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January

1 - 10 Glendale Glitters Holiday Lights Glendale - Historic Downtown Glendale comes to life each holiday season with the addition of nearly one million multi-colored twinkling holiday lights located th ... more

29 - 30 Annual West Valley Invitational Native American Arts Festival Litchfield Park - More than 200 award-winning Indian artists & performers, dances, musical performances, demonstrations, ethnic food, children's area. Daily 10 am - 5 p ... more

9 - 13 Kruse Desert Classic Collector Car Auction & Show Avondale - Presented by Kruse International, one of the world's leading auction firms and largest collector car auction companies, offering more than 10,000 cars ... more

11 - 13 Annual Winter Arts & Crafts Festival Peoria - 100 exhibits of home & garden decor & specialty items, interactive kid's Fun Zone, international food court. 10 am - 5 pm. ... more

25 - 27 Senior Pro Rodeo Buckeye - Men & women 40 years & up team rope, ride broncs, barrel race, bull ride to compete for prize money, 1pm. Cowboy Breakfast Friday morning from 7-9am. ... more

25 - 27 Helzapoppin' PRCA Rodeo Buckeye - The Original Extreme Sport and the only PRCA sanctioned rodeo in the west valley! PRCA sanctioned rodeo with broncs, barrel race, bull ride, rodeo da ... more

27Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Glendale - The Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl game time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. MST and will be carried live on FOX Sports and ESPN Radio. The Tostitos Fiesta ... more

February

25 - 27 Thunderbird Artist Fine Arts and Wine Fesitval Surprise - The festival will be made up of juried fine art and selected fine crafts produced by artists working in mediums such as clay, glass, stone, wood, pape ... more

1 - 3 Glendale Chocolate Affaire Glendale - Don't miss this upscale festival of chocolate and romance, gourmet cuisine and beverages, horse drawn carriage rides, national entertainment and tours ... more

1 - 3 Wigwam Festival of Fine Arts Litchfield Park - Discover the extraordinary works of the Southwest's most accomplished artists. The legendary Wigwam Resort will play host to the 2011 Wigwam Festival ... more

2Buckeye Air Fair Buckeye - "Bring the family and enjoy a free day of fun from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Buckeye Municipal Airport, just one mile south of Interstate 10 on Palo Ver ... more

2 - 3 Friends Bound By Stitches - 2013 Biennial Quilt Show Sun City West - Palo Verde Patchers Quilt Guild presents the 2013 Quilt Show - "Friends Bound by Stitches" an amazing exhibit of quilts made by members. In addition t ... more

8 - 10 Annual Taste of Greece - Greek Festival Peoria - Cuisine prepared by Greek chefs, Greek music & folk dancers, & Greek coffee, pastries & beer, Fr 5-10 pm, Sa 11 am - 10 pm, Su noon - 8 pm. ... more

9 - 10 Sahuaro Ranch Tractor Show Glendale - A variety of gas engines and tractors from years gone by will be showcased and perform at the annual Winter Antique Tractor & Engine Show Saturday an ... more

16Fan Fest Peoria - The City of Peoria's Fan Fest celebrates the return of our Spring Training teams, the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres. Come out and catch th ... more

March

23Paris in the Spring and French Market Glendale - Experience the fine food, culture and shopping of Paris without making a trip half-way around the world. Visit Glendale’s Paris in the Spring event ... more

23Annual Diamond Ball Litchfield Park - Black tie gala featuring world-class dining, dancing & silent & live auction, benefits youth arts & education programs, this year's theme, An Evening ... more

23 - 24 Tres Rios Nature Festival Goodyear - Tres Rios Nature Festival is a two-day outdoor event that focuses on the rich diversity of wildlife, habitat, history and culture of the Gila River dr ... more

1 - 3 Spring Maricopa County Home & Garden Show Glendale - Attend the BIG Spring Maricopa County Home & Garden Show for "one-stop home improvement shopping" at its best. Shop, Compare and Save with over 1000 e ... more

2 - 3 Annual Spring Fine Art & Wine Tasting Festival Litchfield Park - Over 200 art booths, wine garden with wine and beer tastings, Culinary delights from noted chefs, great food, live music, and much more! 10 am - 5 pm ... more

2 - 3 Tres Rios Nature Festival Avondale - Tres Rios Nature Festival is a two-day outdoor event that focuses on the rich diversity of wildlife, habitat, history and culture of the Gila River dr ... more

