Glendale Upcoming Events

10th Annual Christmas in July
July 9th, 10 a.m-4 p.m.
Visitors will enjoy a fun-filled day of holiday crafts, sweet treats and exclusive deals from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Old Towne and Catlin Court, a visit with Santa Claus. Get your shopping for gifts and decorations completed early and avoid the rush! Christmas cheer begins at the Glendale Visitor Center, 5800 W. Glenn Drive, suite 140, where you’ll pick up an event map and a holiday themed gift item for the first 250 visitors.

7th Annual Dog Days of Summer
August 6th, 7-10 a.m.
Enjoy a fun filled early morning for you and your Best Furry Friend in Downtown Glendale!  The event will be held in Murphy Park. Activities include demonstrations by the Glendale Police Department K9 Unit, free Frosty Paws, pet food & supply drive, low-cost immunization & micro-chipping, dog wash, watering stations and pet adoptions.

12th Annual Teddy Bear Day
September 10th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Teddy Bears Make the World a Happier Place! Join us as we celebrate National Teddy Bear Day. Have fun with friends, family and your favorite furry bears as you enjoy a fun-filled day of make-and-take arts and crafts and exclusive deals. Begin at the Glendale Visitor Center and pick up your map. Visit boutique stores, specialty shops, and downtown eateries for special offers and discounts. Al the Bear will be stopping by as well. This loveable, huggable bear will delight the young and young-at-heart! Be sure to bring your camera to get a picture with this beary special guest! Additionally, the Visitor Center will be accepting new teddy bears (12” in size) to benefit the Glendale Fire Department Trauma Teddy Program, the Glendale Crisis Response Team and local children’s charities.

22nd Annual Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace
October 15th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Enjoy autumn temperatures and great discounts at the Annual Catlin Court Front Porch Festival and Old Towne Marketplace.  The shops will turn inside out as they showcase hundreds of items on lawns and front porches. Attendees can take advantage of the historic setting of downtown while the specialty shops offer demonstrations and performances throughout the day. Shop for unique holiday gifts, and perhaps a present for you, while participating in activities and socializing with family and friends

20th Annual Holiday Open House
November 12th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Start your holiday shopping at the Annual Holiday Open House.Enjoy spectacular shopping, delicious dining and plenty of free parking. Shops throughout Old Towne and Catlin Court will be decorated and filled with gifts, decorations, home décor and all your needs for the holidays. In addition, the Glendale Visitor Center is collecting items for a “Holiday Treats for the Troops” drive to send holiday care packages to deployed service men and women.

 

Annual City of Glendale Special Events
Not only does Visit Glendale partner with the business community to bring shopping promotions every month of the year, but the city of Glendale’s Office of Special Events works to produce award-winning events!

Summer Band Concert Series – Music lovers of all ages will be entertained by this community band of approximately 100 musicians with its renditions of marches, polkas, movie medleys and other worldly tunes. The longest running community band in Arizona, runs every Thursday in June-July, with a special performance of patriotic performances near the July 4 holiday.

Peoria Upcoming Events

July  2016
Date:  June 13-July 11
Event: USA Baseball Championships West
Time: game times vary
Location: Peoria Sports Complex
Description: This prestigious invitation only tournament will bring many teams from all across the country. Select players from this tournament will be invited to the 15U National Team Trials and 14U and 17U National Team Development Programs. Admission is $10/daily; weekly passes are $50 for 15U/17U and $40 for 14U. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, call (919) 474-8721 or visit www.usabaseball.com.
Contact Person: USA Baseball
Contact Phone: 919-474-8721
Web Link: www.usabaseball.com
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Date:  July 6
Event: Social Bridge
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Peoria Community Center
Description: Join this friendly group of Social Bridge players to enjoy a game or two of bridge, hone your skills and make new friends.
Contact Person: Bill Moss
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Date:  July 6
Event: Windows 8.1/ 10
Time: 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
Location: Sunrise Mountain Library
Description: This introductory class will remove some of the mystery many of us experience when using our new devices with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. Feel free to bring your laptop, tablet or phone with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, any cords you might need, and your passwords for them.
Contact Person: Cathy Coffman
Contact Phone: 623-773-8650
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Date:  July 6
Event: Baby Steps
Time: 10:15a.m. – 11:15a.m.
Location: Sunrise Mountain Library
Description: A foundation for reading begins at birth. Share activities that you can do with your baby by helping your baby step into reading.
Contact Person: Monique Clapp
Contact Phone: 623-773-8650
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Peoria Public Events

