23 of the Most Awesome Things You Can Do in Phoenix this September



Drink your way through Oktoberfest celebrations, catch so many amazing shows, run the laziest 5K you ever did see, and so much more this month.


Wednesday, September 4


Offpitch: a Lip Sync Battle Benefitting the Co+Hoots Foundations

Grab your coworkers and your best lip-syncing skills and get ready to rock out. If you’re like us and can’t sing but love music – it’s your time to shine! (Crescent Ballroom // 7:30 p.m. //$20+)

Four Peaks Beer Academy
Love beer but want to expand your knowledge past just understanding what “IPA” means? Learn the ins and outs of everything beer-related in this class. As you learn, you’ll also enjoy light appetizers, beer and ingredient samples, and a custom pen and notepad to take down all your newfound facts. (Four Peaks Wilson // 6 p.m. // $25)

Thursday, September 5


Yoga in the Rainforest
Grab your mat as you gear up for ultimate zen. Flow through an all-levels practice as 3,000 butterflies float freely around you. (Butterfly Wonderland // 5:30-6:30 p.m. // $20)


Saturday, September 7


Urban Ale Trail

New to the area? Just want to rediscover your city? Hop on through this self-guided tour of all the best breweries in downtown PHX. Participating locations will offer three 4-ounce samples of beer for $1 or $2 each, paired with a complimentary bar snack  – offered while supplies last, so get a head start! (Downtown Phoenix // 1-5 p.m. // FREE with registration)


Monday, September 9


Greg Laswell

Ethereal indie singer-songwriter Greg Laswell breezes through town, providing endless chill vibes to help wind down your Monday. (Musical Instrument Museum // 7 p.m. // $30+)

Wednesday, September 11

Bar Flies

This monthly reading series, in its fifth season, features honest, hilarious and always captivating stories from several different people, all covering the same theme. This month’s theme is “lost.” You’ll also enjoy music from a DJ. (Valley Bar // 7 p.m. // $10)


Thursday, September 12


Maren Morris

Country-pop crossover star Maren Morris graces the Mesa Ampitheatre as part of her Girl: The World Tour. (Mesa Ampitheatre // 7 p.m. // $70+)


Saturday, September 14


I Love the 90s Bash Bar Crawl

90s babies, unite – it’s time to break out the best fashions of yesteryear and drink your way through town with this retro bar crawl. You’ll get an “I Love the 90s” color changing stadium cup for all your drinks, slap bracelet to bring back your childhood memories, and enjoy no cover at most participating bars in addition to drink specials. (Old Town Area Bars // 3-10 p.m. // $12+)


Sunday, September 15


Yoga in the Brewery

Get your down dog on then down some beers and this yoga series, perfect for those who like to combine their love of beer and community with their yoga practice. (SanTan Brewing // 10 a.m. // $15)


Monday, September 16


RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour

Get up close and personal with your favorite drag queens as seen on RuPaul’s drag race, including Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Asia O’Hara, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Violet Chachki and more queens from season 11. (Orpheum Theatre // 8 p.m. // $52+)

Tuesday, September 17


Iron Maiden

The loud and legendary Iron Maiden will take Phoenix by storm for the most metal Tuesday you could possibly imagine. (Talking Stick Resort Arena // 7:30 p.m. // $44.75)

Thursday, September 19


Florida Georgia Line

Country legends Florida Georgia line will bring a little bit of southern flair to town, along with friends Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen and Canaan Smith. (Ak-Chin Pavilion // 7:30 p.m. // $64.25+)


Saturday, September 21



Do you only know of this band because they’ve become something of a meme? It’s okay, you can still bless the rains down in Africa with this prolific rock band. Their songs that aren’t “Africa” are really great too, promise. (Celebrity Theatre // 8 p.m. // $40+)


Sunday, September 22


Muddy Princess Obstacle Course

Calling all ladies of Phoenix who aren’t afraid to get a little dirty: this outdoor 5km (3.1 mile) obstacle mud run for women is not to be missed. Women of all ages and fitness levels welcome to slip, slide, climb and run through this muddy obstacle course. (Arizona Horse Lovers Park // 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. // $47.20+)


Arizona Donut and Ice Cream Festival

Get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth with treats from over 15 local purveyors of donuts and ice cream. You can also wash down your treats with a beer or cocktail, play games, and shop wares from local artists at this event. (The Pressroom // 12-4 p.m. // FREE)


Monday, September 23



New Zealand brother-sister duo Broods bring their dark and dreamy synth-pop to town, so you can dance your way through Monday. (The Van Buren // 7 p.m. // $23+)


Tuesday, September 24


Cactus IFT Cheese Making Class

Everyone loves cheese, but few can craft their own blocks of the magical food. Take your cheese devotion to the next level as you learn how to make your own mozzarella in this beginner-friendly class. (The Old Spaghetti Factory // 6-8 p.m. // $55+)

Wednesday, September 25


El Dorado Rum Dinner

Cover 300 years of Carribean rum craft at this event. El Dorado rum will be served as you sip and learn, and enjoy a prix fixe menu specially prepared to pair perfectly with the rums. (The Canal Club // 6-9 p.m. // $75)


Friday, September 27


Goldrush Music Festival

Rave through your weekend with this electronic lineup featuring Alison Wonderland, Blossom, Destructo, DJ Scheme and more. (Rawhide Western Town // multiple times // $139+)

Saturday, September 28


0.5K: The Ultimate Underachievers “Run”

The laziest run around is here! A 0.5K is approximately 0.3 miles. And even though it is lazy, you can still feel good about participating as your ticket includes a donation to Child Crisis Arizona – plus plenty of other perks. (Sky Lanes AZ // 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. // $49.05+)


Scottsdale Beer Fest – Oktoberfest Edition

Wrap up the month of September and greet October with this beer fest featuring 24 tastings from different breweries. (Wasted Grain // 3-6 p.m. // $20)


2019 Downtown Phoenix Oktoberfest

Join in on another Oktoberfest celebration in downtown Phoenix. Eat traditional German food, throw on your lederhosen for some polka dancing, and of course, partake in plenty of German beers. (Civic Space Park // 3-9 p.m. // $10+)

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