Splash into summer with Chandler family fun!
Summer fun is easy to find in Chandler. Whether you're visiting for business or enjoying a perfect Arizona family staycation with great summer rates you'll find plenty of ways to relax and unwind in Chandler.
Make a splash into Chandler with family-fun events, gorgeous retail shops and cool treats. Did we mention Chandler's six aquatic centers and pools? Our hotels and resorts offer summer savings, so plan your Chandler family vacation today.
Water, Water Everywhere! Chandler Aquatic Centers & Splash Pads
Pool time is the ultimate summer activity for kids and they'll have a splashing good time at one of Chandler's aquatic centers. Each has a zero-depth entry pool, water slide, and diving boards and other water features like a lazy river. Check out Chandler's aquatic centers for a conveniently located park near you. And should you have younger ones who prefer a splash pad to cool down, our list includes Chandler splash pads and is a great resource for delightfully refreshing fun.
You may be looking for climate-controlled fun - but there is plenty of adventure at Chandler's family fun centers and indoor adventure parks where the kids can be active and cool - all at the same time. Active kids will be jumping for the chance to play at traditional trampoline parks like Jumpstreet to large climate-controlled complexes like Big Air or Extreme Gravity Zone which features extreme entertainment with 10 attractions including the largest indoor adventure ropes course in the country. Inflatables and arcade games are yours to be had at Uptown Jungle Fun Park and exploration is key at Makutu's Island with its 20,000 square foot center. Traditional afternoon activities like bowling, rollerskating at USA Skateland, Ice Den Chandler for ice skating and a number of movie theaters are also available throughout Chandler.
Summer Fun with Free Chandler Events
Chandler July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
Feeling patriotic? Chandler's annual July Fourth Fireworks celebration at Tumbleweed Park is a great summer event in Chandler and not to be missed. For 2021, the Chandler July 4th Fireworks Spectacular will be modified as a 'drive-in' model. The event will require a pre-purchased parking pass for $5. Passes go on sale Tuesday, June 1st to Chandler residents and will open to the general public on Friday, June 18th. The parking lot will open at 7 p.m., and the fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m., lasting approximately 20 minutes and will come from the southwest corner of Tumbleweed Park. No tailgating, grilling or alcohol will be permitted. Attendees are allowed to bring their own waters, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and pre-made food. A few vendors will be on-site selling snacks as well as non-alcoholic beverages and public restrooms are available at Tumbleweed Park. Personal fireworks and sparklers are NOT permitted.
Downtown Chandler Farmers Market
Find your way to the Downtown Chandler Farmer's Market, held on Saturdays through June, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Make an outing of it and enjoy breakfast or lunch at one of the local restaurants and find plenty of free parking in Downtown Chandler.
Eats, Treats and Sweets
Dining out is a blast with Chandler's family-friendly restaurants that are appealing to kids and adults alike.
It wouldn't be a family vacation without pizza - so become a pizza explorer using Chandler's Instagram Pizza guide to discover your favorite Chandler pizza whether you opt for the whole pie or a slice.
What kid doesn't love spaghetti? You'll find the Old Spaghetti Factory is a sure thing and it's conveniently located at Chandler Fashion Center - perfect for grabbing a bite to eat after shopping, enjoying a movie or time at the splash pad.
Perhaps your little diner is a bit more adventurous and looking for a more global adventure on the taste buds, check out the exciting world of teppanyaki at one of Chandler's numerous Japanese restaurants featuring cuisine cooked on the iron plate embedded in the table where the chef's display their exceptional knife skills for an entertaining meal that will delight all ages. To experience some of the best teppanyaki restaurants in Chandler, check out Hon Machi, Rock Lobster, and national favorite Benihana.
Kids love noodles, there is no denying that! For a great lunch or dinner, little diners will enjoy fresh pulled noodles at China Magic Noodles where you may also watch the Chef make the noodles by hand before they are prepared with a variety of sauces, meats and vegetables.
Feeling a bit nostalgic? Find expertly crafted burgers, shakes and sides at Downtown Chandler's Truland Burgers & Greens.
In addition to delightfully re-imagined and glammed up breakfast entrees and brunch dishes, enjoy an indulgent brunch with lively music at Hash Kitchen in north Chandler that will delight kids and adults.
Looking for a cool treat that will delight on a warm, summer day? You'll discover a world of options in Chandler, AZ from fish-shaped cones at Snowtime, to bubble waffle treats at Hot Bamboo to snow, yes snow at Sumo Snow featuring Taiwanese-style shaved ice with a delightful, snow-like texture that is lighter than ice cream with a number of tasty toppings and flavor combinations. When exploring Downtown Chandler, plan for a visit to Chandler original Paletas Betty - a modern paleteria featuring hand-crafted, Mexican fruit-and-cream pops in seasonal flavors...they even have one just for your favorite, four-legged pooch!
Before you depart Chandler, be sure to make s stop at Arizona's largest candy store - Sweeties of Arizona, where you'll be able to share memories from your childhood with nostalgic favorite candies like Pez, Necco® wafers as well as a wall of Jelly Belly candies and plenty of unique sweets and a selection of more than 350 cane sugar sodas. Your kids and your inner child will be happy with a visit to the sweet store!