In the Neighborhood: Things to do in June

In the Neighborhood: Things to do in June

Posted 05/28/2015

Photo courtesy Chandler Art Walk
Photo courtesy Chandler Art Walk

June’s arrival marks the official start of summer, and brings with it a plethora of things to do, including special events, festivals and activities sprinkled around the Valley and Tucson, Here are a few event highlights happening around our Maracay Homes neighborhoods – plus a bonus outing up north for an extra dose of fun:

Westgate Wednesdays

Wednesday, June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale

Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale is hosting weekly, themed events all summer-long. Enjoy music, games, prizes, dancing and meeting your favorite film characters.

With live music and themes from “Frozen Fiesta with Elsa” to “Super Hero Sensation with Batman,” there’s fun for everyone. And the best part, it’s free!


Chandler Art Walk

Friday, June 19th, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort Ballroom, 1 San Marcos Place, Chandler

The best of art, entertainment, shopping and music are represented at Chandler’s Art Walk. Enjoy live musical entertainment by Brian Kabala and Blair Olsen, take in the collections of fine art by local artists and explore all that Historic Downtown Chandler has to offer. It’s fun for the whole family.


Drive-in Movie on the Driving Range

Saturday, June 20, 7:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center,10555 N. La Cañada Drive, Oro Valley

Take advantage of the beautiful evening weather with some relaxing, outdoor fun. Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center is hosting a drive-in movie on its driving range. Watch the movie on the center’s giant, inflatable outdoor screen from your favorite lawn chair, blanket or one of the golf carts. The event is free, and food and beverages will be available for sale.


Día de San Juan Fiesta

Wednesday, June 24, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Mercado San Agustín, 100 S. Avenida Del Convento, Tucson AZ

Día de San Juan Fiesta celebrates the start of Tucson’s summer, monsoon rain season and the patron saint of water with a fun-filled day of cultural ceremonies, games, activities and food and drinks. Bring the family to watch the charreada (Mexican rodeo events), performances by mariachi bands and folklorico dancers, cowboys and trick horse-riders, and enjoy food and refreshments from the vendors. Admission is free.


Zoo By Moonlight

Tuesday, June 2, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Heritage Park Zoo,1403 Heritage Park Rd. Prescott

It’s a full moon at the zoo, so get ready to have a “howling” good time. Bring your flashlights for Zoo by Moonlight on June 2 and say hello to the animals that are normally asleep when you visit during the day. See the zoo’s nocturnal residents out and about. Cost is $5, children 3 and under are free.