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Reindeer-schmeindeer. Santa’s pets aren’t nearly as popular in the Valley this time of year as the scaley, slithering creatures at Phoenix Herpetological Society. The non-profit throws open its doors for holiday tours, which often sell out.
The Town of Gilbert is set to host its “All American” Red White and Blue Gilbert Days parade and festival on Nov. 23.
Halloween is the last day to catch most fall festivals around the East Valley.
Plan now for an autumn full of fun in the East Valley.
Chandler Chamber-run event — and its feathered stars — featured in ostrich-themed video
Have a seat in the shade and under the misters while the kids run, play and pet some animals on an old-fashioned milk farm.
As the bleachers next to the arena are raised at Welcome Home Ranch, it signals the beginning of not only a new era for the farm at Val Vista Drive and Hunt Highway, but a new beginning for the long-standing East Valley tradition that is Gilbert Days.
The Phoenix Symphony gives a concert for kids, performing selections from “The Lion King,” “Carnival of the Animals,” and “Flight of the Bumble Bee,” among others. Arrive an hour early and participate in face painting, a zoo craft and the “instrument petting zoo.” Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite animal or bring their favorite stuffed animal.
Easter offers an ideal opportunity to enjoy family, faith and our beautiful spring weather, especially with the plethora of activities going on around town this weekend. Events ranging from a dino egg hunt to an Easter brunch “down on the farm” provide locations and price points to suit almost everyone.
Families looking for a fun event Friday can visit Mesa's Superstition Farm 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
From a petting zoo in your backyard to a bounce house at your neighborhood park, celebrations of all kinds this time of year are hosted outdoors to take advantage of Arizona’s spring weather.
As staff at the Mesa Arts Center began preparation for its second “Festival of Creativity,” MAC executive director Cindy Ornstein said the group was looking for something to pique their interests — a spark, of sorts.
Anticipating a houseful of kids home from school on Spring Break?
Enjoy this annual rodeo extravaganza where there’ll be a PRCA rodeo competition, a petting zoo, an RV show, a draft horse show, mutton bustin’ and a whole lot more.
Working to get a meal is something dogs were born to do.
The Phoenix Symphony is one of just 22 American orchestras to receive a first-year Getty Education and Community Investment Grant. The grant was awarded as a new and emerging work to expand the orchestra’s B-Sharp Music Wellness program, targeting the homeless population of urban Phoenix, and is recognition of the Phoenix Symphony’s innovation and dedication to increasing its relevance to the community.
Once Tuesday’s presents are unwrapped and thoroughly played with — and before the kids are back in school and the relatives back on flights home — why not take a family adventure to a little-seen sanctuary north of the East Valley?
As the Christmas countdown clock ticks away, the kiddos inevitable questions grow more frequent: Is there a Santa Claus? Why do we celebrate Christmas? Who is Baby Jesus?
Take a hayride, shop in the marketplace, visit the petting zoo and warm your hands in front of a bonfire while sipping hot chocolate, roasting s’mores and listening to Christmas music at this annual Superstition Farm event. Santa, atop a vintage red tractor, will also be available for pictures.
Residents can celebrate Halloween early with activities at Ahwatukee Foothills churches this weekend.
We may daydream of autumn’s changing leaves, but here in the desert, Phoenix’s holey red Papago Buttes are where it really starts to feel like fall. Desert Botanical Garden’s Great Pumpkin Festival kicks off Oct. 25 at the base of the mountains, and it’s a good spot to grab a pumpkin and snap a few fall photos.
It’s that time of year to get out and enjoy an entire day picking your favorite pumpkin, eating caramel apples, visiting a petting zoo and ending the night with fireworks and a haunted house. Or, to just take stroll through the pumpkin patch to snap a few photos with your family. Either way, the Valley has it all, and this is your one-stop guide for fall festivities in the East Valley.