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Arizona Events October

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

This Arizona calendar of events for October 2017 has been produced to assist you in making travel arrangements. It is for information only and does not constitute a recommendation. Dates for events were correct at time of publication. Since dates are occasionally changed, please confirm them in advance.

1 FLAGSTAFF: Festival of Science Open House – The Flagstaff Arboretum. A celebration of science and nature in the gardens especially for families, scientist lab demonstrations, and children can participate in a scavenger hunt and hands-on activities. Free. 9 am – noon. 928-233-3210 or
1 RIO VERDE: 13th Annual Bartlett Lake Olympic & Spring Triathlon/Duathlon – Rattlesnake Cove. Looking for a challenge, this race is ranked the toughest most beautiful triathlon in Arizona! Includes: Adult Olympic Tri: 1500 m Swim, 24.8 mi Bike, 6.2 mi Run; Adult Sprint Tri: 500 m Swim, 12.8 mi Bike; 2.2 mi Run; Adult Sprint PLUS: 1000 m. swim, 12.8 mi bike, 4 mi Run; Adult Sprint Duathlon: 100 yard run, 12.8 mi. bike, 2.2 mi. run; Adult Olympic Triathlon Relay – Olympic relay distances.
1 TUCSON: Jim Click’s Run ‘N’ Roll – 8K Run/Walk, Pima Medical Institute Elite 8K Wheelchair Race and 3K Valvoline “Grease Your Wheels” Fun Run, also a race expo with free food, entertainment, health checks and music. or
1-31 GILBERT: Halloween Pumpkin Patch – Mother Nature’s Farm. Stocked with fresh pumpkins daily from 1 ounce to 500 pounds, Maneau’s Market for fall decorations and pumpkin accessories, entrance fee is $10/child includes an OZ pumpkin, a bag of stickers, decorating your pumpkin, air bounce, a hayride, straw bounce, feeding the animals and Alexander’s Adventure Maze. $10 per child, adults are $3 to tag along. Bring a picnic lunch, food is available.
1-11/5 GLENDALE: Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze – Tolmachoff Farms. Pumpkin patch, 6 acre family corn maze with a new theme every year (search for pieces of your map as you walk through), mini corn maze (perfect for little ones), haunted corn maze (dare to enter). Also petting zoo, train ride($2), hay pyramid, corn box, adult/child pedal cart track, jumping pillow and more. $12 admission. 602-999-3276 or
3 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 11th Annual IJSBA Parade of Nations – Celebration honoring the IJSBA World Finals participants and their respective countries flags. 7-10 pm. Free to spectators. 928-486-4347 or
3 PHOENIX: The Shins with very special guests Spoon – Comerica Theatre.
4 CLARKDALE: Raptor on the Rails – Verde Canyon Railroad, an eagle in flight is breathtaking, a face-to-face encounter with a raptor is also an astounding event, Scottsdale’s Liberty Wildlife shares the majesty of a rescued bald eagle and other rescued raptors with visitors at the depot and on the train on select days, the only train who has an Eagle riding once a month, Sonora LOVES riding the train, everyone has the opportunity for personal interaction. 1 pm.
4 PHOENIX: Father John Misty – Orpheum Theatre. Father John Misty aka Josh Tillman has unexpectedly emerged as a singular (if not undeniably, um, idiosyncratic) voice. 8 pm.
5-7 SCOTTSDALE: 13th Annual Phoenix Fashion Week – Talking Stick Resort. A gathering of thousands of fashion fans, designers, buyers and industry professionals, designer runway shows, fashionable industry seminars, model of the year competition, student design scholarship competition, designer sample sales, glitzy after-parties and the event’s signature Style Villa shopping experience.
5-7 SEDONA: Fabulous Fiber Sale – Sedona United Methodist Church. Members of the Verde Valley Weavers Guild will sell beautiful hand wovens, handspun yarns, hand-knitted scarves, shawls and shrugs, baskets, jewelry, households and home decor, purses, hand-felted items and small gift items. Artist’s demonstrations will be going on daily with spinning, loom weaving and basket weaving. Free. 10 am – 5 pm. 928-284-1375 or
5-7 TEMPE: Annual Arizona Dance Festival – Center for the Arts. Each evening showcases different dance artists including emerging artists as well as professional companies from all genres and styles of dance from Arizona and other states, a post-performance Q & A will be facilitated by the Arizona Dance Coalition directly after the show. $15-20. 7:30 pm. 480-962-4584 or
5-9 TUCSON: 4th Annual Tucson Salsa Bachata Dance Festival – Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Focuses mainly in Salsa and Bachata but prides itself on putting together amazing line-up of performers of all dance backgrounds, for three (3) straight days and two (2) nights, to showcase the beauty, talent and culture of Latin dance community.
5-29 CLARKDALE: Ales on Rails – Verde Canyon Railroad, a beer garden serves regional craft beers as well as traditional European ales, by the taste or glass, a luncheon of German sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels and strudel, served to the tunes of polka, at 1 pm the party moves onto the rails with specialty beers onboard, including our own private-labeled brews, crafted in Sedona by Oak Creek Brewery. Thurs-Su11 am. 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or
6 PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Fall 2017 Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden. Different bands each week, this week features Mother Road Trio with blues and Americana. Dinner is available at an additional charge, guests must be aged 21+, includes Garden admission. $25-30. Doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm. 480-481-8188 or
6 PHOENIX: Magic men Live – Comerica Theatre.
6 SCOTTSDALE: Samite – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The world-renowned instrumentalist sharing his message of peace and hope. $29-49. 8 pm.
6 PHOENIX: 7th Annual Salud! 2017 – Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Features a wine reception, a tasting menu featuring wines from around the world, live musical entertainment, a live auction lead by renown auctioneer Letitia Frye, and Gabriel’s Angels Pet Therapy Teams greeting attendees. Individuals have an opportunity to take part in a unique raffle known as “Lucky Leashes” by purchasing a red leash, with a variety of prizes available to win.
6-7 FLAGSTAFF: U.S. Skyrunner Series Finale – Weekend long trail running festival features a Vertical Kilometer on Friday up the ski runs at The Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort, on Saturday a point to point 39 Kilometer Sky Race and 55 Kilometer Sky Ultra will start near Flagstaff and follow along the mountains and peaks to a high point of 11,500 feet, all races will finish at the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort at 9200 feet.
6-7 PHOENIX: Otsukimi – 18th Annual Japanese Moonviewing Festival – Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix. A traditional Japanese celebration of the full moon, the garden will be lit with candles and luminaries, talented musicians, traditional food, traditional Japanese tea demonstrations. $20-30. 6:30-9 pm.
