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  • Northern

    1. Grand Canyon Salsa Festival : Flagstaff

      September 3 to September 6

      928-814-2650 www.grandcanyonsalsafestival.com

      Four nights and three days of dance, education, awareness and mutual sharing under the stars at Twin Arrows Casino Resort (22181 Resort Boulevard) in picturesque Flagstaff.

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    2. 66th Annual Coconino County Fair : Flagstaff

      September 4 to September 7

      928-679-8000 coconino.az.gov/countyfair

      At Fort Tuthill County Park, enjoy 4-H youth livestock shows and auction, carnival rides and games, fair food, exhibits by community members, local entertainment and national headliners, a demolition derby, eating contests and more.

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    3. Autumn Leaves and Holly Arts and Crafts Show : Flagstaff

      September 26 to September 27

      http://alhcraftshow.blogspot.com/

      Local arts-and-crafts vendors converge on the Doubletree Hotel (1175 W. Historic Route 66). Tickets will be on sale for a chance to win handcrafted door prizes. Hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    4. Flagstaff Shrine Circus 2015 : Flagstaff

      September 14 to September 14

      http://www.eventbrite.com/e/flagstaff-shrine-circus-2015-flagstaff-az-tickets-17619727078

      With three rings of affordable family fun, this event at Fort Tuthill County Park will thrill fans of all ages. The show includes death-defying aerial acts, tigers, elephants and a chance for kids to ride and pet animals. It starts at 7 p.m.

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    5. 23rd Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park : Flagstaff

      September 5 to September 7

      928-556-9498 www.flagstaffartinthepark.com/

      Wheeler Park hosts an arts-and-crafts festival featuring juried one-of-a-kind arts and fine crafts designed and shown by the exhibitor, nonstop music by local and regional musicians, children’s activities, and food.

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    6. 32nd Annual Grand Canyon Music Festival : Grand Canyon South Rim

      September 1 to September 12

      800-997-8285 www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org

      The Shrine of the Ages Auditorium presents an annual series of evening concerts and musicians from around the country, offering music from jazz to classical.

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    7. 2nd Annual Cultural Demonstration Series at Desert View Watchtower : Grand Canyon South Rim

      September 5 to September 6

      928-638-7968 www.nps.gov/grca

      Interact with members of Grand Canyon National Park’s 11 traditionally associated tribes and the artisans to share their history and traditional crafts.

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    8. Steamy Saturday at Grand Canyon Railway : Williams

      September 5 to September 5

      www.thetrain.com

      On September 5 and 19, take a train trip to the Grand Canyon and back powered by steam locomotive 4960, and fueled by waste vegetable oil.

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    9. Sounds of Summer Series at City Park : Page

      September 5 to September 5

      www.visitpagelakepowell.com/sounds-of-summer

      Listen to music, watch hoop-dancing and enjoy performances at Memorial Plaza. Free.

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    10. Arizona Junior Rodeo at Williams Rodeo Grounds : Williams

      September 12 to September 13

      602-538-8823 arizonajuniorrodeo.com

      The Arizona Junior Rodeo Association puts on a rodeo for children ages 4 to 18 with calf-roping, team-roping, barrel-racing, poles, goat-tying and steer-riding competitions. Free to the public.

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    11. 69th Annual Navajo Nation Fair : Window Rock

      September 6 to September 13

      928-871-6647 www.navajonationfair.com/

      See arts & crafts, a baby contest, a free barbecue, exhibits, concerts, horse-racing, a parade, a powwow, open Indian and junior rodeos, traditional song and dance, a fry-bread contest and a carnival.

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    12. 3rd Annual Wine in the Woods Wine & Food Festival : Flagstaff

      September 13 to September 13

      www.thearb.org/events_wine-in-the-woods.php

      The Arboretum at Flagstaff showcases Arizona wineries and local eateries among the glorious gardens at the Arboretum, and also features world-music band Todo Mundo.

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    13. 10th Annual Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival : Flagstaff

      September 18 to September 20

      928-525-1695 pickininthepines.org/

      Listen to the best bluegrass music, including acoustic, old-time, Celtic and gypsy jazz, at Pepsi Amphitheater. Participate in workshops and a renowned band contest, a barn dance, kids activities, jamming and on-site camping.

