Premier 2015 Events Issue
By Kathryn M. Miller ~ Carefree is known as “a place for gracious living in a desert forest of rare beauty,” and beginning this month, it is also the place to be for world-class food, art and entertainment for the whole family.
The vibrant Town of Carefree comes alive this month beginning with the Kiwanis Concert series presenting Beachfront Property at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion January 10 – the series continues through the end of March. Next up is the ever-popular Thunderbird Artists Fine Art & Wine Festival, taking place in the Carefree Town Center January 16-18. The annual event allows guests to travel the world over and brings together a spectacular gathering of artists and first-class wines and delicacies. January 23-25 brings Magic Bird’s Annual Indian Art & Cultural Festival.
February and March will bring other premier events, including the annual Magic Bird Chocolate & Arts Festival, another Thunderbird Artists Fine Art & Wine Festival and the Sonoran Arts League Festival of the Arts; followed by the annual Magic Bird Carefree Days Festival in April.
Throughout the year, visitors and residents alike will enjoy concerts hosted by the Town of Carefree, educational events at Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain, community events at the Desert Foothills Family YMCA, desert gardening seminars, and, of course, Carefree’s assortment of unique shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and outdoor cafés. The year of events ends spectacularly in December with the annual Carefree Christmas Festival.