What makes a picnic better? When it's FREE!!!

Posted at 4:35 AM, Oct 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 07:35:53-04

The 16th Street Merchants have a new name, and they're celebrating with a FREE community picnic Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

The name is Madison Merchants Sweet 16!

The picnic is free to get in, but if you're hungry, you can get lunch for $5. Items include a burger from Hobe Meats or a local hot dog from Schreiner's. Both include chips and a drink. There will also be giveaways, live entertainment, activities, local merchants and more.

The picnic is at Parkway Church near 17th Street and Maryland.
1751 E. Maryland Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85016


Here's the schedule of the day:

12:00 - 4:00 Arts and Crafts for kids

1:00 Door Prizes

1:30 Ice Cream Contest (Blue Bell is donating 12, half gallons. The first to finish one wins a prize. Kids compete with smaller amounts)

2:00 Door Prizes

2:00 Doga (Yoga for Dogs)

3:00 Human Yoga Class

3:00 Door Prizes


Door Prizes include:

The Vig Gift Cards ($50)

HP2 Promotional Cooler Baskets

Puff and Fluff- $50 off services

Texaz Grill Lunch for two

Press Coffee Basket


There are other fun events happening this weekend. Click here to see them all.


About The Madison Merchants Sweet 16: The Madison Merchants Sweet 16 Association is a group of Phoenix business owners in support of the local community and local shopping to further develop the area economy. The Association was formed in 2005 in an effort to revitalize an area of Phoenix that has since developed into one of the most desirable intersections in the Valley. The business owners who serve as members came together via their shared passion for streamlining communication, offering support to neighboring and nearby local businesses, and the importance of uniting forces in an effort to better the area for businesses and residents alike. Initially, the Madison Merchants worked with Lisa Hubbard at Phoenix City Services to declare itself a Fight Back Area, which allowed the organization a grant as well as services to help clean up the neighborhood, proving instrumental to the area¹s current success.

The Madison Merchants Association hosts community fairs, events, and semi-annual meetings for members throughout the year, and is proud of its affiliation with Local First Arizona. Members include Astemborski Insurance Agency, Burland Jewelry Center, Inc., Delete Tattoo Removal and Laser Salon, Diamond Jim¹s jewelry store, HP2 Promotions, Local First Arizona, Parkway Church, Phoenix City Grille, Puff & Fluff Grooming Services, Roy Noggle Architects, AIA, TexAZ Grill, Trend Smoke Vape, and The Vig locations.