6-7 SCOTTSDALE: Pinners Conference & Expo – WestWorld of Scottsdale. The only major creative conference of its kind, connecting consumers, top creative brands, and influencers in one location. Pinners Conference & Expo is a place where creatives can learn, create and connect. There are over 200 trendy shops and 100 Pinterest-based classes. Enjoy your most creative weekend with Pinners Conference! Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat 9 am – 7 pm. $8-129. 801-822-1333 or
6-8 BUCKEYE: 4th Annual Helzarockin’ Gem & Mineral Annual Outdoor Show – Helzapoppin Arena. Raw rock material for lapidary enthusiasts, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads and cabochons for sale, Saturday there will be demonstrations and a raffle, kids enjoy a free rock scavenging hunt daily, snacks and beverages available, hosted by West Valley Rock and Mineral Club. $3, kids under 12 free admission. Fri-Sat 9 am – 4 pm. Sun 9 am – 2 pm. 602-405-2926 or
6-8 COOLIDGE: 33rd Annual Coolidge Days Celebration – San Carlos Park. Arts & crafts, carnival, games, bike ride run, parade, horseshoe tournament, live entertainment, food. Free. 520-723-4551 or
6-8 PHOENIX: St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church Food Festival – Entertainment including a Kids Zone, church tours, Arabic our St. George dancers and singing by Tony Youssef. Free. Fri 5-9 pm, Sat 11 am – 10 pm, Sun 11 am – 7 pm.
6-8 PHOENIX: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert – Symphony Hall. The Phoenix Symphony performs music to the entire film from one most beloved film series in history while the movie is projected in high-definition on a 40-foot screen. 602-495-1999 or
6-8 PRESCOTT: 10th Annual Prescott Area Artists’ Studio Tour – See masters demonstrate their skill in a wide range of artistic techniques including wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramics, woodworking, painting, jewelry making, mixed media, sculpture, metal art, wearables and glass. Free, self-guided tour. 10 am – 4 pm. 928-445-2510 or
6-8 SEDONA: Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Sedona’s Village of Oak Creek, in the Red Rock Country of Sedona, located on scenic Highway 179, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest. Free. 9 am – 6 pm. 760-985-7773 or H
6-29 PHOENIX: 133rdAnnual Arizona State Fair – Family entertainment, animals, food, rides, top-notch concerts, exhibits, motorized events, rodeo & more. New attractions, new rides. Tue-Sun. $5-10. H z
6-4/30 PHOENIX: Dinosaurs in the Desert – Phoenix Zoo. 23 prehistoric creatures stand along the Zoo’s Desert Lives Trail. The self-guided tour includes animatronic dinosaur structures which move and make various sounds including the infamous roar of the tyrannosaurus rex. A fossil dig and a photo op with a pachyrhino are also available. Educational signage and guides highlight size and interesting facts.
7 CLARKDALE: 4th Annual Clarktoberfest – Historic Downtown Clarkdale. New this year, the HOWL-O-Ween event for dogs. Downtown will be abuzz with something for kids and dogs of all ages. Festivities include sampling craft brews, dancing in the streets, munching on delicious food, art and handicrafts for early holiday shopping plus contests for canine children and entertainment for kids. 2-9 pm. 928-639-2500 or
7 CROWN KING: 12th Annual Apple Festival – Activities include hay rides, pumpkin patch, Old Fashioned Country Fair. $5 kids wristband buys rides, dipped apples, pumpkins, arts, crafts and more, tour the one-room schoolhouse. Free. 8 am – 5 pm. 928-632-7911 or
7 DOUGLAS: 30th Annual Cochise County Cycling Classic – 165-, 95-, 47 & 27-mile rides around the perimeter of Cochise County, kid’s fun rides, medallions to finishers. $75. 520-745-2033 or H
7 FLAGSTAFF: 9th Annual Flagstaff Oktoberfest – Wheeler Park. A day packed with music, food and of course, beer. Contests include costume, yodeling, Findlay’s Stuff the Bug, Arizona Snowbowl’s Frozen T-shirt and Satchmo’s BBQ Brat eating contests, benefits Feeding Northern Arizona’s Future. $7. 11 am – 8 pm. 928-606-7600 or H
7 HUMBOLDT: 110th Annual Agua Fria Festival – D-H Museum. Activities include a pet parade, Old West Day parade, square dancing, silent auction, The Regulators shoot out, western art & crafts, pan for gold, working blacksmith, games for kids. $2 before the day of event, $3 day of event. 8 am – 4 pm. 928-449-9972 or
7 KINGMAN: Chillin’ on Beale Street –Historic Downtown. An old fashioned block party/car show that occurs every 3rd Saturday of the month, features a car show with dash plaques for all participating cars, raffles, poker walks and music provided by a DJ. 5:30 pm. 928-897-6039
7 MESA: 2017 Mesa Sprint Triathlon – Skyline Aquatics Center. Consists of a 400 yard swim, 12 mile bike ride and a 5k run. Intended to be a safe and fun event for seasoned and first-time triathletes alike. Top male and female finisher gets a pair of Oakley’s latest sunglasses. Other top finishers have prizes as well. Every finisher gets a medal and a custom dri-fit shirt.
7 ORO VALLEY: Oro Valley Sprint Triathlon and Duatholon-Trifecta – Oro Valley Aquatic Center. This is a USAT sanctioned event.800 meter serpentine swim, 14 mi bike course (2 seven mile loops), 3 mi run.
7 PHOENIX: Sin Bandera – Comerica Theatre.
7 PINETOP: 22nd Annual Tour of the White Mountains – Choose from a 9-mile singletrack fun ride, 30-mile forest road fun ride, both ideal for the novice to intermediate mountain biker, as well as 30-mile or 50-mile singletrack challenge categories for those looking for something more arduous, benefits Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center. 520-623-1584 or
7 PRESCOTT: Mirage-Visions of Fleetwood Mac – Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center. Celebrates the classic lineup of the legendary superstar band.  The members capture the look and sound of Fleetwood Mac live in concert. The show features Michelle Tyler as Stevie Nicks, Bob Weitz as John McVie, Bruce Lawrence as Lindsey Buckingham, Tuzy Ellis as Christine McVie and Richard Graham as Mick Fleetwood. $22-25. 7 pm. 928-777-1370 or
7 TEMPE: Natalia Lafourcade – ASU Gammage. In 2017, Natalia Lafourcade’s show tours her artistic career, sharing with her audience the most emotive themes and introducing her new compositions. Natalia and five extraordinary musicians interact with their audience in a show that undoubtedly reflects the maturity of almost 15 years of Natalia’s career.7 pm.
7 TEMPE: Tour de Fat – Tempe Beach Park. We’re bringing the party with Michael Franti & Spearhead and the Tour de Fat ensemble cast of performers. Ready your eyes and ears for a mix of musicians, circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians, comedians, and mind-blowing provocateurs. 4-9 pm.
7 TUCSON: The Big Picture – Central Tucson Gallery Association. Central Tucson art galleries open their doors for free self-guided tour and evening artist receptions.
