Our newest book, which includes Arizona Highways iconic photography and maps, is sorted by region and is written for car-campers and families. Detailed information about accessibilty, amenities and fees is included for each campground.
Note: Dates and activities could change. Before planning to attend events, phone for fees and to confirm days and times.
Show Low Deuces Wild Rodeo; June 28; Show Low; 928-537-3883; www.deuceswildrodeo.us. Village Arena hosts cowboys and cowgirls from Arizona and surrounding states to compete in various rodeo events.
Freedom Fest; July 4; Show Low; 928-532-4140; www.showlowaz.gov/recreation. Celebrate an annual American tradition with a parade along the Deuce of Clubs, kids’ games and activities, a concert and fireworks at Show Low High School.
Fine Arts and Crafts Show; July 5-7; Pinetop-Lakeside; 480-710-2859 or 928-367-3916; www.highcountryartgallery.com. The Orchard at Charlie Clark’s Restaurant hosts more than 70 artists showing their juried artwork and unique crafts. Visitors can enjoy music and food, a silent auction and a your-choice raffle benefit, sponsored by the Northeastern Arizona Fine Arts Association. Free.
Independence Day Celebration; July 6; Alpine; 928-339-4330; www.alpinearizona.com. Celebrate America’s birthday with a parade along Main Street, games, vendors, a military exhibition at the rodeo grounds and 8:30 p.m. fireworks.
Summer Melodrama; July 6 and 20; Alpine; 928-339-4443 or 928-339-1154; www.alpinearizona.com. The Alpine Community Center and Alpine Community Theater present an original melodrama production; this year’s are “The Speak Easy” and “The Great Lollipop Shtick.” Reservations required.
Top of the Pines Disc Golf Tournament; July 6-7; Pinetop-Lakeside;www.azdgc.disqman.com. Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex presents this Southwest Cactus Series tournament.
Main Street’s First Friday; July 5; Show Low; 928-532-4124. Merchants stay open late on Deuce of Clubs and at Festival Marketplace with shopping specials, artists, craftspeople, food vendors and live entertainment.
Main Street Farmers’ Market and Art Walk; July 6-27; Show Low; 928-521-9284; www.showlowfarmersmarket.com. Festival Marketplace features local produce-growers, food-product producers, artisans, craftspeople and entertainment on Saturdays.
Medieval Mayhem in the White Mountains; July 12-14; Pinetop-Lakeside;www.azmayhem.com. The Mountain Meadows Recreation Complex hosts a celebration of medieval times, the Dark Ages and the Renaissance all rolled into one. Festivities include Vikings, Celtic warriors, pirates, knights in armor, an entire queen’s court, elves and faeries, different vendors, attractions, groups and guilds.
Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and Mexican Wolf Recovery Workshop; July 20; Pinetop-Lakeside; 928-358-3069; www.wmnature.org. White Mountain Wildlife and Nature Center offers visitors an opportunity to see live wolves and presentations by White Mountain Conservation League experts on Mexican wolf recovery. Free.
Pioneer Day Celebration; July 26-27; Snowflake; 928-536-4331; www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org. Check out this arts-and-crafts fair, which features a parade, a car show, a barbecue, a rodeo, dances, kids’ entertainment, a theatrical performance, a fireworks display and more.
High Country Hummers; July 27; Eagar; 928-367-4281; www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com. Watch hummingbird researchers capture and band birds at Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area south of Eagar. Listen to a program on hummingbirds’ life history, and attend a program on beginning bird-watching and a live wildlife exhibit. Free
Barbecue and Dance; July 27; Alpine; 928-339-4122; www.alpinearizona.com. Stop by the Nutrioso Community Center (Old Schoolhouse) for this event, which also features arts-and-crafts vendors.
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