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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!