Get details on top things to do in Phoenix this weekend below, including a beer lover’s urban trail and a family-friendly arts and culture festival.

Downtown Phoenix Urban Ale Trail

September 10

A photo ID is the only gear required for this urban trek. Quench your thirst at more than 20 participating venues along the walkable/light rail accessible ale trail, which runs from downtown to uptown. 4 ounce beer samples are only $1 or $2 and come with a bar snack. The first 300 hoppy hikers to arrive at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar, the trail’s official start, will get a free growler.

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Downtown Phoenix Urban Ale Trail 2016


City Lights Movie Nights at CityScape Phoenix

September 9

The second Friday of each month, downtown’s free outdoor film series welcomes blanket- and chair-toting movie-goers to kick back for a family-friendly evening in the park. Friday’s feature is Minions. Tip: Get there early for activities and a Minion-themed doughnut giveaway.

1 E. Washington St, Phoenix 85004

Mesa Arts Center 2016 Season Kickoff

September 9

Titled “Between the Lines” in a nod to the season’s upcoming literature-themed exhibitions, this free festival celebrates the arts with a night of music, artist demos and studio tours. You can expect to see live street art, food truck offerings, and a few surprises from pop-up performances.

1 E. Main St, Mesa 
(480) 644-6500

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Between the Lines Kickoff Festival at Mesa Arts Center

Concerts and Shows

  • In the Heights at Phoenix Theatre (Select dates, opening September 10)
  • Pageant at Arizona Broadway Theatre (Tuesday-Sunday, September 10-18)
  • Trevor Hall at Marquee Theatre (September 10)
  • Whose Live Anyway? at Mesa Arts Center (September 11)

Rooftop pool day

Labor Day Weekend signified the unofficial end of summer, but here in Phoenix, we’re still enjoying the sunshine. Soak it up at a cool rooftop pool this weekend- here’s some of our favorites.

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