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
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - Thursday, April 27, 2017
Artful Living Gallery & Studio - Tucson
Enjoy the colorful and creative work of Tucson artist Jeff Ferst, along with his world of colorful clothing and home decor. read more
Friday, September 30, 2016 - Saturday, May 27, 2017
Three locations in the Phoenix Valley including the Arizona Biltmore Resort (check website for dates and locations) - Phoenix
Hang onto your hat, grab your partner, and jump into an evening of Old-World Magic. This top-rated up-close illusion show is "revitalizing magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow. Travel with the national recipients for "Excellence in Magic" and catch a lively slice of magical history. read more
Friday, October 21, 2016 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Pueblo Grande Museum - Phoenix
This immersive exhibit provides a detailed look at Native American recording artists, items from Canyon's 65-year history, videos, artist instruments, and original music composed exclusively for this exhibit. 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
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
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
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West - Scottsdale
See the dramatic, groundbreaking artwork that gave rise to a major school of American painting. This major exhibition, sponsored by Scottsdale Art Auction, features masterpieces by the 19 members and associate members of the Taos Society of Artists (founded in 1915). 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
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Thursday, April 27, 2017
Yuma Palms Regional Center - Yuma
Great jazz under the stars is back in a big way. Bring your seat and blanket to enjoy a relaxing evening of free jazz in a cool, cosmopolitan atmosphere. read more
Friday, March 24, 2017 - Sunday, May 7, 2017
Desert Caballeros Western Museum - Wickenburg
See 58 of the West's best women artists, all in one place. With more than 200 paintings, drawings, and sculptures on exhibit, this show and sale has become the most important for Western women artists in the country. For the first time, the art is available to view and purchase online. read more
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - Saturday, April 29, 2017
Ramsey Canyon Preserve - Hereford
See more than 170 species of birds plus Southwestern specialties such as the painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds that share the canyon with black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs, and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon also is home to more than 400 species of plants from tiny mosses to towering firs. read more
Upcoming Events
Friday, April 28, 2017 - Saturday, April 29, 2017
Historic 4th Avenue - Tucson
The Tucson Street Rod Association presents five blocks of classic street rods, DJ music, and raffles. Browse the cars and shop the 4th Avenue merchants. read more
Friday, April 28, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Private art studios around Sedona and the greater Verde Valley - Cornville
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get an up-close look at the creative process with more than 50 artists working in their private studios. read more
Friday, April 28, 2017
Yavapai College Performing Arts Center - Prescott
This elite touring ensemble presents both classical and modern ballet with youth, vigor, and spontanaeity. read more
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
WestWorld of Scottsdale - Scottsdale
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market returns, featuring more than 200 of the finest vintage and handmade vendors selling all things chippy, rusty, vintage, and handmade. read more
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Yavapai College - Prescott
This annual car show is put on by a volunteer nonprofit committee with all proceeds going to local veterans organizations. Last year's show drew more than 230 cars. Event includes vendors, raffles, a silent auction, and meals available from Whisky Ranch BBQ. read more
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Fairbank Historic Townsite - Fairbank
Join your guide from the Friends of the San Pedro River for this special history walk at Fairbank Historic Townsite. Fairbank was the longest-lasting ghost town along the San Pedro, with occupation spanning from 1881 to 1972. This fascinating focuses on the many colorful events and personalities that wove the fabric of the town. read more
Saturday, April 29, 2017
In front of Tinnell Skate Park at Rotary Community Park - Lake Havasu City
This PWC competition separates freestyle from high-speed racing. Riders perform two-minute routines. The best trick riders have two attempts to perform their trick. Each competitor is judged on variety, difficulty, execution, flow, and number of tricks. read more
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Amerind Museum - Dragoon
Relax, cook, drink wine, and celebrate life during Amerind’s overnight wine pairing and al fresco cooking class. Class is limited to 18 people, so sign up early. read more
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Sedona Performing Arts Center - Sedona
This elite touring ensemble presents both classical and modern ballet. read more
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Pueblo Grande Museum - Phoenix
Enjoy an intimate flute performance by Native American flutist and 11-time Grammy nominee R. Carlos Nakai. Nakai also will lead a panel discussion on culture and identity, followed by an artists reception with light refreshments provided by Giuli Doyle. read more
Monday, May 1, 2017 - Sunday, May 7, 2017
Various locations around Lake Havasu and Lake Havasu City - Lake Havasu City
Named "One of the Top Five Poker Runs in the Nation" by Performance Boats Magazine, this "see and be seen" event is a world-class collection of the most prestigious performance boats from across the nation. Event includes a shootout, poker run, Power in the Park weekend party, and street party. read more
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - Saturday, May 6, 2017
Cochise College Library, Bldg. 900 - Sierra Vista
Sierra Vista, where five micro-climates come together, is home to a unique climate and topography in which bird life thrives. Many species head to this corner of the Earth for nesting or migratory stops. Enjoy this spring festival and the opportunity to see many nesting species. read more
Thursday, May 4, 2017
McCulloch Boulevard - Lake Havasu City
See multimillion-dollar watercraft and racing vessels from the world's top custom boat builders. Event includes live music, food, refreshments, entertainment, and shopping as well as vendors selling and showing and custom autos, tow vehicles, personal watercraft, and a full range of marine electronics, products, and accessories. read more
Thursday, May 4, 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, May 5, 2017 - Sunday, May 7, 2017
Historic Downtown Kingman - Kingman
This three-day event celebrates the famous American roadway with hundreds of show cars cruising along the longest unbroken stretch of Route 66. The fun run rolls into Kingman on Saturday for a stop in the historic downtown with a carnival atmosphere including a car show, entertainment, and food. read more

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