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  • Western

    1. Fireworks Over the Lake : Lake Havasu City

      July 4 to July 4

      928-453-3444 www.golakehavasu.com

      Celebrate our nation's birthday and start the long holiday weekend with amazing fireworks over Lake Havasu. The show begins approximately a half-hour after sundown.

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    2. Sounds of Kingman: Concert in the Park : Kingman

      July 19 to July 19

      This concert at Metcalfe Park, on the corner of Grandview Avenue and Beale Street in downtown Kingman, features North Country Music, an "old time" country band. The concert is from 5 to 7 p.m. Free.

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    3. Fireworks Over the Lake: Fourth of July Fireworks at Thompson Bay : Lake Havasu City

      July 4 to July 4

      928-453-3444 www.golakehavasu.com/events/details/1758

      Watch the sky light up over Thompson Bay with fellow boaters, beachgoers and tailgaters and celebrate the magic and wonder of the Fourth of July fireworks spectacular beginning a half-hour after sundown.

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    4. Fourth of July Fireworks Show at Mohave Country Fairgrounds : Kingman

      July 4 to July 4

      928-753-2636 www.mcfafairgrounds.org

      Mohave County Fairgrounds presents a family festival and fireworks show, games, contests, food and vendors from 3 to 9 p.m.

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    5. 24th Annual Sidewalk Egg Frying Challenge : Oatman

      July 4 to July 4

      928-768-7400 or 928-768-6222 www.oatmangoldroad.org

      Maybe this year the eggs will really fry! If not, enjoy other egg-citing events and prizes starting at noon.

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    6. Hualapai Mountain Park Craft, Antique & Art Fair : Kingman

      July 5 to July 5

      928-681-5700 www.gokingman.com

      The first Sunday of July and August, beat the heat and travel up the mountain to Recreation Area No. 1 for a craft, antique and art fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.

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    7. Chillin’ on Beale Street : Kingman

      July 18 to July 18

      928-897-6039 www.kingmantourism.org

      Historic downtown presents an old-fashioned block party/car show the third Saturday of the month, with dash plaques for all participating cars, raffles, poker walks and music provided by a DJ from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

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  • Central

    1. Payson Book Festival : Payson

      July 25 to July 25

      www.paysonbookfestival.org

      This family-oriented event at Gila Community College provides a place for interaction between readers and more than 30 Arizona authors. Enjoy presentations by authors, story time for kids, food, entertainment and door prizes. Free.

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    2. Firecracker Express : Clarkdale

      July 4 to July 4

      800-320-0718 www.verdecanyonrr.com/events

      After Clarkdale's holiday parade down Main Street, celebrate the Fourth of July at the Verde Canyon Railroad depot with a barbecue luncheon prior to the train's 1 p.m. departure. Burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, cupcakes and more will be served.

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    3. Arizona Celebration of Freedom in Downtown Mesa : Mesa

      July 4 to July 4

      www.azcelebrationoffreedom.org

      Celebrate your right to enjoy classic cars, motorcycles, beer gardens, art, music, patriotic displays and education games, family fun, “cool zones,” and fireworks on Saturday.

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    4. July 4 Laser Light Show and Concert : Sedona

      July 4 to July 4

      www.SedonaAZ.gov/Park

      Picnic on the cool grass and enjoy a live concert and water games at Sedona Red Rock High School. A 15-minute, patriotic-themed laser light show will begin at the bottom of each hour in the Performing Arts Center.

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    5. 30th Annual Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix Fourth : Phoenix

      July 4 to July 4

      602-262-6862 www.phoenix.gov

      Steele Indian School Park hosts three stages of entertainment, Kids World area, classic car exhibit and refreshment vendors.

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    6. Independence Day Music Festival : Scottsdale

      July 3 to July 4

      480-270-5000 www.saltriverfields.com

      The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick feature Wilco with Dr. Dog and Little Big Town with Brandy Clark, plus the largest fireworks show in the Valley.

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    7. Fourth of July Tempe Town Lake Festival : Tempe

      July 4 to July 4

      480-350-5189 www.tempe4th.com

      Celebrate Independence Day at Tempe Town Lake with a fireworks spectacular, concert event stage, live music, inflatable kids ride village, vendors, water fun and games for the family from 4 to 11 p.m.

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    8. Fourth of July Splash Bash : Litchfield Park

      July 4 to July 4

      623-935-9040 www.litchfield-park.org

      Litchfield Park Recreation Center offers water games and kids activities; a DJ; pool-safety info; and a snack bar.

