Oct. 7-9

Find out what's happening this weekend in Phoenix. You can see some live music, see the most current art exhibitions and more. Find more things to do this weekend on our event calendar.

 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Through Oct. 15

Less than 200 years ago, before Greater Phoenix was founded, this region was part of Mexico. Today, those roots have flourished in Greater Phoenix's communities and — in unison with the rest of the country — we honor the heritage of those who identify as Hispanic or Latino/a during National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15  to Oct. 15. To mark the celebration, check out the top festivities taking place throughout Greater Phoenix during Hispanic Heritage Month, including special events, dining, things to do and more. 

 

"Six" at ASU Gammage

Through Sunday

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power. This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over.

ASU Gammage

 

First Friday Art Walk

Friday

Experience one of the nation's largest, self-guided art walks on the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. Tour more than 70 galleries, venues and art-related spaces throughout the Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue arts districts — as well as some worthwhile stops beyond — for a variety of artwork and creative expression, and to enjoy the spirit and culture of the city. Check out our First Friday guide for all the details.

Downtown Phoenix

 

Music in the Garden

Friday

Enjoy a diverse lineup of concerts with musicians hailing from North America, Central America and South America at Music in the Garden. This series in the iconic Desert Botanical Garden is set against a spectacular natural backdrop under a starlit sky.

Desert Botanical Garden

 

Prism Drag Ball

Friday

With an all star lineup that features Joey Jay from "RuPaul’s Drag Race," Fernanda Vargas-West, Fiona the Hippo, Kenneth Rex, and Sandra X-Tasy, this is one event you will not want to miss.

Phoenix College

 

Four Peaks Oktoberfest

Friday-Sunday

Celebrate German-style with three days of live music, brats, and beer and extra fun like dachshund races, keg tappings, karaoke, carnival rides and more. 

Tempe Beach Park

 

Goldrush Music Festival

Friday-Sunday

Expanding to three days, the immersive event is their first full-scale music festival since 2019 and picks up on its theme, inviting electronic dance music fans from across the country to take a journey into the Wild, Wild West. Saddle up and get ready to back to the Wild West of Goldrush. 

Phoenix Raceway

 

Phoenix Greek Festival

Friday-Sunday

This festival is an opportunity to share in the rich history, culture, and culinary delights of Greece. In addition to the authentically prepared Greek cuisine, you can indulge in a shopper’s paradise includes booths selling a variety of items including Greek jewelry, artwork, and food. Additionally, the nationally recognized community dancers, in traditional costumes from the various regions of Greece will be performing throughout the weekend.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral

 

Playing with Stars: Rotraut at Desert Botanical Garden

Friday Through May 14

The bold and lyrical large-scale sculptures of Rotraut will enliven the Garden t​rails while a selection of her paintings and small sculpture fill the Ottosen Gallery. Known around the world, and based in Arizona, Rotraut’s artwork explores the energy of the seasons and the relationship of nature with the sky, sun and universe.

Desert Botanical Garden

 

Celebrate Mesa

Saturday

Celebrate Mesa and all it has to offer at this free family festival, featuring bounce houses, archery tag, food trucks, petting zoo and more.

Red Mountain Soccer Complex

 

Dog Days at the Garden

Saturday

Bring your furry friend to Dog Days at the Garden for the “ultimutt” nature experience. Explore the beauty of the Sonoran Desert and stroll the Garden’s five thematic trails Saturday mornings.

Desert Botanical Garden

 

Sidewalk Saturday Artisan Market

Saturday

Enjoy all the offerings — music, food, drinks and shopping — of the Sidewalk Saturday Artisan Market every Saturday at The Churchill, a celebration of artisans, connection and community in the heart of downtown Phoenix. 

The Churchill

 

Vegan Social

Saturday

Vegan Social is a an all-vegan, open-air monthly street feast that features over 45 vendors every second Saturday and is free and open to the public.

Downtown Phoenix

 

Concerts & Performances This Weekend

Shows are taking place more often now, including theatre performances, comedy shows and concerts. Here's who you can see perform this weekend:

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Sports This Weekend

Our local teams are giving it their all. Here's who you can cheer on this weekend:

Sunday:

 

Arizona State Fair

Friday Through October 30

For more than a century, the Arizona State Fair has been a gathering place for residents from the far corners of the state. Guests come here to enjoy the richness and diversity of communities, to honor the past, celebrate the current and explore the future.

Arizona State Fair
1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix

 

Immersive King Tut

Through Nov. 13

Immersive King Tut uses stunning visuals to tell the story of the Amduat, an important ancient Egyptian funerary text, thought to be the oldest known illustrated story, that was depicted on the tombs of pharaohs.

Lighthouse Artspace
4301 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

 

Going Places: The Technology of Transportation

Through Jan. 2

Explore this exhibition and discover the technology of transportation. Visitors will discover the countless ways in which humans have developed modes of transportation to travel our planet and beyond! Fly a plane, ride a hovercraft, race your friend on a recumbent bicycle, or learn to fly an airship.

Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St., Phoenix