Fall weather, is that you in the wind? Summer days aren’t gone just yet, but there are plenty of festivals and fun things to do in Phoenix this weekend that make us feel a bit cooler:
Rockin’ Taco Street Fest
This Saturday, the community convenes for the indubitable king of street foods: tacos. Downtown Chandler will transform into a festive street fest where guests can get their fill of tacos, cervesa, margaritas and desserts. Entertainment includes cultural performances, Lucha Libre wrestling and live music throughout the festival.
125 E Commonwealth Ave, Chandler 85225
Fall Arizona Restaurant Week
Arizona Restaurant Week is back, which means it’s time to grab a seat for your favorite food—or discover somewhere new from the lineup of more than 200 participating spots around town. French cuisine, American comfort food, Southwest flavors, sushi and more is all on the menu for $33 or $44 for a 3-course experience. Get a deal on a dinner date with options for couples, too.
Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at the Phoenix Zoo
Opens September 17
LEGO fans of all ages can see the larger-than-life work of artist Sean Kenney in his touring sculpture exhibit, now on the trails of the Phoenix Zoo. Discover more than 25 fantastic plant and animal likenesses made with 1 million bricks. This weekend’s Grand Opening Celebration features special activities for the family both Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix 85008
Brat Haus Oktoberfest
When the first Oktoberfest festivities begin, does it mean it’s officially fall? Brat Haus kicks off the season with its ages 21+ celebration of beer, brats and competition (think stein holding and beard contests). Got lederhosen or dirndl? Show it off for free entry to the event.
3622 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85251
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
If you’re curious about this weekend vintage market, wait ’til you get lost exploring it. Housed under the air-conditioned roof of WestWorld, Junk in the Trunk boasts a treasure trove of vintage finds, handmade crafts, gifts and inspiration from 160 regional vendors. Friday entry is a special experience that includes early shopping and a weekend pass.
16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale