“ISLAND” EVENT AT GREAT WOLF LODGE

Below is a short video of a wonderful event at “Great Wolf Lodge, Scottsdale.” Known for its outstanding family recreation activities, the property’s event space should not be overlooked. The pool area was a perfect setting for an “Island” theme evening. This was followed by a second, tie-in, Brazilian night starting in their ballroom and moving to additional outdoor space. Entertainment, decor, cuisine, and a wonderful service staff combined to create a magical experience for guests.

RAWHIDE

Phoenix is a cosmopolitan city offering a broad spectrum of services and experiences to residents, tourists, and attendees. However, it has never abandoned it’s heritage and association with the Old West. Many visitors love and seek an authentic Old West experience. It was Avalon’s pleasure to assist a group with just such an experience at Rawhide, a sprawling, re-created Old West town. Formerly a Scottsdale venue, it is now located at, and owned by, the Gila River Indian Community. Guests enjoyed round trip transfers, casino gaming fun, a photo booth, strolling magician, DJ, and line dance instruction. It was a blast, (pun intended). Food, beverage, and Rawhide staff were exceptional. This short video features a few highlights. www.avalonme.com (480) 860-2423

TEAMS & TENORS

Avalon’s client asked for a “wow” component for their awards evening. We combined an afternoon, charitable guitar team building activity followed by an incredible performance by the “3 Waiters” just prior to the evening awards presentation; two amazing events in one day connected by music. The finished guitars were displayed on stage and our client was more than delighted by their guests’ response to the entire program.

Native Dance Show

Since the resurgence in Meetings and Conventions Avalon has been happily busy helping our clients with DMC services and special events. We love doing fun things and activities that captivate and engage attendees. Other benefits to our clients include: Break up monotony, create a memorable experience, foster networking and collaboration and finally, differentiation. Entertainment can help an event stand out from others in the same industry. By offering unique and memorable entertainment options, a client may be able to differentiate their event and attract more attendees. In Arizona, one of the most requested genres to open a General Session is Native American which so beautifully pays tribute to Arizona’s history and heritage. This recent performance for an Association was privileged to have Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallegos as the guest of honor. After her opening remarks, she introduced Ken and Talon Duncan, two of Avalon’s long time friends and performers.

TOP GOLF SCOTTSDALE

It is exciting to see live events come back with such enthusiasm. We were pleased to produce an event at Top Golf Scottsdale featuring magnificent views, a private dining area, and loads of fun! Tournament play was concurrent with a steak, chicken, and vegetable fajitas buffet. At the start of the event, our client asked “what do I need to do?” Our response was, “have a great time, we’ve got everything handled.” At the end of play, prizes were awarded and we loaded the coaches for the return trip to their hotel. Our client was beaming, – delighted with the venue and the evening. Below is a quick, 45 second video collage to provide a glimpse of the event.

GLOW GAMES

It is wonderful to see live events coming back. This week, we had great fun assisting our client with unique, glow in the dark games. A Giant Pacman, 9 hole miniature golf course, and other activities, gave the guests a “wow” experience.

It is so rewarding for us to provide extraordinary services that result in great times and great memories. It takes many elements, cooperation and teamwork to give clients and their attendees an outstanding result. That said, we’d like to thank the incredible team at the WeKoPa Resort and Casino for their “can do” approach and five star service.

2021 Best of Scottsdale Award

Scottsdale Award Program Honors Achievement

SCOTTSDALE May 29, 2021 — Avalon Meetings & Entertainment has been selected for the 2021 Best of Scottsdale Award in the Entertainers category by the Scottsdale Award Program.

“Each year, the Scottsdale Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Scottsdale area a great place to live, work and play.

HOME FUR GOOD

One of our “Santa” characters will be at Pinnacle Peak Dog Park Sunday, November 8, 2020, 8am to 12noon, to pose for pix with your pets. The bulk of the donations will go to “Home Fur Good,” a no kill animal rescue in Phoenix.  The park is located at 20900 N Black Mountain Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050 right by highway 51.

Use your smart phones and cameras for the photos. “Santa” requests a donation of $10. or more by PayPal, Venmo, Cash App, or Square. No cash payment can be made at the park, so just take the picture and then send your donation. $5. of each donation goes to “Santa” so he can get his suit cleaned. The balance of each donation goes to help the pets. We at Avalon love animals and are grateful for “no-kill” shelters so we hope you can take advantage of this photo op, use the pix for memories and/or holiday cards, and support a worthy cause.