SLIDE INTO FOUNTAIN HILLS ON APRIL 25, 2015 FOR A ONE OF A KIND EVENT, SLIDE THE CITY!

For the first time in Arizona, this one of a kind slip and slide event, Slide the City is coming to Fountain Hills!  What better way to cool off from the scorching Arizona sun than with 1000 feet of slip and slide fun?  A day full of water park-style fun awaits you at this upcoming special event.  Bring your swimsuit, friends, and family!

In addition to the main slip and slide attraction, the event will also feature; water games, food, music and much more!    All sliders must slide on a tube, you may bring your own or tubes may be purchased at the event.  Any participant who purchases a Triple slider or VIP slider package will receive a tube free of charge.

All VIP sliders will also get the chance to slide one hour prior to the official start of the event, as well as an additional hour after the close of the event!

The event is open on Saturday, April 25th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  VIP sliding is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Basic Event FAQ’s

  1. Remember to bring your own tube! Tubes are required for all riders.  For VIP ticket purchases your tube is included in the ticket price.
  2. Children ages 5 and older or who are over 46 inches tall are welcome to slide!
  3. If you do not want to ride, you do not have to pay for a ticket to be a part of the event.
  4. For safety reasons, all riders must slide in their own tube, no lap riding.

For more details, cool videos, registration information and ticket purchases please visit:  SlidetheCity.com. Ticket prices vary depending on date of purchase. Interested participants are encouraged to purchase tickets early to avoid late registration fees.  Available slide options are one slide, three slides, or unlimited slides. Tickets are on sale now! Be one of the first to experience Slide the City in Arizona!


This event takes place on Palisades Boulevard between Sunflower Rd. and Lost Hills Drive.  Parking will be at Fountain Hills High School, as well as nearby church parking lots.  Shuttles to and from the churches will be available during the hours of the event.  Road closures and detours will be in effect and event participants are encouraged to use Fountain Hills Blvd as their primary route. This event will be held near a residential district and we ask participants to park in designated parking locations only.


FOUNTAIN HILLS MUSIC FESTIVAL

FOUNTAIN HILLS MUSIC FESTIVAL; FOUR GREAT ACTS IN ONE AFTERNOON


Arizona weather in the spring is just about as gorgeous as it gets!  So, why stay inside when you can spend the afternoon at the Fountain Hills Music Festival?

The Town of Fountain Hills invites you to join us on Sunday, March 8, 2015, for an afternoon of music and fun in Fountain Park!  This one-day event was formerly known as the Fountain Hills Concert Series and has been transformed into a spectacular new, one-day music festival

Several musical acts will perform outdoors, each with its own style and genre.  From electrified strings to Spanish flair, this music festival has something for everyone!  Bring your blankets, chairs, family and friends, and spend the day finding it all in Fountain Hills.


 Performances include:

12:00 – 1:00pm: Ryan Sims

From the very beginning, Ryan had a passion for all elements of music and performing.  Ryan’s talents developed quickly as he became a skilled, self-taught guitarist, singer, and songwriter.  Ryan and his band were named Performer of the Year award at the LA Music/Hollywood Fame Awards in 2007 and 2008.  In 2009 Ryan snatched up Singer/Songwriter of the Year at the Phoenix Music Awards.  For more info visit http://www.ryansimsmusic.com


1:30 – 2:30pm: Urban Electra

From classic rock to alternative rock, pop, club music, and cutting edge electronic music, Urban Electra electric string quartet brings to the stage an eclectic repertoire of original works and chart toppers.  For more info visit http://urbanelectra.com


3:00 – 4:00pm: Sahnas Brothers

“It’s my life’s work to express those emotions and feelings that can only be conveyed through music.”  Long-time guitar duo, the Sahnas Brothers incorporate Spanish style into their musical renditions.   For more info please visit http://www.sahnasmusic.com


4:30 – 6:00pm: Western Fusion

Western Fusion was formed in the late ’90s by band leader Brian Childress. Brian’s goals were to have a band that sounded like radio and be composed of some of the best musicians Arizona has to offer.  The band has opened for National Acts such as Blake Shelton and Mark Wills at Graham Central Station (formerly Rockin’ Rodeo).   For more info please visit http://westernfusionband.com


Hours: 12-6 p.m.

Location: Fountain Park – 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Admission:  Open to the public – FREE

Parking: Free


For more information please e-mail us at tourism@fh.az.gov

Concours in the Hills Returns 2/7

Now that the Super Bowl and Waste Management Open have come and gone, you might be asking yourself … Now what?!

What a week the valley has seen! Record breaking crowds at the TPC Scottsdale, with a dramatic hole-in-one on the 16th not to mention hosting  Superbowl XLIX, packed with spectacular catches and unthinkable interceptions.

But events season is just getting started in AZ, as fury groundhogs predict 6 more weeks of winter, things are bright and sunny in Fountain Hills and we’re ready to continue the excitement of world class events as we welcome back Concours in the Hills!


