July Sedona Events

Time to join the locals at Grasshopper Point or one of the other swimming holes in the area to cool off during the heat of the day. The long days of summer offer extra time to enjoy all of Sedona's natural beauty and the surrounding area.  Let the Southwest Inn be your home base for day trips to the Grand Canyon, Jerome and more.  Call now to reserve your room.

2012-

JUL 1

17th Annual Holualoa Firecracker Triathlon
Tucson - UofA Campus

750 meter pool swim, 12 mile bike ride around the UA area, 3 mile run through UA campus, includes a Youth Triathlon with a 250 meter swim, a 4 mile bike and a 1 mile run, 5:45 am, http://www.tritucson.com

JUL 1
2012 Wine Festival and Auction
Prescott - Talking Rock Ranch

More than 250 wines available, auction benefits local charities, 11 am – 7 pm,rdavis@talkingrockclub.com

JUL 1
Jazz at the Museum
Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum

The Rob Ratner Jazz Band performs a “Latin & Bossa Nova” program, $10-14, 2 pm, 928-445-3122 or http://sharlot.org/

 

JUL 1
Hualapai Mountain Park – Craft Fair & Swap Meet
Kingman - Hualapai Mountain Park

 Every first Sunday of July & August, beat the heat and travel up the mountain to Rec. Area #1, free, 9 am – 3 pm, 928-681-5700

JUL 2
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JUL 4
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres
Phoenix - Chase Field

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

JUL 3
41st Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Wickenburg - Sunset Park

Vendors, entertainment, food, fireworks, 7-9 pm, 928-684-5479 orhttp://www.outwickenburgway.com

JUL 3
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JUL 4
45th Annual 4th of July Celebration
Sierra Vista - Veterans Memorial Park

On the 3rd at 5 pm a street dance, on the 4th pets & people parade, entertainment, food, displays, bands play at 6 pm, largest fireworks display in Cochise County at dusk, free, 800-288-3861 or 520-266-2304 or www.visitsierravista.com

JUL 3
Independence Day Celebration
Anthem - Anthem Community Park

Musical entertainment, a kids’ zone with water slides and inflatables, pony rides, and face painting, fireworks display at 9:30 pm, event is 6-10 pm,http://www.OnlineAtAnthem.com

JUL 3
Independence Day Music Festival
Scottsdale - Salt River Fileds at Talking Stick

Featuring the music of Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and the largest fireworks show in the valley, 480-270-5000 or http://www.saltriverfields.com/

JUL 3
2012 Light Up the Sky Festival
Phoenix - Maryvale Baseball Park

Features various games, activities designed for youth of all ages, then fireworks, free, 6:30-9:30 pm, 602-262-6275 or www.phoenix.gov/parks

JUL 3
Zoo by Moonlight
Prescott - Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary

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

JUL 3
8th Annual Red, White and Boom Community Fireworks
Ahwatukee Foothills - Ahwatukee Country Club

Presented by Vision Community Management, hot do eating contest, music, veteran’s color guard, kid’s area, gates open at 6 pm and fireworks at 9 pm, bring blankets and lawn chairs or purchase tickets to the air-conditioned hospitality area which includes a meal, drinks and reserved seating area, 480-753-7676 orhttp://www.AhwatukeeChamber.com or http://www.hdeagency.com

JUL 4
100th Annual July 4th Round Valley Rodeo & Parade
Eagar

Rodeo competition, bull riding & barrel racing competition, parade, fireworks, rodeo, BBQ, art walk, arts & crafts vendors, community garage show, quilt exhibit, fireworks, $5, 10 am, 928-333-2123 or http://www.springerville-eagarchamber.com 

JUL 4
16th Annual 4th of July Parade
Flagstaff - Historic Downtown

Old-fashioned community parade, 100 entries include vintage vehicles, dancing, music, animals, floats, free, 9 am, 928-774-4505 or 800-842-7293 orhttp://www.flagstaffchamber.com

JUL 4
3rd Annual 4th of July Tractor Pull
Page - Big Lake Trading Post
JUL 4
34th Annual 4th of July at the Grand Canyon/Tusayan
Grand Canyon (Tusayan)

Theme is Happy Birthday Arizona, celebrate with a parade at 3 pm, food, beer garden sponsored by Grand Canyon Brewing Company, live band “Whiskey Rodeo”, fun for all, free, 3-8:30 pm, 928-638-2901 or http://therealgrandcanyon.info

JUL 4
July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival
Tempe - Tempe Beach Park

Fireworks Spectacular, concert event stage, live music, inflatable kid's Ride village, vendors, water fun and games for the family, $8 or $15 for two, under 12 free, 4-11 pm, 480-350-5189 or http://www.tempe4th.com

JUL 4
26th Annual Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony
Yuma - Caballero Park

Includes a military color guard & firing party, patriotic music & speaker, 928-343-1715 or www.caballeros.org

JUL 4
4th of July Celebration
Benson - City Park

City Park, 9 am parade, entertainment, 10:30 am fire department water fights, food, live music, fireworks at dusk and a family dance at the Lion’s Park, free, 520-586-4293 orhttp://www.bensonvisitorcenter.com 

JUL 4
Chandler’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Chandler - Tumbleweed Park

4 pm free rides for the children, live music, food, fireworks at 9:30 pm, free, $5 per vehicle for on-site parking, 480-236-9123 or http://www.chandleraz.gov

JUL 4
Firecracker Express
Clarkdale - Verde Canyon Railroad

Celebrate with a barbeque and patriotic music, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 orhttp://www.verdecanyonrr.com

JUL 4
Florence Freedom Fest
Florence - Heritage Park

Family day events, horseshoe tournament, Florence “Fiery Salsa” challenge,  red, white and blue family parade, pool activities, entertainment, vendors and fireworks show, 520-868-7589 or www.visitflorenceaz.com/ or www.florencemainstreet.com

JUL 4
Hometown 4th of July
Williams

Hometown 4th of July – an “All American Holiday” with one of the biggest parades in Northern Arizona at 6 pm, Arizona Vintage Baseball League Exhibition games, local Rotary BBQ, Kiwanis Korn Roast, ice cream social at the Methodist Church, Cataract Creek Rambler steam engine all weekend, 928-635-1418 or 800-863-0546 orhttp://www.ExperienceWilliams.com

JUL 4
4th of July Celebration
Kingman - Mohave County Fairgrounds

A family festival and fireworks show, games, contests, food and vendors, 3-9 pm, 928-753-2636 or http://www.mcfafairgrounds.org

JUL 4
Cars and Stars, Car Show & Block Party
Kingman

Car show, burnout contest, music and more, 4 pm, 928-727-7866 orhttp://www.route66wingsandwheels.com

JUL 4
Fourth of July
Page - City Park

Crafts, food, kids games and prizes, fire trucks spraying water, fireworks, free, 11 am – 8 pm, 928-645-2741 or http://www.pagechamber.com  H *  x

JUL 4
Fourth of July Celebration
Patagonia

11 am parade with hanging of Grand Marshall at noon at Town Gazebo, music, food and vendors in the park all day, 8 pm fireworks at Patagonia High School, 520-394-0060 or 888-794-0060 or http://www.patagoniaaz.com

JUL 4
Independence Day Celebration
Payson - Green Valley Park

 8 am patriotic ceremony, 1-4 pm, kid games, 3rd Annual Payson Arizona Foot Races, 7 pm, live music by Technicolors, 9 pm, fireworks, http://www.paysonrimcountry.com

JUL 4
Independence Day Celebration
Payson - Green Valley Park

 8 am patriotic ceremony, 1-4 pm, kid games, 3rd Annual Payson Arizona Foot Races, 7 pm, live music by Technicolors, 9 pm, fireworks, http://www.paysonrimcountry.com

JUL 4
2012 ARR Summer Series Race #3
Peoria - Rio Vista Community Park

Rio Vista Community Park, 5K run, 5K walk, 6:30 am, 602-954-8341 orwww.getsetaz.com or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com

JUL 4
All American Festival
Peoria - Peoria Sports Complex

Musical entertainment on multiple stages, an F-16 fly-over, food, kids zone and water zone, vendors, fireworks, $5, 12 & under free, 5-10 pm, 623-773-7198 orhttp://www.PeoriaSportsComplex.com  

JUL 4
City of Prescott 4th of July Extravaganza
Prescott - Pioneer Park

Craft tents for kids, contests, carnival games and rides, water slide, bungee jumping, pony rides, vendors, live music, food, free, carnival wrist band $15, noon – 10 pm, 928-777-1349 or http://www.visit-prescott.com

JUL 4
Freedom Fest 2012
Show Low - Show Low High School

Features parade along the Deuce of Clubs, kid’s games and activities, concert and fireworks at Show Low High School, 928-532-4140 orhttp://www.showlowaz.gov/recreation 

JUL 4
Family Style 4th of July
Tombstone - Medigovich Field

Softball tournament, street entertainment, games, food, city fireworks at dusk, free, 8:30 am, 520-457-3994 or http://www.tombstonechamber.com

JUL 4
Fourth of July Celebration
Tubac - Tubac Village

Tubac Village and Tubac Golf Resort, old-fashioned family fun, free games and crafts for the kids from 10 am - noon, fireworks in the evening, 520-398-2704 orhttp://www.tubacaz.com

JUL 4
27th Annual Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix Fourth
Phoenix - Steele Indian School Park

Three stages of entertainment, Kids World area, classic car exhibit, refreshment vendors, free, 6-9:30 pm, 602-262-6862 or http://www.phoenix.gov 

JUL 4
Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
Kingman - Memorial Park Kingman

Games, game booths, food vendors, music, 3-legged races, sack races, balloon toss, volley ball, horse shoes, egg races and more, 951-203-1479 or 928-232-0994

JUL 4
4th of July Fireworks
Wellton - Butterfield Park

Butterfield Park, (10234 Dome St.), food booths and fireworks at dark, 928-785-3348 or http://www.town.wellton.az.us

JUL 4
30th Annual 4th of July Celebration
Surprise - Surprise Stadium

Fireworks will follow the Rookie League Baseball Game at approx. 8:30 pm, gates open at 4:30 pm, 623-222-2000 or http://www.surpriseaz.com/specialevents

JUL 4
July 4th Laser Light Show and Concert
Sedona - Posse Grounds Park

Concert by 2Suns, Red Rock BBQ food for sale, free glow sticks and a laser light show at dark, free, 6:30 pm, 928-282-7098 or http://www.SedonaAZ.gov/Park

JUL 4
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JUL 8
Exploring Nature
Mormon Lake - Mormon Lake Lodge

Enjoy all of the environmental education and other family fun  events and celebrations on this 5-day holiday, kids games, roping at the arena, trout and crayfish tournament, horseshoe tournament, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, Mormon Lake 4th of July Parade, free, 602-469-0708 or 928-354-2227 orhttp://www.mormonlakelodge.com/

JUL 5
23rd Annual Summer Spectacular ArtWalk
Scottsdale - Scottsdale Arts District

Chill with music, art and prize-filled ice sculptures, dozens of galleries host artist receptions, demonstrations, hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association in conjunction with City of Scottsdale, free, 7-9 pm, 480-990-3939 orhttp://www.scottsdalegalleries.com 

JUL 5
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JUL 8
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Phoenix - Chase Field

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

JUL 5
Fourth of July Celebration & Fireworks
Casa Grande - Paul Mason Sportsplex

Red, White and Blue parade followed by the fireworks, 7:30 pm, 520-421-8677 orhttp://www.casagrandechamber.org 

JUL 5
Gallery Row ArtWalk
Tucson - At Skyline and Campbell

Browse the eclectic collection of fine art, enjoy live music and wine tastings at each of the Gallery Row galleries, Thursday evenings, 5-7 pm, 520-615-300 orhttp://www.tucsongalleryrow.com/

