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Glendale, AZ - City of Glendale Signature Festivals
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Signature Festivals
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  • Glitters Spectacular Weekend
    Friday, November 25, 2016
    November 26, 2016
    5 – 10 p.m.
  • Jingle Bell Rockin’ Nights
    Friday, December 2, 2016
    Saturday, December 3, 2016
    6 – 10 p.m.
  • Winter Wonderland Weekend 
    Friday, December 9, 2016
    Saturday, December 10, 2016
    6 – 10 p.m.
  • Spirit of Giving Weekend
    Friday, December 16, 2016
    December 17, 2016
    6 – 10 p.m.
  • Glitter & Glow Block Party
    Saturday, January 7, 2017
    4 – 10 p.m.
  • Chocolate Affaire
    Friday, February 3, 2017                      
    5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Saturday, February 4, 2017               
    10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    Sunday, February 5, 2017              
    12 noon – 5 p.m.
*Events, dates and times are subject to change

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Glendale Glitters Lights Up Your Holiday Season November 25, All the Way Into the Shining New Year!
If you love the magic of holiday lights, then mark your calendar for Glendale’s award-winning holiday festival, Glendale Glitters, which has become a family tradition for so many across the Valley and state. This year the celebration kicks off on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26, from 5-10 p.m. each evening, and the festivities will be as spectacular as ever!

The stunning display of 1.5 million LED lights will illuminate sixteen blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale, making it the largest free holiday light display in Arizona. Free admission and free shuttles make this award-winning event family friendly. During opening weekend only, free shuttle transportation is provided from Glendale Community College (north parking lots.)

Visitors of all ages will delight in holiday entertainment, delectable food, hand-crafted holiday gifts, a children’s winter wonderland and petting zoo, shopping and, of course, visits with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick. The festive stage show will feature special honored guests to help flip on the lights, as it counts down to the lighting ceremony on Friday evening, Nov. 25 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The holiday lights and entertainment continue with more events in downtown Glendale, each Friday and Saturday through Dec. 17, from 6-10 p.m. each evening:

  • Dec. 2-3: Glendale’s Jingle Bell Rockin’ Nights
  • Dec. 9-10: Glendale’s Winter Wonderland Weekend
  • Dec. 16-17: Glendale’s Spirit of Giving Weekend

The glittering magic of Glendale’s holiday display remains lit nightly through Jan. 7, from 5-11 p.m. each evening. Historic Downtown Glendale is located at 58th and Glendale avenues. For more information, call the Special Event Hotline at 623-930-2299, or visit

Glendale Glitters is produced by Glendale’s Office of Special Events and sponsored by APS, 3TV, Cerreta Candy Company, Arizona Republic, KMLE, KOOL, Live 101.5, Raising Arizona Kids, Eternal Waters, Valley Buick-GMC Dealers and Nationwide Insurance. Free Shuttles sponsored by Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona*   (*An independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association)

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Summer Band

Summer Band


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Summer Band

Glendale Summer Band Celebrates Its 50th Season of Music in Downtown Glendale
Glendale’s favorite summer tradition is back for its 50th season beginning June 2 in downtown Glendale. The eight-week concert series takes place each Thursday at 8 p.m. through July 21, in the Murphy Park Amphitheatre, located at 58th and Glenn drives.

The 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, in which the community will be invited for a special performance and a ceremony that will include dignitaries, former band members and special guests, as well as the debut of an original piece of music composed for the Glendale Community Band.

The Glendale Summer Band is the longest-running community band in Arizona. The ages of the volunteer band members span several generations. Formed back in 1966, the band originally played at O’Neil Park, before moving to Murphy Park when the amphitheatre was built. Music lovers of all ages will be entertained by approximately 100 musicians with their inspiring renditions of marches, polkas, movie medleys and other tunes. These free concerts are the perfect night out for the entire family, or bring your friends, neighbors and the whole gang! Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase at the concerts, which will go on through July 21. The series will feature a special Patriotic performance on Thursday, June 30 in celebration of Independence Day, as well as other themes each week. | Promo video

2016 Glendale Summer Band Schedule
Murphy Park Amphitheatre
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

June 2: There’s Something About Music (Great opening of season music)

June 9: Celebrate the 1960s (Popular TV, movie and Broadway music from the 1960s)

June 16: What I Like About You (Favorite selections from current and past conductors)

June 23: Milestones and Memories: 50th Anniversary Concert & Amphitheater Dedication (Premiere performance of An Arizona Celebration by Andrew Balent)

June 30: Happy Birthday, America! (Patriotic and All-American, Summer Band Singers)

July 7: Never Grow Up (Music from Peter Pan, Hook and children’s favorites)

July 14: The Great Gershwin! (The music of George Gershwin)

July 21: Audience and Band Favorites (Favorite band and audience end-of-the-season music)

The Glendale Summer Band concert series is sponsored by the Glendale Civic Pride Ambassadors and the Glendale Rotary. For more information, call the Glendale’s Special Events hotline at 623-930-2299.

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Everyone’s talking about the events in Glendale!
Even the critics. Did you know that Glendale Glitters won the’s Best award for the Valley’s best festival? Read about Glendale’s numerous awards for its outstanding special events! Read more

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Glendale, AZ - Events Wondering about how to plan your day at one of our festivals?
Read our handy-dandy tips to enjoy our events. You know, like, don’t forget the sunscreen for the glorious Arizona sunshine! Read more
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Glendale, AZ - Vendor So you want to sell your wares at a Glendale event?
Everyone wants a piece of the action! Food vendors as well as craft artisans and other product vendors - here’s the low-down on requirements, fees and all the forms you’ll need to complete. Read more
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