November  2015
Date:  October 13 – November 19
Event: Arizona Fall League
Time: 12:35 pm (most games)
Location: Peoria Sports Complex
Description: Each Major League team sends seven top prospects to participate in Arizona Fall League. Watch these up and coming stars in a relaxed baseball setting. Admission $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 55+/youth 3-17 yrs. Season and family passes also available. For more information, promotions and schedule, www.peoriasportscomplex.com/sportscontent4.aspx?id=30542 or www.mlbfallball.com or call (623) 486-2800 main office (602) 681-9362
Contact Person: Arizona Fall League
Contact Phone: (623) 486-2800 or the Main Office (602) 681-9362
Web Link: www.mlbfallball.com
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Date:  November 13
Event: Food Truck Friday West
Time: 5:00 p – 9:00 p
Location: Peoria Sports Complex
Description: Food Truck Friday West is a weekly event at Peoria Sports Complex. Featuring 20 to 30 of the best food trucks in the Phoenix metro area, Food Truck Friday West gathers nearly every Friday evening from 5pm to 9pm at Peoria Sports Complex. Parking and admission are free. For truck line up and more info www.facebook.com/foodtruckfridaywest.
Contact Person: Food Truck Friday West
Contact Phone: 623-773-8700
Web Link: www.facebook.com/foodtruckfridaywest
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Date:  November 13-14
Event: Front Porch Pickins Vintage & Handmade Market
Time: 9:00a – 4:00p
Location: Peoria Sports Complex
Description: Front Porch Pickins Vintage & Handmade Market is bringing you the BEST vintage and handmade dealers on November 13th & 14th, 2015 at Peoria Sports Complex 9AM-4PM! Shop over 250 vendors at the largest vintage market in Arizona! Rusty, shabby, Hollywood glam, antiques, pallet pieces. farmhouse, primitive, industrial, salvage, handcrafted, steampunk, upcycled – Front Porch Pickins has it all! Previous media reviews describe the event as “Pinterest in real-life!” Experience it for yourself! For tickets or additional information, visit www.frontporchpickins.com.
Contact Person: Front Porch Pickins Vintage & Handmade Market
Contact Phone: 623-773-8700
Web Link: www.frontporchpickins.com
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Date:  November 14
Event: Paws to Read
Time: 10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.
Location: Sunrise Mountain Library
Description: PAWS 2 Read is an on-going program which allows children to read aloud to therapy dogs in order to improve reading skills. When children practice reading individually to trained therapy dogs (and their handlers) they become more confident readers, while having fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble. Every second Saturday of the month. No registration required. Come any time between 10:00am and 11:30pm. First come – first served.
Contact Person: Library Staff
Contact Phone: 623-773-8650
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Date:  November 14
Event: Cobble Gobble
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Location: Main Peoria Public Library
Description: Cobble Gobble Love corn-on-the-cob? Then this program is for you. Join our corn-on-the-cob eating co test and see how fast you can finish your ear without using your hands. Deliciously sloppy and lots of fun. The winner will receive a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card and a frozen turkey to bring home for Thanksgiving. There will be prizes for 2nd and 3rd places as well. Registration is required by calling 623-773-7556.
Contact Person: Tonya Stuempfl or any other Librarian
Contact Phone: 623-773-7556
Web Link: library.peoriaaz.gov/polaris/library/userdef/ud_teen_programs.aspx
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Date:  November 15
Event: Family Fun Day
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Location: Main Peoria Public Library
Description: Hey kids, bring your parents and friends to the library and see if you can beat them at playing board games, card games, puzzles and more. All game winners may choose a prize from our Treasure Chest (one prize per person).
Contact Person: Youth Services
Contact Phone: 623-773-7578
Web Link: library.peoriaaz.gov/polaris/library/userdef/ud_youth_programs.aspx
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Date:  November 15
Event: Celebrate National Recycling Day
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Location: Main Peoria Public Library
Description: Celebrate National Recycling Day Come celebrate National Recycling Day with us! We’ll make beautiful flowers from old plastic bottles. We’ll play Spin-the-Trash-Wheel for prizes! Have fun while learning to reduce what you buy, how to reuse items and why we recycle. For tweens ages 8-12.
