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As summer wanes and beautiful days with cool nights approach, we can all look forward to an abundance of amazing fall festivals and events. From Zombie Walk 6 to the AZ Hip Hop Festival, there’s something for everyone and brand new things to experience too. So get outside, celebrate the city and Live It Up Downtown!
WednesdayWind-UpLogopegWednesday Wind Up
Every Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Civic Space Park; free admission
Spend your lunch break in the park with food trucks, music, art, games and pop-up boutiques. This weekly park activation is all about bringing the community together on a regular basis just to have fun.
Stateside Presents Belle and Sebastian
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014; 7 p.m.; Orpheum Theatre; $20 to $41
Swoon to the folksy tunes of UK indie pop sensation Belle and Sebastian, known for their wistful laid-back sound and dedicated fan base cultivated over the past 18 years. Limited VIP tickets are currently on sale for $20, half the price of general admission ($32 to $41) and feature a special seating area with private bar.
AZ Hip Hop Festival
Friday, Oct. 18, 2014; 3 p.m.; Comerica Theatre; $20
The biggest, most original and eclectic hip hop show in Arizona brings more than 80 local rappers, DJs and performers under one roof for one night.
savethedate_barcardZombie Walk 6
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014; 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Heritage and Science Park; free admission
This full day of fun begins with live music, vendors, family-friendly activities and awesome street eats inside Heritage and Science Park, followed by the biggest zombie walk ever!
Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts presented by APS
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014; 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Herberger Theater Center; $5
Celebrate the arts Downtown at the annual Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts featuring performances, dance, food, visual art, live music, children’s activities, film shorts, pet adoptions, tequila tasting and more!
Barrett-Jackson, Phoenix Symphony and PIR Present The Speed of Sound
Thursday, Nov. 6. 2014; Pit Road Street Festival 5 p.m. $10; Concert 7:30 p.m. $25 – $500; Phoenix Symphony Hall
Mixing great music, classic cars and people who love both, The Speed of Sound celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Phoenix International Raceway with a street festival and performance by the Phoenix Symphony.
CALACALA Alliance International Festival
Friday, Nov. 7; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 8; 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Civic Space Park; free admission
CALA International Festival explores the dynamic fusion of Latino cultural expression through art, featuring performances by international musicians, speakers, exhibitions, food and dance.
Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts and Grand Avenue Festival
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Grand Avenue; free admission
Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts (PAPA) and the Grand Avenue Members’ Association (GAMA) join forces for a non-traditional pedestrian-friendly celebration of neighborhood sustainability and collaborative arts and creativity.
certified_local_genericlogoCertified Local Fall Festival
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Portland Parkway; free admission
Peruse local goods from more than 100 vendors at this all-day family-friendly affair with food trucks, beer and wine garden and live music.
Los Dias de la Crescent
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014; 7 p.m.; Crescent Ballroom
This event features a packed roster of local musicians over two days, with two stages and a variety of food and beer from Arizona restaurants and breweries.