Events

Search our guide to what's happening around Arizona. (Want your event listed? Send an email to Noah Austin at [email protected] Be sure to include the dates of the event, public contact information (phone and/or website) and a brief description.)

  • Southern

    1. CSV Annual Hummingbird Triathlon : Sierra Vista

      August 18

      520-439-2302 www.sierravistaaz.gov

      The Sierra Vista Aquatic Center (2900 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway) hosts this race, which features an 800-meter swim, 13-mile bike and 5K run.

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    2. 19th Annual Peach Mania at Apple Annie's Orchard : Willcox

      August 4 to August 19

      520-384-2084 www.appleannies.com

      Every weekend through August 19, Peach Mania kicks off with an all-you-can-eat peaches and pancakes breakfast served from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Then take a free wagon ride and experience the fun of picking your own peaches!

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    3. Green Chile Roast at Apple Annie's Produce Farm : Willcox

      August 18 to August 26

      www.appleannies.com

      Starting August 18-19 and ending the weekend of August 25-26, enjoy the fragrant scent of roasting chiles and purchase Apple Annie’s yummy green chile ice cream, or purchase roasted green chiles bagged in quart or gallon bags.

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    4. 18th Annual Apple Harvest Celebration at Apple Annie’s Orchard : Willcox

      August 25 to August 26

      520-384-2084 www.appleannies.com

      Celebrate the peak of the apple season with several varieties of crispy, delicious, tree-ripened apples! All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, served with hot apple topping or cider syrup, is served daily from 7:30 to 10:30 am.

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    5. JOGS Fall Gem & Jewelry Show : Tucson

      August 31 to September 3

      213-629-3030 www.jogsshow.com

      Tucson Expo Center hosts one of the best shows year after year at one of the top markets in the country. This exciting gem and jewelry show event draws buyers and exhibitors from all over the world.

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    6. Opening Ceremony: Pictorial Exhibition "Open House II" : Nogales

      August 17

      520-287-2521 consulmex.sre.gob.mx/nogales

      The Consulate General of Mexico (135 W. Cardwell Street) hosts this exhibition opening at 6 p.m. The exhibition, which features talented local artists, will be displayed at the consulate August 17-24.

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    7. HOCO Fest at Hotel Congress : Tucson

      August 29 to September 2

      520-622-8848 www.hocofest.com

      Hotel Congress (311 E. Congress Street) hosts this music festival featuring sunrise after-parties, daytime pool parties, vintage clothing and vinyl fairs, yoga classes, workshops and unparalleled food tastings. See website for full lineup.

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    8. Conference: "The Battle of Nogales: Motivations and Origins" : Nogales

      August 23

      520-287-2521 consulmex.sre.gob.mx/nogales

      The Consulate General of Mexico (135 W. Cardwell Street) hosts this 5 p.m. conference by Axel C.F. Holm, a Nogales native and former director of the Pimeria Alta Museum. It will examine a battle on the U.S.-Mexico border 100 years ago.

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  • Eastern

    1. Nature Bingo at White Mountain Nature Center : Pinetop-Lakeside

      August 18

      928-358-3069 www.wmnature.org

      Follow your very own Nature Bingo card to “nature” stations featuring mini talks by local experts on our Nature Center Trail. Free.

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    2. Butterfly Walk at Boyce Thompson Arboretum : Superior

      August 25

      520-689-2811 arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

      Join Ron Rutowski, president of the Central Arizona Butterfly Association, and tour, photograph and learn about local butterfly species. These slow-paced guided tours proceed along wheelchair-accessible paths through a variety of garden areas.

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    3. 93rd Annual White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo : Whiteriver

      August 28 to September 3

      wmatfair.com/index.html

      This all-Indian event includes a rodeo; a car show; strong man and women competitions; volleyball, baseball, co-ed softball, basketball and horseshoe tournaments; a bull riding challenge; royalty pageants; a parade; a women’s rodeo; and food vendors.

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  • Northern

    1. 30th Annual American Cancer Society’s Climb to Conquer Cancer : Flagstaff

      August 18

      928-526-2896 www.Flagstaffclimb.com

      Join hundreds of climbers on a 7-mile walk up the paved road to Arizona Snowbowl.

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    2. Mushroom Foray & Tasting at The Arboretum at Flagstaff : Flagstaff

      August 18 to August 19

      928-774-1442 www.thearb.org

      Find out the very important ways of identifying safe and unsafe mushrooms in Northern Arizona. Partake in a delicious sampling of mushroom appetizers provided by the head chef at Criollo, and participate on a guided foray in Flagstaff.

