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 12-13: Taco-making teams will battle for a cash prize—and lucky festival attendees will be there to enjoy their creations, a tequila expo and live music and…
October 4-27: The fair’s 150-foot ferris wheel towers over attractions, livestock shows, concerts, fair food and more fun, Wednesdays-Sundays.
October 11-13: Share in the rich history, culture, and culinary delights of Greece with food, shopping and traditional performances.
October 11-13: Four Peaks Oktoberfest features plenty of German-style beers, fare and festivities at Tempe Town Lake.
2019 dates TBA: The Balloon Spooktacular features over 20 glowing hot air balloons and 4,000 pounds of candy for trick-or-treaters
October 3-31, select dates: Fall is in the air at Schnepf Farms' family-friendly party, where you can get lost in a corn maze, pick a pumpkin and lots more.
November 8-10: Shop for the holidays at this arts festival featuring 500 artists, gourmet food and live entertainment.
November 8-10: ISM Raceway will again host the semi-final race in all three national series, making for a jam-packed NASCAR weekend.
November 23-24: Shop jewelry, art, paintings, pottery and more treasures from 150 artists, and enjoy food and live music.
2019 dates TBA: See millions of lights, hundreds of sparkling displays and more activities throughout the Phoenix Zoo.
Nov. 29 - Jan. 11: A stunning, free display of 1.6 million lights illuminates 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale.
Autumn is on the way and with it will come pumpkin spice everything and fun festivals happening all across Greater Phoenix.
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