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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 Feb 27, 2015

One-Time Events

February 27, 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.  

February 27, 2015

Spoken World Series: Prentice Powell

With humility uncommon to those of like talent, he humbly approaches every stage from Amsterdam, London and South Africa knowing that he has a gift, yet boasts of it only in his confident demeanor.  As an educator, a family man and much more than a writer, he is an accomplished spoken word artist and one fifth of the phenomenal spoken word collective, Fiveology. He has been recognized as a National Slam Finalist, 2006 Oakland & San Francisco Grand Slam Champion, 2007 Spoken word Arti... more

February 27, 2015

Spoken World Series: Roger Bonair-Agard

Roger Bonair-Agard is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, a Cave Canem fellow and co-author of Burning Down the House. He is a two-time National Slam Champion and is co-founder of The louderARTS Project.

February 27, 2015 - February 28, 2015

Colm Wilkinson

Best known for originating the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, Irish Tenor, Colm Wilkinson makes his Arizona debut performing live with The Phoenix Symphony. Wilkinson brings his acclaimed and heart felt voice to the Mesa Arts Center singing Broadway favorites from The Phantom of the Opera, Man of La Mancha, Les Misérables and more. Wilkinson's versions of both "The Music of the Night" from Phantom and "Bring Him Home" from Les Misérables are accl... more

February 27, 2015 - February 28, 2015

Peach Blossom Celebration

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 for a tour through several orchards with Mark Schnepf and other tour leaders. Other activities include a petting zoo, country store & bakery serving fresh peach pies and peach cinnamon rolls, peach scones and peaches & cream cake as well as pies, cookies, brownies and many more baked goods.

February 27, 2015 - March 01, 2015

Food Truck Olivepalooza at Queen Creek Olive Mill

Food Trucks will be lining up our front olive grove with delicious meals from all across the Valley. Live music by Chris Putrino and Suzy Steinmann, along with complimentary wine tasting, vendor tasting, outside bar, bocce ball, Olive 101 class (tour) and more! **Free Admission, non-smoking facility, no outside food or beverage permitted.** 

February 27, 2015 - March 01, 2015

New Oil Festival

Queen Creek Olive Mill, celebration of the new oils from our last harvest season, each weekend offers a new event such as the AA Show, Valentine's Day dinner, Ribfest and food truck festival.

February 27, 2015 - March 01, 2015

Olio Nuovo, Festival of the New Oil

Join us in celebrating our freshly pressed extra virgin olive oil from the harvest! Join us every weekend for special events, live music, vendor tastings and more. Check our calendar for weekend events.

February 27, 2015 - March 21, 2015

Uncle Vanya

The Southwest Shakespeare Company presents: Uncle Vanya * Arizona Premiere! * Translated and adapted by Annie Baker and Margarita Shalina This acclaimed new adaptation of Chekhov's classic from playwright Annie Baker brings colloquial language and a new intimacy to this internationally beloved story of human relationships and yearning. Written with the “goal of creating a version that sounds to our contemporary American ears the way the play sounded to Russian ears in 1898&... more

February 27, 2015 - March 28, 2015

Love, Sex and the I.R.S.

  • Location: The Palms Theatre
  • Address: 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205
  • Venue: The Palms Theatre
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

Mr. Jon Trachtman and Mr. Les Arthur are out-of-work musicians who happen to share an apartment in New York City. To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as married. The day of reckoning comes when the Internal Revenue Service informs the "couple" they're going to be investigated. Les masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon's fiancée, Kate. Complicating matters further Les and Kate are having an affair behind Jon's back.

February 27, 2015 - March 28, 2015

Menopause the Musical

This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 10 years! PG-13

February 27, 2015 - April 03, 2015

Arizona SciTech Festival: Mesa Discovery

For more information on the Arizona Sci-Tech Festival please visit: http://azscitechfest.org The Arizona SciTech Festival is a state-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM or STEAM when you include the arts) held annually in February and March. Through a series of over 400 expos, workshops, conversations, exhibitions and tours held in diverse neighborhoods throughout the state, the Arizona SciTech Festival excites and informs Arizonans from ages 3 to 103 about how... more

February 27, 2015 - April 04, 2015

The Duttons

The Dutton family brings thier Branson show to back to Mesa, Arizona for the winter. The Dutton's are international touring and recording artists that play everything from bluegrass to classical in their shows, featuring a variety of instruments: violin, guitar, bass, viola, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, harmonica and drums among others. The Dutton's have not only won recognition in national fiddling contests and as studio musicians but have also garnered praise and awards in classical viol... more

February 27, 2015 - November 16, 2015

Phoenix Reptile Expo 2014

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

On-Going Events

February 27, 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.

February 27, 2015 - March 01, 2015

51th Annual Lost Dutchman Days

  • Location: Lost Dutchman Days
  • Address: 1590 E Lost Dutchman Blvd., Apache Junction, AZ 85219
  • Visit Website

The 2015 Lost Dutchman Days continues to be "the fun place to be for all ages." This 51st annual event has 3 days of Professional Rodeo action, a Carnival that features 30+ rides, and carnival attractions. The Parade viewing is always a favorite and attracts thousands of spectators. Don't forget the Rodeo Dance held at the Elks Lodge 2349. Thrown into all this action, entertainment for our spectators continues with two stages of free quality entertainment which provides continuous musi... more

February 27, 2015 - March 01, 2015

Gunsmoke 2015 - Scale Masters Qualifier

  • Location: Superstition Air Park
  • Address: Meridian Rd & Levee Dr. 1/2 mile N. of Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website

