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This listing of events is courtesy of Arizona Highways.
Each month they update their list of events in communities throughout the state so you can enjoy all the festivities!

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Open-House Tastings; Through August 31; Skull Valley; 928-442-4337

Barnstar Brewing Co., a microbrewery in Skull Valley near Prescott, offers $10 tastings of four beers, along with regular pours, on Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. during the summer.

Cochise College hosts guided tours, field trips, seminars, vendors, displays, lectures, bat stalks, owl prowls, displays, arts and crafts, speakers and more.

Stop by Festival Marketplace every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and check out local produce growers, food-product producers, artisans and craftspeople.

Festival Marketplace features local produce growers, food-product producers, artisans and craftspeople on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sedona Performing Arts Center hosts presentations by hummingbird experts in many areas of interest: science, gardening, photography, conservation and regional species studies and tours.

Arizona Broadway Theatre presents Peter Pan, the story of the mischievous boy who can fly, who never ages and who spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the enchanting isles of Neverland as the undisputed leader of the Lost Boys.

Take a self-guided art tour of Central Phoenix galleries, art spaces and studios from 6 p.m. to 10 pm. Shuttle rides are free.

See pre-1981 cars, mining equipment, trucks, tractors, a parts exchange (swap meet), trophies and a raffle at Watson Lake State Park.

Yavapai College Performing Arts Center presents Dave Stamey, Mary Kaye and Kristyn Harris. Each will be complimented by other poets and musicians, 60-plus cowboy poets and old-time singers celebrating the oral traditions of the working cowboy with a blend of contemporary poetry and music.

Stop by the Pine Community Center Ramada for a pancake breakfast offered by the Knights of Columbus, vendors, food, music, antique cars and tractors, a Kids Kraft Korner, a craft festival and a door-prize drawing.

Courthouse Plaza showcases more than 100 talented artists, plus food and entertainment, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sedona Performing Arts Center hosts presentations by hummingbird experts in many areas of interest: science, gardening, photography, conservation and regional species studies and tours.

Take a self-guided art tour of Central Phoenix galleries, art spaces and studios from 6 p.m. to 10 pm. Shuttle rides are free.

See pre-1981 cars, mining equipment, trucks, tractors, a parts exchange (swap meet), trophies and a raffle at Watson Lake State Park.

Yavapai College Performing Arts Center presents Dave Stamey, Mary Kaye and Kristyn Harris. Each will be complimented by other poets and musicians, 60-plus cowboy poets and old-time singers celebrating the oral traditions of the working cowboy with a blend of contemporary poetry and music.

Courthouse Plaza hosts a juried art show with more than 120 artisans from throughout the West displaying and demonstrating work in painting, ceramic, metal art, woodworking, glass, fiber and jewelry to the sounds of live music.

Watch an exciting Arizona tradition unfold as cowboys and cowgirls test their athleticism and skill with bull-riding, calf-roping and barrel-racing, among other competitions.

Prescott Activity Center hosts a model railroad and toy swap meet, a large selection of model railroads items in all scales, various model railroad layouts, plus several sellers with antique toys for sale.

Celebrate the arts at Bell Rock Plaza with up to 55 artists presenting paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and Native American art.

Brelby Studio presents a show featuring a down-and-out floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood.

Prescott Rodeo Grounds showcases “the toughest sport on dirt,” featuring 40 of the toughest bull riders matched against 40 of the rankest bulls.

This festival will be held at various venues in both Sedona and the Phoenix area and includes classical and jazz music as well as contemporary dance performed by world-acclaimed artists.

Every Thursday night at 8 p.m., Murphy Park celebrates music with the community band of 100 musicians and its renditions of marches, ballads and show tunes. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair. Free.

The Prescott Area Iris Society presents hundreds of iris varieties for sale. Come early for the best selection.

The Prescott Regulators and Their Shady Ladies and a gathering of award-winning Western re-enactment groups from all over the West compete in historic skits and gunfights. Included in the festivities is a period costume contest with authentic 1800s clothing, and vendors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy “a whole lot of cowboy goin’s on,” in uptown Sedona with live performances by gunslingers, ropers, bullwhip-crackers and historical re-enactors. Listen or dance to live Western music, and watch traditional cowboy tradesmen demonstrations and Western artists at work.

More than 80 independent short, feature and documentary films from all over the world, including the best from Arizona filmmakers. The event also includes after parties with live music, workshops, panel discussions and a wine-tasting event.

