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
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.
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!
Downtown Tempe Halloween Stroll
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.
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.
Howl-o-Ween at Phoenix Zoo
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.
Dia de los Muertos Festival at Mesa Arts Center
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.
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