Things To Do October

Things To Do October

Things To Do In The Valley

OCTOBER 2015   

Movies at the Museum

Independent and classic cinema and documentaries relating to art, artists, and works on view in the Museum, usually followed by discussion.  Free with paid museum admission.  First come, first sea2ted.  Phoenix Art Museum.

Various dates and times in October .




Free First Friday Nights at Children's Museum of Phoenix

Hours: 5-9 p.m.
Admission: Free

Our hands-on, interactive exhibits are designed to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children up to age 10 and the grown-ups who care about them. Climb to new heights in the Climber, navigate your way through Noodle Forest, or build a fort in Building Big. These are just a few of the adventures that await you at the Children's Museum of Phoenix

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is open to the public free of charge from 5-9 p.m. on the first friday night of each month.




Performances at the Museum
Performances from the East Valley community.  Each performance is different.  Includes children’s plays, kid and adult film series, classical music. Tempe History Museum. Free admission.
Various dates in October; Performance starts at 7 p.m.



Birds 'n' Beer
Birds 'n Beer offers local professionals a fun and refreshing way to learn about Arizona birds and other wildlife while networking with fellow nature-lovers.  Have a cold brew while enjoying an enlightening and lively presentation on Arizona nature.  Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix.  RSVP requested 602-468-6470.  Free admission
Third Thursday of the Month.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., program begins at 6:30 p.m.




Downtown Chandler Art Walk
Visit more than 70 artisans set up along the streets in front of the unique shops and cafes of Historic Downtown Chandler.  Free admission.
Third Friday of the Month; 6 - 10 Pm




Start a Tradition: Ho Wine Experience at Café Zuzu

Every Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Café Zuzu 
Cost: Tasting is free, featured wine will be discounted.
Need a little motivation to make it to hump day?  Every week Café Zuzu will be hosting a wine tasting featuring a new winery every week. Try out a taste, meet with an educated winery representative, and enjoy the featured pour at a special price all night. Make it a weekly tradition.


Scottsdale ArtWalk
ArtWalks are free to the public every Thursday evening along Main Street from Scottsdale Rd. west to Goldwater Blvd., and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Rd. to Fifth Ave.  Restaurants, museums and free trolley and/or horse-drawn carriage rides are available during ArtWalk to transport folks from numerous free parking areas throughout the Scottsdale Arts District and Scottsdale Downtown.

Every Thursday; 7 - 9 p.m.





Ongoing weekly on Saturday

TIMES: Saturdays 6:30 p.m. -10:30 

5th Ave & Goldwater

Join us every Saturday night for street food, live music and community fun! Find up to 15 of the valley’s finest gourmet food trucks serving delicious foods from around the world in one parking lot.  Our Caravan has over 35 trucks which we rotate each week.



Scottsdale Art Bridge Thursdays
Crafters, jewelers, and artists displaying their work in an outdoor setting with live demonstrations and entertainment in DowntownScottsdale on the Marshall Way Pedestrian Bridge.  Family Friendly.  Free admission.

Every Thursday; 5 p.m. - 10p.m.



Desert Ridge Marketplace Concerts
Free concerts on two stages in North Phoenix at Desert Ridge Marketplace.
Every Friday & Saturday Night in October ; 7 p.m.



Phoenix First Friday
Visit more than 100 downtown Phoenix art galleries, studios and art spaces.  Free admission.
First Friday of the Month; 6 - 10 p.m.




Farmers Markets
Vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, breads, jams, cheeses, juices, local specialty foods and crafts.  Several locations.
Various dates, times, and locations in October




Desert Ridge Marketplace Concerts
Free concerts on two stages in North Phoenix at Desert Ridge Marketplace.
Every Friday & Saturday Night in October 7 p.m.



Motorcycles on Main
The first Friday of every month is bike night in Downtown Mesa!  Join over 1000 motorcycles and their riders on Main Street for a Sturgis-style event that attracts bike lovers from all over Arizona and beyond.  The roads are closed to car traffic and open to bikes, riders and spectators for this family-friendly event.  Enjoy music, food, and the beer garden (ID Required).  Free admission.
First Friday of the Month




Arizona Coyotes Hockey

In advance of the 2015 season the Phoenix Coyotes changed the name of the hockey franchise to Arizona Coyotes, to better reflect the fact that they are Arizona's team.



Arizona Cardinals Football Regular Season Schedule 2015

The Arizona Cardinals play professional football at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
In 2015: Various dates in October




Arizona Pumpkin Patches

October 1st - 31st 2015

You can carve it, bake festive fall goodies from it and scoop out the slimy seeds in it. Tis' the season of pumpkins! Check out these Valley pumpkin patches to find just the right pumpkin for your home.



