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October Family Fun Around the Valley!

by Shea Homes Arizona on October 6, 2017

October Family Fun Around PhoenixOctober is here! That means fall fun and amazing weather, so make sure you get out there with the family to enjoy it! Here’s a list of some fun filled and SPOOKtacular family activities happening around the Valley this month. Get your pumpkin-picking hands ready and dust off your best costume!

All of October – Vertuccio Farms Corn Maze and Fall Festival – MESA

Enjoy over a month long of fun fall activities going all the way until November 5th! Admission to this family owned fall festival in Mesa includes not only pumpkins but an endless array of activities for all ages such as a 7-acre corn maze, a mini zip line, pumpkin bowling, mini golf, mule drawn covered wagon rides and a barrel train ride. Find out more HERE

All of October- Tolmachoff Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – GLENDALE

Weave through a 6-acre corn maze, pick out that perfect pumpkin and check out the petting zoo at this festival in Glendale that goes all of October into the beginning of November. Find out more HERE

All of October – Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party – QUEEN CREEK

Thursday through Sunday families can enjoy this Queen Creek Festival that includes a petting zoo, hayrides, amusement rides, a rock climbing wall, dog shows, and corn mazes. After you pick out your pumpkin finish your festive day off by roasting marshmallow under the stars. Find out more HERE

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Labor Day EventsAs we enter into Labor Day weekend, we would like to wish you and your family a fun-filled, safe holiday. In order to help you stay cool while you celebrate, we have put together a list of some fun events throughout the Valley that are designed with family in mind. Enjoy!

 SCOTTSDALE

On Saturday, September 2nd, get the family together at the Phoenician Resort for a day full of fun with golf course safari tours, dive-in-movies, crafts and hula hoop contests! For details and more information, visit: https://www.thephoenician.com/seasonal-events/

TEMPE

Blast off into imagination and adventure with Space Mission at LEGOLAND © Discovery Center Arizona! This attraction is housed within Arizona Mills in Tempe, AZ and will be open until December 31, 2017. For complete details, visit: https://www.tempetourism.com/event/space-mission-legoland-az/

PEORIA

There’s plenty to see at the Peoria Labor Day Parade & Picnic! The event will begin with a parade at 10 a.m. in front of the fire station on Monroe Street and food and beverages will be served at Riverfront Festival Park until 2 p.m. For more information, visit: http://www.peoriaevents.com/events/labor-day-parade-picnic

GLENDALE

Stay cool while giving your kids a day full of fun at the Labor Day Party at Great Skate in Glendale on Monday, September 4th. Two time slots are available: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., where your family can enjoy pizza, games and nonstop skating fun. For more information, visit: http://www.unitedskates.com/public/glendale/schedule/special-events/index.cfm 

CHANDLER

Let the skating fun continue with a Labor Day Skate Party at USA’s Skateland in Chandler! On Monday, September 4th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. families can enjoy pizza, roller skating or roller blading and will have the opportunity to meet the Trolls and the Smurfs! Admission is $5. For more information, visit: http://www.unitedskates.com/public/chandler/schedule/special-events/index.cfm

PHOENIX

For those feeling adventurous, visit Desert Botanical Garden on Saturday, September 2nd, for a flashlight tour of the desert! From 7 to 9:30 p.m. you and your family will have the opportunity to visit discovery stations featuring various desert animals and elements. For more information, visit: https://www.dbg.org/events/flashlight-tours

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4th of July Events Around The Valley of the Sun

by Shea Homes Arizona on June 30, 2017

Fourth of July Around PhoenixWith Independence Day just days away, we have put together a list of some fun Valley events you might want to check out. Be safe and enjoy!

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Summer Activities Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture on Flickr

Congratulations parents, you did it! You successfully dropped off, packed lunches, helped with homework and guided your kiddos through another school year. Now the time has come to soak up summer days, encourage adventure, embrace the crazy and to laugh until your sides hurt – make memories.

To help fill all of this newfound free time and to avoid the dreaded “I’m bored”, we have compiled a list of simple, cost-effective activities to keep your kiddos active this summer.

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Get outside! 5 Ways to Make the Most of February and March in the Valley

February 5, 2016




  While much of the country is still digging out from a cold and snowy winter, we Arizonans are gearing up for some serious fun in the sun. From outdoor concerts to festivals and spring training, there are a whole lot of outdoor activities to get excited about. Get your tickets to the Good Life […]

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5 Places to See when Visiting Houston

August 18, 2015




Have vacation on the brain? If you’re headed to the great state of Texas and looking for a city full of activity, Houston is a prime location. When it comes to travel-bucket-list items and fun things to explore, Houston, and its surrounding areas, have a ton for visitors – and residents – to experience.

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They came back to the Ranch. But this time, to BackCountry.

February 20, 2015
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  When Sadrian and David Alderson found out they were moving back from Arkansas to Colorado, choosing Highlands Ranch was a no-brainer. “There was no question,” recalls Sadrian. “I love Highlands Ranch. The four state-of-the art rec centers, activities, safety, and the strong community feel make it a wonderful place to raise kids.” And Sadrian’s […]

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