7 WICKENBURG: 22nd Annual Fly-In & Classic Car Show – Municipal Airport. Activities include: Aircraft of all types flying in throughout the morning; pancake breakfast, displays, information, 75 classic cars, static airplane display and more. Free. 7:30 am – 12:30 pm. 928-684-5479 or 800-942-5242 or H
7-8 PAGE: 11th Annual Page Antique Tractor Pull and Machine Show – Vermillion Cliffs Arena. Blacksmithing and other demonstrations, old iron displays, raffle and silent auction, more tractors and old iron items to swap, etc. Fun for the whole family. 928-645-3962 or or
7-8 PRESCOTT: 39th Annual Folk Music Festival – Sharlot Hall Museum. Arizona’s oldest such gathering, featuring an amazing array of top folk-music talent performing on multiple stages, complemented by impromptu jam sessions throughout the shade-covered museum grounds, showcases best of Arizona acoustic music with more than 200 performers, fiddlers, banjo players, guitarists, singers and songwriters. $10. 10 am – 5 pm. 928-445-3122 or H x
7-8 PRESCOTT: 26th Annual FallFest in the Park – Courthouse Plaza. The colors of Fall leaves and more than 100 vendors surround the Courthouse Plaza in Everybody’s Hometown! Arts & crafts vendors from throughout Arizona, includes fine art, jewelry, food and more. Sat. 9 am – 5 pm, Sun. 9 am – 4 pm. 928-445-2000 or
7-8 SCOTTSDALE: Railfair ’17 – McCormick Stillman Railroad Park. For railroad enthusiasts, railroading displays, demonstrations, live entertainment, concessions. Free. 10 am – 5 pm. 480-312-2312 or H x
7-8 SEDONA: 27th Annual Sedona Arts Festival & Artist Invitational – Red Rock H.S. 125 new and returning fine artists from across the country, live entertainment, Kidzone, food. $10-12. Sat. 10 am – 5 pm, Sun. 10 am – 4 pm. 928-204-9456 or H
7-8 SIERRA VISTA: 46th Annual Art in the Park – Veterans Memorial Park. 170+ juried artists’ outdoor fair, 18 food vendors, children’s playground, sponsored by the Huachuca Art Assoc. Free. Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm. 520-803-0584 or or H y
7-8 TUCSON: 16th Annual Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show & Sale – Tucson Expo Center. 50,000 square feet of reptiles for sale and display, petting zoos with alligators, giant tortoises, Monitor Lizards, snakes, reptile keeping supplies, reptile art, books, clothing, anything reptilian. More exotic venomous snakes on display (in very secure locked cages) than the San Diego Zoo, reptile photography symposium, with Bill Love, world renowned photographer, will be ongoing throughout the show. $5-10. Sat 9:30 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm. H
7-8 TUMACÁCORI: 6th Annual Earth Harmony Festival – A Sustaining Experience – Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage. Features a highly-popular EcoVillage tour, which gives festival goers the opportunity to explore all things sustainable at one of the country’s largest EcoVillages, also live music, speakers, a fun and educational children’s village, and a vendor village. 520-398-2542 or
7-8 WILLCOX: Fall Pumpkin Celebration – Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins. Pumpkin picking, family activities, corn maze with 2 levels of difficulty, pumpkin and buttermilk pancake breakfast and apple smoked burger lunch, homemade pumpkin ice-cream, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread and homemade cider donuts. Free. 8:30 am – 5 pm. 520-384-2084 or
7-31 GLENDALE: Haunted Corn Maze: AZ Field Of Screams – Tolmachoff Farms. Dare to enter this corn field planted over an old cemetery- watch out for the living dead. Friday – Saturday. $20.7-11 pm (last ticket sold 10 pm). 623-386-1301 or
8 GOODYEAR: 7th Annual XTERRA Trail Run – Estrella Mountain Regional Park. The courses begin at the park’s competitive loops (NOTE: not the main park entrance), consisting almost entirely of single track, the 8k and 20k courses will challenge beginner and experienced trail runners alike, all participants will receive breakfast, a super cool race tee and finisher medal, as well as, entry into an awesome swag raffle. 6:30 am.
8 PHOENIX: Crazy World Tour – Talking Stick Resort Arena. One of the most iconic and influential hard rock bands of all time SCORPIONS on their Crazy World Tour with very special guest MEGADETH. $40-125. Doors open at 6 pm.
8 PHOENIX: Kidz Bop Kids – Comerica Theatre.
8 SCOTTSDALE: Tom Rush – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The gifted musician and performer, Tom Rush will be accompanied by Matt Nokoa, with special guest Danny O’Keefe. Rush’s shows offer a musical celebration; a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor, and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure. $25-65. 7:30 pm.
8 TEMPE: A Race for Maggie’s Place – Arts Park at Tempe Town Lake. A series of events in a family friendly atmosphere, with a distance for everyone: 15K, 10K, 9K (for 9 months of pregnancy), 5K run/walk & stroller push, Diaper Dash and Kids’ Dash. 7:03 am. 602-262-5555 or H
9-23 MARICOPA: Stagecoach Days – Pacana Park. Celebrate the founding of Maricopa and its history, includes a photo contest, a Pecan Pride celebration and other activities.
12 PHOENIX: 11th Annual Taste of the Biltmore – National Bank of Arizona. This highly anticipated, upscale block party invites residents from the entire valley to participate in the “unofficial” kick off to the AZ charity event season. $75. 6-9 pm. 602-212-5431 or H
13 PHOENIX: Studio Spotlight 2018 – Swan Lake – Dorrance Theatre. An intimate rehearsal featuring Ib Andersen and the dancers of Ballet Arizona. Step inside the studio at Ballet Arizona’s intimate Dorrance Theatre and experience a behind-the-scenes look at each upcoming production. This is the closest you will ever be to the work without being on the stage! Each one-hour gathering includes time for a Q&A discussion.
13 PHOENIX: Chris Tucker Live – Celebrity Theatre. Danny Zelisko Presents proudly welcomes beloved funnyman Chris Tucker. 8 pm. $31-116. 602-267-1600 ext. 1 or
13 PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Fall 2017 Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden. Different bands each week, this week features The Sugar Thieves. Dinner is available for an additional charge, guests must be aged 21+, includes Garden admission. $25-30. Doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm. 480-481-8188 or
13-14 JEROME: Jerome Ghost Walk – Spook Hall. This Ghostly October please come and meet some of Jerome’s more “permanent” residents. They will be out and about starting at 6:30 pm with a new performance starting every ½ hour. There will be six shows nightly. 928-634-1066 or
13-14 PAYSON: 13th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup – Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Exhibition Hall. A regional quilt show with an AQS quilt appraiser, nationally recognized teachers such as Sharon Schamber and Anelie Belden, classes, lectures, vendor mall, special exhibit and a Saturday evening awards banquet. $5, under 12 free. Fri 9 am – 5:30 pm, Sat. 9 am – 5:30 pm. 928-978-3464 or or 
13-14 QUEEN CREEK: Vintage and Vino Fall 2017 – Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre. A celebration of handmade goods, fine wines and locally grown foods, features several of the region’s favorite food trucks, craft and farmer’s market booths. $3-18. 10 am – 5 pm.
