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  • Eastern

    1. Show Low Main Street Farmers Market & Art Walk : Show Low

      August 1 to August 30

      928-532-2680 www.showlowfarmersmarket.com

      Festival Marketplace presents local produce growers, food-product producers, artisans and craftspeople, and entertainment Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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  • Northern

    1. Arizona Snowbowl's Scenic Skyride : Flagstaff

      August 1 to August 31

      928-779-1951 www.arizonasnowbowl.com

      The easiest way to see Northern Arizona is by taking the skyride at Arizona Snowbowl. Listen to ranger talks at the top every Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    2. Wildflower Walks : Flagstaff

      August 29 to August 29

      928-774-1442 www.thearb.org

      The Arboretum at Flagstaff presents a special wildflower walk that will focus on the native species in bloom at this time of year.

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    3. 32nd Annual Grand Canyon Music Festival : Grand Canyon South Rim

      August 8 to August 31

      928-638-9215 www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org

      Shrine of the Ages Auditorium presents its annual series of evening concerts, with musicians from around the country, from jazz to classical.

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    4. Kinship Care Classes : Winslow

      August 12 to September 9

      The Area Agency on Aging — NACOG, in partnership with CPLC Parenting Arizona, presents this free five-week workshop series focusing on "Caring for the Kinship Caregiver." Workshops are Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

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    5. Cruising for the Cause : Bellemont

      August 29 to August 30

      602-820-7655 www.thejohnnyo.org

      This event features a car show, a motorcycle show, a bicycle show, arts and crafts, a consumer and health fair, music, food and more. It's part of a campaign to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease, dementia and traumatic brain injury.

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  • Southern

    1. Cool Summer Nights : Tucson

      August 1 to August 29

      520-883-2702 desertmuseum.org

      Visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s desert at night and experience different themes and activities each Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m.

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    2. Intimacy of Faith : Tucson

      August 1 to August 31

      www.statemuseum.arizona.edu

      Arizona State Museum features the private collection of the Giffords family, including some of the best examples of Mexican religious folk art found north of the international border.

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    3. San Pedro River Bird Walks : Sierra Vista

      August 1 to August 29

      520-459-2555 sanpedroriver.org

      On Saturday at 7 a.m., San Pedro House and Friends of the San Pedro River offer walks for birders of all levels. Walks are free, but donations are accepted. Dress for the weather, an bring water, trail shoes, hat, sunscreen and mosquito repellent.

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    4. DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun: The Rose and the Robe : Tucson

      August 28 to January 27

      www.degrazia.org

      This gallery exhibit shows how artist Ted DeGrazia chronicled the travels of Fray Junipero Serra and the Franciscan missions he established in Spanish colonial California in the late 1700s in a series of oil paintings and text. Admission is free.

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  • Central

    1. Flashlight Tours : Phoenix

      August 6 to August 29

      480-941-1225 www.dbg.org

      Take a self-paced stroll at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays along the Desert Botanical Garden’s Desert Discovery Trail. Experience the plants, animals, sights and sounds of the desert night. Bring a flashlight and wear comfortable walking shoes.

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    2. Wicked : Tempe

      August 26 to August 31

      asugammage.com

      Broadway's biggest blockbuster is back by "popular" demand at ASU’s Gammage. Watch the musical story of how these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

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    3. Lucky Stiff – The Musical : Peoria

      August 28 to August 31

      623-776-8400 azbroadway.org

      Unassuming and timid Harry must travel to Monte Carlo with his recently murdered (and embalmed) uncle to claim his inheritance in this zany, offbeat and very funny murder mystery.

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    4. 15th Annual Prescott Jazz Summit : Prescott

      August 28 to August 30

      928-830-2462 www.prescottjazz.com

      Follow the music to various locations in this annual jazz festival with international stars and Phoenix-based and local musicians, including the best of Arizona high-school musicians.

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    5. Starlight Train/Grape Escapades/Tequila Train : Clarkdale

      August 29 to August 29

      928-639-0010 www.verdecanyonrr.com

      Ride the rails on the Verde Canyon Railroad toward the Grand Canyon as it transforms into a moonlit dreamscape.

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    6. Southwest Indian Rodeo Finals : Payson

      August 29 to August 29

      www.swirarodeo.org

      Kenny Davis Southwest Indian Regional Rodeo Finals is coming back. Come and see some of the best Indian cowboys and cowgirls as they compete for a chance to go on to the INFR.

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    7. Fresh Ideas at Sedona Arts Center : Sedona

      August 7 to September 1

      www.sedonaartscenter.org

      Experience the "Fresh Ideas" of the newest artists to be juried into the center's Fine Art Gallery in uptown Sedona. Enjoy the work of Julie Bernstein Engelmann, Agata Kinajka, Adell Shay and more. Opening reception August 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.

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    8. Marathon or Half-Marathon Training With USA Fit Phoenix : Phoenix

      August 15 to September 5

      602-690-7017 www.phoenixfit.net

      If you have a marathon or half-marathon on your bucket list, join USA Fit Phoenix for training help. There's a training group for every skill level. Over a 25-week course, coaches help you achieve your personal best in a fun and safe environment.

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