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Prescott and Flagstaff celebrate National Day of the Cowboy, July 26th.

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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.

July and August Events

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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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.

First Friday ArtWalk; August 1; Flagstaff; www.flagstaff365.com. New art exhibitions in galleries, transformed spaces, restaurants and other businesses. Downtown Flagstaff is transformed into an art mecca and street party, as musicians play live music on the streets, performers overtake Heritage Square, and art comes to life.

Movies on the Square; August 2, 9, 16, 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.

28th Annual Suvoyuki Day Journeys to Winslow; August 2; Winslow; 928-289-4106; www.AZStateParks.com. Homolovi State Park Visitor Center and Museum presents special archaeological-site tours starting at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cultural artists and demonstrators will also be on hand, and the Homolovi Dancers will perform two dances. The corn-roasting pit will be opened at 8 a.m. and will start the day's activities.

Steamy Saturday at Grand Canyon Railway; August 2; Williams; www.thetrain.com. Take a train trip to the Grand Canyon and back in Grand Canyon Railway’s steam locomotive powered by waste vegetable oil.
 
18th Annual Cool Country Cruise-In & Route 66 Festival; August 8-9; Williams; 928-635-1418; www.ExperienceWilliams.com or www.route66place.com. Love Historic Route 66? Love classic cars? Go back in time and enjoy the 1950s again on Route 66. This show is a regional favorite with trophies given for various classes.

ArtWalk; August 9; Williams; 928-635-3006; www.ExperienceWilliams.com. Local artists and businesses are open for business from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy local artists’ creations, enjoy some light refreshments and support local art.

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.


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