Contact Person: Youth Services
Contact Phone: 623-773-7562
Web Link: library.peoriaaz.gov/polaris/library/userdef/ud_youth_programs.aspx
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Date:  November 15
Event: PenLina Farmers Market
Time: 8:00a – 12:00p
Location: Peoria Sports Complex
Description: PenLina Farmers Market will be here this Sunday. Free parking and admission. For more information or vendors sign-up, visit www.penlinafarmersmarket.com.
Contact Person: PenLina Farmers Market
Contact Phone: 623-773-8700
Web Link: www.penlinafarmersmarket.com
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Date:  November 16
Event: Pilates Class
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Peoria Community Center
Description: Improve flexibility and core strength without building bulk. Alleviate back pain, strengthen immunity and streealine the body with this introductory class. Suitable for all ages and physical conditions. $1.50 per class
Contact Person: Bill Moss
Contact Phone: 623-773-7436
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Date:  November 16
Event: Coding – learning how to code for Teens
Time: 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Location: Sunrise Mountain Library
Description: Ever wondered who makes all those cool apps for your Smartphone? Or how about all those cool video games? People who know how to code can design and create all kinds of cool stuff. The best part, learning to code is easier than ever before! Teens come learn how to code at Sunrise Mountain Library. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s easy!
Contact Person: Library Staff
Contact Phone: 623-773-8650
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Date:  November 16
Event: Safety on the Computer and Internet
Time: 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Location: Sunrise Mountain Library
Description: We will talk about staying safe and protecting your privacy online. We will talk about viruses and malware. We will talk about backing up your computer.
Contact Person: Cathy Coffman
Contact Phone: 623-773-8650
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Date:  November 17
Event: Zumba
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Peoria Community Center
Description: Are you ready to party your way into shape? Geared towards adults 50 and over, this class is an exhilibrating, effective and easy-to-follow fitness class. $1.50 per class.
Contact Person: Bill Moss
Contact Phone: 623-773-7436
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Date:  November 17
Event: Teddy Bear Story Time
Time: 6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.
Location: Sunrise Mountain Library
Description: If you can’t make it to one of our daytime Story Times, please join us for our Teddy Bear Story Time (designed for children 2 to 6 years old) on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm. Pajamas and teddy bears are optional.
Contact Person: Carrie Thorpe
Contact Phone: 623-773-8650
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Date:  November 17
Event: Special City Council Meeting & Study Session
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: City Counci Chamber, 8401 West Monroe Street, Peoria, AZ
Description: City Council meeting dates and times are subject to change. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office for additional information.
Contact Person: Dawn Ganzer
Contact Phone: 623-773-7340
Web Link: www.peoriaaz.gov/councilpackets
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Date:  November 17
Event: Regular City Council Meeting
Time: 7:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
Location: City Council Chamber, 8401 West Monroe Street, Peoria, AZ
Description: City Council meeting dates and times are subject to change. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office for additional information.
Contact Person: Dawn Ganzer
Contact Phone: 623-773-7340
Web Link: www.peoriaaz.gov/councilpackets
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Date:  November 17
Event: Toddler Time
Time: 9:30a.m. – 10:30a.m.
Location: Sunrise Mountain Library
Description: Toddler Time embraces the energy of toddlers with entertaining songs, dances, crafts and stories.
Contact Person: Carrie Thorpe
Contact Phone: 623-773-8650
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Date:  November 17
Event: Toddler Time
Time: 10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.
Location: Sunrise Mountain Library
Description: Toddler Time embraces the energy of toddlers with entertaining songs, dances, crafts and stories.
Contact Person: Carrie Thorpe
Contact Phone: 623-773-8650
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Halloween Events in Phoenix area

