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Attend the 2nd Annual Surprise Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11

Celebrate Veterans Day this November at the 2nd Annual Veterans Day Parade right here in Surprise!

Featuring some fantastic floats, as well as a yummy Pancake Breakfast at the Surprise Recreation Center, this year’s Veterans Day is sure to be one for the books.

The breakfast, which will be catered by Nick’s Diner, will start promptly at 7:30 a.m., and will feature such treats as pancakes, sausages and bacon. After that, the parade will begin at 9:30 a.m., running down Bullard Avenue between Tierra Buena and Paradise Lanes.

There should be more than 80…

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Desert Driving Tips for Traveling in Surprise

driving in a haboob

Driving in the desert can be a beautiful and exciting experience, with drivers usually encountering only mild weather and, during certain times of the year, comfortable temperatures. The desert presents itself with a few unique problems, however, from dust storms and heavy rains to extreme heat and hot roadways. To help you navigate some of the more hazardous areas of desert driving, we’ve put together a few driving tips below.

1) Make sure your AC is in perfect working order. During the summer months, Arizona highways become exceptionally hot, meaning that your air conditioner is going to get quite…

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'Second Sundays in the Park' Is a Fun Local Event in Surprise

Second Sundays in the Park

If you’ve been looking for some fun local events right here in Surprise, then be sure to mark your calendar for “Second Sundays in the Park.”

Featuring terrific musicians, as well as local vendors, this is the perfect opportunity to head out into the community to meet with your fellow neighbors and enjoy some truly excellent music. The event is taking place, as the name suggests, every second Sunday of each month. For their upcoming event on Feb. 12, 2017, guests will be able to listen to the rock-n-roll sounds of Rhythm Edition.

Other upcoming artists include Celtic music…

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Don't Miss the Final Days of Spring Training in Surprise

Baseball

Get your tickets today for the final days of Spring Training!

One of the most popular events in the Surprise area, Spring Training is the perfect opportunity to see some of your favorite teams in action before the MLB season begins.

Surprise hosts two wonderful teams during Spring Training at our local Surprise Stadium right off of Bullard Avenue: the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers. Attendees can purchase an assortment of tickets from the cheaper “Lawn” variety (don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets!) to regular stadium seating.

There are also several events happening during…

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Sign Your Child up for Fall Youth Sports in Surprise

It’s that time of year again! The City of Surprise has formally announced the continuation of their Competitive Sports Program, which features opportunities for local children to participate in fun athletic teams this fall.

Whether you a have budding soccer star, volleyball hotshot or baseball hero, you’ll find more than one opportunity to let your child head out onto the field and succeed. There will even be Jr. Suns and Jr. Mercury basketball leagues, as well as several sports camps that kids as young as four can participate in!

According to the city, “The City of Surprise has…

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What's the Difference Between Drive & Sport Mode? Find out Now!

Your new Ford SUV is pretty powerful, and you can help manage that power based upon your preferences with either the Drive or Sport mode. Take a look at the video above to get tips on how best to utilize these different mode selectors, and to see how they can help increase the fun of your driving experience.

Ford SUV Drive Vs. Sport Mode

When you purchase a new Ford SUV, you know that you…

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How to Pair Your Phone with SYNC 3

Ford Sync 3

What is SYNC 3?

With the ever-increasing popularity of multimedia devices and their software extensions on third-party systems, the automobile industry has found new footing in smart driving technology alongside enhanced Bluetooth functionality in the latest car models. Android Auto recently made its debut, self-driving cars are on the rise, and Ford's SYNC 3 technology has brought a new level of integration on the road ahead. With vehicles now coming prepackaged with what's essentially a tablet built into the dashboard, it's becoming easier to stay connected wherever you are.

SYNC 3 is the latest version of the…

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