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Thursday, February 23, 2017

NHRA Arizona Nationals in Chandler {Flash Giveaway}

NHRA Arizona Nationals in Chandler
 {Flash Giveaway}

What:When the two 10,000-horsepower dragsters take off with a thunderous roar and spit fire as they march side-by-side down the dragstrip, the transcendent moment provides an extreme shot of adrenaline for even the most conservative attendees. This will be the scene for three spectacular days at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, the 450-acre multi-purpose motorsports facility located just minutes east of downtown Phoenix. NHRA’s annual duel in the desert continues in its traditional spot as the year’s second event. A Southwest fixture since 1985, the event offers teams a chance to redeem mistakes made at the opener. The facility is also known for record performances, such as Tony Schumacher’s historic 330-mph quarter-mile blast in 1999.
As always, fans will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite drivers, as Every Ticket's a Pit Pass® at the most powerful and sensory-filled motorsports attraction on the planet! Get direct access to the teams, see firsthand as the highly-skilled mechanics service their hot rods between rounds, and get autographs from your favorite NHRA drivers.
When:Friday, Saturday and Sunday  2/24-2/26 Midway opens at 9:30am Full Schedule

Where:20000 S Maricopa Rd
Chandler, AZ 85226

Tickets: Purchase tickets HERE Kids 12 and under FREE

Enter to win 4 General Admission tickets to EITHER Saturday or Sunday.  And as always, kids 12 & under are free in GA Pick up Tickets at Front Desk of Comfort Inn Hotel 1-10 and Chandler Blvd7400 W. Boston Street, Chandler 85226 in this 


Dillards Clearance Sale {Additional 40% Off}

Dillards Clearance Sale {Additional 40% Off}
My favorite sales- I love the finds for the entire family and like to share with you guys when it is happening. Today 2/23/17 through Saturday 2/25/17 Leave a comment of pics you would like me to take while there in Tucson- the sale is nationwide and online too!

Things to Do With Kids During Tucson Rodeo Vacation {Rodeo Parade and More}

Things to Do With Kids During Tucson Rodeo Vacation 
{Rodeo Parade and More}

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What:Rodeo Parade-This colorful, exciting Parade is presented each year and keeps the spirit of the first Parade back in 1925. Now known to be the largest Non-Motorized Parade in the country, It still achieves its success through the community's participation and the dedicated work of its members ,  volunteers and the generosity of the Sponsors. More information for the Tucson Rodeo Parade 

When:9am-11am Thursday, February 23, 2017

Where:The Parade begins at 9 am. Parade route begins on Ajo Highway 1/2 mile east of Park Ave. going east to Park Avenue, then south on Park to Irvington Rd., west on Irvington to Sixth Avenue and north on Sixth to the North end of the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. The Judges and Reviewing stands are located on the North side of Irvington close to Sixth Ave. Grandstand seating is on Irvington Road. 

Cost: FREE unless sitting in the grandstands

Map of restrooms along the parade route ;)

What: La fiesta de los vaqueros The first La Fiesta de los Vaqueros(Celebration of the Cowboys) in 1925 touted three days of events and competition. Today, the event has grown to a nine-day celebration centered on the Tucson Rodeo, one of the top 25 professional rodeos in North America.
When: The 2017 Tucson Rodeo is February 18-26 
Where: Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. 6th Ave. See directions.
Cost: All Information on the rodeo <-----

What Rodeo PopUp

When: 7am-1pm

Where:4563 S Park Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85714

Cost: FREE (costs for purchasing items)

What: Family Day at the Gardens! One of our favorite things to do is head to the Tucson Botanical Gardens for some outside fun and beautiful butterflies. The Gardens are offering up one of their fabulous Family Days! More information on the Family Fun Day 

When:Friday, February 24, 2017 9am-12noon

Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens

Cost: Included with admission

What: Motown The Musical - So much energy- a mix of history, concert and musical that the whole family will love!