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    9. Fourth of July Celebration : Buckeye

      July 4 to July 4

      www.buckeyeaz.gov/events

      Youngker High School and the town of Buckeye, in conjunction with the Main Street Coalition, celebrate Independence Day with food, music, family games and activities from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

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    10. Independence Day Celebration : Payson

      July 3 to July 4

      www.paysonrimcountry.com

      Stop by Green Valley Park for all-day events including a patriotic ceremony, kids games, live music and fireworks.

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    11. 128th Annual Prescott Frontier Days & World's Oldest Rodeo : Prescott

      July 1 to July 5

      928-445-3103 or 866-407-6336 www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

      Prescott Rodeo Grounds presents eight rodeo performances, Arizona’s largest rodeo parade, kiddie parade, arts-and-crafts show, food and rodeo dances.

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    12. 32nd Annual All American Festival at Peoria Sports Complex : Peoria

      July 4 to July 4

      623-773-8700 www.PeoriaSportsComplex.com

      Take part in family friendly activities including a Water Zone, a Kids Zone, eating contests, a tournament, bounce houses, food and beverage concessions and fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

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    13. City of Prescott Fourth of July Extravaganza : Prescott

      July 4 to July 4

      928-777-1349 www.visit-prescott.com

      Pioneer Park hosts craft tents for kids, contests, carnival games and rides, water slide, bungee-jumping, zip-lining, live music and food from noon to 10 p.m.

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    14. Summer Concerts in the Park : Scottsdale

      July 5 to July 5

      480-312-2312 www.therailroadpark.com

      McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park presents live performances, a variety of local bands, and train and carousel rides from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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    15. 18th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market : Prescott

      July 11 to July 11

      928-445-3122 www.facebook.com/PIAM.4U

      Sharlot Hall Museum showcases authentic Native American art, including ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, paintings and hand-woven baskets and blankets, plus entertainment and mouthwatering fry bread.

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    16. Mogollon Rim Rodeo – SWIRA at Payson Event Center : Payson

      July 11 to July 12

      www.paysonrimcountry.com

      Watch some of the finest Native American cowboys and cowgirls in this full rodeo with bulls, broncs, barrel racers and saddle broncs as they compete for cash and prizes at the Payson Event Center.

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    17. The Three Musketeers : Glendale

      July 10 to July 31

      www.brelby.com

      Brelby Theatre Co. presents an original adaptation by the 2015 Brelby Writer’s Circle, directed by Brian Maticic.

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    18. Summer Maricopa County Home & Garden Show at University of Phoenix Stadium : Glendale

      July 17 to July 19

      www.MCHomeShows.com

      Enjoy "one-stop home-improvement shopping," with more than 1,000 exhibits of the Valley's reputable companies offering thousands of products and services for your home improvement needs, starting at 10 a.m.

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    19. 6th Annual Prescott Film Festival : Prescott

      July 22 to July 26

      602-300-5791 www.prescottfilmfestival.com

      Watch “Movies that Move You!”: shorts, features, documentaries, drama and comedies from all over the globe, including the best from local and Arizona filmmakers.

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    20. 25th Annual Camp Verde Cornfest : Camp Verde

      July 17 to July 18

      visitcampverde.com

      Downtown Camp Verde presents live bluegrass music, beer garden, food, family activities, vendors, farmers market, corn-eating contest, hog-calling, old-fashioned games, corniest-joke contest, sack races and a craft show.

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    21. Annual Pioneer Day Celebration : Snowflake

      July 24 to July 25

      928-536-4331 www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

      Celebrate the USA with an arts-and-crafts fair, parade, car show, barbecue, rodeo, dances, kids entertainment, theatrical performance, Pioneer Day run, softball tournament and fireworks display.

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    22. 11th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration : Sedona

      July 25 to July 25

      928-204-2390 www.sedonamainstreet.com

      Enjoy “a whole lot of cowboy goin’s on”: gunfights, roping, cowboy action shooting, historical re-enactments, musical revues, storytelling, poetry, cowboy/cowgirl outfit contest, country music and performances from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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    23. Sedona Hummingbird Festival at Sedona Performing Arts Center : Sedona

      July 31 to August 2

      800-529-3699 www.sedonahummingbirdfestival.com

      Watch presentations by hummingbird experts in many interest areas: science, gardening, photography, conservation and regional species studies.

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    24. Scottsdale Fourth of July at WestWorld : Scottsdale

      July 4 to July 4

      866-977-6849 www.westworldaz.com

      Be red, white and cool at this indoor event, which features a kids play area, a bull-riding show, a BMX halfpipe show, Grand Prix Gatsby-era racing, a "Frozen" Spectacular with appearances by Ana and Elsa, entertainment, food, fireworks and more.

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    25. 11th Annual National Day of the Cowboy Celebration : Sedona

      July 25 to July 25

      www.sedonamainstreet.com

      Enjoy free historical re-enactments, gunfights, cowboy action shooting, roping, cowboy poetry and music, outfit contest, a Cowboy Artists Exhibition and art demonstrations.

