Since 2018. Fountain Hills stands apart from other communities for a number of reasons: its signature fountain, its geography and scenery, its small-town feel in the corner of a major metropolitan area, its adjacency to parks, preserves, and national forest, and now, its dark skies. Help us celebrate our dark skies at the second annual Dark Sky Festival! This is a free community event for anyone. Activities for the whole family will range from astronomy- themed virtual reality, telescope viewing and a laser tour of the night sky, educational exhibits, food vendors, a beer garden, and live entertainment, to name a few. Our mission is to educate our communities about the advantages of smart lighting to protect our unique dark sky.