Category Archives: Culture

3 Amazing Parks in Fountain Hills: Something For Everyone

There is never a bad time to visit Fountain Hills amazing parks. We rounded up 3 parks that are unique and fun:

1. Rotary Musical Park in Fountain Park:img_0444

Located in the heart of Fountain Park, the Rotary Musical Park offers a unique play experience by providing children and adults the opportunity to play with a variety of fourteen different musical instruments. These innovative instruments offer people away to express their creativity through a unique soundscape and sculptural design in an outdoor environment.

2. Dog Park at Desert Vista Park:

One of the places to visit is the Dog Park at Desert Vista Park. One of trecreation-blog-photos-11he premiere dog parks in Fountain Hills provides a convenient place for your canine to take a quick exercise break. This beautiful and pristine dog park provides a three- acre fenced facility that allows pet owners the opportunity to let their dogs run free. Shaded benches are available to sit and chat with other like-minded dog lovers. Trash bins all around
and baggies provided so the area stays clean. Your dog will thank you for visiting this lovely park!

3. Golden Eagle Park:

Golden Eagle Park is a must place for families. This diverse park occupies twenty-five acres off Golden Eagle Boulevard, just north of Fountain Hills High Scimg_0501hool on Palisades Boulevard. This parks boasts a hardball diamond, three lighted multi-purpose fields for softball, little league baseball, and youth soccer. Families bring their children to play in two shaded “tot lot” play structures, one is designed for toddlers and the others for older children. This park is a must visit for families.






Why You Should See “Love Letters”At The Fountain Hills Theater This Week

Fountain Hills Theater’s “Love Letters” Features Local Celebrity Couples

Love Letters is a funny and poignant tale of what could have been, of friendship that sustained through the years, and an affirmation of the adage that first love is the hardest to forget. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. Through these messages we follow them  from second grade, through summer vnowplayingacations, to college, and well into adulthood and discover that though they have spent a lifetime physically apart, perhaps, they are spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.

Each week’s performance features a different celebrity couple, starting with Kurt and Brenda Warner on January 5, 2017, and wrapping up with Mayor Linda and State Senator, John Kavanaugh. Call the theater for tickets, and enjoy a delightful evening in this interesting tribute to lasting love.

Please Note:  Each couple performs one evening only.

kurt-and-brenda-our-storyThursday, January 5, 8:00pm

Brenda and Kurt Warner: New York Times best-selling author Brenda Warner and her husband former quarterback for The Arizona Cardinals and a current TV football analyst Kurt Warner perform.

Friday, January 6, 8:00pm

Judith and Jay Lawrence: Judith Lawrence, a former USO Entertainer, and Member of Scottsdale, AZ Elks and American Legion Auxiliary, performs with her husband Jay Lawrence, radio and television personality and current member of the Arizona House of Representatives.


Saturday, January 7, 8:00pm  

Duffy and Pat McMahon: Duffy McMahon, a contributor to the Arizona Republic Opinion Page and regular guest on both radio and television appears along with her husband Pat McMahon, the multi-faceted actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, “The Wallace and Ladmo Show.”


Sunday, January 8, 2:00pm

Mary Jane and Cory McCloskey: Mary Jane McCloskey is a singer and actress that has a diverse background from jazz to opera.  She appears with her husband, Cory McCloskey who has handled the weather duties on FOX 10 Arizona Morning weekdays from 4:30am to 10am, and during FOX 10 News @ Noon since 2001.

Thursday, January 12, 8:00pm

Erika and Steven Hunter: Former NBA and The Phoenix Suns star who is currently the Phoenix Suns’ ambassador to Arizona and his wife Erika perform.

 Friday, January 13, 8:00pm TBA

 Saturday, January 14 8:00pm

Peter J. Hill & Noel Irick: Artistic Director and principal choreographer respectively for the Fountain Hills Theater.

Sunday, January 15 – 2:00pm

Fountain Hills Mayor, Linda Kavanagh and her husband, State Senator John Kavanagh.

Tickets are available on-line or by calling the Theater, 480-837-9661 ext. # 3

Fountain Hills Community Theater, 11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Check Out These Activities for all Ages at The Fountain Hill Public Library


Throughout the month of December, Fountain Hills Public Library is all about hosting events for all ages the community of Fountain Hills.

