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.



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Events Calendar


January 2020


1 GLENDALE: Fiesta Fan Fest – State Farm Phoenix Stadium, performances by marching bands and cheerleaders, also Jumbotrons with team highlights, interactive games , food and beverage booths to get you ready for the big game, fiestabowl.org


2-3 SUPERIOR: Picket Post Mansion Open House – Boyce Thompson Arboretum, don’t miss these rare opportunities to walk through Colonel William Boyce Thompson’s venerable “mansion” perched on volcanic cliffs overlooking his namesake Arboretum, btarboretum.org


4 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, glass, leatherwork, paintings and sculpture and more, jeromeartwalk.com


4 PHOENIX: ¡Ya vienen los Reyes Magos! – Night of the Three Kings – Phoenix Zoo, activities, mariachis, lighted luminarias will guide you to the Neely Center where the Three Kings arrive on camels, arts & craft station, write letters to the Kings and take a photo with them, phoenixzoo.org


10-12 GLOBE: Gila County Gem & Mineral Society 63rd Annual Gem and Mineral Show – Gila County Fairground, jewelry, gems, rocks, fossils, activities for kids, globemiamichamber.com


10-12 SURPRISE: 8th Annual Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival – Surprise Recreation Center, more than 100 jury selected artists from around the nation and abroad, live musical performance and more than 40 different domestic and imported wines available for tasting, thunderbirdartists.com


10-3/22/20 SCOTTSDALE: 16th Annual Arizona Fine Art Expo – Jomax & Scottsdale Rd, nationally acclaimed fine artisans working in studio environment, hands-on art demonstrations, entertainment, a café, weekends feature musical entertainment, arizonafineartexpo.com


11 GLENDALE: 25th Annual Glendale’s Glitter & Glow Block Party – Murphy Park. Hot air balloons & 500,000 twinkling holiday lights, more than a dozen bands perform all genres of music, and several street performers, visitglendale.com


11-12 APACHE JUNCTION: 11th Annual Superstition Mountain Heritage Days – Superstition Mountain Museum, actors and Western entertainers will tell stories of the adventures filming movies and television shows in Apacheland Movie ranch’s heyday, Western Vendors, gold panning, gunfight re-enactments, food, superstitionmountainmuseum.org


12 PHOENIX: Atom String Quartet – Musical Instrument Museum, Atom String Quartet is one of the most intriguing string quartets in the world, combining the capabilities of a string quartet (two violins, viola, and cello) with improvisation in its broad sense, themim.org


17-19 CAREFREE: 27th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival – Downtown, award-winning and renowned artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad, live musical entertainment, fine wines, galleries and outdoor cafés, thunderbirdartists.com


24-25 SIERRA VISTA: Hummingbird Hoedown – Square and Round Dance Festival – St. Andrews Catholic Church, festival jam-packed with dancing fun, ExploreCochise.com


25-26 SUPERIOR: 12th Annual Superior Home and Building Tour – repurposed historical elements that beautifully unite the town’s past with its present and future, festivities, antique show, superiorarizonachamber.org