August Sedona Events

The Summer monsoons have come to wash the dust off the trees and bring some relief from the heat, but they shouldn't interfere with an afternoon of relaxing by our pool looking out at the Red Rocks.  Once the rains have passed, enjoy the view of majestic Thunder Mountain as it is illuminated by the setting sun from the balcony of your room at the Southwest Inn.

2012-


AUG 1
Kelly Clarkson and The Fray
Phoenix - US Airways Center

Special guest Carolina Liar to support, doors open at 6:30 pm, $29.75-65.75, http://www.ticketmaster.com

AUG 1
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AUG 4
21st Annual Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival
Sierra Vista - Cochise College

 

Self-guided and guided tours, field trips, seminars, vendors, silent auction, displays, lectures, bat stalks, owl prowls, displays, arts & crafts, PaulBannick is featured speaker, $15 for adults, free for children with parents or grandparents, 520-678-8237  or 520-417-6960 or http://www.swwings.org   

AUG 1
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AUG 8
Prescott Film Festival
Prescott - The Elks Opera House & Yavapai College Performance Arts Center

 

Unique, compelling, and creative independent films, filmmakers, free workshops, parties and a wine tasting, http://www.prescottfilmfestival.com

AUG 1
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AUG 31
Citywide Birthday Bash
Tucson

 

Throughout the month of August special events will celebrate Tucson’s 237th birthday, including a ceremony at the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson will feature the 5 flags that have flown over the city, 8/20; also includes walks, exhibits, cake, music, salsa, heritage, parades, parties, ice cream; DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, Fox Tucson Theatre, The Loft Cinema, and Arizona Historical Society all plan free and family-friendly events, 520-327-7544 or http://www.TucsonsBirthday.org

AUG 1
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AUG 31
Summer Flashlight Tours
Phoenix - Desert Botanical Garden

See, hear and feel the desert night including nighthawks, tortoises, insects and night-blooming flowers, bring your flashlight, free with admission, $5-15, Thursdays and Saturdays 7 pm, 480-941-1225 or www.dbg.org 

AUG 2
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AUG 5
Prescott Gem & Mineral Club, 9th Annual Show & Sale
Prescott - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

 

More than 28 dealers with fine jewelry, beading components, mineral specimens, tools, equipment and rock for lapidary work, rough rock, door prize drawings, $2, under 12 free, Fri-Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm, http://www.prescottgemmineral.org  

AUG 2
34th Annual Mighty Mud Mania
Kingman - Firefighter’s Memorial Park

 

Boys and girls compete separately navigating through a muddy obstacle course, there will be many different age divisions for the kids, even adults including a senior division for 35 and older, 10 am, 928-757-7919 of http://www.cityofkingman.gov/pages/depts/parks/

AUG 2
Zoo by Moonlight
Prescott - 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

AUG 3
First Friday Art Walk presented by Flagstaff Cultural Partners
Flagstaff - Historic Downtown Flagstaff

Live music and refreshment, meet local artists, shop for original artwork, free, 6-9 pm, 928-773-2300 or www.FlagstaffArtWalk.com

AUG 3
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SEP 2
The Will Rogers Follies
Peoria - Arizona Broadway Theatre

Focuses on the life and career of famed humorist and performer Will Rogers (“Oklahoma’s favorite son”), using the Ziegfeld Follies as a backdrop, Follies describes the episodes of Rogers’ life in spectacular production numbers and conveys the personality of this quintessentially American figure using snippets of his famous homespun style of wisdom and common sense,  623-776-8400 orhttp://www.azbroadway.org

AUG 3
Artlink First Fridays
Phoenix

Artlink First Fridays - self-guided art tour of central Phoenix, galleries, art spaces, studios, first Friday of each month, free shuttle rides, free, 6-10 pm, 602-256-7539 orhttp://www.artlinkphoenix.com

AUG 3
2012 Night Flight Golf
Phoenix - Palo Verde

9-hole course is lined with glow lights and players receive a glow necklace and glow ball, each foursome will receive a flash light to wave up the next foursome, golfers walk or pull a cart, a tournament format as a four-person scramble and includes prizes and a goodie bag for each player, $100/foursome, pre-register, 7 pm, 602-249-9930 orhttp://phoenix.gov/golf

AUG 3
Show Low Main Street’s First Friday
Show Low

Duece of Clubs and Festival Marketplace, merchants stay open late with shopping specials, artists, craftspeople and food vendors, live entertainment, 5-8 pm, 928-532-4124

