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Northeast Valley Lifestyle

Winter 2021

Local Events Desert Botanical Garden Weekend Getaway: Verde Canyon Railroad Real Estate Report Cover Photo: Bdingman

Restaurant Spotlight: AZ/88


Local Events

Please Note: Face masks must be worn publicly throughout Maricopa County. Many businesses are requiring face masks within their establishments as well. Also, please note that some businesses and public spaces are temporarily closed and some special events could be changed or cancelled due to COVID-19, so be sure to verify all information before visiting.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Dec 20, 2020 vs. San Francisco 49ers – Dec 26, 2020 State Farm Stadium

Fiesta Bowl Jan 2, 2021 State Farm Stadium

Las Noches De Las Luminarias Now through Dec 31, 2020 Desert Botanical Garden

28th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival - Thunderbird Artists Jan 15-17, 2021 Carefree Town Center

Scottsdazzle Holiday Extravaganza Now through Jan 1, 2021 Old Town Scottsdale

Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon Jan 16-17, 2021 Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix

Holiday Lights at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Now through Jan 3, 2021 McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Jan 16-24, 2021 WestWorld of Scottsdale

Holidays at the Quarter Now through Jan 3, 2021 Scottsdale Quarter Winter Waterland Now through Jan 3, 2021 OdySea Aquarium World of Illumination Now through Jan 3, 2021 Diablo Stadium and Westgate Shopping Center Zoolights Now through Jan 31, 2021 Phoenix Zoo/AZ Center for Nature Conservation

Celebration of Fine Art Jan 16 - Mar 28, 2021 SW corner of Hayden Rd. & Loop 101 Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction Jan 20-24, 2021 18555 N Scottsdale Road Waste Management Phoenix Open Feb 1-7, 2021 TPC Scottsdale


33rd Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival Feb 6 - Apr 4, 2021 Arizona Renaissance Festival Grounds

McDowell Mountain Music Fest Mar 5-6, 2021 Margaret T Hance Park

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Feb 11-21, 2021 WestWorld of Scottsdale

Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market Mar 5-7, 2021 Heard Museum

Concours in the Hills Feb 13, 2021 Fountain Park

Kite Festival Mar 7, 2021 Fountain Park

31st Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest Feb 13-14, 2021 Heard Museum

26th Annual Spring Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival - Thunderbird Artists Mar 12-14, 2021 Carefree Desert Gardens

Devour Culinary Classic Feb 27-28, 2021 Desert Botanical Garden

Scottsdale Arts Festival Mar 12-14, 2021 Civic Center Park

Innings Festival Feb 27-28, 2021 Tempe Beach Park & Arts Park

Irish Fountain Fest Mar 13, 2021 Fountain Park

Arizona Sun Circuit Quarter Horse Show Feb 27 - Mar 7, 2021 WestWorld of Scottsdale

St Patrick's Day Parade and Faire Mar 13, 2021 Downtown Phoenix

Cactus League Spring Training Feb 27 - Mar 30, 2021 Various Spring Training Stadiums

Luke Days Air Show Mar 21-22, 2021 Luke Air Force Base

Memorial Disk Golf Mar 4-6, 2021 Fountain Park

Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts Mar 26-28, 2021 Downtown Tempe


Special Attraction

Photo: NylaKatara2013

Desert Botanical Garden A Desert Conservation Pioneer Spread across 55 acres in Phoenix, Arizona, Desert Botanical Garden is home to tens of thousands of cacti, trees and flowers from all around the world including 400 rare and endangered species. With rugged mountains in the background you can walk along several themed trails to see all the fascinating desert plants, as well as the beautiful birds and insects that are attracted to them. Art is an important part of Desert Botanical Garden with exhibits featuring various artists from all over the world. Sculptors showcase their creations throughout the garden while more fragile art is displayed in the garden’s galleries. Classes, lectures and workshops Javelinas have such are offered for those who want in-depth knowledge about subjects terrible eyesight that they are nearly blind. such as desert landscaping, conservation, cooking and wellness, art, They rely heavily on their history and science, travel, and photography. Dining options are keen sense of smell. available for visitors, and throughout the year the garden hosts numerous concerts and special events. Many of these events are at night when the garden takes on a magical quality with twinkling and glowing lights leading visitors to their destination.

Did you know?

Location: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008 Source: DBG.org

Photo: Elizabeth Bernstein


Weekend Getaway Source: VerdeCanyonRR.com Photo: Derrick Neill

Verde Canyon Railroad

Your journey begins at the depot in Clarkdale where you can enjoy the cafĂŠ, gift shop and museum while you wait for your adventure to start. You will travel in first class, caboose, coach, or the locomotive ride-along. All cars have access to open-air viewing with shaded canopies. The meticulously cared for FP7 locomotives, two of only ten remaining in North America, are the muscle that pulls the quarter-mile length of passenger cars. On your journey you will learn the history of and see the spectacularly beautiful Verde Canyon, nearly unchanged for hundreds and thousands of years, where its unique and protected ecosystem remains unspoiled and rich in geological intrigue and wildlife. Visitors come from all over the world to ride this special train. You can book a train ride for the afternoon or include it with a weekend stay in Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, or Jerome. In December you can enjoy the Magical Christmas Journey to the North Pole!

AZ/88 is a modern saloon with award winning cocktails and classic cuisine. Since 1988, the interior of minimal design supports everchanging works of art, not unlike a gallery or it's two neighboring museums. Their specialty drink is the Martini. The award winning craft is filled to the rim in custom hand blown glasses. AZ/88 has one of the best patios for dining and people watching in the valley. Enjoy a fabulous meal and drink al fresco while overlooking the Scottsdale Civic Center Park. Source: AZ88.com | Photo: Jen Beaty

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Arizona is The Grand Canyon State with many vast, open spaces to explore. As the people who live here know, even if you reside in a Northeast Valley city or suburb, you can always find somewhere to go that isn’t crowded, somewhere to go that has spectacular views, somewhere to go where you are surrounded by nature – and you can be there in less than an hour. That is one reason why we live here. In some Arizona communities the sun-kissed views are already yours, just outside your window; and being in nature is just a walk outside your door. Looking for art, culture and vibrant city life? We have that, too! Pete and Corinne are real estate agents who listen to what you want for your next home and for the next chapter in your life. We listen to your point of view. Your house - your home – is the place where you create your life and your lifestyle. Whether you are selling or buying, you have a vision of what you want and we will help you get there. Peter Shambreskis, REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR | 480-229-6468 Corinne Howard, REALTOR®, ePRO, GRI, SFR, SRS | 480-229-6467 DPR Realty , LLC, 14811 N Kierland Blvd Suite 700, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 www.ShowScottsdaleHomes.com | info@ShambreskisAndHoward.com

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