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On Saturday and Sunday, February 10 & 11, 2018, over 50 food trucks will come together at Salt River Fields to celebrate gourmet street food and dish out just about every type of cuisine imaginable. Enjoy a full festival with live music, cooking classes, eating contests, bars, huge kid’s zone, and much more.
Hours: 11am-6pm each day
Tickets: $12 GA online, $15 GA at the gate; $65 VIP; kids 12 and under are free.
The Valley’s original neighborhood shopping center, Uptown Plaza established in 1955 is back and better than ever following an impressive three-year restoration project that has once again made this mid-century modern gem the crown jewel of central Phoenix. Located at Central Avenue and Camelback Road, Uptown Plaza has an exciting new lineup of shops and restaurants such as Shake Shack, Elly’s Brunch & Cafe, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, locally-owned favorites such as Flower Child, Huss Brewing Co. Taproom, Muse Apparel and Zookz Sandwiches.
Originally built in 1955 by iconic local developer Del Webb, Uptown Plaza is the Valley’s first-ever suburban shopping center.
“As a Phoenix native who grew up shopping at Uptown Plaza, our goal has always been to restore this neighborhood hub back to Del Webb’s original vision in the 1950s,” says Walter Crutchfield, a principal at Vintage Partners, the Arizona-based commercial real estate development and investment company behind Uptown Plaza’s revival. “Aside from scraping away decades of stucco and other ‘improvements’ to reveal the original brick-lined midcentury look, we consulted with nearby neighborhood organizations and people such as Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona to ensure we also restored Uptown Plaza’s unique mix of local, regional and national tenants.
Great Wolf Resorts is a popular family hotel chain that is bringing a new resort and indoor water park to Scottsdale. Great Wolf Resorts started in the Midwest and caters to families with children ages 2-12 and Scottsdale will be their 18th location
Great Wolf Lodge Arizona will be built next to Salt River Fields in Scottsdale and plans to open in the second half of 2019. The 350 room all-suite hotel will feature an 85,000 square foot indoor water park with slides, raft rides, activity pool and splash pads. A 27,000 square foot family adventure center with ropes course, miniature golf, arcade and a live action adventure game. Outdoor pool with cabanas, animated show in the lobby, kids activities and dining/restaurant options.
The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction starts Saturday, January 13 and runs through Sunday, January 21 at Westworld in Scottsdale. There are more than 1,770 cars available in the auction this year.
Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson is expecting big things from this year’s event saying this year’s lineup of cars is the best since 2007. One of the reasons is because the economy is on an doing well right now and that has an effect on the collector car industry. Car collectors and investors have more money, there are more people investing in classic vehicles and there are the people who finally have enough money to buy their dream car.
You don’t need to be a collector or car enthusiast to enjoy the event, though. There’s plenty to see, do, eat and drink for the whole family over the course of the nine-day event.
The weekend of Jan. 13 and 14 is a preview weekend, where all of the cars will be on display and many activities will be happening, but the auction won’t be going on yet. Family Value Day is on Saturday, January 13 with free admission for children ages 12 and younger.
For more info, visit: barrett-jackson.com.
There’s just nothing quite like Thanksgiving weekend: A morning prepping turkey and learning Grandma’s famous roll recipe, parades and football on the TV, dinner that tastes of nostalgia, long afternoon naps and mad dashes to the mall.
In between eating and shopping, we’re sharing moments with family as we gather for what may be the first time in months. And better yet, we know Thanksgiving is just the start of the exciting season to come complete with gift-giving and more food.
It’s no wonder we shell out the big bucks for our time together, right? Unless you wake up from your turkey-induced coma with loads of regret from all the sales you indulged in from Black Friday.
This year, enjoy spending more time with one another while spending less money.
Prioritize your holiday plans
Think beyond Thanksgiving for a moment: Write out all the things you’d like to do between now and the new year.
Include travel, gifts, dinners and parties. Take some time to rank your holiday wish list and be sure your budget reflects your decisions.
Make a budget and check it twice
Don’t you know that Santa works year-round? So should your budget.
Now that your holiday priorities are in order, you can budget appropriately for the coming season.
Keep things simple
Sometimes in our Pinterest- and Instagram-ridden world, it’s easy to forget what Thanksgiving is all about: Being thankful. And if we’re honest with ourselves, we all know that people are what really make our lives rich.
With this is mind, think about simplifying these things so you have more time to spend with the people you love.
Accept invitations from others
Did you get an invitation to join family or friends at someone else’s place for Thanksgiving? Take them up on the offer!
Show your gratitude by offering to bring a dish and helping with cleanup after dinner. You’ll save money and make a friend for life!
Volunteer your time
Call us crazy, but there’s really no better way to build your savings over the Thanksgiving weekend than to skip your own dinner and provide one for someone else in need.
Be a smart shopper
Surveys suggest the average person will drop $743 between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Talk about an expensive weekend!
We’re OK with this number — as long as you’re getting good deals, buying stuff you already planned to buy and keeping all of your spending in line with your budget.
Stay on track by researching sales and making a specific shopping list before heading to the store or sitting down at your computer.
Give yourself time to de-stress
We all enjoy the holidays more when they’re not crammed with activities and stress. Less really does give us more.
As you approach the start of this busy season look for opportunities to slow down. Build space into your day and into your budget.
Allow yourself a little breathing room, so you have the chance to take in and appreciate the joy that’s happening around you.
Article and tips by Dave Ramsey