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    PRESCOTT EVENTS 

    JUL 1 2015 - JUL 19 2015
    Happy Birthday, George! 100 Years of Inspiration
    Prescott - Phippen Museum
    Happy Birthday, George! 100 Years of Inspiration – Phippen Museum, a special exhibition commemorating the 100th birthday of its namesake and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America, George Phippen, this exhibit offers a comprehensive presentation of George’s drawings, paintings and sculpture and also provides a rare glimpse at sketches never before seen by the public, $5-7, 928-778-1385 or  http://www.phippenartmuseum.org

    JUL 1 2015 - JUL 31 2015
    Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists
    Prescott - Phippen Museum
    Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists - Phippen Museum, this commemorative exhibition will explore the beginning and history of the Cowboy Artists of America, including the story of Bird’s Oak Creek Tavern (where the Cowboy Artists were created), it will also offer a special section of items featuring paintings and artwork by the organization’s four, founding fathers, $5-7, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org

    JUL 1 2015 - JUL 31 2015
    Street Seen
    Prescott - Prescott Center for the Arts
    Seen – Prescott Center for the Arts Gallery, as you traverse streets looking at the buildings, cars, people, sidewalks, landscapes or alleys, you see a number of vignettes or smaller areas that capture your interest, capture the light, colors, graffiti or landscapes, the options are endless, this show asks artists “what is seen on the streets you travel?”,  http://pfaa.net

    JUL 4 2015 - JUL 25 2015
    Summer Farmers Market
    Prescott - Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
    Summer Farmers Market - Yavapai College, enjoy local organic produce and goods from local farmers, Saturdays, 7:30 am – noon, 928-713-1227 or  http://www.prescottfarmersmarket.org

    JUL 10 2015
    Evening Forest Walk
    Prescott - Highlands Center for Natural History
    Evening Forest Walk – Highlands Center for Natural History, bring the whole family for an evening adventure exploring the forest, free, 7 pm, 928-776-9550 or  http://highlandscenter.org/

    JUL 11 2015
    18th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market
    Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum
    18th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market - Sharlot Hall Museum, showcases authentic Native American art, chosen by an American Indian artist jury, around 100 artists are expected to participate, featured will be ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, paintings and hand-woven baskets and blankets, entertainment and mouth-watering fry bread will also be highlights, $10 and kids are free, 928-445-3122 or http://www.sharlot.org or http://www.facebook.com/PIAM.4U

    JUL 11 2015
    Audubon Bird Walk
    Prescott - Highlands Center for Natural History
    Audubon Bird Walk – Highlands Center for Natural History, beginning and experienced birders welcome, free, 7:30 am, 928-776-9550 or http://highlandscenter.org

    JUL 11 2015
    Howlin' at the Highlands Summer Concert Series
    Prescott - Highlands Center for Natural History
    Howlin' at the Highlands Summer Concert Series – Highlands Center for Natural History, featuring vocalist Dennis Rowland, The Detroit native and Phoenix, Arizona resident was the voice of the world-renowned Count Basie Orchestra between 1977 and 1984, where he shared the stage with Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams and Tony Bennett,  he is also featured on the Basie Band's Grammy award-winning record "On the Road", $20, 7 pm, 928-277-1576 or  http://highlandscenter.org/

    JUL 16 2015
    Naturalist Chautauqua Series – John Muir
    Prescott - Highlands Center for Natural History
    Naturalist Chautauqua Series – John Muir – Highlands Center for Natural History, Prescott College professor Doug Hulmes, who won an award for outstanding presenter at the National Wilderness Rangers Conference in Colorado for his stunning performance as John Muir, will share his remarkable story with you, registration required, $8-14, 6:30 pm,  http://highlandscenter.org

    JUL 18 2015 - JUL 19 2015
    25th Annual Williamson Valley FD Arts & Crafts Show
    Prescott - Courthouse Plaza
    25th Annual Williamson Valley FD Arts & Crafts Show - Courthouse Plaza, hand-made and enhanced crafts, culinary arts, fine arts, leather, metal works, wood, 9 am - 5 pm,  http://www.prescottdowntown.com

    JUL 22 2015 - JUL 26 2015
    6th Annual Prescott Film Festival
    Prescott - Yavapai College
    6th Annual Prescott Film Festival – venues on the campus of Yavapai College, unique, “Movies that Move You!” shorts, features, documentaries, drama and comedies come to Prescott from all over the globe including the best from local and Arizona filmmakers, http://www.prescottfilmfestival.com

    JUL 24 2015
    4th Friday Art Walk
    Prescott
    4th Friday Art Walk - 15 galleries stay open late and offer food, musical entertainment, artist receptions and painting demonstrations, http://www.artthe4th.com

    JUL 25 2015 - JUL 26 2015
    Prescott Area Iris Society Annual Rhizome Sale
    Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum
    Prescott Area Iris Society Annual Iris Rhizome Sale – Sharlot Hall Museum, hundreds of irises will be for sale in all colors of the rainbow, portions of the proceeds will be used to support the Sharlot Hall Museum,  Sat 10 am – 4 pm, Sun noon – 4 pm, 623-980-6627 or 602-300-5791 or  http://www.prescottirissociety.org

    JUL 25 2015
    Smoki Museum Consignment Market
    Prescott - Smoki Museum
    Smoki Museum Consignment Market - featuring fine American Indian and Southwestern items, including jewelry, baskets, pottery, fetishes, kachinas, weavings, paintings, books, and lots more, all items have set prices, below retail, no bidding require, no preview, no early birds, 10 am – 4 pm, 928-445-1230 ext 6212 or  http://smokimuseum.org

    JUL 25 2015 - JUL 26 2015
    10th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row
    Prescott
    10th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row – the Prescott Regulators and Their Shady Ladies a gathering of award-winning Western re-enactment groups from all over the West who compete in historic skits and gunfights, also a period costume contest with authentic 1800s clothing, vendors, free, 9 am – 4 pm,  http://www.visit-prescott.com

    AUG 1 2015 - AUG 16 2015
    Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists
    Prescott - Phippen Museum
    Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists - Phippen Museum, this commemorative exhibition will explore the beginning and history of the Cowboy Artists of America, including the story of Bird’s Oak Creek Tavern (where the Cowboy Artists were created), it will also offer a special section of items featuring paintings and artwork by the organization’s four, founding fathers, $5-7, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org

    AUG 1 2015 - AUG 29 2015
    Summer Farmers Market
    Prescott - Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
    Summer Farmers Market - Yavapai College, enjoy local organic produce and goods from local farmers, Saturdays, 7:30 am – noon, 928-713-1227 or  http://www.prescottfarmersmarket.org

    AUG 1 2015 - AUG 2 2015
    41st Annual Car Exhibit by Prescott Antique Auto Club
    Prescott - Watson Lake Park
    41st Annual Car Exhibit by Prescott Antique Auto Club - Watson Lake Park, pre1981 cars, old engine fire-up which includes fly-wheel engines, mining equipment, trucks, tractors, and car corral, parts exchange (swap meet), trophies, raffle, $5 parking/admission donation, 928-778-5386 or  http://www.cruisearizona.com

    AUG 1 2015
    12th Annual Western History Symposium
    Prescott - Prescott Centennial Center
    12th Annual Western History Symposium - Prescott Centennial Center, featuring interesting and informative presentations by historians, educators and authors on a variety of subjects relevant to our western heritage, free, 10 am – 4:30 pm,  http://www.prescottcorral.org

    AUG 6 2015 - AUG 8 2015
    28th Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering
    Prescott - Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
    28th Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering – Yavapai College, 60 plus cowboy poets and old-time singers celebrate the oral traditions of the working cowboy with a blend of contemporary poetry and music, traditional and contemporary cowboy poetry, music and yodeling, ranch history and a special session on cowboys in Mongolia, free daytime sessions, evening show tickets $, 928-776-2000 or 877-928-4253 or http://www.ycpac.com or  http://azcowboypoets.org

    AUG 8 2015 - AUG 9 2015
    Mountain Artists Guilds 55th Annual Summer Festival of Fine Art & Crafts
    Prescott - Courthouse Plaza
    Mountain Artists Guilds 55th Annual Summer Festival of Fine Art & Crafts - Courthouse Plaza, juried art show with over 120 artisans from throughout the West displaying and demonstrating work in painting, ceramic, metal art, woodworking, glass, fiber and jewelry, live music, free, Sat. 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm, 928-445-2510 or  http://www.mountainartistsguild.org

    AUG 8 2015
    Howlin' at the Highlands Summer Concert Series
    Prescott - Highlands Center for Natural History
    Howlin' at the Highlands Summer Concert Series – Highlands Center for Natural History, featuring vocalist Susannah Martin known as much for her professionalism as for a singer and musician as she is for her scintillating vocal renderings of jazz, Brazilian bossa nova and classic pop tunes, $20, 7 pm, 928-277-1576 or  http://highlandscenter.org/

    AUG 15 2015
    29th Annual 2015 Beat the Heat Swap Meet
    Prescott - Prescott Activity Center
    29th Annual 2015 Beat the Heat Swap Meet – Prescott Activity Center, model railroad and toy swap meet, a large selection of model railroads items in all scales, various model railroad layouts, several sellers with antique toys for sale, $4, 9 am – 1 pm, http://trainweb.org/camrrc

    AUG 28 2015 - AUG 30 2015
    15th Annual Prescott Jazz Summit
    Prescott
    15th Annual Prescott Jazz Summit – various locations, annual jazz festival with international stars and Phoenix-based and local musicians includes the best of Arizona high school musicians, 928-830-2462 or  http://www.prescottjazz.com

    AUG 28 2015
    4th Friday Art Walk Weekend
    Prescott
    4th Friday Art Walk Weekend - 15 galleries stay open late and offer food, musical entertainment, artist receptions and painting demonstrations,  http://www.artthe4th.com

    Aug 29 2015
    Zoo by Moonlight
    Prescott - Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary
    Zoo by Moonlight – Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, bring a flashlight and see the nocturnal residents, $5, 8-9:30 pm, 928-778-4242 ext. 16 or  http://www.heritageparkzoo.org

    SEP 5 2015 - SEP 26 2015
    Summer Farmers Market
    Prescott - Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
    Summer Farmers Market - Yavapai College, enjoy local organic produce and goods from local farmers, Saturdays, 7:30 am – noon, 928-713-1227 or  http://www.prescottfarmersmarket.org

    SEP 5 2015 - SEP 7 2015
    30th Annual Faire on the Square
    Prescott - Courthouse Plaza
    30th Annual Faire on the Square - Courthouse Plaza, 100+ talented artists, also food and entertainment, Sat-Sun 9 am – 5 pm, Mon 9 am – 3 pm, 928-445-2000 or  http://www.visit-prescott.com or http://www.prescott.org

    SEP 11 2015 - SEP 13 2015
    Becoming an Outdoors Woman
    Prescott - Camp Friendly Pines
    Becoming an Outdoors Woman - Camp Friendly Pines, offers adventure and life skills, for women age 18 and older to learn to camp, fish, rappel, hike, cook with Dutch ovens, photograph wildlife & a range of outdoor recreation skills, "hawk talks" and nature hikes, $270, includes meals, lodging and classes, 480-644-0077 or  http://www.azwildlife.org

    SEP 13 2015
    18th Annual Empty Bowls
    Prescott - Courthouse Plaza
    18th Annual Empty Bowls – Courthouse Plaza, select a ceramic or wood bowl from more than 800 created by local artisans, and fill with two helpings of gourmet soup made by fourteen of our quad-city chefs and restaurants for $15, benefits local food banks, 11 am – 2 pm, http://prescottdowntown.com/events

    SEP 13 2015
    Howlin' at the Highlands Summer Concert Series
    Prescott - Highlands Center for Natural History
    Howlin' at the Highlands Summer Concert Series – Highlands Center for Natural History, featuring Frankie and Rosemary Chavez,  local favorites in the Sedona, Arizona music scene, they bring with them years of professional experience in the club, concert, studio and performance arena, $20, 7 pm, 928-277-1576 or  http://highlandscenter.org/

    SEP 19 2015
    19th Annual Navajo Rug Auction
    Prescott - Smoki Museum
    19th Annual Navajo Rug Auction – Smoki Museum, preview 10 am – 12:30 pm, auction starts promptly at 1 pm, 300 historic and contemporary Navajo weavings will be up for auction at the best prices in the Southwest,  http://smokimuseum.org

    SEP 20 2015
    Antiques on the Square
    Prescott - Prescott Courthouse Plaza
    Antiques on the Square - Courthouse Plaza, 60+ dealers of antiques and collectibles, includes glass, pottery, furniture, art, jewelry, primitives and unique surprises, sponsored by the Thumb Butte Questers, free, 8 am - 4 pm, 928-443-8909 or  http://www.prescott.org

    SEP 20 2015
    Skull Valley Loop Challenge
    Prescott
    Skull Valley Loop Challenge – begins in historic downtown Prescott, the climb begins up Iron Springs Rd and coasts into Skull Valley and on to Kirkland, and back into Prescott, includes two aid stations, support riders with water and Gatorade, roving mechanic support throughout the ride, goodie bag, T-shirt and prizes, $35-45, 7:30 am,  http://www.prescottbikeped.org/

