexican Art, Culture, Food at Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival

Looking for an authentic Cinco de Mayo experience in Phoenix? You’re in the right place. Celebrate the fifth of May… continue reading.

Girls In Tech Launch Catalyst Conference In Downtown Phoenix

Inspirational keynote speakers take the stage at Hotel Palomar Phoenix April 26-28 lecturing on hot topics in technology and innovation. But that’s… continue reading.

Adaptive Reuse Breathes New Life Into Monroe Abbey

Walking through the weathered shell of the First Baptist Church with a hard hat and necktie, Terry Goddard’s imagination runs… continue reading.

Urban Wine Walk Returns May 16 (Here’s a Sneak Peek)

Call your friends, mark your calendars and start increasing your water intake — because Urban Wine Walk returns on Saturday,… continue reading.

Design, Build, Create a Better City During Phoenix Urban Design Week

12 events. 1 week. Unlimited potential. Phoenix Urban Design Week, April 18-25, will bring a diverse group of people together… continue reading.

9 New Things To Eat, Drink and See at Chase Field in 2015

Life in Downtown Phoenix is just better during baseball season. The streets run Sedona Red with caps and jerseys, bars… continue reading.

Spring Into Action with Community-Based Events

The bees are buzzing, birds are chirping and the sun is shining. It’s time to Spring Into Action. With the arrival… continue reading.

Urbanists Guide to McDowell Mountain Music Festival

McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF) descends upon downtown’s Margaret T. Hance Park in a flurry of energy and excitement March 27-29…. continue reading.

The DTPHX City Sampler

Get a taste of the city with the DTPHX City Sampler, a self-guided culinary tour of downtown dining establishments. Participating… continue reading.

Explore amazing music, food and drink on the cheap with DTPHX Experience

  Downtown Phoenix offers the best in live music, dining and nightlife – so why not combine all three in… continue reading.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Phoenix

  Downtown Phoenix boasts some of the best (and most authentic) Irish pubs in the land. So don’t be surprised… continue reading.

The Senators Mix Philanthropy, Rock and Roll

The excitement of touring the country in a rock band, the allure of being on the road — that life certainly offers its fair… continue reading.

Top Five Most Interesting Viva PHX Venues

Similar to Austin’s massive SXSW Music Festival, Viva PHX spans across 20 different Downtown Phoenix venues, featuring 90 acts. On… continue reading.

Staff Picks For Viva PHX 2015

Here at Downtown Phoenix Inc. (DPI), we produce, partner and endorse lots of music events and Viva PHX is one our… continue reading.

Must-See Exhibitions and Events During Art Detour Weekend

On top of dozens of music performances and festivals this month, March is bustling with arts and cultural events in… continue reading.

Phoenix Chorale Kicks Off Concert Season in DTPHX

March Means Music in Downtown Phoenix. And what better way to commence this month-long auditory celebration, than with a historic… continue reading.

Eat and Drink Local at Devour Phoenix Events

The month of March is filled to the brim with awesome music events, but it’s also a great time to… continue reading.

10 Things to Do at The Sustival This Saturday

The annual Sustival (sustainability + festival) is making its downtown debut this Saturday, Feb. 21 from 4-8pm, as community members of… continue reading.

Art d’Core Gala Celebrates Color, Creativity Downtown

Celebrate Downtown Phoenix and the beginning of arts season with Artlink Inc. and Mayor Greg Stanton at the second annual Art… continue reading.

March Means Music in Downtown Phoenix

March marks the start of spring and more importantly, the beginning of festival season in Downtown Phoenix. With Desert Song… continue reading.

Downtown Phoenix Directory Showcases New Mural Project

With a vibrant new cover, co-created by Jose Andres Giron and Carlos Rivas, two resident artists at the Latino Arts… continue reading.

Local Groups Activate First Street With Local Art, New Signage

  __________ With the stroke of a paintbrush and the flame of a blow torch, First Street is looking more… continue reading.

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Downtown Phoenix

Looking for a place where you can watch the game, have a brew and eat delicious food? Then this list is for… continue reading.

DTPHX Happenings

Besides a little event called Super Bowl Central (you may have heard of it) there’s so much going on this… continue reading.

Event Liquor License Allows Alcohol on Some Downtown Streets for Super Bowl Central

The 12-block fan party that is Super Bowl Central is now open in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. And in the ultimate festival-like… continue reading.

Downtown Ready for Super Bowl Central

Hosting a party with one million people on the guest list is no big deal for Downtown Phoenix. In fact,… continue reading.

The DTPHX City Sampler

  The DTPHX City Sampler is an urban explorer’s passport to the best in food and drink in DTPHX –… continue reading.

TrueDTPHX Blends Art, Music, Community

TrueDTPHX, a free local music festival, kicks off at Civic Space Park during 2015 Pro Bowl weekend, Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24.

Squid Ink Sushi Delights With Delicious New Menu

Continually pushing the boundaries of flavor, innovation and experience, Squid Ink Sushi inside CityScape just launched a new menu Monday, with an array of exciting new dishes.

Rudolph’s Redemption Wins Most Spirited Holiday Cocktail 2014

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar takes home the award for Most Spirited Cocktail 2014 with Rudolph’s Redemption, a delicious whiskey and cider concoction.

#DTPHX + NYE x 15

Take a free ride on light rail and celebrate the close of 2014 and beginning of 2015 in Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix Holiday Gift Guide

Discover creative gifts for everyone on your list – from our Downtown Phoenix family to yours.

Phoestivus Market Makes Holiday Shopping Fun, Festive

Peruse 130 local vendors at the Phoestivus Open-Air Market Wednesday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 4-9 p.m. at Phoenix Public Market.

Top Ten Must-See Holiday Performances

Looking for a great holiday event? We’ve done the legwork for you.

Santa Claus is Coming to Downtown

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially for Santa Claus.

Watch Holiday Movies Under the Stars at PJs in the Park

Civic Space Park transforms into a place beyond your imagination Dec. 5 for PJs in the Park – a holiday double feature with lots of festive fun.

Spirits of the Season 2014

A holiday cocktail competition in Downtown Phoenix.

Shop Local, Shop Downtown for the Holidays

Avoid stressful malls and crowded big box stores this season and give yourself the gift of a joyful holiday shopping experience in Downtown Phoenix.

Kick Off the Holiday Season in Downtown Phoenix

In between decorating the tree, hanging Christmas lights and eating your weight in pie, make some time to gather with friends and family to ring in the holiday season with Downtown Phoenix.

Meet Me Downtown Bridges Fitness and Social Connectivity

The new weekly fitness and community-building initiative Meet Me Downtown successfully kicked off Monday, Nov. 10 at The Corner.

Los Dias de la Crescent Spotlights Local Music and Movies

Enjoy free local music and movies in the great outdoors at Los Dias de la Crescent Saturday, Nov. 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16 at Civic Space Park.

