Summer has cooled off and our events calendar is heating up. This means it's time to trade your sunscreen and swimsuit for tickets to Greater Phoenix's best food, drink and music festivals.

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Food & Drink Festivals


Brunchfest 2019

Sept. 14

Dear food lovers, this is the trifecta of food festivals. Start by tasting your way though the local coffee scene with Arizona’s own local roasters, coffee shops, and coffee brands. Then, it's time for bloody marys and mimosas crafted by mixologists from top local bars and restaurants. Finally, chefs representing restaurants and bakeries from all over Arizona will present the brunch offerings.

Unexpected Gallery
734 W. Polk St., Phoenix


Micheladas Fest 2019

Sept. 14


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Calling all michelada connoisseurs: You're invited to sample and judge all the creative combinations of beer, lime juice, assorted sauces, spices, tomato juice, and chili peppers, and vote for the best one. This fest will also feature food, drinks, free kids activities all day long and live music.

Rancho Ochoa
6638 W. Broadway Road, Phoenix


Rockin' Taco Street Fest

Sept. 14


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The taco party of the season returns to the East Valley to celebrate eight years, with more than a dozen local restaurants and food trucks. These tacos come paired with a car shows, live music, fresh fruit frescas, mariachis, eating competitions, and more.

Dr. A.J. Chandler Park
178 E. Commonwealth Ave. Chandler


Fall Arizona Restaurant Week

Sept. 20-29


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‘Tis the season for the return of one of the most popular culinary events of the year, presented by Arizona Restaurant Association. For 10 days, diners can take advantage of three-course meals and prix-fixe menus for just $33 or $44 per person at participating restaurants around the state.

Participating Restaurants


Arizona Donut and Ice Cream Festival

Sept. 22

Take a bite into a fluffy donut, paired with cool, creamy ice cream from from more than 15 different businesses, including rolled ice cream, bubble waffle with ice cream, beignets, churros to name a few. And wash them down with a cold beer or paired cocktail.

The Pressroom 
441 W. Madison St., Phoenix


Downtown Phoenix Oktoberfest

Sept. 28


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Traditional fare and das boot to spare! Lace up your lederhosen for the Downtown Phoenix Oktoberfest celebration, including a variety of German bier paired with brats, schnitzel, pretzels and more, a Bavarian dance floor featuring live polka music, and the wurst Oktoberfest competitions.

Civic Space Park
424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix


Fountain Hills Oktoberfest 2019

Sept. 27-28


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Take a swig of some German beer while watching the area's iconic fountain. If you wear dirndl or lederhosen, you get in free. 

Fountain Park
12925 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills


2019 Scottsdale Beer Fest - Oktoberfest Edition

Sept. 28


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Get 24 beer tastings from multiple breweries for this Oktoberfest event. 

Wasted Grain
7295 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale


Litchfield Park Oktoberfest 2019

Oct. 5


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Prizes await for those wearing the best German outfits. Beer, music, and food for all. 

The Wigwam
300 E Wigwam Blvd, Litchfield Park


New Belgium's Tour de Fat

October 5


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Tempe's favorite event returns for its 20th year. Ride a bike in your craziest getup and go enjoy tunes, food, games, and of course, lots of beer. 

Tempe Beach Park
80 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe



Oct. 5

Enjoy some Samuel Adams beer and bratwurst, as well as German performer Melina, at this inaugural Oktoberfest event. 

Scottsdale Fashion Square
4700 N. Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ


Pedal Haus Brewery's Oktoberfest

Oct. 6


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Whip out your lederhosen and try your hand at a stein holding competition and sausage eating contest at Pedal Haus Brewery's Oktoberfest. 

Pedal Haus Brewery
730 S Mill Ave #102 Tempe, AZ


Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake

Oct. 11-13


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Celebrate German-style with three days of live music, brats, and beer and extra fun like dachshund races, keg tappings, karaoke, carnival rides and more.

Tempe Beach Park
80 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe


Best of Phoenix A'Fare

October 12


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The Phoenix New Times hosts their annual food event, showcasing all of the local favorites. Make sure to dress up for the occasion. 

Arizona Science Center
600 E Washington Street, Phoenix


Southwest Cider Fest

Oct. 19


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What better way to kick off the fall season than sampling a variety of craft ciders from throughout the region? The second annual Southwest Cider Fest, presented by Cider Corps Cidery & Taproom in historic downtown Mesa, will include a commemorative glass and 15 drink tickets with general admission.