2 - 3 Litchfield Park Art & Culinary Festival Litchfield Park - Experience the legendary lure of the Southwest through a celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts. Whether you love fine dining, superi ... more

15 - 17 Pioneer Days Buckeye - Parade, entertainment, food, arts & crafts. ... more

15 - 17 Bill Luke Dodge Big Bass Days Peoria - Bill Luke Bass Days is the Southwest's largest family fishing tournament and festival - held at Lake Pleasant. This year's is sure to be one of our bi ... more

15 - 16 Annual Pioneer Days Melodrama Buckeye - The Annual Melodrama "Bulldog Saves the Day" will start at 7 pm. Intermission will include OLIO acts. Refreshments will be available. Show will be per ... more

16Viper Vanguard Annual Car Show Buckeye - The Verrado High School Viper Vanguard Marching Band is pleased to be hosting their Annual Viper Thunder Classic Annual Car & Cycle Show. The annual ... more

April

30Peoria Pioneer Days Peoria - Pioneer Days is a celebration of Peoria's heritage which dates back to the late 1800's. The celebration features a 5k run, family bike ride and parade ... more

30 - 31 Art is Alive Arts and Cultural Festival Surprise - Live Entertainment; 60 + LOCAL Artists booths of fabulous original artwork: Clay artistry, painting, photography, glass work, gourd work, mixed media ... more

30 - 31 Art is Alive Surprise - Meet West Valley Artists and see their work as you stroll through the grassy, lakeside area. Enjoy music, demonstrations & hands-on pottery wheel. ... more

4 - 6 NASCAR Nextel Cup Arizona 500 Weekend Avondale - The stars of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series and NASCAR Busch Series will race, gates open at 8 am. ... more

5 - 7 Home Improvement Expo Peoria - A wide variety of home, garden and health products and professionals will be on display. Friday & Saturday, 9am - 6pm, Sunday 11am - 5 pm. ... more

6Kiwanis/Litchfield Park Sprint in the Park Triathlon Litchfield Park - Kiwanis/Litchfield Park Sprint in the Park Triathlon The 2011 triathlon includes a 300 yard swim, 8.4 mile bike and 2 mile run. The course is a flat, ... more

13Peoria Spring Festival Peoria - You're invited to celebrate Spring with a FREE event featuring... Music Food Dance performances Interactive SPRING TIME activities Authentic Irish ent ... more

19Viva Buckeye Buckeye - Join the Town of Buckeye Community Services Department in celebrating Viva Buckeye! The event will take place on Friday, April 30th from 6pm-9pm at Ea ... more

20Easter Festival Peoria - The annual DOLLY SANCHEZ MEMORIAL EASTER EGG HUNTS will take place on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be on-hand to start ... more

20Surprise's EGG-Stravaganza Surprise - This FREE family event starts at 9 am and will feature egg hunts, Mr. & Mrs. Bunny, Party Hats and spring bonnets, carousel rides, petting zoo, inflat ... more

May

27Annual Friends of the Rec. Golf Tournament Litchfield Park - There will be a 7 a.m. Shotgun Start. There will be approximately 12 on course competitions for both men and women. Immediately following the tournam ... more

4Spring Demolition Derby Buckeye - Smash'em, Bash'em, Crash'em time is here again! Demo Derby cars, racing riding lawn mowers, mobility scooters and our first ever truck derby! The most ... more

June

25Family Farm Day Glendale - FARM FUN FOR EVERYONE! Tolmachoff Farms is a unique four-generation family farm still operating in the middle of the city. Our local family-run farm ... more

July

4July 4th All American Festival Peoria - Located in the main stadium and Mariners Practice fields. Enjoy great entertainment on four stages, including national recording artists. The event fe ... more

44th of July "Splash Bash" and Independence Day Celebration Litchfield Park - Splash Bash at the Litchfield Rec. Center from 10 a.m. to 5 P.m. Fun for the entire family! Swimming, food, games and music. Join us at The Wigw ... more

4Five-Star Fourth Community Park Event Surprise - Live Entertainment, Food, Fireworks, and Fun! Activities include roaming clowns, magic show, family picnics. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn ... more

44th of July Celebration Buckeye - The Town of Buckeye in conjunction with the Main Street Coalition will be bringing a 4th of July Celebration. Gates will be opened at 6 pm. Family fun ... more

12 - 14 Summer Maricopa County Home & Garden Show Glendale - Attend the BIG Maricopa County Home & Garden Show for "one-stop home improvement shopping" at its best. Shop, Compare and Save with over 1000 exhibits ... more

