Phoenix Celebrates 30th Annual Cinco De Mayo Festival with Headliner Los Lonely Boys
The city of Phoenix is gearing up to host its 30th Annual Cinco De Mayo Festival on May 5, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. As the longest-running event in Phoenix, the Cinco De Mayo Festival has become a beloved tradition for residents and visitors alike, offering an unforgettable day of family fun, culture, and entertainment.

This year’s festivities will take place in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The event promises an exciting array of attractions, including a dedicated children’s area, an array of mouthwatering food options, a classic car show, an expanded VIP area, and live performances from both local and national entertainers.

The Cinco De Mayo Festival is proud to announce that the Grammy-winning Tex-Mex rock band Los Lonely Boys will headline the event, providing a high-energy finale to the day’s entertainment. Known for their unique blend of rock, blues, and Tejano music, Los Lonely Boys will undoubtedly captivate festivalgoers as they take to the stage.

In addition to the music, the festival offers a wide variety of activities for attendees of all ages. The children’s area will feature games, face painting, and interactive displays, ensuring that the younger crowd is well entertained. Food enthusiasts can look forward to sampling traditional Mexican fare, as well as a diverse selection of international cuisine, from local food trucks and vendors.

Automotive aficionados will appreciate the impressive car show, where classic and custom cars will be showcased in all their glory. Meanwhile, the expanded VIP area promises an exclusive experience for those seeking a touch of luxury, providing comfortable seating, premium food and drink options, and an excellent view of the main stage.

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HonorHealth Embarks on $170 Million Expansion at Deer Valley Medical Center to Meet Growing Community Needs
HonorHealth, a premier healthcare system serving over 1.6 million people in Phoenix and Scottsdale, has officially broken ground on a substantial expansion project at their Deer Valley Medical Center. This ambitious $170 million undertaking aims to increase the number of patient beds, operating rooms, and enhance key support departments to accommodate the rapidly growing Phoenix community.

Situated at 19829 N. 27th Ave., the expansion will progress in phases. Construction is slated to begin this summer, with the entire project anticipated to reach completion by 2025. HonorHealth’s commitment to expanding the Deer Valley Medical Center is essential in providing the Phoenix community with convenient access to top-notch healthcare services.

The comprehensive expansion project, spanning over two years, consists of three distinct phases. The initial phase entails constructing a new support services building, complete with an enlarged loading dock and dedicated entrance. Additionally, a tunnel will be built to link the new facility to Pavilion 1, ensuring seamless service delivery.

The second phase of the project focuses on expanding the surgical area by adding four state-of-the-art operating rooms. The final phase involves the construction of Pavilion 3, a four-story building encompassing 166,000 square feet. This new addition will accommodate extra patient beds and enable the expansion and modernization of essential departments, including food services, lab, and pharmacy.

Popular Phoenix Trails to Close During Extremely Hot Days
This summer, three popular city of Phoenix hiking trails will close during extremely hot days.
On days when the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Warning, Camelback Mountain’s Echo and Cholla Trails and all trails associated with Piestewa Peak Trailhead in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve will close from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During Excessive Heat Warnings, trail access is limited, parking lot gates will be closed, and signage will be posted. Closure information will be posted on the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s website and social media accounts, and to local resorts and hotels. Additionally, Phoenix Park Rangers will be visible at those locations to remind and educate trail users about the restrictions.

To help with that recommendation, extended summer hours are in effect annually from June through September at North Mountain Park and Piestewa Peak Trailhead in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, and Pima Canyon Trailhead in South Mountain Park/Preserve. To provide an extra two hours of availability and promote hiking after 7 p.m., parking lot entrances are open until 9 p.m. at those locations. Year-round at those three trailheads, parking lots open at 5 a.m., and trails are open until 11 p.m. All other trails within the Phoenix parks system will remain open.