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15th Annual Fountain Hills Business Expo

Fountain Hills Business Expo Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate Booth

Fountain Hills Business Expo Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate Booth

The 15th Annual Fountain Hills Business Expo is being held at the Community Center on Wednesday October 23rd and all are welcome. It is a great opportunity to come and see lots of businesses that are in Fountain Hills, under one roof!

The broad spectrum of businesses range from Doctors & Chiropractors to Restaurants and Real Estate. Each business has their own booth and many offer giveaways and offers to people that stop by to visit them.

Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate will be in the Lobby this year and we look forward to seeing you as you enter in to the event.  Stop by the booth to get copies of the latest “Quarterly Market Report,” free goodies and to sign up to win a beautiful bouquet of flowers to be given that evening.

The event starts at 3pm and goes until 6pm at the Fountain Hills Community Center. For more information please see http://www.fountainhillschamber.com/business-expo.asp

Thunderbird Fine Art and Wine Affair!


Avenue of the Fountains, 10-5 pm

March 15-17

Hundreds of Fine Art vendors, food, wine and entertainment. The event is free, but is gated so visitors can taste wine while they stroll.

Thunderbird Art Affaire on the Avenue of The Fountains.

Thunderbird Art and Wine Affaire on the Avenue of The Fountains.

Thunderbird Artists and the Sunset Kiwanis of Fountain Hills have once again partnered to bring you another extraordinary juried fine art event that encompasses quality wines and delightful musical entertainment featuring Teresa Joy, daughter of guitar legend Esteban.  Unequaled in its ambiance and the quality of fine art, the 9th Annual Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire is the ideal setting for this world-class gathering of artists.

Please drop in and see us at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate after you have enjoyed a wonderful time at the Thunderbird Art and Wine Affaire.  We’ll have maps, a Dining Guide and area information on “The World’s Greatest Town.”    For on-line information, check out our Visitor’s Guide at http://www.150Ways.com to learn about all the fun entertainment, sports, cultural and historical venues in the surrounding area!

Fun In Fountain Hills In March!!!

“March Madness” has a special meaning in Fountain Hills.  Whether your interest runs to music or running itself is your game, there are dozens of world-class events coming to Fountain Hills in March. Saint Patrick’s Day, Spring Break and Easter in the Same Month? The fun come at you fast in Fountian Hills.


Spring weather is nearly perfect in Arizona.  The desert bloom unfolds across the hills, and Sunday concerts in the park, March 3, 10, and 24 are a special treat.  Ranging from jazz to easy listening, the free concerts are held at the performance pad in the Northeast corner of Fountain Park, Saguaro at Palisades Blvd.  Bring a chair, a blanket, the kids, the dog, snacks, and enjoy Fountain Hills Community Services’ Concerts in the Park. Enjoy a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Fountain Park with friends, great music and maybe even some dancing. Bring blankets, chairs, the family and friends!

The Beautiful Fountain during the day but you can still see the moon!

The Beautiful Fountain view while listening to music at the Amphitheatre

2:30-4pm. Fountain Park Amphitheater.

• March 3

Tres Romanico featuring Dave Robinson,

Eric Bart, and Ronald Jean

• March 10

Jenny Jarnagin

• March 24

Silhouette with Cornelius Bishop


Southwest Spine and Sports/ Bandidos Racing Club/Fountain Hills Community Services

 March 10;  8 a.m.  Fountain Park

The 3rdth annual race heads to McDowell Mountain Park from Fountain Park.  $10,000 in prizes, including “win your weight in beer” category.  Kids 5th grade and up race for free. Registration and details at www.bandidos15K.com.

12th Annual Race starts at the Fountain at 8am

3rd Annual Race starts at the Fountain at 8am

World-class Hiking and Biking in Fountain Hills Back Yard!


The 21,099 acre McDowell Mountain Regional Park is just a few miles north, between Fountain Hills and Rio Verde. One of the largest in the Maricopa County Park System, the McDowell Mountain Regional Park is probably best known as a mecca for mountain biking enthusiasts from across the country, yet it is also a fantastic place to hike, horseback ride, camp, RV, picnic, bird-watch, stargaze, take photographs or just get out and enjoy nature. There is a $6.00 per vehicle fee to enter the park! If you visit frequently then you might want to obtain a Maricopa Mountain Parks Annual Pass, or a Senior Pass, which is free.

The beautiful Sonoran Desert in bloom.

The beautiful Sonoran Desert in bloom.

McDowell Mountain Regional Park has over 50 miles of trails within its boundaries, and the western edge of the Park borders the McDowell Sonoran Preserve which has an additional 50-plus miles of hiking and biking trails! Several International marathons, bicycle, mountain bike and fun runs draw contestants from across the globe, but most of the

The park has an amazing range of activities each month, and publishes a monthly calendar.  “Ranger Amy” is a crowd favorite, but her interpretive hike with the “Creepy Crawlies of the Desert” is a favorite for adventurers of all ages.  The next class is scheduled for February 23, 2013.

