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Celebrate Oro Valley: Then & Now - Day 2

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:00am-3:00pm (ended)

Celebrate Oro Valley: Then & Now

April 13 – 15, 2018
Celebrate Oro Valley is new, annual event, designed to celebrate the community we love. This year’s theme, “Then & Now” will highlight the Town’s founding year of 1974, showcasing the following pillars of our history.

• Arts & Culture
• Science & Technology
• Sports & Recreation
• Landscape & Wildlife
• Leadership & Direction

The celebration spans an entire weekend, so there’s something for everyone!

Friday, April 13
Friday, April 13, 6 – 8 p.m.
Steam Pump Ranch 10901 N. Oracle Rd.

FREE! Enjoy live music and entertainment. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For information, call 520-229-5052.

Saturday April 14
Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Rd.

Experience horses, livestock and ranching activities that the Leiber family enjoyed during the late 60’s and mid 70s. Reminisce about what exciting things were happening in Oro Valley and at Steam Pump Ranch since 1974.  Attendees will also enjoy:

  • Art shows highlighting art from Oro Valley and the Ranch in the 1970's
  • Leadership and educational displays
  • Petting zoo and pony ring
  • Kids activities and craft projects
  • Beer garden
  • Food trucks and the Northwest Firefighters Association BBQ
  • James D. Kriegh meteorite display
  • Live music:

                   Old-time Country music by Bill Ganz & David Rychener
                   60s and 70s rock music by the Retro Rockets

  • Special guest speakers
  • 60s and 70s dance lessons
  • And so much more!

Sunday April 15
Various times and locations

Enjoy a day of sports and recreation in Oro Valley!

Dyn-O-Mile at the Oro Valley Community Center
10555 N. La Cañada Drive

On Your Left Fitness will provide an awesome one-mile “Dyn-O-Mile” race that will be “Dyn-O-Mite!” Various races available, beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Cost is $22.50; price increases $5 per month beginning Feb. 1.

Registration and information available at:

Kickball Tournament playoffs at Naranja Park
810 W. Naranja Drive

Cheer on your favorite team!  The Celebrate Oro Valley Kickball League, which began in February, will hold playoff games on April 15, beginning at 9 a.m.

League details available at

Hike, bike, run or walk!
8 - 11 a.m.
Enjoy the beauty that surrounds Oro Valley by getting out and enjoying nature. Snacks will be available to all participants.

Option 1:
Meet at Chase Bank in the Oro Valley Marketplace (Oracle & Tangerine) to carpool in ($3.50 per car load) for a guided hike through Catalina State Park.

Option 2:
Meet at Steam Pump Ranch (10901 N. Oracle Road) to walk/run or ride a bicycle along the CDO path. Those who wish to ride will go left; those who wish to go walk/run will go right.

Be sure to visit the Town’s online event calendar at or follow us on Facebook for more details as they become available.

10901 N Oracle Road
Oro Valley, AZ 85737