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Fountain Hills, Arizona is located six miles north of Scottsdale, AZ. Take Scottsdale Rd. north for 6 miles, turn right and drive 12 miles on Shea Boulevard.

Fountain Hills is known best for having the world's tallest artifical fountain.

Fountain Hills' massive fountain

By Danielle Crounse
Entertainment Magazine

Fountain Hills is another upscale residential area in the Phoenix area that has lots of amenities worth noting, including the world's highest shooting fountain.

This man-made fountain is Arizona's answer to Old Faithful. It shoots water 560 feet into the air every hour on the hour for 15 minutes from 10 am until 9 pm daily. Read more...

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Fall 2010 Events in Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell
September - December 2010

Fountain Hills/Fort McDowell begins its busy fall season, full of annual celebrations, performing arts programs and new events. Visitors can enjoy events in downtown Fountain Hills in the shadow of one of the world’s tallest fountains, or learn more about Yavapai culture at Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. All events are open to the public.
 
Friday Night Franks at Fort McDowell Adventures, Every Friday 5pm - 10pm
A fun place to hang out on Friday nights! Relax under the stars. Enjoy a cookout and beverage with friends. Live musical performances. Hear stories of the Yavapai people at 6:00 and 7:00 P.M. Every Friday evening - September 7, 2010 through May 27, 2011. For more information call 480-816-6465
 
A Night of Blues & Ques at the Grille At Eagle Mountain Golf Club, September 3, 5:30pm - 9pm. All You Can Eat BBQ & Fried Fish Buffet - 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Han Olson, Blues Artist Concert: 6:30 - 9:00pm. $22.95 per person (plus tax and 18% gratuity) includes buffet and  two tickets for beer or wine of your choice and admission to the concert. For reservations please call: 480-816-1248.

Movie in the Park - Disney's "Up", September 11, Sunset, Fountain Park, Free Admission. Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old balloon salesman, finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. “Up” invites you on a hilarious journey into a lost world, with the least likely duo on Earth. For information call: 480-816-5100
 
Fountain Hills Community Theater - "Carousel", September 17 - October 3
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Musical - Proclaimed by Time Magazine as "the Greatest Musical of the 20th Century." Performances: Thursday - Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm. Tickets: adults: $25, youth $20. For tickets and information call: 480-837-9661 or visit www.fhct.org. 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd, 1/2 mile from Shea Blvd.
 
Ballet Under the Stars, September 23, 7pm, Fountain Park, Free Admission
Ballet Arizona returns to Fountain Park as part of its 13th annual Ballet Under the Stars, series. Ballet Under the Stars, brings dance to a unique outdoor setting complete with a stage, lighting, costumes and beautiful Arizona weather. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a varied program, ranging from classical to contemporary. You won’t want to miss this perfect show for the entire family. For more information: www.fh.az.gov
 
Oktoberfest, September 24 & 25, 5pm - 10pm, Fountain Park - Free Admission. All ages can join in the fun and get involved in some games and contests: Polka Dance Contest; “Best Dressed” Oktoberfest; Beer Stein Holding, and Alphorn Blowing for kids & adults For more information contact Christine Colley mailto:[email protected]
 
Smithsonian Museum Day, September 25, 1pm - 4pm, L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum - Free Admission with Museum Day Ticket. Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Media in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket. To receive your free ticket visit:  http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/admission.html?2010
 
Art on the Avenue & Farmers Market, Every Thursday October 7, 2010 - April 28, 2011, from11am - 5pm, Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills. Exciting things are happening every Thursday in Downtown Fountain Hills. Stroll the median on the Avenue of the Fountains and enjoy the rich talent of area artists, photographers, jewelers and sculptors along with a farmers market with local produce, baked goods and other specialty foods.
 
Fountain Hills Youth Theater – "Winnie the Pooh," October 8- 24, Watch as everyone's most beloved characters rush to save Piglet from a fate worse than death - a bath! Tickets: Adults $15, Child (under 17) $12. Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm. For tickets and information call: 480-837-9661 or visit www.fhct.org. 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd, 1/2 mile from Shea Blvd.
 
Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst Helicopter Mine Tour Weekend, October 22 & 23,
Sami Fine Jewelry is offering you a trip of a lifetime! Be one of the few people to tour the Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst mine. Not only will you get to fly over breathtaking views of Four Peaks, but you will get to land at the mine. Once at the mine, the miners will take you on a private tour! All guests will also receive a 1.50ct souvenir stone! $395 per person. Please call us at 480-837-8168 to make your reservation, limited availability, For more information visit www.arizonagems.com
 
Fountain Hills Community Theater - "The Haunting of Hill House" October 29 - November 14. A chilling and mystifying play in which a small group of "psychically receptive" people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil. Thursday - Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm. Tickets: adults: $25, youth $20. For tickets and information call: 480-837-9661 or http://www.fhct.org. 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd, 1/2 mile from Shea Blvd.
 
