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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

10 Free Things To Do In Mesa This Fall

Fall has arrived! It's not only the perfect season to visit Mesa, it's the perfect time of year for locals to get outside for a family fun day or date night. From art shows to movies and spooky celebrations, festivals are lurking and deals are brewing in Mesa as we approach the new season!     Here's your guide to everything you can do for FREE in Mesa this fall:     SEEDS, a community celebration at Mesa Urban Garden This free event on Sept. 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. features local artists, storytelling, open mic, native crafts, youth activities and a

Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:00 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Father’s Day Round Up

As much as your father may enjoy a “#1 DAD” mug, we know there’s no better way for him to celebrate Father’s Day than by spending time with those that call him “dad.” This weekend, take him out for a meal, a game of golf, some music, a trip through a museum, or more, right here in Mesa, Arizona.   Father's Day - Annual Man Brunch with VR & Racing Does your dad have a need for speed? Head to Octane Raceway for a delicious brunch, the free-roam virtual gaming arena Velocity VR, and a lap around the race track. Even if he comes in last

May 7-13, 2017 marks National Travel and Tourism week and this year we are celebrating the faces of travel. Check out these faces that have a love for Mesa, Arizona and the adventure and opportunities it provides visitors.     Heather & Court Fetter, No Snow Paddleboard Shop After work brought them to the U.S. from Canada more than 20 years ago, the Fetters decided this was the life and planted roots in Mesa, Arizona. Their board shop, conveniently located on the pathway to the Salt River basin, draws visitors in looking to learn to stand up paddle for the first time as well as

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

What are you waiting for? It’s T-minus 100 days until Memorial Weekend. With so many Americans leaving behind their hard-earned vacation days (658 million each year to be exact!), Visit Mesa is asking you to grab the suitcase, get your tickets and head out on a vacation of a lifetime! Not sure where to go??? Why not Mesa, Arizona . If the thought of exploring a new destination isn’t already getting you excited to start planning, know this - studies show that taking time off is associated with higher productivity, increased happiness, improved mental and physical health, and

Monday, October 31, 2016 2:06 PM by Visit Mesa Team

Spend This Year's Veteran's Day in the Sky

  In honor of Veteran’s Day, take a trip back in time and experience flying in an airplane from World War II. The Commemorative Air Force Base welcomes anyone with a passion for history and airplanes. Whether you choose to ride in the B-17G Flying Fortress, the C-47 Skytrain, or one of the other aircrafts, you will be sure to get a taste of what it is like to fly in a plane from the war. You'll want to make sure to get a glimpse of the magnificent view of the Superstition Mountains while soaring across the sky.    If you'd rather keep your two feet on 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

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