Every February, Chandler celebrates the exploration of invention. The Chandler Innovation Fair showcases the businesses, artists, students and innovators in the community as Chandler participates in the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival.
Now in its eleventh year, we are partnering with Chandler Unified School District's (CUSD) Innovation Fair, which brings about greater district participation.
This free event offers unique opportunities for attendees to explore the discoveries of science engineered in their own backyard. Chandler uses 'sneaky science' by entertaining the whole family while explaining how science is important to daily life. Some of last year's interactive demonstrations by Chandler’s technology companies included Waymo, global engineering firm Stantec, Local Motors, Zovio and the PGA Tour Superstore, among others.
At the 2022 event, the Chandler Symphony Orchestra will take the stage and play some favorite sci-fi & fantasy movie music, including Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Dr. Who and Jurassic Park as well as themes from some popular video games.
Once again, all K-12 schools and organizations in the city's boundaries are welcome to participate in the Annual Chandler Science Spectacular Competition. Six winning teams will each be awarded a $500 prize for the most educational, most creative and most passionate projects.
Free parking is available at The Johnathan parking garage (south of Buffalo Street, east of Arizona Avenue) and The Alexander parking garage (north of Boston Street, east of Arizona Avenue). To view a map of the free parking garages in the Downtown, visit Chandler Parking.