Solo artist Rick Ricci performs Jan. 6 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up to kick off its 2018 Winter Concerts in the Park series. Grab your friends and family along with a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy a nice afternoon outside with some great music. The Winter Series of Concerts in the Park will be bringing you […]

‘One Minute Millionaires in concert Nov. 18 in Apache Junction

The city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its monthly free Fall Concert in the Park event on Saturday, Nov. 18, which will feature “One Minute Millionaires” performing live. This will be a show that will feature the sounds of some classic rock from the band that helped kick off the grand […]

City of Apache Junction Fourth of July celebration held

The city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department would like to say thank you to all of the families and agencies that came out and participated in this year’s Fourth of July celebration. What a great day it was to celebrate Independence Day. The fireworks show was presented by Republic Services yet again this […]

Apache Junction Halloween Festival has new venue, Harry Potter events

Halloween is quickly approaching and the city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation will be hosting our annual Halloween Festival from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. There has been a change of venue this year as the festival shifts from Prospector Park to its new location at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center and Park at 1035 N. Idaho Road.

This free community event is moving this year in order to provide citizens with a more centralized location as well as to take advantage of being located next to the Apache Junction Public Library. This year, the library will be hosting a Harry Potter Halloween event that features potions, butter beer and a craft. A trick or treat scavenger hunt for kids up to age 14 will take place as well as a Slytherin Snake Emporium where kids can take home a toy snake of their own. This will all take place before the Halloween Festival from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

There will be lots of activities throughout the night for the whole family at the Halloween Festival including a costume contest and a pre-carved pumpkin contest at 6 p.m., bounce houses, kids games, a petting zoo, emergency vehicle display, safety information and the Howl-o-ween Canine Costume Contest at 7 p.m. All participants will be required to fill out a registration form prior to his or her contest.