April - June 2011

“Centennial Celebration”

Pima County Fair
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Neon Trees • April 14

Anberlin •April 15

Cheap Trick • April 16 Boyz II Men • April 17

Foghat • April 20

Michael Salgado • April 22

Easton Corbin • April 23

Los Tigres del Norte April 24


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Pima County Fair april 14-24, 2011
t’s hard to imagine 100 years out here in the (not so) Old West…and even harder to picture that our very own Pima County Fair began the year before Arizona became a state! Held in October of 1911, the first fair was three days long, took place at elysian Grove - an area near the present day I-10 and Convention Center, and admission was 50 cents. 100 years of fun later, the Pima County Fair is still going strong! Check out the time tunnel in the Centennial exhibit for tons of photos and interesting tidbits of information to see how things have changed over the decades. Still the Same… One thing that never changes, however, is the fact that the Pima County Fair one of southern Arizona’s most popular and affordable events. FRee with the low admission of $8.00 adults and $2.00 children 6-10 is a whole host of amazing acts and eIGHT concerts! Another unchanging fact is that the traditions of a county fair bring back childhood memories for most of us… that overwhelming sensory overload of crowds, noise, smells, our first carnival rides, cotton candy, maybe the pride of winning with homegrown vegetables or lovingly raised livestock. What can beat it? Nancy Kobert’s Amazing World of Birds is back with a new twist. The theme is “Under Construction” and the birds are helping to build the new set. The show includes lots of colorful, amazing tricks and hilarious talking segments. What’s New? every year the Pima County Fair surprises us with things new and wonderful and 2011 is no exception. Besides the Centennial year exhibits, you can experience mind reading with Magic of the Mind, Hunter Jumper shows, the Underwater Sea exhibit and TWO additional concert performances for a total of 8 great nights of music. That’s Right - EIGHT concerts! Pima County Fair Highlights April 14: Neon Trees in concert 8 pm. Plus it’s Wristband Day! Purchase a $25.00 Wristband for unlimited rides! April 15: Anberlin in concert at 8 pm. April 21: DISCOUNT DAY! Free admission 12-3 with two cans of food for the food bank. Wristband Day. Purchase a $25.00 wristband for unlimited rides! April 22: Michael Salgado in concert at 8 pm. Military Appreciation Day! $2.00 admission with ID. The BLM Wild Horse and Burro Adoption starts today. April 23: Easton Corbin in concert at 8 pm. Tractor pulls, Demolition Derby , Large stock auction 11:45 am. The Touring T’s and Model A Car Show, wine tasting. April 24: Los Tigres del Norte in concert at 7:30 pm. Final tractor pulls, small stock auction 2 pm. PIMA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Houghton Rd. one mile South of I/10 Exit #275 Weekdays: Weekends: Gate Hours Noon 10 am 3 pm 11 am $8.00 $2.00 FREE $5.00


Now this is Entertainment! Don’t miss the Original Synners Stunt Show Spectacular, which combines classic and modern circus sideshow stunts, magic, escapes, western whip tricks, knife throwing, comedy and audience participation. They have appeared on TV with Jay Leno and Jerry Springer. Now you can see them too! Check out the Sea Lion Splash and laugh at the antics of Zoey, who swims around the pool with her orange cone on her head, or Sparky, who loves to chase the water hose and steal fish, or Kim, who enjoys picture time the most.

Bring your own kids or the child within and enjoy it all over again! Back by popular demand are elephant rides, horse shows, petting zoo and pony rides, Tyzen-Hypnosis that Rocks, the Demolition Derby, lots of commercial vendors, 4/H livestock and much more.

Kicking off on April 14 is Neon Trees, whose Mercury/Island Def Jam debut album “Habits” delivers music with timeless rock energy and spirit. Their songs are all about forgiveness, love and passion; their logo is a human heart with wings. Their favorite thing “is playing live shows” … come hear them at the Fair. Next is alternative rock band Anberlin in concert on April 15. Although identified as a Christian band, they do not include explicitly religious messages in their music. Their two most recent major label albums are “New Surrender” and “Dark is the Way, Light is a Place”. April 16th brings Cheap Trick to the concert stage. They have been blending elements of pop, punk and metal since the ‘70s with classics such as “I Want You to Want Me”, “Surrender”, and “The Flame”. Don’t miss this group with 40 gold and platinum recording awards! Boyz II Men, the best-selling R&B group of all time, perform on April 17. This four-time Grammy winning act has sold over 60 million recordings. Their Decca label debut album “Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA” took the international music scene by storm. On Wednesday, April 20th, Foghat takes to the stage. Formed in 1971, the band’s blend of blues and rock made them world famous with hits like “Fool for the City” and “Foghat Live”. A new generation of fans is discovering their music on Guitar Hero III and movies like “Dazed & Confused”, “Wild Hogs” and Halloween II”. Next is Michael Salgado in concert on April 22. First appearing at the age of seven, Michael has become the most outstanding singer/ songwriter in the Tejano music genre. A passionate accordion player, he has sold more than 2 million albums including the multi award winning “Cruz de Madera”. Easton Corbin wants “to make great country music” and you can hear him do that on April 23rd. Born and raised in rural Florida, Corbin’s first album includes cuts from Nashville’s top songwriters: “A Little More Country than That”, “The Way

Love Looks” (which he co-wrote), “Roll with It” and more. Finishing with a bang, the final concert on April 24 stars the world famous Los Tigres del Norte. Known as the “leading voice of the immigrant community”, they have combined the polka rooted Norteño sound with lyrics of social conscience. In their nearly 40-year career, they have won multiple GRAMMY and LATIN GRAMMY awards.

Helpful Hints Make the most of your visit to the fair by some pre-planning! Remember that Saturdays and Sundays often have high attendance, so to avoid peak traffic time, schedule your arrival before 2 pm. Wednesday and Thursdays are crowded due to Wristband Night promotions...so if carnival rides are not your thing, choose other evenings to attend. On a budget? Check out the discount days in the “highlights box” below. Join us in our 100th Year! What a milestone this is, and what a great year to enjoy all that makes up a county fair. Come have fun at our Centennial Celebration!

April 19: DISCOUNT DAY! $2.00 rides and $2.00 games at the Carnival starting 3 pm! Enjoy $2.00 fair food menu items from 4-6. April 20: DISCOUNT DAY! FREE admission from 12-3 with any Wendy’s combo meal receipt. Foghat in concert tonight at 7:30 and it’s Wristband Day. Purchase a $25.00 wristband for unlimited rides!

April 16: Cheap Trick in concert at 8 pm. Arizona Street Machines Car Show, wine tasting , tractor pulls and Figure 8 racing . April 17: Boyz II Men in concert at 7:30 pm. Low Rider Car Show 10-3. April 18: DISCOUNT DAY! $2.00 parking! $2.00 admission! Senior Celebration Day with activities from 12-2. Gospel performances later in the evening.

Carnival Hours Mon. - Fri.: Sat. & Sun.: Admission Adults: Children 6 - 10: 5 & under: Parking:

