Day of the Cowboy
NOVEMBER 2 AND 3
A celebration commemorating Arizona’s cowboy history and culture, Day of the Cowboy will feature Old West activities, games, gunfighters, BBQ, live country music, fireworks and much more. Get gussied up and head on over!
Gold Canyon Golf Resort, 6100 S. Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon, 480.474.8037, dayofthecowboy.co, times vary, free
NOVEMBER 1 AND 15
Returning for only two days in November, MACFest will feature unique artist creations, music, crafts, and treats. Enjoy the beautiful creations from local artists and have fun creating your own.
Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, 480.644.6500, macfestmesa.com, 10 a.m., free
Phoenix Parade of the Arts
The Phoenix Parade of the Arts requires 100 percent audience participation. Kids are encouraged to walk in the parade. Contests for best float, best costume, or cutest pet help families compete in a comradely way, keeping the entire event family friendly.
SW corner of Grande Avenue, 602.276.1792., phoenixannualparadeofthearts.com, 6 p.m., free
Guaranteed to be a tail waggin’ good time, Woofstock will feature dog agility demos, workshop to teach your dog a new tricks, as well as entertainment, food and more. This is fun for the whole family including your furry four legged friends.
Tumbleweed Park, 745 E. Germann Road, Chandler, 480.782.2000, chandleraz.gov, 9 a.m., free
Walking With Dinosaurs
A great show that offers a look into a world where dinosaurs roamed and shows the difference between the Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Triassic time periods (because let’s face it—the average person doesn’t know the difference before the show). Also educational highlights include lectures and exhibits on the various landscapes dinosaurs roamed and explanations for mass extinction. Appropriate for all ages.
US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson Street, 602.379.2000, dinosaurlive.com, 7 p.m., prices vary
Beauty and the Beast
NOVEMBER 27 THROUGH 30
Enjoy the classic Disney tale like your kids have never seen it before. Watch as they are captivated by dancing teacups and a talking candlestick. While you’re at it, you’ll probably be captivated yourself by the intense storyline full of morals.
Orpheum Theater, 203 W. Adams Street, Phoenix, 602.534.5600, orpheumtheaterphx.com, times vary, prices vary