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. 9th Annual Prescott Area Artists Studio Tour : Prescott

      September 30 to October 2


      This free, self-guided tour features 70 juried artists at 40 private studios, along with 30 additional artists at three art centers. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.


    2. Our Own Art Show : Surprise

      September 1 to September 30

      This show at the WHAM Community Art Center (16560 N. Dysart Road) features three accomplished artists from the West Valley: Linda Stahl, Peggy Juneau and Marion Wishnefski. A free opening reception is September 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.


    3. Arabian Breeder Finals at WestWorld of Scottsdale : Scottsdale

      September 28 to October 1

      This show showcases the very best the breed has to offer and presents an unprecedented halter/breeding showcase opportunity that will offer prize money and abundant marketing opportunities for breeders and purebred Arabian horse enthusiasts.


    4. 19th Annual Ballet Under the Stars – Beardsley Park : Sun City West

      September 30


      Ballet Arizona performs in an outdoor setting at 7 p.m. with a stage, lighting, costumes and beautiful Arizona weather. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.


    5. Oktoberfest – Fountain Park : Fountain Hills

      September 30 to October 1

      The entire family enjoys German music, food, beer, contests and a designated children’s area, sponsored by AMVETS, Elks, German Club and Fountain Hills Community Services, from 5 to 10 p.m.


    6. Comedy Show: Ali Siddiq : Phoenix

      September 28 to October 2


      Rick Bronson's House of Comedy presents this stand-up comedian, who has performed in HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" and won the Comedy Central "Up Next" competition. Dinner and drinks are served before and during the 90-minute show. Times vary.


    7. FLOW: Solo Art Exhibition by Joan Maureen Collins : Scottsdale

      September 3 to October 30


      The artist showcases new work in Harumi Maejima's Community Gallery. Collins is an abstract landscape painter whose technique results in striking contours made of heavy, opaque color and texture. Artist reception September 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


    8. Free Outdoor Movie Series at CityScape Phoenix : Phoenix

      September 9 to December 9

      On the second Friday of every month (9/9, 10/14, 11/11 and 12/9), guests can bring blankets and chairs and watch a feature film on the big screen at the outdoor movie theater in Patriots Park. Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. Free.


    9. Fitness in the District : Glendale

      September 13 to October 25

      At Westgate Entertainment District from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, enjoy free fitness classes in a variety of disciplines. Open to all ages and abilities; just bring a mat. Complimentary refreshments and giveaways at every class.


    10. Hot Rod Night : Glendale

      September 7 to November 16

      From 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Westgate Entertainment District hosts more than 200 classic cars in a variety of makes and models, plus live music and great happy-hour deals. Free and open to the public.


    11. Bike Night : Glendale

      September 8 to November 17

      From 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Westgate Entertainment District hosts the biggest bike night in the Valley at WaterDance Plaza. Guests enjoy live music, plus deals and discounts from Westgate's restaurants and retailers. Free and open to the public.


    12. ASU Lyric Opera Theatre Presents "H.M.S. Pinafore" : Tempe

      September 29 to October 2

      The Lyric Opera Theatre sets sail for its 53rd season with Gilbert and Sullivan's ever-popular comic opera, filled with effervescent music, hilarious action and colorful scenery and costumes, at the Evelyn Smith Music Theatre (50 E. Gammage Parkway).


  • Eastern

    1. Hamburger Fry – Gila County Historical Museum : Globe

      September 30


      Bring the whole family out to the Gila County Historical Museum Hamburger Fry and enjoy a delicious dinner right on their front lawn. The nights are cool, sunsets are beautiful, and most of all, the food is delicious.


  • Southern

    1. Hummingbird Banding Session at San Pedro House : Sierra Vista

      September 2 to October 1

      Many species of hummingbirds stop at the San Pedro River between tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds. See staff and volunteers capture, band, measure and release them as part of long-term studies.


    2. 10th Annual World Margarita Championship – Westin La Paloma : Tucson

      September 30

      Taste original margarita recipes as well as cuisine of the Southwest from an array of Tucson Originals restaurants and purveyors, and vote for your favorite margarita for the "People's Choice Award."


  • Northern

    1. Flagstaff Festival of Science : Flagstaff

      September 23 to October 2

      This 10-day family event features 80-plus free events, including open houses at museums and research centers, guided hikes in the forest and at archaeological sites, star parties with astronomers at observatories, and interactive science exhibits.


    2. Star Night Party - Homolovi State Park : Winslow

      September 30


      Join park staff and Homolovi's community partners in a night of community outreach and education in the field of observational astronomy, cosmology and astrophysics at 7 p.m. Bring a flashlight, light jacket and lawn chair.


    3. 22nd Annual "Standin' on the Corner" Just Cruisin' Car Show : Winslow

      September 30 to October 2


      Downtown Winslow hosts a sock hop, poker run and burnout contest on the 2nd from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.