    SEP 25 2015 - SEP 27 2015
    9th Annual Historic Prescott All Corvette Car Show
    Prescott - Courthouse Plaza
    9th Annual Historic Prescott All Corvette Car Show – Prescott Courthouse Plaza, Best of Show Stock & Custom plus 3 each trophies for Stock & Custom for the 6 generations of the Chevrolet Corvette together with an additional set of trophies for the Wide Body 6th generation cars will be awarded, proceeds will go to the Fireman's Charities, hosted by the Prescott Vette Sette limited to 250 cars, vendors, raffles and music, 10 am – 2 pm,  http://www.prescottvettesette.org

    SEP 25 2015 - SEP 27 2015
    9th Annual Prescott Pow Wow
    Prescott - Watson Lake Park
    9th Annual Prescott Pow Wow – Watson Lake Park, an intertribal, social Pow Wow, native song and dance, food, audience participation encouraged through “Round Dances,” free, http://www.visit-prescott.com or  http://www.prescottpowwow.org

    SEP 25 2015
    4th Friday Art Walk
    Prescott
    4th Friday Art Walk - 15 galleries stay open late and offer food, musical entertainment, artist receptions and painting demonstrations, http://www.artthe4th.com

    SEP 26 2015
    11th Annual Groom Creek Classic Run
    Prescott
    11th Annual Groom Creek Classic Run - Groom Creek Fire St. 41, 5K & 2-mile courses on smooth pavement, rolling hills, 10K and 1/2 marathon begin and end on pavement, through the forest on smooth, wide dirt road, from 6,175 feet elevation to 6,350 at the 5K turnaround, tops out at 6,450 feet at the 10K turnaround, goody bags, finisher medal for all ½ marathon runners, raffle prizes, food, aid stations, medals for top 3 finishers in each age group,  http://www.gcffa.org/run

    SEP 27 2015
    7th Annual Wander the Wild Annual Fundraiser
    Prescott - Talking Rock Ranch
    7th Annual Wander the Wild Annual Fundraiser - Talking Rock Ranch, a party featuring live music, dinner, and includes wines from Painted Lady Vineyards in Skull Valley and Page Springs Cellars, 2:30-7:30 pm,  http://www.highlandscenter.org


    SEP 28 2015
    Zoo By Moonlight
    Prescott - Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary
    Zoo By Moonlight – Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, bring a flashlight and see the nocturnal animals, 6-9 pm, http://www.heritageparkzoo.org

    OCT 1 2015 - OCT 4 2015
    41st Annual Yavapai County Fair
    Prescott - Prescott Frontier Rodeo Grounds
    41st Annual Yavapai County Fair – Tim’s Toyota Center, exhibits, carnival, pig racing, entertainment, food, $3-6, http://www.yavapaifair.com

    OCT 2 2015 - OCT 4 2015
    8th Annual Prescott Artists’ Studio Tour
    Prescott
    8th Annual Prescott Artists’ Studio Tour – juried and self-guided, visit the more than 30 artist’s studios to see them at work, additional demonstrations will be at Mountain Artists Gallery, 10 am – 4 pm, 928-445-2510 or   http://www.mountainartistsguild.org/StudioTour.htm or http://www.prescottstudiotour.com

    OCT 3 2015 - OCT 31 2015
    Summer Farmers Market
    Prescott - Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
    Summer Farmers Market - Yavapai College, enjoy local organic produce and goods from local farmers, Saturdays, 7:30 am – noon, 928-713-1227 or  http://www.prescottfarmersmarket.org

    OCT 3 2015
    32nd Annual Man Against Horse Race
    Prescott - Mingus Mountain
    32nd Annual Man Against Horse Race – Mingus Mountain, runners run concurrently with horses, 25 & 50 mile courses are moderately difficult; 12 mile is a rolling course, mostly on mountainous trails and back roads through tall pines of Mingus Mtn, elevation begins at 5000 feet with 50 mile course climbing to an elevation of 7600 ft., 6:30 am 50 mile; 7:30 am 25 mile; 7:45 am 12 mile, $25-95,  928-636-2028 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com or  http://managainsthorse.net

    OCT 3 2015 - OCT 4 2015
    37th Annual Folk Music Festival
    Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum
    37th Annual Folk Music Festival - Sharlot Hall Museum, Arizona’s oldest such gathering, featuring an amazing array of top folk-music talent performing on multiple stages, complemented by impromptu jam sessions throughout the shade-covered museum grounds, showcases best of Arizona acoustic music with more than 150 performers, fiddlers, banjo players, guitarists, singers and songwriters, $8, 10 am - 5 pm, 928-445-3122 or  http://www.sharlot.org

    OCT 10 2015 - OCT 11 2015
    24th Annual FallFest in the Park
    Prescott - Courthouse Plaza
    24th Annual FallFest in the Park - Courthouse Plaza, more than 100 arts & crafts vendors from throughout Arizona, includes fine art, jewelry, food and more, Sat. 9 am – 5 pm, Sun. 9 am - 4 pm, 928-445-2000 or  http://www.prescott.org

    OCT 23 2015 - OCT 24 2015
    Annual Prescott Ghost Talk
    Prescott - Prescott Center for the Arts
    Annual Prescott Ghost Talk – Prescott Center for the Arts Theatre, an evening of historic ghostly folklore told by the apparitions themselves at two showings each night, experience Arizona's past when our famous and infamous "spirits" enact their spooky tales, plenty of thrills and chills in this fun and entertaining peek into Arizona’s spooky past,  $12, 6 & 7:30 pm, and encore performance at 9 pm on Saturday, 928-445-3286 or  http://www.pca-az.net

    OCT 24 2015
    Annual Tsunami on the Square Performing Arts Festival
    Prescott - Courthouse Plaza
    Annual Tsunami on the Square Performing Arts Festival – Courthouse Square, a free and all ages performing arts and culture festival that showcases exotic and unique performance art forms not typically seen in the Arizona high desert, features acts such as Native American hoop dancing, blacklight theater, circus arts, acrobatic stilt walking, fire dancing, hula hoopers, Japanese Butoh and giant puppets, free, noon – 10 pm,  http://www.tsunamionthesquare.com

    OCT 24 2015
    Copper Wind Premiere
    Prescott - Elks Theatre
    Copper Wind Premiere - Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center, the first and only full-length feature western to be filmed exclusively in Arizona from start to finish featuring all Arizona talent, scenery and pre- and post-production, it is an explosive, action-packed film which centers on love, hate, vengeance and discovery, $20, 928-777-1370 or  http://www.prescottelkstheater.com

    OCT 31 2015
    Boo at the Zoo
    Prescott - Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary
    Boo at the Zoo – Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, dress in your costume and come out for safe and fun trick-or-treating, bring a flashlight for a chance to see the nocturnal animals in their natural setting, $3-5, 6-9 pm,  http://www.heritageparkzoo.org


    SEDONA EVENTS

    JUL 24 2015
    50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show
    Sedona - Sound Bites
    50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show – Sound Bites, 90-minute trip back to those special days of Rock ‘n’ Roll, music and memories with Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s, $20, 7:30 pm, 800-838-3006 or http://GraffitiGoldShow.com

    JUL 25 2015
    11th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration
    Sedona - Uptown Sedona
    11th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration – Uptown Sedona, enjoy “a whole lot of cowboy goin’s on,” gunfights, roping, cowboy action shooting, historical re-enactments, musical revues, storytelling, poetry, cowboy/cowgirl outfit contest, country music and performances, presented by Sedona Main Street Program with the “Red Rock Posse” and area businesses, free, 11 am – 8 pm, 928-204-2390 or http://www.sedonamainstreet.com

    JUL 31 2015
    Sedona Hummingbird Festival
    Sedona - Sedona Performing Arts Center
    Sedona Hummingbird Festival – Sedona Performing Arts Center, presentations by hummingbird experts in many interest areas: science, gardening, photography, conservation and regional species studies, and tours, $17 for 1-day presentations pass; 3-day presentations pass $45; children under 12 free with a paying adult, 800-529-3699 or http://www.sedonahummingbirdfestival.com

    JUL 31 2015
    Full Moon Hike
    Sedona - Red Rock State Park
    Full Moon Hike - Red Rock State Park, including telescopic moon viewing,  http://www.azstateparks.com

    AUG 1 2015 - AUG 2 2015
    Sedona Hummingbird Festival
    Sedona - Sedona Performing Arts Center
    Sedona Hummingbird Festival – Sedona Performing Arts Center, presentations by hummingbird experts in many interest areas: science, gardening, photography, conservation and regional species studies, and tours, $17 for 1-day presentations pass; 3-day presentations pass $45; children under 12 free with a paying adult, 800-529-3699 or http://www.sedonahummingbirdfestival.com

    AUG 18 2015 - AUG 19 2015
    Art & Craft Fair
    Sedona - Bell Rock Plaza Sedona
    Art & Craft Show - Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com

    AUG 28 2015 - AUG 29 2015
    Sedona Bike & Brew
    Sedona - Sedona Golf Resort
    Sedona Bike & Brew – Sedona Golf Resort, open to mountain bikers of all ages and skill levels, race or just have fun on a six-mile track over 18 golf course holes, 80 acres of fairways with  tee boxes, cart paths, and natural and manmade features – for a truly unique and high energy experience,  categories include Pro and Sport (less-competitive) divisions for men and women, a junior division for ages 13-17, ages 6-12 and ages 6 and under, http://www.sedonagolfresort.com/race

    SEP 4 2015 - SEP 6 2015
    Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows
    Sedona - Village of Oak Creek
    Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Village of Oak Creek, located on scenic Hwy 179, the Gateway to Sedona, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 760-985-7773 or http://www.oakcreekartsandcraftsshows.com

    SEP 12 2015
    43rd Annual Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque
    Sedona - Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
    43rd Annual Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque - Mexican style celebration; headlining the Fiesta is mosaico flamenco, one of the most innovative & inspiring new acoustic flamenco groups in the USA, piñatas, strolling mariachi bands, folklorico dance groups, Flamenco/classical guitarists, artists, food, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 928-282-4838 or http://www.tlaq.com

    SEP 12 2015 - SEP 13 2015
    Art & Craft Show
    Sedona - Bell Rock Plaza Sedona
    Art & Craft Show - Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com

    SEP 18 2015 - SEP 20 2015
    Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows
    Sedona - Sedona's Village of Oak Creek
    Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Sedona’s Village of Oak Creek, in the Red Rock Country of Sedona, located on scenic Highway 179, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 760-985-7773 or http://oakcreekartsandcraftsshows.com

    SEP 25 2015
    50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show
    Sedona - Sound Bites
    50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show – Sound Bites, 90-minute trip back to those special days of Rock ‘n’ Roll, music and memories with Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s, $20, 7:30 pm, 800-838-3006 or http://GraffitiGoldShow.com

    SEP 26 2015 - SEP 27 2015
    Sedona WineFest 2015
    Sedona - Sedona Airport
    Sedona WineFest 2015 – Sedona Airport, his two-day wine festival celebrates the wine growing industry of Arizona and will feature great wines from the Verde Valley, Prescott & the Southern Arizona Regions, enjoy Sedona cuisine, live music, vendors, an exclusive Premium wine area, enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic red rocks, 11 am – 5 pm, 928-284-8657 orhttp://www.sedonawinefest.com/

    OCT 10 2015 - OCT 11 2015
    25th Annual Sedona Arts Festival & Artist Invitational
    Sedona - Red Rock High School
    25th Annual Sedona Arts Festival & Artist Invitational - Red Rock H.S., 150 new and returning fine artists from across the country, live entertainment, Kidzone, food and this year features the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition, $8-10, Sat. 10 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am – 4 pm, 928-204-9456 or http://www.SedonaArtsFestival.org

    OCT 17 2015 - OCT 24 2015
    11th Annual Plein Air Festival
    Sedona - Main Street
    11th Annual Plein Air Festival – Main Street in Uptown Sedona, see nationally and locally recognized Plein Air artists creating paintings of their surroundings in the open air, visit with more than 20 artists in action along the sidewalks and in courtyards and plazas, free, 928-204-2390 or 928-282-3809 or http://www.sedonaartscenter.com

    OCT 20 2015 - OCT 24 2015
    3rd Annual Marigold Mural Project for Dia de Los Muertos
    Sedona - Tlaquepaque
    3rd Annual Marigold Mural Project for Dia de Los Muertos– Tlaquepaque, visitors and community members can honor the loss of loved ones in their lives and connect with one another though art and public expression, all week the public is invited to paint on the mural, it is a happy and colorful celebration where death takes on a lively, friendly expression, free, http://www.tlaq.com

    OCT 23 2015 - OCT 25 2015
    Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows
    Sedona - Sedona’s Village of Oak Creek
    Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Sedona’s Village of Oak Creek, in the Red Rock Country of Sedona, located on scenic Highway 179, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 760-985-7773 or http://oakcreekartsandcraftsshows.com

    OCT 24 2015
    Dia de Los Muertos Celebration
    Sedona - Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
    Dia de Los Muertos Celebration – Tlaquepaque, expand your knowledge of the holiday through the beauty and creativity of Ofrenda installations by joining and making a personal offering for those special friends, family members or even pets that might be missed, free, http://www.tlaq.com