JUL 6
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JUL 8
12th Annual Arizona Coin, Currency & Stamp Expo
Mesa - Holiday Inn

Coins, currency & stamps, hobby supplies, free advice on collecting, unusual coins, gold & currency, door prizes, Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Sat. 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, http://www.bickinternational.com

JUL 6
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JUL 8
5th Annual Medieval Mayhem in the White Mountains
Pinetop-Lakeside - Mountain Meadows Recreation Complex

Celebrating the Medieval times/Dark Ages and the Renaissance all rolled into one, includes Vikings, Celtic warriors, pirates, nights in armor, an entire queen’s court, elves and faeries, different vendors, attractions, groups and guilds come to play, $10,http://www.azmayhem.com

JUL 6
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

JUL 6
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

JUL 6
Artlink First Fridays
Sedona

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

JUL 6
Show Low Main Street’s First Friday
Show Low

Deuce 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

JUL 6
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JUL 15
Fred and Mary: An Unconventional Romance
Prescott - Elk's Opera House

Fred and Mary: An Unconventional Romance – Elks Opera House, re-imagines the relationship between groundbreaking architect Mary Jane Colter and pioneering hotelier Fred Harvey who has been credited with “civilizing” the West, straddling the border between historical and alternate realities, their story is interwoven with the beauty and culture of the indigenous people of the Southwest, 7 pm, 928-777-1370 orhttp://www.elksoperahouse.com

 

JUL 6
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Mesa - Broadway Palm West

Featuring Piano Man, celebrating the music of Billy Joel & Elton John, and features the multi-talented Terry Davies accompanied by a 10-piece band, $39 for dinner and show, $20 for show only, doors open at 6 pm, concerts at 7:30 pm, 480-325-6700 orhttp://BroadwayPalmWest.com

JUL 6
Downtown Friday Nights 2012
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

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

JUL 6
Stargate to Downtown Yuma Block Party
Yuma - Historic Downtown Yuma

A live band and food vendors on Main Street, 5-11 pm, 928-373-5028

JUL 7
Heritage Program Film Series
Flagstaff - Museum of Northern Arizona

This week: How to Make Fry Bread,  historic and home film footage from 1973 from the American Indian Film Gallery, discusses the role of food and frybread in American Indian culture, a frybread vendor will be onsite, also a mockumentary film: More than Fry Bread, with professional Native actors as well as locals, $6-10, 928-774-5213 orhttp://www.musnaz.org

JUL 7
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”, after the parade & activities, the show will end before the fireworks begin. $1-5, 7 pm, 928-339-4656 orhttp://www.alpinearizona.com

JUL 7
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/

JUL 7
Tlaquepaque’s Sizzlin’ Summer Bash
Sedona - Tlaquepaque

Pie eating contests, Dixieland, hot jazz and blues, potato sack races, face painting, and star-spangled crafts for kids, BBQ, a Red local fire engine truck courtesy of Sedona Fire Department, free, 11 am – 5 pm, 928-282-4838 or http://www.tlaq.com

JUL 7
Ha:san Bak Saguaro Harvest Festival
Vail - Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Participants harvest saguaro fruit, prepare & taste saguaro products & learn about the saguaro, its natural history, importance & uses to the Tohono O'odham, $65 for the workshop, plus admission, pre-register, for just the celebration with tastings and entertainment, $5/car up to six people, 520-647-7121 orhttp://www.colossalcave.com 

JUL 7
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JUL 28
Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk
Show Low - Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk – Festival Marketplace

Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk – Festival Marketplace, (1041 E. Deuce of Clubs, 85901), featuring local produce growers, food product producers, artisans and craftspeople, entertainment, Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm, 928-521-9284 orhttp://www.showlowfarmersmarket.com

JUL 7
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JUL 8
Independence Day Celebration
Heber-Overgaard

Parade at 11 am on Saturday, Festival in the Park at Tall Timbers Navajo County Park, with arts & crafts, food, entertainment, games, fireworks at Mogollon High School, 928-535-5777 or http://www.heberovergaard.org

JUL 7
Starlight Ride/Grape Train Escape/Tequila Train
Clarkdale - Verde Canyon Railroad

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

JUL 7
July 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

JUL 7
Byway of Arizona Music Series
Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum

Sharlot Hall Museum, Featuring Hans Olson, a musician’s musician from Phoenix, $10-14, 7:30 pm, 928-445-3122 or http://www.sharlot.org

JUL 7
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JUL 8
Top of the Pines Disc Golf Tournament
Pinetop-Lakeside - Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex

A 2012 Southwest Cactus Series tournament,http://www.whitemountaindiscgolf.com

JUL 7
July 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 Domingo DeGrazia-Spanish Guitar Band, blends Spanish guitar passion with the flair of Flamenco music, $13-16, 5:30-7 pm, 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org

JUL 7Events-centennial-arizona
Pine Community Centennial Celebration
Pine

Museum opens at 10 am, parade at 10:30 am, BBQ under the Ramada hosted by the Pine/Strawberry Historical Society at noon, $5-8, activities for children under the Ramada, historical speaker, community dance with Junction 87 at 6 pm, 928-476-3678

JUL 7
Summer Saturday Evenings at Desert Museum
Tucson - Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the museum stays open after sundown on Saturdays all summer long, with exhibits featuring the Sonoran Desert's nocturnal plants and wildlife, 7 am - 10 pm (last ticket sold at 9:15 pm), 520-883-2702 orhttp://www.desertmuseum.org

JUL 7
KRMC Foundation - First Cam Bam!
Kingman - Mohave Community College

A 5K obstacle course, BBQ, and refreshments follow, $10-60, 6:30 am, 928-757-2800 or http://www.active.com

JUL 7
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Mesa - Broadway Palm West

Broadway Palm, featuring AbbaFab, the premier ABBA experience featuring Anne Davies, Chelsea Faulds and a 9-9piece band, $39 for dinner and show, $20 for show only, doors open at 6 pm, concerts at 7:30 pm, 480-325-6700 orhttp://BroadwayPalmWest.com

JUL 7
Dragonfly Walk
Superior - Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Parents and kids can learn to identify colorful dragonfly species during a one-hour walk, $3-7.50, 9:30 am, 520-689-2811 or http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

JUL 7
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

JUL 8
4th Annual JCC Scottsdale Firecracker Adult & Youth & Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon
Scottsdale - Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center Pool

Mini tri: adults: 250 yd. swim, 9.5 mi bike, 2 mi run; Maxi Tri: 500 yd. swim, 12.6 mi bike, 2 mi run; Youth: 100 yd swim, 3.1 mi bike; ½ mi run DU: adults: ½ mi. run, 9.5 mi bike, 2 mi run, 5:30 am, http://www.trifamilyracing.com

JUL 8
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JUL 22
15th Annual New Works Festival
Phoenix - Phoenix Theatre

New plays presented in staged reading and workshop production formats by professional actors and directors, audience talkbacks, $10, 602-254-2151 orhttp://www.phoenixtheatre.com 

JUL 8
Run with the Roosters
Tucson - Old Tucson

5 mile run & walk, customized finisher tech shirts, free Mexican breakfast and overall and 5-year age group awards, 5 am, http://www.everyoneruns.net

JUL 10
Classic Country Jukebox
Prescott - Elks Opera House

Elks Opera House, Featuring the hits of classic country from the 1920's thru the early 90's, 7 pm, 928-777-1370 or http://www.elksoperahouse.com

 

JUL 11
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JUL 15
Native American Basketball Invitational
Phoenix - US Airways Center

U.S. Airways Center, http://www.nabihoops.com

JUL 12
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JUL 15
Camp Butterfly
Greer - Butterfly Lodge Museum

4 days of art immersion, 9:00am to 11:45am: quilted wall hanging, Mexican tile trivet or wind chime, pottery flower bowl, pre-registration required (kit fees for materials only), three expert presenters / three products for each participant, http://butterflylodgemuseum.org

JUL 12
Gallery Row ArtWalk
Tucson - At Skyline and Campbell

Browse the eclectic collection of fine art, enjoy live music and wine tastings at each of the Gallery Row galleries, Thursday evenings, 5-7 pm, 520-615-300 orhttp://www.tucsongalleryrow.com/

JUL 13
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JUL 15
27th Annual Summer Showcase Arizona Antique Show
Flagstaff - Coconino County Fairgrounds

$3, Fri-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm, 602-717-7337 orhttp://www.azantiqueshow.com

JUL 13
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JUL 14
11th Annual Music from Greer - Concerts with Altitude
Greer - Ragel Community Center

Chamber music concerts, this week features Quartet Greer, strings & piano, 7 pm, admission by donation, http://www.musicfromgreer.com/

JUL 13
7th Annual Summer Spaaaah Series
Litchfield Park - Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at The Wigwam

Luxury spa events, with gift bag, open house party, certificate for a 50 or 60- minute spa service, benefits Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, $110, 6-9 pm,http://summerspaseries.com/

JUL 13
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AUG 25
Bye Bye Birdie
Gilbert - Hale Theater

It’s 1960 and hip-swingin’ teen idol superstar Conrad Birdie has been drafted into the army, he is sent off in style with a swell new song and one last kiss from a lucky teenage fan on The Ed Sullivan Show, http://www.haletheatrearizona.com

JUL 13
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Mesa - Broadway Palm West

Broadway Palm, featuring Second Helping a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, $39 for dinner and show, $20 for show only, doors open at 6 pm, concerts at 7:30 pm, 480-325-6700 or http://BroadwayPalmWest.com

JUL 13
Demi Lovato
Phoenix - Comerica Theatre

Demi Lovato, Hot Chelle Raw – Comerica Theatre, 8 pm, http://livenation.com

JUL 13
Downtown Friday Nights 2012
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

Featuring a variety of theatre, dance, music and live art demonstrations, this week features Orchestra Northern Arizona and Human Nature Dance Theatre, 6-8 pm, http:// heritagesquaretrust.org

JUL 13
Downtown Friday Nights 2012
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

Featuring a variety of theatre, dance, music and live art demonstrations, this week features Orchestra Northern Arizona and Human Nature Dance Theatre, 6-8 pm, http:// heritagesquaretrust.org

JUL 14
Marana Bluegrass Concert Series
Tucson - Crossroads at Silverbell Park

This week features The Sonoran Dogs, a new Tucson/Phoenix-based bluegrass band made up of regionally and nationally known musicians, Jam session with Unusual Suspects, free, 6:15 pm, 520-797-3959 orhttp://saaca.org/Marana_Backyard_Concerts.html

JUL 14
JUL 14
27th Annual Plant Sale and Penstemon Festival
Flagstaff - 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 14
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JUL 15
15th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market
Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum

Traditional and contemporary works of art, arts & crafts demonstrations, Indian fry bread, musical performances, cultural presentations, $5, children are fee, Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 9 am – 4 pm, 928-445-3122 or http://www.sharlot.org

JUL 14
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JUL 15
12 Hours at Night Mountain Bike Ride
Prescott - Pioneer Park

12 hour endurance mountain bike event for solo racers or teams of 2 or 3 done relay style, an 8-mile lap that includes wide track, hills, twisty single track, tunnels and more, benefits Prescott Kiwanis Foundation Endowment Fund, break out the headlights, $65 to participate, free for spectators, 8 pm – 8 am, 928-713-2733 or http://www.12hoursatnight.com or http://www.go-ar.com/12han.html

JUL 14
Movies on the Square
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

Flagstaff summer weather and watch this week’s feature: Kung Fu Panda 2, pre-movie entertainment by Melissa Collins Orchestra, free, Saturdays, 3-10 pm,http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square/

JUL 14
White Mountain Women’s Club Home and Garden Tour
Pinetop-Lakeside

White Mountain Women’s Club Home and Garden Tour – includes houses in Show Low, Lakeside and Pinetop, 928-537-1567 or http://ci.pinetop-lakeside.az.us/ 

JUL 14
2012 ARR Summer Series Race #4
Tempe - Kiwanis Park

Kiwanis Park, 5K run/walk, 6:30 am, 602-954-8341 orhttp://www.arizonaroadracers.com

JUL 14
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JUL 15
Sweet Corn Extravaganza
Willcox - Apple Annies

Apple Annie's Produce & Pumpkins, corn and other vegetables will be available for you-pick, enjoy hot roasted sweet corn, free, 8 am – 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 orhttp://www.appleannies.com

JUL 14
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JUL 15
Christian Women’s Barrel Races
Williams

Williams Rodeo Grounds, live performances, 623-694-7646 orhttp://www.ExperienceWilliams.com

JUL 14
Kingman Mohave Lions Club Golf Tournament 2012
Kingman - Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course

 Kingman Mohave Lions Club Golf Tournament 2012 – Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course, four person scramble, $66 includes green fees, cart, goodie bag and lunch, 928-753-6593

JUL 14
3rd Annual Firefighter’s Luau
Prescott - Old Firehouse Plaza

3rd Annual Firefighter’s Luau
July 14
Old Firehouse Plaza, 10:00 am to midnight
220 W. Goodwin St., Prescott
http://www.prescottffcharities.org/

Sand volleyball tournaments, raffle prizes, Tiki bars, live entertainment, pig roast, fire dancers and lots more!

