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Fountain Hills Fall Festival of the Arts Transforms Fountain Hills Downtown into Art Extravaganza

Friday, Saturday, Sunday—November 13-15, 2015

Pic #1art shoesThe Fountain Hills Fall Festival of the Arts is known state-wide as one of the most prestigious and enjoyable Art Extravaganzas in Arizona.  Produced for more than 30 years by the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, the Festival supports our economic stability by attracting more than 200,000 visitors to our vibrant downtown area.

Start the Day with a hearty breakfast with our local Kiwanis crew, and graze and gaze your way through the day, as there are dozens of food and beverage specialties available.  More than 500 artists from across the globe offer a wide range of tempting gift and décor items, from customizable Christmas decorations to larger than life sculpture, fine art and a wide selection of one of a kind jewelry and wearable art.  Items to delight the children in your life are prevalent in this show, and you might just find the jeweled-collar for “Fido” you’ve been craving.

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The roomy Beer Garden at the west edge of Fountain Park overlooks one of Fountain Hills best view corridors, and is a great place to rest have a savory grilled sandwich, wine or beer, and enjoy the sight of the Fountain surrounded by the beautiful Sonoran foothills.

Food, entertainment, Beer Garden, Christmas Crafts and Fine Art.

Free entrance and free parking on streets in surrounding areas.

9 Beer Garten at FairSaguaro Blvd and the Avenue of the Fountains;   10 a.m. – 5p.m. daily

November 2015 Calendar Fun of Events for Fountain Hills: A Month of Fun!

 Farmers Market Patio deco Art on Ave; Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate

Art on the Avenue Each Thursday in Fountain Hills

Race, read, dance, play or just watch the Parade go by…November in Fountain Hills has something going on for all ages and interests.  Don’t miss a thing…Mark your calendar to experience the richness of our amazing Sonoran Lifestyle in Fountain Hills.

First…before we get to the fun events in November, be sure to get your tickets for events coming up in the coming season in Fountain Hills.

In Home Concert Series presented by the Fountain Hills Civic and Cultural Association is one of the most unique intimate music venues in the State of Arizona.  Small group gatherings with up-close access to jazz and classical music greats.   Tickets sell out early—call for more information: 480-837-0762.  http://www.fhcultural-civic.org/#!in-home-concerts/mdyw6

Christmas Carol, http://www.fhtaz.org, Sonoran Lifestyle Real EstateAt Fountain Hills Theater, tickets are now on salefor the Holiday Season, sure to be an early sell-out for Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (Dec 4-20) and A Christmas Carol, The Musical (Dec 4-20)  http://www.fhtaz.org

#2 Grand Canyon ReadersNovember 4:  Grand Canyon Readers Award
Fountain Hills Public Library; All School Age Children are invited.  Registration is required.  http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup

Thursdays, November 5, 12, 19:  Farmers Market and Art on the Avenue

Avenue of the Fountains; 11-5 p.m.   Artisan Court on East end of Avenue; Farmer’s Market on the West End

November 5:  Chamber of Commerce Special Community Event

TRANSFORM YOUR MEMORY!  Sean M. O’Neil is the President of Remember Media, LLC, and is regarded as one of America’s most entertaining speakers on the topic of developing an instant-recall memory.

No charge for Fountain Hills Chamber members; $25.00 non-members.  Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce Building; 9:00 am – 10:30 am.  Registration required; 16837 E. Palisades Blvd;

Scott Hallock TiggersNovember 5:  Scott Hallack and the Tiggers

FH Teen Band Free Fall Concert; FH Branch Library;  Centennial Courtyard    6:30-7:30 p.m.

#5GeorgeSlider3-300x180 (1)November 6-22:  Sunday in the Park with George at FH Community Theater

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  http://www.fhtaz.org/sunday-in-the-park-with-george

November 6-7:  Semi-annual Friends of the Library Book Sale

Super Bargains on Books, CD’s and Periodicals to benefit Library programs and community projects.  Library Lobby; 12901 N. La Montana Drive.

