Valley Community Calendar

SCOOTIN BOOTS (See Facebook for details)

  • Mondays – West Coast Swing
    Tuesdays – Line Dancing
    Wednesdays – Country Swing Partner Dancing
    Thursdays – Traditional Country Dancing
    Fridays – Country Swing Partner Dancing
  • Address: 515 N Stapley Dr. #103, Mesa AZ, 85203
  • Admission: $6 during lessons, $7 during dancing
  • Venue: Scootin Boots Dance Hall
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Learn to dance with a partner and learn popular line dances!

 

WINTER WONDERLAND AT SCHNEPF FARMS

  • December 6, 2018 – January 6, 2019
  • Location: Schnepf Farms
  • Address: 24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85242
  • Times: Varies, See Schedule
  • Admission: $5+
  • Phone:480-987-3100
  • Venue: Schnepf Farms
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WINTER FUN down on the FARM! – 6 weeks of ice skating, Santa, snow and holiday lighted train rides

When visiting the farm in December there is something to do every day! Bonfires, Ice Skating, Hayrides to the Deer, Petting Zoo, Holiday lighted Train rides, Country Store, Bakery, Hotdog Roasting, Breakfast & Lunch and even DRIVE-In Movies! Spend Christmas on the Farm for a whole lotta family fun!

Ice Skating – Begins December 6th, 2018 ($12)
Holiday Lighted Train Rides – Begin December 15th ($3/5)
Snow and Sled Day – December 8th ($10)
Breakfast with Santa! – December 15th, 2018 ($25)

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14TH ANNUAL MESA ARTS FESTIVAL

  • December 8, 2018 – December 9, 2018
  • Location: Mesa Arts Center
  • Address: 1 E Main St Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:480-644-6500
  • Venue: Mesa Arts Center
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Kick off the holidays at Mesa Arts Center and experience this fun and exciting community event!The Mesa Arts Festival is the premier place to find unique gifts for the holidays! The annual festival will feature original works of art for sale from local, regional and national artists in various mediums; live entertainment showcasing local and national talent on two stages; live artist demonstrations; Family Activity Area and an array of culinary delights.

Event Admission and Parking are FREE!

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  CHRISTMAS CAR SHOW BENEFITING TOYS FOR TOTS

  • December 8, 2018
  • Location: Streetside Classics
  • Address: 614 E Auto Center Dr Mesa, AZ 85204
  • Times: From: 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 926-1344
  • Venue: Streetside Classics
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Streetside Classics proudly presents our 2018 Christmas Car Show with Berge Ford and Copperstate Mustang Club on Saturday, December 8, 2018! Benefitting Toys for Tots, Streetside’s annual gathering is a family-friendly event with all makes and models welcome. Raffle prizes, food trucks, music, vendors and photos with Santa!

Bring one unwrapped toy per vehicle to register the morning of the show or $20 fee. Registration fees will be used to purchase additional toys. Participant parking begins at 8am. Awards at 1pm.

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MESA BOOK FESTIVAL

  • December 8, 2018
  • Location: Downtown Mesa
  • Address: S. Macdonald St. (between Main & 1st Ave) AZ
  • Times: From: 02:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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An annual book festival will feature local authors and booths offering great reading opportunities and programming for readers of all ages.

Who’s Invited?

Everyone! Authors, Publishers, and Book Sellers are invited to  egister for space to showcase, promote, and sell their books. Readers are invited to come and buy their books direct. We’re encouraging a wide variety of literary arts purveyors to share their work to create a bigger audience for everyone.

What’s happening?

  • Eighty-five vendors, including a diverse offering of books and authors
  • Free to the Public
  • Open Mic Poetry
  • Authors, Presentations and Panels
  • A whole lot more!

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PHOENIX FELINE FANCIERS IT’S FELINE ALOT LIKE CHRISTMAS CAT SHOW

  • December 8, 2018 – December 9, 2018
  • Location: Mesa Convention Center
  • Address: 201 N Center St Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: Sat. 10AAM-5PM; Sun. 9AM-4PM
  • Admission: $8-10
  • Phone:623-217-4205
  • Venue: Mesa Convention Center
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The 26th Annual CFA all breed cat show, “It’s Feline A Lot Like Christmas” will be hosted by Phoenix Feline Fanciers.

