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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. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. Second Saturday Art Walk : Cottonwood

      July 11 to July 11

      Support local merchants, artists and musicians at this event in the recently revived Old Town Cottonwood district. Live entertainment will also be on hand. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

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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. 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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    4. 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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  • Western

    1. 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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    2. 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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  • Northern

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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  • Eastern

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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