Arizona is home to some wonderful family events. With a wide range of kid-friendly activities, it’s the perfect location for your family vacation, whether you want to try the State Fair or Pumpkin walk. Everyone will find something to love at these events geared to even the smallest members of the family.
Delicious food, live entertainment, and family fun are what make this annual event one of the must-see events in Arizona. Attracting over a million revelers each year, Phoenix’s state fair is the country’s third highest attended affair.
Sample delicious salsa and let the kids be entertained in the Little Pepper Zone. Held in the Copper Sky Regional Park each year, this event also offers a host of live entertainment.
This community festival features giant puppets, a costume contest, circus performers, live music, and plenty of kids’ entertainment. The massive kids’ area will keep your little ones happy for hours.
Kids of all ages will love this muddy obstacle course. With mud pits, rope swings, slides, and other obstacles, this makes for a great day out. There are different courses for kids of different ages, and even the little ones will enjoy water slides and open play mud pits.
Flagstaff’s arboretum swings open its doors each fall to welcome visitors to celebrate the season. Follow the path and be amazed by the beautifully carved pumpkins and lit-up displays.
Arizona has plenty of outdoor events to keep you entertained throughout the year. If you're looking to catch some competitive fishing, witness parades, or try a variety of cuisine, events in Arizona have you covered. Here are some of the best.
One of the must-see events in Arizona has to be the Courthouse Lighting and Ceremony. Held each holiday season, the afternoon includes a parade, lighting ceremony, and Christmas Indian art market.
This annual parade, held in quaint English Village, sees scores of colorfully decorated boats cruise over the Bridgewater Channel each December.
This annual, friendly angling competition offers cash prizes for various categories and makes for a wonderful day out for experienced anglers and novices alike.
Bringing the community of Concho together, non-profit organization Concho Can run a flag raising ceremony in the park each year, followed by live entertainment and a town picnic.
Celebrating some of the region’s finest products, Camp Verde’s annual festival offers wine tasting, a local baking contest, and plenty of entertainment.
Arizona is home to countless music festivals and events held throughout the year at various locations around the state. Whatever you want to listen to; from country to electronic, rock to pop, you’ll find it here in Arizona.
With national headliners and an energetic vibe, the M3F is a non-profit event, with all proceeds going to help local non-profit organizations.
Music and baseball-lovers will enjoy this three-day music festival held in Tempe each year. Offering music from all over the nation and culinary chef demos, this is more than just a music festival.
Kicking off the summer, annual event Wet Electric is the country’s biggest pool party. Musicians and DJs from around the world take over Tempe’s Big Surf Waterpark for a day of non-stop fun.
Each March, Chandler’s Western town of Rawhide becomes a party center for three days and nights. Local and regional artists come together to create a weekend worth remembering.
Celebrating the best of country music, Country Thunder Arizona is the perfect festival for country music lovers.