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Chandler Fall Events and Festivals

Fall in Chandler is the perfect season to enjoy the milder temperatures and starlit patio evenings that have made Arizona famous. It's also a time when Chandler, AZ is buzzing with local culture, food, arts and music. The fall event lineup is perfect for self-described foodies, art lovers, and families looking for a little quirky weekend family fun or things to do for Halloween in Chandler, AZ has something for everyone this fall.

Many of Chandler's hotels and resorts offer fabulous fall rates, so plan your Chandler getaway today.

Explore our list of top fall events below or visit our full event calendar here or consider spending the holidays in Chandler.

Celebration of Souls - Exhibit at Chandler MuseumA Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico

Opening October 1st and closing on November 29th,  A Celebration of Souls focuses on the lives of villagers as they prepare centuries-old recipes, scatter marigolds to guide the dead home, and celebrate this annual event. Include a visit to the Chandler Museum to see this world-class event developed by The Field Museum in collaboration with Mars, Incorporated. 

Mariachi FestivalAnnual Mariachi and Folklorico Festival

The vibrant and engaging annual Mariachi and Folklorico Festival occurs each fall at the Chandler Center for the Arts, but this year the 21st Annual Mariachi and Folklorico Festival, presented in partnership with C.A.L.L.E. de Arizona will be part of the CCA Anywhere series of virtual performances. The two-hour program will be streamed for free online at chandlercenter.org on October 17th at 7 p.m.  The video will feature the music of  Mariachi Tesoro de Tucson and Mariachi Corazon del Valle, a dazzling array of dancers from Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli-AZ and singers from Herencia Mexicana.

Halloween Spooktacular - Costume ContestAnnual Halloween Spooktacular

Grab your favorite ghosts and goblins for the not-so-spooky Halloween drive-thru organized by the City of Chandler.  With three opportunities to tour a highly decorated cul-de-sac starting Thursday, October 29th at 6 p.m. - you're bound to have a ghoulishly good time!