13-15 BENSON: 32nd Annual Butterfield Overland Stage Days – Lion’s Park. Celebration of Overland mail route from St. Louis to San Francisco, an official U.S. Post Office Pony Express mail run from Benson to Dragoon on horseback with a special cancellation, vendors and entertainment. Free. 10 am. 520-586-2842 or H x
13-15 CAMP VERDE: 61st Annual Fort Verde Days – Fort Verde State Historic Park & Soccer Field. Celebration of Camp Verde’s historic military heritage, includes Kiwanis pancake breakfast, Lions Club Car Show, parade, carnival, quilt show, vendors, food, museums, music, lots of family fun. Free. Fri 3-9 pm, Sat. 10 am – 10 pm, Sun 11 am – 4 pm. 928-301-0922 or or H y
13-15 PARKER: Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing: Thunder on the River – BlueWater Resort & Casino. Professional drag boat racing, some of the fastest runs ever in the Top Fuel Hydro category where speeds have already surpassed the 260 MPH mark in as little as 3.3-seconds on a 1,000-foot race course.
13-15 PATAGONIA: 29th Annual Fall Festival – A Celebration of Music & Art – Town Park. Features more than 120 artists, non-profits and food vendors over a fun-filled weekend. With music and entertainment scheduled throughout the festival, a children’s activity tent, great art, a beer and wine garden and great food, there is something for everyone. Free. Fri 11 am – 5 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am – 5 pm. 520-345-4172 or H y
13-15 PHOENIX: 57th Annual Greater Phoenix Greek Festival – James A. Speros Community Center. Ethnic cuisine, cooking demos, cathedral tours, folk dancers, authentic regional costumes, artifacts, entertainment. $3. Fri 5-10 pm, Sat 11 am – 10 pm, Sun 11 am – 8 pm. 602-264-2791 or or H y
13-15 PHOENIX: Pops: A Broadway Celebration – Symphony Hall. A night of music and dancing celebrating the Broadway partnership of composer Leonard Bernstein and choreographer Jerome Robbins. This original production will highlight the decades-long artistic collaboration of composer Leonard Bernstein and director/choreographer Jerome Robbins. 7:30 & 2 pm.
13-15 SEDONA: Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Village of Oak Creek. Located on scenic Hwy 179, the Gateway to Sedona, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest. Free. 9 am – 6 pm. 760-985-7773 or H
13-15 TEMPE: 45th Annual Four Peaks Oktoberfest – Tempe Town Lake. German style fare as well as food vendors offering everything from Lobster mac and cheese to street tacos to your traditional festival food. Live music, a Kinderfest for family fun and entertainment, filled with games and activities for kids and adults young at heart. $7-12, VIP $32-80. Fri 5 pm – midnight, Sat noon – midnight, Sun noon – 6 pm. H y
13-29 PEORIA: Frankenstein – Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. Frankenstein’s lost and bewildered Creature is cast out in a hostile world by his horror-struck creator. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. A brilliant adaptation of Mary Shelly’s thrilling and deeply disturbing classic. 623-815-7930 or
13-11/5 SCOTTSDALE: Switzerland – Theatre Artists Studio. Somewhere in the Swiss Alps, grande dame of crime literature Patricia Highsmith lives with an impressive collection of books, and a somewhat sinister collection of guns and knives. But when a mysterious international visitor arrives at her perfectly secluded home, the boundaries of fiction and reality are tested in this psychological thriller. $15-25. Fri & Sat at 7:30 pm and Sun at 2 pm. 602-765-0120 or
13-11/11 PEORIA: Man of La Mancha – Arizona Broadway Theatre. The story of one man’s quest to dream “The Impossible Dream” of a world where honor and salvation prevail.
14 CHANDLER: 56th Annual Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program – Chandler Center for the Arts. All tribes, allows both Indian and non-Indian attendees an opportunity for increased understanding of the traditional principals and values of the Arizona native community. $10. 6:30 pm. 480-306-4533 or
14 CROWN KING: 33rd Annual Fall Chili Cook Off – Crown King Saloon. This is the town’s largest event of the year. Sample unique chili, vote for your favorite, includes beer. $10-20., 11 am – 3 pm. 928-632-7053 or
14 PRESCOTT: Prescott 6’er – Pioneer Park. A six hour endurance mountain bike event, open to individuals and teams of two, athletes compete on the Brownlow Trail System, riders will have a 9.5 mile loop with single track, hills and switchbacks. 9 am. $70-90.
14 PRESCOTT: The Manhattan Dolls– Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center. A “Sentimental Journey” through the great music of the 30s and 40s. Enjoy these timeless classics, or if you’re “In the Mood” get up and dance!  Blends beautiful ballads with your favorite toe-tapping tunes, and of course, in classic USO fashion, takes some time to honor our brave men and women in the military. $22-25. 7 pm. 928-777-1370 or
14 SIERRA VISTA: 30th Annual Cars in the Park – Veterans Memorial Park. Help us celebrate 30 years by coming to a fantastic display of cars at this favorite annual car show – rain or shine. Enjoy the cars, music, food and product vendors, raffle, door prizes and more. Free. 8 am – 3 pm. H
14 TEMPE: Das 26th Annual ‘Frank Kush /Oktoberfest Foot Race – Tempe Town Lake. Promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles, includes a 5K run and 5K walk, 1 mile fun run and walk and dog walk, medals & ribbons, serious runners, walkers, families, kids, and kids in strollers are encouraged to participate, join the Oktoberfest spirit and dare to run in your lederhosen and dirndls. $5-10 or $20/family of four. 480-921-3941 or or
14-15 BENSON: 17th Annual Butterfield Rodeo – Arena. Cowboys competing in Rough Stock and timed events, also “mutton bustin’,” calf scramble, dummy roping and a good-old-fashioned boot race. $5-8. 520-586-4293 or 520-586-2842 or or H
14-15 PINE: 10th Annual Fall Festival & 5th Annual Antique Show – Pine Strawberry Community Center. Family event, food, vendors, fall colors and changing foliage, local authors book signing, chili cook-off on Saturday, local apples and the 5th annual Antique Show in the Cultural Hall. Free. Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm.
14-15 SIERRA VISTA: 43rd Annual Huachuca Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show – Cochise College, gem & mineral show & sale, live demonstrations, educational displays, rocks, jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, equipment, lapidary supplies and more, there will be a certified gemologist on hand, free identification, The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum will bring a display. Free. Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm. 520-378-6291 or H
14-15 TUCSON: 2017 Tucson Miniature Showcase – Mini Time Machine Museum, creative artisan dealers from near and far, contemporary, vintage and antique furnishings, dollhouse supplies, silent auction, raffles of dollhouse and treasures, children’s craft program, benefit. $7. Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 11 am – 4 pm.
