Things To Do – October

Things To Do – October

Posted 09/29/2015


It’s almost October, which means cooler temperatures and great fall events! Looking for something fun to do? Take a peek at what’s happening near our Maracay Home neighborhoods:

Oktoberfest Carnival
October 9 – October 11
From shopping and sangria to a car show and a town carnival, this weekend event in Buckeye is one you don’t want to miss. Click here to see all of the events, admission prices and timing.

Chandler Farmers Market
Thursday, October 1, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Starting in October, every Thursday through the end of May will feature over 40 vendors selling a variety of specialty items, fresh and local produce, baked goods and more. The free event takes place on the east side of Dr. A. J. Chandler Park. For more information, click here.

Greek Festival of Chandler – A Taste of Greece
October 2 – October 4
Get ready to OPA! This family-friendly event at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church offers a weekend of celebration that includes traditional Greek cuisine, live music, shopping and dancing. For two free admissions and to learn more event details, click here.

Gilbert Fall Carnival
October 8 – October 11
Crossroads Park will transform into an exciting carnival all weekend long. Enjoy a Ferris wheel, tilt-a-whirl and more thrill-seeking rides. You can even test your skills at the traditional carnival games for a chance to win fun prizes. Admission is free. Learn more.

21st Annual Front Porch Festival
Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Front Porch Festival and Old Towne Marketplace in Historic Downtown Glendale is the perfect time to enjoy the cooler weather, stroll the neighborhood, see autumn décor and sample delicious food and treats. Get more information.

Eastmark First Friday Concert
Friday, October 2, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
You can’t beat a night under the stars with great music, family and friends at the Eastmark Great Park®. The Police Experience will be providing the tunes and there will be plenty of food trucks lined up to satisfy your appetite. The concert is free and open to the public. Learn more.

Dia de Los Muertos Festival
October 24 – October 25
The Day of the Dead Festival is a colorful celebration at Mesa Arts Center. You’ll enjoy live music, delicious food, stunning costumes, crafts and jewelry. The festival is free and even offers free parking. For timing and location, click here.

Trick or Treat Main Street
Saturday, October 31, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A safe, daytime Halloween celebration for you and your kids.  Businesses all along Main Street will be handing out candy. Don’t forget to come in costume! More details.

Queen Creek
Food Truck Olivepalooza!
October 10 – October 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., both days
The Queen Creek Olive Mill is kicking off the harvest season with a two-day festival featuring food trucks from all across the Valley. Eat great food, drink local craft beer, play fun games and get a tour of the Mill. Get more info.

Tucson Meet Yourself
October 9 – October 11
An annual celebration in Downtown Tucson that showcases what living in Southern Arizona is all about. The three-day event will feature local artists, chefs, musicians, dancers, exhibits and more. To see what’s new and exciting at this year’s event, click here.