Your Weekend Guide to Festivals and Events

From funky parades to cumbia music – this weekend is chock-full of fantastic fall events.

Top 10 Halloween Events Downtown

From an adults-only fright night to spook-tactular fun for the whole family, Downtown Phoenix boasts the best Halloween events Friday, Oct. 31.

Frequently Asked Zombie Questions

A few tips to help you survive Saturday’s zombie apocalypse.

Pro Bono Week Serves More Than Just Non-Profits

Pro Bono Week PHX, organized by CO+HOOTS Foundation, kicks off Oct. 20-25 at the DTPHX Engagement Lab.

Why We Love Zombies

Why Downtown Phoenix loves zombies and other Zombie Walk FAQs.

Zombie Walk 6 Shuffles Toward History

Be a part of our biggest zombie party yet Oct. 25 at Heritage & Science Park in Downtown Phoenix.

Zombie Walk 6 Makeup Tutorial

Get the grotesque look you want (on the cheap) right on time for Zombie Walk 6 Saturday, Oct. 25. (VIDEO)

Celebrate Fall Events and Live It Up Downtown

It’s time to get outside, celebrate the city and Live It Up Downtown!

Chile Pepper Festival Celebrates Local Food and Culture

This free event features chile-inspired dishes from 24 local restaurants, beer, cocktails and entertainment for the whole family.

September RadiatePHX Spotlights ASU Grant Street Studios

ASU’s new graduate studio and art gallery in the Warehouse District slated to host RadiatePHX Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Hikers Guide to the Urban Ale Trail

A walkable beer tasting event that explores some of Arizona’s amazing craft beers and great local cuisine.

Six Ways to Super Bowl in DTPHX

Here are six ways to enjoy Super Bowl 50 (and all the gluttony and commercial hoopla that goes along with it) in Downtown Phoenix.

Top Healthcare Providers In Downtown Phoenix

Choosing a new doctor, dentist or chiropractor is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, and we can help you find the right one.

Your Ultimate Fitness Guide To Downtown Phoenix

Learn how to lose weight, reduce stress, build muscle and get in the best shape of your life with the help of these specialty gyms and studios in Downtown Phoenix.

Downtown Phoenix Transforms Into CFP Headquarters

If you like your college football with a side of spectacle — including food, family fun, and free concerts — then Downtown Phoenix is your jam Jan. 8-10.

DTPHX City Sampler Encourages CFP Visitors To ‘Taste The City’

DTPHX City Sampler is a self-guided culinary tour of downtown dining establishments making it easy and affordable to tap into your inner foodie.

Big Events Put (Downtown) Phoenix on the Map

Events large and small expose potential new businesses, residents and visitors to the vibrant activity in Downtown Phoenix.

Downtown’s Weekly Walk/Run Celebrates One Year of Fitness, Social Connectivity

The Meet Me Downtown Birthday Bash takes place Monday, Nov. 9, with self-check-in times between 5:15 and 6:30 p.m.

A Day In the Life of the U.S. Marine Corps

From boot camp to dinner with a three-star general, downtown’s own Dorina Bustamante has the inside scoop on the U.S. Marine Corps.

Downtown Guide to Marine Week Phoenix

As part of Marine Week Phoenix, more than 600 U.S. Marines will come to Downtown Phoenix September 10-13 to engage with the local community.

Four Things to do for Fourth of July in Downtown Phoenix

Celebrate the Fourth of July with these four awesome events happening in Downtown Phoenix. U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

Summer in the City 2015: Top things to do Downtown

In Downtown Phoenix, we don’t need to beat the heat, we embrace it with awesome events and fun things to do all summer long.

Downtown Development By the Numbers

We’re known for our music scene. But if you’ve walked around Downtown Phoenix lately, you’ve probably heard a different kind… continue reading.

9 New Things To Eat, Drink and See at Chase Field in 2015

Life in Downtown Phoenix is just better during baseball season. The streets run Sedona Red with caps and jerseys, bars… continue reading.

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Downtown Phoenix

Looking for a place where you can watch the game, have a brew and eat delicious food? Then this list is for… continue reading.

It Is Good To Be Orange

Experience Suns Night Out and other fan promotions as the Phoenix Suns use nine upcoming home games to make a hard push up the Western Conference standings.

Top 10 Halloween Events Downtown

From an adults-only fright night to spook-tactular fun for the whole family, Downtown Phoenix boasts the best Halloween events Friday, Oct. 31.

Meet Me Downtown Debuts Nov. 10

New community building program promotes healthy living and the urban experience

The Hunt Continues: Mercury Seeks Third WNBA Championship

Downtown’s top ballers need community support to bring home another title.

Downtown Living: Summit at Copper Square

The Summit at Copper Square represents the intersection of luxury and convenience in the heart of Downtown’s sports district. (VIDEO)

Downtown Phoenix Welcomes WNBA All-Stars

With three Phoenix Mercury players selected as Western Conference All-Stars, in addition to the national recognition of hosting the game, it’s a huge win for Downtown Phoenix.

Top Ways to Beat the Heat Downtown

Downtown Phoenix has plenty of cool activities to keep you active, even during the hottest months of the year.

Photo Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXWorldCup

In true sports-mania fashion, people dressed up, painted their faces, drank beer and took to social media. We compiled the best photos from around the Web, capturing the personality, drama and anguish that only soccer fans can possess.

Map Your Live Music Adventure

Downtown’s music scene has something for everyone–from national acts at large venues to local and regional bands performing in more intimate settings. Here’s your ticket to the Valley’s new music mecca.

Where To Watch the World Cup

Check out these Downtown favorites screening and going all out for the FIFA World Cup.

14 Things To Do in 2014 UPDATE

Experience the culture of Downtown Phoenix with this updated list of 14 things to do in 2014, including Phoenix Comicon, Bitter & Twisted and Surfing On Central

Your Draft Day Playbook

You won’t want to pass on these NFL Draft Day specials in Downtown Phoenix.

Opening Day at Arizona Center

Celebrate the return of baseball

Downtown Phoenix Will Be Super Bowl Central

Super Bowl 2015 events will be centered Downtown

You’re Invited To Mayor Stanton’s Super Pool Party

Join the Mayor at Lustre Rooftop Garden for a Super Bowl party that’s soooo Phoenix

10 Things You Might Not Know About the 5-2 Suns

Who the heck are these guys?

Staying Fit Downtown

Download a pdf of healthy options in Downtown Phoenix

Tom’s Tavern: Downtown’s NFL HQ

Tom’s Tavern & 1929 Grill offers special food and drink deals to football fans every Sunday.

Pigskin In the Park Returns Sunday

The Rose & Crown’s annual barbecue is just one way football fans can get their fix in Downtown Phoenix.

Deals, Discounts and Free Fun for Students

Back to school? Check out these Downtown deals and free events perfect for students.

