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Weekend Events
April 18-20

Northern

Railroad Days; April 17-20; Winslow; www.tucsonntrak.com. Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport hosts a model-railroad exhibit, vendors and a railroad documentary.

Earth Day 2014; April 19; Flagstaff; 928-213-2154; www.flagstaff.az.gov. Celebrate the Earth at the City Hall South Lawn with live bands, local food, vendors and exhibitors. Free.

Western

ARTbeat; April 19; Yuma;
928-373-5202; www.yumaaz.gov. Enjoy a free, juried outdoor exhibit that's been recognized as one of Arizona's outstanding arts events. Discover an eclectic mix of recognized and emerging local, regional and international artists.

National AMA Supermoto Event; April 19-20; Lake Havasu City; 951-514-4034; www.usaprosupermoto.com. This event features road racers, dirt-trackers and motocross racing on a dirt and pavement track.

Central

California Guitar Trio; April 18; Cottonwood;
www.oldtowncenter.org. Old Town Center for the Arts hosts Bert Lams of Affligem Belgium, Hideyo Moriya of Chiba Japan and Paul Richards of Utah USA. The group crisscrosses the universes of rock, jazz, world music, surf music and classical music in its performances and recordings.

Spring Competition Powwow; April 18-20; Tempe; 480-965-5224; www.powwow.asu.edu. The Arizona State University Band practice field hosts Native American dancing in 23 categories, Native American arts and crafts, Indian fry bread and intertribal dancing.
 
Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunts; April 19; Peoria; 623-773-8700; www.peoriasportscomplex.com. Bring your family to the Peoria Sports Complex for visits with the Easter Bunny, candy hunts for eight different age groups, a family scavenger hunt, entertainment, make-and-take crafts, carnival games, inflatables, pony rides, a petting zoo and much more.

Arts and Crafts Festival; Through April 19; Mesa; www.macfestmesa.com. This event, held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, features unique artist creations, live music and fun for the whole family. Free.

Art & Craft Show; April 19-20; Sedona; 928-284-9627; www.bellrockartshows.com. Artists, including many Native Americans, display their paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains and carvings at Bell Rock Plaza.

Eastern

Easter Egg Hunt and Family Easter Walk; April 19; Pinetop-Lakeside;
928-368-8696; www.pinetoplakesideaz.gov. Participate in a family Easter walk around Woodland Lake and a raffle at Woodland Lake Park. Kids can see the Easter Bunny, and children age 11 and under can participate in an egg-decorating contest and an egg hunt.

Southern

Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society Presents Sonoran X; April 18-20; Tucson;
520-622-0905. This conference on cactus and succulent plants displays hundreds of plants from around the state, along with an auction. Free.

Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic; April 19; Amado; 520-891-5532; www.agualindafarm.net. Enjoy a spring day with the family at Agua Linda Farm, including baby animals, picnic lunches, a bounce house and Easter-egg hunts for kids.

April and May Events
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Annual Folk Festival in Tucson, May 3-4.

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ARTbeat; April 19; Yuma; 928-373-5202; www.yumaaz.gov. Enjoy a free, juried outdoor exhibit that's been recognized as one of Arizona's outstanding arts events. Discover an eclectic mix of recognized and emerging local, regional and international artists.

National AMA Supermoto Event; April 19-20; Lake Havasu City; 951-514-4034; www.usaprosupermoto.com. This event features road racers, dirt-trackers and motocross racing on a dirt and pavement track.

Bullhead City/Laughlin River Run; April 23-27; Bullhead City; 928-754-4121 or 800-987-7457; www.laughlinriverrun.com. This annual motorcycle spring rally includes numerous entertainment events and food and biker vendors.

Desert Storm Poker Run and Shootout; April 23-26; Lake Havasu City; 602-578-5975; www.lakeracer.com. One of the top poker runs in the nation, this event features world-class performance boats racing on Lake Havasu, along with an April 24 display of racing boats on Main Street.
 
Home & Garden Expo; April 25-27; Kingman; 928-753-2636; www.mcfafairgrounds.org. Mohave County Fairgrounds features home and garden products and services, demonstrations, and a carnival for the kids.
 
Made in Yuma Movie Marathon; April 26; Yuma; www.yumafilmfestival.com. NexGen presents this special centennial edition of the Yuma Film Festival, showcasing movies that were shot on location in and around the Yuma area.

Leonardo Da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius; Through April 30; Parker; 866-636-0171 or 928-669-6511; www.bluewaterfun.com. Blue Water Resort & Casino hosts a major traveling exhibition including 60 made-to-scale inventions and 23 exact replicas of Da Vinci’s art and work, combined with an audio and visual guide and music composed by Da Vinci.

Cinco de Mayo; May 2; Yuma; 928-373-5028; www.yumacalendar.org. Historic Downtown Yuma celebrates the Mexican holiday with bands, food vendors, salsa and flan contests, and a beer garden.

Historic Route 66 Fun Run; May 2-4; Kingman; 928-753-5001; www.kingmantourism.org or www.azrt66.com. More than 900 classic show cars cruise Route 66 from Seligman to Topock. Kingman hosts a huge show-and-shine, musical performances, vendors and food.

Ken Smith Memorial Drag Boat Nationals; May 2-4; Lake Havasu City; 928-230-1769; www.lucasoildragboats.com. Lucas Oil's famous professional drag-boat race series returns to Lake Havasu with speeds in excess of 260 mph.
 
KABAM! Kingman Area Books Are Magic Festival; May 4-5; Kingman; www.kingmantourism.org or www.kingmankabam.org. Metcalf Park hosts a Friday poetry competition and slam featuring nationally ranked slam poets and local contenders. On Saturday, authors and others will be presenting and signing their books to the sounds of music, background entertainment and a variety of vendors.

Bucket List Triathlon; May 10; Lake Havasu City; www.tucsonracing.com or www.golakehavasu.com. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at London Bridge State Beach by crossing an item off your bucket list. Swim in the channel in sight of the famous London Bridge.
 
36th Annual Festival of the Arts; May 10-11; Kingman; 928-727-1909 or www.gokingman.com/Upcoming-Events or www.route66rotary.com. Centennial Park and the Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club Foundation present more than 70 vendors with high quality, handmade arts and crafts, along with live entertainment and food.
 
4th Annual Wine and Food Festival; May 17; Kingman; www.kingmanwinefestival.com. Enjoy award-winning wines from Arizona wineries and food from local restaurants, along with a car show at Firefighter’s Park. This event benefits the Mohave Community College Foundation.
 
31st Annual Western Outdoor News Lake Havasu Striper Derby; May 17-18; Lake Havasu City; 949-366-0030, Ext. 2; www.golakehavasu.com or www.wonews.com. Nautical Beachfront Resort hosts the largest fishing derby of its kind anywhere in the West. Perfect for novice and family teams.

Lutes Summer Jazz Series; May 30; Yuma; 928-782-2192; www.yumajazz.com. Lutes Casino features guest female vocalists Divas performing with the acclaimed Yuma Jazz Company Quintet.


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