Top Events

Classic Car and Hot Rod Show - February

This free event highlights pre-1980 vehicles. Thousands of automobile aficionados gather in Downtown Chandler to admire cars and chat with their owners at the annual Classic Car and Hot Rod Show. It is not uncommon to have recent Barrett-Jackson purchases showcased at the annual event.   

Ostrich Festival - March

This unique, family-friendly event celebrates Chandler's rich ostrich ranching history. The annual Ostrich Festival takes place the second weekend in March and is filled with music, entertainment and a special "Kids Zone"!  Cheer everyone's favorite flightless foul at the ostrich races, enjoy musical performance, and a variety of culinary treats - even ostrich burgers!  

The Great American BBQ and Beer Festival - March

Chandler reveres barbecue so much, the city even has an event celebrating it. The Great American BBQ and Beer Festival comes each spring to whet the appetites of barbecue lovers. If you're a fan, this is your chance to sample the many different styles Chandler has to offer - all in one day, all in one place. Restaurants gather in downtown Chandler with booths, and beverage vendors participate too. Iced tea, water or lemonade - virtually anything you like - can accompany your barbecue at this fest. But beer shares top billing, so why not plan a day of sampling to get the full flavor of Chandler.

Chandler Jazz Festival - April

Founded in 2000, the event focuses on the music of New Orleans.  Held in Downtown Chandler, the Jazz Festival is a free event that includes local, regional and national performances.

Tumbleweed Tree Lighting - December

A tree lighting tradition since 1957, the Tumbleweed Tree Lighting will begin with 1,500-2,000 tumbleweeds decorated to form a 35-foot tall wire-framed Christmas tree.  Adorned with paint, 65 pounds of glitter, and approximately 1,200 holiday lights, the holiday season kicks into full swing each year with this tree lighting! More than 12,000 spectators watch this magnificent event each year!

Ongoing Events:

Downtown Chandler Art Walk - 3rd Friday of Every Month

This monthly event highlights more than 40 local artists and ranges from oil paintings and photography to finely crafted jewelry. Enjoy demonstrations and live music. Most artwork is available for purchase.