When: February 21- 26, 2017 Full Schedule

Where: UA Centenial Hall

Cost: As low as $19 for student tickets! All ticket information <----

What:Arizona Renassaince FestivalIt's a Pirate Invasion at the Festival Feb. 25 & 26! Start practicing your ARRRGH!! And get out to Faire or YE be WALKIN' the PLANK!
Bring two (2) *NEW* books to the Kids Need to Read booth Valid February 25th & 26th ONLY and receive a FREE Child admission (ages 5-12) $14 Value. 
And we have a Pirate costume Contest for KIds on Sat. the 25 and for Adults on Sun. the 26. For more details:…/february-25-26-high-seas-…/
When:The Festival is open Saturdays and Sundays, February 11 - April 2 and Presidents' Day Monday February 20. 10am - 6pm.

Where:12601 E Highway 60

Cost: Discounts available and a Giveaway <----

What:Rodeo Night at Trail Dust Town! This year, we are proud to support Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids (TRAK)! Enjoy a petting zoo, horse rides, food and drink specials both outside and at Pinnacle Peak Tucson, Wild West Stunt Shows by The Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros, rides, live music in Pinnacle Peak by David Rychener and more! See you there! Please note that safety is important to us! Each horse rider will wear a helmet and have an experienced handler with them. Learn about TRAK at

When: Friday, February 24, 2017 5-8pm

Where:Trail Dust Town 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road Tucson

Cost: It's always free to enter Trail Dust Town! A $12 wristband gives you unlimited admission to the petting zoo, train, Ferris wheel, carousel, and one-time admission to gold panning, Museum Of The Horse Soldier. Ravenhearse Family Classic Haunt, and The Wild West Stunt Shows (at 7 & 8pm). Each attraction can also be enjoyed on its own by purchasing wooden nickels. Horse Rides are not included with the wristband and are two wooden nickels or $5. A portion of the evening's proceeds benefit TRAK!

What: 7th Annual Rodeo Days Arts Celebration - a fun filled day of ART, MUSIC, and FOOD! ART: jewelry, fabric, leather, metal, glass, more! MUSIC: Mariachi Herradura 10-11AM; Bill Ganz Band 11:00-1:00; AZ Dance Hands 1:00-3:00. FOOD - BBQ 4U, Plaza Palomino restaurants, tamales & more. QUICK DRAW with Tucson notables 3:00; Artists' silent auction, BEER from Dillinger Brewing Company, DANCE COMPETITION by Amanda Skaff, PONY RIDES, CARRIAGE RIDES, lots of good old fashioned family fun. FREE entry!

When:Sat. Feb. 25 10AM-4PM 

Where: Plaza Palomino 2940 N Swan Road Tucson

Cost: FREE to attend other activities different charges

What: Reid Park Zoo Pokemon Nights and More!

When: Pokemon Nights Friday, February 24 6-9pm 
Every day of vacation the Zoo is open! Enjoy this weather :)

Where: Reid Park Zoo 3400 E. Zoo Court

Cost: Regular Zoo Admission or special pricing for Pokemon Nights $9 adults $5 kids $2 off for members and cosplay costumes

What: Take the kids out to eat with $1 Kids meals at Olive Garden Coupon <------ or full List of Kids Eat Free (or cheap) in Tucson

When: Depends on daily offers

Where: Various restaurants -see guide

Cost: Free or cheap

The FULL TUCSON FAMILY AND KIDS EVENT CALENDAR has even more to keep your family having fun all of the long weekend in the Old Pueblo!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Monster Jam Tucson Discount and Ticket Winner!

Monster Jam Tucson Ticket Winner!
I was given tickets to pass on to a lucky Arizona Families reader in exchange for sharing!

What: The infamous 2,000 horsepower engines are revving up again and ready to roar full throttle back into Tucson as the Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series presented by AMSOIL, the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet, debuts at the Tucson Arena from Friday, March 3rd – Sunday, March 5th with an exciting new competitive points-paying endurance showdown unlike any other Monster Jam event ever experienced before in Tucson!

The Monster Jam Triple Threat Series presented by AMSOIL can only be seen in select cities across the country and features the most extreme athletes of Monster Jam competing against one another in a points-based format that showcases the best lineup of Monster Jam vehicles to deliver what fans want to see most - more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more action!   

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series team athletes vying to be Tucson champions are: 
Grave Digger® driven by Cole Venard
Max-D® driven by Jared Eichelberger
El Toro Loco® driven by Mark List
Monster Mutt® Dalmation driven by Cynthia Gauthier
Zombie driven by Tyler Groth
New Earth AuthoritySM (N.E.A.) driven by Travis Groth
Scooby-Doo™ driven by rookie Myranda Cozad
Mohawk Warrior driven by rookie Bryce Kenny

Plus, fans are always encouraged to come to the arena early on Saturday for the Monster Jam® Pit Party pre-show experience which provides unprecedented access to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers – you can see the trucks up close, meet the athletes, get their autographs and take photos!
*Pit Pass required for entry; purchase price $10 for all ages.

WHEN: Friday, March 3, 2017  
  • Event Time – 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Pit Party open from 10:30 AM–12:00 PM
**Saturday 1PM event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry
  • Event Times – 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, March 5, 2017 
  • Event Time – 1:00 PM

WHERE: Tucson Arena 260 S. Church Street, Tucson AZ  85701

TICKETS:Tickets are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at just $20 each*
Pit Passes available to purchase for $10 each
DISCOUNT: $4 off tickets
Code: MOM4
Code valid on March 3rd at 7pm & March 5th at 1pm
Not valid on VIP or Front Row Seating.  Valid at the box office, online or by phone.  Limit to 8 tickets per transaction.

The winner is Bronwyn Sternberg

Tickets are now available for purchase online at, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the Tucson Arena Box Office.
*ticket prices subject to change – additional venue/ticketing fees may apply
For the die-hard Monster Jam fans, we are now offering the official Monster Jam Collector's ticket featuring stunning 3D graphics! This special souvenir keepsake is your ticket into the show and is the ultimate collectible for Monster Jam fans – available for exclusive purchase online only through

**Sent only via UPS or Mail. Tickets will be delivered within four weeks of your purchase. Any changes to your ticket order after the fact may cause delays. Offer is only available at the time of your internet ticket purchase.

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Winners for Family Fun Day at Tucson Botanical Gardens {2/24/17}

Winners for Family Fun Day at Tucson Botanical Gardens {2/24/17}

What:Just in time for the Tucson Rodeo Season! Come to Tucson Botanical Gardens for our next Family Fun Day. There will be arts & crafts projects, games and hands-on activities, all focusing on the fun and adventure of Tucson’s Rodeo heritage. Volunteers, Docents and members of the Tucson Botanical Gardens Education team will be on hand to present activities that will inspire and connect with children of all ages.

When: Friday, February 24, 2017 9am-12noon

Where:Tucson Botanical Gardens 2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona 85712

Tickets: Included with admission. 

----->WIN TICKETS<------ - There will be 2 winners of 4 passes each!

No registration necessary.
The winners are 
Vicki Simmons Rolfson

Jessica Gomez

Lego Batman Movie Days at LEGOLAND {California}

Lego Batman Movie Days at LEGOLAND {California}

Arizona Families is a Legoland Blogger and our bloggers were given passes to cover this Batastic Event!

Have you caught the LEGO Batman movie? Legoland created some amazing activities to enjoy during their LEGOLAND Batman Movie Days. The fun is happening for one more weekend - February 25-26. 

We started the fun by visiting the Event Booth. They handed out Batman masks and even had a super cool drawing to enter, plus a scavenger hunt for the chance to win an awesome LEGO Batman set prize pack!
Meet and Greet with LEGO Batman!

When you’re feeling creative, you can Build & Test Your Own Batmobile - You can race your Batmobile creations with other racers and even receive a ribbon and a certificate!  

Thank you to Laura from Laura's Little Party for helping cover all the Southern CA fun when My family and I cannot be there. 

You can also check out her amazing 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Winner Announced for Motown The Musical in Tucson

Winner Announced for Motown The Musical in Tucson 
I was given tickets to see this show and pass on a pair of tickets to one of you :)

I  always have a wonderful time at each and every Broadway in Tucson show. They bring stellar entertainment to the Old Pueblo! I can say that I am very excited about this one because I love Motown and the upbeat energy I know this show will bring!


-Chicago Sun-Times
It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!
Recommended for ages 8+. No babes in arms, everyone must have a ticket.
ASL Performance: Saturday, February 25 at 2pm

All programs, dates, prices, times and casting subject to change- More INFORMATION HERE

The winner who loves Motown is Patricia Marie Jund!

To enter to win 2 tickets to the Wednesday night {2/22/17} performance please enter      
 ---->THIS GIVEAWAY <----

Hope to see you at the show!