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    14. Flagstaff Festival of Science - Exploring New Horizons : Flagstaff

      September 18 to September 27

      www.scifest.org

      This 10-day family festival features more than 80 free events, including open houses at museums and research centers, guided hikes in the forest and archaeological sites, star parties with astronomers at observatories, and interactive exhibits.

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    15. 84th Annual Navajo County Fair Rodeo and Little Buckaroo Rodeo : Holbrook

      September 16 to September 20

      800-524-2459 www.navajocountyfair.com/rodeo.html

      The Navajo County Fairgrounds presents a rodeo, arts, crafts, food, entertainment, a 4-H competition, a carnival and a demo derby.

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    16. Native American Arts Auction at Navajo Nation Museum : Window Rock

      September 26 to September 26

      928-755-3475 www.friendsofhubbell.org

      Navajo Nation Museum presents more than 400 items, including Hopi pottery, kachina dolls, baskets and sash belts, Navajo baskets, rugs, pottery and paintings.

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    17. 6th Annual Hopi Festival at Heritage Square : Flagstaff

      September 26 to September 27

      www.hopiallnativefestival.com/

      This celebration of Hopi and other Native cultures includes social dances, music and traditional and contemporary art (Hopi and Navajo potters, carvers, weavers and painters, jewelers and sculptors), plus performances by the Hopi Paqavi Dance Group.

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    18. Caregiver Workshop : Flagstaff

      September 2 to September 30

      The Area Agency on Aging — NACOG provides this free series of workshops for family caregivers. The workshops emphasize practical strategies for healthy caregiving, self-care tips and more. Workshops are Wednesdays in September from 2 to 4 p.m.

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  • Central

    1. Antiques on the Square : Prescott

      September 20 to September 20

      Enjoy beautiful downtown Prescott while visiting more than 60 vendors showcasing a variety of antiques and collectibles. The event is sponsored by the Thumb Butte Questers, who donate 100 percent of profits to local historic preservation efforts.

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    2. 42nd Annual Fiesta de Tlaquepaque : Sedona

      September 12 to September 12

      928-282-4838 www.tlaq.com

      This celebration of the Mexican independence day continues a long tradition of fabulous food, music, dance and entertainment for young and old. This year's fiesta includes mariachis, flamenco dancers and mouthwatering tastes of Mexico.

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    3. Wander the Wild : Prescott

      September 27 to September 27

      www.highlandscenter.org

      This annual adventure-themed dinner and live auction at Talking Rock Ranch features live music and a menu of locally grown and produced delicacies. Proceeds benefit the Highlands Center for Natural History.

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    4. 27th Annual Fiesta de Septiembre : Wickenburg

      September 5 to September 5

      928-684-5479 www.facebook.com/wickenburgfiesta

      The Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce sponsors this colorful event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wickenburg Community Center (160 N. Valentine Street).

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    5. 6th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival : Scottsdale

      September 19 to September 19

      www.braziliandayarizona.com

      This festival is the largest and most authentic Brazilian Independence Day event in the Valley. Experience live Brazilian bands, dancers, performers, DJs, martial arts, Brazilian food, drinks and more, and take part in interactive workshops.

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    6. 33rd Annual Sedona Car Show : Sedona

      September 19 to September 19

      This show, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Ford Thunderbird, will be held at the Sedona Airport. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact the car show committee at info@sedonacarclub.com for more details and a registration form.

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    7. 9/11 Heroes Run Tempe : Tempe

      September 5 to September 5

      www.travismanion.org/tmf_911run_race/tempe-911-heroes-run/

      Tempe Beach Park hosts a 5K run and 1-mile run/walk for runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages. This event gives participants an opportunity to thank local veterans, their families and first responders in a family-friendly environment.

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    8. Flashlight Tours 2015 : Phoenix

      September 3 to September 5

      480-941-1225 www.dbg.org

      Take a self-paced stroll along the garden’s Desert Discovery Trail with your flashlight, and stop by discovery stations where you will experience the plants, animals, sights and sounds of the desert night.

