Events

Search our guide to what's happening around Arizona. (Want your event listed? Send an email to Noah Austin at [email protected] Be sure to include the dates of the event, public contact information (phone and/or website) and a brief description.)

  • Central

    1. Antiques on the Square : Prescott

      September 24

      From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Courthouse Plaza hosts 70 dealers of glass, pottery, furniture, art, jewelry, primitives, textiles, unique surprises and more. The event is sponsored by the Thumb Butte and Yavapai Questers. Free admission and parking.

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    2. 9th Annual Wander the Wild Live Auction and Dinner : Prescott

      September 24

      www.highlandscenter.org

      From 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Capital Canyon Club in Hassayampa Village (2060 Golf Club Lane) hosts this auction and dinner, which benefits educational programs for children at the Highlands Center for Natural History in the Prescott National Forest.

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    3. "Mamma Mia!" at Phoenix Theatre : Phoenix

      September 6 to October 15

      602-254-2151 phoenixtheatre.com/

      This production shows a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and a trip down the aisle in the feel-good tale of love and friendship.

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    4. Jesse Colin Young and Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre at Celebrity Theatre : Phoenix

      September 22

      dannyzeliskopresents.com/

      Danny Zelisko presents music legends Jesse Colin Young and former Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre as they combine their musical talents.

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    5. 47th Annual Vertielee Floyd Memorial Old Time Fiddlers Contest Arizona State Championship : Payson

      September 22 to September 24

      928-474-5242 www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org

      Starting at 9 a.m., the Payson Event Center presents the best fiddling in Arizona by contestants ages 6 to 86. Enjoy country and bluegrass music, Irish step dancers, a children's music workshop, crafts, fiddle makers and leather workers.

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    6. Steve Crowe Memorial Fun Fly at Perkinsville Road and Santa Fe : Chino Valley

      September 22 to September 24

      www.chinovalleymodelaviators.org/

      Beginning at 8 a.m., watch radio-controlled model jets, all kinds of propeller planes and scale models from World War I to the present flying in the sky over Chino Valley. Free.

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    7. "The Little Prince" at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts : Peoria

      September 22 to October 8

      theaterworks.org

      Watch as a world-weary aviator and a mysterious, regal "little man" spend two weeks in the desert and the Little Prince tells of his adventures through the galaxy.

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    8. 8th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival at Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts : Scottsdale

      September 23

      www.BrazilianDayArizona.com

      Celebrate Brazil's independence day, and experience a variety of Brazilian bands, dancers, performers, DJs, martial arts, Brazilian food, drinks and more.

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    9. 9th Annual Sedona WineFest 2017 : Sedona

      September 23 to September 24

      928-284-8657 www.sedonawinefest.com/

      Historic Posse Grounds Park hosts this two-day wine festival celebrating wines from the Verde Valley, Prescott and the Southern Arizona region. Enjoy Sedona cuisine, live music, vendors and panoramic views of the majestic red rocks.

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    10. 2017 10th Annual SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest : Chandler

      September 30

      www.santanoktoberfest.com

      A.J. Chandler Park offers live entertainment, a beer pong tournament, bag toss, buddy carry, wiener dog races, keg stacking, tricycle races and bratwurst-eating contests.

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    11. 29th Annual Verde River Day at Dead Horse Ranch State Park : Cottonwood

      September 30

      928-634-7593 verderiverday.com/

      Develop awareness of the importance of the Verde River with more than 40 environmental exhibits, hands-on activities, live entertainment, sand castle building, animals, canoe rides, nature hikes, fishing in the lagoon and nature walks.

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    12. 23rd Annual Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party : Queen Creek

      September 30 to October 29

      480-987-3100 www.Schnepffarms.com

      Celebrate the cooler temperatures with pig races, spooky train rides, live entertainment, a carousel, a petting barn, mazes, bonfires, a pumpkin patch, hayrides, a BMX show, a Frisbee dog show, a roller coaster and fireworks.

