If you’re itching to get out and explore the Phoenix area this fall, you’ll be welcomed with open arms and plenty to do. Something we love most about this city is all the incredible fall things to do in Phoenix.
Whether you’re single and ready to mingle or a family of eight, you’ll find plenty to do all over Phoenix. From restaurants, fall festivals, pride parades, to art and film; you’re sure to find something to work into your schedule this fall.
1. Fall Arizona Restaurant Week
With 157 different restaurants to choose from, you’ll have no problem making your list and sampling some of the greatest food the state has to offer. If you’re a foodie, you’ll also have the opportunity to venture a bit outside your comfort zone and try some things you may have never had before.
Restaurant lovers will find southwestern food, comfort goodies, all the way to five-star dining experiences and much more during the Fall Arizona Restaurant Week. The activity runs from September 20-29, and you can find a full list of participating restaurants here. If food and drink are on your list, you’ll find plenty of food-related fall things to do in Phoenix.
2. Arizona State Fair
The state fair is at the Arizona State Fair and Coliseum right in Phoenix. For over 100 years, the state fair has brought fairgoers from all over the state to enjoy the rich community and diverse cultural experiences that Arizona has to offer.
It’s a great way to get out of the daily rut of work and jump into the fun of fall and find some of your best times, right in your own backyard. Here you’ll find rides, animals, great food, and always a great time. The Arizona State Fair runs October 4-27 on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. See our Arizona State Fair Listing.
3. Four Peaks Oktoberfest
Who doesn’t love live music, beer, and brats, right? At Tempe Beach Park you’ll find Four Peaks Oktoberfest. This German-style fall festival features three full days of great German activities and authentic food. People come out every year to experience incredible activities like dachshund racing, keg tapping, amusement rides, karaoke, and much more.
Four Peaks Oktoberfest runs from October 11-13 and admission is free. Our Listing: click here.
4. Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze at Tolmachoff Farms
If you’re looking for something a little more family-friendly so that everyone can enjoy, why not check out the Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze? This six-acre family corn maze offers a huge pumpkin patch with different size corn mazes throughout for each member of your family. You’ll even have an opportunity to step into the haunted corn maze if you dare.
This seasonal offering also features a petting zoo, hay pyramid, train rides, corn box, cart track, jumping pillow, and much more. The event is at Tolmachoff Farms, and it runs every Friday-Sunday in October and Thursday through Sunday in November. Our Listing: Click Here.
5. 2019 Scottsdale Beer Fest
Maybe getting your drink on is more your style. If that’s the case slide down to Wasted Grain in Scottsdale to sample a wide assortment of delicious beers from multiple breweries. They’ll have 24 different beer tastings, and this is their Oktoberfest edition. If you consider yourself a pumpkin beer connoisseur you certainly don’t want to miss this event.
It’s hosted by Wasted Grain, and the event happens on September 28th from 3-6pm. The admission price is $50 and covers the cost of your sampling. For more information and details about the location, click here.
6. Rainbows Festival in Phoenix
Who wouldn’t want to join the LGBTQ+ community for an event called “Arizona’s Greatest Street Fair?” This yearly celebration of the community brings in over 25,000 people in beautiful Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix. With over 150 exhibitors and sponsors, you are sure to find something to entertain and enlighten your soul.
The celebration happens on 113 N. Sixth St, Phoenix and it runs November 2-3. It’s free to access the street fair and for specific times and vendors, click here.
7. Dia de los Muertos Festival at Mesa Arts Center
Bring about your spirits and travel down to the Mesa Arts Center for the Day of the Dead celebration on October 26th. This event boasts Latin American culture through food, art, crafts, and jewelry. There are plenty of activities for the entire family as well as engaging activities for the kids. Plenty of food vendors are on-site during this event celebrating Dia de Los Muertos.
Parking and entry are free for the event, and it runs from 10 am – 5 pm on October 26th. Click here for more information about vendors and activities.
8. ArtFest of Scottsdale
If art is what you crave, take a trip to downtown Scottsdale for ArtFest. Seekers of the arts can look at beautiful crafts and fine art from more than 150 vendors. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and talk with local authors while you enjoy live music and delectable food in the beautiful garden setting at the Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza.
The event runs from November 23-24 from 10 am – 5 pm with free parking and admission. For more information about the event, click here.
9. Local First Arizona Fall Fest
200 vendors, food sampling from the best restaurants, locally produced beer and wine, and live entertainment, what else could you ask for? You’ll find all of that and more at Margaret T. Hance Park for the Local First Arizona Fall Fest. Celebrate your local culture and support local business in the family-friendly celebration of everything that is Arizona. The event takes place on November 2nd and for more information, click here.