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

The Town of Carefree is in search of a Building Official to join our team of professionals.

We're looking for:
Certified ICC Building Official with a minimum of five years of experience in building construction, surveying, plumbing, electrical, including a minimum of three years of experience as a municipal Building Inspector and a minimum of one year of supervisory experience.

For job description and Town application please visit:

Position closes Friday, August 5, 2022 at 4:30 PM AZ time

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Town Hall will be closed July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
Wishing you all safe and fun celebrations!

Carefree is your destination for health and wellness. Owner and instructor, Ash Adams, provides private sessions customized to your specific needs to reach your optimal health. @justbreathepilatesaz #pilates #healthandwellness #carefreeaz ...

American Legion Post 34 to celebrate Flag Day on June 14

On June 14, 2022, American Legion Post 34 will be celebrating Flag Day with a ceremony commencing at 6 PM. In attendance will be scouts from Troup 15 presenting our nation’s flags for proper disposal. Flag Day has its roots starting in 1777 when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution stating how the US flag would look. Post 34 turns 75 this year and the celebration of Flag Day is part of that effort.

“Prior to that, there were many different flags/banners, each representing many different units of our fledgling nation,” says Daphi Hagen, auxiliary officer. “Through the years, many changes have been made. We have had three major flag acts that have shaped what we have today.”

On June 14, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson established Flag Day on June 14by official decree. Although this is not an official federal holiday, it is celebrated across the United States.

Chartered in 1947, American Legion Post 34 has been giving back to community charitable organizations for more than 75 years. The Post, whose mission is to support and advocate on behalf of veterans, active military and their families, consistently reaches out to assist veterans and others in need.

American Legion Post 34 is located at 6272. E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek, Ariz. The American Legion, formed in 1919, supports and advocates on behalf of veterans, active military and their families. The 501(c)(19) also supports the initiatives and programs of the American Legion while fostering patriotism and responsible citizenship. American Legion Post 34 is a non-secular, non-political organization.

#FlagDay #carefreeaz #cavecreekaz @post34cavecreek

Platinum Jubilee celebrations are in full-swing at the English Rose Tea Room!

Come say hello to owner and 'Hostess with the Mostest', Jo Gemmill, and share in the celebration! Don't miss the specially featured collection of memorabilia featuring the history of Queen Elizabeth's reign.

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Announcing an in-person Healing of Memories Workshop for Women Veterans.

It will be held at Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree, AZ on June 10-12, 2022. The workshop will provide the participants with a safe experiential and interactive way to address anger, loss, grief and guilt. The workshop is free of charge to any service member or veteran, including all meals and two nights lodging. It begins with dinner at 6pm on Friday, June 10 and ends at 1pm on Sunday, June 12. Veterans who have attended this workshop say that it was a major step in their healing from their psychological and spiritual wounds. Transportation will be provided to those who need it.

In order to ensure the safety of the participants and facilitators at this workshop, we will be following the CDC Coronavirus Guidelines. In an abundance of caution to protect the participants, some of whom may have underlying health issues, we are asking attendees to either show proof of being fully vaccinated or to allow a COVID test on arrival. All participants will be provided their own private rooms.

The Healing of Memories Workshop was created by Father Michael Lapsley, an Anglican missionary priest, who in 1990 suffered the loss of his hands and the sight in one eye from a letter bomb that was sent to him in Zimbabwe by a supporter of the pro-apartheid government in South Africa. After a long recovery from the bombing, Father Lapsley decided to dedicate his life to helping victims of emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses and other traumatic circumstances.

Any woman service member or veteran who is interested in the workshop may find out more information or register FREE for the workshop by contacting Mike Wold, US Navy Veteran and workshop coordinator at 651-687-9767.

For additional information:

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The Town of Carefree is honored to pay tribute to our fallen servicemembers at the Cave Creek Memorial Cemetery at the upcoming Memorial Day Tribute.

Join us as our community comes together to pay tribute to those who have given their lives in service to our country.

Before or after the program, take a moment at the Veterans Memorial in the Carefree Desert Gardens to pay your respects to all those veterans who have served.

Town of Carefree Memorial Day Tribute
Date: May 30, 2022
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Place: Cave Creek Memorial Cemetery
36400 N Pima Rd, Carefree, AZ 85377

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

Follow Carefree Restaurant Association for updates and information or visit

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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

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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!

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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