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    9. Experience India at the MIM : Phoenix

      September 5 to September 6

      mim.org

      Join the Musical Instrument Museum for its third annual celebration of East Indian music and culture. See vibrant musical and dance performances, participate in hands-on activities and talks, and try henna body art. Free with museum admission.

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    10. 45th Annual Jerome Hill Climb : Jerome

      September 6 to September 6

      602-684-1496 www.arizonaroadracers.com

      Challenge yourself with a difficult, but interesting, 4.5-mile run uphill on paved and dirt roads starting at the Jerome Historical Museum and winding up and through the streets of Jerome.

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    11. 33rd Annual Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival : Pine

      September 5 to September 6

      928-476-4480 www.pinestrawhs.org

      Stop by the Community Center and see a broad range of arts and crafts presented by more than 85 vendors.

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    12. 30th Annual Faire on the Square at the Courthouse Plaza : Prescott

      September 5 to September 7

      928-445-2000 www.visit-prescott.com

      View the work of more than 100 talented artists, and enjoy local food and entertainment.

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    13. 3rd Annual AZ Reggae Fest at WestWorld of Scottsdale : Scottsdale

      September 4 to September 6

      azreggaefest.com

      Shop and enjoy art, demonstrations and informational exhibits, plus live performances from local, national and international DJs and recording artists, and food from various cultures.

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    14. American Saddlebred Association of Arizona Southwest Classic Horse Show : Scottsdale

      September 12 to September 12

      www.americansaddlebredassociationofarizona.com

      WestWorld of Scottsdale presents this high-stepping breed, along with Friesians, Morgans and Tennessee walking horses competing in pleasure classes, trail and saddle-seat equitation.

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    15. Howlin' at the Highlands Summer Concert Series : Prescott

      September 13 to September 13

      928-277-1576 highlandscenter.org/

      The Highlands Center for Natural History features Frankie and Rosemary Chavez, local favorites in the Sedona music scene.

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    16. 61st Annual Northern Gila County Fair at Payson Event Center : Payson

      September 11 to September 13

      928-474-5242 www.paysonrimcountry.com

      Enjoy this old-fashioned country fair, an open horse show, livestock, small animals, handicrafts, lapidary, fine arts, exhibits and photography.

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    17. Plugged In : Chandler

      September 12 to September 12

      chandlercenter.org/events/search/all-events

      Chandler Center for the Arts and music-industry professionals will select the top nine bands who perform at this signature youth concert. Free.

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    18. Steve Crowe Memorial Fun Fly : Chino Valley

      September 11 to September 11

      www.chinovalleymodelaviators.org/

      Stop by Perkinsville Road and Santa Fe and watch model jets, all kinds of propeller planes and scale models from World War I to the present give demonstrations.

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

      September 12 to September 12

      928-639-0010 www.verdecanyonrr.com

      Take the Verde Canyon train during the cooler temperatures of late afternoon through sunset, twilight and starlight as the canyon transforms into a moonlit dreamscape.

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    20. 11th Annual Teddy Bear Day : Glendale

      September 12 to September 12

      www.visitglendale.com

      Donate a new teddy bear to the Glendale Fire Department, participate in make-and-take arts and crafts, and enjoy sweet treats and deals from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    21. Mesa Arts Center 2015 Season Kickoff : Mesa

      September 11 to September 11

      www.mesaartscenter.com

      Kick off the 2015 fall season with live entertainment and performances, great food and fun for all ages, artist cooperative demos and sales at the MAC store, food vendors and a cash bar.

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    22. 34th Annual Colly Concert at Arcosanti : Mayer

      September 19 to September 19

      928-632-7135 www.arcosanti.org

      Choirs from across Arizona gather at Arcosanti to join world-renowned composer Morten Lauridsen for an extraordinary night of music and light, a reception and dinner.

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    23. Downtown Phoenix Urban Ale Trail : Phoenix

      September 19 to September 19

      downtownphoenix.squarespace.com/urban-ale-trail?utm_campaign=

      Ale enthusiasts can visit downtown bars and restaurants located in close proximity to Metro Light Rail to enjoy wallet-friendly craft-beer samples, from lagers and pilsners to porters and stouts. Stop in at 25 participating bars and restaurants.

