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History can be a bore. ChandLore is anything but. 

On the evening of September 8 from 5 - 8 p.m., Historic Downtown Chandler will transport you back in time. For one night only, ChandLore a celebration of Chandler’s yesteryear, will provide a “living history” experience through live character storytelling and music. 

Meet the cast of characters for ChandLore:

George T. Peabody

Irene “Animal Girl” Schroeder

Harriet “Flip” Fullerton

Bill Swift and Zora Folley

Dr. A.J. Chandler


Stationed along Boston Street and San Marcos Place under the historic colonnade, actors from ImprovMania will bring these bygone characters to life. Alongside the lively actors retelling their remarkable stories, will be a variety of musical acts from a barbershop quartet to a banjo player performing songs from bygone days.

Meet the cast of musical performers for ChandLore:

The Nuance String Quartet

Igor the Jazz Cowboy (banjo)

Dan Ryan and his Barber Shop Quartet

Sheila Maguire (fiddler)


Downtown Chandler will also commemorate Chandler’s founding year of 1912 by offering $19.12 specials* from participating businesses. 

Visit downtown for this one-night-only event to celebrate the thing that makes us truly unique, the place where hip and historic collide. 


Find the event on Facebook. 

Stay social and use the hashtag #ChandLore during the event to be featured!






Blue Planet Outdoors, 44 S San Marcos Pl

19.12% off one regularly priced item 

Bourbon Jacks Bar and Grill, 11 W Boston St Suite 1

Any two burger entrees

The Brickyard Downtown, 85 W Boston St

Chef's Pork "Bahn Mi" Tacos paired with The Aviation, a classic cocktail from the 1912 era. (Pork "Bahn Mi" Tacos: Pickled Carrot, Daikon, Jalapeno, Cilantro Crema)

Burst of Butterflies Create and Paint Studio, 141 W Boston St

19.12% off if you mention ChandLore during the event

Crust Chandler - Simply Italian, 10 N San Marcos Pl

New York style or Original style Rustica (individual size pizza), and a bottle of our house red or white wine.

Ice Cream Sammies, 135 W Boston St

Family pack: 5 Sammies for $19.12. (buy 4 get 1 free)

Las Palmas, 95 W Boston St

Any 3 tacos, choice of beer or house margarita, and a scoop of artisan ice cream

Murphy's Law Irish Pub, 58 S San Marcos Pl

Any two entrees plus an appetizer

Saba's Western Wear, 67 W Boston St

(extended store hours for ChandLore) Select long-sleeve men's shirts for $19.12

The San Marcos Resort, 1 N San Marcos Pl

Inside the 1912 lounge, you can choose between an AZ Burger paired with a domestic beer OR a Valley Chop Salad paired with a domestic beer (View special room rates here)

SanTan Brewing Company, 8 S San Marcos Pl

Two Oktoberfest braised bratwurst, garlic whipped potatoes, Epicenter Amber, beer onions, HefeWeizen sauerkraut, spicy beer mustard, spent grain dinner roll with agave glaze. 

Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop, 72 S San Marcos Pl

Come into the store between 5 and 7 p.m. and mention ChandLore to receive 19.12% off your purchase

West Alley BBQ & Smokehouse, 111 W Boston St

Full Rack Rib Platter includes choice of two sides, buttered Texas style toast and served with hot or mild BBQ sauce.