The weather is beautiful, which means it's time to experience everything going on around town. Forget your parkas and Uggs and enjoy winter in Phoenix at these festivals. 

Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts

Dec. 2-4

Artists from all over the country will descend to downtown Tempe for this year’s fall Tempe Festival of the Arts. This festival keeps it simple and will only feature its 300 artists and a wide array of food vendors. Over the 10-block footprint, this open-air and socially distant event gives the community an opportunity to connect to great art, enjoy our vibrant downtown area, and indulge their appetites with great snacks, cuisines, and more.

Downtown Tempe


8th Annual Dirt Expo

Dec. 3-4

This is one of the industry’s top Off-Road & UTV EXPO’s. 100's of leading industry companies showcasing only the best in Off-Road, UTV, Overland, and Motorcycle products and services.

State Farm Stadium


F.Q. Story Home Tour & Street Fair

Dec. 3-4

The 37th year of this remarkable tour features homes decorated for the holidays in one of downtown Phoenix’s most-loved historic districts. Tour the homes on Saturday evening or Sunday. On Saturday night, luminarias light the tour path, and strolling Dickens carolers sing holiday songs.

F.Q. Story Historic District


TinyFest Southwest

Dec. 3-4

Come experience a variety of tiny houses, including tiny houses on wheels, van & school bus conversions, shipping container homes, ADUs/ backyard cottages, and more.

WestWorld of Scottsdale


Zona Music Festival

Dec. 3-4

Relentless Beats presents ZONA Music Festival, featuring Beach House, Portugal. The Man, Bleachers, Tegan & Sara, Japanese Breakfast and more.

Hance Park


FuelFest Phoenix 2022

Dec. 10

FuelFest blends the enthusiast’s passion for the automotive world with live music, racing, VIP access, and art showcases giving fans the most premier car show, race day, and music festival experiences all at once.

Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park


Phoenix Festival for the Arts

Dec. 10-11

Phoenix Center for the Arts' annual event, voted Best of Phoenix 2020 Best Arts Festival by Phoenix New Times, features more than 150 art vendors and cultural organizations. It’s a perfect time to connect with the local art community and celebrate the season.

Phoenix Center for the Arts


Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market

Dec. 10-11

Shop over 100 artists booths with traditional and non-traditional Native American art including jewelry, pottery, paintings, textiles. Stop by the Ki:Him area and make arts and crafts along with our featured artists. Sit and enjoy traditional music and dance performances. Support the aspiring artists at the Young Artist Market. Tour Pueblo Grande Museum, the Mound, and the reconstructed dwellings on the campus. Fry bread, Navajo tacos, cactus chili and burgers will be available at the food trucks.

Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park


Maricopa County Home Show

Jan. 13-15

The Home & Garden Show features 950 vendor booths, local experts and inspiration all in one place for one weekend only.

Arizona State Fairgrounds


Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival

Jan. 13-15

Back by popular demand, the City of Surprise and Thunderbird Artists are once again partnering for another spectacular Surprise Fine Art Festival. Surprise warrants a weekend stay for the whole family.

Surprise Recreational Campus


Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

Jan. 20-22

The Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival features more than 155 juried fine artisans from throughout the United States and abroad.  Artists will participate displaying paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and ink; impressive small, medium and life-sized sculptures, sparkling hand blown glass, clay, metal, stone, wood, bronze, one-of-kind handcrafted jewelry, beautiful photography and much more. This festival also combines fine art and fine craft with an elaborate collection of domestic and imported wines for tasting.

Downtown Carefree


Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction

Jan. 21-29

Widely regarded as a barometer of the collector car industry, the auctions have evolved over the years into world-class automotive lifestyle events where thousands of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience — in person and on live national and international television.

WestWorld of Scottsdale


Arizona Councours d'Elegance

Jan. 22

A curated and judged exhibition of the world's finest collector cars, the Arizona Concours d'Elegance is a celebration of automotive design, supporting the arts and local artists. 

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts


6th Annual Doggie Street Festival Phoenix

Jan. 28

Enjoy this not-to-be missed companion animal adopt-a-thon and fun celebration of furry best friends. Check out fantastic pet products and services, yummy eats, vet tips, music, auction prizes and much more. Bring your friendly dog.

