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Upcoming Events in Apache Junction Arizona


February

2 - 24AZ0612001e004 - Apache Junction Renaissance Festival - The Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 12-stage theatre, a 30-acre circus, and arts and crafts faire, a Jousting Tournament and a feast, all rolled into one non-stop, day-long, family adventure! One of the largest events of its kind in the nation, the Arizona Renaissance Festival is a time to revel in the atmosphere of a 16th Century European Country Faire. Explore the bustling marketplace and mingle and interact with nearly 2,000 costumed characters and their endless merriment and mayhem.

Wear comfortable shoes, come rain or shine, and expect to find more than a full day's worth of entertainment. Continuous performances are held nearly every half-hour on the dozen stages spread throughout the beautifully decorated theme park. "Huzzah!" is the cheer of the day!

The Festival is open on weekends, Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents' Day Monday, from the first Saturday in February through the last Sunday in March. Festival hours are 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.

Address: The Arizona Renaissance Festival is located near the foothills of the Superstition Mountains on State Highway 60, east of Apache Junction. , Apache Junction, Arizona
Ph: 520-463-2700 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.royalfaires.com/arizona/
Fee: Advance ticket prices are: $16.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 5-12. Gate prices are $2 more. Seniors 60+ are $15.00.
Free Parking.

10 Annual Run For the Gold - Lost Dutchman Marathon - USA Track & Field certified marathon, half marathon, 10K, 8K Desert Trail Run & 2-mile fun run/walk, 7:30 am.

Ph: 480-983-1500 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lostdutchmanmarathon.org
Fee: $14-70

16 - 17 Apache Junction Rock & Gem Show - Dealers will be selling fine-handmade jewelry, gems, beads, opals, cabochons, fossils, rocks, slabs, lapidary equipment and supplies, and more. Included are hourly door prizes, a silent auction, a gem-tree-making activity for all ages, the wheel-of-rocks, a many-item raffle, and all-day food service by the Skyline High School Band. The show is held in the Skyline High School cafeteria in Mesa, AZ, Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Address: Skyline High School, 845 South Crismon, Mesa, AZ , Apache Junction, Arizona
Ph: 480-325-2705 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: wjfrlich@gmail.com
Web: www.ajrockclub.com
Fee: $3.00 donation for admission Students $1.00

March

23 - 24AZ0612001e005 - Apache Junction Renaissance Festival - The Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 12-stage theatre, a 30-acre circus, and arts and crafts faire, a Jousting Tournament and a feast, all rolled into one non-stop, day-long, family adventure! One of the largest events of its kind in the nation, the Arizona Renaissance Festival is a time to revel in the atmosphere of a 16th Century European Country Faire. Explore the bustling marketplace and mingle and interact with nearly 2,000 costumed characters and their endless merriment and mayhem.

Wear comfortable shoes, come rain or shine, and expect to find more than a full day's worth of entertainment. Continuous performances are held nearly every half-hour on the dozen stages spread throughout the beautifully decorated theme park. "Huzzah!" is the cheer of the day!

The Festival is open on weekends, Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents' Day Monday, from the first Saturday in February through the last Sunday in March. Festival hours are 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.

Address: The Arizona Renaissance Festival is located near the foothills of the Superstition Mountains on State Highway 60, east of Apache Junction. , Apache Junction, Arizona
Ph: 520-463-2700 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.royalfaires.com/arizona/
Fee: Advance ticket prices are: $16.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 5-12. Gate prices are $2 more. Seniors 60+ are $15.00.
Free Parking.

9 - 10AZ0612001e007 - Apache Junction Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Show - AEDGETA currently has three major shows every year. Antique tractors are pulled for percentage and some classics are pulled for exhibition. In addition to the tractor pulls and engine displays, there are contests with the equipment, silent auctions, demonstrations of early farming (including threshing and hay bailing), craft shows, hayrides, and pedal tractor rides and other activities for the kinds. We invite everyone from all over this great country come to our events. All shows are always the second weekend of the month.

