Things To Do In Surprise

Up to 46% Off at Kegs, Corks & Forks

Kegs, Corks & Forks

Surprise Pointe

$26 $14

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Enjoy a sampling of beer that can be paired with fresh veggies and hummus, jalapeño poppers, or cheese

Up to 51% Off Painting Class or Party

The Social Canvas

Multiple Locations

$70 $37

Artist guides students as they create their own paintings while sipping wine during three-hour classes or parties held at local restaurants

77% Off Private and Group Lessons at Dance Doctors

Dance Doctors

Multiple Locations

$126.50 $29

Students perfect dance steps during one-on-one sessions and then practice them during group dance parties

Up to 74% Off Martial-Arts Starter Course

2 Knuckle Sports MMA Academy

Surprise

$145 $45

Children age 5-to-13 learn life skills such as self-confidence, focus, and discipline during four weeks of basic martial-arts lessons

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium – Up to 28% Off Visit

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

Phoenix

$15.25 $12

Zoo houses more than 600 species, including lions and penguins, and invites guests to feed some of them, such as the giraffes and stingrays

Up to 72% Off Boot-Camp Classes at TASK Fitness

TASK Fitness

Multiple Locations

$59 $19

45-minute small-group classes combine one-on-one fitness guidance with workouts designed to burn up to 1,000 calories

Up to 50% Off at Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Wickenburg

$18 $9

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Explore artifacts of the Old West and Arizona culture including a collection of paintings and sculptures made by Western women

Up to 58% Off Horseback Trail Ride

Cowboy Way Adventures

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

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Veteran wranglers lead horseback riders through Arizona's rocky cliffs and rivers, with trails and regions varying by season

Up to 56% Off Private Golf Lessons in Sun City

Antoine M. Dumas Golf Professional

Union Hills Golf and Country Club

$50 $25

Lessons with teaching professional and Tiger Woods look-alike include tips for improving your swing, short game, and strategy

50% Off from Certified Glider Rides

Certified Glider Rides

Peoria

$299 $149

Glider experience, which lasts about 45 minutes includes preflight procedures & a majestic flight with scenic views 2,000 feet above ground

51% Off Kids' Kung Fu Classes at United Kung Fu

United Kung Fu

Peoria

$99 $49

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Little Tigers classes teach Kung Fu basics as well as focus, discipline, coordination, balance, courtesy, and respect to kids aged 4–7

Up to 79% Off at Entourage Fitness

Entourage Fitness

Arrowhead Fountains Center

$80 $19.99

Small-group fitness classes build muscle, burn fat, and increase flexibility

Up to 82% Off from Paintball International

Paintball International

Peoria

$100 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

50% Off Sports Camp

Central Basketball League

Bedford Village

$20 $10

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Up to 68% Off at Empire Fitness

Empire Fitness

First Arrowhead Commerce Center

$120 $39

Group training and TRX sessions unfold in a supportive environment as participants burn fat and build muscle

46% Off Sunset Sailboat Cruise from Sailboat Shop

Sailboat Shop

Peoria

$295 $159

Two-hour cruise sends four passengers aboard a wind-powered sloop, gliding over the calm waters of Lake Pleasant at sunset

Up to 84% Off Fitness Classes at Positively Fitt

Positively Fitt

Peoria

$150 $29

Instructors guide students through classes that focus on cardio kickboxing, boot-camp drills, and TRX suspension training

Half Off at Ape Index Rock Climbing

Ape Index

Peoria

$20 $9.99

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Guests burn calories while they scale 32-foot walls, swing from top ropes, and climb the face of a 3-D globe

80% Off Custom Ceramic-Painting Sessions

Color Me Mine

Lake Pleasant Towne Center

$50 $10

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Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

56% Off Music Lessons

Drum Lessons With Keith

Peoria

$100 $44

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Up to 57% Off Chartered Fishing Trip in Peoria

The Hook Up Outfitters

Peoria

$150 $69

Chartered trip includes high-quality equipment & expert guides who tailor experience to clients' needs & makes great gift for dads

Up to 51% Off Introductory Scuba Course

Scuba Pros of Arizona

Peoria

$50 $25

Instructors guide students through classroom and training to get acquainted with scuba diving

Up to 48% Off at Cowtown Paintball

Cowtown Paintball

Peoria

$85 $49

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In an expansive multiterrain setting with an urban desert theme, groups play Capture the Flag, elimination, and other games

55% Off Sports Camp

The Peoria Diamond Club (peoria Sports Complex)

Vistancia

$100 $45

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41% Off a Kids' Ice-Skating Camp at AZ Ice

AZ Ice

Peoria

$169 $99

Counselors take charge of kids for five days, leading ice-skating lessons, broom ball, arts and crafts, and other indoor activities

"Peter Pan" – Up to 51% Off Musical

"Peter Pan"

