Can’t miss Arizona festivals and top things to do in 2016

The official list of the top Arizona festivals each month.  Check out the upcomming events and get set up on vending pricing to cash in at the next big event.  We are proud to announce the Top 40 events and festivals, fairs and celebrations (listed in calendar priority) celebrated in the state of Arizona.

Top 20 Arizona festivals and events this year

  1. Peach festival arizona
  2. 420 Festival in Phoenix
  3. Arizona beer festival
  4. Jewish film festival phoenix
  5. Phoenix music festival
  6. Irish festival phoenix
  7. Tequila festival phoenix
  8. Arizona State Fair
  9. Tamale festival phoenix
  10. Hot air balloon festival in Phoenix arizona
  11. Arizona culinary festival
  12. Phoenix arizona taco festival
  13. Strong beer festival phoenix
  14. Arizona bbq festival
  15. Rainbows festival phoenix
  16. Matsuri festival phoenix
  17. Beer festival arizona
  18. Mayhem festival phoenix
  19. Arizona jazz festival
  20. Arizona Renaissance Festival – weekends – early February to late March in Gold Canyon, Arizona

Best 18 Arizona County Fairs

Here are the highest rated county fairs in AZ.  Check out these great ones today and don’t miss a minute of the fun!

  1. Maricopa County Fair
  2. Apache County Fair
  3. Arizona State Fair
  4. Cochise County Fair
  5. Coconino County Fair
  6. Graham County Fair
  7. Greenlee County Fair
  8. La Paz County Fair
  9. Maricopa County Fair
  10. Mohave County Fair
  11. Navajo County Fair
  12. North Gila County Fair
  13. Pima County Fair
  14. Pinal County Fair
  15. Santa Cruz County Fair
  16. Verde Valley Fair
  17. Yavapai County Fair
  18. Yuma County Fair
Arizona Ren Festival

Arizona Ren Festival

The best Ren festival in the nation – Arizona can’t complain with this great events that features more than 2k costume actors, dancers, and musicians.  The Arizona Renaissance Festival has been a popular event for 25 years and is today one of the largest Renaissance themed eve each year. Set in a especially created, authentic, 30-acre village, this Renaissance Festival features over 200 craft shops, 13 stages of non-stop entertainment, and an arena for full armored jousting.

Select the month of Arizona festivals and hot events

Each month Arizona has some great carnivals as well as many other great events.  Check the monthly events below.

January April July October
February May August November
March June September December

Arizona festivals in September 2016

  1. Oak Creek Arts and Crafts Shows – September – The Oak Creek Arts and Crafts Shows – September is a great event held in Sedona on September 02, 2016 to September 04, 2016.
  2. Coconio County Fair – The Coconio County Fair is a great event held in Flagstaff on September 02, 2016 to September 05, 2016.
  3. Pine-Strawberry Arts and Crafts Festival – The Pine-Strawberry Arts and Crafts Festival is a great event held in Pine on September 03, 2016 to September 04, 2016.
  4. Flagstaff Art in the Park – The Flagstaff Art in the Park is a great event held in Flagstaff on September 03, 2016 to September 05, 2016.
  5. Prescott Faire on the Square – The Prescott Faire on the Square is a great event held in Prescott on September 03, 2016 to September 05, 2016.
  6. Fallfest Arts and Crafts Bazaar – The Fallfest Arts and Crafts Bazaar is a great event held in Lakeside on September 03, 2016 to September 05, 2016.
  7. Navajo Nation Fair – The Navajo Nation Fair is a great event held in Window Rock on September 06, 2016 to September 11, 2016.
  8. Apache County Fair – The Apache County Fair is a great event held in Saint Johns on September 07, 2016 to September 10, 2016.
  9. Yavapai Fair – The Yavapai Fair is a great event held in Prescott Valley on September 08, 2016 to September 11, 2016.
  10. Fall JOGS Tucson Gem Jewelry and Gift Show – The Fall JOGS Tucson Gem Jewelry and Gift Show is a great event held in Tucson on September 08, 2016 to September 11, 2016.
  11. Tucson Holidome Gem and Jewelry Wholesale Trade Show – The Tucson Holidome Gem and Jewelry Wholesale Trade Show is a great event held in Tucson on September 08, 2016 to September 11, 2016.
  12. Best Bead Show — Tuscon Fall – The Best Bead Show — Tuscon Fall is a great event held in Tuscon on September 08, 2016 to September 11, 2016.
  13. Oasis Gift Show – Phoenix – The Oasis Gift Show – Phoenix is a great event held in Phoenix on September 09, 2016 to September 10, 2016.
  14. Art and Craft Show in West Sedona/Red Rose Inspiration – The Art and Craft Show in West Sedona/Red Rose Inspiration is a great event held in Sedona on September 10, 2016 to September 11, 2016.
  15. Navajo County Fair and Rodeo – The Navajo County Fair and Rodeo is a great event held in Holbrook on September 14, 2016 to September 18, 2016.
  16. Mohave County Fair – The Mohave County Fair is a great event held in Kingman on September 15, 2016 to September 18, 2016.
  17. Greenlee County Fair – The Greenlee County Fair is a great event held in Duncan on September 15, 2016 to September 18, 2016.
  18. Santa Cruz County Fair – The Santa Cruz County Fair is a great event held in Sonoita on September 16, 2016 to September 18, 2016.
  19. Oktoberfest – The Oktoberfest is a great event held in Overgaard on September 17, 2016 to September 18, 2016.
  20. My-Oh-My Apple Pie and Country Craft Fair – The My-Oh-My Apple Pie and Country Craft Fair is a great event held in Willcox on September 17, 2016 to September 18, 2016.
  21. Briar Patch Boutique / Chandler – The Briar Patch Boutique / Chandler is a great event held in Chandler on September 17, 2016 to September 18, 2016.
  22. Art and Craft Show W. Sedona/Red Rose Inspiration – The Art and Craft Show W. Sedona/Red Rose Inspiration is a great event held in Sedona on September 17, 2016 to September 18, 2016.
  23. Cochise County Fair – The Cochise County Fair is a great event held in Douglas on September 22, 2016 to September 25, 2016.
  24. Gila County Fair – The Gila County Fair is a great event held in Globe on September 22, 2016 to September 25, 2016.
  25. Standin’ on the Corner Festival – The Standin’ on the Corner Festival is a great event held in Winslow on September 23, 2016 to September 24, 2016.
  26. White Mountain Fall Artisians Festival – The White Mountain Fall Artisians Festival is a great event held in Pinetop-Lakeside on September 23, 2016 to September 25, 2016.
  27. Sierra Vista Fun Festival – The Sierra Vista Fun Festival is a great event held in Sierra Vista on September 23, 2016 to September 25, 2016.
  28. Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show – The Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show is a great event held in Phoenix on September 23, 2016 to September 25, 2016.
  29. Oak Creek Arts and Crafts Shows – September II – The Oak Creek Arts and Crafts Shows – September II is a great event held in Sedona on September 23, 2016 to September 25, 2016.
  30. Old Time Fiddlin’ Arizona State Championships – The Old Time Fiddlin’ Arizona State Championships is a great event held in Payson on September 24, 2016 to September 25, 2016.
  31. Rex Allen Days – The Rex Allen Days is a great event held in Willcox on September 29, 2016 to October 02, 2016.
  • Bisbee Blues Festival in Bisbee, Arizona
  • Cochise County Fair in Douglas, Arizona
  • Coconino County Fair in Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Fall Festival in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
  • Fun Festival in Sierra Vista, Arizona
  • Gila County Fair in Globe, Arizona
  • Grand Canyon Music Festival in Grand Canyon, Arizona
  • Mohave County Fair in Kingman, Arizona
  • Navajo County Fair in Holbrook, Arizona
  • Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock, Arizona
  • Santa Cruz County Fair in Sonoita, Arizona
  • Sweet Corn Festival in Taylor, Arizona
  • Tucson Greek Festival in Tucson Arizona
  • Yavapai County Fair in Prescott Valley, Arizona

