Fall Festivals & Outdoor Concerts
Guide To The Best Fall Festivals & Outdoor Concerts
Fall is finally here with festival season underway and cooler temps just around the corner. From the vibrant energy of the Phoenix Pride Festival, the nostalgic charm of Railfair, to the whimsical sights at the Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival — there’s truly something for everyone. No matter your interests, we’ve got the perfect fall festival for you. Explore, enjoy, and experience the best of what Scottsdale has to offer this season!
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Get ready to revamp your style with The Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market! This is no ordinary flea market – it’s a treasure trove of unique finds, rare gems, and vintage goodies. With over 170 vendors offering everything from antique furniture to quirky knick-knacks, you’re sure to find something that speaks to your inner vintage lover. And the fun doesn’t stop there – there’s live music, food trucks, and even a photo booth to capture your one-of-a-kind finds. So get your shopping bags ready, throw on your favorite vintage outfit, and join the fun at The Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market. Who knows what treasures you’ll discover?
The Arizona State Fair is the ultimate playground for thrill-seekers, foodies, and fun-lovers alike! With rides that’ll make your heart skip a beat and games that’ll test your skills, this annual extravaganza is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves a good time. And speaking of good times, the fair is also a foodie’s paradise, with everything from deep-fried Oreos to bacon-wrapped turkey legs on the menu. But that’s not all – there’s also live music, animal exhibits, and even a circus to keep you entertained. So gather up your friends and family, and head on over to the Arizona State Fair for a day (or night) that you’ll never forget!
Get ready to strut your stuff at Scottsdale Fashion Week – the ultimate runway to show off your style! This annual event brings together the best and brightest designers, models, and fashionistas from all over the world for a week-long celebration of all things chic and trendy. From haute couture to streetwear, there’s something for everyone to ooh and aah over. But the fun doesn’t stop at the runway – there’s also pop-up shops, after-parties, and even a fashion brunch to keep you entertained. So grab your most stylish outfit, strike a pose, and let’s show the world what Scottsdale fashion is all about!
All aboard! It’s time to chug-chug-chug your way over to Railfair! – the ultimate destination for train enthusiasts and anyone who loves a good time. This annual event is a locomotive lover’s dream come true, with train displays, exhibits, and even ride-alongs that will have you feeling like a conductor in no time. And that’s not all – there’s also food trucks, live music, and even a petting zoo to keep you entertained. So grab your engineer’s hat, hop on board, and get ready for a wild ride at Railfair!
Opa! Get ready to break plates and dance like Zorba at the Phoenix Greek Festival – the ultimate celebration of Greek culture, cuisine, and fun! This annual event brings together the best of Greece to the heart of Phoenix, with traditional music, dancing, and of course, delicious food. Whether you’re in the mood for spanakopita, gyros, or baklava (or all three!), you’re sure to find something to satisfy your cravings. And that’s not all – there’s also a marketplace with Greek goods and souvenirs, as well as cooking demonstrations and cultural exhibits to immerse yourself in the Greek way of life. So grab your toga, bring your appetite, and let’s get Greek at the Phoenix Greek Festival!
Get ready to paint your face and dance with the dead at the Dia de los Muertos celebration at the Mesa Arts Center! This lively and colorful event is the ultimate destination for anyone looking to experience Mexican culture at its finest. With beautifully decorated altars honoring the memory of loved ones who have passed on, traditional music, dancing, and delicious food, you’re in for a real treat. And if you’re feeling creative, be sure to check out the community altar or the sugar skull decorating station, where you can make your own colorful creation. But the fun doesn’t stop there – there’s also live performances, craft vendors, and even a procession to keep you entertained. So grab your marigold flowers, bring your family and friends, and let’s celebrate the circle of life at the Dia de los Muertos celebration at the Mesa Arts Center!
Get ready to let your rainbow flag fly at the Phoenix Pride Festival – the ultimate celebration of love, acceptance, and fun! This annual event brings together the LGBTQ+ community and allies from all over Arizona and beyond, with colorful parades, live performances, and of course, amazing food. Whether you’re in the mood for a delicious vegan burger or a slice of rainbow cake, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your cravings. And that’s not all – there’s also a marketplace with LGBTQ+ goods and souvenirs, as well as workshops and cultural exhibits to educate and inspire. So grab your glitter, bring your dancing shoes, and let’s show the world that love is love at the Phoenix Pride Festival!
Get ready to lift off into a spooky adventure at the Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival in Scottsdale! This annual event is the ultimate destination for anyone looking to combine the thrill of hot air ballooning with the chills of Halloween. With dozens of hot air balloons taking to the skies, each one uniquely decorated in a spooky theme, you’re in for a sight you won’t soon forget. But that’s not all – there’s also trick-or-treating, a haunted house, and even a pumpkin patch to keep you entertained on the ground. And when the sun sets, the real fun begins, with the balloons glowing like giant jack-o-lanterns in the dark. So grab your costume, pack your candy bag, and let’s get spooky at the Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival!
Get ready to fall in love with local businesses at the Local First Arizona Fall Festival! This fun-filled event celebrates all things local, with delicious food, amazing music, and of course, plenty of shopping opportunities. Whether you’re in the mood for a gourmet burger or a handmade necklace, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye. And that’s not all – there’s also a beer and wine garden, a kids’ zone with fun activities, and even a yoga session to help you relax and unwind. And the best part? By supporting local businesses, you’re helping to build a stronger community and a more sustainable economy. So grab your friends, bring your appetite, and let’s fall in love with Arizona at the Local First Arizona Fall Festival!
Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of film at the Scottsdale International Film Festival! This event is a must-see for film lovers, as it showcases a diverse array of films from around the globe. From gripping documentaries to heartwarming dramas, there’s something for everyone at this festival. In addition to the screenings, attendees can also participate in Q&A sessions with filmmakers, panel discussions, and other interactive events. So grab some popcorn, settle in, and get ready for an unforgettable cinematic experience!
Canal Convergence in Scottsdale is a free art event that transforms the Arizona Canal into a canvas for local and international artists. Experience mesmerizing light and water installations that reflect the beauty of the desert landscape, along with live performances, interactive workshops, and delicious food. This celebration of community and creativity brings together artists, residents, and visitors from all over the world. Come explore the magic of Canal Convergence and be inspired!