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Fountain Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts Feb. 24-26

The Annual Fountain Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts Shows is the venue where gifted artists and accomplished craftspeople from all around the world come together.

Festival of Fine Arts

The Fountain Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts is a juried art event. The top artisans and artists exhibit their work at the event. Attendants benefit from competition since it brings forth the best in talents. Unique, one-of-a-kind works of art are displayed during the Fountain Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts.

This is happening right outside the doors of The Sonoran Lifestyle Team office at 16824 E Avenue of the Fountains. Stop in, say hello, enjoy a bottle of water, and get recharged for more shopping.

Now in its 49th year, the Annual Fountain Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts. The Fountain Festival is a three-day exhibition featuring approximately 500 international artists and craftspeople working in all media. This much skill in one area is staggering in its sheer enormity. The variety of outstanding work in various media is astounding. Drawing more than 150,000 people to the Fountain Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts. The Fountain Festival has established itself as one of the most significant and respected events for local artists in the southwest.

The intersection of Avenue of the Fountains and Saguaro Boulevard will again be converted into a massive food court full of kettle corn, fry bread, funnel cake, and a cordoned-off beer tent for those 21 and older. Our neighborhood restaurants on the Avenue of the Fountains are wonderful. For those who get up early, Georgie’s has breakfast and Sofrita patio for lunch and margaritas. If you’re hungry for sushi, OKA is a favorite at the office. This year’s Art Fair begins on Friday, February 24th, and will continue through Saturday and end on Sunday, February 26th. 10:00 AM-5:00PM Rain or Shine!

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Top Golf Courses in Fountain Hills

Fountain Hills, is home to world-class golf courses. Visitors and residents surely won’t want to miss out on these spectacular mountain view courses built into the Sonoran Desert. These Fountain Hills courses are unlike any other desert golf experience in the Valley of the Sun.

 Five of Arizona’s finest 18-hole courses are located in the Fountain Hills area surrounded by the scenic vistas of the McDowell Mountains and the Tonto National Forest. Designed by some of the most recognized names in golf club design, each course reflects the spirit of its designer and offers a unique blend of challenges to the golfer.


Address: 10440 Indian Wells Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 Phone: 480.837.1173 Website:

This scenic 6,415-yard, par-71 championship course is known for its narrow fairways and canyons. Signature hole #7 was voted one of Arizona’s best. Fountain Hills’ oldest course, Desert Canyon hosts a variety of tournaments


Address: 14915 Eagle Mountain Pkwy, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 Phone: 480.816.1234 Website:

Located just a chip shot away from Scottsdale, Arizona, The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain provides golfers with a stunning desert golf experience highlighted by scenic vistas, dramatic elevation changes and award-winning course layout. The Scott Miller-designed, 18-hole course (par-71 and 6,800 yards from the back tees) incorporates the property’s natural box canyons and native Sonoran Desert into the design of the golf course.


Address: 16000 E Firerock Country Club Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 Phone: 480.836.3435 Website:

Apart from the natural beauty of the area, the FireRock Country Club golf course is one of the finest in the state and an incredible pleasure to play. FireRock has it all…elevated tees, raised greens and challenging approach shots. As the course winds around mountain views, each hole presents a unique challenge, governed by its own set of circumstances. No matter how many times you play, there’s always something surprising and new to look forward to as you golf FireRock.


Address: 13100 Sunridge Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 Phone: 480.837.5100 / 800.562.5178 Website:

SunRidge Canyon’s 6,823-yard, par-71, Keith Foster-designed golf course unfolds around the rugged ridges and shady canyons unique to the Sonoran Desert mountains that divide Fountain Hills from Scottsdale, Arizona. This rugged golf course gradually descends on the way out before doubling back to climb up the slope on the way in. This subtle elevation change lies at the heart of a dramatic golf experience.

SunRidge Canyon is the home of the “Wicked Six,” the half-dozen holes that are among the most memorable and dramatic closing holes to be found anywhere. Golfers also discover that SunRidge wasn’t so much created by a bulldozer as it was carved out over eons by the relentless pressure of wind and water. Foster had the good sense to follow Mother Nature’s lead, and in the end, the beauty and challenge of SunRidge Canyon.


Address: 18200 E Toh Vee Cir, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 Phone: 480.836.9000 / 866.660.7700Website:www.wekopa.comThis 7,225-yard, par-72 course was featured in the April 2004 Wall Street Journal as one of 12 global courses that is beyond the reach of civilization. We-Ko-Pa is the Yavapai pronunciation for “Four Peaks Mountain.” The course features a 21,000-square-foot clubhouse and dramatic scenic views.

