2018 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade : Phoenix
Now in its 22nd year, this parade starts at 11 a.m. the Monday after Veterans Day and runs south on Central Avenue starting at Montebello Avenue. It then turns east onto Camelback Road and south onto Seventh Street, ending at Indian School Road.
Scottsdale International Film Festival : Scottsdale
November 2 to November 11
Enjoy more than 50 films, including indie gems, award-winning crowd-pleasers, documentaries and more, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Harkins Shea 14. Full schedule available online.
Old Bags Luncheon : Phoenix
The Arizona Biltmore hosts this brunch and auction of hundreds of designer handbags from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit Homeward Bound, which aims to break the cycle of poverty for homeless children and families in the Valley.
Steele Indian School History Presentation : Phoenix
From 6:30 to 8 p.m., Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center at Steele Indian School Park (300 E. Indian School Road) hosts a presentation on "The Impact of the Phoenix Indian Industrial School Through Its 99-Year History." Free and open to the public.
Gourd Painting Workshop With Arturo Ramirez : Phoenix
From 1 to 4 p.m., the Pueblo Grande Museum (4619 E. Washington Street) hosts this workshop to learn the traditional process of cleaning and painting gourds. Cost is $60 (includes supplies); workshop is open to ages 16 and up.
American Heritage Festival : Queen Creek
Schnepf Farms hosts this annual festival, in which visitors can explore American history from the pilgrims to World War II. Meet George Washington, tour encampments, and enjoy medical presentations and battle re-enactments from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bacon, Blues and Brews : Queen Creek
From noon to 9 p.m., Founders Park (22407 S. Ellsworth Road) hosts ice-cold brews and lively tunes to benefit East Valley firefighter charities. The event also includes kids activities and bacon-based dishes from chefs from around the Valley.
ArtFest of Scottsdale : Scottsdale
November 17 to November 18
Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza (75th Street and Indian School Road) features 150 artists from across the country, plus fine art and crafts, local authors, live music, food, kids activities and more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Free admission.
Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade : Tempe
From 5 to 9 p.m., downtown Tempe hosts visits with Santa, holiday shopping, live entertainment and holiday lights.
Tempe Festival of the Arts : Tempe
November 30 to December 2
More than 300 artist booths fill the streets of downtown Tempe from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, along with art, live entertainment, food and beverages.
25th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival : Carefree
November 2 to November 4
Downtown Carefree presents this juried fine art festival with more than 150 national artists in paintings, bronzes, scratchboard, batiks, photography, pottery, glass, wood, mixed media, sculptures and food.
14th Annual Arizona Fall Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park : Phoenix
It does not get more Arizona than this. Celebrate all things local to Arizona, more than 100 vendors, live music, food samples from local restaurants, an Arizona beverage garden, kids activities and more.
38th Annual Las Senoras de Socorro Home Tour : Wickenburg
This year the Community Center offers four beautiful, unique and private homes in the Wickenburg area to delight you, plus a bonus surprise and a holiday market.
39th Annual Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship at Bowman Rodeo Grounds : Wickenburg
November 9 to November 11
Enjoy three days of bluegrass bands on stage, along with 13 competitive contests for awards and cash, arts and crafts, kids activities and food.
Xfinity Series 200 - ISM Raceway : Avondale
Experience an exciting battle of NASCAR veterans and rookies in the NASCAR Xfinity Series 200 Series 200-mile race starting at 1:30 p.m.
9th Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off at Tumbleweed Park : Chandler
Watch demonstrations of the 1880s Old West lifestyle, with teams from around the Southwest, an old-fashioned culinary competition, cattle drives, entertainment, family activities and vendors.
Annual Walkin’ on Main : Cottonwood
Enjoy art, Verde Valley wine, history and music celebrating Historic Route 89A, and view vintage and classic cars along the streets of historic Old Town Cottonwood, making a perfect backdrop for an iconic photo.
22nd Annual Holiday Open House in Historic Downtown Glendale : Glendale
Old Towne and Catlin Court transform into a Christmas village. Enjoy treats at a variety of restaurants and view the dazzling holiday shop window displays throughout the area with a synchronized storefront lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
East Valley Veterans Day Parade : Mesa
View more than 100 entries, including military vehicles, Junior ROTC groups, military support groups, Mesa and Gilbert high school marching bands, East Valley city and town dignitaries, Girl and Boy Scout troops and equestrian groups. Free.
