Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center Open House
Learn about wildlife rehabilitation and the native animals that benefit from the center’s care. See a bald eagle, bobcat, ringtail, hawks, snakes, and more. Live wildlife education programs, self-guided tours, boating law and safety information. Free. North Phoenix.
November 23-24, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ahwatukee Car and Motorcycle Show
Vehicles of all different makes, models and years. A judged event with trophies being awarded in various classes. Live entertainment. Food and spirits available. Raises money, food and toys for various organizations. Registration and fee to show your car or have a booth. Admission to attend is non-perishable food items and new unwrapped toys. Ahwatukee Community Swim & Tennis Center.
November 9, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
American Heritage Festival
A fun and educational family-friendly trip through American history with reenactments, demonstrations, and historical characters. Schnepf Farms, Queen Creek.
November 23, 24, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Arizona Aircraft Expo and Ownership Conference
See the latest and newest technologically advanced models of general aviation aircraft. Designed for people who are interested in acquisition and ownership of an aircraft, as well as related topics like insurance, financing, and tax implications. Scottsdale.
November 8 & 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Arizona Antique Market
A wide variety of antiques including: primitives, ephemera, eclectic, glassware, pottery, collectibles, toys, advertising, military items, coins, early American linens, fine selections of vintage costume jewelry and fine estate jewelry. Scottsdale.
November 22 - 24, times vary
Arizona Asian Festival
A free festival featuring ethnic cuisine, arts and crafts, and entertainment such as martial arts demonstrations, cultural dances and music from nearly a dozen Asian countries. Mesa Arts Center.
November 8 - 10, times vary
Arizona Classic Jazz Festival
Jazz, and lots of it! San Marcos Golf Resort in Downtown Chandler.
November 7 - 10, times vary
Arizona Deaf Festival
Deaf-related exhibits, performances by Deaf groups and individuals, educational seminars on hearing loss, and a Kids Corner. Arizona Deaf Festival is an opportunity for the Deaf to celebrate and for the hearing to learn about the Deaf world. Free admission. Phoenix.
November 2, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Arizona International Auto Show
Hundreds of the newest cars, trucks, minivans and sport utility vehicles. Entertainment and celebrity appearances. Phoenix Convention Center.
November 28 - December 1, times vary
Arizona State Fair
Rides, food, competitions, concerts, exhibits -- two weeks of fun. Held at the Fairgrounds in Central Phoenix.
November 1 - 3 (except Mondays and Tuesdays)
Arizona Wine Growers Festival at the Farm
The state's top wine makers showcase their finest wines at an interactive event where guests learn about Arizona wine production, walk through exhibits of the state's grape growing regions, and taste dozens of wines. The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix.
November 15, 6 - 8 p.m. & 16, 1 - 5 p.m.
Artisan Market Thursdays
Artists, crafters and jewelers exhibit and sell items in a family-friendly, festive environment. Marshall Way Bridge, Downtown Scottsdale. Free admission.
Every Thursday in November, 5 - 10 p.m.
ArtFest of Scottsdale
Fine art, live music, international foods, and an interactive family area featuring hands-on art activities and creative challenges for children. Over 200 select contemporary artists and craftspeople from across the nation will show and sell one-of-a-kind artwork. Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza. Free admission.
November 23 & 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Artists of the Superstitions Annual Studio Tour
Meet with local artists and view their artistic talents in studio settings, all located in either Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. This is a free, self-guided tour. You may purchase art directly from the artist.
November 2 & 3, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Big Heap Vintage and Handmade Festival
Indie, vintage, modern, industrial and salvaged goods. “Bring a truck. You’re gonna need it.” Music, dancers, gourmet food trucks. Cave Creek.
November 15 - 17, times vary
Birds 'n' Beer
Birds 'n Beer offers local professionals a fun and refreshing way to learn about Arizona birds and other wildlife while networking with fellow nature-lovers. Have a cold brew while enjoying a presentation on Arizona nature. Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix. RSVP requested 602-468-6470.
November 21, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Three days of bluegrass bands on stage, along with competitive contests for awards and cash. Arts/crafts & food booths, kids zone, special Saturday night concert. Wickenburg.
November 8 - 10, times vary
Carefree Fine Arts and Wine Festival
Arts, crafts, entertainment, and wine. Over 160 artists will have displays. This is one of Arizona's largest wine tasting events, featuring wines from Arizona, California, Australia, Germany, Austria, France and Italy. Sponsored by Thunderbird Artists. Downtown Carefree.
November 1 - 3, gates open at 10 a.m.
Certified Local Fall Festival
A family-friendly street festival featuring members of Local First Arizona. Local restaurants and vendors on hand with entertainment provided by Arizona musicians, bands and performers. Beer & Wine Garden, raffle and silent auction to raise funds for Local First, plus activities for young kids. Free admission, tickets sold for food samples. Downtown Phoenix.
