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Phoenix Marriott Mesa
July 01, 2014

Staycation & Summer Specials in Mesa!

  Come Celebrate 4th of July in Mesa!  Whether you are in town for the weekend or planning a summer staycation, Mesa has year-round deals for everyone. Book your stay today! See more on our website: www.visitmesa.com   THIS WEEKEND: Relax by the pool and watch fireworks as you enjoy your stay at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa. Here, you will be amongst all the downtown happenings for a great price of only $69.00.  Throughout the summer, make sure to ask about th …

Thunder Bay Wavepool
June 25, 2014

Dive into sun-soaked days... or nights of water play at Sunsplash Waterpark!

Splash, swim and slide at Golfland Sunsplash Waterpark in Mesa by day...or night! Mesa's very own 20-acre waterpark and entertainment center is full of fun for everyone. One of the more popular water attractions is the giant Thunder Bay Wavepool. This incredible attraction holds 450,000 gallons of water that is set to a timer, setting swimmers in motion every 12 minutes to a barrage of waves not unlike the Pacific Ocean. Grab a raft and hang on for this wet and wild ride! &n …

Gilbert Observatory
June 12, 2014

Star-Studded Skies & Stellar Activities in Mesa City Limitless

If you thought catching an Arizona sunset was on the must-do list, try seeing our stars! Mesa's night sky programming is one of the most popular year-round activities for visitors to the Southwest. In Mesa, Arizona's third-largest city, you can get far enough from the bright city lights and open up your eyes to a star-studded sky. Arizona's clear desert skies offer some of the finest viewing conditions in the world for astronomical observations. The Italian astronomer Galileo is credited with …

Arizona Celebration of Freedom
June 10, 2014

Salute to the Red, White & Blue ~ Arizona Celebration of Freedom

Save the date on Friday, July 4th, 2014 as you come out to show your pride at the Annual Arizona Celebration of Freedom event in Mesa! If you're looking for a place to enjoy fireworks in Mesa, this is the event for you.      Taking place in Mesa's burgeoning downtown, this spectacular FREE event tends to attract more than 50,000 people every year. It is the precursor to every fireworks show in the State of Arizona filled with classic cars, beer gardens, an a …

Mesa Riverview Park
May 27, 2014

Family Friendly Attractions Fill up the Summer Vacation To-do List

Traveling with tots, tweens and teens is a cinch with so many family-focused attractions and hotels in Mesa, Arizona. Whether creating a work of art, panning for gold, or following in the footsteps of dinosaurs, Mesa offers an enriching experience for families vacationing this summer. The city has been recognized not once but twice as a "Playful City USA" by KaBoom!, the national non-profit organization dedicated to bringing play into children's lives. Such distinctions bode well for  …

No Snow Stand Up Paddleboarding
May 20, 2014

This Memorial Weekend – Take a Dip Into the Cool Waters That Surround Mesa

Mesa, Arizona is neighbors to the Tonto National Forest and visitors to this desert oasis take advantage of being incredibly close to one of the nation's largest playgrounds. Tonto is the fifth largest forest in the United States and one of the most-visited "urban" forests in the country. There are three lakes and two rivers in Mesa that allow for desert boating, paddle boarding, kayaking and water skiing. These tucked away canyons, raging rivers and expansive lakes are all  …

Schnepf Farms Peaches
May 12, 2014

Life's a Peach! @Schnepf_Farms

    Calling all peach lovers! This weekend, (Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th) the largest peach farm in the state of Arizona celebrates its 20th Annual Peach Festival at Schnepf Farms. It all started 50 years ago when Ray and Thora Schnepf moved to the unincorporated desert community called Rittenhouse, better known as Queen Creek, and saw hope for desert agriculture. They realized the sandy Arizona soil was perfect for growing peaches and other crops, and it wasn't s …

Party at the Pavilion
March 25, 2014

Enjoy Eastmark’s Party at the Pavilion

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, Eastmark's new Event Pavilion will debut with a daylong celebration, Party at the Pavilion. Beginning at 11am guests will be treated to an array of local bands (including a jazz group, blues/rock band and cover bands) and school choruses which will inspire dancing in The Eastmark Great Park. The free event is open to the public. Local food trucks will surround the park so visitors can have a picnic during concerts. Eastmark's splash pad will be open for k …

Peach Blossom
February 13, 2014

Peach Blossom Celebration at Schnepf Farms

The Peach Blossom Celebration was created so that you could enjoy the beauty of Schnepf Farms while hundreds of trees are dotted with Pink and white blossoms. Once a year over 80 acres of fruit trees start blooming at all different times and once a year, they open the farm up to celebrate that beauty.   Blossom hay rides, self guided walking tours, U-pick garden, and train rides. Train rides are $3 and will leave the station every 1/2 hour; 20-minute guided hay rides are $5 f …

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October 12, 2012

It’s Harvest Time! Pumpkins, Pigs & Chili…Oh My!

Throw on your boots and don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy one of Mesa's most enjoyable family harvest events. After being voted Arizona's Best Fall Event for three years in a row, Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party is a must do event for children of all ages! Offered throughout the month of October, this event takes place every Thursday through Sunday (see times below). Come by for a delicious breakfast, grab a caramelized apple on the go, or even a warm bowl of chili with …

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