Chandler has many great events for residents to get out and meet other residents, spend time with their families and enjoy some of the great things Chandler has to offer. Celebrating Chandler's cultural diversity and rich history, these events can help everyone learn more about their town and their neighbors. Visitors and future residents of Chandler can experience all that the town has to offer.
The Chandler Multicultural Festival occurs in January at the Chandler Fashion Center. It celebrates the diverse population of Chandler with festival activities including cultural music and arts and dance performed on multiple stages. It is part of the Celebration of Unity that occurs each year to celebrate the community's heritage.
The Chandler Ostrich Festival occurs in March at Tumbleweed Park. This fun, family friendly event includes the Mayor's Fun Run and an Ostrich Festival Parade. The festival features local and national stage entertainment each year. The namesake events include ostrich races and plenty of ostrich themed activities to reflect the city's early and colorful history in ostrich ranching. Want to nosh on an ostrich burger? You can get that at the festival, too!
The award-winning Great American Barbecue and Beer Festival occurs in March and features more than 60 BBQ pit masters sharing their creations with families in Historic Downtown Chandler. There are a variety of eating contests and live bands performing on the main stage, as well as a Kid Zone with inflatables and other family-friendly activities. This is a wonderful event for everyone that loves BBQ.
Rock the Block, Chandler's Block Party, occurs in November and is a family-friendly party in downtown Chandler that features many local businesses and restaurants. Vendors and shop owners open their doors for people to learn more about their businesses and there is great food, music and entertainment for everyone. The Block Party has over 100 retail, arts, and crafts vendors and a family-friendly beer garden. There is also a large Kids Zone where children can enjoy inflatables, face painting, games and a zip line. Visit www.chandler.com for more information about the City of Chandler, its unique events and a full business directory.