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5 Things to Do in Phoenix This Weekend

Posted at 9:06 AM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 12:06:01-04

The weekend has arrived and these events are calling your name. If you have not made plans with friends or family yet, pull out your calendars. We have five fun activities to do this weekend in Phoenix!

Arizona State Fair
The biggest event is the Arizona State Fair. Complete with fried food, over 70 rides to choose from, games, concerts and more. 

It runs from Oct. 5-28 at the fairgrounds located at 1826 W McDowell Rd. Below are the weekend park hours:
Fri: Noon – 10 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Admission fees range from $7-$10 with free entry for kids under the age of 4. 


The time has come! The newest edition to the Halloween series has arrived and we have goosebumps. 

The cast brings back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode. She narrowly escaped death by vicious killer Michael Meyers on Halloween night 40 years ago. Now, after he escaped from the institution, she is ready for him. 

Here is a trailer for the new movie!

Make plans for a movie night and head down to your local theater to catch all the thrills and kills. 

The long-awaited 11th part to the franchise hits theaters Oct. 19.

Fall Festival

You cannot have fall without pumpkins and costumes! The Goodyear Ballpark is hosting a Fall Festival on Oct. 20 from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. There will be costume contests, trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch, and other fall-inspired activities to get you feelin’ the season.  

Admission and parking IS FREE so be sure to check it out!

Electric Desert

The Electric Desert will light up the night this weekend as the Botanical Gardens welcomes back this mesmerizing display. 

Lights, original music, and of course, desert life, all come together in this amazing experience. Guests are invited to walk around and enjoy all that the beautiful desert life has to offer us!

The event runs from Oct. 12 – May 12 of 2019. Prices range from $12.95-$29.95 based on age and the doors open at 6 p.m. Don’t be late! And you might want to dress warm. Arizona has been chilly this season. 

Phoenix Symphony

What’s this? What’s this? It’s the Phoenix Symphony’s showing of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. A giant screen will be playing the movie as the Phoenix Symphony brings the movie to life through their playing of Danny Elfman’s colorful score. Come join Zero and Sally as they try to help Jack on his quest to take over Christmas. 

Plus, you get to have a wonderful evening at the symphony while watching a Disney movie. What more could you ask for? 

The event takes place from Oct. 19-21 with showings every day. 
Fri: 7:30 p.m.
Sat: 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Sun: 2 p.m.

Check out the website and claim your tickets now!