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There are so many great things to do around Arizona this weekend (2/10-2/12/12) with your family! Here are some of my favorites:
Schnepf Farms Annual Peach Festival is in full swing! We've visited several times and always had a great time - there is a great play area, a train ride, a hay ride, and of course, PEACHES! Visit them at 24810 Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek. Admission is free, train rides are $2.
Looking for Snow? Then head up north to Flagstaff for Winterfest. New this year is the Dew Downtown Flagstaff Ski and Snowboard Festival - a family friendly event where the streets become the snowboarding and skiing areas for ALL AGES! It sounds like a blast! This event is held all over Flagstaff,with the Dew Downtown Festival being held on San Francisco Street.
Are your kids fascinated by tractors? I know mine are - and this Saturday and Sunday, you can head to Glendale's Suharo Ranch Park for the 22nd Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show! Admission is $5, with children 5 & under free. The park is located at: 9802 N. 59th Ave in Glendale.
2012 is a big year for Arizona - we're turning 100!! Help celebrate the Centennial with a celebration in downtown Phoenix this weekend with the Arizona Best Fest. This free celebration runs Saturday February 11th from 12-10pm and Sunday February 12th 12-6pm. There will be a family fun zone, food, music, arts & crafts, and educational opportunities. Celebrate Arizona's 100th birthday at the Arizona State Capitol Mall (Centennial Way, between 8th and 17th Avenues.)
Are you getting excited for baseball season? Check out the D-Backs Fan Fest on Saturday, February 11th from 11am-3pm at Chase Field (401 E. Jefferson St, Phoenix). This is a free event where you can talk to players, coaches, get autographs for a $5 donation, and even participate in an interactive scavenger hunt via Twitter - sounds like my kind of scavenger hunt!!
I haven't forgotten about you, Tucson! There's also a Centennial celebration this weekend, February 10th-12th, in downtown Tucson. (17 West Congress Street). You can enjoy concerts, rides, FIREWORKS, historical re-enactments, and more!
Get out and have some fun with the family this weekend - this beautiful weather will be gone before long!
I'm Rachel - a mom, wife, and 'green' blogger at Small Steps On Our Journey. If you want me to come visit your place of business, have any questions on this article or suggestions for a future article, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me at @rachelroland.