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    13. Casa Grande Holistic Expo : Casa Grande

      September 23

      www.casagrandeholisticexpo.com

      The Property Conference Center (1251 W. Gila Bend Highway) hosts free lectures and presentations every hour, plus readers, healers, metaphysical vendors and more. Each reader charges their own fee for 15- to 30-minute readings. $5 general admission.

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    14. "The Magic of Bill Blagg" Live! : Prescott

      September 23

      928-776-2000 www.ycpac.com

      Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (1100 E. Sheldon Street) hosts this 7:30 p.m. performance of an action-packed spectacular filled with mind-blowing magic and jaw-dropping illusions. Tickets start at $25; children are $10.

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    15. Laura Spalding Best and Cam DeCaussin: When You Weren't Looking : Chandler

      September 8 to October 6

      chandlercenter.org

      The Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery (250 N. Arizona Avenue) hosts this exhibit by two Arizona artists who use oils to express their perception of the world they see "when you weren't looking." Free admission.

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    16. "Shape Shifters" at Vision Gallery : Chandler

      September 8 to November 3

      www.visiongallery.org

      Vision Gallery (10 E. Chicago Street) hosts this exhibit featuring artists Rachel Goodwin, Lisa Von Hoffner and Mike Jacobs, whose works question perceptions of contemporary painting practices and commercial art. Free admission.

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    17. Embracing Your Journey Expo : Phoenix

      September 24

      480-296-1928 www.purplelotusproductions.com/sept-24th-2017---eyje.html

      Gift yourself a day of holistic wellness for your mind, body and spirit at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy more than 60 vendors, free lectures and more. Admission is $5.

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    18. St. Joseph's Hospital Presents Run FORE Cancer : Phoenix

      September 23

      602-406-1046 supportstjosephs.org/runforecancer

      Silverado Golf Club (7605 E. Indian Bend Road) hosts this event, in which participants run or walk the cart paths of the first nine holes (5K) or the entire course (8K), starting at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the hospital.

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    19. Old Town Music and the Market : Cottonwood

      September 7 to September 28

      928-639-3200 oldtownfarmersmarket.org

      Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to dark at Old Town Activity Park (187 E. Pima Street), shop locally grown fruits and vegetables and homemade items while listening to fabulous regional musicians. See website for complete schedule.

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    20. Estate Furniture and Collectibles Auction : Tempe

      September 23 to September 24

      www.biltmoreloanandjewelry.com

      Studio 3125 (3125 S. 52nd Street) hosts this Biltmore Loan and Jewelry auction from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. More than 400 high-end items, including antiques, collectibles, artwork, diamonds and electronics, will be up for bidding.

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    21. Lowrider Car Show and Hispanic Heritage Fair : Glendale

      September 30

      602-543-5300 asuevents.asu.edu/content/lowrider-car-show-and-hispanic-heritage-fair?eventDate=2017-09-30T16%3A00

      The Quad Lawn at Arizona State University West hosts this event, which features cars, live music, food and more, from 4 to 8 p.m.

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  • Southern

    1. NAMI Sky Island Bike Tour : Sierra Vista

      September 30

      520-459-3228 www.skyislandtour.com

      This scenic bicycle tour, starting and ending at the Windemere Hotel (2047 S. State Route 92), features 62-mile and 21-mile distance rides, plus a 5-mile fun ride. The rides start at 6 and 7:30 a.m. Cost is $10-35.

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    2. Calendar Signing at Madaras Gallery : Tucson

      September 21

      520-615-3001 www.madaras.com

      Diana Madaras signs copies of her new 2018 Southwest Art Calendar at Madaras Gallery (3035 N. Swan) from 5 to 7 p.m.

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    3. 93rd Annual Cochise County Fair : Douglas

      September 21 to September 24

      520-364-3819 cochisecountyfair.org/

      The County Fairgrounds host carnival rides, a collegiate rodeo, 4-H demonstrations, a livestock auction, live entertainment, exhibits, fair food and a beer garden.

