Things To Do In Phoenix This Weekend, Jan 5th – Jan 7th, 2018

Story Time in ArtVille!

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 11:00 am at the IDEA Museum, 150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa

Email: ideamuseum@mesaaz.gov

Phone: 480.644.2468

If you’ve never had the pleasure of spending a little time over at the Idea Museum, then you’ve been missing out on some pretty cool stuff. This Friday, they’re hosting an awesome storytime session for ages 1 and up that’s sure to delight the eager minds of your little guys. This event is free with regular admission, which is $8.00 for ages 1 and up (and free to members).

Free Movie in the Park & Jan Food Truck Festival – “Frozen”

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 4:00 pm at Goodyear Community Park, 3151 Litchfield Road, Goodyear

Email: DjJonnyEvents@gmail.com

Phone: 480-406-1200

Grab a blanket, chair, your family & friends to join us for a Winter Wonderland themed night out with the whole family! Enjoy West Valley Pop Up Movies’ free Movie in the Park featuring “Frozen”, Food Trucks, a Live Stage Show with the Snow Sisters, a Kids Dance Party, Face Painting, Balloon Twister, Awesome music by DJ Jonny & Non-Stop Entertainment, Glow Fun, Kids Activities, Shopping, an Arendelle Photobooth, and a free chair massage by Camelback Medical Centers, music and more! Be sure to dress to impress! Is your princess dying to wear her Elsa gown again?? Bring your princess to meet their princesses! Snap a pic, get an autograph, or even dance and sing along with the Ice Queen and her Snow Sister. This event is free to attend.

Resolution Run 5K

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Papago Park, 625 N Galvin Parkway , Phoenix

Email: info@fieldworksevents.com

Phone: 480-609-3978

Already starting to waver on your New Year’s resolutions? Hopefully not. Waste no time making your New Year health resolution count. Enjoy the scenic views of Papago Park behind the Phoenix Zoo and the canal path behind the Desert Botanical Garden. Families and strollers are welcome to this run. Registration is $40.00 per person.

Glitter and Glow Block Party

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Murphy Park, 58th and Glendale Avenues, Glendale

Form: https://glendaleaz.com/contact/

Phone: 623-930-2299

The glittery winter display over at Glendale isn’t over just yet! Enjoy more than a million dazzling holiday lights and two dozen hot-air balloons glowing throughout historic downtown Glendale. This block party includes musical performances and food and is the last opportunity to see Glendale’s holiday light display. Come see this incredible display while it’s still around with us. This event is free to attend.

Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St, Mesa

Email: Boxoffice@mesaartscenter.com

Phone: 480-644-6500

Formerly known as the Mesa Arts and Crafts Festival, this Saturday event features unique creations, music, and fun for the whole family! Be sure to come on out to the Mesa Arts Center and celebrate all of the incredible talents that we have locally! This event is free to attend.

Archaeology for Kids

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix

Email: pueblo.grande.museum.pks@phoenix.gov

Phone: 602-495-0901

Bring out the crew for and let the kids become Junior Archaeologists! Explore the science of archaeology by doing a simulated excavation of a Hohokam pit house. Learn how to identify artifacts in the field, and discover how archaeologists use these artifacts to learn more about past cultures. Tickets are $15.00 per person.

Winter Voyage Winter Break Camp

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, 215 N. 7th St, Phoenix

Form: https://childrensmuseumofphoenix.org/about-the-museum/contact-us/

Phone: 602-253-0501

Children ages 5 to 8 will start off the New Year by exploring the way the New Year is celebrated around the world. Campers will examine how calendars from other countries differ from ours, and analyze the International Date Line. Campers will also have access to the Museum’s imaginative exhibits. Admission is $225.00 per child.

Gymnastic Winter Camp

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Impact Gymnastic Academy, 7812 N. 12th Street, Phoenix

Email:  info@ImpactGymAZ.com

Phone: 602-870-7574

Impact Gymnastic Academy is hosting two sessions of winter break camp. Children ages 3 to 15 can participate in activities that include warm ups, group games, rotations to specific events, team building, along with snacks, crafts and open gym time. Admission is $65.00 per day or $195.00 per week. Half day camp rates $40.00 per day or $120.00 per week. Be sure to call to register.

