Festival details

Location: The festival takes place on Pepper Place in downtown Mesa, from S Robson to S MacDonald. The street is barricaded - only pedestrian traffic allowed.

Date and Time: Saturday, February 17, 10 am - 4 pm

The i.d.e.a. Museum is open, for free, during festival hours!

The Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts is partnering with Southwest Maker Fest this year and runs at the same time on MacDonald.

Parking: In addition to parking on un-barricated streets surrounding the festivals, free parking is available in the parking lots marked on the map below. 

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12 - 1 PM     Make an Upcycled Art Travel Journal!   The HUB classroom inside the i.d.e.a. Museum

2 - 3 PM     GitHub Education: Learn to Code with GitHub The HUB classroom inside the i.d.e.a. Museum


Stage 1 Near entrance to i.d.e.a. Museum

10am FutureSleep
Noon Electrisad
2pm Witty Thomas

Stage 2 West entrance to municipal parking lot

11am Handpan Music
1pm On Opening Night

East End of Pepper Street (in street)

2:15pm Dance Pride Acrokatz