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


June 2019


1-29 PHOENIX: Mini Music Makers – Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, introduce your little one to the wide world of music through MIM’s early childhood courses, for ages 0-5 years, $12 per class or $40 for 4, MIM.org


1-29 SHOW LOW: Farmer’s Market & Art Walk – Deuce of Clubs Downtown Show Low, every Saturday, the biggest and best festival marketplace in the White Mountain’s, fresh produce, food concessions, jewelry, jams & jellies, soaps, lotions and more, showlowmainstreet.org


7-8 WILLIAMS: 4th Annual Williams Historic Route 66 Car Show – check out cool rides, have some fun and show off your jalopy, classic car or truck and maybe win a trophy, williamshistoricroute66carshow.com


7-9 SHOW LOW: 16th Annual Show Low Days 2019 – City Park Frontier Fields, Derby Down the Deuce, Wiener Dog races; fun zone, arts & crafts show, beer garden and live entertainment, 928-537-2326 or showlowdays.com


7-16 FLAGSTAFF: Duchess of Malfi – Museum of Northern Arizona, join FlagShakes for a tale of fantastical romance and poetic tragedy as we travel to Italy for a poignant retelling of this enduring parable of hypocrisy, ambition, and love, flagshakes.org


8 & 21 PHOENIX: Musical Adventures – Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), kids discover cultures by making music, creating instruments, and exploring MIM’s galleries, ages 6-10 years, $12 per class, $30 for 3, MIM.org


14-16 BISBEE: 15th Annual Bisbee Pride Weekend – celebrate diversity with a street fair, a parade, and dancing in the streets, 520-432-2900 or bisbeepride.com


15 CLARKDALE: Grape Train Escape Wine Tasting – Verde Canyon Railroad, select starlight trips offering sips from Verde Valley wineries: Chateau Tumbleweed is featured, 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


21-22 HON-DAH: 10th Annual White Mountain Bike Rally – Hon-Dah Resort Casino & Conference Center, bike contest, poker run, food, entertainment and beer garden, 928-369-7576 or hon-dah.com/events-entertainment


21-23 WILLIAMS: 22nd Annual Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo – Williams Rodeo Grounds, real working cowboys get together and put on a big rodeo for themselves, rodeo performances daily, 928-853-6495 or azcowpunchers.com


22 DOUGLAS: 5K Color Race – 3rd Street, enter to race and receive a color bag, event t-shirt, glasses and get some exercise, greaterdouglaschamber.com


22 PAYSON: 7th Annual Mogollon Monster Mudder-5K Mud Run – Payson Event Center, natural and man-made obstacles wall climbing, mud pits, mud slide, tangled webs, hanging tire hoops, barb wire crawl, monkey bars, and more, paysonrimcountry.com/mudda


28-29 SIERRA VISTA: Hummingbird Banding Sessions – Casa de San Pedro B & B, get a close-up look at these tiny travelers as staff and volunteers capture, band, weigh, measure and release, Sabo.org


28-29 TOMBSTONE: 3rd Annual Tombstone Freedom Days – Historic Allen Street, a celebration of the American Experience, guest speakers to include baseball legend Curt Shilling, actress Morgan Brittany, actress Katie Gill and others, tombstonechamber.com


29-30 GREER: Sunrise Mountain Pow Wow – Sunrise Park Resort, arts & craft vendors, food, competition pow wow, drum contest, gourd dancing, sunriseskipark.com


29-30 TOMBSTONE: Salute to the Buffalo Soldiers – City of Tombstone, the celebration includes street entertainment, a parade, and many other events, 520-266-5266 or tombstonechamber.com