Date: February 23rd

Time: 1-2 pm

Contact: Amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov  /  480-471-0173  Ext. 201

Ranger Amy guides you on this event and there is no registration required!

Enjoy the hikes through the Sonoran Desert with Ranger Amy.

Enjoy the hikes through the Sonoran Desert with Ranger Amy.

Photography is another favorite pastime in our beautiful Sonoran Desert…and the Park sponsors dozens of hikes each week that provide the perfect opportunity to capture the essence of the Fountain Hills area.  Regularly schedules Fitness hikes every Friday are enjoyed by dozens of visitors and locals alike, and a special cell phone photo hike is planned for March, where you might catch the early desert wildflowers.

We, at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate know how stunning our surroundings are. We hope you enjoy the hikes and the beautiful scenery that we wake up  to everyday. If you would like to enjoy our weather and scenery everyday, then please drop by our office and we can help find you the perfect Desert Oasis of your own!  www.150ways.com

Fountain Hills Great Fair – February 22nd, 23rd and 24th

The Southwest’s Premier Art Fair returns to Fountain Hills!

The Fountain Hills Great Fair is held the last full weekend of February. This three day juried art fair features 500 artists and artisans from across the United States and around the globe, and attracts 200,000+ visitors.  There is plenty of food and drink, and the local AM Vets offer their Beer Garden for those who want the just enjoy friends, food

The Beer Garden with the scenic Fountain as the backdrop. February 22,23,24.

The Beer Garden with the scenic Fountain as the backdrop. February 22,23,24.

Truly something for everyone, and never the same from year to year, the Great Fair is one of the top 5 Art venues in the Southwest.  Dozens of talented musicians lighten the mood, providing free entertainment throughout the show and at the central stage on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday is traditionally the day for “serious shoppers”… vendors look forward to seeing their regular customers who take advantage of the smaller crowds to have an unhurried visit.  Although many Artists have been part of the Great Fair family for more than 2 decades, the juried show welcomes fresh talent every spring.  Buying direct from the artists makes Gallery-quality art very reasonable.

One of the many artists that have unique and fun items

One of the many artists that have unique and fun items

The Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate Team invites you to take a break with us when you come downtown to the Fair.  Catch your breath and  show us your treasures…we never tire of seeing all the treasures you can’t resist!

and a wonderful view.

Cruisin’ Phil’s Weekly Classic Car Show

Crusin’ the Oldies but Goodies at Phil’s Filling Station Diner!

Phil’s Filling Station Restaurant & Bar

A beautiful day of cars and The Fountain

A beautiful day of cars and The Fountain

16852 E. Parkview Avenue, Fountain Hills. AZ, 85268

Every Sunday, October through June

Come out and look at these beautiful collector cars while enjoying the backdrop of our World Famous Fountain!

While you’re there, be sure to enjoy the great culinary offerings at Phil’s Filling Station, where they serve up a great menu of everything from Greek, Italian and Mexican to down home good cooking.  Phil’s does a great job of providing a gluten free menu, and their bar is always a good place to watch the game.   They are open 7 am to 9 pm for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

You could enjoy this view all year round if you lived here! Check out their website at www.philsfillingstationgrill.com.  For more information on Fountain Hills and the surrounding area, you can get relocation information from Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate via the relocation guide at http://www.150ways.com or at http://www.SonoranLifestyle.com . Check it out for all that is going on in Fountain Hills.

Spartan Race – Voted the Best Obstacle Race of 2012!

The Fountain Hills area is home February 8 and 9 to the incredible 2013 Spartan Race.  Voted the best outdoor obstacle race of 2012, the Spartan Race involves thousands of super-fit participants who master a grueling course that includes a  running, climbing, crawling  and leaping on dirt, mud, water and fire.

Spartan Race at McDowell Mountain Park Sponsored by Reebok

Spartan Race at McDowell Mountain Park Sponsored by Reebok

Simply, Spartan Race is the world’s leading obstacle race series. “It’s an event of pure primitive craziness that you’ll never forget!”  Races are held all over the world, and each course is unique to the chosen terrain. Sponsored by Reebok, the races are organized in different levels of difficulty… “There is fire, mud, water, barbed wire, and occasionally Hell on Earth. There WILL be obstacles to catch you off guard. Curve balls, so to speak. Get over it!”This weekend’s race is a coordinated effort with the Fort McDowell Radisson, and the McDowell Mountain Regional Park.  One thousand runners are anticipated, as well as 5,000 spectators on Saturday and 3,000 on Sunday.  Spectators are welcome, but both runners and spectators must park at the Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds and take a shuttle to the race course.

Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate welcomes these Warriors to our beautiful Sonoran Desert to compete!

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Valentines Day “Love in the Hills” Vow Renewal Celebration

Married Couples are invited to renew their vows in a mass ceremony at Fountain Park, February 14, 2013

Married Couples are invited to renew their vows at “Love In the Hills” at Fountain Park, February 14, 2013

Celebrate your Love in one of the most romantic Settings in the Southwest!  More than 500 couples will gather in Fountain Hills to create this stunning celebration of Love and commitment.

Help us break the Guinness Book of World Record’s record for the most couples celebrating their vow renewal.

Who: All Married Couples Are Invited
What: Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony
When: Thursday, February 14th 2013
Where: Fountain Park Amphitheater (12925 N. Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268)
Cost: FREE
What to Bring: Bring a photo ID and a copy of your original marriage license
What to Wear: Participants and guests can wear anything they would like.
Weather: Rain or Shine the event will go on.
What Do You Get: All participants will receive a participation packet along with a renewal of vows.
The World Famous Fountain at Fountain Hills, AZ

The World Famous Fountain at Fountain Hills, AZ

The event highlights the special features of the Fountain Hills area as a “Destination Wedding” venue.  The ceremony will be followed by a gala celebration at the Fort McDowell Casino, including complimentary Champagne, Wedding Cake, and the option for on-going celebration with friends and family, dinner and dancing.  All registrants will be eligible for a number of outstanding prizes provided by the event’s sponsors, including Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate.  More information is available on the sponsors and the celebration at http://www.loveinthehills.com/sponsors.html.

All married couples are invited to attend, but pre-registration is required.  The ceremony will be conducted by Larry James the founder and President of CelebrateIntimateWeddings.com and CelebrateLove.com. He has been a full-time professional speaker and author since 1987. He is an ordained non-denominational award winning Wedding Officiant and author of five relationship books. He has appeared on and was interviewed by Barbara Walters on ABC TV’s “The View.”

Sami Jack has even designed a special “Love in the Hills” ring that is available to couples to commemorate the “Hills” celebration or to denote their individual anniversary.

Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate is proud to sponsor the extended operations of the World Famous Fountain for the day.  For more information about Fountain Hills and the surrounding area, check out their Relocation Guide at http://www.150Ways.com.  Additional information on all aspects of this Valentine’s Day extravaganza can be found at http://www.samifinejewelry.com/ or www.loveinthehills.com .

Fountain Hills Hosts the Memorial Disc Golf Tournament This Week-end

Disc Golfers Show Their Stuff at the Memorial Disc Golf Tournament March 1-4, 2012

March 1, 2012– Memorial Disc Golf Tournament- Fountain Park

You might think there are a bunch of “Frisbee-throwers” in the park this week-end.  But that’s like saying Phil Mickelson is an amateur hacker.  This is THE 2012 Professional Disc Golf Association Memorial Tournament, and the field of 400 professional and amateur participants are serious about their sport.  The 2012 Memorial Championship presented by Discraft kicks off the National Tour and is held every year at the Fountain Hills Disc Course at Fountain Park, which is considered to be one of the best in the country.

Be sure to visit and enjoy the beautiful weather.  Walking traffic through Fountain Park will be allowed, though all visitors are asked to be mindful of golfers. The event will run in conjunction with The Memorial Experience, featuring contests, a vendor showcase and a concert Saturday evening.

Fans of the sport will be able to watch all the drama unfold live from the beautiful Fountain Hills course in Arizona by pointing their browser over to http://www.DiscGolfPlanet.tv. The broadcast will begin on Thursday and continue Friday and Saturday. Special bonus coverage of The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft will occur on Tuesday, as DiscGolfPlanet.tv will provide a live feed from the Memorial Press Conference in Fountain Hills at 2:15 pm MST.

With a full field of the game’s top players looking to start their year with a big win, the defending champion, Paul McBeth, has his work cut out for him. Nikko Locastro won his third consecutive player of the year award in 2011 and is coming off an impressive win at the Gentlemen’s Club Challenge, where McBeth finished second. Nate Doss is aiming to keep his momentum from his stellar play in the second half of last year where he won the Kansas City Wide Open, the Vibram Open and his third World Championship.  Paige Pierce is the defending champion in the women’s division.

As in previous seasons, this Tenth year for the PDGA National Tour maintains its mission to be the spotlighting of disc golf’s best events on the best courses with the best players. With 2012’s six-event schedule, the PDGA feels that this valuable mission will continue to be fulfilled for disc golf fans, players, and strategic partners.

To check out more about Fountain Hill or to get a copy of the company’s relocation guide go to www.SonoranLifestyle.com .  If you visit, stop by the Avenue of the Fountains office of Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate only a half-block form the Fountain.  Here, you’ll find maps and information about the area and area real estate.  You can reach them at 480-816-5557.