Castles and Coasters
9445 Metro Parkway East
Phoenix 602-997-7575
Enjoy miniature golf courses, hundreds of video games, and major thrill rides.

Crackerjax Family Fun & Sports Park
16001 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale 480-998-2800
The park offers innovative new twists from miniature golf courses and sports.

Enchanted Island Amusement Park
Encanto Park
1202 W. Encanto Boulevard
Phoenix 602-254-1200
Attractions include a renovated carousel, train ride, amusements, a play area, and a calendar of special events.

Kiwanis Park Recreation Center & Wave Pool
6111 S. All-American Way
Tempe 480-350-5201
Enjoy an indoor heated wave pool with water slide and “float in” movies.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale 480-312-2312
Train and carousel rides showcase a pullman car used by Harry Truman.

Mesa Golfland SunSplash
155 W. Hampton Road
Mesa 480-834-8319
The entire family will enjoy miniature golf, a water park with wave pool, tubing river, exciting waterslides, and pools.

Rawhide Wild West Town at Wild Horse Pass
5700 W. North Loop Road
Chandler 480-502-5600
Enjoy gunfights, entertainment, stagecoach rides, petting zoo, bull or horseback riding, games, and attractions as well as a popular restaurant in traditional Western style.

Salt River Tubing & Recreation
9200 North Bush Highway
Mesa 480-258-0078
Visit the official headquarters for cooling off and relaxing with an inner tube ride down the Salt River from April through October.

Splash Playground
Tempe Beach Park
Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe 480-350-8625
This wonderful park connects to five miles of multi-purpose trails.

Stratum Lasertag & Family Entertainment Center
1455 S. Stapley Drive
Mesa 480-545-5500
The entire family will enjoy the thrills of fast-paced laser tag and other amusements.

Waikiki Beach/Big Surf
1500 N. Hayden Road
Tempe 480-994-2297
Arizona’s “ocean” is ideal for swimming, raft riding, surf and body sliding, or just enjoying the children’s play area.

Major Special Events

APS Electric Light Parade
Central Avenue
Phoenix 602-534-FEST
More than 90 dazzling floats and marching bands, illumined by millions of lights, create a fairytale appearance.

Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace
Apache Junction 520-463-2600
Arizona recreates one of the nation’s largest Renaissance villages.

Arizona State Fair
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1826 W. McDowell
Phoenix 602-252-6771
Enjoy top-billed live entertainment, rides, midway food booths, and endless displays.

Boo at the Zoo
Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix 602-286-3800
Sharing in the excitement of Halloween at the zoo is more fun than trick-or-treating.

Chandler Ostrich Festival
2250 S. McQueen Road
Chandler 480-963-2477
Rated among the “Top Ten Unique Festivals in the United States,” this outrageous event offers rides, entertainment, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, great food, and animal races.

Chinese New Year Holiday & Festival
Chinese Cultural Center
668 North 44th Street
Phoenix 602-273-7268
Enjoy Chinese food, arts and crafts, music, demonstrations, and live entertainment.

The Fiesta Bowl Parade
7135 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 190
Phoenix 480-350-0900
One of the Valley’s favorite traditions, this colorful event kicks off the Fiesta Bowl.

Fountain Hills Great Fair
Avenue of the Fountains Boulevard
Fountain Hills 480-837-1654
More than 500 artisans join food vendors, entertainment, and hot air balloons.

Glendale Chocolate Affaire and Glitter & Glow
Historic Downtown Glendale
58th & Glendale Avenues
Glendale 623-930-2000
Don’t miss the tempting festival that blends chocolate and romance or the half-million twinkling holiday lights that drape over 100 trees.

Las Noches de Las Luminarias
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix 480-941-1225
More than 7,000 glowing luminarias light beautiful garden pathways where visitors enjoy live musical entertainment.

Parada Del Sol & Rodeo
Old Town Scottsdale
Scottsdale 480-990-3179
Events include the world’s largest horse-drawn parade and the PRCA rodeo.

Scottsdale Arts Festival
Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
7380 East Second Street
Scottsdale 480-994-ARTS
Visitors flock to Scottsdale’s oldest arts festival with scores of displays of the first-class work of juried artists.

Tempe Festival of the Arts
Mill Avenue 602-997-2601
One of the largest and most popular arts and entertainment festivals in the Southwest offers everything from attractions for the kids to artisan displays.

Thanksgiving Day Parade
Fountain Hills 480-837-1654
Enjoy the only Thanksgiving Day Parade in Arizona while the turkey is cooking!

WestWorld of Scottsdale Events
16601 N. Pima Road
Scottsdale 480-312-6802
Call the events line or check the website frequently for special events and equestrian shows at this premier facility.

The Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix 602-286-3800
Music and refreshments complement the dazzling lights that create a wonderland of zoo trails, including animated displays.

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