JUL 14
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Mesa - Broadway Palm West

Broadway Palm, featuring The Kool Band with “Three Decades of Gold” a tribute to the great rock and roll music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, $39 for dinner and show, $20 for show only, doors open at 6 pm, concerts at 7:30 pm, 480-325-6700 orhttp://BroadwayPalmWest.com

JUL 14
Summer Saturday Evenings at Desert Museum
Tucson - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The museum stays open after sundown on Saturdays all summer long, with exhibits featuring the Sonoran Desert's nocturnal plants and wildlife, 7 am - 10 pm (last ticket sold at 9:15 pm), 520-883-2702 or http://www.desertmuseum.org

JUL 14
Titan Moonlight Madness
Green Valley - Titan Missile Museum

Mad Scientists host seltzer rocket launchings, rocket launch control room visits, space food samplings, astronaut tests and more on the second Saturday of the month, 5-9 pm (last tour 8 pm), 520-625-7736 (reservations required) or http://www.titanmissilemuseum.org/

JUL 14
13th Annual Family Fun Day
Tempe - ASU Art Museum

Includes free hands-on art making projects, educational booths and entertainment in the form of performances by local musicians, dancers, magicians and puppeteers, this summer’s show is Collecting Arizona a tribute to Arizona’s Centennial showcasing artists from the region, free, 10 am – 2 pm, 480-965-2787 or http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu

JUL 14
AZ Trail History Hike
Mormon Lake - Mormon Lake Lodge

 2 mile hike along a section of the Arizona National Scenic Trail led by Larry Snead, the Mormon Lake Lodge Environmental Programs Manager, discusses the history of the development of the Arizona Trail during the hike and shares the story about Flagstaff school teacher, Dale Shewalter, the founder of the Arizona Trail, free, 9-11:30 am, 928-354-2227 or http://www.mormonlakelodge.com/

JUL 14
Learn Your Lizards
Superior - Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Educates participants how to identify common species such as Western whiptails, Tree Lizards, Side-blotched and Greater Earless, family-friendly walk, meet at the visitor center, $3-7.50, 8:30 am, 520-689-2811 or http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

JUL 15
28th Annual Mountain Man Triathlon
Flagstaff - 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 orhttp://www.mountainmanevents.com

JUL 15
WWE’S Money in the Bank
Phoenix - US Airways Center

Favorite WWE Superstars will battle for the coveted “Money in the Bank” briefcase and the guaranteed contract for a WWE title match, $25, 800-745-3000 or http://www.ticketmaster.com

JUL 15
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

JUL 15
Sunday Afternoon at Carr House – Going Batty Over Bats
Sierra Vista - Carr House

Jane Chambers, Friends of the Huachuca Mountains Board Member and Environmental Educator, presents a family oriented program about bats, you will find out about bat myths and discover how interesting and important bats are to the balance of nature, free, 1:30 pm, 520-417-6960 or http://www.huachucamountains.org

JUL 19
Gallery Row ArtWalk
Tucson - At Skyline and Campbell

Browse the eclectic collection of fine art, enjoy live music and wine tastings at each of the Gallery Row galleries, Thursday evenings, 5-7 pm, 520-615-300 orhttp://www.tucsongalleryrow.com/

JUL 19
JUL 20
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JUL 21
20th Annual Camp Verde Cornfest
Camp Verde - Downtown

Live bluegrass music, beer garden, food, family activities on Sat., vendors, farmers market, corn eating contest, hog calling, old-fashioned games, cow pie throwing, vendors, corniest joke contest, free, Fri 3-10 pm, Sat. 10 am – 10 pm,http://campverdecornfest.com/

JUL 20
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JUL 22
11th Annual Lori Piestewa National Native American Games
Fort McDowell

Salt River Community, Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell Indian Community, features competition in sports including  basketball, baseball, cross-country, flag football, softball, volleyball, wrestling & track & field, for men & women, 480-517-9700 orhttp://www.gcsg.org

JUL 20
11th Annual Music from Greer - Concerts with Altitude
Greer - Ragel Community Center

Chamber music concerts, features Ji Sun Lee, piano, Michael Lich, guitar & banjo, 7 pm, admission by donation, http://www.musicfromgreer.com/

JUL 20
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JUL 22
ARCA Arizona State Convention & Hamfest
Williams - Bob Dean Rodeo Grounds

Arizona's largest hamfest, features major manufacturers, dealers, exhibits, speakers, swap meet, seminars, classes, prizes, free, 2 pm, 520-538-0200 or 928-635-1418 orhttp://www.arca-az.org/main/july_hamfest.html

JUL 20
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JUL 22
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Houston Astros
Phoenix - Chase Field

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

JUL 20
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JUL 28
Elk in the Attic
Prescott - Elks Opera House

Elk in the Attic – Elks Opera House, soon after a large number of drought-weary forest animals risk everything to temporarily take up residence in Prescott, nine-year-old Tim Armstrong discovers a huge bull elk named Bill living in the attic above his bedroom, 7:30 pm, 928-777-1370 or http://www.elksoperahouse.com

 

JUL 20
Downtown Friday Nights 2012
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

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

JUL 20
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Mesa - Broadway Palm West

Featuring Buddy & Elvis, a tribute to Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley, $39 for dinner and show, $20 for show only, doors open at 6 pm, concerts at 7:30 pm, 480-325-6700 or http://BroadwayPalmWest.com

JUL 21
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JUL 22
22nd Annual Williamson Valley FD Arts & Crafts Show
Prescott - Courthouse Plaza

Hand-made and enhanced crafts, culinary arts, fine arts, leather, metal works, wood, 9 am - 5 pm, http://www.prescottdowntown.com or http://www.visit-prescott.com

JUL 21
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JUL 22
15th Annual Arizona Highland Celtic Festival
Flagstaff - Foxglenn Park

Celebrating all things Celtic, music, piping, athletics, whisky tasting, educational workshops, vendors, historical reenactment, clans and societies and a kids area, $4-18, Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, 928-556-3161 or http://www.nachs.info

JUL 21
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JUL 22
3rd Annual Flagstaff Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show
Flagstaff - Radisson Woodlands Hotel

Vendors selling jewelry (fine and costume), gold and sterling silver, gems, unset gemstones, minerals, fossils, slabs, rocks, cabochons, crystals, $3, and under 12 free with adult, 928-773-8888

JUL 21
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JUL 22
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, 6:30 am - 5:30 pm, free, 520-384-2084 orhttp://www.appleannies.com

JUL 21
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JUL 22
Sweet Corn Extravaganza
Willcox - Apple Annies

Apple Annie's Produce & Pumpkins, corn and other vegetables will be available for you-pick, enjoy hot roasted sweet corn, free, 8 am – 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 orhttp://www.appleannies.com  

JUL 21
8th Annual Summer Melodrama
Alpine - Alpine Community Center

Alpine Community Center, Alpine Community Theater presents an original melodrama production, titled “Sleight of Hand” or “The Medicine Show Must Go On”, prior is a lasagna dinner & dessert, reservations required, $5 show only, $20 dinner & show, 5:15 pm dinner, 7 pm show, 928-339-4656 or http://www.alpinearizona.com

JUL 21
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 or http://www.kingmantourism.org/

JUL 21
11th Annual Music from Greer - Concerts with Altitude
Greer - Ragel Community Center

Chamber music concerts, features Michael Lich & friends, Noctrane, bluegrass/jazz/roots, 7 pm, admission by donation, http://www.musicfromgreer.com/

JUL 21
Summer Soiree
Flagstaff - The Arboretum at Flagstaff

Catered dinner in the gardens with music, silent and live auctions, fundraising event, $75 for individual tickets; table sponsor options available, 5:30 pm, 928-774-1442 orhttp://www.thearb.org

JUL 21
Movies on the Square
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

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

JUL 21
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/

JUL 21
2nd Annual Splash Mob 5K Fun Run & Walk
Tempe - Kiwanis Park

Benefit Children First Academy, during the run/walk, volunteers and children from the school will line the event course and keep the participants cool by using Super Soakers and water balloons to splash the participants, $35, 7 am, http://www.splashmob5k.com

JUL 21
Operation Help A Vet!
Kingman - Mohave Country Fairgrounds

Operation Help A Vet! – Mohave Country Fairgrounds, features live music, bike show, slow race, burnout competition, food, vendors and more, noon – 10 pm

 

JUL 21
Summer Saturday Evenings at Desert Museum
Tucson - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The museum stays open after sundown on Saturdays all summer long, with exhibits featuring the Sonoran Desert's nocturnal plants and wildlife, 7 am - 10 pm (last ticket sold at 9:15 pm), 520-883-2702 or http://www.desertmuseum.org

JUL 21
Italian Night
Cordes Junction - Arcosanti

This year's Italian evening features opera singer Jayne Casselman joined by piano accompanist Linda Haefler, and of course the Italian dinner in the vaults, reservations required, 5 pm, 928-632-7135 or http://www.arcosanti.org

JUL 21
Kids Fun Day
Mormon Lake - Mormon Lake Lodge

9 am learn how to catch more fish, loaner fishing gear provided on a first come - first serve basis, 1 pm a scavenger hunt - a fun learning event about Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics, prizes for the winning team, kids under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult, free, 9 am - 3:30 pm, 928-354-2227  or http://www.mormonlakelodge.com/

JUL 21
Absolute Bikes Taylor House Benefit Century Bicycle Ride
Flagstaff

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 21
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JUL 29
Tucson International Children's Film Festival
Tucson - The Loft Cinema

A morning children's festival of vintage animated classic films and cartoons, new animated features, and a Yellow Submarine sing-along on July 21, 10 am, free, 520-795-0844 or http://www.loftcinema.com

JUL 21
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, 9:30 am, $3-7.50, 520-689-2811 orhttp://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

JUL 21
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Mesa - Broadway Palm West

Featuring AZ Diamond, The Ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute, $39 for dinner and show, $20 for show only, doors open at 6 pm, concerts at 7:30 pm, 480-325-6700 orhttp://BroadwayPalmWest.com

