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.)

  • Southern

    1. NAMI Sky Island Bike Tour : Sierra Vista

      September 30


      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.


    2. 5th Annual Sabino Canyon FitKidz One Mile Kids Classic : Tucson

      September 30

      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.


    3. Rio Rico History Museum Fundraiser : Rio Rico

      September 28 to September 30

      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.


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

      September 9 to November 11


      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.


    5. 2nd Annual Oktoberfest in the West : Elgin

      September 30


      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.


  • Eastern

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

      September 2 to September 30


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


    2. Oktoberfest at Mellody Field along Main Street : Alpine

      September 30

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


  • Northern

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

      September 1 to September 29


      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.


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

      September 1 to September 30

      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.


    3. Cornucopia Fall Festival at Thorpe Park : Flagstaff

      September 30

      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.


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

      September 30

      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.


    5. 8th Annual Hopi Festival at Heritage Square : Flagstaff

      September 30 to October 1

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


  • Central

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

      September 6 to October 15


      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.


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

      September 22 to October 8

      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.


    3. 2017 10th Annual SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest : Chandler

      September 30

      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.


    4. 29th Annual Verde River Day at Dead Horse Ranch State Park : Cottonwood

      September 30


      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.


    5. 23rd Annual Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party : Queen Creek

      September 30 to October 29


      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.


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

      September 8 to October 6

      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.


    7. "Shape Shifters" at Vision Gallery : Chandler

      September 8 to November 3

      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.


    8. Old Town Music and the Market : Cottonwood

      September 7 to September 28


      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.


    9. Lowrider Car Show and Hispanic Heritage Fair : Glendale

      September 30


      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.