Fun Things To In Phoenix

desert sunset photoIf you live in the Metro Phoenix area and you’re looking for something exciting to do during the month of September, there are tons of great festivals you might want to check out. Depending on your own personal interests, you might be able to find tons of great activities you never knew existed all within a short drive from where you live. Check out our list of top picks for September activities in the Metro Phoenix area and see which ones you might want to take part in when the time comes!

Saboten Con

Do you love anime conventions? If so, Saboten Con is right where you want to be. On the first weekend of the month, this convention will be taking place in Phoenix. Bring along your favorite cosplay and join the fun at the panels that will be going on throughout the whole weekend. Don’t forget to stop by and visit some of the special guests for this convention, including voice actors, artists, and other exciting members of the anime and Western cartoon worlds both. This is a family-friendly event, but there are some adults-only after hours activities that do take place at night during the convention.

Rock the Guac

If you’re a big fan of guacamole, you’ll want to check out Rock the Guac. This is a fun and lighthearted event based around the love of none other than guacamole! Taste test guacamole made by chefs from all over the area and don’t forget to stop by the taco bar to help yourself to some delicious delectable while you’re at it. Flamenco dancers and lucha libre wrestlers will provide entertainment for the evening, and you will have the opportunity to purchase alcoholic beverages throughout the night if you wish too. This event takes place at the Camby Hotel in Phoenix and is $50 per person at the door.

Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival

Stop by the Shemer Art Center on September 16 for a $5-per-person activity that’s fun for the whole family! This is an art exhibit and festival centered around the furriest people in your life. You can tour animal-themed art displays and check out all sorts of fun performances and readings put on by some of the cutest pets around! Stop by to check out live music and tasty food before you leave—and don’t forget to bring your dog along for the day, too.

This has only scratched the surface of fun and exciting things to do in Metro Phoenix this month!

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What’s Happening in Glendale in September

Glendale AZ sign photoDo you live in the Glendale area or will you be visiting during the month of September? If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to do in Glendale and Peoria, we’ve recommend some activities for you and anyone else in your family who might want to tag along! Check out our top picks below for the next time you want to get out and about in the Glendale area.

13th Annual Teddy Bear Day

Do you love teddy bears? Are you looking for some wholesome family fun in the Glendale area? If so, check out the 13th Annual Teddy Bear Day on September 9! This event will be held at Murphy Park in Glendale from 10am to 4pm. Walk around town and check out special deals and discounts that will be going on during the teddy bear festivities and don’t forget to stop by the Visitor Center for more information about all the excitement! Kids in the family can enjoy arts and crafts activities at many locations throughout the area during Teddy Bear Day, too.

Movies by Moonlight

As part of Glendale’s Fall Family Movie Series, you can bring yourself and the whole family to the Sahuaro Ranch Sports Park for a fun night filled with movie magic! This is a recurring event that takes place on a monthly basis so don’t forget to check back again in October and see what’s happening next time, too. For September, the movie is Moana. Bring along your picnic blanket and snacks to enjoy a comfortable night outdoors on the grass at the park. Don’t forget to arrive an hour early so the younger members of the family can enjoy some fun activities before the show starts! Admission is free to this event.

U2 at University of Phoenix Stadium

If you prefer an activity that’s a little more grown-up, don’t forget about U2 in concert at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on September 19! This exciting event is sure to draw big crowds, so get your tickets ahead of time if you want to enjoy the show. Tickets are still available!

There’s even more going on in the Glendale area during September and in the months ahead, so don’t forget to check out the local events calendar to find out more. You never know when you might come across something you’d love to go do with your friends and family the next time you want to plan for something exciting!

Mark your calendar for a family fall event in October that will include complimentary photos and pumpkins!  Click here for more info.