The opening weekend of the Arizona State Fair, Oktoberfests, and Phoenix Fashion Week highlight the top things to do in Phoenix this weekend.
Are you in the mood for a traditional German brew or a stein full of butterbeer? Want to view the city from the top of a 150-foot ferris wheel? You can do both and much more this weekend in Phoenix:
Arizona State Fair Opening Weekend
Through October 27
Get first dibs on the deep fried pumpkin pie or test out the 150-foot ferris wheel for the Arizona State Fair's opening weekend. The third-largest state fair in the country is complete with dozens of rides, vendors, animal and livestock attractions, and national and local performers.
Arizona State Fairgrounds
1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix
Embark on a self-guided art tour along Roosevelt Row, the Grand Avenue Arts District and downtown Phoenix this Friday. Lace up your walking shoes or hop aboard a shuttle to experience the city's culture through exhibitions, pop-ups, and performances on every corner. It's also the 20th anniversary of Chaos Theory- Phoenix's biggest event in the local art scene.
Visit Artlink's website for maps, shuttle locations, and tips for a successful First Friday.
Phoenix Fashion Week
Put your best outfit on for Phoenix Fashion Week. The Southwest's top designers and trendsetters will be there to strut their stuff.
Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
A Taste of Greece
Consume all of Greece's food, culture, and tradition in one weekend, with folk dancing, kids crafts, and more.
Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church
2716 N. Dobson Road, Chandler
Sibelius' Symphony No. 5
Explore the romantic works of Finland and Sibelius and this work's unusual structure, which consists of three movements all in major keys.
1 N. 1st Street, Ste. 200, Phoenix
Pedal Haus Brewery's Oktoberfest
A live German polka band, a sausage-eating contest, and of course, lots of beer await you at the Tempe brewery's Okotoberfest.
Pedal Haus Brewery
730 S. Mill Avenue, Ste. 102, Tempe
Corn Maze & Pumpkin Days Opening Weekend
Through November 3
Tolmachoff Farms' famous fall festival grounds have a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, and three different corn mazes. You'll get lost in all of the fun - and maybe one of the corn mazes.
5726 N. 75th Avenue, Glendale
Chingona Soles Stiletto Art and Fashion Show
For the seventh year in a row, Torres Multicultural and Luna Culture Lab close down the street to put on a fashion show, featuring Latinx designers and models, featuring a who's who of Phoenix.
Luna Culture Lab
802 E. Washington St, Phoenix
New Belgium's Tour de Fat
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
Arizona Coyotes vs. Boston Bruins
Cheer on the Coyotes as they take on the Boston Bruins during one of the first games of the 2019 season.
Gila River Arena
9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale
20th Annual Mariachi & Folklorico Festival
The rich, cultural history of Mexico fills the stage as this bright, colorful festival returns to Chandler. The annual event features Adia Cuevas, known as the "Queen of Mariachi," who will be performing the songs of iconic Mexican singer Juan Gabriel.
Chandler Center for the Arts
250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler
Litchfield Park Oktoberfest
Wear your dirndl and lederhosen, because you could win best-dressed as you play giant lawn games and take some polka dancing lessons.
300 E. Wigwam Boulevard, Litchfield Park
See some massive trucks tear through the dirt track (and each other), as the Cardinal stadium transforms into a super-truck arena.
State Farm Stadium
1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale
Samuel Adams is putting on this Oktoberfest event in Scottsdale, featuring German performer Melina, as well as bratwurst, beer, and all your Oktoberfest favorites.
Scottsdale Fashion Square
4700 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Jonas Brothers at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Saturday
The Cult at Arizona State Fair, Saturday
Bad Religion at The Van Buren, Saturday
Deadmau5 at Comerica Theatre, Saturday
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