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2022 Turkey Trot Ticket Giveaway!

The 32nd annual Turkey Trot is kicking off Fountain Hills’ Thanksgiving! This year, the Sonoran Lifestyle Team is the Turkey Trot’s presenting sponsor, and we’ll be there the whole time

As presenting sponsors of the event, we have five extra tickets sitting around that we’d like to give away. If you’ve run the Trot in previous years and want a chance at a free ticket, your big opportunity is here!

Runners waiting for the 2021 Turkey Trot to begin.

Leading up to this year’s Turkey Trot, we’re going to be giving away five spots at the run FOR FREE! That’s right, if you want a chance to save $30 in registration, all you have to do is:

  • Send a picture of yourself at a previous year’s Turkey Trot to Sonoran@SonoranLifestyle.com,
  • or tag @sonoranlifestyle with your photo on Instagram.

There are only five free spots available, so don’t delay! We’ll reply to the FIRST five entries with instructions for receiving their free tickets.

The Turkey Trot will take place at 7:15AM on Thanksgiving morning, November 24th. We’ll see you there!

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“Recycle, Recreate” FH Earth Day Celebration

This Friday, April 22nd, is Earth Day! The Town of Fountain Hills is celebrating this special day for the ecosystem by hosting a celebration that evening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the FH Community Center.

Ten families who register will compete in a Cardboard Fort Contest, which involves each family competing to create the most amazing cardboard fort. Meanwhile, other activities at the Community Center that evening will include everything from rock painting, to a paper airplane contest, to workshops for gardening, creating bird feeders, etc. out of recycled household materials.

Epcor and Republic Services, who are sponsoring this event, will have booths with educational materials, activities, and prizes!

One of the other main highlights of the event will be a Recycled Art Contest, where artists must make beautiful creations out of materials originally destined for the trash or recycling bin. The art will be presented at the event, and Republic Services will provide prize money for the winners!

Visit FountainHillsAZ.gov/EarthDay to pre-register for the Community Center’s Earth Day activities.

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The Easter Bunny’s Coming Early: Eggstravaganza 2022!

Fountain Hills has a lovely tradition every easter of bringing tens of thousands of candy-filled Easter Eggs to Golden Eagle Park for all the children to find. This year, the Eggstravaganza is coming a week earlier than usual, this Saturday morning, April 9th!

The event is open to children up to 8 years old who must be accompanied by an adult. Arrive early as the Egg Hunt main event starts promptly at  9:00 am.

Three of the fields of Golden Eagle Park will be designated for specific age groups; ages 0-3 on Field #4, ages 4-8 on Field #3, and kids 8 and under with siblings on Field #2.

In addition to the very popular egg scramble, you can visit with the Fountain Hills Fire Department, which will bring a fire truck for the kids to climb on and firefighters to show the kids their gear.

No event would be complete without inflatable bouncers to play on. Local church groups will also bring crafts and games. Head on over for lots of egg-citement!

Information provided by the Town of Fountain Hills. Click here for more information on the 2022 Eggstravaganza!

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Holidays

9 Ways to See Holiday Lights

Do you have a family tradition of driving around to see holiday lights? Instead of wandering aimlessly while the kids get restless, check out these great locations for lots of oohs and aahs.

Avenue of the Fountains

This is a great place to get out of the car and walk along the light display. The sidewalk down the middle of the boulevard offers a safe way to view away from traffic.

Light the Town Holiday Drive

The Town of Fountain Hills has organized a fun holiday light drive, complete with a map and a fun competition. Drive past each of the homes and vote using the QR codes placed in the front yard of each entry home. CLICK HERE to get a map and addresses for each entry.

Neighborhood Property Owners Association Competition

Each year, the NPOA holds a holiday light contest for its members. Visit npoafh.org to download a map of participating homes. Learn more HERE.

Fountain Hills Community Center

The Community Center has a long-standing tradition of displaying Christmas trees that are decorated by local clubs and organizations. Each has a unique theme. Visit on December 18 and you’ll also get to see the annual model train display.

Desert Botanical Garden

Experience the simplicity and beauty of Las Noches de las Luminarias with 8,000 flickering luminarias and twinkling lights throughout the garden. Enjoy a festive drink while listening to holiday melodies. CLICK HERE.

Phoenix Zoo Lights

The Valley’s most cherished holiday tradition is filled with millions of twinkling lights, dazzling animal sculptures, and the Wildlife Lantern Safari. This year offers walk-thrus, cruise-thrus, and more. CLICK HERE.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

What are the winter holidays without a trip to see the lights at the Train Park? Ride the train and the carousel and enjoy the spirit of the season. CLICK HERE.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Not only will you see loads of lights, but you can enjoy a wide range of other fun activities, too. Roast marshmallows, go ice skating, ride the train, and more. CLICK HERE.

Butterfly Wonderland

Enjoy the festive décor, beautiful butterflies, and live music during your visit to Christmas in the Rainforest. CLICK HERE.

Each location is implementing careful plans that follow CDC guidelines for events. Visit each website to find important information before making your plans. And don’t forget to let the kids follow NORAD’s Santa tracker at NoradSanta.org or by downloading the mobile app. This Christmas Eve tradition has continued every year since 1955.

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Stroll in the Glow Selfie Station

The holidays may look different this year, but we are grateful to the Town of Fountain Hills for doing everything they can to give residents a happy holiday experience on the Avenue.

Stroll in the Glow is still on the calendar for Saturday, December 5th at 4:00 PM. The lights will be illuminated all along the Avenue, and a pandemic-friendly Santa Claus experience is still planned.

New to this event this year will be “TubaChristmas”. TubaChristmas concerts and events have been presented all over the world for 47 years, and this year they are coming to the Avenue with their ensemble of instruments from the tuba family.

Although most businesses will not be hosting their own indoor gatherings or tables on the sidewalk, RE/MAX Sun Properties will have a self-serve selfie station up in front of each of our offices for you and your family to capture your magical holiday smiles.

Visit 16704 E. Avenue of the Fountains #101 for our west-end location.

Visit 16824 E. Avenue of the Fountains #12 for our east-end location.

We will have some fun holiday headbands for the kiddos to use in their selfie that they can take home as a gift.

We look forward to seeing you and yours as we enjoy the holiday lights and open the season together. We hope that you and your family stay strong and healthy through the holiday season and find magic in the little things.