Arizona Broadway Theatre

$318 $155

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Peter Pan sings and soars around the stage as he fends off the villainous Captain Hook with the Lost Boys and Tinker Bell

50% Off Improv Class

Improv Classes with Dave Thurston

Multiple Locations

$199 $99

Producer of Arizona Improv Festival and Second City veteran teaches improv comedy; students can perform in the monthly showcase

49% Off a SPLASH! Sportball Course

Sportball USA

Multiple Locations

$89 $45

Four- or five-week courses for children aged 3–6 or 6–10 focus on T-ball, soccer, baseball, or several sports

TITLE Boxing Club – 65% Off Boxing and Kickboxing

TITLE Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

$55 $19

In one-hour classes, punch through 3-minute rounds or roundhouse kick your way toward a fitter body

Up to 57% Off Golf at The Legend at Arrowhead

The Legend at Arrowhead

Arrowhead Ranch

$49 $25

Designed by Arnold Palmer, the course weaves 7,005 yards of bermuda and rye grasses past six ponds and groves of mature palm trees

33% Off at Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix

Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix

Glendale

$87.98 $59

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More than 30 water slides, plus a water coaster, wave pool, and kiddie park; includes parking for one vehicle for the day

Up to 80% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Thurston Personal Training LLC

Bellair

$120 $39

Expert trainers tailor 60-minute exercise regimens to each client's individuals goals, such as toning muscles or losing weight

Up to 61% Off Kids' Exercise Classes

GOeFAST

Glendale

$45 $19

Gym fosters a love for exercise in children during functional-fitness classes; kids keep track of their progress in a food journal

Up to 55% Off Barbecue Class for One or Two 

Phoenix BBQ and Grilling School

Glendale

$150 $75

Students work with wood-pellet smokers and propane grills to prepare buffalo wings, pork tenderloin, racks of ribs, brisket, and more

Up to 74% Off Bowling at Glenfair Lanes

Glenfair Lanes

Glendale

$54.40 $15

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Groups speed balls down alleys as the aroma of pizza wafts by

Up to 64% Off Plank and Cardio Fitness Classes

Plank Purgatory

Multiple Locations

$100 $45

60-minute group classes focus on core strength, conditioning, stability, and flexibility

Up to 72% Off Yoga or Barre Fitness Classes

Yoga Hangout

Glendale

$89 $29

Inside this center is more than a yoga studio: hang yoga uses wall straps to be gentler on the joints and barre classes incorporate ballet

65% Off Personal Training

Body By Olivia

Bellair

$60 $21

Three 30 minute sessions of personalized training designed specifically to give you a strong and toned female physique.

Half Off Club Night for Two at El Parral

El Parral

Glendale

$20 $10

Dance club complete with table and bottle service, a full bar, and live music gets folks moving

94% Off at ATA Martial Arts

ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Decades old school teaches students martial arts at 11 locations

Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Up to 82% Off

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$196 $39

Instructors school students during private lessons and group classes

Up to 85% Off Boot Camp and Pilates

Canyon Sports, Fitness and Physical Therapy

Arrowhead Ranch

$200 $35

One-hour classes include core-strengthening Pilates, beginner-friendly boot camp, and a more intense muscle-toning, body-sculpting boot camp

Up to 73% Off Personal Training at Underground Fitness

Underground Fitness

Multiple Locations

$160 $49

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A trainer takes the reins during workouts, which are made to suit your needs whether you're in a small group or one on one

Up to 86% Off at True Hot Yoga

True Hot Yoga

Multiple Locations

$140 $19

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With more than 100 all-level classes weekly, yogis perform poses and breathing exercises inside heated room

Up to 81% Off Women's Boot Camp

Empowered: Iron Woman Transformations

Glendale

$90 $19

An expert trainer leads small groups of women through intense workouts that focus on strength and conditioning training

Up to 82% Off Classes at Lifestyle Pilates LLC

Lifestyle Pilates LLC

Multiple Locations

$250 $49

On the pilates reformer, students aim to build core strength, elongate muscles, and improve flexibility during a mind-body workout

49% Off 10 Class Punch Card

3g Fitness Az

Downtown Glendale

$45 $23

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65% Off Personal Training

Underground Fitness

Glendale

$240 $84

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 69% Off Kickboxing and Weight-Training Classes

Fighterbody Fitness

Glendale

$110 $39

Professional kickboxers lead kickboxing and weight training classes, helping members of all skill levels to build muscle and burn calories

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Go2Karate

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga classes

Up to 80% Off Club-Striking or Cardio-Circuit Programs

The MMA Lab

Glendale

$278 $59

14,000 square feet of training space; instructors specialize in training everyone from first-timers to competitive UFC fighters

