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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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Weekend Events
August 22-24

Northern

31st Annual Grand Canyon Music Festival; August 22-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.

Corvette Caravan; August 22; Williams; www.nationalcorvettecaravan.com/az-nm/. Three hundred Corvettes descend on Williams for a meet-and-greet and a show-and-shine on Historic Route 66.

Movies on the Square; August 23; 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.

Thunder Over Coconino Fly-In; August 23; Williams; 928-635-5280; www.valleairport.com. Home-built, warbird and antique planes. Included are a car show, antique tractors, a kids zone and a pancake breakfast.

Western

Lutes Summer Jazz Series ’14; August 22; Yuma; 928-782-2192; www.yumajazz.com. Lutes Casino features the acclaimed Yuma Jazz Company Quintet performing original music as well as mainstays of “America’s Art Form” at the oldest continually operating pool hall in Arizona from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free.

Central

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.
 
Sweet Corn Festival; August 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.
 
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.

Eastern

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.

Southern

Paranormal Weekend; August 22-24; Bisbee; www.oldbisbeeghosttour.com/2014ParanormalWknd.html. Old Bisbee Ghost Tours host historical tours of Bisbee buildings, along with an investigation of the Allen Block building.

Farmer John's Birthday Party & Willcox March for Zane; August 23-24; Willcox; 520-384-2084;www.appleannies.com. Celebrate Farmer John’s birthday at Apple Annie's Orchard and Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins, featuring you-pick fruit and vegetables.

Southern Arizona Salsa & Tequila Challenge; August 23; Tucson; 520-797-3959; www.saaca.org/SalsaTequila.html. La Encantada Shopping Center and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance presents an annual salsa competition featuring red, green, hot, mild or fruity salsas, live mariachi music, salsa dancing and more.

August and September Events

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

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Movies on the Square; August 23 and 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.

Thunder Over Coconino Fly-In; August 23; Williams; 928-635-5280; www.valleairport.com. Home-built, warbird and antique planes. Included are a car show, antique tractors, a kids zone and a pancake breakfast.

Corvette Caravan; August 22; Williams; www.nationalcorvettecaravan.com/az-nm/. Three hundred Corvettes descend on Williams for a meet-and-greet and a show-and-shine on Historic Route 66.
 
31st Annual Grand Canyon Music Festival; August 22-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.

Thunder Over the Coconino; August 23; Grand Canyon South Rim; 928-635-5280; www.valleairport.com. This fly-in showcases home-built, warbird and antique airplanes, along with vendors, a car show and more.

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.

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.

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.

68th Annual Navajo Nation Fair; September 5-6; Window Rock; 928-871-7941; www.navajonationfair.com or www.navajonationparks.org. See Navajo arts and crafts, a baby contest, a free barbecue, exhibits, concerts, horse-racing, a parade, a powwow, rodeos and more.
 
10th Annual Route 66 Days; September 5-7; Flagstaff; 928-451-1204; www.route66carclub.com. The Route 66 Car Club presents 450 classics, customs and hot rods, along with dash plaques, goodie bags, door prizes, a raffle, food vendors and more.

Arizona Junior Rodeo; September 6-7; Williams; 602-538-8823; www.experiencewilliams.com or www.arizonajuniorrodeo.com. Children ages 4 to 18 compete in various events at Williams Rodeo Grounds. Free.
 
6th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art; September 13-January 20; Grand Canyon South Rim; www.grandcanyon.org. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to view and purchase high-quality Grand Canyon art. Various events take place at locations around Grand Canyon National Park.
 
9th Annual Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival; September 12-14; Flagstaff; 928-525-1695; www.pickininthepines.org. Enjoy a band contest with more than $2,000 in prizes, a Saturday-night barn dance, kids activities, jamming and on-site camping at Pepsi Amphitheater.
 
Wine in the Woods: Wine & Food Festival; September 14; Flagstaff; www.thearb.org/events_wine-in-the-woods.php. The Arboretum at Flagstaff showcases Arizona wineries and local eateries among the glorious gardens at the Arboretum.
 
3rd Annual German Fest; September 20; Seligman; 928-422-5456. Westside Lilo’s Café on Historic Route 66 offers beer imported from Munich, lots of schnitzel, sausages, sauerkraut, red cabbage, fresh pretzels, German music and other entertainment and activities.

Petroglyph Tour; September 20; Winslow; 928-289-4106; www.azstateparks.com. Park rangers at Homolovi State Park offer participants a self-guided tour lasting approximately three hours and approximately 1.5 miles of walking on uneven terrain. A park ranger will be available to answer questions starting at 10 a.m.

15th Annual Standin' on the Corner Park Festival; September 26-27; Winslow; 928-289-3434; www.winslowarizona.org. The Eagle Pavilion features live bands, arts and crafts, food, and a live auction, and on Saturday, there is the Winslow Fire Truck Tug.
 
5th Annual Hopi Festival at Heritage Square; September 27-28; Flagstaff; www.htedc.com or www.flagstaff365.com. Heritage Square showcases a celebration of Hopi and other native cultures, including social dances, music and traditional and contemporary art. Hopi artisans include potters, carvers, weavers and painters. Navajo artists include painters, jewelers and a sculptor. Traditional food will be available.

Trappings of the American West Exhibition and Sale; September 28-December 7; Flagstaff; 928-774-5213; www.musnaz.org. The Museum of Northern Arizona hosts this exhibit and sale, featuring works by more than 80 artists from 14 Western states and Hawaii.


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