Concours in the Hills is not a formal “white glove” event, but rather a gathering of automobile enthusiasts in one of the most spectacular locations in the valley, on the green grass around Fountain Hills’ World Famous Fountain.  We are proud the welcome Concours in the Hills back to Fountain Hills on February 7, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Arizona is arguably the greatest car lover’s state in the United States. Local and informal car shows are held almost every weekend throughout the state, in shopping malls, public parks and car dealer parking lots. The organizers have created an Arizona statewide Concours d’Elegance in suburban Phoenix where antique, historic and high performance automobiles will come together to be viewed and judged in an ideal and dramatic setting on the beautiful green grass of 64-acre Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona, with its famous 560-foot fountain, one of the world’s highest, serving as a dramatic backdrop.


Cars will be judged in the categories of Best Import, Best Domestic and Best of Show. Judging will be conducted by the entrants and spectators will judge “People’s Choice.”

The Concours is supported by the leading car clubs of Arizona representing Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Jaguar, Ford GT, Viper, Corvette, Lotus, De Tomaso, DeLorean, and others. Hundreds of ultra-high performance, exotic and rare collector vehicles is scheduled to be on display. Pre-registration of vehicles is available at a minimum donation of $50 in advance or $60 at the gate. Spectator admission is free.  

 


For registration or any information contact concoursinthehills@cox.net

Fourth at the Fountain!

Fountain Hills is about to be lit up like the 4th of July, or should we say on the 4th of July!  That is right we are bringing a fireworks celebration back to Fountain Park!

Join the Town of Fountain Hills, Amvets Post #7, Elks Club, and Brokers Alliance for a star spangled Fourth of July celebration as we bring fireworks back to Fountain Hills!  This one of a kind community is putting on a one of a kind community event with food, fun, fireworks, and of course our World Famous Fountain!  Festivities include: Live entertainment from the Hilltop Band, bounce houses, a beer garden, food and beverages, and last but not least, a fireworks show starting at 9:00 p.m.  Event will take place from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. in Fountain Park.  Admission:  Ages 20 and under are free; Adults 21 and over are $5.00.  Bring the whole family out to Fountain Hills to celebrate and all American Fountain Hills’ Fourth at the Fountain!


Date                       Topic/Location

July 4, 2014           Fourth of July Celebration

5:00-10:00 p.m.   Fountain Park, Fountain Hills, Arizona

Fireworks show – 9:00 p.m.


Admission

Ages 20 and under – Free

Ages 21 and over – $5.00

Chinese Lantern & Folk Festival at Fountain Hills

Fountain Park will be lit up like a New Year’s Celebration, or should we say a Chinese New Year’s celebration, as Fountain Hills welcomes the Chinese Lantern & Folk Festival at Fountain Hills!  For the first time in Arizona, Fountain Hills, in partnership with the Universal Cultural Organization, will host a lantern display like none other!  Designed, built, and shipped across the world, China has created a unique and impressive lantern display for all to enjoy.  For ten days, Fountain Hills will display beautifully designed 40-60 foot lanterns in Fountain Park.  This show coincides with the Chinese New Year celebrations for the Year of the Horse, creating the perfect atmosphere for dozens of large, richly-colored and illuminated silk displays in the shape of animals, characters, flora and angels.  In addition to the lantern displays, the festival will also include cultural dancing, martial arts demonstrations, music, children’s games crafts and great food.

 

Admission

  • Price: Adult  $12
  • Children age 5-12 $8
  •  Free for children under 5 years

 

Hours

Friday January 31st through Sunday February 9th 2014

Monday – Friday 3-10 p.m.  Saturday & Sunday – 12-10 p.m.

 

Schedule

Thursday 2/6

4:00 – Tai Chi
4:30 – Shaolin Kung Fu
5:00 – Tai Chi
5:30 – Shaolin Kung Fu
6:00 – Tai Chi

6:30 – Break

7:00 – Wushu
7:30 – Lion and Dragon Dance

8:00 – Wushu

Friday 2/7
5:00 – Shaolin Kung Fu
5:30 – Tai Chi

6:00 – Lion Dance
6:30 – Shaolin Kung Fu
7:00 – Wushu
7:30 – Lion and Dragon Dance

8:00 – Tai Chi

8:30 – Lion Dance

Saturday 2/8

3:00 – Lion Dance
3:30 – Wushu

4:00 – Tai Chi
4:30 – Kung Fu
5:00 – Lion and Dragon Dance

5:30 – Cambodian Cultural Dance

6:00 – Shaolin Kung Fu

6:30 – Shaolin Kung Fu
7:00 – Cambodian Cultural Dance
7:30 – Lion and Dragon Dance
8:00 – Tai Chi
8:30 – Wushu

Sunday 2/9
3:00 – Lion Dance
3:30 – Wushu

4:00 – Tai Chi
4:30 – Kung Fu
5:00 – Filipino Cultural Dance
5:30 – Lion and Dragon Dance

6:00 – Shaolin Kung Fu

6:30 – Shaolin Kung Fu

7:00 – Korean Traditional Dance and Music
7:30 – Filipino Cultural Dance
8:00 – Lion and Dragon Dance

8:30 – Wushu

 

 

 

* Schedule changes may occur

 

For more information please visit our website www.experiencefountainhills.org or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VisitFtnHills for up to date information about events to come!

