Four Peaks Oktoberfest
Join Four Peaks at Tempe Beach Park for its Bavarian-themed festival, featuring more than 25 types of beer and both local and international bites. With music, dancing, rides and more, this event is fun for the whole family. Free entrance. Visit www.fourpeaksoktoberfest.com for more information and hours.
Full Moon Hike
Join an REI Outdoor School Instructor in this luminous night hiking event through the Phoenix Mountain Preserves. Learn about the best night hiking spots and tips on how to make the most of your next moonlight hike, all while admiring the scenery in a way you don’t usually get to do. The hike will begin at the 40th St. Trailhead at 6 p.m. and is $20 for members; $30 for non-members. Reserve your spot at www.rei.com.
2019 Ultimate Women’s Expo
Get pampered by beauty gurus, indulge your inner shopaholic, and enjoy the best that the 2019 Ultimate Women’s Expo has to offer, from cosmetics to entertainment and everything in between. Feel empowered and inspired as you listen to this year’s fabulous keynote speakers, such as Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Teri Hatcher, MC Lyte and Dr. Lynn Richardson. The event will be held at Phoenix Convention Center, and has a $10 admission fee. For more information, visit www.azwomensexpo.com.
October 12- May 10, 2020
Wild Rising by Cracking Art
The Desert Botanical Garden’s latest art exhibit travels to Phoenix from Milan, bringing more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from recycled plastic. Cracking Art, a collective that uses plastic as its main medium, aims to show visitors that what people commonly refer to as waste can be repurposed into something magnificent. The exhibit is free with general admission to the Garden, and fun for all ages. Visit www.dbg.org for more information.
Lift your spirits up with the moon, as renowned yoga instructor and wellness mentor Veronica Clark guides you through a peaceful yoga practice under the stars. Part of Mountain Shadows’ new Sun, Moon & Stars Wellness Series, this event nurtures your body and soul. Included in the $25 ticket is also a glass of your choice of red or white wine. For more information, visit www.mountainshadows.com.
Free Film Screening: Bag It
In this eye-opening film that follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier, learn about how much of our modern life is tainted by plastics, and what we can do about it. Stay for a post-film discussion led by ASU Biodesign Researcher Charlie Rosky and City of Tempe Recycling Coordinator Dawn Ratcliffe, to hear their discussion on microplastic pollution and the international recycling crisis. The film begins at 7 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Tempe. For more information, visit www.sustainability.asu.edu/events.
Taste of Cave Creek
In an event, which is expected to draw 8,000 attendees during its two-day run, features food from more than 30 restaurants, as well as a beer garden, and live music. Entry tickets are $10 (free for children 12 and under), and food tickets range from $3-$5. Held at Stagecoach Village from 5-9 p.m. each day, this event offers a full day of lively fun. For more information on parking and ticketing, visit www.tasteofcavecreek.com.
Maricopa County Home and Garden Show
Meet Emmy Award-winner Martha Stewart, make your own succulent terrariums and bath products, view vendors, take classes and more at this year’s Maricopa
County Home Shows. For those 21-plus, top off your visit with a complimentary wine tasting. $8 for adult tickets; $3 for children 3-12; free for children under age 3. The event is held at WestWorld of Scottsdale. For more event info, visit www.maricopacountyhomeshows.com.
Speak Up for Kids Health and Wellness Fair
Bring the kiddos to this superhero-themed event, which features superhero appearances, games, food, a health fair exhibition, vendors, and more. Come dressed up as your favorite superhero and participate in a great cause. This free event will be held at Heritage Square from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. For more information, visit http://azspeakupforkids.com/.
Presented by the Arizona Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America, the annual WASTECON conference allows thousands of industry professionals to take part in training and networking, while also viewing products and equipment from a variety of vendors. Held at Phoenix Convention Center, this four-day event showcases new ways of innovation and sustainability. Visit www.swana.org to register.
USGBC State Conference and Human Foosball Tournament
Join the U.S. Green Building Council for its 2019 State Conference at Tempe Center for the Arts, and learn how to be future-forward in the era of climate change. Come with your team and stay afterwards to compete in the annual Human Foosball Tournament, for a full day of sustainable fun. To register, visit www.usgbc.org.
Sedona Arts Festival
Exhibiting the work of more than 125 artists in more than 10 different mediums, this festival encourages creative expression. Watch live performances, meet local artists, visit the kids’ zone, and enjoy food while surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Red Rock Mountains. For more information, visit www.sedonaartsfestival.org.
Pints N’ Poses Yoga
Held every Sunday at Dark Sky Brewing in Flagstaff, this all-levels yoga class gets your week started right. Relax and unwind with neighbors during this easy yoga practice, and enjoy $1 off beer. Drop in for class at 10:30 a.m. for $8. For more information, visit www.darkskybrewing.com.
Sedona Meditation Monday
Ease your mind during this free community meditation gathering from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the pavilion at Posse Ground Park. Bring a blanket or chair to rest on and forget your responsibilities during this one hour of mindfulness. Sponsored by the Mental Health Coalition-Verde Valley, McLean Meditation Institute, Spectrum Healthcare, and Sedona International City of Peace. Located at Posse Grounds Park. Find more at www.visitsedona.com.
Let loose at the Reid Park Zoo at this 21+ night of fun. Starting at 6 p.m., this event features local Tucson eats, auctions, animal ambassador presentations, live music and specialty cocktails, with all proceeds going to Reid Park Zoo. Sponsored by The Andrews Family Foundation. Tickets are $95 for zoo members; $125 for non-members. For more information, visit www.reidparkzoo.org.
Mighty Mujer Triathlon
This all-female sprint race challenges and inspires. The event begins with a 400-meter swim, followed by a two-loop bike route, and finishes with a two-loop run through the park. Whether an experienced athlete or not, all women are encouraged to participate and mingle at the fun lead-up events. The event is held 6 a.m.- 11 a.m. in Oro Valley. Registration is $100 and can be done at www.mightymujertriathlon.com/tucson.
29th Annual Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb
Participate in a physical fitness challenge like no other. Featuring nine staircases connected by winding roads, this 4.5-mile course challenges runners and encourages walkers to venture the 1,000 total steps, while surrounded by the scenic views of Old Bisbee. From 7 a.m. to noon, test your endurance or simply enjoy the cool fall weather as you complete the trek. For more information and registration, visit www.bisbee1000.org.
Willcox Wine Country Festival
Travel through time, as you taste wines from the past and present, all grown locally in Arizona. With 18 wineries present, over 60 arts and crafts vendors, live music and food, there are many ways to unwind and enjoy the weekend here. Designated drivers, guests under 21, and non-drinkers are admitted free of charge. For those interested in delving into the world of wine, purchase tickets at www.willcoxwinecountry.org for discounted rated and express check-in.
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