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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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CALLING ALL VENDORS for 2018-2019 Event Season

Town of Queen Creek - Vendor Application 2018-2019

Town of Queen Creek - Vendor Information 2018-2019 

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Fall Season (Sept, Oct, Nov) 

Mansel Carter Oasis Park Grand Opening - Saturday, September 1, 2018
Celebrate the grand opening of Mansel Carter Oasis Park!  Experience all of what Queen Creek's new 48-acre park has to offer including a first-of-its-kind inclusive play area, nautical-themed splash pad, ballfields, exercise course, wheel-friendly skatepark and the Town's first recreational fishing lake!  Festivities will begin with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 7:30 a.m. followed by activities and demonstrations from 8-11 a.m.

Founders' Day - Saturday, September 22, 2018
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 Festival - Saturday, September 29 & 30, 2018
The 5th 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 
Fall Cultural Festival - Saturday, October 13, 2018
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.
Trunk or Treat - Saturday, October 20, 2018
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.

America Recycles Day - Saturday, November 10, 2018 
8 a.m. to noon at 19715 S. 220th St., North of the Barney Family Complex.
Do you have trash & recycling services through the Town of Queen Creek?  Did you know there are FREE recycling events you can participate in each year?  Recycle old electronics, metals (steel, copper, aluminum), appliances, document shredding and latex or water-based paint.  For additional information, visit our Trash & Recycling page.

Pancake Breakfast - November 17, 2018
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 1, 2018
Come join the festivities including 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.

Kids' Christmas Car Show and Toy Drive - Saturday, December 8, 2018
Celebrate the holiday season at this classic car show and toy drive to benefit less fortunate children with toys for Christmas.  

Holiday Recycling -Saturday, January 5, 2019 & Saturday, January 12
8 a.m. to noon at 19715 S. 120th St., North of the Barney Family Sports Complex.
Do you have trash & recycling services through the Town of Queen Creek?  Did you know there are FREE recycling events you can participate in each year?  Recycle Christmas trees, electronics, appliances, and latex or water-based paint.  For additional information, visit our Trash & Recycling page.

Love Bug Dance- Friday, February 8
Celebrate the special day with your little Love Bug at the TOQC's Love Bug Dance (taking place atthe 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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https://www.schnepffarms.com/peach-festival/Spring Season (Mar, Apr, May) 

Roots N' Boots- Friday-Sunday March 15-17, 2019
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 30, 2019
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 popularegg hunt, Spring Into QC will be fun for everyone!
QC Recycles for Earth Day - Saturday, April 20, 2019
8 a.m. to noon at 19715 S. 220th St., North of the Barney Family Sports Complex.
Do you have trash & recycling services through he Town of Queen Creek?  Did you know there are FREE recycling events you can participate in each year?  Recycle electronics, metals (steel, copper, aluminum), appliances, tires (without rims), document shredding, and latex or water-based paints.  For additional information, visit or Trash & Recycling page.  
Peach Festival - May 11 - 13, 2019
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!

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Summer Season (June, July, Aug)

Luau at the Splash Pad- TBD
In celebration of national Park and Recreation Month, the community is invited to celebrate with us at the Splash Pad. The event will feature hula dancers, food vendors, a live DJ, and fun activities. Come join us for this fun, after hours party! All ages welcomed; splash rules still apply.
Ice Cream Social- TBD
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.

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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