Brisket, Gator, Rattlesnake Sausage, BBQ Nachos, Pulled Pork, Ribs, BBQ Tacos, Wings, Peach Cobbler & Berry Kabobs Top Food Highlights at the Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival, March 25th

Mar. 14, 2017

Professionally produced by HDE Agency, the 8th annual Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival returns on Saturday, March 25, 2017 to fill the downtown Chandler air with the sweet aroma of finger licking good grub. This year will be the biggest and best year yet with country superstar, Easton Corbin set to headline the entertainment, expanded event zones, and over 60 BBQ and food vendors from across the nation serving up over 20,000 lbs of mouth-watering BBQ paired with 200 kegs of the state’s finest craft beer from SanTan Brewing Company. 
 

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Hands on Volunteer Opportunity to add art to a Public Space

Mar. 10, 2017

Chandler, Ariz. – On Saturday, Mar. 25, starting at 11 a.m., the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, in collaboration with local artists and volunteers, will bring one-of-a-kind art designs to the historic area. The group is now seeking volunteers to lend a hand in bringing these art projects to the downtown.

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Taste of the Islands Art Walk Returns to Chandler

Mar. 8, 2017

Chandler, Ariz. – On Friday, Apr. 21, from 6-9:30 p.m. an island-themed event encouraging tropical thoughts returns to downtown Chandler as we head into the Arizona summertime. The Taste of the Islands, the theme of April’s Chandler Art Walk, will feature artisan shopping, live music by a steel drum band, and tropical food and drink specials available for purchase. Save your money for a trip to the beach, because this event is free-to-attend.

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Save the Date for ShamRockFest, March 17, 2017 in Downtown Chandler – Join 12,000 of your closest friends!

Feb. 27. 2017 

Chandler, AZ — Murphy’s Law is pleased to present, ShamRockFest! Set for Friday, March 17, 2017, ShamRockFest will be the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Chandler’s history!. The festival will be held at the Dr. AJ Chandler Park in Downtown Chandler, AZ. The festival will include live entertainment, Irish dancers, bagpipe players, festive games, traditional food, themed activities and a beer garden.

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Thanks to the luck of the Irish, St. Patty's Day lands on a Friday this year. Here are 2 Different ways you can Celebrate.

Feb. 21, 2017

Chandler, Ariz. – The Irish, and those that magically become Irish on the elusive St. Patty’s Day can rest easy knowing the holiday falls on a Friday this year. Taking advantage of their Irish luck, the Chandler Art Walk has themed their upcoming show the Shamrockin’ Art Walk. Irish music and over 30 local artisans will gather in downtown Chandler on Friday, Mar. 17, from 6:00-9:30 p.m. for this free-to-attend event. In addition, another event will be going on within the downtown, the ShamRockFest. 

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Country Superstar, Easton Corbin to Headline Barbeque & Beer Festival, March 25, 2017 in Downtown Chandler

Chandler, AZ (February 13, 2017) – Professionally produced by HDE Agency, the 8th annual Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival returns on Saturday, March 25, 2017 to fill the downtown Chandler air with the sweet aroma of finger licking good grub. This year, country superstar, Easton Corbin is set to headline the show’s entertainment lineup. Plus, Laura WalshGeorgia ChromeGood Rust and The Deep Down will all performing live.

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A Funky Occasion Coming to Chandler

Feb. 7, 2017

Chandler, Ariz. – Chandler is about to get a lot funkier. Mar. 11-12, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thieves Market, the monthly market that is usually hosted at Tempe’s Big Sur Water Park, is bringing the ‘Best Of’ Thieves Market to downtown Chandler. This flea market will feature a mix of around 50 vendors selling items like furniture, jewelry, up-cycled items, and one-of-a-kind items from yesteryear. In addition, food vendors and unique entertainment round off the event.

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Senior Variety Show returns with fun and laughter

Feb. 6, 2017

CHANDLER, Ariz. –  A funny, witty and musical show to entertain people of
all ages, the "Spice of Life" Variety Show returns with two performances,
Wednesday, March 22, at 2 p.m. and Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m., at the
Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave.

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Chandler Selected for Arts Grant

January 31, 2017

Chandler, AZ – The International Downtown Association and Springboard for the Arts are delighted to share new resources and projects to support creative placemaking partnerships between artists and local business initiatives. Today, Springboard and IDA launch the Guide for Business Districts to Work with Local Artists, and announce six new projects, including one led by the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP), led by IDA member organizations, to implement creative placemaking projects in their community. This work is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts from its Our Town program.

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Marx Productions Inc. moves to Chandler

Jan. 12, 2017 

Chandler, Ariz. – Marx Productions Inc., an audio visual company that specializes in planning conventions, concerts, large meetings and special events, is relocating its operations to Chandler. 

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Art Walk and a Movie in the park Event

Jan. 10, 2017 

Chandler, Ariz. – On Friday, Feb. 17, a cult classic will be coming to a big screen near you. Grab a blanket and head to the grassy lawn of Dr. A.J. Chandler Park at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the original Ghostbusters, outdoors and free of charge. In addition to This Family Flicks event, the Third Friday Chandler Art Walk, an event to shop local artists in the historic downtown, will be the same night. This event kicks off Science Weekend in Chandler, with Chandler’s Science Saturday following the next day.

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Make special memories at Daddy & Daughter Valentine’s Dance

Jan. 5, 2017 

CHANDLER, Ariz. –  Fathers and their special little girls can create some special memories at the City’s annual Daddy & Daughter Valentine’s Dance being held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Snedigar Recreation Center or Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Chandler Community Center. 
 

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Art With Heart: Artful Event with a Cause

Jan. 5, 2017 

 

Chandler, Ariz. – Located in the heart of Downtown Chandler, the Third Friday Chandler Art Walk, has a unique theme for each monthly event. This month’s theme is Art with Heart on Jan. 20th, from 6-9:30 p.m. Along with the option to support local artisans by buying local, guests are encouraged to bring in new socks and underwear to support a clothing drive and items to be donated to local animal shelters.

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THE ART OF SURVIVAL: ENDURING THE TURMOIL OF TULE LAKE IS COMING TO CHANDLER MUSEUM

Dec. 20, 2016

Chandler, Ariz. – Chandler Museum is hosting The Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake, Dec. 27, 2016 – Jan. 27, 2017, an exhibit that explores the experiences and events at Tule Lake, a Japanese American camp where many prisoners from Arizona’s Gila River Internment Camp were transferred. The traveling exhibition probes the complexity of this unique Japanese American confinement site, which was located in Newell, CA. 

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