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dia de los muertos
October 07, 2014

Ninth Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration at Mesa Arts Center

On Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 5 p.m., the Mesa Arts Center campus will host a celebration of the memory of departed loved ones with the Ninth Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival.    This FREE festival will offer a nonstop schedule of live entertainment, participatory children's activities, a wide variety of food options, studio demonstrations, and a Mercado Marketplace, featuring traditional and contemporary merchandise, je …

Native American Culture
October 01, 2014

Wild West Adventures at Fort McDowell

Adjacent to Mesa in the northeast Valley you will find the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. This treasured community is a 40-square mile reservation representing the ancestral territory of the once nomadic Yavapai Tribe. Flowing through the reservation is the Verde River, whose calm waters serve as the life source for the surrounding lush desert vegetation, not to mention Fort McDowell Farm. The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is home to several unique tourist offerings within close proximity of …

FreeFall Fridays at Mesa Arts Center
September 19, 2014

FreeFall Fridays at Mesa Arts Center

FreeFall Friday's at Mesa Arts Center  Mesa Arts Center's newest performance space, the outdoor Alliance Pavilion, will be home to FreeFall Fridays, a series of free performances on Friday evenings beginning Sept. 19 and continuing through Nov. 21. Ear Candy, featuring Vaughn "SWIF" Willis, will perform two sets each Friday night; 6-8 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase on site, and FreeFall Friday dinner and drink specials will be avail …

Schnepf Farm Pumpkin and Chili Party
September 16, 2014

Harvest Happenings in Mesa City Limitless

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party The smell of harvest is in the air! It's that time of year to load up the kids and head out to the pumpkin patch, put up your fall décor and bake homemade pumpkin pies!   Throw on your boots and don't miss one of Mesa's most enjoyable family harvest events. After being voted by Phoenix Magazine and New Times as THE Best FALL Family event in the Valley, Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party is a must do event for everyone! Thro …

Mesa Arts Center
September 10, 2014

Ten in One: A Cirque-ish Event at Mesa Arts Center

Mesa, AZ - Mesa Arts Center's (MAC) free season kickoff festival, titled Ten in One: A Cirque-ish Event, will celebrate the enchanting art of circus! When: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 Where: Mesa Arts Center Start Time: 6:00 p.m. End Time: 10:00 p.m.   MAC's campus will be filled with circus-inspired vignettes, including aerial hoop and tight wire performances, a mythical mermaid performer, contortionists, hand balancing, stilt walkers, jugglers and fire eaters. Other f …

Hyatt Place
August 26, 2014

Top Picks For Labor Day Weekend Fun in Mesa

Take a staycation this Labor Day weekend at the Hyatt Place Phoenix/Mesa hotel. Adjacent to a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options, including Bass Pro Shops, Toby Keith's "I Love This Bar & Grill" and the Cinemark movie theater. Take a walk around Riverview Park or if you'd rather relax, you can enjoy their resort-style pool featuring 14 person hot tub, Shade and Mist Canopies with State of the Art Audio Visual System and 80" HDTV or their nine-hole …

Humpty Dumpty
August 12, 2014

Take a Mesa Culture Crawl

Few downtowns have the breadth of arts and cultural experiences as Mesa, Arizona. In fact, when visitors stroll our unique, tucked-away districts that make up the city's core they don't realize the residents of Mesa ignited a Quality of Life tax to help provide dedicated funding to the arts and cultural offerings strewn throughout this city - including the renowned Mesa Arts Center. Seek out some inspiration of your own during your visit and embark on a culture crawl through Downtown  …

Goldfield Ghost Town
August 07, 2014

SCENIC DISCOVERIES IN MESA, ARIZONA

One of the most popular day trips for anyone visiting Mesa is up the historic Apache Trail through the mysterious Superstition Mountains and into the foothills of the Tonto Natural Forest - the fifth largest forest in the United States. To this day, the area continues to pay homage to its Western roots which took shape in the late 1800s. On this scenic drive guests will encounter an authentic old west stagecoach stop, a ghost town, the famous Elvis Presley Chapel, and the majesty of a mountain  …

NoSnowSUP shop
July 30, 2014

Everything You Need To Know About Stand Up Paddleboarding

Coming from rural Illinois to The Grand Canyon state, I've noticed the vast difference in outdoor recreation. In Mesa, Arizona you might be a bit surprised to hear there are three lakes and two rivers within 30 minutes of the Mesa border. Water recreation opportunities are plentiful for boating, fishing, rafting, kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, tubing, and so much more. Click here to see a full listing of lakes and water exploration for YOU to explore. Every weeke …

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 …

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