Hance Park in Phoenix will host a free festival ahead of the Super Bowl
PHOENIX — People will be able to enjoy a free festival at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix during the week leading up to the Super Bowl, the host committee announced this week.
The festival will feature different genres of live music and entertainment for each opening day and night, as well as diverse cultural experiences, said Jay Parry, president and CEO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. KTAR News 92.3 FM.
Attendees can also enjoy local cuisine and food trucks at the event that promises to appeal to people of all ages.
“We want everyone to come and be able to make those Super Bowl memories with their family, with their friends and have a great time celebrating the Super Bowl,” Parry said.
“We are thrilled to have the people of Arizona coming to participate in this as well as any visitors we know will be coming to town for the big game.”
The festival will be similar to the event held in downtown Phoenix the last time the Super Bowl was in the Valley in 2015, but this time around it will be on a much larger scale.
“Our goal is to make this time an even bigger and better experience for everyone who comes to attend,” Parry said.
The NFL’s Super Bowl Experience is also back at the Phoenix Convention Center, about a mile from the Hance Park outdoor festival.
Among the activities available at the Super Bowl Experience are interactive games, youth football clinics and the chance to get autographs from current NFL players and legends, the organizing committee said.
“Downtown Phoenix has changed a lot since the last big game,” Mayor Kate Gallego said in a news release. “We look forward to visitors experiencing the growth of business, restaurants, arts, entertainment and our massively improved transportation.
“This festival builds on the fan experience that will introduce thousands of people to our city. They will discover why we are the fastest growing major city in America.
Parry said the organizing committee will announce other events in the Valley, including Scottsdale, Mesa and Tempe, as the fall approaches and before the big game in February.
“The idea is to have a valley-wide takeover so that whenever you arrive in Arizona, or if you live here, you know you’re in the Super Bowl that week before the game. “, Parry said.
People will be able to follow the latest Super Bowl events and other information on the host committee’s website.
Parry added that the website also has information on how to volunteer, as 5,000 people need to work in the months leading up to the game and help with preparations.
Daniel Pike of KTAR News 92.3 FM contributed to this report.