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.)

  • Northern

    1. 7th Annual Celebrate! Quilt Camp & Show : Flagstaff

      June 27 to June 30

      928-526-9403 www.celebratequilts.com

      Odegaard’s Sewing Center hosts this premier show and camp, with quilt classes, lectures, a retreat, a show, national and regional teachers, giveaways, and show and tell.

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    2. 17th Annual Flagstaff Folk Festival at Coconino Center for the Arts and the Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum : Flagstaff

      June 30 to July 1

      www.flagfolkfest.org

      More than 150 musicians perform on five different stages, with live acoustic music by individuals, group acts, fiddlers, folk singers, string bands, jam sessions, and workshops for playing and songwriting by Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music.

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    3. LOL Comedy Night With Shadows Foundation : Flagstaff

      June 21

      928-526-7990 www.shadowsfoundation.org

      Oakmont Flagstaff (2380 N. Oakmont Drive) host comedians starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, and proceeds benefit the Shadows Foundation.

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  • Central

    1. Taiko Extravaganza 2018 - The Tree of Life : Scottsdale

      June 23

      www.kenkoshio.com/show

      The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (7380 E. Second Street) hosts this 7 p.m. performance of the ancient Japanese musical style of taiko. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 to $50.

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    2. "Mary Poppins" at Arizona Broadway Theatre : Peoria

      June 1 to June 30

      azbroadway.org/event/mary-poppins/

      Mary Poppins magically appears just when she’s needed most, leading the Banks household on zany adventures with chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an assortment of astonishing characters.

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    3. 5th Annual Shakespeare in the Pines - Twelfth Night or What You Will : Prescott

      June 15 to June 23

      www.laarkproductions.org

      The Highlands Center for Natural History and Laark Productions present William Shakespeare’s gender-bending farce in the annual fundraiser for children’s nature programming at the Highlands Center for Natural History at 6:30 p.m.

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    4. "School of Rock" at ASU Gammage : Tempe

      June 19 to June 24

      asugammage.com

      Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star turned substitute teacher who transforms a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers.

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    5. Love the One You’re With – A Salute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young : Prescott

      June 23

      928-777-1370 www.Prescottelkstheatre.com

      Celebrate one of the most enduring and influential partnerships in the history of music at Elks Theatre at 7 p.m.

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    6. 37th Annual Bluegrass Festival : Prescott

      June 23 to June 24

      928-445-2000 Prescott.org

      Prescott’s downtown Courthouse Plaza hosts top bands, jam sessions and workshops.

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    7. 35th Annual Phoenix Volleyball Festival : Phoenix

      June 28 to July 1

      www.volleyball-festival.com

      Watch more than 7,000 youths from more than 700 teams from 25 states compete across 80 courts at the Phoenix Convention Center and Talking Stick Resort Arena.

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    8. 131st Annual Prescott Frontier Days & World's Oldest Rodeo : Prescott

      June 28 to July 4

      928-445-3103 www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

      The Prescott Rodeo Grounds presents eight rodeo performances, Arizona’s largest rodeo parade, a kiddie parade, an arts and crafts show, food and rodeo dances.

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    9. Nashville Gold – 50 years of country music : Prescott

      June 29

      928-777-1370 www.Prescottelkstheatre.com

      Elks Theatre features the music of the greatest country artists of all time. Each facet of country music is included — from the kings and queens of country to musical outlaws, urban cowboys and honky-tonk heroes.

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    10. "Tough as Nails" at Mesa Arts Center : Mesa

      June 29 to June 30

      619-322-4178 www.cazodance.com

      The Nesbitt-Elliott Playhouse hosts encore performances of this true full-length dance story of a couple's six-year journey through brain tumor surgeries and starting a family. Both performances are at 7:30 p.m.

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    11. Blue Hope : Phoenix

      June 23

      phoenixcenterforthearts.yapsody.com/event/index/229296/blue-hope

      Third Street Theater (1202 N. Third Street) hosts a 6 p.m. talk by Oro Valley-based underwater photographer Samantha Schwann, who discusses her most recent expedition to Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico, 240 miles from the coast of Baja California.

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    12. Suds & Slides at Riverview Park : Mesa

      June 30

      www.sudsandslides.com

      Riverview Park (2100 W. Rio Salado Parkway) hosts this summer-camp-themed event for grown-ups from 5 to 10 p.m. It features water slides, beer, spirits, camp-themed games and food. Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the gate. Ages 21 and older.

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    13. Westgate Wednesdays : Glendale

      June 6 to July 25

      www.westgateaz.com/summer

      Westgate Entertainment District hosts free summertime fun every Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Fountain Park, near the AMC theater. Events feature unique family-fun experiences with different themes, live music, prizes and games.

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    14. Bowling for Barrow : Scottsdale

      June 21

      www.supportbarrow.org/bowling

      From 6 to 10 p.m., Skylanes Bowling (7320 E. Indian Plaza) hosts this bowling event, featuring celebrity captains, with proceeds benefiting Barrow Neurological Institute's Concussion and Brain Injury Center. The event includes food and prizes.

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    15. H2Oasis at CityScape Phoenix : Phoenix

      June 9 to August 11

      www.cityscapephoenix.com

      June 9, July 14 and August 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., CityScape hosts giant inflatable water slides and other family-friendly activities. There is a $5 minimum cash donation, with all proceeds being donated to the Safety Around Water program.

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    16. Tokyo's Otonana Trio Live! : Scottsdale

      June 20

      480-947-3580 www.facebook.com/events/2054338071489451/

      Rogue Bar (423 N. Scottsdale Road) hosts the signature party-funk dance tunes for which Otonana Trio is known. Show is at 10 p.m.

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  • Eastern

    1. Relay for Life of the White Mountains : Pinetop-Lakeside

      June 22

      Celebrate survivorship, remember those lost to cancer and raise funds for the fight against cancer at Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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    2. 9th Annual White Mountain Bike Rally : Hon-Dah

      June 22 to June 23

      Hon-Dah Resort Casino & Conference Center hosts a bike contest, a poker run, food, entertainment and a beer garden.

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    3. Feathers and Nests 2018 at White Mountain Nature Center : Pinetop-Lakeside

      June 23

      928-358-3069 www.wmnature.org

      Get your flock to the Nature Center to look at how birds fly and engineer their nests. Join in on an easy walk to check out our new Nest Box Trail. Free.

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    4. 8th Annual High Mountain Beer & Music Festival : Pinetop-Lakeside

      June 23

      928-358-3069 www.wmnature.org

      Pinetop Lakes Equestrian Center features music, a microbrewery tasting, and art and craft vendors from noon to 8 p.m. Guests should bring their own chairs.

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    5. Annual Show Low Deuces Wild Rodeo at Village Arena : Show Low

      June 29

      928-537-3883 www.deuceswildrodeo.us/

      Cowboys and cowgirls from Arizona and surrounding states compete in events including bull riding, barrel racing, bareback riding, team roping, saddle bronc riding and tie-down roping.

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  • Southern

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

      June 23

      www.desertmuseum.org/visit/events_saturday.php

      The museum hosts a family-friendly outing during the cooler evening hours. This event's theme is "Pollinator Party!" The event is from 5 to 9 p.m. Regular admission rates apply.

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    2. Concert of Mexican Music: "Cantos de Mi Gente" : Nogales

      June 29

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

      The Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts (348 Naugle Avenue) and the Consulate General of Mexico hosts this 7:30 p.m. concert featuring acclaimed Sonoran pianist Hector Acosta. Free admission; seating is limited (doors open at 7:15 p.m.).

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