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Please join us throughout the year for safe, fun and affordable events that are unique, unexpected and unforgettable! Scroll down to view all seasonal events.


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Winter Season (Dec, Jan, Feb)

Holiday Recycling Drop Off - Saturday, January 6 & 13, 2018
Queen Creek residents: drop off your recyclable holiday items this January.
Details for January 6 event.
Details for January 13 event.

Fire and Medical Open House - Saturday, January 27, 2018
Come on out and meet your neighborhood firefighters! This free community event will have a variety of fun and informative activities for kids and adults.

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S'More Sweets Festival - January 27, 2018
Head over to Founders Park for a Candyland-like celebration chock full of sweet treats, from decadent desserts to homemade candies, chocolate fountains and goodies galore.

Love Bug Dance - Friday, February 9, 2018
Celebrate the special day with your little Love Bug at the TOQC's Love Bug Dance (taking place at the Recreation Annex)! Children ages 4-12 and their Parent/Guardian are invited. There will be music, crafts, a light dinner, & dancing! Space is limited; preregistration is required. 


Holiday Festival and Parade - Saturday, December 1, 2018
Come join the festivities including a tree lighting ceremony, rides, attractions, food and craft vendors, as well as an appearance by Santa Claus himself! Hosted by Kiwanis Club & Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce.
Kids' Christmas Car Show and Toy Drive - Saturday, December 8, 2018
Celebrate the holiday season at this classic car show and toy drive to benefit less fortunate children with toys for Christmas.



Spring Season (Mar, Apr, May) 

Queen Creek Block Party - Saturday, March 3, 2018
 Come on down to QC Town Center to experience this unique outdoor street festival! Enjoy live music, street performers, food vendors, beer garden, kid's zone and more! 
Young at Heart Senior Health and Wellness Expo - Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Join us at our free Senior Health and Wellness Expo on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at the Library Recreation Annex. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of health screenings, educational displays, information tables, and more! For more information about the expo or vendor opportunities, please contact Kimberly Key at 480-358-3718 or  kimberly.key@queencreek.org

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Roots N' Boots - Friday-Sunday March 16-18, 2018
Celebrate our equestrian heritage at this annual event always held the 2nd weekend in March. This three day rodeo, carnival, vendor showcase and more offers something for everyone and is one of Queen Creek's signature events. Find all the details HERE.

Spring into QC - Saturday, March 24, 2018
Get ready for a hoppin’ good time at this free signature event celebrating Queen Creek’s families. With live entertainment, bunny boot camps, color splash, and the always popularegg hunt, Spring Into QC will be fun for everyone!

Spring into QC

Cycle the Creek - Saturday, April 14, 2018
Join us in celebrating Valley Bike Month. Bike ride will begin at 9 a.m., and is available for riders of all speed levels!

QC Recycles for Earth Day - April 21, 2018
Help us celebrate Earth Day by participating in our special Earth Day recycle event. The Queen Creek Recycling Drop Off Center is always open and located at Ellsworth Road and Crewse Lane, one block south or the Town Hall and our Pocket Park for Pups Dog Park. 
Peach Festival - TBA
Paint the Town peach and celebrate 50 years of growing peaches in the desert. Schnepf Farms is the largest organic and pesticide free Peach Grower in the State and one of Queen Creek's hometown gems!


Summer Season (June, July, Aug)

July 4th at the Farm!
Food, fun and fireworks at this hometown 4th of July Festival hosted by Schnepf Farms. 

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Park and Recreation Splash Pad Party - July 14, 2018
In celebration of national Park and Recreation Month, the community is invited to celebrate with us at the Splash Pad. The event will feature food vendors, a live DJ, and fun activities. Come join us for this fun, after hours party!  All ages are welcomed; splash rules still apply. 
Ice Cream Social - Saturday, July 21, 2018
Residents are invited to "get the scoop" on what's going on in Queen Creek. Taking place at the Recreation Annex, this free, fun and casual community outreach program provides residents opportunities to have their opinions heard and encourages them to learn about projects affecting Queen Creek. Town representatives are on hand to answer questions and display upcoming projects.

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Fall Season (Sept, Oct, Nov)

Messy Fest - Saturday, September 15, 2018
Life is too short to play clean! Join us for a unique event unlike any other. Get messy in massive mud pits, large scale finger painting, mashed potato tug-of-war, and a food fight. Then clean up at the human car wash. Proceeds will benefit a local children's charity. 
Founders' Day - Saturday, September 22, 2018
Come celebrate Queen Creek’s heritage at this family-friendly community event in Founders’ Park! Take part in competitions, enjoy great food, music and entertainment, and experience a Battle of the Badge competition.


Olive Mill Garlic Fest

Olive Mill Garlic Festival - TBA
The 4th Annual Garlic Festival is here! Get your garlic fill at this HUGE 2-day event at the Olive Mill. Organically grown garlic from the garden will be sold - while supplies last! Enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, games, and more. Blankets & chairs welcome, please no outside food or beverage. FREE ADMISSION! #GotGarlic 

Vintage and Vino - Friday-Saturday, October 12-13, 2018
Vintage & Vino will be a two day event featuring a vintage market comprised of vendors with furniture, household items, handmade goods, paint and signs. The event will include a farmers market, wine tasting, champagne tasting, and entertainment! 

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Fall Cultural Festival - Saturday, October 13, 2018
Pan de Vida is proud to present their fall cultural festival at the Queen Creek Library. Participants will enjoy live performances, games and activities, free health and wellness screenings and much more.

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Trunk or Treat - Saturday, October 20, 2018
Trunk or Treat provides a safe environment for families to enjoy an inexpensive evening of Halloween fun in a festival atmosphere! Children trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk on “Trunk or Treat Street” to get their bag filled with goodies.
Bacon, Blues, and Brews - Saturday, November 3, 2018
A one day festival to celebrate bacon, blues music, and local craft brews. There will be live musical entertainment by country and blues artists, local craft brews to sample, bacon inspired dishes, and activities for the kids

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Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast - November 17, 2018
Residents are invited to "wake up to what's cooking in Town" from 9-11 a.m. in the Town Hall Courtyard outside of Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. This free, fun and casual community outreach program provides residents opportunities to have their opinions heard and encourages them to learn about projects affecting Queen Creek. Town representatives are on hand to answer questions and display upcoming projects 

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About QC Special Events 

The Town of Queen Creek Special Events team produces a variety of high-quality, professional events with a small hometown feel to appeals to residents and visitors of all ages and provide opportunities for you to make memories and share special moments with friends and family! We're always planning for the next event - considering new activities and entertainment options, securing sponsorships, recruiting vendors and coordinating volunteer groups.

Email Erica Perez or call 480-358-3719 for questions on sponsorships, activities and vendor information. 

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