Arizona has a wide variety of fall festivals in 2022. Our events calendar for September, October and November has things to do in Arizona including Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.
We're gearing up for another year of awesome events! We're in the process of updating events and are through all events that happened previously in September and October. I'm jumping into Halloween events so the November events will be coming out just a little slower, but they're on their way!
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Rainbows Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Apr 30 to May 1, 2022
Arizona’s greatest street fair celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ community.
Coconino County Fair - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 2 to Sep 5, 2022
Held Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy entertainers and musicians, carnival rides, livestock exhibits, vendor, food, and lots of family type fun. Since its establishment in 1949, the Coconino County Fair has promoted community involvement and interest in agriculture, horticulture, livestock, household arts, and diverse traditions. This is accomplished by providing an educational and entertaining experience in a family-friendly environment that encourages the public to showcase their accomplishments in agriculture and other areas.
Saboten Con - Phoenix, AZ - Sep 2 to Sep 5, 2022
Saboten Con is an American anime convention held in Phoenix, Arizona and organized by Monkey Paw Entertainment. The convention is held on Labor Day weekend and lasts for 4 days (Fri-Mon). It is currently hosted at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix. Saboten Con is the largest anime convention in Arizona with attendance reaching over 13,000 for the 2018 event
Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo - Sonoita, AZ - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2022
Over 700 participants compete for $40,000 in prizes at this Labor Day weekend rodeo contest. Held at the fairgrounds. Event dates back more than 100 years. Lots of concessions, steak fry, and even a dance following the rodeo on Saturday and Sunday.
Showdown in Tombstone - Tombstone, AZ - Sep 3 to Sep 4, 2022
Features free street entertainment, costume contest, parade, dance, raffles, and reenactments.
Taylor Sweet Corn Festival - Taylor, AZ - Sep 3, 2022
It celebrates the primary crop of local farmers with a parade, fireworks, horseless rodeo, arts & crafts, entertainment, kids activities, and of course sweet corn!
Cars and Bikes on Arizona Street - Bisbee, AZ - Sep 3, 2022
Lots of cars and bikes, food to eat, and music/fun.
Heber/Overgaard Oktoberfest - Heber-Overgaard, AZ - Sep 3 to Sep 4, 2022
Annual Oktoberfest in the Pines held at Tall Timbers County Park. Classic car show, beer garden, anvil shoots, hay rides, and kids inflatables. There will also be over 60 arts and crafts vendors.
Lumberjack Games - Heber-Overgaard, AZ - Sep 3, 2022
Now part of the Oktoberfest weekend festivities – takes place Saturday
Ales on the Rails - Clarkdale, AZ - Sep 13 to Oct 31, 2022
The Oktoberfest-style brews are produced in Arizona breweries. Beers may then be purchased during the railroad’s Fall Colors Tour, along with Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-label beers from Sedona’s Oak Creek Brewing Company. $10 logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings. An optional lunch for $11 of grilled sausages, special-recipe potato salad and hot pretzels served with a variety of gourmet cheeses perfect for dipping.
Galaxy Dancespot Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2022
A ballroom dance competition held annually in September at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa
Mohave County Fair - Kingman, AZ - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2022
Come and join in on the fun and excitement at the Mohave County Fairgrounds. A countywide fair livestock & crafts exhibits, live entertainment, tons of vendors, carnival and much more!
Arizona Underground Film Festival - Tucson, AZ - Sep 16 to Sep 24, 2022
Arizona’s only premier genre cult film festival, with 9 days of programming
Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2022
Three days of music, jamming, camping, workshops, community dancing, kids activities and more.
Sierra Vista Oktoberfest - Sierra Vista, AZ - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2022
Get ready for Sierra Vista’s favorite fall festival! Live entertainment will enthrall you at Der Biergarten, while the whole family can enjoy a carnival in the park. Food vendors will offer delicious cuisine, including a taste of Germany. And local art and crafts will be on sale in the kuns und handwerk strasse (arts and handwork street).
Blues in Bisbee - Old Bisbee, AZ - Sep 17, 2022
Features live blues from different bands Saturday. Food and beverages will be available. Held in Old Bisbee.
Lumberyard Brewery Oktoberfest - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 17, 2022
Beer, music, food and contests with 100% of proceeds going to charity!
