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Phoenix Event Calendar - October

Keeping Busy in Metro Phoenix in October



Autographs at Arizona Fall League Baseball

© Judy Hedding

Here are more things to do in October in the Phoenix area, continued from the previous page. For Halloween-related activities, visit Halloween Central! Looking for big name concerts, shows or theatre? Check this calendar for October performances.

Crossroads of the West Gun Show
At the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. The shows offer hundreds of tables of interest to both the once a year hunter and the avid collector.
In 2014: October 18, 19

Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead exhibitions, festivals, parties, and celebrations in the Phoenix area.
In 2013: Various dates in October

Desert Ridge Marketplace Concerts
Free concerts on two stages in North Phoenix at Desert Ridge Marketplace.
In 2014: Every Friday and Saturday night

Dine Out With the Chefs
Guests will have the opportunity to meet extraordinary chefs from throughout the Valley and sample their culinary creations. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale
In 2013: No event in 2013.

Discovery Zone
Children ages 10 and older can enjoy some fun and creativity as they use different types of materials to create their unique art projects. Free. Red Mountain Library, Mesa.
In 2013: Third Wednesday of the month

Diwali Mela
A festival celebrating India. Cultural program, live entertainment, kids activities.Kiwanis Park, Tempe.
In 2013: October 12

Docomomo Tour
A tour and insider's view of iconic midcentury architecture. Docomomo (DOcumentation and COnservation of the MOdern MOvement) promotes the study, interpretation, and protection of the architecture, landscape and urban design of the Modern Movement. Phoenix
In 2013: October 5

Downtown Chandler Art Walk
Visit more than 40 artisans set up along the streets in front of the unique shops and cafes of Historic Downtown Chandler. Free.
In 2014: Third Friday of the month

East Valley Home and Garden Show
Vendors, cooking samples, cooking demos. SanTan Village in Gilbert next to the movies. Free admission, free parking.
In 2013: October 11, 12, 13

Empty Bowls
For a donation, you select a unique, handcrafted ceramic bowl from thousands of beautiful donated bowls. The contents of the bowl won't fill you up, but it is similar to the total amount of food consumed on a daily basis by many less fortunate around the world. You keep the commemorative bowl as a reminder that someone else’s bowl is always empty. Proceeds from the event benefit Waste Not. Arizona Center, Phoenix.
In 2013: October 11

Fall Concerts in the Park
At Gilbert's Freestone Park Amphitheater, located by the lake in Freestone Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free admission. Food and beverages are available to purchase.
In 2013: October 10

Fall Plant Sale
The Desert Botanical Garden Plant Sale offers a large variety of arid-adapted plants, pottery and other garden accessories. Garden professionals are on hand to answer questions and assist. No admission charge to enter the Fall Plant Sale. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix.
In 2013: October 11 - 13

Fall Rhythm Fest
The City of Chandler sponsors this event featuring music, food, activities and fireworks. Admission and parking for the Rhythm Fest is free. There are charges for the food and beverages and the kids activities. Tumbleweed Park.
In 2013: October 23

FASTER Gran Fondo
A cycling event with two route distances including 35mile ride, 65 mile ride and the signature event, a 100 mile ride. Scottsdale.
In 2013: October 27

First Friday
Visit more than 80 downtown Phoenix art galleries, studios and art spaces. Free.
In 2014: First Friday of the month

Free Art Friday
Preschoolers and their parents participate in an activity involving art and/or music. The theme varies from month to month. No registration required. Free. Tempe.
In 2014: October 24

Friday Night Unwind
The Musical Instrument Museum in North Phoenix opens on the first Friday of the month for themed entertainment, lectures and workshops. Food and beverage available for purchase. Map to MIM.
In 2013: October 4

Friday Night Franks
A unique outdoor cookout experience in the Sonoran desert. Live entertainment, Native American storytelling, horseshoes, wagon rides, and an old fashioned wiener roast featuring a full BBQ menu. Free admission, charge for food and beverages.
In 2013: every Friday night in October

Fridays in the Park
Visual arts, performances on the outdoor stage, spoken word, movies in the park's A.E. England Building. Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. Call for info 602-262-7490.
In 2013: first and third Friday of the month

Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace
Shopping, crafts, hands-on activities and more. Catlin Court and Old Towne, Historic Downtown Glendale. Free admission and parking.
In 2013: October 19

Gilbert Art Walk
Local artists set up booths to display their work. Community booths and children's activities. Free admission. Downtown Gilbert.
In 2013: October 5, 19

Glendale's Live at the Library
Musical entertainment at the Main Library. Concerts are free. Call 623-930-3573 for more details.
In 2013: October 24

Grand Avenue Festival
Historic building tours, fashion shows, music performances featuring local talent, and a variety of other activities in downtown Phoenix. Free admission.
In 2013: October 19

Greater Phoenix Greek Festival
Greek food, music, beer and wine, vendors, activities for kids. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Phoenix.
In 2013: October 11, 12, 13

Greek Festival of Chandler
Traditional Greek foods, Greek imports, live Greek music, folk dancing, Kids Fun Zone.
In 2013: October 4, 5, 6

Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting Open House
Free admission until 1 p.m. Kids wearing costumes get a free trick or treat goodie bag. Bring money for food, games, craft fair, gift shop to benefit the museums outreach programs. Map.
In 2013: October 26

Halloween, Pumpkin Patches, Haunted Houses, Halloween Festivals and Events
Here are some of the best Halloween events in the area. Some of the festivals are month-long events.
In 2013: Various dates in October

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