Just looking at it might make you grin. Happy Gift, a smiling, candy-striped inflatable sculpture, will give some extra bounce to this weekend’s 44th annual Scottsdale Arts Festival. The art fest marks the U.S. debut of Happy Gift, created by Los Angeles-based art collective FriendsWithYou. People of all ages are invited to hop on, play and explore.
Each year, hundreds of spectators descend on Picacho Peak State Park on the way to Tucson to watch re-enactments of an Arizona Civil War skirmish and the New Mexico battles of Glorieta and Val Verde. The event takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15-16 at Picacho, 60 miles south of Phoenix off Interstate 10 at Exit 219.
Imagine the excitement of a mud run combined with foam, ginormous inflatable obstacles, army crawls, foam, colossal walls, mud pits, cargo net climbs, foam, body washer, moon walk, foam, slip'n slides and water obstacles -- and did we mention foam?