Oct 1, 2015
-Oct 31 2015
21st Annual Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party

Queen Creek – Schnepf Farms

21st Annual Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party – Hillbilly Bob’s pig races, spooky train rides, live entertainment, carousel, petting barn, 4-acre and Celebrity 10-acre maize, bon fires, pumpkin patch, hayride, Stuntmasters BMX show, Frisbee dog show, roller coaster and more, fireworks, discount tickets at Fry’s, Th & Su 10 am – 9 pm, Fr-Sa 10 am – 10 pm, 480-987-3100 or http://www.Schnepffarms.com 

Oct 1 2015

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Oct 31 2015

17th Annual Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival

Mesa – Vertuccio Farms

17th Annual Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival – includes a 10 acre scarecrow themed corn maze, 1800’s family variety show, giant tube slide, rubber duck races, and spider web crawl, bounce house, mini hay maze, barrel train, pumpkin patch and farm animals, for adults test your strength on hi-striker, race pedal cars, and jump on the extreme air pillow, walk through the farm and discover where pizza comes from, kettle korn, fry bread, and barbecue, http://www.vertucciofarms.com

Oct 1 2015

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Oct 31 2015

Halloween Pumpkin Patch

Gilbert – Mother Nature’s Farm

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, adults are $3 to tag along, bring a picnic lunch, food is available, http://mothernaturesfarm.com/

Oct 1 2015

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Oct 31 2015

Corn Maze

Snowflake – Willis Farm

Corn Maze – The Willis Farm, corn maze, not haunted, $6, Mon-Fri 3-10 pm, Sat 10 am – 10 pm; Haunted corn maze – Barnyard Apocalypse – is open Saturdays in October at dark until 10 pm and not suitable for young children, 928-243-8791 or http://www.thewillisfarm.blogspot.com

Oct 2 2015

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Oct 31 2015

Mortimer Family Farms Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze

Dewey-Humboldt – Mortimer Family Farms

Mortimer Family Farms Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze – explore a 25 acre pumpkin patch, 15 acre corn maze, fireworks, fall décor, apple cider, farm hay rides, haunted house, ferris wheel, zip line, bubble run, corn bath, laser tag, climbing wall, barrel train, antique tractor show & pull, food & craft vendors and live entertainment, Weekends Friday Saturday Sunday. 928-830-1116 or http://www.MortimerFamilyFarms.com 

Oct 3 2015

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Oct 31 2015

5th Annual Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

Marana

5th Annual Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival – pick a path and get lost in our two unique corn mazes, find a pumpkin to take home, jump on huge jumping pillows, festive food, petting zoo, sponsored by Post Farms, $10-12, http://maranapumpkinpatch.com/

Oct 3 2015

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Oct 31 2015

Oktoberfest on Mt. Lemmon

Tucson – Mt. Lemmon

Oktoberfest on Mt. Lemmon – enjoy German beer, food, music, and dancing in the Mount Lemmon Ski Valley forest, no dogs permitted, please, free admission-minimal parking and highway fees, weekends, noon – 5 pm, 520-576-1321 or http://www.skithelemmon.com/

Oct 10 2015

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Oct 31 2015

27th Annual Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze

Tucson – Buckalew Farms

27th Annual Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze – unlimited wagon rides, 3 corn mazes (all ages), including: Checkpoint Scavenger Hunt Maze, Farm Scene Investigation Game Maze, and a Farm Tracks Kiddie Maze (maps and game cards at ticket booth), inflatable slide and obstacle course, jumping castle, pedal carts, pumpkin painting, duck races, sand mountain, kids hay maze, $10, 10 am – 5 pm, weekends, 520-822-2277 or http://buckelewfarm.com

Oct 16 2015

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Oct 31 2015

131st Annual Arizona State Fair

Phoenix – Arizona State Fairgrounds

131st Annual Arizona State Fair – family entertainment, animals, food, rides, top-notch concerts, exhibits, motorized events, rodeo & more, Tues-Sun, new attractions, new rides, $5-10, http://www.azstatefair.com

