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Phoenix Festivals and Events - October

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October events calendar Phoenix AZ

Hispanic Heritage Month


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.

Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts
Indoor and outdoor activities at the Herberger Theater in downtown Phoenix. Performances, live music, art, music, children's activities, food, wine and film festival shorts.
In 2013: October 5

Hispanic Heritage Month Festivals and Events
Music, dance, literature, art, and more at events across the Valley celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 though October 15.
In 2013: Various dates in October

International Gem & Jewelry Show
A trade show at the WestWorld in Scottsdale. Diamonds, silver, gold, opals, rubies, watches, earrings, necklaces, rings, settings, on-site sizing and repairs.
In 2013: no show in 2013

Jazz in the Hills
Some of the Valley's best jazz musicians can be heard in downtown Fountain Hills.
In 2013: October 6

Kool Classic Car Show
Classic cars from over 50 classes, live music, restaurant specials. Free for spectators. Westgate Entertainment District, Glendale.
In 2013: October 19

Litchfield Park Arts in the Park
Free outdoor concert at the Wigwam Resort Front Lawn, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
In 2013: October 20

Lucas Oil World Finals Drag Boat Race
The world’s fastest boats and most daring drivers take to the waters at speeds approaching nearly 250 mph at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler.
In 2013: October 31 - November 3

MACFest (Mesa Arts and Crafts Festival) is a free family-friendly event featuring artist creations, music and entertainment. Downtown Mesa on North Macdonald, from Main St. to Pepper Pl.
In 2013: October 5, 19

Maricopa Stagecoach Days
Previously known as Founders Day. Carnival, vendor village, artisan village, food court, kids corral, stagecoach rides, beer garden, motorcycle rally, live entertainment.
In 2013: October 12 - 26

Monarch Butterfly Exhibit / Mariposa Monarca
Marshall Butterfly Pavilion at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix. Watch a video about Desert Botanical Garden.
In 2013: September 30 - November 24

Motorcycles on Main
The streets of downtown Mesa are closed to all but bikers and people who love motorcycles. Music, food, beer garden. Free admission.
In 2014: First Friday of the month

Movie Night at the Ballpark
Park concessions will be open. No alcohol, glass containers or chairs may be brought into the event. Factory sealed, pre-packaged single serving snack items permitted. One factory sealed plastic water bottle not more than 1 liter in size per person. Free. Goodyear Ballpark.
In 2013: October 11

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 seated. Phoenix Art Museum.
In 2013: Various dates in October

Movies in the Park
Free movies (G or PG) in Kiwanis Park, Tempe at dusk.
In 2013: October 4, 11, 18, 25

Music in the Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden concert series featuring an array of musical styles including Salsa, Blues, Rockabilly, Latin and Motown. Outdoors on Friday nights at 7 p.m. Ticketed event. 21+.
In 2013: October 4, 11, 18

Native American Connections Parade
Floats, drum bands, dancers and all kinds of traditional and contemporary entertainment provided by Native Americans from Arizona and the United States. Central Phoenix. Parade starts at 3rd Street and Oak and finishes at Steele Indian School Park.
In 2013: October ??

Oktoberfest Celebrations
There are several places around town where you can get that Oktoberfest spirit. Dress up in your Bavarian best, eat bratwurst and dance to the polka all day long, if you'd like.
In 2013: Various dates in October

Food trucks, live music, olive oil tasting, Olive Oil 101 classes and cooking demos. Free admission. Queen Creek Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Road in Queen Creek. More about Queen Creek Olive Mill.
In 2013: October 12, 13

Out and About in Avondale
A monthly community event in Avondale. Activities vary each month and may include block parties, concerts, movies, and seasonal holiday-themed events.
In 2013: second Friday of the month

PebbleCreek Autofest Charity Car Show and Food Drive
More than over 200 vehicles from clubs all around the Valley. Vehicles will range from Street Rod Roadsters (pre-1950) to Sports Cars and Muscle Cars with 31 car classes on display. Raffle prizes, vendors. Spectator admission is free with the donation of 2 cans of food for donation. Goodyear Ballpark.
In 2013: October 5

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