Let’s dive right into it! We know it can be hard as a parent to plan ahead, especially with the craziness of Back To School at the forefront of your mind. Therefore, we created a list of the best things to do in Phoenix this September so you can find great family-fun activities by simply scrolling. To make things even easier, add your favorite activities to your upcoming schedule on Pearachute so you don’t forget. Find the best Fall Festivals, concerts, sporting events, Art exhibits, food truck and more things to do in Phoenix this month.

Carnival of Illusion

Carnival Illusion show things to do in phoenix

September 7th

4:30PM @Arizona Biltmore, A Waldort Astoria Resort

Step right up for a magical night out with the Carnival of Illusion. This Old-World Illusion show is a mix of magic and humor giving you a grand and intimate experience. Everyone will have a great seat as the performers are not on a raised stage, therefore the magic feels like it’s inches from the front row. Get your tickets today!

Mickey Mouse Through the Years

Mickey Mouse Things to do in Phoenix

September 7th

3:00PM @The Disney Store – Tempe

Celebrate the history of Mickey and Minnie Mouse as you play music to Steamboat Willie, conduct a band and dance concert. All participants will receive Mickey Mouse Ears.

4th Annual Children’s Learning and Play Festival

Play Festival Things to do in Phoenix

September 7th

9:00AM @WestWorld Events Center

The kids have so much to explore during this festival. They will have a ball discovering life-sized dinosaurs and wildlife exhibits. Families can enjoy the thrill of inflatable rides, music, and learning activities. Don’t miss out on this free family festival to kick off the fall season!

Phoenix Rising FC

Phoenix Rising FC

September 7th & 14th

7:30PM @Casino Arizona Field

Calling all soccer fans and Arizona families! The 1st Place Phoenix rising has two home matches in September. Bring the entire family for an exciting Fall night at the pitch and support the hometown club!

Drone Racing

Drone Racing

September 8th

5:30PM – 10:30PM @Chase Field

Experience the Drone Racing League in action for the biggest live race ever! With futuristic drone technology and speeds over 80mph, fans get an up-close view of the world best drone pilots at Chase Field.

Phoenix Unknown: World Food and Music Night Market

Phoenix Unknown

September 13th

7:00PM – 12:00AM @The Van Buren

20 International bands will play across 4 stages at the Van Buren and surrounding alleys. Plus food vendors representing the cultures of over 30 countries supported by local Phoenix businesses. This is a can’t miss festival for the Phoenix community and a great opportunity to discover new music and food from your neighbors.

Family Game Night

Family Game Night

September 13th

5:00PM – 8:00PM @Bookmans Entertainment Exchange

Bring the entire family to Bookmans for some free family-friendly board game competition! Bring your favorite game or borrow one of their games: Yahtzee, Scrabble, Clue, Battleship, Jenga, and more!

Rockin’ Taco Street Fest

Rockin' Taco Street Fest

September 14th

12:00PM – 9:00PM @Downtown Chandler

It’s more than just a Taco Festival. Downtown Chandler is not only a great place to be a taco lover, but they also have live music, eating competitions, lucha wrestling, backyard games, and a kid zone! Don’t miss out on the 8th annual Rockin’ Taco Street Fest. It’s bound to be a massive celebration filled with grinning smiles and full bellys!

Friday Family Fundays

Jake's Unlimited

Every Friday

11:00AM – 12:00AM @Jake’s Unlimited

Bring the entire family to Jake’s Unlimited for bowling, laser tag, arcade games, rides & attractions, and an unlimited buffet. There is no time limit on Fridays. Eat and play from open to close!

Disney’s Aladdin Kids

Aladdin Kids

September 18th

7:00PM @Baker Performing Arts

Based on the iconic animated film, Disney’s Aladdin Kids will send the entire family on a soaring flying carpet ride filled with adventure. The stage will be filled with young performers and magicians bring the magic of this Disney classic to life!

Butterfly Wonderland

Butterfly Wonderland

Open Everyday

9:00AM – 6:00PM @Odysea in the Desert

Step inside the largest rainforest conservatory in the United States. More than 3,000 beautiful butterflies from across the globe fill the atrium. It’s truly a wonderland perfect for capturing breath-taking photographs and exploring nature’s favorite flying beauties! Checkout the conservatory from around 9:00am – 3:00pm for the most action. Butterflies love the sunshine!

Scottsdale Fall Festival

Scottsdale Fall festival

September 20th – 21st

5:00PM – 9:00PM @Eldorado Park

This weekend long Fall fest will feature a wide variety of ethnic foods, handmade craft tables, a dog show, family parade, and a full lineup of entertainment each day! Head over to Eldorado Park for this highly anticipated festival to kick off the Fall season.

5K Run Walk and Roll Streets of Destiny

5K Run Walk and Roll Streets of Destiny

September 21st

7:30AM @Kiwanis Community Park

The Streets of Destiny Global Outreach Center, is a faith-based non-profit located in East Phoenix focused on helping to meet the needs of those less fortunate and at-risk worldwide. Sign-up the entire family for this great cause.

Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

September 21st

10:00AM – 12:00PM; 1:00PM – 3:30PM @Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Enjoying making caramel candy apples on a stick with a variety of toppings. With plenty of ooey-gooey caramel, rainbow sprinkles, and crumbled cookies to go around, you and your little one will love this fall treat! Children and caregivers of all ages are welcome to participate. Grab a to-go container and enjoy your treat at home.

Good Year Roundup Food Truck & Music Festival

Good Year Roundup Festival

September 28th

4:00PM – 10:00PM @Goodyear Ballpark

Your favorite yearly food truck, beer, and music festival is right around the corner! A family-friendly event for all ages and general admission, parking, and the kid zone is all free. Head to the ballpark and chow down on more than 30 of Arizona’s most popular food trucks. Listen to amazing local bands while enjoying beer and wine at the cocktail bars while the kids enjoy games and bounce houses in the kid zone.

Art in the Park

Art in the park

September 28th

5:00PM – 7:00PM @Papago Park

Purchase a painting course set from the Gillette Art Studio and head to Papago Park at sunset and they will teach you how to paint a beautiful scene. A peaceful way to round out the month of September. Only 20 seats are available.

Family Afternoon At The Museum

Family Afternoon at the museum things to do in phoenix

September 28th

12:00PM @Phoenix Art Museum

Family and friends of all ages can participate in art-making crafts and hands-on activities inspired by special museum exhibits. Discover all corners of the museum and win prizes during the family scavenger hunt!

Phoenix Famtastical Festival

Famtastical Festival things to do in phoenix

September 28th

10:00AM – 5:00PM @West Washington Street Phoenix, AZ

This kid-friendly festival includes multiple adventure zones for the entire family. Get ready for an action-packed time. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the PJ Masks, the mystery-solving heroes, on the main stage!

Storybook Ballet 2019: Sleeping Beauty

storybook ballet things to do in phoenix

September 28th

2:30PM – 5:00PM @Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts

For this unique performance, young people from local emergency shelters and foster care group homes will dance with the Dance Theater West Storybook Ballet Company, and put their spin on the classic ballet Sleeping Beauty.

Family Fun Action & Adventure Festival

Family festival things to do in phoenix

September 28th

12:00PM – 4:00PM @OdySea in the Desert

Meet and take pictures with your favorite action heroes like Superman and Captain America. Get adventurous with the whole family on the zip line attraction. Enjoy a live band while the kids participate in the bounce houses, slides, coloring contest and face painting. The parents can enjoy various local vendors, a variety of restaurants and listening to live outdoor music!

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