November 7:  Front Porch Performances presented by Friends of the Library

Scott Hallock, Acoustic Guitar and vocals;  Folk, Rock, Bluegrass, Country—Scott does it all with his own pleasing style!  Reading Lounge, 2-3 p.m., Fountain Hills Library Branch, 12901 N. La Montana Drive,

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Check out Docent Led Artwalks

November 7:  Get Your Art On

Fountain Hills has one of the largest and most dramatic public art collections in the southwest…more than 150 pieces, concentrated largely in Fountain Park and the Community Center/Library/Museum complex (Centennial Circle).  The pieces in the Centennial Center area have QR codes so you can do a self-tour via smart phone.  Docent-led walks are scheduled weekly during the winter months, and group tours are available by appointment.  Early Morning Art Walk Docent Tour – 9-10:30, Centennial Circle in front of Library/Museum.  Mid-Day Art Walk, Fountain Park – 11-12:30.  https://apm.activecommunities.com/townfh/Activity



November 7:  Free Birds… Movie in the Park

Twice each year, Fountain Hills Community Services hosts a Movie in the Park for the families of Fountain Hills. Past movies have included Racing Stripes, Shrek the Third, Over the Hedge, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  Fountain Park,  Time: 7 p.m.

CopperWyndProChallenge3November 7-15:  US Tennis Association Women’s Pro Challenge at Copperwynd Resort

Tickets on Sale NOW!  This USTA Women’s Pro Circuit event is one of the stepping stones to the WTA and the Grand Slam tournaments like the US Open.  Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate is a proud sponsor of the event and invite you to be our guest.  Copperwynd members attend most events for free; tickets for final tournament days are $10.00.  http://www.arizonachallenger.com/

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Fun for all ages at CopperWynd Women’s Tennis Challenge


Fastest serve competition, hit for prize court, games, prizes, snacks & refreshments. Kids will receive a gift/prize on the day from Wilson Racquet Sports!  Ages 4-10: Wednesday November 11th  4-5 p.m.;  Ages 11-16: Thursday November 12th 4-5 pm.  CopperWynd Resort & Club | 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive.  Complimentary for all kids ages 4-16 | Members and Non-members welcome

→ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQURIED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE KIDS CARNIVAL- please print confirmation page and bring with you to Kid’s Day!  http://www.arizonachallenger.com/

Art Fair, people walkimg & fountain going offNovember 13-15:  Fall Festival of the Arts

500+ Artisans Celebrating the Fall Festival of the Arts, transforming Downtown Fountain Hills into one of the largest Fine Art markets in the Southwest. Food, entertainment, Beer Garden, Christmas Crafts and Fine Art.  Free to the public; Fountain Hills Artists Gallery has special display of art work inside and outside of the Gallery.  Avenue of the Fountains;   10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Blues Hall of Famer Leon J at Jazz in the Hills

November 15:  Coming to Jazz in the Hills – Fall Sunday Series

Join us to hear and see the evolution of American Music from the 1800’s to today featuring Blues Hall of Famer, Leon J and his Blues Roots series.  2-4 p.m. Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center.  http://jazzinthehills.org/wordpress/leon-j-roots-series/

November 19:  Special Docent-Led Art Walk in Fountain Park, 2-4 pm.  Special walk includes full tour of the public art in fountain Park, and a self-tour of the Art on the Avenue vendors, with 5 p.m. reception at the Fountain Hills Artists Gallery on the Avenue of the Fountains.

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Rieko Wantanabe, silk scarves at Fountain Hills Artist Gallery

November 19:  Fountain Hills Artist Gallery Featured Artist Reception  5-7 p.m.

Featured artists:  Nancy Merrit, Jewelry; Rieko Wantanabe, silk scarves; Don Burrows, Watercolors; April Bower, Jewelry and Copper wall art.  Raffle by Artists; refreshments served.  16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains   480.836.9919. http://www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com

November 19:  Fountain Hills Chamber Connect Monthly Breakfast

Legislative update, featuring Arizona District 23 Elected Officials:  Join us as State Senator Kavanagh, Representative Jay Lawrence and Representative Michelle Ugenti-Rita are featured.  Eagle Mountain Golf Club; 14915 Eagle Mtn. Pkwy.  7:00 to 8:15 a.m. Members and guests are welcome.   http://fountainhillschamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/fh-connect-breakfast-11-19-2015-1173

