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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Join us every month for our Movies in the Park series at Flatiron Park!!! Bring your family out to enjoy a FREE movie on our 25 foot inflatable screen. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy a family evening or date night at the park watching a great movie.
Grab a blanket and your friends and family for an enjoyable evening outside listening to some great music! This FREE concert series takes place monthly during the months of January, February, March, September, October, and November at Flatiron Community Park (100 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85120).
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 prizes in our olympic style events. The next event will take place in March 2023 at Flatiron Community Park for Boys & Girls ages 1-6. Visit our Sports site for details.
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. For information about this event or participating in this event, please contact, please contact Jared Grimm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Fourth of July Join Apache Junction Parks & Recreation Department as we celebrate Independence Day! Join us at Superstition Shadows Park for live music, activities and fireworks! The gates will open at 6pm, fireworks will start at 8:30 pm, weather permitting. This event is free. We will also live stream fireworks on our Facebook page.
For more information visit the 4th of July: Web Page
Pretty in Pink Dance Party
ALL AGES ARE WELCOME! Hour and a Half ZUMBA Dance Party! Goodies for All. Raffles for Those Who Donate. Wear PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness.
The Mud Run is a great way for families to experience the obstacle race craze together! There are 2 routes; the shorter route is 1.25 miles, has about 10 obstacles and is designed for most participants ages 12 and under. The longer route is 2.5 miles, has about 13 obstacles, and is designed for most participants 12 and over.
Halloween is coming up and the City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation wants to make your night spook-ta-cular! We will be hosting our annual Halloween Festival the Saturday before Halloween. The event will take place at Superstition Shadows Park. This event is free to attend (there are some fees for some activities). Visit our Halloween Page for more info.
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, cornhole tournament, 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.
The City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation will be hosting our annual Holiday Program & Light Parade the first Saturday in December. The event will take place at Flatiron Community Park. This event is free to the community! There will be lots of activities throughout the day for the whole family. There may be fees for crafts, food and some activities. For information about this event or participating in this event, please contact, please contact Jared Grimm at email@example.com
Heal Yourself, Heal Your World, Wellness Event
In February, the MGC will celebrate wellness. There will be education classes and membership discounts. Providers, non-profits & other agencies who are in the business of wellness wanting to participate should contact Larry Binion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
On the Saturday prior to Easter Sunday, Parks and Recreation host an annual egg hunt at Prospector Park. This event is held in the morning and has other activities, such as game booths, bounce houses and food options. For information about this event or participating in this event, please contact, please contact Jared Grimm at email@example.com
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 Riley King at (480) 474-5065 or email@example.com.