Information Line: 520-762-FAIR www.PimaCountyFair.com

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Destination April - May Events
APR 1-3 TUCSON Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair Fourth Ave - 400+ arts & crafts artisans, 40 food vendors, 2 big music stages, kids art pavilion, 10a-dusk, free adm. 520-624-5004, www.fourthavenue.org APR 1-3 TUCSON 2nd Annual Wild West Days Old Tucson Studios - Celebrating the movie “Tombstone” w/ Native American and Western performances and Old Tucson’s famous gunfights and saloon musicals. www.OldTucson.com, 520-883-0100 APR 8-9 PIMA Annual Heritage Days Fri. BBQ 5-7p, Sat. Cowboy Breakfast 7-9a, Farm Museum & Main Museum displays, entertainment. Quilt show both days. 928-485-3032 APR 8-10 CAVE CREEK Fiesta Days Weekend Cave Creek Memorial Arena - WPRA Rodeo Fri, PRCA Rodeo performances Fri & Sat evenings, Sun afternoon. Mutton Bustin’, rodeo dances & parade. For times, locations, prices: 480-488-4043 APR 8-10 CAVE CREEK Fiesta Days/Rodeo Weekend Art, Craft & More Frontier Town (Smoke House & eatery), 6245 e. Cave Creek Rd. - A variety of art, craft & other exhibits. Fri. & Sat. 10a-5p, Sun. 10a-4p, free admission & parking. 602-789-7222 APR 9 MORRISTOWN 4th Annual Grand Desert Days Festival Hwy 60 & Castle Hot Springs Rd - Classic car displays, parade, arts & crafts, Dutch Oven Cookoff, live entertainment, old fashioned games for all ages, AZ authors book signings, free, 9a-4p. 623-341-5977 APR 9-10 CAMP VERDE History of the Soldier Fort Verde State Historic Park - A living history timeline of military and civilian encampments up to the present day, incl’s re-enactments. $4 adults, $2 ages 7-13, 6 & under free. Park hours: 8a-4:30p. 928-567-3275 APR 14-24 TUCSON Pima County Fair, Centennial Celebration Don’t miss this combination of carnival, livestock, displays, great attractions, demolition derby, vendors, BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption & fabulous concerts, $8/$2. 520-762-FAIR; Pimacountyfair.com APR 15-16 EAGAR Chrome in the Dome Classic Car Show Round Valley HS Dome - Indoor “Show and Shine” Fri: regis. Sat: show, awards, vendors. Join us for food, fun, fantastic cars and the Az Centennial Copper Chopper! $2 adm, Fri. starts 5p, Sat. 8a-4p. 866-733-2123 APR 15-17 MIAMI Miami BoomTown Spree Bullion Plaza Park - Arizona State Mining Championship, Copper Crawl 5K & 13K hill runs, parade, street fair, live entertainment, stair climb, bed races, Fri 5-9p, Sat 9a-9p, Sun 10a-5p, free adm. 928-473-4185 APR 15-17 WINSLOW Winslow Railroad Days Downtown - Model trains from all over the region, several layouts, railroad history, vendors and more. Come visit this genuine railroad town! 928-289-2434, www.winslowarizona.org APR 16 ORACLE 26th Annual Oracle Oaks Festival Oracle Community Center - Carnival, parade, car show, art & craft vendors, book sale, live music, raffles, food vendors & BBQ, 9a-late afternoon & beyond. 520-896-9326 APR 16 YUMA 4th Annual ARTbeat Historic Downtown Yuma, Yuma Art Center, 254 S Main Street - Juried, outdoor fine art exhibit, 50+ local, regional & international artists. Music, performing artists, refreshments, 9a-3p, free adm. 928-373-5202 APR 16 WICKENBURG NatureFest Hassayampa River Preserve, US Hwy 60, milepost 114 - A day of outdoor fun for the entire family. Live birds, animals & snakes, nature crafts, recycling info, desert hike & more, 8a-2p, $5 adults, kids free. 928684-2772 APR 16-17 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 10a-5p. 928284-9627 APR 17 TUCSON Greater Arizona Bicycle Swap Meet Fourth Ave - everything about or for bikes; clothing, gear, bicycles of every description, parts, great prices & selection, free adm, 6a-1p. 520-624-5004, www. fourthavenue.org APR 23 SHOW LOW Cito Geocache Event Show Low City Park - Part of earth Day celebration. Begins 9a with cookout to follow. www.geocaching. com APR 23-24 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 10a-5p. 928284-9627 APR 24 PAYSON Easter Buffet Mazatzal Casino - Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, Virginia Baked Ham, Salmon & more, 11a-8p, $14.95, Children 6-10 years $7. 800-777-7529 APR 28-MAY 1 COTTONWOOD Annual Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival Dead Horse Ranch State Park - Field trips, guided walks, workshops, exhibits, vendors. NeW trips every year. Keynote speaker is David Sibley, author and illustrator of the Sibley Guide to Birds. Register starting Feb. 1: www.birdyverde.org; Info: 928-282-2202 APR 29-MAY 1 SIERRA VISTA Festival of the Southwest Veterans Memorial Park - Carnival, live music, entertainment, food & craft vendors. Fri. 4p-11p, Sat. Noon-11p, Sun. Noon-5p. Free adm. 5K Mutt March Sat. 7:30a, $10. Regis: 520-538-0836; carnival tickets: 520-533-2404 APR 29-MAY 1 SELIGMAN-KINGMAN-TOPOCK 24th Annual Historic Route 66 Fun Run Open to all street legal vehicles. 125-mile pleasure cruise includes Show-N-Shine, live entertainment, dinner/dance, vendors. 928-753-5001 APR 29-MAY 1 BENSON Bluegrass in the Park Lions Park - Workshops, jam sessions, great lineup of bands including eddie & Martha Adcock, Karl Shiflet & Big Company and more, call for ticket information. RV Camping free with 3-day pass. 520-586-2842 APR 29-MAY 1 SEDONA Sedona Factory Outlet Fine Art & Craft Show Factory Outlets, Hwy 179, Village of Oakcreek - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 9a-6p. 928-284-9627 APR 29-MAY 1 SUNSITES Cochise Days 2011 Talent Show Fri night, Sat parade 10a, car show; also during the weekend will be continuous entertainment, 60 vendors, BBQ, art displays, street dance, wine tasting and golf tournament. FRee adm. 520-826-3535 APR 30 ELGIN 33rd Annual Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards Festival Sonoita Vineyards - Blessing at noon, $15 admission incl’s souvenir glass, wine tasting, food/wine pairings, winery tours. Lunch, horseback rides & wagon rides for additional cost. 10a-4p. 520-455-5893 APR 30 PAYSON Beeline Cruise-In Car Show Green Valley Park - Take a leisurely stroll through over 300 classic cars. Presented by Rim Country Classic Auto Club. Raffles, a 50-50 drawing, oldies music, vehicle judging/ awards, vendors, 8a-5p. 928-4745242, ext 7, www.paysonrimcountry.com APR 30 TUCSON Tucson Street Rod Association’s Rodders Days Fourth Ave - See 250+ hot rods on display. Paint jobs that cost more than a new Yugo, chrome that has never seen a bug! Free adm, 8a-3p. 520-624-5004, www.fourthavenue.org APR 30 MARICOPA 7th Annual Salsa Festival Pacana Park, 1900 N. Porter Rd - Salsa competition, live music, beer and margarita garden, kids zone, junior salsa bar, salsa lessons, $1,000 for best overall salsa, also artist’s alley, free adm, 4-9p. 520-568-9098 APR 30 GOLDEN VALLEY Earth Day Festival Chamber of Commerce, 3395 N Verde Rd - Informational seminars, earth recycled friendly crafts, products/rebates/hybrids, vendors, food, music, 9a-9p, free adm. 928-565-3311 APR 30 GLOBE City of Globe Cinco de Mayo 2011 Historic Downtown - Mariachis, Ballet Folklorico groups, 30+ food vendors, a beer garden and the bands “iMas” and “Imagine”. Crowning of the 2011 Reina de Las Flores Pageant. 10a-10p, free adm. www. globeaz.gov APR 30-MAY 1 SEDONA Annual Open Studios Tour by Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition Meet the artists on free, self guided tour of their studios; demonstrations, refreshments, 10a-5p, maps available at www.SedonaArtistsCoalition.org. 928-203-0375 or 516-528-1124 APR 30-MAY 1 PINE May Day Gardening Celebration A gardening funfest filled with gardening ideas, products, crafts and services; Salsa Challenge on Sat 11a; music, activities for children & more. Free adm, Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4. 928-476-3655 APR 30-MAY 1 DOUGLAS Cinco de Mayo Hot Air Balloon Festival Fairgrounds - Hot air balloon flights daybreak both days, evening “glow” Sat night. Also Sat: battle of rock bands (AM), reenactment of Battle of Puebla, kiteflying competition, dance under the stars 6-10p. Both days pancake b’fast, vendors, food. Sun finish approx 1p. 520-364-3819 MAY 6-7 PAGE Page/Lake Powell Cruisin’ Fri: Cruise to Antelope Point Marina. Sat: Page City Park - Show with all Makes, Models, Years of Trucks, Cars & Motorcycles welcome, also vendors. www. pagechamber.com, chamber@pagechamber.com, 928-645-2741 MAY 6-7 ZUNI, NM Mothers’ Day & Graduation Arts Market Zuni Visitor & Arts Center, 1239 Hwy 53 - Good variety of authentic Zuni arts, buy directly from the artists, 10a-5p, free adm. 505-782-7238 MAY 7 PAYSON 16th Annual Wildlife Fair Green Valley Park - Come join the Arizona Game and Fish Department for free fishing with loaner rods, exotic animal displays and much more, free adm, 9a-3p. 928-474-5242 ext 7, www.paysonrimcountry.com MAY 7 ASH FORK 15th Annual Ash Fork Pioneer Day ADOT historic bldg, West end next to Ashfork Inn - Parade 9:30a, Chili Cookoff - judging at 11a, arts & crafts and more. It’s a fun day, join us at the Historical Museum 10a-3p, free adm. 928-637-2413

