In the ‘Hood: April 2016

In the ‘Hood: April 2016

Posted 03/30/2016


April showers may bring May flowers, but Arizona doesn’t typically see a lot of rainy days in the desert. This allows us the perfect amount of time to get out and about to enjoy some near-perfect weather before the temperatures hit triple digits! There are a ton of exciting events going on around our Maracay Homes communities in the Valley and Tucson, and we’ve picked a few that we think you’ll enjoy! Take a look:

Great Southwest Cajun Festival
Saturday, April 23, from 12- 9 p.m.
Take a trip to New Orleans without getting on a plane. On Saturday, April 23 from noon to 9 p.m., stop by downtown Chandler and take in the heart and soul of New Orleans with Arizona fusion and flare. The day includes live music, contemporary swing revival bands, food, cultural activities and themed zones, including Bourbon Street, French Quarter, and the Garden District. Don’t forget to dress in the festive, parade-style attire!

2nd Friday Night Out Mesa
Friday, April 8, from 6-10 p.m.
Have a night out with your loved ones to enjoy live music, browse downtown Mesa shops (open late just for you!) and experience exciting art pieces along the walk. The evening also includes family-fun activities for all ages. Feel free to bring Fido, too, as long as he’s on a leash!

Eastmark AwesomeFest
Saturday, April 9, beginning at 5 p.m.
Doing anything Saturday, April 9th? Do circus acts, zip line, ferris wheel, trapeze, food trucks and beer and wine garden sound, well, awesome? That’s Eastmark’s Awesomefest! Beginning at 5 p.m., enjoy live music and entertainment, neon face painting and more awesome activities for the entire family.

Movies by Moonlight at the Murph
Friday, April 8 & April 22nd at 6 p.m.
Grab the kids, your picnic blanket and your favorite movie-watching snacks, it’s time for movie night at The Murph! Featuring pre-movie activities for the kiddos and family-friendly box office hits: the April 8th feature film is “Inside Out” and April 22nd is “The Good Dinosaur.”

4th Avenue Street Fair
Thursday, April 1 to Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tucson’s bi-annual street fair is back. Featuring 400+ art and crafts booths, 35+ food vendors, two entertainment stages, musicians, jugglers, street performers, face painting and more, the 46th Annual 4th Avenue Street Fair sure to be a hit for the entire family.

Canine Walk for Cops
Saturday, April 9, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
This one’s for you and your four-legged family members. Join the community for a dog walk, fair and doggie contests at Brandi Fenton Park. The event will benefit Tucson Police Foundation, Tucson Police Department and its officers and four-legged officers.