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Sedona Hummingbird Festival; August 1-3; Sedona; 800-529-3699; www.sedonahummingbirdfestival.com. Sedona Performing Arts Center hosts presentations by hummingbird experts in many areas of interest: science, gardening, photography, conservation and regional species studies and tours.

Peter Pan; August 1-17; Peoria; www.azbroadway.org. Arizona Broadway Theatre presents Peter Pan, the story of the mischievous boy who can fly, who never ages and who spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the enchanting isles of Neverland as the undisputed leader of the Lost Boys.

Artlink First Fridays; August 1; Phoenix; 602-256-7539; www.artlinkphoenix.com. Take a self-guided art tour of Central Phoenix galleries, art spaces and studios from 6 p.m. to 10 pm. Shuttle rides are free.

40th Annual Car Exhibit by Prescott Antique Auto Club; August 2-3; Prescott; 928-778-5386; www.cruisearizona.com. See pre-1981 cars, mining equipment, trucks, tractors, a parts exchange (swap meet), trophies and a raffle at Watson Lake State Park.

27th Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering; August 7-9; Prescott; 928-776-2000 or 877-928-4253; www.ycpac.com or www.azcowboypoets.org. Yavapai College Performing Arts Center presents Dave Stamey, Mary Kaye and Kristyn Harris. Each will be complimented by other poets and musicians, 60-plus cowboy poets and old-time singers celebrating the oral traditions of the working cowboy with a blend of contemporary poetry and music.

4th Annual Mountain Daze Festival; August 9-10; Pine; www.pinestrawberrybusinesscommunityaz.com. Stop by the Pine Community Center Ramada for a pancake breakfast offered by the Knights of Columbus, vendors, food, music, antique cars and tractors, a Kids Kraft Korner, a craft festival and a door-prize drawing.
 
Mountain Artists Guilds 54th Annual Summer Festival of Fine Art & Crafts; August 9-10; Prescott; 928-445-2510; www.mountainartistsguild.org. Courthouse Plaza hosts a juried art show with more than 120 artisans from throughout the West displaying and demonstrating work in painting, ceramic, metal art, woodworking, glass, fiber and jewelry to the sounds of live music.

130th Annual World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo; August 14-17; Payson; 928-474-4515; www.paysonrimcountry.com. Watch an exciting Arizona tradition unfold as cowboys and cowgirls test their athleticism and skill with bull-riding, calf-roping and barrel-racing, among other competitions.
 
28th Annual Beat the Heat Swap Meet; August 16; Prescott; www.trainweb.org/camrrc. Prescott Activity Center hosts a model railroad and toy swap meet, a large selection of model railroads items in all scales, various model railroad layouts, plus several sellers with antique toys for sale.

Sweet Corn Festival; August 16-17 and 23-24; Dewey; 928-830-1116; www.mortimerfamilyfarms.com. This festival at Mortimer Family Farms features corn-related activities, including games, farm activities, a barn dance and more.
 
Art & Craft Show; August 16-17; Sedona; 928-284-9627; www.bellrockartshows.com. Celebrate the arts at Bell Rock Plaza with up to 55 artists presenting paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and Native American art.
 
Little Shop of Horrors; August 22-30; Glendale; 623-282-2781; www.brelby.com. Brelby Studio presents a show featuring a down-and-out floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood.
 
11th Annual Cowboy Capital Professional Bull Riding; August 23; Prescott; 866-407-6336; www.worldsoldestrodeo.com. Prescott Rodeo Grounds showcases “the toughest sport on dirt,” featuring 40 of the toughest bull riders matched against 40 of the rankest bulls.
 
Red Rocks Music Festival; August 28-31; Sedona; 602-787-1577; www.RedRocksMusicFestival.com. This festival will be held at various venues in both Sedona and the Phoenix area and includes classical and jazz music as well as contemporary dance performed by world-acclaimed artists.

29th Annual Faire on the Square; August 30-September 1; Prescott; 928-445-2000; www.visit-prescott.com or www.prescott.org. Courthouse Plaza showcases more than 100 talented artists, plus food and entertainment, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Open-House Tastings; Through August 31; Skull Valley; 928-442-4337. Barnstar Brewing Co., a microbrewery in Skull Valley near Prescott, offers $10 tastings of four beers, along with regular pours, on Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. during the summer.


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