Gold Rush Music Festival, Arizona Restaurant Week, and more highlight our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend.

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


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


Sandbox Music Festival

September 29


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This first-ever music festival will take you to the Old Town Road, because Lil Nas X is headlining. 

Scarizona Scaregrounds
1901 N Alma School Road, Mesa