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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Feels like: 86°F
Wind: 4mph SE
Humidity: 15%
Pressure: 29.85"Hg
UV index: 7




Events Calendar


October 2019


2-11/3 GLENDALE: Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze – Tolmachoff Farms, something for the whole family, 6 acre corn maze with a new theme every year, mini corn maze (perfect for the little ones), haunted corn maze,  petting zoo, train ride, hay pyramid, tolmachoff-farms.com


3 SIERRA VISTA: Patterson Observatory Public Night – observe the night skies through the 20-inch Patterson telescope and with other instruments, you might see craters of the crescent moon, gas giant planets, Uranus, Neptune, double stars, star clusters, nebula, planetary nebula and distant galaxies, hacastronomy.org


4-6 WILLCOX: 68th Annual Rex Allen Days – Join the celebration of an Arizona legend, Rex Allen, and our Arizona heritages with an entertaining pro rodeo, parade, carnival, car show, tractor pull and gun show, plus music, games and food in the park, rexallendays.org


5 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


5 FLAGSTAFF: Grand Opening of the Giovale Open Deck Observatory – Lowell Observatory, the future of stargazing comes to Lowell with six advanced telescopes that will collectively give you a viewing experience that goes far beyond the faint smudges of light, Lowell.edu/adg


5-6 SIERRA VISTA: 48th Annual Art in the Park – Veterans Memorial Park, 170+ juried artists’ outdoor fair, food vendors, huachuca-art.com


5 – 3/2020 FLAGSTAFF: The Force Is With Our People – Museum of Northern Arizona, is an exciting new exhibit that will focus on the influence Star Wars has had on contemporary Native artists, featuring artwork from over 20 different contemporary Native American artists, musnaz.org


11-12 JEROME: 16th Annual Jerome Ghost Walk – Spook Hal, please come and meet some of Jerome’s more “permanent” residents, there will be six shows nightly, jeromehistoricalsociety.com


12 BISBEE: 17th Annual A Taste of Bisbee – Old City Park, lively art, delicious wine and beer and the best food around town, you will have a delightful evening while knowing you are helping worthy local organizations and events, atasteofbisbee.org


12 SUPERIOR: Superior Burro Run – Main Street, first BurroCross event in Arizona, runners and their burros run a 6-mile introductory course or a 12-mile competitive course through Superior and the Tonto National Forest, before returning to the finish line, spectators are encouraged to attend this exciting, family-friendly event, vendors, food and beer garden, superiorarizonachamber.org


12 WICKENBURG: 25th Annual Fly-In & Classic Car Show –Wellik Field, enjoy vintage planes and classic cars with information exhibits, radio-controlled planes and fun, outwickenburgway.com


12-13 BENSON: 19th Annual Butterfield Rodeo – Arena, cowboys competing in Rough Stock and timed events, also “mutton bustin’,” calf scramble, dummy roping and a good-old-fashioned boot race, parade and kids rodeo bensonvisitorcenter.com


19 GLOBE/MIAMI: 36th Annual Apache Jii Day – All Indian celebration, Native American arts and crafts, demonstrations, entertainment with dance and music troupes, tribal royalty, food booths, 928-425-4495 or globemiamichamber.com


19-20 WILLCOX: Willcox Wine Country Fall Festival – Railroad Park, join all as we celebrate the harvest and the Arizona wines from the Willcox region, rated one of the Top 10 Wine Festivals, music, art, and vendors, willcoxwinecountry.org


26-27 FLAGSTAFF: 16th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente – Museum of Northern Arizona, Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, transforms grief into celebration, this ritual pays homage to the lives of lost loved ones by inviting them back to enjoy their favorite music, and foods and to honor their contributions in life, musnaz.org


26-27 PHOENIX: Experience the Andes – Musical Instrument Museum, discover South American music and culture from the world’s longest mountain range! Celebrate the region’s diverse countries through live performances, interactive tours, and more, mim.org