In the Neighborhood: Things to do in August

In the Neighborhood: Things to do in August

Posted 07/31/2014

iStock_FamilyBBQ_WebSchool may be starting, but the summer fun doesn't have to stop. Plenty of August festivities are on the calendar for Valley and Tucson residents to enjoy. Whether you're new to the neighborhood and looking to make some friends, or are just interested in something fun to do with the family, here are a few ideas to check out around your Maracay Homes neighborhood:

Summer Movies in the Park
Not sure what to do on your Friday nights? Tucson Movies in the Park continue through the end of August. On August 1, 15, and 29, bring your blankets, lawn chairs, friends and family for a fun-filled night of free snacks, live music, festivities and a great movie. The event starts around 7 p.m. at the Reid Park Outdoor Performance Center/Bandshell, 900 S. Randolph Way.

Aug. 1
"Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader," starring Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley

Aug. 15
"Night at the Museum," starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Robin Williams

Aug. 29
"Mr. Peabody & Sherman," produced by DreamWorks Animation, starring Ariel Winter and Stephen Colbert

Free Bowling for National Bowling Day
On Saturday, Aug. 9, West Valley residents are invited to Uptown Alley, 13525 N. Litchfield Road, for a free game of bowling from 8-10 a.m. to celebrate National Bowling Day. Uptown Alley will also offer a breakfast menu from their restaurant, Red Embers Bar & Grill. Bring the kids, play a free game, enjoy some breakfast and play some more. This is a can't-miss event that's fun for the whole family. 

"Kids Day Off" Expo
School may have already started for your little ones, so why not give them a fun "day off"? On the weekend of course! From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 16, Downtown Chandler is introducing a brand-new event for kids and families to enjoy in the East Valley. Presented by Macaroni Kid Chandler, this free community festival will feature live entertainment, dance and martial arts performances, ice-cream eating contest, video game truck and more. For the parents, there will be complimentary massages, exhibitors and giveaways. Free tickets are available and advanced tickets will be entered in a drawing for prizes and tickets to local attractions. The event will be held in the ballroom at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort Hotel, One San Marcos Place. Parking is free.   

"Whataburger OH Whata Night"
Take a break from cooking and help out a good cause at the same time.  Whataburger and Millennium High School invite Goodyear neighbors to support the school band on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 5-8 p.m. While you enjoy your favorite menu items, Whataburger will donate 20 percent of the night’s sales to the band. Prize drawings – including a chance to win a year’s worth of free Whataburger food – will be among the event’s fun activities. Whataburger is located at 14251 W. Indian School Road.