Community Calendar

 ARIZONA CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION –  SPRING FLING/NOVICE CHALLENGE

   COUNTRY THUNDER USA

  • April 5, 2018 – April 8, 2018
  • Location: Country Thunder Festival Grounds
  • Address: Florence, AZ
  • Admission: $99+
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       Toby Keith, Tracy Lawrence, Lukas Nelson, Neil McCoy and more!

FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT AT THE EASTMARK GREAT PARK®

  • April 6, 2018
  • Location: Eastmark
  • Address: 10100 E Ray Rd Eastmark Event Center Mesa, AZ 85212
  • Times: Starting: 07:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 625-3005
  • Venue: Eastmark
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First Friday Concert featuring Ultimate Bon Jovi! Who says you can’t go home to the 80s? Join us for a bona fide salute to Bon Jovi.

First Friday concerts are free, family-friendly and open to the public, but for the safety of your pet and those around you, please leave Fido at home.

Where’s the best place to see the concert? Find a spot on the lawn in front of the Event Pavilion. Blankets, low-back chairs, picnic baskets and coolers are welcome.

Food trucks will be onsite, see website for updated listing.

The Eastmark Great Park® is located on Ray Road between Ellsworth and Signal Butte

 

WINGS OVER ARIZONA 2018: GIANT SCALE MODEL AIRCRAFT AIR SHOW

  • April 6, 2018 – April 8, 2018
  • Location: Superstition Air Park Arizona
  • Address: East Levee Drive 1/2 mile North of Brown Rd on Meridian Rd. Mesa, AZ 85207
  • Times: Starting: 08:00 AM
  • Admission: $6 per car
  • Phone:(602) 510-3074
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Arizona Model Aviators will be hosting Wings Over Arizona 2018 The event is in East Mesa, April 6-8, 2018. This event features giant scale radio control aircraft including Aerobatic, warbirds, jets and helicopters. We provide a safe, family friendly venue for anyone that wants to watch or fly these types of model aircraft We will have over 50 pilots with 100 aircraft on display.

 

2018 ISO SPRING POWWOW AT MCC

The Inter-Tribal Student Organization of Mesa Community College is hosting the annual  Spring Pow-Wow at MCC’s Southern & Dobson campus. The day long event will feature American Indian dancers, authentic American Indian food, American Indian arts & crafts booths and much more!

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EL TOUR DE MESA

  • April 7, 2018
  • Location: Downtown Mesa
  • Address: 201 N Center St Mesa Convention Center Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: Varies, See Schedule
  • Admission: TBA
  • Phone:520-745-2033
  • Venue: Downtown Mesa
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Welcome to El Tour de Mesa – an event for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Ride the perimeter of Mesa and enjoy the beautiful surroundings as you circle Red Mountain.  El Tour de Mesa, with nearly 2,000 riders in the various distances, is the centerpiece of CycloMesa, a three-day bicycling celebration that includes criterium racing (short-course races on city streets), a beer garden, a food-truck alley and live music.

2018 brings the 28th edition of the Valley’s premier Perimeter Bicycling event – Holualoa Companies El Tour de Mesa! Open to cyclists of all ages and abilities, there is a ride distance for everyone and opportunities to earn gifts, prizes and awards.

 

MESA ADVENTURE CHALLENGE – BIKE EDITION

  • April 7, 2018
  • Location: Mesa Convention Center – Rendezvous Park
  • Address: 263 N. Center St. Rendezvous Park Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: TBA
  • Admission: TBA
  • Phone:(602) 448-0933
  • Venue: Mesa Convention Center
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You might have heard them called “adventure races”, “scavenger dashes”, “goose chases”, or some other name, but the idea is to gather 2 to 6 people and set out on a fun adventure that is filled with clues that you have to solve – and some crazy physical challenges, too.  Don’t worry, the challenges aren’t scary or hard – it’s all about having a good time!

Some people approach this as a race and are “in it to win it”, while others are there for the laughs and good times.  Either way, you’ll walk away happy and wanting more!

 

FOEVER HERE INC. CHARITY CAR, TRUCK & CYCLE SHOW

  • April 7, 2018
  • Location: Mesa Market Place Swap Meet
  • Address: 10550 E Baseline Rd Mesa, AZ 85209
  • Times: From: 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 380-5572
  • Venue: Mesa Market Place Swap Meet
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FoEver Here Inc. will be hosting their Charity Car, Truck & Cycle Show. Free to attend and view.

