Overlooking Scenic Glendale, Arizona


Our great town of Glendale, Arizona has the charm of a small town with all the amenities of a big city. Sunshine and blue skies are almost a daily attraction and warm winter days are perfect for outdoor activities. Our football stadium hosted Super Bowls 2008 and 2015 and will host again on February 12, 2023. The NCAA Final Four 2017 also took place in our town. State Farm Stadium and Gila River Hockey Arena, alongside Westgate City Center, are a hub of sports, entertainment, shopping and dining.

  • many great restaurants in Glendale, Arizona

    Glendale Dining

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

    Historic Downtown

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

    Antique Shops

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

    Luke AFB

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

    Sports & Recreation

    Glendale is home to the NHL Arizona Coyotes, NFL Arizona Cardinals, Super Bowl 2008, 2015 and 2023, the 2017 NCAA Final Four, Cactus League Spring Training for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch and the Fiesta Bowl game.
  • Last Drive-In Theater in Arizona is in Glendale

    Drive-In Theater

    The West Wind Glendale 9 Drive-In is one of the few remaining drive-in movie theaters in the United States. They screen first-run movies nightly. Learn more about this retro-style, last remaining Arizona drive-in theater. Check showings and showtimes

Special Events in Glendale, Arizona

( GRA=Gila River Arena / SFS=State Farm Stadium )
( WG=Westgate City Center / ATC=Arrowhead Towne Center )
( MP=Murphy Park / SRP=Sahuaro Ranch Park )

Now – Jan 02 – World of Illumination, Desert Diamond Casino
Now – Jan 09 – Murphy Park Lights (MP)
Dec 04 – Live Holiday Music Performance (ATC)
Dec 04 – The Dance Shoppe (MP)
Dec 04 – Musical Seats (SFS)
Dec 04 – Michaela's Dance Magix (MP)
Dec 04 – LIBCON West Comic Convention (MP)
Dec 06 – Pet Night with Santa (ATC)
Dec 08 – West African Concert, GCC
Dec 10 – On Stage Dance (MP)
Dec 11 – Hometown Christmas Parade
Dec 11 – Live Holiday Music Performance (ATC)
Dec 11 – Santa Hustle 5K & Half Marathon & Kids Dash (WG)
Dec 11 – Jingle Bell Hike, Thunderbird Conservation Park
Dec 11 – Bling Tour (MP)
Dec 12 – Witchrafted Yule Market, Glendale Civic Center
Dec 12 – The Sacred G's (MP)
Dec 15 – Coffee With a Cop, The Spicery
Dec 16 – Spotlight Youth Theater (MP)
Dec 17 – Fiesta Mexicana (MP)
Dec 18 – Live Jam (MP)
Dec 18 – Purely Dance (MP)
Dec 18 – Live Holiday Music Performance (ATC)
Dec 19 – The Sacred G's (MP)
Jan 01 – 51st Annual PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (SFS)
Jan 02 – The Sacred G's (MP)
Jan 08 – Glendale Poetry Slam
Jan 23 – JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour (GRA)
Feb 04 – Katt Williams World War III Tour (GRA)
Feb 05 – Monster Energy AMA Supercross (SFS)
Feb 12 – TobyMac Hits Deep Tour (GRA)
Feb 12 – Monster Jam (SFS)
Feb 19 – Great American Songbook and All That Jazz, Glendale Civic Center
Feb 22 – Justin Bieber Justice Tour (GRA)
Mar 04 – Ana Gabriel Por Amor A Ustedes Tour (GRA)
Mar 05/06 – Folk & Heritage Festival (SRP)
Mar 06 – Harlem Globetrotters (GRA)
Mar 12/13 – Professional Bull Riders (GRA)
Mar 25 – MercyMe Inhale (Exhale) Tour (GRA)
Apr 02/03 – Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever, The World Tour (GRA)
Apr 04/06 – Rage Against The Machine (GRA)
Apr 08 – Celine Dion Courage World Tour (GRA)
Apr 09 – Journey Freedom Tour (GRA)
May 03 – Coldplay Music of the Spheres World Tour (SFS)
May 14 – Eric Church The Gather Again Tour (GRA)
Aug 25 – Def Leppard & Motley Crue The Stadium Tour (SFS)
Aug 28 – The Killers with Johnny Marr (GRA)
Sep 07 – Shawn Mendes Wonder: The World Tour (GRA)

Murphy Park Lights Murphy Park Lights
Huge holiday light display in DT Glendale including a 20 foot walkthrough snowman and a large 30 foot tree that lights to music
November 19 through January 09
Nightly, 5 to 10 PM, More details

Skate Westgate Skate Westgate
Outdoor ice skating on a real ice rink
November 5 through January 17
Daily, Various Hours, Fountain Park
Private lessons available, plan a party or group event, More details

Fitness in the District Fitness in the District at Westgate
Tuesdays, October 5 to November 30
6:30 – 7:45 PM, WaterDance Plaza, More details

Live Music at Westgate Live Music at Westgate City Center
Every Friday & Saturday Night
7 – 10 PM, Fountain Park
See who's playing this weekend

Farmers Market at Arrowhead Towne Center Saturday Farmer's Market
Fresh produce, food vendors, food trucks & family fun, leashed dogs welcome
Every Saturday Year Round, October – May, 9 AM – 2 PM
Arrowhead Towne Center, 7780 West Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale (north side of Dillard's), More info

What's New or Coming to Glendale, Arizona

mystery location in Glendale Arizona MYSTERY IMAGE
Can you identify this mystery location in Glendale?

1) National Register of Historic Places
2) "Dinky Links"
3) Signal Oil
4) Morcomb


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

Explore Glendale's History

Glendale History Links

Glendale's Historical Plaques (walking and driving tours)
Historic Downtown Glendale Walking Tour
Catlin Court Historic District
Catlin Court Walking Tour
History of Glendale
Thunderbird Field and Thunderbird Tower Restoration Project
Arizona Memory Project Historic Glendale Photos

 Frequently-Called Glendale Numbers

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

Arizona Facts & Fun Trivia

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

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