Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Events: June 4, 2014

In the Valley:

June 7 is the kick-off Saturday for the Summer Splash Tour. This is basically a traveling water party! Each Saturday a different city will play host to this tour which consists of water slide, bounce houses, dunk tank, kiddy play land, maze water tag, water balloon battle grounds, carnival games, swimming lessons and more.  This Saturday it will be held at the Gilbert Civic Center.  June 14th - Dr. AJ Chandler Park, June 21st - Sunset Park in Peoria, June 28th - Glendale Community College, and the last one will be July 5th - Queen Creek Summer Splash. For the tour schedule click here.

Build! Toy Brick Art
It's a Lego exhibit without using the trademarked name of Lego. Open at the Heard Museum in Phoenix this summer. Admission is $23 for adults, $12.50 for kids 6-12, and $5 for kids 1-5.

Phoenix Comicon
June 5-8 Phoenix Convention Center. This event is downright ginormous. Tons to do including a Minecraft block party, zombie brain-eating contest, lego build-off, Geek Prom, a car show, cosplay fashion show and much, much more. Buy tickets here (prices go up the day of the event.) Children 12 and under are free.

Target Free First Friday at The Children's Museum of Phoenix

June 6 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  Free admission into the museum.  We did attend once a few years ago and the line to get in was long, but we did enjoy not having to pay!

Plan a Road Trip:

Payson's Mountain High Games
June 6-8.  Monster Trucks, Mogollon 5K Mudder, ATV Trail Rides, Horse Shoe Tournament, 3D Archery Tournament.  Check website for entry rules and specific times of races.    

While in Payson, make sure to travel a bit farther north because...

June 7-8 is the 24th Annual Strawberry Festival in Pine Arts and craft vendors, strawberry treats, live music and children's activities.  Make sure to come home with a flat of strawberries.  Check website for location and specific time.

Or maybe you want to check out...

Show Low Days 

June 6-8 in the White Mountains.  Enjoy arts and craft vendors, Derby Car Race down the Deuce of Clubs Highway, Car show, kids' zone, western shoot-out, stick horse rodeo, pancake breakfast, live entertainment and much more.  $1 Admission, kids 10 and under are free.  Click here for complete schedule. 

Flagstaff Hullaballoo 
June 7-8. This fun community festival has a circus theme. Just $5 general admission gets you in to the festival. There will be a kids' area, bike parade, circus performers, a costume contest and more. 

Or stay in the valley for...
Full Moon Hike

June 13 starting at 8:00 PM. 2-mile guided hike at Usery Park on the east side of the Valley.  Admission into the park is $6 per car.

Looking Ahead:  

July 25th-26th:  Snowflake Pioneer Days

August 15th - 17th:  Payson's Rodeo and Parade

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