Culture Of Glendale, Az -zibba

Travel-and-Leisure Maybe you think of Glendale, Arizona as a suburb of Phoenix, a quiet town with palm trees galore and a dozen or so antique shops lining the main boulevard Glendale Avenue. After all in 2004, Sunset Magazine did call Glendale one of the best places to shop for antiques on all of the United States. But Glendale has a culture all its own. Historic downtown Glendale is home to over 100 specialty shops as well as a spectacular mural entitled El Corrido de Glendale Arizona, a collectively designed commemoration of the communitys relationship to water, agriculture and Native American culture. Downtown Glendales Summer Band concert series is a wonderful way to while an evening, listening to great music underneath the stars. Pick up a walking map at the Glendale Visitor Center and explore the National Register neighborhoods, public art and historic places. Want to learn even more about Glendales agrarian past? You can at Sahuaro Ranch Park which preserves the original 13 buildings, barn, rose garden and orchards of one of the Valleys oldest rancheros. Tours of the historic main house and grounds are available on Fridays and Saturdays but close in August. Glendale is also home to one of the nations most unique collections, the Bead Museum which houses an international collection of over 100,000 beads and beaded artifacts ranging from Greek worry beads to Native American shell necklaces. The Bead Museum also hosts a number of special events of interest to people with an anthropological interest in jewelry, like an exploration of contemporary glass bead making. Another type of living museum is the Desert Botanical Garden featuring over 50,000 plants, including many species that are rare, threatened and endangered. Glendale is the home of some fabulous festivals, many of them timed to give you the opportunity to visit sunny Arizona during the winter months when bad weather is getting you down. Glendale Glitters is the citys annual Christmas light celebration, and trust us you havent lived until youve seen an eight foot Saguaro cactus trussed up in strands of glittering green Led lights. The annual Glendale Chocolate Festival which takes place in February is a cacao bean lovers delight featuring every type of the worlds favorite confectionery from gourmet truffles to candy bars featuring bacon! But the jewel in the Glendale festival crown is the Glendale Jazz & Blues Festival, going strong for 28 years now, with an exciting program of local jazz and blues talent as well as nationally famous names. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: