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Peoria is located in Maricopa County on the western city limits of Phoenix along US Highway 60.

The City of Peoria was established in the 1880s. Residences in the new community sprang up, and a school and Post Office were established by 1889. Peoria was incorporated in 1954, with boundaries covering one square mile of land.

Currently, Peoria covers 162 square miles, and is Arizona's 4th largest city in terms of incorporated area, and 9th largest city in terms of population.

Peoria is one of the safest cities in the country. Since 1997, the crime rate has actually dropped, a pretty amazing feat considering the large increase in population. Peoria residents enjoy the advantages of many recreational opportunities, including fishing, skiing or sailing in Lake Pleasant or more than 200 golf courses in and around the city.

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

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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.