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Electric Desert

Desert Botanical Garden launches immersive ‘light and sound’ experience

By Connor Dziawura Desert Botanical Garden Executive Director Ken Schutz and visual artist Ricardo Rivera would rather guests see the venue’s new installation, Electric Desert, than talk about it. “It’s just extraordinary,” Schutz says. “It’s...
Howl-O-Ween

Howl-O-Ween: Bring the pups and celebrate the season downtown

By Heather Copfer   Grab your furry four-legged friends and a wicked costume. The first Howl-O-Ween dog costume parade is Sunday, October 28, at Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix. The event, which will be on...
Day of the Dead

Mesa Arts Center hosts revived Day of the Dead celebration

By Laura Latzko   During El Dia de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, family members have a chance to honor their lost loved ones and invite them to return to Earth. Originating in Mexico,...
Ice Den Scottsdale

Escape the Heat: Ice Den Scottsdale is fun for pros and beginners alike

Kimberly Hosey   “We can stink together.” When your kid reaches the teenage years, encouragement about family outings sounds a little different. Enthusiastic endorsements and excited anticipation? Please, Mom. And you know I still stink at ice...
Enchanted Island

Charming amusement park delights all ages

By Julie Carlson One of the Valley’s simple pleasures, Enchanted Island is a charming amusement park. Nestled in the heart of Phoenix’s picturesque Encanto Park, listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 12...
Mirror Maze

Arizona Science Center’s interactive “Mirror Maze” exhibit now open

By Ally Richmond   This summer, the Arizona Science Center is taking visitors on a journey into the world of nature’s amazing mathematical patterns. The new exhibit, Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature, includes over 20 immersive and...
Zoppè Family Circus

Giovanni Zoppé rejuvenates his circus with new ringmaster, trapeze act

Zoppè Family Circus By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   A sixth-generation circus performer, Giovanni Zoppé is a fan of mixing up his show each year. The 2017 Zoppé: A Italian Family Circus show, which comes to the Chandler Center...
Holiday light displays

Holiday light displays across the Valley

Holiday light displays  By Carson Mlnarik Phoenix won’t exactly see a White Christmas, but there are plenty of opportunities to get into the holiday spirit with light displays. So, grab your loved ones, hot cider and...
corn mazes

Top five corn mazes in Arizona

By Megan Marples Halloween is approaching, but it’s never too late to get lost in corn mazes. Whether the maze is in the shape of an Arizona celebrity or a spooky former cemetery, the attractions...

Top Pumpkin Patches in the Valley

By Megan Marples   When autumn rolls around, Valley farms open their doors for people of all ages to enjoy the season. Pumpkin patches have grown beyond simply selling pumpkins. From hayrides to carnival games, here...

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