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    4. 41st Annual Tucson Greek Festival : Tucson

      September 21 to September 24

      520-888-0505 www.tucsongreekfest.com/

      St. Demetrios Orthodox Church celebrates Greek food, drink and music, and offers dance lessons, children's activities, tours of the church and vendor displays.

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    5. Oracle Ford Peppersauce Round Up : Oracle

      September 23

      www.americanbunnyhop.com/events.html

      This outdoor festival features a 10-mile and 5K trail run on the Arizona Trail; 40- and 50-mile gravel grinder bike rides; a barbecue and craft beer; seven regional bluegrass and country bands; and a climbing wall for the kids.

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    6. 5th Annual Sabino Canyon FitKidz One Mile Kids Classic : Tucson

      September 30

      www.azroadrunners.org/go/category/about/fitkidz_racing_series

      These free 1-mile races for kids under 12 years old offer loads of fun and include official timing so that the kids get the full race experience.

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    7. Rio Rico History Museum Fundraiser : Rio Rico

      September 28 to September 30

      www.rioricohistoricalsociety.org/talks.html

      The museum (1060 Yavapai Drive, Suite 7) hosts a history talk by historian Dwight Thibodeaux on "Historical Influences of the Railroads on the Borderlands" at 6:30 p.m. September 28 and 2 p.m. September 30. Suggested $5 donation benefits the museum.

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    8. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Annual Plant Sale : Tucson

      September 24

      www.desertmuseum.org/visit/events_plantsale.php

      The museum offers more than 250 different species, including many popular perennials and low shrubs, and highlights five categories of plants that will help you attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife to your garden. Free admission.

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    9. Hot Rod Jubilee at Hotrods Old Vail : Tucson

      September 23

      www.hotrodsoldvail.com

      The restaurant (10500 E. Old Vail Road) hosts 1963 and older vehicles, plus live music, beer and food specials, and raffles between bands. Admission is $12; show is from 11 a.m. until the last band finishes.

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    10. MWR Fun Fest : Sierra Vista

      September 22 to September 24

      520-417-6960 www.mrwhuachuca.com

      Veterans Memorial Park (3105 E. Fry Boulevard) hosts this family-favorite fall event featuring carnival rides and games, live entertainment and more. Free admission.

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    11. James G. Davis (1931-2016): Down at the Tower Bar : Tucson

      September 9 to November 11

      520-624-7370 ethertongallery.com

      Etherton Gallery (135 S. Sixth Avenue) hosts this retrospective exhibition, which features paintings and prints made over four decades of Arizona painter James G. Davis' career. Opening reception 7 to 10 p.m. September 9.

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    12. 2nd Annual Oktoberfest in the West : Elgin

      September 30

      520-455-4673 copperhopranch.com

      Copper Hop Ranch Farm & Microbrewery (2330 State Route 83) offers its nano- and microbrews, plus German beer and farm ciders, live music, food, games, contest and more from 9 a.m. to dusk. Free admission.

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  • Western

    1. 3rd Annual Best of the West on Route 66 Festival at Beale and Fourth Streets : Kingman

      September 22 to September 24

      www.bestoftheweston66.com/

      Kick off the Best of the West festival with the Andy Devine Days Parade, family-friendly activities, craft and food vendors, a car show and a tractor pull.

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    2. 33rd Annual Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo at Mohave County Fairgrounds : Kingman

      September 23 to September 24

      www.kingmanrodeo.org/

      Cowboys from all over the U.S. compete in eight events starting at 1 p.m., presented by the Kingsmen of Route 66.

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  • Eastern

    1. Show Low Main Street Farmers' Market & Art Walk : Show Low

      September 2 to September 30

      928-532-2680 www.showlowfarmersmarket.com

      Every Saturday, Festival Marketplace features local produce growers, food product producers, artisans, craftspeople and entertainment.