Campbell Regatta - Lake Havasu City, AZ - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2022
A fun filled weekend on the water at Lake Havasu. One of its premier boating events of the year.
Fountain Hills Oktoberfest - Fountain Hills, AZ - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2022
Fountain Hills Oktoberfest celebrates adjacent to the Nations 4th tallest fountain with a band flown in from Germany, German food including footlong brats, sauerkraut and potato salad and of course German beer. Kids can enjoy a play area with bounce houses FREE of charge. $5, 12 and under are FREE. Wear your Dirndl and Lederhosen for a free commemorative Oktoberfest pin.
Salsa Fest - Safford, AZ - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2022
The festival celebrates the Southeast US’ Salsa Trail restaurants by offering samples of their salsas in a “Taste of the Trail.” Amateur salsa makers can compete for the title of best salsa. There will be live music and entertainment throughout. Food trucks and vendors of all kind are invited to participate.
Arizona State Fair - Phoenix, AZ - Sep 23 to Oct 30, 2022
An agricultural fair started over 100 years ago in 1905.
Desperado LGBT Film Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2022
Each year, Desperado showcases quality films that are related to the experiences of the LGBT community with the goal of creating an event that is educational, enlightening, entertaining and enjoyable. In addition to the screening of films, local artisans, painters and photographers are featured throughout this event.
SanTan Oktoberfest - Chandler, AZ - Oct 1, 2022
Runs from 3 PM to 11 PM. Typically includes beer, brats, live music/polka, stein races, keg rolling, tricycle races, keg contest, bratwurst eating contests and a beer pong tournament. $12 admission (kids 12 and under are free). Attendance is approximately 10,000 according to their sponsorship packet. Held at Dr AJ Chandler Park.
Litchfield Park Oktoberfest - Litchfield Park, AZ - Oct 1, 2022
The Wigwam Resort hosts an annual Arizona Oktoberfest on its front lawn with a costume contest, dance demonstrations, live music by Denny and the Polka Dots, and more. Admission: $10 for 12 and over. Food and drink are extra.
Flagstaff Oktoberfest - Flagstaff, AZ - Oct 1, 2022
Flagstaff will see its annual Arizona Oktoberfest on Saturday at Wheeler Park from 11 AM to 8 PM. The event supports the Flagstaff Sunrise Lions Club. Live polka music, German beer, and free root beer floats for kids in the root beer garden. Contests for yodeling, costume, brat eating and beer hoisting.
Pedal Haus Oktoberfest – Chandler - Chandler, AZ - Oct 1, 2022
A block party with live music; brats, burgers and beers; sausage eating contest; stein holding; polka bands and carnival games
Brat Haus Oktoberfest - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 1, 2022
Brat Haus is your full Oktoberfest headquarters! They offer a variety of different Bratwursts and European inspired food, including Haus-made pretzels. They always kick off Oktoberfest with a huge party, complete with stein holding contests, live polka bands, dancing and lots of other games and activities! All throughout Oktoberfest there will be food and drink specials including traditional German Festival Foods and all the great German Beers you can handle!
German Fest at Westside Lilo’s Cafe - Seligman, AZ - Oct 1, 2022
They’ll be serving brats, leberkase and pretzels, as well as Oktoberfest Bier from Hofbrau Munchen! They are along Scenic Route 66 (I-40) so make a day of it.
Bisbee Plein Air Festival - Bisbee, AZ - Oct 6 to Oct 9, 2022
Join other artists in painting Old Bisbee’s historic architecture, staircases, colorful homes and more in this competition for prizes, plus sell your Festival pieces to the public at the Wet Paint Sale. There will also be an informal critique sessional, panels, and a youth paint out.
Brew and Brats Oktoberfest - Kingman, AZ - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2022
Two day Oktoberfest hosted by the Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club. Local craft beer, German food, kids games and live bands. Held at Metcalfe Park (315 W. Beale St.) in Downtown Kingman. Admission is free.
Phoenix Greek Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
Greek food, music, dancing, jewelry, art, grocery items and activities for children at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Community Center.
