“Fall in Love” with Phoenix at These Great Autumn Events

“Fall in Love” with Phoenix at These Great Autumn Events

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It’s hard to believe that we’re at the tail end of October and the holiday season is right around the corner. Unlike other parts of the country where fall means breaking out the hats and mittens, for us Phoenicians autumn means the beginning of a few months of pristine weather. Phoenix in fall is a beautiful time to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking our many beautiful trails, or enjoying festivities like art fairs and light shows. Although we love the money we save on our energy costs over the summer (thanks to solar screens), we at CC Sunscreens are as excited as anyone about the changing season. We’ve compiled this list of some of the best activities happening around the valley this autumn.

November 4th – Local First Arizona Fall Fest

Whether a proud native, a recent resident or just visiting for the weekend, there is something for everyone at this uniquely Arizona event. The event exclusively showcases native Arizonian artists, musicians and businesses. Attendees can expect about 200 local vendors, food samples from tasty AZ restaurants and food trucks, as well as Arizona grown wine, beer and spirits. Best of all, the event is family friendly and free for all. The Local First Arizona Fall Fest will take place in downtown Phoenix.

More info: https://localfirstaz.com/fall-festival/

November 10th – 12th – Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts

Give beautiful Fountain Hills a visit the weekend of November 10-12 to enjoy one of the biggest art fests in southwestern region of the US. The Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts held it’s inaugural event back in 1974. Since then, it has been a favorite yearly event for many families and has grown to showcase over 500 artists and craftspeople from all over the world. The festival also boasts tempting eateries, live music, and a beer garden. Get ready for an extremely enjoyable event and don’t forget to catch a glimpse the second tallest fountain on the globe while you’re at it!

More info: http://www.fountainhillschamber.com/fountain-festival/

November 10th – 12th Chiles and Chocolate Festival

When you’re not enjoying the Fountain Hills Fest, why not give the Chiles and Chocolate Festival a visit? Chiles and Chocolate will feature the top producers of chili and chocolate that Arizona has to offer. Visitors should expect zesty food and drink samples, as well as fiery live performances of Brazilian, Latin and Spanish dance throughout the weekend. Chiles and Chocolate will be held at the Desert Botanical Garden.

More info: https://www.visitphoenix.com/events/

November 12th – Arizona Harvest Festival & Open Air Market

Located in downtown Chandler, this event is a holiday favorite for many Phoenicians. Enjoy art, jewelry, holiday décor, artisan foods, and health and wellness products at harvest fest. The harvest festival is also a large-scale farmer’s market, offering fresh and local fruits, veggies, eggs and plants. Shopping isn’t the only thing to do at the Harvest Festival. The event also includes fun fall activities such as a pumpkin toss, pie eating contest, pumpkin pageant, cake-walk and a kids’ zone. Grown ups can enjoy the beer garden which will showcase seasonal brews and local pumpkin ales.

More info: https://www.arizonaharvestfest.com/

November 18th – 19th – ArtFest of Scottsdale

ArtFest of Scottsdale is a fun and festive annual event showcasing over 150 prolific artists from across the country. At ArtFest, visitors can find sculpture, jewelry ceramics, paintings, photography, metal, and found objects artwork. Of course there will be jazzy live and local music playing throughout the weekend, as well as tasty food trucks. The event is family friendly, and even boasts an exciting “Kids’ Activity Zone”. Kids aren’t the only ones invited; ArtFest also welcomes our furry friends to the party. Browse stress free, as the event is free and so is the parking.

More info: https://www.everfest.com/e/artfest-of-scottsdale-scottsdale-az

November 24th – January 6th – Glendale Glitters

While most Phoenicians are probably familiar with ZooLights, lesser-known Glendale Glitters is also a spectacular show. The stunning display boasts over 1.5 million lights stretched across 16 blocks in Historic Downtown Glendale. The light show is romantic for couples as they stroll under the twinkling trees sipping their hot chocolate, as well as entertaining for the entire family. Although Glendale Glitters is absolutely stunning – one of the reasons it truly rivals ZooLights is it’s cost of admission: free. Don’t miss out on this awesome event!

More info: https://www.visitphoenix.com/events/