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 13-14: 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 5-28: The fair’s 150-foot ferris wheel towers over attractions, livestock shows, concerts, fair food and more fun, Wednesdays-Sundays.
October 12-14: Share in the rich history, culture, and culinary delights of Greece with food, shopping and traditional performances.
October 12-14: Four Peaks Oktoberfest features plenty of German-style beers, fare and festivities at Tempe Town Lake.
October 20-21: The annual Rainbows Festival & Street Fair celebrates the LGBTQ community with entertainment and exhibitors in Downtown Phoenix
October 27-28: The Balloon Spooktacular features over 20 glowing hot air balloons and 4,000 pounds of candy for trick-or-treaters
October 5-29, 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, see fireworks and…
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 9-11: Shop for the holidays at this arts festival featuring 500 artists, gourmet food and live entertainment.
November 9-11: ISM Raceway will again host the semi-final race in all three national series, making for a jam-packed NASCAR weekend.
November 17-18: Shop jewelry, art, paintings, pottery and more treasures from 150 artists, and enjoy food and live music.
Nov. 21 - Jan. 13: See millions of lights, hundreds of sparkling displays and more activities throughout the Phoenix Zoo.
Nov. 23 - Jan. 12: A stunning, free display of 1.5 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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