posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 06:44 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox
There is no sense of community, the cities will do things like charge for a fourth of july event.
In the valley (greater Phoenix area), yes, they charge for the really big "parties" like 4th of July and the Tempe New Year's Block Party in some
of the cities where they hire live entertainment like (actual) popular rock bands and professional hosts, but they don't charge for the community
events in the smaller valley towns, or up in Prescott, at the town square around the Courthouse, where they hold festivals and art shows throughout
the year, or in Flagstaff where they do the same at the park just south of the historic district, or in Bisbee, from what I've seen. Not sure about
Sedona. There's usually a lot going on in Sedona, regardless.
Even in the valley, there is no charge for the big art fetivals, which have a huge turnout of families (and they often bring their dogs) such as the
Tempe Art Festival.
If you live in the valley, we still have community stuff, at least in my neck of the woods, in Goodyear. I have lived in Mesa, Chandler, Avondale and
Goodyear, and there are plenty of community events.
By the way, we also have Spring Training for baseball teams from other states, all over the valley, if you like such things. In Goodyear, we host the
Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. We usually get a three game pass, since it is right down the street and makes for a nice diversion in the