Oktoberfest events are in full swing, as well as the end of Arizona Restaurant Week and some music festivals. 

Arabian Horse National Breeder Finals

September 27-28

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Arizona breeders are showcasing their majestic Arabian horses this weekend at WestWorld. The best part? It's free. 

WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale

 

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres

September 27-29

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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After a standoff earlier this month, the Diamondbacks take on San Diego's Padres again each night this weekend. 

Chase Field
401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix

 

Ballet Arizona: Director's Choice Ballet

September 27-29

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Enjoy this mix of classic, modern, and avant-garde ballet at one of Phoenix's most beautiful and historic venues.

Orpheum Theatre
203 W Adams Street, Phoenix

 

Fall Arizona Restaurant Week

September 20-29

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Release your inner foodie - and make your reservations - for the last weekend of Fall ARW. Over 150 Arizona restaurants invite you to indulge in three gourmet courses for just $33 or $44 per person. See some of our picks here. 

Check out all the participating restaurants. 

 

Fountain Hills Oktoberfest

September 27-28

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Oktoberfest season kicks off at Fountain Hills. Take a swig of some German beer while watching the iconic fountain. If you wear dirndl or lederhosen, you get in free. 

Fountain Park
12925 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills

 

Goldrush Music Festival

September 27-September 28

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Goldrush Music Festival returns to Rawhide this weekend, with renowned headliners including Alison Wonderland, Blossom, Destructo, DJ Scheme, Don Diablo, Dr Fresch, Funtcase, Killy, Kyle Watson and more.  Purchase tickets and view the lineup schedule here.

Rawhide Western Town
5700 W North Loop Rd, Chandler

 

Music of Billy Joel and More at The Phoenix Symphony

September 27-28

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Phoenix Symphony teams up with vocalist and pianist Michael Cavanaugh, who was handpicked by Billy Joel to star in the hit Broadway musical Movin' Out, to bust out a collection of rock 'n' roll classics. 

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

 

Shining Brow

September 27-29

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The dramatic early years of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright gets the Arizona Opera treatment at this event. Be prepared for affairs, murder and fire. 

Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix

 

2019 Scottsdale Beer Fest - Oktoberfest Edition

September 28

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sample 24 beer tastings from multiple breweries in Old Town Scottsdale. 

Wasted Grain
7295 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale

 

Downtown Phoenix Oktoberfest

September 28

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Live polka music, wurst competitions, and lots of beer. Downtown Phoenix will be filled to the brim with lederhosen. 

Civic Space Park
424 N. Central Ave., Ste. 230, Phoenix

 

Family Fun Action & Adventure Festival!
September 28

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The OdySea Aquarium transforms into an action-packed playground, with all sorts of games and activities, as well as your favorite superheroes, like Batman and Captain America. 

OdySea Aquarium
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale

 

Hay Day Music Fest

September 28

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hometown favorites Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, The Pistoleros and Las Calakas will all be performing at this festival, which includes some food and drink from Pedal Haus Brewery and Ted’s Refreshments.

Hayden Square Amphitheater
404 S. Mill Ave, Tempe

 

Steak & Sushi Classic

September 28

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sample more than 40 gourmet menu options of steak, sushi and more at this Rock the Fork event. 

Unexpected Art Gallery
734 W. Polk St., Phoenix

 

Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks

September 29

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Cardinals defend the home field against the 2014 Super Bowl champions. 

State Farm Stadium
1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale

 

Embracing Your Journey Expo

September 29

Enjoy some fall crafts and activities, as well as lectures and vendors focusing on holistic wellness. 

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
7677 North 16th Street, Anasazi Ballroom, Phoenix