Four Peaks Oktoberfest @ Tempe Town Lake - Tempe, AZ - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
Bike MS: Arizona - Fort McDowell, AZ - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2022
Cycle through the beautiful Arizona desert and join a community of riders dedicated to changing the world for people with MS along a ride. Whether you pedal through the stunning McDowell Mountain Park loop, up into the off-road mountain bike loop, or onto the road routes that will take you into Fountain Hills and beyond —the Arizona desert will surround you with beautiful sunrises, sunsets, cacti and majestic southwestern scenery. Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.
Patagonia Fall Festival - Patagonia, AZ - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2022
For 2021, modified to artisan market. A celebration of music and art for over 30 years. Over 120 fine artists and artisans with quality food vendors, local non-profits, and world class entertainment.
Sedona Arts Festival - Sedona, AZ - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2022
Showcases art against the stunning red rock backdrop in a fundraiser for arts education in Sedona.
Snowflake Harvest Fest - Snowflake, AZ - Oct 8, 2022
Come on down to Pioneer Park for arts & crafts, wagon rides to the pumpkin patch and corn maze at Willis Family Farm, plus food, live entertainment, and children’s activities!
Arizona Insect Festival - Tucson, AZ - Oct 9, 2022
Put on by the University of Arizona College of Agriculture. Lots of workshops and experts helping you see and learn about bugs, butterflies, and insects.
Haus Murphy’s Oktoberfest - Glendale, AZ - Oct 14 to Oct 29, 2022
Saturday and Sunday only. German restaurant Haus Murphy’s in Glendale hosts an Oktoberfest celebration for three weekends in October.
Bisbee 1000 - Bisbee, AZ - Oct 15, 2022
The Great Stair Climb is a unique physical challenge (run or walk) – a 4.5 mile course with nine staircases (1000+ steps total) connected by winding roads along some of the most scenic parts of Old Bisbee.The Stair Climb is followed by the Ironman Ice Competition – grab a 10lb block of ice with antique tongs, sprint up 155 stairs, across a trail down a steep road to the finish (approximately 1/4 mile total) and a Craft Beer Festival to celebrate your accomplishments.
Red Rocks Oktoberfest - Sedona, AZ - Oct 15, 2022
This Sedona Oktoberfest happens 3-8 PM on Saturday night. Local Arizona craft brewers will bring Oktoberfest beers. German style bratwurst, potato salad, and big pretzels!
ASH Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Chandler, AZ - Oct 15, 2022
The Arizona Society of Homebrewer’s annual Oktoberfest.
Plein Air Festival - Sedona, AZ - Oct 21 to Oct 29, 2022
Enjoy paintings created outdoors rather than in a studio.
Anthem Autumnfest - Anthem, AZ - Oct 22 to Oct 23, 2022
Family friendly event with free admission and parking at ACC Community Park, featuring arts & crafts vendors, carnival rides, pumpkin picking and live entertainment.
Safford Harvest Festival - Safford, AZ - Oct 22, 2022
10 to 4 pm at Safford City Hall Lawn. Kids games and activities including pumpkin carving contest and kids fashion show. Free admission.
Scottsdale Fall Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 29, 2022
Game booths, a tot area for ages 4 and under, live entertainment, haunted forest, food vendors, face painting, and more
Trunk or Treat at Tall Timbers Park - Heber-Overgaard, AZ - Oct 29, 2022
Head to Tall Timbers County Park for trick or treating, music, and more!
Latino Pride Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 5, 2022
Latino Pride Alliance invites you to join thousand of LGBTQ Latinos and allies in celebrating the culture and the traditions of the Latino community
Sidepony Express Music Festival - Bisbee, AZ - Nov 11 to Nov 13, 2022
A free music festival with raffle tickets, vendors, food, and more! Since 2011
Arizona Taco Festival - Mesa, AZ - Nov 12 to Nov 13, 2022
2 Days of Peace, Love and Tacos. Over 500,000 Tacos will be served with over 90% of vendors locally owned and operated businesses. More than 50 teams take up the challenge here as fans sample their creations. Event will have live music, food, Lucha Libre Wrestling, Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contests, and Chihuahua Beauty Pageant. Held at Bell Bank Park.
Arizona International Auto Show - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 24 to Nov 27, 2022
Check out new models and luxury vahicles, meet adoptable pups, let the kids take a spin around the kids’ test track, and get good eats off the food trucks. Held over Thanksgiving weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center.
