Surprise Arizona

Surprise, A‌Z (October 6, 2021) Mayor Skip Hall officially proclaimed October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” at last night’s Regular City Council Meeting and City Hall is lit purple to raise awareness.

S‌urprise, A‌Z (September 27, 2021) The city of Surprise Marketing & Communications Department earned first and second place wins in the National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors’ (NATOA) Annual Government Programming Awards.

Surprise, A‌Z (October 12, 2021) Have fun with science and technology at the Surprise SciTech Festival on November 6, presented by the City of Surprise in partnership with Arizona SciTech, City of Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission, EPCOR, First Things First, Ottawa University-Arizona, Salvation Army, Waste Management of Arizona, and Zona Wyyerd

Surprise, AZ (October 8, 2021) The City of Surprise Youth Council is inviting you to  participate in the first ever pumpkin carving contest during G.A.I.N. Night at Mark Coronado Park (15850 N. Bullard Ave.) on Saturday, October 23 from 5-9 p.m.! Prizes will be awarded to the following category winners


Surprise, AZ (October 7, 2021) Did you know pumpkins float? Join the City of Surprise on Saturday, October 23 from 12 – 3 p.m. and see for yourself! We’re excited to bring back the now annual Surprise Pumpkin Splash at the Surprise Aquatic Center, 15831 N. Bullard Ave.

Participants can swim with the pumpkins and then select a pumpkin to paint and take home! Fun games and a spooky photo-booth will be available for all to enjoy. Concessions will also be available for purchase during the event.

Pre-registration is required for all ages. For more information and details on how to register, please contact the Parks & Recreation Office at 623.222.2000 or visit


Surprise, AZ (October 6, 2021) The City of Surprise Economic Development Department has been recognized with three Excellence in Economic Development Awards by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC):

·         Silver Award – Surprise Virtual Spring Training Tent Event, a project in the category of Special Event

·         Silver Award – City of Surprise Annual Retail Survey, a project in the category of Multi-Year Economic Development Program

·         Silver Award – Drive to Surprise Virtual Tour, a project in the category of Multimedia/Video Promotion

IEDC’s Excellence