Whether you decide to spend the weekend at an outdoor festival or an indoor market, there is plenty to keep you entertained this weekend in Phoenix.
This inaugural event will show you the world. Featuring 20 bands representing 15 countries, and food from 30 countries, Phoenix Unknown will be spread throughout four stages, including one of Phoenix's favorite music venues - The Van Buren - as well as the first-ever show in downtown's Lost Abbey.
The Van Buren
401 W. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ
The Mesa Arts Center kicks off their season with this family-friendly (and free!) exhibition, which explores the artistic side of our natural world. Enjoy the installations while munching on some snacks, watching some live entertainment, and trying your hand at art-making.
Mesa Arts Center
1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Put on your walking shoes and enjoys the sights and sounds of Downtown Mesa, featuring food, art, and more.
120 West Main Street, Mesa
Hunt for one-of-a-kind finds this weekend at the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market. The popular shopping experience returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale this weekend with unique goods from more than 150 vintage curators and handmade artisans from across the country.
WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale
The D-backs take on the Cincinnati Reds throughout the weekend. On Saturday, the team will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Day, featuring mariachi, food, drink, games, and special Diamondbacks gear for earlybirds.
401 E. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ
September 13 and 14
The Arizona Ballet uses the night sky as their backdrop this weekend. Pack up your blankets and lawn chairs but leave your wallet at home for these free, public performances.
Friday: Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater
10300 S Estrella Pkwy, Goodyear
Saturday: Steele Indian School Park
300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
Wishing Taco Tuesday wasn't so far away? Let's taco 'bout it. Feast on some of the best tacos in town from more than two dozen local restaurants. This annual festival features lucha libre wrestling, live music, low riders, and for the brave: a taco eating contest.
Dr. AJ Chandler Park
178 E Commonwealth Ave Chandler
Get a real taste of the Southwest at the Micheladas Fest. Sample this tasty drink - similar to a Bloody Mary - from several different vendors, while listening to live performances from a multitude of Latin music acts.
6638 W. Broadway Road Phoenix, AZ
Catch Phoenix's soccer club as they play against Los Angeles' reserve team.
Casino Area Field
751 N. McClintock Drive Scottsdale, AZ
The Arizona Science Center's 300 hands-on exhibits on all four floors are completely free this weekend. Experience all the fun the museum has to offer - just be prepared for the crowds.
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ
Channel your inner rock star during the closing weekend of The Electric Guitar at the Musical Instrument Museum with rock and roll music-making workshops, live performances by Conrad Varela and Josh West, a rock star craft, and a screening of The Wrecking Crew.
Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix