BEST Events In Scottsdale
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Fall Plant SaleDesert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Scottsdale, AZ 85008
Take advantage of fall's cooler weather to prepare your garden for the spring season ahead at Desert Botanical Garden's Fall Plant Sale. Choose from more than 30,000 plants, including cactus, succulents, trees, shrubs, groundcover, perennials, herbs/veggies and other oddities. Garden volunteers and staff horticulturists will answer questions and assist in plant selections.
Hunker Down starring Ed Asner and Janet Arnold ReesVideo Access
Join us for a special theatrical event, COVID–style! Originally delivered online in September, this 30-minute play stars Ed Asner (Lou Grant from The Mary Tyler Moore Show) and Janet Arnold Rees, with direction by Meribeth Reeves, managing director of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. You will have access to the replay for one week.
Barrett-Jackson AuctionWestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Barrett-Jackson will be hosting a special Fall Auction this year at WestWorld of Scottsdale. While attendance will be limited to bidders, consigners, and their guests, the virtual auction will deliver the high-quality experience for which Barrett-Jackson is known. You can catch the live auction on both FYI and HISTORY channels, where you can expect to see genuine automobilia and hundreds of desirable cars.
Among the collector cars already lined up for the Fall Auction are some incredible vehicles, all offered with No Reserve. An original-owner 2012 Lexus LFA on the docket has under 1,100 miles on the odometer and is one of just 178 allocated and sold in the U.S. market, while an immaculate Shadow Black 2018 Ford GT with a Dark Energy interior theme has less than 853 actual miles and comes with the GT ordering kit, original transport seat and steering wheel covers, owner’s manuals, a Ford GT car cover and more.
To help maintain social distancing guidelines recommended for live events, the event will primarily be limited to bidders, consignors, and their guests. Enhanced live online and phone bidding options will be available for registered bidders.
Oh, Snap...A Spider!Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
Creep through The District and get tangled up in our wicked web of creepy crawlers! Snap a scary-good selfie with our giant, hairy spider and tag us on social media #DesertRidgeMarketplace.
Located inside The District near AMC Theatres
Fall FestPhoenix Premium Outlets
FREE community event that will include sponsors, retail & food vendors, relief raffles, “Pumpkin Farm Stand”, Vendor “Trick or Treating”, kids & family activities, music, hot air balloon “Glows” & tether rides, holiday themed competition, seasonal beverages, BBQ and a beer garden.
MacDonald's Ranch Pumpkin PatchMacDonald's Ranch
26540 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Since 1970, MacDonald's Ranch has provided a family-friendly environment for everyone to enjoy all year. When fall comes around, MacDonald's Ranch pulls out all the stops for their annual pumpkin patch, including hay wagon and pony rides, a petting zoo, a hay bale maze, lawn games, tasty barbeque and more. With all that excitement going on, don’t forget to pick out your perfect pumpkin!
Kids Virtual Sunday SchoolOnline-Zoom
North Scottsdale United Methodist Church offers weekly virtual Sunday School. Every week a new lesson is posted on www.nsumckids.info , Facebook and emailed. Your child is invited to hear the scripture lesson and complete the online activities. The activities generally include; scripture lesson video, diy crafts, science experiments, snack options, games, songs and many other STEAM activites. All lessons are FREE!
Ales on RailsVerde Canyon Railroad
300 N. Broadway
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
A party on the patio, Ales on Rails is a German-style luncheon and beer tasting, featuring a wide array of Arizona craft brews with something to appeal to every palate. Autumn ales boast the season’s deeper spices, flavors, aromas, and hues. This wildly popular event echoes the richness of the canyon’s fall foliage.
The party starts at 11:00 a.m. on the depot patio with a mouthwatering luncheon of German-inspired foods, all served to the rhythmic tunes of a polka serenade. The 1:00 p.m. train whistle signals the continuation of the party as it moves onto the rails with specialty beers served onboard.
Story Time Classics LIVE! A Novel ExperienceFacebook Livestream
Join us every afternoon at 12pm for another reading from a classical novel with your host Beau Heckman and special guests.
The Jeff Berkowitz Youth Basketball Program Valley of the Sun JCCValley of the Sun JCC
12701 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 201
This year, The Jeff Berkowitz Youth Basketball Program will look different but be no less fun. In place of our usual games, The J will offer weekly progressive skill building and training sessions, fun games, and competitions, as well as a physical fitness component. This format will be a huge advantage for players looking to learn, improve their skills, build confidence, and support their development. Each week training and games will focus on different fundamental skills of basketball.
There will be eight weeks of skill development and competition based on Jeff’s values of respect, integrity, perseverance, and community; each week, training will focus on a different fundamental skill of basketball. Additional program features include:
•Skill development, practice, and FUN!
•Special challenge/competition days and events
•Closing awards banquet
DCC Children's ChoirDream City Church Phoenix
28700 N. Prima Rd.
Calling all kids and children from ages 5-12! We are rallying up and creating a DCC Children's Choir. This choir will be practicing on Sunday's and performing at various events and services throughout the holiday season.
Happy Half Hour at Turquoise PoolTurquoise Pool Bar at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows
6114 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Guests and locals are invited to the Andaz Scottsdale Turquoise Pool bar for Happy Hour every day from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Stop by the bar to see what the pop-up special of the week is!
Pumpkin Nights #AtThePrincessFairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 E. Princess Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Carve out some fun this Fall season and join us with friends and family as the resort transforms for its first annual Pumpkin Nights #AtThePrincess! Scottsdale's most anticipated new fall festival, Pumpkin Nights #AtThePrincess is set to surprise and spook with all-new featured experiences.
Writing the NovelK'é - Main Street Learning Lab
126 W. Main Street
In this community workshop we will focus our grit on the dynamics of our individual novel writing through the feedback of a small collective. Whether you're near the end stages of writing or editing your novel or still raveled in the process of it, this might be a good opportunity to enhance your perspective.
If you're interested in participating, please contact the host, Lorin Drexler with Gen Society, directly to reserve a spot to workshop your novel. There will be four spots available each month. If you'd like to attend and not workshop your writing, feel free to join any of the upcoming dates. This workshop is free and open to the community.
- Each week we will have 4 or less participants to workshop.
- Each participant will bring in 4 printed copies of their work.
- To ensure there is enough time to workshop everyone in the group, we will keep the maximum at 3 pages double-spaced per piece.
- Come ready to bring constructive feedback.
The Ladies | Room for TwoScottsdale Civic Center Parking Garage (upper level)
Set in a parking garage, The Ladies arrive at their secret catch-up spot to find a crowd. With the help of the garage attendant, Stan, The Ladies host the audience in an impromptu party. From trivial pursuit to smooth jazz, audience members can expect a hilariously awkward and fun experience—from the safety of their cars. Masks are required.
IMPORTANT VEHICLE DETAILS:
Convertibles must have the roof in place, and Jeeps must have a soft or hard cover in place. No open top vehicles allowed.
azcentral Wine & Food Experience: To GoVirtual Meetup
Showcasing the Scottsdale culinary scene is at the heart of the azcentral Wine & Food Experience. We are committed to supporting our restaurants during this difficult time. Since our restaurants can’t serve you delicious bites at our event, we are encouraging you, our local foodies, to go on a Grand Tasting adventure of your own.
To Enter: Order delivery, carry out, or dine in at a participating Wine & Food Experience restaurant. Take a picture of your food, receipt, or selfie and upload here for a chance to win gift cards to your favorite restaurants or a Grand Prize of $1,000. The top five restaurants with the most uploads will win $500 courtesy of Lexus!