About Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix is the capital of Arizona and on of the largest cities in the United States by both population and area. This brings with it a huge variety of people and cultures as well as the festivals that go along with them. There are options for everybody, you just may want to stay inside during much of the summer months because The Valley of the Sun can get excessively hot.
Top Phoenix Festivals Arizona State Fair
The Arizona State Fair is a state-wide celebration, but it has called Phoenix home for decades. This fair jam-packed with dozens of carnival rides, more than a hundred food booths boasting all kinds of tasty creations and tons of family entertainment. Drawing in more than a million visitors each year, this is one of the biggest state fairs in the country. Phoenix Comicon
One of the largest comic conventions in the U.S., Phoenix Comicon is a Southwestern nerd's paradise. All things pop culture fill the Phoenix Convention Center for four days' worth of comic books, cosplaying genius, art contests and much more. Devour Culinary Classic
A whole week is dedicated to stuffing your face with the finest food and drink from Arizona's exceptional dining scene. Beyond eating, guests can shake hands with top chefs, take part in cooking demonstrations and do more eating. Phoenix Film Festival
Movie-lovers can't get enough of Arizona's largest independent film festival. Compelling feature-length films and short films from around the world grace the silver screen over the course of eight days. Lost Lake Festival
Superfly Productions, known for Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, has another winner with Lost Lake Festival. Held at Steele Indian School Park, the Valley of the Sun sees an eclectic lineup of music artists, local eats, agave and nonstop energy. Phoenix Improv Festival
Spontaneity for the win. The Phoenix Improv Festival features uproarious improvisational comedy from a lineup of funny men and women from around the country. Phoenix Pride Festival
This lively celebration features more than 150 entertainment performances, colorful parades, a 5k run and much more to raise awareness about Phoenix's LGBTQ community. The Great Arizona Beer Festival
When it's scorching hot in Phoenix – which is all the time – it's a good idea to keep a cold drink handy, and that's why you can't go wrong attending this popular beer festival. More than 200 craft beers from over 50 local breweries will keep you cool under the oppressive sun. Food City Tamale Festival
If you don't know the best place to score a tamale in Phoenix, hit up the Food City Tamale Festival. Your taste buds will get a lick of homemade tamales in many different styles from local tamale-makers. There's also live mariachi music, dancing and plenty of arts and crafts to keep your attention. Arizona Renaissance Festival
Fantasy becomes real life at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. One swoop through the medieval village will reveal costumed characters, whimsical creatures, jousting tournaments and lots of savory food. Phoenix Festival of the Arts
Over 125 local artists and craftspeople make up the Phoenix Festival of the Arts. Showcasing their finest paintings, sculptures, ceramic and much more, you'll be dazzled by their undeniable creativity. There's also live music and delicious food truck grub to go along with it. McDowell Mountain Music Festival
Good times are had at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in downtown Phoenix. It's where you'll discover a stacked lineup of indie, alternative, americana and folk rock bands. Tap your toes and enjoy some great music. Brewer's Bowl
Let talented craft brewers compete for your sampling glass and celebrate Arizona's awesome craft beer culture. From thirst-quenching suds to bar games and live music performances, there's no better way to enjoy the state's best microbreweries.