14-15 WILLCOX: Fall Pumpkin Celebration – Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins. Pumpkin picking, family activities, corn maze with 2 levels of difficulty, pumpkin and buttermilk pancake breakfast and apple smoked burger lunch, homemade pumpkin ice-cream, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread and homemade cider donuts. Free. 8:30 am – 5 pm. 520-384-2084 or
14-18 PHOENIX: Copperstate Overland Rally – A fully-supported on-road/off-road rally open to vintage off-road vehicles, a fully catered, first class off-road driving experience, over miles of beautiful desert terrain.
14-21 SEDONA: 13th Annual Plein Air Festival – Main Street in Uptown Sedona. See nationally and locally recognized Plein Air artists creating paintings of their surroundings in the open air, visit with more than 20 artists in action along the sidewalks and in courtyards and plazas. Free. 928-204-2390 or 928-282-3809 or
14-1/28 SCOTTSDALE: Paolo Soleri: The City Is Nature – Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Focuses on drawings, sculptures and models that Soleri produced from 1947 until the mid-1970s. The selected works represent Soleri’s most creative moments when he was making his artwork and constructing his home-studio, primarily with his own hands. The exhibition brings together elements from his built and un-built residences, bridges, dams, cities and transportation systems. Surveys the artist’s earliest ceramic and bronze artisan crafts, and fabric designs and silk-screens.
15 FOUNTAIN HILLS: Craft Classic Half Marathon & 5K – All participants receive a commemorative pint glass. Runners also receive an official event shirt and a unique custom finisher medal. Cross the finish at an Epic Craft Brew After Party. Runners 21+ will enjoy a free craft beer or 4 free tastings from Green Flash! A special release of race beer will be available, limited edition.6:30 am.
15 PHOENIX: XTERRA Rock Hopper – Presented by Tribe Multisport Off Road Triathlon – Papago Park. A truly urban triathlon in Tempe Town Lake, this 1000m swim, 13 mile bike and 3.5 mile trail run will offer a challenge to all levels of triathlete, athletes that participate in this event will have opportunity to earn points towards the 2018 XTERRA National Championship. 7:30 am.
15 TUCSON: The Great Pumpkin Race – Buckelew Farms. Course is a flat, traditional cross-country course along dirt roads with a finish through the haunted corn maze, for runners of all abilities, from those competing in their first 5K, to those looking for a PR, prizes, pumpkin carving and kid’s face painting during the day. $15-20. 7:30 am.
15 TUCSON: Hercules vs Vampires – Fox Theatre. Combines operatic singing and 1960s pop culture, synchronizing live music with the 1961 cult classic film, Hercules in the Haunted World. Watch as the original film, starring bodybuilder Reg Park and horror legend Christopher Lee, is projected above a live orchestra and singers performing the music to a new, original score. 3 pm. 520-293-4336 or
15-20 TOMBSTONE: 9th Annual Wyatt Earp’s Vendetta Ride – Five-day ride into the Chiricahua, Dragoon and Whetstone Mountains, visiting spots where Wyatt and his posse killed Florentio Cruz, had a shoot-out with the cowboys, killed “Curly Bill” Brocius, plus Johnny Ringo’s gravesite and more, horses, tack, food, provided, reservations required.
18-19 CAVE CREEK: 2017 Taste of Cave Creek – Stagecoach Village. Sample cuisine from more than 25 restaurants in an outdoor, open-air setting, two stages with live music, wine and craft beer garden, tequila tastings and a margarita challenge. $10. 5-10 pm. 480-488-1400 or
19 LAKE HAVASU CITY: Relics & Rods Cruise In – McCulloch Blvd. (Downtown District), The kick-off to 40th Annual Relics & Rods Run to the Sun, stroll down nostalgia lane and check out m any of the fantastic vehicles that will be on display, beer garden, vendors, live music and lots of activities. 5-9 pm. 928-855-0933 or
19 PHOENIX: Andre Rieu – Comerica Theatre. With his Johann Strauss Orchestra.
19-21 LAKE HAVASU CITY: 40th Annual Relics & Rods Run to the Sun – London Bridge Resort Golf Course. One of the largest car shows in the southwest featuring more than 800 pre-1972 street rods & custom cars, vendors, beer garden, live music, fashion show, swap meet of used car parts, cars for sale, raffles and giveaways. 8 am-4 pm. $8/day or $12 for 2 days. 928-855-0933 or
19-21 MESA: Mesa Music Festival – Downtown Mesa. Showcasing some of the best up and coming talent from across the country, live music and a vendor village. Free. Thu 7-11 pm, Fri 6 pm – midnight, Sat-Sun noon – 7 pm. 732-203-7787 or H y
20 GILBERT: Outstanding in the Field – The Farm at Agritopia. A roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls, ingredients for the meal are almost all local (sometimes sourced within inches of your seat at the long table in the peach orchard!) featuring guest chef Cullen Campbell of Crudo. $225. 2 pm.
20 PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Fall 2017 Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden. Different bands each week, this week features Traveler. Dinner is available for an additional charge, guests must be aged 21+, includes Garden admission. $25-30. Doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm. 480-481-8188 or
20-21 MESA: Beethoven Ninth Symphony – Mesa Arts Center. Quickly becoming a sold-out annual tradition, don’t miss Ludwig van Beethoven’s most celebrated masterpiece, Symphony No. 9, featuring the famous “Ode to Joy” chorus performed by The Phoenix Symphony, The Phoenix Symphony Chorus and talented soloists. 7:30 pm.
20-21 SCOTTSDALE: 8th Annual Arizona Taco Festival – Salt River Fields. 50+ professional and amateur taco teams compete for $10,000 in prizes in chicken, beef, pork and fish, a sidecart throwdown in salsa and guacamole, Lucha Libre wrestling, a tequila tasting tent, “Ay Chihuahua! [dog] Beauty Pageant,” live surf/rock music and more. $12-100. 11 am – 7 pm.
20-22 PHOENIX: Lost Lake Festival – Steele Indian School Park. More than 40 musical acts over 3 days on multiple stages. Signature culinary experiences. The best in local food, cocktails and breweries. Interactive games. Local art. Brought to you by the creators of Bonnaroo + Outside Lands in partnership with cultural leaders in the Phoenix community.
20-22 SEDONA: Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Village of Oak Creek. Located on scenic Hwy 179, the Gateway to Sedona, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest. Free. 9 am – 6 pm. 760-985-7773 or H
20-22 TOMBSTONE: 88th Annual Helldorado Days – Reenactments, shootouts, parade, 1880 ladies fashion show, Indian dancers, carnival, live music, contests.10 am – 5 pm. 520-457-3451 or or H
20-22 WILLCOX: The Wild Bunch Film Festival – The Willcox Historic Theater. A film festival for the western genre. Oct 20th Kickoff party. Oct 21st & 22nd Indie western films will screen. Meet Celebrities. Red carpet event and award show. $10 and up. Fri 7-10 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am – 10 pm. 702-327-0331 or H
20-29 CAREFREE: Enchanted Pumpkin Garden – Carefree Desert Gardens. Featuring world renowned artist Ray Villafane, this is an exclusive event and one-of-a-kind, live carvings, photo ops with “Giant Sized” pumpkin, refreshments, music and kids activities.
