Daytime highs might still be in hundreds, but morning and evening temps are cooling and the best Phoenix days are just around the corner. Celebrate the start to our “perfect” season with these outdoor events your kids will flip for.
Tours of Chase Field, Mondays-Saturdays
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St.
One of the best ways to keep kiddos engaged! Chase Field offers year-round tours of the stadium with special views of dbTV, one of the largest HD video scoreboards in Major League Baseball, the RamTrucks.com pool and Coors Light Strike Zone. You’re bound to learn something new – even if you’ve been to Chase Field hundreds of times. And the best part is: Kids 3 and under are free.
Friday Night Lights & Food Trucks, Sept. 22
CrossRoads United Methodist Church, 7901 N. Central Ave.
Grilled mexican food, hot dogs, churros and much more are all on the menu at Friday Night Lights & Food Trucks. Seating fills up fast, so we recommend bringing your own lawn chairs. Fill up on some delicious bites then join the crowd as they head over to Sunnyslope High School to watch the football team take on the Chaparral Firebirds. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and proceeds from the event benefit the Sunnyslope Gridiron Club and Cross Roads Preschool & Kindergarten.
Chile Pepper Festival, Sept. 30
128 E. Roosevelt St.
Hosted by the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation, the Chile Pepper Festival is a celebration of local food, music and talent. Don’t miss the onsite chile roasting, cooking demos, live music, salsa dancing and plenty of happenings for the little ones. Go for the kid-friendly entertainment and stay for the beer garden presented by Deschutes Brewery and, of course, the gourmet margarita stand.
Local First Arizona Fall Fest, Nov. 4
Hance Park, 200 E. Moreland St.
One of the best al fresco family-friendly events in Phoenix also happens to be completely free! Hosted by Local First Arizona, the Arizona Fall Fest features only homegrown Grand Canyon State business and exhibitors. Expect to see 200+ vendors and food samples from some of Arizona’s best chefs, restaurants and food trucks. The official “Kid Zone” features crafts, games and activities for kids of all ages. And there’s also plenty of AZ-produced beer, wine and spirits on deck, too.