AZ Events

Ongoing Events
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West - Scottsdale
Images of American Indians infused with the history and mythology of the American West have made John Coleman one of the nation’s most highly regarded contemporary artists. This exhibition provides an unparalleled opportunity to examine the career of this pioneering painter, sculptor, and influential teacher. read more
Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park - Tubac
Learn about the origin of the controversial southern Arizona 1863 Baca Float land grant, along with histories of some of families affected by the Supreme Court decision. This interactive exhibit includes family photographs, as well as household and ranch artifacts that give a comprehensive story of what happened to these homesteaders. read more
Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park - Tubac
View a rare, original 1800s period carriage (called an ambulance) that has been restored and modified to replicate the ambulance that Phocion R. Way, an engraver from Cincinnati, rode on from Mesilla to Tucson in June 1858. It is the only known vehicle of its type on display anywhere in the world. read more
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017
San Pedro House - Sierra Vista
Enjoy this guided walk and learn why the San Pedro River has been named as one of the "Last Great Places" by the Nature Conservancy. The river features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States and is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southwest. The walks are about 1 1/2- to 2-miles long over easy terrain. read more
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
Environmental Operations Park - Sierra Vista
Join docents from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, Huachuca Audubon Society, and the Friends of the San Pedro River. Participation is limited; first-come, first-served. read more
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Thursday, December 28, 2017
Veterans Memorial Park - Sierra Vista
More than 50 vendors offer a large variety of locally raised meats including all-natural beef, goat, lamb, chicken, pork, emu, and yak. Farm-fresh eggs and seasonal fruits, vegetables, and nuts are available, as well as baked goods, honeys, jams, salsas, tortillas, locally roasted coffees, and knife sharpening. Enjoy live music and food trucks. read more
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - Sunday, July 2, 2017
Arizona Folklore Preserve - Hereford
The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians. Check the event website for a schedule of performances. read more
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Chandler Museum - Chandler
During WWII, 120,000 Japanese Americans were confined to internment camps. More than 16,000 individuals – women, men, and children – were relocated to Gila River Internment Camp. Experience the photos and stories of the people who were forced to leave behind almost everything they owned to live in stark conditions in the middle of the desert. read more
Friday, May 26, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017
Spotlight Youth Theatre - Glendale
Delight to this fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie. Follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. read more
Upcoming Events
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Patterson Observatory, University of Arizona South, Sierra Vista Campus - Sierra Vista
Enjoy a public viewing of the night sky. Weather permitting, view the heavens with the 20-inch Patterson Telescope and other instruments. Among possible sights are craters of the crescent moon, gas giant planets Uranus and Neptune, double stars, various star clusters, nebula, and distant galaxies. read more
Friday, June 2, 2017 - Saturday, June 3, 2017
Prescott High School - Prescott
Thumb Butte Quilters Guild features more than 300 quilts on display, a vendor mall, demonstrations, company store, cafe, an AQS-certified quilt appraiser, and the Hoffman Challenge. Curb-side service for bus and van groups. read more
Friday, June 2, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017
Outdoor Market at Silver Saddle - Flagstaff
Browse the show and participate in raffle drawings and an education zone for kids of all ages. read more
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Pueblo Grande Museum - Phoenix
The local primitive skills group S.A.L.T. puts on an atlatl demonstration and accuracy contest open to the public. The atlatl is a weapon predating the bow and arrow, used worldwide for thousands of years. read more
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017
Wheeler Park - Flagstaff
Festival features giant puppets, carnival acts, live music, a bike parade, a costume contest, a huge kids area, local restaurant vendors, a beer garden, and scores of vendors. Hullaballo has been voted best annual festival six times and has raised over more than $80,000 for local nonprofits. read more
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Courthouse Plaza, downtown Prescott - Prescott
Bring your dog to this family-friendly event featuring dog obedience, agility, and K-9 Unit demos, dog contests, and adoptable dog introductions. Also browse the vendor booths and enjoy live music. read more
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Saturday, June 24, 2017
Pueblo Grande Museum - Phoenix
Meet Arizona authors and enjoy fun, hands-on children’s stories and crafts. Each book is read by the author followed by story-related crafts and activities. Programs are perfect for children pre-K through fourth grade. read more
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Courthouse Plaza, West Gurley Street between Cortez and Montezuma Streets - Prescott
Enjoy the weather, great antiques, and shopping with approximately 70 vendors. Sponsored by Thumb Butte and Yavapai Questers, with proceeds going to regional historic preservation projects. read more
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Continental Country Driving Range - Flagstaff
Festival includes live music, craft beer, arts and craft vendors, delicious food vendors, and a kids area. Music lineup includes North Mississippi Allstars, Victor Wainwright, and Chubby Carrier. read more
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Pepsi Amphitheater-Ft. Tuthill County Park - Flagstaff
Enjoy the festival's 25th year as Northern Arizona’s longest running, most popular beer tasting event. Every dollar raised supports Sun Sounds of Arizona, a not-for-profit information access service for people with disabilities. read more
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Museum of Northern Arizona - Flagstaff
View the more than 300 vintage and contemporary Navajo weavings from artists, consigners, and the R.B. Burnham & Co. Trading Post that are up for auction. Rug styles include Two Grey Hills, Ganado, Teec Nos Pos, Ye’ii, Pictorial, Wide Ruins, Storm, Sandpainting, and Eyedazzler. read more
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - Monday, September 4, 2017
Museum of Northern Arizona - Flagstaff
Convergence features more than 20 works by contemporary Navajo artist Tony Abeyta including paintings, drawings, and mixed-media pieces. The exhibition blends traditional and contemporary large-scale works depicting complex Navajo beliefs and imagery, modernist New Mexico landscapes, and abstract geometric forms. read more
Monday, June 19, 2017
University Medical Center’s Duval Auditorium - Tucson
Saul Hedquist discusses “Turquoise and Social Identity in the Late Pre-hispanic Western Pueblo Region, A.D. 1275–1400.” read more
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Sunday, June 25, 2017
Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum, and Coconino Center for the Arts - Flagstaff
Enjoy the best in folk and acoustic music with more than 100 acts on five stages. Event also includes workshops and jams. The festival is produced by The Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music in partnership with the Flagstaff Arts Council and the Pioneer Museum. read more
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Sunday, July 2, 2017
Alpine Art Field on Main Street - Alpine
This festival nurtures and grows artists and arts appreciation in the Alpine Arizona area. Browse booths with paintings, baskets, jewelry, beading, weaving, collages, quilting, photography, clothing, wood works, knitting/crocheting, amulets, clay, journals, and home decor. read more

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A new member magazine will replace Highroads in the fall. In time for fall, you’ll receive the Arizona edition of the award-winning quarterly travel magazine Via. To be considered for the Fall 2017 issue, event notices must be received by June 1. Send complete details and contact information to viamail@viamagazine.com or Events Editor, Via, AAA, P.O. Box 24502, Oakland, CA 94623.

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