Taste All That Arizona Has To Offer


Arizona Fall Fest is November 4 The Arizona Fall Fest, a free and family-friendly celebration of all things uniquely Arizona, will be hosted at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, Saturday, November 4, from 10am–4pm. Formerly known as the Certified Local Fall Festival, this will be the 13th annual festival hosted by Local First Arizona. […]

Enchanted Pumpkin Garden Returns To Carefree


The Halloween spirit will invade the Town of Carefree for its third year in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master sculptor Ray Villafane and the Villafane Studios team (www.villafanestudios.com). The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden will be woven throughout the four-acre Carefree Desert Gardens. This free admission, one-of-a-kind fall festival celebrates incredible artistry and enchantment […]

Explore The McDowell Sonoran Preserve


Free family Sundays kick off in The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy works with the City of Scottsdale to champion and protect the McDowell Sonoran Preserve for this and future generations. More than 650 Steward volunteers provide their time and talents to help residents and visitors experience, enjoy and learn from the Sonoran Desert on the 30,580-acre […]

Savor Local Flavor At The Taste of Cave Creek


The Town of Cave Creek will once again host its premier event, The Taste of Cave Creek. From Bryan’s Black Mountain BBQ to Z’s Asian Fusion, the two-day Taste of Cave Creek will represent the eclectic mix that Cave Creek is most known for. Marshal Adam Stein is once again heading up the Taste of […]

Western Lifestyle, Open Spaces & Vibrant Town Life: It’s Time To Celebrate Cave Creek!


The 2017–18 Cave Creek season officially returns in October, and area residents can get a preview of all the fun in this month’s Cave Creek Special Events pullout. The issue highlights everything from celebrating the area’s best food and drinks, to experiencing its Western heritage — and everything in between. Kicking off the season is […]

Fall Restaurant Week Kicks Off Statewide Season


Fall means different things to different people, but for Arizona foodies it means celebrating the arrival of the Arizona Restaurant Association’s (ARA) Fall Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW). This year marks the 10th anniversary of this food-focused event, which has developed into a 10-day long gastronomic jubilee, with restaurants statewide offering their special ARW menus brimming […]

2017-18 Performing Arts Season Preview


Get ready for a season of dance, music and live theatre as the 2017-18 performing arts season kicks off this fall. The Valley is home to world-class performance troupes, musicians and venues, offering entertaining options for young and old and everyone in between. The 2017-18 Performing Arts Season Preview begins on page 64. | CST

Rock the District Musicians To Shake the Lake


Music will rock the waves of Bartlett Lake Marina when several of Rock the District’s teen performers will Shake the Lake Saturday, September 23, from 11am–5pm. Admission to the lake concert event is $10, which includes all entertainment — the incredible music, a water slide, dunk tank and water balloon splash. For $50, participants receive […]

Endless Summer: Slip Away For A World-Class Daycation


By Kathryn M. Miller ~ It’s August, which means back to school for many families and the end of summer travel for others. But back to reality doesn’t have to mean an end to summer fun, especially for those lucky enough to call the Valley home — there are months of warm weather ahead and […]

First Light Viewing Party To Be Held


Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) at Black Mountain will unveil its 14-inch Cassegrain telescope for a first light viewing party September 14, from 7–9:45pm. “First light” refers to the first time that a telescope is used to take an astronomical image. The telescope, located on the PVCC at Black Mountain campus, collects 3,136 times more […]