AZ Events

Ongoing Events
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
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 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
Upcoming Events
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
Monday, July 17, 2017
University Medical Center’s Duval Auditorium - Tucson
Matthew Guebard discusses, “New Discoveries and Native American Traditional Knowledge at Montezuma Castle National Monument.” read more
Friday, August 4, 2017 - Sunday, August 6, 2017
Prescott Valley Event Center - Prescott Valley
More than 60 vendors offer a large variety of gems, minerals, meteorites, jewelry, tools, exhibits, and demonstrations. Participate in hourly raffle drawings for valuable prizes. Event also includes child-friendly demonstrations, games, face painting, geode splitting, gold panning, and fluorescent rocks and minerals. read more
Friday, August 25, 2017 - Saturday, September 9, 2017
Shrine of the Ages - Grand Canyon
Enjoy world-class music in a world-class destination with concerts featuring music from classical to jazz. read more
Saturday, September 2, 2017
The Historic Yellow House - Williams
The Historic Yellow House, built in 1893 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, hosts a tour and garden Sale featuring art, food, garden decor, jewelry, vintage finds, homemade cinnamon rolls and sack lunches to enjoy on the lovely grounds of this beautiful home. read more
Saturday, September 2, 2017 - Sunday, September 3, 2017
Alpine Art Field on Main Street - Alpine
Nurture and grow artists and arts appreciation in the Alpine Arizona area. Festival features paintings, baskets, jewelry, beading, weaving, collages, quilting, photography, clothing, knitting/crocheting, amulets, clay, journals, and home decor. read more
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Courthouse Plaza, West Gurley Street between Cortez and Montezuma Streets - Prescott
Enjoy the weather and great antiques displayed by approximately 70 vendors. Sponsored by Thumb Butte and Yavapai Questers, with proceeds going to regional historic preservation projects. read more
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Windemere Hotel & Conference Center - Sierra Vista
Bicyclists of all ages and ability levels are invited to participate in this recreational ride, which includes a metric century (62-mile) ride, a 21-mile ride on the Cochise Vista Trail, and a 5-mile fun ride. read more
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Sunday, October 15, 2017
Salt River Fields - Scottsdale
The eighth annual Arizona Taco Festival features 50 restaurants dishing out $2 tacos. Plus, there will be events including Lucha Libre Wrestlings, live music, a chihuahua beauty pageant, a kids' zone and taco and hot chile pepper eating contests. 
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Saturday, October 21, 2017
Downtown Globe - Globe
Native American artisans from throughout the Southwest line the streets displaying everything from silver jewelry to wood carvings to sand paintings, beadwork, and baskets. Dancers and musicians from a variety of tribes perform throughout the day and a full array of Native American food booths rounds out the day. read more
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Sunday, October 22, 2017
Sedona Red Rock High School - Sedona
The Sedona Gem and Mineral Club presents this indoor and outdoor show and sale. More than 40 vendors display and sell rough rock, finished rock, agates, gemstones, copper, jewelry, lapidary tools, and supplies. Local jewelry artists also display their one-of-a kind handmade pieces. read more
Friday, November 17, 2017 - Saturday, November 18, 2017
Stepping Stones - Prescott Valley
The Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild hosts its boutique featuring handcrafted items. read more
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - Sunday, November 26, 2017
Scottsdale Waterfront - Scottsdale
Scottsdale Public Art presents four days of interactive art installations and experiences by local and international artists. Participate in installation-themed workshops and artist talks and enjoy outdoor dance performances at dusk. Event includes a beer and wine garden, Friday through Sunday. 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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