STUFF TO DO THIS SUMMER… AND KEEP COOL

OdySea Mirror  Maze

Monkeys screech and anacondas hiss as you make your way across the chasm on a rickety bridge. Whatever you do—don’t look down! Go on the hunt for the elusive butterfly as you explore the sights and sounds of a deep, dark Central American rainforest. Get lost as you try to find your way through a maze of jungle, mirrors, false passages and an ancient Mayan Temple.

Can you find the true path through the mirror maze, discover the elusive butterfly and escape the perils of the forest to seek your next adventure? Or will you wander lost, never to be found again?

odyseamirrormaze.com/mirror-maze.html

 

Scottsdale  artwalk ON  THURSDAYS

Scottsdale ArtWalk is much like a large, easy-going open house for the Scottsdale Arts District located primarily along Main Street and Marshall Way in Scottsdale Downtown. “America’s Original ArtWalk”, this weekly gathering takes place every Thursday evening (year-round, except Thanksgiving) when all member galleries belonging to the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) open their doors to the public and show off the work of the Southwest’s outstanding artists. A 30-year tradition, the ArtWalk process is simple; proceed at your own pace, wander into galleries that capture your fancy, stroll around a delightful area punctuated by dramatic statues, bubbling fountains, tree-covered courtyards, famed restaurants and more. Horse-drawn carriage rides and trolley rides are often available from plentiful free parking areas nearby.

scottsdalegalleries.com/about

 

Octane  Raceway Indoor / Outdoor Kart  Racing in Scottsdale

Our high-speed race karts carve up the corners and fly down the straightaways up to 45 MPH on a challenging road course.  Our 1/3 mile track is the only full time indoor/outdoor track in the entire United States!  Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush!

Ample free parking is available onsite.

octaneraceway.com

 

ESCAPE  THE  ROOM  101

At Escape Room 101 in Phoenix, AZ, we feature unique and interesting rooms to challenge your wit and team skills. We offer fun games to ensure you have the best night. Bring your friends and family along to solve the puzzles, beat the clock, and escape the room.

The Escape Room is excellent for:

Birthdays,  Corporate Events,  Date Night,  Family Bonding,  Private Events, and
Team Building

escaperoomphoenixaz.com

 

DIVE ‘N’MOVIES

Come to Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix every Friday night in July for an exclusive viewing of some great movie titles. Dive ‘n’ Movies are included with paid admission, and are projected onto a big screen near the wave pool.

wetnwildphoenix.com/events/dive-n-movies

 

iFly  indoor

Skydiving

We welcome flyers from 3 to 103. If you have reasonable health and fitness you can fly. We’ll do everything we can to help you fly because our goal is to deliver the dream of flight to everyone!

Nearly anyone can fly, including those with disabilities.

iflyworld.com/phoenix

 

67th Annual Fireworks Spectacular

July 4th

Kiwanis Club of Tempe 67th Annual Fireworks Spectacular will present the best fireworks show in the Valley shot from Mill Avenue Bridge. The fireworks spectacular will be launched from the Mill Avenue Bridge and choreographed to music for all tastes and interests including patriotic, pop, country, and more.

Stop at the Kid’s’ ID Tent – located at each entrance. You’ll have an opportunity to fill out your cell phone number on a wristband for your child to wear in case you get separated during the event. Family Fun Fest will offer a free inflatable village for all ages with a variety of rides, rock climbing walls and more!

A great food court to satisfy the entire families’ taste buds featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ, roasted corn, fry bread, snow cones, ice cream, lemonade and lots of cold bottled water, Pepsi products, plus
a variety of other food vendors.

tempe4th.com

 

Prowl  and  Play  at the  Phoenix  Zoo:

Magical Midsummer  Dream

August 4

Grab your magic wands and join us at the Phoenix Zoo for a mythical night of wizards, fairies and fantastic beasts!