JUL 22
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

JUL 23
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JUL 27
13th Annual Archaeology Summer Camp for Adults: Conservation Lab
Tucson - Arizona State Museum

Arizona State Museum, in an air-conditioned research lab, special tours, presentations, hands-on activities, $340, registration required, 520-626-8381 orhttp://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu

JUL 23
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JUL 25
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies
Phoenix - Chase Field

Chase Field, baseball, 6:40 & 12:40 pm, 602-462-4600 or http://dbacks.com/

JUL 24
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JUL 28
Grand Canyon Corvette Tour
Flagstaff

5-day guided tour begins in Flagstaff, includes Grand Canyon National Park, and Colorado, limited to Corvettes 1953 to 2012, 928-527-8388 orhttp://www.BloomingtonGoldTours.com

JUL 26
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JUL 28
16th Annual Michael Finney’s Dry Heat Classic
Flagstaff - Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, Includes celebrity golf tournament, live and silent auction, a night of culinary delights with top gourmet chefs, magical entertainment by comedians, magicians and variety acts,http://www.dryheatclassic.com

JUL 26
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JUL 29
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets
Phoenix - Chase Field

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

JUL 26
Gallery Row ArtWalk
Tucson - At Skyline and Campbell

Browse the eclectic collection of fine art, enjoy live music and wine tastings at each of the Gallery Row galleries, Thursday evenings, 5-7 pm, 520-615-300 orhttp://www.tucsongalleryrow.com/

JUL 27
Annual Pioneer Day Celebration
Snowflake

Arts & crafts fair, parade, BBQ, rodeo, dances, kid’s entertainment, theatrical performance, pioneer day run, softball league tournament, free swimming, fireworks display, Sweet Wheels Car Show & Swap,  928-536-4331 orhttp://www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

JUL 27
4th Friday Art Walk
Prescott

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

JUL 27
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JUL 28
Monsoon Madness
Tucson - Tohono Chul Park

A botanical showcase with an impressive assortment of bizarre, edible, showy and trickster cacti, shrubs, herbs, vines and groundcovers, meet local growers, get answers from the experts, free admission to the park during the sale, 4 pm, 520-742-6455 orhttp://www.tohonochulpark.org

JUL 27
7th Annual Summer Spaaaah Series
Phoenix - Arizona Biltmore Spa

Luxury spa events, with gift bag, open house party, certificate for a 50 or 60- minute spa service, benefits Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, $115, 6-9 pm,http://summerspaseries.com/

JUL 27
Hamburger Fry
Globe - Gila County Historical Museum

Hamburger Fry – Gila County Historical Museum, $5, 5:30 pm, 928-425-7385 orhttp://www.globemiamichamber.com

JUL 27
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/

JUL 27
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JUL 29
21st Annual ABATE of Arizona Presents: Too Broke for Sturgis
Mormon Lake - Mormon Lake Lodge

Live music, bike show, poker run, 50/50 raffle, tattoo contest, adults only, $30, 928-354-2227 or http://www.toobrokeforsturgis.com

JUL 27
Downtown Friday Nights 2012
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

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

JUL 27
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Mesa - Broadway Palm West

Featuring Fourever Tops, a Motown tribute to the Temptations & The Four Tops, $39 for dinner and show, $20 for show only, doors open at 6 pm, concerts at 7:30 pm, 480-325-6700 or http://BroadwayPalmWest.com

JUL 28
8th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration
Sedona - Uptown Sedona

Cowboy festivities and western entertainment, Cowboy parade down Jordan Road to Cowboy Plaza, gunfights at High Noon, live performances, live western music, western artists and western trades and crafts demonstrations, compete in the Spirit of the West Outfit Contest, (prizes for the most authentic spirit of the West outfit, so dress the part), 10 am – 8 pm, 928-204-2390 or http://www.sedonamainstreet.com

JUL 28
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JUL 29
7th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row
Prescott

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.prescottregulators.org

JUL 28
5th Annual La Noche de Vaquero - National Day of the Cowboy
Superior

Dinner and dancing celebrating the cowboy, 520-689-0200 orhttp://www.superiorazchamber.net

JUL 28
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JUL 29
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, 6:30 am - 5:30 pm, free, 520-384-2084 orwww.appleannies.com

JUL 28
Starlight Ride/Grape Train Escape/Tequila Train
Clarkdale - Verde Canyon Railroad

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

JUL 28
Movies on the Square
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

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

JUL 28
Bar-B-Que & Dance
Alpine - Nutrioso Community Center

Nutrioso Community Center,also arts and crafts vendors, 928-339-4122 orhttp://www.alpinearizona.com

JUL 28
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JUL 29
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, 6:30 am - 5:30 pm, free, 520-384-2084 orwww.appleannies.com  

JUL 28
14th Annual Summer Navajo Rug & Indian Art Auction
Prescott - Smoki Museum

Preview at 10 am, auction at 1 pm, includes 300 historic and contemporary Navajo weavings, http://smokimuseum.org

 

JUL 28
Summer Saturday Evenings at Desert Museum
Tucson - Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

The museum stays open after sundown on Saturdays all summer long, with exhibits featuring the Sonoran Desert's nocturnal plants and wildlife, 7 am - 10 pm (last ticket sold at 9:15 pm), 520-883-2702 or http://www.desertmuseum.org

JUL 28
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 orhttp://ag.arizona.edu/bta

JUL 28
Exploring Nature
Mormon Lake - Mormon Lake Lodge

Learn about the wildlife in the forest all around Mormon Lake Lodge with Program Leader Larry Snead, the Mormon Lake Lodge Environmental Programs Manager, includes a short hike on the “Trail for Tomorrow” that meanders through the forest in the cabin area, kids under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult, free, 9-11:30 am, 928-354-2227 or http://www.mormonlakelodge.com/

JUL 28
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Mesa - Broadway Palm West

Featuring Take It To The Limit: the ultimate Eagles tribute, $39 for dinner and show, $20 for show only, doors open at 6 pm, concerts at 7:30 pm, 480-325-6700 orhttp://BroadwayPalmWest.com

JUL 29
Bringing Them Home: The Chautauquas
Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum

Sharlot Hall Museum Blue Rose Theater, featuring politician, miner and entrepreneur Ralph Cameron performed by Parker Anderson, $3-5, 2 pm, 928-445-3122 orhttp://www.sharlot.org

 

JUL 29
Sunday Afternoon at Carr House – Birding by Ear
Sierra Vista - Carr House

Rick Romea, expert birder, will help us to start to develop a common language to describe bird vocalizations, using examples from common southwest birds, learn to characterize bird sounds as to common types and sound qualities, identify to whom that “twittering call” or “thin whistle” belongs, free, 1:30 pm, 520-417-6960 or http://www.huachucamountains.org

JUL 30
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AUG 7
10th Annual Art Unraveled
Phoenix - Embassy Suites

Join others from around the world in mixed media art workshops 9 am - 4:30 pm and evening workshops 6:30-9:30 pm , i.e., painting, drawing, jewelry making, book making, collage, journaling, metal clay, etc., workshops priced individually so that you could attend 1 or many workshops; shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, 8/6, 10 am - 4 pm, http://www.artunraveled.com

NOV 19
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SEP 3Events-centennial-arizona

Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary
Phoenix - Heard Museum

 

A fun new exhibit of Arizona’s official state neckwear, http://www. heard.org

JAN 1
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AUG 31
From Story Rock to Story Books: The Children’s Literature Center Commemorates Arizona’s Centennial with Art and Books
Phoenix

From Story Rock to Story Books: The Children’s Literature Center Commemorates Arizona’s Centennial with Art and Books – Burton Barr Central Library, a remarkable collection of original art and award-winning books exemplifying the history and culture of Arizona, http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org

JAN 21
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AUG 20
Hopi Quilts: Unique Yet Universal
Tucson - Arizona State Museum

Featuring 20 Hopi quilt from the 1970s to the present. http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu

FEB 11
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SEP 3Events-centennial-arizona
Centennial Canvas: Paintings by Prescott Artists
Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum

 

Features works by created for this exhibition, in the new exhibition space, featuring Prescott and Yavapai County for the Centennial, 928-445-3122 or http://www.sharlot.org

FEB 11
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AUG 31Events-centennial-arizona
Geronimo: The Apache Experience
Phoenix - Heard Museum

 

Examines the celebrity attached to Geronimo and the resulting misrepresentations of Apache culture and heritage that followed the intense media attention, insight into the historic groups of Apaches and the leaders who were overshadowed by Geronimo’s persona, http://www.heard.org

APR 28
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JUN 1
Basketry Treasured
Tucson - Arizona State Museum

A sampling of the world’s largest collection of Southwest American Indian basketry and other woven wonders of American heritage. An exhibit of 500 pieces will represent the depth and breadth of the larger collection (some 25,000+ pieces) and provide an introduction to this peerless assemblage, designated an American Treasure in 2011. www.statemuseum.arizona.edu

MAY 5
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AUG 31
Exhibit: Hopi Summer
Prescott - Smoki Museum

In 1927 a family from the east, ventured out on a cross-country trip, an eight day stop in Hopi resulted in an amazing friendship between two women from very different cultures, learn about the story, written by Carolyn O’Bagy Davis and see the collection from 1927 on loan from Wesleyan University, $10, 928-445-1230 orhttp://www.smokimuseum.org

MAY 6
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JUL 8
Summer Concerts in the Park
Scottsdale - McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Live performances, variety of local bands, train & carousel, free, Sundays, 7:30-9 pm, 480-312-2312 or http://www.therailroadpark.com

MAY 25
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JUL 7
To Kill a Mockingbird
Gilbert - Hale Centre Theatre

The story of love and friendship will bring back memories of the past, insight to the present and a glimpse into the future, based on the novel by Harper Lee, set in the South during the 1930s and deals with themes of race and intolerance,http://www.haletheatrearizona.com

MAY 26
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SEP 1
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, $8-18, Thursdays and Saturdays 7 pm, 480-941-1225 or www.dbg.org

MAY 26
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SEP 3
Arizona Snowbowl's Scenic Skyride
Flagstaff - Arizona Snowbowl

The easiest way to see northern Arizona is by taking the skyride, ranger talks at the top Fri-Sun., $8-12, daily 10 am - 4 pm, 928-779-1951 orhttp://www.arizonasnowbowl.com

JUN 1
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JUL 31
Native American Dances
Holbrook - Historic Courthouse Square

A variety of authentic dances & involve the members of the public who wish to participate, free, weekdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, 928-524-6558 or 800-524-2459 orhttp://www.gotourHolbrook.com

JUN 4
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OCT 7Events-centennial-arizona
Arizona Centennial Exhibition “100 Years / 100 Ranchers”
Wickenburg - Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Scott Baxter photographed 100 ranchers throughout Arizona who have been ranching the same land since 1912 or earlier. http://www.westernmuseum.org

JUN 8
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JUL 22
Grease
Peoria - Arizona Broadway Theatre

One of the best-known and most-loved musicals of all time bursts on the scene in an all-new production, the Pink Ladies have never looked better and the Greasers are as slick as ever in this blockbuster hit that explores the teen-age complexities of love, cars and drive-ins, 623-776-8400 or http://www.azbroadway.org

JUN 16
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AUG 26
Rodeo Gals: When Bronc Riders Wore Lipstick
Prescott - Phippen Museum

Cheri Raftery’s extensive collection of clothing, equipment and photographs from the golden age of the cowgirl, $, http://phippenartmuseum.org/

 

JUN 17
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OCT 28Events-centennial-arizona
Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton: Artist and Advocate in Early Arizona
Flagstaff - Museum of Northern Arizona