Quality Family Time? Maybe the movie “A Christmas Carol” perhaps?

How can you make your children feel important? Spending time with your children! It really is just that easy by taking time to spend a Saturday morning at 10:00 am with them to watch an animated retelling of a miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of sepic-13-christmas-carolveral mysterious Christmas ghosts (Rated PG) at the Fountain Hills Public Library on December 10th, 2016. Enjoy free popcorn and juice! Bring your pillows and blankets to get comfy on the floor.

Parental Supervision is required.  To confirm the title of the movie, contact the Fountain Hills Library at 602-652-3256. For more information on the  family matinee, please  visit:

Do you love Mysteries?

Do you enjoy being part of a community that loves reading “who-done-its” whether they are courtroom thrillers or cozies? Want to discuss these books with other mystery lovers & discover new authors? Join the Mystery Reading Group, where you meet new people and discuss the books that you love.  This Monday, December 12th at 6:30pm are group of book lovers will be meeting to discuss the Badlands by author C.J. Box at the Fountain Hills Public Library. For more information on the Mystery Reading Group, please visit:

Stay tuned for more December events.  Be sure to Sign Up to “Follow-Us” to receive information throughout the months for Fountain Hills activities!



Fountain Hills Celebrates the Season with Multiple Events on December 6th

Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate Hosts “Elves Village” During the Stroll In the Glow Avenue Lighting Celebration , December 6th

Elf Logo SonoanThere’s no better way to kick of the Holiday Season than the Fountain Hills “Stroll in The Glow,” bringing the town together to celebrate all things festive, including the recently renovated Avenue of The Fountains center median.  Shops on the Avenue stay open late and many offer treats for their visitors. There are musicians that stroll the Avenue to provide a festive mood, a live nativity, petting zoo and then, just after dark, the lighting ceremony culminates with the Avenue of The Fountains glowing amid thousands of lights in holiday trees and festive scenes.

Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate invites you to join our staff and Nova Home Loans to ring in the Holiday Season.  Downstairs, we’ll have the “Elves Village” with crafts for kids to make and take home; there will be live piano music in the courtyard and upstairs, a warm respite for the adults with some light refreshments and Holiday Cheer.

Earlier in the day, visit the Fountain Hills Community Center to help the Town of Fountain Hills celebrate it’s 25th Anniversary with a variety of events.  For more information go to HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOUNTAIN HILLS!

Stroll in the Glow runs 5-8 pm, and Santa arrives on the Fire Engine at approximately 6:00.  Be sure to dress warm!

30th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Comes to Fountain Hills

Parada de Los Cerros   “Parade in the Hills”  Thanksgiving Day 9:00 am on Saguaro Boulevard

2010 Parade-79There’s nothing like a good parade to kick off the holiday season. The annual Thanksgiving Day parade, themed “Frosty & Friends in Fountain Hills” promises that and much more!

Put your turkey in the oven and come to downtown Fountain Hills for the best Thanksgiving Parade in Arizona (alright…it’s the only one in Arizona, but who’s counting!)

Thanksgiving is a time of family and friends here in Fountain Hills, and for the past 30 years, we’ve kicked off the holiday festivities with a parade that would make any New Yorker proud (okay, maybe we don’t have the Snoopy Dog on a tether!)

The Parade is full of local groups that come out to support our Town. The High School Marching Band provides some of their award winning music and dance teams bring the streets alive.  Local Martial Arts teams give a terrific show of their unique disciplines, along with baton twirlers and gymnasts.  Car clubs show off their stuff with everything from Model T’s to Mini Cooper and motorcycle drill teams.  Several scout troops, chorus groups and community bands will also help you get into the festive spirit and the very last entry in the Parade is the Jolly Old Elf himself….Santa Clause!  He ushers in the Christmas season and sends us home to be with our friends and families to make cherished memories.

The Parade kicks off at 9am at El Lago and Saguaro. It marches down Saguaro to Palisades and then up to La Montana where it finishes at Parkview Avenue.  Bring chairs and dress warm!

Clients, Friends and Family of Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate are invited to join us curbside at the corner of Avenue of the Fountains and Saguaro Boulevard.  We’ll have muffins and beverages for young and old alike.