    OCT 31 2015
    29th Annual Safe & Fun Trick or Treating in Uptown
    Sedona
    29th Annual Safe & Fun Trick or Treating in Uptown – Uptown merchants welcome all good ghouls and ghosts, decorated storefronts and costumed characters hand out treats, free, 5-8 pm, http://www.sedonamainstreet.com

    OCT 31 2015
    Art & Craft Show
    Sedona - Bell Rock Plaza Sedona
    Art & Craft Show - Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com

    NOV 1 2015
    Art & Craft Show
    Sedona - Bell Rock Plaza Sedona
    Art & Craft Show - Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com



    FLAGSTAFF EVENTS

    JUL 1 2015 - JUL 31 2015
    Arizona Snowbowl's Scenic Skyride
    Flagstaff - Arizona Snowbowl
    Arizona Snowbowl's Scenic Skyride - the easiest way to see northern Arizona is by taking the skyride, ranger talks at the top, Fri-Sun., $10-15, 10 am - 4 pm, 928-779-1951 or http://www.arizonasnowbowl.com

    JUL 1 2015 - JUL 31 2015
    Journey
    Flagstaff - Coconino Center for the Arts
    Journey – Coconino Center for the Arts, featuring the artwork of Sei Saito, an accomplished Japanese artist living in Flagstaff. Saito creates large-scale acrylic paintings ranging in size as big as 8 feet tall, http://flagartscouncil.org

    JUL 9 2015
    Summer Concert Series: Dutch Holly
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Summer Concert Series: Dutch Holly - Heritage Square, dreamy hook-filled pop craftsmanship, fans of smart, sweet tempered tunes will love this ensemble, 5 pm, http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org

    JUL 10 2015 - JUL 12 2015
    30th Annual Summer Showcase Arizona Antique Show
    Flagstaff - Coconino County Fairgrounds
    30th Annual Summer Showcase Arizona Antique Show - Coconino County Fairgrounds, $3, Fri-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm, 602-717-7337 or http://www.azantiqueshow.com

    JUL 11 2015
    32nd Annual Plant Sale and Penstemon Festival
    Flagstaff - The Arboretum at Flagstaff
    32nd Annual Plant Sale and Penstemon Festival - The Arboretum at Flagstaff, features native plants for the home garden, gifts & books, special activities, tours, children's craft activities, free, 10 am - 4 pm, 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org

    JUL 11 2015 - JUL 12 2015
    Flagstaff Mineral and Jewelry Expo and Sale
    Flagstaff - Flagstaff High School
    Flagstaff Mineral and Jewelry Expo and Sale - Flagstaff High School, earth’s bounty from much of the world on display and for sale, regional vendors offer unique mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, findings, beads, fossils, cutting material and lapidary equipment, original jewelry designs, gem and mineral specimens in both rough and cut-and-polished, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm, 928-554-4615 or http://www.facebook.com/CKM-Productions-LLC


    JUL 11 2015
    Movies on the Square: SpongeBob Out of Water
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Movies on the Square: SpongeBob Out of Water – Heritage Square, enjoy Flagstaff summer weather, each event begins with entertainment from the community, music, and then the movies start at dusk, this week features Heartwood, free, Saturdays, 5-10 pm,http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square/

    JUL 12 2015
    31st Annual Mountain Man Triathlon
    Flagstaff - Lake Mary
    31st Annual Mountain Man Triathlon - Lake Mary, Sprint: swim 700 meters, bike 10.6 miles, run 3.1 miles; Olympic: swim 1500 meters, bike 24.9 miles, run 6.2 miles, spectators free, 6:30 am, 928-526-8761 or http://www.mountainmanevents.com

    JUL 15 2015 - JUL 18 2015
    Celebrate! Quilt Camp & Show
    Flagstaff - Radisson Woodlands Hotel
    Celebrate! Quilt Camp & Show – Radisson Woodlands Hotel, premier show and camp, quilt classes, lectures, retreat, show, goody-bag, entrance into the Quilt Challenge, national and regional teachers, give-aways, keynote speaker Patrick Lose, Quilt-'til-you-wilt night-time sewing room, a service project and show and tell, 928-526-9403 or http://www.celebratequilts.com

    JUL 15 2015
    Hot Summer Nights Trail Race Series
    Flagstaff - Flagstaff Nordic Center
    Hot Summer Nights Trail Race Series – Flagstaff Nordic Center, 3 races, each of the three courses will be different than the next, marked with orange pin flags, ribbon and directional arrows, no aid for the 3K, one aid station for the 5K and 7K, tonight is the 5K, post-race enjoy the bonfire (fire conditions permitting) with snacks and beverages, 6:30 pm, $10-30, http://www.teamrunflagstaff.com

    JUL 16 2015
    Summer Concert Series: Chris Laterzo
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Summer Concert Series: Chris Laterzo - Heritage Square, LA-based Laterzo brings his alt-country folk-rock sound to Flagstaff, 5 pm,http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org

    JUL 18 2015
    Sumer Astronomy
    Flagstaff - Walnut Canyon Visitor Center
    Sumer Astronomy – Walnut Canyon Visitor Center, solar viewing from 1-4 pm, astronomy presentation at 8 pm, telescope viewing constellation tours at 8:45 pm, 928-526-3367


    JUL 18 2015 - JUL 19 2015
    18th Annual Arizona Highland Celtic Festival
    Flagstaff
    18th Annual Arizona Highland Celtic Festival - Foxglenn Park, celebrating all things Celtic, music, piping, athletics, whisky tasting, educational workshops, vendors, historical reenactment, clans and societies and a kids area, $15 or $25/2-day, Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, 928-556-3161 or http://www.nachs.info

    JUL 18 2015
    Absolute Bikes Taylor House Benefit Century Bicycle Ride
    Flagstaff
    Absolute Bikes Taylor House Benefit Century Bicycle Ride – with 95-, 65-, 45-, and 30-mile options, through Flagstaff area and northern Arizona, rest stops, lunch at start/finish, benefits the Taylor House for friends/family of patients of the Flagstaff Medical Center, 6 am, $55 minimum donation, 928-779-5969 or http://www.absolutebikes.net

    JUL 18 2015
    Movies on the Square: Home
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Movies on the Square: Home – Heritage Square, enjoy Flagstaff summer weather, each event begins with entertainment from the community, music, and then the movies start at dusk, this week features Dharma Burns, free, Saturdays, 5-10 pm,http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square/

    JUL 23 2015
    Summer Concert Series: Soul Country
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Summer Concert Series: Lucky Lenny - Heritage Square, performing original and cover tunes ranging from Americana, folk, country, rock, and funkiness, 5 pm, http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org

    JUL 25 2015
    Wildflower Walks
    Flagstaff - The Arboretum at Flagstaff
    Wildflower Walks - The Arboretum at Flagstaff, a special wildflower walk that will focus on the native species in bloom at this time of year, sign-up upon arrival, 9:30-11:30 am, 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org

    JUL 25 2015
    7th Annual National Day of the Cowboy
    Flagstaff - C-A-L Ranch Store
    7th Annual National Day of the Cowboy – C-A-L Ranch Store, promoted by Coconino Natural Resource Conservation District, celebrates our Western & Ranching Heritage, activities include land stewardship workshops, ranching and conservation agency displays, horsemanship and equine demonstrations, children’s activities and live entertainment, free, 8 am – 4 pm, 928-220-1288 orhttp://nationaldayofthecowboy.com/wordpress/?tribe_events=flagstaff-az-cal-ranch-national-day-of-the-cowboy

    JUL 25 2015
    Movies on the Square: Night at the Museum
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Movies on the Square: Night at the Museum – Heritage Square, enjoy Flagstaff summer weather, each event begins with entertainment from the community, music, and then the movies start at dusk, this week features Hannah Staudinger, free, Saturdays, 5-10 pm,http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square/

    JUL 26 2015
    Summer Soiree
    Flagstaff - The Arboretum at Flagstaff
    Summer Soiree – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, catered dinner in the gardens with music, silent and live auctions, fundraising event, $100 for individual tickets; table sponsor options available, 4:30 pm, 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org

    JUL 30 2015 - JUL 31 2015
    22nd Annual Beat-the-Heat Fun Fly
    Flagstaff
    22nd Annual Beat-the-Heat Fun Fly – Flyers Power Field, an open fly-in for RC pilots of all ages & skills, spectators are welcome to view and interact with the pilots, spectators are free, http://www.flagstaffflyers.com

    JUL 30 2015
    Summer Concert Series: Soul Country
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Summer Concert Series: Soul Country - Heritage Square, a desert rock band hailing from Phoenix, playing various gigs from large festivals to intimate club gigs, 5 pm, http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org

    AUG 1 2015
    37th Annual 2015 Machine Solutions Run & Walk for Kids
    Flagstaff - Fort Tuthill County Fairgrounds
    37th Annual 2015 Machine Solutions Run & Walk for Kids – Ft. Tuthill County Fairgrounds, 2K, 5K, 10K run in the cool pines, benefits the Children’s Health Center at Flagstaff Medical Center, 6:30 am registration, http://tinyurl.com/ot3m3ra

    AUG 1 2015 - AUG 2 2015
    66th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture
    Flagstaff - Museum of Northern Arizona
    66th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture – Walk in Beauty - Museum of Northern Arizona, more than 70 Navajo artists, storytellers and cultural interpreters from many clans, juried awards for basketry, meet basket makers creating works on-site, join rug weavers, silversmiths, potters, painters and storytellers to learn about the Navajo "Beauty Way" philosophy of living in harmony, hike with a Navajo ethno botanist, Pollen Trail Dancers, activities for kids, $4-7, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-774-5213 or http://www.musnaz.org

    AUG 1 2015
    August Evening Concert
    Flagstaff - The Arboretum at Flagstaff
    August Evening Concert – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, in the gardens under the shade of the cool pines, bring a picnic dinner, beer and wine for sale, this month, $13-16, 5:30 pm, 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org

    AUG 1 2015
    Scavenger Blitz Flagstaff 2015
    Flagstaff - Collins Irish Pub
    Scavenger Blitz Flagstaff 2015 – Collins Irish Pub, fun urban adventure, teams of two to ten solve clues, travel to local points of interest and complete fun challenges while discovering the city in a new way, 5-8 miles and takes 1.5-4 hours to complete, teams may use public transportation but may not use bikes, cabs or private vehicles, part after the event, $70, 11 am, http://www.sierraadventuresports.com

    AUG 1 2015 - AUG 31 2015
    Arizona Snowbowl's Scenic Skyride
    Flagstaff - Arizona Snowbowl
    Arizona Snowbowl's Scenic Skyride - the easiest way to see northern Arizona is by taking the skyride, ranger talks at the top, Fri-Sun., $10-15, 10 am - 4 pm, 928-779-1951 or http://www.arizonasnowbowl.com

    AUG 1 2015 - AUG 15 2015
    Journey
    Flagstaff - Coconino Center for the Arts
    Journey – Coconino Center for the Arts, featuring the artwork of Sei Saito, an accomplished Japanese artist living in Flagstaff. Saito creates large-scale acrylic paintings ranging in size as big as 8 feet tall, http://flagartscouncil.org

    AUG 1 2015 - AUG 2 2015
    22nd Annual Beat-the-Heat Fun Fly
    Flagstaff
    22nd Annual Beat-the-Heat Fun Fly – Flyers Power Field, an open fly-in for RC pilots of all ages & skills, spectators are welcome to view and interact with the pilots, spectators are free, http://www.flagstaffflyers.com

    AUG 1 2015
    Movies on the Square: Back to the Future 1 and 2
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Movies on the Square: Back to the Future 1 and 2 – Heritage Square, enjoy Flagstaff summer weather, each event begins with entertainment from the community, music, and then the movies start at dusk, this week features Lucky Lenny, free, Saturdays, 5-10 pm,http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square/

    AUG 5 2015
    Hot Summer Nights Trail Race Series
    Flagstaff - Flagstaff Nordic Center
    Hot Summer Nights Trail Race Series – Flagstaff Nordic Center, 3 races, each of the three courses will be different than the next, marked with orange pin flags, ribbon and directional arrows, no aid for the 3K, tonight is the 3K, post-race enjoy the bonfire (fire conditions permitting) with snacks and beverages, 6:30 pm, $10-30, http://www.teamrunflagstaff.com/

    AUG 6 2015
    Summer Concert Series: Burnett Family Bluegrass
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Summer Concert Series: Burnett Family Bluegrass - Heritage Square, a national award winning, all-family bluegrass band, founded in 1993, 5 pm, http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org

    AUG 7 2015
    First Friday Art Walk presented by Flagstaff Cultural Partners
    Flagstaff
    First Friday Art Walk presented by Flagstaff Cultural Partners – Historic Downtown Flagstaff, live music and refreshment, meet local artists, shop for original artwork, free, 6-9 pm, 928-773-2300 or http://www.FlagstaffArtWalk.com

    AUG 8 2015
    38th Annual Dave McKay Memorial Run Big Brothers/Big Sisters Half Marathon, Half Marathon Walk & 5K Fun Run
    Flagstaff - Wheeler Park
    38th Annual Dave McKay Memorial Run Big Brothers/Big Sisters Half Marathon, Half Marathon Walk & 5K Fun Run – Wheeler Park, one of the oldest half marathons in Arizona, pre-race pasta dinner the night before, more than 400 runners from around the country, climb 700 feet to the top of Observatory Mesa, $, 7:30 am, http://www.bbbsf.com/events/half-marathon/

