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Fun and Family: Kid-Friendly Events in and Around Mesa, AZ

My Monday morning routine usually consists of finding something to entertain the kids while I put together the Fun and Family post for the week.  This morning, however, my husband surprised me by taking me out to breakfast for our anniversary.  He took the day off work without telling me and even arranged a babysitter.  We dropped the kids off at Grandma's house and enjoyed a nice breakfast at Crackers and Co., a local favorite.  Happy 8 years babe!

Anyway, let's get on with it.  We've got a good list of fun things to do this week.

Photo from here.

Motorcycles on Main

This fun, family-friendly event is back.  The first Friday of the month you can walk down Main Street and check out the motorcyles, or bring your own and cruise around or park your bike. Roads are closed to car traffic. The fun includes live music, beer gardens, food, vendors, and more.  From 6 pm to 10 pm this Friday, March 4th along Main Street, between Center and Robson Streets in downtown Mesa. Info from here.

Target's Three for Free
Every first Sunday of the month, three downtown Mesa museums are open for free from a sponsorship with Target. They include the Arizona Museum for Youth, Arizona Natural History Museum and the Mesa Arts Center Contemporary Arts Galleries. The MAC also offers a free outdoor concert that day. Go here for more info.

Bank of America Museums on Us
If you have a Bank of America debit or credit card you can get one free admission to the Phoenix Art Museum or the Musical Instrument Museum on the first weekend of the month.  For more information, go here.

Lehi Days Rodeo
A couple of readers have emailed us about this event, so here is what I have found. This Saturday, March 5th from 8am to 3pm head to north Mesa, back where the first settlers of our city began.  In addition to rodeo shows, enjoy pony rides from 9:30am-1:30pm a petting zoo from 9am-2pm. All lunches are $6 and include the amazing BBQ Beef, beans, potatoes, slaw, roll & bottles water. Located at Lehi & Horne (810 E. Lehi Rd) just north of McKellips.  Info from here.

"Exclusively Little" at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale
Saturday, March 5th from 11:00am-2:00pm. This special event is held for children six years and younger and is a free event. The activities include game booths, moon walks, face painting, petting zoo, health demonstrations, a stuffed animal contest (bring your own) and entertainment  Train rides are $2 and carousel rides are $1. Children under the age of three ride free with a paying adult on either ride.  Info from here.

Transportation Day at Little Light Preschool
Saturday, March 5th from 10am – 2 pm at 6659 East University in Mesa. There will be a variety of vehicles for children and families to explore including a helicopter, SWAT, MPD Crime Scene Van, crane, construction vehicles and much more. There will be food vendors, The Game Truck, bounce houses, demonstrations from Desert Devils Skateboards, Desert Devils Gymnastics and Desert Dance. There will also be a craft fair, a rummage sale, and a raffle.  Sounds like a fun family event.  For more info go here.

Spring Fling Festival at Kids Grins Pediatric Dental
This Saturday from 10am to 3pm.  Go here for more details. 


Night at the Museum
Kids and their adult chaperones can spend a night at the Arizona Museum for Youth.  For more info go here.

Disney on Ice: Princess Classics from April 7th-10th at Us Airways Center

Have a great week!


Audra Roberts said...

Wow!!! Thats a lot of stuff going on this weekend. Thank you for posting about Lehi Days. I knew it was coming up but didnt know the details.

iheartmesa said...

Glad to help! Hope you guys have a great weekend.

Bean's Mom said...

The Bank of America link isn't working, and I want to check it out for next time.

iheartmesa said...

Thanks for the head's up, it is working now!