April works full time in higher education balancing her time between her special needs son, handsome husband, elderly mother, and new baby coming in May 2014. She has a background in theatre, film, and television but somehow stumbled into the educational field. She loves spending time with her family, dreaming of the beach and organizing her house.

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Arizona Things to Do April 2013

AZ MAMA APRIL 2013 EventsThere are so many different things to do this time of year that it’s hard to put everything in this space, but I promise to try!  Here are some of this month’s top things to do with a family:

2013 Phoenix Gluten-Free Expo -April 13th.  10-3 pm.  Double Tree Resort in Scottsdale.  I attended this event last year and this is amazing for those who eat gluten-free.  All kinds of restaurants, stores, bakeries, speakers, books, and more available.  Many, many booths gave samples or full size products to try at home.  So worth the price!

Earth Day Arizona -April 22nd.  11-1:30 pm Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Phoenix.   There will be giveaways, recycling training and all different kinds of activities.

AZ BBQ Festival  -April 20th from 11 -9 pm.  Salt River Fields.  There will be Redneck games, A kids Zone, BBQ tasting, cooking demos and much more.

10th Annual Polish Festival -April 13-14th.  The event will host authentic Polish food, activities for kids, live entertainment and more.

Special Olympics Arizona Summer Games -April 25th-27th.  Mesa Community College.   The events will include kayaking, tennis, athletics, and more.  You can volunteer or support the athletes by attending.

City of Chandler Family Bike Ride -April 13th.  Families are encouraged to pre-register to obtain their free shirt.  It’s a 7.4 mile ride along the Paseo canal.

Gilbert Global Village Festival -April 13th.  It showcases a global marketplace, hands on activities, art, souvenirs, and food.  It also has a unique parade with children wearing costumes of the world.

Glendale Family Bike Ride  -April 14th.  Sahuaro Ranch Park.  There are 2 different levels of routes.  Helmets are required for all riders and can be purchased on the day of the event.

Maricopa County Fair -April 10-14th.  There are all types of carnival rides, vendors, food, and many activities for all ages and levels of children.

Maricopa County Home Show -April 26-28th.  In addition to showcasing remodeling tips, there are classes for kids, hands on activities, vendors, food, exhibits, and more.

National Park Week Free Admittance -April 22-26th.  This is the time to go to the Grand Canyon or even some other local national parks in Arizona.

Phoenix Pet Expo -April 20th, 10-6 pm.  You can bring your pet!  There are discount vaccinations, prizes, demonstrations and activities for you and your pet.  You can also shop for all of your pet’s needs.  Admission and Parking are free!

These are only a few of the events available, but are more family friendly.  Enjoy your time in the sun before it gets too hot!

 

 

 

 

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  1. April Johnston 04/11/2013 at 10:25 am

    You are welcome!

  2. Monica 04/09/2013 at 11:40 am

    Great list, thanks!