City of Glendale Events

west-valley-logo 21st Annual Front Porch Festival – Saturday, October 17
October not only brings back the cooler weather, but the wonderful event season! Start off easy with our Front Porch Festival and Old Towne Marketplace Saturday, October 17 from 10a-4p in Historic Downtown Glendale. Stroll block after block and enjoy autumn decor, seasonal food treats and more! We will also be kicking off our collection of need items for Treats For the Troops.
west-valley-logo Glendale’s BEST Street Food Fest – November 14
This festival brings the absolute BEST food entrepreneurs, renowned chefs, and cooks together to celebrate and promote delicious food and compete for the votes of the Local Community, Local Media, Elite Yelpers, and Special VIP judges, in order to determine who truly deserves to take home the trophy for producing the BEST Street Food in town.Local foodies will get to sample anything they want from all participating vendors and cast their vote during the event. The vendor with the most votes collected by the end of the event wins the title of the BEST Street Food, along with cash and prizes to help them grow their mobile food business. Info here>>
west-valley-logo Remembering Marty Robbins Concert – November 14
Glendale’s country son will be with us in spirit in a celebration of his life and music Saturday, November 14. The night will include many stories about Robbins, as well as his much-loved songs such as “Big Iron” and “El Paso.” Join fellow music lovers at Ironwood High School (6051 W. Sweetwater), 7-9pm. $20 cash or check. Payments can be made at the Glendale Visitor Center. For more information, call 623-930-4500.
west-valley-logo Dia De Los Muertos in Downtown Glendale – October 31 – November 1
The Glendale CVB welcomes you to the inaugural, Dia de Los Muertos celebration in Historic Downtown Glendale. This exciting event will be rich with traditions, it’s FREE to the community and will offer FREE health screenings and healthy eating options via an onsite Farmers Market.
Join us in celebrating this tradition of celebration, remembrance and honor of those non-longer with us. Check out details on their website HERE>>
west-valley-logo Celebrate Cardinals Home Games with Pre-Flight Parties at Westgate!
The Arizona Cardinals and Westgate Entertainment District have teamed up once again this season to host a fan-friendly, Cardinals pre-game party before every home game in WaterDance Plaza!
The pre-game festivities will include great music, free Cardinals Cheerleaders autograph sessions, Cardinals-themed inflatable activities, photo booth, games and other fan-friendly experiences. You don’t have to have a game day ticket to get in on the fun – the Arizona CardinalsPreflight Party at Westgate is open to all fans! Catch the game after the festivities at any of our many bars and restaurants. See listings here>>The Arizona Cardinals are in their ninth season in Glendale, and we want you in on all the info, and all the action! For Traffic and Pass Holder Info, click here>> Want to know the NFL Clear Bag Policy? See what you can bring here>> Looking for Game Day stadium info and FAQs? Check this page>>
Football-guy-red-sm Glendale – Home of the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship
Glendale, Arizona is the home of the biggest mega events! On January 11, 2016, the city plays host to the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium! Get all the details on the CFP playoff game here. Watch all the preparation on our YouTube Playlist!
Glendale CVB Glendale CVB App Puts Glendale and the West Valley at Your Fingertips
The Glendale CVB has another digital tool to help direct visitors to the many things there are to see and do in Glendale and the West Valley — the Glendale CVB app. The app allows visitors to download a quick and easy tool to their smartphones and tablets that provides everything from maps to great dining, shopping and entertainment spots as well as push messaging for great deals and discounts. More info>>

Venomous Creatures of the Desert in Waddell



Event Type: All Ages
Age Group(s): Family – All Ages
Date: 11/7/2015
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM

 Would you like to hear and see venomous spiders, centipedes and other bugs? Then come and meet the Venomous Expert Cale and find out more about his research project with rattlesnakes and other venomous creatures in the Waddell area.

