Community Calendar

HOLIDAY STREET FAIRS AT SAN TAN VILLAGE

  • November 11, 2017
    November 18, 2017
  • Location: San Tan Village
  • Address: 2218 E Williams Field Rd #235 Gilbert, AZ 85295
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 824-8256
  • Venue: San Tan Village
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Shop from dozens of unique local crafters and businesses, *Meet Santa, *Charity Raffle

Located on the NW corner or Williams Field Rd. and SanTan Freeway (202), near Forever 21 at SanTan Village.

 

EAST VALLEY VETERANS PARADE & CONCERT

  • November 11, 2017
  • Location: Downtown Mesa
  • Address: Center Street Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone:(480) 684-2324
  • Venue: Downtown Mesa
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Attend the FREE East Valley Veterans Parade with many veteran and military themed activities including the Fallen Soldier Memorial. As many as six high school marching bands are expected in addition to historic military vehicles and local entries.

The East Valley Veterans Parade Association is an all-volunteer, non-profit group of very dedicated, military, professional and community leaders and organizers that has been putting on the East Valley Veterans Parade since 2006 to honor our community’s military veterans, active military and their families.

GALA OF THE ROYAL HORSES PRESENTS: CAROUSEL OF DREAMS

One night only, in Arizona.
Limited VIP Seats available! includes “Meet & Greet” at end of the show

The Gala of The Royal Horses is created, produced and led by world-renowned riding master Rene Gasser, who with the experiences of seven generations has recreated an event only previously seen at the famous riding schools in Vienna and Spain.

The Royal Horses of Europe are some of the most celebrated in history, favoured for centuries by royalty, equestrian riders and bullfighters and this performance will celebrate the tradition, athleticism and grace of these revered creatures.

“The unique qualities of the Royal Horses single them out from all other breeds in the Equine world. Their physical beauty & grace, coupled with exceptional courage and nobility make them an object of admiration and a source of inspiration for horse lovers everywhere,” says Gasser.

 

MAIN STREET PROTOTYPING FESTIVAL

  • November 17, 2017 – November 18, 2017
  • Location: Mesa Arts Center
  • Address: 1 E Main St Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: FRI: 5-10PM & SAT: NOON-10PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 644-6500
  • Venue: Mesa Arts Center
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The Main Street Prototyping Festival, a free event, will feature 20 temporary prototypes (created by artists, architects, designers, students, makers, urban planners and others) that activate public space and engage the community toward enhancing connectivity and vibrancy in downtown Mesa. Prototypes include concepts for gathering places, virtual reality experiences, structures that offer space for interaction, performances, places to play and share in art making, and ways for passersby to offer feedback about their community. #mesaprototyping

Selected prototypes:
AZ Dragoneers
Binary Adder
Car Tune Playground
From a Different Lens
Idea Portals
Interactive Canvas Project
Living Topography: Creating Vertical Shade in Downtown Mesa
Los Abuelos
Mesa Contractor’s Monument Bridge
Mesa Heart Hopes and Dreams
Mesa Speaks Stage
Neighborhood Free Library
Noodle
Tapas: Breath and the Beat
The Mega Mesa
Think Stem Machine
Tinker Scape
Wayward Beasties Art Car
Weaving Community
Woven Light Bridge

 

AVIATION FASCINATION

Come get close-up views of vintage aircraft, including the B-17 Sentimental Journey, as well as the Boeing Apache attack helicopter and unmanned aerial vehicles. Displays by East Valley aviation education and flight training programs will offer information on the paths to a variety of aviation careers. Food and beverages will be offered by local restaurants.

• Get up close to the Boeing Apache Attack Helicopter
• 1000+ Attendees Expected • Great Food • Aircraft Tours
• Local Business Vendors • Hourly Door Prizes
• More than 25 Aircraft • Climb in a vintage B-17 Bomber

 

EAST VALLEY HEALTHY LIVING EXPO

  • November 18, 2017
  • Location: Mesa Convention Center
  • Address: 201 N Center St Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: From: 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:480-964-9014
  • Venue: Mesa Convention Center
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East Valley Adult Resources will be hosting a FREE HEALTHY LIVING EXPO from 9 am-1 pm. This Expo will feature free health screenings, healthy food tasting and fitness demonstrations, as well as door prizes and healthy giveaways.

