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Monday, August 3, 2015 8:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Prepping for Comic & Media Expo 2015

Here at Visit Mesa, we were mega excited to hear that the 2015 Comic & Media Expo is returning to the Mesa Convention Center on Oct. 16 – 18, 2015. To experience all the expo has to offer, we’re sharing some insider-tips for what to start planning now to get you ready for October’s can’t-miss event.   Start designing and sewing your cosplay costume now! At the three-day expo don’t miss the cosplay contest. Event organizers have added a competitive edge to this performance art with a chance to win at cosplay. Start planning your costume now, as awards will

Monday, July 13, 2015 8:12 AM

Save the Date - Light Rail Grand Opening on 8/22

Save the Date! With four more stations and three more miles of light rail coming to Mesa, you won’t want to miss Valley Metro’s Grand Opening Celebration August 22! The celebration will go from 8 a.m. to noon on Center and Main St. and will include the ribbon cutting and an opportunity to ride the new light rail. Valley Metro will be giving away free transit passes to those that come out to celebrate with us that morning. You won’t want to miss this celebration! Don’t fret about the heat—Valley Metro has that handled with cooling and hydration stations at each

The day of watermelon, corn on the cob, BBQs, picnics, friends, family and fireworks is here. Come celebrate America’s Independence Day with Mesa at the annual Arizona Celebration of Freedom event. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a car show, musical performances, food and fireworks! This annual Fourth of July celebration takes place at the Mesa Convention Center and Mesa Amphitheatre Saturday, July 4 from 6 - 10:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free, although there may be a fee for some of the activities within the event. Enjoy and All-American dinner including watermelon, hot

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:00 AM by Visit Mesa Team

Celebrate Your Mom with a Surprise & Delight!

We've worked hard to make sure you that this Mother's Day is one for the books! We took the guess work and essentially the dirty work out of planning your Mother's Day itinerary.  Our partners shared with us what specials and events they are putting on for this Mother's Day on Sunday, May 10th!  To ensure you make her feel like the queen she is by treating her to something special... Be sure to check out a great adventure, a romantic dining experience or charming views of the desert from one of our many partners!  It's time for you to create a lasting

FRIDAY APRIL 3rd Arizona Museum of Natural History The museum is once again hosting the very popular Dino Egg Hunt on Friday April 3rd. The fun includes children's craft activities and a dinosaur touch cart with factual information about dinosaur eggs. Dino eggs will be replenished that evening until 7:45 p.m. Special discount pricing for this event is $9 for adults over 18 years, children three to 17 years are $5 and members are free. The entire museum will be open, so plan to come and have "eggs-ceptional fun!" Arizona Museum of Natural History Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 .m.

What's fast and wild - and yet geared for the whole family?  The answer? El Tour de Mesa & CycloMesa Festival! April 10-12, 2015 Join the CycloMesa family and bike lovers from all over the valley for  El Tour de Mesa  &  CycloMesa Festival  as it returns for its fourth year and is bigger and better than ever! Over 10,000 people will head to Downtown Mesa during this three-day event. CycloMesa is at the Start/Finish line of El Tour de Mesa, a 70-mile bike ride! Friday, come rock out in the streets of Downtown Mesa as you experience an event like no other.

Grab a seat down in the middle of a fragrant peach orchard and experience what will be one of the most memorable dining experiences of your life. Your evening starts just before sunset in the garden of the Schnepf Family homestead. And the evening will be filled with conversation, course after course of delectable cuisine, and new connections are being made. Guests are served while seated down a long white linen covered table in the middle of a peach orchard.   It's your turn to experience a setting unlike any other in the valley, and with a feeling more like you are in Napa Valley.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:02 PM

Your Spring Break Happenings in Mesa City Limitless!

Spring Break is just around the corner nationwide and many have a burning question of "What can we do for Spring Break 2015?"  Maybe you're wanting something for the whole family or things that are just budget friendly in general! Well March has a number great limited time events that we would love for you to see, whether you're local or just visiting for your break!       Mesa Marketplace Swap Meet is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 7:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.  Enjoy your day with FREE admission, FREE parking FREE Live Entertainment in their Food

Friday, February 27, 2015 9:21 AM

Your accommodations for Country Thunder!

Yeehaw! Country music is changing day by day with one of the best lines up to date for this Country Thunder Music Festivals 2015.  Before they take the Academy of Country Music Awards stage in Dallas on April 19, 2015, Country superstars and ACM co-hosts Bluke (also known as Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton) will hit the Country Thunder stage in Florence, Arizona, April 9-12, 2015. And that's just the beginning! In addition to Blake and Luke, Country Thunder has added some of Country music's biggest names and fastest-rising stars,

Friday, February 6, 2015 11:18 AM

Love is in the Air!

Can you feel the love tonight? It's that time of year when our bank accounts have finally recovered from the Holidays, and we have to start thinking about what we need to get our "Valentine(s)."   You have your husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, kids, and even the pet get gifts, so we wanted to make sure we could make your Valentine's Day endeavors as painless as possible by getting you the 4-1-1 on all things Mesa, Gilbert and Queen Creek.  We are sharing the inside scoop on events, gift ideas and even where to dine at every budget that will create the kind of