Forty-one distinct breeds of cats, from the lean and swanky Siamese, the charmingly “naked” Sphinx, the intoxicating Abyssinian, and the large and extravagantly groomed Persians — over 300 fancy felines in all, will compete for Best in Show in ten judging rings. This show also has one of the largest Household Pet attendances in all of CFA nationwide. Come see these gorgeous cats!

A “supermarket” of cat supplies will be available from a myriad of vendors – from gourmet foods to unique clothing and jewelry as well as top-of-the-line cat furniture. There will be exciting raffles with many great prizes. Phoenix Feline Fancier’s provides space for feline rescue groups who will have cats to adopt. Pedigreed cats and kittens may be available for placement as well.

There will be a kitty costume contest as well as the “best decorated cage” contest falling under the holiday theme – you won’t want to miss it!

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SUPER SNOWY SATURDAY AT MESA RIVERVIEW

  • December 8, 2018
  • Location: Mesa Riverview
  • Address: 1061 N Dobson Rd Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Venue: Mesa Riverview
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Don’t Miss the Merriment at Mesa Riverview

• First 250 Kids Receive a $5 Cinemark Gift Card
• Play in Tons of Real Snow
• Hay Wagon Rides with Santa
• Horse & Carriage Rides
• Visit with Frosty & Friends
• Music • Games • Prizes
• Face Painters • Balloon Artists…and it’s All FREE!

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LIGHT OF THE WORLD CHRISTMAS CONCERT SERIES

  • December 9, 2018 – December 23, 2018
  • Location: Inter Stake Center Auditorium
  • Address: 830 E. 2nd Avd. Mesa, AZ 85204
  • Times: Starting: 07:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 500-5422
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SONGS OF THE SEASON – HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS INCLUDING HANDEL’S MESSIAH

  • December 9, 2018
  • Location: Mesa Community College
  • Address: 7110 E. McKellips Rd Red Mountain Campus Mesa, AZ 85207
  • Times: From: 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Admission: $10-15
  • Phone:480-461-7172
  • Venue: Mesa Community College
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Holiday selections and Christmas carols sung by the Arizona Cantilena Chorale: Songs of the Season is one concert you don’t want to miss!

General Admission $15, Students/Seniors $10; Proceeds benefit student support and scholarships
*Seating is limited*

Direction and parking: Located at the entrance to the Saguaro building.  Performance in the Rehearsal and Performance Center (RAP) inside the Saguaro Building (S-140): 7110 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa AZ 85207

FALL OUT TO LUNCH CONCERT SERIES

  • November 8, 2018 – December 13, 2018
  • Location: Mesa Arts Center
  • Address: 1 E Main St Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: From: 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:480-644-6500
  • Venue: Mesa Arts Center
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It’s fall and music is in the air. Are you looking for something fun to do on Thursdays? If so, you are cordially invited to join the fun and attend the FREE afternoon concerts in the Wells Fargo Garden performance area on the Shadow Walk at the Mesa Arts Center. Concerts begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Arts Center.

Seating is limited so you are encouraged to bring your favorite comfortable folding chairs, cushions and/or blankets.

A selection of hot and cold lunch selections, beverages and delicious desserts will be available for purchase. You may of course pack and bring your own yummy picnic lunch.

Fall Schedule:

Dec 13 – Holly Jolly Christmas; Holiday Music

The Spring Series will run from Jan. 10-March 14, 2019

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A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM

  • December 14, 2018
  • Location: St. Luke Lutheran Church
  • Address: 807 N. Stapley Mesa, AZ 85203
  • Times: From: 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone:(480) 969-4414
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A FREE family Christmas event so real you’ll feel like you have time-traveled back over 2000 years!

All ages will enjoy touring the town of Bethlehem, strolling through the marketplace, assembling a craft, visiting the live stable animals and listening to the Christmas story through songs and stories.

There will be something for everyone! Children, parents and grandparents will all enjoy FREE hands-on activities, music and refreshments.

 

MAKER’S MARKET AT BARNONE

  • December 14, 2018
  • Location: Barnone
  • Address: 3000 E Ray Rd (West Parking Lot) Gilbert, AZ 85296
  • Times: From: 05:00 PM to 09:00 AM
  • Admission: Free admission
  • Phone:(480) 988-1238
  • Venue: Barnone
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Yes, there’s lots of opportunity to do holiday shopping on Amazon, but for truly unique gifts made by a talented group of fellow Arizonans, come visit our first annual Maker’s Market at Barnone in Gilbert. Barnone is a permanent collection of makers from machine shops to woodworking, letterpress to wine making. It’s located in a renovated vintage Quonset hut barn in the award-winning Agritopia® community. For the market, we have invited almost 60 of our fellow makers from around the Valley to join us for an evening of shopping fun.