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Bee’Channa’ Hassin’ Dancers at Fountain Hills Library

November 21:  Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with the Bee’Channa’ Hassin’ Dancers

Jay Begaye and sons explain and perform brightly costumed Native American Dances.  Library Reading Lounge; 12901 N. La Montana Drive.  11 am to 12 pm…Don’t miss it!  Bee’Channan’Hassin Dancers

November 21:  Paper Shred-a-thon at the Fountain Hills Public Library

Residents of Fountain Hills, Rio Verde, Tonto Verde and Fort McDowell are invited to shred up to four file boxes of paper per person in this free paper shredding event funded by the Fountain Hills Friends of the Library. The shredding truck will be in the library’s parking lot at the corner of El Lago Blvd. and La Montana Dr. from 9 a.m. until noon or until the truck is full. All participants must remain with their documents until they are placed in the shredding containers.  Located at Library parking lot- 12901 N. La Montana Drive.   9:00 a.m.-12:00pm.  evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup



Turkey Trot 201525th Annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day Race

3 Trots:  1 mile fitness run; 5 K and 5 mile runs; prizes awarded by age class.  Pre-register by November 20, 7a.m till 6p.m. Mon thru Thurs; Town Hall; 16705 E. Ave of the Fountains

2010 Parade-7931st annual Chamber of Commerce Thanksgiving Day Parade

Starts at Saguaro and El Lago Blvd. to Palisades to La Montana and ends near Parkview.  This Year’s theme is “Rockin Rudolph”, with treats, music, floats, precision performance troops, and of course, lots of bands and music.  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. bring your own seating and line up on either curb of the streets.   http://fountainhillschamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/thanksgiving-day-parade-495

November 1-30, Fountain Hills Activity Center  Classes

Continued monthly and located in the Community Center provides dozens of classes and recreational activities throughout the year.  Group sessions include many levels of fitness and exercise, games, bingo, trips, sports excursions and discussion and hobby groups. Classes in Spanish, Sign language, Calligraphy and a variety of health-related sessions are also available.  Membership is $20 per year.  http://www.fh.az.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1138

Also, don’t miss Town of Fountain Hills Recreation Programs

From CPR classes to Sign Language, Art, Team sports and more special interest topics.  Most Special Interest programs require prior registration, and some require modest fees. http://www.fh.az.gov/359/Recreation-Events

Fountain Festival Art Show

Save the Date!  The world-famous Fall Art Festival is coming November 8, 9 and 10th in Fountain Hills!

Festival of Fine Art, Fountain Hills Arizona

Festival of Fine Art, Fountain Hills Arizona

The crisp mornings and beautiful days will provide the perfect opportunity to increase your art collection, outfit your home or buy some hand-crafted holiday gifts.  Hundreds of artists and crafters gather on the Avenue of  The Fountains and Saguaro Boulevard to sell unique art, jewelry, clothing items, gourmet foods and more.  For some, just a day in the sunshine and the smell of festival food is enough of an attraction!

Artisans come from all over the country to our picturesque Sonoran Desert.  Not only are there diverse artists but delicious foods are offered too! Everything from savory salsas and home made jerky to sweet dipped fruits. The American Legion hosts a beer garden that gives a welcome break from all that walking and shopping!

The Avenue of The Fountains is also lined with shops year round who love to welcome the visitors for the Festival. They offer a wide range of items from food and jewelry to one of a kind gifts.

The Fountain Festival Art Show starts Friday November 8th at 10 am. It is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10-5.

While you’re there, stop by Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate for some free popcorn and priceless information about homes, condos and lots for sale!  Check us out at http://www.SonoranLifestyle.com or our Relocation Guide at http://www.MoveToFountainHills.com.  Our address is 16824 E Avenue of the Fountains.  Just follow the smell of the popcorn!

Fountain Hills Festival of Fine Art

Festival of Fine Art, Fountain Hills Arizona

For more than 30 years, Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce has hosted the Annual Festival of Fine Art.  Attracting more than 450 artists from across the country, the juried exposition includes a full range of fair food and fine food, including fine chocolates, and hand-made pastas, and gourmet salts, oils vinegars and dressings. Many area Service Clubs raise the funds for their philanthropic projects serving up grilled favorites to the crowds. Multiple music venues provide delightful music throughout the day.