Enjoy the Pets & Their People Parade and Haunt the Avenue, October 30, Fountain Hills, Avenue of the Fountains, 4pm-8pm. Celebrate Halloween at this family friendly event that takes place on the Avenue of the Fountains. Costume dressed pets and pet owners will parade down the avenue culminating in best costume judging and prizes. There will be monsters, ghosts, goblins and witches, a haunted mine and other surprises. Merchants will be handing out candy, popcorn and other treats. To register for the Pets & People parade visit: www.azpetsnpeople.com
 
First Saturday Public Art Walk Docent-led Tours - November 6, 9am & 10am Tours. On the first Saturday of the month from November through April visitors can enjoy docent-led tours of the Fountain Hills public art collection. The town is home to an extensive collection of more than 70 eclectic artwork from nationally and internationally recognized artists. Tours begin at the Community. Cost $5.00 per person and includes a commemorative mug. Reservations are required 480-816-5100.
 
Fountain Hills Chamber Players, November 7, 3pm, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Magical repertoire for strings, woodwinds and piano. Tickets: $15 or $35 for the series of four concerts. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 16150 E. El Lago Blvd. Information and tickets: [email protected] or 480.816.1243
 
Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts, November 12-14, Downtown Fountain Hills, 10am-5pm. The Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce is proud to present its 36th Annual Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts. Over 200,000 visitors come to see and buy the work of 500 national artisans. This three-day juried show extends the length of Avenue of the Fountains and along Saguaro Blvd. with food booths, live music and entertainment. Fair goers can also shop and dine at the many Fountain Hills specialty shops and restaurants.
 
Orme Dam Victory Days, November 19-21 - 9am-10pm, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation celebrates resisting the U.S. Government’s proposition to build a dam on the Verde and Salt Rivers, thereby creating a lake on their land. The three-day celebration showcases Pow Wow, rodeo, BMX, golf tournament and other outdoor activities. Yavapai song and dance, sporting events, concerts and a fine arts show. Admission $10 per car. For more information visit ftmcdowell.org or call 480-789-7162.
 
Holiday Mart at the L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum, November 5 - December 24, Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 4pm.. The River Bank store offers a large selection of holiday theme gift items in addition to its diverse and exciting collection of books on the Verde Valley and Southwest. The Store also offers many unique authentic American Indian Jewelry, fine art and basketry, pottery, and metal art and mixed media. A special bonus, you pay NO SALES TAX. The River Bank store is located at the River of Time Museum 12901 N. La Montana in Fountain Hills. For more information call 480-837-2612.
 
Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, November 25, 9am, Downtown Fountain Hills. The only Thanksgiving Day Parade in Arizona, featuring floats, horses, marching bands and a Grand Marshall. Parade starts at 9 a.m. at the corners of Saguaro and El Lago Boulevards.
 
First Saturday Fountain Hills Art Walk, Saturday December 4- 10am -4pm, Fountainside Plaza. Fountainside Plaza in the shadow of the world's tallest fountain comes to live with the work of artists on the first Saturday of each month (weather permitting). Enjoy live music at from 12:30 - 4pm. Free admission. Located at 12645 Saguaro Blvd.
 
First Saturday Public Art Walk Docent-led Tour - December 4, 9am & 10am tours. On the first Saturday of the month from November through April visitors can enjoy docent led tours of the Fountain Hills public art collection. The town is home to an extensive collection of more than 70 eclectic artwork from nationally and internationally recognized artists. Docent-led tours begin in the Community Center. Cost $5.00 per person and include a commemorative mug.
 
Stroll in the Glow, Saturday December 4, 5pm, Avenue of the Fountains. Over 60,000 twinkling lights and ornaments adorn the trees and median of Avenue of the Fountains in downtown Fountain Hills. Santa and his elves arrive while carolers sing. Shops and boutiques along the Avenue are open late to greet visitors. The Stroll takes place along the entire Avenue of the Fountains leading up to Fountain Park, home of the one of the world’s tallest fountain.
 
Fountain Hills Community Chorus Holiday Concerts, December 5, 4 pm and December 6, 7pm, Community Center. 50 men and women sing the most popular holiday songs in four-part harmony. Admission: advance purchase, $12  per person., $15 at the door. Tickets available at Gridley's CardSmart and from Chorus members. Call 602-318-5693
 
Holiday Home Tour, December 5, 5pm - 8pm, L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum. Tour several holiday themed Fountain Hills homes decorated inside and out for the holiday with twinkling lights and sparkling ornaments. Admission: $15 per person. Contact Arlie Denomme 480-837-8673.
 
Fountain Hills Chamber Players, December 12, 3pm, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Magical repertoire for strings, woodwinds and piano. Tickets: $15 or $35 for the series of four concerts. Information and tickets: [email protected] or 480.816.1243
 
Holiday Luminarias, December 22-24, Sunset, Downtown Fountain Hills
For the three nights preceding Christmas, thousands of luminaries are lit shortly before sunset. The luminarias line the downtown streets and the shores of Fountain Lake; turning the area into a softly lit fantasy land.

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