Chandler Museum Events

Celebration Plaza

Evangeline “Eva” Serrano's family gathers at Celebration Plaza for her posthumous induction.

Located at Tumbleweed Park, Celebration Plaza honors service organizations and a select group of residents, living or deceased, for their civic leadership, public outreach, personal service and commitment to the community. Each year, the public can nominate up to two individuals and/ or organizations to be permanently recognized. 2021 Nominations for Celebration Plaza closed on April 30, 2020.

Celebration Plaza


Chandler Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon

Spring 2021 Celebration Canceled

2020 inductees included:

  • Michael Benjamin, Baseball
  • Katy Herbert Kotlarczyk, Gymnastics
  • Jordan Howard, Basketball
  • Max Mejia, Wrestling
  • Meghan Mullin, Softball
  • Ky Westbrook, Track and Field
  • Christian Westerman, Football


Chuck Wagon Cook-Off

Howdy folks! Get ready to take in the sights, smells and tastes of the Old West at the annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off. Using historic cooking methods, authentic 1880s chuck wagon teams from across the West cook up five-course meals and faithfully recreate what it would have been like to live and dine on the range. Discover more about Arizona’s diverse historical past through lively presentations and cooking demonstrations, unique hands-on activities and more. This free, family-friendly offers a one-of-a-kind Old West experience.

2020 In-person Chuck Wagon Cook-off Canceled
Virtual Portion In Progress

2019 Chuck Wagon Cook-Off