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.
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
7-28 GLENDALE: Farmers Market – Arrowhead Towne Center, every Saturday, stay outside with more spring vendors than ever before, fresh produce, Natural Meats, local dairy, fresh eggs, fresh baked breads, baked goods, local honey and more, visitglendale.com
7-28 Kingman: The Kingman Farmers Market – Downtown Historic Kingman Locomotive Park, every Saturday expect a grand time, great music, shop our vendors to your heart’s content and then cruise through the air conditioned Thunder-Rode shop, gokingman.com
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
14 Williams: Second Saturday Art Walk in Williams – Route 66, come enjoy the Second Saturday, food, wine, live demos and music, thegalleryinwilliams.com
15 Clarkdale: Grape Train Escape Wine Tasting – Verde Valley Railroad, serving up a blend of light and color in the canyon, ranging from bright daytime to rich sunset, from twinkly twilight to magnificent moonglow, verdecanyonrr.com
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
19-21 PAYSON: 138th Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo – Payson Event Center, featuring bull riding, calf roping & barrel racing among other competitions, PRCA sanctioned, considered the country’s best small rodeo, paysonrimcountry.com
21 Flagstaff: Wildflower Walks – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, join our knowledgeable staff on a morning walk through the gardens and explore the colorful varieties of native Northern Arizona wildflowers, bring water, a camera, comfortable walking shoes, thearb.org
21 Kingman: Chillin’ on Beale Street – Downtown Kingman, bring your car downtown for a fun time, classics, customs, creatives, motorcycles, EVs, you name it… cruise on down to Beale Street for music, good food and down-home Kingman atmosphere, gokingman.com
22 Cottonwood: Rhythm on the Rails – Verde Canyon Railroad, the pulsing tempo of steel wheels on an iron track make for the perfect percussion to accompany live music amidst wild Arizona scenery, verdecanyonrr.com
22 Flagstaff: 40th Anniversary Summer Garden Party – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, something fun and fresh to celebrate 40 years of understanding, appreciating and conserving native plants, thearb.org
28-29 Flagstaff: Hopi Arts & Cultural Festival – Continental Country Club, support Hopi/Tewa youth through the Hopi Arts & Cultural Festival providing public education and engagement by way of art, traditional social dances and information on Hopi Culture, hopifestival.com