Mark Your Calendar
Sept. 22 – Nov. 5
Fall season is drawing near and Gilbert is debuting Harvest in the Heritage District, a collection of themed events and experiences inviting locals and visitors to explore Downtown Gilbert.
1. Halloween Pumpkin Fun – Interactive Installation
Make some noise! Meet Jack, a larger-than-life jack-o-lantern xylophone where you can play tunes on pumpkin teeth! This interactive display is six feet high and eight feet long and is paired with a human-powered pumpkin musical box. Colorful box seating is staged throughout the area. Don’t miss the chance at a family photo opp!
Location: South of the #39 American Legion, 206 N Gilbert Rd
2. Día de los Muertos – Interactive Installation
Glide into the season on an 18-foot-long guitar-shaped slide and continue the musical fun cranking out tunes on a six-foot tall guitar. Honor your loved ones with the lit-up themed photo display – all tucked away in the greenspace just south of the canal at Heritage Marketplace.
Location: Northwest corner of Gilbert Rd. and Canal (west of Barrio Queen), 388 N Gilbert Rd
3. Give thanks at the Mid-Autumn Celebration
Mid-Autumn Celebration will feature a series of events in partnership with Chandler Gilbert Asian Festival Committee and Gilbert Sister Cities. Join in the community art installation featuring ribbons of gratitude at Gilbert Park & Ride (222 N Ash St) every Saturday morning through Nov. 5. In addition, enjoy hands-on community events during the Farmer’s Market on these dates: Oct. 14, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4. Check out the dazzling lanterns and share your message of thanks this season.
Location: Gilbert Park & Ride, 222 N. Ash St.
5. Stock up at the Gilbert Farmers Market
Gilbert Farmers Market is a must-see and must-shop experience in Downtown Gilbert. Open every Saturday, 8 AM – Noon, don’t miss the chance to check out more than 100 vendors. The market features local, chemical-free, organic produce from many local farmers, farm fresh eggs, meat, cheese, bread, sweets, coffee & tea, sauces, seasonings and many other locally made artisan products.
6. Fall return of the Gilbert ArtWalk
The seasonal return of the popular Gilbert Art Walk starts Oct. 7. This artist-driven event features live music and is free to the public. Shop for local jewelry, fine art, ceramics, woodworking, photography and so much more. Head online for exact dates this winter.
Bonus: More Fall Fun Awaits in the Heritage District
Downtown Gilbert merchants are also joining in the fun. Check back here often for updates on events, seasonal specials and more. Don’t miss the flavors of fall at the many restaurants, cafes, night clubs and bars in the Heritage District.
HD South Events: Events range from yoga to sound meditation, cookie decorating, line dancing and more. Don’t miss the Annual Spooktacular Car Show hosted by the Desert Corvette Association on Oct. 21.
Hale Centre Theatre: Hale Centre Theatre is thrilled to present Something’s Afoot through October 7. A captivating spoof of Agatha Christie plays, this whirlwind farce uses all the clichés of the mystery genre.
O.H.S.O. Brewery and The Park: Enjoy live music every Fri. and Sat. starting at 7 p.m. and save the date for the Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Day, Oct. 19 featuring more than 15 pumpkin-style beers on tap. Fall movie nights start Oct. 5 and fall beer releases are scheduled throughout October.
Candle Chemistry: Fall into fragrance with the highly anticipated return of skull jars and fall fragrances. Experience the nostalgic charm of pumpkin spice, the decadence of pumpkin soufflé, and the enchantment of holiday aromas with their limited-time collection.
Liberty Market: Taste the season and warm up with a special Harvest Spice Latte. This delectable delight features house-made Harvest Spice syrup with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and real pumpkin puree.
Prep & Pastry: Enjoy flavors of the season on P&P’s coffee menu. Try the Apple Chai Latte, Cinnamon Maple Cortado or the Caramel Apple Cold Brew. Don’t miss out on seasonal pastries that change daily including the pumpkin pie donut, caramel apple dossant, pumpkin pie prep tart, and pumpkin oatmeal cream pie.
Studio 223: Don’t miss the fall inspired workshops planned all September and October. Cookie decorating, jewelry making, Halloween signs, clay art and more. Head online for a full list of courses available. Register today!
C&J’s Antiques and Garden: Save the date for the Harvest Vintage Market on Oct. 14, 8 AM – 3 PM. Plan for more holiday shopping fun with the Harvest and Holiday Vintage Market, Nov. 3, 10 AM – 5 PM and Nov. 4, 8 AM – 3 PM.
Flashback Antiques: Collectors get ready for treasure hunting and shopping fun at the Annual Flashback Antiques Sale in Downtown Gilbert. Save the date: Nov. 3 and 4.
The Art House Gilbert: The fall class schedule is out! Enjoy Halloween and fall season cookie decorating classes, spooky ghost and electric skeleton painting sessions and even a charcuterie board workshop in time for Halloween party season.
Rocket Fizz Gilbert: It’s spooky season with new Halloween-inspired soda flavors including Bloody Nose, Pumpkin Spice and Monster Mucus. Ask about their bulk soda pack discounts. And, stop in for all your candy needs this fall. Posters, toys and more all inside!
Scoopwell’s Dough Bar: Seasonal cookie dough flavors are almost here! Starting Oct. 1, head in for Pumpkin Pie, S’mores and Apple Crumble scoops. Ask for the Night Shift which includes your scoop of choice, half-baked to order and topped with vanilla ice cream.
Explore More Gilbert
Pumpkins, Hayrides & Mazes – Oh My!
Discover more fall festivities and family fun at Mother Nature’s Farm. Don’t miss the farm boutique, tasty concessions and all the outdoor activities planned this season.
Farm Nights at Agritopia
Evenings in Gilbert are magical when you head to Agritopia for their popular farm night events featuring local makers. Held the second Wednesday of each month, September through May, 5 – 8 p.m.
There’s so much more to explore in Gilbert.
There are many great events happening weekly and annually. Please go to gilbertaz.gov/events for updated information on events in Gilbert.
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