Phoenix Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 AZ Events

ASH Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Chandler, AZ - Oct 26 to Oct 26, 2024
The Arizona Society of Homebrewer’s annual Oktoberfest.

Phoenix Pride Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2024
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.

Phoenix Greek Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2024
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 11 to Oct 13, 2024

Fountain Hills Oktoberfest - Fountain Hills, AZ - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2024
2023 – organizers announced this event will take place in even numbered years going forward. Description: 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.

Arizona State Fair - Phoenix, AZ - Sep 20 to Oct 27, 2024
An agricultural fair started over 100 years ago in 1905.

Fantasy of Lights Street Parade - Tempe, AZ - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2023
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!

Glendale Glitters - Glendale, AZ - Nov 24 to Nov 25, 2023
Glitters is back! The excitement of Glendale Glitters includes the Murphy Park lights and displays, performances in the amphitheater, the Hometown Christmas Parade, Movies by Moonlight, and additional events held by the downtown merchants.

Arizona Hockey Clubs Thanksgiving Shootout - Gilbert, AZ - Nov 24 to Nov 26, 2023
Hockey competition at one of five Phoenix area rinks

Phoenix Turkey Trot (formerly Lifetime Turkey Day 5K) - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
5K run and walk, 10K run, 1 mle dash and tot trot, with costume contest, on Thanksgiving morning

Turkey Trot 5K at the Arizona Biltmore - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
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 23 to Nov 23, 2023
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 23 to Nov 23, 2023
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.

Arizona International Auto Show - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 23 to Nov 26, 2023
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.

Zoo Lights at Phoenix Zoo - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 22 to Jan 14, 2024
One of the largest holiday lighting events in the Southwest. Enjoy millions of lights, hundreds of displays and performances throughout the zoo. Special drive through preview before it opens for walk through for the remainder of the season

Encato Park Harvest Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 18 to Nov 19, 2023
Amusement park rides and harvest festival at Enchanted Island.

Illumination – Glendale - Glendale, AZ - Nov 18 to Dec 31, 2023
Arizona’s largest drive-through light show is in three locations this year, all in the Phoenix metro area – one mile with millions of lights on hundreds of displays, plus synchronized music.

Illumination – Tempe - Tempe, AZ - Nov 15 to Dec 31, 2023
Arizona’s largest drive-through light show is in three locations this year, all in the Phoenix metro area – one mile with millions of lights on hundreds of displays, plus synchronized music.

Phoenix 10k and Half Marathon - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 12 to Nov 12, 2023
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.

Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts - Fountain Hills, AZ - Nov 10 to Nov 12, 2023
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

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop - Mesa, AZ - Nov 4 to Dec 24, 2023
Parade to kick off Santa’s return to Wonderland and free photos with Santa for the rest of the season.

Litchfield Park Festival of Arts - Litchfield Park, AZ - Nov 4 to Nov 5, 2023
The Litchfield Park Festival of Arts will take place on the Library Lawn and Downtown District.

Arizona Fall Fest - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 4 to Nov 4, 2023
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.

American Lebanese Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 3 to Nov 5, 2023
The American Lebanese Festival features authentic Lebanese cuisine, music and entertainment. Come experience Lebanese culture, folk life and traditional Dabke Dance

Scottsdale Fall Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2023
Game booths, a tot area for ages 4 and under, live entertainment, haunted forest, food vendors, face painting, and more

Anthem Autumnfest - Anthem, AZ - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2023
Family friendly event with free admission and parking at ACC Community Park, featuring arts & crafts vendors, carnival rides, pumpkin picking and live entertainment.

Haus Murphy’s Oktoberfest - Glendale, AZ - Oct 13 to Oct 28, 2023
Saturday and Sunday only. German restaurant Haus Murphy’s in Glendale hosts an Oktoberfest celebration for three weekends in October.

Litchfield Park Oktoberfest - Litchfield Park, AZ - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
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.

Bike MS: Arizona - Fort McDowell, AZ - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
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.

Pedal Haus Oktoberfest – Chandler - Chandler, AZ - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2023
A block party with live music; brats, burgers and beers; sausage eating contest; stein holding; polka bands and carnival games

SanTan Oktoberfest - Chandler, AZ - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
Typically includes beer, brats, live music/polka, stein races, keg rolling, tricycle races, keg contest, bratwurst eating contests and a beer pong tournament. Attendance is approximately 10,000 according to their sponsorship packet. Held at Dr AJ Chandler Park.

Galaxy Dancespot Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2023
A ballroom dance competition held annually in September at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa

Saboten Con - Phoenix, AZ - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2023
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

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festivals - Scottsdale, AZ - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2023
Find a variety of sewing, quilting, needle and craft supply exhibits, plus make n’ takes and door prizes.

PHX Zine Fest - Phoenix, AZ - Aug 19 to Aug 20, 2023
An annual gathering for DIY Small Press enthusiasts who create and enjoy zines, indie comics, photography books, perzines, political pamphlets and the like.

CitySkate Grand Opening and Tree Lighting with Holiday Ice Rink - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 28 to Jan 1, 2023
Skate under the stars in a 90 minute session. Located at Patriot’s Park – inside CityScape: 11 W. Washington Street

Christmas in the Rainforest - Scottsdale, AZ - Nov 26 to Dec 31, 2022
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.

Ornament Marketplace at the Heard Museum Shop - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 25 to Nov 27, 2022
One-of-a-kind ornaments made by Native American artists

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.

Brat Haus Oktoberfest - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 1 to 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!

Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade - Tempe, AZ - Dec 11 to 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.

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.

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

An Irish Christmas - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 29 to 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

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.

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

Mesa Turkey Trot - Mesa, AZ - Nov 25 to 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!

The Night Before Thanksgiving Party at Blue Martini - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2021
FRIENDS theme for 2021

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.

Pedal Haus Oktoberfest – Tempe - Tempe, AZ - Oct 9 to 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

Dogtoberfest - Prescott, AZ - Oct 3 to 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.

Lights of the World Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 22 to Jan 12, 2020
65 displays featuring over 6 million lights at Kino Sports Complex

Scottstoberfest - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 5 to 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