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.)

  • Central

    1. The Phoenix Symphony in Prescott : Prescott

      May 28

      928-776-4255 www.yavapaisymphony.org

      The Phoenix Symphony performs works by Haydn and Mahler at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (1100 E. Sheldon Street) at 3 p.m. Tickets are $28 to $39.

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    2. William Eaton: Voices Across the Canyon : Phoenix

      May 28

      602-495-0901 www.pueblogrande.com

      Pueblo Grande Museum (4619 E. Washington Street) hosts this 2 p.m. performance by William Eaton, a multi-Grammy nominee who is internationally known for his one-of-a-kind stringed instruments, which he designs and builds. Tickets are $10-12.

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    3. 14th Annual Miniature Masterpiece Show & Sale - Phippen Museum : Prescott

      May 1 to May 29

      928-778-1385 www.phippenartmuseum.org

      Throughout May, more than 50 successful and established Western artists exhibit small works of art for sale to benefit the Phippen Museum. A special Sale by Draw takes place Monday, May 29, at 11 a.m.

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    4. The Book of Mormon at ASU Gammage : Tempe

      May 18 to May 28

      asugammage.com/

      This mischievous and slightly naughty musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word.

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    5. Phoenix Comicon at Phoenix Convention Center : Phoenix

      May 25 to May 28

      www.phoenixcomicon.com

      This event focuses on comic books and creators, anime, sci-fi and film, with a zombie beauty pageant, a Japanese fashion show, a masquerade, an art auction, live music and anime voice actors. Actors meet with fans and hold panels and workshops.

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    6. Annual Open House - Bronzesmith Fine Art Foundry and Gallery : Prescott Valley

      May 26

      928-772-2378 www.bronzesmith.com

      The Bronzesmith team will be on hand to share their knowledge of the bronze casting process with special bronze pours scheduled at 10 a.m. and noon. Mingle, meet and mix with the artisans, and tour their foundry, gallery and sculpture garden.

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    7. 37th Annual Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival at Pine Community Center : Pine

      May 27 to May 28

      928-476-6537 www.pinestrawhs.org

      Browse through more than 75 arts and crafts booths, featuring stained glass, jewelry, wood items, pottery, baby items, artwork, cards and copper items. Plus enjoy a pancake breakfast, a raffle for three quilts, children’s activities and food.

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    8. 43rd Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale at Courthouse Plaza : Prescott

      May 27 to May 29

      928-778-1385 phippenartmuseum.org

      Arizona's premier outdoor Western art show and sale features a large group of outstanding Western artists from all across the nation. The weekend events include two exciting quick draw challenges, a Denim to Diamonds Gala and an art awards ceremony.

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    9. 2017 Anthem Memorial Day Ceremony at Anthem Community Park : Anthem

      May 29

      www.onlineatanthem.com/anthem-veterans-memorial

      This event includes a keynote address, POW and MIA ceremony, tribute to the veterans commemorated at the memorial, and musical performances. The event closes with “Taps." Seating is limited, and lawn chairs are welcome.

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    10. Memorial Day Patriotic Program : Payson

      May 29

      www.paysonrimcountry.com/event-calendar

      Green Valley Park hosts a tribute to U.S. veterans with patriotic music, a flag-raising and speakers.

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    11. Memorial Day Poolside Mixology Workshop at Graduate Tempe : Tempe

      May 29

      graduatetempe.com

      The hotel offers a poolside mixology workshop, featuring mixers from Iconic Cocktail Co., from 1 to 3 p.m.

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    12. Cosmic Origins Conference : Sedona

      May 26 to May 28

      www.worldviewzmedia.com/seminars/cosmic-origins

      This conference explores the questions "Who are we?" and "Where do we come from?" to truly uncover where we are going. Speakers include some of the top minds in the field of ancient civilizations sharing new science about the cosmology of the world.

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    13. Arizona Apparel Foundation Local Fashion Designer & Boutique Benefit Sale : Tempe

      May 26 to May 28

      602-743-4638 www.azapparelfoundation.org/whats-happening-s13.php

      FABRIC (132 E. Sixth Street) hosts local fashion designers and boutiques in one of the most unique shopping events of the years. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission.

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    14. From Thin Air II: Art From TechShop : Chandler

      May 25 to June 2

      www.visiongallery.org

      Vision Gallery (10 E. Chicago Street) features the work of three artists who use TechShop, a fabrication workshop and studio, to bring their creations to life. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free.

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    15. Start To Summer Kick Off — All-American Weekend at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar : Phoenix

      May 26 to May 29

      The third-floor pool deck at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix hosts live music, vodka samplings, an outdoor barbecue and giant pool toys for partygoers. Pool opens at 11 a.m. and is open to the public.

