Community Calendar

 

BARLEENS JUKEBOX COUNTRY CLASSICS

  • January 12, 2018
    January 18, 2018
    February 16, 2018
    February 24, 2018
    March 16, 2018
  • Location: Barleens Dinner Show
  • Address: 2275 E Old West Hwy Apache Junction, AZ 85119
  • Times: From: 05:15 PM to 09:45 PM
  • Admission: $30-39
  • Phone:(480) 982-7991
  • Venue: Barleens Dinner Show
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This show will take you back to the period when country music was in its heyday. You’ll be sure to enjoy this tribute to the most beloved country stars and the hits that have kept inspiring musicians for generations.

 

ANNUAL MLK CELEBRATION-PARADE & FESTIVAL

  • January 15, 2018
  • Location: Downtown Mesa
  • Address: Martin Luther King Jr. Way & Center Street AZ 85201
  • Times: Starting: 11:00 AM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(602) 721–1664
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Community celebration including marching bands, business supporters, community members & leaders. Followed by a festival at the Mesa Convention Center.

 

WE LOVE CANADA WEEK

  • January 15, 2018 – January 21, 2018
  • Location: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Address: 25062 S Meridian Rd Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Times: From: 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Admission: Free admission food and beverage available for purchase
  • Phone:(480) 888-9290
  • Venue: Queen Creek Olive Mill
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Our 5th annual Canada Week is back! Join us as we welcome back our friends to the North with our week-long Canada Week celebration!

ALL WEEK:
Canadian Food and Drink Specials
– Poutine
– Fried Cheese Curds
– Molson Beer
– Canadian Sweets and Treats
– Maple Balsamic Vinegar
– Shopping Deals
– Food Specials
…and much more to be announced!

• Party in the Grove •
Saturday, January 20th, 11am-3pm
Food, Live Music, Olive Oil 101 Tours & Shopping!

ADDMISSION IS FREE.

 

MOVIE NIGHT IN THE PARK: DESERT DREAMS – CELEBRATING FIVE SEASONS IN THE SONORAN DESERT

  • January 19, 2018
  • Location: Usery Mountain Regional Park
  • Address: 3939 N Usery Pass Rd Mesa, AZ 85207
  • Times: From: 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:480-984-0032
  • Venue: Usery Mountain Regional Park
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This cinematic experience will immerse you in an unexpected world filled with desert life and year-round beauty.  With neither narration nor people, this film dispels the notion that deserts are uninspiring and “deserted”.  Four years in the making, this production showcases 183 species of desert plants and animals.  Feel free to bring snacks and drinks with you (no glass bottles), otherwise, concessions are available.  Location:  Nature Center

SPARK! AFTER DARK

  • January 20, 2018
  • Location: Mesa Arts Center
  • Address: 1 E Main St Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 644-6500
  • Venue: Mesa Arts Center
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• FOOD • ART • MUSIC • DRINKS • ATMOSPHERE •

Enjoy a night out on Mesa Arts Center’s north patio, every third Saturday of the month. Experience live music, live art, great foods, tasty adult drinks and more than a few surprises. Check the website for each month’s theme.

 

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS AT THE PLANETARIUM AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

  • February 2, 2018
  • Location: Planetarium at Mesa Community College
  • Address: 1833 W Southern Ave Physical Science Building (#15) Mesa, AZ 85202
  • Times: From: 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 461-7000
  • Venue: Planetarium at Mesa Community College
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*The planetarium is going through renovations during the month of January – the February 3rd event will be a grand re-opening. Please see website to confirm dates & times of this event.*

Mesa Community College invites the public to explore the amazing Universe in our state-of-the-art Planetarium! Our Astronomy Nights are the first Friday of the month during the Spring and Fall semesters. (Feb-May & Sept-Dec). Planetarium shows run from 6:00-10:00 PM, typically every 30 minutes. Tickets are FREE and available on a first come, first served basis.