    AUG 8 2015
    Movies on the Square: Muppets Most Wanted
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Movies on the Square: Muppets Most Wanted – Heritage Square, enjoy Flagstaff summer weather, each event begins with entertainment from the community, music, and then the movies start at dusk, this week features Me and Chris, free, Saturdays, 5-10 pm, http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square/

    AUG 13 2015
    Summer Concert Series: Heartwood
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Summer Concert Series: Heartwood - Heritage Square, an all-female acoustic group steeped in Americana, folk, and bluegrass, 5 pm,http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org

    AUG 15 2015
    Sumer Astronomy
    Flagstaff - Walnut Canyon Visitor Center
    Sumer Astronomy – Sunset Crater Visitor Center, solar viewing from 1-4 pm, astronomy presentation at 8 pm, telescope viewing constellation tours at 8:45 pm, 928-526-0502 ext. 224


    AUG 15 2015
    American Cancer Society’s Climb to Conquer Cancer
    Flagstaff - Arizona Snowbowl
    American Cancer Society’s Climb to Conquer Cancer – Arizona Snowbowl, join hundreds of climbers on a seven-mile walk up the paved road to Snowbowl, 7 am, 928-526-2896 or http://www.flagstaffclimb.com

    AUG 15 2015 - AUG 16 2015
    Mountain Air Dressage Show & Dressage in the Pines Show
    Flagstaff - Fort Tuthill
    Mountain Air Dressage Show & Dressage in the Pines Show – Fort Tuthill County Park, equestrian dressage show, Olympic sport where horse and rider compete by riding a pattern in an arena, 100 competitors and 3 rings,  free, 7 am – 4 pm, 602-942-6062 orhttp://www.azdressage.org


    AUG 15 2015
    Movies on the Square: Goonies
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Movies on the Square: Goonies – Heritage Square, enjoy Flagstaff summer weather, each event begins with entertainment from the community, music, and then the movies start at dusk, this week features Dutch Holly, free, Saturdays, 5-10 pm, http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square/

    AUG 16 2015
    31st Annual Mountain Man Triathlon
    Flagstaff - Lake Mary
    31st Annual Mountain Man Triathlon - Lake Mary, Sprint: swim 700 meters, bike 10.6 miles, run 3.1 miles; Olympic: swim 1500 meters, bike 24.9 miles, run 6.2 miles, spectators free, 6:30 am, 928-526-8761 or http://www.trifind.net or http://www.mountainmanevents.com

    AUG 20 2015
    Summer Concert Series: The Shepherd's Tone
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Summer Concert Series: The Shepherd's Tone - Heritage Square, Flagstaff musicians making joyful noise of the folk, rock, and blues variety, 5 pm, http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org

    AUG 21 2015 - AUG 22 2015
    Mushroom Festival
    Flagstaff - The Arboretum at Flagstaff
    Mushroom Festival - The Arboretum at Flagstaff, 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org

    AUG 22 2015 - AUG 23 2015
    18th Annual Flagstaff Open Studios
    Flagstaff
    18th Annual Flagstaff Open Studios – featuring more than 80 studios, the self-guided studio tour spotlights a variety of art media, meet local art stars, including painters, sculptors, fiber arts, glass works, jewelers, photographers, stained glass, weavers and hands-on art projects for children, 10 am - 5 pm, 928-779-2300 or http://www.Flagstaff-Arts.org

    AUG 22 2015
    14th Annual Absolute Bikes Old-Fashioned Mountain Bike Race
    Flagstaff - Coconino National Forest
    14th Annual Absolute Bikes Old-Fashioned Mountain Bike Race – Coconino National Forest, a race for mountain bikers of all abilities benefiting the food bank, 9 am – 3 pm, 928-779-5969 or http://www.absolutebikes.net/flag_frset.html

    AUG 22 2015
    Gaspin’ in the Aspen Summer Woods Run
    Flagstaff - Flagstaff Nordic Center
    Gaspin’ in the Aspen Summer Woods Run – Flagstaff Nordic Center, off-road races through the aspens and pines, distances include a 15K, 5K and 1K kid’s kilo, to preserve the aspen groves, $5-60, 8 am, 928-600-0385 or http://www.FlagstaffNordicCenter.com

    AUG 22 2015
    Movies on the Square: Earth to Echo
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Movies on the Square: Earth to Echo – Heritage Square, enjoy Flagstaff summer weather, each event begins with entertainment from the community, music, and then the movies start at dusk, this week features Melissa Cripps, free, Saturdays, 5-10 pm, http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square/

    AUG 27 2015
    Summer Concert Series: Planet Sandwich
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Summer Concert Series: Planet Sandwich - Heritage Square, an original American rock band based in Flagstaff , a party-mix of beatle-esque pop, 90s rock, ska and country, 5 pm, http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org

    AUG 29 2015
    Wildflower Walks
    Flagstaff - The Arboretum at Flagstaff
    Wildflower Walks - The Arboretum at Flagstaff, a special wildflower walk that will focus on the native species in bloom at this time of year, sign-up upon arrival, walks are limited to 20 participants, 9:30-11:30 am, 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org

    AUG 29 2015
    5th Annual BarnBurner 104
    Flagstaff - C & C Ranch
    5th Annual BarnBurner 104 – C&C Ranch, endurance mountain bike racing at its Western best, 26-mile (1 loop), 52-mile (2 loops) and 104-mile (4 loops) distance options on Forest Service roads, not technically challenging, considered a "roadie" course, or beginner friendly(ish) and fast for those with more experience, a few sketchy spots to keep you honest and climbs to make your lungs hurt a bit, 6 am, http://www.getsetusa.com/arizona/calendar.php or http://www.barnburnermtb.com

    AUG 29 2015
    Movies on the Square: Cinderella (2015)
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Movies on the Square: Cinderella (2015) – Heritage Square, enjoy Flagstaff summer weather, each event begins with entertainment from the community, music, and then the movies start at dusk, this week features Al Rakasaat Turkish, free, Saturdays, 5-10 pm,http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square/

    SEP 1 2015 - SEP 30 2015
    Arizona Snowbowl's Scenic Skyride
    Flagstaff - Arizona Snowbowl
    Arizona Snowbowl's Scenic Skyride - the easiest way to see northern Arizona is by taking the skyride, ranger talks at the top, Fri-Sun., $10-15, 10 am - 4 pm, 928-779-1951 or http://www.arizonasnowbowl.com

    SEP 3 2015
    Summer Concert Series: Dave Logan Acoustic Duo
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Summer Concert Series: Dave Logan Acoustic Duo - Heritage Square, folky and rootsy to jazzy and bluesy, all out funky throw-down or a country-bluegrass hoe-down-this original music is one of Flagstaff’s best offerings, 5 pm, http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org

    SEP 4 2015 - SEP 7 2015
    66th Annual Coconino County Fair
    Flagstaff - Fort Tuthill
    66th Annual Coconino County Fair - Ft. Tuthill County Fairgrounds, features traditions enjoyed by the community like 4-H youth livestock shows and auction, carnival rides and games, fair food, exhibits by community members, local entertainment and national headliners, a demolition derby, pie-eating contest, watermelon-eating contest, and more, Fri-Sat 10 am – 10 pm, Mon 10 am – 4 pm, 928-679-8000 orhttp://coconino.az.gov/countyfair

    SEP 5 2015 - SEP 7 2015
    23rd Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park
    Flagstaff - Wheeler Park
    23rd Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park – Wheeler Park, arts & crafts festival, featuring juried one-of-a-kind arts and fine crafts designed and shown by the exhibitor, also non-stop music by local and regional musicians, children’s activities, food, free, Sat & Sun 9 am – 6 pm, Mon 9 am – 4 pm, 928-556-9498 or http://www.flagstaffartinthepark.com/


    SEP 5 2015
    September Evening Concert
    Flagstaff - The Arboretum at Flagstaff
    September Evening Concert – The Arboretum at Flagstaff,  in the gardens under the shade of the cool pines, bring a picnic dinner, beer and wine for sale, this month features  $13-16, 5:30-7 pm, 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org

    SEP 5 2015 - SEP 30 2015
    Fires of Change
    Flagstaff - Coconino Center for the Arts
    Fires of Change - Coconino Center for the Arts, exhibition explores through the eyes of artists, the increase in severity, size and number of wildfires in the Southwest – including the impact of climate change on this – and how wildfire impacts the land and communities, one-of-a-kind project that engages artists to give us unique insight into the epidemic of wildfire, http://flagartscouncil.org/2015/03/fires-change-exhibition/


    SEP 5 2015
    Movies on the Square: Ratatouille
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Movies on the Square: Ratatouille – Heritage Square, enjoy Flagstaff summer weather, each event begins with entertainment from the community, music, and then the movies start at dusk, this week features Global Fest, free, Saturdays, 5-10 pm,http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square/

    SEP 10 2015
    Summer Concert Series: Gypsy Chicks
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Summer Concert Series: Gypsy Chicks - Heritage Square, a modern take on middle-eastern dance, 5 pm,http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org

    SEP 11 2015 - SEP 15 2015
    Arizona Route 66/Grand Canyon Tour
    Flagstaff
    Arizona Route 66/Grand Canyon Tour – drive Historic Route 66 and visit the Grand Canyon and Sedona, based in Flagstaff, for Corvette drivers of cars from 1953 to 2015, $999 includes hotels, guided tours, many meals,http://www.corvettenamerica.com/ArizonaRoute66Tour/index.htm


    SEP 12 2015
    H.A.H.A. Gymkhana
    Flagstaff - Ft. Tuthill Posse Arena
    H.A.H.A. Gymkhana – Ft. Tuthill Posse Arena, sign-ups begin at 7:30 am, includes barrels and poles and this week, Thread the Needle, 8 am – 5 pm, http://www.flagnaha.com

    SEP 12 2015
    Movies on the Square: Cars
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    Movies on the Square: Cars – Heritage Square, enjoy Flagstaff summer weather, each event begins with entertainment from the community, music, and then the movies start at dusk, this week features Gypsy Chicks, free, Saturdays, 5-10 pm,http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square/

    SEP 13 2015
    3rd Annual “Wine in the Woods: Wine & Food Festival
    Flagstaff - The Arboretum at Flagstaff
    3rd Annual “Wine in the Woods: Wine & Food Festival – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, showcases AZ wineries and local eateries among the glorious gardens at The Arboretum, and also features world music band, Todo Mundo, $25-35, 1-5 pm,http://www.thearb.org/events_wine-in-the-woods.php

    SEP 18 2015 - SEP 20 2015
    10th Annual Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival
    Flagstaff - Pepsi Amphitheater
    10th Annual Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival – Pepsi Amphitheater, the best traditional and contemporary bluegrass music, complemented by other styles of acoustic music, including old-time, Celtic, gypsy jazz and more, educational workshops and a renowned band contest with more than $2000 in prizes, barn dance, kids activities, jamming, and on-site camping, Fri noon – 7 pm, Sat. 10 am – 7 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, 928-525-1695 or http://pickininthepines.org/ or http://PepsiAmp.com

    SEP 18 2015 - SEP 27 2015
    Flagstaff Festival of Science
    Flagstaff
    Flagstaff Festival of Science – Exploring New Horizons - a 10-day family event featuring more than 80 free events including open houses at museums and research centers, guided hikes in the forest and at archaeological sites, star parties with astronomers at observatories, interactive science exhibits, presentations and demonstrations, explore the Grand Canyon including what scientists are still learning about its age and what ancient rocks are revealing about climate changes, step back in time to imagine the world of the prehistoric Sinagua who once inhabited Northern Arizona, free, http://www.scifest.org

    SEP 19 2015
    Mountain Country Music Festival
    Flagstaff - Continental Driving Range
    Mountain Country Music Festival – Continental Country Club Driving Range, includes live music, beer and wine, vendors, delicious food, a kid’s area and more, benefits The Military Order of the Purple Heart, 11 am – 9 pm, 928-606-7600 or http://www.FlagstaffCountry.com

    SEP 26 2015 - SEP 27 2015
    6th Annual Hopi Festival at Heritage Square
    Flagstaff - Heritage Square
    6th Annual Hopi Festival at Heritage Square – Heritage Square, this celebration of Hopi and other native cultures will include social dances, music and traditional and contemporary art, Hopi artisans include potters, carvers, weavers and painters with notable names, notable Navajo artists include painters, jewelers and a sculptor, the Hopi Paqavi Dance Group is scheduled to perform, traditional foods, 9 am – 5 pm, http://www.hopiallnativefestival.com/ or http://www.flagstaff365.com/

    SEP 26 2015 - SEP 27 2015
    Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line Ultra & Relay
    Flagstaff
    Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line Ultra & Relay – Coconino Hotshots Ranch, run the historic stagecoach route between Flagstaff and Grand Canyon on the Arizona Trail, under Humphreys Peak, through aspen groves and ponderosa pines, Hart Prairie Preserve, Babbitt Ranch and finish near the South Rim of Grand Canyon, solo 100-mile and 55K races and 2-, 4-, 6-, and 8-person 100-mile relay teams, this  ultra features some of Arizona’s most incredible scenery, and benefits the Arizona Trail Association, http://www.aztrail.org/ultrarun/ or http://arizonaroadracers.com