Downtown Camp Verde celebrates summer with live bluegrass music, a beer garden, food, family activities, vendors, a farmers market, a corn-eating contest and more. Free.

Take a 90-minute trip back to those special days of rock ‘n’ roll with music and memories provided by Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s.

Bring your dog to Courthouse Plaza for lunch, handcrafted pet bowls, music, contests, dog-training tips, adoptions and more.

University of Phoenix Stadium features interactive activities and showcases Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Coyotes, Suns, Mercury and Rattlers team personalities, cheerleaders and mascots, along with exhibitors and other activities.

The Prescott Rodeo Grounds offers eight rodeo performances, Arizona’s largest rodeo parade, a kiddie parade, an arts-and-crafts show, food and rodeo dances.

Bring your family, a blanket and some treats and enjoy Payson’s cool summer nights and the sounds of MC6 A Cappella, Southern Flight Band, Blue Frog Group and Junction 87 at Green Valley Park.

Every Thursday night at 8 p.m., Murphy Park celebrates music with the community band of 100 musicians and its renditions of marches, ballads and show tunes. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair. Free.

Celebrate Independence Day at Sunset Park, with vendors, entertainment, food and a fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall with three stages of entertainment, a Kids World area, a classic-car exhibit and refreshment vendors from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free.

Downtown Mesa presents entertainment, classic cars, motorcycles, beer gardens, art, music, patriotic displays and education games, family fun, “cool zones” and a venue for political candidates to share their views, along with a fireworks display. Free.

Visit more than 30 unique art studios and galleries. Meet the artists and see handcrafted art, including jewelry, pottery, glass, leatherwork, clothing, paintings and sculpture, made both locally and internationally, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free.

Sharlot Hall Museum presents Native American artists showcasing sculpture, paintings, ceramics, jewelry and more, along with demonstrations, musical performances and Indian fry bread.

Green Valley Park presents an 8 a.m. patriotic ceremony followed by kids games, live music and fireworks.

Stop by Courthouse Plaza to listen to the sounds of four top bluegrass bands and attend jam sessions and workshops. Free.

Stop by Apple Annie’s Orchard for a celebration of the delicious apples grown in Willcox, featuring you-pick apples from the orchard, free wagon rides to the orchard for picking, all-you-can-eat apples and pancake breakfast, apple-smoked burger lunches, homemade ice cream and pies.

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park hosts a special exhibition of antique and contemporary mining photographs. The exhibit is titled "Mines, Miners and Their Communities."

Throughout August, the AVA Amphitheater presents a broad range of musical guests, including Los Tigres Del Norte, Pacquita la del Barrio, Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Prince Royce, Peter Frampton, B.B. King and Buddy Guy.

Catalina State Park presents Western and Native American folk music on the first Saturday of the month at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Friends of Catalina State Park. Enjoy an evening concert at the trailhead with standard park admission. Free popcorn.

Is there anything sweeter than ripe peaches in August? Find out at Apple Annie’s Orchard with tree-ripened peaches and apples, an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 am, peach ice cream and peach pie.

Geronimo Plaza Courtyard features a different entertainer playing jazz at 7 p.m. Free.

Riverpark Inn hosts exciting monsoon birding, field trips and workshops with renowned leaders; socials and dinner programs featuring keynoters J. Drew Lanham and Christopher Cokinos; a free Nature Expo; and kids activities.

Celebrate Farmer John’s birthday at Apple Annie's Orchard and Apple Annie’s Produce and Pumpkins, featuring you-pick fruit and vegetables.

La Encantada Shopping Center and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance presents an annual salsa competition featuring red, green, hot, mild or fruity salsas, live mariachi music, salsa dancing and more.

Cochise College hosts guided tours, field trips, seminars, vendors, displays, lectures, bat stalks, owl prowls, displays, arts and crafts, speakers and more.

Apple Annie’s opens its gates to locavores. Corn and other vegetables will be available for you-pick, plus enjoy hot roasted sweet corn, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free.

Rebecca Orozco discusses "L'Frontera: A History of the Borderlands in Cochise County" at University Medical Center's DuVal Auditorium.

Apple Annie’s opens its gates to locavores for picking tree-ripened peaches and apples, or partake of an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, peach ice cream or peach pie, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Arizona State Museum’s exhibit explores the work of Edward S. Curtis in Arizona. From 1903-28, the famed photographer of the American West created iconic images of Native peoples at the start of the 20th century.

