Special Events


Please join us throughout the year for safe, fun and affordable events that are unique, unexpected and unforgettable! Scroll down to view all seasonal events.


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Ongoing Community Events



Fall Season (Sept, Oct, Nov)

FoundersDay15Founders' Day - Saturday, September 24, 2016
Come celebrate Queen Creek’s heritage at this family-friendly community event in Founders’ Park! Take part in competitions, enjoy great food, music and entertainment, and experience a Battle of the Badge competition.


Olive Mill Garlic FestOlive Mill Garlic Festival - September 24, 2016 
The 3rd Annual Garlic Festival is here! Get your garlic fill at this HUGE 2-day event at the Olive Mill. Organically grown garlic from the garden will be sold - while supplies last!
Guests can enjoy live music, food trucks, garlic food specials, cooking demos by owner Perry Rea, garlic gelato, a meet and greet with the garlic farmer, games in the grove, tours and much more. Bring family, bring friends and celebrate Queen Creek Olive Mill Garlic Festival! Blankets & chairs welcome, please no outside food or beverage.FREE ADMISSION! #GotGarlic

Messy Fest Family Festival - September 17, 2016
A family fun festival that will include all things messy! Moms and Dads will encourage their kids to have fun and maybe even participate in messy activities at Schnefp Farms.

Pumpkin and Chili Party - October 2016
Schnepf Farms hosts this annual event every weekend in October. Voted by Phoenix Magazine, New Times, Sunset Magazine and numerous others as the best FALL family event in the Valley! More info HERE

Pan de Vida "Celebrate Life" - Saturday, October 15, 2016
Pan de Vida's annual festival is a fun, family-friendly event for the local community providing a variety of health, wellness and lifestyle activities, experiences and free screenings. More info HERE.

Vintage and Vino - Friday-Saturday, October 14-15, 2016
Vintage VinoVintage & Vino will be a two day event featuring a vintage market comprised of vendors with furniture, household items, handmade goods, paint and signs. The event will include a farmers market, wine tasting, champagne tasting, and entertainment!

Trunk or Treat - Saturday, October 22, 2016Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat provides a safe environment for families to enjoy an inexpensive evening of Halloween fun in a festival atmosphere! Children trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk on “Trunk or Treat Street” to get their bag filled with goodies.

Bacon Blues BrewsBacon, Blues, and Brews - Saturday, November 5, 2016
A one day festival to celebrate bacon, blues music and local craft brews. There will be live musical entertainment by country and blues artists, local craft brews to sample, bacon inspired dishes, and activities for the kids.

Pancake Breakfast - Saturday, November 19, 2016Pancake Breakfast
Residents are invited to "wake up to what's cooking in Town" from 9-11 a.m. in the Town Hall Courtyard outside of Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. This free, fun and casual community outreach program provides residents opportunities to have their opinions heard and encourages them to learn about projects affecting Queen Creek. Town representatives are on hand to answer questions and display upcoming projects.


Winter Season (Dec, Jan, Feb)

Holiday Festival and Parade - Saturday, December 3, 2016Holiday Festival and Parade
Come join the festivities including a tree lighting ceremony, rides, attractions, food and craft vendors, as well as an appearance by Santa Claus himself! Hosted by Boys & Girls Club & Kiwanis Club.

Kids' Christmas Car Show and Toy Drive - Saturday, December 10, 2016
Celebrate the holiday season at this classic car show and toy drive to benefit less fortunate children with toys for Christmas.




Spring Season (Mar, Apr, May)

Queen Creek Block Party - Saturday, March 5, 2016
Come on down to QC Town Center to experience this unique outdoor street festival! Enjoy live music, street performers, food vendors, beer garden, kid's zone and more! Find all the details HERE.

Roots N' Boots - Friday-Sunday, March 11-13, 2016Root N' Boots Queen Creek Logo
Celebrate our equestrian heritage at this annual event always held the 2nd weekend in March. This three day rodeo, carnival, vendor showcase and more offers something for everyone and is one of Queen Creek's signature events. Find all the details HERE.

Spring into QC - Saturday,  March 19, 2016
Spring into QC Get ready for a hoppin’ good time at this free signature event celebrating Queen Creek’s families. With live entertainment, bunny boot camps, color splash, a community yard sale and kids’ marketplace, and the always popular egg hunt, Spring Into QC will be fun for everyone! In addition to lots of opportunities to play, your family can get a “Taste of the QC” with samples from local restaurants!  Find all the details HERE.

Fire and Medical Open House - Saturday, April 2, 2016
Come on out and meet your neighborhood firefighters! This free community event will have a variety of fun and informative activities for kids and adults.

QC Recycles for Earth Day - Friday,  April 16, 2016
Help us celebrate Earth Day by participating in our special Earth Day recycle event. The Queen Creek Recycling Drop Off Center is always open and located at Ellsworth Rd and Crewse Lane, one block south of Town Hall and our Pocket Park for Pups Dog Park.

Lemonade Days - Saturday, May 21, 2016Lemonade Days
Celebrating summer days and a zest for life, Lemonade Days at Founders' Park is a fun, family friendly day of play complete with live entertainment, local food vendors, a craft beer, spirits and wine garden, interactive games and activities and more.

Peach Festival - May 2016
Paint the Town peach and celebrate 50 years of growing peaches in the desert. Schnepf Farms is the largest organic and pesticide free Peach Grower in the State and one of Queen Creek's hometown gems! More info HERE.



Summer Season (June, July, Aug)

Ice Cream Social - Saturday,  June 4,  2016Ice Cream Social
Residents are invited to "get the scoop" on what's going on in Queen Creek. This free, fun and casual community outreach program provides residents opportunities to have their opinions heard and encourages them to learn about projects affecting Queen Creek. Town representatives are on hand to answer questions and display upcoming projects.

July 4th at the Farm! - Monday, July 4, 2016
Food, fun and fireworks at this hometown 4th of July Festival hosted by Schnepf Farms. Click HERE for details.

Superhero Party at the Splash Pad- Saturday, July 9, 2016
In celebration of national Park and Recreation Month, the community is encouraged to discover their superpowers with us at the Splash Pad.  The event will take place on Saturday, July 9 from 9-11 a.m. The event will feature food vendors, a live DJ, and fun activities.

Demo PumpTrack Tour at Founders' Park- Monday, July 11, 2016
American Ramp Company will be setting up an all-wheel pumptrack to be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels. Come check out, bring your bike, skateboard or scooter and have some fun from 5-8 p.m.! 


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About QC Special Events 

playfulcityThe Town of Queen Creek Special Events team produces a variety of high-quality, professional events with a small hometown feel to appeals to residents and visitors of all ages and provide opportunities for you to make memories and share special moments with friends and family! We're always planning for the next event - considering new activities and entertainment options, securing sponsorships, recruiting vendors and coordinating volunteer groups.

Email Erica Perez or call 480-358-3719 for questions on sponsorships, activities and vendor information. 

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