Gilbert Days

By Tuesday Mahrle

Featured Event: Gilbert Days Parade

The Gilbert Days Parade is a long-standing tradition, celebrating the Town’s community and heritage with a whole lot of fun. You can expect around 100 different floats including participants from local schools, businesses and groups demonstrating their Gilbert pride. If you haven’t yet experienced the Gilbert Days Parade, this is something you won’t want to miss!

This years parade theme: #GilbertKindness. For any additional information, please visit Gilbert Arizona’s website.

Don’t live in Gilbert? Here are the rest of our favorite events this weekend.

Lights of the World

Thursday November 16-January 2

The Lights of the World lantern display showcases different cultures and civilizations around the globe. With 11 exhibits and 75 stunning displays, it is the largest lights and lantern festival in North America. While enjoying the beautiful lights, visit over 30 carnival rides and games, acrobatics, and a 3D light experience.

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American Heritage Festival

Thursday November 16-Friday November 17

Travel back in time with war reenactments and dramatic portrayals of famous and everyday men, women, artisans, colonists, and more. Visit everything from Colonial times to the Vietnam era.

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Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour 2017

Friday, November 17-November 26

Hidden In The Hills features 174 artists in 44 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree, and North Scottsdale. The free, self-guided studio tour offers seasoned collectors and art enthusiasts a rare chance to observe artists at work in their private studios during the six-day tour.

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2017 Arizona Night Market

Friday, November 17-November 19

The 2017 Arizona Night Market is an event that offers the community an opportunity to connect and experience different cultures through unique food, drinks, merchandise, cultural and music entertainment, and interactive fun without having to travel all around the world.

The Night Market will have 30+ food and merchandise vendors, live music, kids hangout, cultural experiences and cultural dance performance/lessons.

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ArtFest of Scottsdale

Saturday, November 18-November 19

The annual ArtFest of Scottsdale is one of the valley’s most popular holiday traditions. Downtown Scottsdale features 150 artists from across the country where you can find that one of a kind gift just in time for the holidays. Visitors will enjoy fine art, fine crafts, local authors, live music throughout the festival, taste tempting foods in a beautiful sculpture garden setting. Other amenities include hands on kids activities, Scottsdale art museum, great restaurants, plenty of close parking and unique shops. Now in the twenty-second season the ArtFest™ of Scottsdale is known for cutting edge contemporary art.
*free event

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Fall Out Boy

Saturday, November 18

Fall Out Boy is visiting Phoenix on their MANIA Tour. Check out the few remaining tickets left at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

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David Sedaris

Saturday, November 18

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

Returning to the historic Orpheum Theatre by popular demand, Sedaris reads some of his latest works and answers questions from the audience, followed by a book signing.

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Joe Rogan

Saturday, November 18

A standup comedian for more than 20 years, Joe Rogan sells out theaters internationally with his inquisitive and intense comedic style.

Since 2002, Rogan has provided color commentary for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) on Pay Per View, Spike Television and now on FOX.

He visits Comerica Theatre this weekend on his Strange Times 2017 Tour.

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SouthWest VegFest

Sunday, November 19

SouthWest Vegfest is a 100% free to the public AND 100% Non profit festival with a focus on food, retail, entertainment, education and inspiration from the SW region. This festival celebrates health, environment, and animal welfare!

Come enjoy fantastic food, awesome vendors, think tanks & discussions, live music, local and national sponsors, community outreach groups and more.
*free event

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