Carefree Desert Gardens Announces Annual Photo Contest


The Town of Carefree is again holding its annual Carefree Desert Gardens Photo Contest, with submissions being accepted beginning Monday, April 1 in several location throughout the Town. Entries vie for the popular “Peoples’ Choice Award” as voted by the public, which will be presented in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Friday, May 10, in conjunction […]

Carefree to Host Annual Veterans Day Honor


In commemoration of their service, the Town of Carefree is privileged to host its 10th annual Veterans Day Honor and Celebration Sunday, Nov. 11, from 3–5pm, in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy Street, at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion stage. This year’s celebration will reflect on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending World War […]

Join Your Neighbors For Food, Music & Fun


The Town of Carefree, in the spirit of friendship and celebration, will hold its inaugural Community Block Party Saturday, April 7, from 3pm to 7pm. The Block Party will take place in Downtown Carefree along Easy Street and the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. Carefree residents, Foothills neighbors, businesses and nonprofits of the Town are all invited […]

Thunderbird Artists Bring Fine Art & Wine To Carefree


Spend the day strolling throughout juried fine artworks, courtesy of more than 150 artists from throughout the United States and abroad, displaying paintings in all mediums and subjects — the 24th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival runs November 3–5. In addition to a wide variety of paintings, drawings, charcoals and pastels, patrons will […]

Western Festival Returns With Three Days Of Family Fun


Arizona Wild West Festival will take place March 10-12 in Cave Creek. Admission is free to the public. This one-of-a-kind event will feature a number of signature, family-friendly activities, period vendors and other western entertainment throughout its three-day run. “This is the second year for this unique western/music festival,” says Fran Booth, ABC, chair of […]

Carefree Welcomes Back Sand Sculpting – Adds Stone Exhibit


The Town of Carefree welcomes world renowned artist and sculptor, Ray Villafane, back to create sand art like no other within the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Carefree Desert Gardens starting March 4. Villafane (www.villafanestudios.com) for the first time has invited professional stone balancer Tim Anderson (www.keystonebalance.com), a Pennsylvania native, to join him the weekend of March […]

Carefree Comes Alive With Spirit Of The Season


Live music, choral and dance performances, real snow and snow slide, pictures with Santa, an electric light parade and fireworks, horse-drawn carriage rides, North Pole train rides, a huge gift and food market, a Nativity scene, pet parade and pet pictures with Santa…yep, the Ninth Annual Carefree Christmas Festival is coming to town! This month, […]

Art Comes Alive In Carefree Desert Gardens


The Town of Carefree welcomed world-renowned artist and sculptor, Ray Villafane, to create art like no other (massive sand sculptures) within the Carefree Desert Gardens in April, and he will begin a larger display in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion in May. Admission is free, and based upon the overwhelming success and attendance of the “Enchanted Pumpkin […]

Kiwanis Club To Serve Up “Stacks of Fun” At Annual Pancake Breakfast


The annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast helps raise funds for the Kiwanis Club of Carefree Benefit Foundation, Inc. It is also family favorite because of the gigantic pancakes, gourmet sausage, fresh OJ and coffee. With the help of Desert Foothills Key Club students from area high schools to help organize and staff the event, the Kiwanis […]

Enjoy The Carefree Experience


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 […]