31st Annual Ostrich Festival



The 31st annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival announces the 2019 lineup of attractions and rides for the three-day festival taking place at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler March 8-10.

The festival is introducing a new educational component surrounding its namesake mascot. Attendees will get an up-close look at live ostriches with an exhibit highlighting facts about the birds, their history in Chandler and fun photo opportunities. 

The Ostrich Festival will also feature new attractions like Big Bee the Transforming Robot Car, Big Bounce America, BMX Pro Tricks Show and Victoria Circus.

Big Bee the Transforming Robot Car

Kids and adults alike will be delighted as they see Big Bee transform into a 15-foot robot, complete with soundtrack and light display.

Big Bounce America

Guinness World Record-holder Big Bounce America is the world’s largest bounce house with more than 10,000 square feet of bouncing and interactive fun. The attraction includes obstacle courses, climbing frames, giant slides, basketball hoops, ball pits and even a DJ. Tickets to Big Bounce America will be available for purchase online prior to the event. Tickets will also be available on-site during festival hours. Ticket prices and on sale to be announced at a later date.

BMX Pros Trick Show

The BMX Pros Trick Team tours the nation performing at fairs, festivals and professional sports team halftime shows. Attendees of all ages will get a thrill as BMX riders and skateboarders execute stunts on a street ramp and halfpipe. 

FIDO 500

On your bark, get set, GO! The FIDO 500 Mini Dog Races feature talented canines racing Olympic-style in a sprint to the finish line for gold, silver, and bronze.

Victoria Circus
Victoria Circus is a high-energy circus and thrill show featuring the Globe of Death and high wire stunts. In addition to the show’s thrill elements, Victoria Circus offers interactive ground acts.

These attractions join returning festival mainstays Mango and Dango, Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs Adventure Land with free fossil digs and Dinosaur meet and greets, the Imaginology STEM Tent featuring interactive STEM-based activities for kids ages 3-12, Pig Races, Professor Smart’s Science Show and Bear Hollow.

Fan favorite amusement ride the “Turbo,” will return to the festival’s ride lineup. On Turbo, riders are taken for a 70 mph spin at the end of a whirling arm that swings them 120 feet in the air and sends them hurtling toward Earth in an arc generating forces three times the pull of gravity. The ride also features upside down and free flipping action.

Other rides include festival favorites like the Giant Ferris Wheel, the Century Wheel, Vertigo, Inversion, 1001 Nachts, Quazar, Pole Position Coaster, Wave Swinger, Giant Scooter and Scrambler, among many others. The festival will also feature kiddie and family rides, including the Frog Hopper, Tom Kangaroo, Chopper Hopper, Lolli Swing, Wacky Worm Coaster, Looney Tooter Train and many more.

A comprehensive list of rides and attractions can be found at the Ostrich Festival website, OstrichFestival.com. For more information, please contact Ostrich@slentertainment.com or call 480.284.6033.

Entertainment

The 31st annual Chandler Chamber of Commerce Ostrich Festival announces that chart-topping singer and rapper, Flo Rida, will headline the festival on Friday, March 8. Grammy Award-winning Motown and R&B/Funk band, The Commodores, will headline on Saturday, March 9, and Pop singer, Andy Grammer will join the lineup on Sunday, March 10. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. MST at OstrichFestival.com. 

Flo Rida (3/8) - Flo Rida is an American rapper, singer and multi-platinum artist, whose career began in the early 2000s. Emerging from the nightclub scene in Miami, the singer made a vast impact in the music industry with his breakout debut album “Mail on Sunday,” which featured multi-platinum and Billboard No. 1 song, “Low.” Following the critically acclaimed release of “Low,” Flo Rida continued to release “Elevator (feat. Timbaland)” and “In the Ayer (feat. will.i.am)” on the same album, both which charted on the Billboard Hot 100. Since his first album, Flo Rida has released three studio albums and an EP, all but one of them have charted within the top 15 of the US Billboard charts. Some of Flo Rida’s most recognized songs include “My House,” “Wild Ones (feat. Sia),” “GDFR,” “Cake,” “Good Feeling” and “Whistle.”

The Commodores (3/9) - The Commodores have been honed one of the greatest Motown and R&B/Funk artists of all time. Made up of Walter “Clyde” Orange, James Dean “JD” Nicholas and William “WAK” King, The Commodores have proven themselves a force in the music industry, selling over 75 million records worldwide. Over the last 50 years, the band has racked up seven No. 1 hits, five No. 1 albums, 20 Top 10 singles, 15 Top 10 albums and have been inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. In addition, the group currently holds eight Grammy Award nominations and one Grammy Award win for their 1986 single, “Nightshift.” The Commodores have moved generations with their long list of certified hits including; “Machine Gun,” “Brick House,” “Easy,” “Three Times A Lady,” “Sail On,” “Slippery When Wet,” “Oh No” and “Too Hot Ta Trot,” just to name a few.

Andy Grammer (3/10) - Andy Grammer is a multi-platinum selling pop artist best known for his empowering and uplifting style of music. Grammer was the first male pop star in the last decade since John Mayer to reach Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles. Grammer has a number of critically appraised pop anthems, six of which are certified gold or higher. The singer’s debut album featured two of his best known platinum singles “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me.” Following the release of his self-titled freshman album, Grammer went on to release his second album Magazine or Novels in 2015. The sophomore album featured the triple platinum single “Honey, I’m Good,” and certified gold single, “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah).” Since then, Grammer has proven himself relevant in today’s popular culture through his recent records “Fresh Eyes,” “Give Love” and his newest hit single, “Smoke Clears.”

Tickets for the 31st annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival will go on sale at OstrichFestival.com on Friday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. MST. Adult Tickets will be $15, tickets for seniors 55+ and children 12 and under will be $8, and children three and under will be admitted to the festival free of charge. Limited VIP tickets will be available for purchase. Adult VIP tickets will be $50 and VIP tickets for children will be $30. Adult ticket prices on Saturday and Sunday will increase to $20 at the gates after 2 p.m. Ride tickets and all-day ride passes must be purchased separately. Family Packs and Individual all-day ride passes will be available for purchase at a later date.

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Date:

Mar 8, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019

Location:

Tumbleweed Park
2250 S. McQueen Rd
Chandler, AZ 85286

Hours:

Fri. 2 pm - midnight, Sat 10 am - midnight, Sun 10 am - 11 pm

Phone:

480-963-4571

Price:

$7-10, general admission

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