21 BISBEE: 27th Annual Bisbee 1000 –The Great Stair Climb – Run, walk, explore Europeanesque Bisbee, AZ on this 4.5-mile course up 9 sets of stairs (over 1000 total steps) and down winding roads, at a mile-high altitude; the world’s longest and highest stair-master. Or, try the Bisbee 1000 Ironman Ice Competition (with Regular and Firefighter divisions). Cash Prizes!  Relax and refresh with the Bisbee 1000 Craft Beer Festival. 520-266-0401 or
21 BISBEE: Bisbee 1000 Ironman Ice Competition – Meet at the stairs east of 201 Tombstone Canyon, Bisbee, AZ.  Regular Division and Firefighter (same event but in full turnout gear) Division. Competitors carry a 10lb block of ice with old-fashioned tongs up 155 stairs, across a trail, down a steep road to the finish line. It’s an intense 1/4-mile course, cash prizes, 11am, register, online, or at the event.
21 BISBEE: 6th Annual Bisbee 1000 Craft Beer Festival – Outdoor venue next to Bisbee Coffee Co., Bisbee, AZ.  Brews, food, music!  VIP entry 1:30pm ($40) and general admission 2-6 pm ($25 or $20 for those who bring their own 2017 Bisbee 1000 race bib as verification). Tickets at the gate.
21 CHLORIDE: Old Miner’s Day – Honors the memory of the hard rock miners who came to Chloride looking for their share of gold, silver and other precious minerals during the 1860s. Includes a parade, gunfight performance, vendors, live music, and raffle drawing. 740-603-4496 or [email protected]
21 CLARKDALE: Echoes from the Past School of Ancient Technology: Mosaic Inlay – Tuzigoot National Monument. Experimental archaeologist, Zack Curcija, provides archaeology students and the public with a tangible view of how prehistoric south westerners interacted with their environment and natural resources.
21 GILBERT: Taste of Gilbert Festival – Freestone Park. Come hungry and be ready to taste your way through Gilbert with a variety of local eateries serving up an abundance of delicious eats, tasty treats, and market place items to take home. Taste of Gilbert Festival is not just Food, but a fun Festival that is a cross between, Food Festival, Music Festival, Market Place and Backyard Games and more!. Free. Noon – 6 pm. H
21 GLENDALE: 23rd Annual Catlin Court Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace – Historic Downtown. More than 80 shops and eateries with special activities, including demonstrations, make and takes, special treats, shops showcase their specialties on their lawns and porches, start at the Glendale Visitor Center to pick up a downtown walking map. 10 am – 4 pm. 623-903-4500 or
21 GLOBE/MIAMI: 34th Annual Apache Jii Day – All Indian celebration. Native American cuisine such as fry bread and Apache Acorn Stew, Native American singing, dancing and storytelling representing the Apache Tribe including Apache Crown Dancers, art including jewelry, clothing, dolls, pottery and more, additional entertainment by various tribes. Free. 9 am – 4:30 pm. 928-425-4495 or 800-804-5623 or H
21 HOLBROOK: 4th Annual Petrified Forest Marathon – Through the Petrified Forest National Park. Limited to 150, now a Boston Marathon qualifier, begins at the north end of the park and finishes at the south end, the course has lots of small hills and has a net altitude loss of about 400 feet from the start to the finish, 15 aid stations along the route. 7 am.
21 MARANA: Cotton Festival – Marana Heritage River Park. Join friends and neighbors as the community celebrates its agrarian roots, this annual event promises a good time down on the farm with music, animals, food trucks, RV camping, rodeo demonstrations and more. Free. 4-9 pm.
21 PAGE: 5th Annual Lake Powell Half Marathon – Page Shores Amphitheater. Features spectacular views of the lake, starts in Page, ends at Stateline Marina, runs near airport and through residential neighborhoods then a single(almost double) track trail that runs along a mesa called the “Rim Trail” with spectacular views of the lake, spectators with boats may want to head East of the Dam around Antelope Island to cheer on runners from the water. 6:30 am. 949-295-3302 or
21 PRESCOTT: What at Night – Mama Mia meets The Jersey Boys – Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center. A high-powered performance event sweeping across four decades honoring 40 of the most revered chart-topping hits of our time. 15 performers come together to live the imagined moment when Abba and The Jersey Boys hit the stage as one in the most sensational musical finale you’ll ever see! $22-25. 7 pm. 928-777-1370 or
21 SCOTTSDALE: Lightwire Theater Presents Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. A family-friendly cosmic adventure about celebrating differences. $9-29. 11 am.
21 SEDONA: Pumpkin Splash – Sedona Community Pool, bring your bathing suit and pick a pumpkin . . . out of the water, unique fun for all ages, some classics and some new games for kids. 1-3 pm. Tickets.
21 SEDONA: Fall Arts & Crafts Fair – Sedona Heritage Museum. An old-fashioned arts & crafts show where the artist or craftsman sits behind each table to personally tell you how they make their pieces, where they find their unusual materials or what inspires them. Many of these artisans only do this show or a very limited number of other shows, making their items unusual, uncommon and sometimes one-of-a-kind. Free. 9 am – 3 pm. 928-282-7038 or H
21 TUCSON: Light the Night Walk – Tucson – Kino Sports Park. A fundraising campaign benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and their funding of research to find blood cancer cures. 5 pm.
21 WILLCOX: 2nd Annual Boulder Dash 13K/30K Trail Run – Chiricahua National Monument. A single track trail run with breathtaking views (not just because of the elevation changes!)  Both distances start 1 mile from the entrance of Chiricahua National Monument along Hwy 191. As runners enter the park, they hit the trail system. 13K runners will enjoy a beautiful out and back route and showcases the ranchland and historic buildings inside the monument.
