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Chandler Octoberfest 2022

Dr. A.J. Chandler Park 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ

Live music all day, German fare, games, and a family zone await at this family friendly event to celebrate October.

Peoria Spooktacular Outdoor Movie & Halloween Party

Fletcher Hights Park 8135 W. Lone Cactus Dr., Peoria, AZ

Grab a blanket, chair, family, and friends for a free Halloween movie night featuring “Ghostbusters Afterlife,” food tucks, costume contest, dance party, and tasty eats available for purchase from food trucks.


Arizona Science Center 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

It’s a land of mystery and yet what happens in Antarctica affects every single one of us. With never-before seen footage, this story brings audiences to the farthest reaches of a wild and majestic continent. Antarctica is the perfect fit for the giant screen. Using the latest underwater filming techniques, dive beneath sea ice, more than 6 feet thick, to experience the alien world of its seafloor - thousands of purple starfish scuttling to escape being entrapped by growing ice and elaborate jellyfish dancing a deadly dance. Swim alongside playful seals, soar above mountain peaks and vast penguin colonies, and witness the largest congregation of fin and humpback whales ever filmed.

Arizona Balloon Classic

Goodyear Ballpark 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear, Arizona

Dozens of hot air balloons will liftoff at the Goodyear Ballpark, the spring training home of the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. The Arizona Balloon Classic, as the only continuous hot air balloon race and festival in the Phoenix metro area, offers wholesome family fun for one spectacular weekend, and you won’t want to miss it.

6th Annual Doggie Street Festival

Steele Indian School Park 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ

Enjoy this not-to-be missed companion animal adopt-a-thon and fun celebration of furry best friends. Check out fantastic pet products and services, yummy eats, vet tips, music, auction prizes, and much more. Bring your friendly dog.

Street Eats Food Truck Festival

Salt River Fields 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottdale, AZ

Over 40 food trucks will sell all types of food, the event will include live music, lawn games, eating contents, a local vendor marketplace, a free kids’ zone, and more.


Arizona Renaissance Festival 12601 US-60, Gold Canyon, AZ

Don't miss Raucous Revelry at the Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival! The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 50-acre circus, a 16-stage theater, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament, and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure.


WestWorld 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale

The largest event of its kind in the world, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. In addition to exciting competitions, gala parties, educational seminars, family-focused events, and an international cuisine court, the event features more than 300 vendor booths, offering everything from jewelry, clothing, and works of art.


Heard Museum 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Top American Indian and Canadian First Nations hoop dancers will compete at the Heard Museum for the prestigious World Champion title and cash prizes. At this two-day competition, men and women compete on an equal field.


Glendale Civic Center 5750 W. Glenn Dr., Glendale, Arizona

The Chocolate Affaire is the premiere event for chocolate lovers everywhere. The event brings unique chocolate experiences to the City of Glendale for a two-day exhibition of 50+ chocolatiers, wine tastings, food demonstrations, live music, and family-friendly interactive experiences! Enjoy free admission and free parking.


Tempe Beach Park 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, Arizona

Innings Festival is a two-day event that will feature rock, pop and country performances, culinary demos, as well as curated food vendors, fun family activations and appearances by professional baseball players. This year's festival features Green Day, Eddie Vedder, Randy Johnson, and more.

Chandler Ostrich Festival

Tumbleweed Park 2250 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler, Arizona

The Ostrich Festival features live ostriches, national and local entertainment, thrilling stage shows, over 50 exhilarating midway rides and games, classic festival food, interactive activities for all ages, meet and greets with your favorite mascots, ostrich-themed educational activities, exciting attractions, upscale arts and crafts and much more. This year's performers include Train and more.

Super Spring Festival

Arizona Boardwalk 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ

Don’t miss the Annual Family Fun AZ Super Spring Fest where you can meet your favorite superheroes, fly on a zipline, enjoy bounce houses and slides, face painting, live entertainment, action-packed performances, raffle prizes and giveaways, and local vendors for shopping! This is a free outdoor event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Destination Arizona Caribfest

Heritage Square 115 N 6th St., Phoenix, AZ, United States

The Annual Destination Arizona CaribFest feature a variety of performances with educational pieces that are enjoyable for your family, with a variety of cultural groups, including our steel pan group, performers, Indian Dancers, the Fushicho Daiko Dojo group, and DJs.

Phoenix Film Festival Kids Day

Harkins Scottsdale 101 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, Arizona

On the first Saturday of the film festival, March 25, starting at 10 a.m., the festival has Kids Day, which is a free event and is a great way for kids of all ages to come out and experience the festival by participating in film-related activities including stop motion animation, green screen photo booth, storyboard workshop, story time, Valley Youth Theater acting station, makeup/face painting station, and photos on the red carpet. Also, families can see a free showing of a family-friendly film that afternoon at the Harkins Scottsdale 101.

