Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29
Queen Creek Olive Mill, Queen Creek
Get a taste of the freshest garlic in town at the Queen Creek Olive Mill Garlic Fest. Garlic lovers can pick up four different varieties of fresh, organically grown garlic at the two-day fest. Snag some garlic olive oil while you’re at it, and you can’t leave without tasting their iconic garlic gelato or garlic cupcakes.
Tuesday, October 1
This live concert experience from acclaimed composer Ramin Djawadi (the same composer from Westworld) will bring the world of Westeros to The Valley during the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience. The show will take fans on a visual and musical journey through the Seven Kingdoms spanning all eight seasons of the award-winning series in an immersive experience like no other. The show begins at 8 pm.
Cost: Tickets start at $39.50
Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6
St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, Chandler
Bring your appetite to this food fest. Dolmathes, spanakopita, gyros, Greek fries, flaming cheese, and baklava are just some of the fine Hellenic cuisines you can sample at A Taste of Greece. In addition to the Greek eats, the Chandler festival will also have a marketplace brimming with Greek imports, traditional folk dancing, and performances that highlight Greek culture.
Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 27
1826 W. McDowell Rd.
Where else can you get deep-fried Twinkies and funnel cakes covered in mountains of powdered sugar goodness, all in one place? There’s absolutely no arguing it. The Arizona State Fair is a Mecca for all things deep-fried and covered in sugar. After you’ve stuffed yourself silly, go for a leisurely ride on the Ferris wheel or see a show. Mega artists like The Cult, Lee Brice, Billy Currington, Trace Adkins, and Lil Pump are just some of the musical acts that will take the stage over the nearly month-long extravaganza.
Cost: General admission tickets start at $6
Saturday, October 5
Tempe Beach Park
Taking over Tempe Beach Park, this festival will see live music, entertainment, games, food, and of course, plenty of beer. New Belgium Brewing Company’s Tour de Fat is in its 20th year and has raised close to $6 million for bike-related non-profits since its start. The bike parade starts at 11am and the other festivities (including a dance contest) will be happening from 1pm to 6pm.