AUG 3
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AUG 5
Sedona Hummingbird Festival
Sedona - Sedona Performing Arts Center

Presentations by hummingbird experts in many interest areas: science, gardening, photography, conservation and regional species studies, and tours, $7-15; 3-day pass $35, 800-529-3699 or http://www.sedonahummingbirdfestival.com/

AUG 3
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AUG 5
19th Annual The Big West Valley Home & Garden Show
Glendale - University of Phoenix Stadium

250,000 square feet of exhibit space, interior designers vignettes, complimentary consultations, landscape display, international furnishings, concurrent seminars on remodeling/decorating & gardening, prize drawings, include the “Living Green Home”, benefits the 100 Club, $5, Fri-Sat 10 am – 7 pm, Sun 10 am – 6 pm, 602-485-1619 or 800-995-1295 or http://www.maricopacountyhomeshows.com

AUG 3
Downtown Friday Nights 2012
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

Featuring a variety of theatre, dance, music and live art demonstrations, this week features First Friday ArtWalk and Circus Bacchus, 6-8 pm, http:// heritagesquaretrust.org

AUG 3
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AUG 12
It Had to be You
Yuma - Historic Yuma Theatre

Yuma Community Theater presents this two person play, 928-373-5202

AUG 3
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AUG 4
28th Annual Eagar Daze
Eagar - Ramsey Park

Arts & crafts, entertainment, logging events, team roping, entertainment, arts and crafts, volleyball and horseshoe tournaments, BBQ, 928-333-4128 or http://www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com

AUG 4
2nd Annual High Mountain Music Festival
Pinetop-Lakeside - Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex

 

Featuring music, food-on-a-stick, art & craft vendors, macaroni and cheese bake off, demonstrations, 11 am – 10 pm, 928-367-4290 or 800-573-4031 or http://www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com or http://www.highmountainmusicfest.com/

AUG 4
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AUG 5
63rd Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture – Walk in Beauty
Flagstaff - 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 4
Alpine Area Library Friends Quilt Show
Alpine - Alpine Community Center

 

Popular non-judged show displaying quilts from eastern AZ and western NM, raffle quilts, vendors; also in town the Alpine Community Theater presents a locally written melodrama, 928-339-4042 or http://www.alpinearizona.com

AUG 4
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AUG 5
Annual HarvestFest
Elgin - Sonoita Vineyards

 

Includes wine tasting with souvenir glass, wine and food pairings, winery tours, vineyard tours and grape stomping each day at 1:30 pm, lunch available for purchase, $, 10 am - 4 pm, 520-455-5893 or http://www.sonoitavineyards.com 

AUG 4
Starlight Ride/Grape Train Escapes /Tequila Train
Clarkdale - Verde Canyon Railroad

Wine tasting trains, wine tasting trains, with unique wines and food from around the world, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or http://www.verdecanyonrr.com

AUG 4
11th Annual Music from Greer - Concerts with Altitude
Greer - Ragel Community Center

Chamber music concerts, this week features Tea For Five, jazz, 7 pm, admission by donation, http://www.musicfromgreer.com/

AUG 4
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AUG 5
38th Annual Car Exhibit by Prescott Antique Auto Club
Prescott - 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 4
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AUG 5
15th Annual Peach Mania Festival
Willcox - Apple Annies

U-pick tree ripened peaches and apples, all-you-can eat pancake breakfast 7-10 am, peach ice cream, peach pie, this weekend includes a craft festival, free, 6:30 am - 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 or http://www.appleannies.com

AUG 4
Arizona History & Hi-Jinx
Sedona - Sedona Heritage Museum

An original one-act, one-man show featuring stories about the growing pains of the “Baby State”, i.e. suffrage & racism of 100 years ago, the statehood vote, the constitutional convention, politics of the day intertwined with the history of the greater Sedona area, stories of local pioneers, new poems and new stories will come and go throughout the year for variety, by Mike Peach, http://www.sedonamuseum.org/

AUG 4
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AUG 25
Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk – Festival Marketplace
Show Low

Featuring local produce growers, food product producers, artisans and craftspeople, entertainment, Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm, 928-521-9284 orhttp://www.showlowfarmersmarket.com

AUG 4
August Evening Concert 2012
Flagstaff - 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 Burnett Family Bluegrass, old-time string band, Pick and Holler, will open with their Appalachian fiddle and banjo tunes $13-16, 5:30-7 pm, 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org

AUG 4
August Evening Concert
Flagstaff - 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 orhttp://www.thearb.org

AUG 4
Jerome Art Walk
Jerome

Visit more than 30 of the unique art studios and galleries, meet the artists and see handcrafted art including jewelry, pottery, glass, leatherwork, clothing, paintings and sculpture and more made both locally and internationally, free, 5-8 pm,http://www.jeromeartwalk.com

AUG 4
Machine Solutions 2012 Run for CHC
Flagstaff - 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, 928-773-2135 or http://www.virtualroster.com

AUG 4
Movies on the Square
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

Enjoy Flagstaff summer weather and watch this week’s feature: Cars 2, pre-movie entertainment by J.D. O’Neil, free, Saturdays, 3-10 pm, http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square/

AUG 4
Dog Days of Summer
Glendale - Historic Downtown

Historic Downtown Glendale, activities include photo stations, Frosty Paw Treats; appearance by Topaz, the Glendale Fire Department’s crisis response dog; watering stations; pet aura photos; fresh baked dog treats; a fashion show; pet gifts and accessories, 6-9 pm, 623-930-4500 or http://www.visitglendale.az

AUG 4
Byway of Arizona Music Series
Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum

Byway of Arizona Music Series – Sharlot Hall Museum, $10-14 928-445-3122 orhttp://www.sharlot.org

AUG 4
Navajo Springs Hike
Mormon Lake - Mormon Lake Lodge

An interesting two-mile (round trip) hike to Navajo Springs and the Arizona Trail, led by NPS/USFS Interpretive Partnership Ranger, John Westerlund, learn about the settlement of the area, including ranching and railroad history, hiking shoes and water recommended, free, 928-354-2227 or http://www.mormonlakelodge.com/

AUG 5
Summer in the Pines
Kingman - Hualapai Mountain Resort

Enjoy arts and crafts amidst the ponderosa pines, free, 9 am, 928-757-3545 or 800-758-0671 or http://www.kingmantourism.org

AUG 5
Sounds of Kingman – Summer Series Concert
Kingman - Metcalfe Park

 Summer Series Concert – Metcalfe Park, free, 4-8 pm, 928-530-6731 or http://www.soundsofkingman.com

AUG 8
8th Annual Summer Melodrama
Alpine - Alpine Community Center

Alpine Community Theater presents an original melodrama production, titled “Sleight of Hand” or “The Medicine Show Must Go On”, $5, 7 pm, 928-339-4656 orhttp://www.alpinearizona.com

AUG 9
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AUG 11
25th Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering
Prescott - Yavapai College Performance Hall

 

More than 40 poets and old-time singers celebrate the oral traditions of the working cowboy, with a blend of traditional and contemporary poetry and music, free multiple daytime sessions, evening shows are $16 for headline performances, 928-776-2000 or 877-928-4253 or http://azcowboypoets.org

AUG 9
Prescott Opry
Prescott - Elks Opera House

Features Arizona’s finest musicians, singers and performers, patterned after The Grand Ole Opry, 7 pm, 928-777-1370 or http://www.elksoperahouse.com

AUG 9
13th Annual Thursdays Summer Concert Series
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

This week featuring Ballet de Folklorico de Colores, a group of young and old that performs traditional Mexican folk dances, 5-7 pm, http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org/

AUG 10
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AUG 12
64th Annual Vigilante Days
Tombstone

 

Wild West history comes to life in the streets of Tombstone, “the town too tough to die,” street entertainment, 1880s fashion show, 10K, shoot-outs, hangings, concert, chili cook-off, saloon girls, http://www.tombstonechamber.com

AUG 10
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AUG 11
16th Annual Cool Country Cruise-in & Route 66 Festival 2012
Williams

Classic car show with trophies for various classes, more than 200 cars, 928-635-1418 or http://www.ExperienceWilliams.com or http://www.route66place.com

AUG 10
7th Annual Summer Spaaaah Series
Scottsdale - Agave, The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort

Luxury spa events, with gift bag, open house party, certificate for a 50 or 60- minute spa service, benefits Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, $125,http://summerspaseries.com/

AUG 10
9th Annual Miss Route 66 Pageant
Williams

Finalists have the opportunity to represent Williams in the Miss Historic Route 66 pageant in Seligman, 928-635-1418 or http://www.ExperienceWilliams.com

AUG 10
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AUG 12
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals
Phoenix - Chase Field

