With school finally out and plenty of long summer days ahead, now is the time to get out and about with the family. Whether you love the arts and theater, or tend towards more outdoor activities, there is plenty going on to keep you entertained. Beautiful Gilbert, Arizona is an up and coming hot spot for activities, and we have a few suggestions for ways to spend long, hot summer days.
Looking for a way to beat the heat and get a little culture? Look no further than the beautiful Hale Theater, where you can enjoy an intimate theater experience right here in Gilbert! The Hale Theater features plenty of family-friendly performances that will thrill kids and adults alike. Tickets are now on sale for The Wizard of Oz, playing from May 21st through July 3rd. Now is a great time to get out of the hot summer sun with a matinee performance.
If you’re looking for something more outdoorsy to do, Gilbert is also home to the wonderful Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch. Beautiful and educational, the Riparian Preserve is a picturesque place to see outdoor desert life, and is open early enough at 6:00 a.m. to enjoy the outdoors before the temperatures rise. Bring the kids to go exploring, or simply take a stroll amongst the desert landscape. For night owls, the Riparian Preserve is open until 10:00 p.m.
Did you know that Gilbert has its very own historical museum? It’s true! The Gilbert Historical Museum is a wonderful way to spend a long, hot afternoon, with plenty of exhibits and activities for the whole family to enjoy. They are hosting an exciting Memorial Day program this Monday, May 25th, featuring music from the Ahwatukee Foothills Concert Band. Admission is free, so bring your lawn chairs and settle in for a morning of music!
For the weekend crowd, the Gilbert Farmers Market is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday. Open from 7:00-11:00 a.m., you can get your shopping done before it heats up outside and enjoy local, chemical free, organic produce and artisan products.
When you’re finished exploring all that 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!
Hale Theater: https://www.haletheatrearizona.com/Online/default.asp
Wizard of Oz Tickets: https://www.haletheatrearizona.com/Online/thewizardofoz14
Riparian Preserve: http://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/parks/riparian-preserve-at-water-ranch
Gilbert Historical Museum: http://www.gilberthistoricalmuseum.org
Ahwatukee Foothills Concert Band: http://www.afcband.org
Gilbert Farmers Market: http://gilbertmarket.com