North Valley events in October



Phoenix Fashion Week returns to Talking Stick Resort. This year’s event includes Phoenix Fashion Week’s signature Designer of the Year competition, Model of the Year, and the event’s popular Style Villa shopping experience. Attendees can expect over 27 high-energy fashion shows featuring designer brands ranging from locally to internationally recognized faces, stylish sounds by DJ Q, glamorous after parties, and special celebrity guests. For more information, visit


3 & 4

Take in the ArmeniaFest, a two-day extravaganza of all things Armenian––food, music, games, art, and more. Share in the glory of this interesting and multifaceted culture. $2 for adults; free for kids 12 and under. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. St. Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church, 8849 E. Cholla St., Scottsdale.



Team WISH Arizona invites you to the fifth annual Bulls 4 Boobs event. All the proceeds go to Team WISH, which promotes breast cancer research. The event will include a Bra Masterpiece auction, live bull riding, and more from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse, 6333 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek. For more information, email



Join ProMusica in celebrating American heroes who fought during the wars and conflicts in our nation’s history. The Honoring American Heroes program will consist of patriotic and remembrance music, pieces from specific periods in our nation’s history, and letters and poetry from the different eras. Members of the Armed Services will also be honored during the program. Check website for ticket pricing. 7:30 p.m. Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9205 E. Cave Creek Rd., Carefree.


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The sixth annual Arizona Taco Festival is the largest of its kind. A sporting event, but with tacos, there will be local bands, Lucha Libre wrestling, cooking classes, eating contests, and bar experiences by some of your favorite local establishments. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale.



Enjoy a first-class evening of gourmet food, cocktails, entertainment, and more at Weekend Jetaway Culinary Casino Classic. Each ticket purchased enters you into a dice-style game with the winner getting an all-expense-paid luxury trip on a private jet. 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Scottsdale Airpark, 16033 N. 82nd St., Scottsdale.


23 & 24

During the fifth annual Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular over 20 hot air balloons will be on display amid live music, a kids zone, vendor market, tethered balloon rides, a haunted house, fireworks, and more. $10 adults; $5 children; free for ages 2 and under. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale.



Head to the fifth annual Scottsdale Bentley Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower for a day of rousing horseplay on and off the polo field. WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale.



Celebrated chefs from around the Valley gather under the stars during the Notre Dame Culinary Festival. Booths from these local restaurant favorites are staffed by expert chefs happy to share their culinary tastings with guests, while the band Elvis Before Noon provides entertainment. Notre Dame Preparatory High School, 9701 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale.



Rock out at the annual Malloween celebration at Desert Ridge. Families can trick or treat from store to store with music, prizes, and fun galore from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix.



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