Spring Activities 2021
With the weather getting nice and spring break right around the corner, here are some family friendly and pandemic safe activities for the Spring.
Now more than ever, it is a great time to hit the trails and enjoy the beauty of the Arizona mountains. Some easy trailheads nearby that are great for kids and novice hikers looking to enjoy the spring weather include Silly Mountain, Usery Mountain Regional Park, and San Tan Mountain Regional Park. Silly Mountain in Apache Junction is a great place to start for a short yet enjoyable hike. All the trails are well-marked and there is plenty of parking at the trailheads. Usery Mountain Regional Park in Mesa is currently open 6am to 8pm and includes 3,648 acres of park to hike and mountain bike. San Tan Regional Park to the south in Queen Creek is currently open daily 6am – 8pm and includes 10,000 arces of the lower Sonoran Desert and is also great for both hiking and mountain biking in its 1400 – 2300 feet of elevation. For any hikes, it’s important to remember to bring plenty of water.
MLB’s Pitch, Hit and Run Event
Another fun activity taking place this spring in partnership with the City of Mesa is the MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run event at the Red Mountain Softball Complex. The event will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm based on the competition age group. Pitch, Hit and Run is for both boys and girls ages 7 to 14 of any experience level and is FREE. Participants can compete in either baseball or softball divisions and can advance through three levels of competition based on their competition scores. Participants can register online at here or reach out to Lacy Freeman at (480) 644-3040 or firstname.lastname@example.org and must register by April 14 at 12:00pm.
Gilbert Cinemas Movies in the Park
A great idea for a socially distanced movie night for families will be taking place all spring at Gilbert Regional park. The Town of Gilbert will be offering socially distanced circles on the great lawn in either small (2 people), medium (4 people), or large (8 people), where attendees can bring a blanket, lawn chairs, pack a tasty picnic or enjoy some tasty food from the food trucks on site as they enjoy a movie under the stars. Tickets must be purchased in advanced and range from $8 to $20 for a double feature and $5 to $15 for a single movie. Movies will begin at 6:30pm for double features and at 7:00pm for single movies , with a 20 min intermission between movies for double features. The schedule of movies is below:
- March 26, 2021 – Rise of the Guardians and A League of their Own Double Feature
- April 9, 2021 – Sing and Grease Double Feature
- April 23 – Avengers Endgame
- May 7, 2021 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
However you are able to, now is the time to get out and enjoy the nice Arizona spring weather with friends and family!