MacDonald's Ranch 
26540 N Scottsdale Rd 
Scottsdale, AZ 85255



Mother Nature’s Farm

1663 E Baseline Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85233



Schnepf Farms

24810 S. Rittenhouse Road
Queen Creek, 85142



Rocker 7 Farm Patch

19601 W Broadway Rd.
Buckeye, AZ 85326



Tolmachoff Farms

5726 N. 75th Ave.
Glendale, AZ. 85303



Vertuccio Farms

4011 S. Power Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212


Russian Grand Ballet: Swan Lake

Friday, October 2, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Chandler Center for the Arts

250 N. Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ 85224

This full-length classic production of the world's most famous ballet features Russia's brightest ballet stars. Russian Grand Ballet was founded by and incorporated graduates from the Great Russian choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev. The principal dancers of the company came from the upper ranks of the great ballet companies and academies. Today, the Russian Grand Ballet Theatre is its own institution, with over 50 brilliant dancers.



Annual SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Dr. A.J. Chandler Park

Three S. Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ 85225

The downtown brewer throws its annual celebration of Bavarian culture, featuring music, competitions, dancing, and a beer garden.




October 03, 2015

Buy a ticket and enjoy the 11th annual Shopping Extravaganza event on Sat., Oct. 3, 2015. This limited-admission charity fundraising event features one-day-only offers, a special shopper lunch, wine, dessert bar and opportunities to win several fantastic prizes, including more than $30,000 worth of gift cards from Outlets at Anthem’s participating retailers. The proceeds of this event benefits an assortment of Phoenix based charitable and non-profit organizations. Last year’s event raised more than $45,000 for well-deserving organizations in the Valley.



Pumpkin Patch Train

October 03 — October 18, 2015

Just as Cinderella’s fairy godmother magically turned a pumpkin into a horse drawn carriage, the Grand Canyon Railway will transform their historic rail cars into the Pumpkin Patch Train.

Kids and parents alike are invited to don their favorite Halloween costumes and come join the Grand Canyon Railway this fall for a fairy tale ride through the countryside to a secret pumpkin patch, accessible only by train. Pick a seasonal pumpkin of your choosing and then decorate it back at the Williams Depot.



Archaeology for Kids

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market

4619 E Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ

Children ages 7 to 12 can become a Junior Archaeologist and discover the science of archaeology by doing a simulated excavation of a Hohokam pit house. Learn how to identify artifacts in the field, and discover how archaeologists use these artifacts to learn more about past cultures




Scarizona Scaregrounds

October 2 until November 7

7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m

1901 N. Alma School Road
Mesa, Arizona  85256

Will you be able to handle the first ever Scarizona Scaregrounds this Halloween season? Scarizona Scaregrounds will feature two haunted houses—Epic Fear and Slayer’s Slaughter House. Epic Fear will play on every phobia you can imagine. The dark and scary of what nightmares are made of.



Haunted Hotel Ball: Opening Party

Friday, October 30, 2015, 9:00 PM

The Saguaro

4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Start your weekend right with Arizona's best Halloween costume party. Haunted Hotel Ball will kick-off on Friday, October 30 from 9pm to 2am at The Saguaro. With multiple wicked party rooms, a zombie hotel staff and DJ AZ's top DJs, Haunted Hotel Ball promises to deliver an epic evening of costumed drinking, dancing and debauchery.



Lucky Strike Bowloween

October 31st 2015
50 W. Jefferson St
Feeling lucky? Get your wrist limber, don your fanciest costume, and head for Lucky Strike's annual Bowlloween event, which will feature DJs and go-go dancers.



Ghostball Block Party

October 31st 2015
7340 E. Indian Plaza,

Scottsdale Az 85251 
If you happen to have a fantastic getup that's sexy, stunning, or spectacular, better make plans to attend the annual Ghostball in Scottsdale, as the blockbuster Halloween night block party boasts $10,000 in cash and prizes for the winners of its costume contest.



Black Pearl Halloween

October 31st 2015

W Hotel Scottsdale
7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale

This stylish Scottsdale destination will become noir-filled city of rogues, villains, crime fighters, and caped crusaders during the action-packed Gotham Halloween Bash. Alter egos and costumed characters will abound throughout the hotel while the WET Deck upstairs will resemble a city skyline, signature cocktails will be served, and DJs will drop dance mixes all evening.

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