Frontier Town July 4th Celebration!

Family-friendly fun planned from 9 AM-1 PM

Cave Creek, Arizona – Frontier Town, one of Arizona’s only remaining western town locales, will become a frontier water park on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 9 AM to 1 PM.

According to Marc Peagler, general manager of Frontier Town, the nearly 50-year-old property with feature an array of water attractions including a dunk tank, two slip-n-slides, water tag and a kids’ car wash.

“Frontier Town also will have a special area for little tots and a watermelon eating contest, water balloon toss and other activities,” says Peagler.  The activities are free to the public and there is plenty of parking.

Frontier Town, which is located at 6245 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek, Ariz.;, is one of the oldest, most established western towns and shopping retail locations in Arizona.
4th-of-July 2018


Cave Creek Fireworks July 4th 2018

Cave Creek Fireworks July 4th 2018


From earlier post:

2018 4th of July will be celebrated with fireworks on July 3rd from Harold's Corral in the center of Cave Creek at approx 15 min after dark.  Other near by firework shows are ; Anthem 10pm July 3rd...Have a safe 4th of July!


Bites & Brews for Brooke

Brooke-Butler-Big-Earls-Cave-CreekBites & Brew for Brooke will be an amazing afternoon bringing the Cave Creek community together to support local business owners, Brooke and Collin, and Baby Navy and lessen the burden of rising medical bills for this amazing family.

Brooke Dallas (Butler), owner of Big Earls Greasy Eats in Cave Creek, is an Arizona native, born and raised in Cave Creek where she still lives today. After 5 years of pouring her heart and soul into her job at Big Earls Greasy Eats, she finally saved enough to purchase Big Earls and become the proud new owner in January 2017!

Brooke was rushed to the hospital as her airway began closing on her. She was gasping for her life and doctors had to perform an emergency tracheotomy on this otherwise healthy and vibrant young lady. Brooke is almost 8 months pregnant and remains a resilient warrior as she is now on bed rest until her daughter Navy is born. Brooke’s admirable high spirit and go with the flow attitude through this challenging event remain unwavering. The next few months will be difficult for Brooke and her husband, Collin as they focus on her breathing and the health of their unborn daughter. She is restricted from working as she stays in bed with a breathing humidifier to focus on her healing and the health of her baby. She will be getting surgery 7 months following birth to remove the trach and expand her airways so she can breathe on her own.

Brooke has always had a passion for people, service and community. She loves her hometown of Cave Creek, its residents and visitors. Her family, friends, pets and community make up her entire world. Energetic, charismatic, loyal, hilarious, generous and selfless are just a few words to describe Brooke’s beautiful soul.

Sunday, June 3, 2018
2:00 pm 5:00 pm
Harold’s Cave Creek Corral
6895 East Cave Creek Road
Cave Creek, AZ

Live DJ – Community Sponsored Silent Auction – BBQ Luncheon – Candy Bar Tickets ($40) available online & at the door.  All profits from this event will directly benefit the Dallas Family.


The Fred Mitchim Band - Mountain View Pub

The Fred Mitchim Band will play live at the Mountain View Pub Cave Creek AZ April 14th 2018 6-10. Fred Mitchim will play sets of his original Texas blues - rock blues songs with image provoking lyrics and SRV like guitar solos.  Click the image for more and audio samples.

Fred Mitchim Band


April Show at Etania in Cave Creek

This month's Trunk Show is April 13 & 14th and features prominent jewelry artist, Geoffrey Brown.  Geoffrey is from Prescott and does amazing work!  He has been designing and manufacturing jewelry since the 1970's.  He loves the ornate designs of the Art Nouveau period and you can see those same flowing lines in most of his designs.  Geoffrey's work has been sold in Saks Fifth Avenue, the Phippen Museum and worn by movie stars and to White House events!  He works in gold or silver and can design something for you, so if you have some stones you need set or a piece of jewelry made, bring it in during the Trunk Show and he can work with you to make you something special!  Don't miss it, this is going to be special!  Here are a few designs you could see at the show! 

April at Etania in Cave Creek


Rock the District 2018

Cave Creek rock district

Come to Cave Creek to the Stagecoach Village and hear these young musicians ROCK! This yearly event features musical youth from the area playing amazing music.


The Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival 2018

Carefree Art and Wine 2018The Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival features more than 155 juried fine artisans from throughout the United States and abroad.  Artists will participate displaying paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and ink; impressive small, medium and life-sized sculptures, sparkling hand blown glass, clay, metal, stone, wood, bronze, one-of-kind handcrafted jewelry, beautiful photography and much more!

This festival also combines fine art and fine craft with an elaborate collection of domestic and imported wines for tasting. For $10, patrons will receive an engraved souvenir wine glass with six tasting tickets; allowing them to enjoy their magnificent wine, while strolling through over 5,000 pieces of original artwork, all while the soothing sounds of live music float through the air.

