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Fall Events 2020

fall events

This fall, things may be a little different than normal, but I am hoping that we will have some fun anyhow. I am listing the events that have been posted as going on, but please check before you attend. I will be updating events on this post as I hear more being posted! And, I’d…

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Bubble Maniacs

Bubble Maniacs

Dimples is a Bubble fiend! For his preschool graduation, he was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, and he wrote “Bubble Maker”. So, when Bubble Maniacs asked if they could throw a bubble party for us, I said “absolutely!” Bubble Maniacs are professionals at throwing great events and know how to…

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Fourth of July Fireworks Shows

If anyone needed to celebrate America right now, it is us! Here is a list of Cities and whether or not they are celebrating with fireworks this year. Make sure you check back to see updates too! Anthem- For the health and safety of our community, the following special events have been canceled: Music in…

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Are Pools and Splashpads Open? 2020

Basic Information- Updated September 8th, 2020 The Who’s Who of Splashpads being open Anthem, Avondale, Chandler, El Mirage, Glendale, Mesa, Queen Creek and Surprise still have their splashpads open. Tempe has opened Esquer, Hudsen and Jaycee on September 4th. Westgate has opened in Glendale. Please visit our Splashpad page and Pools so you know where…

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Virtual VBS and Summer Camps at Home

2020 is a little different, and summer camps and Vacation Bible Schools are stepping up to the challenge by offering their programming remotely! While you will still have to watch your child, there are online options and even packet pick ups that are available at different places around the valley to help parents and kids…

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Valentine’s Day in The Valley

valentine's Day

Whether Valentine’s Day means spending it with your spouse, your friends or your kids, we have lots of great ideas for you! Sometimes Valentine’s Day means preparing for the day with crafts and fun, or having a great romantic dinner. Check out this post full of ideas of where to go for everything Valentine’s Day…

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52 Things to do in 2020

It’s a whole new year! Are you ready? But, is it a beginning of a decade? Well, it is the beginning of the roaring 20s! 🙂 We are putting together 52 places (one a week) for you to check out with your family this year! Start your year off with exercise at Great Skate in…

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Nutcracker-Symphony Hall, Phoenix

nutcracker symphony hall

There are many places to see the Nutcracker during the holiday season in Phoenix. We were lovingly taken to Ballet Arizona’s Nutcracker by our family this holiday season. Our daughter, Giggles, has been dancing for a few years and is obsessed with everything dance. Symphony Hall is tucked into the Convention Center area in Phoenix.…

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New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Fun for Families

family friendly

For many families, the idea of staying up late for New Year’s Eve might not be a great idea! Luckily there are plenty of activities to celebrate ringing in the new year (and decade) at a family friendly time! Happy Noon Year Celebration-Children’s Museum of Phoenix 215 N 7th ST Phoenix Ring in the New…

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Skate Westgate

skate westgate

My husband and I love to ice skate, and I will admit-he is a much better skater than I. I never officially learned to ice skate-I just learned to rollerblade and then went to ice skating. We had taken Munchie to ice skating lessons when he was three. And, when we moved here and had…

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Neighborhood Christmas Light Displays!

Neighborhood Christmas light displays

So many of our readers have been asking for us to put together some fabulous light displays. Where can you find Christmas light shows in neighborhoods that are great? Over the years, we have driven around and have seen some great displays too, but we are always checking out great neighborhoods that put together some…

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital Fundraiser

donation drive

You can drop off items at our office in Peoria at 9051, W Kelton Ln, Suite 2. Mondays-Fridays from 9am-5pm. Weekends and holidays we are usually closed, but you can call the phone number on the graphic to see if there are any other times someone might be at the office or if there is…

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SRF Balloon Spooktacular

SRF Ballloon Spooktacular

The Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular is an annual event that happens each year the weekend before Halloween. The Balloon Spooktacular is held at a large field near Great Wolf Lodge and Medieval Times between North Pima Road and Talking Stick Way. It is a very family friendly event, with it really drawing a crowd…

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Christmas & Winter Holiday Events 2019

christmas and holiday events

Want to know where to get pictures with Santa? We know where he will be! Ongoing events Westgate Skate Westgate November 8-12 Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays an Saturdays November 29th and December 21st Lives Music Every Friday and Saturday Night Anthem Carefree-Desert Garden Glitters-101 Easy Street Carefree, AZ Nightly in December-January 5-10pm. Take…

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Where Can I get Pictures Taken With Santa in Phoenix?


Are you looking for your family pictures with Santa? We have tons of places listed so you can get your iconic pictures with the jolly old elf! If you are looking for fun Christmas or Holiday activities, we have those too! East Valley Carefree Breakfast With Santa-Sanderson Lincoln Pavilon Carefree Saturday December 7th from 9-11am…

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