 

DIVERSITY FESTIVAL AT A.T. STILL UNIVERSITY

  • April 12, 2018
  • Location: A.T. Still University
  • Address: 5850 E Still Cir Main Building Lawn Mesa, AZ 85206
  • Times: From: 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 265-8065
  • Venue: A.T. Still University

 

SPRING DANCE PRODUCTION AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

  • April 12, 2018 – April 13, 2018
  • Location: Mesa Community College
  • Address: 1520 S. Longmore MCC Performing Arts Center Mesa, AZ 85202
  • Times: From: 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
  • Admission: $7-15
  • Phone:(480) 461-7172
  • Venue: MCC Performing Arts Center
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Featuring MCC Dance Company, On Tap, Propel; a variety of dance styles with guest choreographers showcasing the talent of the dance groups.

Tickets available online at www.mesacc.edu/arts, by phone, or at the door.
Prices:  General Public – $15.00, Alumni, Military & Staff – $ 12.00, Students & Seniors – $9.00 and Children (ages 8 and under) – $7.00
Accessible seats available in rows G and Q. The MCC Performing Arts Center is located off of Longmore Rd (1520 S. Longmore Rd, Mesa 85202). The best entrance into the center is from “Longmore Way.”

 

BLOSSOM BASH AT QUEEN CREEK OLIVE MILL

  • April 14, 2018 – April 15, 2018
  • Location: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Address: 25062 S Meridian Rd Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Admission: Free, food and drinks available for purchase
  • Phone:(480) 888-9290
  • Venue: Queen Creek Olive Mill
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Our olive trees are beginning to blossom and that calls for a celebration! Join us as we welcome our beautiful baby blossoms with a 2-day event at Queen Creek Olive Mill! Come for music, sunshine and great food – and help us celebrate our awesome blossoms!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

Live Music by Scott Helmer, The Headsman, Karen O’Brien, Notes From Neptune
Local Vendor Tastings and Demos
Cooking Demos by Olive Mill Owner Perry Rea
Wine and Beer Garden featuring Four Peaks Brewing Co.
Olive Crown Making
Olive Mill Food Truck
Udder Delights Ice Cream Truck
Grilled Food from The Pit – Outdoor Bar & Grill
Games in the Grove: Bocce Ball and Corn Hole
Olive Oil 101 Tours: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:20, 2:30, 3:30;
Tours are $7/person, children 12 and under are free.

 

34TH ANNUAL MY NANA’S BEST TASTING SALSA CHALLENGE

All the salsa you can eat, and more!

Taste over 100 salsas prepared by Valley Chefs and vote for your favorite.

Live Music, KidZone, Margaritas and More!  #SalsaChallenge

 

CITY OF MESA PRESENTS: CELEBRATE MESA

  • April 14, 2018
  • Location: Pioneer Park
  • Address: 526 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85203
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 644-2352
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Celebrate Mesa is a free family event that brings the community together to enjoy games, carnival rides, entertainment and more! Some of the fun family activities will include:

AZ Raptor Experience 10:30am
Live Music from Freddie Duran Plan 11:30am
Living Green Village
Tot Spot Toddler Area
Petting Zoo
Bounce Houses and Kids Games
Life-like Dino Encounters
Superhero and Princess Sightings
Entertainment, Contests and Give-aways
Information Vendors
Food Trucks
Carnival Rides ($5 wristband for unlimited rides. Age and height restrictions may apply)

 

EASTMARK AWESOMEFEST 2018

  • April 14, 2018
  • Location: Eastmark – Great Park
  • Address: 10100 E Ray Rd Mesa, AZ 85212
  • Times: From: 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Admission: $10+
  • Phone:(480) 625-3005
  • Venue: Eastmark
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There’s nothing quite like AwesomeFest, Eastmark’s annual community festival that delights the senses and sparks the imagination. There’s so much to look forward to, and we hope you and can join us!

3:30 – 4 p.m. | The Eastmark AwesomeFest Parade
4 – 9 p.m. | AwesomeFest is in full swing!

Immerse yourself in five full hours of whimsical surprises and interactive experiences. Enjoy theatrical performances, art displays, live music, dancing, street performers, children’s activities, and delicious food trucks. We even have a few new surprises, too!
Remember, when you come to AwesomeFest, you are also part of the experience! Show us what you think is awesome—wacky hats, vibrant costumes, and wild accessories are all encouraged.

Bring your family, bring your friends, but donʼt wait – a limited number of tickets are available on a first-come basis. Claim your spot and come see what all the excitement is about!

Get you tickets NOW!
$10 general admission; children 5 and younger are free. Day of event tickets are $15 at the gate.

 

5TH ANNUAL ALL YOU CAN EAT PIG ROAST AND BBQ

  • April 15, 2018
  • Location: Rustler’s Rooste
  • Address: 8383 S 48th St Phoenix, AZ 85044
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Admission: $28-32
  • Phone:(602) 431-6475
  • Venue: Rustler’s Rooste
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We’re roundin’ up a barbecue and hope you’ll join us for a view. We’ll serve Chicken Wings and Beef Ribs enough for every cowboy and his filly. So grab your hat and your boots and join us for some country hoots.

