Events in October

Greenwich Village Halloween Parade

New York City New York - October 31st

Today the Parade is the largest celebration of its kind in the world. All those in costume are welcome to join hundreds of puppets, 42 bands of different types of music, dancers, and artist, in the nation's most wildly creative public participatory event  in the greatest city in the world.

Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market

San Francisco California - October 27th

The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a California certified farmers market operated by the nonprofit Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA).  The market is widely acclaimed for both the quality and diversity of its fresh farm products, and artisan and prepared foods. It is renowned throughout the country as one of the top farmers markets to visit. On any day, especially Saturdays, some of San Francisco’s best known chefs, and most famous farmers, can be seen at the market.  The market provides a forum for people to learn about food and agriculture.  Each week nearly 25,000 shoppers visit the farmers market.
The farmers market is open three days a week—Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the smaller markets occupy the front of the building along the Embarcadero; on Saturdays, the much larger market is held both in front of the Ferry Building and on the rear plaza overlooking the Bay.  The markets offer fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, meats and eggs from small regional farmers and ranchers, many of whom are certified organic.  A wealth of other products include regional artisan specialties such as breads, cheeses and jams.  The Thursday market  features an array of artisan street food: wood-fired pizza, grilled meats, sandwiches, and tacos, while the Saturday market also includes local restaurants serving a variety of hot, delicious meals.

CUESA conducts a wide variety of educational programs, including in-market talks and cooking demonstrations, farm tours, cooking classes, and panel discussions.  They also produce fact sheets, teacher resources, a free weekly eletter and a comprehensive website

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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale Florida - October 27th

This is the world’s largest boat show featuring more than 1.6 billion dollars worth of boats, yachts, superyachts, electronics, engines and thousands of accessories from every major marine manufacturer and builder worldwide. The show encompasses more than 3 million square feet of space, both on land and in water, at six sites, all connected by the Show Transportation Network.

Septic Flesh With Krisiun, Melechesh, Ex Dio, and Inquisition

Tahoe City California - October 27th

Septicflesh are a death metal band from Greece, founded in 1990. Septicflesh were formed in Athens, March 1990, by Sotiris Vayenas (guitar), Spiros Antoniou (bass and vocals), and Christos Antoniou (guitars), and quickly released a debut EP, Temple of the Lost Race in December 1991.[1] The band recorded their first full-length album Mystic Places of Dawn, in April 1994 at the Storm studio with the co-production of Magus Wampyr Daoloth. They have released many popular albums like: Mystic Places of Dawn (1994), Esoptron (1995), The Ophidian Wheel (1997), A Fallen Temple (1998), Revolution DNA (1999), Sumerian Daemons (2003), Communion (2008) and The Great Mass (2011). They will perform at the Lake Tahoe venue along with Krisiun, Melechesh, Ex Dio, and Inquisition.

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Fight For Air Run/walk

Folly Beach South Carolina - October 27th

 Join us in our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease by participating in the Fight For Air Run/Walk! Bring the whole family to this professionally timed 10K and 5K, then enjoy the after party on the Edwin S. Taylor Pier on Folly Beach with breakfast provided by Locklear's. The after party will include our awards ceremony for the top race times, most creative costumes, and top fundraising awards! By joining the Fight for Air Run/Walk you are making the commitment to fight lung disease so everyone can breathe easier- including you.


Miilionaire Mind Seminar

Salt Lake City Utah - October 26th

The Millionaire Mind Intensive (TM) is a three day seminar about changing mindsets and financial practices in order to increase income and accumulate wealth. T. Harv Eker, the presenter, is a self-made millionaire who claims the ability to change a person’s “financial blueprint” to allow him/her to “think like a rich person.”The seminar claims to not only teach people about their financial blueprint, but to change it right on the spot. Below are the details regarding the Millionaire Mind Intensive: “There’s the general economy, and then we each have our own personal economy. The general economy is definitely suffering. My economy is great.” – T. Harv Eker

Come to the Millionaire Mind Intensive

3-day Wealth Seminar this fall

If your goal is true financial freedom – with more happiness and more fun in your life – attend the Millionaire Mind Intensive and learn how to adjust your “inner-money thermostat” upward!