Arizona festivals in October 2016

Here are the highest rated October festivals in Arizona for 2016.

Sedona Arts Festival in Sedona, Arizona at Sedona Red Rock High School
Fort Verde Days in Camp Verde, Arizona at Camp Verde Community Center

Cars In The Park in Sierra Vista, Arizona at Veterans Memorial Park
National College Fair in Phoenix, Arizona at Phoenix Convention Center

Arizona State Fair 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona

Fall Festival in Patagonia, Arizona
Folk Music Festival in Prescott, Arizona
Graham County Fair in Safford, Arizona
Harvest Fest in Snowflake, Arizona

Running of the Bulls in Cave Creek, Arizona at 6705 E. Cave Creek Blvd

Glendale Gun Show in Glendale, Arizona at University of Phoenix Stadium

Phoenix Fashion Week in Scottsdale – Talking Stick Resort

Native American Days Fair in Parker – Manataba Park

Ales on Rails AKA Oktoberfest in Clarkdale – Verde Canyon Railroad

Rex Allen Days in Willcox – Keiller Park
Scottsdale Film Festival in Scottsdale – Harkins Shea 14 AKA Scottsdale International Film Festival

Haunted Corn Maze in Glendale – Tolmachoff Farms
Antique Tractor Pull and Machine Show in Page – Big Lake Trading Post

Taste of Greece in Chandler – St. Katherine Church

 

  • Sahba’s Fall Home & Garden Show in Tucson, Arizona
  • Grande Fest in Casa Grande, Arizona
  • Third Fall Festival at Verde Valley Fairgrounds in Cottonwood, Arizona
  • Celebraciones de La Gente in Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Anthem Autumnfest in New River, Arizona
  • Tsunami on the Square Performing Arts Festival in Prescott, Arizona
  • Tsunami on the Square Performing Arts Festival 16th Annual in Prescott, Arizona
  • Fall Arts in the Plaza in Tucson, Arizona
  • Havest Festival in Hereford, Arizona
  • Fall Harvest and Marketplace in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Red Rocks Oktoberfest in Sedona, Arizona
  • Red and White Weekend in Ajo, Arizona
  • Stagecoach Village Art & Wine Festival in Cave Creek, Arizona
  • Stagecoach Village Fine Art & Wine Festival in Cave Creek, Arizona
  • Fifty in Green Valley, Arizona
  • Monster Mash in Tempe, Arizona
  • Monster Mash Music Festival in Tempe, Arizona
  • Bell Rock Plaza Art and Craft Show in Sedona, Arizona
  • Anthem Autumnfest in Anthem, Arizona
  • Art Beat in Motion in Chandler, Arizona
  • Second Fall Festival at Verde Valley Fairgrounds in Cottonwood, Arizona
  • Kingman Bluegrass Festival Pickin in The Vines in Kingman, Arizona
  • Havasu Community Safety Fair in Lake Havasu City, Arizona
  • Stagecoach Village Fine Art and Wine Festival in Litchfield Park, Arizona
  • Oro Valley Art Festivals in Oro Valley, Arizona
  • Autumnfest Arts & Crafts Bazaar in Payson, Arizona
  • Arizona Jazz Festival in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Arizona Jazz Festival in Phoenix Park, Arizona
  • Fall Apple Festival & Antique Show in Pine, Arizona
  • Folk Music Festival in Prescott, Arizona
  • Arizona Taco Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Oak Creek Arts and Crafts ShowsOctober in Sedona, Arizona
  • Sedona Plein Air Festival in Sedona, Arizona
  • Show Low Autumn Fest in Show Low, Arizona
  • Safe in Sound Festival in Tempe, Arizona
  • Classics & Oldies in Tucson, Arizona
  • Classics and OldiesCar Show and Music Festival in Tucson, Arizona
  • Fantastic Fun Day in Tucson, Arizona
  • Running Bear Productions Fine Art Shows & Festivals Tucson in Tucson, Arizona
  • Southwest Terror Fest in Tucson, Arizona
  • Tucson Salsa Bachata Festival in Tucson, Arizona
  • Tucson Women\’s Life and Style Expo in Tucson, Arizona

