Summer might very well be winding down, with the heat rising and kids heading back to school, but there are still wonderful ways to get out and enjoy all that Mesa and Gilbert have to offer. Just because school days are here doesn’t mean that you have to suffer the monotony of a daily routine. Shake things up and get out on the town with the family with these exciting events!

Events in Mesa

Light Rail Opening Celebration
Main Street, Downtown Mesa
Saturday, August 22nd- 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Join the City of Mesa in celebrating the extension of the Light Rail into Central Mesa! This block party celebration is the perfect event for families or date night alike, featuring interactive activities for the kids, plenty of live music, and the Mesa Arts and Crafts Festival.

Season Kickoff Festival at Mesa Arts Center
Mesa Arts Center
Friday, September 11th- 6:00-11:00 p.m.
More info

Join the Mesa Arts Center for their annual season kickoff festival featuring a Latin street party! Enjoy the music of Los Lonely Boys, lessons in Latin social dance from Ballet Hispanico, and five new exhibitions in the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. More here

Events in Gilbert

Star Party and Sky Watch at the Observatory
Riparian Preserve
Friday, September 11th- 7:30 p.m.

Join the East Valley Astronomy Club for an evening of fun perfect for the whole family. This friendly nocturnal gathering gives observers a chance to talk about all things astronomical, look through many types of scopes, and see some amazing sky sights. Sky Watch begins at 7:30 and the Star Party begins at dusk.

Saint Xavier University
Events TBA

Saint Xavier University recently celebrated the grand opening of its Gilbert, Arizona location with a ribbon cutting and blessing ceremony welcoming them to town. Saint Xavier University hosts a variety of events for the community from academic lectures to cultural performances, so stay tuned for information!

When you’re finished exploring all that Mesa and Gilbert has to offer, be sure to stop by Flancer’s for a bite to eat. Flancer’s is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of activity. Bring the family and meet up with friends! There’s something fresh and delicious on the menu for everybody, from salads and sandwiches to pizza and gourmet burgers. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for daily specials!

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