Steele Indian School Park

Arizona Balloon Classic

Feb. 3-5

The sky will be filled with colorful hot-air balloons to participate in thrilling “Hare & Hound” races from the grassy fields of the Goodyear Ballpark for a spectacular sight of mass and color.

Goodyear Ballpark


Asian Festival

Feb. 3-5

The Asian Festival is a celebration of diversity that presents experiences that deepen our knowledge and understanding of Asian culture, traditions and heritage and enhancing unity through arts and culture, including rich, colorful Asian culture, performances, arts and crafts, food and tradition.

Mesa Asian District


Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival

Feb. 3-5

Thunderbird Artists, producer of award-winning fine art and wine festivals, lines the banks of the Scottsdale Waterfront with the greatest selection of juried fine arts, fine wines, delectable chocolates and musicians in the Southwest for the Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival.

Downtown Scottsdale


Parada del Sol Parade

Feb. 4

Since its start in 1953, the Parada del Sol has grown to be one of the world's longest horse-drawn parades and boasts more than 100 entries, including floats, bands and individual riders. 

Old Town Scottsdale


Kierland Fine Art & Wine Classic

Feb. 4-5

This festival features more than 100 world-class artists, 15 of the region's best wineries pouring more than 150 different wines, dozens of dining options, and live musical entertainment.  

Kierland Commons


Arizona Renaissance Festival

Feb. 4 - April 2

Don't miss raucous revelry at the annual Arizona Renaissance Festival. The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 16-stage theater, a 50-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast — all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure.

Arizona Renaissance Festival


WM Phoenix Open

Feb. 9-12

Annually sporting the largest crowds on the PGA Tour, the Waste Management Phoenix Open has gained legendary status for being unlike any other golf tournament. If you are visiting for the first time, hole 16 is a must-see. With stadium seating and lively crowds, the fan experience at this hole more comparable to a Phoenix Suns game than a traditional PGA Tournament. Get all the info you need with our handy guide on the WM Phoenix Open.

Scottsdale Tournament Players Club (TPC Scottsdale)


Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Feb. 16-26

The largest event of its kind in the world, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is held at WestWorld and attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. In addition to exciting competitions, gala parties, educational seminars, family-focused events, and an international cuisine court, the event features more than 300 vendor booths, offering everything from lavish jewelry, clothing and works of art.

WestWorld of Scottsdale


Downtown Chandler Fine Art & Wine Festival

Feb. 17-19

Patrons love strolling throughout spectacular paintings, bronzes, glass, stone, copper, clay sculptures, photography and jewelry.

Downtown Chandler


Wigwam Fine Art Festival

Feb. 17-19

Located in the heart of Litchfield Park's historic district, the legendary Wigwam Resort will host the Annual Wigwam Fine Art Festival, an extraordinary three day celebration of the arts. Discover the Southwest's most accomplished Fine Artists and Craftsmen exhibiting in a stunning outdoor gallery on the majestic front lawn of the legendary Resort.

Litchfield Park


37th Annual Arizona Gay Rodeo

Feb. 17-19

The Arizona Gay Rodeo, an IGRA-sanctioned rodeo, is a traditional rodeo event that also includes camp drag events, vendors, food, full-service bars, drag performances, dancing, rodeo royalty, games and more – all in a festival-style atmosphere.

Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds


World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

Feb. 18-19

Top American Indian and Canadian First Nations hoop dancers will compete at the Heard Museum for the prestigious World Champion title and cash prizes. At this two-day competition, men and women compete on an equal field.

Heard Museum


Indie Film Fest 2023

Feb. 21-25

This visual three-day extravaganza in downtown Phoenix includes dramatic and documentary features, short films and multimedia installations. We also host filmmaker table readings, panel discussions, and live music events all over downtown Phoenix.

Downtown Phoenix


Maricopa County Home Show

Feb. 24-26

The Home & Garden Show features 850 vendor booths, local experts and inspiration all in one place for one weekend only.

State Farm Stadium


Innings Festival

Feb. 25-26

Innings Festival is a two-day event that will feature rock, pop and country performances, culinary demos, as well as curated food vendors, fun family activations and appearances by professional baseball players. This year's festival features Green Day, Eddie Vedder, Randy Johnson and more.

Tempe Beach Park