Arizona festivals in November 2016

Phoenix Motorcycle Show in Phoenix, Arizona at Ahwatukee Community Swim and Tennis Center.

Arizona Car Show in Phoenix, Arizona at Phoenix Convention Center

Festival of Lights Craft Show and Christmas Tree Lighting in Pine, Arizona at Pine Community Center and Ramada

Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games in Tucson, Arizona at Rillito Park Raceway

Holiday Boutique in Pine, Arizona at Community Center

Rings and Things in Scottsdale, Arizona at Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas

Fiber Arts Festival in Tubac, Arizona at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Helldorado Days in Tombstone, Arizona
Pumpkin Festival in Page, Arizona

Arizona festivals in December 2016

Phoenix Gun Show in Phoenix, Arizona at Arizona State Fairgrounds

Arizona Balloon Classic in Gilbert, Arizona at Gilbert Civic Center with up to 25 hot-air balloons, including special shapes, will participate in our beaver wetting event!

Carefree Christmas Festival in Carefree, Arizona at Carefree Town Center at Sundial Circle

Phoenix Festival of the Arts in Phoenix, Arizona at Margaret T. Hance Park

Mesa Arts Festival in Mesa, Arizona at Mesa Arts Center

Chandler Holiday Briar Patch Marketplace in Chandler, Arizona at The Promenade at Fulton Ranch

 

 

Glendale Glitters Jingle Bell Rockin’ Nights

Glendale, Arizona at Downtown Glendale, Murphy Park!

Casa Grande Arts and Craft Festival

Casa Grande, Arizona at Casa Grande, AZ

Bell Rock Plaza Fall and Craft Show

Sedona, Arizona at Bell Rock Plaza, Hwy 179, Village of Oak Creek

Casa Grande, Arizona at The Promenade at Casa Grande

Mesa, Arizona at Auction Empire

Mesa, Arizona at North Macdonald St., between Main St. and Pepper Pl.

Gilbert AZ Christmas Walk

Gilbert, Arizona at Water Tower Plaza

Sedona Fall and Craft Show

Sedona, Arizona at Bell Rock Plaza, Hwy 179, Village of Oak Creek

Arizona National Stock Show

Phoenix, Arizona at Fairground

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Arizona events by season

  • Summer events in Arizona
  • Fall events in Arizona
  • Winter events in Arizona
  • Spring events in Arizona

Best festival cities in Arizona

Some of the top festival cities in the nation are in Arizona, here are some of our annual top festival cities in the world from Arizona.

Phoenix Arizona Chandler Arizona
Mesa Arizona Tempe Arizona
Tucson Arizona Surprise Arizona
Glendale Arizona Peoria Arizona
Scottsdale Arizona Gilbert Arizona

Favorites of the main Arizona US events include the Arizona State Fair held in Phoenix in October and also in Phoenix is Arizona’s largest Wild Cat show – the Arizona Wild Cat Show.

