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Things to Do in Scottsdale - October 2020

Heather Tawes Nelson

Heather holds an MBA as well as a Masters in International Management...

Heather holds an MBA as well as a Masters in International Management...

Oct 7 3 minutes read

October kicks off the Fall season and with that comes plenty of Fall and Halloween events. See our newly updated 🎃 2020 Fall and Halloween Guide to Events. 🍂

But those are not the only things going on. There are plenty of other great events on tap for this month: 

  • Carefree Restaurant Week - October 1st - 11th - Carefree's Fall Restaurant Week kicks off today. Support your local restaurants and enjoy the lunch and dinner specials they are offering.  
  • Tour De Scottsdale - October 12th - 18th - This popular bike race is going virtual this year. Pick a time for your ride and off you go. You can opt for a 5-mile family ride, a 15-mile ride, a 30-mile ride or the 70-mile ride. 
  • Maricopa Home Show - October 16th - 18th - The Home Show is back and is coming to WestWorld. Tour a large variety of vendors and participate in some of the sessions like season sign painting, making candles and much more. 
  • Diamondbacks Virtual Race Against Cancer - October 17th and 18th - Pick a day and time and a route and participate in this virtual 5K that raises money for cancer. This is a great way to give back and get some exercise in all at once!
  • Barrett Jackson Fall Auction- October 22nd - 24th - The Barrett Jackson Auction will be back in Scottsdale at WestWorld. See amazing rare and collectible cars as they are auctioned off. 
  • Desert Ridge's Live Music and Art - Ongoing - Desert Ridge is bringing back socially-distanced live music performances throughout September. As You Wish is offering lots of Halloween themed projects as well. See the website for a full list of events.
  • Walk With Wildlife Tour - Through October 31st- The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center offers tours throughout their facility. Get up close and personal with desert animals. They are also offering twilight and full moon tours. 
  • Wild Rising at the Desert Botanical Garden - Through November 8th - Discover over 1,000 colorful plastic sculptures placed throughout the Desert Botanical Garden. 
  • Wonderspaces Arizona - This hard-to-define, fascinating collection of art is open again with new exhibits and social distancing protocols.
  • Enjoy the Outdoors in Arizona - AZ Central pulled together a bucket list of things to do around our wonderful state. Think hikes, scenic drives, fishing holes and more. 

Originally posted on Live Better in Scottsdale

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