18th Annual Arizona Dragon Boat Festival

Tempe Town Lake 550 E. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, Arizona

Join the Arizona Dragon Boat Association for two days of exciting dragon boat competition with teams from all over the United States and beyond. Dragon Boat Racing is a unique water sports activity that is sure to provide everyone an exciting experience.

Shea Homes Good Life Festival

Schnepf Farms 24990 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek, Arizona

R Entertainment delivers legendary rock musicians Kenny Loggins and Kansas headlining two exciting days of living the good life at Schnepf Farms at the 12th Annual Shea Homes Good Life Festival presented by Subaru. In addition to world-class rock n’ roll, the event features fabulous food and wine, craft beer and bourbon sampling, plus boutique shopping.

Bunny Balloon Blast

Salt River Fields 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottdale, AZ

Families are invited to experience hot air balloons, free candy for the kids, a free kids zone with tons of inflatables and rides, and tethered balloon rides.

Majestic Mariposas

Desert Botanical Gaden 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ

Families can get an up-close and unforgettable experience when more than 2,000 native Southwestern butterflies return for the Cohn Family Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Get acquainted with thousands of butterflies, observe each stage of their life cycle, and learn what actions we can take to protect them.

Avondale KidFest

Friendship Park 12325 W. McDowell Rd., Avondale, Arizona

Games and activities for all ages await at the Avondale Kid Fest. There will be food trucks, live entertainment, character visits, crafts, and it’s the Splash Pad opening weekend. 

Maricopa County Fair

Arizona Veterans Memoral Coiseum 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix

The fair features the largest county fair carnival in Phoenix with over 35 rides, food offerings like Steve's Flaming hot turkey legs, deep fried coffee, the Mac Doggie Dog, and so much more. Like to shop? The shopping pavilion is filled with over 60 vendors plus there are over 25 more vendors outside. Agriculture and livestock are a part of the fair’s history and tradition and is a mainstay.

Muddy Kids

Bell Bank Park 1 Legacy Dr., Mesa


Food Stock

Peoria Sports Compelex 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, Arizona

Families will enjoy more than 55 local food trucks with $3 samples, free bounce houses, a splashpad, a playground, and face painting at Food Stock. All gate proceeds will help feed hungry children in the West Valley through the Peoria Diamond Club’s nonprofit program.

Bug Fest

Butterfly Wonderland 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, Arizona

The Butterfly Wonderland Foundation presents the biggest bug bash of the year, the 7th annual Bug Fest! Enjoy cockroach races, butterfly releases, a photo 'hissing booth', bug zoo learning stations, edible insect treats, crafts and more! This event is free and recommended for bug-lovers of all ages.

Spring Earth Day Celebration

Desert Ridge Marketplace 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, Arizona

Celebrate our beautiful planet and embrace the magic of spring with a free and fun-filled Earth Day event at Desert Ridge Marketplace. There will be free planter painting with As You Wish Pottery, live acoustic music from Alexia Rodriguez, Earth Day goodie bags, and more near the Splash Pad.

Donut Judge Me 5K Run

Downtown Chandler Stage 178 E. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler, Arizona

Make the run worth it and the sweetest 5K of the year. This is the only 5K that gives you fresh, delicious, full-size donuts on course and at the finish line.


Desert Botanical Gaden 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ

Summer Storytimes are back this summer. The Garden invites kids five and younger and their caregivers to enjoy different nature-themed books each week and partake in songs and playtime while immersed in the Garden. Included with general admission.

Foam Frenzy

This Memorial Day weekend, beat the heat and celebrate the start of summer at the free Foam Frenzy event in the AZ Boardwalk Courtyard. Families can enjoy a fun-filled day at this unique water party, featuring continuous foam parties, a classic fire truck for water play and photo opportunities, a water squirter battle zone, other exciting water activities. Bring the kids for an entertaining and refreshing day of play. Remember to pack water shoes and sunscreen to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

FREE Camping Adventures Presented by Star Bright Academy

Horizona Comunity Center 15444 N. 100th St., Scottsdale, AZ

Join Star Bright Academy for free fun to welcome summer. They will be exploring bugs, growing plants, reading by a campfire, and going fishing. There will be a variety of other creative activities including crafts, read alouds, and fun educational games. All of these events will be held indoors in a big, air-conditioned room. There will be giveaways and a yummy treat as well. What better way to spend a hot summer morning! Hours: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for suggested ages 1 to 4. From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for suggested ages 4 to 7.


Mesa Arts Center One East Main St., Mesa, AZ

This free, all-ages event features live music, tasty food, interactive activities, new art exhibitions, a glow zone play area for kids with light up cubes, puppet-making, and more.

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