It’s Time to “Un-hibernate” in Arizona

The cooler weather has arrived in Arizona so let the “unhibernation” begin! Unlike our friends in the Midwest and East Coast, the next few months in Arizona are the perfect time to get outside and enjoy everything. From sports to art, music to food, there is something going on almost every weekend. We’ve shared a couple of our favorites, but there are so many more.

November & December

Artfest of Scottsdale

November 18 – 19, 2017
Downtown Scottsdale turns up the excitement when unique arts and crafts from over 150 artists from across the country, live music and great food fill up the Civic Center Plaza.


November 22 – January 14, 2018
The Phoenix Zoo comes to life nightly with millions of lights, sparkling displays and fun activities for the whole family.

Las Noches de Las Luminarias

November 24 – December 30, 2017
Luminaria bags line the walkways, thousands of white twinkle lights fill the gardens and the sounds of the unique entertainment can be heard for 21 nights at The Desert Botanical Garden.

Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts

December 1 – 3, 2017
Mill Avenue comes alive with over 400 artist booths, live entertainment, street performers and lots of food and drink.

January & February

Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction

January 13 – 21, 2018
WestWorld of Scottsdale welcomes the 47th Annual collector car auction along with symposiums, displays and an Exhibitor Marketplace

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

January 12 – 14, 2018
The weekend long celebration includes a Health Expo, 1 mile, 5K, half and full marathon.

Waste Management Phoenix Open

January 29 – February 4, 2018
“The Greatest Show on Grass” returns to Scottsdale’s Tournament Players Course for a week long celebration of music, people watching and golf!

Glendale Chocolate Affaire

February 9 – 11, 2018
Just in time for Valentines Day, a chocolate lovers dream returns to downtown Glendale.

Arizona Renaissance Festival

February 10 – April 1, 2018
Every weekend a medieval amusement park comes to life in the East Valley with a 16th Century Village filled with food, fun and festivities including jousting tournaments. Czar!