First major retrospective of her work and pays tribute to this multitalented artist and marks the Arizona Arizona Centennial, as well as the Coltons’ honeymoon visit to Flagstaff in 1912, http://www.musnaz.org

JUN 24
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AUG 31
Dine in Sedona Restaurant Fest
Sedona

A culinary tour of Sedona, experience a selection of specially priced meals from a variety of restaurants, 3-course, prix-fixe dinner at three levels, classic dining is $17; elegant dining is $25, fine dining $35, http://www.dineinsedona.com

JUN 26
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JUL 1
Phoenix Volleyball Festival
Phoenix - Phoenix Convention Center

Phoenix Convention Center and US Airways Arena, more than 6,000 players from more than 700 teams from more than 25 states, players aged 12-18 play across 140 courts, free, http://www.volleyball-festival.com

JUN 27
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JUL 2
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents Dragons
Phoenix - USAirways Center

Breathtaking skills in a circus tournament of champions, http://usairwayscenter.com   

JUN 28
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JUL 4
125th Annual Prescott Frontier Days & World's Oldest Rodeo
Prescott - 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

JUN 28
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JUL 1
9th Annual Lavender Festival
Concho - Red Rock Farms

Lavender walking tours, u-cut lavender, cooking & craft demonstrations, products for sale, growing tips, $5, 9 am – 3 pm, 928-337-2289 orhttp://www.RedRockFarms.com

JUN 28
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JUL 1
Railhead Shooting Competition
Williams - Williams Shooting Range

With the Arizona Cowboy Shooters Assoc., includes shooting range, vendors and event banquet at the Wild West Junction, http://www.acsainc.com

JUN 28
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JUL 20
Charlotte’s Web
Peoria - Arizona Broadway Theatre

Beloved children's classic comes to the stage, http://azbroadway.org

JUN 29
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JUL 1
32nd Annual Prescott Rodeo Days Fine Arts & Crafts Show
Prescott - Courthouse Plaza

A juried show featuring on-site artisans and crafts persons from across the Southwest, music and entertainment, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-443-5220 orhttp://www.prescottdowntown.com

JUN 29
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JUL 7
4th of July Rodeo
Kayenta - Kayenta Community Rodeo Grounds

Includes all Indian Rodeo, Junior Rodeo, country western dances, roping classic, celebrating Kayenta’s 100 year anniversary, 602-284-2164 orhttp://www.kayentarodeo.com

 

JUN 29
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JUL 1
Grand Canyon Renaissance Faire & Mountain Music Festival
Williams

Featuring stage shows, food and comedy, marketplace, music, swordplay, $10, 10 am – 6 pm, 928-635-2394 or http://www.gcrenfaire.com/

JUN 29
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JUL 1
Sunrise 3-D Shoot
Greer - Sunrise Park Resort

Competitive shoots and shoots for fun, 928-735-7669 orhttp://www.sunriseskipark.com

JUN 30
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JUL 1
32nd Annual Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival
Pine - Pine Community Center

75 arts & crafts booths, food, free, Sat 8 am – 5 pm, Sun 8 am – 4 pm, 928-476-4480 or http://www.paysonrimcountry.com or http://www.pinestrawhs.org/

JUN 30
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JUL 2
Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park Fourth of July Show
Flagstaff - Wheeler Park

Juried fine art and craft show, no imports, mass produced good or commercial resale, live continuous music, food booths, children’s activities, free, Sat 9 am – 6 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm, 928-556-9498 or http://www.flagstaffartinthepark.com  

JUN 30
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JUL 1
79th Annual Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture
Flagstaff - Museum of Northern Arizona

Meet Hopi master & emerging artists, Hopi social dances, taste traditional foods, walk the nature trail with a guide of native plants & their uses, learn about the Hopi values of humility, cooperation, respect, land and earth stewardship, $4-7, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-774-5213 or http://www.musnaz.org

JUN 30
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JUL 1
37th Annual NEAFAA Arts & Crafts Show
Show Low - Charlie Clark’s

A park-like setting under tall trees, food from Charlie Clark's Restaurant and live music, creative original fine art and fine craft, artists from Arizona and the Southwest, fine art paintings, photography, metal work, sculpture, glass, pottery, fabric art, and jewelry, silent auction and raffle, Fri-Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, 928-367-3916 or http://www.highcountryartgallery.com

JUN 30
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JUL 1
Independence Day Festival
Flagstaff - Pioneer Museum

Historical re-enactors, Civil War and  Mountain men camps, cowboys and other pioneers, traditional skills including blacksmithing, wood-working, camp cooking, 2nd US Artillery Battery B provides historic artillery demos, $3, 10 am – 4 pm, 928-774-6272 or http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org

JUN 30
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JUL 1
Arizona Folklore Preserve Concert
Sierra Vista - Arizona Folklore Preserve

Featuring Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, reservations required, $6-20, 2 pm, 520-378-6165 or http://www.arizonafolklore.com

JUL 1
17th Annual Holualoa Firecracker Triathlon
Tucson - UofA Campus

750 meter pool swim, 12 mile bike ride around the UA area, 3 mile run through UA campus, includes a Youth Triathlon with a 250 meter swim, a 4 mile bike and a 1 mile run, 5:45 am, http://www.tritucson.com

JUL 1
2012 Wine Festival and Auction
Prescott - Talking Rock Ranch

More than 250 wines available, auction benefits local charities, 11 am – 7 pm,rdavis@talkingrockclub.com

JUL 1
Jazz at the Museum
Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum

The Rob Ratner Jazz Band performs a “Latin & Bossa Nova” program, $10-14, 2 pm, 928-445-3122 or http://sharlot.org/

 

JUL 1
Hualapai Mountain Park – Craft Fair & Swap Meet
Kingman - Hualapai Mountain Park

 Every first Sunday of July & August, beat the heat and travel up the mountain to Rec. Area #1, free, 9 am – 3 pm, 928-681-5700

JUL 2
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JUL 4
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres
Phoenix - Chase Field

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

JUL 3
41st Annual Fourth of July Celebration
Wickenburg - Sunset Park

Vendors, entertainment, food, fireworks, 7-9 pm, 928-684-5479 orhttp://www.outwickenburgway.com

JUL 3
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JUL 4
45th Annual 4th of July Celebration
Sierra Vista - Veterans Memorial Park

On the 3rd at 5 pm a street dance, on the 4th pets & people parade, entertainment, food, displays, bands play at 6 pm, largest fireworks display in Cochise County at dusk, free, 800-288-3861 or 520-266-2304 or www.visitsierravista.com

JUL 3
Independence Day Celebration
Anthem - Anthem Community Park

Musical entertainment, a kids’ zone with water slides and inflatables, pony rides, and face painting, fireworks display at 9:30 pm, event is 6-10 pm,http://www.OnlineAtAnthem.com

JUL 3
Independence Day Music Festival
Scottsdale - Salt River Fileds at Talking Stick

Featuring the music of Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and the largest fireworks show in the valley, 480-270-5000 or http://www.saltriverfields.com/

JUL 3
2012 Light Up the Sky Festival
Phoenix - Maryvale Baseball Park

Features various games, activities designed for youth of all ages, then fireworks, free, 6:30-9:30 pm, 602-262-6275 or www.phoenix.gov/parks

JUL 3
Zoo by Moonlight
Prescott - Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary

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

JUL 3
8th Annual Red, White and Boom Community Fireworks
Ahwatukee Foothills - Ahwatukee Country Club

Presented by Vision Community Management, hot do eating contest, music, veteran’s color guard, kid’s area, gates open at 6 pm and fireworks at 9 pm, bring blankets and lawn chairs or purchase tickets to the air-conditioned hospitality area which includes a meal, drinks and reserved seating area, 480-753-7676 orhttp://www.AhwatukeeChamber.com or http://www.hdeagency.com

JUL 4
100th Annual July 4th Round Valley Rodeo & Parade
Eagar

Rodeo competition, bull riding & barrel racing competition, parade, fireworks, rodeo, BBQ, art walk, arts & crafts vendors, community garage show, quilt exhibit, fireworks, $5, 10 am, 928-333-2123 or http://www.springerville-eagarchamber.com 

JUL 4
16th Annual 4th of July Parade
Flagstaff - Historic Downtown

Old-fashioned community parade, 100 entries include vintage vehicles, dancing, music, animals, floats, free, 9 am, 928-774-4505 or 800-842-7293 orhttp://www.flagstaffchamber.com

JUL 4
3rd Annual 4th of July Tractor Pull
Page - Big Lake Trading Post

JUL 4
34th Annual 4th of July at the Grand Canyon/Tusayan
Grand Canyon (Tusayan)

Theme is Happy Birthday Arizona, celebrate with a parade at 3 pm, food, beer garden sponsored by Grand Canyon Brewing Company, live band “Whiskey Rodeo”, fun for all, free, 3-8:30 pm, 928-638-2901 or http://therealgrandcanyon.info

JUL 4
July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival
Tempe - Tempe Beach Park

Fireworks Spectacular, concert event stage, live music, inflatable kid's Ride village, vendors, water fun and games for the family, $8 or $15 for two, under 12 free, 4-11 pm, 480-350-5189 or http://www.tempe4th.com

JUL 4
26th Annual Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony
Yuma - Caballero Park

Includes a military color guard & firing party, patriotic music & speaker, 928-343-1715 or www.caballeros.org

JUL 4
4th of July Celebration
Benson - City Park

City Park, 9 am parade, entertainment, 10:30 am fire department water fights, food, live music, fireworks at dusk and a family dance at the Lion’s Park, free, 520-586-4293 orhttp://www.bensonvisitorcenter.com 

JUL 4
Chandler’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Chandler - Tumbleweed Park

4 pm free rides for the children, live music, food, fireworks at 9:30 pm, free, $5 per vehicle for on-site parking, 480-236-9123 or http://www.chandleraz.gov

JUL 4
Firecracker Express
Clarkdale - Verde Canyon Railroad

Celebrate with a barbeque and patriotic music, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 orhttp://www.verdecanyonrr.com

JUL 4
Florence Freedom Fest
Florence - Heritage Park

Family day events, horseshoe tournament, Florence “Fiery Salsa” challenge,  red, white and blue family parade, pool activities, entertainment, vendors and fireworks show, 520-868-7589 or www.visitflorenceaz.com/ or www.florencemainstreet.com

JUL 4
Hometown 4th of July
Williams

Hometown 4th of July – an “All American Holiday” with one of the biggest parades in Northern Arizona at 6 pm, Arizona Vintage Baseball League Exhibition games, local Rotary BBQ, Kiwanis Korn Roast, ice cream social at the Methodist Church, Cataract Creek Rambler steam engine all weekend, 928-635-1418 or 800-863-0546 orhttp://www.ExperienceWilliams.com

JUL 4
4th of July Celebration
Kingman - Mohave County Fairgrounds

A family festival and fireworks show, games, contests, food and vendors, 3-9 pm, 928-753-2636 or http://www.mcfafairgrounds.org

JUL 4
Cars and Stars, Car Show & Block Party
Kingman

Car show, burnout contest, music and more, 4 pm, 928-727-7866 orhttp://www.route66wingsandwheels.com

JUL 4
Fourth of July
Page - City Park

Crafts, food, kids games and prizes, fire trucks spraying water, fireworks, free, 11 am – 8 pm, 928-645-2741 or http://www.pagechamber.com  H *  x

JUL 4
Fourth of July Celebration
Patagonia

11 am parade with hanging of Grand Marshall at noon at Town Gazebo, music, food and vendors in the park all day, 8 pm fireworks at Patagonia High School, 520-394-0060 or 888-794-0060 or http://www.patagoniaaz.com

