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Musicians from around the country perform at the Grand Canyon Music Festival, August 22-September 7 at the South Rim.

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Labor Day Weekend Events
August 29-September 1

Northern

31st Annual Grand Canyon Music Festival; Through September 7; Grand Canyon South Rim;
 928-638-9215 or 800-997-8285; www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org. The Shrine of the Ages Auditorium offers its annual series of evening concerts featuring musicians from around the country, from jazz to classical, starting at 7:30 pm.

The Coconino County Fair is Grand and Alive at 65; August 29-September 1; Flagstaff; 928-679 8000; www.coconino.az.gov/CountyFair or www.flagstaff365.com. Start the Labor Day weekend with four days of live entertainment, livestock shows, thrilling carnival rides, traditional fair exhibits, interactive activities for kids and adults, and over 100 food and commercial vendors.

Movies on the Square; August 30; Flagstaff; 928-526-2146; www.flagstaff365.com. Movies are held each Saturday evening through August in Flagstaff’s Heritage Square. Each event begins with entertainment from the community. Movies will start at dusk. Be sure to bring your own seating. Free.

Labor Day Parade; August 30; Williams; 928-635-1418; www.ExperienceWilliams.com. Celebrate Labor Day on Historic Route 66 at 11 a.m. All are welcome to participate.

Flagstaff Art in the Park Labor Day Show; August 30-September 1; Flagstaff; 928-556-9498; www.flagstaff365.com. This arts-and-crafts festival features tightly juried, one-of-a-kind fine arts and crafts. Food vendors, regional entertainers and quality arts-and-crafts booths will combine to make this year’s festival a memorable celebration in the heart of Northern Arizona’s cool pines.

Western

7th Annual Lake Havasu Tattoo Show; August 30-31; Lake Havasu City; 928-232-0145; www.havasutattooshow.com or www.golakehavasu.com/events. Local, national, and television tattoo artists compete and showcase the very best in skin art and body modification at the City Aquatic Center. Enjoy live music and entertainment, a full bar and food from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Central

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.

Eastern

89th Annual White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo; August 27-September 1; Whiteriver; www.wmat.nsn.us; 928-434-5676 or 928-594-8541. A variety of events and skill levels will showcase their talents in the rodeo ring with riding, roping, barrel-racing, chute-dogging, pole-bending, team-roping and more. Included are food vendors, entertainment, dancing, fireworks and a carnival.

Hamburger Fry; August 29; Globe; 928-425-7385; www.globemiamichamber.com. Come enjoy a delicious dinner at 5:30 p.m., prepared by the volunteers of Gila County Historical Museum, and a beautiful Arizona evening on the lawn at the museum. Stop by the museum after dinner and capture the history of the Globe-Miami area.

9th Annual Wildlife and Science Festival; August 30; Pinetop-Lakeside; www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com/_wildlife.php or www.wmnature.org. Learn about wildlife and science at the White Mountain Wildlife & Nature Center, with interactive booths and displays with lots of live wildlife, an archery range and a casting pond. Included this year is a Science Festival with displays, demonstrations and exhibits. The festival is free, but there is a nominal charge for programs.

Alpine Area Artisans Festival; August 30-31; Alpine; www.alpinearizona.com. Stop by Main Street and view paintings, baskets, jewelry, beading, woodwork, collages, clay, quilting, antler art, glasswork, photography, clothing, weaving, amulets, journals characters, furniture and home décor by local artists.

Bush Valley Craft Club Craft Fair; August 30-31; Alpine; 928-993-1999; www.alpinearizona.com. The Alpine Community Center opens its doors for this craft fair.

10th Annual Summer Melodrama; August 31; Alpine; 928-339-4443 or 928-339-1154; www.alpinearizona.com. The Alpine Community Center and Alpine Community Theater present original melodrama productions at 7 p.m., including Curtains for Candy Sue or The Mystery Unravels. Reservations required.

Southern

14th Annual Apple Harvest Celebration; August 30-September 1; Willcox; 520-384-2084; www.appleannies.com. Stop by Apple Annie’s Orchard for a celebration of the delicious apples grown in Willcox, featuring you-pick apples from the orchard, free wagon rides to the orchard for picking, all-you-can-eat apples and pancake breakfast, apple-smoked burger lunches, homemade ice cream and pies.

Concerts at the AVA Amphitheater; August 31; Tucson; www.casinodelsolresort.com. Throughout August, the AVA Amphitheater presents a broad range of musical guests, including Los Tigres Del Norte, Pacquita la del Barrio, Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Prince Royce, Peter Frampton, B.B. King and Buddy Guy.

August and September Events

Celebrate Labor Day weekend at the Coconino County Fair, August 29-September 1 in Flagstaff.

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89th Annual White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo; August 27-September 1; Whiteriver; www.wmat.nsn.us; 928-434-5676 or 928-594-8541. A variety of events and skill levels will showcase their talents in the rodeo ring with riding, roping, barrel-racing, chute-dogging, pole-bending, team-roping and more. Included are food vendors, entertainment, dancing, fireworks and a carnival.

