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We provide a variety of special events to help build family unity, increase community pride, and create a fun and enjoyable recreational experience for everyone. If you are new to the community, or have been a resident for many years, we encourage you to participate and enjoy the great programs we offer. For more information contact Parks & Rec at (480) 983-2181. Please note that some of the events listed below are coordinated by other agencies in cooperation with the City. Follow the link to their website for more information.
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The City of Apache Junction welcomes participation by people with disabilities in all programs, sites, and facilities. For more information about accessibility contact us at 480-983-2181 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ajcity.net/ada.
Movies in the Park: Presented by SRP
Due to the current pandemic, we are only offering Drive-In Movies until further notice. (We are hopeful that we can return to our regular Movies in the Park after Summer!) Drive-In Movies are ONLY $5 per vehicle! Space is limited and you must PRE-REGISTER. For current movie openings, please visit our AcitveNet activities website: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/apachejunction/activity/search
Concerts in the Park - RETURNING THIS FALL!
Grab a blanket and your friends and family for an enjoyable evening outside listening to some great music! This FREE concert series will be returning this fall at Flatiron Community Park (100 N. Apache Trail AJ, AZ 85120). Please keep an eye out for our September, October, and November concerts closer to event dates!
Lost Dutchman Days
This community event is sponsored by Superstition Mountain Promotional Corporation. This annual three-day community event is hosted on the last weekend in February. The event includes a parade, rodeo, carnival, art show and more! For more information about this event, visit www.lostdutchmandays.org.
Itty Bitty Olympics Bring your little ones out to enjoy this fun filled morning competing for ribbons and prizes in Olympic style events. The next event will take place in March 2020 at Flatiron Community Park for Boys & Girls ages 0-6. Visit our Sports site for details.
Superstition Sleepover Grab your tent, sleeping bags and your family and join Parks and Recreation as we camp out in our park. Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities during the day and relax to an evening of entertainment under the stars. Food will be provided. This event will take place in March.
Antique Tractor Show This annual three-day community event is hosted on the second week of March at the Apache Junction Rodeo Park Event Center. For more information please visit the website http://www.aedgeta.org/.
April Pool's Day
Superstition Fire & Medical District, AJ Parks & Recreation and AJ Police Department team up every April to conduct this Water Safety event. Bring the whole family and enjoy the various activities, home pool safety for parents, mini swim lessons, swim skill evaluations, raffles, and much more.
Itty Bitty Beach Party- Join AJ Parks & Rec. for this annual pool party for our littlest swimmers (ages 6 years and younger, children must be within an arm's reach of an adult at all times)! There will be swimming, games, prizes and MORE! For more information, click here
2021 Fourth of July Join Apache Junction Parks & Recreation Department as we celebrate Independence Day! Join us at the Apache Junction High School Football field for live music, activities and fireworks! The gates will open at 6pm, fireworks will start (weather permitting) at 8:30 pm. This event is free. We will also live stream fireworks on our Facebook page.
Teen Night @ the Pool Join AJ Parks & Rec. lifeguards for this exclusive teens only pool party for 13-17-year olds. There will be swimming, games, music, pizza, drinks and MORE! For more information, click here
Halloween Festival Join AJ Parks & Rec. for our non traditional Halloween Events. On October 31st from 2-5pm there will be candy stations all over town for families to drive thru; map of all locations will be available the week before. There will Costume Contest, Pumpkin Carving Contest, all on Facebook page. And we are "Creeping it Reel" with our October movie series. For more information click here.
Festival of the Superstitions This community partnership event is sponsored by the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce and is held every November in Downtown Apache Junction at Flatiron Community Park. There will be live entertainment, food, vendors, and much more! For more information about participating in this event, please contact the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce @ 480-982-3141 www.festivalofthesuperstitions.com.
Veteran's Day Parade This annual community Parade and Memorial Ceremony is hosted on Veteran's Day each year. For more information please contact AJVDparade@aol.com or Dave Waldron at (480) 250-0944.
Heal Yourself, Heal Your World, Wellness Event In November, the MGC will host healers, providers, non-profits & other agencies who are in the business of wellness. This year (2020) the event will look a little different. There will not be in an expo, but we will have education classes and workshops. Vendors wanting to participate should contact Larry Binion at email@example.com.
Holiday Program & Light Parade-
Your Parks and Rec Team is currently working on December event. More details to come. Join us in Downtown AJ for the festivities on the first Saturday.
Lost Dutchman Marathon This community event is sponsored by Lost Dutchman Marathon Inc. This annual Lost Dutchman Marathon community event is hosted on President's Day weekend. The event includes a full marathon, half marathon, 10K, 8K trail run and a 2- mile fun run. For more information go to www.lostdutchmanmarathon.org
Easter Event 2021
Although we are not quite where we need to be in order to have our traditional community wide in-person Easter Egg Hunt, we are excited to be able to offer Easter activities for local families again this year! We will be bringing back our “Egg-Cellent Scavenger Hunt” from last year and also passing out Easter Egg Rec Bags to families!
Easter Egg Rec Bags will be available for families to pick-up at our Multi-Generational Center between 6:00am and 8:00pm on the Wednesday, 3/31, Thursday, 4/1, and Friday, 4/2. There will be 30 plastic Easter Eggs per bag that include a prize or candy! One bag per family and supplies are limited.
Our "Egg-Cellent Scavenger Hunt" will take place between Thursday, April 1st and continue through Easter Sunday, April 4th. Families will be able to look for numbered 11" x 17" Easter Eggs posted throughout the community. Here are the Worksheet, Directions & Hints for the event. This plus more information can be found on our AJPR Easter Facebook Event Page at https://www.facebook.com/events/270368111332330. Answers will be posted on Monday, April 5th. Happy Hunting!
Special Event Planning Process If you or your agency are interested in hosting a special event in the community, please contact Al Bravo at (480)474-5080 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in hosting a special event at a City park or facility, please contact Jeff Kopp at (480)474-5152 or email@example.com.