Arizona Taco Festival, the opening weekend of Wild Rising at the Desert Botanical Garden and the second annual Latino Pride Festival highlight the top things to do in Phoenix this weekend.

Arizona Taco Festival, the opening weekend of Wild Rising at the Desert Botanical Garden and the second annual Latino Pride Festival highlight the top things to do in Phoenix this weekend.


Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake

October 11-13


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Strap on your finest lederhosen and head to Tempe Town Lake for a weekend of revelry at the annual Four Peaks Oktoberfest. Beers, brats, polka, lots of local bands, carnival rides and more highlight the festivities.

Tempe Beach Park
80 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe


Phoenix Greek Festival

October 11-13

Share in the rich history, culture and culinary delights of Greece with dance performances and family-friendly activities and more.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
1973 E. Maryland Ave, Phoenix


Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

October 11-13


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Watch Chewbacca, Princess Leia and the rest of the Rebel Alliance take on Darth Vader, as the Phoenix Symphony performs John Williams' iconic score to accompany the movie. 

Symphony Hall
1 N. 1st Street, Ste. 200 Phoenix


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Opening Weekend

October 11 Through November 10


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The Phoenix Theatre Company performs this five-time Tony winner, which follows 15-year-old math prodigy Christopher Boone as he is accused of killing his neighbor's dog. 

The Phoenix Theatre Company
1825 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix


The Churchill One-Year Anniversary

October 11-13


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Celebrate the first anniversary of downtown Phoenix's The Churchill with live music, drinks, and food deals. 

The Churchill
901 N. 1st St. Phoenix


Sweeney Todd Opening Weekend

October 11-13; Select Dates Through November 5


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See the Arizona Broadway Theatre welcome the demon barber of Fleet Street. Don't eat any meat pies. 

Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria


Arizona Taco Festival

October 12-13


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Tacos. There will be lots and lots of tacos. In addition to all the tacos, the festival features live music, Lucha Libre Wrestling, hot chili pepper eating contests, a chihuahua beauty pageant and more.

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
7555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale 


Latino Pride Festival

October 12


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Celebrate Latino Pride, where LGBTQ+ Latinxs and allies will celebrate the culture and traditions of the Latinx community.

Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds
7611 South 29th Avenue, Phoenix


Wild Rising at Desert Botanical Garden Opening Weekend

October 12 Through May 10


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Penguins, wolves, and giant snails - oh my. Thirteen installations of more than 1,000 animal sculptures, made from colorful and recyclable plastic by Cracking Art, will come from Milan to grace the garden grounds. 

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix


Phoenix Rising FC vs. Real Monarchs SLC

October 12


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Phoenix's soccer team goes up against Real Monarchs SLC in the penultimate game of the season. 

Casino Arena Field
751 N. McClintock Drive, Scottsdale


Wonderspaces: Elsewhere Opening Weekend

October 12 Through March 2020


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Wonderspaces premiers its new exhibition this weekend, which explores our perceptions with reality. 

Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E. Camelback Road Scottsdale


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


Extreme BMX Stunt Show at OdySea Aquarium

October 12


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X-Games athletes show off their insane skills during this free weekend-long stunt spectacular, performed on BMX bikes, skateboards and scooters. 

OdySea Aquarium
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale


Bulgarian Folklore Festival

October 12

Experience the sights, sounds, and taste of Bulgaria at this festival. 

Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix


National Samba Queen and King Competition

October 12


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Go see top musicians and dancers compete for the title of National Samba Queen and King, honing their skills to showcase one of Brazil's cultural treasures. 

The Pressroom
441 W. Madison Street, Phoenix


Arizona Cardinals vs. Atlanta Falcons

October 13


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Can the Cardinals beat the 2017 Super Bowl winners? Help them out by heading to the game to root them on. 

State Farm Stadium
1 Cardinals Dr, Glendale



J Balvin at Talking Stick Resort Arena, October 12

The Neighbourhood at The Van Buren, October 12

Lee Brice at The Arizona State Fair, October 12


Halloween Events

See what spooky things are going on this month. 


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