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Posts from September 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Cold Brew is Coffee's Hottest Trend

Finally, a delicious coffee trend that doesn’t require complicated lingo! Cold brew coffee is taking the nation by storm, and with our 325 days of sun each year, Mesa is the prime place to sip a brew on ice.   You’ve been drinking iced coffee for years, so what makes cold brew different you ask? Cold brew coffee is steeped in cold water for 12- 24 hours, whereas iced coffee is brewed hot and then poured over ice. Your cold brew will be less acidic, full-bodied, and slightly sweet. Good news for all you caffeine addicts out there: cold brew coffee has much more caffeine to

Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

5 Haunted and Spooky Places in Mesa

  Do you believe in ghosts? If yes, you are not alone. A number of people can recall chilling moments they have experienced in a number of places in Mesa. If you are rolling your eyes because you think this is all nonsense, see for yourself if these places are really haunted. Below are 5 venues that just might be:   The Landmark Ghostly voices, pots and pans moving around by themselves and faucets turning on and off on their own have been noticed in this venue which was previously a church. Claims have been made that the shadow of a young girl leaves her hand prints around the

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Falling for Mesa's Fall Festivals

Venture outdoors this fall to celebrate the many bountiful harvests in Mesa, Arizona.   The annual Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party has something for all ages, as it was voted the Best Fall Family Event in the Valley by Phoenix Magazine, New Times, and Sunset Magazine.  Corn mazes, hayrides, a zip line, and carousel rides are sure to work up your appetite for some delicious chili. Stop by the pumpkin patch, but be sure not to miss some of the entertainment including Hillbilly Bob’s Pig Races, the new Gypsy Time Travelers show, and Extreme Canines Stunt Dog Show. For

Monday, September 12, 2016 7:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Cycle the City with Grid Bikes

Remember when car sharing apps were new? Then house sharing became popular. Now we can enjoy the wind in our hair with the ease of bike sharing.   Pedal your way through Downtown Mesa on the newly installed Grid Bikes . The bike sharing service has multiple hubs throughout the area where you can pick up and drop off bikes that you rent by the hour. It is the perfect way to explore Mesa and enjoy the welcoming fall weather. Be sure to make some pit stops to check out the Mesa Arts Center, grab some grub at Worth Takeaway, or pick up a sweet treat at Sweet Cakes. If you’re looking to

Friday, September 9, 2016 10:05 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Mesa Arts Center's Season's Kickoff Festival

  We are kicking off the season, and no, we aren't talking about football. At Mesa Arts Center 's Season Kickoff Festival you can gaze at contemporary art inspired by literature or get hands-on with activities and art projects. Stroll though the five new exhibits and take in the the non-stop live music and entertainment including spoken word performances.   Don't miss the book signings by local authors, performances by Humor Writes, live painting demonstrations, community art projects and more. Also be sure to check out Mesa Art Center's artist cooperative gallery and

Garlic tends to get a bad rap for being stinky, but even vampires won’t be able to stay away from the 3 rd Annual Garlic Fest at Queen Creek Olive Mill .   For three years, Queen Creek Olive Mill has been planting garlic, doubling or even tripling the size of their garden each year. With 7,000 bulbs of organically grown garlic this season there will be no shortage of garlic-infused food. Valley food trucks will be featuring garlic dishes and Udder Delights will be providing locally made garlic gelato. Meet the farmers and enjoy cooking demos by owners, Perry and Brenda Rea.  

Friday, September 2, 2016 6:09 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Weekend Warriors: September is Calling

Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors or do great things indoors, make the most out of your weekends this September! Sept. 2-4 Friday : Get your motor running for Motorcycles on Main ! Cruise down Main Street with your biking buddies or walk along the sidewalk every first Friday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This is a family event that welcomes everyone whether you have a motorcycle or not. Come and enjoy the food vendors and beer garden as well!     Saturday : Soak up the sun before summer comes to an end at Golfland Sunsplash ! Float down the lazy river, swim in

Thursday, September 1, 2016 6:03 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Labor Day Happenings

Stay Cool this Labor Day Weekend Lather on some sunscreen and float down the Salt River this Labor Day weekend.  Invite your friends and family to a day in the sun witnessing the beautiful Lower Salt River while relaxing in the cool water. All tubers will receive a free Tommy Tuber Litter Bag so that you can show your support for America by picking up the trash that is left behind. Sept. 2-5     9200 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215 Tube Rental Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Latest Tube Rental at 1:30 p.m. Last Bus Pickup at 6:30 p.m. $17 per person   Free Admission Sunday at the