Get spicy, get cultured, and get eatin’: Check out our top things to do this weekend in Phoenix.
Ballet Under the Stars: September 25-27
The talented performers of Ballet Arizona are giving gift of free performances to communities across the metro area this weekend. The troupe will be putting on family-friendly performances at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills on Thursday, Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater in Goodyear and Phoenix’s Steele Indian School Park on Saturday. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic basket and enjoy the complimentary shows.
Summer Ends Music Festival: September 26-28
Some of the most popular alternative rock acts of today and the past 20 years will be taking the stage at this weekend’s Summer Ends Music Festival. Head to the shores of Tempe Town Lake for performances by acts such as Capital Cities, O.A.R., The Replacements, Descendants, Taking Back Sunday, Foster the People, Fitz & the Tantrums, and lots more. Both single-day tickets and three-day passes are available.
Arizona Reggae Fest: September 26-27
It’s not just about the music at the Arizona Reggae Fest. It’s also a celebration of the food, clothing, art and overall culture of the reggae community. More than a dozen bands are scheduled to play over the two-day fest, along with dining, art and clothing vendors, and lots more.
Museum Day Live!: September 27
This Saturday, Museum Day Live! ticket holders get the opportunity to experience some of the region’s best museums for free. The Heard Museum, Deer Valley Rock Art Center, and Arizona Museum of Natural History are just a few of Arizona’s participants. You’ll need to register for your special Museum Day Live! ticket, though, so be sure to register first.
Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival: September 27
Get spicy this Saturday at the annual Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival. The eclectic arts district will be the site for chile pepper cuisine, cooking demos, live music and salsa dancing, activities for kids, and more. If things get too spicy for you, Deschutes Brewery and 3 Amigos Tequila will on hand to help soothe the burn.