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.
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; 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.
Central Sedona Hummingbird Festival; August 1-3; Sedona; 800-529-3699; www.sedonahummingbirdfestival.com. Sedona Performing Arts Center hosts presentations by hummingbird experts in many areas of interest: science, gardening, photography, conservation and regional species studies and tours.
Artlink First Fridays; August 1; Phoenix; 602-256-7539; www.artlinkphoenix.com. Take a self-guided art tour of Central Phoenix galleries, art spaces and studios from 6 p.m. to 10 pm. Shuttle rides are free.
40th Annual Car Exhibit by Prescott Antique Auto Club; August 2-3; Prescott; 928-778-5386; www.cruisearizona.com. See pre-1981 cars, mining equipment, trucks, tractors, a parts exchange (swap meet), trophies and a raffle at Watson Lake State Park.
Eastern 10th Annual Summer Melodrama; August 2; 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.
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.
Southern Concerts at the AVA Amphitheater; August 2; Tucson;www.casinodelsolresort.com. Throughout August, the AVA Amphitheater presents a broad range of musical guests, including Los Tigres Del Norte, Pacquita la del Barrio, Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Prince Royce, Peter Frampton, B.B. King and Buddy Guy.
First Saturdays Concert Series: Vision Across The Range; August 2; Tucson;www.azstateparks.com. Catalina State Park presents Western and Native American folk music on the first Saturday of the month at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Friends of Catalina State Park. Enjoy an evening concert at the trailhead with standard park admission. Free popcorn.
17th Annual Peach Mania Festival; August 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17; Willcox; 520-384-2084; www.appleannies.com. Is there anything sweeter than ripe peaches in August? Find out at Apple Annie’s Orchard with tree-ripened peaches and apples, an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 am, peach ice cream and peach pie.
Note: Dates and activities could change. Before planning to attend events, phone for fees and to confirm days and times.
36th Annual Mighty Mud Mania; August 7; Kingman; 928-757-7919; www.cityofkingman.gov/pages/depts/parks. Grab your gear and get ready for mud and mania at Centennial Park starting at 10 a.m. Boys and girls compete separately navigating through a muddy obstacle course. There will be many different age divisions for kids and adults.
Lutes Summer Jazz Series ’14; August 8; Yuma; 928-782-2192; www.yumajazz.com. Lutes Casino features local vocalist Naomi DeVries Pomerantz with the acclaimed Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, singing a few of her preferred tunes at the oldest continually operating pool hall in Arizona from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
7th Annual Bullhead City River Regatta; August 8-9; Bullhead City; 928-542-8885; www.bullheadregatta.com. Friday evening is the “Ye Gotta Regatta” pre-party with live music, carnival games and food. On Saturday, slather on sunscreen, grab an inner tube and enjoy a lazy 8-mile float down the Colorado River. Don’t forget the post-party “Ye Hafta Afta” at Rotary Park.
Route 66 International Festival; August 13-17; Kingman;www.kingman66fest.com. Celebrate Historic Route 66 with classic car, motorcycle and travel-trailer shows; an alternative-energy-vehicle exhibit; a conference on efforts to make Route 66 America’s first “All Electric Highway”; and much more.
Chillin’ on Beale Street; August 16; Kingman; 928-753-6106; www.kingmantourism.org. Celebrate the summer at Kingman’s historic downtown with a block party featuring classic cars, food, games and prizes from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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.
7th Annual Lake Havasu Tattoo Show; August 30-31; Lake Havasu City; 928-232-0145; www.havasutattooshow.com or www.golakehavasu.com/events. Local, national, and television tattoo artists compete and showcase the very best in skin art and body modification at the City Aquatic Center. Enjoy live music and entertainment, a full bar and food from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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