Thunderbird Artists Gallery Opens in Carefree


After 37 years of producing award-winning, juried fine art and wine festivals, Thunderbird Artists is expanding to open its first fine art gallery, Thunderbird Artists Gallery, in Carefree Thursday, Dec. 6. The new gallery, located at 99 Easy Street, Suite 235, will showcase and sell the works of renowned artists, including David Bennett, Guilloume, Jacinthe Dugal-Lacroix, Sandy […]

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 […]

Enchanted Pumpkin Garden Returns for Fourth Year


Enjoy live carving demonstrations and magical Halloween festivities Halloween invades the Town of Carefree in the form of whimsical pumpkin carvings from master sculptor Ray Villafane and the Villafane Studios team for a fourth year. The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden, a free admission, one-of-a-kind fall festival celebrating the magic of the season, takes place Oct. 19–28, […]

Kiwanis Splash Park Is Open For Summer Fun


The Town of Carefree opened the Kiwanis Splash Park for its third season April 1. Located in the Carefree Desert Gardens, the Kiwanis Club of Carefree donated the funds so that local families and their children could have a place to escape the heat while enjoying the beautiful surrounding views of Carefree. In keeping with […]

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 […]

Christmas In Carefree


Twenty-Three Days Of Seasonal Celebrations This year, the Town of Carefree is building upon the decade-long tradition of the Carefree Christmas Festival—and expanding the holiday season, while also furthering community and business involvement. Preserving the sense of community for locals while also showcasing all the color and beauty of Carefree to new visitors will be […]

Carefree To Honor Veterans At Annual Community Event


The Town of Carefree will host its ninth annual Veterans Day presentation and musical tribute Saturday, November 11, 3–5 pm, in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, located in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy Street, in Downtown Carefree. The event will feature a mixture of patriotic and military music by Todd Knowles and his Main Event […]

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 […]

“Don’t Give Up Hope”


Carefree discovers New Year’s inspiration The Town of Carefree welcomed in the New Year with a heartfelt art installment by actor/director/artist Jack Millard of his “Little Boat of Hope,” which was found by town staff along the reflecting pool in the Desert Gardens underneath the iconic Carefree Sundial on the morning of January 4, 2017. […]

Newly Remodeled Bashas’ Experiences Increased Sales


The Town of Carefree announced that their longtime partner, Bashas’ Supermarket, located at 36889 North Tom Darlington Drive, has experienced an overall increase in volume by 25-40 percent daily since their newly remodeled store was re-opened in October 2016 versus one year ago. The newly remodeled Bashas’, after 24 years of service to the Foothills […]