The Fabrys Walkabout comes to Phoenix

Determined and optimistic, Courtnay Midkiff is walking across the United States, raising awareness and support for a rare disease.

A Home Run for Food, Service and Atmosphere

Covering all the bases with tasty eats, friendly staff and great-looking design

Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury to Host Yarnell Wildfire Donation Drive

Help those affected by the Yarnell wildfire

Celebrate the Fourth All Weekend Long

There’s fun for the whole family for Independence Day

Make Mom’s Day Special Downtown

Spend some quality time with mom for Mother’s Day

Mercury Draft Viewing Party at Hotel Palomar April 15

Free viewing party featuring video chat with the #1 Pick, Mercury players, surprise unveiling & more

The Boys Are “Back” In Town

Iback… YOUback… WEback… the Diamondbacks begin their pursuit of a National League West title, pennant and world championship Monday night at Chase Field.

Inaugural Arizona Rattlers Holiday Drive

Free pictures with Santa Claus, children’s activities and a day with the Rattlers

Suns Season Around The Corner

The Suns’ season opener is October 31 at US Airways Center

D-Backs Host First-Ever Doubleheader at Chase Field

D-backs encourage fans to take advantage of deals and activities in Downtown Phoenix in between games of their first-ever doubleheader.

Ask an Ambassador: Birthdays and baseball

The Downtown advice column. In this edition an Ambassador tackles a parking for happy hour, baseball and the best way to spend a birthday.

Star Spangled Sports

The Diamondbacks, Rattlers and Mercury all play home games this week in Downtown Phoenix.

Fourth of July Fun

Middle of the week or not, there’s plenty of fun to be had this Fourth of July.

Mercury Fan Fest May 26

Take advantage of Downtown deals all week long in celebration of Saturday’s home opener against the Sparks.

Sports In the City

Girlfriends Talk Sports and Gold’s Gym Elite invite you to CityScape this Friday, May 18, for an outdoor fitness extravaganza.

Treat Mom to a Day Downtown

Mom’s deserve a treat, so forget that last-minute gift and take her out for a day Downtown.

Kentucky Derby Blowout at Turf

Wear your biggest and baddest Kentucky Derby hat and take home cash and prizes.

Great Bike Chase April 22

Community bike ride and expo culminates at Chase Field for Diamondbacks vs Braves.

Opening Day Events April 6

America’s pastime returns to the Valley on Friday and to celebrate Downtown Phoenix is throwing a daylong tailgate party at Patriot’s Square (First Avenue east to Central Avenue/Washington south to Jefferson) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

NCAA Elite Come to Phoenix

A few of the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games are at U.S. Airways Center this week. A quick guide for where to catch the games.

Catch March Madness Games Downtown

The Madness is on! Skip the commute and catch a game Downtown.

Corn Bag Madness Comes to Downtown

The game of Corn Bag is taking off nationwide. Get in on the trend with three fun events Downtown this month.

Zumba Series Debuts at CityScape

Gold’s Gym Elite is hosting introductory Zumba classes Thursdays at Patriot’s Square.

Downtown Goings On Feb. 23-26

A quick hit guide to what’s happening in Downtown Phoenix, including Matsuri, Four Peaks Kilt Fest, and the Symphony Stroll.

Mardi Gras Returns Saturday

Grab your beads. The second annual Mardi Gras Festival, Parade, and Pub Crawl hits Downtown Feb. 18

DREAMRs Honored

Michael Ebert, Michael Johnson, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Civic Space Park, and the Downtown Operations Unit all honored at 18th Annual awards program

Super Sunday Downtown

Whether you’re a fan of the Giants, Patriots, Madonna, or just the commercials, Downtown Phoenix is the place to watch the Big Game.

Downtown Goings On Jan. 26-29

A list of fun things to do Downtown Jan. 26-29

Downtown Goings On Jan. 19-22

A list of fun things to do Downtown Jan. 19-Jan. 22st, including San Tan beer, a Super Date for Super Nate, Toy Story 3 On Ice, What Laura Says, and more.

Rock N Roll Marathon Weekend at CityScape

Arizona Health & Fitness Expo, Fitz & the Tantrums Concert, and the Big Race on Sunday

Reserve Your Seats at the DREAMR Awards

Annual DREAMR Awards Luncheon takes place Feb. 6 at the Marriott Renaissance Downtown Phoenix.

Vote for Best of Downtown

18th Annual Downtown Phoenix DREAMR Awards will be held Feb. 6 at the Renaissance Phoenix by Marriott

NYE In DTPHX

Ring in 2012 in Downtown Phoenix

Calling All Carolers!

Thousands of Christmas carolers are expected to descend on CityScape in Downtown Phoenix at noon on Friday for a “random act of Christmas culture kindness”

The Holidays Happen Here

Downtown Phoenix offers a unique blend of music, theater, dance, comedy and parties that encapsulate the spirit of the season.

Downtown Dine Around Saturday Dec. 3

11 Downtown Phoenix restaurants invite you to sample discounted menu items on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NRG Ice Rink Returns To CityScape

The holidays happen in Downtown Phoenix, beginning Nov. 26 with the opening of the NRG Ice Rink and tree-lighting ceremony at CityScape.

Beloved Downtown Restaurant Reopens

Tom’s Tavern & 1929 Grill has reopened under new ownership

Downtown Pub Crawl Saturday

A record 20 bars are participating in the Fifth Annual Downtown Phoenix Pub Crawl

Downtown Street Party Friday

This Friday, Oct. 14, the Downtown Phoenix Partnership is hosting a rockin’ street party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shop Owners Celebrate 25 Years Downtown

John and Kathy’s Shop survived being ousted from Luhr’s tower and light rail construction to find peace and an uptick in foot traffic at Orpheum Lofts.

Health Coach Introduces Free Body Type Workshops

Attend a free weight loss workshop

Urban Wine Walk Saturday

17 restaurants in Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, and the Camelback Corridor are serving up wine samples from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Cheer for your favorite college and pro teams at Downtown’s wide array of sports bars.

Never Forget Memorial Walk

Join the City of Phoenix as it pays tribute to the men and women we lost during the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

Go Far East Downtown

In the last year alone Downtown Phoenix has seen five new Asian restaurants open with a sixth coming soon.

Bagpipes, Hairspray, Comics and Crooners

Tilted Kilt’s Grand Opening, Bruce Bruce, Valley Youth Theatre’s take on Hairspray, and a movie star making his comedy comeback highlight this week’s events in Downtown Phoenix.

Tilted Kilt Grand Opening Week

CityScape’s newest pub and eatery is celebrating its Grand Opening with events, giveaways and prizes all week long.

Rattlers Host ArenaBowl Friday

Fans can obtain free tickets to the game by making food donations at Wednesday’s pep rally at U.S. Airways Center.

