September events happening in the West Valley
2023 Fall Arizona Restaurant Week
September 8th – 17th, Times Vary by Location | Over 80 Locations
During 2023 Fall Arizona Restaurant Week diners can indulge in 10 full days of culinary exploration, in which they are encouraged to discover the breadth of amazing food and beverage options available throughout the state — at just a fraction of the usual cost. Fall ARW features a variety of restaurants from small chef-driven, independently owned establishments to five-star fine dining and represents a wide array of cuisines.
During Fall ARW, participating restaurants offer specific menus featuring hyper-seasonal or limited-availability ingredients and, oftentimes, dishes that are not generally on their regular menus, allowing diners to get a new taste of chefs’ culinary talents and creativity. Through this unique opportunity, guests can enjoy a three-course prix-fixe menu for just $33, $44 or $55 per person (and in some cases per couple!). Wine or cocktail pairings are often also available to enhance the ARW dining experience at participating restaurants for an additional charge.
Typically, more than 150 restaurants around the state participate in ARW, giving diners a multitude of choices when it comes to cuisine, price point and range of experience. While the event is still several weeks out, more than 80 establishments have already signed up to participate in the 2023 Fall Arizona Restaurant Week
For more information, please visit arizonarestaurantweek.com.
IYKYK Music Festival Featuring Headliner Lil Uzi Vert
ASeptember 9th, 5:00 PM -12:00 AM | Phoenix Raceway, 7602 Jimmie Johnson Dr., Avondale, AZ 85325
If you know, you know… Relentless Beats is bringing the biggest names in hip-hop to Phoenix Raceway on September 9, 2023. Co-produced by Relentless Beats and Universatile Music, the one-day event will feature Uzi and a cast of Hip-Hop elite and burgeoning stars, including Metro Boomin, Denzel Curry, and Jeleel!. IYKYK Music Festival will highlight hip-hop culture through a series of experiential activations, music, art, fashion, and more. IYKYK pre-sale tickets go on sale Thursday, July 20.
All ticket levels, including General Admission, GA+, and VIP, will be available Friday, July 21, at 10 a.m. PT. Pricing starts at $55, before fees. Fans can text IYKYK to 480.530.5559 for pre-sale access to tickets. Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for all ticket options. IYKYK is produced by Relentless Beats and Universatile Music.
Visit for the most up-to-date information. www.IYKYKfestaz.com
Stay connected on Instagram at @IYKYKmusicfestival, Twitter @IYKYKmusicfest, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iykykmusicfest. IYKYK is an All-Ages event.
Arizona State Fair
September 22, 2023 – October 29, 2023, Weekly Thurs-Sunday 12PM – 9 PM | Arizona State Fair, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007
The 2023 Arizona State Fair opens Friday, September 22 through Sunday, October 29, Thursdays – Sundays. Whether it’s the heart-pounding excitement of the amusement park rides, the awe-inspiring craftsmanship on display, the mouthwatering aromas wafting from food stalls, or the joyful laughter of families and friends, the fair will create lasting memories for everyone who attends. The Arizona State Fair is proud to announce its highly-anticipated Coliseum Concert Series for 2023, featuring some of the hottest names in music today. This year’s lineup features Becky G, Walker Hayes, NE-YO, Brothers Osborne, and Carly Pearce, each performing on select dates throughout the fair. Join us for an unforgettable experience at the 2023 Arizona State Fair, where you can enjoy amazing live music and all the excitement and fun of the fair.
For more information, please visit www.azstatefair.com.
Weekend Fun at the Wigwam
September 22, 2023, 4:45 PM Start | Desert Diamond Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, AZ 85305
WWE Friday Night Smackdown is headed to Desert Diamond Arena on September 22. Featuring Asuka, Charlotte Flair, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Bobby Lashley, Austin Theory AND MANY MORE! *Card subject to change
For more information, please visit desertdiamondarena.com.
Mill of Madness Halloween Haunt
September 22nd – November 1st, Times Vary by Day | Mill of Madness Haunt, 3749 E Atlanta Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Unleash the terror and be prepared for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Enter the Mill of Madness, a place so sinister and mysterious that even the bravest souls will shudder with anticipation. This haunted experience takes place in an eerie, abandoned mill, shrouded in darkness and filled with nightmares that come to life. As you navigate through the twisted corridors and creepy rooms, a sense of dread will consume you, and every turn will test your courage.
Immerse yourself in an interactive horror adventure like no other. The Mill of Madness is brought to life by a team of professional actors, who will stop at nothing to ensure that your heart pounds with fear and exhilaration. Their terrifying performances will make you doubt reality and question your sanity. Prepare to be amazed as the boundaries between the living and the dead blend together in this spine-chilling journey.
But beware, as you explore the Mill of Madness, the line between observer and participant becomes blurred. This is not your typical haunted attraction – it is an immersive and interactive experience that will test your wits and your bravery. You will be confronted with terrifying scenarios, solve puzzles, and make life-or-death decisions. The choices you make will have real consequences, and your courage will determine your fate. Whether you come alone, with friends, or as a group, the Mill of Madness promises an unforgettable experience.
For more information, please visit millofmadness.com.