'Tis the Season for Phoestivus Market!

Phoestivus-Poster-cropBreak out your tinsel and bells, the 5th Annual Phoestivus Market is coming to town! For two consecutive Wednesday nights from 4pm - 9pm, thousands will flock to Phoenix Open-Air Market's biggest event of the season. Complete your holiday shopping with unique, one-of-a-kind gifts from 130 locally-owned vendors, enjoy delicious eats from 13 food trucks, and throw back a pint of Phoestivus Ale, brewed special for the event by Phoenix Ale Brewery!

But wait, that's not all! 

clip art town cryerWhat's Phoestivus without the activities?! Test your brawn against core crossfit elves in the Feats of Strength competitions, or snap your perfect holiday picture alongside the Phoestivus Pole. But if there's one activity you can't miss, it's the Airing of the Grievances.

As the hilarious cornerstone of Phoestivus, visitors can look forward to boisterous town criers heckling the crowdand reading aloud written grumbles and gripes for all to hear!

Fluttering throughout the event will be Phoestivus Fairies selling raffle tickets for amazing gift baskets as well as directing visitors to activities, food trucks, vendors and Phoestivus Ale. In fact, you can enjoy sipping Phoestivus Ale while you shop because for the first time ever, the beer garden has been expanded to the whole market!

Along with offbeat merriment, delicious food and a plethora of local vendors, visitors can enjoy knowing a portion of the money spent will go to benefit Community Food Connections, which brings farm fresh produce, locally made goods and more together, twice weekly, at the Phoenix Open-Air Markets every Wednesday night and Saturday morning.

Localist BlueLocal First Arizona is a proud sponsor of Phoestivus and will be there outfitting you with Localist memberships and t-shirts all night. A localist membership is a great gift idea for that certain someone who loves everything local and is, therefore, impossible to shop for! Localist memberships are available in two levels:

  • One-year membership: $20
  • Three-year membership: $50

Complete your gift purchase by adding a Localist t-shirt for just $12, ($15 without membership purchase). Various t-shirt colors and sizes available, but limited.


Looking to make your local gifts shine? Add a hand-stamped holiday tag to any gifts you have thoughtfully purchased from local businesses! Every time you shop at a local business, up to four times more money recirculates back into your community. 

Stop by our booth before you leave to get these gift tags! Up to five for free and just $.50 each for more.


Phoestivus is growing! This year features 30% more vendors than last year, including Local First Arizona members Happy Tails BarkerySLATHERlotionsRuby RideDesign RePublicFour Chambers PressThe OKB SauceSugarJam BakeryStrawberry HedgehogStone GrindzHazel & VioletSpice it Up!Short Leash Hot DogsRollover DoughnutsBurgers Amore, and more!

Can't wait for Wednesday? Get a sneak peek of who will be there in the Phoestivus Catalogue. Receive updates on the Phoestivus Facebook page!