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Benefit/Fundraiser, For the Family, Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting, General
10th Annual Arizona Balloon Classic
The 10th annual Arizona Balloon Classic, hosted by Arizona Events Group, will take place on Friday, January 22, 2021 through Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Goodyear Ballpark (1933 S Ballpark Way, Goodyear, AZ 85338). This socially distanced and outdoor event will feature activities for the whole family! The Arizona Balloon Classic On Saturday, January 23 and Sunday January 24th from 7:35 am – 8:35 am, the Arizona dawn sky will be filled with brilliant blues, purples, oranges, and reds as the hot-air balloons participate in thrilling “Hare & Hound” races from the grassy fields of the Goodyear Ballpark. Spectators can walk on the field right next to the balloons and experience the inflation and lift off. Photo taking is invited. Desert Glows On Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm come experience a field full of illuminated, tethered, hot air balloons glowing in time to music. Family Fun Zone Ticketed and free activities available on Friday, January 22 from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Saturday, January 23 from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm, and Sunday, January 24th from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm. An assortment of activities including hot air balloon rides and tethered rides, free inflatable games, stunt bike shows, fireworks (Saturday only), live entertainment, sampling, and more. Retail shopping and commercial exhibits for purchases or browsing. Street Foodfest Our 4th Annual Street Foodfest is truly a culinary experience! Enjoy a variety of beer and wine in our beer gardens, local food truck and festival food favorites, live music stage, and more! The Street Foodfest takes place Friday from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Saturday from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm and Sunday from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm. Ticket sales begin 11/27/2020.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event, For the Family, Parade
15th Annual Autism Speaks Walk in partnership with SARRC
The annual Autism Speaks Walk in partnership with SARRC has got a brand-new look! To ensure the safety of our community, SARRC and Autism Speaks are making a few changes to the 2020 Walk event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are transforming our traditional day-of-event into a new, fun, and engaging way so our participants may safely participate this year. Now-Saturday, Oct. 31 register your team and raise funds to support autism research in our community. Registration is free and it's never too early to get started. On Oct. 31 all participants are invited to Walk on Wheels to celebrate their efforts! Walk on Wheels Event Highlights: an organized, festive, and safely distanced car parade at the Mesa Convention Center to celebrate your team's efforts! To meet traffic regulations and ensure the safety of all our participants, assigned time slots will be available from 9 a.m. to noon per car. Timeslot selections will be sent out directly after you register for the Walk. Participants are encouraged to build a Walk team comprised of family, friends, and loved ones then set a goal and begin fundraising! Register on the Arizona Walk website to track your team's progress and get access to resources, fundraising tools, and more. Register or learn more at autismcenter.org.2020Walk.
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Benefit/Fundraiser
15th Annual Firetag Invitational Golf Tournament
Valley residents are invited to support teen suicide prevention by attending the 15th Annual Firetag Invitational Golf Tournament at the Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club. Donations made during the fundraising event will help Teen Lifeline prevent teen suicide throughout Arizona. The annual golf outing is hosted in memory of Jules Firetag, first president of the Teen Lifeline Board of Directors. The event includes an on-course meal, a virtual silent auction and prizes for players.
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Auto Racing
2020 NASCAR Championship Weekend
The 2020 NASCAR Championship Weekend makes its debut at Phoenix Raceway November 6-8. Watch as drivers put it all on the line, battling for the ultimate prize in racing. NASCAR Championship Weekend will be non-stop action, featuring four championship races in three days. The weekend will kick off with the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Championship, followed by a Saturday doubleheader featuring the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship as well as the return of the ARCA Menards Series West championship. The weekend will culminate when the NASCAR Cup Series battle it out during the season finale and sport's most elite drivers fight for the championship at NASCAR's highest level. Watch as four drivers put it all on the line when they battle for the ultimate prize in all three of NASCAR's National Series.
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Community Event, Seniors
2020 Successful Aging Virtual Dementia Conference - "Real Tools for Real Life"
Join this year's annual dementia conference from the comfort of home. Our focus is sharing information about dementia in a way that provides you with the opportunity to see and learn how to better work with and meet your care partner where they are in their journey. Experts and advocates will provide new information and the tools you need for everyday living. Pop in early to discover products and services from our sponsors/exhibitors who have been handpicked to help you as you navigate the changes ahead. We want you to feel like you're not alone on this journey. We're all here to help.
