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.
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some events below may be affected. Please visit the attached links for latest updates.
1 SUPERIOR: Wallace Desert Garden Permanent Exhibit – Boyce Thompson Arboretum, at 13 acres and with 5,000+ new plantings, the addition of the Wallace collection moves Boyce Thompson Arboretum into the top tier of botanical gardens around the world, Within the taxa there are 1,223 different species. Of these species, 62 are considered endangered/rare, btarboretum.org
1-31 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
3-17 MARANA: Marana Outdoor Market – Dove Mountain, family and pet friendly, food fun and more, help support local businesses, discovermarana.org
3-18 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
3-31 KINGMAN: Kingman Farmers Market – Beale Street, features home-made and hand-crafted crafts and baked goods, local produce, live music and a variety of vendors, gokingman.com
3-31 MARANA: MARANA PUMPKIN PATCH & FARM FESTIVAL – Post Farms, as pumpkin time approaches, come out and experience the fun yourself. Pick a path and get lost in our two unique corn mazes! Sort through the pumpkin patch and find a one-of-a-kind pumpkin to take home, discovermarana.org
4-25 Tucson: Picture rocks farmers market – a peaceful and serene garden and weekly farmers market provided for the local picture rocks and surrounding communities, discovermarana.org
10 PAYSON: 27th Annual Beeline Cruise-in – Green Valley Park, this year will be a little different, cars with cruise several cruise routes around town, stop for a short show-n-shine to view from a distance offering a fun safe way to see some classic cars, paysonrimcountry.com
10 WILLIAMS: Second Saturday Art Walk in Williams – Route 66, every second Saturday of the month food, wine, live demos and music, stop by and pickup a map of Art Walk, thegalleryinwilliams.com
17 WICKENBURG: 21st Annual Desert Golf Classic – Los Caballeros Golf Club, Jones Ford-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep will sponsor the tournament “Hole in One” contest, the lucky winner will take home a new automobile as the prize for making a hole in one, wickenburgchamber.com
25 WICKENBURG: Support Outdoor Youth Education at Boyd Ranch – Desert Caballeros Western Museum, enjoy dinner under the Arizona stars, catered by Chuckwagons West, and a live auction with the infamous dessert auction. Proceeds support educational programming at Boyd Ranch, an outdoor educational center owned and operated by the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, westernmuseum.org