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  • Southern

    1. Sky Islands Summit Challenge : Huachuca Mountains

      May 27

      520-417-6960 http://www.sierravistaaz.gov/event/savor-sierra-vista/

      Climb one, two or three peaks in the Huachuca Mountains. The peaks are Carr, Miller and Pat Scott. Awesome swag bags for all participants. Fees are $50, $75 and $100, respectively. Then relax at the Wine and Beer Festival in town.

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    2. Savor Sierra Vista : Sierra Vista

      May 27 to May 29

      www.sierravistaaz.gov/event/savor-sierra-vista/

      Stroll past food, art and crafts vendors while sampling vintages from 12 wineries from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Park.

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    3. 37th Annual Wyatt Earp Days : Tombstone

      May 27 to May 29

      520-266-5266 www.tombstonechamber.com

      Celebrate the life and times of the Old West’s most famous lawman in “the town too tough to die,” with gunfights and skits in the street, a chili cook-off, mock hangings, street entertainment, look-alike contests and an 1880s fashion show.

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    4. Savor Sunday : Sierra Vista

      May 28

      520-458-6940 sierravistachamber.org

      From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park (3105 E. Fry Boulevard), enjoy the Huachuca Art Association's pop-up art show, a wine and beer garden, food trucks, games, kids activities, a chefs challenge and more. Free admission.

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    5. Cool Summer Nights at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum : Tucson

      May 20 to September 2

      www.desertmuseum.org/visit/events_saturday.php

      The museum hosts these events every Saturday, giving families a chance to beat the Arizona heat and enjoy a family-friendly outing. Topics vary by date and include astronomy, creatures of the night and more. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m.

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  • Northern

    1. 27th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture – Museum of Northern Arizona : Flagstaff

      May 27 to May 28

      www.musnaz.org

      Learn about the A:shiwi people’s Zuni language, lifeways, traditional dances and flute music. View Native artisans' craft weavings, jewelry and carved animal fetishes. Learn about the shaping, forming and painting of traditional Zuni pottery.

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    2. Spring Plant Sale : Flagstaff

      May 28

      www.thearb.org

      The Arboretum at Flagstaff offers native plants including milkweeds and heirloom vegetables for sale. Experts provide gardening advice, and guests enjoy the gourmet food truck, live music and decorative garden items for sale.

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    3. 5th Annual Flagstaff Color Vibe 5K at Findlay Honda Flagstaff : Flagstaff

      May 29

      www.thecolorvibe.com

      Participants run, walk, or dance their way through color stations where vibrant colors transform white outfits. When it’s over, everyone is invited to stick around for a large colorful dance party hosted by a professional sound crew and DJ.

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  • Eastern

    1. Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk : Show Low

      May 27

      928-532-2680 www.showlowfarmersmarket.com

      Festival Marketplace features local produce growers, food product producers, artisans and craftspeople.

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    2. Taylor Trapper Days at the Town Hall : Taylor

      May 27

      928-536-7366 www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

      Activities include a patriotic program, dog show and weight pull sanctioned by the American Preservation Dog Registry, plus a barbecue, soapbox derby and old-fashioned wagon ride.

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    3. King of the Mountain Disc Golf Tournament : Show Low

      May 27 to May 28

      928-242-3753 www.azdgc.disqman.com

      Show Low City Park and Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex present the 2017 Southwest Cactus Series tournament.

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    4. Show Low Men’s Memorial Day Softball Tournament : Show Low

      May 27 to May 29

      928-532-4140 www.showlowchamber.com/

      Watch Show Low City Park’s softball tournament at the Senior Field and Ponderosa Field on Saturday and Monday.

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    5. 12th Annual Concho Memorial Day Parade and Picnic on Highway 61 : Concho Valley

      May 29

      928-245-3238 www.conchocan.org

      Honor U.S. veterans with a parade at 10 a.m. and an official flag-raising ceremony at the park, followed by a town picnic with food and music.

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    6. Alpine Area Artisans Festival : Alpine

      May 27 to May 28

      928-377-5607 www.alpineareaartisans.org

      From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Alpine "Art Field" on Main Street hosts artists showcasing paintings, baskets, jewelry, beading, weaving, collages, quilting, photography, clothing and more. Free admission and parking.

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  • Western

    1. 10th Annual Lake Havasu Tattoo Show at Quality Inn & Suites : Lake Havasu City

      May 26 to May 28

      928-232-0145 www.golakehavasu.com/events/details/1757/

      Local, national and television tattoo artists compete and showcase the very best in skin art and body modification. Enjoy live music and entertainment, a full bar and food.

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