Saturday October 26
Fall Festival: OdySea in the Desert invites ages 16 and younger to participate in a not-so-spooky costume contest. Enjoy music, games, prizes and costume contests, plus inflatables, character meet-and-greets, face painting, trick-or-treating, crafts and more. Costume contest begins at 4:30pm and participants must arrive by 4pm. Event hours are 1:00-6:00pm. Free. 9500 E. Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale. odyseainthedesert.com
Saturday, October 26
Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts: This popular event celebrates the arts in our community with performances, dance, visual art, live music, children's activities, food, pet adoptions, craft beer and wine tasting and more! Proceeds benefit the Herberger Theater's Youth Outreach Programs. Be sure to stop by the Arizona Parenting booth to for a fun art-tivity! Free. 11:30am-5pm. Herberger Theatre, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. herbergertheater.org
Saturday & Sunday October 26 & 27
Dia de los Muertos Festival: This festival is a community celebration of Latin American Art, food and culture related to the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. The festival will offer delicious food, a colorful market of crafts, altars, cultural performances and various other activities related to the Day of the Dead celebration. 10am- 5pm. Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. 480-644-6500 or mesaartscenter.com
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