Dollar Day Friday. Free Sweatshirts On Saturday. Sunday Fiesta Day
A cold beer, a warm breeze, and red hot horseracing. It sure sounds better than braving the holiday shopping crowds or staying at home arguing about politics with your brother-in-law.
Turf Paradise continues its tradition as the place for fans and families to enjoy Thanksgiving weekend. It’s the place where the horses go fast and the dollar goes far. Turf has three days of exciting and inexpensive family fun. It’s a great place to take the kids and visiting family members, or go alone if you need a little ‘me’ time.
$2 Day Friday November 24th
It’s the day after Thanksgiving. Who says you have to spend the day shopping? Just buy a bunch of gift cards and spend the rest of the day at Turf Paradise. Gates open at 11am. There’s a full card of live local horseracing where you can watch, wager and win. And it’s $2 Day. Grandstand admission is $2 Friday, and so are hotdogs, popcorn, soda, and ice cream. Kids 16 and under get in free. General parking is free. There’s also $2 draft beer $4 Vodka drinks and a live DJ.
Family Fun Day November 25th
There’s no need to spend the Saturday after Thanksgiving cooped up in your home chewing on a turkey leg. Get off the couch and get to the track for a day of family fun. Grandstand admission is $3. Kids 16 and under get in free and the first 4,000 paid admissions get a free Turf Paradise sweatshirt. There’s also a full card of live horse racing featuring The Queen of the Green Stakes and the Walter Cluer Memorial Stakes. There’s also live music and a kids fun park with bounce house inflatables. Plus $3 aluminum bottle beer.
And if you still feeling guilty about blowing off holiday shopping, Turf Paradise has two gift shops where you can find a large assortment of gifts for horseracing fans or anyone who loves horses.
Sunday Fiesta Day November 26th
Make the most of the last day of the holiday. Ditch the leftovers. Take the family to Turf Paradise for Fiesta Sunday where you can enjoy Mexican food specials and music. Grandstand admission is just $3 and kids 16 and under get in free. There will be a full card of live horse racing, including some of the best quarter horse racing in the southwest.
Turf Paradise General Manager Vince Francia said, “Turf Paradise is the ultimate local getaway for fans and families on Thanksgiving weekend. It’s affordable family fun where the racing is red hot and the horses are cool.”
Who: Turf Paradise
What: Thanksgiving Weekend Party
When: November 24, 25, 26
Where: Turf Paradise 1501 West Bell Road
How Much: Grandstand admission $2 Friday. $3 Saturday and Sunday
The season also includes:
Special Fiesta Sundays throughout the season featuring Mexican food and music (Last Sundays of the month except for December)
62nd Anniversary Party featuring the $75,000 Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile January 13th
Super Saturday February 10th
Wiener Dog Races March 3rd
Camel, Ostrich and Zebra Races March 17th
Kentucky Derby Party May 5th
Turf Paradise opened its doors in 1956 and has operated at the same location (19th Avenue and Bell) ever since making it Arizona’s first sports franchise.