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 Calendar


April 2019


6 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, everyone has the opportunity for personal interaction. verdecanyonrr.com


6-7 GLOBE/MIAMI: 36th Annual Historic Home Tour & Antique & Quilt Show – Enjoy the territorial architecture of Globe as you are driven in style to each stop where a host will regale you with stories of the early days, point out architectural details and give a history of the building owners, 928-425-4495 or globemiamichamber.com


13 CLARKDALE: 10th Annual Historic Building and Homes Tour – Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum, historic homes in Upper and Lower Clarkdale, re-enactment of the Clarkdale Bank Robbery of 1928 and the capture of Earl Nelson aka Joe Stanley a notorious bank robber from OK, 928-649-1198 or experienceclarkdale.com


13 TUCSON: 8th Annual Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off – Pima Air & Space Museum. Children, aged 6-14, fold and fly a paper airplane, competition will be divided into three age brackets: 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14 years old, with each bracket being judged on flight distance and two heat winners progressing to the next heat. GreatPaperAirplane.org


16 TUCSON: 9th Annual Home & Garden Tour – Tucson Botanical Gardens, the ultimate home and garden tour, featuring three to four gardens and homes, guests are shuttled in luxury private coaches with appetizers, socializing, and a farewell toast at the last home, 520-326-9686 or TucsonBotanical.org


18-28 TUCSON: 108th Annual Pima County Fair – Pima County Fairgrounds, 4-H animals, home arts & fine arts, entertainment, horse shows, concerts, games & rides, educational exhibits including a gem and mineral show, 520-762-3247 or pimacountyfair.com


20 CLARKDALE: Bunny Express – Verde Canyon Railroad, the Black-tailed Jackrabbit, a Verde Canyon native, may be one of the largest hares in North America but he’s got nothing on Verde Canyon Railroad’s other resident rabbit, the Easter Bunny, verdecanyonrr.com


20 KINGMAN: Chillin’ on Beale Street – A block party/car show every 3rd Saturday of the month, April through October, dash plaques for all participating cars, music with a DJ, 50/50 raffles, 928-753-6106 or gokingman.com


27 PAYSON: 30th Annual 2019 Zane Grey Highline 50 Mile Trail Race – Beautiful, challenging and unique trail run, the trail lies entirely in the Tonto National Forest and runs from just south of Pine to several miles east of the town of Christopher Creek, zanegrey50.com