Enjoy Tubac’s Mercado de Baca with live music, hors d’oeuvres, shops, summer discounts and dining under the stars on the patio from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tubac Golf Resort’s July Fourth Celebration; July 4; Tubac; 520-398-3521

Tubac Golf Resort hosts this family event with a 4 p.m. Kids Zone, Southern Arizona’s longest inflatable obstacle course, face-painting, kids games, food booths and entertainment, and fireworks at 8:45 p.m.

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park presents old-fashioned family fun, free games for the kids, free hot dogs and watermelon, and a “squirt-down” courtesy of the Tubac Fire Department. Fireworks in the evening.

Apple Annie’s opens its gates to locavores. Corn and other vegetables will be available for you-pick, plus enjoy hot roasted sweet corn, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free.

Medigovich Field presents a softball tournament, street entertainment, games, and food, with city fireworks at dusk.

Geronimo Plaza Courtyard features jazz quartet Telephone at 7 p.m. Free.

Stop by the corner of Congress Street and Avenida del Convento to celebrate the local monsoon season and honor St. John the Baptist (patron saint of water).

Get an up-close look at the catch, band, weigh, measure and release by licensed banders of the tiny birds for research purposes.

Geronimo Plaza Courtyard hosts Reno Del Mar, a Latin acoustic duo, at 7 p.m. Free.

Celebrate Labor Day on Historic Route 66 at 11 a.m. All are welcome to participate.

Sedona Performing Arts Center hosts presentations by hummingbird experts in many areas of interest: science, gardening, photography, conservation and regional species studies and tours.

Celebrate the arts at Bell Rock Plaza with up to 55 artists presenting paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and Native American art.

This festival will be held at various venues in both Sedona and the Phoenix area and includes classical and jazz music as well as contemporary dance performed by world-acclaimed artists.

New art exhibitions in galleries, transformed spaces, restaurants and other businesses. Downtown Flagstaff is transformed into an art mecca and street party, as musicians play live music on the streets, performers overtake Heritage Square, and art comes to life.

Movies are held each Saturday evening through August in Flagstaff’s Heritage Square. Each event begins with entertainment from the community. Movies will start at dusk. Be sure to bring your own seating. Free.

Take a train trip to the Grand Canyon and back in Grand Canyon Railway’s steam locomotive powered by waste vegetable oil.

Love Historic Route 66? Love classic cars? Go back in time and enjoy the 1950s again on Route 66. This show is a regional favorite with trophies given for various classes.

Local artists and businesses are open for business from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy local artists’ creations, enjoy some light refreshments and support local art.

This arts-and-crafts festival features tightly juried, one-of-a-kind fine arts and crafts. Food vendors, regional entertainers and quality arts-and-crafts booths will combine to make this year’s festival a memorable celebration in the heart of Northern Arizona’s cool pines.

Start the Labor Day weekend with four days of live entertainment, livestock shows, thrilling carnival rides, traditional fair exhibits, interactive activities for kids and adults, and over 100 food and commercial vendors.

This fly-in showcases home-built, warbird and antique airplanes, along with vendors, a car show and more.

The Shrine of the Ages Auditorium offers its annual series of evening concerts featuring musicians from around the country, from jazz to classical, starting at 7:30 pm.

Three hundred Corvettes descend on Williams for a meet-and-greet and a show-and-shine on Historic Route 66.

Home-built, warbird and antique planes. Included are a car show, antique tractors, a kids zone and a pancake breakfast.

Enjoy Flagstaff’s summer weather every Saturday night at Heritage Square from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Each event begins with live music, and the movies start at dusk.

The Arboretum at Flagstaff presents a special wildflower walk, which will focus on the native species in bloom at this time of year, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Stay cool at Flyers Power Field and watch an open fly-in for RC pilots of all ages and skills. Spectators are welcome to view and interact with the pilots. Free.

Sixth Annual National Day of the Cowboy; July 26; Flagstaff; 928-220-1288

Celebrate our Western and ranching heritage with activities including land-stewardship workshops, ranching and conservation agency displays, horsemanship and equine demonstrations, children’s activities, and live entertainment. Free.

Celebrate all things Celtic at Foxglenn Park with music, piping, athletics, whiskey-tasting, educational workshops, vendors, historical re-enactments, clans and societies, and a kids area.

Enjoy “a whole lot of cowboy goin’s on,” in uptown Sedona with live performances by gunslingers, ropers, bullwhip-crackers and historical re-enactors. Listen or dance to live Western music, and watch traditional cowboy tradesmen demonstrations and Western artists at work.

Take a 90-minute trip back to those special days of rock ‘n’ roll with music and memories provided by Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s.