 

HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY AT THE MESA TEMPLE

  • November 24, 2017 – December 31, 2017
  • Location: Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors Center
  • Address: 525 E Main St Mesa, AZ 85203-8740
  • Times: From: 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone:480-964-7164
  • Venue: Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors Center
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A celebration of the birth of Christ at the Mesa Arizona Temple Gardens this Christmas Season. As you thrill to the sights and sounds of the holidays, we hope that you, your family and friends will enjoy: hundreds of thousands of colorful lights; uniquely illuminated palm trees and flower gardens; recorded messages in English and Spanish and a modern Visitors’ Center open to all. This spectacular annual display, provided by volunteers, is free of charge each evening of the holiday season.

 

MERRY MAIN STREET

  • November 24, 2017 – December 31, 2017
  • Location: Downtown Mesa Association
  • Address: Downtown Mesa Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: Varies
  • Admission: Free
  • Venue: Downtown Mesa
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Event Kick-off – November 24th from 5 – 10 p.m.
Join us for the official kick-off of Merry Main Street with a tree lighting ceremony and then the opening of the Winter Wonderland Ice Rink and Jack Frost Food Truck Forest.   Vendors, food and activities will line Main Street for the beginning of this holiday festival.

Attractions include:

• Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

• Jack Frost’s Food Truck Forest

• Holiday Happenings at the MAC

• City Holiday Tree

 

MOTORCYCLES ON MAIN

  • Location: Downtown Mesa Association
  • Address: Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: 6 to 10 p.m.
  • 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. The fun includes live music, beer gardens, food, vendors, and more.

Erica Weatherford 480-890-2613

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

MOTORS OFF MAIN, COFFEE & CAR SHOW

  • Location: Downtown Mesa
  • Address: 151 W. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: From: 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Admission: Free
  • Venue: Downtown Mesa Association
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The East Valley Dad Nation host Motors Off Main, a Monthly Car Show (2nd Saturday) filled with makes and models from every era! Enjoy the local coffee, breakfast, pizza, and craft beers.

FREE & OPEN to the public!

Please see facebook page for up to date and movie information: https://www.facebook.com/MotorsOffMain

GILBERT BIRD WALK

  • Recurring monthly on the third Saturday of every month
  • Location: Gilbert
  • Address: 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd. Gilbert AZ 85234
  • Times: From: 06:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Admission: Free but donations accepted
  • Venue: Riparian Preserve Park
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Monthly public bird walk at the Riparian Preserve. Meet just off the parking lot into the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch from Guadalupe Road, at the west entrance, in front of you as you drive in.  Walk is geared for adults, but children are welcome.

The walk will last about 90 min. – 2 hours, starting at 6:00 a.m. with additional wrap up time at the end to go over the list of species seen and heard.

Free, although any donations to Desert Rivers Audubon are happily accepted, to be earmarked for Riparian Preserve programming, preservation and maintenance.

Limited to 12 participants.  Please register with Kathe Anderson at kathe.coot@cox.net

 

EXPLORE THE NIGHT SKY

  • Recurring monthly on the fourth Tuesday of every month
  • Location: Gilbert
  • Address: 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd. Gilbert AZ 85234
  • Times: From: 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Venue: Riparian Preserve Park
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Join East Valley Astronomy Club for their Explore the Night Sky program for people of all ages! Lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at Southeast Regional Library assembly room followed by a viewing at the observatory at the Riparian Preserve.

 

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 OLIVE MILL PRESENTS: FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY!

  • Location: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Address: 25062 S Meridian Rd Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Times: 5:30 – 8:30 PM
  • Admission: Free admission; food and beverage available for purchase
  • Phone:480-888-9290
  • Venue: Queen Creek Olive Mill
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Food Truck Friday happening once a month on the 3rd Friday of each month! The Pit will be opening too serving up ice cold craft beers, wines, and sodas and more. Live music by Soundscape from 5:30-8:30pm too!

August 21st featuring: The Great Phoking Food Truck, Po’boyz BBQ, Waffle Crush, and Tia’s Taco Truck serving up dinner from 5:30-8:30pm.  Live music as well by Soundscape, along with happy hour too!  Don’t miss this fun Friday night with our new misters all around the patio and pergola areas.

 

“FUN” DIXIELAND JAZZ & SWING WITH DANCING

  • Location: Arizona Golf Resort – Annabelle’s Lounge
  • Address: 425 S. Power Rd. Mesa, AZ 85206-5296
  • Times: From: 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Admission: Free admission, food & beverage available for sale
  • Phone:(480) 832-3202
  • Venue: Arizona Golf Resort & Conference Center
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Live Dixieland Jazz & Swing music with Cheryl Thurston’s Cats & Jammers. Excellent musicians. Fun entertainment for all with parades and dancing. Food, full bar, dance floor.  5 PM – 8 PM

 

 

 

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