November 9, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Chandler Center for the Arts Free Concert Series
Family-friendly, free admission. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Foyer doors will open one hour prior to show-time. Chandler Center for the Arts.
November 10, 3 p.m.
Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
Authentic, old fashioned chuck wagon teams compete. The family friendly event will also feature live musical entertainment, Western history and cooking demonstrations. Admission, parking and many activities are free. Charge for the hay and horse rides and food and beverages. Tumbleweed Park.
November 8 - 10, times vary
Chiles and Chocolate Festival
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix. Chili and chocolate products from local vendors, unique Southwest gifts, cooking demonstrations, and live music. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix.
November 15 - 17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Civic Space Fridays in the Park
Visual arts, performances on the outdoor stage, spoken word, movies in the A.E. England Building, and ArtLink gallery openings. Food trucks. Starts at 5 p.m.Free admission. Civic Space Park, 424 N Central, Phoenix.
November 1 & 15, 5 - 10 p.m.
Free movie and post-show discussion, presented by City of Mesa Office of Diversity, City of Mesa Human Relations Advisory Board, Mesa Arts Center, ITVS Community Cinema and Eight Arizona PBS. Dobson Lecture Hall at Mesa Arts Center. Free.
November 21, 6 p.m.
Crossroads of the West Gun Show
The shows offer hundreds of tables of interest to both the once a year hunter and the avid collector.
November 2 - 3, University of Phoenix Stadium
November 9 - 10, Centennial Hall, Mesa
Day of the Cowboy
Music, games, gunfighters, rides, entertainment, fireworks, and community picnic. Wear your western attire. Free admission with canned food donation,November 2. Charity Golf Tournament, November 3. Gold Canyon.
November 2 & 3, times and events vary
Day of The Dead
Day of the Dead exhibitions, festivals, parties, and celebrations in the Phoenix area.
Various dates and events in November
Discover India Festival
Festival Highlights include cultural show, parade, food fair, Clothing and Jewelry Bazaar, cooking and cultural demos, and children's fair. Free admission. Scottsdale Civic Center Library.
November 10, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Children ages 10 and older can enjoy some fun and creativity as they use different types of materials to create their unique art projects. Free. Red Mountain Library, Mesa.
Third Wednesday of each month, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
November 15, 6 - 10 p.m.
Earth and Space Exploration Day
Special science-related activities for students age 5 and up, teachers, and anyone interested in exploring Earth and space alongside real scientists. This free family event provides hands-on educational activities related to current research, as well as public lectures, a visit from an astronaut and a guided field trip to Tempe Butte. Arizona State University, Tempe.
November 2, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Eight’s Great GrillFest
A foodie exploration, with a focus on grilling. Patrons will see cooking-in-action and meet chefs who share tips and techniques. Ticket includes all food and drink samples. Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia, Peoria.
November 3, 12 - 4 p.m.
Fall Concerts in the Park
At Gilbert's Freestone Park Amphitheater, located by the lake in Freestone Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free admission. Food and beverages are available to purchase.
November 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fall for the Arts ArtWalk
Part of Scottsdale’s Fall for the Arts weekend. Live entertainment, food sampling and more along Main Street, Marshall Way and throughout downtown Scottsdale. More than 100 galleries will participate. Downtown Scottsdale.
November 7, 7 - 9 p.m.
Festival of the Superstitions
Carnival, musical entertainment, food vendors, car show, merchandise vendors, business booths, and children’s activities. Apache Junction.
November 9 & 10, times vary
Enjoy the spirit and culture of downtown Phoenix as you mingle with thousands of other residents and visitors. Tour art galleries, venues, and related spaces.
November 1, 6 - 10 p.m.
Information: http://artlinkphoenix.com/first-fridays/; Map for trolley tour: http://artlinkphoenix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/FFMap-June-2013-FINAL.jpg
Ford Ironman Triathlon and Expo
Arizona's Ironman triathlon features a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike and a complete marathon (26.2 miles) on the last day. Many vantage points for spectators to view the races. The sports expo takes place on the first three days. Tempe.
November 14 - 18, For registration information, times, and maps visit:
Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts
Arts, crafts, food, music, and entertainment. Fountain Hills Park.
November 8 - 10, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday Night Franks
Live entertainment, wagon rides, horseshoes and corn hole. A full cash bar is available. Wiener roast hot dogs, brats, and S’Mores. Free admission, charge for food and beverages.
Every Friday between Labor Day and Memorial Day, 5 - 9 p.m.
Friday Night Unwind
The Musical Instrument Museum in North Phoenix opens on the first Friday of the month for themed entertainment, lectures and workshops. Food and beverage available for purchase.
November 1, 5 - 9 p.m.
Gilbert Art Walk
Local artists set up booths to display their work. Community booths and children's activities. Free admission. Downtown Gilbert.
November 2 & 16, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
A celebration of Gilbert’s rich western heritage. Rodeo, food, entertainment, and more family-friendly activities. Gilbert.
November 15 - 23, times and events vary
Glendale's Live at the Library
Musical entertainment at the Main Library. Concerts are free.
