Labor Day has passed, the temperatures are getting cooler, and the kids are back in school. For many Phoenicians, fall is the best time of year to live in Arizona! Fall is also the best time of year for some fantastic fall festivals and shows. No matter what part of the Valley you live in, chances are there is a festival near you. Check out the list below and plan your fall fun now!
Scottsdale Art Walk: September 7th – November 2nd
The Scottsdale Art Walk is a great opportunity to check out the gorgeous work that Scottsdale Downtown galleries have to offer. The event takes place on Thursday evenings throughout most of the year. Wander at your speed of choice, peek inside the art galleries and walk around them if you choose. In addition to the galleries, it’s a great opportunity to check out everything Scottsdale Downtown has to offer. Along Main Street from Scottsdale Road West to Goldwater Boulevard and on Marshall Way from Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue - Marshall Way & Main St in Scottsdale.
Tempe Center of the Arts 10 Year Anniversary Celebration: September 8th – 9th
Friends of Tempe Center for the Arts invites you to honor the past and celebrate the future at the Tempe Center for the Arts 10 Year Anniversary Celebration presented by Northern Trust. With her powerhouse vocals and commanding stage presence, Jordin Sparks kicks off the 10-year celebration with her electrifying live show.
Glendale Marketplace: September 9th – 10th
Come browse and buy unique gifts for the holiday or any occasion, along with home and patio décor, jewelry, clothing, craft items, holiday items, specialty foods and more. Ironwood High School – 6051 W. Sweetwater Ave. in Glendale.
Constitution Fair: September 16th
Constitution Fair is an annual celebration held in Gilbert, Arizona, to commemorate the adoption of the United States Constitution. The festival hosts a variety of patriotic events and activities appropriate for all ages. Attendees can view military aircraft displays, a biplane flyover, skydivers, American history galleries and an exhibit honoring Arizona’s fallen soldiers. For kids, the festival features a special theater and music stage as well as puppet and magic shows. At night, the entire family can gather for a firework’s show and live music from local folk, country and rock bands. Gilbert Town Square Civic Center -50 East Civic Center Drive in Gilbert.
Cruising for a Cause: September 23rd
This unique event features a car show, a bike show, arts and crafts, a consumer and health fair, music, food and much more. Something for the whole family! 1459 N Dysart Rd, in Avondale.
San Tan Brewing Octoberfest: September 30th
Yes, Octoberfest is in September! Fans of polka music, German food and craft beer will gather in Downtown Chandler to celebrate San Tan Brewing’s Oktoberfest. The entertainment lineup includes: Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Reel Big Fish and other local acts. This year’s event will highlight beer games, Von Hanson’s brat eating contest, a stein holding contest, and wiener dog races. 178 E Commonwealth Ave, Chandler
Chili Pepper Festival: September 30th
The Chile Pepper Festival is a local food, music and talent event hosted by Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation. Onsite chili pepper roasting, cooking demonstrations, live music, salsa dancing, activities for kids, a talent show, a beer garden presented by Deschutes Brewery and a gourmet margarita station will all be on the menu. 922 N 2nd St, Phoenix.
With so much going on in the Valley, from the east valley in Gilbert to Chandler to the west valley in Avondale and Glendale, you’ll want to mark your calendar so you won’t miss out on all the fun! When you’re ready to call the west valley your home, give us a call at 623-206-9936. We’ll help you find just the right west valley home to best suit your wants and needs.