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    24. 16th Annual Sharing Down Syndrome Walk at Tempe Diablo Stadium : Tempe

      September 19 to September 19

      480-926-6500 www.sharingds.org

      All ages and abilities are welcome at this walk. Begin with a light continental breakfast followed by a short walk. Post-walk activities include bounce houses, rock-wall climbing, games, dancing and exhibitor booths.

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    25. Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market at WestWorld of Scottsdale : Scottsdale

      September 19 to September 19

      www.junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com

      Do you love all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade? More than 150 juried local Arizona and California artists and vendors create and display for purchase one-of-a-kind treasures and vintage pieces.

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    26. 17th Annual Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival at Vertuccio Farms : Mesa

      September 26 to September 30

      www.vertucciofarms.com

      Challenge yourself in a 10-acre scarecrow-themed corn maze. Plus an 1800s family variety show, giant tube slide, rubber-duck races, spiderweb crawl, bounce house, mini hay maze, barrel train, pumpkin patch, farm animals, food and a barbecue.

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    27. 45th Annual Vertielee Floyd Memorial Old Time Fiddlers Contest Arizona State Championship : Payson

      September 26 to September 27

      928-474-5242 www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org

      The Payson Event Center presents the best fiddling in Arizona by contestants ages 6 to 86. Enjoy food, country and bluegrass music, Irish step dancers, a children's music workshop, crafts, fiddle makers and leather workers.

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    28. Annual Fiesta Peoria : Peoria

      September 26 to September 26

      623-773-7538 www.arvizu.com

      Peoria presents its annual multicultural signature event at Pioneer Community Park. This family-friendly festival brings live national entertainment, dancing, traditional food and drinks, and activities for the whole family, including a kids zone.

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    29. 9th Annual Prescott Pow Wow : Prescott

      September 25 to September 27

      www.prescottpowwow.org

      Watson Lake Park hosts an intertribal, social powwow; native song and dance; and food. Audience participation is encouraged through “Round Dances.”

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    30. Sedona WineFest 2015 at Sedona Airport : Sedona

      September 26 to September 27

      928-284-8657 www.sedonawinefest.com/

      This two-day wine festival celebrates the wine industry of Arizona and features great wines from the Verde Valley, Prescott and Southern Arizona. Enjoy food, live music, vendors and the panoramic views of Sedona’s red rocks.

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    31. Four Seasons of Yarnell Music Events : Yarnell

      September 19 to September 19

      deniseroggio.com/four-seasons-of-yarnell/

      Downtown Yarnell presents live performances all over the downtown area. Enjoy shopping and dining at this outdoor music festival.

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    32. Star Night Party : Cottonwood

      September 26 to September 26

      520-586-2283 azstateparks.com/Parks/KACA/index.html

      Dead Horse Ranch State Park and Arizona State Parks provide fun, educational astronomy events, including a lecture and a viewing of celestial objects (planets, nebulae and stars) through a variety of telescopes.

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    33. 27th Annual Verde River Day at Dead Horse Ranch State Park : Cottonwood

      September 26 to September 26

      928-634-7593 verderiverday.com/

      Develop awareness of the importance of the Verde River with more than 40 environmental exhibits, hands-on activities, live entertainment, sand-castle building, animals, canoe rides, nature hikes, fishing in the lagoon and nature walks.

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    34. Scottsdale Spice Culinary Event : Scottsdale

      September 12 to September 12

      www.scottsdalespice.org

      The Venue of Scottsdale (7117 E. Third Avenue) hosts a battle between more than 20 Valley chefs competing for a chance to participate in the World Chef Challenge. Each chef will showcase dishes in four heat levels: mild, medium, hot and nuclear.

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    35. 7th Annual Tim Barber Walk for POP : Tempe

      September 26 to September 26

      480-964-3013 www.prostatecheckup.org

      This walk at Kiwanis Park (6111 S. All-America Way) highlights National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by celebrating prostate-cancer survivors and honoring the memory of those who have been lost.

