Scottsdale October 2022

Scottsdale October 2022 Events

Scottsdale October 2022 Events

Enjoy Comfortable Temperatures and the Arizona State Fair this October

Average temperature low and high: 64° - 89°
October is one of the best times to visit Phoenix. Temperatures finally start to drop from hot extremes to more pleasant averages. With better weather comes a full calendar. There are tons of fun events going on in Phoenix throughout the month. From festivals, like the Peoria Country Music Fest and the Taco Festival, to the Arizona State fair, a tradition that dates back to 1905, there are lots of fun things to do outdoors.

October Event Calendar

Illusions The Drag Queen Show

Illusions The Drag Queen Show

Get ready for a lively night of laughs, drama, entertainment with Madonna, Cher, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and more, at the Illusions The Drag Queen Show. Known as the number one show in the land, it’s mixed with raunchy entertainment and drinks. It will feature burlesque style and comedy performances from the industry’s best celebrity impersonators and the funniest drag queens. General admission ticket prices start at $30. VIP and group specials are also available.

Arizona State Fair

Arizona State Fair

The Arizona State Fair has been a gathering place for over a century. It features everything you love about the fair. Blue ribbon awards, carnival rides, and plenty of games. There are livestock competitions and live acts. And, of course, don't forget the food.

Phoenix Pride Festival

Phoenix Pride Festival

Gay rights and diversity will be celebrated over two days during Phoenix Pride. Steele Indian School Park is welcoming 150 performances on six stages. Guests will also enjoy an arts expo, dance pavilion, culinary stations and much more.

Scottsdale Zombie Crawl - Halloween Pub Crawl

Scottsdale Zombie Crawl - Halloween Pub Crawl

Yearly, well over 600 guests hit the Old Town streets fully dressed in costume as they bounce around to the nightlife hotspots of Scottsdale. Enjoy free welcome shot tickets at select venues, amazing drink discount coupons at all venues, and a zombie crawl Halloween pub crawl map to all participating Old Town bars, lounges and nightclubs. 

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Scottsdale Whiskey Festival

Scottsdale Whiskey Festival

More than 20 different varieties of whiskey, bourbon, and scotch will be available to sample during this Scottsdale Whiskey Festival.

Outlaw Music Festival

Outlaw Music Festival

You do not want to miss the opportunity to see Willy Nelson live. He will be joined by his family, Ida Mae, and others. Fans of Country, Folk, and Blues will enjoy a one-of-a-kind show with iconic legends who have set the bar for this type of music.

Apache Leap Mining Festival

Apache Leap Mining Festival Play Video

A 34-year-old tradition, this festival showcases the town's history. Live entertainment sets the backdrop for a mining competition, carnival, music, and dancing. After the parade on the weekend, you can choose which chihuahua will win the chihuahua race. Lots of hands-on activities and vendors make this a fun place to spend your weekend. Find your tickets here.

Annual Farm Festival and Market

Annual Farm Festival and Market

Spend a Sunday evening shopping at the farm. Visit the horses and the pumpkin patch, then check out the candles, herbal medicines, cookies, soaps, and more. Don't forget to bring cash, entry is free, but you're bound to find a vendor you like, and you won't want to leave empty-handed.

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Scottsdale Events in October

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Things to do in Scottsdale

Things to Do in Phoenix in October

Check out Some Street Art

Check out Some Street Art
Stroll and explore the city of Phoenix while enjoying some public art. Phoenix is known for their street art. Downtown is filled with huge, colorful, jaw-dropping murals and a great place to start exploring. As you stroll, you'll probably end up running into some cool galleries too.

Visit the the Phoenix Zoo

Visit the the Phoenix Zoo
Opened in 1969, and sitting on 125 acres of land, this zoo is the largest private, nonprofit zoo in the country, and one of the top 5 best zoos in the country. With so any animals and species to see, it's a must-add to your to-do list while in town.