Downtown Gets Smart

SmartPHX is the first smartphone app dedicated to Downtown Phoenix dining, culture, retail and events.

Mercury Celebrating 15 Seasons

The two-time WNBA champs welcome back former coach Cheryl Miller Friday against Washington.

Gonzo, All Stars On Parade July 12

Diamondbacks great Luis Gonzalez will lead the 2011 MLB All-Stars to Chase Field during the 7th Annual Red Carpet Show.

Mercury Rising Downtown

With tickets starting at just $10 you won’t find a better entertainment value than the Phoenix Mercury. Catch all the action Friday and Tuesday at US Airways Center.

Get Your Fun Fix Before the Fourth

Downtown Phoenix puts the bang in your Fourth of July week.

Clowning Around Downtown

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus headlines list of things to do this week in Downtown Phoenix.

44 Monroe Rentals Gaining Exposure

National Right Guard ad shot in Downtown luxury tower.

Spring Fling Pub Crawl June 4

Everything you need to know about Saturday’s big event.

Get Your Geek On at Phoenix Comicon

Celebrities from the worlds of sci-fi, comic books, animation, graphic novels, movies and television will meet with fans at Phoenix Comicon May 26-29.

Big Events, Retail Openings Coming To CityScape

May and June promise to be big months for Downtown’s shopping, dining and entertainment district.

Things To Do Downtown May 10-15

From the satire of Irma Vep to the sidesplitting comedy stylings of Rodney Carrington and Chelsea Handler, Downtown Phoenix is good for more than a few laughs this week.

All-Star Game Preparations In Full Swing

The Diamondbacks and team partners are busy getting ready for the July 12 Midsummer Classic.

Cinco de Mayo Festival Returns To Downtown

200 EVB is the new host for the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival April 30 – May 1 in Downtown Phoenix.

Earth Day, Music, Comedy and More

Silvia Hayes tells you what’s happening in Downtown Phoenix.

Spoonz Cafe

Reimagining of popular coffee klatch eateries Silver Spoon Cafe and The Daily Grind opens in US Bank building at 1st Avenue and Adams.

Great Bike Chase 2011 April 17

Celebrate Valley Bike Month by joining a group ride and watching the Diamondbacks take on the Giants.

Opening Day Deals Downtown

Downtown Phoenix has a scorching case of Baseball Fever and to celebrate businesses are offering great deals to Diamondback fans.

Meet Downtown’s New Emerging Bar Cluster

There’s an ever-growing number of nightlife options in Downtown Phoenix, but one area in particular stands out as downtown’s newest hub for bars and nighttime entertainment.

Six Ways to Super Bowl in DTPHX

Here are six ways to enjoy Super Bowl 50 (and all the gluttony and commercial hoopla that goes along with it) in Downtown Phoenix.

Downtown Phoenix Inc. Moving its HQ to CityScape

The new second-floor storefront will feature an open floor plan, countless meeting spaces, and a modern and industrial aesthetic.

Top Healthcare Providers In Downtown Phoenix

Choosing a new doctor, dentist or chiropractor is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, and we can help you find the right one.

Things to See and Do This Weekend in Downtown Phoenix

This weekend’s forecast: Mostly sunny and especially eventful.

DTPHX City Sampler Encourages CFP Visitors To ‘Taste The City’

DTPHX City Sampler is a self-guided culinary tour of downtown dining establishments making it easy and affordable to tap into your inner foodie.

Downtown Mural Highlights Plight of the Homeless

A new mural project currently underway in Downtown Phoenix hopes to inspire change and encourage compassion toward the homeless.

ACME Prints Finds Home, Community in Downtown Phoenix

Owner Dan Hargest started screen printing t-shirts in his backyard 17 years ago. Today, he operates a successful company with better equipment, a growing portfolio, and new digs inside a remodeled warehouse in Downtown Phoenix.

Top 10 Must-See Holiday Performances Of 2015

We sorted through the list, checked it twice and selected the top ten must-see events of the season.

13 Holiday Gift Ideas For the Downtown Enthusiast

The Downtown Phoenix Inc. staff reveal unique and fun gift ideas for the holidays or every day.

CitySkate: How does that ice stay frozen?

Holidays in Downtown are a whole lot cooler thanks to CitySkate.

Holidays in Downtown: Featuring Beautiful Weather and Festive Fun

Enjoy the holidays Downtown Phoenix-style: With fun festivities and near-perfect weather all season long.

Your Weekend Guide to Events and Festivals in Downtown Phoenix

Get outside, take a bike ride, join a funky arts parade, and discover some of the best local food, drink, and holiday gifts for the family.

Downtown’s Weekly Walk/Run Celebrates One Year of Fitness, Social Connectivity

The Meet Me Downtown Birthday Bash takes place Monday, Nov. 9, with self-check-in times between 5:15 and 6:30 p.m.

10 November Festivals and Events in Downtown Phoenix

Live it up in Downtown Phoenix this fall with these upcoming events, festivals and community celebrations.

10 Fall Festivals and Events in Downtown Phoenix

Live it up in Downtown Phoenix this fall with these upcoming events and festivals — from outdoor food festivals to community celebrations.

Directory Cover Art Highlights Unique Characteristics of Downtown Phoenix

From endless blue skies to the historic Rosson House, the cover of the new Downtown Directory was inspired by the distinctive colors, textures and architecture that make up Downtown Phoenix.

Urban Ale Trail Returns for a Second Round September 12

Taste your way through Downtown Phoenix during the Urban Ale Trail, a self-guided beer tour, on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 1-6 p.m.

Space Between Vacant Lot Activation Grand Opening Aug. 21

Join us for the unveiling of the Space Between, a beautiful and inviting temporary vacant lot activation project, Friday, Aug. 21 from 8-10 a.m.

CREATE: Innovative New Space to Open at the Arizona Science Center Fall 2015

A state-of-the-art space opening this fall at the Arizona Science Center offers both kids and adults the chance to learn about science, technology, engineering and art through making. The facility offers workshops on 3D printing, laser cutting, woodworking, the arts and more.

‘A Dramatic Transformation’ In Store For the Historic Welnick Bros. Marketplace

Walls will be removed, boarded up windows will see once again see the light of day and the beautiful plaster moldings repaired to 1927-style glory.

Made in the Shade: Top 10 Shadiest Places Downtown

Hidden in the nooks and crannies of our Urban Center, downtown has plenty of hidden gems perfect for escaping the rays.

Lunch Just Got More Interesting at Province Urban Kitchen and Bar

With a new name, new look and new chef, Province Urban Kitchen and Bar presented a revamped farm-to-table menu in June and will undergo remodeling and interior changes over the next few months.

Four Things to do for Fourth of July in Downtown Phoenix

Celebrate the Fourth of July with these four awesome events happening in Downtown Phoenix. U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

The New Counter Custom Built Burgers: Endless Options and a Great Atmosphere

There’s a new player in the Downtown Burger Scene. The Counter Custom Built Burgers recently opened its first Arizona location in the space previously occupied by Baja Fresh on the corner of Central Avenue and Adams Street.

