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Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around metro Phoenix for Oct. 14-16

Oct 14, 2022, 4:15 AM
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PHOENIX — The Phoenix Pride Festival returns, farmers markets are in full bloom and there’s a host of concerts and performances.

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


Phoenix

  • Arizona State Fair
    • Day: Friday through Sunday
    • Time: Varies
    • Venue: Arizona State Fairgrounds (1826 W. McDowell Road)
  • Lamb of God
    • Day: Friday
    • Time: 6 p.m.
    • Venue: Arizona Financial Theatre (400 W. Washington St.)
  • John Waters
    • Day: Friday
    • Time: 8 p.m.
    • Venue: Celebrity Theatre (440 N. 32nd St.)
  • WWE
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 7:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Footprint Center (
  • Phoenix Pride Parade
    • Day: Sunday
    • Time: 10 a.m.
    • Venue: Third Street from Thomas to Indian School roads
  • Deadmau5
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 8 p.m.
    • Venue: Arizona Financial Theatre (400 W. Washington St.)
  • Great Bridal Expo
    • Day: Sunday
    • Time: Noon-3 p.m.
    • Venue: Phoenix Convention Center (111 N. Third St.)
  • 85 South
    • Day: Sunday
    • Time: 8 p.m.
    • Venue: Footprint Center (
  • Phoenix Pride Festival
    • Day: Saturday-Sunday
    • Time: Noon to 9 p.m.
    • Venue: Steele Indian School Park (300 E. Indian School Rd.)
  • Alec Benjamin
    • Day: Sunday
    • Time: 7:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Arizona Financial Theatre (400 W. Washington St.)
  • Graham Nash
    • Day: Sunday
    • Time: 7:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Celebrity Theatre (440 N. 32nd St.)

Mesa

  • Nella
    • Day: Friday
    • Time: 7:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Piper Repertory Theater (1 E. Main St.)

Gilbert

  • Oktoberfest
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Venue: Gilbert Regional Park (3005 E. Queen Creek Rd.)

Glendale 

  • Oktoberfest
    • Day: Saturday-Sunday
    • Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
    • Venue: Heritage at Sportsman’s Park (9600 W. Sportsman’s Park)

Scottsdale

  • Immersive King Tut
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: Varies
    • Venue: Lighthouse Artspace Phoenix (4301 N. Scottsdale Road)
  • Taste of Italy
    • Day: Saturday and Sunday
    • Time: Varies
    • Venue: Scottsdale Waterfront (7135 E. Camelback Rd.)

Tempe

  • Ironman 70.3 Arizona
    • Day: Sunday
    • Time: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Venue: Tempe Beach Park (80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy)
  • Gin Blossoms Day
    • Day: Friday
    • Time: All day
    • Venue: Four Peaks Brewing (1340 E. 8th St.)

Surprise

Avondale 

  • Billy Moore Days
    • Day: Friday-Sunday
    • Time: Varies
    • Venue: Old Town Avondale (351 E. Western Ave.)

Chandler

Queen Creek

  • Pumpkin and Chili Party
    • Day: Every Thursday through Sunday
    • Time: Varies
    • Venue: Schnepf Farms (24810 S. Rittenhouse Road)

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Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around metro Phoenix for Oct. 14-16