Upcoming Events 2015-2016
August 9, 2015
Day of Play
Dozen’s of free interactive activities for both kids & adults will take place at the indoor American Sports Center. Clinics will include: soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, dance, karate, football, basketball and more all will showcase the variety of activities in the West Valley. Try something new and join us for this Free family fun event out of the heat!
Location: American Sports Center
755 N 114th Ave, Avondale, AZ 85323
Avondale Blvd just south of I-10
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Exhibitor Information: Day of Play
September 12, 2015
Back to School Movie Night & Viewing Party
What better way to end the summer than with a great movie night. This unique event will feature a viewing of the Richmond Race at 4 pm and the movie Cars at 7:30 pm all inside the pit of Phoenix International Raceway.
Location: Phoenix International Raceway
Time: 4 pm – 10 pm
10th Annual Christmas in July
July 9th, 10 a.m-4 p.m.
Visitors will enjoy a fun-filled day of holiday crafts, sweet treats and exclusive deals from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Old Towne and Catlin Court, a visit with Santa Claus. Get your shopping for gifts and decorations completed early and avoid the rush! Christmas cheer begins at the Glendale Visitor Center, 5800 W. Glenn Drive, suite 140, where you’ll pick up an event map and a holiday themed gift item for the first 250 visitors.
7th Annual Dog Days of Summer
August 6th, 7-10 a.m.
Enjoy a fun filled early morning for you and your Best Furry Friend in Downtown Glendale! The event will be held in Murphy Park. Activities include demonstrations by the Glendale Police Department K9 Unit, free Frosty Paws, pet food & supply drive, low-cost immunization & micro-chipping, dog wash, watering stations and pet adoptions.
12th Annual Teddy Bear Day
September 10th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Teddy Bears Make the World a Happier Place! Join us as we celebrate National Teddy Bear Day. Have fun with friends, family and your favorite furry bears as you enjoy a fun-filled day of make-and-take arts and crafts and exclusive deals. Begin at the Glendale Visitor Center and pick up your map. Visit boutique stores, specialty shops, and downtown eateries for special offers and discounts. Al the Bear will be stopping by as well. This loveable, huggable bear will delight the young and young-at-heart! Be sure to bring your camera to get a picture with this beary special guest! Additionally, the Visitor Center will be accepting new teddy bears (12” in size) to benefit the Glendale Fire Department Trauma Teddy Program, the Glendale Crisis Response Team and local children’s charities.
22nd Annual Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace
October 15th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Enjoy autumn temperatures and great discounts at the Annual Catlin Court Front Porch Festival and Old Towne Marketplace. The shops will turn inside out as they showcase hundreds of items on lawns and front porches. Attendees can take advantage of the historic setting of downtown while the specialty shops offer demonstrations and performances throughout the day. Shop for unique holiday gifts, and perhaps a present for you, while participating in activities and socializing with family and friends
20th Annual Holiday Open House
November 12th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Start your holiday shopping at the Annual Holiday Open House.Enjoy spectacular shopping, delicious dining and plenty of free parking. Shops throughout Old Towne and Catlin Court will be decorated and filled with gifts, decorations, home décor and all your needs for the holidays. In addition, the Glendale Visitor Center is collecting items for a “Holiday Treats for the Troops” drive to send holiday care packages to deployed service men and women.
Annual City of Glendale Special Events
Not only does Visit Glendale partner with the business community to bring shopping promotions every month of the year, but the city of Glendale’s Office of Special Events works to produce award-winning events!
Summer Band Concert Series – Music lovers of all ages will be entertained by this community band of approximately 100 musicians with its renditions of marches, polkas, movie medleys and other worldly tunes. The longest running community band in Arizona, runs every Thursday in June-July, with a special performance of patriotic performances near the July 4 holiday.
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