City of Phoenix Creates Entertainment District in Downtown Phoenix

New “Entertainment District” created by the Phoenix City Council on June 17 will give microbreweries, bars, nightclubs and other business owners new opportunities to open in Downtown Phoenix.

New American Modernism Exhibition Opens at Phoenix Art Museum

“From New York to New Mexico” at Phoenix Art Museum transcends state lines, country borders and even continents.

Summer in the City 2015: Top things to do Downtown

In Downtown Phoenix, we don’t need to beat the heat, we embrace it with awesome events and fun things to do all summer long.

New Restaurant Serves Fresh Vegan Food at a Good Price

Finding a restaurant dedicated to serving vegan food is no easy feat. Bragg’s Factory Diner on Grand Avenue elevated the… continue reading.

New Bites and Bar Additions at Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour

Ross Simon, proprietor of Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour, thinks about cocktails in the way an engineer might think about… continue reading.

Roosevelt Growhouse grows community and good food too

When Kenny Barrett cofounded Roosevelt Growhouse with Kelly Placke in 2008, neither of them really expected it to grow into… continue reading.

Artopia Returns To Downtown May 9

Get discounted tickets to the 5th Annual Artopia event, a showcase for local artists and creatives, coming to Monarch Theater this Saturday

Downtown Development By the Numbers

We’re known for our music scene. But if you’ve walked around Downtown Phoenix lately, you’ve probably heard a different kind… continue reading.

Phoenix On Its Way to Becoming a Tech Hub

Nearly everyone seems to agree: Phoenix is on its way to becoming a tech and innovation hub. A key component… continue reading.

Adaptive Reuse Breathes New Life Into Monroe Abbey

Walking through the weathered shell of the First Baptist Church with a hard hat and necktie, Terry Goddard’s imagination runs… continue reading.

9 New Things To Eat, Drink and See at Chase Field in 2015

Life in Downtown Phoenix is just better during baseball season. The streets run Sedona Red with caps and jerseys, bars… continue reading.

5 Favorite Healthy Menu Items in Downtown Phoenix

From market-fresh salads to cold-pressed juices — Downtown Phoenix has it all. So the next time you’re headed out for… continue reading.

The DTPHX City Sampler

Get a taste of the city with the DTPHX City Sampler, a self-guided culinary tour of downtown dining establishments. Participating… continue reading.

Explore amazing music, food and drink on the cheap with DTPHX Experience

  Downtown Phoenix offers the best in live music, dining and nightlife – so why not combine all three in… continue reading.

Top Five Most Interesting Viva PHX Venues

Similar to Austin’s massive SXSW Music Festival, Viva PHX spans across 20 different Downtown Phoenix venues, featuring 90 acts. On… continue reading.

Phoenix Chorale Kicks Off Concert Season in DTPHX

March Means Music in Downtown Phoenix. And what better way to commence this month-long auditory celebration, than with a historic… continue reading.

Eat and Drink Local at Devour Phoenix Events

The month of March is filled to the brim with awesome music events, but it’s also a great time to… continue reading.

New Mixologist Helps Renaissance Step Up Drink Game

More evidence of Downtown Phoenix’s ascension as a destination for fine cocktails can be found at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown… continue reading.

Art d’Core Gala Celebrates Color, Creativity Downtown

Celebrate Downtown Phoenix and the beginning of arts season with Artlink Inc. and Mayor Greg Stanton at the second annual Art… continue reading.

Local Groups Activate First Street With Local Art, New Signage

  __________ With the stroke of a paintbrush and the flame of a blow torch, First Street is looking more… continue reading.

Event Liquor License Allows Alcohol on Some Downtown Streets for Super Bowl Central

The 12-block fan party that is Super Bowl Central is now open in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. And in the ultimate festival-like… continue reading.

TrueDTPHX Blends Art, Music, Community

TrueDTPHX, a free local music festival, kicks off at Civic Space Park during 2015 Pro Bowl weekend, Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24.

Squid Ink Sushi Delights With Delicious New Menu

Continually pushing the boundaries of flavor, innovation and experience, Squid Ink Sushi inside CityScape just launched a new menu Monday, with an array of exciting new dishes.

Rudolph’s Redemption Wins Most Spirited Holiday Cocktail 2014

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar takes home the award for Most Spirited Cocktail 2014 with Rudolph’s Redemption, a delicious whiskey and cider concoction.

Grabbagreen Brings Healthy Options to Downtown, Fast

Those looking for fast, healthy food now have Grabbagreen Downtown, which recently opened inside CityScape.

Phoestivus Market Makes Holiday Shopping Fun, Festive

Peruse 130 local vendors at the Phoestivus Open-Air Market Wednesday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 4-9 p.m. at Phoenix Public Market.

Top Ten Must-See Holiday Performances

Looking for a great holiday event? We’ve done the legwork for you.

Watch Holiday Movies Under the Stars at PJs in the Park

Civic Space Park transforms into a place beyond your imagination Dec. 5 for PJs in the Park – a holiday double feature with lots of festive fun.

Shop Local, Shop Downtown for the Holidays

Avoid stressful malls and crowded big box stores this season and give yourself the gift of a joyful holiday shopping experience in Downtown Phoenix.

Meet Me Downtown Bridges Fitness and Social Connectivity

The new weekly fitness and community-building initiative Meet Me Downtown successfully kicked off Monday, Nov. 10 at The Corner.

Heckler Design Brings Localism and Minimalism to Grand Avenue

From the new headquarters in the historic O.S. Stapley building on Grand Avenue, Heckler Design sources locally for manufacturing needs.

Meet Me Downtown Debuts Nov. 10

New community building program promotes healthy living and the urban experience

Frequently Asked Zombie Questions

A few tips to help you survive Saturday’s zombie apocalypse.

Pro Bono Week Serves More Than Just Non-Profits

Pro Bono Week PHX, organized by CO+HOOTS Foundation, kicks off Oct. 20-25 at the DTPHX Engagement Lab.

Zombie Walk 6 Shuffles Toward History

Be a part of our biggest zombie party yet Oct. 25 at Heritage & Science Park in Downtown Phoenix.

Celebrate Fall Events and Live It Up Downtown

It’s time to get outside, celebrate the city and Live It Up Downtown!

Downtown Living: Skyline Lofts

With 10-foot exposed concrete ceilings and walls, sleek modern finishes and a gorgeous pool and hot tub area, there’s a lot to love about Skyline Lofts. (VIDEO)

Changing the World One Chair at a Time

Jon Irons of Sitgreen Cardboard Furniture wants to change the world one chair at a time. (VIDEO)

Fired Pie Serves Up Gourmet Pizza – Fast!