Up to 54% Off Roller-Skating or Party

(United Skates of America) Skateland & Great Skate Glendale

Multiple Locations

$31.50 $15

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After lacing up skates, visitors roll across glossy rink of one of three facilities; birthdays include reserved tables and an attentive host

Up to54% Off Improv at Outliars Comedy Club

Outliars Comedy Club

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Improv players trained at Second City and iO explore the unexpected in short- and long-form scenes

25% Off Race-Day Package

RaceDaySponsor.com

Avondale

$400 $299

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

Up to 60% Off Speedway Racing Experiences

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Phoenix Int’l Raceway

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

50% Off at Jubeelieve Indoor Playland

Jubeelieve Indoor Playland

Avondale

$40 $20

2,000-square-foot indoor play center with caterpiller climbers, tunnels, low sitting slides, jungle gyms, and ridable toys

Up to 50% Off at Valley Golf Center

Valley Golf Center

Valley Golf Center

$18 $10

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84 hitting stations, 10 target greens, and 8 hitting bays; video swing lesson, TrackMan Pro swing lesson, and launch monitor fitting

50% Off

Far East Martial Arts

Avondale Plaza

$149 $75

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Tres Rios Golf Course – Up to 61% Off

Tres Rios Golf Course

Goodyear

$74.50 $29

18-hole course incorporates 6,846 yards of Estrella Mountain Park's greenery dotted with eucalyptus, mesquite, and pine trees

52% Off World Famous Foam Run Entry

World Famous Foam Run

Goodyear Stadium

$60.48 $29

Run past LED trees, foam pits, and "clouds" created by blasts of CO2; registration includes foam glow wipe towel and runner's headband

Up to 50% Off at Falcon Golf Club

Falcon Golf Club

Phoenix

$58 $29

Distinct front and back nine characterize course, which starts with desert outcroppings and ends with dense, tree-lined fairways with water

Up to 51% Off Scuba-Certification Courses

Inland Water Divers

Goodyear

$399 $199

NAUI and PADI certification courses come with a wetsuit and scuba-cylinder rental, books, and certification dives

48% Off Martial Arts

Edward Chavez Kenpo Karate

Goodyear

$150 $78

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Jambo! Park – Up to 48% Off Amusements

Jambo! Park

Paradise Valley

$31.98 $18

Indoor playground entertains kids with rides, towering play structures, mini golf, and laser tag

The Whispers – Up to 53% Off Concert

The Whispers

Celebrity Theatre

$53.75 $25

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Vocal Hall of Famers of "And the Beat Goes On" fame get audiences grooving alongside the R&B crooners of "Fantastic Voyage"

Up to 84% Off a Golf Package at Foothills Golf Group

Foothills Golf Group

Multiple Locations

$110 $29

Golfers can warm up at the driving range before tackling an 18-hole round on one of four courses; they can cap off the day with lunch

"American Idol Live!" – Up to 50% Off Concert

American Idol Live

Downtown Phoenix

$62 $31

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Season 13 winner Caleb Johnson joins the rest of the top 10 to belt out pop hits, group sing-alongs, and originals

Up to 32% Off Classical Concert

"An Evening In Paris" or "An Afternoon In Paris" or "The Magnificent Blend Of Voice & Strings"

Multiple Locations

$28 $19

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Three concerts of classical standards featuring lauded performers

Up to 41% Off Dinner and Murder-Mystery Show

Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater

Phoenix

$84 $52

Comedy, cabaret, and live dinner theater in haunted Transylvanian mansion or Hollywood Golden Age set; three-course dinner accompanies show

Up to 51% Off Golf Outing for Two or Four

Villa de Paz Golf Club

Villa De Paz

$60 $29.99

Ponds and streams loom on the edges of 10 holes at 6,641-yard parkland course that plays to a player-friendly par 72

50% Off Tapas and Drinks at Centurion

Centurion

Downtown Phoenix

$44 $22

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Appetizers such as baked brie with raspberry jam or stuffed mushrooms wrapped in proscuitto along with pours of craft beer or wine

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

Hiking Yoga

Dreamy Draw Trail Head

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

Up to 58% Off Ice Skating

Arcadia Ice Arena

Camelback East

$16 $8

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Guests lace up figure or hockey skates during public skate sessions offered seven days a week

Up to 56% Off Golf Player's Pass

Player's Pass

Online Deal

$67 $33

Pass grants discounts to golf courses nationwide, including more than 25 top links in the greater Phoenix area

Up to 62% Off at Legacy Golf Performance Center

Legacy Golf Performance Center

Phoenix

$330 $149

Long-ball guru Mitch McDowell helps players reach new distances and hone their overall golfing skills and swings

64% Off Dance Lessons

Arizona School Of Classical Ballet

Phoenix

$28 $10

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Up to 91% Off Martial Arts Classes with Private Lessons

