Fall is in full swing here in Phoenix. Whether you celebrate by raising a stein, journeying back in time, embracing a new culture, or heading to a food festival, you're in for a fun weekend:
It shouldn't take much enticing when brats, beer, and free admission are on the line this weekend. In between 5K runs and wiener dog races, raise a stein at Four Peaks Oktoberfest. Celebrate German-style with four stages of live music, a fierce soccer tournament, and a kinderfest carnival for kids of all ages.
80 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe
Photo via Four Peaks Oktoberfest
Round up your crew (and your appetite) and head out to a Greek Festival fit for the Gods. This annual tradition is back to celebrate the rich culture and cuisine of Greece all weekend long. Authentic Greek food, beer, dancing, cathedral tours, and a kids zone are all part of the festivities.
1973 E. Maryland Ave Phoenix
Photo via Phoenix Greek Festival
Embark on a journey to the land of the lost at the Phoenix Zoo this weekend. Over 20 prehistoric creatures descend onto the Desert Lives Trail as you take a self-guided expedition back in time through the Zoo's newest exhibit.
*Note: The Phoenix Zoo will be closing at 12:00p.m this Saturday for a private event.
Papago Park, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
Dinosaurs in the Desert. Photo via the Phoenix Zoo
Dress up and chow down this Saturday as 40 Phoenix restaurants gather under one roof for a night of dining, drinking, and dancing. Tickets include entry to the event, unlimited food samples, and cocktails to patrons 21 and older. Check out the full list of restaurants and secure your spot online here.
Photo via New Times Best of Phoenix A'Fare
Calling all taco enthusiasts: the Arizona Taco Festival is back. This taco-topia has over 50 local restaurants dishing out their tastiest creations for just $2 each. The festival is packed full of food, music, and fun including a chile pepper eating contest, lucha libre wrestling, and even a chihuahua beauty pageant. Intrigued? Get your tickets here.
7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale
Photo via Arizona Taco Festival