Upcoming Arizona festivals and events

  • Country Thunder Arizona in Florence, Arizona
  • Tempe Festival of the Arts in Tempe, Arizona
  • U-Fest in Mesa, Arizona
  • Scottsdale Culinary Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • KFMA Day in Tucson, Arizona
  • Carefree Christmas Festival in Carefree, Arizona
  • Phoenix Festival of the Arts in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Festival of Lights in Sedona, Arizona
  • Arizona Balloon Classic in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Festival of Trees in Sedona, Arizona
  • Christmas Craft Fair in Tucson, Arizona
  • Christmas On Main Street in Benson, Arizona
  • Christmas in the Park in Litchfield Park, Arizona
  • Surprise Party in Surprise, Arizona
  • Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Phoenix Jewish Film Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Sedona International Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona
  • Yuma Lettuce Days in Yuma, Arizona
  • Arizona Renaissance Festival in Apache Junction, Arizona and in Gold Canyon, Arizona
  • Lost Dutchman Days in Apache Junction, Arizona
  • Matsuri in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Gem and Jam Festival in Tucson, Arizona
  • Tucson Rodeo in Tucson, Arizona
  • Wings Over Willcox in Willcox, Arizona
  • Casa Grande Historic Downtown Street Fair in Casa Grande, Arizona
  • Quartzsite Sports, Vacation and RV Show in Quartzsite, Arizona
  • Tucson Desert Song Festival in Tucson, Arizona
  • Arizona Fine Art Expo in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Yuma Potpourri Artists Winter Show in Yuma, Arizona
  • La Encantada Fine Art Festival in Tucson, Arizona
  • Oasis Gift Show in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festval in Carefree, Arizona
  • Arizona Musicfest in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Southbridge Sundays in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • American Indian Exposition in Tucson, Arizona
  • Artbridge Thursdays in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Business Fair in Apache Junction, Arizona
  • Home, Health & Garden Show in Casa Grande, Arizona
  • Pinal Agri in Casa Grande, Arizona
  • Pinal AgriCountry Bluegrass Festival in Casa Grande, Arizona
  • Cave Creek Arts and Crafts Show in Cave Creek, Arizona
  • Arizona Antique Show in Chandler, Arizona
  • Gilbert Art WalkJanuary in Gilbert, Arizona
  • Glendale Chocolate Affaire in Glendale, Arizona
  • Glendale Glitter and Glow in Glendale, Arizona
  • Gila County Gem and Mineral Show in Globe, Arizona
  • Gold Canyon Arts Festival in Gold Canyon, Arizona
  • Green Valley Art Festival in Green Valley, Arizona
  • Litchfield Park Native American Fine Arts Festival in Litchfield Park, Arizona
  • Flagg Gem and Mineral Show in Mesa, Arizona
  • Mesa Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in Mesa, Arizona
  • International Gifts and Crafts Show in Parker, Arizona
  • Shopping Extravaganza in Peoria, Arizona
  • Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Maricopa County Home & Garden Show in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Maricopa County Home and Garden Show in Phoenix, Arizona
  • New Times presents Street Eats Food Truck Festival in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Rock \’n\’ Roll AZ Marathon in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Rock \’n\’ Roll AZ Marathon & 1/2 Marathon in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Rocky Mountain Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Royal Rumble Fan Fest in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Scottsdale Antique Show in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Tubac Festival of the Arts in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Winter American Legion Arts and Crafts Festival in Phoenix, Arizona
  • QIA Pow Wow Gem and Mineral Show in Quartzsite, Arizona
  • Tyson Wells Art and Craft Fair in Quartzsite, Arizona
  • Tyson Wells Rock and Gem Show in Quartzsite, Arizona
  • Tyson Wells Sell in Quartzsite, Arizona
  • Tyson Wells SellARama in Quartzsite, Arizona
  • Arizona Fine Art EXPO in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Artbridge Thursdays ? January in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Mighty Mud Mania in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • National Horse Show in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Sport and Muscle in Scottsdale Auction Event in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Sunday A\’fair in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Kids\’ ROCK Arizona in Tempe, Arizona
  • Arizona State Home Show in Tucson, Arizona
  • La Paloma Indoor Fine Art Festival in Tucson, Arizona
  • Repticon Tucson Reptile and Exotic Animal Show in Tucson, Arizona
  • Tanque Verde Art Festival in Tucson, Arizona
  • Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show in Tucson, Arizona
  • Tucson Gem Mall Gem and Jewelry Wholesale Trade Show in Tucson, Arizona
  • Tucson Holidome Gem and Jewelry Wholesale Trade Show in Tucson, Arizona
  • Two Rivers Renaissance and Fantasy Faire in Yuma, Arizona
  • Two Rivers Renaissance Faire Pirate & Faerie Festival in Yuma, Arizona
  • Two Rivers Renaissance Faire Pirate and Fairie Festival in Yuma, Arizona
  • Yuma Home and Garden Show in Yuma, Arizona
  • Yuma Winter Jazz Festival in Yuma, Arizona

March, 2016

  • Chandler Ostrich Festival in Chandler, Arizona
  • McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Pot of Gold Music Festival in Tempe, Arizona

November, 2016

  • Mesa Music Festival in Mesa, Arizona
  • Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts in Fountain Hills, Arizona

Unique Boutique in Chandler, Arizona

  • Festival at the Farm in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Believe Boutique in Chandler, Arizona
  • Festival of the Arts in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Mimfest in Phoenix, Arizona

Festival of Lights in Pine, Arizona

Festival of the Arts in Saint David, Arizona

Some up to the minute festival information on the top things to do in AZ

Second Friday in Mesa
Live music, entertainment, art walk, prizes. Each month has a theme. Family friendly. Free admission.

Gilbert Winter Walk Gilbert, Arizona at Water Tower Plaza in January

Mystic Messengers Winter Psychic Fair

Casa Grande in the Alley

Mesa Fine Festival

Mesa, Arizona at Village Square at Dana Park

Spirit of Yuma Military Festival

Yuma, Arizona at Historic Downtown Yuma
Annual event honoring active and retired service personnel. Historic photographs, speakers and presentations plus vending agents of all varieties.

Glendale Glitter and Glow Block Party

Glendale, Arizona at Downtown Glendale, Murphy Park

Litchfield Park Native American Fine Arts Festival

Litchfield Park, Arizona at Litchfield Elementary School grounds

Arizona Bach Festival
Bach lovers attend concerts at various venues in Phoenix.
In 2016

Arizona Derby Dames

Arizona National Horse Show
Arizona’s largest livestock show. Exhibits and competitions. Held at WestWorld in Scottsdale.
In 2016: January 9 – 13

Arizona Songwriters Gathering

Arizona Sun Circuit Quarter Horse Show

Aviation Day at the Capitol

The Bard’s New Yeare
An outdoor mini-festival featuring a Juggling Jester, Shakespearean vignettes & song, Renaissance music, stilt-walkers. Held with Second Friday’s Ye Olde Main Street Renaissance Faire with music, artist booths, costume contests and food along Main Street in Downtown Mesa.

