Make It A Carefree Weekend At Carefree Days Festival


Desert Cactus Kickers

Residents are invited to “make it a carefree” weekend as Magic Bird Festivals hosts its 3rd Annual Carefree Days. The three-day arts and entertainment event takes place from 10am-5pm, Friday, April 8, through Sunday, April 10, in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy Street, in Downtown Carefree.


The free, outdoor festival ushers in the spring season with more than 75 prestigious arts and craft exhibitors. Their Southwest inspired artistry and handcrafted designs are woven throughout the town’s botanical gardens with Carefree’s world-famous sundial at its center.

Dakota Kid

Dakota Kid

Attendees are invited to browse one-of-a-kind fine art designs while taking in live music and entertainment all weekend long. Local entertainer, Dakota Kid, will perform popular country western and classic rock songs throughout the weekend in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. Additional entertainment includes rockette-style dance acts from the Desert Cactus Kickers.

Magic Bird’s festive food court also offers popular food throughout the weekend. Local food concessions are conveniently located next to the art booths. Food court vendors include Barlow’s Fair Foods Concession,

Nakia’s Greek Food Kitchen, Grandma’s Navajo Frybread and Doughlicious Brick Oven Pizza.

Attendees will appreciate Carefree Days extraordinary outdoor setting and intimate atmosphere. Magic Bird Festivals owner and founder, Roberta Toombs-Rechlin, wanted to fully embrace Carefree’s history and natural wonders within each of her shows,

“Though Carefree is a small town, it is alive with Southwest spirit. There is nothing else quite like it in Arizona.”

For more information, call 480.488.2014 or visit

It’s Here!

January 2016 CST.inddCheck out the 2016 Carefree Special Events Edition on page 25.

Mark Your Calendar: Magic Bird Is In The Wings

MagicBirdFestivalThe 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 Festival, the Carefree Christmas Festival and Gift Market, the Carefree Indian Market and Cultural Festival, the Carefree Festival of Fine Chocolate and Fine Art and Carefree Days.

Live music and dance performances set the stage for each event on the site’s newly expanded Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. Hand-selected local, regional and national fine artists, and crafts exhibitors, along with a variety of food vendors, are featured throughout the scenic botanical gardens. The Christmas Gift Market combines an expanded variety of holiday gift and specialty exhibitors.

For information, call 480.488.2014 or visit

%d bloggers like this: