Biggest Events in Phoenix for 2020

Whatever outsiders like to believe about us, there is absolutely no shortage of entertaining events in Phoenix, especially during the “winter” months. Sure, the summer months can get a bit toasty, but we know how to handle it: cold beer and air conditioning. These are the best and biggest events to happen in Phoenix in 2020.

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Tacolandia | January 25 | 1 – 5 pm @ Margaret T. Hance Park

Enjoy unlimited taco samplings from some of the best Mexican restaurants in Phoenix at this all-out taco-inspired festival. 

biggest events phoenix 2020
Photo Credit: Arizona Beer Week

Arizona Beer Week | February 6 – 16 @ 200 Events Across Arizona

With over 200 events across Arizona, there’s no wrong way to celebrate Beer Week. Topping things off with the 20th Annual Arizona Strong Beer Festival on February 8, explore the best of national and local brews in Phoenix and the surrounding regions.

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Devour Week | February 15 – 23 @ Desert Botanical Garden

With events in Phoenix like Devour the World and the Seven Chefs Dinner, it’s easy to enjoy this celebration of food. The Devour Culinary Classic finishes this hungry week on February 22 – 23, so get your tickets today!

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Arizona Roots Festival | February 22 – 23 @ Riverwalk at Rawhide Western Town

If you’re searching for events to attend on the weekend in Phoenix, attend this indie music and arts festival. It takes over with Damien Marley as a headliner. 

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Innings Festival | February 29 – March 1 @ Tempe Beach Park & Arts Park

Dave Matthews Band and Weezer join forces to headline this weekend event in Phoenix. This festival will include special appearances by MLB players like Ryan Dempster and Jake Peavy.

biggest events phoenix 2020
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M3F Fest | March 6 – March 8 @ Margaret T. Hance Park

Big names like Bon Iver and Rufus Du Sol take the stage at the indie M3F Fest. Look out for newcomers San Holo and LANY; some of the best sets at this festival are from the lowkey names. 

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Photo Credit: St. Patrick’s Day Phoenix

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Faire | March 14 | 10 am – 5 pm @ 3rd Street and Sheridan

Enjoy the greenest festival the desert has ever seen, complete with a parade, Irish music, food and beverages, and plenty of craft merchandise for purchase. 

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Phoenix Pride Festival | April 4 – April 5 @ Steele Indian School Park

Leading up to the Pride Festival are a number of LGBTQ+ events, including a drag brunch, pride pageant, a performance by Cirque du Soleil, and more! The parade and festival round out the lineup with a two-day celebration of Phoenix’s diverse queer community. 

biggest events phoenix 2020
Photo Credit: Nirvana Food and Wine Festival

Nirvana Food and Wine Festival | April 16 – 19 @ Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

A full lineup of foodie events awaits you during the Nirvana Festival, showcasing the best national and international chefs, winemakers, and distillers. 

biggest events phoenix 2020
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Phoenix Fan Fusion | May 21 – 24 @ Phoenix Convention Center

Bringing together the best of nerd culture, the Phoenix Fan Fusion comic convention brings together animators, voice actors, directors, and producers for exclusive talks and exhibitions. 

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Real Wild & Woody Beer Festival | July Dates TBD @ Phoenix Convention Center

Enjoy over 350 samples from 75 of the Southwest’s best craft brewers at this indoor summer festival. 

Photo Credit: Great Food Expo

Great Food Expo | October 10 – 11 @ Phoenix Convention Center

Everything a foodie could ever want, the Great Food Expo features cooking demos, sample bites, and plenty to take home with you. 

Photo Credit: Arizona Taco Festival

Arizona Taco Festival | October Dates TBD @ WestWorld of Scottsdale

So. Many Tacos. But also a Tequila Expo, Lucha Libre Arena, a hot sauce tent, eating contests, and some glorious event dubbed the Margarita Wars. You’re not going to want to miss this. 

Photo Credit: Four Peaks Oktoberfest

Four Peaks Oktoberfest | October 9 – 11 @ Tempe Town Lake

Phoenix’s premier Oktoberfest extravaganza brings people together in this beer haven, complete with live music and a craft market. 

Photo Credit: Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix ZooLights | November – January Dates TBD @ Phoenix Zoo

Watch the zoo light up under the glow of this dazzling display. Enjoy reindeer appearances, a Polar Slide, and festive food and drink.

 

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