Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around metro Phoenix for Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Sep 30, 2022, 4:15 AM
(Monster Jam and Cycle Avondale photos)...
(Monster Jam and Cycle Avondale photos)
(Monster Jam and Cycle Avondale photos)

PHOENIX — Valley bicyclists can ride at Cycle Avondale, Hispanic Heritage Month continues to be celebrated and monster trucks are back in town.

Here are some of the biggest events around metro Phoenix this weekend.


  • Urban Ale Trail
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Venue: Participating restaurants across downtown Phoenix
  • Arizona State Fair
    • Day: Thursday through Sunday
    • Time: Varies
    • Venue: 1826 W. McDowell Road
  • Guelaguetza
    • Day: Saturday and Sunday
    • Time: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Venue: Desert Botanical Garden (1201 N. Galvin Parkway)
  • Knotfest Roadshow
    • Day: Sunday
    • Time: 6:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Ak-Chin Pavilion (2121 N. 83rd Ave.)


  • NAFFA Art Market
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Venue: NAFFA Plaza (525 W. Southern Ave.)


  • Monster Jam
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 7 p.m.
    • Venue: State Farm Stadium (1 Cardinals Drive)
  • Royal Comedy
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 8 p.m.
    • Venue: Gila River Arena



  • Bonnie Raitt
    • Day: Friday
    • Time: 8 p.m.
    • Venue: ASU Gammage (1200 S. Forest Ave.)



  • Cycle Avondale
    • Day: Sunday
    • Time: 7 a.m.
    • Venue: Avondale City Hall Campus (11465 Civic Center Drive)

Apache Junction 


  • Jeffrey Osborne
    • Day: Friday
    • Time: 8 p.m.
    • Venue: Chandler Center for the Arts (250 N. Arizona Ave.)
  • Grace Kelly
    • Day: Sunday
    • Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Venue: Chandler Center for the Arts

Queen Creek

  • Riding for the Ribbon
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 9 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Venue: Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre – Arena 2 (20464 E. Riggs Road)
  • Water-smart workshop
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Venue: Queen Creek Library – Zane Grey Room (21802 S. Ellsworth Road)

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Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around metro Phoenix for Sept. 30-Oct. 2