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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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Fall Season (Sept, Oct, Nov)

Messy Fest 2017 - Saturday, September 16, 2017
Life is too short to play clean! Join us for a unique event unlike any other. Get messy in massive mud pits, large scale finger painting, mashed potato tug-of-war, and a food fight. Then clean up at the human car wash. Proceeds will benefit a local children's charity. 
Founders' Day - Saturday, September 23, 2017
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.

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Olive Mill Garlic Festival - September 2017 
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! Enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, games, and more. Blankets & chairs welcome, please no outside food or beverage. FREE ADMISSION! #GotGarlic 

Vintage and Vino - Friday-Saturday, October 13-14, 2017
Vintage & 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! 

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Fall Cultural Festival - Saturday, October 7, 2017
Pan de Vida is proud to present their fall cultural festival at the Queen Creek Library. Participants will enjoy live performances, games and activities, free health and wellness screenings and much more. For more information, visit pandevidaaz.org

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Trunk or Treat - Saturday, October 21, 2017
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, and Brews - Saturday, November 4, 2017
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

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Pancake Breakfast - November, 19 2017
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 

 

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Winter Season (Dec, Jan, Feb)

Holiday Festival and Parade - Saturday, December 2, 2017
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 Kiwanis Club & Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce.

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Kids' Christmas Car Show and Toy Drive - Saturday, December 9, 2017
Celebrate the holiday season at this classic car show and toy drive to benefit less fortunate children with toys for Christmas.

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Valentine's Day Love Bug Dance 
Celebrate the special day with your little Love Bug at the TOQC's Valentine's Day Love Bug Dance (taking place at the Recreation Annex)! Children ages 4-12 and their Parent/Guardian are invited. There will be music, crafts, a light dinner, & dancing! Space is limited; preregistration is required. 

 

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Spring Season (Mar, Apr, May) 

Thank you for attending our Spring 2017 events! Stay tuned for information on Spring 2018 events.

Queen Creek Block Party
 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.
Young at Heart Senior Health and Wellness Expo 
Join us at our free Senior Health and Wellness Expo on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at the Library Recreation Annex. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of health screenings, educational displays, information tables, and more! For more information about the expo or vendor opportunities, please contact Christina Lopez at 480-358-3718 or Christina.Lopez@queencreek.org.
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Roots N' Boots 
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.

Cycle the Creek
Join us in celebrating valley bike month and cycle the creek on April 1, 2017. Bike Ride will begin at 9 a.m., and is available for riders of all speed levels! Stay tuned for more information; you won't want to miss out on this!



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, and the always popular egg hunt, Spring Into QC will be fun for everyone! Find all the details HERE.

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Fire and Medical Open House 
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
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

 

Lemonade 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
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.

 

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Summer Season (June, July, Aug)

Thank you for attending our Summer events this year! Stay tuned for information on summer 2018 events.

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

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Glow Party at the Splash Pad 
In celebration of national Park and Recreation Month, the community is invited to celebrate with us at the Glow Party at the Splash Pad. The event will feature food vendors, a live DJ, and fun activities. #PlayOnJuly
Ice Cream Social
Residents are invited to "get the scoop" on what's going on in Queen Creek. Taking place at the Recreation Annex, 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.

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Ongoing Community Events


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About QC Special Events 

The 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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