40th Annual Gilbert Days Rodeo at Welcome Home Ranch : Gilbert
November 16 to November 18
Enjoy a rodeo, a Little Dude rodeo, Gilbert Days Barrel Race and roping, and rodeo dance.
7th Annual Light up the Mountain : Jerome
Luminaries light the streets at 5 p.m. The Mingus Union High School Choir and Jazz Band performs festive selections as Santa stops by for photos and to flip the switch at 6 p.m., lighting the park with a fabulous display of holiday cheer.
86th Annual Florence Junior Parada : Florence
November 23 to November 24
Charles Whitlow Rodeo Arena hosts the world's oldest continuous junior rodeo, featuring cowboys and cowgirls ages 5 to 18, in competition for calf roping, bull dogging, barrel and pole racing, saddle bronc, breakaway roping and goat tying.
25th Annual Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend at Murphy Park : Glendale
The nighttime sky lights up with 1.6 million twinkling light. Opening nights include holiday entertainment, food, crafts, a children's wonderland and snow, horse-drawn carriage rides and a special lighting ceremony.
azcentral Food & Wine Experience : Scottsdale
November 3 to November 4
Monterra at WestWorld delivers Arizona's finest bites, fine wines and craft beers for sampling. The event is part of a 12-city USA TODAY NETWORK tour to explore the American culinary scene.
Rancho Milagro Annual Chili Cook-Off : Scottsdale
Rancho Milagro hosts a dazzling night of cowboy boots, horses, music and a silent auction. The nonprofit, faith-based ministry brings equine coaching and healing to trauma and PTSD survivors. Feel free to bring your favorite chili.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Old Town Scottsdale (Second Street between Goldwater Avenue and Marshall Way) hosts bulldog races, wiener dog races, a puppy stampede and Chihuahua races. Free and pet-friendly.
Payson Art League Fall Show : Payson
November 10 to November 11
Julia Randall Elementary (600 S. Green Valley Parkway) hosts this fall show from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. each day. The free, juried event presents original paintings, drawings, jewelry, photography, woodwork, lapidary, ceramics and fabric art.
Canal Convergence : Scottsdale
November 9 to November 18
This Scottsdale Public Art event features 10 consecutive days of engaging, interactive experiences that celebrate water, art and light along Scottsdale's historic waterfront. This free event features art, workshops, live music and more.
Great Hymns of Our Faith : Phoenix
The Glendale Sanctuary Choir welcomes organist Dan Miller to Glendale Seventh-day Adventist Church (6801 N. 43rd Avenue) for a 7 p.m. concert featuring hymns of the Christian faith. Enjoy the organ's versatility and Miller's masterful playing.
Bikes & BBQ Battle : Mesa
November 2 to November 4
Desert Wind Harley-Davidson (922 S. Country Club Drive) hosts a barbecue competition for cash prizes, a beer garden, live entertainment, backyard games, an eating competition and more. Visit website for complete schedule.
11th Annual Gathering of Legends : Mesa
From 1 to 4 p.m. at the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum, get up close and personal with veterans from World War II to the present day, surrounded by the aircraft and artifacts of momentous times in history.
Old Settlers Christmas Village and Festival of Lights : Pine
November 24 to December 16
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, enjoy Main Street lit up for the holidays, plus a bonfire, Christmas cheer, a children-only shopping area and appearances by Santa. Free admission.
Cave Creek Wild West Days : Cave Creek
November 9 to November 11
This signature Cave Creek event celebrates the town's Wild West heritage. Visit website for a schedule of events and more information.
Free Veteran's Day Concert at Arizona Broadway Theatre : Peoria
The theater (7701 W. Paradise Lane) hosts a free concert with the theme of "Project Presley: A Salute to the King!" at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; food and cocktail service available for purchase.
CitySkate at CityScape Phoenix : Phoenix
November 23 to December 16
The Valley's largest and most visited outdoor holiday ice rink returns to CityScape with a new Unity Tree, festive art installations and the "Skate It Forward" philanthropic series. Hours and events vary by day; see website for full schedule.
6th Annual Canines + Cocktails : Scottsdale
Ross Aviation Pacific Air Center (14600 N. Airport Drive) hosts this fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m., offering animal lovers a buffet, cocktails, a silent auction, live music and photo opportunities with adoptable senior dogs. Tickets are $45.
10th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and AAWL Holiday Bazaar : Scottsdale
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa hosts this annual tradition, which features live music, holiday-inspired cuisine and cocktails, kids activities and free photos with Santa, plus boutique shopping to support the Arizona Animal Welfare League.
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