Annual Events

Enchanted Pumpkin Garden

Open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Carefree’s Enchanted Pumpkin Garden is held annually in October with world-renowned pumpkin carver Ray Villafane hosting live pumpkin carving demonstrations in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion at the Carefree Desert Gardens.

Every year Villafane Studios and the Town of Carefree debut NEW exhibits and activities for the entire family!


Carefree Christmas Festival

December.  Each night of Chanukah, a 6 ft. Chanukah menorah will be lit at 5:30 PM in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, located at 101 Easy Street in Carefree. The lighting will be led by a different community group or family each night, followed by special Chanukah gifts given to the first 25 children who arrive-a different gift each night!