Whether you're heading to an art festival or a food festival, celebrating cultures with Asian dumplings or Brazilian feijoada, or getting festive at a holiday market or historic home tour, there's plenty of ways to welcome December this weekend:
Over 300 vendors set up shop in Tempe this weekend as the Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts returns for it's 50th year.
From lavish masterpieces to affordable gifts, you'll find something among the diverse array of crafts. Shop local artisans, listen to live music, and watch street performers throughout the Mill Avenue District.
Mill Avenue District
Mill Ave. and University Dr., Tempe
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Brazilian culture this weekend at the Musical Instrument Museum. Attend samba workshops, watch musical performances, and grab a bite to eat at the café with dishes from Brazil.
Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix
Saturday and Sunday
The festival connects the community with people and culture of Asia and allows attendees to visit educational marketplace booths depicting the life, culture and beauty of Asian communities. Festivities include artifact displays and hands-on activities such as a traditional fashion show, Asian cuisine, calligraphy, origami, performances, games and tea ceremony.
Scottsdale Civic Center
3939 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale
This inaugural food festival promises to bring the heat, flavor and creativity to Heritage Square this Saturday. Foodies can devour a wide variety of Asian cuisine from over 20 local restaurants and food trucks including pho, stir fry, dumplings, noodles, sushi, fusion tacos, pad Thai, curry, and more.
115 N 6th St, Phoenix
Come enjoy a stroll through one of Phoenix’s oldest and most desirable historic neighborhoods, decorated for the holidays. This year's tour features homes on Lynwood Street. Saturday night event features a holiday-inspired evening with carolers and beautiful streets lined with luminarias, while Sunday's event features a holiday street market and food vendors.
F.Q. Story Neighborhood
9th Avenue and Lynwood St, Phoenix
Head to Events on Jackson and shop from the best modern, independent designers, artists and emerging brands. Get your holiday shopping done early (or treat yourself) with a one-of-a-kind gift from local artisans. Shop with your squad, or bring the whole family for a fun and unique shopping experience. Tickets are five dollars and include a limited-edition cotton tote bag and free gift wrapping.
Events on Jackson
245 E Jackson St., Phoenix