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    36. Masterworks of Spanish Colonial Art : Phoenix

      September 5 to February 28

      www.phxart.org

      This landmark exhibition features a selection of paintings recently acquired by the museum from the estate of Gerry S. Culpepper. The Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, the Last Judgment, saints and archangels are among the subjects of the works on display.

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    37. Oktoberfest at Brat Haus : Scottsdale

      September 19 to September 19

      www.facebook.com/brathausaz

      This year's celebration at Brat Haus (3622 N. Scottsdale Road) includes a beard contest, brat-eating and stein-holding contests, live polka music, beer-garden games and a special firkin tapping of SanTan Brewing's Oktoberfest with Mayor Jim Lane.

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    38. 8th Annual Hiking Spree Kick-Off : Prescott

      September 5 to September 5

      www.highlandscenter.org

      This event at the Highlands Center kicks off this year's Hiking Spree by highlighting 2015 trails, including new sections of the City of Prescott Circle Trail. A continental breakfast will be included, and there is no fee to attend.

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    39. Sedona Arts Center Summer Co-Op Exhibition and Sale : Sedona

      September 4 to September 27

      928-282-3809 sedonaartscenter.org

      Held in the historic Art Barn in uptown Sedona, this annual exhibition offers original paintings, sculpture and craft objects from local sources. It is open to all the arts center's members and showcases a wide variety of fresh artistic output.

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  • Western

    1. 8th Annual Lake Havasu Tattoo Show : Lake Havasu City

      September 4 to September 6

      928-232-0145 www.golakehavasu.com/events/details/1757/

      Local, national and television tattoo artists compete and showcase the very best in skin art and body modification. Live music and entertainment, full bar and food.

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    2. 3rd Annual Color Your Sole 5K : Lake Havasu City

      September 12 to September 12

      928-855-4115 www.golakehavasu.com/events/details/1759/

      In this 5K run/walk/jog, contestants are splashed with color from head to toe.

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    3. 43rd Annual Campbell Boats Regatta : Lake Havasu City

      September 18 to September 20

      714-779-9115 www.golakehavasu.com/events/details/1482

      Gather at the north end of the channel for a parade through the channel on the way to Park Moabi.

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    4. 69th Annual Mohave County Fair : Kingman

      September 17 to September 20

      928-753-2636 www.mcfafairgrounds.org

      The Mohave County Fairgrounds hosts a carnival, 4-H competition, FFA livestock auction, rides, booths, shows and contests.

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    5. Chillin’ on Beale Street : Kingman

      September 19 to September 19

      928-830-3755 www.kingmantourism.org

      Historic downtown Kingman hosts a block party featuring classic cars, food, music and entertainment from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

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    6. Annual Best of the West on Route 66 Festival : Kingman

      September 25 to September 27

      www.route66kingmanfestival.com

      Locomotive Park opens with new inductions to the Route 66 Walk of Fame, free concerts and entertainment, craft and food vendors, acclaimed Route 66 authors, artists and collectors.

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    7. 45th Annual Andy Devine Days Parade : Kingman

      September 26 to September 26

      928-757-7919 www.cityofkingman.gov/pages/depts/parks

      Kingman honors actor Andy Devine with a 2-mile-long parade, which starts at 10 a.m. and includes more than 100 entries. Free.

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    8. 31st Annual Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo : Kingman

      September 26 to September 27

      www.kingmanrodeo.org

      Mohave County Fairgrounds opens its gates for cowboys from all over the U.S. competing in eight events. This rodeo is presented by the Kingsmen of Route 66.

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    9. Sounds of Kingman – Concert in the Park : Kingman

      September 27 to September 27

      928-715-0288 www.soundsofkingman.com

      Gather your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers and head over to Metcalfe Park to enjoy “some of the best music in Kingman that your money just can’t buy." Kingman Concert Band is performing at 2 p.m. Free.

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  • Southern

    1. Archaeological Lecture : Tucson

      September 21 to September 21

      www.az-arch-and-hist.org

      Dr. Michelle Hegmon discusses "The Archaeology of the Human Experience" at 7:30 p.m. at University Medical Center's DuVal Auditorium. Free.