Like all fairs, many “guilty pleasure” foods bring out the “kid” in all of us. The scent of freshly made kettle corn, roasting corn on the cob, hickory-smoked barbeque fills the air.  Brats and beer in the Am Vet’s Beer Garden overlooks the Fountain, and provides respite for shoppers who need a bite and a brew.  Kids of all ages can enjoy ice cream, frozen bananas or Strawberries dipped in pure milk chocolate, or the Kiwanis specialty, cotton candy.

Treasures Large and Small Await YouThe artists represent a wide range of genres…wearable art, jewelry, and a wide range of hand embellished clothing.  Sculptors, painters, watercolors…ceramics, porcelain, wood and carved and painted furniture…Whimsical décor, gifts, cards, games…thousands of patio accessories, wind chimes…more to see than can be described. Serious Shoppers or casual lookers enjoy the variety, color, texture of the one of a kind artistic creations.

Various Groups Perform Daily at the Fountain Festival of Fine Art

200,000 people are predicted to attend the event, and Friday is the favorite day for locals.  The crowds are smaller, vendors fresher, and the very best selection are still available.  Many vendors for the November fair have customizable Christmas decorations that have become Family traditions. Enjoying Fountain Hills scenic beauty, the wonderful Fall weather, and the work of artists who always put the “awe” in “Awesome.”

Civic Groups like Kiwanis Intl serve up Tasty Treats...Try some Fry Bread!The annual Festival is held the second weekend in November.  This year’s celebration is Friday, November 9, Saturday, November 10, and Sunday, November 11, from 10-5 p.m.


Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce Presents: The Fountain Festival of Arts

Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts, November 11-13,  10 am-5 pm

Fountain Hills Art FestivalsEach year, the Chamber of Commerce hosts the Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts, part of a series of events that introduce hundreds of thousands of people to Arizona’s best kept secret, Fountain Hills.  With nearly 500 booths of artisans and craftsmen from all over the United States, a tasty offering of food ranging from organic to “carnival carbs” by gourmet restaurants and local service clubs plus live music by such artists as Esteban and others, the show has become one of Arizona’s favorites!


Some of our favorite clients enjoying the fair: Deb Alexander and Colleen Weborg, both of Nebraska

The Fountain Festival is always a great way to get your Christmas Shopping done!  You’ll find original works of art in every price range, hand crafted clothing and hats, knick knacks, yard art, furniture and more.  As a Realtor, I often go into homes that are exquisitely decorated and appointed with pieces gained through years of festival shopping.  It’s part of what  makes Fountain Hills so special!

This year the event coincides on Veterans Day, which the community supports in a BIG WAY with a ceremony at the beautiful Veteran’s Memorial at 9:00 am and then later a larger celebration that includes thousands of local residents in their red shirts, an F-16 Flyover, music, presentations and more.  For more informaiton, check out Veterans Day Celebration.

Fountain Hills Public Art

First Love by Carol Cunningham, located at Fountain Park

Visitors to the community will also see a vast collection of public art–nearly 100 signficant pieces!  Just this week, the National League of Cities and Towns chose to bring two large buses of mayors, council people and town staffers to Fountain Hills to study the community’s nationally admired efforts at volunteerism, public art, public spaces and community pride.

To learn more about Fountain HIlls, visit the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, located at 16837 E. Palisades Blvd  Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(480) 837-1654.  They work hard to promote local business and introduce new visitors to the community.   Be sure to log onto their website.  Throughout the year, they host a number of events and promotions, including the upcoming Thanksgiving Day Parade at 9:00 am, Thanksgiving Morning.  In the spring, another nationally recognized art show, The Great Fair, will again come to the Avenue of the Fountains.

If you visit the Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts, be sure to also stop by Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate at 16824 E. Avenue of the Fountains.  We’ll have hot popcorn and lots of information about the local community and real estate.  For a real treat, check out www.150Ways.com and you’ll get live links to 150 events and venues all around the area that you can explore, visit and enjoy.  Or, just give us a call at 480-816-5557.