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals – Chase Field, baseball, 6:40, 5:10 & 1:10 pm, 602-462-4600 or http://dbacks.com/

AUG 10
Summer Twilight Tours
Phoenix - Deer Valley Rock Art Center

A guided tour of spectacular rock art, educators tell all about petroglyphs, archaeology, desert plants and animals and Native American cultures, reservations, $3-7, 5:30 pm, 623-582-8007 or http://dvrac.asu.edu/

AUG 10
Downtown Friday Nights 2012
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

Featuring a variety of theatre, dance, music and live art demonstrations, this week features Flagstaff Youth Theater, 6-8 pm, http:// heritagesquaretrust.org

AUG 11
2012 HOPI 10K, 5K and 2 Mile Run & Walk
Oraivi

Race features a run on dirt road and trail at 6,500 feet in the Hopi Village of Oraivi, on the Hopi Indian Reservation, Arizona State Highway 264 at mile post 370,  race is open to all runners and walkers of every ability, 928-814-1589 orhttp://www.hopi10K.com

AUG 11
5th Annual Bullhead City River Regatta – True to the Red, White & Blue
Bullhead City

 

Kayak races, tube floaters and theme floats on the Colorado River, Friday evening the “Ye Gotta Regatta” pre-party, with live music, carnival games and food and then Saturday grab an inner tube and enjoy a lazy 8-mile float or build a creative, non-motorized float and parade down the Colorado River, post-party “Ye Hafta Afta” at Rotary Park, 928-542-8885 or  www.bullheadregatta.com 

AUG 11
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AUG 12
Mountain Artists Guilds 52nd Annual Summer Festival of Fine Art & Crafts
Prescott - 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 11
35th Annual “Run for the Magic” Big Brothers/Big Sisters Half Marathon, Half Marathon Walk & 5K Fun Run
Flagstaff - 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, $30-60, 7:30 am, 928-774-0649 or http://www.bbbsf.com

AUG 11
9th Annual Dramatization: “In the Great Apache Forest”
Greer - Butterfly Lodge Museum

9th Annual Dramatization: “In the Great Apache Forest” – Butterfly Lodge Museum, ice cream social at 6 pm, drama at 7 pm, 928-735-7514 orhttp://butterflylodgemuseum.org/

AUG 11
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AUG 12
2nd Annual Mountain Daze Festival
Pine - Community Center Ramada

Vendors, food, music, antique cars & tractors, Kids Kraft Korner, craft festival, Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm, http://pinestrawberrybusinesscommunityaz.com/

AUG 11
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AUG 12
15th Annual Peach Mania Festival
Willcox - Apple Annies

U-pick tree ripened peaches and apples, all-you-can eat pancake breakfast 7-10 am, peach ice cream, peach pie, free, 6:30 am - 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 orhttp://www.appleannies.com

AUG 11
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SEP 8
Prelude to Open Studios Art Exhibition
Flagstaff - Coconino Center for the Arts

Offers a preview of the work by more than 80 local artists who are participating in the 14th Annual Flagstaff Open Studios events, participating artists will each have one piece of work showing in the Prelude exhibit, free, Tues-Sat 11 am – 5 pm, 928-779-2300 or http://www.culturalpartners.org

AUG 11
Marana Bluegrass Concert Series
Tucson - Crossroads at Silverbell Park

This week features Providence, award-winning bluegrass band, with some of the best bluegrass musicians in Arizona with original, traditional and contemporary bluegrass music, Jam session with Desert Bluegrass Association, free, 6:15 pm, 520-797-3959 orhttp://saaca.org/Marana_Backyard_Concerts.html

AUG 11
Movies on the Square
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

Heritage Square, (6 E. Aspen Ave, 86001), enjoy Flagstaff summer weather and watch this week’s feature: Toy Story 3, pre-movie entertainment by Hannah Staudinger, free, Saturdays, 3-10 pm, http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square/

AUG 11
Swinging Sock Hop
Prescott - Elks Opera House

Dance to the music of the 1950s and early 60s, with guest artists, a dance and costume contest, 928-777-1370  or http://prescott-az.gov/elks

AUG 11
Crayfish & Bluegrass Festival
Mormon Lake - Mormon Lake Lodge

A traditional Crayfish Boil with all the trimmings, music by the Burnett Family Bluegrass, games and activities, program about catching, cleaning and eating crayfish, $7 or $20 for family of 4 or $35 for family of 7, 11 am – 4 pm, 928-354-2227 or http://www.mormonlakelodge.com/