This festival showcases the West’s best juried vintage, industrial, modern, hand-wrought, recycled and salvaged goods. Be entertained by the Willy Nilly Band while sculptor Aaron Voigt constructs a robot and raffles it.

Continental Driving Range presents the two-time winners of the Blues Music Award for Entertainer of the Year, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, and other major blues favorites benefitting local music programs.

Wheeler Park features adoptable pets from rescues throughout Northern Arizona, pet products, a variety of vendors and exhibitors, education, demonstrations, food, games, contests, music and more.

Radisson Woodlands Hotel hosts Northern Arizona’s premier show and camp, which includes quilt classes, lectures, a retreat and more.

The Arboretum at Flagstaff offers a special wildflower walk that will focus on the native species in bloom at this time of year.

The Arboretum at Flagstaff offers a special native herb walk that will focus on the native species growing at this time of year.

See a variety of authentic dances from 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. at the historic Courthouse Square. Members of the public are welcome. Free.

Coconino Center for the Arts celebrates folk music with more than 150 musicians performing on four different stages. Hear live acoustic music by individuals, group acts, fiddlers, folk singers, string bands and more.

Watch real working cowboys get together and put on a big rodeo for themselves at the Williams Rodeo Grounds. The rodeo performances start daily at 1 p.m., with dances on Friday and Saturday.

Relax in the gardens under the cool pines at the Arboretum at Flagstaff and listen to their June evening concerts. Bring a picnic dinner. Beer and wine is available for purchase at the Arboretum.

The Coconino County Fairgrounds presents an antiques show and sale.

Meet Hopi master and emerging artists, watch Hopi social dances, taste traditional foods, walk the nature trail with a guide of native plants and their uses, and learn about the Hopi values of humility, cooperation, respect, land and Earth stewardship at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Wheeler Park hosts tightly juried one-of-a-kind fine arts and crafts designed and shown by the exhibitors, along with food vendors, regional and local entertainers, bounce houses, and a petting zoo. Free.

Stop by the Old Courthouse lawn for an arts-and-crafts show, a car show, kids games, a pancake breakfast, a barbecue and more from 8:30 a.m. to dusk. Free.

Be a part of an “All-American Holiday” with one of the biggest parades in Northern Arizona at 6 p.m.

Historic downtown presents an old-fashioned community parade, with 100 entries including vintage vehicles, dancing, music, animals and floats, at 9 a.m. Free.

The orchestra performes an Independence Day concert at the Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill County Fairgrounds. Free.

Enjoy Flagstaff’s summer weather every Saturday night at Heritage Square from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Each event begins with live music, and the movies start at dusk.

This art walk features not only local artists, but also businesses. Enjoy some light refreshments and support the talented local artists from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Alpine Community Center and Alpine Community Theater present an original melodrama production. This year is Curtains for Candy Sue or The Mystery Unravels at 7 p.m. Reservations required, $5.

Festival Marketplace features local produce growers, food-product producers, artisans and craftspeople on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Stop by the Pine Community Center Ramada for a pancake breakfast offered by the Knights of Columbus, vendors, food, music, antique cars and tractors, a Kids Kraft Korner, a craft festival and a door-prize drawing.

Alpine Community Center presents this popular non-judged show displaying quilts from Eastern Arizona and Western New Mexico, plus raffle quilts and vendors.

Stop by Festival Marketplace every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and check out local produce growers, food-product producers, artisans and craftspeople.

White Mountain Wildlife and Nature Center presents the life history, habitat and habits of elk in this family-oriented event, with a focus on increasing awareness, understanding and responsible action toward nature. Free.

White Mountain Wildlife and Nature Center presents the life history, habitat and habits of wolves in this family-oriented event, with a focus on increasing awareness, understanding and responsible action toward nature. Free.

Learn about wildlife and science at the White Mountain Wildlife and Nature Center, with interactive booths and displays with lots of live wildlife, an archery range and a casting pond. Included this year is a Science Festival with displays, demonstrations and exhibits. The festival is free, but there is a nominal charge for programs.

Stop by Main Street and view paintings, baskets, jewelry, beading, woodwork, collages, clay, quilting, antler art, glasswork, photography, clothing, weaving, amulets, journals characters, furniture and home décor by local artists.

The Alpine Community Center opens its doors for this craft fair.

Stop by Festival Marketplace every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and check out local produce growers, food-product producers, artisans and craftspeople.

Alpine Community Center and Alpine Community Theater present an original melodrama production. This year is Curtains for Candy Sue or The Mystery Unravels at 7 p.m. Reservations required, $5.

