8/7 Flagstaff: Mountain Melodies Summer Concert Series –
The Arboretum at Flagstaff, spend your summer evenings enjoying live music performed on The Arb stage under the cool pines and with the San Francisco Peaks as a stunning backdrop. Featuring a wide variety of world-music performances on enjoyed by children and adults of all ages, thearb.org
8/14 Williams: Second Saturday Art Walk in Williams –
Route 66, come enjoy the Second Saturday, food, wine, live demos and music, thegalleryinwilliams.com
8/11-15 Marana: Southeast Arizona Birding Festival –
Reid Park, the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival offers expert-guided birding, wildlife, and cultural field trips; photography and bird-ID workshops, vendors, and activities, discovermarana.org
8/15 Glendale: DESERT ROSE’S FARMERS MARKET –
Desert Rose Pizza Gastropub, every third Sunday of the month, breakfast, mimosas, and do some shopping! There’s nothing better than shopping for a unique craft gift and treasures with a mimosa in your hand, visitglendale.com
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MAY 2021 E-NEWSLETTER
Start Your Journey Here!
Start your journey with Arizona State Parks and Trails! Take a road trip across the state to discover more than 30 amazing parks where you can hike, fish, camp, boat, swim, explore, or just relax. We’ve mapped out road trips to take you through different regions of the state, each with its own style and scenery. There’s even a historic park tour if you want to take your learning outside the classroom and get the scoop about the Wild West, copper mining, forts and wars, or long-lived prisons. Arizona’s history, breathtaking landscapes, bucket-list adventures and must-see destinations are all available in your state parks. Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors! You will learn how to set up a tent and an introduction to cooking outside, plus you will get to try some fun activities you can do while camping! The next outing will be May 15-16 at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Let’s get started! Maps, events, road trip ideas and camping or tour reservations are available at: AZStateParks.com.
A small town nestled in the pine country of Arizona, Williams offers countless things to see and do for visitors of all ages. Cruise Route 66 to explore more than six blocks of historic buildings and shops bursting with memorabilia, or plan a visit to the Grand Canyon. Ride the rails through Arizona’s high country. Get up close and personal with nature’s finest creatures at a drive-thru wildlife park. Hit the trail with some outdoor recreation, golf on rolling greens with lush Ponderosa Pines, or shop for that perfect souvenir – Williams, Arizona is the place to do it. Travelers of all walks of life can also find welcoming accommodations in the historic Route 66 motor lodges and the recently refurbished Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. Experience Williams – Gateway to the Grand Canyon! ExperienceWilliams.com.
It’s Time To Get Wild!
Nestled among the peaceful pines of Arizona’s Kaibab National Forest, Bearizona Wildlife Park provides approximately 160 acres of serenity for travelers and its animal residents alike. From the comfort of your own vehicle, you can watch as a wolf crosses the road and greets another pack member with a playfully submissive posture, black bears climb trees, and bison graze under the cool ponderosa canopy. The memorable journey through the park is ripe with photo opportunities of North American wildlife. Or step out of the car into the cool air in Fort Bearizona, a beautiful 20-acre walk-thru area, along winding paths which is more of a “zoo” typesetting. Now Open, Bearizona’s Gift Shop, 12,000 sq. ft. filled with wonderful items to purchase and remember your incredible experience. Bearizona Wildlife Park is open year round. bearizona.com.
Up close & Personal
Have you ever wanted to pet a deer…or lots of deer? At The Grand Canyon Deer Farm you can interact, pet, feed, and visit with many of the residents including bison, coatimundis, wallabies, marmosets, zebu, mini donkeys, a sweet camel, zonkey, African Crested porcupines and more! The newest members of the Deer Farm family are rescues from Arizona Game & Fish, orphaned or injured mule deer fawns, coues deer fawns, and elk. It’s a delightful hands on experience for any animal lover. For over 50 years, the Deer Farm has been enjoyed by animal lovers of all ages. Getting “hands on” close to such beautiful creatures is a rare opportunity. We work around the clock taking care of the animals so you can have a memory that will last a lifetime.Don’t forget to checkout the gift shop! deerfarm.com.