 

ARIZONA GOAT YOGA- SUNSET EDITION

  • April 21, 2018
  • Location: AZ Goat Yoga
  • Address: 26601 S. Val Vista Dr. Gilbert, AZ 85298
  • Times: Starting: 06:00 PM
  • Admission: $16.62+
  • Phone:(480) 201-9520
  • Venue: AZ Goat Yoga
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NOW.Please bring a mat or towel

Mat rentals available for $5.

RAILS, RODS & STEEL WHEELS CAR SHOW

  • April 21, 2018
  • Location: Pioneer Park
  • Address: 526 E Main St Mesa, AZ 85203
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • Admission: Free, donations accepted
  • Phone:(480) 329-3226
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This is a car show event that is sponsored by the Save Our Train Committee, the City of Mesa Parks & Recreation Department and the Foundation for Mesa Parks and Recreation. The Save Our Train Committee is a dedicated group of Mesa Citizens raising funds to relocate the Southern Pacific Locomotive #2355 to the front of Pioneer Park and to restore her to her former glory.

This event will include music, train tours, food, raffle prizes, community & automotive vendors and kids activities such as games, face-painting, jump houses, and mini train rides.

Event flyer: HERE

 

RENEW ARTISAN FAIR

Local artisan fair focusing on vendors who handmake their items. Attendees will be able to find unique products and gifts created in Arizona. From jewelry to candles to wood & metal home decor, & more, we have something for everyone!

Enjoy delicious food/coffee trucks, fun activities related to Earth Month and sustainability, caricatures, massage chair, giveaways, and more!

 

STREETSIDE CLASSICS SPRING CAR SHOW

  • April 21, 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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WOMEN’S DAY OUT EXPO

  • April 21, 2018
  • Location: Mesa Convention Center
  • Address: 201 N Center St Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: From: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(602) 625-3000
  • Venue: Mesa Convention Center
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Health and Wellness Expo for Women – The Women’s Day Out Expo features exhibitors specializing in health, beauty, fashion, food, wine, love, lifestyle, fitness, spiritual solutions, personal development, children, financial freedom and more.

Attractions for the ladies include, food sampling, wine tasting, gourmet food products and more! It’s everything a woman wants and needs in her life.

 

ZAP CON 2018

It’s a weekend-long classic arcade and pinball party, with all of the games set to free play!

There are precious few places to play the classics and even fewer where one can get the “classic arcade” experience.

That is why we have created Zapcon. We want to relive the joy of going to the arcade, and to share that joy with younger generations who couldn’t experience it first hand. We want to give collectors and restorationists a chance to show off their wares and to buy, sell, or trade with other like minded enthusiasts.

 

PARK OF THE FOUR WATERS TOUR AT PUEBLO GRANDE MUSEUM

The Park of Four Waters tour will take you through undeveloped, natural desert to the ruins of two Hohokam canal segments.  “Hohokam” is an archaeological term for an ancestral Native American culture who built a highly sophisticated irrigation canal network in Arizona roughly between A.D. 450 and 1450.  In order to support many large villages and small settlements, the Hohokam irrigated tens of thousands of acres along the Salt River to grow corn, beans, squash and cotton. This is a first come, first serve tour. Space is limited; sign up at the front desk.

 

RIDE-IN-MOVIES AT THE PARK: CARS 3

  • April 28, 2018
  • Location: Skyline Park
  • Address: 655 S. Crismon Mesa, AZ 85207
  • Times: Starting: 07:30 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 644-2160
  • Venue: City of Mesa
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You bring blankets and we will supply the popcorn! We encourage families to ride their bicycles or walk to the park. Remember your helmets and bike lights!
Please visit our website for up-to-date information on each movie.

Mesa’s free family movie series returns for its 3rd season, the Ride-In-Movies at the Park, hosted by the City of Mesa’s Bike & Pedestrian Program and SRP, provides a fun, family-friendly outdoor event for residents.

Traveling to a different park throughout the City, each monthly movie begins around sunset. Moviegoers are encouraged to walk or bike to the movie, remember your helmets and bike lights!  Arrive early for safety messages and activities for the kids.

 

SONORAN SAFARI FAMILY DAY

  • April 28, 2018
  • Location: i.d.e.a. Museum
  • Address: 150 W. Pepper Place Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: From: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 644-4332
  • Venue: i.d.e.a. Museum
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Join us for special activities, treats and entertainment with special guests.

Among the activities:
• Go on a cactus (treasure) hunt
• Experience Bonkers for Biodiversity with the Phoenix Zoo
• Make sun prints & basket weavings
• Visit from Liberty Wildlife
• Entertainment from The Great Arizona Puppet Theatre

Check our website for a schedule of activities, included with admission.