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by Marcy McMacken

azfamily.com

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 15 at 11:53 AM

PHOENIX ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
The city of Phoenix is celebrating St. Patrick's day by hosting its annual St. Patty's Day Parade. The parade's scheduled to start at 10:00 am. and will go down 3rd St. from Sheridan, south to McDowell Road. Festivities will take place after the parade and throughout the day at Margaret T. Hance Park.  It costs $10 to get into the festival. Children 12 and under are free. More details can be found at www.phxirish.org
 
PICACHO PEAK SOUTHWEST CIVIL WAR EVENT
If you're looking to travel back in time, to the civil war era, head to Pichacho Peak State ark, off I-10 at exit 219.  Spectators will be able to see authentic Civil War camps and gear from the 1860s.  The highlight of the event will be a civil war re-enactment with about 200 reanactors. The event is $10 per vehicle for up to 4 people in the vehicle.  For more information, you can call 602-542-4174 or visit www.azstateparks.com
 
FOUNTAIN HILLS FINE ART AND WINE AFFAIRE
The 9th annual Fountain Hills Fine Art and Wine Affaire takes place from March 15th-17th. It'll be on North Verde River Drive in Fountain Hills from 10am. to 5pm.  Admission to the event is $3.00 a person.  Visitors will be able to walk amongst fine and original art and sip on various samples of wine.  All details are at: www.thunderbirdartists.com
 
PHOENIX PET ADOPTION
PetsMarts Charities and Channel 3 are sponsoring a Pet Adoption event. Not only will dogs and cats be available for adoption, but pet owners will also be able to take advantage of a free mobile spay/neuter clinics.  The event is also offering low-cost rabies vaccinations and microchips.  The event is Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, 10am to 4pm at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Colesium at 18th Ave. and McDowell. For more information go to www.petsmartscharities.org
 
TOMBSTONE'S WILD WEST DAY
The town of Tombstone is hostings its annual Wild West Days event. It takes place all day Saturday, March 16th and Sunday, March 17th. Visitors can roam the streets that famed Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp and other Wild West legends did. There will also be a parade on Sunday and there will be scheduled, simulated gun fights. For complete details visit www.tombstoneweb.com
 
SCOTTSDALE'S ULTIMATE BLOCK PARTY
Downtown Scottsdale is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with its annual Ultimate Block Party. The event takes place Saturday, starting at 3pm in downtown Scottsdale. Festivities include bars and restaurants to visit, along with live music entertainment and DJs. Tickets are available for purchase at www.scottsdalesultimateblockparty.com or at the event entrance.
 
SPLASH INTO SPRING
Tempe's Kiwanis Wave Pool kicks off Spring by opening its doors on Saturday, from 1-5pm. It'll be open every Saturday in March.  The pool is heated and is located at 6111 S. All America Way.  Admission is $7 for 13 years old and up.  Swimmers ages 2-12 are $5. All details can be found at www.tempe.gov/waves
 
FINE ART IN THE GARDEN
It's the 48th annual Fine Art in the Garden Exhibition and Sale. Sheemer Art Center at 50th St and Camelback is hosting the event. There'll be 21 artsis working in watercolor, oil, pastels, jewelry making and ceramics, as well as glas and metal sculpting. Live music will entertain visitors as they stroll through the gardens. Admission is free. All informtion can be found at www.gardenartphx.wordpress.com
 
TEMPE'S HISTORY MUSEUM LOUD EVENT
Things are going to be loud at the Tempe History Museum. They're hosing their get Loud festival outside, from 2-6pm at the Museum, located at 809 Southern Avenue in Tempe.  The Bad Cactus Brass Band will be performing along with the B-one Quartet and Mana Sax Orchestra AZ.  Food Trucks will also be at the event and plent of arts and crafts. For more info., go to www.tempe.gov/museumevents.com


 

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