Events in the Cave Creek, Carefree, and surrounding areas


Cave Creek Events 2017

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Special Event at Bartlett Lake for People with Disabilities

Barrow Neurological Institute Hosts Special Event at Bartlett Lake for People with Disabilities
What:        This June, Barrow Neurological Institute will host the annual Day on the Lake event for people with physical or neurological disabilities. Participants will have the chance to make a splash and ride the waves in a safe and wheelchair-user friendly environment at Bartlett Lake in Carefree, Ariz. The only event of its caliber in Arizona, Barrow’s Day on the Lake program offers watersport activities such as jet skiing, kayaking, boating and fishing in addition to adapted waterskiing, wakeboarding, and slalom skiing.
Who:          Members of the public with physical or neurological disabilities and their families are invited to register for Barrow’s Day on the Lake. To participate in the wakeboarding, waterskiing and jet skiing activities, individuals must be at least eight years old and at least one year post-injury. Ages three and up can participate in kayaking, fishing and boating.
For more information or to register, call the Barrow Connection at 602.406.6280 or visit and click on Day on the Lake.
Lake Bartlett MarinaWhen:        8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
                  Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 3
Where:      Bartlett Lake Marina
20808 E. Bartlett Dam Rd.
Tonto National Forest
Rio Verde, Ariz. 85263
Why:          Barrow at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center believes that everyone has the right to live an active and productive life. Barrow Connection is dedicated to helping provide post-injury patients with access to recreation. A study of Barrow’s Day on the Lake program found that 65 to 70 percent of individuals who participated in the event have initiated doing something new with their life including, but not limited to, returning to school or work, taking a recreation class, going to a gym, and exploring adapted driving options. Bartlett Lake Marina is the state’s only wheelchair accessible marina.


Cave Creek Balloon Festival

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Eighth Annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival organized by Tonto Bar & Grill and Aerial Solutions.

5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017.  On the driving range of the Rancho Mañana Golf Course, Cave Creek Arizona.

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Silver Spur wins Arizona Wild West Fest "Kick'n & Pick'n" music contest

cave creek live AWWF awardThe Silver Spur Saloon and Restaurant took part in the 2017 "Kick'n & Pick'n" music contest that is one of the events the Arizona Wild West Festival organizes and produces each year in Cave Creek Arizona.  The Silver Spur Saloon and Restaurant entered the band the T -Bone Bastards and won the award guitar pictured that goes to the year's winner, and a framed personalized award. Last year 2016, Harold's Corral won the prize presenting the band: AZ blacktop. Judges said "this year's contest was a tough call, all the entries were excellent". After coming down to a tight call between runner up Danny Romero (who represented the Horny Toad Restaurant) and played some originals, judges votes made T -Bone Bastards  & The Silver Spur Saloon and Restaurant winners of the 2017 Kick'n & Pick'n western music contest.  Judges were looking for "most western" regardless of genre and the T -Bone Bastards presented the best. Judges said next year a requirements may include original music. Thank you to all who participated... more next year with the Arizona Wild West Fest "Kick'n & Pick'n" music contest.


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2017 Gift From Bartlett Lake Marina!

Lake Bartlett MarinaBartlett Lake Marina is offering a Pontoon Boat Rental and/or Ski Boat Rental for a full week day (Mon-Thur, Excluding Holidays). We are offering a 20 foot Pontoon Boat that will hold 8 people comfortably and/or a 18.5 foot Ski Boat that will hold 5 people comfortably. This deal is only available to the first 150 people. Your purchase can be used till December 15, 2017. Please read the Fine Print for more details. For more information about Bartlett Lake Marina please return soon for Cave Creek Live's new Lake Bartlett Marina section or refer to their website at


Rock Art of Spur Cross

spur cross ranch cave creekThe petroglyphs found in Spur Cross were created hundreds of years ago by the Hohokam people.

Come and walk in their footsteps as we visit a few of the more impressive sites in the conservation area during this two hour hike. (moderate)

Call: 480-488-6601  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for hike details, locations etc.



Kiwanis splash pad "Kiwani"

kiwanis of CarefreeKnown affectionately as Kiwani, the splash pad is open to all ages and adds excitement to Carefree’s town core. Be sure to join your Kiwanis friends in bringing life to this amazing water feature.



Venues Presents Cruiz-In Car Club Show

Saturdays at 8 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet and Hot Rods!
We offer a Breakfast Platter for $9.95...the car guys love it!!
Two Eggs, any style, sausage, bacon, potatoes, fruit and toast

Contact Us for reservations or information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




The Silver Spur Cave Creek EVENTS

silver spur cave creekJOIN CAVE CREEK LIVE FOR NEW "ORIGINAL MUSIC NIGHTS" at the Silver Spur!

Silver Spur and Cave creek Live have teamed up to present a series of original music nights featuring acts that play their own original songs.   CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS AT THE SILVER SPUR

Come back to the Silver Spur Saloon & restaurant in the middle of Frontier Town Cave Creek and support their re-opening after the devastating fire of 2016 that gutted the restaurant.  The Silver Spur will be open on the patio at first, visit Cave Creek Live for upcoming information on the rebirth of this, one of Cave Creek's favorite destinations.


Cave Creek & Carefree Events 2017