The 46th Annual Flagg Gem and Mineral Show

Friday, January 5th, 2018 through Sunday, January 7th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Mesa Community College,15822 N 8th Street, Phoenix

Email: DawnBoushelle@msaaz.org

Phone: 602-253-0501

If your kids are as interested in gems and sparkly things in general as our kids are, then you should probably check out the annual Flagg Gem and Mineral Show. The area’s largest gem and mineral show features free activities and samples for children and more than 120 vendors selling gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry and lapidary supplies. This event is free to attend.

Tai Chi in the Garden

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, 1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix 

Email: info@jfgphx.org

Phone: (602) 274-8700

Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix is the best place to enjoy outdoor Tai-chi class sounded by Koi Pond, Waterfall, woodland and all other elements. Awareness of this amazing natural environment has become a central part of Tai Chi practice. Let’s come together, release tension, increase balance and feel completely relaxed with Tai Chi in the Garden. Tai Chi is a graceful series of ancient Chinese meditative movements that help maintain physical health, well-being and spiritual essence and emphasizes body alignment, improves balance, calms mind, reduces stress. Anyone can learn Tai Chi – any age, all levels of fitness. Come join us in this beautiful practice, and let’s celebrate your health! The class fee includes admission to the garden for the day. Admission is $20.00 for non-members, and $15.00 for members.

Plant Nite – Succulents in Distressed Wood

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Downtown, 132 South Central Avenue Suite B, Phoenix

Email: cy.phxxt.gm@marriott.com

Phone: (602) 603-2001

Join us for a fun and entertaining time of planting, digging and drinking! The garden design instructor will guide you step-by-step through this fun Succulent Terrarium in about 1 to 1.5 hours. Come have a drink with friends and get creative! Take home a lovely succulent garden you can proudly display. We provide all the planting supplies: a solid container, soil, plants, rocks, decorative elements, smock and a great selection of succulents. Keep in mind that some of the decorations and plants might be a bit different due to availability, but your project will still look awesome! Please also be aware that this is a 21+ event, and is not BYOB. Admission is $55.00 per person.

Community Gardening Event

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at 1111 W Vineyard Rd, Phoenix

Email: mochaprincessaz@gmail.com

Phone: 480-765-3689

Come out to the garden and plant in the community! Community gardening is a fantastic way for your kids to work off some of that extra energy during winter break, all while learning about where their food comes from and how it grows. This will be a great experience for your children to learn how to grow, commune with nature and each other. This event is free to attend.

Fiesta Dia De Los Reyes

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Legends Event Center, 4240 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix

Email: legendseventcenter@gmail.com

Phone: (602) 503-7074

This Fiesta Dia de los Reyes is going to be awesome! Come on down to the Legends Event Center for great activities such as: aToy Give Away for kids ages 1-12, Music by DJ Caramel, Parranda by Jibaros Sin Fronteras, Dance by Orgullo Boricua, Kids dance by Bella Q Studio , Puerto Rican food vendors (Puerto Rico Latin Grill & more), Puerto Rican Arts & Crafts, BYOB, and more! This event is free to attend.

Mountain Yoga Hike to the Farm

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at The Farm at South Mountain, 6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix

Email: info@thefarmatsouthmountain.com

Phone: (602) 243-9081

Join us at South Mountain for a Yoga Hike! The hike will last 1 hour & 45 minutes and is a  an intermediate Hiking Trail. This trail has some steep inclines, please wear appropriate hiking gear and be prepared to carry your own water and snacks with you. Leave your yoga mat in the vehicle during the hike, and after the hike, you will be practicing yoga outside near the mountain trail. The yoga sessions lasts for an hour and is a gentle flow / awakening core style (Forrest Yoga Inspired). After the yoga practice you’ll caravan over to the Farm at South Mountain for a scrumptious homegrown lunch!

First Friday Drum Circle

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Parsons Center for Health and Wellness, 1101 N Central Ave, Phoenix

Email: bwilson@swhiv.org

Phone: 602-307-5330

Come and join us for the Downtown Phoenix first Friday Drum Circle at the Parsons Wellness Center! The Drum Circle begins at 7:00 pm and runs through 10:00 pm. You’ll Drum Chant and dance and have a great time this is a facilitated experience, so please come willing to share in the fun. In these crazy times, it’s sometimes best to focus on what we can create change and connect through. This event is a kid-friendly environment with plenty of parking and lots of great people. This event is free to attend.


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