Hungry shoppers and those in need of a winter warmer can partake at Fire & Brimstone, The Uprooted Kitchen, The Coffee Shop, Joe’s Farm Grill, 12 West Brewing Co. and Garage East Winery. The Farm at Agritopia will also be selling hot chocolate.

And, of course, Santa will be here!

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MUSEUM DISCOVERY DAY AT THE ARIZONA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

  • December 14, 2018
  • Location: Arizona Museum of Natural History
  • Address: 53 N. Macdonald Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: From: 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 644-2230
  • Venue: Arizona Museum of Natural History
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Our next Museum Discovery Day is planned for the evening of Friday, Dec. 14. from 6-10PM. Museum Discovery Day offers free admission.

The Arizona Museum of Natural History (AzMNH), located at 53 N. Macdonald, has dinosaurs that roar and so much more. Visitors can try their luck at gold panning, wonder through an ancient Hohokam village or take a selfie with a T. rex. There is something exciting for everyone.

* Free days are very popular and attract crowds. To better serve visitors, avoid long lines and allow as many people as possible to enjoy the museum, the museums may implement timed tickets at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. No advanced tickets will be distributed.
Should there be wait time for entry, visitors can check out holiday-themed activities taking place at Merry Main Street – another City of Mesa family-friendly event – and 2nd Friday Night Out in Downtown Mesa. Both events are within walking distance from all three museums, along Main Street. Enjoy food trucks, Mesa Christmas Market, Winter Wonderland Ice Rink and more

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MUSEUM DISCOVERY DAY AT THE MESA CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM

  • December 14, 2018
  • Location: Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
  • Address: 1 E. Main St. at Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: From: 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 644-6567
  • Venue: Mesa Arts Center
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Our next Museum Discovery Day is planned for the evening of Friday, Dec. 14. from 6-10PM. Museum Discovery Day offers free admission.

The Arizona Museum of Natural History (AzMNH), located at 53 N. Macdonald, has dinosaurs that roar and so much more. Visitors can try their luck at gold panning, wonder through an ancient Hohokam village or take a selfie with a T. rex. There is something exciting for everyone.

* Free days are very popular and attract crowds. To better serve visitors, avoid long lines and allow as many people as possible to enjoy the museum, the museums may implement timed tickets at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. No advanced tickets will be distributed.
Should there be wait time for entry, visitors can check out holiday-themed activities taking place at Merry Main Street – another City of Mesa family-friendly event – and 2nd Friday Night Out in Downtown Mesa. Both events are within walking distance from all three museums, along Main Street. Enjoy food trucks, Mesa Christmas Market, Winter Wonderland Ice Rink and more.

 

MUSEUM DISCOVERY DAY AT THE I.D.E.A. MUSEUM

  • December 14, 2018
  • Location: i.d.e.a. Museum
  • Address: 150 W. Pepper Place Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: From: 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 644-2468
  • Venue: i.d.e.a. Museum
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Our next Museum Discovery Day is planned for the evening of Friday, Dec. 14. from 6-10PM. Museum Discovery Day offers free admission.

Guests can experience imaginative and creative experiences in ArtVille and the HUB Gallery. Also, visitors may experience our current art exhibition, Far Out: Our Solar System. Activities include a virtual reality station that offers an interactive experience of space exploration, materials to create prototypes of space crafts and a chance to explore Area 51.

* Free days are very popular and attract crowds. To better serve visitors, avoid long lines and allow as many people as possible to enjoy the museum, the museums may implement timed tickets at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. No advanced tickets will be distributed.
Should there be wait time for entry, visitors can check out holiday-themed activities taking place at Merry Main Street – another City of Mesa family-friendly event – and 2nd Friday Night Out in Downtown Mesa. Both events are within walking distance from all three museums, along Main Street. Enjoy food trucks, Mesa Christmas Market, Winter Wonderland Ice Rink and more

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CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS – A LIVE NATIVITY

  • December 15, 2018 – December 16, 2018
  • Location: Boulder Mountain Community Church
  • Address: 9390 E McLellan Rd Mesa, AZ 85207
  • Times: From: 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 986-0006
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Boulder Mountain Community Church invites you to Our Live Nativity! We are in North East Mesa off Ellsworth Rd- east on McLellan Rd. The street will be lined with luminaries that will lead you right to our event.