The Cochise County Fair Association welcomes you to the First Annual Cinco de Mayo Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Cochise County fairgrounds April 30th and May 1st. Gates open at 5am, admission is $5.00 adults / $2.00 under 18. Balloons are scheduled to launch at dawn on both days (weather permitting). There will also be an evening “GLOW” on Sat., a favorite for photographers. Other special Saturday activities include a battle of the bands contest (AM), a kite flying competition, and a dance under the stars 6-10pm. Don’t miss the reenactment of the Battle of Puebla performed by students from local schools and sponsored by the Mexican Consul in Douglas. Both days offer a pancake breakfast and lots of craft and food vendors to enjoy. The event will finish approx. 1 pm Sunday. 520-364-3819 www.cochisecountyfair.org

1st Annual Cinco de Mayo Hot Air Balloon Festival APR 30-MAY 1 DOUGLAS

The Santa Cruz County Fair & Rodeo Association welcomes you to the races! There will be live Quarter horse & Thoroughbred wagering both days as well as simulcast wagering from the Kentucky Derby and Turf Paradise. Merchandise and food concessions will be on site offering everything from cowhides to curly fries. In celebrating the Kentucky Derby we will have a best hat contest and kids stick horse races and prizes on Saturday, May 7. The bar will be serving Mint Juleps in a collector’s glass and many more of your favorite beverages. Come on out to cool Sonoita and have a great time - bring the whole family! Admission is $4.oo adults, children 12 & under are free. Military Day will be Sunday, May 8 free admission with military ID. 520-455-5553 www.sonoitafairgrounds.com

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Destination May Events
MAY 7 CHLORIDE All Town Yard Sale Citizens of Chloride & surrounding communities, lots of bargains on antiques & general treasures, gunfight re-enactments, bake sale. Pick up a map of sale locations at the Visitor Center. 928-565-4888 MAY 7 KINGMAN 10k/5k Race & 3 Mile Walk for Hospice Powerhouse Visitor Center on Route 66 - Run through historic downtown Kingman, $25 adult & $15 child before May 1st, $30 thereafter for adults. Benefits KRMC Hospice. 928-681-8656, azkrmc.com MAY 7 WILLIAMS Williams Airport Fly-In Held in conjunction with National Train Day downtown. Air displays, flight simulators, WINGS presentations, vendors, food and family fun! 800-863-0546 MAY 7 PARKER Colorado River Music Fest La Paz County Park - Musical styles indigenous only to the USA! enjoy listening and dancing to everything from Blues to Soul and Old School Rock & Roll to Mardi Gras Zydeco! Food vendors. Gates open 10a, bands play 11a-5p. Ticket info: 928-669-6511 MAY 7-8 ST. DAVID Fiesta de la Primavera Holy Trinity Monastery - 140 arts & crafts vendors, variety of meals avail, entertainment, mass on Sat & Sun, raffles, gift shop, Monastery bakery, thrift store, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4, $3 parking. 520-720-4642 MAY 7-8 PRESCOTT 25th Annual Prescott Fine Art & Wine Festival Courthouse Plaza - Mt Artists Guild juried show with 140 fine artists, live entertainment, Art of Arizona Wine with tastings in the Wine Garden, Kids ArtZone. Sat. 9-5 & Sun. 9-4, free adm. 928-445-2510 MAY 7-8 CHINO VALLEY 7th Annual Mother’s Day Art & Wine Festival Granite Creek Vineyards & Winery, 2515 N. Rd 1 east - Treat Mom! View and shop local artists’ booths, listen to live music, enjoy delicious food & wine served at the scenic, historic farm and vineyards, 11a5p. 928-636-2003 MAY 7-8 SONOITA 96th Annual Sonoita Horse Races Santa Cruz Fairgrounds - Live Quarter horse & Thoroughbred wagering, simulcast wagering from Kentucky Derby (on 7th) and Turf Paradise. Traditional mint juleps! Concessions on ground. Post time 1p, $4/ adults, ages 12 & under free. 520-455-5553 MAY 7-8 WILLIAMS Grand Canyon Railway Presents: National Train Day Special locomotive & caboose tours and model train layouts; also live entertainment, classic car show, antique tractor display, and a special running of the Cataract Creek Rambler Steam engine. 800-863-0546 MAY 8 PAYSON Mother’s Day Buffet Mazatzal Casino - Our soup & salad bar, Herbed Prime Rib, and roasted Virginia Ham with all the trimmings, 11a-8p. 800-777-7529 MAY 13-14 KINGMAN KABAM Book Festival Fri Night: Poetry competition & SLAM! featuring nationally ranked slam poets and local contenders in front of Rednecks BBQ, downtown Kingman, 7p. Sat: Book Festival, Metcalf Park, 315 W. Beale St - Fun, food, books, music & more, 10a-4p. 928-692-5790 MAY 13-15 PAYSON Payson Art League ‘Neath the Rim’ Open Studio Tour 29 juried artists exhibiting in 17 studio locations, fine art and fine craft. Demonstrations, refreshments, 10a-5p daily, map at chamber and library, free adm. 928-472-8651 MAY 14 MAYER Mayer Daze Come join the fun that surrounds Big Bug Creek Parade 9a, breakfast to benefit Meals on Wheels 8:30a, pit BBQ 11a, craft booths, entertainment, vendors, dance w/live band 8p. 928-632-9193 MAY 14 GANADO Native American Art Auction Hubbell Trading Post - 400+ items incl weavings, Pueblo Katsina dolls, pottery, paintings, baskets. Preview 9-11a, auction noon - Daylight Saving Time. Also outdoor market. Free adm. 928-755-3475 MAY 14 FORT APACHE 12th Annual Fort Apache Heritage Reunion Procession, speakers, performances including Apache Crown Dancers, arts & craft/ food vendors, guided tours of historic bldg’s, Key Ingredients food exhibit from Smithsonian, horseshoe tournament, free adm, 9a-4p. 928-338-4625 MAY 14 WINDOW ROCK ZooFest Navajo Nation Zoological & Botanical Park Only tribal zoo in the US; learn about animals and plants native to the Navajo Nation, tour a hogan, handmade arts & crafts, zoo games, inflatable games. Door prize, free adm, 9a-6p. 928-871-6574 MAY 14-15 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 MAY 14-15 GLOBE City of Globe Old West Days and Copper Dust Stampede Rodeo 2011 Downtown, Sat only - Rodeo Parade 9a with the Wells Fargo Stagecoach, the Bill Williams Mountain Men, much more. Gunfights in the streets. Free adm. Rodeo at 5p Sat and 10a Sun. Adm $5, under 12 free. Sat night rodeo dance & live band at the Gila Co. Fairgrounds. www.globeaz.gov MAY 15-21 KANAB, UT 5th Annual Amazing Earthfest! Celebrate land and life on the Colorado Plateau with over 30 adventure and experiential learning events in Botany, Wildlife, Native Culture, Pioneer History, entertainment, Hiking, Cycling, Horseback Riding, Dinosaurs, Rock Art, Science, ethics, Astronomy and Documentary Films. Most events are free. www. amazingearthfest.com, 435-644-5033 MAY 19-21 PAYSON Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo Payson Multi event Ctr, Hwy 87 - Thurs: women’s Barrel Racing, entry a can of food. Fri & Sat: PRCA rodeo, adm. $14, $12 Srs, $10 kids, 7 & under free. Gates open 5p, show 7p. Rodeo dances at Oxbow Saloon. 928-474-9440 MAY 20-22 SEDONA Sedona Factory Outlet Fine Art & Craft Show Factory Outlets, Hwy 179, Village of Oakcreek - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 9a-6p. 928-284-9627 MAY 21 PAYSON Aero Fair Payson Municipal Airport - Classic & light sport aircraft. Vintage & classic cars. Airplane rides, crafts, food vendors, pancake breakfast (till 10:30a). FRee adm, 7:30a-2p. 928-472-4748

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On February 14, 1912, President William Howard Taft signed the proclamation admitting Arizona into the Union as its 48th state. Fast forward to 2011 and get ready to party! From now through 2012, Arizona cities and towns are celebrating the history of their communities and our great state with events large and small, officially designated “Centennial” or

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unofficial but heartfelt just the same. Keep an eye on this page for quarterly updates and make this the year that you will explore Arizona, seek out its far flung corners, meet your neighbors, and learn more about how we became the great 48th American state.