For a calendar of events, times and show schedules please visit  http://www.chineselanternfestivalaz.com/calendar/  

Oktoberfest is Here – Sept. 27-28

Fountain Hills comes alive when Oktoberfest returns to Fountain Park.  Everyone is German for a day, enjoying food, (bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad and strudel) music, dancing and family fun.  In addition, genuine Warsteiner beer, wine, water and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

oktoberfest1For many families, this celebration offers an opportunity to share in a traditional German festival that is celebrated at this season all around the world. The Southwest German Society of Fountain Hills coordinates the appearance of the colorful Band, “die echten Wald-Baum” (primed to play ‘The Chicken Dance’ at least every 30 minutes for the ‘kids’ of all ages).  The designated children’s area will have inflatable bouncers and games, and the Dachshund races are hilarious and unpredictable.

oktoberfest2German Music provides the opportunity for revelers to show off their Polka prowess.  Many of the German Society members have elaborate German costumes, and it is a treat to watch their expertise. But the dance floor is large, the music lively, amateur dancers are encouraged, and The Band provides lots of light-hearted moments as well. It can be hard to resist the opportunity to try your luck in the ‘Alpenhorn’ contest and the ever-popular “Chicken Dance.”

This annual celebration is sponsored by the Southwest German Society, the AMVETS Post 7, Fountain Hills Elks Lodge #2846 and the Town of Fountain Hills.


Event Details:

  • Friday and Saturday, September 27-28
  • 5 – 10 p.m.
  • Fountain Park:  Look for the Tents and Performance Pavilion
  • Shea Blvd to Saguaro Blvd; Parking west of Saguaro between Avenue of the Fountains and Palisades

Ballet Under the Stars 2013

Ballet Arizona kicks off its 2013-14 season with this unique outdoor performance in Fountain Hills: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7 p.m.  The soft evening air, the Fountain silhouette, and contrast of the classic performance against the backdrop of the sunset on the mountains are awe-inspiring…much like the famed Santa Fe Opera experience.

 “Ballet Under the Stars” heralds the opening of Ballet Arizona’s 2013-14 Season.  Bring folding chairs or a blanket, and even some munchies to enjoy. The entire family and enjoy a combination of classical and contemporary works in this breathtaking setting.

Important Note: plan to come early, to have the opportunity for premium seating. The Performance Pavilion fills up quickly for this event…especially the terraces which best accommodate folding chairs, and “motorized” transportation–walkers, wheelchairs and strollers.


Event Details:

  • Thursday, September 26, 2013
  • 7 p.m. (Come early to be seated before the performance begins).
  • Free Admission
  • Directions:  Shea Blvd to the light at Saguaro Blvd, turn north.  Travel two miles to Fountain Park, on the right, just past the light at El Lago Blvd.  The Performance Pavilion is in the northwest corner of Fountain Park; free parking available on the curb around the park perimeter, and in the lot on the west side of Saguaro, behind the businesses.  Pre or post performance dinner and snacks are available at restaurants on the Avenue of the Fountains, Park Avenue and on La Montana.

Movies in the Park – September 21

Free Movies in the Park returns after the summer hiatus!  The Town of Fountain Hills hosts this popular family event on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 7 p.m.  The Performance Pavilion is perfect for a picnic, and the kids will have all of Fountain Park to explore.  Bring a folding chair or blanket,  as seating in the Performance Pavilion (at the corner of Palisades Blvd and Saguaro Blvd) is on a “first-come-first served” basis. The terraces of the performance Pavilion will accommodate folding chairs, and there is ample blanket space on the hillside facing the screen.  Soft drinks, water and picnic fare are encouraged; leave the alcoholic beverages at home.

  • Saturday, September 21, 2013; plan to come early for the best parking and best seats
  • MADASCAR 3 – EUROPE’S MOST WANTED
  • 7 p.m.  FREE ADMISSION AND FREE PARKING
  • Directions:  Shea Blvd to the light at Saguaro Blvd, turn north.  Travel two miles to Fountain Park, on the right just past the light at El Lago Blvd.  The Performance Pavilion is in the northwest corner of Fountain Park; free parking available on the curb around the park perimeter, and in the lot on the west side of Saguaro, behind the businesses.

Pre or post performance dinner and snacks are available at restaurants on the Avenue of the Fountains, Park Avenue and on La Montana.