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Arizona Events

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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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.

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

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.

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.

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

Homolovi State Park Visitor Center and Museum presents special archaeological-site tours starting at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cultural artists and demonstrators will also be on hand, and the Homolovi Dancers will perform two dances. The corn-roasting pit will be opened at 8 a.m. and will start the day's activities.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.