Calling all lovers of roller coaster rides, concerts and deep-fried Twinkies! The Arizona State Fair is back and residents across the Valley of the Sun are flocking to one of the most anticipated events of the fall season!
The Arizona State Fair is the state’s largest festival, attracting over one million guests annually to rank as the third highest attended state fair in the country and in the top fifteen of North American Fairs. Featuring professional midway rides and games by Ray Cammack Shows, unique fair foods, livestock and animal attractions, national headline and local entertainment, special shopping vendors, and various contests, the Arizona State Fair has something for everyone! The Fair is a showcase of Arizona talent, community, and spirit all in one location.
Located on the Arizona State Fair Grounds at 1826 W. McDowell Rd, Phoenix this year’s concert series features big acts like 38 Special, Pitbull, Paulino Rubio and The Wallflowers just to name a few. Concert line up and tickets can be purchased online here. Discounted admission tickets and discount days are also available throughout the month of October thanks to generous sponsors such as SRP, Fry’s Food and Drug, and Sanderson Fordhere.
Making memories for Arizona families is what the Arizona State Fair is about. Whether it’s your first date on the Sky Ride, at a coliseum concert, indulging in a funnel cake or winning a giant stuffed panda, the Arizona State Fair brings our community together. So come out and enjoy the fair now until October 28th! For more fun things to do in Phoenix or if you’re looking to buy or sell your Phoenix home, please contact The Voss Team today!
Have you ever wondered where the term, “Christmas in July” comes from? Christmas in July is a term that originated from Australia. Because Australian weather is the total opposite of North America, our summertime is Australia’s winter. Since Christmas and winter/snow is synonymous, Australians have a Christmas-like celebration in July, and hence the term. And now that you know the origins, it’s time to mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate! Winter in July comes to the Phoenix Zoo on Saturday, July 15th from 7am to 11am.
Guests can chill out in tons of snow, splash around at the wet and wild play areas, and watch the zoo’s loveable animals enjoy icy treats. There will be over forty tons of snow and a snowy “blizzard” every thirty minutes. The cost of zoo admission also gets you fun chilly creature features throughout the day, live music and games, a toddler snow pile, snowman building and much, much more! As a non-profit charitable organization, the Phoenix Zoo provides experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world and is excited to offer a variety of activities over the summer for all ages.
For more details about the upcoming Winter in July and other events, please visit phoenixzoo.org. And for more fun things to do in Phoenix this summer or if you’d want to sell or buy a home in Phoenix, please contact the Voss Team today.
Arizona Restaurant Week Springing Up in the Valley
Do you consider yourself a foodie? Are you a lover of good eats? Then you’ll definitely want to mark your calendars, because Arizona Restaurant Week is springing up in the Valley the week of May 19th to May 28th at various delectable eateries all over Phoenix!
Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to channel their inner food lover and make reservations at Arizona’s premiere restaurants. It’s the perfect opportunity to grab a bite, plan a romantic evening out, schedule a long over-due get together, or finally try that restaurant you’ve had on your wish list.
Participating restaurants are not only known for their exceptional cuisine, they also spare no expense to give diners an extraordinary atmosphere for a special night on the town. More than 120 restaurants will be offering three-course prix fixe menus for either $33 or $44. Check the Arizona Restaurant Week website for a list of participating restaurants.
From sizzling Southwestern and soothing comfort foods to five-star dining and international fare – it’s all on the table during Arizona Restaurant Week. So prepare your taste buds and dig in. For more fun things to do in Phoenix or if you’d like to buy or sell a home in Phoenix please contact The Voss Team.