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SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events In & Around Scottsdale {September 2018}

Thank you Odysea Aquarium for sponsoring our monthly guide.

There’s more to do in September than dust off the pumpkins & scarecrows and sip on PSLs. Our monthly guide for September family friendly events in and around Scottsdale is here.

september eventsFun Fact: Did you know that on average, September 17 is the last day of the year for temps over 100 degrees in the Valley of the Sun? 

September is upon us and maybe, just maybe you can detect the weather is starting to cool down. 


What does being voted Best Kids Indoor Entertainment mean? For our partners at OdySea, it means exploring penguins and otters and sharks!  You can even touch Sting Rays. All indoors! Go and check it out!

Can’t beat a view like this at OdySea Aquarium


What are your favorite family friendly events happening this month? Are there any that I haven’t covered? Please comment below and let us know how you’ll be enjoying the last hot month of the year of September here in Scottsdale.  

Have you joined one of our community groups yet?  

We have two Facebook groups for Scottsdale moms to connect, support and encourage each other. Join a group based on what part of Scottsdale you’re in, North or South. Visit the links below and request to join today! Please feel free to share any events you are aware of that other local mamas should know about, too.  

SMB Community & Connection {North Scottsdale}

SMB Community & Connection {South Scottsdale}

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August 2018

Labor Day Weekend at Old Town Gringos

August 31 @ 11:00 am - September 3 @ 2:00 am
old town gringos, 4209 N. Craftsman Ct.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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FREE to attend—food & drinks are available for purchase

Celebrate Labor Day all weekend long at Old Town Gringos with a four day event in Scottsdale! Veterans and First Responders will get their first beer for .01 while guests who wear their stars and stripes will receive house margaritas for $2.00 all day long! Other cocktail specials will include $5.00 Pina Coladas and $7 Deep Eddy Vodka & Red Bull Slushies! There will also be live music by Josh Rosh Band from 4pm-8pm on Friday, August 31st; Jaty Edwards…

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September 2018

Labor Day Weekend Luau

September 1 @ 9:00 am - September 3 @ 6:00 pm
OdySea Aquarium, 9500 East Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85256 United States
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Regular Admission Prices Apply

OdySea Aquarium will be celebrating the Labor Day holiday with a specialty themed Hawaiian event beginning on September 1st through September 3rd. This family friendly luau will take place inside the aquarium with themed activities throughout each day. The Aquarium will be decked out in theme with floral garland, paper lanterns, beach balls, palm trees, hibiscus flowers, hula dancers, tiki masks, giant sunglasses, Luau music and more! Specialty themed activities will include: • Stingray and Sea Turtle Behind the Scenes…

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Splash Bash at OdySea in the Desert

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until September 3, 2018

OdySea in the Desert, 9500 E Via De Ventura AZ + Google Map
$5.00

Visit OdySea in the Desert Labor Day weekend for their biggest end of the summer bash beginning on Saturday, September 1st. Held in the outdoor courtyard, this party will feature giant water slides, endless foam parties, and ice cream eating contests for all ages! Guests are encourages to bring water shoes and wear sunscreen

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Labor Day Weekend at Butterfly Wonderland

September 1 @ 11:00 am - September 2 @ 3:00 pm
butterfly wonderland, 9500 East Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85256 United States
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FREE with regular admission

Butterfly Wonderland invites guests to celebrate the long holiday weekend, September 1st and September 2nd at Butterfly Wonderland and enjoy family friendly activities from 11:00am-3:00pm daily. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Butterfly Princess Leslie Campa, enjoy live music by Scottsdale Strings on September 2nd and complimentary face painting! Butterfly Wonderland is the largest butterfly conservatory in America. It features a magnificent indoor conservatory featuring Glass in the Garden, custom made botanical glass art pieces; that brings a tropical…

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Slumber under the Sea at OdySea Aquarium

September 1 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until September 2, 2018

OdySea Aquarium, 9500 East Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85256 United States
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$10 - $99

Children ages 8 and older are invited to OdySea Aquarium for their first ever Slumber Under the Sea sleepover event! Guests will learn all about aquarium life at night, go on a ‘night walk’ behind the scenes tour, enjoy animal ambassador appearances, and hands on activities. The evening will conclude with popcorn and a movie and attendees will sleep next to the fish in the Deep Ocean exhibit. The next morning, guests will enjoy breakfast followed by a glimpse of…

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Charlotte’s Web comes to Herberger Theater

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Herberger Theater, 222 E. Monroe
Phoenix, AZ, AZ 85004 United States
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Back by popular demand! One of our most beloved productions returns to the stage with a brilliant version of E.B. White’s American classic. Meet Wilbur, an endearing piglet trying to make his way in the world, and Charlotte, the wise and winsome spider who becomes his true friend. Get caught up in Charlotte’s web as we spin this timeless story onto the stage! By Joseph Robinette, Based on the book by E.B. White Recommended for Ages 5+ Tickets *$12.00-$30.00 *additional…

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Labor Day

September 3

The first Monday of every September recognizes the men and women who labor to build this country. Through a time-honored tradition with roots in the coordinated efforts of the labor movement of the 1800s, we salute the American worker force. Labor Day is often spent as a vacation weekend by many families. Most campgrounds on this weekend are packed full. As you celebrate this day, consider and appreciate your hard work and how it has added to the well-being and…

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Labor Day Dinner On Us at Salty Sow

September 3 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
salty sow, 4801 E Cactus Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Menu Prices Vary

This Labor Day, valley residents and visitors are invited to Salty Sow restaurant for its annual “Dinner on Us” promotion, Monday, September 3rd! Guests can enjoy a BOGO (buy one, get one free) offer all evening long beginning at 4:00 p.m. Salty Sow will be serving signature, farm-fresh entrees including: • BLACKENED RIBEYE TACOS served with romaine Caesar, chimichurri, pickled red onions, avocado, cotija, and BBQ beans • BLACKENED SALMON FILET with black-eyed pea salad and lemon beurre blanc •…

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Labor Day at Roaring Fork

September 3 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
roaring fork, 4800 North Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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Meny Prices Vary

This Labor Day, valley residents and visitors are invited to Roaring Fork for their annual “Dinner on Us” promotion, Monday, September 3rd! Guests can enjoy a BOGO (buy one, get one free) offer all evening long beginning at 4:00 p.m. S Roaring Fork will be serving signature “wood fired” favorites including: • SLOW ROASTED PORK SHOULDER CARNITAS served with black beans and fresh hot buttered flour tortillas • BONELESS BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN with mashed potatoes and peppercorn gravy • CEDAR…

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National Cheese Pizza Day

September 5

Dinner idea! Hold the toppings, please. It’s National Cheese Pizza Day! Use #NationalCheesePizzaDay to post on social media and tag us so we can see how you celebrate.

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