2018 ARIZONA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
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.
From 2-6pm Macdonald Street, north of Main Street, will be filled with local breweries and eateries, live music and festival vendors from around the valley! Contests, free Brewfest swag and games will be offered throughout the day.
General addmission to this festival is free to enter and family and dog friendly!
Beer tickets are available for purchase at the event for $5 each for a full 12oz pour. Cash only.
VIP tickets are available online for $45 and include 4 beers (12oz pours), $10 food credit at the food trucks, exclusive VIP tent with private beer serving area, early admission (1pm), private restrooms and beer swag.
The Phoenix Symphony bridges the gulf between rock ’n’ roll and classical music with the Music of Pink Floyd. Amplified by a full rock band and singer Randy Jackson’s vocals, The Phoenix Symphony captures Pink Floyd’s ethereal flow of music and effects while churning out new musical colors. This one of a kind concert features an impressive laser and light show set to 17 Pink Floyd songs, including “Money,” “Learning to Fly,” “Comfortably Numb” and selections from the band’s 1979 hit album The Wall all performed under the stars live with The Phoenix Symphony.
This outdoor concert offers reserved and general admission seating. Doors open at 5:30PM.
Go back in the good ol’ days and see this John Denver tribute performance.
Awarded the Rising Legend Award by the National Traditional Country Music Association, Ted Vigil’s John Denver tribute recreates the popular 1970’s folk singer’s hits Rocky Mountain High, Take Me Home Country Roads, Thank God I’m a Country Boy, and many others.
ROOTS N’ BOOTS QUEEN CREEK PRO RODEO & CARNIVAL
Announcing Roots N’ Boots 2018!
Celebrate Queen Creek’s roots as a farming and ranching community, FOHP will be hosting PRCA Pro Rodeo. Events include bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback, team roping, steer wrestling, tie-down roping and barrel racing. See website for all event hours, including other attractions and activities.
A NIGHT IN THE 40’S – BIG BAND DANCE AT COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE AVIATION MUSEUM
Come dressed in the styles of the 40’s and take a Sentimental Journey back to 1943. The WW II aircraft and memorabilia will take you back to a time of joy and celebration. Enjoy a meal from our specialty food trucks and plenty of refreshments to keep you swingin’ on the dance floor. Delicious Food and Drinks available by purchasing tickets at indicated ticket tables.
$40 General admission
$80 Reserved Seating
$120 Officer Club Seating (O Club)
spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity celebrates the imaginative spark in all of us! The free, annual event showcases Arizona artists and performers, and invites you to enjoy live music, performances, hands-on experiences, live art-making, installations, demonstrations and more.
This year’s festival will feature an exhibition of 16 art cars, multiple hot rods, lowriders and motorcycles, and interactive arts experiences for people of all ages.
Art Cars and Art Cycles, Curated by Harrod Blank, Art Car World (Douglas, AZ)
Community Art Car Build: “Desert Marlin,” led by Harrod Blank and Kyllan Maney (Tempe, AZ)
Community Still-Life in Clay, lead artist Elliott Kayser, (Tempe, AZ)
Dance performances, by CaZo Dance (Mesa, AZ) and Dark Sky Aerial (Flagstaff, AZ)
Hello Lamp Post, by PAN Studios (London, UK)
Hot Rods, Lowriders and Motorcycles on display
Interactive Chalkboard Car, by Kyllan Maney (Tempe, AZ)
JordonDanielsDance Premiere, presented by [nueBOX] (Mesa, AZ)
Kinetic Sculptures, by Matt Smith (Mesa, AZ)
Light Rail Plays, by Rising Youth Theatre (Phoenix, AZ)
The Night Garden, by Jenneva Kayser, (Tempe, AZ)
LIVE MUSIC ~ Two stages of live music will feature local bands throughout the festival.
FOOD ~ Food will be available for purchase from Soundbite Food Truck, Firehouse Kettle Corn, CA Snowie, Molly’s Tamales, Life of the Party Catering, and Paletas Betty.
What festival is complete without food? Enjoy a variety of foods, a beer and wine garden and more. Admission and parking are free!
Friday: 12 noon – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
JESUS THE CHRIST – EASTER PAGEANT
- March 21, 2018
March 22, 2018
March 23, 2018
March 24, 2018
March 27, 2018
March 28, 2018
March 29, 2018
March 30, 2018
March 31, 2018
- Location: Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors Center
- Address: 525 E Main St Mesa, AZ 85203-8740
- Times: From: 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM
- Admission: Free
- Phone:(480) 964-7164
- Venue: Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors Center
- Visit Website
The Mesa Arizona Easter Pageant, Jesus the Christ, presents the life, ministry, and mission of Jesus Christ through music, dance, and drama. This presentation is for all religions, ages, and cultures.
English: March 21-23 & 27-31
Spanish: March 24
ASL available March 21-24
It is recommended to arrive at least two to three hours early. While you are waiting, you are invited to step inside the visitor’s center to view the majestic “Christus” statue and enjoy free guided tours, short film presentations, and wonderful displays and exhibits. The visitors’ center will be open before and after the Pageant.
Get a close look at unique aircraft, classic cars, model railroads and more 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018 when the City of Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport hosts its annual Open House.
Event admission and parking are free! Canned food donations will be accepted for the United Food Bank.
• See unique aircraft up close, including Boeing’s Apache helicopter, unmanned aerial vehicles, Cobra helicopter, vintage warbirds, experimental aircraft, general aviation planes & more!
• Take the controls in a flight simulator!
• Explore flight training and aviation careers with representatives of area education programs, businesses and aviation organizations.
• Learn about Falcon Field’s origin as a World War II pilot training base & view historic military aircraft & exhibits at the Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona Aviation Museum (CAF). Admission fees will apply to the museum.
• Classic car show by Impala Bob’s!
• Food, music and aircraft fly-overs will add to the fun!
Get ready for a hoppin’ good time at this free signature event celebrating Queen Creek’s families. With live entertainment, bunny boot camps, color splash, a community yard sale and kids’ marketplace, and the always popular egg hunt, Spring Into QC will be fun for everyone!
Hop on down to Downtown Mesa’s Tiny Tots Egg hunt. This free event is geared towards children under 8 years of age.
Children will collect one egg at each participating buiness on Main Street. Participating businesses will have a balloon outside their store.
Make sure to bring your camera to snap a photo of your sweetie and the Easter Bunny!
The event takes place on Main Street from Center to Country Club. Each participating business will have a balloon outside their store!