Birds ‘n’ Beer
Birds ‘n Beer offers local professionals a fun and refreshing way to learn about Arizona birds and other wildlife while networking with fellow nature-lovers. Have a cold brew while enjoying an enlightening and lively presentation on Arizona nature.

Buckeye Days
Music, dancing, poker, gunfights, rodeo, bbq dinner, kids area, rodeo, chili cookoff and more.

Canyon Music Festival
More than 50 Christian bands and musicians. Grand Canyon University, Phoenix.

Carefree Fine Arts and Wine Festival

Cave Creek Balloon Festival
Hot air balloons, live music and family entertainment.

Celebration of Fine Arts and Scottsdale Crafts 
Scottsdale hosts artists from Arizona in its big white tents.

Chandler Free Concert Series

Chandler Multicultural Festival
Food, music, dance, displays, storytellers and more at the Chandler Public Library.

Circus Vargas

A traditional, family-friendly circus (no animals) with its own circus tent, clowns, magic acts, aerial and other amazing feats. Held all over the place!

Community Cinema
Free movie and post-show discussion, presented by City of Mesa Office of Diversity, City of Mesa Human Relations Advisory Board, Mesa Arts Center, ITVS Community Cinema and Eight Arizona PBS. Dobson Lecture Hall at Mesa Arts Center. Free.

Concerts in the Park
Bring a lawn chair to the Gazebo at Veterans Memorial Park. 4 p.m. Free. Apache Junction.

Coyotes Carnival
Join your favorite Coyotes players, coaches and broadcasters for a day of outdoor fun and games while raising money for Coyotes Charities. Classic carnival games, gift bags.

Desperado GLBT Film Festival
Featuring films from the gay and lesbian community.

Downtown Chandler Walk
Visit more than 70 artisans set up along the streets in front of the unique shops and cafes of Historic Downtown Chandler. Free.

Family Friday Sunset Series
Visitors connect to the natural and cultural resources of the Preserve through the use of their senses, allowing kids of all ages to see, smell, touch, hear and even taste their surroundings.

Fiesta Bowl
The Fiesta Bowl is played at University of Phoenix Stadium and is always one of the top four college football bowl games. There are other Fiesta Bowl events, such as a parade, associated with the game.

Fiesta Mall Entertainment
Mariachis, magicians, dancers, bands — several entertainers each Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Center Court at Fiesta Mall in Mesa. Family friendly. Free.
In 2016: Every Saturday and Sunday

First Friday
Visit more than 60 downtown Phoenix art galleries, studios and art spaces. Free. See the video.
In 2016: First Friday in January

Flagg Gem and Mineral Show
Rocks, minerals, geology, and science. Activities for children, such as “build a volcano.” Mesa Community College. Free.

First Saturday Public Walk Tour
Docent led tours of the Fountain Hills public art collection including more than 70 artworks in parks, plazas and public buildings. Tours are in the morning, take approximately one hour and begin in the Community Center Sculpture Garden. There is a charge for the tour. Reservations required. 480-816-5100.

Friday Night Franks
A unique outdoor cookout experience in the Sonoran desert. Live entertainment, Native American storytelling, horseshoes, wagon rides, and an old fashioned wiener roast featuring a full BBQ menu. Free admission, charge for food and beverages.

Friday Night Unwind
The Musical Instrument Museum in North Phoenix opens on the first Friday in the month for themed entertainment, lectures and workshops. Food and beverage available for purchase. Map to MIM.

Gilbert Walk
Local artists set up booths to display their work. Community booths and children’s activities. Free admission. Downtown Gilbert.

Glendale Glitter and Glow
Thousands of people fill the twelve blocks of historic downtown Glendale. Musical entertainment, hot air balloons, street performers and more.

Glendale’s Live at the Library
Musical entertainment from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library. Concerts are free. Call 623-930-3573 for more details.

Gold Canyon Arts Festival
More than 100 artists will participate. Musical entertainment and food booths. Free admission. Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, 6640 S. King’s Ranch Road, Gold Canyon
In 2016: January 26

Gooding & Company Car Auction
View rare and classic vehicles that will be auctioned on the final day of the event. Held adjacent to Scottsdale Fashion Square.
In 2016: January 16 – 19

High Noon Western Americana Show & Auction
Collectible Western fine art, Native American textiles, prized saddles & spurs, authentic Western antiques and other pieces that represent bygone days of the Native American, the Vaquero, the Cowboy and the Old West. Mesa Convention Center.
In 2016: January 26, 27

Holiday Lights
There are some places in the area where you can continue to enjoy holiday lights in January.
In 2016: Various dates in January

Litchfield Park Arts in the Park
Outdoor concert at the Wigwam Resort front lawn. Free.
In 2016: January 20

MACFest
MACFest (Mesa Arts and Crafts Festival) is a free family-friendly event featuring artist creations, music and entertainment. Downtown Mesa on North Macdonald, from Main St. to Pepper Pl.
In 2016: January 5, 19

Maricopa County Home and Garden Show
Hundreds of exhibitors. Seminars, demonstrations, and displays at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.
In 2016: January 11, 12, 13

