As the weather cools, the event season heats up! Local establishments celebrate the fall season with fun events in October throughout the month. Discover below the 12 events that will take place in the Valley in October!
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Moonlight Jack-o-Lantern – Tempe Marketplace
When: October 7-31
Take the perfect fall photo at Tempe Market with the Moonlit Jack-o-Lantern. The giant seven-foot Halloween installation will be on display throughout October in front of the Harkins Theater. For more information visit www.tempemarketplace.com.
ROCK IT UP Fall concert series – Tempe Marketplace
When: October 6 and 30; November 2 and 3
As the weather turns colder Tempe Market, [daveandbusters.com]Dave & Buster’s and ALT AZ heat things up with the ROCK IT UP concert series, with four free and sold-out concerts by some of the most prominent national rock groups, including Sun Mod October 6 Tessa Violet + Twin XL October 30, iDKHOW November 2 and Grabbitz November 3. The four evening shows will feature an outdoor Dave & Buster’s bar as guests go wild on the district stage. For more information visit www.tempemarketplace.com.
Tempe Oktoberfest by Pedal Haus
When: October 9; 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Enjoy authentic German Oktoberfest food and beers, live music, a sausage tasting competition, stein outfit competition and more at the Pedal Haus Tempe Oktoberfest. Plus, dress in your lederhosen to get your first stein for just $ 5! Steins of Oktoberfest and Pilsners will also be $ 2 off all day.
Pumpkin Patch – Desert Ridge Marketplace
When: October 15-31
The third annual pumpkin returns to the district near the AMC theaters from October 15 to 31. Pick the perfect pumpkin (while supplies last), snap a seasonal photo, and enjoy free face painting and balloon twisting on select dates. For more information visit www.shopdesertridge.com.
Maricopa County Home & Garden Show – WestWorld of Scottsdale
When: 15-17 Oct
The Maricopa County Home & Garden Show, the Southwest’s largest home show, returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale on Friday, October 15 until Sunday 17 October with “Jardins du monde”, a themed landscape competition for the first time. Shop for fall-inspired indoor and outdoor decorating ideas and high-tech ways to elevate your entertainment space for the holiday season. The show features a variety of local small businesses, artisans, and the best assortment of home improvement companies across the valley. For more information on the Maricopa County Home Show, call 602.485.1691 ext. 4 or visit MChomeshows.com.
Boo & New in Scottsdale Quarter
When: October 18-23
Scottsdale neighborhood is delighted to announce its intention to commemorate the completion of the mall’s final phase with a week-long fall celebration for the community. Boo & New is a chance to celebrate the season while exploring the latest offerings in Scottsdale Quarter. Festive gatherings from Monday October 18 through Saturday October 23 will feature free family entertainment, live musical performances, local art, fall-themed activities and local craft beers. Throughout the week, patrons can stroll through the pumpkin patch and enjoy live musical performances from their favorite local bands. The celebration continues Friday with the addition of live artist murals and workshops hosted by Scottsdale neighborhood tenants. Guests will also have the option of painting part of a giant, painted by numbers mural, designed by local artist Lauren Lee, which would later become a permanent art installation on the property. The festivities end on Saturday with The Quarter’s fourth annual Boo & Brew. During the event, adults can Feast their taste buds with local craft beers from Huss, Walter Station and Grand Canyon breweries, while listening to live music and watching their favorite college teams in the football lounge. Meanwhile, the youngest will be entertained with oversized games, crafts, character appearances, balloon twists and face painting. For up-to-date information, visit www.scottsdalequarter.com and follow @ScottsdaleQuarter on Instagram. As the number of places is limited, some events require pre-registration. See the event pages on the website for more details.
Creep Candy Crawl – Desert Ridge Market
When: October 22; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On October 22, venture to the Desert Ridge Marketplace from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an evening of spooky surprises during Creepy Candy Crawl. Children and families are encouraged to dress to impress for the annual Halloween costume and treat contest. Plus, enjoy Halloween-themed music, dancing, games, prizes, and more. For more information visit www.shopdesertridge.com.
Creepy Candy Crawl – Tempe Market
When: October 23; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On October 23, venture to Tempe Market from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an evening of spooky surprises during Creepy Candy Crawl. Children and families are invited to dress to impress for the annual Halloween costume and treat contest. Plus, enjoy Halloween-themed music, dancing, games, prizes, and more. For more information visit www.tempemarketplace.com.
When: October 23; 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Gilbert Oktoberfest which takes place at Gilbert Regional Park in Gilbert is an authentic, family-friendly celebration of German culture with several Oktoberfest-themed activities including stein-holding competitions, a bratwurst competition, traditional polka music and a performance by the event host and musician, the “Oktoberfest Queen.” The family-focused celebration will include oversized games, a kids’ zone, and themed food and drink. Buy your tickets on www.gilbertoktoberfest.com.
Pot in pot – Madison Center for the Arts
When: October 28-30; 7:00 p.m.
Performing in sold-out venues around the world, Olivier Award nominee POTTER IN A POT – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A parody of Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven of Harry Potter books (and a real Quidditch game) into seventy hilarious minutes. Even if you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, POTTER IN A POT will make you laugh. Created by two-time Olivier Award nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, Potted Potter is perfect for Dumbledore’s sixth birthday (who is really, really old). For tickets and more information visit www.themadison.org.
Trick-or-Treat returns to downtown Mesa
When: October 30
After taking a hiatus last year, Downtown Mesa is once again ready to welcome all the Superheroes, Pirates, Princesses, and Baby Yodas. This year kids AND adults are invited to be a part of the spooky events!
The Downtown Mesa association brings back The downtown Mesa tip Saturday, October 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be crafts for kids, interactive blackboard activities and photo booths on Macdonald Street and Main Street.
Downtown merchants will also be on hand to distribute individually wrapped candy to around 2,000 children. Parents can check the “Trick or Treat Here” card on the day of the event to see which businesses are participating.
Also occurring, later in the night, the Spirits Walk in downtown Mesa (for adults!). From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., downtown Mesa will host a beer garden with local craft beers. There will be live music and a costume contest. The fun happens along MacDonald and Main Street.
Noche in white
When: October 30; 5 pm-10pm
The sixth edition “Noche in white” a multicultural community dinner in celebration of Hance Park (116 E. Moreland St. in Phoenix, AZ, 85004) will be held on Saturday, October 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. A single seat can be purchased for $ 25 and a table of eight can be purchased for $ 200. The event is produced by the Hance Park Conservancy in partnership with the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. Hance Park’s lush lawn is.
7 by Hunkapie Annual Open Your Heart Gala
When: October 30
Hunkapi programs, a horse therapy farm located in the heart of Scottsdale, is pleased to announce the 7e annual signature Gala Open your heart Saturday October 30e 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event celebrates the nonprofit’s mission of serving 300 people per week with a range of diagnoses through therapeutic equestrian programs on the historic 10-acre farm. All funds raised will go towards a wide range of services offered by the non-profit organization, including therapeutic riding, counseling, emotional regulation, somatic experience and addiction recovery and the new Sit. To stay. To tend to. program, which provides dogs with a safe place to live while their homeless owners move from the streets to more permanent housing.