Surprise is seeking event sponsors and community service volunteers for its Fourth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration & Service on Saturday, January 18, 2020. 

A program celebrating Dr. King’s life will begin at 9 a.m. in the outside courtyard at Surprise City Hall, located at 16000 North Civic Center Plaza. A light breakfast will be served to the first 500 attendees beginning at 8:30 a.m.


Surprise, AZ (November 4, 2019) Get your Major League juices running at Surprise Stadium on Friday, March 6 with the Third Annual Surprise Spring Training 5K, presented by Jimmy John’s!

This 5K & 1K fun run will begin at 7 p.m. at Surprise Stadium and take you on a scenic, evening run through the city of Surprise before heading back to the ballpark to cross the finish line at the field!

All runners receive a JJ’s Spring Training Race tee shirt, finisher medal and a “buy one, get one free” coupon for select sections of the Kansas City Royals vs. Cincinnati Reds game on March 7.

Surprise, AZ (November 5, 2019) Surprise is seeking entries for the 18th Annual Surprise Party Gingerbread House Contest!

The contest will offer four categories: adult, teen (ages 13-17), youth (ages 12 and under) and groups (families, culinary groups, after school programs, organizations, churches, boy and girl scout troops).

Entry is free and prizes will be awarded to the top two entries in each category.

Creations must be 20” x 20” or less and will be judged on originality, use of materials, overall appearance and degree of difficulty.  All materials used to create the gingerbread house must be edible.

Download the contest entry flyer

Entry forms are due by Thursday, December 5, 2019.