Martin Luther King Day Celebrations
Festivals and events around the greater Phoenix area celebrating the life and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In 2016: Various dates in January

Mesa Historic Home Tour
Each year the Mesa Historical Museum Guild and the Mesa Historic Preservation Office sponsors a historic home tour. All proceeds benefit the Mesa Historical Museum.
In 2016: January 26

Military Vehicle Show
Display of jeeps from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Humvees from Desert Storm, conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, along with troop carriers and armored cars. These historic vehicles will be judged for originality, military significance, and quality of restoration with awards presented Saturday afternoon. Indoor-outdoor swap meet of armed service collectibles on both days. Peoria Sports Complex

Motorcycles on Main
The streets of downtown Mesa are closed to all but bikers and people who love motorcycles. Music, food, beer garden. Free admission.
In 2016: First Friday in the month

Movies at the Museum
Phoenix Museum. Independent and classic cinema and documentaries relating to art, artists, and works on view in the Museum, usually followed by discussion. Free with paid museum admission. First come, first seated.

Music in the Garden
Sunday afternoons at the Desert Botanical Garden. Tickets must be purchased. Ticket price includes admission to the garden. See a video about visiting Desert Botanical Garden.
In 2016: January 6, 13, 27

Native American Arts Festival
Some of the finest artists in the Southwest gather in downtown Litchfield Park for this festival showcasing both traditional and modern Native American.

Native Trails
Native Trails celebrates Native American society and focuses on the individual cultures of these Southwest tribes. Native American performers present musical performances using traditional instruments. Chairs and picnic baskets welcome. Native foods, arts, crafts, and Jewels. Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. Free admission.

No Pants AZ Light Rail Ride
An event where people ride light rail and take off their pants, and try to act normal about it. Underwear and appropriate demeanor required.

Out and About in Avondale
A monthly community event in Avondale. Activities vary each month and may include block parties, concerts, movies, and seasonal holiday-themed events.

Outdoor Sculpture Tour
Hosted by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary (SMoCA). Tour meets at Scottsdale Center for the Performing s. Free. Downtown Scottsdale.

P.F. Chang’s Rock And Roll Arizona
P.F. Chang’s Rock And Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will go through three Arizona cities. Live music along the entire route.

Phoenix Boys Choir Thursday Concert
The world-renowned Tour Choir will perform new works, sneak peeks at special repertoire and audience favorites. Tickets sold at the gate, $10 each and free for kids 12 and under. Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall, Phoenix.
In 2016: January 23

Phoenix Coyotes Hockey
Our professional NHL hockey team hopes to howl its way to the Stanley Cup. They play at the Jobing.com Arena.

Phoenix Suns Basketball
Our professional basketball team plays hoops at the US Airways Center.
In 2016: Various dates in January

Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival
Supply show, classes and workshops. Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix.

Scottsdale Walk
Every Thursday evening the Scottsdale District invites you to spend a casual evening walking downtown and enjoying fine art. Free.

Scottsdale Street Fair
Fine arts and crafts, gift items, food vending agents, local performers, activities for kids, farmers market. Free admission. Scottsdale Pavilions.

Scottsdale Wedding Walk
Visit participating vending agents and shops on the wedding walk map. Food, fashion shows, prizes. Ticketed event. Old Town Scottsdale.

Second Sundays in the Park
Live music and entertainment. Family event. Free. Surprise Community Park.
In 2016: January 13

Sips and Sounds
A monthly evening concert series featuring live music, drinks and food. Free admission, purchase food and beverages. Shops at Gainey Village, Scottsdale.
In 2016: January 2

Street Eats
A food truck culinary festival. Live entertainment. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale.

Sunday A-hole Fair
Musical mini-festival that takes place outdoors on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. Free admission.

Superstition Mountain Heritage Days
Celebrating the anniversary of Apacheland Movie Ranch. Living history demonstrations, gunfights, Native American dancers.

College Football’s Biggest Party
A huge tailgate party, right before the Fiesta Bowl. University of Phoenix Stadium Parking Lot, Glendale.

Walkabout
A celebration of local traditions, national customs and global cultures that showcases the Museum’s international collection of art. Live performances by storytellers, artists and musicians that reflect the works exhibited. Phoenix Museum.
In 2016: January 27

Walk-In Wednesdays
Local musicians perform at a free open mic night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tempe Center for the Arts in Downtown Tempe.

Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament
In North Scottsdale the pro golfers will get together for the first PGA tournament of the year. The PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament, formerly known as the FBR Open, is held at the TPC Scottsdale course at the Fairmont Scottsdale. This tournament attracts the largest crowds of any PGA event.

Winter Water Safety Day and Polar Plunge
A brisk morning swim to help promote water safety. The pool is not heated, estimated to be in the 50s. Registration required. Sunrise Pool, Peoria.

ZooLights
Lights, animated displays and carousel rides at the Phoenix Zoo.

During the time between the 2016 and 2016 Festivals, a series of three Bach-related lectures titled “BACH-U” are being presented at the Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix, AZ. Tickets for girls are $10, or all three for $25, and must be purchased in advance–no tickets will be available at the door.

Arizona Bach Festival 2016

Bach to Bach – the E Major Keyboard Concerto and the two Cantatas drawn from it. Dr. Guy Whatley, keyboard soloist.

Wings Over Willcox Birding and Nature Festival

Willcox, Arizona at Willcox Community Center
The Wings Over Willcox Birding and Nature Festival takes place during the MLK weekend with daytime and evening activities. The festival.