The small town of Quartzsite has a big dose of Centennial spirit! Understanding that the Centennial is most of all about people, Quartzsite is bringing folks together all year long to take pride in their community and their state. events are planned every month to engage residents and visitors alike. The kickoff took place on Feb. 12, 2011 at the annual ATV Parade, followed by the Cake and Ice Cream Social on Feb. 14, 2011 to mark “one year and counting.” Come join in the festivities! How about
Apr. 23 Annual easter egg Hunt Apr. 29 Nature Week - education on desert survival, tour of Celia’s Gardens, native desert plants, etc. May 5 Cinco de Mayo Party in the Park, 2nd Scavenger Hunt begins May 13 Music in the Park - FRee CONCeRT May 28 Community Party in the Park - Live Music, food, vendors, rock painting, penny auction.

trying your hand at the Photo Scavenger Hunt? You have until May 1st to submit your photos and should you miss the deadline, the 2nd Scavenger Hunt begins May 5th. What’s a Photo Scavenger Hunt, you ask? Download “Prickly Pete” at www. QuartzsiteRocks.com and hold him next to one of the items in the hunt, such as the official Arizona State tree - the list can also be found on the website - and submit your photo! It’s a fun way to learn about Arizona, test your creativity and photography skills, and maybe win a prize. Plan ahead for the Grand Finale next Feb. 11th plus the 2012 Happy Birthday Arizona! party on Feb. 14th.
June 10 Music in the Park - FRee CONCeRT with Paul Winer June 11 Flag Retirement Ceremony by Operation Hero Comfort June 18 Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social July 4 4th of July Community Party at the Park

Events for this quarter:

1st Annual Wine and Food Festival


Firefighter’s Park, 2201 Detroit Ave - Featuring Arizona Wineries, local restaurants, Arizona artists and local entertainment, 11a-6p. Adm: ages 21 & above $15, ages 10-20 $10. 928-757-3368 MAY 21 PAYSON ‘A Taste of Italy’ Dinner Show Mazatzal Hotel & Casino - ‘A Taste of Italy’ with Singing Chef Andy LoRusso - a dinner show, 5-8 pm, tickets $40. 800-777-7529 MAY 21-22 JEROME 46th Annual Historic Home & Building Tour Arizona’s longest running home tour. Wear walking shoes. Not handicap accessible. 9a-3p, $12 adults, $6 children 3-12, ages 2 & under free. For info call Coleen: 928-634-2900 MAY 27-29 SILVER CITY, NM 16th Annual Silver City Blues Festival Gough Park - FRee concerts with renowned blues musicians including Zac Harmon, Harry Manx, & The Reba Russell Band as well as regional and local performers and hundreds of vendors. 575-538-2505 or www.mimbresarts.org MAY 28 PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO Pagosa Fiber Arts Festival Navajo Rug Auction Pagosa Community Center - Contemporary and antique Navajo Rugs of all sizes and prices. Preview 10a, auction at 5p, free. www.pagosafiberfestival.com

CROWN KING JUN 18 Mining Days Festival Celebrate the gold N CROWGhostKING mining history that A Living Town with a Heart of Gold built the town of www.crownkingfun.com Crown King in the cool Bradshaw Mountains. Local entertainment, good eats, gold panning, Historical Museum & oldest working Saloon in AZ. Buy raffle tickets to win a “genuine gold nugget”. 928-632-8583 JUN 30 Pony Express Re-enactment & Block Party Re-enactment riders will arrive on Thurs. around 3-4p. Come enjoy the “Block Party” with BBQ/potluck, local musicians and Old Timers-Storytelling. Visit with the riders & horses and experience the history of the Pony express. www.officialponyexpress.org PINETOP-LAKESIDE JUL 15-16 White Mountains Roundup of Cowboy Poetry, Music & Art Blue Ridge HS - Centennial honoree is Leland Nikolaus, 95, Show Low Pioneer Cowboy. Sat concerts 2p & 7p starring Chris Isaacs, Juni Fisher, Randy Rieman and Gary McMahan. Tickets at box office/ online $20 adults, $5 kids. Western Art Invitational both days. www.whitemountainsroundup.com 928-367-0240

PEORIA JULY 4 City of Peoria 4th of July All American Fest & Centennial Celebration Peoria Sports Complex- Live entertainment, games, inflatables, food, and activities on six entertainment zones throughout the Complex. An entire zone will be dedicated to the Arizona Centennial with themed entertainment and activities. Gate opens 5p, adm. $5, 12 & under free. Fire works 9:15p. 623-773-8700, www.peoriaaz. gov/azcentennial

Cowboy Poetry, Music & Art


July 15 & 16, 2011
Blue Ridge High School

Tickets available online: Adults: $20 Children Under 12: $5 Info 928-367-0240, or email jobaeza@cableone.net www.whitemountainsroundup.com.

