Phoenix Fall Festivals – Fall 2021 AZ Events

Arizona State Fair - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 2 to Oct 30, 2021
An agricultural fair started over 100 years ago in 1905.

Pedal Haus Oktoberfest – Chandler - Chandler, AZ - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
A block party with live music; brats, burgers and beers; sausage eating contest; stein holding; polka bands and carnival games

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.

Phoenix Greek Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
Greek food, music, dancing, jewelry, art, grocery items and activities for children at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Community Center.

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

Anthem Autumnfest - Anthem, AZ - Oct 23 to Oct 24, 2021
Family friendly event with free admission and parking at ACC Community Park, featuring arts & crafts vendors, carnival rides, pumpkin picking and live entertainment.

ASH Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Chandler, AZ - Oct 23 to Oct 23, 2021
The Arizona Society of Homebrewer’s annual Oktoberfest.

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

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.

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 to 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.

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.

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.

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 valley’s 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 to Nov 24, 2021
FRIENDS theme for 2021

Phoenix Turkey Trot (formerly Lifetime Turkey Day 5K) - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 25 to 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 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!

Turkey Trot 5K at the Arizona Biltmore - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 25 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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!

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 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

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 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.

Arizona Taco Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Apr 9 to Apr 10, 2022
Postponed to April 2022. Normally: 2 Days of Love and $2 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 Salt River Fields.

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.