With the summer heat finally making its way out of the state, folks all across the valley are beginning to look for some of the best activities to make the most out of this fall. Whether you’re with your whole family or just some good friends, we’ve got four of the best fall activities for Phoenicians.
1. The Arizona State Fair
Celebrating its 130th birthday this year, The Arizona State Fair has been a place for music, arts, and good old fashion family fun! Held at the fairgrounds right outside of Downtown Phoenix, The Arizona State Fair is home to over 70 carnival rides, 100 food booths, and 300 sales booth for you and your family to enjoy. This year’s fair will take place from October 10th to November 2nd and is open every Wednesday through Sunday. Buy your here!
2. Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze
Throughout the entirety of October, Tolmach off Farms in Glendale will be hosting their annual Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze featuring a 6 acre family-friendly corn maze and scavenger hunt, a miniature corn maze, and a pumpkin patch. Other activities include train rides, hay pyramids, a petting zoo, pedal carts, climbing web, and much more. For information on dates and hours, check out Visit Arizona.com.
3. The Arizona Jazz Festival
What better way to soak up Arizona’s beautiful fall weather than with some of the best jazz music the country has to offer? The Arizona Jazz festival has always been a great chance for Phoenicians to spend their fall by offering not only the best in jazz, but also in food and beverages from around the state. This year’s festival features classic acts like Boys II Men, Charlie Wilson, Brian Culbertson, and many more. For tickets and more information, check out the official Arizona Jazz Festival website.
4. Celebrate Mesa
This a great event for all of our fellow Mesa residents! Celebrate Mesa is a completely free event perfect for the whole family. With attractions like hot air balloon rides, bounce houses, carnival rides, and give-always, you and your family can join the rest of the Mesa community and celebrate the great city that is Mesa. Celebrate Mesa takes place on Saturday, October 18th from 5 to 9 pm at the Red Mountain Soccer Complex. Best of all, the event is completely free!