Cider Corps
31 S. Robson, #103, Mesa


Local First Arizona Fall Fest

Nov. 2


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The Arizona Fall Fest, a free and family-friendly celebration of all things uniquely Arizona, features exclusively Arizona-owned businesses and organizations. Attendees can expect more than 200 vendors, food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants, local chefs, and food trucks; Arizona-produced wine, beer, and spirits; live entertainment and activities for kids.

Margaret T. Hance Park
1202 N. Third St., Phoenix


AZ Barrels, Bottles and Brews Festival

Nov. 7


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Barrels, bottles, and brews go bottoms up at this fest. More than 25 local breweries gather at the Salt River Fields, featuring samples produced exclusively in Arizona. Wander through the park while enjoying releases from Arizona breweries, perfect varietals from Arizona wineries and exemplary tastings of the finest spirits distilled in Arizona.

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale


Downtown Donut Fest

Nov. 17


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Feast your eyes (and your stomach) on doughy goodness at the first Downtown Donut Fest, where you can devour delicious donuts from 15 of the best local pastry chefs. Craft beer, mimosas, coffee, and fall weather is sure to be the icing on the donut. 

Margaret T. Hance Park
1202 N. Third St., Phoenix


Phoenix Pizza Festival

Nov. 16


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An entire festival dedicated to everyone's favorite food. The valley's best pizza makers face off in downtown Phoenix to put their cheesy pies to the test, starting at just $2 a slice. Take a break between slices to listen to live music or challenge your friends to lawn games. Get your hands on tickets now so you can get pizza in your hands later.


Margaret T. Hance Park
1202 N. Third St., Phoenix


Downtown Mesa's Fall Folly Brew Fest

Nov. 23

More than 20 breweries with 60-plus beers on tap will be available at the Mesa Amphitheater, paired with food, live music, and games. 

Mesa Ampitheater
263 N Center Street, Mesa


Music Festivals


Phoenix Unknown

Sept. 13


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The Van Buren will host the inaugural Phoenix Unknown: World Music and Night Market presented by Estrella Jalisco, with Phoenix-based performers representing more than 15 countries and vendors representing more than 30 countries

The Van Buren
401 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix


Goldrush Music Festival

Sept. 27-28


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Relentless Beats presents immersive two-day music festival that showcases world class DJs across four curated stages in the Wild West. This year's acts include Alison Wonderland, ZHU, DJ Diesel aka Shaquille O'Neal, Getter, Zomboy and many more! 

Rawhide Western Town & Event Center
5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler


Hay Day Music Festival

Sept. 28


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The inaugural Hay Day Music Fest will is the place to pair five live performances with four Pedal Haus Brewery beers or two Mexican Moonshine margaritas. Taking the stage at the Hayden Square Amphitheater: Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, The Pistoleros and Las Calakas. And catch Wise Monkey Orchestra and The Hourglass Cats inside Ted's Refreshments.

Hayden Square Amphitheater
404 S. Mill Ave., Tempe


Arizona State Fair Concert Series

Oct. 4-27


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Concerts at the Arizona State Fair are a beloved Phoenix tradition dating back to the 1970s, with lineups that have featured some of the best-known names in entertainment. This year's Arizona Lottery Concert Series performances include:

Friday, Oct. 4: Billy Currington
Saturday, Oct. 5: The Cult
Wednesday, Oct. 9: Stryper
Thursday, Oct. 10: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Friday, Oct. 11: Fiesta Friday presented by Power 98.3 & 96.1
Saturday, Oct. 12: Lee Brice
Wednesday, Oct. 16: Matthew West & Zach Williams
Thursday, Oct. 17: Trace Adkins
Friday, Oct. 18: Becky G
Saturday, Oct. 19: Lil Pump
Wednesday, Oct. 23: Awolnation
Thursday, Oct. 23: Chase Rice
Friday, Oct. 25: MC Hammer & C+C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams
Saturday, Oct. 26: Second Annual Dance Competition

Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Arizona State Fairgrounds
1826 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix


Mesa Music Festival

Nov. 14-16


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The Mesa Music Festival is a music and arts festival that celebrates the culture of Downtown Mesa with performances by more than 200 artists from around the world. As the premier emerging artist festival in Arizona, this fest promises live performances in both indoor and outdoor venues along Main Street, as well as live art installations, car shows, vendors and more.

Downtown Mesa's Main Street
38 W. Main St., Mesa




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