10 Things To Do This November in Phoenix

Ready for November yet? If so, there are a ton of things you can do to enjoy the fall time in Arizona. As it cools here, you can begin to enjoy more outside activity as well as some fun holiday-themed events, to boot. Check these 10 things to do this November in Phoenix out! 

Shop at the Arizona Harvest Fest

3 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225

At AJ Chandler Park, on one day only as of November 10th, find yourself lost in artisan food, handmade furnishings and clothing, as well as other numerous vendors to promote local business, entertainment, and family-friendly fun.

Marvel at the “Lights of the World”

1826 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Inspired by the Chinese tradition of paper lantern festivals, Lights of the World is a light display of grand proportions that starts in Phoenix during November and sticks around until mid-January. If you’re a sucker for an amazing lantern festival (even an electronic one) or if you just want to see some over-the-top Christmas light displays, now’s your chance!

Visit Saguaro National Park

Either side of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona

Whether it’s to see the ancient petroglyphs of the Hohokam people in the mountains to the west, or to enjoy the views on the winding road known as Cactus Forest Drive, there are many ways to take in the beautiful and scenic desert region named for the Giant Saguaro Cactus.

Appreciate the Views at Good Guys Southwest Nationals

16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

The ultimate car show and swap meet is here in the Phoenix area from Friday, November 19th, to Sunday, November 21st. Start your engines and head over to look at a stunning collection of customs, classics, and more all the way up to models from 1987. 

Take a Ski Trip at the Snowbowl

9300 N Snow Bowl Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

If you don’t already know about the mountain town Flagstaff, it’s a world apart from the Phoenix desert. This area is known for its lush greenery, but more than that, it’s known for its winter wonderland feel — which is completed by the snow. As November rolls around, visit Arizona Snowbowl, the ski destination for anyone in the state!

Golf With Your Buddies

Various Golf Courses, AZ

It’s high time you get out in the sun and enjoy yourself. Golf is a great pastime (especially for those who live in the Phoenix area) during the winter, and you can try it out without having to worry about the heat! Work on your short game or make a few friendly wagers, but whatever you do, don’t let November pass without golfing a bit at your local course or country club.

Hike in the Cool Mountain Air

Anywhere, AZ

The Arizona outside heat can be all too dreadful in the summer, so many stay inside and actively avoid exerting too much effort in the summer — and that includes daytime hikes. However, in November, things have cooled down, so you can even enjoy a hike in the daytime, rather than having to go before dawn like you would if it were still July!

Buy Local Art and More at ArtFest

3939 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

On November 23rd and 24th, enjoy fine art at the Scottsdale Civic Center for free, among food and friends — even participating in hands-on art activities and the like — to enjoy more than 200 contemporary artists and artisans and to get a chance to purchase unique artwork while you’re there!

Ride the Polar Express

235 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ 86046

Starting in November at the Grand Canyon Railroad & Hotel, “The Train” as they call it is giving holiday rides to those who want to experience the magic of the Polar Express, based on the Christmastime classic book.

Attend the 42nd Annual Bluegrass Festival

935 Constellation Rd, Wickenburg, AZ 85390

Held at Everett Bowman Rodeo Arena, the Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival this November will be a source of music, food, and fun of all kinds for the attendees. Bring your lawn chair, camp out in a tent, and more at this yearly convocation!

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