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Mesa VG 2011

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Mesa Events

Mesa, Arizona's year-round event calendar is full of fun things to see, do and enjoy during your visit. Catch an off-Broadway show at one of our many theaters, including the state-of-the-art Mesa Arts Center. Or enjoy the wide array of exhibits featured in our nationally-recognized museums. Attend a farm-to-fork dinner down a fragrant peach orchard, or learn more about Arizona wine and local growers during a pairing dinner led by some of Phoenix and Scottsdale's notable chefs. Unleash your senses during harvest season at annual festivals such as the  Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party and the Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze. Spook yourself at Golfland Fright Nights or take a step back in time at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Let's not forget the abundance sporting events for every type of fan.

The discoveries are endless, see below for events by date.   

 

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Saturday Oct 25, 2014

One-Time Events

October 25, 2014

Live Music and Happy Hour at Queen Creek Olive Mill

  • Location: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Address: 25062 S Meridian Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Venue: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
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Every Friday and Saturday evening, listen to live music and enjoy Artisan Style Pizza for Happy Hour.  

October 25, 2014

"Boys In Blue" Car Show

Join the fun filled day at the 4th annual "Boys in Blue" Car Show benefiting the Mesa Police Department Honor Guard. ALL makes & models welcomed. Trophies, Raffle, 50/50, all registered vehicles will be eligible for Door Prizes, Food, great Music, USS Arizona Replica Battleship on display plus other display vehicles, Lots of Exhibitors/Vendors in the car show area plus you have free access to the hundreds of vendor booths at the Mesa Market Place. Shopping & fun for the wh... more

October 25, 2014

Apache Lake Music Festival

  • Location: Apache Lake Resort & Marina
  • Address: AZ 85545, , Arizona 85545
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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Apache Lake Music Festival Lineup:   Friday, October 24 Outdoor Stage Dry River Yacht Club Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra Japhy's Descent The Haymarket Squares Carlos Azarte & The Kind Souls Mr. Eastwood   Indoor Stage Playboy Manbaby Sister Lip Shawn Johnson & The Foundation Banshee Bones Princess Sunset Voodoo Sasqunaut   Saturday, October 25 Outdoor Stage Hot Birds & The Chili Sauce Banana Gun Sara Robinson & The Midnight Special The Sugar Thie... more

October 25, 2014

King John

  • Location: Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse
  • Address: 1 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Venue: Mesa Arts Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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The Southwest Shakespeare Company presents: King John Considered by many to be Shakespeare’s most underrated play, King John tells the thrilling story of the “game of thrones” that occurs upon the death of Richard The Lionheart and is filled with some of the most compelling characters Shakespeare ever penned.  As John desperately tries to hold onto power, the legitimacy of his reign is questioned by Constance who asserts that her son Arthur is the true heir to the ... more

October 25, 2014

Safe Haven Trick or Treating

Young ghosts, princesses, and pirates are all invited to Trick or Treat all of our merchants! And we've got hundreds of merchants!!! Lots of good booty! Morning Host on 94.5FM KOOL Radio, Maria Knight will conduct Costume Contests, and games from 10am to Noon.  

October 25, 2014

Trunk or Treat

  • Location: Desert Mountain Park
  • Address: 22201 S. Hawes Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
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Trunk or Treat provides a safe environment for families to enjoy an inexpensive evening of Halloween fun in a festival atmosphere! Children trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk on “Trunk or Treat Street” to get their bag filled with goodies. Individuals or groups sign up to host and decorate a trunk, and the Town provides all the candy to be given out at the event. Back this year, Valley teens are invited to create their own zombie film for the 2nd annual Zombie Fil... more

October 25, 2014

Desert by Night Tours aboard the Desert Belle Tour Boat

  • Location: The Desert Belle Tour Boat
  • Address: 14011 North Bush Highway, Mesa, AZ 85215
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
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Enjoy a 90 minute Desert by Night-Canyon Light Cruise! Be mesmerized by the Canyons illuminated at night while cruising Saguaro Lake under the stars. Background jazz music with a wine tasting option. An event not to be missed! Advance reservations recommended, these are popular and tours that tend to sell out quickly.           desert by night, events, saguaro lake, arizona, live music, cruise 

