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Check out the 2016 Carefree Special Events Edition on page 25.

Meet The Artist Behind Enchanted Pumpkin Garden


Carefree’s Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, featuring pumpkin sculptures from world-renowned artist Ray Villafane, will inhabit Carefree Desert Gardens October 16-31, 8am-9pm. Admission is free. There will be opportunities to see Villafane, up-close, as he carves whimsical characters and answers questions of how he creates such masterpieces. Dates and times include: Friday, October 16, 10am-6pm (Grand Opening […]

Indulge The Senses With Chocolate & Art


Savor the romance of Valentine’s Day weekend at the Fourth Annual Carefree Festival of Fine Chocolate and Fine Art. The four-day festival runs February 12-15, at 101 Easy Street, in the Carefree Desert Gardens. This free event begins on Thursday from 12-5pm and continues Friday through Sunday, 10am-5pm. Attendees will feast their eyes on over […]

Mark Your Calendar: Magic Bird Is In The Wings


The long, hot summer is winding down and residents can soon look forward to not only cooler temps, but the seasonal line-up of Magic Bird Festivals. The annual art and entertainment events, set against the backdrop of Black Mountain and woven throughout a four-acre Carefree Desert Gardens, include the Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest […]

Art in the Garden


Art in the Garden will take place Saturday, April 5 from 8-11am in Carefree Desert Gardens in the Town Center, 101 Easy Street in Carefree. The event will showcase of all the wonderful art that arts nonprofits and community service organizations bring to local schools. “This will be a great time for families!” says Elaine […]

Carefree Fine Chocolate, Fine Art Festival


Indulge on Valentine’s weekend The third annual Carefree Festival of Fine Chocolate and Fine Art will be presented February 13-16 in Downtown Carefree. Up to 100 exhibitors of fine art, chocolate and other confections are expected, with live entertainment throughout the weekend, including world-champion hoop dancer Brian Hammill. The four-day festival begins on the 13th, […]

Carefree Christmas Festival


Electric Light Parade And Real Snow In The Desert The Sixth Annual Carefree Christmas Festival, one of the largest annual events in Carefree, is just around the corner, with more than 35,000 people expected to attend the event. Mark your calendars for December 13-15, when winter family fun descends upon Carefree. The holiday event provides […]