The festival will take place in downtown Carefree, at the corner of Easy and Ho Hum streets. Hours are 10am to 5pm each day. Admission is $3.00 and free for Carefree residents. Parking is free all weekend.  All together, this event promises to be a weekend to forever remember.  January 20 Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


2018 Barrett-Jackson

January 13-21 in our neighboring town of N Scottsdale

Cave Creek Barrett JacksonEstablished in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events.

Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. Barrett-Jackson produces The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions® in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; the Northeast at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun and Las Vegas, Nevada, where hundreds of the most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience.

2018 features a charity car lineup you won’t believe! for events details.


New Stuff for the holidays at the Cave Creek Olive Oil Co.

New Stuff!!
These things are AMAZING!! They are our NEW Saddleback  signature chocolates. We just had these made with our premium olive oils and they come in the above four flavors. You gotta come give them a try!!

New Stuff

Don't forget to come stock up on all our goodies and get those points for your American Express cards!! Whoo hoo!! While you're here, grab those Christmas gifts while we got them!! They go fast!!

 Thanksgiving day,
Christmas will be here before we know it!!  We're ready for you!!   Come and get'em! :)

Book your Free Private Tasting Party!
"We would love for you come in and visit with us, but if you are out of town, you can still enjoy by ordering our excellent product line – online! Just head to our online store to click and stock your shelves with specialty goods from the Cave Creek Olive Oil Company.  If you are in Cave Creek drop by, relax and enjoy some classic western charm and friendly customer service while tasting our premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars."



Etania Trunk Sale!


Cave Creek Event Etania Trunk Show

Jennifer has displayed her work at the Hidden in the Hills show for many years, however, this year she will be showing her work exclusively at Etania!  She specializes in Sterling Silver jewelry. Each piece is hand forged and infused with positive energy and intentions.  Her jewelry is not only visually attractive but connects with buyers on an emotional level. 

 Jennifer's "Connection Collections" focus on universal messages that can be interpreted individually. She hopes that when you wear a piece of her jewelry, the intention will resonate into your conscious thought and it will improve the world around you. Not a bad thing to have in this crazy world these days!  

Please come in and see us.  Jennifer will be in the store from 3-5 pm today and tomorrow, as well as next Friday and Saturday.  She will be giving away a pendant, so please remember to register for that, as well! 


Thank you Veterans

Cave Creek Live thanks our Veterans.  Enjoy this beautiful day and celebrate the freedom held strong by our veterans.

cave creek veterans


Cave Creek's 21st Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour

A signature event of our non-profit Sonoran Arts League, this year’s 21st Annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour features 174 artists in 44 studio locations throughout the scenic Desert Foothills communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and North Scottsdale!

Download a free map or customize your tour using our interactive map-building program!
Or, come pick up a Hidden in the Hills Artist Directory for just $5 at the League’s new Center for the Arts,
7100 E. Cave Creek Rd., Suite 144, at Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek.

Then tour artist studios from 10 am to 5 pm the last two weekends of November,
Friday through Sunday, Nov. 17-19 and Nov. 24-26! Admission is free!


Watch artists create their original pieces, and get inspired by a mix of vibrant colors,
earthy textures and a range of styles ranging from Western to whimsical!


Whether you’re a seasoned collector or you’re looking to find the perfect holiday gift
of fine art, this free, self-guided tour is not to be missed!



Explosive live western action!

Explosive live western action:  ONE DAY ONLY! with the award winning stunt team of Six Gun Entertainment. Come meet the outlaws of the west as they bring to life their tales from the trail.

Meet the actors, actresses and stuntmen from the western movie COPPER WIND.  Get your autographed DVD and feel the fury as you travel back in time with SIX GUN ENTERTAINMENT!



Happy Safe Halloween!

Cave Creek

Children dressed in costumes excitedly running door to door to trick-or-treat, festive decorations like glowing jack-o-lanterns, paper ghosts and dried cornstalks adorning front porches – these are some of the classic hallmarks of Halloween that make the holiday special for kids and adults alike.

Everyone wants to have a safe and happy Halloween for themselves, their guests and especially their children. Using safety tips and some common sense can help you make the most of your Halloween season, keeping it as enjoyable for your kids as it is for you! There are lots of simple ways to help keep yourself safe on Halloween, when accidents and injuries are more likely to occur.

The excitement of children and adults at this time of year can sometimes make them not as careful as they would normally be. By keeping Halloween a fun, safe and happy holiday for you and your kids, you'll look forward to many happy years of Halloween fun! By keeping good memories for your kids, they'll be more likely to carry on the traditions that you have taught to them with their own families one day!

To avoid the many dangers children face while trick or treating, use common sense. Be aware of potential Halloween hazards and take precautions to eliminate them. From all of the ghouls and goblins here at Cave Creek Live, we wish for you and yours a spooky, enjoyable and most importantly safe Halloween holiday.

Cave Creek Events


Winter RoundUp II at Frontier Town Cave Creek

Annual "Winter RoundUp II" is here. Book your tickets early and come enjoy the fun. New location, New Vendors, Great Food and Fun for the whole family. Live Music by "Pick O' The Litter", Food Cooked by Lootnbootybbq, Dirty Tequila, and much more!



Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch & Art Auction

Online auction will help feed hungry in need
Proceeds to benefit Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center

cave creek event glass bowlsCave Creek, Arizona – On Friday, October 20, 2017, the annual Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch & Art Auction 2017 to honor World Hunger Day will be held at Harold’s Corral, Ariz., in Cave Creek, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The event is sponsored by Sonoran Arts League of Cave Creek, Ariz.

According to Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank, this year the organization is adding a new feature to its Empty Bowls event. The online auction will be on the food bank’s website,, which gives people the opportunity to bid on 60 fine art and craft items donated by renowned local artists.

“We are excited to offer this auction online so people who support this worthy cause can spend the quality time they need to research the bid items,’ says DiPietro. “This has always been an amazing event with a great turnout, but this year we will take Empty Bowls to a new level with the online auction.”

Carole Perry, who created the festival in the northern desert foothills more than 17 years ago, says online bidding will begin September 20 and be available to bidders throughout the celebration. Perry says 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, and will support its ongoing effort to provide emergency food and services to area families in need of assistance.

Lunch will be served in handmade ceramic or glass bowls. Individuals are encouraged to donate $15 to the cause and select their own unique bowl made by Arizona artists, and keep it as a lasting reminder of world hunger.

The Foothills Empty Bowls & Art Auction 2017 is sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League, Harold’s Corral, Marjon Ceramics and Laguna Clay. Other donors are Saguaro and Cactus Shadows High School students, Paradise Valley Community College ceramics students and local potters and artists who make and donate the bowls and auction items.

For more information, call 480.488.1145. Proceeds benefit the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center. Harold’s Corral is located at 6895 E. Cave Creek Road.


Shred-a-Thon to benefit Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center

cave creek shredathonCave Creek, Arizona – On Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, the public is invited to participate in the sixth annual Shred-A-Thon. The shredding event will be held at the Mariachi Plaza, which is located at 7171 East Cave Creek Road. Donations of cash, food and gift cards will benefit Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center. The event is being sponsored by Carefree, Ariz.-based Gustafson & Associates, an accounting and tax business.

The Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center provides emergency food, financial assistance and other life necessities and resources to individuals and families in the desert foothills, which encompasses a 180-square mile area that includes Black Canyon City, Cave Creek, Carefree, Anthem, Desert Hills, New River, north Scottsdale and north Phoenix.

Visit Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, at or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located at 6038 E. Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek, Ariz., or call 480.488.1145.


Library Events for November

cave creek library eventsLIBRARY FEATURE EVENT

Saturday and Sunday, November 25and 26

Nativities of the World Exhibit

Hundreds of nativities on display, during library hours. Sponsored by the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center. Donations of canned goods are welcome! For more information, contact the organizers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Thursday, November 30, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.

Judith: Changing Views of a Jewish Hero

We will look at paintings, sculptures and other depictions of the Orthodox Christian Old Testament story of Judith and Holofernes, from the 1100s to the present time, to see how different the same story can be in the hands of different artists. Sometimes the differences are due to changing styles through art history and sometimes they are due to changing views of women. Presented by Lisa Spahr, docent of The Phoenix Art MuseumRegister: 480-488-2286.


The Horny Toad's Birthday!

cave creek event the horny toad

Cave Creek's launch into fall season event...The Horny Toad's birthday! Saturday September 23rd 11 to 4pm.  Drink Specials, Live Music, Great Food!


Sonoran Arts League Grand Opening

Sonoran Arts League plans grand opening
New Center for the Arts opens to the public.  Saturday, September 16

sonoran art league cave creekCave Creek, Arizona – The Sonoran Arts League, which promotes art, artists and art education through leadership and service in the northern desert foothills, will host an arts-filled grand opening free event on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 4-7 PM at its new home in Stagecoach Village (The Center for the Arts), which is located at 7100 E. Cave Creek Road, 144, in Cave Creek, Ariz., 85331.  
According to Sonoran Arts League executive director Pat Bell-Demers, the new Center for the Arts will showcase art education programs, local artists, gallery, free art library, after school classes for youth, workshops and amazing art for sale.

“We are excited to share our art destination with Arizona residents, visitors and guests,” says Bell-Demers. “The League’s Center for the Arts is a destination where people can join a workshop or open studio, learn a new artistic skill and support the power of art as it enriches life and builds valuable skills.”

During the grand opening, guests will tour the center, enjoy art demonstrations, entertainment, face painting and art activities for children, and experience fantastic food from Indigo Crow and the newly opened Creekers Beer & Crab Shack in Stagecoach Village.

”The center is the best creative resource around and offers people a venue where they can learn, purchase, view, experience and taste the visual arts,” adds Bell-Demers. “It’s right in line with our mission and we’re looking forward to enhancing collaborations with community partners through unique public art events.“

In addition, the grand opening event will feature the many outreach programs of the Sonoran Arts League and a number of exhibits and upcoming art shows, including youth art created at the center and information on the League’s free veterans art program, among other exhibits.