Dia de los Muertos celebrations, the Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts and more highlight our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend.
Desert Botanical Garden's Strange Gardens, Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular, and many more spooky events are happening this weekend. See them all here.
Buckle up, buckaroo. The 33rd World Gay Rodeo Finals are coming to Phoenix, which has a strong history in the gay rodeo scene. The the top 20 men and women contestants will compete in 11 traditional rodeo events, but don't worry - there's going to be plenty of camp too.
WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale
Starting October 25
BLK BOX PHX premieres its 2019-2020 season with this play by Philip Dawkins, which tackles the issue of social media and how it impacts our conversations and our identities.
The Phoenix Theatre Company
1825 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix
The ninth annual Festival of the Arts celebrates the arts in our community with performances by more than 25 arts organizations, live music and performances on two outdoor stages, children’s activities, food, pet adoptions, aerial performances, craft beer and wine tasting, vendor booths and more!
Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix
Scottsdale is celebrating 50 years of its own mini-carnival, full of games, rides, food, and performances.
2311 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale
Starting October 26
In honor of its 90th anniversary, the Heard Museum will be showcasing signature works from its permanent collection, including Hopi katsina dolls, classic Pueblo pottery, and Navajo textiles.
2301 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix
This inaugural festival features drone racing, flight simulations, freestyle competitions and more.
Grand Canyon University
3300 W Camelback Rd Phoenix
Starting October 26
This exhibition examines how artists have used the idea of place to shed light on conflicts of power through social, environmental, and personal lenses, from the 1970s to today.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7374 E. 2nd Street, Scottsdale
Experience the sights and sounds of South America's longest mountain range, with music from Bolivia, Peru, and more.
Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix
Through October 27
If you have yet to experience deep fried pumpkin pie or the view from the 150 foot ferris wheel, head to the Arizona State Fair for their final weekend. The third largest fair in the country is packed with dozens of rides, vendors, and performances from local and national headliners. Tip: Go Saturday and Sunday before 2 p.m. for $5 admission
Arizona State Fair
1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix
MC Hammer at Arizona State Fair, Friday
Joe Bonamossa at Comerica Theatre, Friday
DREAMERS at The Van Buren, Friday
Valentino Khan at Track Club, Friday
Andrew Bird at The Van Buren, Saturday
Gwar at Marquee Theatre, Sunday
Devendra Banhart at Crescent Ballroom, Sunday