Desert Ridge Marketplace is heading into fall with a ton of family fun and live music all September long. Guests will be treated to live entertainment, giveaways, a new store opening, and more.

Looking to take an evening stroll with your pup? Desert Ridge Marketplace is hosting a Yappy Hour on Thursday, September 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Grab a drink from Copper Blues Live’s outdoor bar and explore the dog-friendly District. Celebrate your pet with an off-leash puppy play zone, acoustic live music, photo opportunities, and a cuddle bunch zone courtesy of the Arizona Humane Society. Spots are limited; reserve yours at

This month, Desert Ridge Marketplace is excited to welcome Nike to its ever-expanding lineup of tenants. Located inside The District, across from Dave & Buster’s, Nike brings inspiration and innovation to every athlete. Experience sports, training, shopping and everything else that’s new at Nike in men’s, women’s and kids’ apparel and footwear.

Desert Ridge Marketplace is celebrating the return of live music with an Enter-To-Win contest to see KISS this month. One lucky winner will receive a pair of tickets to see KISS at Ak-Chin Pavilion on September 26. Entries are being accepted through September 20. Visit to enter.

In addition, Desert Ridge Marketplace will feature some of the Valley’s hottest local bands every Friday and Saturday evening with music now starting at 6 p.m. and going until 9 p.m. The District Stage will showcase the sounds of Frosty and the Silvertones, New Philosophy, StarAlliance, Color 8, and more.

Get ready for an exciting fall and winter season filled with many fun events. Save the date for “Swing into our 20s,” celebrating Desert Ridge Marketplace’s 20th anniversary all October, I Recycle Phoenix (Oct. 16), Paul’s Car Wash (Oct. 18-22), Creepy Candy Crawl (Oct. 22), Live & Local (Oct. 24), Fashion Week 4 Kids (Nov. 6), Holiday Festival (Nov. 20), and nightly snowfall (Nov. 23-Dec. 31).

Desert Ridge Marketplace is located at 21001 N. Tatum Boulevard in Phoenix. For more information, visit