November 7, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Good Guys Southwest Nationals
More than 2,500 Rods, Customs, Classics, Trick Trucks and Muscle Cars; Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits; Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral; Model & Pedal Car Show; Hot Rod Cruise. WestWorld, Scottsdale.
November 15 - 17, For more information, visit:
Great Bridal Expo
Displays for the wedding, honeymoon and home. Brides and grooms can meet potential wedding providers. Bridal fashion show, live music and DJ, and honeymoon show. Prizes. Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix.
November 10, Doors open at noon
Enchanted Island’s Harvest Festival is an event for kids 2-10 years of age and their families. Games and activities, pony rides, a petting zoo, barrel wagon, hay rides, bounces, and a rock wall. Enchanted Island Amusement Park, Phoenix.
November 23 & 24, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Heard Museum Spanish Market
More than 70 of the Southwest's best Hispanic artists will show and sell their work at the annual Heard Museum Spanish Market. Artwork includes an array of santos, furniture, jewelry, tilework, glitter art, tinwork, paintings, carvings, pottery and more. Admission is free. Does not include museum admission. Heard Museum, Phoenix.
November 9 & 10, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
KMLE Country Thunder Launch Fest
A country music celebration that officially unveils the 2014 Country Thunder lineup. Exclusive video greetings from the stars of the Country Thunder 2014 roster. Live performances. Food Trucks village. Finalists of KMLE Country Battle of the Bands. Tempe Center for the Arts.
November 30, 3 - 10 p.m.
Litchfield Park Arts in the Park
Free outdoor concert at the Wigwam Resort on the Front Lawn.
November 10, 3 - 5 p.m.
Litchfield Park Festival of Arts
Fine arts & crafts, live musical performances, festival fare and wine tasting. Located in the heart of the historic Wigwam Resort, this unique outdoor festival features an Artisan's Village filled with over 250 Fine Arts and Crafts booths. Artist demonstrations, International food court. Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park.
November 2 & 3, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Live at the Quarter
Free weekly evening concert series at the Scottsdale Quarter.
Saturdays in November, 5 - 7 p.m.
Live Music at the Union
Come enjoy live music from various local artists and DJs on the Union patio every weekend! The Union patio is located on the east side of Biltmore Fashion Park near Stingray Sushi.
Every Thursday, Friday, and Sunday; Times vary
Lunch Time Pop-up Park at Arizona Center
Want to enjoy the Phoenix weather but can't fit a Frisbee into your briefcase or backpack? Head over to the Arizona Center where the Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors are hosting a lunch time "Pop Up Park". Come join the lunch-time fun!
November 7, 14, 21, & 28; 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
MACFest (Mesa Arts and Crafts Festival) is a free family-friendly event featuring artist creations, music and entertainment. Downtown Mesa on North Macdonald, from Main St. to Pepper Pl.
November 2 & 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mesa Block Party
Live music, entertainment, art walk, prizes. Each month has a theme. Family friendly. Free admission. Dogs welcome. Mesa.
Second Friday of the month
Monarch Butterfly Exhibit / Mariposa Monarca
This engaging exhibit features the life cycle and migration patterns of the monarch butterfly and the environmental threats and conservation efforts that surround it. Marshall Butterfly Pavilion at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix.
September 30 - November 24, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily
Motorcycles on Main
The streets of downtown Mesa are closed to all but bikers and people who love motorcycles. Music, food, beer garden. Free admission.
First Friday of the month, 6 - 10 p.m.
Movies at the Museum
Independent and classic cinema and documentaries relating to art, artists, and works on view in the Museum, usually followed by discussion. Free with paid museum admission. First come, first seated. Phoenix Art Museum.
Various dates in November.
Native Now Festival
Music, art, culture, food, traditions, and innovations of Arizona’s American Indians. Art demonstrations and sale, arts and crafts for kids, petroglyph scavenger hunts, and guided hikes. Free admission. Deer Valley Rock Art Center, Phoenix.
November 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Orme Dam Victory Days
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation hosts a celebration with a Pow Wow, rodeo and other outdoor activities. Yavapai song and dance, sporting events, concerts and a carnival.
November 15 - 17; Location, times, and events vary
Out and About in Avondale
A monthly community event in Avondale. Activities vary each month and may include block parties, concerts, movies, and seasonal holiday-themed events.
November 11, 5 - 8 p.m.
Phoenix Boys Choir Thursday Concert
The world-renowned Tour Choir will perform new works, sneak peeks at special repertoire and audience favorites. Tickets sold at the gate, $10 each and free for kids 12 and under. Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall, Phoenix.
November 21, 5:30 p.m.
Phoenix Tequila Fest
Sample tequilas, visit booths teaching everything from how agave is grown to how tequila is distilled, and watch the valley's top bartenders compete; all while enjoying live entertainment. US Airways Center, Phoenix.
November 23 & 24, 12 - 5 p.m.