What's happening around the Valley this weekend?

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by Marcy McMacken

azfamily.com

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 8 at 7:40 AM

SCOTTSDALE ARTS FESTIVAL
The 43rd Annual Scottsdale Arts Festival starts Friday, March 8th and continues all weekend.  Over 200 artists will be showing off their works. There'll also be about 20 bands to entertain festival goers. A vareity of food trucks will be there to satisfy different tastes.  The festival will be at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing arts at 7380 E. Second St. For complete details, go to www.scottsdaleartsfestival.org.

SAVVY SALE

The Spring of Life Christian Church in Mesa is holding its Savvy Sale.  There'll be thousands of used and gently used items for sale, at rock bottom prices.  It's like a huge garage sale in a 30,000 square foot area. The sale starts Thursday, March 7th and ends Saturday, March 9th. For the location and more information visit www.thesaavysale.com.

 

OSTRICH FESTIVAL & RACES

Chandler's Ostrich Festival and races take place all weekend at Chandler's Tumbleweed Park. The park is located off McQueen and Germann. Ostrich races start at various times throughout the day.  3TV will have a Good Morning Arizona Snapbooth.  Folks can get their pictures taken for free. Their picture just might make in on the Good Morning Arizona Show. There will be food and tons of other activities at the festival. For all details about Festival, go to www.ostrichfestival.com.

 

ALOHA FESTIVAL

If you're looking for a little Aloha Spirit this weekend, then head over to Tempe Beach Park.  It's the 19th Annual Arizona Aloha Festival. All Day Saturday and Sunday, everything Hawaiian will be at the Park, from food, dance, music and wares. The event is free. Complete details can be found at www.alohafest.org.

 

JIM BELUSHI AT STAND UP LIVE

Comedian Jim Belushi is at the Stand Up Live stage Friday and Saturday nights. Belushi has over 30 years of comedic experience and performed on "Saturday Night Live." and Chicago's famed "Second City".  Stand Up live is located at 50 E. Jefferson St. For times and prices of shows visit www.standuplive.com or call 480-719-6100.

 

DOLLHOUSE MINIATURE SHOW AND SALE

Miniature world enthusiasts are sharing their pint-sized homes and furnitures.  The 35th annual Dollhouse Miniature Show and Sale takes place this weekend. It'll be at ASU West at 4701 W. Thunderbird Road.  Visitors can look at and purchase miniature world items.  Collectors and dealers from all over the country will be in attendance.  For ticket prices and times visit www.phoenixminiatures.com.

 

MESA BLOCK PARTY

Downtown Mesa will be rocking on Saturday, March 9th. It's the Mesa Rocks Block Party, taking place at the Mesa Community Center. It'll be on Main Street, between Robson St. and Center St.  Enjoy a great day of music, craft beer and activites for the whole family.  All details for the event can be found at www.downtownmesa.com.

 

ANTHEM DAYS

The Anthem community is holding its annual Anthem Days event. The main events will include extravagant easter egg hunts. There'll be unique vendor items to look at or purchase. Activities include a Kids Zone, live entertainment, fishing and a beer garden.  The event is free and takes place all weekend at Anthem's Community Park located at  41730 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway. All event information can be found at http://www.onlineatanthem.com/special-events-anthem-days.

 

AHATUKEE CHILI COOK OFF AND CARNIVAL

Ahwatukee's 9th annual Chili Cookoff and Carnival starts Friday, March 8. It continues on weekend at Ahwatukee Park, near 47th St. and Warner Road. The actual cookoff is Saturday and Sunday.  There'll be about 26 cooks or more at each cook off.  Winning cooks will get a chance to go to the ICS World Championship Chili Cook off in Palm Springs, CA., for a chance to win $25,000.00. Visitors to the event can purchase taster kits for $5 and sample several of the chili dishes. More details for the event can be found at: http://ahwatukeehoa.com/outside_home.asp.

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