Things To Do In Surprise

Hookah, Pool, and Nonalcoholic Drinks for Two or Four at Surprise Hookah Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Surprise Hookah Lounge

Surprise

Shisha in house-special flavors such as strawberry margarita and electric lotus pair with billiards and nonalcoholic drinks

$33.57 $16

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15 Martial Arts Classes at Legendary Martial Arts (78% Off)

Legendary Ata Martial Arts

Surprise

Martial arts and fitness classes are available for the whole family, such as ATA Taekwondo, HIIT Kickboxing, and Krav Maga

$200 $44

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2.5-Hour Painting Class for Two or Four at The Social Canvas (Up to $ Off)

The Social Canvas

Multiple Locations

Artist guides students as they create their own paintings while sipping wine during 2.5-hour classes at local restaurants

$70 $37

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Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes or 10 Classes at CrossFit Arms (51% Off)

CrossFit ARMS

Surprise

With encouragement from their coaches and fellow CrossFitters, students perform functional-fitness exercises

$100 $49

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4-Week Martial-Arts Starter Course and Uniform for 1 or 2 Kids at 2 Knuckle Sports MMA Academy (Up to 77% Off)

2 Knuckle Sports MMA Academy

Surprise

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

$145 $36

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$19 for a R.I.P. Chambers of Fear Haunted House Fast Pass for All Three Haunted Houses ($33 Value)

Chambers of Fear Haunted House

Surprise

Three haunted houses at one 25,000 sq. ft. location featured on Travel Channel’s Making Monsters scare with dark rooms and bloodied ghouls

$33 $19

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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,
AZ
US

Freshly splattered paint drips down the mazelike barricades and buildings that speckle Fightertown Paintball Park's two large fields, each of which pose their own scenarios and challenges. Players in full complements of rental or personal gear dive behind abandoned buildings in the urban landscape of Field 1, seeking advantageous flanking positions and picnicking sites by sneaking through the streets. Players deploying onto Field 2 descend into fox holes and trench combat, which teams can navigate by communicating through secret messages composed of paint splatters. The arenas host open-play sessions as well as long scenario events.

195th Ave. and Happy Valley Rd.
Surprise,
AZ
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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 North Litchfield Road
Surprise,
AZ
US

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
US