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.
SOUTHWEST MAKER FEST is a one-day festival in downtown Mesa celebrating the power in all of us to create, innovate and realize our ideas!
This collaborative one-day festival and community of makers seeks to achieve Southwest Maker Fest’s vision of a connected community, empowered by creativity. SWMF’s mission is to celebrate, engage, and inspire the maker in each of us. The fifth annual festival is easily reachable from the Center Street or Country Club stops on Valley Metro Light Rail, and there is plenty of free parking nearby. Last year’s Southwest Maker Fest welcomed approximately 5,000 visitors.
EXPERIENCE • LEARN • INNOVATE • SHARE – see website for complete event information.
* Free museum admission 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. at The i.d.e.a. Museum
Fun for all ages! Bring the kids and browse original jewelry, gemstones, and beads, as well as rare and unusual crystals, minerals, and fossils. See the wonders of the Earth and take home a beautiful amazing piece of nature.
Almost every country in the world has been able to unearth unique specimens specific to their locale, and Arizona is a treasure trove of minerals found nowhere else in the world. So come and see what our state has to offer!
Vendors from across the region will be offering unique and interesting mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, findings and cutting material at competitive prices. Many of our artisans have created original jewelry designs, and our gem and mineral vendors will have specimens on display in both the rough and the cut-and-polished states.
Raffles and silent auctions will be held hourly throughout the show by the Apache Junction Gem and Mineral Club for a chance to win one of many beautiful prizes. Proceeds from the show are used to provide scholarship monies to local students.
$3.00 for Adults, 12 and under free.
- February 20, 2018
- Location: Mesa Regal RV Resort
- Address: 4700 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85205
- Times: Starting: 07:30 PM
- Admission: $75-95
- Phone:(480) 830-2821
- Venue: Mesa Regal RV Resort
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This annual event has 3 days of Professional Rodeo action, a Carnival that features 30+ rides, and carnival attractions. The Parade viewing is always a favorite and attracts thousands of spectators.
Don’t forget the Rodeo! Thrown into all this action, entertainment for our spectators continues with two stages of free quality entertainment which provides continuous music daily for your pleasure. What would any event be without plenty of food and vendor booths to browse and drool over, we will have plenty, with over 100 setting up to keep you busy.
See website for complete list of activities and time.
Rock ‘n’ Roll days are coming to you in this unforgettable walk down memory lane with the music of Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Direct from Las Vegas’s Million Dollar Quartet, Scott Moreau and Jacob Tolliver star in this exciting tribute to the great Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.
QUEEN CREEK BLOCK PARTY
Expect fun to be in full swing when Queen Creek’s annual Block Party takes over Town Center! Gather all sports fans, embrace your team spirit and come ready to challenge your family and friends as you take a turn on the court, a swing in the batting cages or engage in any of our sports games among your fellow community members.
Ready to Tailgate?
Think you’re the ultimate fan of your favorite team? Display your best team spirit for a chance to win some great prizes, or simply come down and tailgate with your friends and neighbors for a lively, family-friendly day of festivities on your own home field.
We would like to give a special thanks to visitmesa.com ajchamber.com and gilbertaz.gov for event information.