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Weekend Events
July 25-27

Northern

Movies on the Square; July 26; Flagstaff;
www.flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square. Enjoy Flagstaff’s summer weather every Saturday night at Heritage Square from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Each event begins with live music, and the movies start at dusk.

21st Annual Beat-the-Heat Fun Fly; July 25-27; Flagstaff; www.flagstaffflyers.com. Stay cool at Flyers Power Field and watch an open fly-in for RC pilots of all ages and skills. Spectators are welcome to view and interact with the pilots. Free.

Sixth Annual National Day of the Cowboy; July 26; Flagstaff; 928-220-1288. Celebrate our Western and ranching heritage with activities including land-stewardship workshops, ranching and conservation agency displays, horsemanship and equine demonstrations, children’s activities, and live entertainment. Free.

Wildflower Walks; July 26; Flagstaff; 928-774-1442; www.thearb.org. The Arboretum at Flagstaff presents a special wildflower walk, which will focus on the native species in bloom at this time of year, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Western

Lutes Summer Jazz Series; July 25; Yuma;
928-782-2192; www.yumajazz.com. Lutes Casino features longtime local piano stylist Jimmy Cave with the YJC Quintet, and other acts. Lutes, a popular local eatery, is the oldest continually operating pool hall in Arizona.

Central

48th Annual Summer Band Concert Series; July 24; Glendale; 623-930-2299; www.glendaleaz.com/events. Every Thursday night at 8 p.m., Murphy Park celebrates music with the community band of 100 musicians and its renditions of marches, ballads and show tunes. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair. Free.

Prescott Film Festival; July 23-27; Prescott; www.prescottfilmfestival.com. More than 80 independent short, feature and documentary films from all over the world, including the best from Arizona filmmakers. The event also includes after parties with live music, workshops, panel discussions and a wine-tasting event.

10th Annual National Day of the Cowboy Celebration; July 26; Sedona; 928-204-2390; www.sedonamainstreet.com. Enjoy “a whole lot of cowboy goin’s on,” in uptown Sedona with live performances by gunslingers, ropers, bullwhip-crackers and historical re-enactors. Listen or dance to live Western music, and watch traditional cowboy tradesmen demonstrations and Western artists at work.

Verde Valley Pow Wow; July 26-27; Camp Verde; 928-301-7704. This celebration of the Verde Valley includes dancing, music, Native American arts, food and cultural presentations.

Ninth Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row; July 26-27; Prescott; www.prescottregulators.org or www.visit-prescott.com. The Prescott Regulators and Their Shady Ladies and a gathering of award-winning Western re-enactment groups from all over the West compete in historic skits and gunfights. Included in the festivities is a period costume contest with authentic 1800s clothing, and vendors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Iris Rhizome Sale; July 26-27; Prescott; 623-980-6627; www.prescottirissociety.org. The Prescott Area Iris Society presents hundreds of iris varieties for sale. Come early for the best selection.

Eastern

Annual Pioneer Day Celebration; July 25; Snowflake; 928-536-4331; www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org. See an arts-and-crafts fair, a parade, a car show, a barbecue, a rodeo, dances, kids entertainment, theatrical performances, a fireworks display and more.

Hamburger Fry; July 25; Globe; 928-425-7385 or www.globemiamichamber.com. Gila County Historical Museum once again hosts its annual Hamburger Fry at 5:30 p.m.

Southern

Peach Mania Festival; July 26-27; Willcox; 520-384-2084; www.appleannies.com. Apple Annie’s opens its gates to locavores for picking tree-ripened peaches and apples, or partake of an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, peach ice cream or peach pie, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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And action! Enjoy films, live music, workshops, panel discussions and a wine-tasting at the Prescott Film Festival, July 23-27.

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Annual Pioneer Day Celebration; July 25; Snowflake; 928-536-4331; www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org. See an arts-and-crafts fair, a parade, a car show, a barbecue, a rodeo, dances, kids entertainment, theatrical performances, a fireworks display and more.

Hamburger Fry; July 25; Globe; 928-425-7385 or www.globemiamichamber.com. Gila County Historical Museum once again hosts its annual Hamburger Fry at 5:30 p.m.

10th Annual Summer Melodrama; July 28; Alpine; 928-339-4443 or 928-339-1154; www.alpinearizona.com. Alpine Community Center and Alpine Community Theater present an original melodrama production. This year is Curtains for Candy Sue or The Mystery Unravels at 7 p.m. Reservations required, $5.

10th Annual Summer Melodrama; August 2, 16 and 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.

Arizona Crawfish Festival; August 2; Overgaard; www.arizonacrawfishcompany.blogspot.com. Crawfish, Cajun food, music, entertainment and more.

Alpine Area Library Friends Quilt Show; August 2; Alpine; 928-339-4042; www.alpinearizona.com. Alpine Community Center presents this popular non-judged show displaying quilts from Eastern Arizona and Western New Mexico, plus raffle quilts and vendors.

Enjoying Elk in the White Mountains: Life History, Habitat and Habits; August 2; Pinetop-Lakeside; 928-358-3069; www.wmnature.org. White Mountain Wildlife and Nature Center presents the life history, habitat and habits of elk in this family-oriented event, with a focus on increasing awareness, understanding and responsible action toward nature. Free.

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary & Mexican Wolf Recovery; August 16; Pinetop-Lakeside; 928-358-3069; www.wmnature.org. White Mountain Wildlife and Nature Center presents the life history, habitat and habits of wolves in this family-oriented event, with a focus on increasing awareness, understanding and responsible action toward nature. Free.

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.

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.


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