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Destination May / June Events
MAY 28-29 WILLIAMS Rendezvous in Williams Buckskinners’ Traders Row w/tepees, tomahawk throw, vendors all weekend. Also on Sat: Memorial Day Parade 11a, 4-H BBQ 11a-1p. Sun. Fishing Derby. 800-863-0546 MAY 28-29 BISBEE Bisbee Mineral Show Queen Mine - View and purchase extraordinary minerals from renowned collections, tour Bisbee’s famous underground mine, 9a-5p. 520-432-2071 MAY 28-29 FLAGSTAFF 21st Zuni Festival of Arts & Culture Museum of Northern Arizona - The A:shiwi or Zuni people share Zuni language, lifeways, traditional music & dances. Be inspired by weavers, inlay jewelers, fetish carvers, potters & painters. 9a-5p, $7-$4, age 6 & under free. 928-774-5213 MAY 28-29 GRANTS -ZUNI -GALLUP, NM Ancient Way Arts Festival Market Arts festivals/markets, open studios & more along Hwy’s 53 & 602. www.ancientwayartstrail.com * Zuni event features Native American arts market, traditional dances, artist demos, traditional foods - at our newly improved facility! 10a-5p. zunitourism.com MAY 28-29 CHINO VALLEY Memorial Weekend Bluegrass Festival Granite Creek Vineyards & Winery, 2515 N. Rd 1 east - Listen to live bands, enjoy delicious food & wine served at the scenic, historic farm and vineyards, 12 noon-5p. 928-636-2003 MAY 28-29 TUCSON Cowboy Music Festival Old Tucson Studios - A celebration of cowboy music and poetry. Scheduled artists include John Messenger, Tom Hiatt & the Sundown Riders, and The Bill Ganz Western Band. Daytime performances throughout the park 10a-6p with special concerts each evening. 520-883-0100, www.OldTucson.com MAY 28-30 TOMBSTONE 30th Annual Wyatt Earp Days Allen St. - In honor of the West’s famous lawman. Gunfighting Competition, Historic Costume Competition, street entertainment daily 10a-4p, Chili Cookoff on Sun., raffle for replica firearm. 520-457-3511 MAY 28-30 FLAGSTAFF Memorial Weekend Fine Art & Craft Festival Wheeler Park, Aspen & Hwy. 180 (Humphrey) downtown - Unusual & decorative handcrafted art & craft. Sat. & Sun. 9a-5p, Mon. 9a-4p, free admission & parking. 602-789-7222 MAY 28-30 PRESCOTT Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale Courthouse Plaza - Int’l juried show, 120 of America’s greatest Western artists; Quick-draw Competition Sat & Sun 2p; Miniatures Show at museum. Sat & Sun 9-5, Mon 9-3. Free adm. 928-778-1385 MAY 28-30 TAYLOR Taylor Trapper Days Pancake b’fast, memorial service, vintage tractor show, Pit Bull Terrier Weight Pull, BBQ, barrel racing, Taylor Country Show & Dance. No events on 29th. Mon, 30th: wagon rides, cowboy dinner, entertainment and tours of historic sites & homes. 928-536-7366 JUN 3-4 FLAGSTAFF 28th Annual Sacred Mountain Prayer Run Fri: Gala to commemorate 40th year of NACA (Native Americans for Community Action), call for more info. Sat: Thorpe Park - 10K/5K Run through the Coconino Nat’l Forest. Races begin 7:30a. Visit virtualroster.com for pricing. 928-773-1245, ext 33 JUN 3-4 PRESCOTT 2011 Quilt Show “Prescott Loves Quilting” Prescott High School Gym, 1050 N. Ruth St - Over 300 quilts, 30+ vendors, marketplace, Opportunity Quilt ticket sales, 9a-5p. Presented by Thumb Butte Quilters’ Guild. www.tbqguild.com JUN 3-4 WILLIAMS Bloomington Gold Corvette Tours Corvette enthusiasts from the region cruise through the Northland in over 100 shiny Corvettes. Car display Sat. night. 928-527-8388 JUN 3-5 GREER Greer Days 2011 Old fashioned Main St. Parade, horse-drawn wagon rides, horseshoe contest, fishing derby, talent show, eating contests, craft booths, raffles, live entertainment & kids activities. 928-735-7664 JUN 3-5 SHOW LOW Show Low Days 2011 Show Low City Park - White Mountains Outdoor Recreation Show, Mountain Festival (arts & crafts fair) and White Mountain Business expo, 9a-8p daily. eAA Fly-In Breakfast Sat. 7-10a at Show Low Regional Airport. 928-537-2326 JUN 3-5 PAYSON Payson Arizona Mountain High Games The Southwest’s largest celebration of adventure sports combined with ATV trail rides and a massive outdoor expo. Register Online! www.paysonrimcountry.com or 928-474-5242 x7 JUN 4 PARKER 34th Annual Great Western Tube Float Patria Flats Park to BlueWater Resort & Casino - This year is a casino theme: “Let it Ride”. Float about 8 miles down the Colorado River. Cash prizes & trophies for many different categories of “floaters”. Regis. fee $15. 928-669-2174 JUN 4 GLENDALE 11th Annual Family Farm Day Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N. 75th Ave - Farm fun w/Upick garden, watermelon eating contest, train rides, picture on a pony, tomato cannon, petting zoo, crafts, food, more. NeW this year: children’s play area. 8a-2p, $5 adm for 2yr & up. www.tolmachoff-farms.com 623-386-1301 JUN 4 WILLIAMS National Trails Day Trail maintenance and educational hike; BBQ in the afternoon. Kaibab National Forest Williams Ranger district. 928-635-5660 JUN 4 SUPERIOR Cruz’n Main Car Show Main St. - Classic Car cruise night. Call for more information. 520-689-0200 JUN 4 FLAGSTAFF Museum of Northern Arizona Navajo Rug Auction 3101 N Fort Valley Rd - 200+ contemporary and antique Navajo Rugs of all sizes and prices. Preview 9a-1p, auction at 2p, free adm. Consignments welcome. www.culturalpartners.org JUN 4-5 FLAGSTAFF 22nd Annual Flagstaff Wool & Fiber Festival Pioneer Museum Arizona Historical Society - Demonstrations of sheep & goat shearing, felt making, spinning, weaving, dyeing and more; tools, wool & fiber, and fiber craft products for sale. Adm. for entry, 10a-4p. 928-774-6272 JUN 4-5 PRESCOTT Folk Arts Fair Sharlot Hall Museum - Demonstrations & handson opportunities to make and try frontier crafts. entertainment by fiddle bands, folksingers, dancers & more,10a-5p, adm $5, children free. 928-445-3122 JUN 4-5 PINETOP 14th Annual Hon-Dah Pow Wow in the Pines Hon-Dah Resort Casino - Tribal dancers compete in fancy dance, grass dance, drums & more; prize money of $35,000 with $7,000 for the drum contest. Native American art, craft & food vendors. Open to public. Free adm. Camping available. 800-929-8744 JUN 4-5 PAYSON Payson Arizona Loggers Sawdust Festival 21st Anniversary Celebrating Payson’s logging heritage, a variety of events will test competitors to find the “Logger of the Year”. www.paysonrimcountry.com, 928-474-5242 x7 JUN 9-11 WILLIAMS 2011 Arizona State H.O.G. Rally Live entertainment, bike games, poker walk and vendors are all part of this bike weekend in the cool pines of Northern Arizona. 928-635-1418 JUN 11-12 PINE 21st Annual Strawberry Festival Pine/Strawberry Community Center & Ramada, 3886 N. Hwy 87 - Food, vendors, lots of strawberry treats, craft booths, entertainment and children’s activities. Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4, free adm. 928-476-3655 JUN 11-12 FLAGSTAFF Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival Fort Tuthill County Park - Sip fine Arizona wines & sample signature creations from N. Arizona’s finest restaurants. Live local bands. $15 adv /$20 at gate incl’s 5 tasting tickets & commemorative wineglass (for first 1,500 each day). Noon-6p. 866-977-6849 JUN 14-19 WILLIAMS Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo Williams Rodeo Grounds - Real working cowboys get together and put on a big rodeo for themselves; great fun to watch, daily 1p. Dance Fri & Sat. Adm: $5, kids 10 & under free. 928-853-6495 JUN 16-19 PRESCOTT VALLEY 33rd Annual Prescott Valley Days Parade: Theme is “Celebrating Az’s Centennial”, live music, carnival, Balloon Festival, arts & crafts vendors, tractor pulls, motorcycle show, beer garden, pancake b’fast. 928-772-8857 JUN 17-18 WILLIAMS 2011 Multi-Cultural Arts, Crafts & Antiques Expo This juried show will highlight the cultural diversity of area artists and crafters. Interactive art booths, crafts, antiques and live entertainment. 928-635-1418 JUN 18 PRESCOTT Tsunami on the Square Prescott Courthouse Plaza - Family fun with modern and global dance forms, performance art, music, outdoor theater and circus arts. Free, 12p-10p. 928-445-5540

Greer Days 2011 JUNE 3-5 GREER

enjoy “A Little Slice of Heaven” at Greer Days 2011 in Arizona’s scenic and cool White Mountains. Festivities kick off at 4 pm on Friday, June 3, at the Molly Butler Lodge to recognize our grand marshal and enjoy an old Wild West Shootout followed by dining and dancing. On Saturday, there’s something for everyone: Main Street Parade, hay and trail rides, face painting and other children’s activities. There will be a horseshoe tournament, talent show, Lucky Duck Race, fishing, eating contests, vendors galore, food and arts/ crafts. There is the 2nd annual Family/Team Amazing Race and water balloon challenge. end the day by dining and dancing at a local Greer restaurant. Sunday, don’t miss a breakfast burro at the Rendezvous or a mountain size pancake breakfast at Greer Mountain Resort.