21 YUMA: Annual Monster Mash – This frightfully fun event includes dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions and the infamous costume contest. Festivities will begin at 5 pm. All proceeds go to fund Hospice of Yuma. 928-343-2222 or
21-22 ANTHEM: 9th Annual Autumnfest – Anthem Community Park. Celebrate all things fall, live entertainment, visual arts, fine arts & crafts, pumpkin patch, food. Free. 10 am – 5 pm. 623-742-6050 or H x
21-22 FLAGSTAFF: 14th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente – Museum of Northern Arizona, for Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, transforming grief into celebration, this ritual pays homage to the lives of lost loved ones by inviting them back to enjoy their favorite music, and foods and to honor their contributions in life, families bring ofrendas (alters) from their homes to share in a courtyard exhibit, illuminated by candles and luminarias. $8-12. 9 am – 5 pm. 928-774-5213 or
21-22 PHOENIX: Hercules vs. Vampires – Symphony Hall. Combines operatic singing and 1960s pop culture, synchronizing live music with the 1961 cult classic film, Hercules in the Haunted World. Watch as the original film, starring bodybuilder Reg Park and horror legend Christopher Lee, is projected above a live orchestra and singers performing the music to a new, original score. 7:30 & 3 pm. 602-266-7464 or
21-22 WILLCOX: Willcox Wine Country Fall Festival – Railroad Park. Willcox American Viticulture Area produces 75% of the state’s grapes. Join all as we celebrate the harvest and the Arizona wines from the Willcox region. Rated one of the Top 10 Wine Festivals. Includes music, art, and vendors. Free. $25 tastings. 11 am – 5 pm. 520-384-2272 or
21-22 WILLCOX: Fall Pumpkin Celebration – Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins. Pumpkin picking, family activities, corn maze with 2 levels of difficulty, pumpkin and buttermilk pancake breakfast and apple smoked burger lunch, homemade pumpkin ice-cream, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread and homemade cider donuts. Free. 8:30 am – 5 pm. 520-384-2084 or
21-11/12 TEMPE: Tomás and the Library Lady– Tempe Center for the Arts. Tomás loves stories! Papa Grande tells them to him todas las noches but soon Tomás knows all of them by heart. One day while his family is in Iowa picking crops, Tomás meets the Library Lady and nothing is ever the same again. Based on the true story of Tomás Rivera and the book by Pat Mora, this play is a celebration of reading, imagination and creativity. Sat 1 & 4 pm, Sun 1 pm.
22 ORO VALLEY: Saguaro Sunrise Bike & Skate – Rancho Vistoso Blvd. A family friendly bike and skate event. Skaters and cyclists choose to compete in a 42k, 21k bike or a 42k, 21k, 5k skate. Athletes can expect a smooth rolling surface with picturesque views of the desert and mountains with some hills and few turns on this out and back 13 mile course. $25-105. 7 am – 1 pm. 480-734-0558 or H
22 PHOENIX: AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run Phoenix – Downtown. PAWS for the Cause participants may choose to take the designated Waggin’ Trails for a shorter route, $30-40 registration fee includes an official AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run T-shirt, the 5K is a chip-timed race. 7 am. 602-904-6001 or
22 PHOENIX: Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound – After the Curtain – Comerica Theatre.
24-28 SEDONA: 5th Annual Marigold Mural Project for Dia de Los Muertos – Tlaquepaque. Participate in creating this amazing public mural in the Calle Independencia where visitors and community members can honor the loss of loved ones in their lives and connect with one another though art and public expression. All week the public is invited to paint on the mural 11 am – 5 pm. Free. 928-282-4838 or
25 PHOENIX: Regina Spektor – Celebrity Theatre. A special solo performance. $40-80. Doors open at 6:30 pm. 602-267-1600 ext. 1 or
25-29 TOMBSTONE: Border Town – Tombstone Livery Stable. Cowboy Action Shooting Arizona State Championship, shopping vendors, food, public welcome.
26 PHOENIX: Luke Bryan: Huntin’ Fishin’ & Lovin’ Everyday Tour– Ak-Chin Pavilion. With Luke Bryan with Brett Eldredge and Granger Smith.
26-29 PHOENIX: Swan Lake – Symphony Hall. The struggle between good and evil is at the heart of Swan Lake, the quintessential ballet of all time. The legendary story of romance, sorcery and betrayal revolves around the tragic Swan Queen Odette and her lover, Prince Siegfried, and how the malevolent sorcerer Von Rothbart separates the lovers forever. With the Phoenix Symphony.
27 PHOENIX: Music in the Garden Fall 2017 Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden. Different bands each week, this week features Walt Richardson & Friends. Dinner is available for an additional charge, guests must be aged 21+, includes Garden admission. $25-30. Doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 7 pm. 480-481-8188 or
27-28 MESA: Annual Copperstate Regional EAA Fly-in and Aviation Trade Show – Falcon Field Airport. Bringing together aviation enthusiasts in the southwest United States it draws more than 500 visiting planes. It is the largest Fly-In of its type in the western United States and the fourth largest Fly-In in the United States.
27-28 GILBERT: Gilbert Off the Street Art Festival – Heritage District. Enjoy the sights, sounds and vibrant energy at the inaugural Gilbert “Off the Street” Festival.  The festival will be held in Gilbert popular Heritage District in Downtown Gilbert.  The event will be filled with live music, street performers, kid’s activities, and food, artisan and craft vendors.  Chalk artists will “chalk it up in the downtown with colorful and exciting chalk murals. Fri 5-9 pm, Sat 8 am – 4 pm.
27-28 PHOENIX: Strange Garden – Desert Botanical Garden. A new fall all family experience is creeping into the Garden and you’re invited! Encounter weird sites, fun tricks and enchanting creatures. Dance until you drop with groovy ghouls at the spook-tacular monster bash. Kids, if you dare, come dressed to impress in your Halloween best. Don’t leave empty-handed. Kids 12 and younger can pick the perfect pumpkin to take home. 5:30-9 pm.
27-28 SCOTTSDALE: 8th Annual Halloween Balloon Spooktacular – Salt River Fields. Fun for the whole family, featuring more than 20 colorful hot air balloons to light up the sky, 4,000 pounds of candy for Trick-or-Treaters, tethered hot-air balloon rides, live music, food, drinks, kids zone, a haunted house fit for all, fireworks and more. 5-10 pm. 480-270-5000 or
27-11/12 PEORIA: Savannah Sipping Society – Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years.
28 CAVE CREEK: Cave Creek Wicked – Community-wide trick or treating, A haunted maze, horse costume contest, pet costume contests/parade, Thriller dancers, Witches’ Brew (beer making/tasting competition), salsa tasting, music, petting zoos, fashion show, arts & crafts, kids’ costume contest, food, 11 am – 4 pm, then late night from 6 pm – 2 am, saloon tour, costume contests and specialty themed cocktails and prizes. 602-400-3330 or
28 CHANDLER: Terrain Phoenix Mud Run – Rawhide Western Town, play in mud, run through a river, slide down the longest mud slides, and have plenty of obstacles to test your strength. 8 am.
28 FLAGSTAFF: 8th Annual Pumpkin Walk & Fall Fest – The Arboretum at Flagstaff. Bring your flashlight for a walk through the gardens following a path illuminated by creatively carved pumpkins, enjoy hot cider, a fire pit, and nocturnal animal displays, join the fun and come in costume. 4-8 pm. 928-774-1442 or
28 GILBERT: iRun4Good – Freestone Park. A 5K and 1 mile fun run which benefits victims of domestic violence. A community fair will take place before, during and after the race with information on community services and resources. 8 am.
