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Upcoming Events in Queen Creek Arizona


January

7New Year's Community Kick Off - This is a great time to get to know the local residents and businesses and to ultimately grow together making this an awesome, healthy and happy community.
Bring your family and enjoy some outdoor activities with us this Saturday. There will be Rock Wall, Bounce House, Live Music, Dance Performances and Local Business.

Organized and sponsored in part by American Family Chiropractic & Rehab of Queen Creek, the YMCA of Copper Basin and ONE Community Church.

Address: 85 West Combs Road , Queen Creek, Arizona
Ph: 480-882-9105 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: sgoh95123@yahoo.com
Fee: Free

14 - 27Annual Olio Nuovo Festival - The annual Festival of the New Oil. Come to the Mill to celebrate Olio Nuovo the arrival of our "New Oil"! Bring your family and friends to the Queen Creek Olive Mill to enjoy the freshest oil we have to offer. During this time we will also be releasing our limited collection Private Press Oils. 5:00 pm.

On Saturdays throughout the festival you can enjoy:

* Live Music
* Wine Tasting
* Product Tasting with our local vendors

Also throughout the festival we will be having:

* In-store deals
* Lunch & breakfast specials

Address: 25062 S. Meridian Road , Queen Creek, Arizona
Ph: 480-888-9290 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.queencreekolivemill.com

February

28 - 12Annual Olio Nuovo Festival - Our annual Festival of the New Oil will be January 14th - February 19st. Come to the Mill to celebrate Olio Nuovo the arrival of our "New Oil"! Bring your family and friends to the Queen Creek Olive Mill to enjoy the freshest oil we have to offer. During this time we will also be releasing our limited collection Private Press Oils. 5:00 pm.

On Saturdays throughout the festival you can enjoy:

* Live Music
* Wine Tasting
* Product Tasting with our local vendors

Also throughout the festival we will be having:

* In-store deals
* Lunch & breakfast specials

Address: 25062 S. Meridian Road , Queen Creek, Arizona
Ph: 480-888-9290 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.queencreekolivemill.com

11Neighborhoods in Bloom Garden Show - The annual Garden Show provides information and demonstrations on gardening and landscape installation and maintenance. Last year's event featured Dave Owens, TV Channel 3's "Dave the Garden Guy," and other experts who presented information on low-water-use plants, fertilizers, organic pest control and other gardening and landscaping techniques. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Address: Town Hall , Queen Creek, Arizona
Ph: 480-358-3302 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: janet.kawczynski@queencreek.org
Web: www.queencreek.org

March

22Spring Family Celebration - Join us for the Family Fun Run, Salsa Challenge, egg hunts, entertainment, food and craft vendors, and much more! 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Address: Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S Hawes Road , Queen Creek, Arizona
Ph: 480-358-3715 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: adam.robinson@queencreek.org
Web: www.queencreek.org

3 - 5Roots N' Boots Queen Creek - Put on your boots and join us to celebrate the roots of Queen Creek and the surrounding communities. The weekend will be filled with lots of celebrating the rural heritage of the area! On Friday night, teens can participate in their own Ranch Rodeo. Then, there is a PRCA Pro Rodeo where you can see cowboys and cowgirls compete in events such as Bull Riding and Barrel Racing! Saturday, the younger kids participate in their own family rodeo events including Mutton Bustin', Calf Scramble, and more! There will be food and craft vendors, and other fun activities for country and city folks alike. Saturday night and Sunday afternoon will once again feature the PRCA Pro Rodeo events.
Check out our web-site for details at www.RootsNBoots.org. Our host hotel is The Hyatt Place in Gilbert, AZ. Ask for the Horseshoe Park rate!

Address: Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre 20464 E Riggs Rd Queen Creek, AZ 85142 , Queen Creek, Arizona
Email: dru@friendsofhorseshoepark.org
Web: www.RootsNBoots.org
Fee: $5.00 Parking Fee. Family & Ranch Rodeo free. PRCA Pro Rodeo $20 for box, $15 general admission $7 kids 12 & under-purchase Family Pack & Save!

July

4Moonsoon Madness - Cool off and have fun at the wettest and muddiest Town event. Slide into and slush through the Monsoon MudSlide area, slip down the inflatable water slides, glide along the 100' Soap & Slide, gobble up great food in the shade and let us help drown away these hot summer days! 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We'll keep everyone cooled off, from tiny tots to the moms and dads; we have activities for all age groups.

Address: Founders' Park , Queen Creek, Arizona
Ph: 480-358-3715 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: adam.robinson@queencreek.org
Web: www.queencreek.org

44th of July Celebration - Come out to Schnepf Farms and join in the celebration of Independence Day! Treat yourself to a day of Food, Fun and Festivities for the entire family and experience one of the largest firework displays in the Valley.

Activities include water slides, rock climb, bouncies, games, train rides, live entertainment on the main stage, food & drinks, popcorn, snow cones, glow sticks and Fireworks display after 9 pm!

Gates open from 5-9 pm so come out early and cool off with great music and rides. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. No alcoholic beverages or coolers.

Address: Schnepf Farms, Rittenhouse and Cloud Road , Queen Creek, Arizona
Ph: 480-586-5837 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: schfarm@earthlink.net
Web: www.schnepffarms.com
Fee: $10 per car. Wristbands for rides are $10 from 5-9pm

August

12Neighborhoods in Bloom Cactus Fiesta! - The Neighborhoods in Bloom annual Cactus Fiesta! event gives residents the opportunity to learn about the beauty and life of the Sonoran desert and the care and maintenance of xeriscape landscaping. Cactus Fest highlights include speakers, kid's activities and door prizes. 9-11 a.m.

