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Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

5 Haunted and Spooky Places in Mesa

Do you believe in ghosts? If yes, you are not alone. A number of people can recall chilling moments they have experienced in a number of places in Mesa. If you are rolling your eyes because you think this is all nonsense, see for yourself if these places are really haunted. Below are 5 venues that just might be: The Landmark Ghostly voices, pots and pans moving around by themselves and faucets turning on and off on their own have been noticed in this venue which was previously a church. Claims have been made that the shadow of a young girl leaves her hand prints around the basement. People

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:26 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Falling for Mesa's Fall Festivals

Venture outdoors this fall to celebrate the many bountiful harvests in Mesa, Arizona. The annual Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party has something for all ages, as it was voted the Best Fall Family Event in the Valley by Phoenix Magazine, New Times, and Sunset Magazine. Corn mazes, hayrides, a zip line, and carousel rides are sure to work up your appetite for some delicious chili. Stop by the pumpkin patch, but be sure not to miss some of the entertainment including Hillbilly Bob’s Pig Races, the new Gypsy Time Travelers show, and Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show. For true thrill seekers,

Monday, September 12, 2016 7:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Cycle the City with Grid Bikes

Remember when car sharing apps were new? Then house sharing became popular. Now we can enjoy the wind in our hair with the ease of bike sharing. Pedal your way through Downtown Mesa on the newly installed Grid Bikes . The bike sharing service has multiple hubs throughout the area where you can pick up and drop off bikes that you rent by the hour. It is the perfect way to explore Mesa and enjoy the welcoming fall weather. Be sure to make some pit stops to check out the Mesa Arts Center, grab some grub at Worth Takeaway, or pick up a sweet treat at Sweet Cakes. If you’re looking to stay on your

Friday, September 9, 2016 10:05 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Mesa Arts Center's Season's Kickoff Festival

We are kicking off the season, and no, we aren't talking about football. At Mesa Arts Center 's Season Kickoff Festival you can gaze at contemporary art inspired by literature or get hands-on with activities and art projects. Stroll though the five new exhibits and take in the the non-stop live music and entertainment including spoken word performances. Don't miss the book signings by local authors, performances by Humor Writes, live painting demonstrations, community art projects and more. Also be sure to check out Mesa Art Center's artist cooperative gallery and snap a photo with the

Garlic tends to get a bad rap for being stinky, but even vampires won’t be able to stay away from the 3 rd Annual Garlic Fest at Queen Creek Olive Mill . For three years, Queen Creek Olive Mill has been planting garlic, doubling or even tripling the size of their garden each year. With 7,000 bulbs of organically grown garlic this season there will be no shortage of garlic-infused food. Valley food trucks will be featuring garlic dishes and Udder Delights will be providing locally made garlic gelato. Meet the farmers and enjoy cooking demos by owners, Perry and Brenda Rea. If garlic isn’t your

Friday, September 2, 2016 6:09 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Weekend Warriors: September is Calling

Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors or do great things indoors, make the most out of your weekends this September! Sept. 2-4 Friday : Get your motor running for Motorcycles on Main ! Cruise down Main Street with your biking buddies or walk along the sidewalk every first Friday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This is a family event that welcomes everyone whether you have a motorcycle or not. Come and enjoy the food vendors and beer garden as well! Saturday : Soak up the sun before summer comes to an end at Golfland Sunsplash ! Float down the lazy river, swim in the

Thursday, September 1, 2016 6:03 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Labor Day Happenings

Stay Cool this Labor Day Weekend Lather on some sunscreen and float down the Salt River this Labor Day weekend. Invite your friends and family to a day in the sun witnessing the beautiful Lower Salt River while relaxing in the cool water. All tubers will receive a free Tommy Tuber Litter Bag so that you can show your support for America by picking up the trash that is left behind. Sept. 2-5 9200 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215 Tube Rental Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Latest Tube Rental at 1:30 p.m. Last Bus Pickup at 6:30 p.m. $17 per person Free Admission Sunday at the i.d.e.a. Museum Are your kids

Monday, August 29, 2016 11:58 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Burger Roundup

There’s nothing quite like a juicy burger to fill an empty stomach. We’ve rounded up a few burgers for you to try on your visit in Mesa. BurgerFi Whether it is morning, afternoon, or evening the Breakfast All Day Burger at BurgerFi will hit the spot. Topped with American cheese, bacon, maple syrup (yes, you read that right!) hash browns, a fried egg, grilled onions, and ketchup this burger has the perfect balance between sweet and savory. We won’t judge if you save some leftovers to actually eat for breakfast the next day. Zinburger Over a dozen of the Valley’s best chefs and restaurants went

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:01 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Explore Mesa with Your Four-Legged Friend

Sometimes I get asked if I have any children, with which I’ll quickly reply “yes, my four-legged fur child is my world!” I will take her with me wherever possible: happy hour – where I will seek out a dog friendly patio; Home Depot - she sniffs out the best plants; the post office - I can probably use her drool for the stamp. If there is one time I feel most guilty leaving her behind, it is on vacation. If you are a crazy dog mom (or dad) like me, don’t leave your pup behind while visiting Mesa. Here are some dog friendly activities you and your furry friend can enjoy. Peralta Trail –

Friday, August 19, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Can't Miss Concerts in Mesa

Whether you’re looking for a music-filled date night, some fun dancing with friends, or a family-friendly atmosphere, we have something here in Mesa that will be right in tune with what you want. KNIX Acoustic Summer – Aug. 24 Dust off those cowboy boots and head over to the Mesa Arts Center for the KNIX 2016 Acoustic Summer . You’ll want to experience Eli Young Band, Granger Smith, and Chase Bryant in an intimate, acoustic setting before they really hit it big! Deftones – Aug. 31 Whether you are a new fan of Deftones , or have been relishing their music for the past 20 years, you won’t want