North Valley events in October


North Valley events in October



Opening this fall at The Shops at Norterra, CycleBar is an innovative blend of high-intensity cycling and a lively, concert-like atmosphere. In honor of its grand opening, CycleBar Norterra will hold a 10-day CycleBlast celebration, where guests can try out one of 50 heart-pounding CycleBar workouts completely free from October 6 through 16. Space is limited and registration is required at under the riders tab. The Shops at Norterra, 2460 W. Happy Valley Rd., Phoenix.



Come see sheriff and fire demonstrations, including a simulated car crash with fire and extrication, K9 demos, SWAT, explosives demonstration, and much more during Public Safety Days. See fire engines, a ladder truck, sheriff cars, and helicopters. HonorHealth will be on site to talk about healthy living, and the Phoenix Herpetological Society will have demonstrations. Come meet the people who serve your community. Food trucks on site; free parking. Sponsored by Daisy Mountain Fire Department, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and HonorHealth. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Desert View Bible Church, 105 W. Carefree Hwy., Phoenix.



14 & 15

The St. Rose Oktoberfest is back with fun for the entire family. Enjoy live music, a puppet show, pumpkin patch, video game truck, and more during the two-day event. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday. 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. St. Rose, 2825 W. Rose Canyon Circle, Anthem.



Drive over to the ninth Pay-It-Forward Carwash for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Featuring bands, celebrities, cheerleaders, businesses, and a huge group of volunteers, it’s a great way to give back while getting your car washed. 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the east of Majerle’s Sports Bar. Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix.




Enjoy a BOO-tiful night of free family fun at The Shops at Norterra’s annual Halloween Spooktacular & Car Show. Activities include a Halloween-themed car show with trunk-or-treating, costume contests for kids, families and pets, a kids dance party with music, games and prizes, plus live music, giveaways, food samples, and plenty of trick-or-treat candy. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. The Shops at Norterra, 2460 W. Happy Valley Rd., Phoenix.



Hundreds of Phoenix residents will run through the city streets wearing boxers and briefs during the family-friendly 5K Undy Run/Walk. For kids 5 and younger, there is also a one-mile fun run. Hosted by the Colon Cancer Alliance, this lighthearted event encourages participants to wear silly boxers, briefs, or costumes in support of knocking out colon cancer. 9 a.m. Race day registration is $40 for adults and $35 for youth. 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix.



Five downtown Scottsdale wine tasting rooms have joined forces to launch the first Scottsdale wine trail. Their inaugural event, named the Harvest Festival will feature bites, wine tasting, and entertainment at each location on the trail, grape stomping, and more. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


22 & 23

Autumnfest, one of the North Valley’s favorite events, returns to Anthem Community Park. This year’s event activities include a pumpkin patch, carnival rides, food court, live entertainment, and more. The weekend-long event runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Free. ACC Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy.


27–Nov. 5

The Nutcracker of Halloween, A Vampire Tale by Scorpius Dance Theatre celebrates its lucky 13th season. This very popular, original dance production pre-dates all of the current pop-culture vampire phenomena. Evolving annually to provide a fresh take on this cult classic, fans have made a ritual to attend A Vampire Tale every season to see what juicy developments choreographer, Lisa Starry, has in store. Tickets start at $25. 7:30 p.m. Hormel Theatre at Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix.



Mark your calendars for the 47th Annual Gold Ball. The Gold Ball has raised more than $8.3 million to benefit the community services and programs of HonorHealth Desert Mission. Featuring a live auction, dinner, dancing, and silent auction, this year, proceeds from the Gold Ball will support the many health and human service programs offered through Desert mission. The Phoenician Resort, 6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale. For tickets or sponsorship information, call (602) 331-7858, or visit



Cave Creek Wicked Arizona’s only all day, all night Halloween event is back. Activities include games, live entertainment, costume contests, a margarita garden, tractor pull, and more. 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Festivities are along the west end of Cave Creek on Cave Creek Road.

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