Community Calendar

FALL CULTURAL FESTIVAL

  • October 14, 2017
  • Location: Queen Creek Town Center
  • Address: 21802 S. Ellsworth Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Times: From: 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Admission: Free. Minimal cost for rides and food.
  • Phone:(480) 358-3700
  • Venue: Town of Queen Creek
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Pan de Vida is proud to present their fall cultural festival at the Queen Creek Library. Participants will enjoy live performances, games and activities, free health and wellness screenings and much more.

CHEF’S TREAT – FREE APPETIZERS AT THE OAK ROOM

  • September 27, 2017
  • Location: The Oak Room Kitchen and Bar
  • Address: 61 E. University Dr. Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: Starting: 06:00 PM
  • Admission: Free admission, food and beverage available for purchase
  • Phone:(480) 844-7437
  • Venue: The Oak Room Kitchen and Bar
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We are looking at adding some new appetizers for our menu as we move into our busy season. Come try out some of the candidates and give us some feedback. 100% free.
Wednesday, 9/27, 6pm

FREE – SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY

  • September 23, 2017
  • 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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Special activities are planned. Free admission is available by downloading passes from the Museum Day Live website, HERE.

RIDE-IN-MOVIES AT THE PARK: HOCUS POCUS

  • October 7, 2017
  • Location: Mountain View
  • Address: 845 N. Lindsay Rd. Mesa, AZ 85213
  • Times: Starting: 06:30 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.

The 2017-2018 movie lineup includes:

DATE

LOCATION

TIME

MOVIE

September 16, 2017 Harmony Park 7:00pm Finding Dory
October 7, 2017 Mountain View Park 6:30pm Hocus Pocus
November 4, 2017 Escobedo park 6:00pm The LEGO Batman Movie
February 3, 2018 Red Mountain park 6:30pm Despicable Me 3
March 3, 2018 Palo Verde Park 7:00pm Smurfs Lost Village
April 28, 2018 Skyline Park 7:30pm Cars 3
May 5, 2018 Summit Park 7:45pm Emoji Movie

Moviegoers are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and enjoy complementary kettle corn provided by SRP. Well-behaved pets are welcome.

CITY OF MESA PRESENTS: CELEBRATE MESA

  • October 21, 2017
  • Location: Red Mountain Soccer Complex
  • Address: 905 N. Sunvalley Blvd. Mesa, AZ 85207
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 04:00 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 have included:

  • Living Green Village
  • Bounce Houses and Kids Games
  • Live Music
  • Entertainment, Contests and Give-aways
  • Information Vendors
  • Food Trucks
  • Carnival Rides

34TH ANNUAL ROY TRACK MEMORIAL MESA POW WOW

  • October 27, 2017 – October 29, 2017
  • Location: Mesa Riverview Park
  • Address: 2100 W Rio Salado Pkwy Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(602) 799-0260
  • Venue: Riverview Park
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Free admission, everyone welcome!

Friday night is a contemporary concert from 7PM-10PM (no competition dancing)

Saturday event times are from 11am-10pm
Gourd dancing: 11am & 5pm
Grand Entry: 1pm & 7pm

Sunday event times are from 11am-5pm
Gourd dancing: 11am
Grand Entry: 1pm

GOOFY GHOST WALK AT USERY MOUNTAIN PARK

  • October 21, 2017
  • Location: Usery Mountain Regional Park
  • Address: 3939 N Usery Pass Rd Mesa, AZ 85207
  • Times: From: 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:480-984-0032
  • Venue: Usery Mountain Regional Park
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Ghosts of all ages are invited to kick off the Halloween season with this fun event!  Wear a costume for our quarter-mile journey through the dark desert.  Our “Ghost Rangers” will judge the best child, teen, and adult costumes.  We’ll also see some live animals and listen to Ranger B’s funny-spooky stories around the bonfire in our amphitheater (along with a free marshmallow roast!).  Please bring a flashlight and closed-toe shoes.  Groups call ahead, and no pets please.  Location:  Nature Center.

DOWNTOWN MESA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

  • October 7, 2017
    October 21, 2017
    November 4, 2017
    November 18, 2017
    December 2, 2017
    December 16, 2017
    January 6, 2018
    January 20, 2018
    February 3, 2018
    February 17, 2018
    March 3, 2018
    March 17, 2018
    April 7, 2018
    April 21, 2018
  • Location: Downtown Mesa Association
  • Address: N MacDonald Street, Downtown Mesa Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone:(480) 890-2613
  • Venue: Downtown Mesa Association
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Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts formerly Mesa Arts & Crafts Festival (MACFest) is a free event for the public featuring unique artist creations, music and fun for the whole family.

The 2017-2018 season events will be held on the first and third (1st & 3rd) Saturdays of each month,
October through April (14 total during 7 months).
+ Additional Show on Saturday, November 11th from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
*December shows will be 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm., in conjunction with Merry Main Street activities.

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.