Phoenix Event Calendar for October

2nd Friday Night Out in Mesa
Live music, entertainment, art walk, prizes. Each month has a theme. Family friendly. Free admission. On Main Street in Downtown Mesa.
In 2016: 2nd Friday of the month

6th Street Market
Original arts and crafts, live music, shopping. Family-friendly. Free admission. Downtown Tempe.
In 2016: every Sunday in October

A Race for Maggie's Place
Family friendly running events: 15K Run, 10K Run, 9K Run, 5K Run, Walk, and Stroller Push, Kids’ Dash and Diaper Dash. A fundraiser for a shelter for pregnant women and those with infants. Tempe Town Lake.
In 2016: October 2

AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run Phoenix
All funds raised are distributed equally to 16 member agencies, that provide programs to prevent HIV/AIDS, or assist those living with the disease. Chip-timed. Local bands. Kids walk, dog walk. Downtown Phoenix.
In 2016: October 23

A.S.U. Concerts at the Center
The ASU School of Music presents concerts at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on select Monday evenings.
In 2016: October 3

Arizona Cardinals Football
The Arizona Cardinals play professional football at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
In 2016: Various dates in October

Arizona Coyotes Hockey
Our professional NHL hockey team hopes to howl its way to the Stanley Cup. Gila River Arena, Glendale.
In 2016: Various dates in October

Arizona Dance Festival
Showcase different dance artists, including emerging artists as well as professionals from all genres and styles of dance. Tempe Center for the Arts.
In 2016: October 7, 8

Arizona Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Races at Tempe Town Lake. Craft booths and entertainment.
In 2016: October 1, 2

Arizona Fall League Baseball
After the regular baseball season is over, there are six more weeks of baseball in October and November when each of the 30 Major League Baseball teams select 6 prospects to play in the AFL. At stadiums around the Valley.
In 2016: Various dates in October and November

Arizona State Fair
Rides, food, competitions, concerts, exhibits -- two weeks of fun. Held at the Fairgrounds in Central Phoenix.
In 2016: October 7 - 30 (except Mondays and Tuesdays)

Arizona Taco Festival
Competitors will cook Tacos and related dishes. Vendors. Admission charge plus tickets charge for samples. Salt River Fields, Scottsdale.
In 2016: October 15, 16

Arizona's Ultimate Women's Expo
Hundreds of exhibits of products and services including fashion, beauty, health, fitness, home, careers, financial planning, education. A full schedule of speakers on four stages, book signings, celebrity appearances, and cooking and design demonstrations, including design experts providing tips on preparing your home for the holidays. Phoenix Convention Center.
In 2016: October 8, 9

Art After Work
A painting party for couples, friends, anyone. Learn how to paint your own take on classic masterpieces and local landscapes. Instructor and art supplies provided. Online registration required. Tempe Center for the Arts.
In 2016: October 14

Art in the Olive Grove
Art show, wine tasting. Artists represents all types of art media, including Painting, Photography, Wood, Jewelry, Pottery, Glass and more. The Olive Mill has a restaurant and coffee bar as well as tours of the Olive Mill facility (fee). Queen Creek Olive Mill, 35062 S. Meridian Rd., Queen Creek.
In 2016: October 16

Arts in the Park Concert Series
A free concert on the lawn at the Wigwam Resort in downtown Litchfield Park from 3-5 p.m.
In 2016: October 16

Astronomy Evenings
A talk (novice level) explaining facts about the solar system and the galaxy around the planet earth followed by observing the moon, several planets, star systems through a celestron telescope. Weather permitting. Registration required. Ages 8+. Pinnacle Peak Park, Scottsdale.
In 2016: October 29

Carnival; live entertainment; fine arts and crafts; a pumpkin patch, train rides; inflatables; hay rides, and a food court with beer and wine garden. Anthem Community Park.
In 2016: October 22, 23

Best of Italy
The Italian Association of Arizona features Valley Italian chefs and Italian wineries. Scottsdale.
In 2015: October 16

Best of Phoenix A'fare
Food, beer and wine sampling. 21+ only. Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale.
In 2016: October 7

