February 16, 2012

Tres Rios Festival Returns March 11-12

Estrella Mountain Regional Park, located five miles south of Goodyear along the Gila River, will once again host the Tres Rios Nature and Earth Festival when the ninth edition of the popular outdoor celebration is held March 10-11.
The Festival celebrates the unique coming together of three major Arizona waterways including the Gila, Salt and Agua Fria rivers, in the far West Valley. As usual the event will feature events, displays and entertainment for the entire family.
This year's event will feature guided hikes, archery, live music, bird watching, canoeing, a fashion show featuring recycled material and fishing. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.
In addition, a variety of outdoor oriented organizations and agencies will offer a variety of educational displays and wildlife. Children will particularly enjoy coloring books and face painting.
Admission is free, however a $3 parking fee will be charged each vehicle. Some rides provided by outside vendors will charge a small fee. A variety of vendors will also provide drinks, meals and snack items.
Estrella Mountain Regional Park, one of the jewels of the Maricopa County Parks Department, is located 5 1/2 miles south of I-10 at 14805 W. Vineyard off the Estrella Parkway.
For information, visit www.tresriosnaturefestival.com or call 623-932-2260.