When to Come
Many people have heard about the Arizona dry heat. But, while the Valley of the Sun is experiencing hot, pool like temperatures in the summer, just 1 to 2 hours north or northeast people are layering their clothes for cool and crisp weather. And in the winter, while central and southern Arizona are enjoy mild temperatures and chilly nights, folks in the high country of Flagstaff and the White Mountains are bundling up, sliding down the hill with their sleds or waxing up those skis and heading to the ski resorts for some fresh powder.
Events subject to change. Please visit event links for latest updates.
1-31 Clarkdale: Clarkdale: Ales on Rails – Verde Canyon Railroad, start on the depot patio with a great selection of Arizona craft beers and an Oktoberfest-style lunch of grilled sausages, special-recipe potato salad and hot pretzels served with gourmet cheeses, VerdeCanyonRR.com
2 Litchfield Park: Litchfield Park Oktoberfest – Wigwam Resort, a celebration of all things German, enjoy live music, food and beer, a polka contest with prizes, and more, Litchfield-Park.org
3 Litchfield Park: Arts in the Park Concert – Wigwam Resort, grab your blankets and lawn chairs and spend your Sunday afternoon watching Cold Shott and The Hurricane Horns perform, Litchfield-Park.org
5 – 10/31/22 Tucson: Ara Bentley’s Addams Family Mini Mansion – Texan Ara Bentley became a YouTube sensation after starting her channel, Bentley House Minis, to share progress on her miniature Addams Family mansion and after nearly 10 years, the 16-room mansion was completed, TheMiniTimeMachine.org
6-27 Cottonwood: Farmers Market – Old Town Square, every Wednesday come meet your neighbors who are farmers, growers, bakers and all the great folks that are bringing local goodness to Old Town ~ Shop Local, VisitCottonwood.org
7-30 Glendale: LIVE! – Historic Downtown Glendale Murphy Park’s Amphitheatre, Thursday – Saturday during the month of October, experience the downtown businesses and local music scene under the stars, VisitGlendale.com
8-9 Payson: 28th Annual Beeline Cruise-In – Green Valley Park, we are going to have our show as in the past, with a Burger Burn at Rumsey Park on Friday and a show at Green Valley Park on Saturday, PaysonRimCountry.com
9-10 Phoenix: Experience Japan – Musical Instrument Museum, experience live music and dance performances, curator talks, and other family-friendly activities, all celebrating the vibrant music and culture of Japan, MIM.org
14 & 17 Clarkdale: Raptors on the Rails with Liberty Wildlife – Verde Canyon Railroad, as breathtaking as an eagle is in flight, a face-to-face encounter with a raptor is an equally astounding event, VerdeCanyonRR.com
23 Clarkdale: Love the Wine You’re With – Yavapai College, complimentary wine tasting, culinary delights, silent auction, ExperienceClarkdale.com
31 Clarkdale: Haunted Halloween Express – Verde Canyon Railroad, spine-tingling fun for young and old alike it’s a celebration of tricks and treats for everyone with goodies and ghost stories, there will be great surprises aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad’s Haunted Halloween Train, VerdeCanyonRR.com