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A Very Arizona Oktoberfest - Tucson, AZ - Sep 28, 2019
Enjoy Arizona brewed German-stule craft beers, German cuisine from Haus of Brats, food trucks and desserts, bounce castle, live music, stein hoisting contest, face painting, and more. Free admission.
Oktoberfest Pineapple Race - Lake Havasu City, AZ - Oct 3, 2019
10th annual. Local businesses compete in this outrigger canoe race, starting at London Bridge Beach at the mouth of the channel, finishing at the Dog Park. Beer garden follows.
Scottstoberfest - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 5, 2019
Local food trucks and vendors serving classic German food will be on-site serving up delicious dishes including bratwurst, sauerkraut and spatetzle. The event will feature Samuel Adams Oktoberfest beer plus giant interactive games, a cornhole tournament and stein hoisting contests will take place throughout the day. Winner of the stein hoisting contest will win a trip to Boston for a two night stay and tour of the Sam Adams brewery. 21+ event
Lights of the World Tucson - Tucson, AZ - Oct 24 to Jan 5, 2020
45 displays featuring over 6 million lights at Kino Sports Complex
Lights of the World Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 22 to Jan 12, 2020
65 displays featuring over 6 million lights at Kino Sports Complex
Arizona Fall Fest - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 7, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: A free celebration of everything Arizona. Eat from AZ’s best restaurants, sample your way across the state in the beer and wine garden, shop with 200+ local vendors and enjoy live entertainment on multiple stages, including cultural groups from across the state. Kids can hang in the Kid Zone, making crafts and playing games designed for kids of all ages.
Woodland Wildlife and Science Festival - Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ - Sep 4, 2021
Interactive booths and displays, live wildlife, demonstrations, exhibits, plus presentations by the Wildlife World Zoo.
Dogtoberfest - Prescott, AZ - Oct 3, 2021
HUGE event with 30 rescues and animal-related vendors. Fun in the sun on the lake with 100’s of dogs. They need your help to find homes for their rescue pups.
Pedal Haus Oktoberfest – Tempe - Tempe, AZ - Oct 9, 2021
The Oktoberfest hoopla begins with a stein holding competition and fan-favorite sausage eating contest, all accompanied by a live German polka band from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and festive Oktoberfest decor. Oktoberfest attire is encouraged for the party
Zoo Lights at Phoenix Zoo - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 4 to Jan 31, 2022
One of the largest holiday lighting events in the Southwest. Enjoy millions of lights, hundreds of displays and performances throughout the zoo, either walking or during the drive-through Cruise ZooLights
All Souls Procession - Tucson, AZ - Nov 5 to Nov 7, 2021
A two mile long procession of more than 150,000 through the streets of downtown Tucson to remember those who have passed.
Scottsdale Film Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Nov 5 to Nov 12, 2021
Uses film to share and create dialog about the unique perspectives of other countries and cultures, allowing attendees to gain a deeper connection to local and global communities. Founded in 2001.
Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival - Carefree, AZ - Nov 5 to Nov 7, 2021
Arizona’s premiere fine art & wine festival showcases 165 juried, fine artists displaying paintings, bronzes, stone, clay, wood, metal and glass sculptures, one-of-a-kind jewelry, photography, intricate gourd sculptures, batiks and much more. In addition to the beautiful artwork and live musical entertainment, patrons may take part in the wine tasting program, for $10, which includes a collector glass and 6 sampling tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased for $1
American Lebanese Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 5 to Nov 7, 2021
The American Lebanese Festival features authentic Lebanese cuisine, music and entertainment. Come experience Lebanese culture, folk life and traditional Dabke Dance
Litchfield Park Festival of Arts - Litchfield Park, AZ - Nov 6 to Nov 7, 2021
The Litchfield Park Festival of Arts will take place on the Library Lawn and Downtown District.
Phoenix Pride Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 6 to Nov 7, 2021
The annual Phoenix Pride Festival in Phoenix is a two-day celebration designed to bring the area’s diverse LGBTQ+ and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration of the past, present and future, while raising funds for the Phoenix Pride Community Programs and educating the public about the existence and continuing civil rights battle facing the community. The Phoenix Pride festival features over 150 entertainment performances on 6 stages and over 300 Exhibitors showcasing a huge variety of food options, shopping opportunities, and community resources.