See an arts-and-crafts fair, a parade, a car show, a barbecue, a rodeo, dances, kids entertainment, theatrical performances, a fireworks display and more.

White Mountain Wildlife and Nature Center offers more family oriented fun. Experience giant tortoises and large snakes up close and hands-on (if you dare).

Celebrate medieval times, the Dark Ages and the Renaissance all rolled into one at Mountain Meadows Recreation Complex.

See a variety of authentic dances from 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. at the historic Courthouse Square. Members of the public are welcome. Free.

Mellody Field hosts country blues music, food vendors, a beer and wine Garden, and a hayride. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Blues music, food vendors, a beer and wine garden, and hayrides are among the highlights of this White Mountains festival.

Run a 10K, a 5K or a 1-mile run/walk in the cool Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

Fool Hollow Lake offers three different opportunities for athletes to meet the triathlete challenge.

Pine Community Center hosts 75 arts, crafts and food vendors.

An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, entertainment, live music, kids activities, vendors and more.

The Village Arena hosts cowboys and cowgirls from Arizona and surrounding states competing in events including bull-riding, barrel-racing, bareback-riding, team-roping, saddle-bronc-riding and tie-down-roping at 7 p.m.

The Orchard at Charlie Clark's presents more than 70 artists showing juried artwork and unique crafts from the local community, as well as from Texas, New Mexico and California, plus quality music and food, a silent auction and “your choice” raffle benefit, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate the USA with a 10 a.m. parade along Main Street, games, vendors, worm races, a military exhibition at the rodeo grounds, and 8:30 p.m. fireworks.

Alpine Community Center and Alpine Community Theater present an original melodrama production. This year is Curtains for Candy Sue or The Mystery Unravels at 7 p.m. Reservations required, $5.

Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex hosts this 2014 Southwest Cactus Series tournament.

Stop by the Old Courthouse lawn for an arts-and-crafts show, a car show, kids games, a pancake breakfast, a barbecue and more from 8:30 a.m. to dusk. Free.

White Mountain Wildlife and Nature Center offers family oriented fun to increase awareness, understanding and responsible action toward nature. Free.

Wheeler Park features adoptable pets from rescues throughout Northern Arizona, pet products, a variety of vendors and exhibitors, education, demonstrations, food, games, contests, music and more.

Lutes Casino features longtime local piano stylist Jimmy Cave with the YJC Quintet, and other acts. Lutes, a popular local eatery, is the oldest continually operating pool hall in Arizona.

Local, national, and television tattoo artists compete and showcase the very best in skin art and body modification at the City Aquatic Center. Enjoy live music and entertainment, a full bar and food from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Celebrate Historic Route 66 with classic car, motorcycle and travel-trailer shows; an alternative-energy-vehicle exhibit; a conference on efforts to make Route 66 America’s first “All Electric Highway”; and much more.

Lutes Casino features longtime local piano stylist Jimmy Cave with the YJC Quintet, and other acts. Lutes, a popular local eatery, is the oldest continually operating pool hall in Arizona.

Stop by historic downtown Kingman for a block party featuring classic cars, food, games and prizes from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Stop by historic downtown Kingman for a block party featuring classic cars, food, games and prizes from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Mohave Community College hosts a 5K obstacle course, a barbecue and refreshments. All fitness levels are welcome to participate starting at 6:30 a.m.

Lutes Casino features longtime local piano stylist Jimmy Cave with the YJC Quintet, and other acts. Lutes, a popular local eatery, is the oldest continually operating pool hall in Arizona.

Memorial Park presents games, food vendors, music, three-legged races, sack races, a balloon toss, volleyball, horseshoes and egg races.

Mohave County Fairgrounds hosts a family festival and fireworks show, games, contests, food and vendors from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Watch the sky light up at Rotary Park over Thompson Bay with fellow boaters, beachgoers and tailgaters. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Caballero Park hosts a military color guard and firing party, patriotic music and a speaker.

Lutes Casino features the guest female vocalists Divas performing with the acclaimed Yuma Jazz Company Quintet. Free.

Grab your tubes, coolers and sunscreen and prepare to launch yourself, your family and friends at the confluence of the Gila and Colorado rivers, West Wetlands Park, beginning at 9 a.m.

Historic downtown Kingman presents a block party featuring classic cars, food, games and prizes from 5:30 p.m. to 10 pm.

Heat up your insides to cool off your outsides at Hualapai Mountain Park’s chili-tasting, or come enter and show your cooking talents.