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  • Southern

    1. Archaeological Lecture : Tucson

      July 20 to July 20

      www.az-arch-and-hist.org

      The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society presents Dr. Jonathan Mabry, who will discuss "Irrigation, Social Changes, and Ecological Knowledge in Early Farming Communities in the Sonoran Desert," at 7:30 p.m. at DuVal Auditorium. Free.

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    2. Cool Summer Nights : Tucson

      July 1 to July 31

      520-883-2702 desertmuseum.org

      Experience the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum at night on Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. Enjoy different themes and activities each week.

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    3. Star Spangled Spectacular : Marana

      July 4 to July 4

      www.marana.com

      Crossroads at Silverbell Park hosts an all-American good time during Marana’s July Fourth celebration. Enjoy a day of family fun, kids activities, food trucks, a music festival and fireworks. 5 to 9:30 p.m.

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    4. Fourth of July in Bisbee : Bisbee

      July 4 to July 4

      520-432-3554 www.discoverbisbee.com

      The celebration begins with the world-famous Coaster Race on historic Tombstone Canyon at 8 a.m. Later, watch the traditional parade in the Warren section in Bisbee at 11 a.m., and a traditional mining-mucking and hard-rock-drilling contest.

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    5. Fourth of July Celebration : Benson

      July 4 to July 4

      520-586-4293 www.bensonvisitorcenter.com

      Kick off Independence Day at 9 a.m. with a parade followed by entertainment, 10:30 a.m. fire-department water fights, food, live music, fireworks at dusk and a family dance at the Lion’s Park.

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    6. Family Style Fourth of July : Tombstone

      July 4 to July 4

      520- 457-3106 www.tombstoneweb.com

      Watch a softball tournament at Medigovich Field, followed by street entertainment, games, food and city fireworks at dusk.

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    7. Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration : Tubac

      July 4 to July 4

      520-398-2704 www.tubacaz.com

      Tubac Presidio State Historic Park presents old-fashioned family fun, free games for the kids, free hot dogs and watermelon, and a “squirt-down” courtesy of the Tubac Fire Department starting at 10 a.m., plus fireworks in the evening.

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    8. Friday Night Live! at Main Gate Square Jazz Summer Concert Series : Tucson

      July 10 to July 10

      520-797-3959 saaca.org

      Geronimo Plaza Courtyard offers a variety of musicians and music every Friday night starting at 7 p.m.

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    9. 24th Annual Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival : Sierra Vista

      July 29 to July 31

      Participate in guided tours, field trips, seminars, vendors, displays, lectures, bat stalks, owl prowls, displays, arts and crafts, and speakers at Cochise College.

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  • Northern

    1. 9th Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park and Fourth of July Arts & Crafts Festival : Flagstaff

      July 3 to July 5

      www.flagstaffartinthepark.com

      Stop by Wheeler Park for one-of-a-kind fine arts and crafts designed and shown by the exhibitor, food vendors, regional and local entertainers, bounce houses and a petting zoo, starting at 9 a.m. each day.

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    2. 82nd Annual Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture at Museum of Northern Arizona : Flagstaff

      July 4 to July 5

      928-774-5213 www.musnaz.org

      Meet Hopi master and emerging artists, watch Hopi social dances, taste traditional foods, walk the nature trail to learn about native plants, and learn about the Hopi values of humility, cooperation, respect, land and Earth stewardship.

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    3. Winslow Fireworks Display : Winslow

      July 4 to July 4

      928-289-2434 www.winslowarizona.org

      Pack a cooler and bring your lawn chairs for a fireworks display from 8 to 10 p.m.

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    4. 29th Annual Navajo Nation Fourth of July Celebration & PRCA Pro Rodeo : Window Rock

      July 1 to July 5

      928-871-6647 www.navajonationfair.com

      Enjoy a traditional rodeo, carnival, dance, concerts, arts-and-crafts sales and a fireworks show.

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    5. Fourth of July : Page

      July 4 to July 4

      www.visitpagelakepowell.com

      Celebrate the USA with a parade at 11 a.m. and activities in the park following, an antique-tractor pull behind the Big Water Trading Post all day, then fireworks over the lake.

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    6. ArtWalk : Williams

      July 11 to July 11

      928-635-3006 www.ExperienceWilliams.com

      Williams ArtWalk features local artists and businesses. Visitors can enjoy some light refreshments and support local artists from 6 to 9 p.m.

