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Ooh and aah: 30 spectacular Fourth of July fireworks shows in Phoenix

To celebrate America's 241st birthday, the Valley boasts more than two dozen events that offer food, games, music and dazzling fireworks displays. Click an icon on the map below to learn more, or read on...
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Top 10 scream-worthy haunted houses and corn mazes in Phoenix

Cassidy Landaker and Tuesday Mahrle for Phoenix.org It’s October! That means Halloween and the chance to get the living daylights scared out of you. Whether you take a walk through a spooky corn maze or visit...
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Beer prepared: Oktoberfest celebrations in Arizona

For a little over two weeks in September and the start of October, the city of Munich — the one in Bavaria, Germany — sees a flood of 6 million visitors who want to celebrate beer, bratwurst, pretzels,...
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12 fun ways to enjoy Labor Day weekend

Did you know that Labor Day became a federal holiday all way back in 1894? The labor movement wanted a day to commemorate American workers, and thus everyone gets a three-day weekend in September....
Vertuccio Farm's corn maze

Frolic into fall with 4 fun and festive Phoenix farms

The return of fall means cooler weather — both "cooler" and "fall" being highly subjective terms in Phoenix — pumpkin spice lattes and the start of the harvest festival season. In other words, corn mazes, pumpkins...
Memorial Day

6 Memorial Day weekend events you’ll want to catch

Ah, Memorial Day weekend. A chance to hit the pool, fire up the outdoor grill, drink some beer, spend money at some of the many Memorial Day sales ... or all of the above. In the midst of the...
Balloon Spooktacular

13 best Valley Halloween parties you shouldn’t miss

Halloween can bring both frights and delights in the form of zombies, ghosts, haunted houses, horror movies, carved pumpkins, fun costumes and tons of candy. Not bad for a day that began as a...
Father's Day

7 fun things to do for Father’s Day

Everyone makes a big deal out of Mother's Day, but Father's Day often flies under the radar. That's a shame, because dads deserve plenty of love and appreciation, too. Maybe your go-to Father's Day gift boils...
Veterans Day parade

Veterans Day parades and celebrations around the Valley

Every November 11 we set aside the day to honor our military veterans for the sacrifices they made and danger they faced on our behalf. Beyond a fervent "thank you" to the veterans in our lives,...
Dia de los Muertos @ Desert Botanical Garden

3 must-attend Dia de los Muertos celebrations in the Valley

Dia de Muertos (also Dia de los Muertos), or Day of the Dead, exists to honor relatives and friends who are no longer with us. The three-day celebration grew out of a month-long Aztez...

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