It’s a busy weekend in Phoenix with plenty of fun outdoor fests to enjoy the perfect weather with. Here are the details on our top things to do this weekend in Phoenix:

CALA Alliance International Festival: November 7-8
Latino arts, music, and culture will be celebrated at this weekend’s CALA Alliance International Festival at downtown’s Civic Space Park. Admission to Saturday’s festivities are free and feature art exhibitions, live music performances, kids activities and more.

CALA Alliance Festival

CALA Alliance Festival

Certified Local Fall Festival: November 8
It’s all about Arizona at the annual Certified Local Fall Festival, hosted by Local First Arizona. Kick back to the sounds of local bands, taste the goods from AZ restaurants and food trucks, and imbibe local  wine, beer and spirits. Family-friendly activities, raffle prizes and more are part of the festivities.

Grand Avenue Festival and Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts: November 8
The colorful and eclectic Grand Avenue Arts District is celebrated at Saturday’s festival. Festivities will include historic building tours, art exhibits, fashion shows, live music, the Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts and more.

Phoenix Annual Parade of Arts

Phoenix Annual Parade of Arts (Credit: Kirk Strawn)

Heard Museum’s Spanish Market: Mercado de las Artes: November 8-9
Keep a jumpstart on your holiday shopping or treat yourself at the Heard’s Spanish Market. More that 65 artists will be on hand with Hispanic pottery, embroidery, furniture, silver and tinwork, and more.

NASCAR Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500: November 9 (Activities and other races start Thursday)
The stars of NASCAR race into Phoenix International Raceway this weekend. The marquee race is Sunday but qualifying, practice, and other races began on Thursday. Check out PIR’s fan guide for schedule details.

Phoenix International Raceway

Phoenix International Raceway

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