October 25, 2014 - October 26, 2014

31st Annual Roy Track Memorial Mesa Pow Wow

  • Location: Pioneer Park
  • Address: 525 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85203
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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Free concert Friday night,  Saturday & Sunday Inter-tribal Native American gathering featuring dance competitions, and Native American arts and food vendors.  Saturday: Gourd - 11am & 5pm; Grand Entry - Noon & 7pm Sunday: Gourd - 11am; Grand Entry - 1pm                         Mesa powwow  

October 25, 2014 - October 26, 2014

Music Cruise aboard the Desert Belle Tour Boat

  • Location: The Desert Belle Tour Boat
  • Address: 14011 North Bush Highway, Mesa, AZ 85215
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Enjoy a 90 minute Desert by Night-Canyon Light Cruise! Be mesmerized by the Canyons illuminated at night while cruising Saguaro Lake under the stars. Background jazz music with a wine tasting option. An event not to be missed! Advance reservations recommended, these are popular and tours that tend to sell out quickly. October 2014 performers: Saturday, October 4th: Scott & Suzie, Musical Variety Sunday, October 5th: Mike Kiraly, Acoustic Guitar Saturday, October 11th: Mike Breen, ... more

October 25, 2014 - October 27, 2014

Dia de los Muertos

Over two days, the free Dia de los Muertos festival offers a nonstop schedule of live entertainment, participatory children’s activities, a wide variety of food options, and a Mercado Marketplace, featuring traditional and contemporary merchandise, jewelry, and Mexican arts and crafts from local artisans and vendors. In the spirit of traditional Dia de los Muertos festivities, community designed altars will be on display, and a large-scale community altar will be the centerpiece for the f... more

October 25, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Meet the Octonauts at SEA LIFE Arizona

  • Location: SEA LIFE Arizona
  • Address: 5000 S Arizona Mills Cir #145, Tempe, AZ 85282
  • Venue: SEA LIFE Arizona
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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Sound the Octo-Alert! SEA LIFE Arizona is celebrating the arrival of the Octonauts. Visit the aquarium from October 4- 31st to meet Captain Barnacles and Kwazii and to take part in the special Octonauts-themed activities. Octonautical events include a hands-on mission, storybook readings, toy playzone and character meet and greets. Learn about fascinating sea creatures with the help of your favorite team of undersea adventure heroes, The Octonauts! See website for specific event times:  ... more

October 25, 2014 - November 01, 2014

Golfland Fright Nights - The Gauntlet Haunted House & Spooktacular Golf

  • Location: Golfland/Sunsplash
  • Address: 155 W. Hampton Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Golfland Fright Nights Returns. Golfland-Sunsplash will undergo a terrifying transformation this October as it devolves into Golfland Fright Nights. Explore two Halloween attractions at one location. Visit our award-winning Haunted House, The Gauntlet, or try a round of Spooktacular Golf!   In 2014, Golfland will unveil a whole new reign of terror on the Valley of the Sun with the return of our award winning haunted house. The Gauntlet is Arizona's best haunted house. The Gauntlet... more

October 25, 2014 - November 15, 2014

Caught In The Net

  • Location: The Palms Theatre
  • Address: 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205
  • Venue: The Palms Theatre
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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The hysterical sequel to the hit comedy Run for Your Wife. Two-timing taxi driver John Smith keeps two separate lives, complete with two separate families. His teenage children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, get acquainted in an online chat room. They decide to meet in person, and John's already hectic life shifts into high gear as he tries to keep his double life a secret. PG13

October 25, 2014 - November 15, 2014

Run For Your Wife

  • Location: The Palms Theatre
  • Address: 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205
  • Venue: The Palms Theatre
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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This superb example of the British farce had A London cab driver, John Smith, literally has two lives, complete with two different wives, Mary and Barbara. Somehow, he manages to juggle them both without arousing suspicion. However, he gets caught up in a mugging, and he wakes up in a hospital.  He ends up with Mary instead of with Barbara, with whom he should be at the moment, and he now has to deal with explaining this problem to both of his wives and the police all at once.  PG-13

October 25, 2014 - November 22, 2014

Forever Plaid

Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies, wrapped in a pitch-perfect theatrical confection! 

