Glendale Events


Sahuaro Ranch
Upcoming Events
Visit our Events Page for a complete list of upcoming activities in Glendale!
Historic Preservation Bus Tour
Saturday, May 6th

Experience Glendale’s 14th Annual Historic Preservation Bus Tour on Saturday, May 6th.  Start your journey at the Glendale Civic Center to check in at 8:30 a.m. The bus tour begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 12:00 p.m. For additional information and to make your reservations call 623-930-2821.
Mother’s Day Celebration
Saturday, May 13th

Say Aloha to a day of fun and pampering in Historic Downtown Glendale. Join us for Mother’s Day in Paradise as we celebrate moms with a day of deals, meals and more! Start your celebration at the Glendale Visitor Center and pick up an activity list and event map. Accepting donations for deployed female military in partnership with Soroptimist Intl. of the Kachinas.
Glendale Farmers Market
May 6 & 20
The Glendale Farmers Market is a community gathering place in downtown Glendale, while supporting local farmers and small businesses and providing a marketplace for healthy, nutricious, and sustainable food systems for Glendale citizens and visitors.  Stop by, grab a bunch of carrots, a sweet treat and maybe a homemade craft from the Mercantile!
Bike Night
Thursday’s through June 1st
Get those choppers ready!  The biggest and best Bike Night returns to Westgate Entertainment District at the WaterDance Plaza. Every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. experience live music, chopper viewing, deals and amazing food!  This night out is perfect for the bike enthusiast and families who enjoy unique rides.
West Valley Gives
Saturday, June 24th
Join Kurt and Brenda Warner at the University of Phoenix Stadium during the West Valley Gives Rally and Treasure Walk.  This will be a day filled with fun and fundraising to benefit the Treasure House. To learn more about the Treasure House, click here.
Kick Off Your Boots and Stay Awhile!
Smart, stylish and spacious rooms are available throughout the area’s hotels. The city boasts approximately 1,500 rooms, with more than 8,000 hotel rooms within a 15-mile radius, ranging from 4-and 5-star luxury properties to modest and boutique-style accomodations.

Goodyear Upcoming Events

 Kids to Park Day

Goodyear Community Park; May 20, 2017 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Help the City of Goodyear celebrate National Kids to Park Day in association with the National Park Trust.  Outdoor activities will include a water balloon toss, kite flying, and much more!

Star Spangled 4th

Goodyear Ballpark; July 4, 2017, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Join us in celebrating Independence Day with an evening full of food, fun and music and a fabulous fireworks display!

The Art of Cultures Expo

 Loma Linda Park; Spring/Fall 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Concluded for 2016. See us in 2017 as we celebrate the rich culture and ethnic traditions from across the west valley. We will feature artisans, historians, dance performers, musicians, and much more!

Please contact Guylene Ozlanski at 623.882.7530 with any questions.

Fall Festival

Goodyear Ballpark; Fall 2017!

A celebration of Fall with a safe and fun family event at the ballpark!

Activities Included:

  • Trackless train rides
  • Pumpkin patch
  • 24 ft. rock wall
  • Inflatable activities
  • Costume contests
  • Trick-or-treating
  • Corn hole
  • Potato sack races
  • Photo station
  • Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • Arts & Crafts activities
  • Performances and demonstrations by local dance, martial arts groups

Interested in being a vendor at this event? Apply here.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please call 623.882.3120 for more information.

Fall Concert Series

Goodyear Community Park, Fall 2017

If you or someone you know would like to perform for our Concert Series, please contact us.

Butterfly Pavilion

butterlyButterflies are back and better than ever!

March 4, 2017 – May 14, 2017
Open March 4 – May 14 | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Included with membership or paid Garden admission


  • Call: 480 941.1225, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
  • Visit the Admissions Box Office 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Butterflies are back and better than ever at the new 3,200 square foot Butterfly Pavilion located near the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail. The new Exhibit features hundreds of live, fluttering butterflies among the desert landscapes and stunning views of the Papago Butte, as well as a caterpillar nursery and emergence chamber. It promises to be delightful, magical and educational for children and adults.

The Butterfly Exhibit will provide visitors an opportunity for up-close interaction with butterflies while learning about their role as pollinators, characteristics of their lifecycles, and our conservation efforts to protect them.

The Butterfly Exhibit is open daily through May 14, 2017.

Construction of the new exhibit was possible by generous donors who have made gifts to The Saguaro Initiative campaign. Leading the way in support of the new Butterfly Exhibit is the APS Foundation whose financial donation allows for the construction of the APS Foundation Butterfly Landing. Located just outside the Butterfly Pavilion adjacent to a Monarch butterfly garden display, the APS Foundation Butterfly Landing will provide a dedicated space for school groups, children and families to gather and participate in education programs. Also featured is the Diana E. and Paul B. Smith Butterfly Nursery, which provides views of 125 chrysalises on display.

Sponsored by:

 and The Fred Maytag Family Foundation


Girls on the Run Spring 5k/1Mile Run 2017


Girls on the Run Spring 5k/1Mile Run 2017

Running, Children, Benefit/Fundraiser

Inspire, be inspired. Men, women and children of all ages are invited to participate in this fun-filled, unique and inspirational 5k. The event features super soft event shirts, colorful 5k event medals and scenic and flat 1-mile and 5k courses. There will also be music, snacks, free photos, a happy hair station, massages and other fun activities.