Build-your-own pizza restaurant Fired Pie opened a sixth location in Downtown’s Collier Center August 26.

The Hunt Continues: Mercury Seeks Third WNBA Championship

Downtown’s top ballers need community support to bring home another title.

Fair Trade Cafe’s New Community Kitchen Concept

Fair Trade Cafe Community Kitchen at Civic Space Park proves healthy nourishing foods can be delicious too.

Downtown Living: 44 Monroe

Take a look at the views from 44 Monroe, the tallest residential building in Arizona. (VIDEO)

What’s Cooking at TEDx Evans Churchill

Meet food innovator Brad Moore of Short Leash Hot Dogs and find out what’s in store for this year’s food and beverage-themed TEDx on Aug. 28 at the Phoenix Convention Center. (VIDEO)

Burger Joint Chicago Brings Taste of the Midwest

Burger Joint Chicago is now open in Downtown Phoenix, offering burgers, specialty fries, salads and more.

A Delicious Menu Makeover at Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix

Come for the music, stay for the food at Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix.

Downtown Living: CityScape Residences

Take a glimpse inside CityScape Residences and find out what it’s like to live in Downtown Phoenix. (VIDEO)

The Vig Fillmore Fits Right Into the Neighborhood

Located in a 1914 renovated bungalow on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Fillmore Street, the Vig is smack-dab in the middle of a residential area, living up to its “neighborhood tavern” concept.

Top Ways to Beat the Heat Downtown

Downtown Phoenix has plenty of cool activities to keep you active, even during the hottest months of the year.

Photo Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories – #DTPHXWorldCup

In true sports-mania fashion, people dressed up, painted their faces, drank beer and took to social media. We compiled the best photos from around the Web, capturing the personality, drama and anguish that only soccer fans can possess.

The Summer’s Heating Up With Downtown Events

If you can’t stand the heat… Then stay cool or seek shelter inside at these Downtown summer events.

Belle & Sebastian Take The Stage At Civic Space Park

Civic Space Park will host its biggest band to date when Belle & Sebastian visits downtown Oct. 8.

Map Your Live Music Adventure

Downtown’s music scene has something for everyone–from national acts at large venues to local and regional bands performing in more intimate settings. Here’s your ticket to the Valley’s new music mecca.

Where To Watch the World Cup

Check out these Downtown favorites screening and going all out for the FIFA World Cup.

Roosevelt Row Debuts Vampire Hours

This promotion does not suck.

New Cocktail Parlour Opens Friday

The new throwback cocktail parlour, Bitter & Twisted, opens Friday.

Downtown Cocktails and Dreams

Have a drink (list) on us!

Your Final Curtain Checklist

Downtown Phoenix is home to the best stage performances in the Valley and there’s still time to catch some amazing shows before season’s end.

Your Draft Day Playbook

You won’t want to pass on these NFL Draft Day specials in Downtown Phoenix.

Tour New CityScape Residences at Urban Wine Walk

Take a tour of Downtown’s newest address at Urban Wine Walk. The first 300 people will receive a free, commemorative wine glass.

In Search of a Great Burger

The story of one man’s journey to find the perfect hamburger in Downtown.

Urban Cantina Brings Latin Food and Music to Downtown

La Flor de Calabaza brings Latin fare and flair to the Downtown life.

Design Our Directory and Dining Guide Cover

Create the cover for our most popular publication

Help Design a New Parklet at The SPACE_BETWEEN

Help shape the future of a temporary vacant lot on Wednesday, April 9 at a creative design charrette for The Space Between.

Opening Day at Arizona Center

Celebrate the return of baseball

New Downtown Instagram Series Launches This Weekend

New Instagram series “Project: Downtown Phoenix Stories” builds community through photo sharing.

Pie Fight for Peace Coming to Downtown

Peace Pi Festival to bring color, beer, music and peace to Downtown this Saturday, March 15–and you’re invited.

New Downtown Podcast Shines Lights On Urban Topics

Listen up: A new Downtown podcast launched this week with a conversation about Downtown Phoenix Inc., the future of Downtown and Valley-hosted Super Bowl XLIX.

Top 5 Viral Videos Depicting Downtown

Take a break from binge watching the Oscar nominations and check out these videos of Downtown.

New Website Connects Tourists to the Local Downtown Scene

New website, dtphx.co, aims to connect tourists with Downtown’s urban character

Birthday Bash Coming to Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel is celebrating their birthday on Saturday, Feb. 22 with the Second Annual Birthday Bash.

Downtown Mixologist Hopes to Devour Competition With Signature Cocktail

Downtown mixologist, Matt Tobey, will compete in this weekend’s Devour Phoenix Bartending Competition.

Viva PHX Highlights Vibrant Downtown Music Scene

Viva PHX music festival coming to Downtown Phoenix and tickets are selling quick.

Creative Structures Provide Beauty and Shade

New shade structures surrounding Renaissance Towers supply shade to sunny street corners in Downtown Phoenix.

School of Art Students Excited to Join the Downtown Phoenix Campus

Arizona State University art students share their thoughts on moving their studios to Downtown Phoenix.

Royal Coffee Bar Returns To Downtown

Royal Coffee Bar has returned to Downtown Phoenix inside Heritage & Science Park.

Late-Night Eats In DTPHX

Late-night dining in Downtown Phoenix is alive, well and very, very tasty.

POPnology Premieres at Arizona Science Center

POPnology at Arizona Science Center explores popular culture-inspired technology, fit for the whole family.

New Kitchens, Bars, Businesses in Downtown Phoenix

Several new businesses have opened up shop in the past few months. Check out what’s new to Downtown Phoenix.

Finding the Perfect Salon Or Barber In Downtown Phoenix

Beauty and grooming preferences change over time and it’s not easy finding the perfect salon, spa or barber. Luckily, we’ve done the legwork for you.

Top Healthcare Providers In Downtown Phoenix

Choosing a new doctor, dentist or chiropractor is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, and we can help you find the right one.

Things to See and Do This Weekend in Downtown Phoenix

This weekend’s forecast: Mostly sunny and especially eventful.

Downtown Phoenix Transforms Into CFP Headquarters

If you like your college football with a side of spectacle — including food, family fun, and free concerts — then Downtown Phoenix is your jam Jan. 8-10.

DTPHX City Sampler Encourages CFP Visitors To ‘Taste The City’

DTPHX City Sampler is a self-guided culinary tour of downtown dining establishments making it easy and affordable to tap into your inner foodie.

Big Events Put (Downtown) Phoenix on the Map

Events large and small expose potential new businesses, residents and visitors to the vibrant activity in Downtown Phoenix.

Top 10 Must-See Holiday Performances Of 2015

We sorted through the list, checked it twice and selected the top ten must-see events of the season.

13 Holiday Gift Ideas For the Downtown Enthusiast

The Downtown Phoenix Inc. staff reveal unique and fun gift ideas for the holidays or every day.