October 25, 2014 - November 22, 2014

Two By Two

IT'S GOOD FUN FROM THE GOOD BOOK! Before there was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat or Jesus Christ Superstar, there was Two By Two! On his 600th birthday, Noah receives a message from God, warning him about the impending  ood. He's directed to save two of each animal and to build an ark for them. As his wife and family make fun of him, it seems that wasn't the only daunting challenge in his journey that wasn't always smooth sailing. Through inspirational and hilarious scenes, we di... more

October 25, 2014 - December 07, 2014

Olive Harvest Festival at Queen Creek Olive Mill

Celebrate Harvest Festival at Queen Creek Olive Mill every weekend Oct 7 - Dec 7. Take a tour through their milling room, see the olive trees being harvested, learn more about Queen Creek Olive Mill and take the Olive Oil 101 Class. Wine tastings and vendor tastings will also be available.

On-Going Events

October 25, 2014

Happy Hour at Las Sendas Grille

Join us for Happy Hour daily, featuring a wide variety of food & drink specials including:   $5 Sliders, Street Tacos, Pretzel Bites, and Burgers, $3 dollar Craft Drafts, $3.50 Glass of House Wine and $5 Specialty Cocktails.    We have 12 HDTV's up to 70 inches to watch multiple sporting events and cheer your favorite team on. Please check our monthly events calendar for the latest sporting events including Sunday NFL Ticket, NHL Center Ice or MLB Extra Innings.

October 25, 2014 - October 26, 2014

Udderly Sweet Vintage Boutique

  • Location: Superstition Farm
  • Address: 3440 S. Hawes RD, Mesa, AZ 85212
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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There will be some of the Valley’s best local vintage, shabby chic vendors selling a variety of industrial, farm fresh, rusty, upcycled, recycled, perfection. Also available will be food and ice cream, a petting zoo for the kids, hay rides, and more. Entry is FREE.

October 25, 2014 - November 02, 2014

Annual Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party

  • Location: Schnepf Farms
  • Address: 24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85242
  • Venue: Schnepf Farms
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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DON'T MISS Five weekends of FUN this October! Admission includes: hay rides, miniature golf, 4-acre Sonic Burger Maze, country road rally, honeybee adventure, carousel rides, petting barn, Hillbilly Bob's Pig Races, Swinging Lady Bugz, Flying Farmers ride, Pumpkin Launch, Witch Mountain giant slide, Arizona's only gravity roller coaster, straw bale maze, rock climbing wall, "live" entertainment, bon fires & marshmallow roasting, lil' farmers play yard, Schnepf Family ... more

October 25, 2014 - November 02, 2014

Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze

  • Location: Vertuccio Farms
  • Address: 4011 S. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ 85212
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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Families can enjoy the festivities of the season with a 10-acre corn maze, mini hay maze for younger children, barrel train rides, farm animals, air pillows, hop-along pony rides, a bounce house, educational pizza farm, pedal race cars, a pumpkin patch and more. Visit our Facebook Page for special online-only offers! Admission price includes:   10 Acre Corn Maze Extreme Air Pillow  Giant Tube Slide  Grain Train (New) Mini Hay Maze (for young children) Pumpkin Patch P... more

October 25, 2014 - December 27, 2014

Floating Lotus Studio presents: "Sound Journeys" with VOYAGER Tom Moore

  • Location: Floating Lotus Yoga Studio and Healing Center
  • Address: 202 W. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the last Saturday
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Floating Lotus Studio presents "Sound Journeys: An Evening of Meditative Journeys through Music & Sound" VOYAGER Tom Moore uses sound and silence to create meditative music that helps you shift your attention from external stimuli to the more subtle experience of "feeling and Being." The evening's music and sounds will help calm the mind as you go on a journey through unfolding sonic dimensions of "inner space" and sense the stillness within. This event is th... more

 

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