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Get Out and Enjoy Phoenix Festivals Celebrating Pups, Pizza and Brews

Enjoy creative performances, concerts and festivals celebrating fall in the Valley of the Sun.

Through Nov. 9  ‘Sweeney Todd’

The tale of “Sweeney Todd” hits the Arizona Broadway Theatre Main Stage,  and this black-comedy musical will leave you with laughs and gasps. The eight-time Tony Award-winning show follows an exiled barber’s journey to gain revenge on those who wronged him and his family, set in the back streets of 19th century London.


Through Nov. 3  Corn Maze & Pumpkin Days

Explore a six-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch at Tolmachoff Farms.


Through Nov. 3 ‘Disney and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Live to Film’

The Phoenix Symphony provides the full score to this classic film as the movie plays out above the full orchestra on the big screen. 


Through Nov. 3  Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

The town of Carefree’s signature event features $3 admission and a $10 wine tasting ticket with a souvenir glass. 


Nov. 2  AZ Fall Fest

Enjoy a family-friendly celebration of the fall season with food from many of the area’s top restaurants, live entertainment, a beer and wine garden, kid’s zone, games and more than 200 Arizona-based merchants and vendors. Grab a $1 sampling ticket for a chance to try some of the best food from local food trucks and restaurants. Free admission.

The Az Fall Fest (Courtesy Local First Arizona)


Nov. 4, 7, 10, 12, 14, 18, 21, 27, 29  Phoenix Suns Home Games

The NBA’s Phoenix Suns will be in action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.


Nov. 8  Post Malone

The rapper performs at Gila River Arena with Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh. 


Nov. 15-17  Blue Man Group

The Blue Man Group performs its new Speechless Tour at ASU Gammage

The Blue Man Group Speechless Tour (©Joan Marcus)


Nov. 16  Phoenix Pizza Festival

Roughly 20 pizza makers from across the Valley provide delicious pizza at $2-$4 per slice. The event also includes live music, games, desserts, local vendors, a kid’s zone, craft beer from Arizona Wilderness Brewery and more. 

Phoenix Pizza Festival (©Flargus)


Nov. 21-Jan. 12  Lights of the World

Experience a light show for the ages as 65 eye-catching displays light up the sky with more than six million lights at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Check the website for hours and holiday events. 


Nov. 23  Fall Folly Brew Fest

This brew fest has it all with full 12 oz. pours from more than 20 local breweries to go along with live music, fall games, snacks and food trucks. 

Fall Folly Brew Fest (Courtesy Downtown Mesa Association)


Nov. 23-24  The Day of the Dog

Enjoy pet yoga, dog races, accessories, sample treats, food and much more with your furry friends at the west coast’s largest outdoor pet festival in Old Town Scottsdale. 

Day of the Dog Festival (Courtesy the Day of the Dog)


Nov. 28  Thanksgiving Day Parade

Venture out to Fountain Hills and take in the sights and sounds of this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, held from 9-11 am. The parade route will begin at the corner of El Lago and Saguaro Boulevard and end at the intersection of Palisades and La Montana Boulevard. Expect floats, marching bands, classic cars, motorcycles and Santa.

Thanksgiving Parade (©Larry Moyse)