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World-champion hoop dancer, Moontee Sinquah at the 2013 Carefree Indian Market. Photo courtesy of Jerry Williamson.

Live music, art at the Carefree Desert Gardens

Magic Bird Festivals has announced their 2014/1015 Carefree, Arizona show line-up.

The annual art and entertainment events, set against the backdrop of Black Mountain and woven throughout a four-acre cactus garden, include the Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest Festival, the Carefree Christmas Festival and Gift Market, the Carefree Indian Market and Cultural Festival, the Carefree Festival of Fine Chocolate and Fine Art, and Carefree Days.

All events take place at the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St., in downtown Carefree, Arizona, adjacent to the world famous Carefree Sundial. Admission is free.

Live music and dance performances set the stage for each event on the site’s newly expanded Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, and provide attendees state-of-the-art sound and plentiful seating.

Hand-selected local, regional and national fine artists, and crafts exhibitors, are featured throughout the scenic botanical gardens. The Christmas Gift Market combines an expanded variety of holiday gift and specialty exhibitors.

Attendees can select from a variety of culinary vendors and food options at every event. Adult beverages are available along Easy St., at a multitude of restaurants that surround the events.

“We could not ask for a better setting than the beautiful desert gardens in downtown Carefree. We have worked closely with the mayor and staff of Carefree to maximize the art, entertainment and nature experience for the attendee. There is nothing else quite like it in Arizona,” said Roberta Toombs-Rechlin, owner of Magic Bird.

For information, call 480-488-2014 or visit magicbirdfestivals.com.

The Magic Bird Festivals 2014/15 schedule of Carefree, Arizona events is as follows:

*All shows take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

3rd Annual Carefree Fine Art of the Southwest
November 28, 29, and 30, 2014
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

7th Annual Carefree Christmas Festival Gift Market & Food Court
December 12, 13, and 14, 2014*
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
*10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.

4th Carefree Indian Market & Cultural Festival
January 23, 24, and 25, 2015
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

4th Carefree Festival of Fine Chocolate & Fine Art
February 12, 13, 14, and 15, 2015*
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

2nd Annual Carefree Days
April 10, 11, and 12, 2015
Friday, Saturday, Sunday