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Fun and Family: Kid-Friendly Activities In and Around Mesa, AZ

Hi Friends, here are a few fun things to do around town for the week of February 14th through the 20th. 

My family hiking the Wind Caves at Usery Park on Memorial Day 2010

Usery Pass Events
Usery Park makes it easy to get out and enjoy nature.  Go for a hike, or check out their calendar here for special events like Little Desert Explorers for younger kids on Thursday the 17th or the Full Moon Hike and Campfire (2.5 miles) on Friday the 18th.  Costs are generally just the $6 per vehicle entrance fee.

Children's Improv
East Valley Children's Theatre will be performing at Barnes and Noble at Dana Park. There will be great stand-up routines for the audience to enjoy for free.
Tuesday February 15, 2011 7:00 PM
Village Square at Dana Park, 1758 South Val Vista Drive in Mesa.  Info from here.

Kids Events at Bookmans Mesa
Sing! Sign! and Play!
Every Wednesday at 10am join Miss Jessika for songs and signing. 

Storytime with Toni
Join Toni at 10am every Fridayfor stories, refreshments, and activities. Free.

Bookmans is located at 1056 S. Country Club.  For a full list of events, go here.

Puss in Boots by East Valley Children's Theater
Introduce your kids to theater.  Check out this fun show at the Mesa Arts Center continuing through the end of the month.  Tickets are $10 a piece.  For more info, go here. 

Arizona Renaissance Festival
Enjoy Renaissance-themed entertainment, food, activities and shops.
10 am to 6 pm Saturdays and Sundays, Saturday, Feb. 12 to April 3.
12601 E. U.S. 60, southeast of Apache Junction.

Admission: $20 adults, $10 children 5-12 online or at Fry's. Tickets purchased at the festival are $2 more. 60-and-over tickets are $19 and are only available at the festival ticket booth.  Go here for more info.

As always, there are plenty of other storytimes and ongoing kids' events to check out.  Go to our Local Attractions page, or check out the info on this post here.
Or you can...
Suprise your favorite teen with tickets to Miranda Cosgrove.
Check out Imagination Movers at the MAC next weekend.

Have a fun week and Happy Valentine's Day!

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