Tempe Beach Park Hosts Fiesta De Taco Extravaganza
Tempe Beach Park is set to transform into a taco lover’s paradise during Cinco de Mayo weekend, as Fiesta De Taco takes over on Saturday, May 6. This massive taco celebration will feature live music, delicious tacos, tequila, beer, margaritas, luche libre, and captivating art installations, creating a vibrant atmosphere for all to enjoy.

The event boasts an impressive lineup of musical performers, including Flor Rida, 2 Chainz, Lil Jon, Too Short, and Ying Yang Twins, with more to be announced soon. Attendees can indulge in a variety of tacos and beverages while enjoying the high-energy performances and unique entertainment offerings. For tickets and additional details, visit fiestadetaco.com

Seasonal Weather Prompts Chandler Residents to Tackle Growing Weeds
As temperatures rise and rain falls, rapid vegetation growth is becoming a concern for Chandler residents and property owners. Lawns, alleyways, and empty lots throughout the city are experiencing an influx of weeds, prompting locals to act and maintain their surroundings.

According to the Chandler Property Maintenance ordinance, property owners or those in control of any private property are responsible for keeping their premises well-maintained and free from uncontrolled, unmaintained, or overgrown grass and weeds. This responsibility extends to areas between the property line and the street, as well as maintenance up to the center of adjacent alleys. Additionally, property owners must ensure that vegetation does not obstruct public rights-of-way, including streets, sidewalks, signs, fire hydrants, and traffic signals. Tree limbs must be maintained at a height of no less than 15 feet above public streets or alleyways and 8 feet above public sidewalks.

Chandler offers a Tool Lending Program that provides residents with basic yard tools to help clean up their properties. The city also offers assistance for senior residents or veterans through the Let’s Pull Together Program, which aids in yard maintenance. To learn more about these programs, call 480-782-4348. For reporting code violations or obtaining further information, residents can use the Public Stuff mobile phone app or call or text 480-782-4320.

Enchanted Garden-Themed Fashion Show to Benefit Therapeutic and Adaptive Programs in Chandler and Mesa
Chandler and Mesa’s Therapeutic and Adaptive programs are joining forces to present the “You Look Marvelous Fashion Show,” a magical event set in an enchanted garden where fashion, food, and fun come together for a worthy cause at on May 13 at Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees can expect an afternoon filled with a delightful lunch, captivating silent auction, and a runway show featuring fairytale-inspired clothing and dazzling accessories.

All proceeds from this modern-day fairytale event will go towards supporting therapeutic and adaptive programs in Chandler and Mesa. These programs aim to enrich the lives of individuals with special needs by providing them with opportunities for social, educational, and recreational activities.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this unique and heartwarming event, as the community comes together to support these vital programs and celebrate the beauty and magic of fashion in an enchanting garden setting. Tickets range from $15 to $40. For more information, visit chandleraz.gov/explore/special-events/you-look-marvelous-fashion-show.

Arizona Restaurant Week Set to Satisfy Foodies from May 19 to 28
The highly anticipated 2023 Spring Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) is just around the corner, taking place from Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 28. This 10-day gastronomic event will feature more than 100 participating restaurants across the state, presenting exclusive three-course prix fixe menus for $33, $44, or $55 per person, or sometimes per couple. To learn more about Arizona Restaurant Week and view a complete list of participating restaurants, visit arizonarestaurantweek.com.

Chandler Public Library Summer Reading Challenge is Back
Centered around kindness, friendship, and unity, this year’s theme comes with endless opportunities to explore Chandler Public Library through activities, programs, books, and more, with All Together Now. By joining the fun, you’ll earn prizes and connect with other book lovers while celebrating your love of reading and learning. Simply read 20 minutes a day in June and July and be rewarded. Registration begins May 1. For more information, visit chandlerlibrary.org/src.