If your finances are not where you’d like them to be, a lack of money is not the problem; it is merely a symptom of what’s going on inside of you. Come to a 3-day Millionaire Mind Intensive seminar near you this fall to learn what’s holding you back from the success you deserve.

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Free Financial Seminar

Lahaina Hawaii - October 26th

Join us for a free 90 minute financial seminar created by author and entrepreneur Anthony Morrison! Learn how to gain financial freedom by using the internet as a business opportunity.
Learn how to:
-Generate income online without selling anything
-Build a profitable online business
-Use the power of social networking to reach thousands of virtual buys at no cost
-Run an online business easily from anywhere world-wide
-Use simple money making strategies to earn from

All guests will receive a complementary meal. Seating is limited. Register Here:


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Art Under the Umbrellas

La Quinta California - October 25th

 Located along the closed-off streets of this charming outdoor venue reminiscent of colonial Mexico. This makes for an enjoyable day outdoors perusing artist wares, exploring Old Town shops, and dining in Old Town restaurants. Art patrons will find quality artwork, while tourists will discover treasured mementos.

Art Under the Umbrellas

La Quinta California - October 25th

 Located along the closed-off streets of this charming outdoor venue reminiscent of colonial Mexico. This makes for an enjoyable day outdoors perusing artist wares, exploring Old Town shops, and dining in Old Town restaurants. Art patrons will find quality artwork, while tourists will discover treasured mementos.


Minocqua Wisconsin - October 25th

Beef-a-Rama is a Minocqua tradition almost 50 years old that has brought nearly 500,000 visitors to the area over the years. It is a fun-filled celebration complete with a 5K run, roast cook-offs, games, costumes, live music, a craft show, and delicious local fare to complement the ever-present beef. Each year an entire ton of beef is served to over 12,000 people during the Beef-a-Rama celebration. Participants cook their roasts in downtown Minocqua, often in teams and surrounded by live music, spectators, and various games and activities. Once the judging is finalized, there is often a beef-eating contest followed by a Parade of Roasts, complete with mini-floats featuring the roasts from the day’s cook-off. After the short parade, the roasts are sliced and sold as sandwiches until they’re gone.

Off the Beaten Path Tour

Center Hill Lake Tennessee - October 24th

Every fall, on the last full weekend in October, when the color is breath taking and there is certain crispness to the air, the artists of Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour in DeKalb and Cannon Counties of Middle Tennessee open their studios for a free three day open studio event. Visitors can download a map detailing directions to each stop as they follow the bright yellow signs making their way through the countryside to explore the creative activities at each studio. Artists are demonstrating their craft mediums and offering handcrafted shopping opportunities at every stop on the tour.

Head of the Charles Regatta

Boston Massachusetts - October 23rd

Come experience the thrill of college, club, and international rowers competing in the largest regatta in the world. More than 300,000 spectators and 7,500 participants will be present during this two day event.

Fantasy Fest

Key West Florida - October 23rd

In 1979 two buisnessmen organized the party to stimulate local business. Fantasy Fest has grown into a 10 day event since then, which now includes a parade, costume parties, and fundraisers. The festival is similar to a New Orleans Mardi Gras experience. The Fantasy Fest parade features many amazing floats and has had over 100,000 people in attendance in past years. Don't miss out on the party of the year! Book your nearby vacation rental home, condo, or beach house now on! With thousands of beautiful Key West, Florida vacation rental homes and other rental properties, we have something for everybody! Enjoy having the amenities of home, while on vacation in Key West for Fantasy Fest!  Key West is a special place on this planet, the southern most point of the continental United States with a street (Duval Street) that runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.  Teal blue waters, restaurant and bar patios overlooking Duval Street, island music, ocean smell, free spirits, moped transportation, and tropical weather.  Ill see you there soon!


Seattle Washington - October 21st

TurkFest is an annual cultural festival in Seattle, WA whose mission is to foster friendship, understanding, and cooperation throughout the greater community by organizing educational, entertaining, and engaging cultural programs that celebrate Turkish culture and heritage.

TurkFest is a part of the Festál series presented by Seattle Center. The festival is produced by a group of committed volunteers from the Turkish-American community. This celebration of Turkish culture has grown annually since its inception in 2001, boasting an increasing variety of traditional and contemporary performances, art and textile exhibitions, films, youth activities, cuisine, and workshops.

