Radar: To Do in PHX 10.22-10.24

Gilbert Oktoberfest. Photo from fb.com/gilbertoktoberfest.


With Halloween just around the corner, the seasonal events are at an all-time high. Start your week off visiting the pumpkin patch in anticipation of the 31st, then on Friday stop by the Vintage & Vino Fall Sip & Shop Market to see unique finds, but make sure to wake up in time for a Hallween drag brunch Saturday. Oktoberfests are in full swing, so check out the variations we have below. Finish the weekend out Sunday with PRIDE On the Block, and get ready for another week of Halloween.


Join the Brokery for their next community event: Dogtoberfest. Benefitting Almost There: A Mom + Pups Rescue, this event is free to the public and will be hosted at our office in Arcadia. Bring your pups in their best costume for a chance to win a prize. Enjoy pretzels/bratwursts from Brathaus, beer/wine served from the Old School Tap truck, and much more. 5-8 p.m. Free. The Brokery: 4546 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ; almostthererescue.org // @almostthererescue


Vintage & Vino Fall Sip & Shop Market
The southeast valley’s best vintage and handmade market, join us to sip, sample and play. The market features over 100 vintage, antique and handmade goods vendors. Come early or stay late – we’ve got you covered. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $5+. Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre: 20464 East Riggs Rd., Queen Creek, AZ; sipandshoparizona.com // @sipandshopaz


Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch
Grab your family, jump on your broomsticks, and fly through Halloween Town in Scottsdale. Get ready to be magically transported into the fun of Halloween with fun rides, games and other attractions (face painting, pumpkin painting and more). Don’t forget to pick your perfect pumpkin right from our patch. 4-9 p.m. $5+. Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch: 1901 N. Alma School Rd., Mesa, AZ; halloweentownaz.com // @halloweentownaz


Ahwatukee Arts & Craft Festival
Talented Arizona artists showcase their unique handmade art and crafts. The Ahwatukee Arts & Crafts Festival features the best of 40+ of southern Arizona’s talented artists displaying unique, stylish, affordable and fun items. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Ahwatukee Plaza: 5009-5055 East Elliot Rd. Phoenix, AZ; azcentral.eventsabout.com // @Ahwatukee-Plaza

Fiona & Friends Drag Brunch
Come hide from the killers this Halloween at the Valley’s hottest new drag brunch. It’s going to be a slasher! Don’t be scurred — let’s get weird and join the drag queens this (and every month) at Social Hall in Tempe. Come as you are to enjoy craft cocktails, amazing food, and a fully curated drag show hosted by Fiona the Hippo. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $35+. Social Hall: 715 South McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ; azsocialhall.com // @azsocialhall

2021 Gilbert Oktoberfest
Lace up your dirndl, throw on your lederhosen and grab a stein to celebrate Gilbert Oktoberfest. Guests will enjoy many crowd favorites including traditional polka music, axe throwing, a kids zone, yard games, brat eating contest, stein holding competition and live music. 2-9 p.m. $12+. Gilbert Regional Park: 3005 East Queen Creek Rd., Gilbert, AZ; gilbertoktoberfest.com // @gilbertoktoberfest

Haunted Outdoor Movie + Halloween Party
Grab a blanket, chair and family and friends to enjoy the free bigscreen Halloween-themed family movie night. Watch a screening of Disney’s “Coco,” only at Whyman Park. 5-9 p.m. Free. Whyman Park: 2350 S 103rd Ave. Tolleson, AZ; azcentral.eventsabout.com // iplaymovies4you.com


Family Halloween Bash
Local Savvy AZ is turning three in October – let’s celebrate! Families are invited to a Halloween Bash with festivities fun for the whole family. Tickets include trick-or-treating stations, pumpkin decorating, a photo booth, a costume contest, a character meet and greet, balloons and other entertainment. 3-5 p.m. $30. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park: 7301 East Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ; localsavvyaz.com // @localsavvyaz

Melrose Vintage Market
Melrose Vintage Market is kickin’ off the 2021-2022 season on Sunday, October 24 with 50+ local vendors. Bring your reusable shopping bags and appetites: There will be vintage treasures and food trucks galore. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Melrose Vintage Market: 700 West Campbell Ave., Phoenix, AZ; melrosevintagemarket.com // @melrosevintagemarket

PRIDE On the Block
Join Phoenix City Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari and presenting sponsor Mercy Care for the inaugural Pride On the Block, a LGBTQIA+ block party. There will be music, performances and food and drink specials provided by local businesses like Fez and Match Market & Bar. This event will raise visibility for local LGBTQIA+ nonprofits and organizations dedicated to offering critical resources such as quality healthcare, mental health resources, housing, advocacy and more. 3-9 p.m. Free. Portland Parkway Park: West Portland St., Phoenix, AZ; phoenixpride.org // @prideonthepark

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