Woman with a perfect, golden spray tan

Glow up: Where to get the best spray tan in Phoenix

Whether you're a sunless tanning pro or a first-timer, we've got you covered.

The arrival of spring means one thing: the countdown to spring break is on! Along with packing your favorite hat and biggest pair of sunglasses, don’t forget that the best accessory for a spring break vacation is golden, glowing skin. It’s time for a glow-up, Phoenix. From custom colors and clean ingredients to mobile tans and full-service salons, here’s where to book your next bronze. 

The Bronzed Bungalow 

4256 N Brown Ave H, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

The Bronzed Bungalow in Scottsdale is a spray tanning studio that specializes in full-body airbrush tans. All tans are personalized based on your desired color result. Each unique tanning solution is customized with natural, cruelty-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, and vegan ingredients and include a skin-soothing lineup of vitamin complex and nourishing botanicals to give your skin a glowy effect. For extra hydration, book the Thirsty Girl Bronze. The full body treatment includes a finishing aloe-based elixir that promotes skin hydration. 

Melt by Melissa 

7500 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Melt by Melissa has practically mastered the art of self-care. The Scottsdale beauty salon has a toolbox of services that includes brow and body waxing, lashes and skincare, and organic hand-airbrush tans. They offer two tanning solutions, Rapid and Classic, and each is totally organic, non-toxic, and pregnancy and nursing-mama-safe. Unlike carrot and beet-based products, these solutions are derived from pears and apples, have a sweet scent, and will never turn your skin orange. Complete your tan with the anti-crease finishing dust to keep your tan from transferring and your skin hydrated. 

Bronzmopolitan Spray Tan Bar

15811 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd #125, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

The spray tan artists at Scottsdale-based Bronzmopolitan use the latest airbrush tan technology to give each and every one of their clients a bronzy glow. Called EVOLV, this special tan tech delivers a heated airbrush tan that can be customized from a light glow to a deep, dark tan. Take your custom spray tan to the next level with a la carte add-ons like scents, accelerator, finishing powder to minimize stickiness, or a post-tan moisturizing treatment for luxuriously soft skin. The best part? You’ll get a complimentary glass of bubbly (beer and wine options are available too) with every tan.

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Arizona Airbrush Studio 

3920 N Miller Rd #104, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Arizona Airbrush Studio in Scottsdale has been keeping the Valley bronzed for more than two decades. The Scottsdale-based studio has even been recognized as one of the best spray tan studios in the country. And it’s easy to see why. Every sunless tanning solution is PETA-approved and paraben-free. Plus, they only use solutions with the highest quality eco-certified DHA, a tincture that is derived from organic non-GMO sugar beets and sugarcane. There are multiple in-studio sunless services to choose from ranging from the Basic Spray Tan to the Elite Spray Tan. Arizona Airbrush Studio also offers in-home mobile spray tan services, too. 

Glow Babe Studio 

1635 N Greenfield Rd STE 123, Mesa, AZ 85205

Get a celeb-worthy glow at Mesa-based Glow Babe Studio. The East Valley beauty hotspot offers a variety of custom color sunless tans including the Luxury Rapid Tan and Luxury Contour Tan that highlights your natural curves and muscle definition. Extras like the hydration boost or scent drops, available in pineapple or coconut, can add a luxe factor to your sunless tan experience. Glow Babe Studio also offers tan line corrections, monthly membership options, and mobile tanning services so you can glow on the go.

Bronzed Humanity 

7420 S Rural Rd B7, Tempe, AZ 85283

Born to be bronze? Book your next sunless tanning session at Bronzed Humanity in Tempe. Each airbrush spray tan includes body contouring and custom color for an all natural, vacation-ready glow. Bronzed Humanity also offers in-studio or in-home spray tan parties, new client specials, student discounts, bridal packages, and membership options to keep you golden and radiant year-round. 


7077 E Bell Rd #206, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

For the latest in beauty trends, look no further than YBL. The Scottsdale-based beauty destination offers a variety of services that range from airbrush spray tans and lash treatments to permanent jewelry and unicorn braids, so you can get your spring break look on lock, all in one spot. A spray tan artist will help you choose the best tan solution for your skin and every sunless tan is applied by hand to get the contouring and application just right. Enhance your sunless tan with add-ons like collagen boost to support your skin elasticity or vitamin burst to give your skin added hydration. 

PHX Sunless 

1219 E Glendale Ave Ste 25, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Glow is the name of the game at this Glendale-based studio. PHX Sunless offers both in-studio and mobile spray tanning services that are available anywhere there’s an outlet, from your hotel room to your home. Each airbrush spray tan is applied by a certified spray tan artist. And, PHX Sunless uses the industry’s leading clean beauty tanning solutions. Plus, primer and odor block are included in every spray tan. 

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Locals sitting and enjoying food at tables during a local festival in Dallas

9 spring festivals in DFW you’ll want to add to your calendar

The DFW spring festival schedule is absolutely stacked. Here are our top 9 picks.

