In the Neighborhood: November

In the Neighborhood: November

Posted 11/01/2013

iStock_FamilyBBQ_WebFor many people, Nov. 1 officially marks the start of the holiday season. Halloween is firmly in the rear view mirror and Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah will be here quicker than you can say "Pumpkin Spice Latte."

November also is the month when nippy fall weather finally makes its way to Arizona and the proliferation of outdoor festivals, farmers markets and fairs is our reward for enduring the long, hot summer. If you’re looking for activities to plug the last remaining holes in your rapidly filling social calendar, check out this sampling of things to do near your Maracay home. Want more? Visit the monthly calendar of events on our website for a comprehensive list. Happy November, everyone!

Litchfield Park Festival of the Arts
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3
Library Lawn and City Square, next to the Wigwam Resort, 100 S. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park
Fine arts and crafts, live music, festival fare and wine tasting. Free admission.

24th Annual All Souls Procession
6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3
6th Avenue and 6th Street, Tucson
A two-mile ceremonial procession through downtown Tucson, ending with the burning of a large urn filled with offerings and notes in memory of those who have passed on. Free.

Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 8-10
Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tumbleweed Park, 745 E. Germann Road, Chandler
Live music, Western history, cooking demonstrations, hay and horse rides and an old-fashioned chuck wagon team cooking competition.

GABA Fall Bike Swap Meet
8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16
5th Avenue and 7th Street, Tucson
Greater Arizona Bicycling Association presents the second largest bike swap meet in North America. Shop for bike parts, accessories and other great deals.

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16
Tumbleweed Park, 745 E. Germann Road, Chandler
Walks, contests, demonstrations and demonstrations for you and your dog.
Free admission.

American Heritage Festival
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23-24
Schnepf Farms, 24810 Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek
A family-friendly trip through American history with reenactments, demonstrations and historical characters.
$15 admission, cash only. Children under 3, free.

El Tour de Tucson
Saturday, Nov. 23
Presented by Casino Del Sol Resort and Premier Perimeter Partners, this is one of the largest perimeter cycling events in North America.
Various event start times and locations. For more information:

Fountain Hills Thanksgiving Day Parade
9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 28
Downtown Fountain Hills, Palisades Boulevard and Saguaro Boulevard
Arizona’s only Thanksgiving Day parade.