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    2. 11th Annual SalsaFest : Safford

      September 22 to September 23

      928-428-2511 www.SalsaTrail.com

      Downtown Safford offers guests an opportunity to enjoy all that is salsa: prizes and bragging rights in the Salsa Challenge, Chihuahua races, a dog costume contest, entertainment, a beer garden, arts and crafts, and a car show.

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    3. 34th Annual Run to the Pines Car Show : Pinetop-Lakeside

      September 22 to September 24

      928-368-5325 www.runtothepinesaz.com

      Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club presents the Southwest's largest free-to-the-public, open-class, pre-1973 car show, with 550 vehicles expected. Plus a poker run and games. Free.

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    4. 42nd Annual Fall Artisans Festival – A Heritage Event : Pinetop-Lakeside

      September 22 to September 24

      928-367-4290 www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com

      The Orchard at Charlie Clark' hosts a juried show featuring vendors of jewelry and Native American jewelry, woodworking, signs, knives, metal art, relishes, fabric crafts, yarn crafts, painting, photography and entertainment.

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    5. 42nd Annual Fall Festival Parade : Pinetop-Lakeside

      September 23

      928-367-4290 www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com

      The Wild West-themed parade begins at Compass Bank and ends at Blue Ridge High School.

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    6. Show Low Daze Disk Golf Tournament : Show Low

      September 23 to September 24

      www.azdgc.disqman.com/

      Show Low City Park presents the 2017 Southwest Cactus Series tournament.

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    7. Oktoberfest at Mellody Field along Main Street : Alpine

      September 30

      www.alpinearizona.com/

      Celebrate autumn with an event hosted by the Foxfire at Alpine restaurant.

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  • Northern

    1. Experience Hopi Presentations at Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites : Moenkopi

      September 1 to September 29

      928-283-4500 HopiArtsTrail.com

      Join us on the Hopi Arts Trail for an introduction into Hopi culture and arts and crafts from Hopi artists. The beautiful artwork is created before your eyes.

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    2. 26th Annual Trappings of the American West : Flagstaff

      September 1 to September 30

      drycreekarts.com/

      The Museum of Northern Arizona honors the work of 70 artists from 15 Western states and Hawaii, chosen for their outstanding skills of mastered artistic excellence. The exhibition combines fine and functional art of the American West.

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    3. 4th Annual Flagstaff Star Party at Buffalo Park : Flagstaff

      September 21 to September 23

      www.flagstaffstarparty.org/

      Enjoy Northern Arizona’s big sky with telescope viewing, night-sky orientations and presentations about the stars and night skies in the first International Dark-Sky City.

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    4. 3rd Annual Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival at the Arboretum at Flagstaff : Flagstaff

      September 23

      FlagShakes.com

      Enjoy "All’s Well That Ends Well," a giddy charade of disguise, trickery and lawful wickedness directed by Christine Schmidle, deputy text associate at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

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    5. Cornucopia Fall Festival at Thorpe Park : Flagstaff

      September 30

      www.flagcorn.com/

      This year's attractions include carnival rides, a hay maze, a pumpkin patch, a pie-eating contest, horse wagon hayrides, carnival games with prizes, a petting zoo, circus performers, a kids talent show, live performances and microbrews.

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    6. Man vs. Machine Cycling Event and Beer Festival at Babbitt-Polson Warehouse Stage : Williams

      September 30

      www.grandcanyonracing.com

      Race a 300-ton steam engine for 53 miles in this one-way road-bike event from the Grand Canyon South Rim to Williams, and wrap up the event at the finish line with live music, food trucks and the after-party.

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    7. 8th Annual Hopi Festival at Heritage Square : Flagstaff

      September 30 to October 1

      www.hopiallnativefestival.com/

      Celebrate Hopi culture with social dances, music and traditional and contemporary art.

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