FREE activities!
• Petting Zoo
• Tractor pulled hayride
• Crafts for the kids
• Photo Booth with nativity costumes
• Hot Dogs, Cookies and Hot Chocolate
• 6:30 pm & 7:30 pm Live Nativity Story presentation

 

CYCLOMESA WINTERFEST 2018

  • December 15, 2018
  • Location: Alta Mesa Park
  • Address: 1910 N. Alta Mesa Dr. AZ 85210
  • Times: From: 02:30 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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It’s snowing in Mesa on Saturday, December 9, at Alta Mesa Park from 2:30 – 5 p.m.

Join the Bike & Pedestrian Program for 20 tons of snow play, a mechanical snowboard, bounce houses, food trucks and more reindeer games as well as a holiday helmet safety message and concussion education.

Stick around after the snow melts for a guided family-friendly bike ride through Alta Mesa’s neighborhood to see homes lit up with holiday lights and décor. Night ride starts at 5:30 p.m.; don’t forget your helmets and bike lights!

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MERRY MAIN STREET

  • November 22, 2018 – December 31, 2018
  • Location: Downtown Mesa
  • Address: Downtown Mesa Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: Varies
  • Admission: Free
  • Venue: Downtown Mesa
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Kickoff Event: Friday, November 23rd from 4-10 PM
4 pm – Ice show at the Winter Wonderland Ice Rink with AZ Ice
5 pm – Music at Mesa’s Christmas Tree with the Mesa City Band
5:45 pm – Program and official lighting of the Christmas Tree
6 – 10 pm – Live music and opening of Mesa Christmas Market at the Christmas Tree, Winter Wonderland Ice Rink at Mesa City Plaza, Visits with Santa at the Mesa Arts Center and Jack Frost’s Food Truck Forest at Pioneer Park.
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Seasonal Attractions include:

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink. Downtown Mesa will again feature a more than 5,000 square foot ice skating rink, 20 E. Main St., that will be open daily for thousands to enjoy our amazing winter weather while skating under the stars. Purchase tickets at the rink or online at www.merrymainst.com.

Mesa’s Christmas Tree. Merry Main Street would not be complete without a giant Christmas tree. The nearly four-story tall tree will be located on Macdonald at Main Street.

Visits with Santa. Free visits with Santa Fridays and Saturdays! Bring your cell phone or camera for pictures. Visit the activities calendar page on www.merrymainst.com for time and locations.

Santa’s sELFie Village. Take a moment to create a special holiday card photo at the holiday tree or one of the other Santa sELFie stations that will be located near it.

Jack Frost’s Food Truck Forest. Start (or end) your journey along Merry Main Street at Jack Frost’s Food Truck Forest at Pioneer Park, 526 E. Main St. This is at the end of the light rail line and across the street from the festive Mesa Temple Christmas lights.

Main Street Express. Take a ride on the Main Street Express trackless train every Friday and Saturday at the food trucks at Pioneer Park.

 

 

THE COUNTRY SHOW AT THE SILVER STAR THEATER

  • December 29, 2018
    January 10, 2019
    January 15, 2019
    January 25, 2019
    February 10, 2019
    February 28, 2019
    March 21, 2019
    April 7, 2019
  • Location: The Silver Star Theater
  • Address: 5247 E Brown Rd Mesa, AZ 85205
  • Times: Starting: 05:30 PM
  • Admission: $27.76-36.10
  • Phone:(480) 288-0300
  • Venue: The Silver Star Theater
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You’ll LOVE our Country Classics Show! Spanning over six decades of Country hits, with classic artists like George Jones, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash right along side more recent Country stars like George Strait, Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn.  Saddle up, Partner!

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GOAT YOGA (see website for each days theme)

  • December 15th
    December 21st
    December 22nd
    December 28th
    December 29th
    December 31st
  • Address: 26601 S. Val Vista Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85298
  • Admission: $15
  • Phone: (480) 269-4144
  • Venue: Welcome Home Ranch
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Arizona Goat Yoga connects you with your inner farm girl or boy, even if you didn’t know you had one!  Our goats are well-trained and love to cuddle up to you. Whether it’s warrior, tree, back bends or simply meditating, our goats will help motivate and challenge you to be your best! You can’t help but fall in love with these sweet goats!  Come have a one-of-a-kind experience as you bond with nature and expand your yoga chakras!

