23rd Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

March 16th, 17th & 18th, 2018

Established 1995

The Town of Carefree Signature Event

Admission $3.00 - Hours 10am - 5pm

Wine Tasting Ticket with Souvenir Glass $10.00


Featured Artist: AkZhana Abdalieva

Featured Artist: AkZhana Abdalieva

Thunderbird Artists and the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce partner again this season to produce Carefree’s signature event - the 23rdAnnual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, March 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2018. The festival will feature AkZhana Abdalieva, as well as wine tasting, live musical entertainment, fine foods and specialty chocolates.

This festival features more than 150 juried, world-class artists displaying over 5,000 original pieces of artwork in a variety of mediums. Wine tasting, as well as rum sampling, is also offered, with a vast array of wines to sample from around the world, while delicious food and delectable chocolates supply the final touches to the unparalleled ambience this festival holds.

The town of Carefree is also sponsoring astonishing sand sculpting by world-renowned artist, Ray Villafane in the pavilion during the event. For the first time Villafane has also invited professional stone balancer, Tim Anderson, a Pennsylvania native, to join him in Carefree to transform the Gardens into an artistic stone stacking playground. Visitors can watch demonstrations, participate and ask questions as Ray and Tim defy the laws of physics without the use of any adhesives other than gravity and stones provided by Mother Nature to create unusual artistic formations in the Desert Gardens pools and around the scenic landscape. 

 This fine art event, widely known as “…a Collector’s Paradise”™, will take place in the heart of downtown Carefree, surrounded by beautiful gardens emphasizing the plants and cacti indigenous to the Arizona desert.  Hours are 10am to 5pm each day. Admission is $3.00 and parking is free all weekend. Join Thunderbird Artists, world-class artists and more at the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival!