Festivals is a fund-raising/sponsorship initiative of Sun Sounds of Arizona. Sun Sounds is an organization that provides audio services to the blind community. Each day, they record and distribute recordings of current news periodicals for blind individuals to listen to. As a former broadcaster, I applaud their efforts. puts on three beer festivals in Arizona annually: The Great Arizona Beer Festival (generally in March); Made in the Shade (in Flagstaff, in June), and The Great Tucson Beer Festival (in the fall).

Arizona Beer Traveler has been to Made in the Shade and The Great Arizona Beer Festival multiple times. Made in the Shade, with its summertime date and cooler climate, seems to be the bigger draw.