The Valley of the Sun is filled with fun activities all year round, but this time of the year will be a blast. As the weather in Scottsdale, Arizona gets cooler, the city also gets livelier as we enter the fall season. With Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations, the city is definitely going to be busy this fall.
There are things to do in Scottsdale this fall for all its residents and visitors both for the young and old. Make sure to make your list of the activities you would like to join and make your plans ahead.
2013 World Flowboarding Championships – October 12 and 13
Fairly new to the flow boarding scene, the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale will host the 2013 World Flow Boarding Championship – FlowRider on October 12 – 13. This resort, boasting a double FlowRider set in an arena style layout offers the perfect stage for the best of the best to come battle it out for the WFC titles.
Tour de Scottsdale – October 13
If you are looking for an adrenaline rush and challenging event, you must join this cycling event. This fall is the perfect time to head out onto an open road and feel the cool season breeze. Be ready for the intimidating climbs, fast descent and stunning mountain views of the north Scottsdale.
Scottsdale International Film Festival – October 15
Audience members are the critics at this sneak-preview film series that screens award-winning indie and foreign films before their theatrical releases. Always a surprise, the films are selected from leading festivals by critic Harlan Jacobson. Screenings are introduced and followed by moderated conversations hosted by distinguished guest speakers.
Arizona Taco Festival – October 19 and 20
If you love taco and tequila and love to experience Mexican culture, this event is for you. This is a two-day contest where teams will sell tacos and drink tequilas with the neighbors. Teams will battle for $10,000 cash money and serve tacos for $2 each. For complete details on how to join the contest, please visit their site at http://aztacofestival.com/
Balloon Spooktacular – October 25 – 26
Bring your family and friend experience the thrill and excitement of this Halloween event in the Valley. There are over 20 Hot Air Balloons on display, entertaining live music, food and drink, fireworks and of course, passing out hundreds of pounds of candy for the Trick-or-Treaters.
As we always advise, make sure to plan and make your reservations early so you’ll not miss these exciting and fun things to do in Scottsdale this fall season.