Popular Hotels & Things to Do
Founded in 1891 as a rail siding for the Arizona Eastern Railway, the large town of Gilbert, Arizona is located in Maricopa County. The town of Gilbert was named after the property owner, William "Bobby" Gilbert. In the early 1900's the town of Gilbert was known as the Hay Capital of the World. Though it has a population of more than 200,000, Gilbert is still incorporated as a town rather than a city. The quiet town of Gilbert is considered family friendly by its residents and visitor, but has several shops and restaurants to entice visitors. The warm and sunny year round weather in Gilbert and its close proximity to Phoenix, make Gilbert a great place for a golf weekend getaway with its handful of scenic courses including Western Skies Golf Club and Kokopelli Golf club. The town of Gilbert, Arizona has two international sister cities; Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland and Leshan, Sichuan, China. Gilbert, Arizona is a great place for those looking for a little peace and quiet on their vacation.
Gilbert News & Articles
Events in Gilbert
Gilbert Turkey Trot 2017
at SanTan Village
Join us on Thanksgiving Day at SanTan Village for the 6th annual Gilbert Turkey Trot! Thanks to runners like you, the Gilbert Turkey Trot has raised thousands of dollars over the last 6 years that have directly benefited children in our community.
Christmas Eve Eve Party
2nd Annual Christmas Eve Eve Party! When: December 23 aka Christmas Eve Eve Time: 6pm-11pm Where: Garage-East What: Brats, Duck Fat Fries, Greens, Gingerbread Cookie What Else: Christmas Wine aka Gluehwein What Else Else: Live Holiday Music
Christmas Eve Rosary for Life 2017
at Planned Parenthood
As we celebrate the eve of Christ’s birth, join Bishop Olmsted in praying the rosary outside the Planned Parenthood facility in Glendale.