The Fountain at 50 Celebration

Mission Statement

The mission of the FH Celebration committee is to organize a year-long celebration for the town’s residents and visitors which recognizes the anniversaries of Fountain Hills’ Incorporation (12/5/19) and installation of the Fountain (12/15/20). The celebration will run simultaneously with the town’s established celebrations and include participation by businesses, clubs, and organizations.

Check out our Fountain History Video

For more information, email celebration@fh.az.gov

Photography Exhibition/Contest

As the clock ticks down for the official celebration for The Fountain at 50, plans are coming together for some special events.

One of the first activities on the agenda is the Photography Exhibition and Contest, set for Nov. 2 through 19.

Registration must be done via email to (fhphotoclub@cox.net) beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, and no later than 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Registration is the date-stamp for eligibility. Only 100 photographs will be eligible. Registration is restricted to Fountain Hills residents.

There are four categories for entries: Category 1 is for black and white photos of the Fountain; Category 2, color photos of the Fountain; Category 3, color photos of a Fountain Hills special event and the Fountain; Category 4, 18-and-under age group using any of the first three categories. Each photographer is limited to one registered entry.

Each category of entries will be judged by two volunteer professional photographers who are often-contributors to Arizona Highways magazine. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each category, and a prize to the Best of Show.

Be sure to read the Call to Photographers and the Exhibit Instructions BEFORE submitting your registration and artist agreement form.

Exhibit Instructions

Fountain at 50 Photo Registration Form

Artist Agreement


Check out our article in the Fountain Hills Times

About Us and How to Get Involved

Join in the celebration!  The Town of Fountain Hills is celebrating two milestones over the next year.  The 30th anniversary of incorporation will kick off a year of events, programs, and parties that will culminate with a grand salute to our world-famous Fountain’s 50th anniversary.

A committee of dedicated townspeople is working to make December 2019 to December 2020 a year to remember.  Headed by co-chairs Alan and Brent Cruikshank and Rachael Goodwin, the committee includes:

Everyone is encouraged to be a part of the celebrations.  From private parties at work or home to anniversary celebrations of businesses and clubs, there are many ways to participate.  You can send your thoughts, ideas, and questions to  celebration@fh.az.gov or contact the appropriate chairperson noted above.

Planning an Event for the Celebration?

Please complete the Fountain at 50 Celebration Event Registration form.

Keep checking back here to find out more about the plans for this exciting next chapter. 

Purchase Anniversary Commemorative Merchandise

Get your commemorative merchandise to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our world famous fountain.  PURCHASE ONLINE HERE

World Famous Fountain

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