Enjoy a night out among the vibrant neon lights and culinary delights. Gilbert hosts the Downtown Concert Series when the weather is absolutely amazing. Performances are held at Water Tower Plaza in the heart of the Heritage District.
Veterans Day Parade in Gilbert
Celebrate American pride this Veterans Day. Display your patriotism in full glory by honoring our veterans. This impressive ceremony features presentation of colors, local school marching bands performing, special guest speakers, food and refreshments, and much more.
The celebration of Gilbert’s heritage is packed full of activities for Gilbert residents and guests, including the Gilbert Days Parade, Gilbert Days Festival, Gilbert Days 5K and 1 Mile Run, and Gilbert Half Marathon and 10K Run.
Help us celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. by enjoying this multiple day event. The free events will include workshops, inspirational speakers, a youth art competition/exhibit, and fun, educational entertainment.
The Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch has the only Valley astronomy observatory open to the public every Friday and Saturday evening from dusk until 9:30 p.m., subject to weather conditions. Spend a quiet night star gazing through the 16" diameter, modified Cassegrain-style telescope at the observatory, where you can also see Saturn's rings, craters on the moon, far-off galaxies, and many other amazing celestial sights.
Enjoy a Day at the Riparian Preserve
Prep your best camouflage and boots for the Gilbert Outdoors Expo at the Riparian Preserve. Brush up on various outdoor activities and learn new skills – fishing, camping, hunting, hiking, and much more. This two-day event draws exhibitors and attendees statewide with an expected attendance of over 4,000 people.
Each spring in Gilbert (typically early to mid-March), Banner Health Center presents the Ka-POW! Superhero Adventure Run. Strap on your capes and squeeze into your favorite tights – this is a costumed run fit for the whole family. The Adventure Run course includes more than 20 challenging obstacles like Spiderman Tower, Iron Man Crawl, Thor Tires, and the Wonder Woman Wall – and don’t miss Aquaman’s Waterslide!
Children Dance at the Global Village Festival
Enjoy a multi-cultural celebration fit for all ages in Gilbert. The Global Village Festival is an annual event held at the Gilbert Civic Center North Campus. This event brings together local community groups in an open and edifying way – what better way to learn a bit more about your neighbors.
Non-profits, service organizations, schools, community members, and schools are all invited to partake in this family-first event. Enjoy contemporary and traditional forms of dance, music, arts and crafts, and food from countries and cultures far and near. The Global Village Festival's mission is to “create opportunities for individuals and communities to celebrate, share, and sustain the arts and the rich cultural traditions of countries from around the world.”
Plan on joining the entire community October 29th from 10am–7pm for a day of fun for all ages. The Off the Street festival is a first for Gilbert, but won’t be the last. Bring your entire family to experience the energy of the Downtown Heritage District. There will be live music, food, artisans will have booths to display their work, plus street performers and children’s activities.
Chalk artists will also be “chalking it up!” You won’t believe the amazing art that can be created with chalk. It may even spark your creative side. Mark your calendar and plan on spending some or all of your Saturday enjoying this festival, Saturday, October 29th.
Want to eat like the locals? Check out the Food Truck Feastival featuring anywhere from 10 to 20 food trucks, live music, and boutique vendors. Visitors can get their fix of inexpensive culinary innovations in a fun, social setting.
Fridays, 5:30 p.m - 9 p.m.
1012 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296 (Gilbert Town Square)