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Goings-On For The Month Of October In The City Of Scottsdale

What’s New In The City This October?

Welcome back to another installment of LUXE BLOG! We're here to give you details on Scottsdale's happenings this October. As the fall season deepens, Scottsdale continues to be abuzz with events, activities, and community engagements that promise a mix of education, entertainment, and cultural enrichment. It's a FUN time of the year here. We at WLH are happy to keep you up to date.

Civil War Roundtable With Tim Smith

  • Features: “The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson’s Epic Raid Across Mississippi.”
  • Location: Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
  • Date & Time: Tuesday, Oct. 17, Doors at 5 p.m., Lecture at 6 p.m.
  • Learn more about the Scottsdale Civil War Roundtable here.

Experience an enlightening discussion on a significant Civil War event that had profound implications for the course of American history.

Oktoberfest Celebrations

  • Location: Via Linda Senior Center
  • Date & Time: Thursday, Oct. 19, at noon
  • Features: Brats and root beer

For a Scottsdale twist on the traditional German festivity, join the local community in celebrating Oktoberfest with delicious food and fun.

Also Read: City Of Scottsdale Receives ‘The Voice of The People’ Award

Photo of brats and drinks.

Brats & Root Beer At Via Linda Senior Center - Oct. 19, At Noon

Dia de Los Muertos Celebrations

  • Civic Center Arts Installation Experience
    • Date: Friday, Oct. 27 to Monday, Oct. 30 (8 a.m.-10 p.m.)
    • Features: Fine art installations, Mesoamerican-inspired sculptures
  • Altares Y Ofrendas
    • Date: Daily, Monday, Oct. 23 to Thursday, Nov. 2 (10 a.m.-10 p.m.)
    • Admission: $15 (Free for children 10 and younger)
  • Fiesta De Muertos Y Danza
    • Location: Virginia G. Piper Theater, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
    • Date & Time: Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m.

Join in the rich cultural celebrations of Dia de Los Muertos with a plethora of events showcasing art, dance, and the vibrant traditions associated with this day of remembrance.

Halloween Festivities In Scottsdale

  • Dunkin’ for Pumpkins
    • Location: McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center
    • Date: Saturday, Oct. 22
    • Details: Floating pumpkin patch, music, decorating stations
  • Annual Fall Festival
    • Location: Chaparral Park
    • Date & Time: Saturday, Oct. 28, 4-7 p.m.
    • Features: Costume contest, carnival games, live entertainment

Get ready for some spooky fun as Scottsdale gears up to celebrate Halloween with events that cater to all age groups.

Desert Dog Police K9 Trials & Expo

  • Features: Demonstrations by 70 K9 teams
  • Location: WestWorld
  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 21 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) & Sunday, Oct. 22 (8 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Marvel at the skills and agility of K9 units from all over the nation as they tackle challenging obstacles and simulate real-life law enforcement scenarios.

Also Read: Helpful Links & The Basics About Living In Scottsdale

Rendering of a K9 dog in training.

Desert Dog Police K9 Trials & Expo At WestWorld Oct. 21st & 22nd

Scottsdale Civic Center Unveiling

  • Features: 70+ activities, events, and workshops
  • Date: Through Wednesday, Nov. 22

Scottsdale proudly presents the newly renovated Civic Center, a testament to the city's dedication to community gathering and civic pride.

Free Music By The Scottsdale Concert Band

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Scottsdale Community College amphitheater
  • Features: Selections from Dvorak, Mancini, Puccini and more

Music lovers, here's a treat for you! Enjoy a musical evening as The Scottsdale Concert Band presents a delightful mix of classical and contemporary tunes.

Engage With Western History

  • Wyatt Earp & Billy the Kid Discussions by Mark Warren
    • Location: Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
    • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 24 & Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.

See into the intriguing world of the Wild West with Mark Warren as he sheds light on the lives of iconic figures like Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid.

Also Read: The Parque Gets First Approval From Scottsdale City Council

Rendering of a western scene.

Wyatt Earp & Billy The Kid - Scottsdale’s Museum Of The West - Oct. 24th & 25th

Week's Special Highlights

  • Scottsdale Civic Center Campus Historical Tour
    • Date & Time: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m.
    • Location: Civic Center Library
  • Celebrating Windows to the West & The Desert’s Garden
    • Date & Time: Thursday, Oct. 26, 4-6 p.m.
    • Location: Civic Center West Bowl

From historical tours to art celebrations, this week in Scottsdale promises a mix of education, entertainment, and community engagement.

Enjoy October In Scottsdale

Scottsdale never ceases to amaze! It's a place full of events and activities. We've included a few links to help you learn more about the city. Stay tuned to LUXE BLOG for more updates, and if you're on the hunt for real estate in the area, we're here to help. Thanks for stopping by.

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