Movie Night in the Park | The Living Desert

Usery Mountain Regional Park | 3939 N Usery Pass Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207

When: Saturday, September 7th 7-8:30pm

All ages welcome to enjoy an entertaining & educational movie about desert animals on the big screen inside the Nature Center.  As a bonus, watch the snakes being fed after the movie. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase or feel free to bring your own. More info...

Full Moon Hike | Spur Cross

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area | 44000 N Spur Cross Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

When: Friday, September 13th 7-9pm

Great idea for a date night! This moderate hike allows the best view of the full moon with minimal use of flashlights. More info...

Full Moon Hike | Cave Creek Recreational Park

Cave Creek Regional Park | 37900 E Cave Creek Pkwy, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

When: Saturday, September 14th 7-8:30pm

Ranger-guided easy to moderate scenic trail hike. Bring your flashlights & water!

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Rockin’ Taco Street Fest

Downtown Chandler | Dr. AJ Chandler Park (Downtown Chandler)

When: Saturday, September 14th 12-9pm

8th Annual festival featuring tacos from more than dozen local restaurants & food trucks plus fruit fresca, beer & margaritas. Live entertainment including bands, eating competitions, mariachi, wrestling, play zone & pinata party! Price: General Admission Tickets $12 online - $20 at the gate (for admission only).

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Food Truck Frenzy

AZ International Marketplace |1920 W Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202

When: Saturday, September 14th 6-10pm

Free admission and parking plus kids activities including a petting zoo, face painting, balloon twisting & bounce house. This Annual Moon Festival celebration features 20+ food trucks – all offering $5 samplers!

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Messy Fest 2019

Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre | 20464 E Riggs Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85412

When: Saturday & Sunday September 14-15 | Family Sessions 8am to 12pm |Sat night 21+ 5-10pm

Messy Fest promises a great time for a great cause. The event is designed to allow families, couples, friends (anyone) to break free from the ordinary, sometimes painful and exhausting demands of their daily lives and instead focus all of their energy on the fun. Good messy fun! Proceeds from the event will benefit Childhelp. 

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Sunset Photography Walk

San Tan Mountain Regional Park | 6533 W Phillips Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

When: Thursday, September 19th 6-9pm

Meet at the main trailhead map kiosk with your closed-toed shoes, water & camera for a group walk exploring vantage points for capturing the best colors, shadows, and silhouettes of the spectacular Sonoran Desert sunset. No more than two miles round trip with the group, but continue on or head back on your own. Requires $7 cash or annual pass.

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Grand Opening | Gilbert Regional Park

Gilbert Regional Park | 3005 E Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert AZ 85286

When: Saturday, September 21st

Free event unveiling Phase 1A which includes: The Mountain playground, The Falls splash pad, and The Creek tot playground. Saturday’s all-day celebration will begin with a Beach Party from 8 – 10 am and end with a Laser Light Show Finale from 6 – 9 pm. The park will be open all day long, so residents are invited to stop by any time to be among the first to experience Gilbert’s newest park.

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All About Scorpions & Scorpion Hunt

Usery Mountain Regional Park | 3939 N Usery Pass Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207

When: Saturday, September 21st 6:30-7:30pm | Scorpion Hunt 8-9 pm

All-ages welcome for this presentation inside the Nature Center sharing facts and answering all your questions about scorpions. As a bonus, watch the snakes being fed afterward. Stay for the Scorpion Hunt which begins at 8 pm. Bring your blacklight and wear closed-toe shoes for this safe one hour, one-mile night Ranger-led walk.

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Arizona Margarita, Mojito, Craft Beer, and Food Truck Festival

Riverview Park | 2100 West Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa

When: Saturday, September 1st 4-10pm

Tickets include bottomless tastings & embossed cup to try over 40 stations of handcrafted margaritas, mojitos, wines, craft beers, and spirits. A collection of top food trucks in the Valley will be onsite to satisfy your hunger, plus craft vendors and live music for entertainment. This is a dog-friendly event and will feature the Great Arizona Small Dog Race.

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