Alternative Black Friday Makes Local Holiday Shopping A Breeze

Imagine strolling drink-in-hand from one local store to the next, all while finding great holiday deals. This dream became a reality during the Alternative Black Friday Vintage Market Friday, Nov. 27.

Happy Hour Review: Squid Ink Sushi

Shake off the weekday blues with some hot sake and a nice cold beer after a long, hard day at work. It’s the perfect time of year for happy hour on the Squid Ink Sushi patio.

Holidays in Downtown: Featuring Beautiful Weather and Festive Fun

Enjoy the holidays Downtown Phoenix-style: With fun festivities and near-perfect weather all season long.

Arts & Letters Adds Literature To Downtown’s Art Scene

An ever-changing lineup of bestselling authors, celebrities, scholars and artists will take center stage as part of the new speaker series Arts & Letters.

10 November Festivals and Events in Downtown Phoenix

Live it up in Downtown Phoenix this fall with these upcoming events, festivals and community celebrations.

Gore in the Core: Halloween in DTPHX

From kid-friendly festivals to adults-only soirees, Downtown Phoenix has the best Halloween events in the Valley.

Grand Avenue Lofts Brings Hip Urbanism To The Triangle Neighborhood

The new four-loft complex breathes life into a longtime vacant lot, with a keen eye towards modern design and how the structure interacts with the urban environment.

7 New Things to See and Do at Zombie Walk 7

Zombie Walk 7 is bigger, badder, and more family-friendly than ever.

Hidden Track Bottle Shop Introduces Unique Libations To Downtown

Get the inside scoop on the new Hidden Track Bottle Shop from Downtown Phoenix Ambassador Sheryl Viduka.

Gould Evans Moves to Restored Historic Building in the Warehouse District

Wood trusses, stained concrete floors, original brick walls, and hanging bike racks are all a part of their newly renovated warehouse in Downtown Phoenix.

Free Block Party at Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Featuring Cut/Copy

The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel will host a free block party on Adams Street Monday, Sept. 21 from 7-10 p.m., featuring indie-electro sensation Cut/Copy.

A Day In the Life of the U.S. Marine Corps

From boot camp to dinner with a three-star general, downtown’s own Dorina Bustamante has the inside scoop on the U.S. Marine Corps.

Your Guide to Urban Ale Trail 2015

The Urban Ale Trail embarks Saturday, Sept. 12 in Downtown Phoenix. Here are a few tips and tricks to make the most of your journey.

Downtown Guide to Marine Week Phoenix

As part of Marine Week Phoenix, more than 600 U.S. Marines will come to Downtown Phoenix September 10-13 to engage with the local community.

Professional Building Returns To 1930s Splendor As Hilton Garden Inn

From 24-foot lobby ceilings and ornamental bronze elevators to restored marblework and columns — the Hilton Garden Inn will be a tasteful blending of modern upgrades and conveniences with 1930s-style splendor.

CREATE: Innovative New Space to Open at the Arizona Science Center Fall 2015

A state-of-the-art space opening this fall at the Arizona Science Center offers both kids and adults the chance to learn about science, technology, engineering and art through making. The facility offers workshops on 3D printing, laser cutting, woodworking, the arts and more.

‘A Dramatic Transformation’ In Store For the Historic Welnick Bros. Marketplace

Walls will be removed, boarded up windows will see once again see the light of day and the beautiful plaster moldings repaired to 1927-style glory.

These 8 Downtown Artisans Are Rethinking Traditional Furniture

Tucked away inside studios and large warehouses, artisan furniture makers are setting up shop all over the Valley, and several of them are located right here in Downtown Phoenix.

Upcycling Program Aids Refugee Women in Downtown Phoenix

Downtown’s discarded light pole banners are getting transformed into beautiful bags, hand-sewn by local refugee women.

Saving downtown’s neon past

With the help of local preservationists, the public’s perception of downtown’s historic signage has really changed over the years.

New American Modernism Exhibition Opens at Phoenix Art Museum

“From New York to New Mexico” at Phoenix Art Museum transcends state lines, country borders and even continents.

Summer in the City 2015: Top things to do Downtown

In Downtown Phoenix, we don’t need to beat the heat, we embrace it with awesome events and fun things to do all summer long.

Independent business leaders gather downtown for BALLE Conference

Balle Conference organizers selected Phoenix as a host city because of its long-standing track record of embracing innovation, entrepreneurship and diversity.

Phoenix Comicon 2015: Downtown Deals and Events

From after-parties to awesome discounts on dining and drinks, Downtown Phoenix has the best deals for Phoenix Comicon 2015. CLICK… continue reading.

New Bites and Bar Additions at Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour

Ross Simon, proprietor of Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour, thinks about cocktails in the way an engineer might think about… continue reading.

Roosevelt Growhouse grows community and good food too

When Kenny Barrett cofounded Roosevelt Growhouse with Kelly Placke in 2008, neither of them really expected it to grow into… continue reading.

Downtown Development By the Numbers

We’re known for our music scene. But if you’ve walked around Downtown Phoenix lately, you’ve probably heard a different kind… continue reading.

Spring Into Action with Community-Based Events

The bees are buzzing, birds are chirping and the sun is shining. It’s time to Spring Into Action. With the arrival… continue reading.

Urbanists Guide to McDowell Mountain Music Festival

McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF) descends upon downtown’s Margaret T. Hance Park in a flurry of energy and excitement March 27-29…. continue reading.

Staff Picks For Viva PHX 2015

Here at Downtown Phoenix Inc. (DPI), we produce, partner and endorse lots of music events and Viva PHX is one our… continue reading.

New Mixologist Helps Renaissance Step Up Drink Game

More evidence of Downtown Phoenix’s ascension as a destination for fine cocktails can be found at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown… continue reading.

Downtown Phoenix Directory Showcases New Mural Project

With a vibrant new cover, co-created by Jose Andres Giron and Carlos Rivas, two resident artists at the Latino Arts… continue reading.

Local Groups Activate First Street With Local Art, New Signage

  __________ With the stroke of a paintbrush and the flame of a blow torch, First Street is looking more… continue reading.

The DTPHX City Sampler

  The DTPHX City Sampler is an urban explorer’s passport to the best in food and drink in DTPHX –… continue reading.

#DTPHX + NYE x 15

Take a free ride on light rail and celebrate the close of 2014 and beginning of 2015 in Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix Holiday Gift Guide

Discover creative gifts for everyone on your list – from our Downtown Phoenix family to yours.

Phoestivus Market Makes Holiday Shopping Fun, Festive

Peruse 130 local vendors at the Phoestivus Open-Air Market Wednesday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 4-9 p.m. at Phoenix Public Market.

Santa Claus is Coming to Downtown

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially for Santa Claus.

