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2015 Super Bowl

The 2015 Super Bowl will be played February 1, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium

The 2015 Greatest Day of Commercials Super Bowl is scheduled for February 1 and will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ - about nine miles from Phoenix. The Seattle Seahawks will do battle with New England Patriots in a game that promises to be one for the ages. Before kickoff Idina Menzel will perform the National Anthem and Golden Globe winner John Legend will sing "America The Beautiful." The halftime show will be rocking with performances by Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz. Scroll down to discover some of the Phoenix area events leading up to Super Bowl XLIX as well as GAYOT's picks for the best places to watch the game around the country.


January 25
University of Phoenix Stadium

2015 Pro Bowl

The Pro Bowl will feature all star players from the NFC and AFC

Held a week before Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix Stadium, the 2015 Pro Bowl will showcase some of the NFL’s finest athletes not playing in the annual championship. Watch the fantasy stats surge as foes become friends and team loyalty takes a day off.

Find your favorite players on the Pro Bowl official website

January 24 - February 1
Adjacent to the University of Phoenix Stadium

2015 NFL Experience Engineered by GMC

The 22nd annual NFL Experience Engineered by GMC is a great event for the family as there is something for both casual and diehard fans

The 22nd annual NFL Experience Engineered by GMC is an interactive football theme park perfect for diehard fanatics and curious onlookers alike. Offering participatory games, youth football clinics and free autograph sessions from current and former NFL players, the NFL Experience is a great way to get hyped for the big game.

Get all the hard-hitting information about the NFL Experience at the official website

January 29
Scottsdale Civic Park

Arizona Indian Festival

The Arizona Indian Festival is a great way to get in a bit of culture before the Big Game

Just before Super Bowl Sunday, nearby Scottsdale will showcase the diverse Native American tribes of Arizona at Scottsdale Civic Park.  Family-friendly and free of charge, the Arizona Indian Festival is a fun opportunity for football fans to stretch their cultural legs.

Look for more Scottdale events on their Cultural Events official website

January 30 - 31
Murphy Park

Glendale Chocolate Affaire

Give in to your sweet tooth at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire

A celebration of all things chocolate and romance, the Glendale Chocolate Affaire will feature more than 30 specialty vendors showcasing handcrafted sweets and cocoa-based treats. The event will be held at Murphy Park, roughly six miles from the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Chocolate lovers, go to the official website of the Glendale Chocolate Affaire


Find more details at the official website of the 2015 Super Bowl


One of the Top 10 Sports Bars in the U.S., Sluggers World Class Sports Bar & Grill is a favorite with locals thanks to indoor batting cages, an extensive game room and many pool tables


Best Bars to Watch the Big Game

Pick your team and get ready to chow down on burgers and buffalo wings at one of these top 10 sports bars across the country. One of them features a celebrity chef's take on a gourmet Las Vegas sportsbook, while another has television screens in the bathrooms so you won't miss a moment of the action.

GAYOT's List of the Top 10 Sports Bars in the U.S.


There's always more to learn about wine. Take part in a class, a wine and cheese pairing or a fancy prix-fixe meal at these events across the country.

Eat, drink and celebrate at these festivals, special dinners, happy hours, cooking classes and more from Los Angeles to New York to London.