Punxsutawney Phil has declared an early spring is on its way. In North Texas, that means some gorgeous weather for a season chock full of festivals and fun. Our calendars are bursting with local festivals celebrating everything from Selena and pinball machines to crawfish and reggae. 

We’ve curated the best spring agenda throughout March and April. Here are nine festivals you don’t want to miss! 

Dallas Blooms

February 24–April 8, 2024

Cost: Adults: $22; seniors (65+): $18; children (2-12): $13, child (under 2): free

Start the season strong with Dallas Blooms, the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest. “Spectacular” fairly describes the 500,000 blooming bulbs at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, including tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils. As the weather warms, visitors will also delight in striking bursts of color as azaleas and cherry trees bloom around the garden’s 66 acres on the shores of White Rock Lake in East Dallas.  

Bring your brightest smiles for the 2024 theme, “A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words,” with living selfie walls and endless picturesque vignettes. (Our favorites are found in A Woman’s Garden with its multiple sculptures, infinity pool, fountains, and elegant features.)

North Texas Irish Festival 

March 1–3, 2024

Cost: Friday: $15; Saturday/Sunday: $25/one-day, $40/two-day ticket; weekend pass: $45

Sing “Ceád Míle Fáilte” to your inner Irish spirit at the 42nd annual North Texas Irish Festival at Fair Park in Dallas, March 1–3, 2024. This family- and dog-friendly event includes traditional and contemporary Irish music and dance, as well as storytelling, arts and crafts, Irish vendors, animal shows, lots of great food options, and a fun run on Saturday morning. 

Whiskey lovers, take note: Marius Donnelly, ex-proprietor of Trinity Hall Irish Pub, will help elevate your sipping game with three Irish whiskey-tasting masterclasses over the weekend. These 90-minute experiences will feature whiskies from five Irish distillers, with Donnelly delving into the distillery backstories, the whiskey flavor expressions, and connoisseur tips on catching flavor nuances.

Selena Market Fest

March 9, 2024

Cost: Free with registration

The Selena Market Fest will have you singing “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” all around Main Street Garden Park on March 9, 2024. Celebrate the spirit of Selena, the late iconic queen of Latin music, in a vibrant, family-centric atmosphere. Local vendors showcase the diversity of Latinx culture, live performances will keep you on your toes, and @official_queenladyb will rule the “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” contest. Paint classes and swag bags are available, too. 

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Texas Pinball Festival

March 15–17, 2024

Cost: Weekend pass, $90: adult; $60: child

Don’t miss the buzzers, bells, and lights a flashin’ at the Texas Pinball Festival at Embassy Suites & Frisco Conference Center in Frisco, March 15–17, 2024. This is the largest festival in the industry and enthusiasts will find more than 400 vintage and new pinball machines from around the country. These, as well as classic arcade games, will be set on free play for the weekend. This festival brings back cool arcade memories of summers past and offers a chill vibe, without pretension. Just folks playin’ some mean games of pinball. 

Founders Day Jubilee & Cook-off

March 15–17, 2024

Cost: Free

About 38 miles southwest of Fort Worth, the Founders Day Jubilee & Cook-off is a taste of Texas fun in Historic Granbury Square, March 15–17. Bring the whole family for a bean & BBQ cook-off ($5 bean tasting kits) and come hungry for the ribs and brisket from some of the best local cookers. After the feast, waddle your way around the square for street vendors and boutique shopping, as well as live entertainment, including a DJ, square dancers, and karaoke. Historical presentations, a hot dog eating contest, and gospel music are also slated for the weekend. Don’t miss the crowning of the Bean Queen Saturday at 10 a.m. 

Oddities & Curiosities Expo

March 30–31, 2024

Cost: $10: advance/$15: door; kids (12 and under) free 

Calling all lovers of the strange, unusual, and bizarre! The Oddities & Curiosities Expo is passing through Dallas March 30–31 at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Cosplay is encouraged for attendees as they peruse vendors, dealers, artists, and small businesses of all things weird. Think ghoulish jewelry, creepy clothing, preserved specimens, one-of-a-kind artwork, antiques, handcrafted oddities, quack medical devices, funeral collectibles, and even more than Morticia Addams could dream of. Performers will entertain, and food will satiate, but don’t let that distract you from the taxidermy classes held during the expo. 

Dallas Crawfish Kickoff Festival

April 6, 2024

Cost: General admission: $10; general admission + all-you-can-eat crawfish: $35; children 8 and under: free

Crawfish season is short and so is the Dallas Crawfish Kickoff Festival at just one day on Saturday, April 6. But more than 2,000 people will make it count as they celebrate mudbugs on Ferris Plaza, 400 South Houston St. The event features bands and DJs all day with a variety of vendors, in case crawfish aren’t your jam. It’ll be a full day of crawfish, music, drinks, dancing, games, food, bands, and people. The venue offers a prime downtown location, on almost an acre of shaded park grounds, so bring a folding chair or blanket to relax between buckets of mudbugs. 

