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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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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 Festival 
The Good Life FestivalPhoto credit: Good Life Festival

Food trucks, a vendor village, and a concert by the Band Perry are a few reasons why you won’t want to miss the popular Good Life Festival, taking place on March 5 at our very own Encanterra Country Club in San Tan Valley. While you’re there, be sure to stroll through the model homes for music and wine tasting. Tickets are available at thegoodlifefest.com

Visit the Desert Botanical Garden 
Desert Botanical GardenPhoto credit: Desert Botanical Garden

Escape from reality and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Desert Botanical Garden. Start with an iced tea and bite to eat at Gertrude’s, then stroll the garden at your leisure. If you haven’t yet experienced the Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light at the Desert Botanical Garden installation, it’s not too late. Just be sure you visit before its last day on February 27.

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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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