August in Phoenix

Things to do in August in Phoenix

August is a hot, hot month for activities in Phoenix. From comedy shows to a carnival of illusions, there is something for everyone to do this month. Grab your calendars and start making your list of fun things to do!

The Wiggles: Party Time Tour!
Orpheum Theatre
203 W. Adams St. Phoenix, AZ
Date: August 5, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM
Price: $29.75-$75
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Remember The Wiggles? It has been awhile since they have visited the USA! The world’s most successful children’s entertainment group will perform in 28 cities this Summer and Phoenix is one of them!

“Following the smash success of their tv series on Universal Kids and Hulu, as well as new clips released on YouTube every week receiving millions of views it’s time to see Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony off the screen and on the stage!”

The Book of Mormon
ASU Gammage
1200 S. Forest Ave. Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
Date: August 6, 2019 to August 11, 2019
Recurring daily
Time: Show times vary
Price: See website for details
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Being hailed by The New York Times as “the best musical of the century.” The Book of Mormon is a nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. The Washington Post exclaims, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” Even Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show say it is”Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.”

A mismatched pair of missionaries journey across the world to spread the Good Word. It is an outrageous comedy that will keep you laughing. It has quickly become an international sensation.

Donell Rawlings
Stand Up Live
50 W. Jefferson St. Ste. 200 Phoenix, AZ
Date: August 8, 2019 to August 10, 2019
Recurring daily
Time: Showtimes vary by day
Price: $22
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Enjoy a night of laughs with Donnell Rawlings as he performs at Stand Up Live. Rawlings is an overnight success a decade in the making.You might have seen him as Ashy Larry on Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show, where he joined Dave Chappelle as both as a writer and performer.

Musical Icon: Elvis
4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ
Date: August 10, 2019 to August 11, 2019
Recurring daily
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price: Included with paid museum admission
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Calling all Elvis fans! The MIM is hosting an exhibit dedicated to the legacy of the “King of Rock and Roll.” You can listen to special talks about Elvis Presley’s music and watch an iconic Elvis movie. You don’t want to miss this one.

World Hip Hop Dance Championship Finals
Gila River Arena
9400 W Maryland Ave Glendale, AZ
Date: August 10, 2019
Phone: (323) 850-3777
Time: 6:30 PM
Price: $26.50
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Hip Hop dancers will take center stage as the field has been narrowed down to the best of the best. This is the 18th year and with 50 countries participating, you will be impressed by the talent and dedication of this year’s championship competition.

Skylar Brothers
Stand Up Live
50 W. Jefferson St. Ste. 200 Phoenix, AZ
Date: August 15, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM
Price: $22
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Get ready for a night of laughs as The Sklar Brothers perform at Stand Up Live.

“Randy and Jason Sklar began as one zygote and later guest starred in many TV shows, including an Emmy-Award-winning episode of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, the FX hit It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as Adult Swim’s Childrens’ Hospital, and most recently on the USA Network’s critically acclaimed, Playing House.”

Carnival of Illusion: An evening of old-world Magic
Arizona Biltmore Resort
Phoenix, AZ
Dates: Aug 23 – Aug 24
Phone: (480) 359-7469
Price: See website for availability and ticket information.
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A fun filled night of magic and illusion awaits you at the top-rated, Carnival of Illusion. Imagine an international travel theme combined with a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow. Grab an up close spot to get every last ounce of magic and mystery. OOOH La La will not disappoint even the biggest skeptic.

So, step right up and experience the longest-running Arizona theater show, the Carnival of Illusion!

Harlem Globetrotters
Gila River Arena
9400 W. Maryland Ave. Glendale, AZ
Date: August 23, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
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Coming to the Gila River Arena, the fan favorite Harlem Globetrotter will bring you an electrifying show. Get even closer with their Fan Powered World Tour. There will be over 20 opportunities before, during and after each event where fans will get a chance to directly interact with the team’s stars!

Get ready for some of the most thrilling athletes in the world, including Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard, Firefly Fisher and, Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister, Torch George and Hoops Green.

Experience India
4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ
Date: August 31, 2019 to September 1, 2019
Recurring daily
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price: Included with paid admission
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“Experience the depth of India’s performing-arts culture. With vibrant musical and dance performances, participatory workshops, and Curator Talks, MIM presents the ragas and talas at the heart of Indian culture.”

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