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    3. 69th Annual Coconino County Fair : Flagstaff

      August 31 to September 3

      928-679-8000 www.CoconinoCountyFair.com

      Fort Tuthill County Fairgrounds features traditions like youth livestock shows and auction, carnival rides and games, fair food, exhibitions by community members, live entertainment, pie-eating and watermelon-eating contests, and more.

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  • Western

    1. Celebrate the Heat! : Yuma

      August 17

      Historic downtown Yuma hosts a block party with live music and entertainment, food provided by your choice of food vendors or restaurants, children’s activities and shopping.

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  • Central

    1. 35th Annual World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo : Payson

      August 16 to August 18

      928-474-4515 www.paysonrimcountry.com

      The August Doin’s Rodeo features bull riding, calf roping and barrel racing, among other competitions in this PRCA-sanctioned small rodeo.

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    2. Beau Jest at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre : Scottsdale

      August 16 to September 29

      donbluthfrontrowtheatre.com

      When Sarah Goldman, a lovely schoolteacher in Chicago, wants to please her parents, she invents a boyfriend whom she believes will please her mother. When her parents insist on meeting the man, Sarah hires Bob, an actor, to pretend to be her beau.

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    3. 2018 Concerts in Clarkdale Town Park : Clarkdale

      August 18

      Potent Motion performs this evening’s concert featuring a variety of dance music at 7 p.m. Free.

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    4. Altar Boyz – Arizona Broadway Theatre : Peoria

      August 24 to September 16

      azbroadway.org/event/altar-boyz/

      Packed full of humor and dazzling dance routines, this sharp–witted parody features a fictitious all-singing, all-dancing Christian boy band from Ohio performing songs with hilarious lyrics such as “Girl you made me wanna wait.”

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    5. Summer Starlight Rides on Verde Canyon Railroad : Clarkdale

      August 25

      928-639-0010 www.verdecanyonrr.com

      Take a monthly starlight excursion on select Saturdays, departing the depot at 5:30 p.m. and traveling through the dramatic colors of sunset and into the moon glow of twilight where high desert meets the river.

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    6. Sacred Scarlets Demonstrations at Tuzigoot National Monument : Clarkdale

      August 26

      928-634-5564 www.nps.gov/tuzi

      Sacred Scarlets presents lectures and demonstrations featuring a young, beautiful captive-bred scarlet macaw. These lectures and demonstrations address conservation as well as the scarlet macaw’s fascinating history in American Southwest culture.

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    7. Lost 80’s Live : Phoenix

      August 30

      livenation.com

      Comerica Theatre features A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Animotion, and other 1980s greats.

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    8. Quintessential YES - The 50th Anniversary Tour : Phoenix

      August 31

      www.celebritytheatre.com

      Celebrity Theatre features YES, one of the most successful progressive rock groups of all time.

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    9. Seventh Annual Prickly Pear Festival : Superior

      August 18

      www.superiorazchamber.org

      The Superior Chamber of Commerce showcases the prickly pear cactus products and health benefits at this event, which features a foraging hike, a pancake breakfast, live music and more, plus specials from local restaurants and shops.

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    10. Arizona Philharmonic "Currents" Concert : Prescott

      August 26

      928-848-5043 www.ycpac.com

      The Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (1100 E. Sheldon Street) hosts this 5 p.m. debut concert of the Arizona Philharmonic. The show is a full-orchestra retrospective of works by composer Henry Flurry. Tickets go on sale July 9.

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    11. Phoenix Cancer Support Network "Friendraiser" : Phoenix

      August 25

      www.pcsnetwork.org

      From 5 to 8 p.m., enjoy an evening of great music, food and wine at a beautiful Arcadia home, hosted by a generous benefactor. RSVP to [email protected] for details and tickets. Proceeds support services for cancer patients.

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    12. "Avenue Q" at Phoenix Theatre : Phoenix

      August 1 to September 9

      phoenixtheatre.com/aveq

      Phoenix Theatre (100 E. McDowell Road) presents this R-rated, laugh-out-loud look at life after college, featuring badly behaved puppet friends. Tickets are $29 and up.

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    13. Ida y Vuelta: There and Back : Chandler

      August 30 to October 6

      chandlercenter.org

      In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Chandler Center for the Arts (250 N. Arizona Avenue) presents an exhibition featuring printmaker and performance artist Diana Calderon and painter and photographer Oliverio Balcells. Free.

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