Kick Off Party

Ahwatukee’s biggest family fun festival, always the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Carnival rides, community entertainment, Beer Garden, Marketplace Street Fair and the Motorcycle Parade will keep you and your out-of-town guests busy all day! And besides….who really wants to leave Phoenix in the winter???

  • Admission is FREE
  • Over 30 Rides/inflatables ($20 all day wristband, individual attraction tickets also sold)
  • Tavern Beer/Wine Garden with college game TV screens
  • Two community entertainment stages
  • Nearly 100 vendors in our Marketplace Street Fair
  • Lighted Motorcycle Parade of nearly 100 riders

Volunteer to Work Festival: Saturday, Nov. 25

We need over 300 volunteers to help us put this together. We’ll need people from 6:30am until 10:00pm, for anything from a 3-hour shift, to all day if you can swing it! Kids 12+ can work game booths with a friend and teens 14+ can work inflatables with a friend! Community service hours are given, and we need their help to make the event happen for the little ones! Click here or use the Sign-Up Genius icon below to find a Saturday shift and job that suits you!

Ticket booths, Beer Garden, Games, Inflatables and many more job options from 6:30am – 10:00pm, 2-hours or more!

Volunteer for Setup: Friday, Nov. 24

We’ll work all day at Desert Foothills Park on Friday, November 24th, to set up for the festival on Saturday. This day is very physical and entails setting up chairs, tables, putting stakes in the ground, digging in sand, carrying buckets (some heavy, some not so heavy), helping put up signage around the park & in front of each game/booth, getting all rides/booths ready to work the next day, stuffing volunteer goodie bags, etc. If you can’t stay all day, no worries, we’ll take what we can get…it all helps tremendously! Tennis shoes and comfortable wear is highly recommended.

Friday Volunteer shifts are:
Friday, November 24, 10am-1pm
Friday, November, 24, 1pm-4pm

Kick Off Party Sponsorships Available Now

Get your business in front of 15,000 Ahwatukee residents! Join us at the 21st Annual Holiday Kick Off Party where Ahwatukee comes out to play. Enjoy local entertainment, rides and inflatables for the family, 100+ craft booths on Marketplace Street Fair, The Tavern Beer/Wine Garden, 10 food vendors, a volleyball tournament and more. There are many ways you can be involved in this popular community event. We are always open to new ideas on how we can work together to promote your business and our event, so contact us today!

Sponsors from 2016 have first rights of refusal until September 15, 2017.

Click here for Full Sponsorship Package.