  • Fantasy-themed Waterslides and Water Features
  • Character Meet & Greets
    (Harry Potter, Tinkerbell,
    Mermaids and more!)
  • DJ Dance Party
  • Roaming Magicians, Jugglers and Illusionists
  • Wizard School with Mad Science
  • Animal Discoveries
  • And more!

Activities are subject to change without notice. Not all areas of the Zoo and animals will be available for viewing during this event.

phoenixzoo.org/event-items/prowl-play-dinosaurs

 

MIM  signature  event JULY 14 AND 15

Escape from the heat and immerse yourself in sounds that originated in our own backyard! With its rich musical history, Arizona is home to many different cultures with their own distinct musical styles and influences. Join MIM as we celebrate the diverse music and artistry that make up the musical landscape of our home state.

mim.org/events/experience-arizona-music-jul-14-2018

 

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STUFF TO DO THIS FALL

 

GALAXY DANCE FESTIVAL

September 13 — 14, 2018

Hosted by the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, the Galaxy Dance Festival is a ballroom dance competition. The three-day event takes place on September 13th to 14th, 2018 and features professionals from around the country competing in a range of ballroom styles. Past esteemed judges include Linda Dean, Sam Sodano, John DePalma and Marianne Nicole.

galaxydancefestival.com

 

Fall  Arizona RESTAURANT  WEEK

September 21 — 30, 2018

During Fall ARW, over 200 participating restaurants will offer a three-course prix-fixe menu for just $33 or $44 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted. The carefully crafted menus offer food lovers their ultimate dining experiences.

arizonarestaurantweek.com

 

Arizona Taco Festival

October 13 — 14, 2018

The Arizona Taco Festival was the world’s first taco festival in 2010, and has grown to 60+ restaurants dishing out $2 tacos over two full days. Along with imaginative and often hilarious entertainment, the AZ Taco Festival blends art and music with premium tequila tastings, unique festival activations, and a proprietary taco contest that supports local business by awarding $10,000 to competitors every year.

aztacofestival.com/info/

 

Arizona  STATE  FAIR

October 5 — 28, 2018

Arizonans have been meeting and making memories at the Arizona State Fair for more than 100 years. Now with more than a million guests each year, we welcome you to indulge all your senses at Arizona’s original playground. Find yourself in the middle of the midway enjoying everything from crazy air food, rides and games, to an exciting event in the Grandstand and to end the night, a live concert at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum!

azstatefair.com

 

ARIZONA  CARDINALS

The Arizona Cardinals are a professional football team based in Phoenix. They were founded in 1898 in Chicago, Illinois. They currently play at the University of Phoenix Stadium. They have never won a Super Bowl, but have had their stadium host a couple of them, including Super Bowl XLIX in 2015.

azcardinals.com

Pre-Season Schedule 2018

Aug 11    7 p.m.        Chargers

Aug 17    5 p.m.    at New Orleans Saints

Aug 26    5 p.m.    at Dallas Cowboys

Aug 30    7 p.m.        Denver Broncos

Regular Season Schedule 2018

Sept. 9 1:25 p.m.     Washington Redskins

Sept. 16 1:05 p.m.       at Los Angeles Rams

Sept. 23 1:25 p.m.           Chicago Bears

Sept. 30 1:05 p.m.           Seattle Seahawks

Oct. 7 1:25 p.m.   at San Francisco 49ers

Oct. 14 10 a.m.    at Minnesota Vikings

Oct. 18 5:20 p.m.            Denver Broncos

Oct. 28 1:25 p.m.            San Francisco 49ers

Nov. 11 11 a.m.    at Kansas City Chiefs

Nov. 18 2:05 p.m.            Oakland Raiders

Nov. 25 2:05 p.m.        at Los Angeles Chargers

Dec. 2 11:00 a.m.        at Green Bay Packers

Dec. 9 2:25 p.m.       Detroit Lions

Dec. 16 11:00 a.m.      at Atlanta Falcons

Dec. 23 2:05 p.m.             Los Angeles Rams

Dec. 30 2:25 p.m.               at Seattle Seahawks