Local Events this Weekend of 4/24 are all over the board and are for everyone in the family! You have no excuses to be bored this weekend, as these events are local, all over the valley and many are Free! We are kicking this list off with an adult-only affair, but the rest are for the whole family!
4/24-26: Sexual Health Expo
We’re kicking off this list with an adult-only affair. This Health Expo delivers an inclusive, friendly and educational space where men and women can ask questions and learn in a judgment-free environment; not to mention, pick up some fun necessities for the bedroom.
SHE: Sexual Health Expo promises to “Demystify the mysterious, simplify the complicated and bring humor and #realtalk to the awkward and sometimes shame-filled.”
When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26
Where: Doubletree Resort by Hilton in Scottsdale, 5401 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Admission: $25 | Bonus alert!! Discount admission is available on Groupon for $15, Here.
More Details: sexualhealthexpo.com
4/25 & 5/16: Slide the City
Remember the moment you realized your days of throwing yourself down the slippery, fun-pad that is a Slip’N Slide were over, unless you wanted to break your knees and possibly collapse a couple ribs? Not to mention get a severe skin burn… Good News! Slide the City has taken the backyard concept of the Slip’N Slide and super-sized it!
This grown-up version of the Slip’N Slide is enhanced to alleviate adults of all their predisposed fears of slamming down on a thin piece of wet plastic: It 1,000 feet longer than the length of three football fields, and on this version, instead of free-falling, people glide on inner tubes or any other inflatable pool toys. Despite this grown-up twist, Slide the City is designed to be a fun community event for families. Kids who are at least 5 years old and taller than 46 inches are welcome.
Disc jockeys will be spinning music, food trucks and a philanthropic slide helping charities in each city the event enters. In Fountain Hills, Slide the City has partnered with Mothers Without Borders. In Phoenix, the Valley Family YMCA will benefit.
Fountain Hills Details:
When: Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, April 25.
Where: 15899 E. Palisades Blvd., Fountain Hills.
Admission: $27; $30 day of event. VIP admission is $62 advance; $65 day of event and includes unlimited slides, a tube, T-shirt, hat, mouth guard, decal and extended hours (11 a.m.-6 p.m.).
When: Saturday, May 16.
Where: 100 S. Seventh St., Phoenix.
Admission: $25 advance; $30 day of event. $27; $30 day of event. VIP admission is $60 advance; $65 day of event and includes unlimited slides, a tube, T-shirt, hat, mouth guard, decal and extended hours (11 a.m.-6 p.m.).
More Details: slidethecity.com.
4/25: Earth Day Phoenix
Be there to watch Mayor Stanton plant a Superbowl tree and learn about the importance of composition while you enjoy
sustainable recyclable treats from local food trucks at this 2015 Earth Day celebration. In honor of #ditchyourkeys for Earth Day, you’ll need alternate transportation like bicycles, light rail (which has a stop right in front of the entrance), or Uber.
Bonus alert!! if you choose to Uber it, new users can get their first ride free up to $20 by using code EarthDayPHX!
When: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday April 25
Where: PHX Renews, 4221 East Central Ave., Phoenix
More Details: Earthdayphoenix.org
4/25: Family Fun Car Show & Bar-B-Que
Living Streams Church invites you to bring the family and your wheels to its campus at Central and Glendale avenues. For the Car Lover, exotic, classic, muscle, custom and antique cars will be on display. For the kids, there will be a bounce house, playground, music and free snow cones. Hot dog or hamburger, chips and a drink are
available for only $5. You can show off your own wheels by registering; proceeds go to the non-profit Respite Shelter for Homeless Men, and 15 trophies will be awarded. All entrants will receive a goodie bag. Just bring a canned food item to donate to Living Streams food bank.
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 25.
Where: 7000 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.
Admission: Free for spectators; $5 lunch; $20 to register a vehicle
More Details: 602-957-7500, livingstreams.org.
4/25: Movies In the Park
Make it to Biltmore Fashion Park to catch the last free classic-movie screening of the season: “Bad News Bears.” Take your blankets or lawn chairs on the center lawn and stretch out under the stars to enjoy the show. This PG-rated movie, which debuted in 1976, stars Walter Matthau who plays the down-on-his-luck former minor leageu baseball player turned coach of a team of Little League misfits.
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24.
Where: 2502 East Camelback Road, Phoenix
More Details: 602-955-8400 www.shopbiltmore.com
4/25: Festival of Tales
Reading really IS fun, especially at the annual Festival of Tales, where guests enjoy a fun day of reading and games. Festival of Tales offers cultural activities for families and children, as well as live music, face painting, food trucks and free demonstrations and super-fun activities.
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 25
Where: Paradise Valley Community College, 18401 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
More Details: 602-787-6659, paradisevalley.edu
We hope you enjoyed our top list of Local Events This Weekend 4/24-26!!
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— Lauren Schroth (@LaurenSchroth) April 23, 2015