Greer Days

928-735-7664 bnssutter@gmail.com

Taste beer from breweries all over the Southwest on Saturday, June 25th from 1 - 5 pm at the Coconino County Fairgrounds, south of Flagstaff off I-17 at the Flagstaff Airport exit. Last pour is at 5 pm. Purchase tickets at www.azbeer.com soon at $40/$50 the day of the event for a souvenir mug, 24 tickets to exchange for beer samples, and live music. Food is available for purchase. VIP: $80/$90 at the door includes the above plus private VIP area with seating, snacks, VIP line to restrooms, early entrance at noon. See www.azbeer.com. Designated Driver tickets are $20 at the event. No pets. No children. Must be 21. Must have ID. Free parking. The proceeds benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona, providing audio access to information normally published in print to persons who cannot read due to a disability. 928-779-1775 www.azbeer.com

“Made in the Shade” 18th Annual Beer Tasting Festival JUN 25 FLAGSTAFF

High Country Warbirds Fly-In JUN 25 VALLE-WILLIAMS

‘Neath the Rim Open Studio Tour Fine Art & Craft Show & Sale
10am-5pm • Demonstrations • Refreshments Free Admission, maps at Rim Country Chamber of Commerce (Hwy. 87 & Main) The Payson Library, 328 N. McLane Rd. 928-472-8651

Payson Art League

May 13, 14, 15, 2011

In the Village of Oak Creek on Hwy 179, Gateway to Sedona On your way to Sedona stop by and view the works of 45-60 artists. Works for sale include paintings, jewelry, leather, sculpture, pottery, and much more. Bell Rock Plaza Apr 16-17 Apr 23-24 Factory Outlet Apr 8-10 Apr 29-May 1 10am - 5pm May 14-15 May 28-30 9am - 6pm May 20-22 Jun 3-5 June 25-26 July 1-3 For more information call Donna • 928-284-9627 • www.bellrockartshows.com

Bell Rock Plaza & Factory Outlet Arts & Crafts Shows

The High Country Warbirds Fly-in at Planes of Fame Air Museum, Valle Airport (25 miles south of the Grand Canyon, intersection of Hwy 180 Hwy 64) is on June 25th. View aerial displays of vintage and modern military aircraft and over 30 aircraft on display. If interested in taking a flight, join the museum membership program. The International P-38 Association will also hold their annual membership meeting at this time. Several World War II US Army Air Force personnel who flew the P-38 Lightning fighter plane will attend. At the museum, you can view the German Messerschmitt 109 G, the Douglas AD1 Skyraider, the Grumman F3F fighter plane and General Douglas MacArthur’s personal transport plane. Hours are 8am-5pm. Admission is $8 and children $2. Food and craft vendors on site. Free parking. 928 635-1000 www.planesoffame.org

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Destination June / July Events
JUN 18 CROWN KING Mining Days Festival Celebrate the gold mining history that built the town of Crown King in the cool Bradshaw Mountains. Local entertainment, good eats, gold panning, Historical Museum & oldest working Saloon in AZ. Buy raffle tickets to win a “genuine gold nugget”. 928-632-8583 JUN 19 TUCSON SUN-Day on the Solstice Visit beautiful Kitt Peak National Observatory - Learn more about our most important star, THe SUN what it is & how it works. Tour the world’s largest solar telescope, observe the Sun directly. Hands-on activities. 11a-3p. Reservations req’d. 520-318-8726 JUN 25 CHLORIDE Old Miner’s Day Parade & Festivities Parade High Noon, bake sale, live music, vendors, raffle, performances by gunfighter groups & more. Jim Fritz Museum will be open. Free adm. 928-565-9777 JUN 25 PAYSON Comedian Jon Reep Mazatzal Hotel & Casino - Comedian Jon Reep, Winner of ‘Last Comic Standing’, 6:30-7:30p, tickets $20. 800-777-7529 JUN 25 FLAGSTAFF Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival Coconino Co. Fairgrounds, I-17 at the Pulliam exit Taste 100+ micro-brewed beers. Food (extra $) & live entertainment, 1-5pm. Tickets$40/adv, $50/gate; VIP ticket $80/$90. 928-779-1775 or www.azbeer.com JUN 25 VALLE-WILLIAMS High Country Warbirds Fly-In Valle-Grand Canyon Airport - Antique & warbird fly-bys, P-38 Int’l Assoc. meets, Air Museum Planes of Fame, membership rides, gates open at 8a, adm $8, under 12- $2, free parking. 928-635-1000, www. planesoffame.org JUN 25-26 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - 35 to 50 artists show fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 JUN 25-26 PRESCOTT Prescott Bluegrass Festival - 30th Anniversary! Courthouse Plaza - Weekend of family fun with camping and a variety of live bluegrass bands. Sat 10:30a-6p, evening concert 7-10p, Sun 10:30a-3p, FRee. www.prescottbluegrassfestival.com; 928-4452000, ext 120 JUN 28-JUL 4 PRESCOTT 124th Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. World’s Oldest Rodeo® Rodeo Grounds - 8 breath-taking performances, Az’s largest rodeo parade, kiddie parade, fine arts & crafts show, rodeo and street dances, a Fourth of July celebration & more. Info: 800-358-1888, Tickets: www. worldsoldestrodeo.com. 866-407-6336 JUN 30 CROWN KING Pony Express Re-enactment & Block Party Re-enactment riders will arrive on Thurs. around 3-4p. Come enjoy the “Block Party” with BBQ/potluck, local musicians and Old Timers-Storytelling. Visit with the riders & horses and experience the history of the Pony express. officialponyexpress.org JUN 30-JUL 3 WILLIAMS Railhead Shooting Competition Arizona Cowboy Shooters Assoc. event at the Williams shooting range, vendors and banquet at Wild West Junction. www.acsainc.com JUL 1-3 WILLIAMS Northern Arizona BBQ Festival KCBS sanctioned BBQ cookoff Sat. and amateur backyard BBQ cookoff on Sun. Beer garden featuring regional micro breweries, street dance and kids’ zone all part of the 4th of July weekend. www.info@NAzBBQ.com JUL 1-4 SPRINGERVILLE-EAGAR 99th Annual Rodeo and 4th of July Celebration Fri: dance 9p. Sat: “Making of America” educational forum - U.S. Constitution, dance 9p. Mon the 4th: pancake b’fast 7a, Parade 10a, Sheriff ’s Posse Rodeo 12p, fireworks just after dusk. 928-333-2123 JUL 1-4 SHOW LOW Freedom Fest Movie in the Park, Sidewalk Chalk Competition, Geocache event, on the 4th will be a parade, concert and fireworks at Show Low H.S. Also sports and kids games & activities. 928-532-4140 JUL 2-3 FLAGSTAFF Independence Day Re-enactors Rendezvous Pioneer Museum - Living history groups: Civil War Artillery Unit, Mountain Men, craft demos including spinning, weaving, woodworking & camp cooking. Adm. for entry, 10a-4p. 928-774-6272 JUL 2-3 FLAGSTAFF 78th Annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture Museum of Northern Arizona - Oldest Hopi show in the world! Carvers, painters, jewelers, potters, quilters, basket weavers & more; cultural presentations, storytelling, music and dances; 9a-5p, $7-$4, age 6 & under free. 928-774-5213 JUL 2-3 CHINO VALLEY Independence Day Celebration! Granite Creek Vineyards & Winery, 2515 N. Rd 1 east - Listen to live music, enjoy delicious food & certified organic wine served at the scenic, historic farm and vineyards. 928-636-2003 JUL 2-4 OVERGAARD Fourth of July Festival in the Pines Tall Timbers Navajo County Park, Hwy 260 - Arts & crafts, food booths, live music, kids play area, games. Sat only: parade 11a, fireworks show 6p Mogollon HS (parking donation $10). Sat 12-7, Sun 10-5, Mon 103. Parking donation at park $5. 928-535-5777 JUL 3 GRAND CANYON Grand Canyon 4th of July Fun for the whole family Sunday the 3rd. Hotdog eating contest, bounce houses, tug-o-war, basketball & football challenges, live and silent auctions, electric Light Night Parade, outdoor dance w/live band. www. grandcanyonchamber.com, 928-638-2901 JUL 4 WILLIAMS Home Town 4th of July One of the longest parades in Northern Az starts at 6p, local Rotary BBQ, Kiwanis Korn Roast, ice cream social, steam engine runs all weekend, many more family activities. www.williamschamber.com JUL 4 PAYSON Payson Arizona Hometown 4th of July Celebration Green Valley Park - Foot Races, Fireworks, Kids games, Bouncy Houses and live music. www.payson rimcountry.com or 928-474-5242 ext. 7 JUL 4 OATMAN 21st Annual Sidewalk Egg Fry Contest begins at noon for the best edible sidewalk fried egg. Prizes awarded. Lots of activities all weekend long. Free adm. 928-768-1488 JUL 4 WINSLOW Independence Day Celebration Children’s Patriotic Parade, a nostalgic style carnival, food vendors, talent show & more. Come see the largest fireworks display in N. Arizona shortly after dusk at emil Nasser Stadium accompanied by an amazing soundtrack of patriotic music. Donations accepted at gate. 928-289-2434 JUL 4 PEORIA City of Peoria 4th of July All American Fest & Centennial Celebration Peoria Sports Complex– Live entertainment, games, inflatables, food, and activities on six entertainment zones throughout the Complex. An entire zone will be dedicated to the Arizona Centennial with themed entertainment and activities. Gate opens 5p, adm $5, 12 & under free. Fire works 9:15p. 623-773-8700, www.peoriaaz.gov/azcentennial JUL 8-9 GALLUP, NM 18th Annual Wild Thing Red Rock State Park - Thrilling action with non-stop bull riding championship performances, $25,000 in prize money, prizes for spectators also, spectacular fireworks display. Starts 8p each night. 505-863-5402 JUL 9 PARKER KLPZ 1380 AM FLOG™ Tournament emerald Canyon Golf Course - FLOG is golf spelled backwards...have fun paying golf with a baseball bat! This 9-hole best-ball affair is a fundraiser that benefits a community organization. 928-669-9274 JUL 15 PINETOP Annual Native American Art Festival Pre-Show Hon-Dah Conference Center - Showcases the Native American Art Festival’s premier artists. Art raffles, hors d’oeuvres, no host bar, 6-9pm. Tickets $10 advance, $15 door. Tickets available through July 14 at the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber. 928-367-4290 JUL 15-16 PINETOP-LAKESIDE White Mountains Roundup of Cowboy Poetry, Music & Art Blue Ridge HS - Centennial honoree is Leland Nikolaus, 95, Show Low Pioneer Cowboy. Sat concerts 2p & 7p starring Chris Isaacs, Juni Fisher, Randy Rieman and Gary McMahan. Tickets at box office/ online $20 adults, $5 kids. Western Art Invitational both days. www.whitemountainsroundup.com 928-367-0240 JUL 16-17 PINETOP 24th White Mountain Native American Art Festival Blue Ridge HS - Authentic Native American fine arts & crafts, artist demos, hoop dancers, storytelling, talent show. Adults $5, children under 12 free. Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3. 800-573-4031

