Experience the epitome of entertainment at the renowned Arizona Boardwalk, an unparalleled destination offering a diverse array of attractions, dining, shopping, and engaging events.
Prepare for a day filled with excitement as you explore beloved family favorites such as the captivating OdySea Aquarium and the enchanting Butterfly Wonderland. Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the mind-boggling exhibits at Ripley’s Believe It or Not, where curiosity knows no bounds. Get ready to be astounded by the illusionary marvels of the Laser and Mirror Maze, where light tricks will leave you amazed.
For older kids seeking thrilling adventures, VR Xtreme offers immersive experiences that will challenge their senses. Aspiring archaeologists can embark on an encounter with dinosaurs at Pangaea, adding an extra touch of excitement to their visit. And don’t forget to refuel with delectable treats like ice cream sandwiches, gourmet burgers, and mouthwatering gourmet candy, satisfying even the most discerning taste buds.
With a wide range of attractions and delectable delights, the Arizona Boardwalk promises an unforgettable day filled with entertainment for visitors of all ages.
October Fall Festivals:
The Arizona Boardwalk is celebrating the Fall season with 3 free events!
The Scottsdale Sparkle Halloween Arts, Crafts, & Gifts Show and the 5th annual Fall Fest!
Scottsdale Sparkles is October 14th & 15th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate the cooler weather with free kids face painting, glitter tattoos, character appearances, and candy. Plus, there are 80+ vendors for you to shop from.
The 5th annual Fall Fest, presented by Macaroni Kid, is perfect for kids 16 and under and families! Participate in the spooky costume contest for a chance to win a prize! Also, enjoy Character Meet and Greets, face painting, trick-or-treating, craft and activity stations, music, and games. This event is October 21st from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Bug Fest, presented by the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation, is the biggest bug bash of the year! Wear your Halloween costume and hang out with cockroaches, live reptiles, butterflies, and other insects. There will be an interactive bug zoo learning station, a photo booth, edible insect treats, and craft stations. Bug Fest is on October 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Family Fun Halloween Bash, Do you and your family like to dress up for Halloween? Do you go all out with makeup and costumes? If so, put on your best outfit and head to the Family Fun Halloween Bash at the Arizona Boardwalk for a chance to win a cash prize! There will also be a DJ, kids trick-or-treating, bounce houses, slides, face painting, and more! Plus, local vendors and restaurants will have tables and stands. The event starts at 10 a.m. and runs till 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 28th, 2023. The costume contest will begin at 1 p.m. Before the contest, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., staff members will walk around the courtyard, passing out tickets to the best costumes. The 1st place winner will receive a $500 cash prize! 2nd and 3rd place will receive $300 and $200, respectively. Admission is free, but if you register on the Arizona Boardwalk website, bring your ticket to be entered into the Family Fun Arizona Giveaway Drawings. Prizes vary from tickets to the UFO Experience, Odysea Aquarium, or Butterfly Wonderland, $50 restaurant gift cards, and more.
Events provided by The Scottsdale Living – RipLey Kennebrew.
RipLey is currently a junior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University