Rainbows Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Apr 30 to May 1, 2022
Arizona’s greatest street fair celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ community.
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
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
PHX Zine Fest - Phoenix, AZ - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2022
An annual gathering for DIY Small Press enthusiasts who create and enjoy zines, indie comics, photography books, perzines, political pamphlets and the like.
Arizona State Fair - Phoenix, AZ - Sep 23 to Oct 30, 2022
An agricultural fair started over 100 years ago in 1905.
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.
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.
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!
Litchfield Park Oktoberfest - Litchfield Park, AZ - Oct 1 to 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.
SanTan Oktoberfest - Chandler, AZ - Oct 1 to 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.
Pedal Haus Oktoberfest – Chandler - Chandler, AZ - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2022
A block party with live music; brats, burgers and beers; sausage eating contest; stein holding; polka bands and carnival games
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.
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.
ASH Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Chandler, AZ - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2022
The Arizona Society of Homebrewer’s annual Oktoberfest.
Phoenix Pride Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2022
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.
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.
Scottsdale Fall Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2022
Game booths, a tot area for ages 4 and under, live entertainment, haunted forest, food vendors, face painting, and more
American Lebanese Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 4 to Nov 6, 2022
The American Lebanese Festival features authentic Lebanese cuisine, music and entertainment. Come experience Lebanese culture, folk life and traditional Dabke Dance
Arizona Fall Fest - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 5 to Nov 5, 2022
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.
Litchfield Park Festival of Arts - Litchfield Park, AZ - Nov 5 to Nov 6, 2022
The Litchfield Park Festival of Arts will take place on the Library Lawn and Downtown District.
Zoo Lights at Phoenix Zoo - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 6 to Jan 15, 2023
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
Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts - Fountain Hills, AZ - Nov 11 to Nov 13, 2022
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
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.
Phoenix 10k and Half Marathon - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 13 to Nov 13, 2022
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.
Illumination – Glendale - Glendale, AZ - Nov 16 to Jan 1, 2023
Arizona’s largest drive-through light show is in three locations this year, all in the Phoenix metro area – Enchanted Safari in Glendale, highlighting larger-than-life animals, is one mile with millions of lights on hundreds of displays, plus synchronized music.
Illumination – Tempe - Tempe, AZ - Nov 16 to Jan 1, 2023
Arizona’s largest drive-through light show is in three locations this year, all in the Phoenix metro area – Candy Rush in Tempe is one mile with millions of lights on hundreds of displays, plus synchronized music.
Encato Park Harvest Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 19 to Nov 20, 2022
Amusement park rides and harvest festival at Enchanted Island.
Glendale Glitters - Glendale, AZ - Nov 22 to Jan 7, 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.
Phoenix Turkey Trot (formerly Lifetime Turkey Day 5K) - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2022
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 24 to Nov 24, 2022
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 24 to Nov 24, 2022
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 24 to Nov 24, 2022
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 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.
Arizona Hockey Clubs Thanksgiving Shootout - Gilbert, AZ - Nov 25 to Nov 27, 2022
Hockey competition at one of five Phoenix area rinks
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
Fantasy of Lights Street Parade - Tempe, AZ - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2022
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!
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.
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