JUL 4
Independence Day Celebration
Payson - Green Valley Park

 8 am patriotic ceremony, 1-4 pm, kid games, 3rd Annual Payson Arizona Foot Races, 7 pm, live music by Technicolors, 9 pm, fireworks, http://www.paysonrimcountry.com

JUL 4
Independence Day Celebration
Payson - Green Valley Park

 8 am patriotic ceremony, 1-4 pm, kid games, 3rd Annual Payson Arizona Foot Races, 7 pm, live music by Technicolors, 9 pm, fireworks, http://www.paysonrimcountry.com

JUL 4
2012 ARR Summer Series Race #3
Peoria - Rio Vista Community Park

Rio Vista Community Park, 5K run, 5K walk, 6:30 am, 602-954-8341 orwww.getsetaz.com or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com

JUL 4
All American Festival
Peoria - Peoria Sports Complex

Musical entertainment on multiple stages, an F-16 fly-over, food, kids zone and water zone, vendors, fireworks, $5, 12 & under free, 5-10 pm, 623-773-7198 orhttp://www.PeoriaSportsComplex.com  

JUL 4
City of Prescott 4th of July Extravaganza
Prescott - Pioneer Park

Craft tents for kids, contests, carnival games and rides, water slide, bungee jumping, pony rides, vendors, live music, food, free, carnival wrist band $15, noon – 10 pm, 928-777-1349 or http://www.visit-prescott.com

JUL 4
Freedom Fest 2012
Show Low - Show Low High School

Features parade along the Deuce of Clubs, kid’s games and activities, concert and fireworks at Show Low High School, 928-532-4140 orhttp://www.showlowaz.gov/recreation 

JUL 4
Family Style 4th of July
Tombstone - Medigovich Field

Softball tournament, street entertainment, games, food, city fireworks at dusk, free, 8:30 am, 520-457-3994 or http://www.tombstonechamber.com

JUL 4
Fourth of July Celebration
Tubac - Tubac Village

Tubac Village and Tubac Golf Resort, old-fashioned family fun, free games and crafts for the kids from 10 am - noon, fireworks in the evening, 520-398-2704 orhttp://www.tubacaz.com

JUL 4
27th Annual Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix Fourth
Phoenix - Steele Indian School Park

Three stages of entertainment, Kids World area, classic car exhibit, refreshment vendors, free, 6-9:30 pm, 602-262-6862 or http://www.phoenix.gov 

JUL 4
Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
Kingman - Memorial Park Kingman

Games, game booths, food vendors, music, 3-legged races, sack races, balloon toss, volley ball, horse shoes, egg races and more, 951-203-1479 or 928-232-0994

JUL 4
4th of July Fireworks
Wellton - Butterfield Park

Butterfield Park, (10234 Dome St.), food booths and fireworks at dark, 928-785-3348 or http://www.town.wellton.az.us

JUL 4
30th Annual 4th of July Celebration
Surprise - Surprise Stadium

Fireworks will follow the Rookie League Baseball Game at approx. 8:30 pm, gates open at 4:30 pm, 623-222-2000 or http://www.surpriseaz.com/specialevents

JUL 4
July 4th Laser Light Show and Concert
Sedona - Posse Grounds Park

Concert by 2Suns, Red Rock BBQ food for sale, free glow sticks and a laser light show at dark, free, 6:30 pm, 928-282-7098 or http://www.SedonaAZ.gov/Park

JUL 4
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JUL 8
Exploring Nature
Mormon Lake - Mormon Lake Lodge

Enjoy all of the environmental education and other family fun  events and celebrations on this 5-day holiday, kids games, roping at the arena, trout and crayfish tournament, horseshoe tournament, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, Mormon Lake 4th of July Parade, free, 602-469-0708 or 928-354-2227 orhttp://www.mormonlakelodge.com/

JUL 5
23rd Annual Summer Spectacular ArtWalk
Scottsdale - Scottsdale Arts District

Chill with music, art and prize-filled ice sculptures, dozens of galleries host artist receptions, demonstrations, hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association in conjunction with City of Scottsdale, free, 7-9 pm, 480-990-3939 orhttp://www.scottsdalegalleries.com 

JUL 5
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JUL 8
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Phoenix - Chase Field

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

JUL 5
Fourth of July Celebration & Fireworks
Casa Grande - Paul Mason Sportsplex

Red, White and Blue parade followed by the fireworks, 7:30 pm, 520-421-8677 orhttp://www.casagrandechamber.org 

JUL 5
Gallery Row ArtWalk
Tucson - At Skyline and Campbell

Browse the eclectic collection of fine art, enjoy live music and wine tastings at each of the Gallery Row galleries, Thursday evenings, 5-7 pm, 520-615-300 orhttp://www.tucsongalleryrow.com/

JUL 6
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JUL 8
12th Annual Arizona Coin, Currency & Stamp Expo
Mesa - Holiday Inn

Coins, currency & stamps, hobby supplies, free advice on collecting, unusual coins, gold & currency, door prizes, Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Sat. 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, http://www.bickinternational.com

JUL 6
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JUL 8
5th Annual Medieval Mayhem in the White Mountains
Pinetop-Lakeside - Mountain Meadows Recreation Complex

Celebrating the Medieval times/Dark Ages and the Renaissance all rolled into one, includes Vikings, Celtic warriors, pirates, nights in armor, an entire queen’s court, elves and faeries, different vendors, attractions, groups and guilds come to play, $10,http://www.azmayhem.com

JUL 6
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

JUL 6
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

JUL 6
Artlink First Fridays
Sedona

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

JUL 6
Show Low Main Street’s First Friday
Show Low

Deuce 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

JUL 6
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JUL 15
Fred and Mary: An Unconventional Romance
Prescott - Elk's Opera House

Fred and Mary: An Unconventional Romance – Elks Opera House, re-imagines the relationship between groundbreaking architect Mary Jane Colter and pioneering hotelier Fred Harvey who has been credited with “civilizing” the West, straddling the border between historical and alternate realities, their story is interwoven with the beauty and culture of the indigenous people of the Southwest, 7 pm, 928-777-1370 orhttp://www.elksoperahouse.com

 

JUL 6
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Mesa - Broadway Palm West

Featuring Piano Man, celebrating the music of Billy Joel & Elton John, and features the multi-talented Terry Davies accompanied by a 10-piece band, $39 for dinner and show, $20 for show only, doors open at 6 pm, concerts at 7:30 pm, 480-325-6700 orhttp://BroadwayPalmWest.com

JUL 6
Downtown Friday Nights 2012
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

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

JUL 6
Stargate to Downtown Yuma Block Party
Yuma - Historic Downtown Yuma

A live band and food vendors on Main Street, 5-11 pm, 928-373-5028

JUL 7
Heritage Program Film Series
Flagstaff - Museum of Northern Arizona

This week: How to Make Fry Bread,  historic and home film footage from 1973 from the American Indian Film Gallery, discusses the role of food and frybread in American Indian culture, a frybread vendor will be onsite, also a mockumentary film: More than Fry Bread, with professional Native actors as well as locals, $6-10, 928-774-5213 orhttp://www.musnaz.org

JUL 7
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”, after the parade & activities, the show will end before the fireworks begin. $1-5, 7 pm, 928-339-4656 orhttp://www.alpinearizona.com

JUL 7
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/

JUL 7
Tlaquepaque’s Sizzlin’ Summer Bash
Sedona - Tlaquepaque

Pie eating contests, Dixieland, hot jazz and blues, potato sack races, face painting, and star-spangled crafts for kids, BBQ, a Red local fire engine truck courtesy of Sedona Fire Department, free, 11 am – 5 pm, 928-282-4838 or http://www.tlaq.com

JUL 7
Ha:san Bak Saguaro Harvest Festival
Vail - Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Participants harvest saguaro fruit, prepare & taste saguaro products & learn about the saguaro, its natural history, importance & uses to the Tohono O'odham, $65 for the workshop, plus admission, pre-register, for just the celebration with tastings and entertainment, $5/car up to six people, 520-647-7121 orhttp://www.colossalcave.com 

JUL 7
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JUL 28
Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk
Show Low - Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk – Festival Marketplace

Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk – Festival Marketplace, (1041 E. Deuce of Clubs, 85901), featuring local produce growers, food product producers, artisans and craftspeople, entertainment, Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm, 928-521-9284 orhttp://www.showlowfarmersmarket.com

JUL 7
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JUL 8
Independence Day Celebration
Heber-Overgaard

Parade at 11 am on Saturday, Festival in the Park at Tall Timbers Navajo County Park, with arts & crafts, food, entertainment, games, fireworks at Mogollon High School, 928-535-5777 or http://www.heberovergaard.org

JUL 7
Starlight Ride/Grape Train Escape/Tequila Train
Clarkdale - Verde Canyon Railroad

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

JUL 7
July 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

JUL 7
Byway of Arizona Music Series
Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum

Sharlot Hall Museum, Featuring Hans Olson, a musician’s musician from Phoenix, $10-14, 7:30 pm, 928-445-3122 or http://www.sharlot.org

JUL 7
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JUL 8
Top of the Pines Disc Golf Tournament
Pinetop-Lakeside - Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex

A 2012 Southwest Cactus Series tournament,http://www.whitemountaindiscgolf.com

JUL 7
July 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 Domingo DeGrazia-Spanish Guitar Band, blends Spanish guitar passion with the flair of Flamenco music, $13-16, 5:30-7 pm, 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org

JUL 7Events-centennial-arizona
Pine Community Centennial Celebration
Pine

Museum opens at 10 am, parade at 10:30 am, BBQ under the Ramada hosted by the Pine/Strawberry Historical Society at noon, $5-8, activities for children under the Ramada, historical speaker, community dance with Junction 87 at 6 pm, 928-476-3678

JUL 7
Summer Saturday Evenings at Desert Museum
Tucson - Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the museum stays open after sundown on Saturdays all summer long, with exhibits featuring the Sonoran Desert's nocturnal plants and wildlife, 7 am - 10 pm (last ticket sold at 9:15 pm), 520-883-2702 orhttp://www.desertmuseum.org

JUL 7
KRMC Foundation - First Cam Bam!
Kingman - Mohave Community College

A 5K obstacle course, BBQ, and refreshments follow, $10-60, 6:30 am, 928-757-2800 or http://www.active.com

JUL 7
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Mesa - Broadway Palm West

Broadway Palm, featuring AbbaFab, the premier ABBA experience featuring Anne Davies, Chelsea Faulds and a 9-9piece band, $39 for dinner and show, $20 for show only, doors open at 6 pm, concerts at 7:30 pm, 480-325-6700 orhttp://BroadwayPalmWest.com

JUL 7
Dragonfly Walk
Superior - Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Parents and kids can learn to identify colorful dragonfly species during a one-hour walk, $3-7.50, 9:30 am, 520-689-2811 or http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

JUL 7
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

JUL 8
4th Annual JCC Scottsdale Firecracker Adult & Youth & Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon
Scottsdale - Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center Pool

Mini tri: adults: 250 yd. swim, 9.5 mi bike, 2 mi run; Maxi Tri: 500 yd. swim, 12.6 mi bike, 2 mi run; Youth: 100 yd swim, 3.1 mi bike; ½ mi run DU: adults: ½ mi. run, 9.5 mi bike, 2 mi run, 5:30 am, http://www.trifamilyracing.com

JUL 8
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JUL 22
15th Annual New Works Festival
Phoenix - Phoenix Theatre

New plays presented in staged reading and workshop production formats by professional actors and directors, audience talkbacks, $10, 602-254-2151 orhttp://www.phoenixtheatre.com 

JUL 8
Run with the Roosters
Tucson - Old Tucson

5 mile run & walk, customized finisher tech shirts, free Mexican breakfast and overall and 5-year age group awards, 5 am, http://www.everyoneruns.net

