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


March 2018


2-3 CASA GRANDE: 60th Annual Cactus Antique Airplane Fly-In – Casa Grande Municipal Airport, event for antique airplanes in Arizona, cactusflyin.org


2-4 GLENDALE: 4th Out West Balloon Fest – University of Phoenix Stadium, vendors, food, Kidszone and of course balloons, a majestic mass ascension and competition of the “Hare and Hound” balloon race, outwestballoonfest.com


3 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, everyone has the opportunity for personal interaction. verdecanyonrr.com


3 PAYSON: Taste of Rim Country – Payson Public Library, local Chefs serve tasty appetizers and dessert with wine-tasting and other beverages, silent auction offers a wide selection of items, visitpaysonaz.com


3-4 SIERRA VISTA: 18th Annual Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Show & Sale – Buena High School, over 200 gorgeous quilts, quilt appraisals, vendors, a boutique, raffle, quilts for sale, and more visitsierravista.com


3-31 SIERRA VISTA Musical Performances/Concerts – Arizona Folklore Preserve, outstanding musicians are in concert every Saturday and Sunday, sierravistaaz.gov


5-9 WICKENBURG: National Team Roping Finals – Approximately 900 contestants will rope, total payout of close to $1 million in prize money, visitwickenburg.com


6-18 SUPERIOR: 30th Annual Apache Leap Mining Festival – Main St. Mining competitions, Chihuahua race, carnival, parade and continuous live entertainment, handmade crafts market, art walk, food, vendors, superiorarizonachamber.org


8-11 SCOTTSDALE: 65th Annual Parada Del Sol Rodeo – WestWorld. Rodeos, major dances, concerts, live country western music, and children’s activities, paradadelsol.org


9-11 APACHE JUNCTION: Magic of Mexican Artistry – Native Mexican artisans and their traditional handmade creations are the focus, artisans will be creating live daily – firing pots, weaving textiles, carving and painting, crafting jewelry, superstitionmountainmuseum.org


9-30 PHOENIX: Victorian Secrets: The Unmentionable Tour – Heritage Sqaure,
get the dirt on every day Victorian life in this unabridged and risque tour of the Rosson House, heritagesquarephx.org


10 MESA: 35th Annual Arizona Archaeology Expo – Arizona Museum of Natural History, for history and archaeology buffs, family friendly, including archaeology activities, craft, Native American tribes and others, tours of archaeological sites, AZStateParks.com


10-11 CASA GRANDE: 11th Annual Fine Art Explosion – Peart Park, many fine artists from throughout the Southwest, fine art show and sale, sponsored by Casa Grande Main Street, southwesternpremierartists.com


15 CASA GRANDE: Day Out Downtown Living History Tour – Main Street Patio, historical walking tour, refreshments, living history tour, merchant scavenger hunt, cgmainstreet.org


21-25 CASA GRANDE: 62nd Annual Pinal County Fair – a family tradition enjoyed by people of all ages, enjoy rides, take a walk through the crafts, or just eat some really good food,  pinalfairgrounds.com


23-05/13 WICKENBURG: 13th Annual Cowgirl Up! Art from the other Half of the West Invitational Exhibition & Sale – Desert Caballeros Western Museum, includes artists’ & patrons’ party, bash ‘n bid gala, westernmuseum.org


30-31 SIERRA VISTA: Hummngbird Banding Session – San Pedro House, a fascinating and close-up look at these tiny travelers,  band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this internationally important migration route, sabo.org