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
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.

Enchanted Pumpkin Garden

The Enchanted Pumpkin Garden is a one-of-a-kind fall festival celebrating the magic of the Halloween season! The 2019 event takes place October 18–27, with the incredible artistry of Ray Villafane and Villafane Studios’ carvers on display live each day, with their carvings found throughout the four-acre Carefree Desert Gardens.

On weekends, this annual event boasts magical Halloween activities for both kids and adults, plus culinary delights and autumnal refreshments including a beer garden, a harvest market and live music.


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.

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!