Events In Central Phoenix This Week October 20 – 26, 2023

Events In Central Phoenix This Week October 20 – 26, 2023


Events In Central Phoenix This Week


Looking for exciting and diverse events around Central Phoenix this week? You’re in for a treat! From Pumpkin Patches to the Phoenix Pride Festival, our vibrant community has something for everyone. Check out some of the upcoming events and discover the best ways to savor these experiences.


The Pumpkin Patch at Mother Nature’s Farm

Discover the heartwarming charm of fall at The Pumpkin Patch, nestled in the heart of Gilbert, AZ. Located at 25 W. Baseline Road, this beloved seasonal destination opens its doors from October 1st to October 31st, inviting you to immerse yourself in the magic of autumn.

Location: Mother Nature’s Farm, 25 W. Baseline Road, Gilbert, AZ
Dates: October 1st – October 31st


Phoenix Pride Festival

Join the vibrant Phoenix Pride Festival, a lively celebration of diversity and unity. Featuring a colorful parade, live entertainment, delicious food, and plenty of fun activities, it’s a fantastic way to show your support for the LGBTQ+ community.

When: October 21-22, 2023, Noon-9:00p

Where: Steele Indian School Park

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Retro Round Up

Step back in time at the Retro Round Up, where you’ll discover a treasure trove of vintage goods, from clothing to collectibles. Unearth unique finds and reminisce about the past in this retro paradise.

Date: Saturday: October 21, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Location: 10637 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix AZ 85020

Learn more here


Harry Potter & Half-Blood Prince

Experience the magic of the Harry Potter stories right before your eyes. Sit back and listen to this live performance of Nicolas Hooper’s musical score and J.K. Rowling’s classic tale combined into a magical night for you and your loved ones!

Date: Oct. 20th-22nd

Location: Phoenix Symphony, 75 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Learn more here


Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Sonoran Desert

Join knowledgeable guides as they lead you through the desert’s stunning landscapes, revealing the hidden secrets of the local flora and its practical food & medicinal uses. Learn about the diverse plant life that sustains this arid environment and discover how these desert plants have been utilized for food and medicine by indigenous peoples for centuries.

Date: Saturday, October 21st

Location: Near Apache Junction, AZ

Learn more here


AZ Craft Beer Festival

Raise your glass and savor the finest craft brews at the AZ Craft Beer Festival. This event is a paradise for beer enthusiasts, featuring a wide variety of craft beers from local breweries and beyond. With a lively atmosphere, live music, and delicious food options, it’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Phoenix.

When: October 21, 2023, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM MST

Where: Heritage at Sportsman’s Park

Learn more here


Melrose Vintage Market

Explore a treasure trove of vintage and retro items, from clothing and accessories to furniture and decor. Whether you’re a collector, a decorator, or just love the charm of the past, this market offers a fantastic opportunity to find unique and timeless pieces that will add character to your home and wardrobe.

When: Oct 22, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where:  Chateau Luxe, 1175 E Lone Cactus Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85024


Pickers Playground Vintage Clothing Market

Vintage fashion enthusiasts, this one’s for you! Explore a wide selection of retro clothing and accessories at this unique market, and score some timeless pieces for your collection.

When: Sunday, October 22 · 10am – 4pm MST
Where: Short Leash Hotdogs & Rollover Doughnuts: 4221 North 7th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85013

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National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (starring Benedict Cumberbatch as The Creature)

When: Sunday, October 22nd,  1 PM

Where: Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004

Learn more here.


Phoenix Zoo’s Spooky Safari

As Halloween approaches, head to the Phoenix Zoo for a family-friendly Spooky Safari. Discover eerie animal encounters, creepy crawly critters, and a spine-tingling good time for all ages. Don’t forget to wear your best costume!

When: October 25, 26 & 27, 2023, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Phoenix Zoo, 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008


Phoenix Farmers Markets


Downtown PHX Farmers Market

The Downtown PHX Farmers Market is a hub of fresh produce, local artisans, and culinary delights. You’ll find a wide array of fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products here, along with handcrafted items and prepared foods.

Location: Phoenix Public Market, 721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Saturdays: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Uptown Farmers Market

Uptown Farmers Market is known for its diverse selection of fresh produce, organic products, and specialty goods. It’s a great spot to shop for unique finds and enjoy a variety of food vendors.

Location: 5757 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (May through October)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (November through April)

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (October through April)
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (May and June)


Roadrunner Park Farmers Market

Nestled in the lush greenery of Roadrunner Park, this market offers a relaxed atmosphere to shop for local fruits, vegetables, and homemade treats. You can also enjoy live music while you browse.

Location: 3502 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032

7 – 11 a.m. (June through September)
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (October through May)

Get more info here


Ahwatukee Farmers Market

Ahwatukee Farmers Market is a favorite among the locals for its friendly vendors and a wide range of fresh produce, baked goods, and handmade crafts.

Location: 4700 E Warner Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (October through May)
8 – 11 a.m. (​June through September)

Get more info here


Farmers Markets Near Phoenix


Tempe Farmers Market

Located in the heart of Tempe, this market is a gathering place for the community to enjoy the best of local food, art, and culture.

Location: 805 S Farmer Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

Open daily: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.


Arrowhead Farmers Market (aka Momma’s Organic Market)

Momma’s Organic Market is committed to providing organic and sustainably produced products, making it a top choice for health-conscious shoppers.

Location: 7780 W Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale, AZ 85308

Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Gilbert Farmers Market

While technically in Gilbert, this market is worth the drive for its fantastic selection of produce, artisanal goods, and food vendors. It’s a great destination for a weekend outing.

Location: 222 N Ash St, Gilbert, AZ 85234

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (October through March/April)
7 – 11 a.m. (April/May through September)


Chandler Farmers Market

Chandler Farmers Market is known for its friendly atmosphere and high-quality local products. You can find everything from fresh vegetables to unique handmade crafts.

Location: 3 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225

Saturdays: 7 – 10:30 a.m.


Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market

This market in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale offers a blend of fresh, local produce and specialty items in a historic setting.

Location: 3806 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Saturdays: 7 – 11 a.m.

Get more info here


These events offer a diverse range of experiences for everyone in Phoenix to enjoy. Make the most of your week and explore the vibrant and exciting activities happening in our city!


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Hey Central Phoenix, we're David & Vanessa! We're here to share weekly information about the best events, restaurants, shopping, activities, and real estate in and around Central Phoenix, Arizona. Plus, the best hiking, biking, health and wellness options, new hot spots, family fun and more!