Annual Events

Carefree Desert Garden Seminars

The quiet beauty of Carefree Desert Gardens has been enchanting and educating visitors and residents to the wonders of the desert landscape since its creation in 2002.

These popular annual garden seminars are held monthly from Jan.–April on select Saturdays of the month beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Town Council Chambers, 33 Easy St.

Each seminar focuses on a gardening topic of interest, and features an expert speaker.

Carefree Desert Gardens Committee Members

​Master Gardeners: Faith King, Joanne Rebollo, Marilyn Maloney, Pamela Slate, Sue Plosker

Horticulturalist: Rita Gosnell

Memorial Day Tribute

On Memorial Day, our country remembers those men and women who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of our country. In their honor, the Town of Carefree is proud to host an annual Memorial Day Tribute.


Veterans Day Honor

In commemoration of their service, the Town of Carefree is privileged to host an annual Veterans Day Honor in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St., on the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion stage.

Chanukah in Carefree
November 28th – December 5th

The Town of Carefree is pleased to again host the 5th Annual Chanukah Menorah Lighting.

Every night of Chanukah 2021, at 5:30 pm MST, there will be a special lighting of the 6 1/2 foot tall Menorah in the Town of Carefree at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. Clergy/Congregants from Temple Chai and members of the Jewish Social Group of Cave Creek and Carefree will be among the leaders.

This event will require masks of all attendees and since attendance will be limited, this event will also be live streamed. See night specific links.


Christmas in Carefree

Celebrate the season with special holiday events, including the annual Tree Lighting ceremony at the Sundial, Breakfast with Santa and the popular Chanukah in Carefree Celebration, complete with 6 ft. menorah!

The formal Tree Lighting event has been canceled for 2020, but please feel free to enjoy, at your leisure, the tree and lights, in the Carefree Desert Gardens.  Lights sponsored by Arizona Public Service.