The festival takes place in October every year to commemorate the founding of the Republic of Turkey on October 29, 1923. Each year, TurkFest invites dancers, musicians, and artists from around the country to share their artistic forms of expression with local audiences. It gives us pleasure to organize this free cultural event for the enjoyment of the diverse communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Carmel International Film Festival

Carmel California - October 21st

The Carmel Art and Film Festival screens the best in independent film in four categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary, Short, and Student. Viewing hundreds of films and narrowing down to approximately a hundred to enter the festival. CAFF presents awards in all four categories with the addition of the Clint Eastwood Filmmakers Award given to a filmmaker who exemplifies Clint’s commitment to the craft of filmmaking. Five days of independent film complemented by contemporary art, music, conversations, and lecture series, and workshops. There are also diner celebrations throughout the festival including a Filmmaker's Beach Dinner on beautiful Carmel Beach.

Autumn With Topsail

Topsail North Carolina - October 20th

Autumn With Topsail 2012 Schedule



Saturday Oct 20th


7:30 – 10:00 AM

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
(Inside the Assembly Building

9:30 AM

Exhibitor's Arts & Crafts Booths Open

11:00 AM

Food Court, Beer & Wine Garden,
Boat Rides, Children's Activities
on grounds and inside Assembly Building

12:00 – 3:00 PM

Fryd Flounder

5:00 – 8:00 PM Coastline Band






Sunday Oct 21th


8:00 – 10:00 AM

Kiwanis Pancake & Susage Breakfast
(Inside the Assembly Building

9:30 AM

Exhibitor's Arts & Crafts Booths Open

11:00 AM

Food Court, Boat Rides, Children's Activities
on grounds and inside Assembly Building


Beer & Wine Garden Opens

3:00 PM

Curator Drawing

1:00 – 4:00 PM

Band of Oz


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Tower Gallery Attic Sale

Sanibel Island Florida - October 20th

Tower Gallery is presenting, at their quaint beach house, a large selection of original paintings, giclees, jewelry, ceramics and other art creations at surprisingly affordable prices. Many of Tower's artists will be there to chat about the art. Don't miss this once a year, two day event.


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Oktoberfest by the Bay

San Francisco California - October 20th

San Francisco morphs into a mini Munich at this annual San Francisco festival, complete with singing, dancing, food and, most importantly, pints and pints of beer. This year, the noted Chico Bavarian Band headlines this San Francisco festival. Admission is $12 for adults, children 12 and under free. The festival runs Friday from 4pm-midnight, Saturday from 11am-11pm and Sunday from 11am-7pm. Headlining our stage will be the world renowned, 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band!

International Society of Electronic Arts 2012: Machine Wilderness

Albuquerque New Mexico - October 19th

With thousands of participants and hundreds of activities throughout the state of New Mexico and the Southwest region, ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, the Eighteenth International Symposium for Electronic Art will be one of the largest gatherings addressing the future of art, science, technology, and nature in the United States in recent history. The symposium will feature over 80 artists and close to 500 international presentations by artists, technologists, and scholars from more than 13 countries including Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom. A season-long, regional collaboration includes over 90 partnering organizations, with a main conference in Albuquerque September 19 – 24, 2012, pre-conference activities in Southern New Mexico and El Paso, post-conference days along New Mexico’s “Cultural Corridor” in Santa Fe and Taos, and several field trips.

The main exhibition for ISEA2012 is based at both The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History and 516 ARTS, with off-site projects at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Creative Albuquerque, Richard Levy Gallery and the Alvarado Urban Farm. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog published by the acclaimed Radius Books, which will be distributed internationally.

ISEA2012 is organized by 516 ARTS in partnership with The University of New Mexico and the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History.

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Circleville Pumpkin Show

Circleville Ohio - October 19th

The Circleville Pumpkin Show is odd, entertaining and one of America's oldest events, beginning in 1903.  This is real heartland festival experience serving everything from pumpkin donuts to pumpkin burgers.  There is more than just pumpkins however- the crafts, music, parades, and people make this a well rounded event bringing in more than a half a million people from around the country over four days.

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