Autumn days in Phoenix are warm, sunny and exceedingly pleasant. It's a great time for recreational pursuits, off-season sunbathing and serious shopping. Nights can get cool, but patio dining and outdoor events are still comfortable.
Explore our seasonal highlights below, or view our full event calendar here.
October 14-15: Taco-making teams will battle for a cash prize—and lucky festival attendees will be there to enjoy their creations, a tequila expo and music.
October 20-22: See The Killers, Chance the Rapper, Odesza & more on multiple stages, plus culinary experiences, interactive games and local art.
October 6-29: The fair’s 150-foot ferris wheel towers over attractions, livestock shows, concerts, fair food and more fun, Wednesdays-Sundays.
October 13-15: Share in the rich history, culture, and culinary delights of Greece with food, shopping and traditional performances.
October 13-15: Four Peaks Oktoberfest features plenty of German-style beers, fare and festivities at Tempe Town Lake.
The annual Rainbows Festival & Street Fair celebrates the LGBTQ community with entertainment and exhibitors in Downtown Phoenix. 2017 dates TBD.
The Balloon Spooktacular features over 20 glowing hot air balloons and 4,000 pounds of candy for trick-or-treaters. 2017 dates TBD.
Fall is in the air at Schnepf Farms' family-friendly party, where you can get lost in a corn maze, pick a pumpkin, see fireworks and more. 2017 dates TBD.
October 5-29: Take a day trip to the Verde Canyon Railroad’s onboard German-style food and drink fest featuring craft brews and spectacular fall colors.
November 10-12: Shop for the holidays at this arts festival featuring 500 artists, gourmet food and live entertainment.
November 10-12: Each race during the Can-Am 500 weekend will determine the final four contenders advancing to compete for each series’ title.
November 18-19: Shop jewelry, art, paintings, pottery and more treasures from 150 artists, and enjoy food and live music.
See millions of lights, hundreds of sparkling displays and more activities throughout the Phoenix Zoo. 2017 dates TBD.
November 24-January 1: A stunning, free display of 1.5 million lights illuminates 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale.
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