 

2ND FRIDAY NIGHT OUT

  • Location: Downtown Mesa Association
  • Address: Main Street & Country Club Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: 6 p.m.-10 p.m. on the second Friday of each month
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:480-890-2613
  • Venue: Downtown Mesa
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Downtown Mesa  Merchants Presents “2nd Friday night out on Main”
The second Friday of each month we organize a different event, but always include Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment. Mesa downtown galleries and businesses have joined together to create an exciting and friendly way to spend a Friday evening! Art, dining, shopping, activities, entertainment, and fun every 2nd Friday of the month! And it’s free! Join us on Main between Center and Robson.
The information booth located on Main and Macdonald has a map of the evening’s activities and locations.
• Live bands performing throughout the evening
• Art booths
• Gallery openings
• Entertainers, Food Booths, Contests, and Fun!
• Shops and Restaurants open late!
It’s all FREE! A different theme each month! Bring your kids! Bring your dog! Dress in costume! But don’t miss…2nd Friday Night Out! Mesa downtown galleries and businesses have joined together to create an exciting and friendly way to spend a Friday evening! The information booth located on Main and Macdonald has a map of the evening’s activities and locations.

 

QUEEN CREEK FOOD TRUCK FEASTIVAL

  • August 11, 2017 – December 28, 2018
  • Location: Queen Creek Library
  • Address: 21802 S Ellsworth Rd Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Times: From: 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Admission: Free admission, food and beverage available for purchase
  • Phone:(480) 729-3214
  • Venue: Town of Queen Creek
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The QC spot for Food Trucks!!  Gourmet Street Food and Family Fun every Friday night, year round!

Join us for 15-25 Food Trucks, Live Music and a Boutique Market full of local artists and crafters!  Admission is always free. We do provide seating, but feel free to bring your own chairs, tables and leashed pets – we love to see it look like a giant tailgating party!

The event is alcohol free but there are countless local restaurants within walking distance of the event who are happy to serve you after you get your street food fix.  Drive around and see what Downtown Queen Creek has to offer while you are in the area.  The growth is happening fast in the area and you won’t want to miss some of the great places the town is bringing in!  See you at the Feastival!

 

MESA FEASTIVAL FOOD TRUCKS AT PIONEER PARK

  • November 25, 2017 – December 29, 2018
  • Location: Pioneer Park
  • Address: 526 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: From: 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Admission: Free Admission, food and beverage available for sale
  • Phone:(480) 729-3214
  • Venue: City of Mesa
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Gourmet Street Food and Family Fun

Join us for 15-25 Food Trucks, Live Music and a Boutique Market full of local artists and crafters!  We do provide seating, but feel free to bring your own chairs, picnic blankets, tables and leashed pets – we love to see it look like a giant tailgating party and the grass is the perfect place!

Check out our Facebook page for the week’s lineup of trucks and vendors, as well as anything special going on.

Plan to beat the traffic and ride the brand new Light Rail!  The last stop on the line will bring you right in front of the event and you can check out the revitalization going on in Downtown Mesa on your way.  See you at the Feastival!

 

MOTORCYCLES ON MAIN

  • Location: Downtown Mesa Association
  • Address: Main Street, Downtown Mesa Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: From: 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:480-890-2613
  • Venue: Downtown Mesa
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Motorcycles on Main is a family friendly event that happens every 1st Friday of the month. Roads are closed to car traffic and open to motorcycles so you can cruise down Main Street, enjoy a fabulous show of motorcycles, or park and show your bike.

Motorcycles on Main is a shine and show event that offers live music on the main stage, beer gardens, vendors, food and a rockin’ good time!

*due to the summer heat, this event is not held in July & August

 

LIVE MUSIC AT QUEEN CREEK OLIVE MILL

  • Location: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Address: 25062 S Meridian Rd Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Times: From: 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Admission: Free admission, food and beverage available for purchase
  • Phone:480-888-9290
  • Venue: Queen Creek Olive Mill
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Live Music every Saturday evening from 6-9PM at your local Olive Mill! Happy Hour 5-7PM.