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Benefit/Fundraiser
2020 Virtual Walk to Defeat ALS
Join the ALS Association Arizona Chapter on Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14 to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The 20th annual Walk to Defeat ALS will take place virtually, during which fundraising teams can participate in a live online ceremony from their homes. Participants that raise more than $1,000 are invited to join the association at the Phoenix Zoo for Zoolights on Friday, where they can drive the zoo, get their car decorated, enjoy snacks and take advantage of photo opportunities. Money raised from the event goes toward education, support groups, access to care, advocacy and finding a cure for the currently fatal disease. While registration is free, participants and teams are encouraged to set fundraising goals that can be raised online prior to the walk. To register, please visit WalkToDefeatALS.org.
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Animals
2020 Walk to Save Animals
Arizona Animal Welfare League's Walk to Save Animals is AAWL's largest annual fundraiser, bringing together a community of people and dogs to help raise funds for the thousands of homeless and medically in-need animals AAWL rescues. By registering to participate as an individual or a team in the virtual 2020 Walk to Save Animals, you are helping AAWL end animal homelessness. The funds raised at this event helps AAWL save more than 4,000 animals at risk of euthanasia, provide medical care for sick or injured animals, provide behavior training to dogs in need, and so much more. Learn more and register at https://support.aawl.org/event/2020-walk-to-save-animals/e291102
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Food/Tasting
24 Carrots Unveils New Seasonal Sips for Fall Now Available
Fall in love with the all new line-up of beverages at 24 Carrots designed to evoke the spirit of the season! Seasonally inspired sips ($6 each) rotated throughout autumn include: Pumpkin Caramel Latte Blackberry Hibiscus Cooler Pumpkin Butter Chai Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Cookie Butter Latte In addition to fall beverages, 24 Carrots has some tasty fall desserts, also on rotation. They include: Pumpkin Snickerdoodle cookie sandwiches (gf and vegan) Chai Mylk Cake These limited-time vegan versions of popular fall flavors are available for $6 each for to-go orders and curbside pick-up. To order, or for more information, visit www.24carrotscafe.com.
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Musical
4 on the Floor
Fountain Hills Theater announces the opening of the new musical comedy 4 on the Floor. Four auto mechanics in 1969 want to become a rock and roll band, but all they know is cars, chrome and chicks! Well…they say sing what you know! While the boys spend their days repairing and singing about cars and dreaming about their calendar girls, this high energy tribute musical features some of the best rock and roll car songs of all time including 409, Hey, Little Cobra, Hot Rod Lincoln, Little Old Lady from Pasadena and many, many more. 4 on the Floor is directed by Peter J. Hill, choreographed by Noel Irick and musically directed by Jennifer Adams. 4 on the Floor stars Ben Alker, Raelyn Burkhart, Megan Farinella, Brian Hoffman, Henry Male, Jeremiah Power, Fallon Smith, Kori Stearns and William Wadsworth. This will be the first indoor production at the Fountain Hills Theater since the pandemic closed its doors in March. The theater will practice social distancing seating. Masks will be required. If indoor seating is still difficult or prohibited, the show will move to the outdoor stage and will be presented as part of our drive-in live theater programming. The show be performed outdoors, on the Fountain Hills Theater's Drive-In Theater stage. Tickets are available through the Theater Box Office at (480) 837-9661 x3 or by visiting fhtaz.org.
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Bluegrass
41st Annual Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival and Fiddle Championship
The Four Corner States Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival will be returning for its 41st year on November 13-15, 2020! As one of the oldest bluegrass festivals in the southwest, we've been bringing you toe-tappin' music out Wickenburg way for over 40 years. This annual event is sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce. The featured bands for 2020 are Hillbilly Fever Band and Old Blue Band. Additionally, you'll be able to cheer on contestants as they compete in eight categories for prizes and cash awards. Some of the categories bring Championship designation, such as fiddle, mandolin, flat-pick guitar, and banjo. May the best contestant win! The festival is held outdoors at the Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds (935 Constellation Road) less than one mile downtown Wickenburg. Limited reserved self-contained RV camping in Constellation Park is arranged through the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, and limited spaces for tent camping are available. Friday, November 13: The festival opens on Friday, November 13th to the public at 11:00 a.m. Entertainment will run from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, November 14 & 15: On Saturday and Sunday, entertainment will run from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. At the three-day festival, you'll find food & drink concessions, a beer booth, and arts/crafts vendors on Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Organizers prohibit bringing in alcoholic beverages, dogs, and coolers. COVID-19 safety measures will be put in place. Masks will be required where social distancing is not possible, and social distancing markers will be placed throughout the festival grounds. Temperature checks will also be conducted at entry gates.
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