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    2. Showdown in Tombstone : Tombstone

      September 5 to September 7

      520-457-3548 www.tombstoneweb.com

      Watch the best Western show groups from around the U.S. in an Allen Street showdown, including an authentic costume parade on Sunday.

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    3. 100th Annual Labor Day Rodeo : Sonoita

      September 5 to September 7

      520-455-5553 www.sonoitafairgrounds.com

      See more than 700 entries and the top contestants of the Southwest in bull- and bronc-riding, steer-wrestling, barrel-racing, bareback, calf-roping, team-roping, team-penning and mutton-busting, plus pee-wee events for little cowpokes.

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    4. 46th Annual Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run : Tucson

      September 7 to September 7

      520-991-0733 www.azroadrunners.org

      Throw on your running shoes and head over to Saguaro National Park East for an 8-mile Run or 5K run/walk through a cactus forest in the foothills of the scenic Rincon Mountains.

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    5. 15th Annual Apple Harvest Celebration at Apple Annie's : Willcox

      September 12 to September 13

      520-384-2084 www.appleannies.com

      Celebrate the delicious apples grown in Willcox with you-pick apples from the orchard, free wagon rides to the orchard, all-you-can-eat apples, a pancake breakfast, apple-smoked burger lunches, homemade ice cream and pies.

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    6. JOGS Fall Gem & Jewelry Show at Tucson Expo Center : Tucson

      September 10 to September 13

      213-629-3030 www.jogsshow.com

      Tucson Expo Center presents this gem and jewelry show with exhibitors from all over the world, products like fine and finish jewelry, silver, gold, gemstones, findings, beads, minerals, watches, fashion jewelry, gem décor and jewelry gift items.

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    7. Oktoberfest at Veterans Memorial Park : Sierra Vista

      September 11 to September 12

      Enjoy two days of family entertainment while you enjoy the autumn weather, the variety of cuisine available from various food vendors and the live entertainment at Der Biergarten.

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    8. Monsoon Birding and Natural History Tour : Portal

      September 10 to September 16

      520-558-2396 research.amnh.org/swrs/visitor/package-tours

      Tour the Southwestern Research Station in the Chiricahua Mountains and surrounding areas. View birds and the abundant flora and fauna resulting from the summer monsoon rains.

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    9. 11th Annual Bisbee Blues Festival : Bisbee

      September 11 to September 13

      520-227-6547 www.bisbeebluesfoundation.com

      Stop by City Park in Old Bisbee for live blues from a variety of bands, plus food and beverages.

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    10. 14th Annual Bisbee Bloomer Garden Tour : Bisbee

      September 12 to September 12

      520-432-3554 www.discoverbisbee.com

      Take a shuttle to 10 gardens in Bisbee and view a plein-air painting event in conjunction with the tour. Artists will be featured in the 10 gardens while local musicians play at various locations.

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    11. 100th Annual Santa Cruz County Fair : Sonoita

      September 18 to September 20

      520-455-5553 www.sonoitafairgrounds.com

      Celebrate 100 years of family fun at Sonoita Fairgrounds with activities including a carnival, 4-H exhibits and auction, open-division exhibits, ranch rodeo, barrel-racing, team-roping, all-day entertainment and a barbecue lunch on Sunday.

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    12. 8th Annual Underground Film Festival : Tucson

      September 18 to September 26

      520-882-0204 www.azundergroundfilmfest.com

      The Screening Room will feature one of the nation’s top underground cult film festivals with national and international films from categories of Narrative, Horror, Documentaries, Experimental and Animation.

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    13. Fall Pumpkin Celebration : Willcox

      September 19 to September 20

      520-384-2084 www.appleannies.com

      Celebrate the coming of autumn at Apple Annie's and pick your own pumpkins. Plus, participate in family activities, a hayride to the pumpkin patch and a children’s play area.

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    14. Tucson Greek Festival at St. Demetrio Orthodox Church : Tucson

      September 24 to September 27

      520-888-0505 www.tucsongreekfest.com/

      Celebrate all things Greek with food, drink, music, dance lessons, children's activities, tours of the church and vendor displays.

