Gilbert starting to bring events back for residents

The town of Gilbert is beginning to ramp up events through its parks and recreation department.

“We continue to host a variety events, and while some of our annual events may look a little different, we look forward to being able to offer the community a safe way to get out and have some fun,” Gilbert Parks and Recreation spokesperson Eva Kirschbaum wrote in an email.

Next up is a spring lunchtime Concerts in the Park series. The town will host these concerts for four consecutive Wednesdays. The performers will be Star Alliance (March 24), Rylee Paige (March 31), Gavin Torel (April 7) and Notes with Neptune (April 14).

The free concerts run from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Gilbert Regional Park, 3005 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert.

The calendar of events the town has planned into June includes:

  • March 26: Gilbert Cinemas at Gilbert Regional Park, “Rise of Guardians” and “A League of Their Own”

  • March 29-April 3: Global Village Week

  • April 2: Gilbert Cinemas at Page Park, “Big Hero 6”

  • April 10: Gilbert Camp Out

  • April 16: Concert at Regional, Ryan and the Renegades

  • April 16: Gilbert Cinemas at Page Park, “Croods: A New Age”

  • April 17: Downtown Dine Out

  • April 23: Gilbert Cinemas, “Avengers End Game”

  • April 24: eSports Tournament

  • April 30: Concert at Gilbert Regional Park, People Who Could Fly

  • April 30: Gilbert Cinemas at Page Park, “Onward”

  • May 1: National Fitness Day Family Challenge

  • May 7: Movie at Gilbert Regional Park, “Star Wars: A Force Awakens”

  • May 14: Concert at Gilbert Regional Park, Dueling Pianos

  • June 4: Drive-In Movie at Municipal II, TBD

  • June 11: Drive-In Movie at Municipal II, TBD

Kirschbaum said the town will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and take guidance from national, state and county health officials to determine how it will approach special events moving into the fall season.
By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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