September

31Fiesta Glendale Glendale - An upscale event highlighting both traditional and contemporary Hispanic music, dances, food, crafts, activities for children and fine art. The celebr ... more

19Annual Thunder in the Desert Buckeye - Jones Ford Buckeye will be hosting its annual Thunder in the Desert Car Show benefitting Phoenix Children`s Hospital. Open to all makes and models, ... more

October

25 - 3 Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze Glendale - Have an unforgettable fall season at Tolmachoff Farms and experience the ultimate holiday outing where there is something for the whole family: Great ... more

5Sun City Grand OKTOBERFEST Surprise - Over 200 vendors displaying items from jewelry to hand-painted shabby cottage chic decor to clothing, handmade crochet items, holiday crafts, handbags ... more

11 - 13 Taste of Greece - Food & Dance Festival Peoria - Come and sample mouth-watering homemade pastries, sizzling souvlaki, roast lamb, gyros, dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves) and many more food items as w ... more

12 - 13 Annual Heritage Days Buckeye - Take Part in preserving our past! Heritage Days celebrates the rich culture and history of Buckeye. Highlights include an antique tractor and engine ... more

18Halloween Carnival Buckeye - Games, contests, entertainment, and lots of candy await festival goers at the Town of Buckeye Community Service's Halloween Carnival from 6 - 9 pm. T ... more

18 - 20 Annual Wild Western Festival Glendale - ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST, AND DEFINITELY ARIZONA'S BIGGEST WILD WEST EVENTS, IS RIDING INTO GLENDALE ARIZONA! "NOT JUST ANOTHER FESTIVAL...BUT A THREE ... more

November

24 - 27 Basis Peoria Boosters Carnival Peoria - Come join us for an action packed weekend of fun. Sun Valley Rides (www.sunvalleyrides.com ) will again be providing the Midway Rides, Carnival Foods ... more

26Country Fest Buckeye - Craft show, Car Show, Lawn Mower drag racing. ... more

26 - 27 Annual Litchfield Park Festival of Arts Litchfield Park - For two fabulous days the sleepy resort community of Litchfield Park will be transformed into a vibrant street scene filled with spectacular arts and ... more

31Veteran's Day Ceremony Avondale

9Fall Demolition Derby Buckeye - Car crushing, lawn mower racing, kids tractor races and tire roll ... more

9Hometown Holiday Boutique Buckeye - Come join the Town of Buckeye Community Services Department for a one stop shop experience and a bit of family fun at the Hometown Holiday Boutique. O ... more

22 - 23 Glendale Glitters Spectacular Glendale - It now takes two days of festivities to electrify the nearly one million multi-colored lights of Arizona's "must see" holiday light display. Experienc ... more

22 - 24 Glendale Glitters Holiday Lights Glendale - Historic Downtown Glendale comes to life each holiday season with the addition of nearly one million multi-colored twinkling holiday lights located th ... more

22West Valley Rose Society - All that Glitters is Roses Glendale - Rose show and ART and Craft fair- There will be hundreds of rose entries, with one to multiple rose stems, and over 40 arrangements. We will be giving ... more

December

23Holiday Glo on Monroe Buckeye - Electric Light Parade. ... more

25Glendale Glitters Holiday Lights Glendale - Historic Downtown Glendale comes to life each holiday season with the addition of nearly one million multi-colored twinkling holiday lights located th ... more

29 - 21 Glendale Glitters Enchanted Evenings Glendale - Visit the Enchanted Evenings Friday and Saturday nights in Historic Downtown Glendale. Holiday crafts, choruses, Santa, food and horse drawn carriage ... more

29Old Town Avondale Tree Lighting Celebration Avondale

30Christmas In The Park Litchfield Park - This fun packed family event starts at 9 a.m. with arts and craft booths display and at 10:00 a. m. our annual parade down Old Litchfield Road, with m ... more

30 - 1 Holiday House Craft Fair Glendale - The holiday season is upon us again! Desert Valley PTSA is looking forward our annual Holiday House Craft Sale. We hope you will be able to join us fo ... more

7 - 14 Christmas on the Farm Glendale - Come get a picture with Santa Clause at Tolmachoff Farms on Saturday, December 14th and December 21st from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. There will also be: h ... more

9 - 13 Winter Fun Days at Candeo Peoria - Winter fun days or drop and shop. Come from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for a minimum of two hours or the whole day. Activities include Candeo bowling, craf ... more

17 - 20 FSIE Sports Camp Peoria - Join us for our FSIE Sports Camp! Boys and girls ages 5-12 Come from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and enjoy activities such as basketball, soccer, football, ... more

White Tank Regional Park Camping

White Tank Camping
White Tank CampingWhite Tank Park offers family camping and Group Camping areas. The Family Campground consists of 40 sites with no hook-ups available. Each site has a picnic table, barbecue grill, a fire ring and plenty of room for camping. White Tank offers immaculate restrooms with flush toilets and showers. Overnight camping in the family campground is $10 per night. Sorry we do not accept reservations, the family campground is on a first-come first-served basis.