    SEP 26 2015
    Furry 4th Annual Bear Jaw Groove
    Flagstaff - Fort Tuthill
    Furry 4th Annual Bear Jaw Groove – Fort Tuthill, 12-hour mountain bike race, solo, duo, 4-person and corporate classes, kids races, 14 miles of mostly single track with 600 ft. of climbing per lap, http://bearjawgroove.com

    SEP 26 2015
    Festival of Science Open House
    Flagstaff - The Arboretum at Flagstaff
    Festival of Science Open House – The Flagstaff Arboretum, a celebration of science and nature in the gardens especially for families, scientist lab demonstrations, and children can participate in a scavenger hunt and hands-on activities, free, 9 am - 1 pm, 928-233-3210  or http://www.thearb.org/events_open-house.php

    OCT 1 2015 - OCT 11 2015
    Arizona Snowbowl's Scenic Skyride
    Flagstaff - Arizona Snowbowl
    Arizona Snowbowl's Scenic Skyride - the easiest way to see northern Arizona is by taking the skyride, ranger talks at the top, Fri-Sun., $10-15, 10 am - 4 pm, 928-779-1951 or http://www.arizonasnowbowl.com

    OCT 1 2015 - OCT 31 2015
    Fires of Change
    Flagstaff - Coconino Center for the Arts
    Fires of Change - Coconino Center for the Arts, exhibition explores through the eyes of artists, the increase in severity, size and number of wildfires in the Southwest – including the impact of climate change on this – and how wildfire impacts the land and communities, one-of-a-kind project that engages artists to give us unique insight into the epidemic of wildfire, http://flagartscouncil.org/2015/03/fires-change-exhibition/


    OCT 2 2015 - OCT 3 2015
    U.S. Skyrunner Series Finale
    Flagstaff
    U.S. Skyrunner Series Finale – weekend long trail running festival features a Vertical Kilometer on Friday up the ski runs at The Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort, on Saturday a point to point 39 Kilometer Sky Race and 55 Kilometer Sky Ultra will start near Flagstaff and follow along the mountains and peaks to a high point of 11,500 feet, all races will finish at the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort at 9200 feet,http://aravaiparunning.com/network/flagstaff

    OCT 3 2015
    7th Annual Flagstaff Oktoberfest
    Flagstaff - Wheeler Park
    7th Annual Flagstaff Oktoberfest – Wheeler Park, a yodeling contest, costume contest, Satchmo’s brat eating contest, enter the Findlay Volkswagen Stuff the Bug contest, beer, brats and live music, benefits Flagstaff Ski and Snowboard Team, $5, 11 am – 8 pm, 928-606-7600 or http://flagstaffoktoberfest.com

    OCT 7 2015 - OCT 11 2015
    13th Annual Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
    Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
    13th Annual Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival – The Orpheum Theatre, a series of screenings, offers independent documentary films, topics range from indigenous studies, extreme sports, international topics and environmental issues, 928-556-1580 orhttp://www.flagstaffmountainfilms.org

    OCT 10 2015
    16th Annual Soulstice Mountain Trail Run
    Flagstaff - Sunset Trailhead
    16th Annual Soulstice Mountain Trail Run - Sunset Trailhead, 10K ultra/trail, 11.5 mile Ultra/Trail, high-altitude cross-country footrace along forest service road and forest trail with course elevation between 7900 and 8800 ft., two loops in a figure-8, 8 am, 928-600-3685 orhttp://www.natra.org or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com

    OCT 24 2015
    6th Annual Pumpkin Walk
    Flagstaff - The Arboretum at Flagstaff
    6th Annual Pumpkin Walk – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, bring your flashlight for a walk through the gardens following a path illuminated by creatively carved pumpkins, enjoy hot cider, a fire pit, and nocturnal animal displays, join the fun and come in costume, 6-8 pm, 928-774-1442 orhttp://www.thearb.org

    OCT 25 2015 - OCT 26 2015
    12th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente
    Flagstaff - Museum of Northern Arizona
    12th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente - Museum of Northern Arizona, for Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, transforming grief into celebration, this ritual pays homage to the lives of lost loved ones by inviting them back to enjoy their favorite music, and foods and to honor their contributions in life, families bring ofrendas (alters) from their homes to share in a courtyard exhibit, illuminated by candles and luminarias, $6-10, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-774-5213 or  http://www.musnaz.org  

  • 2015 EVENTS ACROSS NORTHERN & CENTRAL ARIZONA


    SEDONA ARIZONA EVENTS 
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    MAR 1 2015
    21st Annual International Film Festival & Workshop
    Sedona
    21st Annual International Film Festival & Workshop - hot new domestic & international films screened prior to release, documentary & animation features, features, shorts, film making workshop, filmmakers introduce their films & host Q&A sessions, $10-250, 928-282-1177 or http://www.sedonafilmfestival.com

    MAR 6 2015 - MAR 8 2015
    Sedona Mountain Bike Festival
    Sedona
    Sedona Mountain Bike Festival - 3-day mountain bike celebration that will include a Main Expo/Festival area at the beautiful Tlaquepaque Village, bike demos, shuttled rides, a Beer Garden, great bands for (2) nights and a whole lotta sweet red singletrack, a great time for festival-goers to shake off their winter rust and Shred the Red! http://sedonamtbfestival.com/

    MAR 7 2015
    Met: Live in HD Broadcast – Rossini’s La Donna Del Lago
    Sedona - Sedona Performing Arts Center
    Met: Live in HD Broadcast – Rossini’s La Donna Del Lago – Sedona Performing Arts Center a live simulcast from New York City, pre-opera talk by John Steinbrunner, a politically perilous love quadrangle where three men vie for a beautiful maiden's hand, her father and one of the suitors plot against the king, who is also her suitor and the third, the one she loves, joins forces against the king, 3.5 hours, $20-25, 10 am, 928-204-2415 or http://chambermusicsedona.org/

    MAR 14 2015
    45th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
    Sedona
    45th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival – along Jordan Road, parade at 10:30 am, the free festival follows with live entertainment, free children’s and family activities, food and a beer garden until 3 pm, 928-204-2390 or http://www.sedonamainstreet.com


    MAR 14 2015 - MAR 15 2015
    Art & Craft Show
    Sedona - Bell Rock Plaza Sedona
    Art & Craft Show - Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com/

    MAR 20 2015 - MAR 22 2015
    Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows
    Sedona - Village of Oak Creek
    Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Sedona’s Village of Oak Creek, in the Red Rock Country of Sedona, located on scenic Highway 179, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 760-985-7773 or http://oakcreekartsandcraftsshows.com

    MAR 27 2015
    50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show
    Sedona - Sound Bites
    50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show – Sound Bites, 90-minute trip back to those special days of Rock ‘n’ Roll, music and memories with Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s, $20, 7:30 pm, 800-838-3006 or http://GraffitiGoldShow.com

    APR 3 2015 - APR 5 2015
    Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows at Sedona - Village of Oak Creek
    Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Village of Oak Creek, located on scenic Hwy 179, the Gateway to Sedona, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 760-985-7773 or http://www.oakcreekartsandcraftsshows.com

    APR 8 2015
    Jazz Inspired!
    Sedona - Sedona Performing Arts Center
    Jazz Inspired! – Sedona Performing Arts Center, $20-40, noon, 928-204-2415 or http://chambermusicsedona.org/

    APR 11 2015 - APR 12 2015
    Art & Craft Show
    Sedona - Bell Rock Plaza Sedona
    Art & Craft Show - Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com

    APR 15 2015 - APR 18 2015
    2nd Annual Sedona JazzFest
    Sedona
    2nd Annual Sedona JazzFest – featuring the swinging piano, sultry vocals and sassy humor of Judy Carmichael and her Jazz Quartet, 928-204-2415 http://chambermusicsedona.org/

    APR 17 2015 - APR 19 2015
    Esther! For Such a Time as This
    Sedona - Tequa Marketplace
    Esther! For Such a Time as This – Tequa Marketplace, a visually stunning, original musical presented by Potter’s Hand Productions, preceded by a drawing for valuable gifts, and followed by complimentary refreshments, free, or reserved seats for $5, 4-6 pm, 928-300-8882 or http://www.PottersHandProductions.com


    APR 17 2015 - APR 19 2015
    Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows
    Sedona - Village of Oak Creek
    Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Village of Oak Creek, located on scenic Hwy 179, the Gateway to Sedona, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 760-985-7773 or http://www.oakcreekartsandcraftsshows.com

    APR 24 2015 - APR 26 2015
    12th Annual Sedona Open Studios
    Sedona
    12th Annual Sedona Open Studios – celebration of the arts and artists in the Verde Valley, artist-run event, self-guided tour allows visitors opportunity to meet and talk with artists in their daily workspaces, more than 40 studios participate, a variety of mediums such as ceramics, painting, fiber, photography, jewelry, watercolors and sculture, free, 10 am – 5 pm, http://sedonaartistscoalition.org/


    APR 25 2015 - APR 26 2015
    Art & Craft Show
    Sedona - Bell Rock Plaza Sedona
    Art & Craft Show - Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com

    APR 25 2015
    The Red Rock Quilters of Sedona are presenting Quiltfest 2015
    Sedona - Quilter's Store Sedona
    The Red Rock Quilters of Sedona are presenting Quiltfest 2015- Quilter's Store Sedona, includes an outdoor quilt show, boutique items and quilts for sale, demonstrations, opportunity quilt raffle, door prize drawings throughout the day, 9 am – 4 pm, http://www.quiltersstoresedona.com

    MAY 2 2015
    Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
    Sedona - Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
    Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – Tlaquepaque, Mexican dishes, world-class musicians, and 2nd Annual Great Sedona Chili Cook Off, 11 am – 5 pm, 928-282-4838 or http://www.tlaq.com

    MAY 27 2015 - MAY 31 2015
    Illuminate Film Festival
    Sedona

    Illuminate Film Festival - the country's premiere film festival and launching platform for mind-body-spirit cinema, join a world-class immersive, soul-centered workshops, panels, and excursions complement film screenings, featuring expert facilitators, and new thought-leaders, please join and be inspired. http://IlluminateFilmFestival.com



    PRESCOTT, ARIZONA EVENTS 2015

    MAR 1 2015 - MAR 7 2015
    The Grapes of Wrath
    Prescott - Prescott Center for the Arts
    The Grapes of Wrath – Prescott Center for the Arts, a powerful and deeply affecting stage version of one of the masterpieces of American literature, holding to the simplicity and directness of the original novel, the play uses the sparest of technical means to convey its timeless message of the persistence and strength of the human spirit as it battles against the adversities of nature and an uncaring society, http://pfaa.net/

    MAR 1 2015 - MAR 31 2015
    Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists
    Prescott - Phippen Museum
    Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists  - Phippen Museum, this commemorative exhibition will explore the beginning and history of the Cowboy Artists of America, including the story of Bird’s Oak Creek Tavern (where the Cowboy Artists were created), it will also offer a special section of items featuring paintings and artwork by the organization’s four, founding fathers, $5-7, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org/

    MAR 7 2015 - MAR 31 2015
    Happy Birthday, George! 100 Years of Inspiration
    Prescott - Phippen Museum
    Happy Birthday, George! 100 Years of Inspiration – Phippen Museum, a special exhibition commemorating the 100th birthday of its namesake and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America, George Phippen, this exhibit offers a comprehensive presentation of George’s drawings, paintings and sculpture and also provides a rare glimpse at sketches never before seen by the public, $5-7, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org

    MAR 14 2015
    17th Annual Spring Art & Navajo Rug Auction
    Prescott - Smoki Museum
    17th Annual Spring Art & Navajo Rug Auction – Smoki Museum, 200 pieces of traditional and contemporary Indian Art and 300 Navajo weavings will be sold, Friday 3/15 at 5 pm Indian Art will be auctioned; 3/16 the balance of the Indian Art will be auctioned at 11 am, Navajo rugs auction starts at 1pm, free, 928-445-1230 or http://www.smokimuseum.org

    MAR 14 2015
    Go! Off Road Duathlon
    Prescott - Pioneer Park
    Go! Off Road Duathlon – Pioneer Park/Brownlow Trails, a trail running and mountain biking duathlon, 1.5 mile trail run, then an 8.2 mountain bike ride, followed by a 2.2 mile run, open to men, women and children 14 years or older on race day, also a 2 person relay where team can have one person run and the other bike, free for spectators, 11 am – 2 pm, 928-713-2733 or http://www.go-ar.com/gord.html

    MAR 14 2015
    Annabelle Chvostek
    Prescott - Prescott Center for the Arts
    Annabelle Chvostek – Prescott Center for the Arts, a versatile singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, she has managed to take a decades-old art form, the protest song, and completely re-imagine it for a new era of activism, co-presented with The Folk Sessions, 7:30 pm, http://pfaa.net/

    MAR 19 2015 - MAR 31 2015
    Good People
    Prescott - Prescott Center for the Arts
    Good People –Stage Too, Margie has just been let go from yet another job, facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who's made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start, but is this self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? with his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America, http://pfaa.net/

    MAR 22 2015
    5th Annual Young Playwrights Festival
    Prescott - Prescott Center for the Arts
    5th Annual Young Playwrights Festival – Prescott Center for the Arts, $7, 2 & 6 pm, http://pfaa.net/