AUG 12
28th Annual Mountain Man Triathlon
Flagstaff - Lake Mary

 

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 12
Mini Sheep is Life Workshop
Ganado - Hubbell Trading Post

Learn the role of the Churro Sheep in Navajo culture and meet the Hubbell’s Trading Post “Navajo Churro”, hands on learning will include, dyeing, spinning and weaving, bring your lunch under the cottonwood trees and your wool projects, 928-755-3475 orhttp://www.nps.gov/hutr

AUG 12
Remember the King
Prescott - Prescott Elks Theatre

This one-of-a-kind concert production celebrates the best known tunes from the three phases of Elvis' career with authentic costumes and top-notch musicians, 7 pm, 928-777-1370 or http://www.elskoperahouse.com

AUG 12
Sunday Afternoon at Carr House – Local Natural and Cultural History
Sierra Vista - Carr House

Mike Foster, videographer will present the most recent video "Hydrology of the San Pedro River, Arizona" and discuss this new theme as well as the rest of the series, free, 1:30 pm, 520-417-6960 or http://www.huachucamountains.org 

AUG 14
Navajo Code Talkers Day
Window Rock - Navajo Veterans Park

Includes a parade, commemoration ceremony and entertainment,http://www.navajocodetalkers.org

AUG 16
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AUG 19
128th Annual World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo – August Doin’s Rodeo
Payson

 

Features bull riding, calf roping & barrel racing among other competitions, PRCA sanctioned, considered the country’s best small rodeo, $7.50-22, 928-474-4515 or http://www.paysonrimcountry.com 

AUG 16
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AUG 19
Fiddler On the Roof
Phoenix - Phoenix Country Day School

One of the most beloved musicals of all time, by Scottsdale Musical Theater, $19.50-24.50, 602-909-4215 or http://www.scottsdalemusicaltheater.com

AUG 16
13th Annual Thursdays Summer Concert Series
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

Featuring O’ Henry, six member indie folk band using traditional acoustic instruments to create warm rich textures, with a modern voice, 5-7 pm, http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org/

AUG 17
Downtown Friday Nights 2012
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

Featuring a variety of theatre, dance, music and live art demonstrations, 6-8 pm, http:// heritagesquaretrust.org

AUG 18
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AUG 19
15th Annual Peach Mania Festival
Willcox - Apple Annie's Orchard

 

U-pick tree ripened peaches and apples, all-you-can eat pancake breakfast 7-10 am, peach ice cream, peach pie, free, 6:30 am - 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 or http://www.appleannies.com   

AUG 18
1st Annual High Pines Bluegrass Festival
Pinetop-Lakeside - Hon-Dah Resort Casino Festival Grounds

Hon-Dah Resort, Casino & Conference Center, 928-369-0299 or http://www.hon-dah.com

AUG 18
9th Annual Western History Symposium
Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum

Annual gathering of historians, educators and authors that features intriguing presentations about the Old West and the Arizona Territory, a joint program of the Prescott Corral of the Westerners and Sharlot Hall Museum, 10 am – 4:30 pm, 928-443-5580

AUG 18
8th Annual Summer Melodrama
Alpine - Alpine Community Center

Alpine Community Theater presents an original melodrama production, titled “Sleight of Hand” or “The Medicine Show Must Go On”, $5, 7 pm, 928-339-4656 orhttp://www.alpinearizona.com

AUG 18
Living History Presentation Fort Whipple Museum
Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum

“The Ordnance Department: More than Guns and Bullets,” living history interpreters illuminate Arizona's military past, 10 am – 2 pm, 928-445-3122 ext 17 orhttp://www.sharlot.org

AUG 18
Plants-of-the-Bible Guided Tours
Superior - Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Learn about botany, history and scripture on a walk alongside volunteer and Bible scholar David Oberpriller, $3-7.50, 9:30 am, 520-689-2811 orhttp://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

AUG 18
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AUG 19
Art & Craft Show
Sedona - Bell Rock Plaza

Between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 orhttp://www.bellrockartshows.com/

AUG 18
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AUG 19
Loews Ventana Canyon Indoor Summer Arts & Crafts Festival
Tucson

Features exhibiting artists in all mediums and genres, artistic demonstrations, acoustic live music performances, and wine and culinary arts, 10 am – 5 pm, http://saaca.org

AUG 18
Movies on the Square
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

