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Carefree is located just north of Phoenix between Phoenix and Cave Creek near Bartlett and Horseshoe reservoirs.

Carefree is part of the Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona metro area.

Carefree is home of the famous giant sundial. The sundail has been attracting people to Carefree since 1959. It is the third largest working sundial in the Western Hemisphere. Located in Sundial Circle, this ancient time telling instrument measures 90 feet in diameter.

Carefree was founded in the 1950's. The town is one of the earliest planned communities in Arizona.

Carefree offers a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options. So does the neighboring town of Cave Creek.

Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Desert Foothills Cookout |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Carefree Inn | Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center |
Shopping Dale C. Anderson Company |

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03/25 Coming to The area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be: Kids activities, Entertainment, Food, Vendors, Bed races, Concert (Saturday night), Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.
St. George Feast of the Middle East Phoenix AZ October4-6 Enjoy Kibbee,(Ground Meat and Burghul Mixture)that is virtually the national dish of any Middle Eastern country, very lean beef or lamb are finely ground and mixed with cracked wheat and spices, then baked in olive oil. Also Shish Kabobs and Chicken Shawarma. Watch the St George Dancers.