Local First Arizona's Fall Festival, Dia de los Muertos celebrations and the Rainbows Festival highlight our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend.

Local First Arizona's Fall Festival, Dia de los Muertos celebrations and the Rainbows Festival highlight our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend.


Dia de los Muertos in Phoenix


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Dia de los Muertos celebrations at Desert Botanical Garden, St. Mary's Basilica, Azukar Coffee and more are underway this weekend. Get the details here. 


Artlink First Friday

November 1


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Embark on a self-guided art tour along Roosevelt Row, the Grand Avenue Arts District and downtown Phoenix this Friday. Lace up your walking shoes or hop aboard a shuttle to experience the city's culture through exhibitions, pop-ups and performances on every corner. 

Visit Artlink's website for maps, shuttle locations, and tips for a successful First Friday.


Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival

November 1-3


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The streets of Carefree transform into a gallery this weekend as they make way for nearly 165 artists and over 5,000 original masterpieces of fine art. Take a self-guided art walk before browsing the extensive collection of domestic and imported wines up for tasting. Shop watercolors, oils, sculptures, woodwork, jewelry, and more and enjoy six samples of wine plus a souvenir glass for $10. 

Downtown Carefree 


American Lebanese Festival

November 1-3

The annual American Lebanese Festival features authentic Lebanese cuisine, music and entertainment. Come experience Lebanese culture, folk life, traditional Dabke Dance and more.

St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church Festival Grounds
5406 E Virginia Ave, Phoenix


Murmuration by Squidsoup at SMoCA

November 1 Through April 30


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Squidsoup's playful installations of light and sound - which you may have seen at the Wonderspaces exhibit - is returning to SMoCA, with inspirations coming from a flock of starlings. 

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale


Arizona Fall Fest

November 2


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Join Local First Arizona for Saturday's celebration of all things Arizona. This free and family-friendly event features more than 200 locally-owned businesses, food samples from some of Phoenix's best restaurants, local chefs and locally-produced beer and wine. 

Hance Park
200 E Moreland St., Phoenix


Rainbows Festival

November 2-3


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Celebrate the community as the second-largest LGBTQ+ event in Arizona kicks off this weekend in downtown Phoenix, with shows, food, and appearances from Prince Poppycock of America's Got Talent, as well as Roxxy Andrews from RuPaul's Drag Race.

Heritage Square
113 N. 6th Street, Phoenix


azcentral Wine and Food Experience

November 2-3


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Embark on a culinary exploration showcasing the best food, wine, beer and spirits from local and national chefs. The national tour makes it's way to Phoenix this weekend with a variety of restaurants, wineries, breweries and distillers in tow.

Salt River Fields
7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale


"On Tap" Bourbon and Beer Festival

November 2

This inaugural festival presented by Four Peaks Brewing Co. gives you a chance to sample drinks from more than 30 breweries and distilleries at the Spring Training stadium of the Chicago Cubs. 

Sloan Park
2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa


Legends of Speed at Phoenix Art Museum

November 3 Through March 15


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For the first time, the Phoenix Art Museum will be showing a collection of classic cars in its space. See legendary vehicles made by Maserati, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo, Ford, and more.

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix



Bronco at Versalles Palace Event Center, Friday

Brockhampton at The Van Buren, Friday & Saturday

Big Thief at Crescent Ballroom, Friday

Tom Morello at The Pressroom, Friday

Marilyn Manson at The Van Buren, Sunday

Dinosaur Jr. at Crescent Ballroom, Sunday

Michael W. Smith at Chandler Center for the Arts, Sunday