Radio Control Scale Model Contest at our model facility at Brown Rd and Meridian in NE Mesa. Seating and food concession available. The One Eighth Air Force with the continued support of the Arizona Model Aviators plan on putting on a first class event. This is a qualifying event for the Scale Masters Championship, a national scale competition. Arizona Model Aviators hosted the 2002 Scale Masters Championship. For more about Scale Masters go to their website http://www.scalemasters.org or ... more

February 27, 2015 - March 01, 2015

Wild West Show

  • Location: Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre
  • Address: 20464 E. Riggs Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Visit Website
February 27, 2015 - May 01, 2015

Friday Night Franks

Friday nights will sizzle once again at Fort McDowell Adventures, thanks to the ever-popular Friday Night Franks that will resume October 3.  Held on the first Friday of every month through May 1, 2015, this old-fashioned wiener roast allows guests to cook their own brats, hotdogs, S'more and marshmallows over an open fire in a unique venue nestled in the beautiful Sonoran Desert.  Live music, horse wagon rides, cowboy games, movies under the stars hay rides and Yavapai stories round ... more

February 27, 2015 - May 05, 2015

"Hello Arizona!" 2014-2015 Dinner Show series

  • Location: Historic Mining Camp Restaurant
  • Address: 6100 E Mining Camp St, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
  • Venue: Historic Mining Camp Restaurant
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

"Hello Arizona!" show series, continue in the 2014-2015 winter season. Shows include our family style meal of BBQ beef ribs, roast chicken with dressing, oven baked ham, all the fixin's and a one hour performance. Prices exclude tax, tip, and beverages. Reservations are required.   Season Performers: 11/4-22/14, 12/2-14-1/3/15, 1/13-17, 3/17-21/15, 4/7-5/2/15 - Amazing McNasty Brothers: Country Bluegrass 11/25-29/14 & 3/31-4/4/15 - Dave Karl: Kenny Rogers Impe... more

Saturday Feb 28, 2015

One-Time Events

February 28, 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.  

February 28, 2015

Colm Wilkinson

Best known for originating the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, Irish Tenor, Colm Wilkinson makes his Arizona debut performing live with The Phoenix Symphony. Wilkinson brings his acclaimed and heart felt voice to the Mesa Arts Center singing Broadway favorites from The Phantom of the Opera, Man of La Mancha, Les Misérables and more. Wilkinson's versions of both "The Music of the Night" from Phantom and "Bring Him Home" from Les Misérables are accl... more

February 28, 2015

Great Romantics

The majesty of Johannes Brahms takes center stage with his Violin concerto featuring the Symphony of the Southwest Concertmaster, Beth Youngblood Tumajyan. The ever popular Dvorak Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" will bring the concert to a blazing finish.

February 28, 2015

Phoenix Marathon

The BMO Harris Bank Phoenix Marathon began as an idea of Brad and Kimberly Arnett. The Arnett's knew that many friends shared the idea that runners wanted to see more Saturday marathons available not only for the running community of Phoenix, but for the running population throughout the country. Brad and Kim also believed that runners would be as passionate about education as they were about running. Therefore, these friends decided to create a marathon. In addition to the Saturday schedule... more

February 28, 2015

Dinner Down the Orchard

Enjoy a four course dinner created and prepared by renown guest chef. You will be seated down the middle of the peach orchard for an experience you won't find anywhere else in Arizona. All the food is picked fresh from the garden and served directly to your table. This is a reservation ONLY event and sells out frequently. The cost includes a four-course dinner, wine, tax and gratuity and complimentary small bag of peaches that you will pick about 2 feet from your table.

February 28, 2015

Peach Blossom Celebration

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 for a tour through several orchards with Mark Schnepf and other tour leaders. Other activities include a petting zoo, country store & bakery serving fresh peach pies and peach cinnamon rolls, peach scones and peaches & cream cake as well as pies, cookies, brownies and many more baked goods.

February 28, 2015 - March 01, 2015

Food Truck Olivepalooza at Queen Creek Olive Mill

Food Trucks will be lining up our front olive grove with delicious meals from all across the Valley. Live music by Chris Putrino and Suzy Steinmann, along with complimentary wine tasting, vendor tasting, outside bar, bocce ball, Olive 101 class (tour) and more! **Free Admission, non-smoking facility, no outside food or beverage permitted.** 

February 28, 2015 - March 01, 2015

Grub in the Grove at Queen Creek Olive Mill

Grub in the Grove featuring the following food trucks...  Saturday's Food Truck Line Up-  11AM-3PM Live Music by Chris Putrino Band *The Maine Lobster Lady- Lobster Rolls from the Maine *Spice It Up- Global Curries and Dishes from Around the World *Aioli Burgers- Gourmet Burgers *Hao Bao- Gourmet Chinese Cuisine Sunday's Food Truck Line Up- 11AM-3PM Live Music by Johnny Tanner and his Aces *The Grilled Cheese Truck- Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches *The Great Ph... more

February 28, 2015 - March 01, 2015

New Oil Festival

Queen Creek Olive Mill, celebration of the new oils from our last harvest season, each weekend offers a new event such as the AA Show, Valentine's Day dinner, Ribfest and food truck festival.

February 28, 2015 - March 01, 2015

Olio Nuovo, Festival of the New Oil

Join us in celebrating our freshly pressed extra virgin olive oil from the harvest! Join us every weekend for special events, live music, vendor tastings and more. Check our calendar for weekend events.

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