Kids Love Martial Arts

Paradise Valley

$210 $20

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

Up to 59% Off Improv Comedy Show

Chaos Comedy Improv

Dearing Acting Studio

$24 $15

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Family-friendly comedy troupe showcases improvisational talent in weekly, unscripted shows

Up to 60% Off Shoe-Painting Class

Rejected Thrifts

Downtown Phoenix

$25 $12

Don't throw away scuffed or scratched shoes—repurpose them in this class

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As a 23-year-old junior, Tom Hatten didn’t spend his evenings at the raucous parties or ice-cream socials associated with college life. Instead, he’d spend the waning hours of his evenings waiting by the dryer for the last batch of towels before collapsing into bed. In the morning, he would lug them to Mountainside Fitness, the gym he opened as a student that he has thrown all his energy into maintaining ever since.

Today, the humble 4,800-square-foot space has bloomed into nine gyms that average a sweeping 41,000 square feet. Tom’s vision of creating a friendly neighborhood gym that greets each guest with a warm towel underscores every decision he makes for the different locations, from the colorful kid-care spaces to the entertaining group fitness classes. Personal trainers plan regimens tailored to each client, helping them lose weight, build muscle, or target the muscles that will help build a better golf game. Clients can create their own routines with the help of cardio and weight machines, or explore the different amenities at each location, such as saunas, rock-climbing walls, and indoor basketball courts.

15455 W Bell Rd
Surprise,
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Local thespians Matt McAuley and Richard Vines banded together with the Dysart Community Education Department to conceptualize Ghostlight Theatre on the tenets of entertaining and educating the community with the dramatic arts. The theatre's live productions give members of the community an opportunity to flex their theatrical muscles through acting, designing costumes, and pursuing careers as prop trees. Meanwhile, Ghostlight Theatre’s summer camps prepare budding thespians aged 10–18 for their moments in the spotlight.

15550 N Parkview Pl
Surprise,
AZ
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UltraStar Cinemas cossets moviegoers in cushy seating as they enjoy Hollywood hits alongside buttery servings of popcorn. Film buffs can peruse the current showtimes to handpick an action-packed flick, romantic comedy, or chilling thriller featuring inexplicably aggressive hamsters. The concession stand outfits moviegoers with snacks, drinks, and buckets filled with warm kernels, keeping stomach grumblings to a minimum during showings and providing crunchy projectiles in case of sudden younger-sibling attacks.

13649 N Litchfield Rd
Surprise,
AZ
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In 1998, after 25 years operating health clubs across Phoenix, Kelly Bruce jumped at the opportunity to open his own club, Fitness 1 Gym. Today, Fitness 1 has expanded to locations across Phoenix, each and every one helmed by Kelly and his sons Chad, Richard, and Bobby. “We don’t just own them,” Chad proudly says, “we run them and we’re in the clubs everyday.” The amenities are certainly attractive, but it seems that what has really made Fitness 1 successful is the Bruce's dedication to their family-run enterprise. “I think that our members feel at home,” says Bobby. “I think [they] realize that it’s not a show… they're coming in here to get to work, to get results.”

Members—who are not forced into long-term contracts—can do just that thanks to an array of cardio and strength-training machines, free weights, and one-on-one personal training. The studio also offers members free fitness classes, such as Power Yoga, Chiseled, and Xplode—an interval-training class.

16630 W Greenway Rd
Surprise,
AZ
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Ray Heon’s friends and family describe him as a man who had a big heart, a part of which was devoted to the Washington Redskins. These traits inspired the name for The Big Red 5K, a race established to celebrate Ray’s life after he died of cancer last November. Participants are welcome to run or walk the course, which begins at Lyman Memorial High School, loops around the Lebanon Green, and then ends at the Jonathan Trumbull Library. It’s fitting that those two buildings bookend the race, as a portion of all proceeds will be used to donate technological devices to them.

Runners can commemorate their day by posing for photographers before or after the race, and they each receive a race packet with a T-shirt, race bib, and swag from the race sponsors. Participants or robots at the end of their battery packs can also opt to complete just a small segment of the race (one lap around the Lebanon Green). Those there to cheer runners on can spend the day listening to live music and visiting the food and merchandise vendors.

15282 West Ventura Street
Surprise,
AZ
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From the 24 taps—many of which contain limited-offer or hard-to-find beers—Kegs, Corks & Forks' bartenders pull foamy pours of IPAs, lagers, and American ales. After choosing a beer or wine to sip on, patrons are free to move on to their next round of options from the dinner menu. The chefs prepare a full menu of cuisine, including giant sandwiches and burgers, pasta with shrimp and scallops, and fresh-cut onion rings dunked in a housemade batter and fried to a golden-brown, edible halo.

13765 N Litchfield Rd
Surprise,
AZ
US