Wesley Bolin Plaza, Phoenix, AZ

Running, Children, Benefit/Fundraiser
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Sun 4/30/17 at 8:30am 
Age Information:All ages

City of Peoria Events


Peoria Events

Family, Children’s Theatre, Musical, Play

Music Theatre for Young People: Once Upon a Mattress

If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and the Pea,” you are in for a surprise. Did you know, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather com…

Theater Works at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts
Peoria, AZ

Fri 4/28/17 – Sat 4/29/17 at 7:30pm
Sun 4/30/17 at 2pm
Wed 5/3/17 at 2:30pm
Fri 5/5/17 – Sat 5/6/17 at 7:30pm
Sun 5/7/17 at 2pm
Theater: Musical


ollow young, orphaned Oliver Twist on a wild adventure through Victorian England as he navigates London’s sinister underworld, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love. With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “…

Arizona Broadway Theatre
Peoria, AZ

Fri 4/28/17 at 5:30pm
Sat 4/29/17 – Sun 4/30/17 at 12pm and 5:30pm
Tue 5/2/17 – Fri 5/5/17 at 5:30pm
Sat 5/6/17 – Sun 5/7/17 at 12pm and 5:30pm
Tue 5/9/17 – Wed 5/10/17 at 5:30pm
Special Event: Community Event, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Breast Cancer Support Group

This support group is designed to offer the chance to openly discuss your thoughts with others who are going through the same experience that you are. Educational materials and advocacy for residents of Maricopa County will be provided.

La Quinta Inn and Suites
Peoria, AZ

Thu 5/4/17 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Thu 6/1/17 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Thu 7/6/17 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Special Event: For the Family, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

AmpUp! Walk/Run to End Bladder Cancer

The AmpUp! Walk/Run to End Bladder Cancer is the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s national grassroots fundraising and awareness initiatives that help support the BCAN mission: to increase public awareness about bladder cancer, advance bladder cancer resea…

AZ Ice Peoria
Peoria, AZ

Sat 5/6/17 at 8am-12pm
Special Event: Walking, Running, Benefit/Fundraiser

AmpUp! Walk/Run to End Bladder Cancer

The AmpUp! Walk/Run to End Bladder Cancer is the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s national grassroots fundraising and awareness initiative that helps support the BCAN mission: to increase public awareness about bladder cancer, advance bladder cancer resea…

AZ Ice Peoria
Peoria, AZ

Sat 5/6/17 at 8am
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings

Ned Wolf: Nandia’s Copper & Nandia’s Apparition

Author Ned Wolf visits to sign his books.

Barnes & Noble
Peoria, AZ

Sat 5/6/17 at 1pm-3pm
Special Event: Education

Open House for Interested Students

Looking for a better education for your child? Take a tour of Sonoran Science Academy during this open house event for prospective students and their families. You’ll meet the principal, and see why the school earned an “A” from the AZ Department of Educa…

Sonoran Science Academy
Peoria, AZ

Sat 5/6/17 at 10am-12:30pm
Sports: Benefit/Fundraiser, Golf

Asset Preservation $10 Million Shootout Golf Classic

Would you call yourself a fine golfer? Let’s put your golfing skills to a test on May 12 where you could win up to $1 million. The Peoria Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Asset Preservation $10 Million Shootout Golf Classic on May 12th at Trilogy Golf Cl…

Trilogy at Vistancia
Peoria, AZ

Fri 5/12/17 at 12:30pm-6pm
Special Event: History/Science, General

Science Before Saturday: Get Animated

Ever wonder what kind of work goes into your favorite animated movies? Who is behind the Disney magic? How does stop motion get made? What kind of science goes into these works of art? On May 12th, stop by the Arizona Museum of Natural History to meet loca…

Arizona Broadway Theatre
Peoria, AZ

Fri 5/12/17 at 5:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures

Adele Hewitt Veal: Shadow in the Mirror

Phoenix author Adele Hewitt Veal visits to sign her debut novel.

Barnes & Noble
Peoria, AZ

Sat 5/13/17 at 1pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Meeting, Talks/Lectures

NARFE Chapter 1395 Meeting

NARFE is the National Active & Retired Federal Employee Association. The organization holds monthly meetings at the Brothers Family Restaurant. Lunch is at 11 am and the regular chapter business meeting will follow starting at noon. All current and retired…

Brothers Family Restaurant
Peoria, AZ

Wed 5/17/17 at 11am-1:30pm
Wed 6/21/17 at 11am-1:30pm
Wed 7/19/17 at 11am-1:30pm
Special Event: Gardening

Ask a Master Gardener Clinic

Maricopa Co. Master Gardeners will be available to help with your home gardening questions and plant problem diagnosis. Bring samples and/or photos if applicable. Clinics are held the 3rd Saturday of every month.

Sunrise Mountain Library
Peoria, AZ

Sat 5/20/17 at 10am-1pm
Sat 6/17/17 at 10am-1pm
Sat 7/15/17 at 10am-1pm
Theater: Children’s Theatre

Cinderella, Cinderella

This unique and hilarious adaptation has a new twist! In a 1342 English village, Cinderella, a plain-looking girl with big feet, has to compete with her two mean-spirited but stunningly gorgeous stepsisters for the hand of the kind and sincere prince. Wi…

Arizona Broadway Theatre
Peoria, AZ

Sat 5/20/17 at 10am