Shop Local, Shop Downtown for the Holidays

Avoid stressful malls and crowded big box stores this season and give yourself the gift of a joyful holiday shopping experience in Downtown Phoenix.

Meet Me Downtown Bridges Fitness and Social Connectivity

The new weekly fitness and community-building initiative Meet Me Downtown successfully kicked off Monday, Nov. 10 at The Corner.

Heckler Design Brings Localism and Minimalism to Grand Avenue

From the new headquarters in the historic O.S. Stapley building on Grand Avenue, Heckler Design sources locally for manufacturing needs.

Your Weekend Guide to Festivals and Events

From funky parades to cumbia music – this weekend is chock-full of fantastic fall events.

Meet Me Downtown Debuts Nov. 10

New community building program promotes healthy living and the urban experience

Celebrate Fall Events and Live It Up Downtown

It’s time to get outside, celebrate the city and Live It Up Downtown!

Changing the World One Chair at a Time

Jon Irons of Sitgreen Cardboard Furniture wants to change the world one chair at a time. (VIDEO)

The Hunt Continues: Mercury Seeks Third WNBA Championship

Downtown’s top ballers need community support to bring home another title.

Meet the Man Behind Lawless Denim

Arizona-grown Lawless Denim brings hip heritage-style jeans to Downtown Phoenix. (VIDEO)

Get a Sneak Peek of the New Downtown Directory and Dining Guide

The new Downtown Directory and Dining Guide celebrates our growing, vibrant Downtown community — just take a look.

Downtown Living: CityScape Residences

Take a glimpse inside CityScape Residences and find out what it’s like to live in Downtown Phoenix. (VIDEO)

Celebrate Independence Day By Supporting Independent Businesses

This week through Sunday, hundreds of businesses around the state are offering a 20 percent discount in honor of “National Independents Week,” an initiative to support local and independent traders.

Celebrate All Things Mom In Downtown Phoenix

Celebrating mom doesn’t have to start or end on Sunday morning. Explore ways to show mom you care this Mother’s Day weekend in Downtown Phoenix.

How to Eat with Dietary Restrictions in Downtown Phoenix

Downtowners share their favorite dishes that cater to their dietary needs.

New Website Connects Tourists to the Local Downtown Scene

New website, dtphx.co, aims to connect tourists with Downtown’s urban character

Downtown Directory Highlights First Street Improvements

The 2014 Downtown Phoenix Directory uses local artwork to highlight the pedestrian experience.

Birthday Bash Coming to Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel is celebrating their birthday on Saturday, Feb. 22 with the Second Annual Birthday Bash.

Margaret T. Hance Park Redesign Meeting Scheduled for Next Week

The team in charge of redesigning Margaret T. Hance Park will present its second Concept Plan next Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Phoenix Art Museum.

McDowell Mountain Music Festival Announces 2014 Line-Up

The McDowell Mountain Music Festival is bringing three full days of music, arts, food, shopping and more to Downtown Phoenix.

12 Holiday Gift Ideas from the Downtown Phoenix Partnership Staff

Find the perfect holiday gift in the Urban Core with the Downtown Phoenix Partnership holiday gift guide.

A Phoestivus for the Rest of Us

‘Twas a merry Phoestivus holiday market last night at the Phoenix Public Market. Now experience it all over again next Wednesday, Dec. 18!

Holidays Huzzah!

Don’t miss an unforgettable holiday weekend in Downtown Phoenix.

Downtown Dominates Best of Awards

The Arizona Republic, Phoenix Magazine and Phoenix New Time’s Best of awards for Downtown

Deals, Discounts and Free Fun for Students

Back to school? Check out these Downtown deals and free events perfect for students.

Come and Watch the Business Boom in Downtown Phoenix

Business in Downtown Phoenix is booming according to a recent taxable revenue report.

All the World’s a Stage – Especially Downtown

Exploring Theater in Downtown Phoenix

Another Season of Culture

Get ready for the deluge of plays, operas and symphonies coming to Downtown this fall.

Weekend Fun without spending a dime

Downtown Phoenix is packed with free good times this weekend.

Downtown Staycations

Make a weekend of it Downtown with special hotel rates.

Downtown Revenue Growth Continues

The increase in Downtown Phoenix revenues illustrates growth in the business core across all sectors.

Downtown Phoenix Recycles Presents I Recycle Phoenix Street Sale

Clean your clutter. Donate your items. Beautify your neighborhood.

Help Make Downtown Beautiful

Donate your old stuff or shop the Street Sale – your contribution will help green Downtown

Get Your Pampering Downtown

Downtowners can get everything they need to keep looking great, all within a few short blocks.

Urban Wine Walk Returns April 20

Spend Saturday enjoying wine, good weather and friends.

Declutter for Spring Cleaning Week

Clean your clutter. Donate your items. Beautify your neighborhood.

The Great Outdoors in Downtown Phoenix: Enjoy Springtime in an Urban Setting

Enjoy spring Downtown – while it lasts!

Downtown Salon Phoenix: Where Style, Service, Salon and Spa Services Become One

Downtown Salon Phoenix opened in 2010 with a talented and dedicated staff that resulted in the salon receiving the “Best… continue reading.

From Market to Table: Recipes With Local Beets

Explore local produce and discover a new recipe for beets.

McDowell Mountain Music Festival Comes Downtown

A three-day festival will land Downtown in March. Do you have your tickets?

American Indian Fashion Show in the Heart of Downtown

Featuring American Indian-made high fashion, street wear and jewelry this show has something to prove.

Top 13 Things To Do Downtown in 2013

The must-see spots and events for the new year

Decorate Luminarias Downtown

Leave your mark on Downtown’s holiday decorations

Spirits of the Season Competition Heats Up

Time’s running out to vote for your favorite Spirit of the Season cocktail from 16 bars and restaurants Downtown.

Sixth Annual Festive Friday

Finish your holiday shopping on your lunch hour.

Downtown’s First Friday Guide

A printable map for all the First Friday fun in Downtown.

Shop in Winter Sunshine

Knock out the rest of your holiday shopping on your lunch hour.

Phoestivus 2012

The 3rd Annual Phoestivus Market is Dec. 5 & 12

Bewitching Affair: Arizona Science Center Adults’ Night Out Showcases World of Magic

Delve into the mysteries and science behind perception and illusions at this month’s Adults’ Night Out

Holidays in Downtown

The Holidays are right around the corner – celebrate with four fun events Downtown

Wine Walk Moseys Downtown Nov 10

Sample wine and snacks at 16 restaurants along the Light Rail on November 10

Downtown’s Best-Kept Secrets

The city’s full of surprises. Here’s our top ten favorite hidden gems.

Space Between Vacant Lot Activation Grand Opening Aug. 21

Join us for the unveiling of the Space Between, a beautiful and inviting temporary vacant lot activation project, Friday, Aug. 21 from 8-10 a.m.