Fall is in full swing. We’re loving the cooler weather and all the exciting things to do in Phoenix this weekend:
Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake
This annual Oktoberfest packs in festive food, barrels of beer options, musical acts and whirling fair rides for a three-day extravaganza worthy of a “wunderbar!” It’s a traditional beer fest by day, and also a concert by night: Headlining Friday night is Lil Jon, and Jared & The Mill on Saturday.
Tempe Beach Park, 80 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe 85281
Best of Phoenix A’fare
Dress to impress as a lineup of local chefs flaunt some of their best bites. More than 40 restaurants will serve food samples, wine, beer, and cocktails to patrons 21 and up.
Arizona State Fair
Wednesday-Sunday, October 7-30
The fair is back in town for a month of beloved midway rides, vendors, livestock and animal attractions, and some inventive, indulgent fair foods (we heard there will be deep fried cheesecake). In addition to the fun, national and local acts will take the stage for a concert series featuring names such as Cheap Trick, Iggy Azalea, Cash Cash and The Flaming Lips.
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
October 7-January 8
Works from the fourteen-year career of American artist Kehinde Wiley will be displayed in a Phoenix Art Museum exhibition. The paintings and sculptures rework African American figures in the poses of contemporary portraiture and raise discussion of race and representation.
Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave, Phoenix 85004
Phoenix Greek Festival
Shop, eat and dance at Phoenix’s Greek Festival, an annual tradition celebrating Greek cuisine and performances. A marketplace will sell jewelry, art and authentic food, while costumed dancers take the stage and invite patrons up for lessons.