Dallas Reggae Festival 2024 

April 12–14, 2024

Cost: Adults: $28.50+; Youth (10–15): $10+

With more than 20 live bands, two dozen local food vendors, and over 60 marketplace vendors, the Dallas Reggae Festival 2024 promises an epic experience, April 12–14, 2024. Friendly for all ages, this Dallas Midtown event aims to be filled with music, positive vibes, and a celebration of cultural equality through reggae music. 

Escape to the islands with arts, crafts, and jewelry vendors, as well as Caribbean-inspired food and various artists. Don’t miss top performers Alborosie and Yellowman (Friday); Collie Buddy, Iam Tongi, Half Pint, Arise Roots, Perfect Giddimani (Saturday); and Don Carlos, Groundation, Gondwana, and Fia (Sunday).

Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival

April 18–21, 2024

Cost: Free

The 37th edition of the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival brings downtown Cowtown alive from April 18–21, 2024. This is the Lone Star State’s largest arts festival with more than 200 local, regional, and national juried artists. The annual poster is a collector’s item! Music on Main means hundreds of musicians performing throughout downtown for four days at what is also Fort Worth’s largest free music festival. Culinary arts also take center stage with everything from empanadas and arepas to funnel cakes and frozen custard available for purchase (credit cards only). We can’t wait to see you there! 

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People Outdoors Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

The best St. Paddy’s celebrations in ATL and beyond

From Atlanta to Savannah, get ready for lively parties, parades, and green beers galore.

Atlantans are lucky — we can choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here in our city or we can take a short weekend trip to beautiful Savannah. Atlanta St. Paddy’s events include fun festivals, lively parades, and 5K events featuring runners in green taking over the streets. In Savannah, what began as a small observation of St. Patrick’s Day by Savannah’s Hibernian Society in 1813 has evolved into a four-hour parade that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world. Savannah truly becomes one big celebration once March arrives.

Here are the best events in both cities for St. Patrick’s Day this year. 

Celebrations in Atlanta

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Midtown Atlanta

Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Parade is a fantastic annual event that has been around for over 140 years, making it one of the oldest parades in the country and the longest-running event in Atlanta. This year’s parade promises to be a spectacular display of talent and diversity, with over 2,000 participants, 100 parade units, and 700 musicians and dancers. The parade will feature many performers, including clowns, dancers, children, drill teams, Bagpipe & Drum Corps, and more. Save your spot on Saturday, March 16, along the parade route in Midtown before the noon start time.

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Park Tavern’s ShamRock Fest

Looking for some post-parade excitement after the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Midtown? You won’t want to miss out on ShamRock Fest at Park Tavern! It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in style, with plenty of music and fun to go around. DJs will be spinning tunes all day long starting at 2 pm, and you can enjoy drink specials crafted especially for the occasion. Get your tickets here. This event is 21 and up, but dogs are more than welcome to join in on the fun.

8th Annual Marietta Shamrock Shuffle 5K

The Marietta Shamrock Shuffle is an annual 5K walk/run event to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Registration is now open for the event on Saturday, March 16, at Marietta Square. The race starts at 8 am and the registration fee is only $35. Proceeds from the event will go toward supporting the Marietta Police Athletic League’s youth sports, academic, and recreation programs.

Weekend trip to Savannah

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah

Get ready for a fantastic time at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, happening on Saturday, March 16th. This parade is the highlight of the Savannah St. Paddy’s experience and is one of the largest parades in the country. You’ll get to enjoy a spectacular lineup of entertainment, including service members from the area, marching bands from all over the United States, and even the majestic Budweiser Clydesdale horses. The parade kicks off around 10:15 a.m. and lasts for several hours, taking you through much of the Historic District. Wear comfy shoes, and don’t forget to wear green. 

Greening of the Fountain

If you’re visiting Savannah longer than St. Paddy’s weekend, don’t miss the Forsyth Park fountain going green on Friday, March 8. Ceremony attendees work together to pour green dye into the fountain water starting at noon. 

29th Annual March of Dimes Shamrock Run 5K

Join the March of Dimes Shamrock Run in Ellis Square on the evening of March 1 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with fellow Savannahians. The 5K race welcomes participants of all ages, dogs included. The event is a cherished tradition that brings the community together in a vibrant run. Come in your best holiday attire, enjoy live music, and maybe even win a gift card for your creative costume. Get your ticket now, and note that there are military and student discounts.

Pub crawl down River Street

River Street is the most exciting destination in Savannah for food, shopping, and nightlife. It’s also the perfect place to be during St. Patrick’s Day. You can enjoy a DIY St. Paddy’s crawl by hopping from bar to bar, but keep an eye out for high entrance fees. Stafford’s Public House hosts an official bar crawl the weekend before (for practice!) and on St. Patrick’s Day. You can grab your tickets here.

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