The 8th Annual Halloween Balloon Spooktacular is returning to Salt River Fields. Bring the entire family to experience Halloween in a fun and safe environment. More than 20 hot air balloons on display, 4,000 pounds of candy for trick-or-treaters, live music, food and beverages, a kids zone, a vendor market, tethered balloon rides, a haunted house, fireworks and more. SRFBalloonFestivals.com
Scottsdale International Film Festival is a five-day event where attendees have the chance to view award-winning cinema from around the world. Tickets will be sold in Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Box office for $28. ScottsdaleFilmFestival.com
Scottsdale League for the Arts is responsible for hosting its 41st annual culinary festival that provides top chefs that bring together amazing dishes for attendees to try. Cooks and Corks’ proceeds benefit local artists and art education programs which give back to the community. CooksAndCorks.org
CASA of Maricopa County is hosting an information seminar about how to become a court-appointed special advocate on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5:15-6:30 p.m. If you are interested in giving back and being an advocate who will have an immediate impact on children’s lives, stop by the information seminar. Eventbrite.com
Love rock climbing but hate the heat? AZ on the Rocks, an indoor air-conditioned rock climbing facility invites all members of the community to climb. Veterans and active duty military are invited to climb for free all weekend long, Nov. 9-11. AZOnTheRocks.com
Kierland is hosting its second annual POP Experience that consists of a variety of interactive art experiences including live art, music and more. This experience involves the charity night which will take place on Friday evening at the Westin Kierland Resort, as well as the Kierland POP Festival that will take place during the day on Saturday.
A first-ever TED Talk hosted in Scottsdale, gathering women to share ideas and feedback. The team that put together this event, including volunteers and sponsors, did so with no intent of any financial return; their only goal is to bring people together to share ideas and become involved in a discussion. Eventbrite.com