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Here’s what to do this weekend in beautiful Arizona March 22 to 24

88.7 The Pulse has you covered from the south side, north side, east side, and west side this festive weekend.

Jeff Kode from Drive Time Live and The Pulse Crew will be broadcasting live from Pete’s Fish and Chips near Mesa Drive and Main Street in Mesa from 2 until 4 p.m. Enjoy the deep fried goodness of chicken, burgers, dogs, shrimp, scallops, and of course, their famous fish and chips! We’ll have Pulse prizes for you. Come say hi and grab some great food!

Let’s start with the south side. Saturday, March 23rd is the 15th Annual Maricopa Salsa Festival. Try some of the best for only $5. The taste testing will be at Copper Sky Regional Park. It all goes down from 2 to 8 p.m. Who will win the $1,000 cash prize? YOU decide! for more information.

Travel to the east side Saturday, and you’ll find entertainment for all ages, all day! Launching at 2 p.m is Mask Alive! Festival of Masks at Pioneer Park. Be engaged with a diverse cast including Chinese Lion Dancers, Mexican folklorico dancers and Mariachis, African music and dancers, not to mention, Japanese Taiko and Brazilian Capoeria Drummers. Food trucks available to fill your your tummy! The fun goes until 6 p.m. More details at

Stick around Saturday, for the talented Youth Symphony of the Southwest at Mesa Arts Center. The theme is ‘O Fortuna,’ so it should be a thrilling ride. The concert is FREE and doors open at 7 p.m. Get the 411 at

Anthem Days will feature a carnival, food vendors, and live entertainment. The fun happens both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. It is located at 41703 N Gavilan Peak Parkway.

Celebrate the diversity of your neighbors at the Arab American Festival. Delicious food and fun kick off Saturday and continue Sunday from 4 to 10 p.m at Steele Indian School Park. Only $5 before 6 p.m and just $10 after. Need to know more?

Sunday, March 24 is Sunday in the Park. The Hi-Dreams Vinyl DJ Collective wil be playing live. Food, drinks, and adult beverages will be available. No cost to attend. Experience a day in the park with family, friends, and pets at Margaret T Hance Park from 1 p.m to sunset (about 6:45 p.m) The February event was cancelled but March will be happening!

There’s only two weekends left at The Renaissance Festival! If you haven’t been yet, you are missing a good time! There’s shopping, shows, savory and sweet food, and more!

Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, 6-9 am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff, and can now be heard during the afternoon drive 3 to 5 pm at 88.7 The Pulse.