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    15. Glow 2015 – Full Moon Glow at Triangle L Ranch : Oracle

      September 26 to September 26

      www.trianglelranch.com

      This premier evening includes a costume ball and silent auction, entertainment, dancing and special surprises.

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    16. 2nd Annual Marana Oktoberfest : Marana

      September 25 to September 27

      520-574-9320 www.autumnmoonpromotions.com

      Breakers Water Park celebrates autumn and all things German with live music and dancing, kids games, craft booths and German food.

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    17. Amerind Tarahumara Trunk Show : Dragoon

      September 26 to September 26

      520-586-3666 www.amerind.org

      View the vivid art of the Tarahumara people at the Amerind Museum.

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    18. 91st Annual Cochise County Fair : Douglas

      September 24 to September 27

      520-364-3819 cochisecountyfair.org/

      Take carnival rides and enjoy the collegiate rodeo, 4-H demonstrations, a livestock auction, exhibits and live entertainment.

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    19. Fiestas Patrias Festival 2015 : Nogales

      September 12 to September 12

      520-287-2521 consulmex.sre.gob.mx/nogales/

      The Consulate General of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, commemorates the 205th anniversary of Mexico's independence with a colorful festival at Nogales High School. It features mariachis, artists and other talented people from the area. Free admission.

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  • Eastern

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

      September 5 to September 26

      928-532-2680 www.showlowfarmersmarket.com

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

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    2. 10th Annual Wildlife and Science Festival : Pinetop-Lakeside

      September 5 to September 5

      www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com/_wildlife.php

      The White Mountain Wildlife & Nature Center presents interactive booths and displays with live wildlife, an archery range and casting pond, and Science Festival displays, demonstrations and exhibits, including Wildlife World Zoo presentations.

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    3. Sweet Corn Festival : Taylor

      September 5 to September 5

      928-536-7366 www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

      Enjoy children's and adult rodeos, a parade, arts and crafts, barbecue, dance, a hayride and tour of historical homes, and of course, sweet corn.

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    4. Apache County Fair : St. Johns

      September 9 to September 12

      apachecountyfair.org/

      Apache County Fairgrounds presents carnival rides and games, food, crafts, a rodeo and jackpot team-roping.

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    5. 84th Annual Navajo County Fair Rodeo and Little Buckaroo Rodeo : Holbrook

      September 16 to September 20

      928-524-6407 www.navajocountyfair.com/rodeo.html

      Navajo County Fairgrounds hosts a rodeo, arts, crafts, food, entertainment, 4-H competition, carnival and a demo derby.

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    6. Greenlee County Fair : Duncan

      September 17 to September 20

      928-359-2032 www.co.greenlee.az.us/fair/

      Enjoy a carnival, rides, livestock auction, junior rodeo, pro rodeo and parade, plus a live band for dancing on Friday and Saturday nights.

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    7. Oktoberfest : Alpine

      September 26 to September 26

      www.alpinearizona.com

      Stop by Mellody Field along Main Street and enjoy all things German with a festival hosted by the Foxfire at Alpine restaurant.

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    8. Show Low Daze Disc Golf Tournament : Show Low

      September 26 to September 27

      www.azdgc.disqman.com

      Head down to Show Low City Park for a Cactus Series disc-golf tournament.

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    9. 32nd Annual Run to the Pines Car Show at Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club : Pinetop-Lakeside

      September 25 to September 27

      928-368-5325 www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com

      See the Southwest's largest free-to-the-public open-class pre-1973 car show with 550 vehicles expected, a poker run, and games.

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    10. 40th Annual Fall Artisans Festival : Pinetop-Lakeside

      September 25 to September 27

      928-367-4290 www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com

      Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex presents more than 80 arts and crafts juried vendors, plus a parade on Saturday at 10 a.m.

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    11. 9th Annual SalsaFest at Safford Town Square : Safford

      September 25 to September 26

      928-428-2511 www.SalsaTrail.com

      Throw together your favorite salsa and take an opportunity to win prizes and bragging rights in the Salsa Challenge. Watch Chihuahua races, a dog costume contest, live entertainment, a car show and plenty of salsa-making and tasting.

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