The Heber-Overgaard Chamber of Commerce presents a 3-day weekend spectacular amidst the cool pines of Tall Timbers Park, located on Hwy 260. Come check out the Rim’s best family experience! NeW this year are inflatables and games. The children’s play area opens on Saturday along with the specialty arts, crafts and food village and daily live music and entertainment. These run through Monday. Saturday kicks off with the Main Street Parade at 11 am and concludes with live entertainment and the “best fireworks show on the mountain” at Mogollon HS starting at 6 pm (parking donation $10). A dance follows at Capps School in Heber. Cost: Inflatables from $1, parking donation at Tall Timbers $5. Hours: Sat. 12-7, Sun. 10-5, Mon.10-3. Applications are available on our website at Community events link. 928-535-5777 heberovergaard.coc@hotmail.com www.heberovergaard.org

Grand Canyon 4th of July JUL 3 GRAND CANYON

SUNDAY JULY 3RD. Come and enjoy a fun filled day of fun and games for the whole family: hotdog eating contest, bounce houses for the kids, tug-o-war contests, gunny sack races, basketball and football challenges, live and silent auctions too. Then it’s our electric Light Night Parade. After the parade the festivities continue with one of our local bands that will kick off the rest of the evening with an outside dance and live music. Come and join us for a day filled with fun for the whole family. Check the website or call for all the details. We hope to see YOU at the Grand Canyon this 3rd of July. 928-638-2901 www.grandcanyonchamber.com
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It’s an Old Fashioned 4th of July celebration. This year’s festivities will be held on

Destination Prescott Valley!

Prescott Valley Days
June 16-19, 2011
For event, lodging and community information visit: www.pvchamber.org


rd Annual

Tim’s Toyota Center and Prescott Valley Entertainment District
Parade, Live Music, Carnival, Arts and Crafts Vendors, Tractor Pulls, Motorcycle Show, Beer Garden, Radio Remotes, Pancake Breakfast, Balloon Festival • 6 pm – Prescott Valley Idol Competition • 5:45 am – Balloon Launch • 7 am – Pancake Breakfast • 9 am – Parade Theme “Celebrating Arizona’s Centennial” •12 pm – Family Entertainment & Demonstrations • 6 pm – Music and Band Entertainment, Dancing • 8:30 pm – Balloon Glow • 5:45 am – Balloon Launch • 9 am – Tractor Pull

Start Your Summer Off in the cool pines of Prescott Arizona celebrating the
Prescott Bluegrass Festival
June 25 & 26, 2011
Sat. 10:30 am – 6 pm, Evening concert 7-10 pm Sun. 10:30 am – 3 pm
in downtown Prescott’s beautiful tree-lined courthouse plaza

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(928) 445-2000, ext. 120
Dry camping is available, too. prescottbluegrass@yahoo.com • www.prescottbluegrassfestival.com

It’s fun, fantastic Best of all it’s


Enjoy a weekend of family fun and entertainment

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Cool Things to Do
Amerind Museum - Dragoon Art, history, culture and archeology of America’s first peoples, from Alaska to South America and from the last ice age to the present. See ad below for one free with one paid admission. 520-586-3666 Historic Fort Huachuca - Sierra Vista Founded in 1877. Fort Huachuca Museum features exhibits of the famous Buffalo Soldiers & more. Also an Army Intelligence Museum. Open Mon-Fri, 9-4; weekends, 1-4. Donation. 520-533-5736 Kitt Peak National Observatory - 56 miles SW of Tucson State Route 86, turn left at Junction 386. World’s largest collection of optical telescopes. Visitor Center exhibits, tours daily, also Nightly Observing Program (reservations req’d.) 520-318-8726 Queen Mine Tours - Bisbee Head underground and back in time into what was one of the most prolific copper mines in the nation. Tours are narrated by ex-miners. Open 7 days a week. 520-432-2071

Grammy-nominated Act at Benson Festival
eddie and Martha Adcock, who have received multiple Grammy nominations, will be among the bands performing at this year’s Bluegrass in the Park in Benson, Arizona. For three days, the Adcocks and musicians from around the country will bring bluegrass to Cochise County. Mark your calendar for April 29, 30 and May 1, bring along your blanket or lawn chair, and join us on the grass at Lions Park for a great celebration of Americana. In addition to the concerts, amateur musicians can participate in jam sessions and workshops. These sessions will give them a chance to hone their skills and talk with the performers they admire. Bluegrass celebrates the acoustic music of mandolins, fiddles, flat-picking guitars, bass and banjos. The complete schedule for the 6th annual gathering in Benson’s Lions Park is available online at http://www.bluegrassben.com/benson. php. Children’s activities and craft and food vendors round out the event’s offerings. Hours are 10 am - 5 pm. There is plenty of free parking.
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Bluegrass in the Park

Kartchner Caverns
Quick Tickets Online! Kartchner Caverns State Park® cave tour tickets and Kartchner campground reservations are now available for booking 24-hours a day on the Arizona State Parks website. The new feature allows visitors to choose a date, pick their tour times, type and number of tickets, and check out any time of day or night. Then the customer will receive an email receipt to print out and bring with them on the day of their tour. Kartchner Caverns is a stunning limestone cave discovered in 1974 in Southeastern Arizona that opened to the public in 1999. The cave flourishes underground with 99% humidity and features a variety of 32 different calcite formations created by the water percolating down through the desert’s the surface. Kartchner Caverns cave tours can be booked one year in advance - or, based on availability, guests can wake up in the morning and go online to make same-day reservations for the 1.5-hour ranger-led tours of this fascinating underground landscape, located 55 miles southeast of Tucson, near Benson. 520-586-2283 AZStateParks.com

520-586-2842 www.BensonChamberAZ.com

The band line-up includes: • Grammy-nominated eddie & Martha Adcock • Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show • The Desert Sons • Louisiana Grass • Mark Phillips and IIIrd Generation • Bost Family Traditions Adult tickets are $8 on Friday and $12 per day on Sat. and Sun. or $25 for a three-day pass. Children ages 6-12 are half price and those under 6 are free with an adult. Camp free with a 3-day ticket or $5 per day with one-day tickets. Tickets are available at the Benson Visitor Center, at the gate and through Pay Pal. Contact the Benson Chamber of Commerce for additional event information. Bluegrass in the Park is held each year in Benson, Arizona, home to Kartchner Caverns State Park. For information on Benson hotels, attractions and dining, visit www.BensonVisitorCenter.com.

