Dia de los Muertos celebrations, the Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts and more highlight our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend.

 

Mikiztli: Dia de los Muertos PHX Festival

Sunday

Celebrate life as spirits arise at the annual Dia de Los Muertos festival. Decorate a sugar skull, create a mask and grab a bite at a food booth. Don't forget to bring a blanket and a lawn chair to experience an authentic celebration of ancestors and a diverse community. 

Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix

 

Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts

Saturday

The ninth annual Festival of the Arts celebrates the arts in our community with performances by more than 25 arts organizations, live music and performances on two outdoor stages, children’s activities, food, pet adoptions, aerial performances, craft beer and wine tasting, vendor booths and more! 

Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix

 

Downtown Tempe Halloween Stroll

Sunday

Bring your little ghosts, goblins, super heroes, and princesses to Downtown Tempe for a Halloween Stroll. The fun begins at the 6th Street Market with Halloween crafts, games, live entertainment, food and more. 

6th Street Park, 24 E 6th St, Tempe

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular

Friday-Saturday

Save your knuckles for knocking this Halloween and opt for trick-or-treating at the baskets of tethered hot air balloons this weekend.  Round up your crew and head to Salt River Fields for a spooktacular night of festivities with local entertainment, a firework show, a pumpkin patch and 4,000 pounds of candy.

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 North Pima Road, Scottsdale

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Howl-o-Ween at Phoenix Zoo

Friday-Saturday

Howl-O-Ween includes activities and experiences for the whole family. So whether you’re looking for scary tricks or sweet treats, Howl-O-Ween is a delightfully spooky event for all ages. If you’re looking for thrills, be careful where you turn: witches, ghosts, and the Headless Horseman could be lurking around the corner.

455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park, Phoenix

 

Dia de los Muertos Festival at Mesa Arts Center

Saturday-Sunday

The Day of the Dead comes to life this weekend at Mesa Arts Center. The free event features authentic foods, a colorful mercado, jewelry, arts and crafts, and live entertainment from noted local and regional acts.

Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa

 

Arizona State Fair

Friday-Sunday

If you have yet to experience deep fried pumpkin pie or the view from the 150 foot ferris wheel, head to the Arizona State Fair for their final weekend. The third largest fair in the country is packed with dozens of rides, vendors, and performances from local and national headliners. Tip: Go Saturday and Sunday before 2 p.m. for $5 admission

1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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