Mesa Arts Festival is the best place to kick-start your holiday spirit and finish off your shopping list. Snack on culinary delights as you stroll through the wide array of handmade offerings from local, regional and national artists. Bring the family for free hands-on activities and enjoy music performances throughout the event.


Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the City of Mesa has decided that we will not produce any large outdoor gatherings on the Mesa Arts Center campus through February 2021. Historically, Mesa Arts Festival has drawn large crowd sizes which could create an unsafe environment where social distancing is difficult. For this reason, the festival has been canceled. On behalf of the City, we are sorry to share this disappointing news. For more updates on Mesa Arts Center, please follow this link.


Please be advised: half of the main parking lot at Mesa Arts Center will be closed to accommodate the festival, and street parking will be busy. Nearby parking options are available throughout downtown Mesa. Please review the parking map to find parking options. The Light Rail also offers nearby park and ride options. We recommend parking at the park & ride near Main Street and Mesa Drive and riding the Light Rail to the Main and Center Street stop. Find more Light Rail information here (please note that the Light Rail ride does have an associated fee).