The Arizona Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association was founded in 1979. Members share a common interest in restoring engines, tractors and related equipment from the turn of the century. This type of collecting and restoration has become increasingly popular in all parts of the country, where clubs have been formed and publications dedicated to the preservation of our mechanical heritage have emerged.

Many old pieces of farm equipment have been rescued from the junk pile only to appear in one of our shows restored to their original condition. In most cases, the restoration is made difficult by years of rust and neglect. Often parts must be located or made and many hours of careful work are necessary before the final coat of paint is dry. The restorer is rewarded by the feeling of pride when the engine is started and the old iron comes to life again.

Address: Apache Junction Rodeo Park , Apache Junction, Arizona
Ph: 623-435-3955 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: membership@aedgeta.org​
Web: www.aedgeta.org

16 AZ Bike Week Open House - Kick off Arizona Bike Week at the biggest party in the East Valley! Live Music, Dyno Shoot-out with trophies, vendors, prizes, beer garden, food, games, in-store poker run, Hooter's bike wash!

Address: 2910 W. Apache Trail , Apache Junction, Arizona
Ph: 866-362-0600 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.superstitionhd.com

17 Annual Discovery Ride - Join us for a scenic ride through "The Valley of the Sun". Registration: 7:30-9:00 AM. Starts off at Superstition Harley-Davidson with a pancake breakfast. Price includes ride pin to the first 500 registered, Live Music and lunch at Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson in Mayer. Preregister online.

Address: 2910 W. Apache Trail , Apache Junction, Arizona
Ph: 866-362-0600 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.superstitionhd.com
Fee: Single Rider, $20 - Double, $30

July

13AZ0612001e012 - Apache Junction National Day of the Cowboy - The National Day of the Cowboy is a day set aside as a national day of recognition for the many contributions the American Cowboy and Cowgirl have made to the history, national identity and culture of the United States of America.

The official National Day of the Cowboy Organization is headquartered in Wilcox, Arizona, and the largest regional celebration in the country is held in Pinal County with four separate cities hosting extensive activities -- Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Superior, and Florence.

Goldfield Ghost Town's 1890 Cow Town Festival is Saturday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Goldfield is an authentic 19th century mining town reconstructed on its original site, using original foundations & vintage photos to recreate the atmosphere of Territorial Arizona.

10:00 am - Drover's Procession/Parade on Main Street
11:00 am - Earp-Holiday Mustache & Beard Contest at the Town Gallows
* Hang town Fast Draw Shooting Gallery
12:00noon - 3:00pm - Luke Short Poker Tournament @ the Mammoth Saloon
* Kid's Korral; Straw Calf Roping, Stick Horse Races, Storytelling & other activities.
* Cowgirl Revue/Vintage Fashion Show by the Historical Foundation of Cowgirls
* Western Street Theater by actors from the Renaissance Festival
* Judge Roy Bean Sidewalk Courthouse
* Professor Marvels Patent Medicine Show
* Long horn Cattle Exhibit
* 2 entertainment areas featuring Old Tyme Radio by Radiozona, the Spirit of the * Frontier Cowboy Poets, Cowboy Comedy by the McNasty Brothers, Paydirt with * Dennis Lease and his Wandering Fiddle, Pioneer Pepper and others
7:00 pm - Bootscoot Dance @ Filly's Cowboy Restaurant

Address: Hwy 88, 4.5 mi East of Apache Junction , Apache Junction, Arizona
Ph: 480-982-3141 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ajchambermembers@questofice.net
Web: www.goldfieldghosttown.com
Fee: Free Admission and Parking

October

20 - 22 Oktoberfest - Live entertainment, vendor booths, pillow mud fights, carnival. Daily, 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM.

Address: Downtown Apache Junction , Apache Junction, Arizona
Ph: 480-982-3141 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: FREE Admission

November

19 Annual Ben Johnson Days - JamFest, 'Fun' Gymkhana & Poker Ride/Walk, presented by the Goldfield Ghost Riders. The event encompasses two weekends with something for everyone - JamFest with overnight camping, Fun Gymkhana, Poker Ride/Walk. Proceeds benefit children's charities. This event not only promises fun and excitement, it also gives us the opportunity to help those who cannot help themselves. As Ben Johnson said, "Together we CAN make a difference!"

