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Outdoor Events this Weekend - November 16

Four Peaks Brewing Co. 21st Anniversary Party

When: Friday, November 16

Where: Phoenix Rising FC Soccer Complex

Four Peaks is marking its 21st anniversary this year. Party attendees will experience performances from locally beloved and internationally renowned musical acts. First up: Whiskey’s Quicker, featuring guitar work by Dan Bickley, sports analyst for The Arizona Republic and host of “The Dan Bickley Show with Vince Marotta” on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. Local soon-to-be-superstars Katastro will take the stage next. The concert will culminate with a performance by The All-American Rejects international rock stars known for hits “Move Along,” “Dirty Little Secret,” “Gives you Hell” and more.

Anniversary party attendees will be the first to experience the new look for beloved brews like Kilt Lifter, Hop Knot, Peach Ale, and Pitchfork Pale Ale. These beers—and many, many others—will be available on draft and in cans throughout the event for just $5. Food will be available for purchase from some of the Valley’s favorite food trucks and restaurants, including Chula Seafood & Frite Street Fries, Petrini’s on the Go, Spinato’s, The Maine Lobster Lady, Hummus Express, and Denmark Foods. The celebration will culminate in a fireworks display.

Phoenix Pizza Festival

When: Saturday, November 17

Where: Margaret T. Hance Park

Approximately 15-20 pizza makers will sell all types of pizzas, offered at $2-$4 slices and above (half-pies, full-pies, etc. depending on their preference). The event will include live bands, lawn games, desserts, local vendors, kid's zone, and more. Approximately five craft beer and wine brands will operate individual bars. Soda, water, lemonade, and other beverages will be available, too. All tickets are General Admission, and all food/drink items cost extra once inside. It is the mission of the Phoenix Pizza Festival to provide a signature community event for downtown Phoenix and become an annual celebration of the most perfect food ever - PIZZA!

Mac & Cheese Fest

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 17 & 18

Where: Salt River Fields

The Mac & Cheese Fest Offers More than Sampling the Best Mac & Cheese in the Valley…

There will be Plenty of Libations on Hand to Compliment Your Mac & Cheese Tasting Experience.

Need to Work up an Appetite? Head over to the Big Cheese Game Deck and Enjoy a Game of Ping Pong, Giant Jenga or Bags.

Come Hungry, Spend the Day!

Downtown Donut Festival

When: Sunday, November 18

Where: Margaret T. Hance Park

From 11am-3pm festival goers can devour delicious donuts and other items from over 20 establishments. Donuts and samples will be available starting at just $1 (make it easy and bring singles!). The Downtown Donut Festival Wine Bar will have Day Owl Rose and mimosas flowing and SanTan and North Mountain will be serving up ice cold brews!

In addition to awesome food, drinks and music, Downtown Donut Festival will have a host of other activities to enjoy. 

 Shop and chat with our local market vendors, check out the cool photo booth provided by Bonafide Betty, play lawn games from AZ Board Source and relax in our inflatable Unicorn & Donut Lounge. 

Bring the kids! Downtown Donut Festival will have free face painting and balloon animals provided by Twisted Creations, a sweet little craft area and a bounce house! 



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