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Things to Do This Weekend In and Around Mesa, AZ

We have been busy working on our upcoming Fall Guide so the events for this weekend are a little late.  It will be worth it, though, the Fall Guide is going to be great!  We have passed it off to Angela for the design and it will be ready soon.  Here you go:

Gilbert Fall Concerts in the Park
Free concert in the park TONIGHT, from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Freestone Park Amphitheater, 1045 N. Juniper Rd. in Gilbert.  Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

Tempe Oktoberfest
Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9th
This is a huge event at Tempe Town Lake.  Admission is free, purchase tickets for food and activities.  Family pricing available for discounted tickets when purchased in bulk during certain times.    Features German food and shopping, German beer and wine gardens, dachshund racing, Kinderfest Kidzone, carnival activities and plenty of nonstop polka music.

Railfair 2011 at McCormick Stillman Park
Saturday and Sunday, October 8 - 9, from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The park is celebrating their brand-new10,000 square foot model train display with a fun event for the family.  There will be model train displays, tours, and train equipment on display.  Train and carousel rides are $2/person.  Children under 3 are free with a paying adult.  7301 E. Indian Bend, Scottsdale.

Chandler Symphony Concert
Sunday, October 9th at 3:00 PM, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler.
Suggested donation: $10/adult, $5/child, or $15/family.

There are a couple of boutiques you may want to check out:

One more thing!  Did you know 'Make a Difference Day' is coming up?  Saturday, October 22nd is a national day of service and you can get involved to make a difference here in Mesa.  You can participate  by donating to the food and clothing drive or by planning your own volunteer effort.  The city has mini grants available of $100 to get some of these projects started.  To apply for a grant, check out this page.  There are a limited number of grants available, and they are distributed on a first-come first-served basis so act quickly. 

Have a great weekend and enjoy this fantastic fall weather!

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hello there! house said...

Thanks so much for including the market in this weekend's things to do post! We're ezcited to share our vendor's wares with the masses. :)

Kelly said...

There is going to be a big boutique, craft fair on Saturday Oct. 22nd called The Paisley Pumpkin on the NW corner of Val Vista and Baseline. I hope you let your readers know--it should be fun for the whole family!