    MAR 27 2015
    Prescott's 4th Friday Art Walk
    Prescott
    Prescott's 4th Friday Art Walk – Downtown, more than 18 participating Prescott galleries keep their doors open to visitors and local alike for a night of fun, food, music and ART, 5-7 pm, http://www.artthe4th.com

    APR 1 2015 - APR 30 2015
    Happy Birthday, George! 100 Years of Inspiration
    Prescott - Phippen Museum
    Happy Birthday, George! 100 Years of Inspiration – Phippen Museum, a special exhibition commemorating the 100th birthday of its namesake and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America, George Phippen, this exhibit offers a comprehensive presentation of George’s drawings, paintings and sculpture and also provides a rare glimpse at sketches never before seen by the public, $5-7, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org

    APR 1 2015 - APR 30 2015
    Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists
    Prescott - Phippen Museum
    Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists  - Phippen Museum, this commemorative exhibition will explore the beginning and history of the Cowboy Artists of America, including the story of Bird’s Oak Creek Tavern (where the Cowboy Artists were created), it will also offer a special section of items featuring paintings and artwork by the organization’s four, founding fathers, $5-7, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org

    APR 9 2015 - APR 18 2015
    Steel Magnolias
    Prescott - Prescott Center for the Arts
    Steel Magnolias – Prescott Center for the Arts, concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching – and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters, http://pfaa.net/

    APR 17 2015 - APR 19 2015
    Becoming an Outdoors Woman
    Prescott - Camp Friendly Pines
    Becoming an Outdoors Woman - Camp Friendly Pines, offers adventure and life skills, for women age 18 and older to learn to camp, fish, rappel, hike, cook with Dutch ovens, photograph wildlife & a range of outdoor recreation skills, "hawk talks" and nature hikes, $235 includes meals, lodging and classes, 480-644-0077 or http://www.azwildlife.org

    APR 18 2015 - APR 19 2015
    Chalk It Up! Prescott
    Prescott - National Bank Plaza
    Chalk It Up! Prescott – National Bank Plaza, “children” of all ages are invited to create pavement art, individual or group artists, live entertainment, free, 10 am – 4 pm, 928-308-9651 or  http://www.prescottchalkart.com/

    APR 24 2015 - APR 26 2015
    Whiskey Off Road Mountain Bike Race
    Prescott - Historic Whiskey Row
    Whiskey Off Road Mountain Bike Race - Historic Whiskey Row, endurance mountain bike including technical single track, smooth fire roads and quality climbing with great views, 15-, 25- & 50-miles, at the end is a community concert, 8 am, http://www.epicrides.com

    APR 25 2015
    Mac Frampton
    Prescott - Prescott Center for the Arts
    Mac Frampton – Prescott Center for the Arts, see Mac once more, tickling the ivories with glorious music guaranteed to leave you with wonderful memories and wanting to dance out of the theatre, http://pfaa.net/

    MAY 1 2015 - MAY 31 2015
    Happy Birthday, George! 100 Years of Inspiration
    Prescott - Phippen Museum
    Happy Birthday, George! 100 Years of Inspiration – Phippen Museum, a special exhibition commemorating the 100th birthday of its namesake and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America, George Phippen, this exhibit offers a comprehensive presentation of George’s drawings, paintings and sculpture and also provides a rare glimpse at sketches never before seen by the public, $5-7, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org

    MAY 1 2015 - MAY 31 2015
    Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists
    Prescott - Phippen Museum
    Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists  - Phippen Museum, this commemorative exhibition will explore the beginning and history of the Cowboy Artists of America, including the story of Bird’s Oak Creek Tavern (where the Cowboy Artists were created), it will also offer a special section of items featuring paintings and artwork by the organization’s four, founding fathers, $5-7, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org


    MAY 2 2015
    Kaleidoscope of Color 20 Prescott’s 16th Annual Festival of Iris
    Prescott - Mortimer's Mirseru
    Kaleidoscope of Color 2015 Prescott’s 16th Annual Festival of Iris – Mortimer’s Nursery, features an amazing variety of iris in all the colors of the rainbow, vote for your favorite iris, stunning displays of blooms and arrangements, planting and care demonstrations, hundreds of potted Iris for sale, 10 am – 3 pm, 623-980-6627 or http://prescottirissociety.org


    MAY 2 2015
    37th Annual Whiskey Row Marathon
    Prescott - Courthouse Plaza
    37th Annual Whiskey Row Marathon - Courthouse, considered one of the most difficult in the U.S., panoramic views of Northern AZ, from 5,280 to 7,000 ft. in first 7 miles, also half marathon, 10K run, 10K judged racewalk, 2 mile fun run/walk, 6 am, 928-445-7221 or http://www.whiskeyrowmarathon.com/


    MAY 9 2015 - MAY 10 2015
    29th Annual Mountain Artists Guild Fine Art & Wine Festival
    Prescott - Courthouse Plaza
    29th Annual Mountain Artists Guild Fine Art & Wine Festival - Courthouse Plaza, juried art show with more than 140 artisans from throughout the West, displaying and demonstrating work in painting, ceramic, metal art, woodworking, glass, fiber and jewelry, live music, food and wine garden, free, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am - 4 pm, 928-445-2510 or http://www.PrescottArtFestivals.com


    MAY 9 2015 - MAY 10 2015
    11th Annual Prescott Highland Games
    Prescott - Watson Lake Park
    11th Annual Prescott Highland Games – Watson Lake, by Prescott Area Celtic Society, a wide array of musicians, Scottish and Highland dancing, pipe bands, British food and drink, handmade crafts, sheepdog demonstrations, Scottish athletic competitions, genealogy tent, massed bands and march of clans, $8-16, 9 am –5 pm, http://prescotthighlandgames.com/


    MAY 9 2015 - MAY 10 2015
    5th Annual Ian MacNessie Highland Gathering
    Prescott
    5th Annual Ian MacNessie Highland Gathering – Celtic music, dancers, and entertainment, “a wee free taste of the Highland Games,” $16, 5-8 pm, http://prescotthighlandgames.com


    MAY 22 2015
    One Man’s Treasure Art Auction
    Prescott - Prescott College Crossroads Center
    One Man’s Treasure Art Auction - Prescott College Crossroads Center, features fine art that celebrates upcycled materials and Prescott’s riparian treasures, created to support the mission of Prescott Creeks Preservation Association, mingle with our artists, enjoy a unique art exhibit, with live and silent auctions, while you sip wine and partake in specially-prepared gourmet appetizers, $45, 4-7 pm, http://omtauction.kintera.org/ or http://www.onemanstreasure.org

    MAY 23 2015 - MAY 24 2015
    Santo Domingo Pueblo Jewelry and Art Show & Sale
    Prescott - Smoki Museum
    Santo Domingo Pueblo Jewelry and Art Show & Sale – Smoki Museum, the Calabaza Family and the Buffalo Dancers along with approximately 10 other Santo Domingo artists will show their jewelry and artwork as well as perform, Santo Domingo treats including Santo Domingo mushies, fry bread, frito pies, Pueblo pastries and more, dance performances at noon both days, 11 am – 4 pm, 928) 445-1230 x6212 or http://www.smokimuseum.org

    MAY 23 2015 - MAY 25 2015
    41st Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale
    Prescott - Courthouse Plaza
    41st Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale - Courthouse Plaza, premier outdoor western art show featuring more than 150 western artists from around the country, a popular "Quick Draw" & auction 2 pm Sat & Sun, daily 9 am, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org

    MAY 23 2015 - MAY 24 2015
    Santo Domingo Pueblo Jewelry and Art Show & Sale
    Prescott - Smoki Museum
    Santo Domingo Pueblo Jewelry and Art Show & Sale – Smoki Museum, the Calabaza Family and the Buffalo Dancers along with approximately 10 other Santo Domingo artists will show their jewelry and artwork as well as perform, Santo Domingo treats including Santo Domingo mushies, fry bread, frito pies, Pueblo pastries and more, dance performances at noon both days, 11 am – 4 pm, 928) 445-1230 x6212 or http://www.smokimuseum.org

    MAY 23 2015 - MAY 25 2015
    27th Annual Off Street Festival
    Prescott
    27th Annual Off Street Festival - Chamber of Commerce, more than 100 arts & craft vendor booths, food, fun, Sat-Sun 9 am – 5 pm, Mon 9 am – 3 pm, 928-445-2000 or http://www.prescott.org

    JUN 1 2015 - JUN 30 2015
    Happy Birthday, George! 100 Years of Inspiration
    Prescott - Phippen Museum
    Happy Birthday, George! 100 Years of Inspiration – Phippen Museum, a special exhibition commemorating the 100th birthday of its namesake and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America, George Phippen, this exhibit offers a comprehensive presentation of George’s drawings, paintings and sculpture and also provides a rare glimpse at sketches never before seen by the public, $5-7, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org

    JUN 1 2015 - JUN 30 2015
    Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists
    Prescott - Phippen Museum
    Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists  - Phippen Museum, this commemorative exhibition will explore the beginning and history of the Cowboy Artists of America, including the story of Bird’s Oak Creek Tavern (where the Cowboy Artists were created), it will also offer a special section of items featuring paintings and artwork by the organization’s four, founding fathers, $5-7, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org

    JUN 6 2015
    Antiques on the Square
    Prescott - Prescott Courthouse Plaza
    Antiques on the Square - Courthouse Plaza, 70+ dealers of antiques and collectibles, includes glass, pottery, furniture, art, jewelry, primitives and unique surprises, sponsored by the Thumb Butte Questers, free, 8 am - 4 pm, 928-445-5137 or http://www.prescott.org

    JUN 29 2015 - JUN 30 2015
    128th Annual Prescott Frontier Days & World's Oldest Rodeo
    Prescott - Prescott Rodeo Grounds
    128th Annual Prescott Frontier Days & World's Oldest Rodeo – Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 8 rodeo performances, Arizona’s largest rodeo parade, kiddie parade, arts & crafts show, food, rodeo dances, 7:30 & 1:30 pm select days,  928-445-3103 or 866-407-6336 or http://www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

    JUL 1 2015 - JUL 19 2015
    Happy Birthday, George! 100 Years of Inspiration
    Prescott - Phippen Museum
    Happy Birthday, George! 100 Years of Inspiration – Phippen Museum, a special exhibition commemorating the 100th birthday of its namesake and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America, George Phippen, this exhibit offers a comprehensive presentation of George’s drawings, paintings and sculpture and also provides a rare glimpse at sketches never before seen by the public, $5-7, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org

    JUL 1 2015 - JUL 31 2015
    Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists
    Prescott - Phippen Museum
    Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists - Phippen Museum, this commemorative exhibition will explore the beginning and history of the Cowboy Artists of America, including the story of Bird’s Oak Creek Tavern (where the Cowboy Artists were created), it will also offer a special section of items featuring paintings and artwork by the organization’s four, founding fathers, $5-7, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org

    JUL 1 2015 - JUL 5 2015
    128th Annual Prescott Frontier Days & World's Oldest Rodeo
    Prescott - Prescott Rodeo Grounds
    128th Annual Prescott Frontier Days & World's Oldest Rodeo – Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 8 rodeo performances, Arizona’s largest rodeo parade, kiddie parade, arts & crafts show, food, rodeo dances, 7:30 & 1:30 pm select days,  928-445-3103 or 866-407-6336 or http://www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

    JUL 3 2015 - JUL 5 2015
    35th Annual Prescott Rodeo Days Fine Arts & Crafts Show
    Prescott - Courthouse Plaza
    35th Annual Prescott Rodeo Days Fine Arts & Crafts Show - Courthouse Plaza, a juried show featuring 150+ juried on-site artisans and crafts persons from across the Southwest, music and entertainment, Fri & Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm, 928-443-5220 or http://www.prescottdowntown.com

    AUG 1 2015 - AUG 16 2015
    Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists
    Prescott - Phippen Museum
    Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists - Phippen Museum, this commemorative exhibition will explore the beginning and history of the Cowboy Artists of America, including the story of Bird’s Oak Creek Tavern (where the Cowboy Artists were created), it will also offer a special section of items featuring paintings and artwork by the organization’s four, founding fathers, $5-7, 928-778-1385 or http://www.phippenartmuseum.org

    SEP 20 2015
    Antiques on the Square
    Prescott - Prescott Courthouse Plaza
    Antiques on the Square - Courthouse Plaza, 60+ dealers of antiques and collectibles, includes glass, pottery, furniture, art, jewelry, primitives and unique surprises, sponsored by the Thumb Butte Questers, free, 8 am - 4 pm, 928-443-8909 or http://www.prescott.org

    OCT 23 2015 - OCT 24 2015
    Annual Prescott Ghost Talk
    Prescott - Prescott Center for the Arts
    Annual Prescott Ghost Talk – Prescott Center for the Arts Theatre, an evening of historic ghostly folklore told by the apparitions themselves at two showings each night, experience Arizona's past when our famous and infamous "spirits" enact their spooky tales, plenty of thrills and chills in this fun and entertaining peek into Arizona’s spooky past, $12, 6 & 7:30 pm, and encore performance at 9 pm on Saturday, 928-445-3286 or http://www.pca-az.net



    FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA EVENTS 2015

    MAR 6 2015
    British Invasion: The Music of the Beatles
    Flagstaff - Ardrey Auditorium
    British Invasion: The Music of the Beatles – Ardrey Memorial Auditorium, Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra featuring the return of Jeans ‘n Classics, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety, plus other Beatles hits with choir, with Elizabeth Schulze, artistic director and conductor, 6:30 pm Conversation with the Conductor and guest soloists, 7:30 pm concert, http://flagstaffsymphony.org/

    MAR 6 2015
    Howlin’ Rain with The Blank Tapes
    Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
    Howlin’ Rain with The Blank Tapes – Orpheum, redemption comes in a multitude of forms, for Ethan Miller, it has arrived amid catharsis and transformation, The Howlin Rain we thought we knew has evolved, on Miller's newest, Mansion Songs, into something strange and true and beautiful, a sound made of cigarette ash and swollen moons, salt air and the eggshell light that comes just before the dawn, $10-13, doors 8 pm, show 9 pm, http://orpheumflagstaff.com

    MAR 7 2015
    Thriftworks with Acidisco and Roanz
    Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
    Thriftworks with Acidisco and Roanz – Orpheum, Thriftworks offers his uniquely original take on forward thinking electronic music, weaving eclectic samples and explosive modern bass that continually pushes the envelope, becoming known as one of the finest up and coming experimental producers with his outside the box sound and unclassifiable style, $11-14, doors 8:30 pm, show 9:30 pm, http://orpheumflagstaff.com

    MAR 8 2015
    Stories to Life: The Jones Benally Family
    Flagstaff - Coconino Center for the Arts
    Stories to Life: The Jones Benally Family – Coconino Center for the Arts, features World Champion hoop dancer and traditional healer Jones Benally, his daughter Jeneda, and son Clayson, these performers together bring the healing power, beauty, and profound messages of Navajo (Diné) culture to educate and uplift audiences around the globe, 4 pm, 928-779-2300 or http://www.flagartscouncil.org


    MAR 11 2015
    Shpongle: Simon Posford Presents the Shpongletron 3.1 with Phutereprimitive
    Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
    Shpongle: Simon Posford Presents the Shpongletron 3.1 with Phutereprimitive – Orpheum, Simon Posford and Raja Ram explore the unclassifiable music frontiers they have ventured into; a new world of traditional sounds, acoustic guitars, Moroccan drums, Turkish operatic singing, cello, double bass, backing vocals and silver flute blended together with the computer wizardry of Simon Posford's studio production, $20-22, doors 7 pm, show 8 pm, http://orpheumflagstaff.com

    MAR 11 2015
    Legends of the Celtic Harp
    Flagstaff - Coconino Center for the Arts
    Legends of the Celtic Harp – Coconino Center for the Arts, come listen to the enchanting sound of the Celtic harp and other Irish instruments as you are entertained by Patrick Ball and friends just in time for St. Patrick's Day, 7 pm, 928-779-2300 or http://www.livingtraditionspresentations.com

    MAR 12 2015
    Spoonfed Tribe
    Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
    Spoonfed Tribe – Orpheum, combines indie-rock and art-rock into its own hybrid sound, an unmistakable groove, fueled by a stage full of drums and percussion, and the live show—as much a visual as an auditory experience—often evolves into a mesmerizing, hypnotic, tranced-out dance party, punctuated by heavy guitar riffs and the lyrical content inspired by the band’s stated mission, $8-10, doors 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm, http://orpheumflagstaff.com

    MAR 25 2015
    The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
    Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
    The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Orpheum, playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone, $11, doors 7 pm, show 8 pm, http://orpheumflagstaff.com\

    MAR 26 2015 - MAR 29 2015
    Today’s Masters
    Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
    Today’s Masters – Orpheum Theatre, Laugh along with Alexei Ratmansky’s delightful Le Carnaval des Animaux (Carnival of the Animals) as a whimsical menagerie of animals comes to life, Ballet Arizona’s Today’s Masters puts today’s acclaimed choreographers in the spotlight for a program of creative and diverse works, http://balletaz.org/

    MAR 28 2015
    Paul O’Dette
    Flagstaff - Shepherd of the Hills - Flagstaff
    Paul O’Dette – Shepherd of the Hills Church, SmitsO’Dette is an American lutenist, conductor and musicologist specializing in the performance of Renaissance and Baroque music, earned five Grammy nominations, an avid researcher, having worked extensively on the performance and sources of seventeenth-century Italian and English solo song, continuo practices and lute technique, $25-30, 7 pm, http://www.canyonguitar.org

    APR 2 2015
    Leftover Salmon Featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat
    Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
    Leftover Salmon Featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat – Orpheum, formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgrass pioneers took their form of aggressive bluegrass to rock and roll bars at a time when it wasn’t so common, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jamgrass genre, $25-28, doors 7 pm, show 8 pm, http://orpheumflagstaff.com

    APR 3 2015
    Mary Chapin Carpenter with Aoife O’Donovan
    Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
    Mary Chapin Carpenter with Aoife O’Donovan - The Orpheum Theater, five time Grammy-winner has blended country, folk and Americana for over twenty years, all ages, $51-71, doors at 6:30 pm, show at 7:30 pm, 928-556-1580 or http://orpheumflagstaff.com

    APR 8 2015
    Blue October
    Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
    Blue October – Orpheum, TX-based band known for shimmering rock songs and haunting lyrics on albums such as 2009's Billboard Top 15 debut, Approaching Normal, 2011's Billboard Top Ten debut Any Man In America and the Platinum-selling Foiled, makes a triumphant return with Sway (Up/Down Records), the band's first album in two years, $25-27, doors 7 pm, 928-556-1580 or http://orpheumflagstaff.com

    APR 9 2015
    Leon Russell with Nolan Mckelvey
    Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
    Leon Russell with Nolan Mckelvey – Orpheum, Leon has played on pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel, and surf records, as a session musician, arranger, producer, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, record company owner, bandleader, and touring musician, he has collaborated with hundreds of artists, $36-61, doors 7 pm, 928-556-1580 or http://orpheumflagstaff.com

    APR 17 2015
    MitiS with Kicks n Licks
    Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
    MitiS with Kicks n Licks – Orpheum, MitiS has come a long way in a little time, being flown out by Into the AM to open for artists like AOKI, Dillion Francis, & Dirtyphonics, and has been receiving support from artists like Figure, Designer Drugs, Urban Assault and his Heavy Artillery Fam, $14-16, doors 8 pm, show 9 pm, http://orpheumflagstaff.com

    APR 18 2015
    Built to Spill
    Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
    Built to Spill – Orpheum, songs are haunting rather than catchy, each musical thought is surprising and complete, Doug’s lyrics hint at politics, but could also be personal, as usual, the words lining the songs are neither directive nor dogmatic, rational thoughts are constantly sacrificed to the metric and melodic needs of each song, no message blares forth, and yet, it’s understood, $19, doors 7 pm, show 8 pm, http://orpheumflagstaff.com

    APR 18 2015
    Flagstaff Earth Day 2015
    Flagstaff - City Hall South Lawn
    Flagstaff Earth Day 2015 – City Hall South Lawn, live bands, local food, vendors and exhibitors, free, 11:30 am – 4 pm,  928-213-2154 or http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/index.aspx?nid=1439

    APR 26 2015
    Sturgill Simpson with Nashvilles Electric Western
    Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
    Sturgill Simpson with Nashvilles Electric Western – Orpheum, even with its numerous musical and literary influences, Metamodern Sounds in country music is, in its soul, a love record, the savior of traditional country music, but that’s not a title he’s willing to embrace, $14.75, doors 7 pm, show 8 pm, http://orpheumflagstaff.com

    MAY 1 2015 - MAY 2 2015
    6th Annual Flagstaff Performance Arts and Film Festival
    Flagstaff - Clifford White Theatre
    6th Annual Flagstaff Performance Arts and Film Festival  Clifford White Theatre, 6 local and regional companies including Canyon Movement Company, Human Nature Dance Theatre, Leonard Wood & Jayne Lee, Velocity Dance Company, Flagstaff Tango, Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy,  Flagstaff Aerial Arts, innovative, unique, and intriguing new works, $8-15, 7:30 pm, http://www.fpaff.org

    MAY 2 2015
    3rd Annual Flagstaff Color Vibe 5K
    Flagstaff - Findlay Honda Flagstaff
    3rd Annual Flagstaff  Color Vibe 5K – Findlay Honda Flagstaff, participants run, walk, or dance their way through color stations, where vibrant colors tie-dye white outfits and costumes, when it’s over, everyone is invited to stick around for a large colorful dance party hosted by a professional sound crew and DJ, http://www.thecolorvibe.com

    MAY 2 2015 - MAY 30 2015
    13th Annual Recycled Art Exhibition
    Flagstaff - Coconino Center for the Arts
    13th Annual Recycled Art Exhibition – Coconino Center for the Arts, promoting conservation by inspiring environmentally-friendly techniques to creatively reuse, recycle, rethink and remake into art, artists from all over Coconino County come together to promote recycling through this creative, fun and inspiring exhibition, artist demos and workshops on Saturdays,  928-522-6969 or http://flagstaff-arts.org or http://flagartscouncil.org/

    MAY 7 2015
    Old Blind Dogs
    Flagstaff - Coconino Center for the Arts
    Old Blind Dogs – Coconino Center for the Arts, Scotland's favorite band returns to Flagstaff to get us singing and dancing, $25-30, 7 pm, 928-779-2300 or http://livingtraditionspresentations.com


    MAY 8 2015
    Home Free
    Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
    Home Free – The Orpheum Theater, homegrown country style, their high-energy show is peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor, 877-987-6487 or http://www.orpheumflagstaff.com

    MAY 8 2015
    Home Free
    Flagstaff - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
    Home Free – Orpheum Theatre, Season 4 Champions of NBC's The Sing-Off, homegrown country style, $30-100, doors 7 pm, show 8 pm, http://orpheumflagstaff.com

    MAY 16 2015
    9th Annual Flagstaff Armed Forces Day Parade
    Flagstaff
    9th Annual Flagstaff Armed Forces Day Parade – Historic Downtown Flagstaff, presented by Pepsi & Flagstaff Veteran Service Organizations, event honors the men & women of the United States Military and the American Veteran, 11 am, 928-286-7446


    MAY 23 2015 - MAY 24 2015
    25th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture
    Flagstaff - Museum of Northern Arizona
    25th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture – Museum of Northern Arizona, after a four year hiatus, the A:shiwi people will share Zuni language, lifeways and traditional dances and flute played, see weavers, inlay jewelers, fetish carvers and painters, exotic stone, shell and antler will be carved into Zuni animal fetishes of the six directions, learn about the shaping, forming and painting of traditional Zuni pottery, http://www.musnaz.org

    JUL 3 2015 - JUL 5 2015
    9th Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park
    Flagstaff - Wheeler Park
    9th Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park – Fourth of July Arts & Crafts Festival - Wheeler Park, featuring tightly juried one-of-a-kind fine arts and fine crafts designed and shown by the exhibitor, food vendors, regional and local entertainers, bounce houses, and a petting zoo, free, Fri-Sat 9 am – 6 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm, http://www.flagstaffartinthepark.com

    SEP 4 2015 - SEP 7 2015
    66th Annual Coconino County Fair
    Flagstaff - Fort Tuthill
    66th Annual Coconino County Fair - Ft. Tuthill County Fairgrounds, features traditions enjoyed by the community like 4-H youth livestock shows and auction, carnival rides and games, fair food, exhibits by community members, local entertainment and national headliners, a demolition derby, pie-eating contest, watermelon-eating contest, and more, Fri-Sat 10 am – 10 pm, Mon 10 am – 4 pm, 928-679-8000 or http://coconino.az.gov/countyfair

    SEP 5 2015 - SEP 7 2015
    23rd Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park
    Flagstaff - Wheeler Park
    23rd Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park – Wheeler Park, arts & crafts festival, featuring juried one-of-a-kind arts and fine crafts designed and shown by the exhibitor, also non-stop music by local and regional musicians, children’s activities, food, free, Sat & Sun 9 am – 6 pm, Mon 9 am – 4 pm, 928-556-9498 or http://www.flagstaffartinthepark.com/


    SEP 11 2015 - SEP 15 2015
    Arizona Route 66/Grand Canyon Tour
    Flagstaff
    Arizona Route 66/Grand Canyon Tour – drive Historic Route 66 and visit the Grand Canyon and Sedona, based in Flagstaff, for Corvette drivers of cars from 1953 to 2015, $999 includes hotels, guided tours, many meals, http://www.corvettenamerica.com/ArizonaRoute66Tour/index.htm



    GRAND CANYON EVENTS 2015

    AUG 30 2015 (Grand Canyon North Rim)
    Arizona Trail North Rim Half Marathon and Tator Tot Trot 7 Mile
    Grand Canyon North Rim - Jacob Lake
    Arizona Trail North Rim Half Marathon and Tator Tot Trot 7 Mile – course includes smooth, well-graded forest service roads and the Arizona Trail’s easiest, softest, running tread, loop crosses through idyllic forest of spruce, pine, and aspen, shallow ponds, springs, and limestone canyons, breathtaking views of Marble Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs, Saddle Mountain Wilderness, House Rock Valley, and Navajo Mountain, Tator Tot Trot completes an out and back and passes along the Tator Canyon valley floor, 9 am, http://www.aztrail.org/halfmarathon_northrim/ or http://arizonaroadracers.com/