Enjoy Flagstaff summer weather and watch this week’s feature: The Never Ending Story, pre-movie entertainment by Chuck Cheeseman, free, Saturdays, 3-10 pm,http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square/

AUG 18
Kingman Family Fun Day
Kingman - Locomotive Park

Presented by Kingman’s Wild West Society, with western re-enactments and shootouts throughout the day, live music between performances,  vendors, food, and art displays, shows begin at 11am, 12:30 pm, and 2 & 3pm,  928-203-1479 orhttp://www.kingmantourism.org/  

AUG 18
Starlight Ride/Grape Train Escapes /Tequila Train
Clarkdale - Verde Canyon Railroad

Wine tasting trains, wine tasting trains, with unique wines and food from around the world, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or http://www.verdecanyonrr.com

AUG 18
Wildflower Walks
Flagstaff - 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

AUG 18
Mountain Air Dressage Show
Flagstaff - 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 18
American Cancer Society’s Climb to Conquer Cancer
Flagstaff - Arizona Snowbowl

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 18
Chillin’ on Beale St.
Kingman - Historic Downtown

A down town block party featuring classic cars, food, games and prizes, 5:30-10 pm, 928-753-6106 or http://www.kingmantourism.org/

AUG 18
National Barrel Horse Assoc. Barrel Races
Williams - Williams Rodeo Grounds

National Barrel Horse Assoc. Barrel Races – Williams Rodeo Grounds, 928-522-6905 or http://www.ExperienceWilliams.com

AUG 18
Prickly Pear Cactus Class
Superior - Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Learn how to harvest prickly pear fruits and extract their juice without turning your hands into a “porcupine”, included in admission, $3-7.50, 10:30 am 520-689-2811 or http://ag.arizona.edu/bta

AUG 18
2nd Annual Celtic Music Festival
Prescott - Watson Lake Park

The Old Blind Dogs from Scotland headlines, music in two armadas, $25-28, 18 and under are free, 10 am – 5 pm, 928-771-1218 or http://www.prescottcelticmusicfestival.com/

AUG 18
Acker on the Plaza
Prescott - Prescott Courthouse Plaza

Musical entertainment at various locations on the plaza, free, 10 am – 10 pm, http://www.ackershowcase.com/plaza.html

AUG 18
Elk!
Mormon Lake - Mormon Lake Lodge

Learn about the behavior and habitat of Elk, Arizona Game and Fish Department will have a presentation about Elk and then participants will go out with spotting scopes and binoculars to actually observe and discuss Elk in the field, pre-register, free, 4-6 pm, 928-774-5045 or http://www.mormonlakelodge.com/

AUG 19
Dressage In the Pines Show
Flagstaff - Fort Tuthill County Park

Equestrian dressage show, 115 competitors and 3 rings, free, 7 am – 4 pm, 602-942-6062 or http://www.azdressage.org

AUG 19
16th Annual NAU Wine & Dine in the Pines
Flagstaff - Arizona Snowbowl

The finest wines from around the world and culinary delights from the best restaurants in northern Arizona, benefit, 2-6 pm, 928-523-5353 or http://www.nauathletics.com

AUG 19
Identity Festival 2012
Phoenix - Homestore Pavilion

 eatures Eric Prydz, Excision, Paul Van Dyk, Showtek, Noisia, Arty, Doctor P and others, 2 pm, http://livenation.com

AUG 19
Identity Festival 2012
Phoenix - Homestore Pavilion

 eatures Eric Prydz, Excision, Paul Van Dyk, Showtek, Noisia, Arty, Doctor P and others, 2 pm, http://livenation.com

AUG 19
Art Abounds at Posse Grounds
Sedona - Posse Grounds Park

Emerging artists can set up in the City Park and sell goods for $10/booth, free for spectators, 9 am – 3 pm, 928-282-7098 or http://www.SedonaAz.gov/Parks

AUG 20
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AUG 23
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins
Phoenix - Chase Field

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins – Chase Field, baseball, 6:40 pm, 602-462-4600 or http://dbacks.com/

AUG 22
ASU @ The Center - Opera and Operetta Extravaganza
Scottsdale - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Part of a series of performances by Arizona State University’s School of Music students and faculty, 480-994-2787 or http://www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org

AUG 23
13th Annual Thursdays Summer Concert Series
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

This week featuring The Knockabouts, Arizona's favorite Celtic Pub Band, the perfect blend of time-honored tradition, bawdy good taste, rowdy energy, and smooth harmonies, 5-7 pm, http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org/

