Popular Outdoor Family-Friendly Events
By: Jennifer Solomon
Looking for a family-friendly event to do with the kids on Friday or Saturday nights? The Scottsdale Promenade and Scottsdale Quarter are both offering a series of family-friendly movies during the month of April.
Scottsdale Quarter brings back your favorite animated movies every Friday night starting at 7 p.m. The Spring Movies at The Quarter event series opens with Despicable Me and closes out with Monsters Inc. Bring your blankets and chairs and the kids to The Quad at Scottsdale Quarter for a free movie they’re sure to enjoy. Scottsdale Quarter is located at 15037 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Quarter movie series includes:
Friday, April 1: Despicable Me
Friday, April 8: Inside Out
Friday, April 15: The Incredibles
Friday, April 22: Finding Nemo
Friday, April 29: Monsters Inc.
The Scottsdale Promenade, located at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and North Scottsdale Road, will host their Moonlit Drive-In Movie series each Saturday night with festivities kicking off at 7 p.m. in front of Stein Mart, within the shopping center’s parking lot.
The Promenade movie series includes:
April 2 – Minions
April 9 – Night At The Museum – Secret Tomb
April 16 – Kung Fu Panda 3
April 23 – Inside Out
April 30 – Alvin & The Chipmunks
Each film will start at 7:30 p.m. and be shown on a 32-foot inflatable screen. You can bring lawn chairs, blankets or other portable seating options. You can even watch the film from your car and take advantage of the authentic “Drive-in” feeling.
Moviegoers will have the opportunity to sample and/or purchase food and drink from local vendors. A balloon twister/face painter will be on-site offering free balloon animals and face painting and other contests, prizes and activities are planned.
Throughout the movie series The Promenade will be collecting household items for foster kids who are aging out of the system and setting up their very first apartments. Donations of paper products, bathroom and bedroom furnishings and more will be accepted at the event. A complete list of items is available at scottsdalepromenade.com. The partner non-profit for this drive is Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation.