Sonoran Desert at its Finest

Enjoy the grandeur of the Sonoran Desert, visit the one-of-a-kind Sundial and stroll through our vibrant downtown Desert Garden. Attend our seasonal cultural festivals and art shows; discover unique shops, exceptional galleries and gourmet restaurants; and bring the kids to the Kiwanis Splash pad for fun in the sun. There’s so much to see and do in Carefree, Arizona!

A scenic 30-minute drive north from Phoenix and Scottsdale.


Upcoming Events

All Levels Yoga

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am MST

Tai Chi & Qigong Class

May 19 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am MST

Carefree Third Thursday Art Night

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST

Carefree Farmers Market

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm MST

SOUL Strength

May 21 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am MST

Zumba Fitness

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am MST

All Levels Yoga

May 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am MST

Zumba Fitness

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am MST

Mark your calendars for Carefree Restaurant Week
📅 May 30 - June 5, 2022

Follow Carefree Restaurant Association for updates and information or visit

#carefreeaz #restaurantweek #finedining #dinelocal #foodlover #foodies

In honor of the Annual Professional Municipal Clerks Week, we would like to recognize Town of Carefree Clerk and Treasurer, Kandace French-Contreras!

Celebrating her ninth year at the Town of Carefree, we are incredibly grateful for all of the expertise and support she brings to the Town.

The International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), a professional association of City, Town, Township, Village, Borough, Deputy and County Clerks, sponsors Municipal Clerks Week. IIMC has 14,700 members throughout the United States, Canada and 15 other countries.

#thankyou #municipalclerk #carefreeaz

Vote daily for your favorite #carefreeaz businesses!

Show some love for our featured businesses on this year's ballot:

@ Native American Gallery

#bestofthevalley2022 #supportlocal #carefreeaz #vote #phoenixmagazine

Looking for a new role? Find a rewarding career at the Cave Creek Unified School District Job Fair:

May 17th | 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
33016 N 60th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85266

#carefreeaz #cavecreekaz #scottsdaleaz #jobfair #publicschools @cavecreekusd93

We're making the most of this beautiful weather with plenty of great activities planned! We hope you'll join us in Carefree!

#thingstodoinphoenix #carefreeaz #outdoorfitness #restaurantweek #artnight

Today, the Carefree Water Company welcomes 14 new customers within the Tranquil Place subdivision. This is the first area to transition over from the Cave Creek water system as part of the Carefree Water Consolidation Project (WCP). This marks a milestone for the project which will bring all water customers within Carefree under one water umbrella – the Carefree Water Company.

The Water Company and all Town of Carefree officials who have worked tirelessly on this project thank the entire community for their support and patience as we work through the construction and transition portion of the project.

By the end of 2022, we are expecting to have all 535 Carefree residents who are currently served water by Cave Creek to be transitioned over.

Please join us in welcoming Tranquil Place into our customer base. We appreciate the opportunity to serve all of the Carefree community!

#carefreeaz #waterservices

Photo: Mayor Les Peterson, with the help of the Carefree Water Company Field Staff, “get the water flowing” into the Tranquil Place subdivision.

Middle: Mayor Les Peterson, L-R: Carefree Water Operators Eric Stratfold, James Griffin, Burl Gosewisch, and Field Supervisor Andy Espinoza

In honor of #earthday we're sharing our Town's sustainability practices.

Join us tomorrow at our Earth Day Celebration to learn ways you can help the environment and create sustainability practices of your own.

Town of Carefree Earth Day Celebration
Date: Saturday, April 23rd
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Place: Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion
101 Easy St, Carefree, AZ 85377

#earthday #carefreeaz #sustainability

Drumroll please..... 🥁🥁🥁

@smokeybear will be making a special appearance with our friends from @maricopacountyparks at our Earth Day Celebration this Saturday, April 23rd!

Recreation managers from the district will be there to talk with guests about recreation and volunteer opportunities, along with Leave No Trace principals.

Join us for this fun, informative day of community.

#onlyyou #fireprevention #leavenotrace #maricopacounty #EarthDay #carefreeaz #ThingsToDoWithKids #thingstodoinphoenix

photo credit: @smokeybear

Join us at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion in Carefree this very special production of "Les Miserables".
Visit: for more info and tickets #theaterunderthestars #sandersonlincolnpavilion #carefreeaz #artsandculture #lesmiserables

The final Desert Gardens Seminar of the season is this Saturday:
Join us at Council Chambers for this informative presentation on the flora and fauna of Namibia.
Date: Saturday, April 9th
Time: 9:30 AM
Place: 33 Easy Street
Cost: $3 donation at the door

#desertgarden #carefreeaz #floraandfauna #desertliving #arizona

What is an invasive plant?

An invasive plant is generally not native to the Sonoran Desert. These plants compete with native plants and could take over an area. These nonnative plants are a major source which fuel wildland fires during warming and dry springs.

It is critical to ensure that there is a 30 foot defensible space around your home. In this defensible space trees and vegetation should be pruned up and all nonnative invasive species removed. It is also important to ensure tree limbs do not over hang or touch any structures.

#firewise #invasiveplants #carefreeaz #sonorandesert

The Town of Carefree, Arizona will host budget workshops for public participation this spring.

Residents and community members are invited to join any of the scheduled meetings to learn and ask questions about the Town's budgeting process.

All Town of Carefree budget meetings will be held in person at the Town Council Chambers located at 33 Easy Street.
Hope to see you there! #carefreeaz #budgeting