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Posts from April 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017 10:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Celebrating Mother's Day

If May 14 th isn’t ringing a bell, you’ll want to keep reading this post—it’s Mother’s Day! If you’ve been looking for the right event to treat your mother to or you just now realized that you needed to plan something, you’re in luck because we’ve laid out Mother’s Day-exclusive events that we’re sure will be mom-approved.   Trail Ride at Ft. McDowell Adventures   For Mother’s Day, your mother will be treated to one complimentary trail ride with the purchase of one trail ride. To redeem the promotion call The Stables,

Friday, April 21, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Peach Festival at Schnepf Farms

It’s that time of year again – one of Arizona’s must-do experiences is here! The Peach Festival at Schnepf Farms will kick off on May 12 th and run for two weekends.   Schnepf Farms is the largest peach grower in the state, but they didn’t start out that way. Their first festival in 1994 was supposed to last the entire weekend, however the orchards were picked clean in just an hour and a half! They have now expanded their orchards and planted more varieties of peaches to keep up with the demand of locals and visitors alike.   Take a day trip out to the farm

Queen Creek Olive Mill , Arizona’s only working olive farm and mill, delivers a true agritourism experience for visitors. This family-owned stop along Mesa’s Fresh Foodie Trail® embraces the entire olive oil-making process from “Blossom to Bottle” and carries it through to their tour, marketplace, and eatery.   Olive Oil 101 Tour   What makes Extra Virgin Olive Oil ‘Extra Virgin’? What is the difference between a green and purple olive? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Queen Creek Olive Mill’s Olive Oil 101 Tour. You

Friday, April 7, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

10 Tips for Desert Safety

Before you hit the trails 1. Always pack water. Avoid dehydration by drinking water often throughout your hike. A good rule of thumb is to pack one gallon of water for a full-day of desert exploring.   2. Dress appropriately. Desert temperatures can hit extreme highs and extreme lows in a 24-hour period. Wearing layers helps slow dehydration and limits your sun exposure. Always wear closed-toe shoes. Wearing a hat and sunglasses are also recommended.   3. Apply sunscreen – often. Even in the winter months, Arizona’s direct sunlight can cause severe burns.   4. Hike

Thursday, April 6, 2017 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Celebrating Earth Day 2017

Earth Day 2017 is on April 22 nd and this year’s campaign is all about Environmental & Climate Literacy—so whether you are interested in learning more about the campaign and what you can do to get involved or if you want to know more about what you can do at an individual or local level then read more:   1. Go to an Earth Day event   City of Mesa Presents: Celebrate Mesa (April 22)   Celebrate Mesa and the Earth at this free family-friendly event-filled with games, carnival rides, entertainment and food trucks. While the event is to celebrate Mesa, it will also