Annual Special Events

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Annual special events offered by the Town of Fountain Hills Parks & Recreation Department.

Ballet Under the Stars

Spend a relaxing evening under the gorgeous Arizona sky as Ballet Arizona continues its annual season opening tradition with “Ballet Under the Stars”. Bring the entire family and enjoy a combination of classical and contemporary works in a casual setting for FREE. “Ballet Under the Stars” performances often feature the debut performance of works created as part of our “Class Act” program.

Thursday, September 26, 7 p.m. @ Fountain Park

Concerts in the Park

Come out to enjoy Fountain Hills Parks and Recreation‘s Concerts in the Park each spring. We’ve got some of the best musical acts in Arizona performing a variety of musical genres. Concerts will be held every Sunday in March from 2:30–4 p.m. at the amphitheater located in the northwest section of Fountain Park.

March 2, 9, 23, 30, 2014 @ Fountain Park

Eggstravaganza

Watch as hundreds of kids scramble to pick up 15,000 eggs stuffed with candy and other prizes. Held on the ball fields at Golden Eagle Park, this event is a sure way to begin the spring season. Hoppy Bunny will serve as Master of Ceremonies and will be available for hugs and pictures throughout the event. The event is open to children up to seven years old who must be accompanied by an adult. Arrive early as the main event starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. In the event of inclement weather or poor field conditions, this event will be rescheduled for the following Saturday. We’ve egg-spanded! In addition to the very popular egg-scramble, the Kiwanis will be at the park for their popular “Pancake Breakfast”. Get to the park early and have a hearty breakfast before the main event. You can also visit with the Fountain Hills Fire Department, which will have trucks to climb on and firefighters to show the kids their gear. No event would be complete without inflatable bouncers to play on. Come join us for lots of egg-citement!

Saturday, April 12, 2014; 8-10 a.m. @ Golden Eagle Park

Halloween in the Hills

Trick or Treating on the Avenue of the FountainsCelebrate Halloween at this family friendly event that takes place in Fountain Park this year. Merchants will be handing out candy, popcorn, treats, games, bouncers and more! Costume dressed pets and pet owners will parade down the avenue culminating in best costume judging and prizes. There will be monsters, ghosts, goblins and witches, a haunted mine and other surprises! Dress up you and or your pet in your favorite Halloween costume, or just dress up your pet. Enter our costume contest and you could win a great prize! All prizes will be supplied by local merchants. After the costume contest, it's time for CANDY!. Kids are welcome to fill up their trick-or-treat goody bags with candy from all of the merchants on the Avenue of the Fountains. The Town of Fountain Hills is a proud sponsor of this event.

For more information, visit www.halloweeninthehills.com.

Thursday, October 31, 2013; 4-8 p.m. @ Fountain Park

Homecoming Parade

The Town of Fountain Hills and Fountain Hills High School are excited to announce the return of the Homecoming Parade to the Avenue of the Fountains this fall. The community is invited to line the Avenue when as many as twenty-five high school and community organization floats and entries go by and show off their Falcon Pride. Many of the Town Center merchants have joined the fun and will be decorating the store windows and having sidewalk sales the day of the parade. The Avenue of the Fountains will be closed to vehicular traffic from Saguaro Blvd. to La Montana Dr. from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

October 2, 2013; 5:30 p.m. on the Avenue of the Fountains

Movies in the Park

Twice each year, Parks and Recreation hosts a Movie in the Park for the families of Fountain Hills. Past movies have included Racing Stripes, Shrek the Third, Over the Hedge, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda.

Saturday, September 21, 2013; 7 p.m. @ Fountain Park

Saturday, April 5, 2014; 7 p.m. @ Fountain Park

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest 2008Come out and enjoy the Oktoberfest celebration at Fountain Park. The event is presented by the Southwest German Society, AMVETS, and the Fountain Hills Elks Lodge celebrating the traditional Oktoberfest in Fountain Park. Bring the entire family to enjoy German music, great food, beer, contests and a designated children’s area. Sponsored in part by the Town of Fountain Hills.  Visit the offical Oktoberfest Facebook Fan Page for the most up-to-date information on this year's event.

Friday & Saturday, September 27-28, 2013; 5-10 p.m. @ Fountain Park

Oktoberfest Sponsorship Information

Oktoberfest Vendor Application

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Residents and visitors are encouraged to come to the Fountain Park Amphitheater from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy Irish music, corned beef and cabbage, and a beer garden.  In a tradition that dates back to the early 1980’s, watch as the World Famous Fountain turns emerald green at noon to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!  $5 per person, 21 and over.  The event is being presented by Sons of AMVETS Squadron #7 in cooperation with the the Town of Fountain Hills.

Sunday, March 16, 2014; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. @ Fountain Park

Turkey Trot 5K Run and Fitness Walk

Mr. Gobbleson Visits KidsJoin Fountain Hills Parks and Recreation for the Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run and Fitness Walk on Thanksgiving morning. Nearly 1,200 people participate in this holiday tradition each year. All pre-registered participants will receive a commemorative Turkey Trot T-shirt. Awards will be given to the top two finishers in various age divisions. Come out, get some exercise, and then stay to watch the Chamber of Commerce‘s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Thursday, November 28, 2013; 7:30 a.m. @ Fountain Hills Community Center

5K Run & Fitness Walk Map

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External Event Applications

External event coordinators, non-profits, or businesses looking to coordinate a special event in Fountain Hills can download the forms below to submit for consideration.  Please allow at least 60 days for review by the Special Event Committee (SEC).  Special event applications should be submitted with the appropriate application fees to be considered.  Permit fees (per day) are paid following approval of an event by the SEC.

Fee Schedule

Non-Profit

Business

  • $50 application fee
  • $25 per day permit fee (not to exceed $400)
  • $100 application fee
  • $50 per day permit fee (not to exceed $400)

Other Fees

 

  • $25 Special Event Liquor Application Review fee
  • $200 Traffic Control Plan Review
  • $50 Base Permit Fee - Encroachment Permit

 

Forms

Direct questions and comments to:

Community Services Department
16705 E. Avenue of the Fountains
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Tel: (480) 816-5100
Fax: (480) 837-3145

 

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