Large camping groups may reserve the spacious Group Campground Area 14. The group campground may be reserved by large camping groups, adult or youth. There are no hookups and no dump station available. The group campground offers 2 large ramadas with 4 picnic tables each, 2 large barbecue grills, one large fire ring, restrooms with showers, lights and electrical outlets. Parking for approximately 50 RVs is available. The group campground can be reserved for a $30 non-refundable fee. Camping is $8 per unit, per night, with a six unit minimum.

For Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other youth groups White Tank Park offers a separate area for day use and overnight camping. Youth Group Area 12 may be reserved as a whole (not per site) for any youth-oriented group with the intent that the activity is to camp groups of children under the age of 18 years. Groups must be adult supervised. The group area offers 12 sites that accommodate 1 or 2 tents per site, 1 small grill at each site, a group fire ring, 3 picnic tables at the fire ring, and restroom facilities. The youth group area can be reserved for a $30 non-refundable fee. Camping is $2 per person per night.

Other camping areas include Willow Rd., Trailhead Staging Area, and the Competitive Track Parking Area. Details are available by contacting the park.

White Tank Regional Park Hiking

White Tank Hiking
White Tank Hiking White Tank Mountain Regional Park offers approximately 25 miles of excellent shared-use trails of varied difficulty. Overnight backpacking, with a permit, is allowed in established backcountry campsites. Day hikes can provide some breathtaking views of the mountains and panoramas of the valley below. Horseback and mountain bike riders are welcomed, although caution is stressed as some of the trails may be extremely difficult. Shared-use trails range in length from 0.9 mile to 7.9 miles and range in difficulty from easy to strenuous.

In addition, there are 2.5 miles of pedestrian-only trails. These include two short trails that are hard-surfaced and barrier free. Waterfall Trail is barrier-free to Petroglyph Plaza, about 4/10 of a mile from the parking lot. The short loop of Black Rock Trail, which is about � miles long, begins at Ramada 4.

Competitive Track

White Tank Mountain Regional Park offers an approximately 10-mile Competitive Track in addition to its trails. The Competitive Track is designed to provide challenging, strenuous, and high-speed outdoor recreation for individuals, groups, and organized events. All competitive tracks are multiple-use. They are designed for cross-country runners and joggers, fast bicyclists and racers, and trotting/galloping equestrians and endurance riders.

White Tank Regional Park Equestrian

White Tank Riding Stables
White Tank Riding StablesThe White Tank Riding Stables, located at the entrance to the White Tank Mountain Regional Park, offers a unique western horseback riding experience in a 30,000 acre pristine Sonoran Desert environment.

What sets us apart is our beautiful setting with spectacular views located within minutes of the city, yet far from city streets. The West greets you the minute you turn into the Stables. Your knowledgeable guide will escort you on the ride of you life. Along the trail, you may see wily coyotes, gentle mule deer, sharp-eyed hawks. During a moonlight ride, you will be treated to a coyote concert or maybe an inquisitive owl demanding "Who" goes there.

ONE HOUR RIDES: $25 per person on the pre-scheduled ride times of 9:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.

TWO HOUR RIDE: $45 per person on a ride scheduled each day at 10:30 a.m.

PRIVATE RIDES: (Evening, moonlight, catered, day long, etc.) are $30 per hour plus gratuity.

WAGON RIDE: $200 for 45 min. Holds approximately 14 people.

PONY RIDE: For children 7 and under $15 for a 1/2 ride.

White Tank Riding Stables is associated with the Stables at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO which has been in the public stable business for more than 40 years. White Tank Riding Stable is open each year from November 1st through May 1st. Riders should arrive 20 minutes prior to departure. No riders over 225 lbs. All-day rides can be scheduled for a minimum of four riders.

As with all Maricopa County Parks, equestrians are welcome into the park riding their own horse and must stay on designated trails. Contact the park for more information.