AZ Local: Eat, Shop, Drink, Dance & Exercise at 5th Annual Kierland Pop Celebration This Weekend

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It’s almost the weekend so consider “popping” over to where I’m headed…the fun outdoor 5th Annual Kierland Pop Celebration located in the Kierland Commons in Scottsdale.  This event satisfies all the senses and happens under the stars in the beautiful Kierland Commons with live music, great food, good drinks, unique art and raffle prizes.  Plus, it all goes to a good cause benefitting the SAFE Action Project, a program of the Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network, which works to raise awareness and combat human trafficking in Arizona.

Here’s why I am excited to attend:

  1.  Live music will kick off the festival this Friday, November 5th with Stanley Serrano performing from 10am to noon; Vinyl Station goes live from 1pm to 4pm and TEMPO brings the night on with their sound from 5pm to 8pm.  Tap your feet to the beat beyond Friday night with additional live performances happening all weekend long at the event.

2.  Kierland POP Experience on Friday night with music, food and fun from 5:30pm to 8pm at the The Westin Kierland ResortGet your tickets for this and experience soulful jazz music from Doc Jones & Friends and violinist Jonathan  Levingston.  Sway to the sounds while tasting a variety of flavors from the resort’s award-winning restaurants and scrumptious eateries from Kierland Commons.  Tickets for the Friday night POP Experience event are $55 (for 21 and older) and benefit SAFE Action Project and Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network.  Get tickets here.

3.  FREE outdoor activities at Kierland Commons on Saturday and Sunday so do some holiday shopping while enjoying a series of free outdoor activities, local musicians and unique art exhibits from local artists.  An artisan market will also be on site with beautiful handmade creations for sale that make unique holiday gifts.

4.  5K Fun Run and Walk also takes place on Saturday, November 6th from 6pm to 8pm around the Westin Kierland Golf Club that benefits local breast cancer nonprofit, Check for a Lump.  Register for the run/walk hereAll participants receive a Night Run T-shirt and a finishers medal.

Parking for all events is available on-site at both Kierland Commons and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

Want to make it a staycation?  The Westin Kierland Resort is offering a weekend staycation package for Kierland POP guests with a 25% discount off the best available room and a $25 resort credit per night.  To redeem this offer, call the Westin at 480-624-1000 and mention the special booking code LRR.

This manic managed mom is looking very forward to experiencing the fun, flavors, sounds and sights this weekend at the 5th Annual Kierland POP Celebration.  Hope to see you there!