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop - Mesa, AZ - Nov 6 to Dec 24, 2021
Parade to kick off Santa’s return to Wonderland and free photos with Santa for the rest of the season.
Phoenix 10k and Half Marathon - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 7, 2021
This is the race that started it all, bringing the City of Phoenix to its feet back in 1976. Founded by Dr. Art Mollen, his vision brought his growing, vibrant city together with a sport still in its infancy. This inaugural event set the charge used to ignite the running boom in Arizona. Over the years, the race has hosted Olympic Gold Medalists, American record holders and more first time race participants than any other event in the southwestern United States.
TusCon - Tucson, AZ - Nov 12 to Nov 14, 2021
A sci-fi, fantasy and horror convention in Arizona.
Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts - Fountain Hills, AZ - Nov 12 to Nov 14, 2021
The Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts features nearly 500 artists, artisans and gourmet food provisioners. Over 200,000 visitors are attracted to this event to do their holiday shopping, purchase art and enjoy good food and live entertainment. Many of the artists in this fair offer unique holiday themed ornaments that have become family tradition. Enjoy live music, abundant breakfast and lunch selections in shaded seating areas make this a great way to spend the day in Fountain Hills
Illumination – Glendale - Glendale, AZ - Nov 12 to Jan 2, 2022
Arizona’s largest drive-through light show is in two locations this year, both in the Phoenix metro area – Candy Rush in Glendale, highlighting larger-than-life Christmas characters and confections, is one mile with millions of lights on hundreds of displays, plus synchronized music.
Polar Express on the Grand Canyon Railway - Williams, AZ - Nov 12 to Dec 30, 2021
Every winter the Grand Canyon Railway’s Polar Express comes to life on a journey from the nighttime wilderness of Williams, Arizona, to the enchanted beauty of “the North Pole”—where Santa Claus and his reindeer are waiting with a keepsake present for every good boy and girl. You’ll be smiling from ear to ear, as you watch children’s faces light up when the train arrives, and enjoy hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies while listening to this timeless story.
PHX Zine Fest - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 13 to Nov 14, 2021
Virtual for 2021. An annual gathering for DIY Small Press enthusiasts who create and enjoy zines, indie comics, photography books, perzines, political pamphlets and the like.
Festival of the Superstitions - Apache Junction, AZ - Nov 13, 2021
Enjoy live music, beer garden, petting zoo, bounce houses, food vendors, a car show, veteran’s tribute and much more. Parking and admission are free.
Illumination – Tempe - Tempe, AZ - Nov 17 to Jan 2, 2022
Arizona’s largest drive-through light show is in two locations this year, both in the Phoenix metro area – Reindeer Road in Tempe is one mile with millions of lights on hundreds of displays, plus synchronized music. Whiz through mountainous terrain, traverse glacial peaks, explore the northern ice caves and make your way through the northern forests to the heart of it all – Santa’s Workshop – the world’s largest animated toy shop. Be dazzled by reindeer, snowmen, and toys galore
Murphy Park LiGHTS - Glendale, AZ - Nov 19 to Jan 9, 2022
This year, the city’s holiday light display, Murphy Park LiGHTS! includes a 20’ walkthrough Snowman and a large 30’ tree that lights to music all in Downtown Glendale at Murphy Park. This event replaces Glendale Glitters
Encato Park Harvest Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 20 to Nov 21, 2021
Amusement park rides and harvest festival at Enchanted Island.
Artfest of Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ - Nov 20 to Nov 21, 2021
The annual ArtFest of Scottsdale is one of the valleys most popular holiday traditions. Downtown Scottsdale features 150 artists from across the country where you can find that one of a kind gift just in time for the holidays. Visitors will enjoy fine art, fine crafts, local authors, live music throughout the festival, tempting foods in a beautiful sculpture garden setting. Other amenities include hands on kids activities, Scottsdale art museum, great restaurants, plenty of close parking and unique shops
The Night Before Thanksgiving Party at Blue Martini - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 24, 2021
FRIENDS theme for 2021
Phoenix Turkey Trot (formerly Lifetime Turkey Day 5K) - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 25, 2021
5K run and walk, 10K run, 1 mle dash and tot trot, with costume contest, on Thanksgiving morning
Mesa Turkey Trot - Mesa, AZ - Nov 25, 2021
1 mile, 5K and 10K on Thanksgiving morning. One of Arizona’s oldest running events, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without it!
