City of Glendale

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City of Glendale

Spend a day in Glendale and its surrounding West Valley cities and you may feel as though you’ve discovered a playground build to suit your every whim, dream and desire. Spend an evening watching the last ray of sunlight paint our serene landscapes with magnificent purples, oranges and pinks and you’ll begin to believe in magic.

Perfect moments come to be in perfect locations. Feel the buzz of our sleek, contemporary urban meccas. Escape and unwind in our pristine desert sanctuaries. And ramp up your energy while you celebrate camaraderie and competitive spirit at our many professional sports facilities.  

We are high-end dining on the terrace after a day of unique Southwestern-style spa treatments and a perfect par out on the links. We are the pages of your scrapbook and your adventure-craving plans for outdoor exploration. We welcome you to discover Glendale and the West Valley.

Start your journey at the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau– 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 140 in Historic Downtown Glendale.Call 623-930-4500, or visit

Calendar of Events



GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale’s award-winning holiday lighting event has become a family tradition across the Valley and state, and this year the celebration kicks off on Friday, Nov. 28 and Saturday, Nov. 29, from 5-10 p.m. each evening. The stunning display of 1.5 million lights will illuminate sixteen blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale, making it the largest free holiday light display in Arizona.
This year’s Glendale Glitters is presented by Sears Vacations. Free admission and free shuttles make this award-winning festival one of the best-loved events for Arizona families year after year. In fact, the event was named’s  Critics’ Choice for the Best Kid Event in the state in 2012.
Visitors of all ages will delight in holiday entertainment, delectable food, hand-crafted holiday gifts, a children’s winter wonderland and petting zoo, shopping and, of course, visits with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick. The always-entertaining stage show will feature special honored guests to help flip on the lights, as it counts down to the lighting ceremony on Friday evening, Nov. 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The holiday magic continues with more events in downtown Glendale, each Friday and Saturday through Dec. 20, from 6-10 p.m. each evening:

·   Dec. 5-6 : Glendale’s Jingle Bell Rockin’ Nights
·   Dec. 12-13 : Glendale’s Winter Wonderland Weekend
·   Dec.19-20: Glendale’s Spirit of Giving Weekend

           The glittering magic of Glendale’s holiday display remains lit nightly through Jan. 10, from 5-11 p.m. each evening. Historic Downtown Glendale is located at 58th and Glendale avenues. For more information, call the Special Event Hotline at 623-930-2299, or<>.
         Glendale Glitters is presented by Sears Vacations, and sponsored by Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona*, Valley Buick-GMC Dealers, Cerreta Candy Company, ABC-15 KNXV, KMLE, KOOL, Live 101.5, The Arizona Republic and the Arizona Coyotes.

DIRECTV Continues To Dominate Super Bowl Week With First Ever DIRECTV Super Fan Festival in Glendale, AZ

The Three Day Music Festival will Feature Performances by Zac Brown Band, Calvin Harris, Imagine Dragons, Snoop Dogg, and Many More

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Dec. 04, 2014 – DIRECTV, the perennial host of star-studded, must-attend events on Super Bowl weekend, is setting the stage for the biggest pre-game bash ever – an unprecedented, three-day music festival featuring some of the top names in the industry.

DIRECTV Super Fan Festival will feature 12 concerts beginning daily at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 to Friday, Jan. 30 at the Pendergast Family Farm in Glendale, Arizona’s Sports and Entertainment District, across from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, the site of Super Bowl XLIX.  The multi-stage festival will feature a concert every night with headliners Zac Brown Band, Calvin Harris, Imagine Dragons and Snoop Dogg on the DIRECTV Super Fan Stage. Preceding the main event musical acts including Thomas Rhett, Jason Derülo, Sam Hunt, The Cadillac Three, and Magic! will perform at the HGTV Lodge. Additional music acts will be added to the Festival line-up.

Fans can purchase a single day ticket or a three day pass that will give them access to all Festival events through StubHub, the exclusive ticket partner of the DIRECTV Super Fan Festival.Tickets begin at $99 and are available for purchase now in limited supply at On-site parking is included in the ticket price.

On Saturday, Jan. 30, the space will be transformed to host DIRECTV Super Saturday Night, the private, invitation only event that has become known as the crown jewel of Super Bowl parties. Details on the special guest performance and celebrity packed event will be announced in the coming weeks.
The DIRECTV Super Fan Festival line-up includes:
                Wednesday, January 28
                                Super Fan Stage: Zac Brown Band
                                HGTV Lodge: Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, The Cadillac Three
                Thursday, January 29
                                Super Fan Stage: Calvin Harris
                                HGTV Lodge: Magic! + more to be announced
                Friday, January 30
                                Super Fan Stage: Imagine Dragons and Snoop Dogg              
                                HGTV Lodge: Jason Derülo + more to be announced

The festivities will commence on Wednesday when Food Network’s Duff Goldman, star of two new series From Duff to Dawn, premiering January 29th and Kids Baking Competition, premiering February 2nd, kicks-off the festival with a cake-cutting ceremony featuring a custom cake designed specifically to embody the DIRECTV Super Fan experience. Additionally, the Festival will feature a variety of exhilarating activities and activations including a mechanical bull, zip line and carnival-like shooting range. Fans will be also able to hit the links with a Par 3 Closest to the Pin Contest; take a new car for a spin around a specially designed Test Track; take part in Football Skills Challenge led by NFL Hall of Famer Lynn Swann; and enjoy a cold one at the Bud Light Biergarten. Food Network is also bringing the "Cutthroat Kitchen Experience" on site, providing fans with the opportunity to win cash and prizes and twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” will join in on the fun by emceeing the concerts held at the HGTV Lodge.

Adding to the excitement, fans will be able to experience both The Dan Patrick Show and The Rich Eisen Show as they broadcast live daily from the festival beginning Monday, January 26. Both shows will host a bevy of athletes, celebrities and Hall of Famers each day leading up to the Big Game. Influenced by the Old West, elaborately designed studios will bring the essence of American Frontier into the homes of viewers nationwide.  The DIRECTV Super Fan Festival will also serve as the official broadcast location for FOX Sports 1 all week.
                                The DIRECTV SUPER FAN FESTIVAL partners will be PepsiCo, StubHub, HGTV, FoodNetwork, Showtime Networks, FOX Sports, Bud Light and many more.
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