Trick or Treat! Halloween In Arcadia

If you think Halloween is just for kids then you’ve never been in Arcadia for Halloween! Not sure what to expect? A great time for kids and adults (yes, really)!

Halloween In Arcadia AZ

Remember those block parties you’ve heard about in past generations? It makes a comeback in Arcadia for Halloween. Arcadia neighbors close off streets to vehicles, and Arcadia streets become pedestrian friendly and safer for everyone.

With award-winning schools in Arcadia and Camelback Corridor attracting families to the area, Halloween is an experience not to be missed!

Kids are bused in, and the closed off streets can look more like a playground than a trick-or-treat route. Arcadia isn’t a “two bag neighborhood” – Arcadia residents are well prepared for the trick-or-treating masses.

While candy makes up treats for children, adults socialize over glasses of wine. As everyone migrates throughout the neighborhood, it isn’t rare to see parties at homes where people have migrated to.

Halloween in Arcadia really is a tradition filled with fall and whimsy – it’s a wonderfully unique experience unique to Arcadia. See you there!


Celebrate 4th Of July In Arcadia and Camelback Corridor

fireworksTime flies when you’re having fun and 4th of July is upon us – there are great ways to spend Independence Day right here in Arcadia!

Arcadia’s infamous Arcadia 4th of July parade is returning this year. The parade began when Arcadia local Johanna Boslin and her family members put flags in their neighbors’ front yards for Independence Day. One neighbor, Bud Katz, commented to Johanna that the flags were so beautiful that all that was missing was a parade. And with those words, the Arcadia 4th of July parade was born!

Whether you’re a spectator or participant the parade is worth it! Everyone is invited to let their creative side out, and you’ll enjoy seeing everything from pets to trikes to “parade floats.” The whole parade is super cute.

For fireworks, the Arizona Country Club has an AWESOME fireworks show every year! Non-members, don’t despair. Non-members gather in the street around the Club (56th & Thomas) to watch the show.

If you’re looking for an entire weekend of Independence Day activities for the whole family, you may want to consider a staycation at the nearby Arizona Biltmore. Activities start on 4th of July and extend throughout the next few days (July 4 – 7, 2013) – everything from outdoor movies next to the pool to cigar rolling classes, wine tastings to water balloon games are on the agenda.

If Independence Day finds you outside of Arcadia, each city in the Valley has their own fireworks display – you can find details on the official website for each city (but why leave Arcadia when everything you need for a great 4th of July is already right here?!).

Many Camelback Corridor restaurants and bars have 4th of July events and specials. On Independence Day at Chelsea’s Kitchen you buy one entrée and get the 2nd one for only $4. At La Grande Orange, enjoy 4 cent sangria! Last year Fox Concepts restaurants offered 25% off all day – so be on the lookout for that possibility.

Do you know of Arcadia and Camelback Corridor 4th of July activities/events that didn’t make it in to this blog? What Independence Day traditions do you and your family love? Please share by leaving me a comment. Wishing a happy and safe 4th of July to everyone – special thanks to veterans for your service.