Fun Gymkhana 9am - $15 for entry and FREE for spectators

Dry Camping $40 (one RV space and admission for 2 for Jam Session - additional camoers $10 per person

JAMFEST! 2pm - 10pm LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC!!

Following Week, Sunday - Poker Ride/Walk $25.00

Address: Apache Junction Rodeo Park, 1590 E. Lost Dutchman Blvd , Apache Junction, Arizona
Ph: 480-650-7586 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.goldfieldghostriders.com

27 Annual Ben Johnson Days Poker Ride/Walk - The Ben Johnson Days' fun continues Sunday with the Poker Ride/Walk. Participants can ride the trail on a horse in the beautiful Goldfield Mountains or walk around Goldfield Ghost Town to collect five cards. Prizes awarded for the top three poker hands and low hand. Prize for the highest poker hand is a saddle. Registration begins at 7:30am and ends at 11am. First ride out 8am, last ride out 11am with rides leaving every half-hour. For those who would like to ride and are horseless, mounts can be arranged. Three horse trailer raffle drawn 4pm.

Address: Goldfield Ghost Town, 4650 N. Mammoth Mine Road , Apache Junction, Arizona
Ph: 480-650-7586 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.goldfieldghostriders.com
Fee: $25 Entry (includes lunch)
4.5 miles North of Apache Junction on SR 88

2 Beehive Homes Fall Health Festival - We are having a health festival to promote our new facility for Memory Care and Dementia. We have about 60 different vendors coming out to tell you all about what we do here at the Beehive.

Address: 1510 E Broadway Ave Apache Junction, Az 85119 , Apache Junction, Arizona
Ph: 480-288-2400 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 480-288-2425
Email: jmoore@beehivehomes.com
Web: beehivehomes.com
Fee: Free

16 - 17 Apache Junction High School Fall 2014 Jewelry, Gem and Rock Show - Dealers will be selling fine hand-made jewelry, gems, opals, beads, cabochons, slabs, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry-making supplies and equipment. Included at the show are door prizes, a silent auction of rocks, egg-carton rock-collections for kids, a gem-tree-making activity for all ages, the Wheel-of-Rocks, a raffle, and food service. The show will be held in the Apache Junction High School Cafeteria. (Cross Streets- Ironwood & Southern) (1/4-mile north of the Route 60 Freeway Exit 195) Check our show flyer on our club website.

Address: 2525 South Ironwood Drive , Apache Junction, Arizona
Ph: 480-325-2705 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: wjfrlich@gmail.com
Web: www.ajrockclub.com
Fee: All Adults $3 Teenage Students $1 Children 12 and Under FREE

December

15 Holiday Light Parade - Live entertainment, Santa, arts & crafts for children.

Ph: 480-982-3141 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Goldfield Ghost Town

In the 1890s, Goldfield was a booming community. The first gold-strike was made in 1892, and it took just a little under a year before the town came to life. One rich strike after another supported the town and approximately 4000 people who lived in the district for five rich years.

Apache Junction, AZ Pioneer History

Superstition Mountain

Perhaps nowhere in the entire United States is there an area full of legend, history and intrigue as the rugged 160,000

Apache Junction, AZ Landmarks

Apache Trail

The Apache Trail Historic Road was designated a historic road on June 20, 1986

Apache Junction, AZ Landmarks

Weaver's Needle

Weaver's Needle is a prominent pinnacle that towers over much of the region east of Superstition Mountain and had played a major role in the legend of the Dutchman's Lost Mine. This famous landmark was named after Pauline (Paulino)

Apache Junction, AZ Landmarks

Apache Creek Golf Club

Apache Creek Golf Club opened on November 23, 1994. In this short time, it has become quite popular with golfers Valley-wide.

Apache Junction, AZ Golf Courses

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