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Cruisin’ Car Show @ Phil’s

Roll-In every Sunday from now until May 21st, 2023, Phil’s Filling Station is the home of a free-to-attend car show! John Weil went to the car show in the video above to talk about it. The shows run from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and the only cost of admission is to be a customer of Phil’s!

Phil's car show

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Stroll and Roll in the Glow

The Avenue of the Fountains is just magical this season with dancing white and red lights adorning the trees, the majestic blue First Responders’ Christmas trees, and storybook figures lining the street. The town of Fountain Hills has transformed the Avenue into a lighted wonderland for Stroll in the Glow.

The Annual lighting for the Avenue at “Stroll in the Glow” was a rainy night. Many still braved the rain and enjoyed the night visiting the local business. A little rain could not keep Santa away as he made his annual arrival to the delight of the young and old by the Fountain Hills Fire truck.

The star of the night was the “Whoville” at the RE/MAX Sun Properties office. You could hear the DJ playing all the holiday hits all down the Avenue while the building glowed in holiday lights. Just inside the door were the Grinch, Cindy-Lou, and Max waiting to meet you and take a fun photo. The Mayor of Whoville greeted all who entered and shared his brand of good cheer.  There wasn’t a “humbug” uttered!

The Stroll in the Glow was so much fun the RE/MAX  Sun Properties team was ready for a repeat performance at Roll in the Glow the following Sunday. The “Grinch team” moved on down the AVE to the Sonoran Team office location to be closer to the action that night.

Everyone enjoyed hot cocoa and cookies and photos with the Grinch. The selfie station props made for extra fun photos all night.

Roll in the Glow

Next, the annual lighted bike parade was a huge hit. Where hundreds of bikes were decked out in holiday lights and costume riders peddled through the Avenue. Contestants ranged from Little Santa riders to Grinch-filled bike baskets and everything in between.

The Avenue was filled with fun activities for all. Huge inflatable slides, live music, and photos with Santa. The Sonoran Lifestyle Team office enjoyed seeing everyone and welcoming in the holiday season.

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Business Community Grows This Summer!

Fountain Hills has been blessed recently with two great new businesses!  Check them out below or log onto our sister publication for the full details! 


  • Located behind Capella Eyecare at Plaza Fountainside.
  • 12625 N. Saguaro Blvd., Suite 111
  • Tues-Sat 10am-6pm
  • Sunday Noon-5pm
  • Closed on Mondays

Atticus Books & Music opened its doors in September and early reaction indicates Fountain Hills residents are welcoming them with open arms.  Check them out near Fountain Park at Plaza Fountainside.  For more information:


Check out this instantly popular resource as an organic grocer.  You’ll find healthy greens, eggs, milk products and more!   Get the details here:

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Summer 2022’s Desert Vibe Magazine Is Here!

The second quarterly issue of Desert Vibe magazine is finally here, and it’s full of must-see information about local events, listings, and market information!

Here are some of the things you’ll see in the summer Vibe:

This Desert Vibe, as with the previous, is being released in an online-only format, with interactive links to everything you’ll need! To read the full Desert Vibe magazine, go to

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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,
  • 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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Painting Your House with CertaPro Painters

Summer is the perfect time of year for big home improvement projects. Painting your house, inside or out, can be one of the biggest of these endeavors. This summer, we recommend CertaPro Painters for any of your painting needs.

CertaPro of Mesa and Tempe is our first choice when we need painting done at our properties. They offer free Color Choice consultations to get you started and warranty all their projects.

CertaPro specializes in interior painting for walls, cabinets, stairs, and anything else you need. If your cabinets need to be painted into the 21st century, CertaPro has you covered.

CertaPro can handle the outside of your home as well, no problem. If you’re planning on selling your home any time soon and you know your house needs a fresh coat of paint, now’s the time to get started.

CertaPro Painters of Mesa/Tempe is currently offering $200 off for any project over $2,000, find the coupon by clicking here. For more information about the services CertaPro has to offer, click here.

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Vendor Spotlight: SERVPRO

SERVPRO is our go-to vendor for any issues related to damage from water, fire, and anything else you could imagine. Watch the video above for a quick introduction to what SERVPRO of North Central Mesa has to offer.

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Vendor Spotlight: AJF Inspections

AJF Inspections provides our clients’ homes with every type of inspection you could possibly need to make sure the infrastructure of the building is in great shape. Watch the video above to learn more about what services AJF can provide you.

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