These festivals occur year-round and all of them are worth a visit if you’re in town, but there are a some that stand out from the crowd.
Scottsdale Arts Festival
Scottsdale is known for its galleries and Thursday night Art Walks, and this festival is a fun way for the whole family to see what it’s all about. Held annually in March, the festival features beautiful art, food, music, and even fun stuff for kids.
The Great American BBQ & Beer Festival
Held in March each year, this festival boasts a great lineup of music, food, and drinks. And, really, who can resist a little BBQ?
Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival
Of all of the festivals that made the list, this one is probably the most unusual and unexpected. However, a wide assortment of activities, shows, and vendors make it an unforgettable experience. Where else can you watch an ostrich race? Check it out every March.
Arizona Polish Festival
Coming to you every April, the Arizona Polish Festival is a fun way to experience authentic (and delicious) elements of a different culture.
Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake
Get your fix of Germany for the month of October with this beer-filled event. Although there is plenty of fun for adults, the carnival and kids zone offer tons of fun for the kiddos, too.
Arizona Taco Festival
With a fun twist on the traditional concept of food festivals, this is the largest celebration of tacos on earth, and it happens every October. Although the festival isn’t the most kid-friendly, the Chihuahua Pageant is fun for the whole family.