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Free and affordable Super Bowl events across the Valley

We've all seen the high price tags for everything from game tickets to private parties. But there are plenty of free and affordable Super Bowl events for the family.
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PHOENIX — Super Bowl 57 kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 12 in Glendale, but the festivities start as early as this weekend.

Some of the event pricing is surging, taking advantage of one of the largest sporting events in the world, from $800 to get into the Sports Illustrated party at Talking Stick Resort to $1,000 for the Rolling Stone LIVE event at The Clayton House.

But with countless events across the Valley, there are plenty that are either free or more affordable and others that allow you the chance to win tickets.

Here is a list:

Saturday, Feb. 4 - Sunday, Feb. 5; Thursday, Feb. 9 - Saturday, Feb. 11

Super Bowl Experience

A pro football ‘theme park’ for fans, featuring interactive games, sponsor activations, player appearances, unique photo ops including the Vince Lombardi Trophy and the full collection of 56 Super Bowl Rings, food & beverage, exclusive merchandise from NFL Shop & more.

Valley Metro is offering free rides on the light rail to those planning to attend Super Bowl events downtown.

Monday, Feb. 6

Opening night

  • Where: Footprint Center 
  • When: 4 p.m. doors open; 6 p.m. show
  • Tickets: $20, purchased here

Opening Night marks the kickoff of Super Bowl week to the nation and will include appearances by the full rosters and head coaches for the AFC and NFC champions. Highlights include an immersive audio experience, NFL player autographs, exclusive NFL Shop merchandise, and a joint team moment.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 - Sunday, Feb. 12

Historic Old Town ESPN Main Street Tailgate

  • Where: Main Street between Scottsdale Rd. and Brown Ave, in Old Town 
  • When: Feb. 8- Feb. 12 
  • Tickets: Free, None needed

Historic Old Town ESPN Main Street Tailgate is a five-day Old West-style football pre-game party for all ages and will feature tailgate-style games, live entertainment, free tasting opportunities, and swag.

Thursday, Feb. 9 - Sunday, Feb. 12

Super Bowl Experience at Hance Park

  • Where: Margaret T. Hance Park 
  • When: Feb. 9 - Feb. 12
  • Tickets: Free

This multi-day, free NFL event includes live music, family-friendly games, activities, food, and photo opportunities. The park will be open from 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, the hours are 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. On Sunday, the Super Bowl watch party opens up at 11 a.m. and ends at 9 p.m. 

Jimmy Eat World will play for free on Thursday and Lee Brice plays on Friday. A R I Z O N A takes the stage on Saturday. You can learn more here.

Thursday, Feb. 9

Luke Combs Exclusive Concert

  • Where: Arizona Financial Theatre 
  • When: Feb. 9
  • Tickets: SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners can RSVP to attend the show for a chance to win a free seat. You can do so here.

Thursday, Feb. 9

Meet & Greet with The Bella Twins

  • Where: Wild Horse Pass Spotlight Lounge
  • When: Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: None needed. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Thursday, Feb. 9 - Saturday, Feb. 11

Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest

The three-day Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest at the Footprint Center features performances by Paramore and Bleachers on Thursday, Dave Matthews Band and DJ Pee Wee on Friday, and Imagine Dragons, Kane Brown and Nightly on Saturday.

Friday, Feb. 10

FanDuel Party

  • Where: Tempe Beach Park
  • When: Feb. 10
  • Tickets: Those who want to attend can place a $25 bet through FanDuel for the chance to win. The first 4,000 participants to do so will get a free ticket, according to FanDuel.

The FanDuel Party at Tempe Beach Park will feature a live performance by The Killers, a dozen celebrities and NFL players compete in various games, food trucks, and more.

Saturday, Feb. 11

Game On! Goodyear

  • Where: Goodyear Civic Square Park 
  • When: Feb. 9, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tickets: Free

The family-friendly Super Bowl-themed block party in Goodyear includes food and drinks, plus football inflatables, tailgate games, performances from local bands, and photo booths.

Saturday, Feb. 11

Park West Bubble Bowl

  • Where: 9744 W. Northern Ave. Peoria, AZ 85345
  • When: Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Tickets: Free

The Park West Bubble Bowl sponsored by the City of Peoria is a free, family-friendly Super Bowl event featuring bubble activations, a foam zone, bubble performers, DJ, balloon makers and more.

Sunday, Feb. 12

Guy's Flavortown Tailgate

  • Where: Directly across from State Farm Stadium, 9191 Cardinals Way, Glendale, AZ
  • When: Feb. 10
  • Tickets: Free for the first 10,000 to register for tickets. You can learn more here.

Described as part food festival and part music festival, Guy's Flavortown Tailgate will feature Guy Fieri plus performances by Diplo and LOCASH. In addition, there will be food, drinks, and restaurant pop-ups.

Sunday, Feb. 12

Game Day Watch Zone at Desert Ridge

  • Where: 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050 
  • When: Feb. 12 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: Free

Desert Ridge Marketplace is hosting the Game Day Watch Zone at The District. The Big Game will be shown on large outdoor LED screens.


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