Oktoberfest events around Phoenix!
9/29-9/30: Fountain Hills Oktoberfest
Details: 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept 29-30. Fountain Park, 12925 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills. 480.816.5185, experiencefountainhills.org
If you can’t wait until October to experience Oktoberfest this year, no worries. Head to Fountain Hills on the last two days of September. Enjoy beer, pretzels and cold drink in the pleasant evening air near the famous fountain.
9/30: SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest
Details: 3-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Dr. AJ Chandler Park, 178 E Commonwealth Ave., Chandler. $10 presale at Basha’s locations; $12 presale online; $15 at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free. Save $2 on admission by donating non-perishable food at the event. 602.276.2499, santanoktoberfest.com
Polka music fans, German food and craft beer are encouraged to gather in downtown Chandler for SanTan Brewing’s 10th annual Oktoberfest. Headlining the festival are Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Reel Big Fish and other local bands. The event also features beer games, a bratwurst eating contest and a family zone.
10/7: Tour de Fat
Details: 4-9 p.m. Saturday Oct. 7. Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe. $25. newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat/tempe.
Party on in Tempe with the annual Tour de Fat, offering circus performers, magicians, comedians and so much more. Michael Franti & Spearhead will be the musical guests for the evening, plus attendees can enjoy a collection of new belgium beers, including Fat Tire, Citradelic and Voodoo ranger 8 Hop. Admission is free for children 12 and under.
10/13-15: Four Peaks Oktoberfest
Details: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 13-15. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe. Free admission. Fourpeaksoktoberfest.com
This family-friendly event features music, dancing, local and international food and over 30 varieties of beer. Other highlights of the 45th annual outdoor Bavarian-themed festival include adult and kinderfest carnivals, a soccer tournament, and Dachshund races.
10/13-14, 20-21: Haus Murphy’s Oktoberfest
Details: Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 13-14, and 20-21. Times to be announced; check website for updates. Haus Murphy’s , 5739 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 623.939.2480, hausmurphys.com