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Mesa, Arizona's year-round event calendar is full of fun things to see, do and enjoy during your visit. Catch an off-Broadway show at one of our many theaters, including The Palms Theatre and the state-of-the-art Mesa Arts Center. Or enjoy the wide array of exhibits featured in our nationally-recognized museums. Attend a farm-to-fork dinner down a fragrant peach orchard, or learn more about Arizona wine and local growers during a pairing dinner led by some of Phoenix and Scottsdale's notable chefs. Unleash your senses during harvest season at annual festivals such as the  Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party and the Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze. Spook yourself at Golfland Fright Nights or take a step back in time at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Let's not forget the abundance sporting events for every type of fan.

The discoveries are endless, see below for events by date.   

 

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Friday Apr 17, 2015

One-Time Events

April 17, 2015

Live Music and Happy Hour at Queen Creek Olive Mill

  • Location: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Address: 25062 S Meridian Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Venue: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

Every Friday and Saturday evening, listen to live music and enjoy Artisan Style Pizza for Happy Hour.  

April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015

USA Swimming Arena Pro Series

Mesa will once again set the stage for the best in swimming when it hosts the Arena Pro Swim Series at Mesa, April 15 - 18. This action-packed meet is held at Skyline Aquatic Center, renowned for its fast pools and fan staging areas. Last year, several Olympians participated in this meet including 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, who set a personal record in the 100 fly at 51.93 seconds, the second-fastest time in the world. For Mesa Grand Prix Ticket Information and the latest announcemen... more

April 17, 2015 - April 19, 2015

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE!, the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story and based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE! is more than just the book. After beginning in Paris in 2007, Men are From Mars-Women are From Venus LIVE! has been seen by more than one mi... more

April 17, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Avenue Q, The Musical - presented by Mesa Encore Theatre

  • Location: Mesa Arts Center
  • Address: 1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Venue: Mesa Arts Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

Presented by Mesa Encore Theatre. *contains mature content 

April 17, 2015 - May 24, 2015

Greater Tuna

Take a trip down south to Texas’ third smallest town, Tuna. First, we meet Thurston and Arles on their talk radio show. The cast of characters, all hilariously played by just two actors, continues to expand as we meet upstanding citizens of Tuna like puppy poisoning Pearl, used gun store owner Didi, and R.R. - an old coot who regularly sees UFOs. You’re in for plenty of laughs with this send-up of small town folks that Variety calls “Howlingly funny.” 

April 17, 2015 - May 24, 2015

Pump Boys and Dinettes

Fresh off a hit Broadway revival, Pump Boys and Dinettes is a fun and energetic musical about life on the roadside.The show tells the story of four gas-station attendants (the “Pump Boys”) and two waitresses (the “Dinettes”) and the country, rock and pop music that gets them through the day.

April 17, 2015 - November 16, 2015

Phoenix Reptile Expo 2014

Arizona's largest reptile and exotic pet vendors and exhibits.

On-Going Events

April 17, 2015

3rd Fridays in Downtown Mesa

  • Location: Downtown Mesa
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday
  • Visit Website

The Downtown Mesa merchants have come together to create 3rd Fridays on Main Street. Each month boasts a new theme with businesses open late, live entertainment, contests, vendors, and kid's crafts. See website for event updates!

April 17, 2015

Happy Hour at Las Sendas Grille

Join us for Happy Hour daily, featuring a wide variety of food & drink specials including:   $5 Sliders, Street Tacos, Pretzel Bites, and Burgers, $3 dollar Craft Drafts, $3.50 Glass of House Wine and $5 Specialty Cocktails.    We have 12 HDTV's up to 70 inches to watch multiple sporting events and cheer your favorite team on. Please check our monthly events calendar for the latest sporting events including Sunday NFL Ticket, NHL Center Ice or MLB Extra Innings.

Saturday Apr 18, 2015

One-Time Events

April 18, 2015

Live Music and Happy Hour at Queen Creek Olive Mill

  • Location: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Address: 25062 S Meridian Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Venue: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

Every Friday and Saturday evening, listen to live music and enjoy Artisan Style Pizza for Happy Hour.  

April 18, 2015

27th Annual Great Arizona Beer Festival

This craft beer tasting extravaganza will showcase over 200 brews from more than 50 breweries from across the state, country and around the globe each providing samples of their proudest brewing achievement. As a locally-organized fund raising event, all proceeds benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona, a non-profit radio reading service helping 49,000 people in Arizona with print disabilities. 4:00pm VIP entry) No firearms. No one under 21 will be admitted. Only those 21+ with valid photo ID will be admi... more

April 18, 2015

City Of Mesa presents: Celebrate Mesa

  • Location: Pioneer Park
  • Address: 526 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Visit Website

Celebrate Mesa is a free family event that brings the community together to enjoy games, carnival rides, entertainment and more! Some of the fun family activities include: Bounce houses and carnival rides Entertainment, contests and give-aways James Reid Magic Show Carter's Farm Petting Zoo Earth Day displays and activities Uproar & Pirate Ship Rides ($2 each) Information vendors Food vendors