Hamburger Fry; August 29; Globe; 928-425-7385; www.globemiamichamber.com. Come enjoy a delicious dinner at 5:30 p.m., prepared by the volunteers of Gila County Historical Museum, and a beautiful Arizona evening on the lawn at the museum. Stop by the museum after dinner and capture the history of the Globe-Miami area.

9th Annual Wildlife and Science Festival; August 30; Pinetop-Lakeside; www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com/_wildlife.php or www.wmnature.org. Learn about wildlife and science at the White Mountain Wildlife & Nature Center, with interactive booths and displays with lots of live wildlife, an archery range and a casting pond. Included this year is a Science Festival with displays, demonstrations and exhibits. The festival is free, but there is a nominal charge for programs.

Alpine Area Artisans Festival; August 30-31; Alpine; www.alpinearizona.com. Stop by Main Street and view paintings, baskets, jewelry, beading, woodwork, collages, clay, quilting, antler art, glasswork, photography, clothing, weaving, amulets, journals characters, furniture and home décor by local artists.

Bush Valley Craft Club Craft Fair; August 30-31; Alpine; 928-993-1999; www.alpinearizona.com. The Alpine Community Center opens its doors for this craft fair.

10th Annual Summer Melodrama; August 31; Alpine; 928-339-4443 or 928-339-1154; www.alpinearizona.com. The Alpine Community Center and Alpine Community Theater present original melodrama productions at 7 p.m., including Curtains for Candy Sue or The Mystery Unravels. Reservations required.

Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk; Through August 31; Show Low; 928-532-4124; www.showlowfarmersmarket.com. Stop by Festival Marketplace every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and check out local produce growers, food-product producers, artisans and craftspeople.

Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk; Saturdays through September 27; Show Low; 928-532-4124; www.showlowfarmersmarket.com. Festival Marketplace features local produce growers, food-product producers, artisans and craftspeople on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Postcards from the Iron Camera; Through December 21; Holbrook/Petrified Forest National Park; www.nps.gov/pefo. The artists in residence at Petrified Forest National Park, Kim Garrison and Steve Radosevich, present landscape images captured with a hand-built cast-iron camera. They colored their images with watercolor, ink and pencil to depict a landscape of fantasy and mystery.
 
Show Low Main Street Farmers Market & Art Walk; September 6, 13, 20 and 27; Show Low; 928-521-9284; www.showlowfarmersmarket.com. Festival Marketplace features local produce growers, food-product producers, artisans and craftspeople, and entertainment from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
83rd Annual Navajo County Fair Rodeo and Little Buckaroo Rodeo; September 10-14; Holbrook; 928-524-6407 or 800-524-2459; www.navajocountyfair.com/rodeo.html. Stop by the Navajo County Fairgrounds for a rodeo, arts, crafts, food, entertainment, a 4-H competition, a carnival and a demo derby from noon to 10 p.m.

Miami Arizona Fiesta; September 13; Miami; 800-804-5623; www.globemiamichamber.com. Enjoy a day of Hispanic entertainment, booths and food, and a car show in celebration of Mexican Independence Day at Bullion Plaza Park.

45th Annual Gila County Fair; September 18-21; Globe; 928-425-9549 or www.globemiamichamber.com. Gila County Fairgrounds hosts 4-H activities, hobbies, crafts, stage entertainment, games, go-kart racing, motorized sporting events, a livestock auction, bull-riding and more from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
 
Hamburger Fry; September 25; Globe; 928-425-7385; www.globemiamichamber.com. Come enjoy a delicious dinner (prepared by the volunteers of Gila County Historical Museum) and a beautiful Arizona evening on the lawn at the museum. Stop by the museum after dinner and capture the history of the Globe-Miami area. Entertainment provided by the Centennial Band.
 
Show Low Daze Disk Golf Tournament; September 27-28; Show Low; www.azdgc.disqman.com. Show Low City Park hosts the 2014 Southwest Cactus Series tournament.
 
39th Annual Fall Parade; September 27; Pinetop-Lakeside; 928-367-4290; www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Compass Bank and ends at Blue Ridge High School.

Oktoberfest; September 27; Alpine; www.alpinearizona.com. Celebrate the coming of autumn at Mellody Field along Main Street, hosted by the Foxfire at Alpine Restaurant.

31st Annual Run to the Pines Car Show; September 26-28; Pinetop-Lakeside; 928-368-5325; www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com. Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club hosts 550 vehicles, a poker run and games. A pre-show takes place at Hon-Dah Casino on September 24.
 
39th Annual Fall Artisans Festival; September 26-28; Pinetop-Lakeside; 928-367-4290 or 800-573-4031; www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com. Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex hosts more than 80 arts-and-crafts juried vendors.

8th Annual SalsaFest; September 26-27; Safford; 928-428-2511 or 888-837-1841; www.SalsaTrail.com. Win prizes and bragging rights in the Salsa Challenge at Safford Town Square, plus enjoy kids activities, Chihuahua races, a dog costume contest, live entertainment, a car show, plenty of salsa-making and tasting, crafts, merchandise and food vendors.


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