Cave Creek… It’s Where You Want To Be

Cover photos, from top left: Cave Creek Indian Market – Naiche Duncan; Photo: AO Tucker Cactus Classic Fiesta Days – Photo: Ric Andersen Wicked All Day & All Night The Taste of Cave Creek Fiesta Days – Photo: Ric Andersen Wild West Days – Photo: Mike Pintar Magic Bird Festivals Treasure Fest Wild West Fest Center: Vermillion Promotions; Sarah Foster jewelry

Cover photos, from top left: Cave Creek Indian Market – Naiche Duncan; Photo: AO Tucker; Cactus Classic; Fiesta Days – Photo: Ric Andersen; Wicked All Day & All Night
The Taste of Cave Creek; Fiesta Days – Photo: Ric Andersen; Wild West Days – Photo: Mike Pintar; Magic Bird Festivals Treasure Fest
Wild West Fest; Center: Vermillion Promotions – Sarah Foster jewelry

The 2016-17 event season gets underway

By Kathryn M. Miller ~ The 2016-17 Cave Creek season of events officially kicks off in October, and the Town of Cave Creek putting out the welcome mat and pulling out all the stops and for locals and visitors. The town invites everyone to “Enjoy all that Cave Creek has to offer, from our great restaurants to our amazing special events,” says Marshal Adam Stein. “Cave Creek…it’s where you want to be.”

Kicking off the season is Taste of Cave Creek, a Town of Cave Creek signature event.

“Come on out and enjoy this year’s The Taste of Cave Creek October 19 and 20,” says Stein. “Enjoy live music, great food and an all-around great atmosphere.”

Also in October is Biketoberfest at Hideaway Grill and the ever-popular Cave Creek Wicked – an all day and all night Halloween party. In addition, Sonoran Arts League teams up with Foothills Food Bank for the Empty Bowls Project.

November brings the 13th Annual Wild West Days, hosted by the Cave Creek Merchants & Events Association, the 20th Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour and Sale, Desert Discovery Days at Jewel of the Creek Preserve and so much more

The season offers multiple cultural performances and art exhibitions, as well as opportunities to explore and support Desert Foothills Library and Cave Creek Museum – all family friendly and just minutes away.

From a homecoming parade and game, foot and bike races to events for the biker set, history buffs, foodies and theater and art lovers; from Halloween to Wild West and Fiesta Days celebrations to hot air balloons and Fourth of July – and everything in between – there is surely something for everyone in Cave Creek this season.

Save the Cave Creek 2016-17 Calendar of Events and keep it handy all year long. And we’ll see everyone out and about town this season. |CST

Get Ready To Paint The Town!

TownofCaveCreekCave Creek Special Events Edition in September

By Kathryn M. Miller

The Town of Cave Creek is gearing up for another spectacular season of events!

The 2014-15 Cave Creek season returns in October with its signature event, Taste of Cave Creek. The two-day event will showcase all the best that the town has to offer, including its more than 25 area restaurants, live music, wine tasting, beer garden and some favorite artists and artisan shops and area vendors.

In November, the 11th Annual Wild West Days return to Downtown Cave Creek and Stagecoach Village. The event is Arizona’s largest western celebration and features five days of non-stop family entertainment. With everything from a non-motorized western parade and cattle drive to mutton bustin’, bull riding, bathtub races, live music and plenty of food and drink, it is a party that’s not to be missed.

Also in November, experience the Hidden in the Hills 18th Annual Studio Tour and Sale, as well as the Stagecoach Village Art Festival.

December will bring the 12th Annual Luminaria Run and the Fifth Annual Cruise & Car Show.

Always a family favorite, the annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival will once again soar over Rancho Mañana in January. The Annual Indian Market also returns in January.

The Fiesta Days and Cave Creek Pro Rodeo hits the Memorial Arena in March. Soak up a true cowboy rodeo experience with three days of pro rodeo events, a parade and dances.

And if that all isn’t enough, the Town will host the Cactus Shadows Homecoming Parade, Biketoberfest, Stagecoach Fine Art & Wine Festival, Wicked, Triple R fundraiser, Cave Creek Museum events, the Cactus Classic, Hideaway Custom Builders Showcase, Bike Week, Spring Classic & Collector Car Auction, Trail Run, Independence Day celebrations and so much more.

Whew! That’s a whole lot of events! But never fear, the Town ( and CITYSunTimes is here to help residents and visitors alike plan for all of the festivities. Check out our September Cave Creek Special Events Edition. With a pullout calendar section and handy-dandy map, we’ve got you covered for the year. Now all you have to do is pull on those boots and get ready to paint the Town!

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