28 GOODYEAR: The Howling Night Run – Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Run or walk the 5K course as you are or in costume and have 1 hour and 30 minutes to finish. Headlamps are highly recommended. The race is in the dark and the course is not lit. Custom finisher medal, unisex race shirt.
28 KINGMAN: 11th Annual Fall Festival – Centennial Park. Traditional Halloween activities, youth costume contest, carnival game booths, pie eating contest, cupcake walk, candy in the hay. 1-5 pm. 928-753-6106 or
28 PAGE: 10th Annual Powell3 Triathlon – Wahweap Marina. This USAT sanctioned race is set in one of the best landscapes in the U.S., swim 1500 meters, bike 24 miles, run 6.2 miles or swim 750 meters, bike 12 miles, run 3.1 miles, course covers a beautiful sand stone course with a great view of Lake Powell. $95-180 early registration. 8 am. 801-355-4940 or
28 PARKER: 13th Annual Blue Water Resort & Casino 336 Enduro – BlueWater Resort. Speed boat race, fifty six-mile laps will test the mettle and will power of the racers and their equipment, modeled after the original 1964 Parker Enduro. 10 am. 928-669-6511 or 310-318-4012 or
28 PHOENIX: Joe Bonamassa North American Fall Tour – Comerica Theatre. Two-time Grammy-nominated blues-rock guitar icon. 
28 PHOENIX: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band with Nancy Wilson of Heart – Talking Stick Resort Arena.
28 SCOTTSDALE: EnduroCross Extreme Motorcycle Racing – WestWorld of Scottsdale. Experience LIVE EnduroCross – off-road, indoor motorcycle race taking riders across a track filled with obstacles including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, giant tires and a water hole. Blends elements of extreme off-road racing into a Supercross-style course. Free from 9 am – 3 pm. $25 for racing at 7:30 pm.
28 SCOTTSDALE: Walk to D’feet ALS – Scottsdale Stadium. 2 miles, check in a 9 am, walk at 10 am, more than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about.
28 SEDONA: Dia De Los Muertos Celebration – Tlaquepaque. Make an offering at the Celebration of Dia de los Muertos, music, food and beautiful altars will be on view, watch fire dancers and visit our thematic face painting booths, costumes are encouraged. Ofrenda or Offering, in the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos, is created to remember the dead and to honor ancestors. 2-8 pm. 928-282-4838 or
28 SHOW LOW: 8th Annual Main Street Spooktacular Festival – Cooley Street. Trunk or treating, hay rides, pony rides, haunted house, pumpkin bowling, Halloween themed games and activities, costume contests, car bash, food vendors, entertainment, scaryoke, and live radio remotes. noon – 8 pm. 928-532-4124 or
28 TEMPE: Malpaso Dance Company – ASU Gammage. Associate company of Joyce Theater Productions, bringing Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st century, collaborating with top international choreographers and nurturing new voices, led by resident choreographer Osnel Delgado who develops its work through a collective creative process. Founded in 2012 by Delgado, Daileidys Carrazana and Fernando Saéz, and consists of 16 extraordinary dancers. 7 pm.
28-29 FOUNTAIN HILLS: 15th Annual Javelina Jundred 100 Mile Trail Run and Jalloween Party – McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Six washing machine loops (reverse directions each loop) plus a half-loop on the 15.4 mile Pemberton Trail, gently rolling single track and jeep trail through the desert, USATF sanctioned, aid-stations every 5 miles. 6 am start.
28-29 MESA: 11th Annual El Dia de los Muertos Celebration – Mesa Arts Center. Features an artist Mercado showcasing an assortment of traditional and contemporary merchandise, jewelry, and arts and crafts from several local artisans, live artist demonstrations, artist workshops, alter contests, hands-on educational activities, live traditional music and dance and a variety of food. Free. Sat. 10 am – 5 pm, Sun noon – 5 pm. 480-644-6627 or
28-29 TUCSON: Heart of Tucson Arts Fall Open Studio Tour – Heart of Tucson Art plans, promotes and implements biannual self-guided Open Studio tours within our mid-town Tucson community to promote the role of the artist, celebrate the rich artistic culture of the Tucson Arts District and help the local economy thrive! Free. 11 am – 5 pm.
28-29 WILLCOX: Fall Pumpkin Celebration – Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins. Pumpkin picking, family activities, corn maze with 2 levels of difficulty, pumpkin and buttermilk pancake breakfast and apple smoked burger lunch, homemade pumpkin ice-cream, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread and homemade cider donuts. Free. 8:30 am – 5 pm. 520-384-2084 or
29 PEORIA: 8th Annual Landis Cyclery Peoria Halloween Water Slide Sprint Triathlons, Duathlon, Youth Triathlon – Sunrise Pool. Includes Maxi Tri Plus: 625 yd swim, 12 mi bike, 3 mi run; Maxi Tri: 425 yd swim, 9 mi bike, 1.5 mi run; Mini Tri: 225 yd swim, 6 mi bike, 1.5 mi run; Maxi Duathlon: 1.5 run, 9 mi bike, 1.5 mi run; adult Olympic relay teams = same distance as Maxi Tri Plus.
29 PEORIA: The Wicked Marathon/Half Marathon/4 Mile/Spooky Sprint – Rio Vista Park. Phoenix’s first Boston qualifier of the season. USATF sanctioned on a USATF certified course, registered kids receive a trick or treat bag. Costumes are highly encouraged. Course on dedicated running trails (all asphalt and concrete) of the New River Trail System, please note – this is an open use trail and will not be closed for our event.
29 PRESCOTT: 10th Annual Day of the Dead: Dia de los Muertos Celebration – Smoki Museum. Includes tamales, margaritas, cerveza, mariachis, ballet folkloric. Free. 11 am – 3 pm. 928-445-1230 or
29 TUCSON: Cyclovia Tucson – Cyclovia Tucson is open to walkers, bicyclists, and roller-bladers, connecting neighborhoods and businesses in North/Central Tucson Central/North Tucson with alternative transportation. Free. 10 am – 3 pm. 520-261-8777 or
29-30 TUCSON: TMC Get Moving Halloween Weekend Events – Southern AZ Roadrunners presents the third event in the Gabe Zimmermann Triple Crown: a half-marathon featuring A-Mountain, with companion 5K walk/run. $15-75. 6:30 am. 520-991-0733 or
31 KINGMAN: 15th Annual Route 66 Cruizers Halloween Bash – In conjunction with The Boys and Girls Club of Kingman, Kingman Route 66 Association and Precision Productions, to give kids a fun and safe environment to Trick-or-Treat, kids must be accompanied by an adult, have a “ghostly” good time with a DJ. Free. 5-8 pm. 928-303-0073 or
31 PHOENIX: Halsey with Partynextdoor and Charli XCX – Talking Stick Resort Arena.
31-11/5 TEMPE: Something Rotten! – ASU Gammage. Set in the ’90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first Musical! Part of the ASU Broadway Series.


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