Busy Season Officially Begins
For some places in the country, October is when the snow starts. A few days or weeks of fall may be left but then October marches in with its cold,
The temperature in Scottsdale in October
Although October is often a month with rain, it’s mostly just beautiful. There are always a couple days with storms that leave the desert looking beautiful. Rain lilies popping up randomly everywhere. But the temperature is nearly perfect. Some days may still be on the warm side
What to do in October
The sun is only up about 12 hours a day in October 6ish am to 6ish pm but it is certainly time enough to take advantage of the multitude of hiking trails, quick trips to Sedona or the Grand Canyon or grab some golf. There are more golf courses here than…. well, take a look for yourself.
What is there to do in Scottsdale besides golf?
So glad you asked. There’s so much to do every single weekend that’s it is impossible to do them all. You have to plan carefully so as not to miss the big events. Here are some of the highlights.
Nightmare on Princess Drive
The Fairmont Princess is one of the nicest resorts in Scottsdale. They have several big events each year and Nightmare on Princess Drive is one of the big ones. This year Nightmare on Princess Drive King Tut’s Tomb is the theme. Watch the DIGScottsdale Instagram for the costumes!
Salt River Fields Spooktacular Balloon Festival
The Spooktacular Balloon Festival runs for two nights every October. There are fireworks and costume contests. Fun for the whole family and plenty of Instagram worthy opportunities.
Dish It Out claims to be “the Valley’s most exciting high-end culinary event” with delicious dishes from top restaurants around the Valley. There are a ton of culinary events in Scottsdale so that’s a big statement to make and technically this is on High Street
Football, baseball, soccer, basketball or hockey? Take your pick
Sports? Yeah, we got that. Football: For the NFL you can see the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, for college football check out ASU’s Sun Devils Football in Tempe. Hockey you can watch the NHL Arizona Coyotes play or there are even 6 weeks of baseball for MLB from Oct 9 to Nov 17. Is soccer more your thing? Watch the USL Phoenix Rising FC play several nights in October. Plus basketball at Talking Stick Resort Arena where the NBA Phoenix Suns play. Oh, and there’s still golf too or (more fun) Top Golf.
Festivals & Events
The weather is perfect and it’s time to be outdoors. You can check out the Arizona Taco Festival, the Gelato Festival, the Arizona State Fair and many other smaller food and
Music & Charity Events
October is a great time to visit Scottdale
The beginning of busy season means it’s not that busy here yet so you can still get a table at that restaurant you wanted to try but that there’s plenty to do.