    MAY 9 2015 (Grand Canyon Tusayana)
    Grand Canyon Half Marathon
    Grand Canyon (Tusayan) - IMAX
    Grand Canyon Half Marathon - 1200 person cap on the race, while there are no views of the Grand Canyon from the course, it is a gorgeous run through the Kaibab National Forest, after the race, you can enjoy the park with your family and friends, the road is all dirt, some might call it a trail run, it will be a closed course, just keep an eye out for Elk, $80-125, 7 am, http://www.grandcanyonhalfmarathon.com/



    PAYSON ARIZONA EVENTS 2015

    MAR 20 2015
    TCCA Concert
    Payson - Payson High School Auditorium
    TCCA Concert – Live from Nashville – Payson High School Auditorium, a Matt Davenport Production, a new country music extravaganza featuring 12 musicians, singers and dancers, with fiddling, fancy footwork and top vocalists, eight scenes highlight the roots of country through country's golden age, bluegrass connection, Grand Ole gospel, country rocks, country music is king, today's country and Country We Love, $35, 7 pm, 928-468-0026 or http://www.tccarim.org/

    APR 25 2015
    22nd Annual Beeline Cruise-In and Car Show
    Payson - Green Valley Park
    22nd Annual Beeline Cruise-In and Car Show – Green Valley Park, includes a car cruise, raffles, a 50-50 drawing, judging, music, poker walk, vendors, trophies, 10 am – 4 pm, http://www.paysonrimcountry.com

    APR 25 2015
    26th Annual 2015 Zane Grey Highline 50 Mile Trail Race
    Payson
    26th Annual 2015 Zane Grey Highline 50 Mile Trail Race – beautiful, challenging and unique trail run, the trail lies entirely in the Tonto National Forest and runs from just south of Pine to several miles east of the town of Christopher Creek, designated a National Recreation Trail in 1979, a scenic and historic trail, 5 am, http://www.zanegrey50.com

    MAY 1 2015 - MAY 3 2015
    14th Annual ‘Neath the Rim Open Studios Tour
    Payson
    14th Annual ‘Neath the Rim Open Studios Tour  - a variety of media displayed in 16 studios by 21 local artists, also demonstrations and a raffle, maps can be obtained from the chamber of commerce or at the library, free, 10 am – 5 pm, http://www.paysonrimcountry.com or http://www.paysonartleague.org


    MAY 9 2015
    21st Annual Payson Wildlife Fair
    Payson - Green Valley Park
    21st Annual Payson Wildlife Fair – Green Valley Park, wildlife-based activities, parents and kids can fish, play games and get a close-up look at wildlife including birds of prey, rattlesnakes, Gila monsters and alligators, booths from a variety of conservation groups, coop between Arizona Game and Fish Dept., Mogollon Sporting Assn, US Forest Service & Parks & Rec., free, 9 am – 3 pm, 928-947-5242 ext 7 or http://www.paysonparks.com or http://www.paysonrimcountry.com

    MAY 14 2015 - MAY 16 2015
    Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo
    Payson - Payson Event Center
    Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo – Payson Multi-Event Center, gates open at 5 pm, rodeo begins at 7 pm, 928-474-9440 or 928-474-4515 or http://www.paysonrimcountry.com
  • Spring Events in Northern, Arizona


    Northern & Central Arizona Events


    SEDONA, ARIZONA

    APRIL
    April 19:
    CELEBRATION OF SPRING- On April 19, from 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m., $2/Child, Free for adults. Posse Grounds Park, Multi Use Field. It's more than just an egg hunt, it's a celebration of Spring! Egg hunts by age division, scavenger hunts for kids 9-12 years old, carnival rides, inflatables, pony rides, face painting, vendors and more! Pre-purchase tickets.SedonaAZ.gov/Parks
    April 25-27:
    SEDONA OPEN STUDIOS TOUR - The 11th Annual Open Studios Tour takes place April 25-27 from 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. each day. This is an opportunity to visit with artists in their own work environments and gain a deeper understanding of the creative process. The event is free. Contact Mike Upp mjupp10@gmail.com or call 503-789-4437.SedonaArtistsCoalition.org
    MAY
    May 3:
    CINCO DE MAYO- Immerse yourself in a colorful Fiesta saluting a rich heritage on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Tlaquepaque. Enjoy the festivities while cheering and whistling to the music of mariachi musicians, clapping to the steps of folklórico dancers and savoring traditional Mexican foods at Tlaquepaque’s famed El Rincon Restaurante. 928-282-4838 Tlaq.com
    May 17-18: 
    BIKE MS: RIDE THE VORTEX- Join us for Bike MS: Ride the Vortex, Arizona’s premier cycling event! We have route options for every level of cyclist, ranging from 30-150 miles; you will surely find a route fit for you. Enjoy delicious meals and strong support, with rest stops every 15 miles, bike mechanics and SAG vehicles. A fantastic festival awaits you on Saturday afternoon with great food, music, a beer garden, massage tent and fun entertainment.BikeMSarizona.org
    May 22-25:
    SFS SHOTS FILM FESTIVAL- The Sedona Film School (SFS) hosts a film festival every year on Memorial Day weekend. All graduates of SFS screen their thesis films at our annual SFS Shorts Film and the audience gets to vote! You may be inspired to make your own film. Call 928-649-4257 for details. SedonaFilmSchool.com
    May 29 – June 1:
    ILLUMINATE FILM FESTIVAL- The country's premiere film festival and launching platform for mind-body-spirit cinema. Join a world-class immersive, soul-centered workshops, panels, and excursions complement film screenings, featuring expert facilitators, and new thought-leaders. Please join and be inspired. Contact info@illuminatefilmfestival.com.IlluminateFilmFestival.com
    JUNE
    June 4-9: 
    SEDONA PHOTOFEST- Experience Sedona in June when monsoon skies and brilliant sunsets against the beautiful Red Rocks make this location a photographer's dream. Learn from a select group of master photographers with in-depth areas of expertise and an opportunity to catch the majesty and magic of Sedona's landscape each day. Workshops, lectures, FREE day of events. Presented by Sedona Arts Center 928-282-3809 SedonaPhotoFest.org
    June 7-8:
    SEDONA BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL- The 8th Annual Festival and Institute takes place June 7-8, 2014 at Los Abrigados Resort and Spa, Creekside. This event showcases established and emerging Bluegrass artists from around the USA with concerts, workshops and more. All events are open to the public. 928-204-2415SedonaBluegrassFestival.org


    FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA
    1. Earth Day 2014 Vendor Registration

      April 19, 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Flagstaff City Hall South Lawn
      Vendor registration for Earth Day 2014 is now open! The City of Flagstaff and the Sustainability Commission wish to invite all local organizations and vendors with a focus on sustainability to participate in Earth Day 2014. Earth Day will take place on Saturday, April 19th, from 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM at the Flagstaff City Hall South Lawn. All vendors and exhibitors must register by 3/19/2014 or by 2/19/2014 for specific table location requests. Register to the website provided. Contact Marty Jacobson with any questions.
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    1. First Friday ArtWalk

      May 2, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Historic Downtown Flagstaff
      Downtown Flagstaff's First Friday ArtWalk features 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.
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    1. Mother's Day Fashion Show and Luncheon

      May 10, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center
      245 N Thorpe Rd
      FlagstaffAZ 86001
      Mothers, daughters, sisters, and grandmas - Join us for a fun day of fashion and food. Sponsored by Dillard's Department Store
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    1. First Friday ArtWalk

      June 6, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Historic Downtown Flagstaff
      Downtown Flagstaff's First Friday ArtWalk features 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.
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    2. Flagstaff Wine and Food Festival

      June 7, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park
      Attend the 5th Annual Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival and try exquisite wines from international and domestic wineries! The festival includes tastings of high-end craft beer, spirits and let's not forget the signature culinary creations of renowned restuarants! It's a delicious day you don't want to miss!
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    1. First Friday ArtWalk

      July 4, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Historic Downtown Flagstaff
      Downtown Flagstaff's First Friday ArtWalk features 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.
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    PRESCOTT, ARIZONA

    Prescott's 150th Birthday Community Photo @ East side of the Yavapai County Courthouse | Prescott | Arizona | United States Prescott's 150th Birthday Community Photo 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Cultural Celebration
    You are invited to be part of history – The Prescott 150th Birthday Community Photo! As part of the celebration of Prescott’s Sesquicentennial 
    The Whiskey Off-Road Mountain Bike Race @ Downtown Prescott



    The Whiskey Off Road Mountain Bike Race  |  Apr 25 – April 27, 2014 ALL-DAY Athletic Event Concerts Entertainment Performing Arts

    Join Epic Rides, the City of Prescott and our musical guests as we present a tide raising event for the American mountain bike scene
    36th Annual Whiskey Row Marathon @ Downtown Prescott

    6:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Whiskey Row Marathon
    One of the most challenging in the U.S. Includes marathon, half marathon, 10K & 2 mile fun run/walk. With distances from 2 to 26.2   


    Prescott 2014 6th Annual Chalk it Up! @ National Bank of Arizona Parking Lot | Española | New Mexico | United States


    Prescott's 2014 6th Annual Chalk it Up Event 
     May 3 – May 5, 2014 ALL-DAY Art

    Chalk it UP! Prescott is a free community event intended to cultivate and support the creativity in people of all ages and abilities. 
    For more events or attractions in Northern Arizona, please visit our website at www.TravelNorthernAZ.com
  • The Top Five Holiday Attractions in Central Arizona



    The Top Five Holiday Attractions 
    in Central Arizona

    The Christmas season draws closer. Our relatives and friends will be arriving soon and your mission this year is to make their stay a memorable one. Which exciting event or attraction will be the highlight of this year’s visit? With so many options to choose and considering you live in the beautiful central Arizona territory, the options are endless. Here are five great things to do this holiday season that will surely impress your guests as you aim to preserve your position as the “most entertaining” relative in the family. Listed in no particular order:

      1) Acker Night: Friends and families from all over make their way to downtown Prescott, Arizona for Acker Night during the holiday season. On December 13, 2013 – the town will spring to life with dance performances and live music. From 5:30PM to 8:30PM, over 60 businesses and musicians will get together on this magical evening to raise funds for local youth performing arts programs. All of the musicians donate their time to support this extraordinary event - also known as “Music in the Streets” by the locals. Acker Night

    2) Prescott’s Annual Christmas Parade and Courthouse Lighting: The "Arizona's Christmas City" Holiday Parade begins on December 7th at 1PM in downtown Prescott. Wear warm attire and bring a folding chair. The parade sometimes lasts for two hours. It’s a great way to start the Christmas season. Afterwards, you may want to grab an early dinner at one of Prescott’s fabulous restaurants because the festivities start all over again! Later that evening, the Annual Courthouse Lighting event will commence at 6PM. Before your very eyes downtown Prescott transforms into “Arizona’s Christmas City”. The courthouse and all of its surrounding trees light up with brilliant color. It’s a night you will not want to miss!
    Prescott Chamber Events

    3) Polar Express: Make an impression on your young nieces and nephews this Christmas. Every child wants to meet Santa Claus! Make their wishes come true with a ride to the North Pole by way of the Grand Canyon Railway. The ride begins in Williams, Arizona with a moonlit ride through the wilderness. The kids can mingle with lively elves while singing and dancing to holiday songs. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served while Santa makes his visits from car to car. Find out more about this one hour adventure at Polar Express.

    4) Festival of Trees at Tlaquepaque: Sedona, Arizona - The Festival of Trees is a premiere holiday event at Tlaquepaque beginning Friday, November 29, 2013. Area artists and galleries will have over 45 Christmas trees and gingerbread houses fully decorated in fun and exquisite ways. The trees all have special themes and incorporate different materials. Kick off your holiday season with a beautiful themed tree already pre-decorated. The trees will be on display inside the ballroom at Tlaquepaque accompanied with silent auction bid sheets. Viewers may visit Tlaquepaque and check their bids through 4PM on Saturday, December 7th. Proceeds benefit "Meals on Wheels" for the Sedona Community Center and "Toys for Tots" via the Sedona Marine Corps League. Sedona Festival of Trees

    5) Arizona Snowbowl: If snow and cold weather doesn’t restrict you to the indoors, the Arizona Snowball could be right for you. This little ski resort is located in Flagstaff, Arizona and has a slope for every level of skier. The Agassiz Lift is perfect for expert skiers and boarders. It is 2,000 vertical feet of mountain for experts and advanced intermediates. The Sunset Lift serves 650 vertical feet of intermediate terrain as well as the Sunset Terrain Park. The terrain park is complete with multiple jumps, fun boxes and rails. Beginners have two lifts and a surface conveyor near the Hart Prairie Lodge. Quality skiing and snowboarding equipment can be rented from the Rental Shop at the Hart Prairie Lodge. The two lodges on the mountain are Hart Prairie and Agassiz. There you’ll find food, a full bar, and seating inside and outside. The food is set-up cafeteria style with American food options. There are a variety of lift ticket discounts for children, seniors, military personnel, large groups and off peak skier days. Visit the resorts website for more information. Arizona Snowbowl

     So whether it’s your nieces or nephews, grandparent or parents that are visiting – there is something fun and festive for everyone this holiday season. For online discounts on all northern Arizona travel, click on Hot Deals at Travel Northern Arizona.