JUL 10
Classic Country Jukebox
Prescott - Elks Opera House

Elks Opera House, Featuring the hits of classic country from the 1920's thru the early 90's, 7 pm, 928-777-1370 or http://www.elksoperahouse.com

 

JUL 11
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JUL 15
Native American Basketball Invitational
Phoenix - US Airways Center

U.S. Airways Center, http://www.nabihoops.com

JUL 12
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JUL 15
Camp Butterfly
Greer - Butterfly Lodge Museum

4 days of art immersion, 9:00am to 11:45am: quilted wall hanging, Mexican tile trivet or wind chime, pottery flower bowl, pre-registration required (kit fees for materials only), three expert presenters / three products for each participant, http://butterflylodgemuseum.org

JUL 12
Gallery Row ArtWalk
Tucson - At Skyline and Campbell

Browse the eclectic collection of fine art, enjoy live music and wine tastings at each of the Gallery Row galleries, Thursday evenings, 5-7 pm, 520-615-300 orhttp://www.tucsongalleryrow.com/

JUL 13
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JUL 15
27th Annual Summer Showcase Arizona Antique Show
Flagstaff - Coconino County Fairgrounds

$3, Fri-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm, 602-717-7337 orhttp://www.azantiqueshow.com

JUL 13
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JUL 14
11th Annual Music from Greer - Concerts with Altitude
Greer - Ragel Community Center

Chamber music concerts, this week features Quartet Greer, strings & piano, 7 pm, admission by donation, http://www.musicfromgreer.com/

JUL 13
7th Annual Summer Spaaaah Series
Litchfield Park - Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at The Wigwam

Luxury spa events, with gift bag, open house party, certificate for a 50 or 60- minute spa service, benefits Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, $110, 6-9 pm,http://summerspaseries.com/

JUL 13
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AUG 25
Bye Bye Birdie
Gilbert - Hale Theater

It’s 1960 and hip-swingin’ teen idol superstar Conrad Birdie has been drafted into the army, he is sent off in style with a swell new song and one last kiss from a lucky teenage fan on The Ed Sullivan Show, http://www.haletheatrearizona.com

JUL 13
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Mesa - Broadway Palm West

Broadway Palm, featuring Second Helping a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, $39 for dinner and show, $20 for show only, doors open at 6 pm, concerts at 7:30 pm, 480-325-6700 or http://BroadwayPalmWest.com

JUL 13
Demi Lovato
Phoenix - Comerica Theatre

Demi Lovato, Hot Chelle Raw – Comerica Theatre, 8 pm, http://livenation.com

JUL 13
Downtown Friday Nights 2012
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

Featuring a variety of theatre, dance, music and live art demonstrations, this week features Orchestra Northern Arizona and Human Nature Dance Theatre, 6-8 pm, http:// heritagesquaretrust.org

JUL 13
Downtown Friday Nights 2012
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

Featuring a variety of theatre, dance, music and live art demonstrations, this week features Orchestra Northern Arizona and Human Nature Dance Theatre, 6-8 pm, http:// heritagesquaretrust.org

JUL 14
Marana Bluegrass Concert Series
Tucson - Crossroads at Silverbell Park

This week features The Sonoran Dogs, a new Tucson/Phoenix-based bluegrass band made up of regionally and nationally known musicians, Jam session with Unusual Suspects, free, 6:15 pm, 520-797-3959 orhttp://saaca.org/Marana_Backyard_Concerts.html

JUL 14

JUL 14
27th Annual Plant Sale and Penstemon Festival
Flagstaff - 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 14
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JUL 15
15th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market
Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum

Traditional and contemporary works of art, arts & crafts demonstrations, Indian fry bread, musical performances, cultural presentations, $5, children are fee, Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 9 am – 4 pm, 928-445-3122 or http://www.sharlot.org

JUL 14
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JUL 15
12 Hours at Night Mountain Bike Ride
Prescott - Pioneer Park

12 hour endurance mountain bike event for solo racers or teams of 2 or 3 done relay style, an 8-mile lap that includes wide track, hills, twisty single track, tunnels and more, benefits Prescott Kiwanis Foundation Endowment Fund, break out the headlights, $65 to participate, free for spectators, 8 pm – 8 am, 928-713-2733 or http://www.12hoursatnight.com or http://www.go-ar.com/12han.html

JUL 14
Movies on the Square
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

Flagstaff summer weather and watch this week’s feature: Kung Fu Panda 2, pre-movie entertainment by Melissa Collins Orchestra, free, Saturdays, 3-10 pm,http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square/

JUL 14
White Mountain Women’s Club Home and Garden Tour
Pinetop-Lakeside

White Mountain Women’s Club Home and Garden Tour – includes houses in Show Low, Lakeside and Pinetop, 928-537-1567 or http://ci.pinetop-lakeside.az.us/ 

JUL 14
2012 ARR Summer Series Race #4
Tempe - Kiwanis Park

Kiwanis Park, 5K run/walk, 6:30 am, 602-954-8341 orhttp://www.arizonaroadracers.com

JUL 14
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JUL 15
Sweet Corn Extravaganza
Willcox - Apple Annies

Apple Annie's Produce & Pumpkins, corn and other vegetables will be available for you-pick, enjoy hot roasted sweet corn, free, 8 am – 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 orhttp://www.appleannies.com

JUL 14
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JUL 15
Christian Women’s Barrel Races
Williams

Williams Rodeo Grounds, live performances, 623-694-7646 orhttp://www.ExperienceWilliams.com

JUL 14
Kingman Mohave Lions Club Golf Tournament 2012
Kingman - Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course

 Kingman Mohave Lions Club Golf Tournament 2012 – Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course, four person scramble, $66 includes green fees, cart, goodie bag and lunch, 928-753-6593

JUL 14
3rd Annual Firefighter’s Luau
Prescott - Old Firehouse Plaza

3rd Annual Firefighter’s Luau
July 14
Old Firehouse Plaza, 10:00 am to midnight
220 W. Goodwin St., Prescott
http://www.prescottffcharities.org/

Sand volleyball tournaments, raffle prizes, Tiki bars, live entertainment, pig roast, fire dancers and lots more!

JUL 14
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Mesa - Broadway Palm West

Broadway Palm, featuring The Kool Band with “Three Decades of Gold” a tribute to the great rock and roll music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, $39 for dinner and show, $20 for show only, doors open at 6 pm, concerts at 7:30 pm, 480-325-6700 orhttp://BroadwayPalmWest.com

JUL 14
Summer Saturday Evenings at Desert Museum
Tucson - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The museum stays open after sundown on Saturdays all summer long, with exhibits featuring the Sonoran Desert's nocturnal plants and wildlife, 7 am - 10 pm (last ticket sold at 9:15 pm), 520-883-2702 or http://www.desertmuseum.org

JUL 14
Titan Moonlight Madness
Green Valley - Titan Missile Museum

Mad Scientists host seltzer rocket launchings, rocket launch control room visits, space food samplings, astronaut tests and more on the second Saturday of the month, 5-9 pm (last tour 8 pm), 520-625-7736 (reservations required) or http://www.titanmissilemuseum.org/

JUL 14
13th Annual Family Fun Day
Tempe - ASU Art Museum

Includes free hands-on art making projects, educational booths and entertainment in the form of performances by local musicians, dancers, magicians and puppeteers, this summer’s show is Collecting Arizona a tribute to Arizona’s Centennial showcasing artists from the region, free, 10 am – 2 pm, 480-965-2787 or http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu

JUL 14
AZ Trail History Hike
Mormon Lake - Mormon Lake Lodge

 2 mile hike along a section of the Arizona National Scenic Trail led by Larry Snead, the Mormon Lake Lodge Environmental Programs Manager, discusses the history of the development of the Arizona Trail during the hike and shares the story about Flagstaff school teacher, Dale Shewalter, the founder of the Arizona Trail, free, 9-11:30 am, 928-354-2227 or http://www.mormonlakelodge.com/

JUL 14
Learn Your Lizards
Superior - Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Educates participants how to identify common species such as Western whiptails, Tree Lizards, Side-blotched and Greater Earless, family-friendly walk, meet at the visitor center, $3-7.50, 8:30 am, 520-689-2811 or http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

JUL 15
28th Annual Mountain Man Triathlon
Flagstaff - 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 orhttp://www.mountainmanevents.com

JUL 15
WWE’S Money in the Bank
Phoenix - US Airways Center

Favorite WWE Superstars will battle for the coveted “Money in the Bank” briefcase and the guaranteed contract for a WWE title match, $25, 800-745-3000 or http://www.ticketmaster.com

JUL 15
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

JUL 15
Sunday Afternoon at Carr House – Going Batty Over Bats
Sierra Vista - Carr House

Jane Chambers, Friends of the Huachuca Mountains Board Member and Environmental Educator, presents a family oriented program about bats, you will find out about bat myths and discover how interesting and important bats are to the balance of nature, free, 1:30 pm, 520-417-6960 or http://www.huachucamountains.org

JUL 19
Gallery Row ArtWalk
Tucson - At Skyline and Campbell

Browse the eclectic collection of fine art, enjoy live music and wine tastings at each of the Gallery Row galleries, Thursday evenings, 5-7 pm, 520-615-300 orhttp://www.tucsongalleryrow.com/

JUL 19

JUL 20
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JUL 21
20th Annual Camp Verde Cornfest
Camp Verde - Downtown

Live bluegrass music, beer garden, food, family activities on Sat., vendors, farmers market, corn eating contest, hog calling, old-fashioned games, cow pie throwing, vendors, corniest joke contest, free, Fri 3-10 pm, Sat. 10 am – 10 pm,http://campverdecornfest.com/

JUL 20
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JUL 22
11th Annual Lori Piestewa National Native American Games
Fort McDowell

Salt River Community, Fountain Hills and Fort McDowell Indian Community, features competition in sports including  basketball, baseball, cross-country, flag football, softball, volleyball, wrestling & track & field, for men & women, 480-517-9700 orhttp://www.gcsg.org

JUL 20
11th Annual Music from Greer - Concerts with Altitude
Greer - Ragel Community Center

Chamber music concerts, features Ji Sun Lee, piano, Michael Lich, guitar & banjo, 7 pm, admission by donation, http://www.musicfromgreer.com/

JUL 20
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JUL 22
ARCA Arizona State Convention & Hamfest
Williams - Bob Dean Rodeo Grounds

Arizona's largest hamfest, features major manufacturers, dealers, exhibits, speakers, swap meet, seminars, classes, prizes, free, 2 pm, 520-538-0200 or 928-635-1418 orhttp://www.arca-az.org/main/july_hamfest.html

JUL 20
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JUL 22
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Houston Astros
Phoenix - Chase Field

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

JUL 20
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JUL 28
Elk in the Attic
Prescott - Elks Opera House

Elk in the Attic – Elks Opera House, soon after a large number of drought-weary forest animals risk everything to temporarily take up residence in Prescott, nine-year-old Tim Armstrong discovers a huge bull elk named Bill living in the attic above his bedroom, 7:30 pm, 928-777-1370 or http://www.elksoperahouse.com

 

JUL 20
Downtown Friday Nights 2012
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

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

JUL 20
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Mesa - Broadway Palm West

Featuring Buddy & Elvis, a tribute to Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley, $39 for dinner and show, $20 for show only, doors open at 6 pm, concerts at 7:30 pm, 480-325-6700 or http://BroadwayPalmWest.com

JUL 21
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JUL 22
22nd Annual Williamson Valley FD Arts & Crafts Show
Prescott - Courthouse Plaza