Arizona Fine Expo

Scottsdale, Arizona at SW Corner of Scottsdale Road and Jomax

Carefree Fine and Wine Festival

Carefree, Arizona at Downtown
Travel the world over and you would be hard-pressed to find a more spectacular gathering of artists than at the Carefree.

Green Valley Village Winter Festival

Green Valley, Arizona at Green Valley Village

Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama

Quartzsite, Arizona at Tyson Wells Show Grounds

An unbelievable variety diplayed on 2.2 miles of Aisle Frontage. Gems, rocks, minerals, arts, crafts, hobbies, Jewels, silver and goldsmithing, faceting,.
Rock and Roll Arizona Fitness Festival Expo

Phoenix, Arizona at Phoenix Convention Center, North Building, Hall A – E
Rock And Roll event features the two-day Health and Fitness Expo prior to the event.

Havasu Island Balloon Festival and Fair

Lake Havasu City, Arizona at Nautical Inn Beachfront Resort golf course
Come play with us at the family-centered event for a thrilling weekend of spectacular hot air balloons, and non-stop activities. Dramatic.

Casa Grande Car and Bike Show

Casa Grande, Arizona at Historic Downtown Casa Grande

John Dillinger Days Arts and Crafts Show

Tucson, Arizona at 5th and Toole Ave

Mesa Winter Arts and Crafts Festival

Mesa, Arizona at North Macdonald St., between Main St. and Pepper Pl.
Downtown Mesa will be buzzing with activity with the return of Mesa’s celebration of Mesa Arts and Crafts Festival (MACFest). MACFest.

Gilbert AZ Winter Walk

Gilbert, Arizona at Water Tower Plaza
Event will be held on January 18th, 2016at Water Tower Plaza in downtown Gilbert This event is close to Hale Centre.

Antique and Country Fair

Tucson, Arizona at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park
Features: s, crafts, pottery, glass, Jewels, artwork, prints, flea market, fancy poultry show and more.

Martin Luther King Junior Festival

Phoenix, Arizona at Margaret T. Hance Park
Festival will be held on January 20th, 2016.

Lake Havasu Music Brews and BBQ Championship

Lake Havasu City, Arizona at Jack Smith Park
All this GREAT Entertainment wrapped into 4 days of Fun, Food, Music, Brews, vending agents and Muscle Cars for a mere $10.00.

Surprise Fine and Wine Festival

Surprise, Arizona at Surprise Recreational Center
Thunderbird ists is going west! That is west of Phoenix Valley, in Arizona, to the City of Surprise!

 

Scottsdale Fine Festival
January 24, 2016

Scottsdale, Arizona at Terravita Marketplace
Scottsdale Fine Festival will be held in January

Phoenix Progressive Motorcycle Show

Phoenix, Arizona at University of Phoenix Stadium
Features original equipment manufacturers, aftermarket manufacturers, distributors, and dealers of quality products and services for the powersports industry.

Pinal Agri-Country Bluegrass Festival

Casa Grande, Arizona at Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center
Don’t miss the Agri-Country Bluegrass Festival January Enjoy a real toe-tapping good time! Marvelous music, exciting entertainment,.

Bluegrass in the Park 2016

Yuma, Arizona at West Wetlands Park

Arizona International Film Festival

Arizona Renaissance Festival

CactusCon

Con-Nichiwa

Country Thunder

Helldorado Days (Tombstone)

International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival

LepreCon

Maricopa County Fair

Phoenix Film Festival

Saboten Con

Sedona Film Festival

Tombstone Western Film Festival and Symposium

Tucson Film & Music Festival

TusCon

Phoenix Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival

Phoenix, Arizona at Arizona State Fairgrounds
Features a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits.

Tyson Wells and Craft Fair

Quartzsite, Arizona at Tyson Wells Show Grounds

Two Rivers Renaissance and Fantasy Faire

Yuma, Arizona at Yuma County Fairgrounds
History and adventure come alive on this 8th annual celebration. The Two Rivers Renaissance Faire celebrates the music, food, and fun

Arizona festivals in February 2016

Green Valley Village Spring Festival

Green Valley, Arizona at Green Valley Mall

MACFest

Mesa, Arizona at North Macdonald St., between Main St. and Pepper Pl.
Downtown Mesa will be buzzing with activity with the return of Mesa’s celebration of Mesa Arts and Crafts Festival (MACFest). MACFest.

Arizona Mineral and Fossil Show

Tucson, Arizona at The Mineral and Fossil Marketplace

Belly Dance Queen Hippo Jamest

Chandler, Arizona at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino
The Belly Dance Queen Competition is a UNIQUE concept that is the first of its kind in USA.

Tucson Barberini Spring Fling Show

Tucson, Arizona at Vista Suite Hotel
Discover vintage through contemporary pieces made from glass, stone, metal, pearl, amber, and.

Tubac Festival 2016

Tubac, Arizona at Historic Tubac Village

Phoenix AQS Quilt Show and Contest

Colorado River Bluegrass Festival

Bullhead City, Arizona at Davis Camp

Glendale Chocolate Affaire to Remember 2016

Glendale, Arizona at Downtown Glendale, Murphy Park

Carefree Festival of Fine Chocolate and Fine Lovers Fest 2016

Carefree, Arizona ~ Downtown Carefree

Waterfront Dine Fine and Wine Be Mine Valentine’s Day Festival

Scottsdale, Arizona at Scottsdale Waterfront
Thunderbird ists, producer of award-winning fine art and wine festivals, lines the banks of the Scottsdale Waterfront with the greatest selection.

