Wednesday's Weekend Wishlist for September 20

Catch the last bits of the Diamondback's regular season
Well, it's Wednesday again.  The day best known for keeping your weekly calendar from being laterally symmetrical, and for making Meredith blush and giggle in 1st grade phonics when it was sounded out as Wed-Nes-Day and had a drawing of a bride and groom to emphasize the "wed" sound.  

And because without further help, reading those tidbits would be literally the most interesting part of Wednesday, here's a roundup of things to do this weekend.  And by "weekend," I mean Thursday to Sunday…because we can't exclude Friday-eve or Sunday Funday from the mix!

Roundup of event listings.  If you have an event to advertise contact getthefunout@gmail.com


Plan ahead:

All the festivals you could hope to attend:  Phoenix Fall Festivals (but really it's around the state).  Oktoberfest, chili pepper festivals, corn mazes galore.

September 30 - 31st Annual Great Tucson Beer Fest.

October 4 - Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Arts Collab Mixer:  Join young professionals, artists, and leaders from all industries who appreciate or participate in the arts. Learn about how young professionals groups are supporting arts in your community and find out how you can get involved with those who share your interests, or perhaps spark your next collaboration!  Register here.

October 15 - Craft Classic 5k:  "Treat yourself to a morning of indulgence with the ultimate pairing: Running and Craft Beer! The Craft Classic Half Marathon and 5K offers a unique and challenging Phoenix area course with sweeping views and a delicious craft beer reward at the finish line along the beautiful Avenue of the Fountains in Fountain Hills, AZ. Race giveaways for all participants include a commemorative event shirt and beer glass, special finisher’s medal, free race photos and a free beer from Huss Brewing Co."

Around the State

From AZCentral - 26 things to do this week.  A food festival at the Tonto Natural Bridge, a car show in Pinetop, a wine fest in Sedona, a Corvette show in Prescott, a trail run and beer competition (separate) in Tucson.  Buy a jet, you'll want to get around!

33rd Annual Andy Devine in Kingman, Sept 23-24 - "33rd Annual Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo - Mohave County Fairgrounds. Cowboys from all over the US compete in 8 events, presented by The Kingsmen of Route 66."

TONS OF SPORTS!!!!  MLB, NHL, NFL, College Football, Boxing.

Check out REI events and workshops near you

The Valley

Tempe Adventure Run with Road Runner Sports in Tempe.  September 21 at 5:30 at Tempe Market Place.  A make-your-own-distance run around Tempe.  Collect tickets at stops along the course (map available on their Facebook page photo posts) for additional chances to win gear in their post-race raffle.  Also featuring product demos, beer, and sweaty people.


Barre class at Mountain Shadows Resort on Sept 24.

From AZcentral.com:

10 best events for kids and families this week.  Includes Old World Oktoberfest in Peoria, Father-Son Roundup, Brazilian day festival, and more.

From Phoenix Magazine:

11 top things to do this week.  Including Janet Jackson, Ballet Under the Stars, and more.

Tucson

From Tucson.com

Classical concerts, dance performances, and opera (behind a survey wall).  

Tucson Festivals and Activities.

From Tucsonweekly.com

Top events for the week.  Including yoga, tree-ring research, horse show, art walk, comedy, and more.

Flagstaff

Flag Enduro 23rd-24th - 2 day, 6 stage bike race.  Looks like there's still time to register if you've got $150 and a free weekend.  Includes Bigfoot BBQ, a sweet hat, and raffle tickets.  Oh, and the ability to race.  [ed note - as a mountain biker, I hope all participants are good stewards of the sport.  Basically, don't be a dick to other users of the trails and forest.  As a hiker and camper, I appreciate it.]  Register, buy raffle tickets, and get course info.

From AzDailySun.com

Event Calendar.  Including a geology walk, farmer's market, art show, qigong in the park, and more!
Prescott


Oktoberfest, September 23.  $25 for 12 sample tickets, presale; $35 day of.

More Prescott events - including bagpipes and drums concert, water-wise landscaping, antique show, photography exhibition, a pow wow, and more.

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