dia de los muertos

By Tuesday Mahrle

Let us be the first to say, Happy Halloween/Dia De Los Muertos weekend! While the big day is Tuesday, many are choosing to start early this weekend.

If you have kiddos, we highly recommend the Salt River Fields Balloon Spectacular. Not only are they supplying 4,000 pounds of candy, but there are other fun activities and fireworks while you’re there.

On the other hand, if you’d like a fun adult night with live bands, 21+ drinks, and food trucks, crawl over to the Downtown Phoenix Zombie Walk. Don’t have an outfit? No worries – they have a zombification station.

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Luke Bryan & Brett Eldredge

Thursday, October 26

Luke Bryan is visiting Phoenix on his Huntin’, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Every Day Tour. He’s bringing along Brett Eldredge and Granger Smith for the ride.  

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Gilbert Off the Street Art & Music Festival

October 27-October 28

The Gilbert Off the Street Art & Music Festival will be filled with live music, street performers, kids’ activities, food trucks, artisan and craft vendors. Don’t miss Marmalade Skies on stage!
*free event

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Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular

October 27-October 28

More than 20 majestic hot air balloons will illuminate the sky as they serve up more than 4,000 pounds of candy! Don’t miss the Spook Trail or costume contest.

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Strange Garden

October 27-October 28

The Desert Botanical Gardens turn strange this weekend! Encounter weird sights, fun tricks and enchanting creatures. Dance ‘til you drop at their Monster Bash!

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Queen Creek Feastival

Friday, October 27

The Queen Creek Feastival has 15 to 30 gourmet food trucks to give you an eclectic mix of food options for your Friday night. Grab a plate – or two – and stay for the live music.
*free event

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Harvest Fest at the Pioneer Living History Museum

October 28-October 29

Visit the Pioneer Living History Museum for its last weekend of Harvest Fest. Enjoy a pumpkin patch, hay rides, gold panning, BB Gun Range, food and live music.

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Dia De Los Muertos Festival

October 28-October 29

Enjoy in the traditional Dìa de los Muertos festivities with delicious food, a colorful mercado, and wonderful live entertainment. This two day festival is a free public event.
*free event

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Downtown Phoenix Zombie Walk

Saturday, October 28

The largest gathering of zombies in the Southwest occurs right here in Downtown Phoenix. Enjoy live bands, a costume contest, adult beverages, food trucks, and even a zombification station.

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Dia De Los Muertos PHX Festival

Sunday, October 29

Grab a blanket or chair and experience a uniquely Arizonan, grassroots celebration of ancestors and community diversity. Throughout the day, check out mask-making, sugar skull decorating, face painting, La Procesion, and more.
*free event

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Grape Arizona Wine Event- Charity Wine, Beer and Food Festival!

Sunday, October 29

10+ local wineries and three breweries are participating in the 8th edition of the Grape Arizona Wine Event. Enjoy food pairings from local area restaurants, a silent auction and raffle.

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