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Friday, September 19, 2014 10:46 AM

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 available by request at a select number of restaurants in downtown Mesa during 8-9pm, only.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 2:49 PM

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 features of the festival include five new Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum (MCAM) exhibitions, entertainment across

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 3:30 PM by Visit Mesa Team

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 Mesa . Doing so will have you weaving in and out of quaint enclaves along shaded

Friday, August 3, 2012 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Eats & Arts in Downtown Mesa

Eats and Arts, a new promotion for Culture and Dining in Downtown Mesa. The Mesa Arts Center, the Arizona Museum of Natural History and the Arizona Museum for Youth   i.d.e.a. Museum  are working with participating Downtown Mesa restaurants offering special deals for YOU, their patrons. With a ticket, a ticket stub or an admissions receipt at these Mesa eateries ( click here ) you will receive a special discount or offer just for visiting one of our cultural venues.   Recently my husband and I had date night in Downtown Mesa. With concert tickets in hand for the Mesa Arts

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Peach Festival at Schnepf Farms

It’s Time… Don’t Miss the Peach Festival at Schnepf Farms – May 12-13 & 19-20 Every May is peach picking time in Arizona. At Schnepf Farms they have created an Arizona tradition for residents and visitors alike for 70 years! If you find that all roads leading into Queen Creek this weekend are jammed, it’s because families are flocking to Schnepf Farms to get their peach on! The largest peach grower in the state, here you can pick your own peaches and take in some good ol’ countryside entertainment in the 300 acre peach orchard. Peach pies, peach

Thursday, February 9, 2012 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

We love Pinterest!

Have you heard of the new craze, Pinterest? It is very addicting for those “pinning” craft ideas, home décor, planning weddings, and book marking places they would like to visit, and things they want to see. It is like scrapbooking, only virtual. So Visit Mesa thought that we would create our own Pinterest account and be part of the action. After all, a picture says a thousand words and we have plenty of them and plenty to say about Mesa! We want to help people decide where to visit, use our tourism bureau as a fun resource while planning their trip, and connect with us

Friday, January 13, 2012 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

2nd Fridays in Mesa

Today is Friday the 13 th ! It is also 2 nd Friday Night Out in Downtown Mesa .  If you have not had an opportunity to come enjoy downtown Mesa and what it has to offer, tonight is the night! Known as the “Square Mile of Unique Style”, it is really becoming the place to be for shopping and dining. This is the perfect chance to do some local shopping and support the small businesses in your community. I have even taken a personal pledge to “Shop Local” and made this effort for one of my 2012 resolutions. On the 2 nd Friday of every month Downtown Mesa’s Main