CityScope: May - June 2024

Chandler’s All-American Bash July 4th

Kids at 4th of July

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Downtown Chandler and enjoy live music, yard games, food vendors and more at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park: Stage Plaza at the All-American Bash.

Rock out to music from Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns, a high-energy, favorite local band. Music begins at 7 p.m. The first 400 guests who claim a coupon will receive a free cool treat.

There will be a five-minute pyrotechnic show as part of the concert. The show will begin at 8:20 p.m.

Come early or stay late and enjoy dinner, drinks or dessert at your favorite Downtown Chandler businesses.

Bike Safety in Chandler

Mother and child riding bikes along Paseo Trail

Chandler has many amazing parks and trails to explore on your bicycle year-round. Riding your bike is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get exercise and include your friends and family. Keep these tips in mind to ensure your next adventure is fun and safe!

  • Wear appropriate safety equipment and attire, such as a helmet and reflective gear if biking at or after dusk.
  • For the safety of other bicyclists, pedestrians and community members, please use reasonable speed and safety precautions when on a pedal bicycle, kick scooter or skates.
  • Remember to give pedestrians plenty of space on sidewalks and trails.
  • Stay hydrated.

For your next ride, try Desert Breeze Park for a scenic tour around the lake, or Veterans Oasis Park if you’re looking for an off-roading adventure. If you’re looking for more thrills, try Espee Bike Park.

As a reminder, motorized vehicles are prohibited from all Chandler parks, trails and sidewalks.

Holiday safety reminders

Please celebrate safely:

  • Try to keep pets indoors, or otherwise secured. The unexpected bang of a firework can startle pets and result in uncharacteristic reactions.
  • Fires, potentially serious burns, or hand and eye injuries can result from the use of fireworks, especially when young children are involved.
  • The sale of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed from May 20 through July 6.
  • The use of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed on private property, with the permission of the property owner, from June 24 through July 6.
  • Chandler prohibits the use of permissible consumer fireworks in any public park.
  • Find the latest information on Chandler’s fireworks restrictions.
  • If you’re having a pool party, assign a responsible adult or two to be water watchers.
  • Do not place ashes or coals near or in your trash or recycling container. Fires are commonly started because coals are not fully cooled before being thrown into the garbage. When hot coals are thrown out, the trash or recycling container can catch fire.    

Celebrate 35 years with the CCA’s 2024-2025 Season!

Chandler Center for the Arts season brochure

Chandler Center for the Arts (CCA) is excited to announce its 2024-2025 season.

“We have been proudly serving the community for 35 years and we hope residents will come and celebrate with us,” says Chandler Center for the Arts General Manager Michelle Mac Lennan. “From GRAMMY-winning performers like Gregory Porter, Beth Hart, Men at Work and Brian McKnight to stage extravaganzas like STOMP, Syncopated Ladies, Wizard of OZ and DRUMline Live…and everything in between. There is something for everyone!”

Love what the season has to offer? You can save $6 per ticket with a Pick 5 Series Subscription — select five shows (or more) from the season to create a series of performances you curate. With a large variety of performances to choose from, make your season as eclectic as you want it to be, from rock to musical theatre, blues to jazz.

Mark your calendar. The Free Summer Concert Series, presented by Intel, starts Friday,  July 26. Enjoy five free nights of music at the CCA every Friday, 7:30 p.m., through Aug. 23. Look for the full announcement of the summer lineup in June!

Find more information about Chandler Center for the Arts, Pick 5, upcoming performances, how to become a member or volunteer, and so much more.

Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone at 480-782-2680, or in person at the CCA Box Office, located at 250 N. Arizona Ave., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 12 - 5 p.m.

Chandler’s A-OK program lets residents help others 

Inside your Chandler utility bill, you will find a convenient way to help people in need in the community. The Chandler Acts of Kindness donation program, or A-OK for short, was developed in July 2000, to allow residents to make a voluntary donation to assist individuals and families within the City of Chandler who are in need.

The contributions collected go back into the community through a grant process to support a variety of human service programs that provide basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, transportation and utility bill assistance to low-income Chandler residents. 

Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Acts of Kindness program continues to be a success. Every cent collected is put right back into the community to help individuals and families in need. We appreciate you helping to make the lives of your neighbors a little better.

For more information about the A-OK program, including how to make a donation call 480-782-2280.   

Chandler Police Department offers Citizens Academy

The Chandler Police Department has opened its registration for the Summer 2024 Citizens Academy.

The Citizens Academy is a free program designed to provide an inside look at the Chandler Police Department. Participants will learn about the operations and resources of the department, and will walk away with more awareness and understanding of law enforcement’s role in our community.

The next academy is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. each Wednesday, from Aug. 21 through Oct. 30. Registration is open, call 480-782-4960.

  • City offices will be closed Wednesday, June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday and Thursday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Trash and recycling will be collected on this holiday.
  • The Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center will observe summer hours from May 30 through Sept. 1. Open Thursday through Monday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday and city-observed holidays.
  • The Quick Look Phone Directory and Six-Month Calendar (July - December) are included this month. This is a handy resource to keep when you need to know who to call at the city. The calendar provides an overview of upcoming events, but you should always check the city’s website for changes, additional details and the most current information.
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Communications & Public Affairs | 480-782-2228
Mayor & Council | 480-782-2200
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