4/28-30 MARANA: 7th Annual Marana Bluegrass Festival –

Ora Mae Harn Park, showcases the bands of Arizona and a national headliner, flat pick guitarist winner, maranafestival.com

5/6 CLARKDALE: National Train Day –

Clarkdale train depot, Verde Canyon Railroad celebrates the history of American railroads with an entertaining and educational celebration, guided tours of our historic train and John Bell Museum, 800-293-7245 or verdecanyonrr.com

5/6 PAYSON: Wild West Bass Tournament –

Green Valley Park, bring your kids, enjoy games, music, food and fun, get autographs, learn from the pros and enjoy the festival atmosphere,  paysonrimcountry.com

5/3-7 COTTONWOOD: 51st Annual Verde Valley Fair –

Fairgrounds. old time fair, free entertainment, carnival, livestock show & sale, fine art, homemaking arts, crafts, horticulture & floriculture, 928-634-3290 or vvfair.com

  • World's Oldest Rodeo® - Since 1888, this traditional event has occurred annually over the 4th of July weekend with eight breath-taking performances.
  • Located near Sedona, Arizona, Out of Africa Wildlife Park is Arizona's best wildlife theme park
  • Experience the immensity of the Grand Canyon from a whole new perspective
  • Glendale is the home to the Arizona Cardinals and the nation's finest multi-sport entertainment complex

Welcome to our beautiful state of Arizona where the weather is amazing no matter what time of year. In the winter, temperatures are mild and the sun is shining in central and southern Arizona. This is a perfect time for festivals, golf, and outdoor fun. Summer may be a bit hot in the Valley, but it's perfect for fun at the lakes and sunbathing by the pool. If you want to escape the heat, travel just an hour or two north or east where the temperatures dip to a beautiful 70-85 degrees and the atmosphere is casual, charming and stunningly beautiful.


Discover your adventurous or cultural side with the many attractions around our beautiful state, including museums, wildlife parks and gardens.



From savory, to delicate, delectable to daring, Arizona provides a variety of fine to casual dining, perfect for any mood or budget.



If you're an outdoor enthusiast, or just simply enjoy the sun, you'll find plenty to keep you satisfied, with miles of hiking, biking, golfing, horseback riding or hot air balloon rides.