Address: Town Hall , Queen Creek, Arizona
Ph: 480-358-3302 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: janet.kawczynski@queencreek.org
Web: www.queencreek.org

September

22 - 17Annual Pumpkin and Chili Party - Weekly Thursday-Sunday. Pumpkin patch, train rides, hayrides, roller coaster, bon fires, pig racing, food and fireworks. 10a-9p Th/Su; 10a-10p Fr/Sa.

Address: Schnepf Farms , Queen Creek, Arizona
Ph: 480-987-3100 (Always call and confirm events)

October

12 - 14Annual Queen Creek Harvest Festival - The Annual Harvest Festival is a full blown carnival for kids of all ages! Rides for toddlers to teens and daring adults will be at this year's carnival for three days and nights in late October. Classic rides like the Ferris wheel, Hammer ride, Ripsaw, plus many kiddy rides can be enjoyed with the purchase of a discounted, all day unlimited ride presale wristband. Individual ride tickets and regular priced wristbands will also be for sale at the Harvest Festival carnival.

Traditional carnival games will be abundant when you're ready to look for a break from the rides. you can walk away with stuffed prizes or even live goldfish. If games aren't for you, there are always plenty of concession stands for food and a place to sit, you can feast on corn dogs, cotton candy, and even funnel cake with the convenience of staying close to home.

This year's fair will offer an added attraction of an Exposition area. Talented local artists and vendors will bring "Queen Creek" under one roof available for all to take part.

Address: 431 W. Ocotillo Road - half miles west of Ironwood Drive. , Queen Creek, Arizona
Ph: 480-677-2729 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free admission & parking; fee for rides, games, and food. Presale wristbands available online, $17; at gate, $25. Alcohol-free.

21Trunk or Treat - Come enjoy Queen Creek's safe and unique way to trick-or-treat at the annual Trunk or Treat, 6-9 pm. Trunk or Treat provides families safe Halloween fun in a festival atmosphere. Children trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk on "Trunk or Treat Street" to get their bags filled with goodies.

This year's event will feature performances from well-known magician and illusionist Craig Davis and amazing educational and interactive science experiments from Mad Science. The event will also include spooky stories, Trunk-or-Treating, candy art, dog costume contest, carved pumpkin contest, costume parade, carnival games, fun house, inflatable attractions, frightening food, and much more!

This year's "spooktacular" highlights include:

* Trunk or Treating
* Little Goblin Zone (ages 4 and under)
* Stage Entertainment
* Ghoul Stroll Costume Parade (Schedule)
* Howl'oween Canine Costume Contest (Entry Form)
* Carved Pumpkin Contest (Schedule)
* Carnival Games (Booth Application)
* Inflatable Activities
* Sugarland
* Phantom Funhouse

Businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate by hosting a trunk or providing carnival games as a community service. Vendor and community sponsorship opportunities are also still available. Contact Queen Creek Parks and Recreation.

Address: Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S Hawes Road , Queen Creek, Arizona
Ph: 480-358-3700 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.queencreek.org

December

25Queen Creek Holiday Festival & Parade - The Queen Creek Holiday Festival & Parade is hosted by the Queen Creek Kiwanis Club to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley-Queen Creek Branch. Both organizations are local non-profits who serve the Queen Creek community. The Parade will be held on Hawes Road between Chandler Heights and Ocotillo Roads at 10am. Best viewing for the parade will be located in front of Desert Mountain Park. The Holiday Festival will be located at the end of the parade route at the Desert Mountain Park from 10am-3pm. There will be craft and food vendors as well as kids activities which include bouncies, rock wall, crafts and a petting zoo. There will also be a fashion show presented by Walmart and lots of family entertainment.

Address: Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S Hawes Rd , Queen Creek, Arizona
Ph: 480-231-8959 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.queencreekchamber.org

25AZ0608031e003 - Queen CreekQueen Creek Hometown Christmas - Hometown Christmas will feature visits with Santa, craft activities, food and craft vendors, and entertainment by local children's dance and choral groups. Slade, Queen Creek's own country group presented by the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, will also perform! Queen Creek's Hometown Christmas is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Don't miss it! 5-9 PM.

Queen Creek Hometown Christmas is hosted by Queen Creek Parks and Recreation Special Events, the Queen Creek Branch Library and the Friends of the Library.

Address: Queen Creek Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Rd , Queen Creek, Arizona
Ph: 480-358-3700 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.queencreek.org
Fee: Free

2PolarFest - PolarFest activities include snow and snow games, Arts and Crafts, Business Vendors, Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Ferris Wheel, Carnival Rides, Rock Wall, Musical Entertainment, Fun Family Games. Great prize giveaways throughout the day! 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Donate a toy for the sheriff's Toy Drive and register to win fabulous prizes including a family Weekend, 3 day, 2 nights including a ride on Arizona's Polar Express, family tickets to see "The Lion King" and five, $100.00 gift certificates at any Wescor Mall.

Free Hot Dogs, chips, and drink from 11:00 - 1:00 pm.

Vendor applications available online or by phone.

Brought to you by Johnson Utilities

Address: Walker Butte School, Johnson Ranch, 29697 N. Desert Willow Blvd. , Queen Creek, Arizona
Ph: 480-987-4705 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.PolarFest.net

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