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    7. 32nd Annual Plant Sale and Penstemon Festival at the Arboretum : Flagstaff

      July 11 to July 11

      928-774-1442 www.thearb.org

      The Arboretum at Flagstaff features native plants for the home garden, gifts and books, special activities, tours, and children's craft activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    8. 2015 Patriot Tour – Presented by the Nation of Patriots : Williams

      July 18 to July 19

      www.experiencewilliams.com

      Thousands of Americans carry one U.S. flag through 48 states in 100 days to honor America’s armed forces.

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    9. Celebrate! Quilt Camp & Show : Flagstaff

      July 15 to July 18

      928-526-9403 www.celebratequilts.com

      Radisson Woodlands Hotel hosts this premier show and camp, quilt classes, lectures, retreat, show, goody bag, entrance into the Quilt Challenge, national and regional teachers, and giveaways.

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    10. Summer Astronomy at Walnut Canyon Visitor Center : Flagstaff

      July 18 to July 18

      Walnut Canyon Visitor Center offers solar viewing from 1 to 4 p.m., an astronomy presentation at 8 p.m. and telescope-viewing constellation tours at 8:45 p.m.

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    11. 18th Annual Arizona Highland Celtic Festival : Flagstaff

      July 18 to July 19

      928-556-3161 www.nachs.info

      Celebrate all things Celtic at Foxglenn Park with music, piping, athletics, whiskey-tasting, educational workshops, vendors, historical re-enactment, clans and societies, and a kids area.

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    12. Wildflower Walks : Flagstaff

      July 25 to July 25

      928-774-1442 www.thearb.org

      Take a walk on the wildflower side at the Arboretum at Flagstaff. This special wildflower walk will focus on the native species in bloom at this time of year, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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    13. 12th Annual ARCA Arizona State Convention & Hamfest : Flagstaff

      July 24 to July 26

      602-881-2722 www.arca-az.org

      Bob Dean Rodeo Grounds presents Arizona's largest ham-fest, featuring major manufacturers, dealers, exhibits, speakers, a swap meet, seminars, classes and prizes.

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    14. Flagstaff Symphony Independence Day Concert : Flagstaff

      July 4 to July 4

      www.pepsiamp.com

      This Flagstaff Fourth of July tradition is presented with support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Coconino County. Bring the family and a blanket and relax under the ponderosa pines. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Free.

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    15. Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers With Special Guest Cracker : Flagstaff

      July 4 to July 4

      www.pepsiamp.com

      The nationally renowned Arizona talents return to the ponderosa pines of the Pepsi Amphiteater at 8 p.m., joined by special guest Cracker. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

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  • Eastern

    1. 40th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Show : Pinetop-Lakeside

      July 3 to July 5

      480-980-3848 www.highcountryartgallery.com

      More than 70 artists from the local community, the Southwest and California show their work at the Orchard at Charlie Clark's. View artwork and unique crafts, and enjoy music and food. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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    2. 61st Annual Taylor Independence Day Celebration & Night Rodeo : Taylor

      July 3 to July 4

      928-536-7366 www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

      Stop by Taylor Rodeo Complex for a flag-raising ceremony and stay for a firing of the anvil, barbecue, rodeo, dances, patriotic program and fireworks, a 10K and 2-mile run, softball, cowboy poetry and country music.

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    3. Arizona Freedom Fest : Show Low

      July 4 to July 4

      928-532-4140 www.showlowaz.gov/recreation

      Celebrate freedom with a parade starting at 9 a.m. along the Deuce of Clubs, kids games and activities, concert food, and fireworks.

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    4. Independence Day Celebration : Alpine

      July 4 to July 4

      928-339-4330 www.alpinearizona.com

      Celebrate Independence Day with a parade along Main Street, games, vendors, worm races and a military exhibition at the rodeo grounds. At 8:30 p.m., finish the day with fireworks.

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    5. 17th Annual “For the Love of Quilts” Show : Pinetop-Lakeside

      July 3 to July 4

      Hon-Dah Convention Center features more than 100 handmade quilts on display and for sale, plus a vendors mall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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    6. Native American Dances : Holbrook

      July 1 to July 31

      928-524-6558 or 800-524-2459 www.gotourHolbrook.com

      See and participate in a variety of authentic Native American dances at historic Courthouse Square weekdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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    7. 8th Annual Medieval Mayhem in the White Mountains : Pinetop-Lakeside

      July 10 to July 12

      www.azmayhem.com

      Celebrate medieval times, the Dark Ages and the Renaissance with period dress, food, music, dancers, merchants, sword-fighting demonstrations and plays starting at 10 a.m.

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    8. Christmas Cabin Guild Craft Show : Pinetop-Lakeside

      July 30 to July 31

      www.ci.pinetop-lakeside.az.us/calendarofevents.htm

      Town Hall Gym hosts a "Christmas in July" craft show in the cool pines.

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