Around The Community

There’s a lot going on in Mesa this month. This is just a small sampling. Hope you find something fun to do among these offerings!

Saturdays, Downtown Mesa’s Farmer’s Market: 8-11am, Free. 206 E. Main Street, Mesa.

Get fresh produce, homemade foods, plus art and other vendors in a family-friendly environment. Come out and support local small businesses! The farmer’s market website is:

4th (Fri.) Fountain Hills Summer Nights Classic Car Show, 6-9pm, Free. 16852 E Parkview Ave, Fountain Hills.

A range of classic, vintage, custom and off-road vehicles at Phils Filling Station Grill. Everyone is welcome. There will be free door prizes, music, event shirts & raffle tickets for sale with 100% of the funds to be donated to the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center. There will be food & drink discounts for attendees. More details can be found here:

5th (Sat.) 23rd Annual Health & Wellness Expo: 10am-4pm, Free, Mesa Convention Center Building B, 263 North Center Street, Mesa.

Meet and talk with experts in dermatology, dentistry, primary care, hospitals, yoga, meditation, chiropractic care, home delivery medical services, hearing, vision, shoes, skin care, cosmetics, wigs, essential oils, fitness, nutrition, natural foods, cutlery, massage, water, financial planning, dietary supplements, and so much more! Free parking and admission, door prizes, free samples. For more go to: HealthAndWellnessExpo.Com

5th (Sat.) 23rd Annual East Valley Women’s Health and Beauty Expo, 10am-4pm, Free, Mesa Convention Center, 263 North Center Street, Mesa.

The East Valley Women’s Health and Beauty Expo provides a fun, interactive setting for women to engage with the community and businesses, meet with area vendors, take classes, attend seminars on topics that affect women in their daily lives, and support local businesses and their unique products featuring the latest looks, new products, services, and trends. You can find out more here:

12th (Sat.) Family Fun Day at Commemorative Air Force Museum, $5 per person or $10 for family group of four (kids 5 and under are free). 10am-4pm, Free. 2017 N. Greenfield Road, Mesa.

Activities will include aviation technology challenges for kids 12 and under sponsored by the Arizona Modelers and 60,000 square feet of unique war planes and exhibits commemorating vital events and people in history. For information call (480) 924-1940 or visit

24th (Thu.) Día de los Muertos: The Untold Story – Artist Talk by Zarco Guerrero, 6:30-8pm, free. 126 W Main St, 126 West Main Street, Mesa.

“Join master sculptor and storyteller Zarco Guerrero as he shares untold stories of the Día de los Muertos holiday as told through his many masked characters. The evening will begin with a storytelling performance by Zarco at the K’é Community Lab in Downtown Mesa. Next we’ll take a walk across the street to view a pop-up exhibition of a collection of his performance masks…The masks on display are part of Cultural Coalition, Inc’s Mask Alive Museum Guerrero Family Legacy Project. As co-founders of Cultural Coalition, Inc, Zarco and Carmen Guerrero began this new initiative to provide a space for creative, artistic expression that exhibits a global collection of masks and art in celebration of the human cultural practice of storytelling.”

August 26th and 27th (Fri. & Sat.) Gathering Of The Ghouls, $25 and up (kids 10 and under free). Mesa Convetion Center, 263 N Center St, Mesa

The nation’s best horror vendors gather for Terror Trader’s inaugural ‘Gathering Of The Ghouls’ event! With interactive photo ops, a haunted house and an exhibitor hall packed with all things horror — masks, costumes, decorations, etc… Your ticket guarantees a full day of fun! Celebrity signings, film screenings and more are listed as add-ons, to make this party possible for all budgets! Hours for Saturday are 11am – 8pm and for Sunday, 11am – 4pm. For more information, visit:

All Month Long

Usery Mountain Regional Park, Date throughout month, $7 per vehicle. 3939 N Usery Pass Rd, Mesa.

Usery Park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities almost daily for people of all activity levels and abilities. These include lectures, walk-arounds, and hikes rated from easy to difficult, short to very long. This month you can help sow desert seeds, learn about local birds and their habits and habitat, hike to Wind Cave at night, head into the desert for a crystal clear view of the Perseid meteor shower, and much, much more! Check out the park’s offerings here:

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