April 18, 2015

Eastmark AwesomeFest

FEATS ▶ The magic starts at 5:00 PM Two Bit Circus Arcade Roadshow Austin Bike Zoo and Flam Chen – Processions & Performances Scott Biersack Live Lettering Performance Super Sonic Tech Cool Showcases – Innovations & Inventions BEATS ▶ The fun hits center stage at 5:00 PM 5:00 PM Priority Male A Cappella Group 6:00 PM Foot Klan Hip Hop Street Dance 7:00 PM CTS Freedom Rock Experience 8:00 PM Flam Chen Rites Ov Spring Circus Theater 9:00 PM True to Life B... more

April 18, 2015

Music in the Air

  • Location: Queen Creek Performing Arts Center
  • Address: 22149 East Ocotillo Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Visit Website

Music in the Air April 18, 2015 @ 7:00PM  "Music in the Air": A Tribute to Broadway originated in the early 80's on the Lower Eastside of NYC as a "showcase" for singing talent to perform and be seen by Agents & Casting Directors. It evolved and Queen Creek is breathing new life into it. Local Performing Artists from Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Florence, Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa will be bringing the sounds of Broadway to QCPAC for a special,... more

April 18, 2015

USA Swimming Arena Pro Series

Mesa will once again set the stage for the best in swimming when it hosts the Arena Pro Swim Series at Mesa, April 15 - 18. This action-packed meet is held at Skyline Aquatic Center, renowned for its fast pools and fan staging areas. Last year, several Olympians participated in this meet including 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, who set a personal record in the 100 fly at 51.93 seconds, the second-fastest time in the world. For Mesa Grand Prix Ticket Information and the latest announcemen... more

April 18, 2015

MACFest Mesa Arts and Crafts Festival

  • Location: North Macdonald St., between Main St. and Pepper Pl.
  • Address: 4 N. Macdonald St., ,
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday
  • Visit Website

MACFest is an Arts and Crafts market that is FREE to the public!!! MACfest is held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from October to April. Dates : Oct 4th & 18th, Nov 1st & 15th, Dec 6th & 20th, Jan 3rd & 17th, Feb 7th & 21st, Mar 7th & 21st, Apr 4th & 18th      

April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE!, the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story and based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE! is more than just the book. After beginning in Paris in 2007, Men are From Mars-Women are From Venus LIVE! has been seen by more than one mi... more

April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015

Zap Con 2015

It's a weekend-long classic arcade and pinball party, with all of the games set to free play! There are precious few places to play the classics and even fewer where one can get the "classic arcade" experience. That is why we have created Zapcon. We want to relive the joy of going to the arcade, and to share that joy with younger generations who couldn't experience it first hand. We want to give collectors and restorationists a chance to show off their wares and to buy, sell, or t... more

April 18, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Avenue Q, The Musical - presented by Mesa Encore Theatre

  • Location: Mesa Arts Center
  • Address: 1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Venue: Mesa Arts Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

Presented by Mesa Encore Theatre. *contains mature content 

April 18, 2015 - May 24, 2015

Greater Tuna

Take a trip down south to Texas’ third smallest town, Tuna. First, we meet Thurston and Arles on their talk radio show. The cast of characters, all hilariously played by just two actors, continues to expand as we meet upstanding citizens of Tuna like puppy poisoning Pearl, used gun store owner Didi, and R.R. - an old coot who regularly sees UFOs. You’re in for plenty of laughs with this send-up of small town folks that Variety calls “Howlingly funny.” 

April 18, 2015 - May 24, 2015

Pump Boys and Dinettes

Fresh off a hit Broadway revival, Pump Boys and Dinettes is a fun and energetic musical about life on the roadside.The show tells the story of four gas-station attendants (the “Pump Boys”) and two waitresses (the “Dinettes”) and the country, rock and pop music that gets them through the day.

April 18, 2015 - November 16, 2015

Phoenix Reptile Expo 2014

Arizona's largest reptile and exotic pet vendors and exhibits.

On-Going Events

April 18, 2015

Happy Hour at Las Sendas Grille

Join us for Happy Hour daily, featuring a wide variety of food & drink specials including:   $5 Sliders, Street Tacos, Pretzel Bites, and Burgers, $3 dollar Craft Drafts, $3.50 Glass of House Wine and $5 Specialty Cocktails.    We have 12 HDTV's up to 70 inches to watch multiple sporting events and cheer your favorite team on. Please check our monthly events calendar for the latest sporting events including Sunday NFL Ticket, NHL Center Ice or MLB Extra Innings.

April 18, 2015 - May 10, 2015

Blossom Festival at Queen Creek Olive Mill

  • Location: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Address: 25062 S Meridian Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Venue: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

Join us every weekend from April 11th-May 10th for events on the weekends during our Annual Blossom Festival. Featuring Art Show, Grill at the Mill, Grand Opening of our new outdoor bar the "Pit", Mother's Day Brunch, Live Music, Complimentary Wine Tastings, Vendor Tastings, Tours, and More. Check out our event's website for all event details, or call us at 480.888.9290 ext. 102.

April 18, 2015 - June 13, 2015

Carnival of Illusion: An Evening of Magic, Mystery & OOOH La La

  • Location: Arizona Biltmore
  • Address: 2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Visit Website

STEP RIGHT UP and get ready to Laugh, Have Fun, and Celebrate a magical night out. This top-rated show is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending their "Around the World in 80 Minutes" travel theme with all the charms of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow. Great for Date-Nights, Anniversaries, Celebrations, and Special Nights Out. Shows on select Saturdays at the Mesa Arts Center and Arizona Biltmore Resort. Carnival of Illusion is Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La!

 

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