Beyond the Bricks
Live music, beer, wine, food. Free admission. Bring a blanket. Hayden Square Amphitheatre in Downtown Tempe. Take light rail!
In 2016: October 6, 13, 20, 27

Billy Moore Days
Resident appreciation fair, a parade and a carnival. Free admission, charge for rides. Avondale.
In 2016: October 21 - 23

Birds 'n' Beer
Birds 'n Beer offers local professionals a fun and refreshing way to learn about Arizona birds and other wildlife while networking with fellow nature-lovers. Have a cold brew while enjoying an enlightening and lively presentation on Arizona nature. Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix. RSVP requested 602-468-6470.
In 2016: October 20

BMX Bike Event
Bike riders and enthusiasts participate in demonstrations and clinics. Entertainment, bike vendors, raffles. Espee Park, Chandler.
In 2016: October 15

Breast Cancer Awareness Events
Activities and events to raise money to fight breast cancer.
In 2016: various dates in October (not yet updated)

Celebrate Mesa
Entertainment, live music, games, rides, outdoor movie, giveaways. Free admission, nominal charge for rides. Red Mountain Park, Mesa.
In 2016: October 15

Chandler Indian Art Market
Native American art from artists all over the Southwest. Authentic art will include jewelry, photography, pottery, paintings, Katsina carvings, sculptures, weavings, clothing, and tribal arts and crafts. Entertainment. Free admission, food available to purchase. AJ Chandler Park, Chandler.
In 2016: October 8, 9

Chandler Symphony Orchestra
Indoors. Family-friendly. Free, donations accepted.
In 2016: October 9, 22

Chandler's Day of Play
An event to promote heath, wellness, and fitness for kids of all ages. Free activities will get the kids playing and their minds active, while parents can explore the various booths on health, wellness, and fitness. Free admission. Tumbleweed Park.
In 2016: October 22

Children's Learning and Play Festival
Speakers, vendors, play areas. Indoors. Free admission, free parking. WestWorld, Scottsdale.
In 2016: October 1

Chile Pepper Festival
Local restaurateurs, chefs and gourmet food trucks present chile pepper-inspired cuisine. Chile roasting, live music, beer garden and margarita station. Free admission. Phoenix.
In 2016: October 1

City Lights Movie Night
Free movie at CityScape in Downtown Phoenix. Giveaways, contests, prizes. Bring a chair.
In 2016: October 14

Comic & Media Expo
Panels, workshops, interactive events, artist alley, cosplay contest. Mesa Convention Center.
In 2016: October ?

Corks & Collars
Wine and beer tasting, food samples, live entertainment, raffle. A benefit for the Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue, an all-volunteer nonprofit. Scottsdale.
In 2016: October 29

Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead exhibitions, festivals, parties, and celebrations in the Phoenix area.
In 2016: Various dates in October, early November

Desert Ridge Marketplace Concerts
Free concerts on two stages in North Phoenix at Desert Ridge Marketplace.
In 2016: Every Friday and Saturday night

Discount Tire Free Family Sundays
Free admission for everyone at Phoenix Art Museum on the second Sunday of the month. Includes a special hands-on, educational programming and/or entertainment designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. Special exhibitions may have a reduced charge. More about Phoenix Art Museum. Directions to Phoenix Art Museum.
In 2016: October 9

Dish It Out
Local chefs offer up samples and compete in this benefit for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. High Street in North Phoenix.
In 2016: October 23

Diwali Mela
A festival celebrating India. Cultural program, live entertainment, kids activities. Kiwanis Park, Tempe.
In 2016: October 22

Distance for the Difference
A 3.5-mile run/walk through CityScape in Downtown Phoenix?. Benefit for Phoenix Children's Hospital.?
In 2016: October 1

Docomomo Tour
A Modern Phoenix event to bring awareness to the technical, historic and aesthetic value buildings of the 20th century and the impact they have in today's culture. Docomomo is an international organization DOcumenting and COnserving the MOdern MOvement. Limited space.
In 2016: October ?

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 2016: Third Friday of the month

El Puente Theatre Festival & Mask Procession
Music, performances, art activities for families sponsored by Childplay. Free. Tempe Center for the Arts.
In 2016: October 2