Oct 30 2015

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Nov 1 2015

39th Annual Rock-A-Rama Gem & Mineral Show

Black Canyon City

39th Annual Rock-A-Rama Gem & Mineral Show – High Desert Park, family friendly, outdoor, 30+ vendors, dealers, minerals, gem stones, jewelry, fossils, crystals, tools, equipment, books, lapidary supplies, gold panning, beading, wire wrapping, faceting, stone carving, gem setting, raffle, rock identification, hourly door prizes, plus food and beverages, sponsored by High Desert Helpers, Inc., free, 9 am – 4 pm, 623-295-1970 or  http://www.highdeserthelpers.org

Oct 30 2015

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Oct 31 2015

7th Annual Stagecoach Village Holiday Festival of Art

Cave Creek – Stagecoach Village

7th Annual Stagecoach Village Holiday Festival of Art – juried fine arts and crafts, wine tasting, musical entertainment, free, 10 am – 5 pm, 623-734-6526 or http://www.VermillionPromotions.com

Oct 30 2015

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Oct 31 2015

Monster Mash Music Fest

Tempe – Tempe Beach Park

Monster Mash Music Fest – Tempe Beach Park, features artists include Tool, John Fogerty, Primus, Puscifer, Ghost, Linkin Park, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Deftones, Rob Zombie, Santana, Halestorm, and others, local food vendors, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available, artist merchandise, free water station, http://www.monstermashaz.com/

Oct 30 2015

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Oct 31 2015

Chiles & Chocolate & Day of the Dead

Tucson – Tohono Chul Park

Chiles & Chocolate & Day of the Dead – Tohono Chul Park, 2015 homage to the cult of the fiery chile—and decadent chocolate—also Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a time we remember and honor those who have gone before, vendors feature chile and Day of the Dead inspired crafts and chile and chocolate enhanced foodstuffs and culinary delights. There will be food trucks, chile roasters, musical entertainment by local artists, sales of ornamental and edible chile plants, free Day of the Dead-themed face painting and children’s activities, $5-15, 9 am – 5 pm, http://tohonochulpark.org/

Oct 31 2015
6th Annual Main Street Spooktacular Festival

Show Low – Cooley Street

6th Annual Main Street Spooktacular Festival – Cooley Street, trunk or treating, hay rides, haunted house, pumpkin bowling, Halloween themed contests, costume contests, car bash, food vendors, entertainment, scaryoke, and live radio remotes, noon – 8 pm, 928-532-4124 or http://www.showlowchamberofcommerce.com

Oct 31 2015
The Paisley Pumpkin Holiday Festival

Mesa – Dana Park

The Paisley Pumpkin Holiday Festival – Dana Park, open air festival with more than 100 exhibitors spots for crafters, artists and vendors, live bands, petting zoo, face painting, Miss AZ, free, 10 am – 6 pm, 480-678-9599 or http://www.thepaisleypumpkin.com 

Oct 31 2015
Cave Creek Wicked

Cave Creek

Cave Creek Wicked – community-wide trick or treating, horse costume contest, pet costume contests/parade, Thriller dancers, music, 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 http://www.cavecreekwicked.com

Oct 31 2015
Viva La Local Food Festival

Tucson – Rillito Downs Park

Viva La Local Food Festival – Rillito Park Race Track, more than 80 of Southern Arizona’s best vendors at the largest Heirloom Farmers Market, shop and store your fresh purchases with the Veggie Valet while you visit favorite local Southern Arizona restaurants, wineries and breweries, performances from Southern Arizona’s finest local musicians, $6 admission, kids under 12 free, $5 food & drink tastings, 9 am – 5 pm, 520-333-4292 or http://www.vivalalocalfoodfest.com

Oct 31 2015
4th Annual “Art is Alive” Arts & Cultural Festival

Goodyear – Goodyear Ballpark

4th Annual “Art is Alive” Arts & Cultural Festival – Goodyear Ballpark, artists displaying their artwork, musicians showcasing jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows and Latin Jazz group Chillie Willie and others, dancers from the Tohono O’odham Nation, ‘Ability Not-Disability’ art activity for persons with disabilities, teen skateboard painting activity, children’s participatory art activities, hip-hop workshop with world renown Bonita Lovett, Halloween activities for children, ‘Lucha libre’ performances, food, wine and beer, $4, under 12 free, 623-584-8311 or http://www.wham-art.org

