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Cave Creek Events 2017

Cave Creek, Arizona: Things to do in this beautiful, unique, western town. Cave Creek Live features Cave Creek events and events in Carefree, and neighboring Arizona areas: live music, western events, retail & shopping, city events, art shows, restaurants and more.  Please also visit our Calendar for date by date events and shows and come visit Cave Creek! Click here for Cave Creek Featured Events

Cave Creek Balloon Festival

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Eighth Annual Cave Creek Balloon Festival organized by Tonto Bar & Grill and Aerial Solutions.

5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017.  On the driving range of the Rancho Mañana Golf Course, Cave Creek Arizona.

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Special Event at Bartlett Lake for People with Disabilities

Barrow Neurological Institute Hosts Special Event at Bartlett Lake for People with Disabilities
What:        This June, Barrow Neurological Institute will host the annual Day on the Lake event for people with physical or neurological disabilities. Participants will have the chance to make a splash and ride the waves in a safe and wheelchair-user friendly environment at Bartlett Lake in Carefree, Ariz. The only event of its caliber in Arizona, Barrow’s Day on the Lake program offers watersport activities such as jet skiing, kayaking, boating and fishing in addition to adapted waterskiing, wakeboarding, and slalom skiing.
Who:          Members of the public with physical or neurological disabilities and their families are invited to register for Barrow’s Day on the Lake. To participate in the wakeboarding, waterskiing and jet skiing activities, individuals must be at least eight years old and at least one year post-injury. Ages three and up can participate in kayaking, fishing and boating.
For more information or to register, call the Barrow Connection at 602.406.6280 or visit and click on Day on the Lake.
Lake Bartlett MarinaWhen:        8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
                  Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 3
Where:      Bartlett Lake Marina
20808 E. Bartlett Dam Rd.
Tonto National Forest
Rio Verde, Ariz. 85263
Why:          Barrow at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center believes that everyone has the right to live an active and productive life. Barrow Connection is dedicated to helping provide post-injury patients with access to recreation. A study of Barrow’s Day on the Lake program found that 65 to 70 percent of individuals who participated in the event have initiated doing something new with their life including, but not limited to, returning to school or work, taking a recreation class, going to a gym, and exploring adapted driving options. Bartlett Lake Marina is the state’s only wheelchair accessible marina.

Venues Famous Summer Happy Hour Starts Today

Most of the Snow Birds are gone and that means it's Summer in Carefree. 
Summer means extra savings for you...
Bottled Beer $2
Amstel X light, Buckler, Coors Light, Miller Lite, PBR

House Chardonnay or Cabernet $4

White and Red Sangria $4    Well Drinks $5
Specialty Drinks and Well Martinis $8
All Other Drinks...
Draft & Other Bottled Beer $2 Off
Premium and Call Cocktails $2 Off
Wine by the Glass $2 off

New Happy Hour Food 15 items for $10 or less  2pm - 6pm

Cave Creek

Cave Creek, Arizona's most culture filled town.  From bikers to cowboys to golfers, musicians & artists, Cave Creek has it all.  Cave Creek was founded in the mid 1870's as a mining town and camp for the U.S. Cavalry and has maintained its western charm ever since.   Cave Creek locals or "Creekers" hold its western history and culture very dear.  The town slogan is "Where the Wild West Lives."   With a past full of gun fights, indian wars, and mining and a present that maintains the old west through western saloons and western themed restaurants,  and retail stores, its rodeo events, lively biker events, and growing live music scene, Cave Creek has earned this title and maintains it 24/7, 365 days a year.  Cave Creek Live celebrates the uniqueness of Cave Creek and keeps you updated on its lively events.  Visit our pages often for the latest updates about everything in Cave Creek, Arizona, and the surrounding area.

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Located just north of Phoenix in the foothills of Black Mountain, Skull Mesa and Elephant Butte, Cave Creek is the place to visit for a walk back into time, into a "living" western town, not a tourist trap roadside attraction but for an exciting venture into the place "Where the Wild West Lives".

Janeys Coffee Co Events for 2017


Janey's Cave Creek

Live Music all Year!
Wednesday 7:30-9:30 PM and Saturday 10AM-12PM with Coyote Joe and Friends , Thursday-Saturday 7:30-10:30 PM, Sunday 3-6 PM & 7-9pm

Wine Wednesday: 6-8 P

Tuesday May 16th Literary Magazine and music by Carrie Lynn Van Winkle
Wednesday May 17th Cameron DeGurski, Blaine Creighton and Howard Long
Thursday May 18th Tap Takeover Desert Rock (cider), music James Cowden
Friday May 19th Loud House Band $5 cover
Saturday May 20th Big Nick & the Gila Monsters $10 cover
Sunday May 21st 3-6 Eric Ramsey, 7-9 Garrett Anderson

Big Earl's new owner Brooke Butler

Brooke Butler purchases Big Earl’s Greasy Eats
Renovations, events planned for historic business

February 16, 2017, Cave Creek, Arizona – Brooke Butler, a native Cave Creek resident who has worked for iconic Big Earl’s Greasy Eats for more than four years, has purchased the business.

Butler, who has many plans for the retro restaurant/bar, says buying the business was her destiny.

“I wanted to buy Big Earl’s Greasy Eats because I have worked here for years and have a deep connection with the restaurant and the many relationships I have fostered here,” says Butler. “It became apparent to me that this is where I should be.”

Brooke ButlerButler says her team of 17 employees already has removed the stage and dancing poles, which were key to the development of the restaurant/bar’s annual White Trash Bash, which takes place every July.

“We are excited to bring a lot of fun and interesting changes to Big Earl’s in the coming weeks and months,” adds Butler. “Our team has added tater tots and fried pickles to the menu and are offering even more exciting adult milkshake varieties, and we plan to will add more new food items for later this year. One of our goals is to bring back the 1950s feel that made this place a piece of Arizona history, however, we have committed to continue serving the same award-winning food that people have come to love.”

Butler is planning to add Monday night family nights, video truck games monthly and a party to celebrate the sale of the establishment.

The History of Big Earl’s Greasy Eats

big earls cave creekKnown as the old Cave Creek gas station, Big Earl’s Greasy Eats was designed as a station for Standard Oil in 1935 and patented in 1936. In 1936, Phoenix had 127 service stations, 14 of which were Standard Oil stations. Today, the Cave Creek station, Big Earl’s Greasy Eats, is the only known surviving example of a 1930s art deco Standard gas station in the greater Phoenix metropolis. Now a world famous restaurant, the former station originally was located on 19th Avenue in Phoenix and was moved to Cave Creek in 1952. It functioned as a Standard station until the late 1980s. Open 364 days a year, Big Earl’s Greasy Eats serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Big Earl’s Greasy Eats is located at 6135 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, Ariz., 85331. The phone number is 480-575-7889, the email is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the website is



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