When to Come

Weather

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

 

December 2017

 

30 GLENDALE: 47th Annual PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Football Classic – University of Phoenix Stadium, top teams play, the champion of the Big 12 Conference, 480-350-0911 or fiestabowl.org

 

31 SHOW LOW: Deuce of Clubs Drop – Festival Marketplace, countdown to midnight, usher in the new year giant electrified Deuce of Clubs (playing card) dropped from a crane, photo booth, the evening comes to a climax with a giant fireworks show immediately following, 928-532-4140 or showlowchamber.com

 

January 2018

 

6 CLARKDALE: Raptor on the Rails – Verde Canyon Railroad, an eagle in flight is breathtaking, a face-to-face encounter with a raptor is also an astounding event, share the majesty of a rescued bald eagle and other rescued raptors with visitors at the depot and on the train, verdecanyonrr.com

 

6 GLENDALE: 23rd Annual Glendale’s Glitter & Glow Block Party – Murphy Park. Hot air balloons & 500,000 twinkling holiday lights, genres of music, street performers, 623-930-2299 or glendaleaz.com

 

6 JEROME: Jerome Art Walk – Visit more than 30 of the unique art studios and galleries, meet the artists and see handcrafted art including jewelry, pottery, paintings and sculpture, made both locally and internationally, jeromeartwalk.com

 

6-27 SHOW LOW: Night Skiing at Sunrise Resort – Sunrise Park Resort White Mountains, every Saturday ski in the moon light under a blanket of stars, torch light parade, 855-735-7669 or sunriseskipark.com

 

12-14 SURPRISE: 6th Annual Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival – Surprise Recreation Center, more than 125 juried fine artists, along with wine and micro-brew tasting and live musical entertainment, 480-837-5637 or thunderbirdartists.com

 

12-03/25 SCOTTSDALE: 14th Annual Arizona Fine Art Expo – Jomax & Scottsdale Rd., 100 nationally acclaimed fine artisans working in studio environment, hands-on art demonstrations and workshops, entertainment, a café, entertainment, ArizonaFineArtExpo.com

 

13 CASA GRANDE: Home, Health & Garden Show / Car & Truck Show – City Gate, Greater Casa Grande’s 10th Annual Show, featuring more than 60 business exhibitors, food, 520-836-2125 or casagrandechamber.org

 

13-14 APACHE JUNCTION: 9th Annual Superstition Mountain Heritage Days – Superstition Mountain Museum, entertainment, Native American superstar dancers, Western entertainers will tell stories, live music, food 480-983-4888 or superstitionmountainmuseum.org

 

13-3/25 SCOTTSDALE: 28th Annual Celebration of Fine Art – Hayden Rd and Loop 101 Freeway in the big white tents on, 100+ juried artists create & sell their original works, sculpture court, 480-443-7695 or celebrateart.com

 

16-10/28/18 Scottsdale: The Art of Joe Beeler: A Western Original – Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, retrospective exhibition pays tribute to Joe Beeler, a founding member of the Cowboy Artists of America, one of the most influential artists’ groups in the nation’s history, 480-686-9539 or scottsdalemuseumwest.org

 

17 CLARKDALE: Raptor on the Rails – Verde Canyon Railroad, an eagle in flight is breathtaking, a face-to-face encounter with a raptor is also an astounding event, share the majesty of a rescued bald eagle and other rescued raptors with visitors at the depot and on the train, verdecanyonrr.com

 

19-21 CAREFREE: 25th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival – Downtown, award-winning and renowned artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad, live musical entertainment, fine wines from around the world, surrounding restaurants, galleries and outdoor cafés, 480-837-5637 or thunderbirdartists.com

 

20 PHOENIX: Dogs’ Day in the Garden – Desert Botanical Garden, fun for the whole family, dogs included, walk on Garden trails, meet other dog lovers and heel for photo opportunities, 480-941-1225 or dbg.org

 

20-21 CASA GRANDE: Casa Grande Main Street 18th Annual Historic Downtown Street Fair & Car Show – more than 200 exhibitors sell art, pottery, jewelry, clothing, sculptures, food, entertainment and more, 520-836-8744 or cgmainstreet.org

 

27-28 CASA GRANDE: Pinal County 33rd Annual Agri-Country Bluegrass Festival – Pinal County Fairgrounds, music workshops, AGRI-SPROUTS Kidz Zone, vendors, clogging, mutt strut contests, food, 520-723-7881 or pinalfairgrounds.com

 

27-28 SUPERIOR: Superior Home and Building Tour – learn about the community and have a great time, tour homes and buildings, you’ll see an eclectic assortment of renovated homes, chalk full of color, décor and great low cost ideas, 520-689-0200 or SuperiorArizonaChamber.org