AUG 24
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AUG 26
Prescott Jazz Summit
Prescott

Various locations, annual jazz festival with international stars and Phoenix-based and local musicians includes the best of Arizona high school musicians, 928-771-1268 or http://www.prescottjazz.com

AUG 24
7th Annual Summer Spaaaah Series
Sedona - Amara Spa at Amara Resort Hotel

Luxury spa events, with gift bag, open house party, certificate for a 50 or 60- minute spa service, benefits Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, $130,http://summerspaseries.com/

AUG 24
11th Annual Red Rocks Music Festival
Phoenix - The MIM

Musical Instrument Museum, featuring works by J. Brahms, R. Schumann and Arizona premiers by Robert Kahn and Amanda Maier, 7 pm, http://themim.org orhttp://www.redrocksmusicfestival.com

AUG 24
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AUG 26
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres
Phoenix - Chase Field

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres – Chase Field, baseball, 6:40, 5:10 & 1:10 pm, 602-462-4600 or http://dbacks.com/

AUG 24
4th Friday Art Walk Weekend
Prescott

15 galleries stay open late and offer food, musical entertainment, artist receptions and painting demonstrations, http://www.artthe4th.com

AUG 24
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SEP 8
29th Annual Grand Canyon Music Festival
Grand Canyon (Tusayan) - Shrine of the Ages

Annual series of evening concerts, musicians from around the country, from jazz to classical, $8-15, 7:30 pm, 928-638-9215 or 800-997-8285 or http://www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org 

AUG 24
Summer Twilight Tours
Phoenix - Deer Valley Rock Art Center

A guided tour of spectacular rock art, educators tell all about petroglyphs, archaeology, desert plants and animals and Native American cultures, reservations, $3-7, 5:30 pm, 623-582-8007 or http://dvrac.asu.edu/

AUG 24
Downtown Friday Nights 2012
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

Featuring a variety of theatre, dance, music and live art demonstrations, this week features Canyon Movement Company, 6-8 pm, http:// heritagesquaretrust.org

AUG 25
8th Annual Thunder Over the Coconino Fly-In
Valle - Grand Canyon Valle Airport

 

Featuring homebuilt, warbirds & antique airplane fly-in, car show, vendors and variety, antique tractor display, kids zone and pancake breakfast on Saturday, $30/family maximum, 8 am – 3 pm, 928-635-5280 or http://www.valleairport.com 

AUG 25
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AUG 26
21st Annual Family Cornfest, Arts & Crafts Fair
Phoenix - El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium

 

60 arts & crafts exhibitors, fresh sweet corn, free admission and parking, $9 for lunch, 602-231-0300 or http://www.el-zaribah.org  

AUG 25
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AUG 26
15th Annual Flagstaff Open Studios
Flagstaff

 

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 25
9th Annual Dog Days of Summer
Show Low - Frontier Park

 

Activities, demonstrations, booths, the Hyperflite SkyHoundz Canine Disc Local Championship, dog dancing, a Me and My Mutt look-a-like contest and freestyle canine disc demonstrations, 8 am, 928-532-4140 orhttp://www.showlowaz.gov/recreation

AUG 25
Tequila Challenge
Tucson - La Encantada Shopping Center

 

Local chefs creating unique interpretations of original tequila-based mixed drinks for tequila tastings, $70 per person, includes salsa tastings and chips as well as unique tequila drinks, Mexican food dinner, private concerts and flamenco dancing, 6 pm, 520-797-3959 or http://saaca.org/salsatequilachallenge.html

AUG 25
Arizona Open Water Swim Series 2 – Lake Pleasant
Peoria - Pleasant Harbor Marina

 

1000, 2000 or 4000 meter open water swim distances or combine the 1000 and 4000 to compete in this year’s 5K distance (times will be added together), four divisions including wetsuit and non-wetsuit, every finisher earns a commemorative award, $40-50, 8:30 am, http://www.dcbadventures.com

AUG 25
11th Annual Absolute Bikes St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance Old-Fashioned Mountain Bike Race
Flagstaff - 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 25
16th Annual Eagles Iron Man Extreme Golf Tournament
Lake Havasu City

Play three of Havasu’s golf courses in one day, 54 holes, 3 courses, one day, blind handicap, shotgun start, modified scramble, includes London Bridge West & East Golf Courses and on Havasu Island Course, $175, 6 am, 928-208-1493 orhttp://www.havasuironman.com

