Thursday, April 30

The Arizona Cardinals Draft Party

The 5th annual Big Red Rib & Music Festival Kick Off will offer fans the opportunity to meet Cardinal players, coaches, Big Red and Cardinal Cheerleaders. This event is in conjunction with 5th annual Farmer John Big Red and music festival. The event at the Great Lawn opens at 4:30 p.m., and the draft begins at 5 p.m. Parking is free and will be available in the west (orange) carpark at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

The event will run through Sunday, May.

Event Schedule:

Thursday, April 30 - 4:30 PM-9:00 PM (Arizona Cardinals Draft Party - Free admission)

Friday, May 1 - 5:00 PM-11:00 PM

Saturday, May 2 - 12:00 PM-11:00 PM

Sunday, May 3 - 12:00 PM-9:30 PM

Ticket Information:

General Admission tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are only $9 for adults. General admission tickets for seniors (60 & over) along with active and retired military are $5. Children 12 and under are admitted free all four days. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance at the University of Phoenix Stadium ticket office or at the Big Red Rib & Music Festival entrance on event day.

Goodwill Bridal Sale

Goodwill is having a one-day sale on Saturday, May 2 at the Bridal Boutique. Bridal wear is 50 pecent off. The store is located at 6120 E. Main Street in Mesa. Store hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Famous Dave's BBQ

Famous Dave's SanTan Village to celebrate their fifth anniversary with "Ribfest and Cornhole Contest" to benefit the Boys and Girls Club-Gilbert Ranch. The event will take place Saturday, May 2 at the Famous Dave;s at 2206 E. Williams Field Road in Gilbert. The event runs noon-4 p.m. For information on Famous Dave's, visit

Dutch Bros Coffee

Friday, May 1, is Dutch Bros Drink One for Dane Day, when more than 215 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations in seven states will donate proceeds to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.The event kicks off ALS Awareness Month and is held annually in honor of company co-founder, Dane Boersma, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2005 and passed away in late 2009.

Organ Stop Pizza

Come into Organ Stop Pizza for Teacher Appreciation Day in Mesa May 4 -8, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., and get a gift card for a free pizza. Any size pizza, no limit on toppings. Value up to $20. Must be an employed K-12 teacher and show valid school ID. (Working at a school does not qualify.) Free pizzas are for dine-in only. Free pizza coupon may be redeemed immediately or on a future visit. Coupons expire 8/31/15.

Organ Stop Pizza

1149 E. Southern Ave., (Southern/Stapley)

Mesa, AZ 85204