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Marketplace Street Fair at the Kick-off Party

We welcome a variety of vendors to showcase their products and services at the Marketplace Street Fair during the Ahwatukee Festival of Lights Kick-Off Party held the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year.

Begin your holiday shopping with our selection of crafters, artisans, services, packaged foods and other unique items

Our Marketplace Street Fair features 100+ vendors and all of our spaces are already full this year! 

Contact us to get on the list to be notified when applications open next year.

The event takes place on Saturday November 30, 2019 from Noon to 8 pm at Desert Foothills Park.

Kick-off Party

Restaurant Row

Local restaurants are a staple at the annual Kick-Off Party and spots fill up fast! In fact, we are already FULL for this year. Contact us for early notification of space availability for next year.

Here is the list of this year’s featured restaurants:

Domino’s Pizza
Macayo’s Mexican Restaurant
Texas Roadhouse
Hot Bamboo
Wow Wow Lemonade
Shorty’s Subs
I Dream of Weenies
Tee’s Concessions
Mini Donut Trolley
Waffle Crush
Water & Ice
Kettle Pop
Pour Jo Coffee
Picnic Specialties    

Kick-off Party


The Festival of Lights Holiday Kick-Off Party is a premier family event for the Ahwatukee community that raises funds for the lighting of the medians over the holidays on Chandler Boulevard and provides a fun event for the community.

We have inflatables, rides and games for the children, Marketplace Street Fair, a beer garden, restaurants throughout the park, visits with Santa, entertainment for the family, and other fun activities. Up to 15,000 attend the daylong festival.

We hope that you will join us.

This year we will again have two entertainment areas.

  • The Festival Stage will be located on the west side of the park with a large stage, full sound system and plenty of seating in front. Bands, choral groups and small performance groups will enjoy this setting. Performances 12pm – 9:00pm.
  • The Candy Lane Pavilion will be located on the basketball court in the heart of the park with ample seating and provides a perfect area for dance, theatre, acrobatics and large groups to perform. Performances 12 pm – 6:30 pm.

This year’s lineup is full and we will welcome applications from local groups again next August or September. Contact us to be notified when we begin accepting them.


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