Hand-made and enhanced crafts, culinary arts, fine arts, leather, metal works, wood, 9 am - 5 pm, http://www.prescottdowntown.com or http://www.visit-prescott.com

JUL 21
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JUL 22
15th Annual Arizona Highland Celtic Festival
Flagstaff - Foxglenn Park

Celebrating all things Celtic, music, piping, athletics, whisky tasting, educational workshops, vendors, historical reenactment, clans and societies and a kids area, $4-18, Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, 928-556-3161 or http://www.nachs.info

JUL 21
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JUL 22
3rd Annual Flagstaff Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show
Flagstaff - Radisson Woodlands Hotel

Vendors selling jewelry (fine and costume), gold and sterling silver, gems, unset gemstones, minerals, fossils, slabs, rocks, cabochons, crystals, $3, and under 12 free with adult, 928-773-8888

JUL 21
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JUL 22
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, 6:30 am - 5:30 pm, free, 520-384-2084 orhttp://www.appleannies.com

JUL 21
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JUL 22
Sweet Corn Extravaganza
Willcox - Apple Annies

Apple Annie's Produce & Pumpkins, corn and other vegetables will be available for you-pick, enjoy hot roasted sweet corn, free, 8 am – 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 orhttp://www.appleannies.com  

JUL 21
8th Annual Summer Melodrama
Alpine - Alpine Community Center

Alpine Community Center, Alpine Community Theater presents an original melodrama production, titled “Sleight of Hand” or “The Medicine Show Must Go On”, prior is a lasagna dinner & dessert, reservations required, $5 show only, $20 dinner & show, 5:15 pm dinner, 7 pm show, 928-339-4656 or http://www.alpinearizona.com

JUL 21
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 or http://www.kingmantourism.org/

JUL 21
11th Annual Music from Greer - Concerts with Altitude
Greer - Ragel Community Center

Chamber music concerts, features Michael Lich & friends, Noctrane, bluegrass/jazz/roots, 7 pm, admission by donation, http://www.musicfromgreer.com/

JUL 21
Summer Soiree
Flagstaff - The Arboretum at Flagstaff

Catered dinner in the gardens with music, silent and live auctions, fundraising event, $75 for individual tickets; table sponsor options available, 5:30 pm, 928-774-1442 orhttp://www.thearb.org

JUL 21
Movies on the Square
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

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

JUL 21
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/

JUL 21
2nd Annual Splash Mob 5K Fun Run & Walk
Tempe - Kiwanis Park

Benefit Children First Academy, during the run/walk, volunteers and children from the school will line the event course and keep the participants cool by using Super Soakers and water balloons to splash the participants, $35, 7 am, http://www.splashmob5k.com

JUL 21
Operation Help A Vet!
Kingman - Mohave Country Fairgrounds

Operation Help A Vet! – Mohave Country Fairgrounds, features live music, bike show, slow race, burnout competition, food, vendors and more, noon – 10 pm

 

JUL 21
Summer Saturday Evenings at Desert Museum
Tucson - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The museum stays open after sundown on Saturdays all summer long, with exhibits featuring the Sonoran Desert's nocturnal plants and wildlife, 7 am - 10 pm (last ticket sold at 9:15 pm), 520-883-2702 or http://www.desertmuseum.org

JUL 21
Italian Night
Cordes Junction - Arcosanti

This year's Italian evening features opera singer Jayne Casselman joined by piano accompanist Linda Haefler, and of course the Italian dinner in the vaults, reservations required, 5 pm, 928-632-7135 or http://www.arcosanti.org

JUL 21
Kids Fun Day
Mormon Lake - Mormon Lake Lodge

9 am learn how to catch more fish, loaner fishing gear provided on a first come - first serve basis, 1 pm a scavenger hunt - a fun learning event about Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics, prizes for the winning team, kids under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult, free, 9 am - 3:30 pm, 928-354-2227  or http://www.mormonlakelodge.com/

JUL 21
Absolute Bikes Taylor House Benefit Century Bicycle Ride
Flagstaff

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 21
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JUL 29
Tucson International Children's Film Festival
Tucson - The Loft Cinema

A morning children's festival of vintage animated classic films and cartoons, new animated features, and a Yellow Submarine sing-along on July 21, 10 am, free, 520-795-0844 or http://www.loftcinema.com

JUL 21
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, 9:30 am, $3-7.50, 520-689-2811 orhttp://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

JUL 21
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Mesa - Broadway Palm West

Featuring AZ Diamond, The Ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute, $39 for dinner and show, $20 for show only, doors open at 6 pm, concerts at 7:30 pm, 480-325-6700 orhttp://BroadwayPalmWest.com

JUL 22
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

JUL 23
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JUL 27
13th Annual Archaeology Summer Camp for Adults: Conservation Lab
Tucson - Arizona State Museum

Arizona State Museum, in an air-conditioned research lab, special tours, presentations, hands-on activities, $340, registration required, 520-626-8381 orhttp://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu

JUL 23
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JUL 25
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies
Phoenix - Chase Field

Chase Field, baseball, 6:40 & 12:40 pm, 602-462-4600 or http://dbacks.com/

JUL 24
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JUL 28
Grand Canyon Corvette Tour
Flagstaff

5-day guided tour begins in Flagstaff, includes Grand Canyon National Park, and Colorado, limited to Corvettes 1953 to 2012, 928-527-8388 orhttp://www.BloomingtonGoldTours.com

JUL 26
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JUL 28
16th Annual Michael Finney’s Dry Heat Classic
Flagstaff - Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, Includes celebrity golf tournament, live and silent auction, a night of culinary delights with top gourmet chefs, magical entertainment by comedians, magicians and variety acts,http://www.dryheatclassic.com

JUL 26
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JUL 29
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets
Phoenix - Chase Field

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

JUL 26
Gallery Row ArtWalk
Tucson - At Skyline and Campbell

Browse the eclectic collection of fine art, enjoy live music and wine tastings at each of the Gallery Row galleries, Thursday evenings, 5-7 pm, 520-615-300 orhttp://www.tucsongalleryrow.com/

JUL 27
Annual Pioneer Day Celebration
Snowflake

Arts & crafts fair, parade, BBQ, rodeo, dances, kid’s entertainment, theatrical performance, pioneer day run, softball league tournament, free swimming, fireworks display, Sweet Wheels Car Show & Swap,  928-536-4331 orhttp://www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

JUL 27
4th Friday Art Walk
Prescott

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

JUL 27
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JUL 28
Monsoon Madness
Tucson - Tohono Chul Park

A botanical showcase with an impressive assortment of bizarre, edible, showy and trickster cacti, shrubs, herbs, vines and groundcovers, meet local growers, get answers from the experts, free admission to the park during the sale, 4 pm, 520-742-6455 orhttp://www.tohonochulpark.org

JUL 27
7th Annual Summer Spaaaah Series
Phoenix - Arizona Biltmore Spa

Luxury spa events, with gift bag, open house party, certificate for a 50 or 60- minute spa service, benefits Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, $115, 6-9 pm,http://summerspaseries.com/

JUL 27
Hamburger Fry
Globe - Gila County Historical Museum

Hamburger Fry – Gila County Historical Museum, $5, 5:30 pm, 928-425-7385 orhttp://www.globemiamichamber.com

JUL 27
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/

JUL 27
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JUL 29
21st Annual ABATE of Arizona Presents: Too Broke for Sturgis
Mormon Lake - Mormon Lake Lodge

Live music, bike show, poker run, 50/50 raffle, tattoo contest, adults only, $30, 928-354-2227 or http://www.toobrokeforsturgis.com

JUL 27
Downtown Friday Nights 2012
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

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

JUL 27
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Mesa - Broadway Palm West

Featuring Fourever Tops, a Motown tribute to the Temptations & The Four Tops, $39 for dinner and show, $20 for show only, doors open at 6 pm, concerts at 7:30 pm, 480-325-6700 or http://BroadwayPalmWest.com

JUL 28
8th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration
Sedona - Uptown Sedona

Cowboy festivities and western entertainment, Cowboy parade down Jordan Road to Cowboy Plaza, gunfights at High Noon, live performances, live western music, western artists and western trades and crafts demonstrations, compete in the Spirit of the West Outfit Contest, (prizes for the most authentic spirit of the West outfit, so dress the part), 10 am – 8 pm, 928-204-2390 or http://www.sedonamainstreet.com

JUL 28
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JUL 29
7th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row
Prescott

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.prescottregulators.org

JUL 28
5th Annual La Noche de Vaquero - National Day of the Cowboy
Superior

Dinner and dancing celebrating the cowboy, 520-689-0200 orhttp://www.superiorazchamber.net

JUL 28
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JUL 29
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, 6:30 am - 5:30 pm, free, 520-384-2084 orwww.appleannies.com

JUL 28
Starlight Ride/Grape Train Escape/Tequila Train
Clarkdale - Verde Canyon Railroad

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

JUL 28
Movies on the Square
Flagstaff - Heritage Square

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

JUL 28
Bar-B-Que & Dance
Alpine - Nutrioso Community Center

Nutrioso Community Center,also arts and crafts vendors, 928-339-4122 orhttp://www.alpinearizona.com

JUL 28
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JUL 29
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, 6:30 am - 5:30 pm, free, 520-384-2084 orwww.appleannies.com  

JUL 28
14th Annual Summer Navajo Rug & Indian Art Auction
Prescott - Smoki Museum

Preview at 10 am, auction at 1 pm, includes 300 historic and contemporary Navajo weavings, http://smokimuseum.org

 

JUL 28
Summer Saturday Evenings at Desert Museum
Tucson - Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

The museum stays open after sundown on Saturdays all summer long, with exhibits featuring the Sonoran Desert's nocturnal plants and wildlife, 7 am - 10 pm (last ticket sold at 9:15 pm), 520-883-2702 or http://www.desertmuseum.org

JUL 28
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 orhttp://ag.arizona.edu/bta

JUL 28
Exploring Nature
Mormon Lake - Mormon Lake Lodge

Learn about the wildlife in the forest all around Mormon Lake Lodge with Program Leader Larry Snead, the Mormon Lake Lodge Environmental Programs Manager, includes a short hike on the “Trail for Tomorrow” that meanders through the forest in the cabin area, kids under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult, free, 9-11:30 am, 928-354-2227 or http://www.mormonlakelodge.com/

JUL 28
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Mesa - Broadway Palm West

Featuring Take It To The Limit: the ultimate Eagles tribute, $39 for dinner and show, $20 for show only, doors open at 6 pm, concerts at 7:30 pm, 480-325-6700 orhttp://BroadwayPalmWest.com

JUL 29
Bringing Them Home: The Chautauquas
Prescott - Sharlot Hall Museum

Sharlot Hall Museum Blue Rose Theater, featuring politician, miner and entrepreneur Ralph Cameron performed by Parker Anderson, $3-5, 2 pm, 928-445-3122 orhttp://www.sharlot.org

 

JUL 29
Sunday Afternoon at Carr House – Birding by Ear
Sierra Vista - Carr House

Rick Romea, expert birder, will help us to start to develop a common language to describe bird vocalizations, using examples from common southwest birds, learn to characterize bird sounds as to common types and sound qualities, identify to whom that “twittering call” or “thin whistle” belongs, free, 1:30 pm, 520-417-6960 or http://www.huachucamountains.org

JUL 30
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10th Annual Art Unraveled
Phoenix - Embassy Suites

Join others from around the world in mixed media art workshops 9 am - 4:30 pm and evening workshops 6:30-9:30 pm , i.e., painting, drawing, jewelry making, book making, collage, journaling, metal clay, etc., workshops priced individually so that you could attend 1 or many workshops; shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, 8/6, 10 am - 4 pm, http://www.artunraveled.com

 

 
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