Celebrate Spring with Two Great Outdoor Events

by Jennifer Brown, Director of Administrative Services, City Manager’s Office

Spring is in the air, warm weather is on its way, and the City of Maricopa is ready to usher in the new season with the 15th annual Salsa Festival, as well as the 2019 Copa Color Fun Run and Walk.

The Salsa Festival will see the return of such favorite activities as the chili pepper eating contest, beer garden and Little Pepper Kids Zone. The event will also feature live entertainment, a wide range of food options and games and, of course, salsa.

Be part of this great tradition and come to Copper Sky Regional Park on Saturday, March 23 from 2 to 8 p.m. to enjoy the free event.

And just in case you eat a bit too much salsa, the City of Maricopa is providing a great way to burn off those calories with the 2019 Copa Color Fun Run and Walk. This 5K run or 1-mile walk will take place on Saturday, April 6 at Copper Sky Regional Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the race taking place from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Each participant will get an individual color packet to throw at the start of the race, a Copa Color Run bandana, race bib and pictures (downloadable for free) for participating. This year the event will feature music, food trucks and fun for the whole family. So dust off that box of workout gear you’ve hidden since the 80s and wear those high socks with pride, because this year’s theme is the 80s, and the best dressed will win the Best 80s Workout Costume Contest and prizes!

For more information on both events, as well as registration for the Copa Color Fun Run and Walk, log on to the City of Maricopa’s website at maricopa-az.gov.