With fall soon approaching, residents all across the Valley of the Sun, from Prescott to Chandler to Phoenix, are looking forward to cooler temperatures and a variety of fun-filled autumn events. To help make planning your fall social calendar a bit easier, we’ve put together some of the area’s top events, festivals, and concerts that are planned up through Thanksgiving.
Top 13 Things To Do Near Phoenix – Fall 2021
Phoenix’s state-of-the-art Footprint Center (formerly Talking Stick Arena), home to the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, Phoenix Rattlers, and Real Mallorca, will be hosting some of the top names in music and live entertainment this fall. Here’s a snapshot of some of the hottest acts scheduled to appear:
- Marc Anthony Opus Tour – August 20, 2021
- Guns N’ Roses – August 30, 2021
- MEGA 104.3 20th Anniversary Bash – September 10, 2021
- The Eagles Hotel California Tour – September 23 – 25, 2021
- J. Cole Tour – October 17, 2021
- Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias “Beyond the Fluffy World” Tour – November 11, 2021
Phoenix Raceway hosts a variety of exciting events throughout the year. Here are just some of the many special events happening at the raceway this fall:
- RideNow Off-Road Expo at Phoenix Raceway – September 11-12, 2021
- Lucas Oil 150 – November 5, 2021
- Arizona Lottery 100 – November 6, 2021
- NASCAR Xfinity Championship Race– November 6, 2021
- NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race – November 7, 2021
- NASCAR Racing Experience – November 13, 2021
- Rusty Wallace Racing Experience – November 20-21, 2021
September 4 – 6 @ Courthouse Plaza, Prescott, AZ
The City of Prescott and the Prescott Chamber of Commerce invite one and all to attend a family-friendly and fun-filled Arts & Crafts Show at the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza. Enjoy dozens of vendors selling a variety of arts and crafts.
September 11, 2021, 5:00 PM @ Fletcher Heights Park
The City of Peoria, AZ, proudly presents a fun-filled evening of family entertainment featuring a variety of activities, presented by X2 Entertainment. Highlights include specialty food trucks, a live stage show, Patriot Day celebration, kids’ dance party, and more. Watch Disney’s “Raya The Last Dragon” on the big screen! The event starts at 5 p.m.
Be sure to check out our drive-in movie theater guide if you plan on hitting up this Peoria outdoor event this year. Many of the drive-in tips outlined in our guide apply here — you can’t park your Honda Ridgeline in the front row, but you should certainly bring your own snacks and arrive early, for instance.
September 18, 2021, @ Tempe Beach Park
Join Country singing star Jon Pardi with special guests Jameson Rodgers, Lainey Wilson, and Elvie Shane for a hand-clapping and boot-stomping Country music concert you won’t want to miss.
September 19, 2021, @ Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Get ready for the region’s largest FREE bridal expo featuring everything for brides-to-be from A to Z! Register today to ensure FREE entry, plus giveaways, special offers, and prizes.
October 9, 2021, @ American Legion Post 35, Chandler, AZ
Of course, how could we forget Arizona auto shows? Enjoy a wide variety of vehicles on display, as well as food, music, vendors, raffle prizes, and more. Admission is free for all visitors.
October 9, 2021, @ Riverview Park, Mesa, AZ
If you live closer to Mesa, experience a fun day for the entire family with hundreds of exciting cars and military vehicles on display. Proceeds benefit local veterans’ charities.
Should this Mesa car show not satiate your appetite for horsepower, visit your nearest Valley Honda Dealers. We’ll show you how the new 2022 Honda Civic outclasses the Toyota Corolla with its 180-hp turbocharged engine*, sport-tuned MacPherson suspension, and paddle shifters.
Various dates in October/November @ Superstition Springs Center, Mesa, AZ
The winner of AZHauntedHouses.com’s “Haunted House of the Year” and “Best Overall Attraction” for 2016 and 2017 is back and more terrifying than ever. On Nov. 5th and Nov. 6th, a veil of shadow envelopes the Sanctum of Horror, creating the ultimate dimension of frightening doom. Please visit sanctumofhorror.com for dates and ticket prices.
October 24, 2021, @ McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Scottsdale, AZ
Local Savvy AZ presents a fun-filled Halloween Spooktacular for the entire family. Enjoy trick-or-treating stations, pumpkin decorating, a bounce house, photo booth, costume contest, character meet and greet, sample food and drink from local restaurants, and so much more! (Stay tuned for details on the McCormick-Stillman Halloween Train, which requires a separate ticket.)
October 30 – 31, 2021 @ Dafur Community Center, Phoenix, AZ
Experience the ultimate adult VIP “costume” after-party event in Phoenix, presented by Dream Life Entertainment.
October 30, 2021, @ El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, Phoenix, AZ
Experience a “spooky” collection of toys, action figures, comics, and more. Plus, the kids will enjoy a costume contest as well as delicious Halloween treats.
November 6, 2021 @ Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, Chandler, AZ
Experience the delicious tastes of Asia as Downtown Chandler hosts the annual Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival. Baos are a form of dumpling that offers a complete meal in a white, warm, soft bun. Several Bao and Dumpling vendors will be on hand to offer a tantalizing menu of this tasty dish. The event will also feature Boba, desserts, and a variety of other Asian delicacies. Cash is recommended for food purchases.
Fall Into Great Savings at Your Valley Honda Dealers
Your Valley Honda Dealers are celebrating the arrival of fall with sensational savings on their entire lineup of new Hondas for sale near Phoenix. Choose from a huge inventory of new, pre-owned, and Certified Pre-Owned Hondas near Avondale, AZ. Be sure to check out the current offers on select new 2021 Hondas for the best deals.
Civic – 180 hp @ 6000 rpm (SAE net).