Oct 31 2015
Dia de los Muertos and La Procesion

Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden

Dia de los Muertos and La Procesion – Desert Botanical Garden, entertainment that will bring the history of the holiday to life through song, dance and storytelling, Ofrenda exhibition constructed by local artists, try food and pastries, and browse beautiful art and jewelry in the Garden’s Mercado, festivities conclude with a Procession, represents ancient tradition of marching as a community to burial sites in order to honor those who have passed on, 10 am – 5 pm, http://dbg.org/

Oct 31 2015
46th Annual Fall Festival

Scottsdale – Eldorado Park

46th Annual Fall Festival – Eldorado Park, kids and families can enjoy a live magician, haunted forest, 25 carnival games of different skill levels, inflatables, grab tasty treats form a variety of food vendors during the event and especially before Scottsdale’s best up-close firework show, free, 5-9 pm, 480-312-0221 or http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/ 

Nov 1 2015
17th Annual Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival

Mesa – Vertuccio Farms

17th Annual Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival – includes a 10 acre scarecrow themed corn maze, 1800’s family variety show, giant tube slide, rubber duck races, and spider web crawl, bounce house, mini hay maze, barrel train, pumpkin patch and farm animals, for adults test your strength on hi-striker, race pedal cars, and jump on the extreme air pillow, walk through the farm and discover where pizza comes from, kettle korn, fry bread, and barbecue, http://www.vertucciofarms.com

33rd Annual Oracle Run

33rd Annual Oracle Run

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October 31
Arcadia Ranch
Oracle

33rd Annual Oracle Run – Arcadia Ranch, through scenic areas of Oracle, with a Halloween theme, benefits Oracle Historical Society, covers hilly terrain over rural roads on the north slope of the Santa Catalina Mountains at 5000 ft. elevation, 10K and 1 mile fun run/walk, T-shirts, prizes, awards, $22-35, 9 am,http://www.azroadrunners.org

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Avondale Community Events

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Avondale is a vibrant city, and premier destination for NASCAR racing, education, arts, wildlife watching, festivals, shopping, dining, recreation and family living. Its convenient location puts Avondale at the heart of it all! Avondale is nestled at the base of the scenic Sierra Estrella Mountains where the Agua Fria and Gila Rivers meet, yet right off of Interstate 10 – Avondale is just 15 minutes from metro Phoenix, in the heart of the West Valley. With over 76,000 residents, Avondale’s population is expected to top off at 123,000 by 2020. An array of shopping, restaurants, fine hotels and other commercial ventures have developed in the last few years. Planning is now underway for the Avondale City Center, a corridor along Avondale Boulevard envisioned as the premier destination for the West Valley.

This area will showcase shopping, restaurants and entertainment, with exciting mixed use developments to include hotels, higher quality-higher density housing and professional office space, thus creating a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere conducive to both daytime and night-time activities. Opportunities to excel in education are boundless – home to Estrella Mountain Community College, Northern Arizona University State Distance Learning, Rio Salado College @ Avondale and Universal Technical Institute, Avondale is only minutes away from ASU’s Downtown and West campuses, as well as Midwestern University and the University of Phoenix. Avondale offers local and regional events, including soccer tournaments at Friendship and Festival Fields Parks, plenty of tee times at Coldwater Golf Club, and will soon feature Arizona’s largest indoor sports court complex, American Sports Centers – Avondale, for hosting basketball, soccer, volleyball and more!

For nature lovers, Avondale offers wildlife viewing, hiking, biking and trail running opportunities on the developing Tres Rios Recreation Corridor and Maricopa County’s Estrella Mountain Regional Park, which is located at the base of the Sierra Estrella Mountains. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Avondale yearly to experience all types of national sporting events. Home to Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) and host to two NASCAR races annually, Avondale is also less than five miles away from the Arizona Cardinals’ University of Phoenix Stadium and the Phoenix Coyotes NHL hockey team’s Gila River Arena. And baseball lovers will find themselves just minutes away from local spring training baseball facilities – seasonal home to the Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. Be in the heart of it all – come out to Avondale