Turkey Trot 5K at the Arizona Biltmore - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 25, 2021
Prep for a day of indulgence and make a difference in the local community at the Arizona Biltmore’s Turkey Trot 5k. Bring your family, friends and pooches for a fun race followed by recovery yoga and special appearances by the Biltmore Bernards and the Biltmore Drum Corps.
Fountain Hills Thanksgiving Day Parade / Parada de los Cerros - Fountain Hills, AZ - Nov 25, 2021
Each year, Fountain Hills hosts the only Thanksgiving Day Parade in Arizona. Grab the family and enjoy floats, horses, marching bands, and more!
Thanksgiving Day Classic (10 mile/5K/1 Mile) - Peoria, AZ - Nov 25, 2021
Begin your Thanksgiving celebration with a great race while helping a great cause. This event features three distances: 10 Mile, 5K, and 1 mile fun run, starting and ending at the Peoria Sports Complex.
Rawhide Snowy Christmas - Chandler, AZ - Nov 25 to Dec 18, 2021
Rawhide Western Town will illuminate with over a million lights and be decked out with holiday décor, plus holiday festivities nightly during general public hours. Every Friday & Saturday night, Santa will lead the official tree lighting ceremony and be available for photos. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the nightly snowfall down Main Street and all of the town lit up. Select dates
Arizona Hockey Clubs Thanksgiving Shootout - Gilbert, AZ - Nov 26 to Nov 28, 2021
Hockey competition at one of five Phoenix area rinks
Ornament Marketplace at the Heard Museum Shop - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 26 to Nov 28, 2021
One-of-a-kind ornaments made by Native American artists
Christmas in the Rainforest - Scottsdale, AZ - Nov 26 to Dec 25, 2021
Features an abundance of butterflies from the rainforests of Costa Rica, Africa, and Asia. See Butterfly Wonderland decked in festive décor and enjoy LIVE holiday music on select dates.
CitySkate Grand Opening and Tree Lighting with Holiday Ice Rink - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 26 to Jan 5, 2022
Skate under the stars in a 90 minute session. Located at Patriot’s Park – inside CityScape: 11 W. Washington Street
Fantasy of Lights Street Parade - Tempe, AZ - Nov 26, 2021
Fantasy of Lights Parade & Holiday Market. Bring your family and friends to an event that kicks off the magic of the season with a street parade, tree lighting ceremony, holiday market, live entertainment, Santa photos, and so much more!
Winterfest - Heber-Overgaard, AZ - Nov 27, 2021
Pictures with Santa, a hot dog roast, cookies, hot chocolate, bonfires, a marshmallow roast, and more
Santa Saturdays at the Shops at Norterra - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 27 to Dec 18, 2021
Sip cocoa & smile for a photo with Santa at Elevate Coffee Co.
An Irish Christmas - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 29, 2021
This popular Irish Christmas in America show features top Irish music, song, and dance in an engaging performance rich in humor and boundless energy
Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts - Tempe, AZ - Dec 3 to Dec 5, 2021
The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a well-loved community event that showcases art, live entertainment, food and beverage. More than 300 artist booths will fill the streets of Downtown Tempe over a course of a 3-day weekend. Hundreds of artists from across North America will present unique, hand-made artwork that offers visitors a distinctive shopping experience
Las Noches de las Luminarias - Phoenix, AZ - Dec 3 to Dec 31, 1931
The Desert Botanical Garden shines bright during the holiday season! Enjoy live music performances, entertainment and thousands of dazzling hand-lit luminarias at the Garden with family and friends. For 40+ years, the Garden’s trails sparkle during this iconic holiday tradition, and it will remind you of what the season is all about.
Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade - Tempe, AZ - Dec 11, 2021
Enjoy holiday shopping, festive eats and treats, a dazzling boat parade featuring boats of all shapes and sizes, and a spectacular fireworks show. This event is free and family-friendly.
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