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It’s nearing the end of May, and that means one thing in Arizona: The heat is coming. Enjoy the last gasp of cooler weather at Queen Creek Lemonade Days at Founder’s Park in Queen Creek this Saturday, May 20.

This kick-off event to summer offers plenty of fun activities for the whole family, live entertainment and lots of great food and drink. 

A special kids zone will have bounce houses for the little ones to work off some of their school’s-out energy. 

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And this event isn’t called Lemonade Days for nothing. Arizona’s largest lemon squeeze will be at the center of the activities.

“The lemon squeeze is an interactive and fun game for kids where they get to squeeze lemons into our huge lemonade container,” Jen Pruett, spokesperson for the event, says. “Last year, we went through 200 pounds of lemons.”

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There will also be an Arnold Palmer putting booth and driving range, cornhole game, a hot dog eating competition (3 p.m.) and a hamburger eating competition (4 p.m.).
The live entertainment will begin at noon with Tommy Price and the Stilettos. Other performers will include Honeygirl, Laura Walsh and Georgia Chrome taking the stage at 6 p.m.

“This event is really fun. It’s intended to be a kick-off of summer for the Queen Creek community,” Pruett says.

VIP tickets include access to a private seating area, private restrooms, six alcoholic beverages, unlimited soft drinks and water, catered food and exclusive stage-view access.

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A portion of the proceeds from Lemonade Days will go to support the Foster Hope Foundation. This organization works to inspire a brighter tomorrow for Arizona’s foster children by providing much-needed supplies, clothing, personal items, activities, lectures, workshops and scholarships to the children in the foster care system.

Details: Noon-8 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Founder’s Park, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek. $8 general admission ($10 at gate), $45 VIP, free for kids 12 and under.

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