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Arts, entertainment, and fun planned for 2nd annual Carefree Days

Staff ~ 4/1/2015

CAREFREE – Celebrate spring with the “Carefree” spirit at Magic Bird Festival’s 2nd Annual Carefree Days, located at the Carefree Desert Gardens and Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, 101 Easy St., in Carefree. 

The three-day arts and entertainment event starts Friday, April 10 at 10 a.m. and runs through Sunday, April 12. The festival will be open until 5 p.m. each day.

With over 75 art and craft exhibitors, the free outdoor festival features spectacular one-of-a-kind handcraft designs and artwork. The entire show is woven throughout the town’s beautiful and exotic botanical gardens, with Carefree’s famous sundial at its center.

Local performer Dakota Kid will serve as Master of Ceremonies from the center stage in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. Additional entertainment includes bluegrass favorites from the New Deal Trio, as well as dance performances by the Desert Cactus Kickers. Colorful side act Chase Archer will play host to surprise juggling performances throughout the weekend. Magic Bird’s festive food court will offer popular Southwest eats, with local food trucks, including Grilled Addiction, adding extra flavor to the menu.

For more details, call (480) 488-2014 or visit