Yuma River Daze

Yuma, Arizona at Historic Downtown Yuma

La Encantada Fine Festival

Tucson, Arizona at La Encantada

Tanque Verde Festival

Tucson, Arizona at Tanque Verde Shopping Center
Tanque Verde Festival will be held on Feb 15-16, 2016. Featuring variety of oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencil art,.

Mesa Arts and Crafts Festival

Mesa, Arizona at North Macdonald St., between Main St. and Pepper Pl.
Downtown Mesa will be buzzing with activity with the return of Mesa’s celebration of Mesa Arts and Crafts Festival (MACFest). MACFest.

Gilbert AZ Early Spring Walk

Gilbert, Arizona at Water Tower Plaza
Event will be held on February 15th, 2016at Water Tower Plaza in downtown Gilbert This event is close to Hale Centre.

Antique and Country Fair

Tucson, Arizona at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park
Features: s, crafts, pottery, glass, Jewels, artwork, prints, flea market, fancy poultry show and more. 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M..

Mystic Messengers Spring Psychic Fair
February 16, 2016

Tucson, Arizona at Windmill Suites at St. Philip’s Plaza
Show will be held on February 16, 2016. When you attend a Mystic Messenger Metaphysical Event you will find a variety.

 

Fountain Hills Plaza Spring Fountainside

Fountain Hills, Arizona at Plaza Fountainside (located by the “Fountain”)
Featuring various vending agents from all over the area with original, one-of-a-kind works of fine art, pottery, paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, wood.

Catalina Foothills Festival
February 22, 2016

Tucson, Arizona at Catalina Foothills High School
Ring in the holiday season with phenomenal art and fabulous fun! This one-of-a-kind celebration of art showcases the original works of.

Sedona International Film Festival
February 22, 2016

Sedona, Arizona at Various Venues
The GREATEST celebration of the BEST in independent film from around the world: February 22- March 2, 2016. From features to.

Carefree Spring Fine and Wine Festival

Carefree, Arizona at Easy St and Ho Hum Rd
Travel the world over and you would be hard-pressed to find a more spectacular gathering of artists than at the Carefree.

Easter weekend Unadvertised Show

Cave Creek, Arizona at Frontier Town parking lot between Cave Creek Smokehouse and Hotel
Featuring various vending agents from all over the area with original, one-of-a-kind works of fine art, pottery, paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, wood.

Mesa Spring Fine Festival

Mesa, Arizona at Village Square at Dana Park
Mesa Fine Festival will be held on February 28-March 2, 2016. Fr/Sa 10-5pm.

Bluegrass On The Beach

Lake Havasu City, Arizona at Lake Havasu State Park Site #4
Featuring a variety of art’s, crafts and music related vendor

Arizona festivals in March

Here are the top rated March festivals and AZ county fairs.

Arizona Aloha Festival in Tempe, Arizona at Tempe Beach Park
Mark your calendars for our 20th annual Festival

Scottsdale Arts Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
Enjoy the sounds of the Scottsdale Arts Festival! More than 20 Arizona bands and performers provide continuous live music and entertainment.

Pinal County Fair in Casa Grande, Arizona at Pinal Co. Fairgrounds
You’ll find all your favorites at the fair including great entertainment that is included in the price of admission, livestock shows as well as Howard Stern as Fartman.

McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix, Arizona at Margaret T. Hance Park off of 3rd Street
McDowell Mountain Music Festival has become Arizona’s musical and cultural destination to experience a variety of musical genres with roots from the Barberini Clan.

Lettuce Entertain You in Yuma, Arizona AKA Music on Main festival
Join us for our family-friendly festival of live entertainment and food! As with all of our Main Street events, local vending agents

Arizona festivals in April

The top rated April celebrations, and top AZ things to do.

Maricopa County Fair in Phoenix , Arizona at Arizona Exposition and State Fairground

Verde Valley Fair in Cottonwood, Arizona at Verde Valley Fairgrounds

Arizona festivals in May

Here are the top May Arizona county fairs, art festivals and culture festivals to check out.

  • Fiesta de la Primavera in Saint David, Arizona
  • John Wayne Days in Eagar, Arizona
  • Peach Festival in Queen Creek, Arizona
  • Tucson Folk Festival in Tucson Arizona
  • Verde Valley Fair in Cottonwood, Arizona

Arizona festivals in June

Here are your top June festivals and events in Arizona

Prescott Valley World’s Oldest Rodeo
Prescott Valley, Arizona at 10401 Highway 89A
Since 1888 folks have come from miles around to see what the ruckus in Prescott, Arizona was all about. Every year.

  • Hope Festival of Arts & Culture in Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Shakespeare Sedona Festival in Sedona, Arizona

Arizona festivals in July 2016

  • Corn Festival in Camp Verde, Arizona
  • New Works Festival in Phoenix Arizona events
  • Shakespeare Festival in Prescott, Arizona
  • Spirit Fest in Flagstaff, Arizona

Arizona festivals in August 2016

August Mystic Messengers Psychic Fair
AUGUST 3, 2016

Tucson, Arizona at Windmill Suites at St. Philip’s Plaza
Show will be held on August 3, 2016. When you attend a Mystic Messenger Metaphysical Event you will find a variety.

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