November Things to Do, Festivals & Events

Editorial StaffSeptember 29, 2021
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Get your fill of festivals and fun times with this month-by-month look at the Valley’s high season.

(PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK RESPECTIVE WEBSITES FOR POTENTIAL CANCELLATIONS, POSTPONEMENTS AND UPDATED INFORMATION BEFORE ATTENDING)
Photo by Osteen Schatzberg

Canal Convergence
November 5-14

Innovative displays that combine water, art and light are in the spotlight as Scottsdale Public Art presents this annual event in the water, on the banks and soaring above the Arizona Canal. Focusing on the theme Art and Technology, the large-scale art installments are complemented by hands-on activities and workshops, artist talks, live music, dance performances, and a beer and wine garden. Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, canalconvergence.com

Good Life Festival
November 6

America, The Guess Who and Don Felder headline this event, which also features wine, craft beer and bourbon tastings. 2-8 p.m. Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek, thegoodlifefest.com

Shrimp Fest ’21
November 6

This festival boasts a smorgasbord of shrimp dishes, live music, contests and a beer garden. 2-10 p.m. Gila Bend, arizonadesert-shrimp.com

Fountain Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts
November 12-14

This juried show features nearly 500 artists from across the nation, plus live music and beer gardens. Avenue of the Fountains and Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills, 480-837-1654, fountainhillsartfairs.com

AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews
November 13

An afternoon of sips and samples is on tap as this event brings together more than 25 local breweries, distilleries and wineries. Food trucks are on-site to balance the booze. 2-5 p.m. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, 480-270-5000, azbottlesandbrews.com

Chuck Wagon Cook-off
November 13

Teams from across the West compete using slow-cook, wood-fire methods from the 1880s to create the best five-course meals fit for the trails. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tumbleweed Ranch, 2250 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler, 480-782-2717, pardnersof-tumbleweedranch.org

Phoenix Home & Garden Home Tour
November 13

Phoenix Home & Garden presents its premier luxury home tour, which offers a glimpse inside a number of the Valley’s finest homes. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Scottsdale, Phoenix and Paradise Valley area, phgmag.com

Phoenix Pizza Festival
November 13-14

It’s a pizza paradise as pies of all types – wood-fired, deep dish, New York and more – are available to pair with wine and craft beer. For dessert, head to the Donut Hole, where local donut shops serve their specialties. Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix, 480-442-9176, phoenix.pizza

Hidden in the Hills
November 19-28

Sonoran Arts League presents this self-guided artist studio tour. Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale, 480-575-6624, hiddeninthehills.org

Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 25

Celebrate the holiday at the only Thanksgiving Day parade in the state. 9-10:30 a.m. Fountain Hills Town Center, Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, 480-837-1654, fountainhillschamber.com

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