During Astronomy Nights, we also offer telescope viewing of the Moon, planets, and other celestial sights. Unlike the planetarium shows, telescope viewing will only occur if the skies are clear. The line starts 10 minutes before show time.

 

FESTIVAL OF THE NEW OIL AT QUEEN CREEK OLIVE MILL

  • February 3, 2018 – February 25, 2018
  • Location: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Address: 25062 S Meridian Rd Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Times: TBA
  • Admission: Free, plus the cost of food and beverage
  • Phone:(480) 888-9290
  • Venue: Queen Creek Olive Mill
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Queen Creek Olive Mill’s Festival of the New Oil is here!

Join Arizona’s family owned olive farm and mill as we celebrate the release of our BELL’OLIO NUOVO (Beautiful New Oil) with special events every weekend!

Guests will get a chance to taste and purchase some of the freshest olive oil in Arizona and experience the state’s only working olive farm and mill.

THE GREAT CANADIAN PICNIC

  • February 3, 2018
  • Location: South Mountain Park
  • Address: 10919 South Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85042
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 AM
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone:(602) 309-1552
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The 66th Annual Great Canadian Picnic offers fun activities and games.

Picnic Activities:
• Live music by the Jack Jackson band
• Classic car display
• Food trucks: Down Under Foods, Burgers Amore, Rockstar Hot Dogs, The American Poutine Company, • Dipstick Waffles and Bakery
• Great raffle and door prizes
• Face painting
• Balloons
• Temporary tattoos
• Snow slide and….a big pile of snow
• Snow golf (putting on a snow drift)

Fun and Games:
• Coyote’s Youth Mobile Tour
• Hockey shoot out with the inflatable Coyotes goal
• Ball hockey
• Calf roping
• Corn Hole Boards
• Moose toss (a knock down game)
• Scavenger Hunt
• Curling game with the Coyotes Curling Club
• Rock Climbing Wall

 

ARIZONA GAME FAIR – TABLETOP GAMING CONVENTION

  • February 9, 2018 – February 11, 2018
  • Location: Mesa Convention Center
  • Address: 201 N Center St Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: Starting: 08:00 AM
  • Admission: TBA
  • Phone:(480) 644-2178
  • Venue: Mesa Convention Center
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Arizona Game Fair is a tabletop gaming convention offering over 6,000 square feet of space to play your favorite board game, card game, party game or role playing game. The Fair will feature a large library of board and card games to checkout and play. There will also be 128 hours of scheduled role playing games featuring the Valley’s best game masters.

The event will also feature special industry guests, a large vendor area and in-house food concessions.

Arizona Game Fair Hours:
Friday, February 9: 8am – 11pm
Saturday February 10: 8am – 11pm
Sunday February 11: 8am – 5pm

 

2018 ARIZONA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

  • February 10, 2018 – April 1, 2018
  • Location: Arizona Renaissance Festival
  • Address: 12601 E. US HIGHWAY 60 Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Admission: $26 Adults, $16 Children (5-12), Under 5 FREE
  • Phone:(520) 463-2700
  • Venue: Arizona Renaissance Festival
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The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast — all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure! It is an outdoor event that combines entertainment and wares reminiscent of what may have been found in a 16th Century European village market celebrating the arrival of the King to their shire. Walk through our gates to be transported back to a simpler more jovial time. Mingle with over 2,000 costumed characters, eat a giant roasted turkey leg; take part in games of chance and skill. Explore the Village! Browse through 200 artisan shops displaying their wares; Watch as the ancient skills of glassblowing, leatherwork, weaving, woodcarving, blacksmithing, candlemaking and pottery are displayed…IT IS A SHOPPER’S PARADISE! There are 13 stages filled with comedy, swordplay, music and hijinks – You never know what you will find on or off the stage! Saturdays & Sundays, February 10th through April 1st, 2018 including Presidents’ Day Monday, February 19th. The fun is unlimited so join us – joust for the fun of it! Huzzah!
Discount tickets available at Fry’s Food Stores.

 

We would like to give a special thanks to visitmesa.com ajchamber.com and gilbertaz.gov for event information.