Phoenix Festival of the Arts

Phoenix Festival of the Arts returns to Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix, December 7-9, 2018. Phoenix Center for the Arts is proud to present the seventh annual event, featuring more than 150 art and food vendors.

Live entertainment takes place on three stages and includes local bands, solo artists, dancers, choral groups, spoken word artists, comedians, art demonstrations, and more!

Margaret T. Hance Park

1202 N. 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ

December 7, 2018 to December 9, 2018

Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday


First Fridays Art Walk

Join us on the first Friday of every month from 6-10 p.m. for one of the nation’s largest, self-guided art walks. Tour more than 70 galleries, venues and art-related spaces to see a variety of artwork and to enjoy the spirit and culture of the city.

Downtown Phoenix

Starting December 7, 2018

Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday


Mesa Arts Festival

The annual festival will feature original works of art for sale from local, regional and national artists in various mediums; live entertainment showcasing local and national talent on two stages; live artist demonstrations; Family Activity Area and an array of culinary delights.

Mesa Arts Center

1 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ

December 8, 2018 to December 9, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade

Everyone loves a parade, right? A parade that floats…even better! We invite the community to take part in our holiday tradition at Tempe Town Lake by joining us for the 20th Annual Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade.

Watch as 50+ festively-decorated boats float on the lake. Enjoy food from our on-site food trucks, get your holiday shopping done at the Holiday Market, and enjoy a glass of beer or wine while watching live entertainment on the main stage.

Downtown Tempe – Mill Avenue & Lake Districts

310 S. Mill Ave. A-201 Tempe, AZ

December 8, 2018

Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Peaks and Pints Beer Hike

Hit the trails and then hit the bar for some ales with us! Join us for a morning hike and an afternoon drink.

McDowell Mountain Park Drive Fort McDowell, AZ

December 8, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Arizona Cardinals vs. Detroit Lions

1 Cardinals Drive Glendale, AZ

December 9, 2018

Time: 2:25 PM


Jim Gaffigan

Comerica Theatre

400 West Washington Street Phoenix, AZ

December 8, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm