Spring Fun: Anthem Days & Carnival Full Schedule

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Anthem Days in 2017 from the Ferris Wheel. Photo by Erin Lundeen

After a long, cold, wet winter, spring officially arrived this week. And for the 20th year in a row, so does the Anthem Days festival, with a familiar slate of activities, all open to the public. Entry is free, but there’s a charge for food and drink, the carnival and some Kids Zone activities, all in Anthem Community Park.

Saturday, March 23
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, March 24
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Craft & Food Vendors Craft & Food Vendors
Food Court & Beer Garden Food Court & Beer Garden
Kids Zone Kids Zone
Business Expo Business Expo
Live Music: Caution Party Band Live Music: Zero Gravity Fighters
Baseball Speed Pitch Challenge* Egg Hunt (free)

*A meet-and-greet is planned with MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson “Fergie” Jenkins, 10 a.m. to noon.

Frazier Shows Carnival

All-you-can-ride wristbands cost $20, or $17 with a coupon available in advance at the Anthem Community Center and Civic Building. Printable coupons will be available on Frazier’s Facebook page. Times and prices are subject to change by Frazier.

Hours Wristband Hours
Thursday 5–8 p.m. 5–8 p.m.
Friday 5–9 p.m. 5–8 p.m.
Saturday 1–10 p.m. 1–4 p.m.
Sunday 1–5 p.m. 1–4 p.m.

Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt (Sunday, March 24)

Softball Field No. 1 Softball Field No. 2
10:15 a.m.: Special needs
11:20 a.m.: 2-year-olds 11:30 a.m.: 3-year-olds
11:40 a.m.: 4-year-olds 11:50 a.m.: 5-year-olds & grade K
Noon: 1st graders 12:10 p.m.: 2nd graders
12:20 p.m.: 3rd graders 12:30 p.m.: 4th- & 5th-graders
12:40 p.m.: 2-year-olds 12:50 p.m.: 3-year-olds
1 p.m.: 4-year-olds 1:10 p.m.: 5-year-olds & grade K
1:20 p.m.: 1st graders 1:30 p.m.: 2nd graders
1:40 p.m.: 3rd graders 1:50 p.m.: 4th- & 5th-graders

More Photos from Past Carnivals

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Unless otherwise credited, Photos are file Photos from In&Out Publications and ACC


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