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Upcoming Event Partnership Opportunities
Fit Families Mud Run
Mud Run, Obstacle Course, Survivor Run, Adventure Race... An event by any other name just isn't the same as one put on by the Apache Junction Parks and Recreation team. While these themed runs continue to grow in popularity, they've all but excluded youth and families. The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation's Fit Families Mud Run has become a signature event for families in the East Valley. The obstacles created for the Fit Families Mud Run are age appropriate in their distances, challenges, and safety; the obstacles are designed for maximum mud and minimum danger! The net result is a great day for young and young at heart; the oldest participant was 70 years young and the youngest participant was barely two years old! Click here for more information.
Health and Wellness Event and Expo
The Heal Yourself, Heal Your World Wellness Expo held at the City’s award winning Multi-Generational Center (“MGC”) attracts over 2,000 attendees. The November 18, 2017 event features over 80 booths, 30+ educational classes, health screenings, demonstrations and much more. This is a free event that is open to the public. Sponsors and vendors also participate in a social networking event the day before the event. Click here for more information.
Join us for one of the fastest growing sports in America! Partner with the city on the annual Shoot Out Pickleball Tournament to be held at Prospector Park on November 17 and 18, 2017. This is a pre-registration event that is open to the public. It is anticipated there will be 150 participants and spectators at the tournament. No spectator fees. Click here for more information.
Holiday Program and Light Parade
The Holiday Program and Light Parade is a day-long event that attracts over 10,000 attendees. The December 2, 2017 event features a community Walk-a-thon, live entertainment, 20 tons of snow, Santa and a kid’s zone with inflatable games and a Light Parade. This is a free event, open to the public, with fees for food and game booths. Click here for more information.
Thank Goodness It's Friday ("TGIF") Lunch Program
TGIF is scheduled for the 32 Fridays in the school year, this all day program offers a variety if activities including arts and crafts, sports, fitness, board/electronic games, and the opportunity to "hang out" in a safe and supervised environment. Unfortunately, experience has shown many times when a child comes to an all-day program they have not been provided either a lunch or the resources to purchase snacks from our vending machines. In other words, they have no access to food once they arrive at our facilities. Our staff wants to make sure no child goes hungry during the TGIF program! Click here to find ways to become a Lunch Time Hero.
Senior Programs and Services
The city’s senior services include daily congregate dining, home delivered meals, arts and crafts, educational classes, fitness, bingo, special events and more. City staff often receives requests from companies/agencies wanting to provide services to the senior population. Those companies/agencies whose mission and services align with our own will have the opportunity to become a partner of services. Our mission is to provide quality recreational, social and resource services to a diverse population including seniors. If you would like to support the city’s Senior Programs/Services please review the options listed below. If you don’t see a partnership level that meets your needs, one can be designed for your firm. Click here for more information.
AZ Speaks Winter Lecture Series 2017-2018
A free lecture series sponsored by the Apache Junction Library featuring a variety of speakers talking about various topics from the Wild West to ghosts. Series will be offered in January and February 2018. The “AZ Speaks Winter Lecture” series is free and held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. There will be eight lectures during the upcoming winter season.
It is anticipated that 675 people will attend each lecture. Target market for this program is senior citizens, both year-round and seasonal residents. Click here for highlights of the 2016-2017 series.
LibraryCON is a family friendly comic book convention in a library setting. Featuring cosplay, entertainment, panels, displays, arts and crafts, gaming, face painting…there is something for everyone…including businesses who want to market their products to the attendees. Find your inner geek at the Apache Junction Library! March 2018. Click here for more information.
Summer Reading Program 2018
Every summer, the Library inspires all ages to read and prevent the “summer reading slide” that often occurs when school is not in session. There are separate programs for youth, teens, and adults, and incentives are given for reading specified amounts of time. Past years’ incentives have included free passes to the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, free yogurt from Yogurt Kingdom, free kids meals at Chipotle, and many more. Click here for highlights of the 2017 program.
4th of July Fireworks Celebration
The Fourth of July Celebration is a day-long event that attracts over 5,000 attendees. The event features a spectacular fireworks show, live entertainment, free watermelon, a sand volleyball tournament, swimming at the Aquatics Center, and a kid’s zone with inflatable/water games and a bicycle, tricycle, and wagon decorating contest. This is a free event, open to the public, with fees for food and game booths. Click here for more information.
Brookdale Apache Junction
Thanks to Brookdale Apache Junction for its ongoing support of the city's health/wellness, pubic safety, and Arizona history speaker programs.
Lost Dutchman Marathon
Thanks to the Lost Dutchman Marathon for its ongoing support of the city’s youth, family, wellness, and special event programs!
One of the city's strongest partners over the last several years has been Republic Services. When economic times were really bad and the city was faced with cancelling its annual 4th of July fireworks display, Republic Services stepped in and saved the day! For eight years, Republic Services has provided the funds so that Apache Junction could provide one of the best fireworks displays in the Valley of the Sun. Republic Services continues to support the Apache Junction community in many other ways including neighborhood clean-ups, residential clean-ups, and providing recycling information to local students.
Click here to view a video about the city's partnership with Republic Services.
We would also like to thank the following organizations for their support of city programs:
Apache Greyhound Park
Apache Junction Little League
Apache Junction/Gold Canyon News
Apache Junction Water District
Arizona Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association
Arizona Water Company
Banner Ironwood Medical Center
Brookdale Apache Junction
Friends of Apache Junction
Friends of the Library
Frontier Ace Hardware
Golden Vista RV Resort
Jay Rey Graphics
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority
Rotary Club of Superstition Mountains
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Salt River Project
Steve Leach Signs
Superstition Mountain Community Facilities District
Superstition Mountain Promotional Corporation
Target (Mesa Red Mountain)