Library: White Tank Branch    Branch location
Location: Program Room
Contact: Hanna
Presenter: Cale

Sun City Farmers Market

Sun City Farmers Market at Bell Center – Returns October 1

  • Thursdays 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Grass-fed beef and specialty cheeses, cage-free eggs
  • Locally produced honey, jams, jellies, hummus & salsa
  • Fresh baked goods
  • RCSC Clubs
  • Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day; on hiatus June through September


Delays on US 93 north of Wickenburg

Drivers can expect 15-minute delays on U.S. 93 just north of Wickenburg from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday as Arizona Department of Transportation crews work to widen and upgrade the highway.

Both directions of traffic will be diverted to newly constructed southbound lanes along on a five-mile segment of U.S. 93 between State Routes 71 and 89.

ADOT began the expansion project on this stretch of the highway, a key link between Phoenix and Las Vegas, in February and expects to be finished in November. The department said the project will upgrade the two-lane road to a modern four-lane highway. After the widening is finished, the road’s northbound lanes will also be repaved and repainted.

The $12.5 million task adds to the $350 million ADOT has spent to improve the busy roadway over the past 17 years.

Possible Phoenix Bus Strike


Passengers Advised of Possible Bus Strike After Vote

Sep. 29, 2015

​The Phoenix Public Transit Department has been informed by Transdev, one of its contracted bus service providers, that the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1433 will convene its members on Sept. 30, 2015, for a meeting where a vote to authorize a strike could occur.  If ATU membership votes to approve such action, the company’s bus operators will have authority to strike in the future. A strike could disrupt bus service citywide, however at present bus service is operating normally.

Passengers are advised to check the status of possible bus service impacts by visiting the city of Phoenix Public Transit’s website,, Valley Metro’s website,, or by calling Valley Metro Customer Service at 602-253-5000.

Collective bargaining agreements for the employees working under the Transdev contract, which operates 34 of Phoenix’s bus routes, expired June 30, 2015 and were extended to Sept. 30. These routes are some of the most heavily used in the city, including 0-Central Ave.; 7-7th Street; 8-7th Avenue and all RAPID commuter routes. Transdev and the ATU, which represents bus operators, have been in ongoing negotiations since April 2015.

Media Contact:

Matthew Heil

General Contact:

Brenda Yanez, 602-261-8392

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Phoenix Installs New Street Signs


Phoenix Installs New Street Signs to Discourage Bicyclists From Riding Against Traffic

Sep. 29, 2015
Crews from the city of Phoenix Street Transportation Department are installing new street signs along popular bicycling corridors, in downtown Phoenix, to discourage bicyclists from riding against traffic.
As a safe practice and per state law bicyclists should ride with traffic, not against traffic. Bicyclists that ride against traffic put themselves, and those around them, in harm’s way and are less likely to be seen by motorists. In Phoenix, between 2009 and 2013, nearly 33 percent of bicycle crashes involved wrong-way riders.
“We are continuing to make Phoenix into a more bike-friendly city – an important part of that is making sure bicycle riders and motorists co-exist safely,” said Mayor Greg Stanton. “Riding with the flow of traffic is the best way to see and be seen when you are on a bike and makes our roads safer for everyone.”
“Our great fall, winter and spring weather brings out more activity on our streets, and as Phoenix’s population and transportation infrastructure grows, highlighting safety is an important message to communicate,” said Councilwoman Thelda Williams, chair of the City Council Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee.
Similar to the same type of signage that is used in other cities, the new signs include a WRONG WAY warning message on a red background and are positioned to be seen by bicyclists that are wrongfully riding against traffic. Additional new signs will continue to be installed throughout designated bike lanes.
Listed below are some of the primary reasons why riding against traffic is not safe:
  • When drivers turn onto a street, they may only look for traffic coming from one direction. Riding against traffic means turning motorists may not even look for you.
  • Road signs and signals are oriented towards traffic traveling in the correct direction. If you ride against traffic, you can’t see the signs and signals.
For additional information about the city’s bicycle program and bicycling safety tips, visit

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Monica Hernandez

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