AUG 25
9th Annual Cowboy Capital Professional Bull Riding
Prescott - Prescott Rodeo Grounds

“The toughest sport on dirt,” featuring 40 of the toughest bull riders matched against 40 of the rankest bulls, $16-26, 7:30 pm, 866-407-6336 orhttp://www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

AUG 25
11th Annual Red Rocks Music Festival
Sedona - Sedona Creative Life Center

Featuring works by J. Brahms, R. Schumann and Arizona premiers by Robert Kahn and Amanda Maier, $24, 7 pm, http://www.redrocksmusicfestival.com

AUG 25
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AUG 26
Farmer John's Birthday Party & Willcox March for Zane 2012
Willcox - Apple Annies

You-pick fruit & vegetables, u-pick produce is 20% off, Burger Barn lunch from 11 am - 3 pm, proceeds benefits March of Dimes, 8 am – 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 orhttp://www.appleannies.com

AUG 25
Movies on the Square
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

Enjoy Flagstaff's summer weather and watch this week’s feature, pre-movie entertainment by Al Rakasatt, free, Saturdays, 3-10 pm, http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square

AUG 25
Cowboy Gathering of Music, Poetry & Storytellin’
Greer - Butterfly Lodge Museum

Cowboy Gathering of Music, Poetry & Storytellin’ – Butterfly Lodge Museum, by Mountain Saddle Band, 7 pm, http://butterflylodgemuseum.org/

AUG 25
Exploring Nature
Mormon Lake - Mormon Lake Lodge

Learn about the wildlife in the forest around Mormon Lake with program leader Larry Snead, Environmental Programs Manager, includes a short hike on the ½-mile “Trail for Tomorrow”, free, 9:30-11:30 am, 928-354-2227 or http://www.mormonlakelodge.com/

AUG 26
11th Annual Red Rocks Music Festival
Phoenix - The MIM

 

Piano Theater with Sonya & Elizabeth Schumann in works by J. Brahms, RG. Gershwin and more, 6:30 pm, http://themim.org orhttp://www.redrocksmusicfestival.com

AUG 26
Edible & Medicinal Plants
Superior - Boyce Thompson Arboretum

One-hour walk up the Curandero Trail to learn about Sonoran Desert plants, a few moderately steep sections, guided by Choctaw nation member and ethno botanist David Morris and “Foods of the Superstitions” cookbook author Jean Groen, $3-7.50, 8:30 am, 520-689-2811 or http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

AUG 26
Bringing Them Home: The Chautauquas
Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum

Sharlot Hall Museum’s Blue Rose Theater, Arizona artist Kate Cory performed by Sandy Moss, make a reservation, $5, 2 pm, 928-445-3122 or http://www.sharlot.org

AUG 26
Sunday Afternoon at Carr House – Migration
Sierra Vista - Carr House

Bird study beyond bird watching - Tom Wood, director of the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, will present a program on the wonders of migration in "our" birds and the connection between the Coronado National Forest and the Amazon Basin, from banding studies and other research the story of bird migration is rich and varied, free, 1:30 pm, 520-417-6960 or http://www.huachucamountains.org

AUG 27
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AUG 29
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds
Phoenix - Chase Field

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cincinnati Reds – Chase Field, baseball, 6:40 & 12:40 pm, 602-462-4600 or http://dbacks.com/

AUG 29
Neil Diamond
Phoenix - US Airways Center

2012 North American Summer Tour, rock and pop icon and 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, with his greatest hits, $55-120, 8 pm, 800-745-3000 or http://www.livenation.com or http://www.ticketmaster.com

AUG 30
13th Annual Thursdays Summer Concert Series
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

This week featuring Cadillac Angels, Hubcap-stealin' rock 'n' roll from the Santa Barbara, California-based Americana band with a high energy beat and dynamic presence that evoke rockin' good times, 5-7 pm, http://www.heritagesquaretrust.org/

AUG 31
11th Annual Red Rocks Music Festival
Phoenix - The MIM

Classical Meets Jazz, with works by J. Brahms, F. Schubert, P. Schoenfield and D. Ellington, 7 pm, http://themim.org or http://www.redrocksmusicfestival.com

AUG 31
Zoo by Moonlight
Prescott - 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

AUG 31
Downtown Friday Nights 2012
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

Featuring a variety of theatre, dance, music and live art demonstrations, 6-8 pm, http:// heritagesquaretrust.org


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