Neighborhood Events

Front Yard Friday

Front Yard Friday (FYF) is a gathering of neighbors that includes children and pets on a given Friday once a month in a volunteer neighbors’ front yard. These Friday events are a neighborhood favorite, well attended and have been a staple in the Woodlea Melrose since 2013. FYF's goal is to promote a close-knit community. Many of us already know the neighbors on our street, but how about those new folks that moved in around the corner? Is it a simple wave hello? Have you been introduced? These events are a great way to get together and get to know our neighbors better. Hosting is easy -  simply volunteer and the WMNA Board will bring you a sign, cooler, ice, tent and table for snacks. Everyone is welcome – just bring a chair, your family, a beverage and a 

desire for fun!

A special thank you to all the hosts who have graciously volunteered their yards throughout the years! If you would like to volunteer your yard for an upcoming FYF, just

 email the FYF Coordinator at

Thank you!

Melrose on 7th Avenue Steet Fair

The Melrose on Seventh Street Fair is an event held in our own back yard annually every Spring! Each year 7th Avenue from Indian School to Campbell is closed to host this street festival with over 150 booths, food trucks, crafts and activities for kids, live music and over 200 classic cars. This street fair is a Phoenix favorite and attracts nearly 22,000 visitors each year. As a neighborhood we also participate with our own tent. Each year we unveil and offer our new neighborhood t-shirt and hold a raffle to raise funds to help support events such as FYF and our annual 

Block Party Cookout.

If you would like more info or would like to be a vendor, check out the ‘Melrose On 7th Avenue’ Facebook page or contact

Every year, our neighborhood tent is looking for volunteers to help man our booth! If you are interested in volunteering an hour or two, 

send your name to

So much fun, don’t miss it!

Block Party Cookout

Annually the Woodlea Melrose Neighborhood Association hosts a block party cookout in November.  This event is our annual Phoenix Police G.A.I.N. event (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods), and is funded primarily with 

Block Watch Grant funds. 

This is another wonderful opportunity to meet and greet your neighbors, enjoy some amazing food, listen to good music and maybe do some dancing. Kids love this event as well - each year we play an outdoor movie and serve popcorn!  This is a pot luck event with the main course provided by the neighborhood association, so just bring a 

side dish to share and BYOB.

This event also kicks off neighborhood board nominations for 

the following year. 

This is a fun event for the entire neighborhood and each year neighbors pitch in and volunteer to help make it happen! Want to volunteer this year? Just let someone on the Board know or email

Hope to see you all there!

Neighborhood Yard Sale

The annual Neighborhood Yard Sale is held over a weekend in October. 

Every street is full of sales, and we usually end up with lots of each other’s stuff! It is great fun to see all of the activity, life and action in the neighborhood on Yard Sale weekend.

Participation is free and the WM Board handles all advertising and promotion. If you would like to participate, please email

to add your address to the roster! 

WM Annual Shred Event

One week prior to our Neighborhood Yard Sale, we offer free document shredding to all neighbors. Shredding is performed on-site in our neighborhood by Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

WM Luminary Event

This annual event takes place at dusk on a given Saturday in December. Each year our amazing Street Reps, along with the help of many volunteers, place bags with candles and light just before sunset. This has been a beautiful display of light and holiday spirit throughout the years in Woodlea Melrose. This event is neighborhood-wide and includes every street. Each year our neighborhood places and lights over 4,000 luminaries! 

This event only happens because of the amazing turn out of neighborhood volunteers. We can use all the help we can get, the more the merrier, so please consider volunteering for this neighborhood favorite! To volunteer, please email us at

Meetings and Events Calendar 2018

Neighborhood Meetings 2018

Tuesday, February 6th

Tuesday, April 3rd 

Tuesday, June 5th

Tuesday, September 4th

When: 7pm to 8pm

Where: Seventh Day Adventist Church, Community Room

777 W Montecito Avenue

Love Your Block Grant / Tool Shed Project - February 2018

When: 9am to Noon

Feb 10, 11, 17, 18

Where: 11th Ave between Roma and Turney

Grand Re-Opening February 25th 9am to 11am

7th Avenue Street Fair - Saturday, March 3rd 2018

When: 11am to 5pm

Where: Indian School to Campbell along 7th Ave

Lyceum Mural / Neighborhood Arts Grant - Spring 2018

When: Weekends / days and times TBD

Where: Melrose Lyceum Park, corner of 7th Ave and Montecito Ave

WM Shred Fest - Saturday, September 29th 2018

When: 8am to 11am

Where: TBD

WM Yard Sales - Sat + Sun, October 6th and 7th 2018

WM Yard Sales - Sat + Sun,  October 6th and 7th 2018

Block Party Cookout - Saturday, November 3rd 2018

When: 5pm to 9pm

Where: TBD

WM Luminary Event - Saturday, December 22nd 2018

When: 5pm

Where: Entire neighborhood