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Tasting room and gift shop open daily10:00am to 4:00pm.

Wine tasting daily!
Annual Festivals feature wine tasting, food and wine pairings, winery tours and vineyard tours.
Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards HarvestFest April 30, 2011 July 30 & 31, 2011 St. Martin’s New Release Festival November 12, 2011.

Holy Trinity Monastery
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Fiesta de la Primavera
Sat. May 7 - 10-5 Sun. May 8 - 10-4
Over 150 artists and craftsmen Variety of entertainers Food for all tastes Raffle - $2000 in cash prizes Masses: Saturday - 5:00 pm Sunday - 10:30 am & Noon
Directions - I-10 to Benson Hwy 80 to Milepost 302.5

Wine, Farm Fresh Nuts & Fudge

Open Tuesday -Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. www.amerind.org 520.586.3666

A refreshing change of pace
On the banks of the scenic San Francisco River at the south end of the Coronado Trail Scenic Highway

The largest open pit mine in the U.S. nearby
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Just fifteen minutes from Tucson at the base of the Tucson Mountains lies a preserved slice of Americana. Passing through the gates to the old frontier town, visitors from around the globe are transported back to a time when fearless men with six shooters ruled the Old West. Saunter down the dusty old streets and walk in the footsteps of movie legends like John Wayne, Clint eastwood and hundreds more. Old Tucson has been immortalized in over 300 feature films and TV Westerns and is recognized as a TripAdvisor Top 10 Movie Tour location. In addition to its historic role as a film location, Old Tucson is Southern Arizona’s premier outdoor entertainment venue with live Old West dramas, thrilling stunts, saloon musicals plus stagecoach and trail rides and fun for the whole family. Whether it’s your first visit or you’ve visited before, new experiences await you! Old Tucson is proud to unveil its newest addition - our Native Village! Nestled between the Spanish Mission and the
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Native Village and the Cowboy Music Festival
520-883-0100 www.OldTucson.com

What’s New at Old Tucson

Tucson’s Entertainment and Shopping District
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Summer on Fourth Ave!

The Fourth Avenue Historic Shopping District offers over 100 uniquely local shops, resRio Lobo pool and stream, the village is a taurants and pubs in a tree-lined replication of Tohono O’odham dwellings setting...great for summer browsing circa the 1850s. The village includes two and nights out on the town. jacal style dwellings and an outdoor kitch“Shop Local, Be Local, Think en as well as a traditional Local” is a theme that is ever ramada. You won’t want to more popular, and nowhere miss this new aspect of Old can Tucson’s distinct flavor Tucson! be found more concisely than Old Tucson and the here: the area between 9th St., Western Music Association University Blvd., 5th Ave., and of Arizona will present a 3rd Ave. Cowboy Music Festival Among others, you will find on Saturday, May 28 and fashion boutiques, gift shops Sunday, May 29 (Memorial Day weekend). and art galleries, two locally Scheduled Western Music Association owned bookshops - what a artists include John Messenger, Tom Hiatt rarity in today’s world! - custom furniture & the Sundown Riders, and The Bill Ganz from native hardwoods, vintage clothing Western Band. The festival will include and costumes, and a full service day spa daytime music performances throughout and salon. the park with special concerts each eveComing up on the second Saturday of ning. The event is sponsored by Ramada each month from now through the entire Ltd and Country Inn & Suites Tucson City summer will be “Saturdays on 4th” with Center. free live music on tap. Stroll, shop, play, Old Tucson is located at 201 S. Kinney dine and enjoy the free entertainment! Road, Tucson, Arizona 85735. Mark your calendar for two other events coming up in April. On the 17th the Greater Arizona Bicycle Swap Meet takes

520-624-5004 www.fourthavenue.org

place from 6 am - 1pm and covers everything about or for bikes: clothing, gear, bicycles of every description, parts, and great prices and selection. Then on May 7th, the Tucson Street Rod Association’s Rodders Days takes place along the avenue from 8 am - 3 pm. See 250+ hot rods on display: paint jobs that cost more than a new Yugo, chrome that has never seen a bug! In addition to shopping and dining, another attraction on Fourth Avenue is the Old Pueblo Trolley. From 1906-1930, trolleys were the main form of public transportation in Tucson. Today visitors can recapture the past by catching a ride on the restored trolley that runs along the avenue to University Blvd. and thence to the main gate of the U of A. Come spend a day in the Heart of the City!

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Discover Globe-Miami
Looking for a few good reasons to saddle up ole Betsy and head out for a fun adventure? How about a train ride on a restored 1930s trolley car? Perhaps a day (or two) of exploring antique shops and art galleries? Or, maybe you would like to step way back in time to explore an ancient Indian ruin. If so, we invite you to discover the copper hills of Globe-Miami. The boom and bust years of these classic western mining towns are reflected in the many wonderfully restored historic storefronts, which now house a unique variety of antique shops and art galleries. Check out the wide variety of collectibles: mining, advertising, furniture, glassware, primitives, etc. - as well as western and Native American arts and crafts. With over 20 shops, Globe-Miami is perhaps Arizona’s best-kept secret shopping destination, but the word is spreading! For an experience you won’t want to miss, how about a ride on “Spike”, a restored vintage train. The Copper Spike Excursion between Globe and the Apache Gold Casino on the San Carlos Apache Reservation runs Thurs.-Sun. through May 1st. Just a few miles south of town on Jess
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An Authentic Arizona Experience

Ranked one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures, Taliesin West in Scottsdale Hayes Road, Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeowas designed by visionary architect logical Park takes you back 700 years. This Frank Lloyd Wright and served as his reconstruction of the original settlement personal winter home, studio and archiof the Salado people on the banks of Pinal tectural campus for more than 20 years. Creek includes a visitor center and very Located at the foothills of the McDowinteresting museum. Climb the re-created ell Mountains, the complex of buildings ladder and enter a typical second story includes imaginative interior spaces room in the same way as the ancient Salado linked by terraces, gardens and walkdid. ways overlooking the rugged desert. As If you plan your visit on April 30th, you conceived by Wright, Taliesin West was a will catch the City of Globe Cinco de Mayo, bold new architectural concept for desert featuring Mariachis, Ballet Folklorico living, and whether you’re interested in groups, 30+ food vendors, a beer garden Wright in particular or have a general and the bands “iMas” and “Imagine”. Hours interest in architecture sited in a dramatic are 10am-10pm and admission is free. setting, a guided tour of Taliesin West will Or mark your calendar for the May 14-15 be a worthwhile experience. City of Globe Old West Days and Copper Taliesin West is open daily with tours Dust Stampede Rodeo. Downtown, Sat. ranging from one to three hours long. only, will be the Rodeo Parade at 9am with Taliesin West opens at 8:30 am to purthe Wells Fargo Stagecoach, Bill Williams chase tickets: tours are offered from 9 am Mountain Men, and more, plus gunfights to 4 pm. in the streets. The Rodeo takes place at 5pm Offered daily are the one-hour “PanSat. and 10am Sun. Admission is $5, under orama” tours and the popular 90-minute 12 free. “Insights” tours. An in-depth, three-hour You will find Globe-Miami a delightful “Behind the Scenes” tour is offered Monplace to visit. days, Thursdays and Saturdays.
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Desert Masterpiece
Tour information: 480-627-5340 Membership information: 480-860-2700 ext. 481

Taliesin West

Globe-Miami Chamber: 800-804-5623

You can also view this desert masterpiece on a special “Night Lights on the Desert” tour offered May through September on Monday and Friday evenings. During your visit take time to shop in Anneliese’s Bookstore, which is renowned for its collection of gifts based on Wright designs-jewelry, apparel, home accessories, furniture, clocks, children’s items, stationery, and much more, plus an extensive collection of books and prints. Open daily 8:30 am - 6 pm. You will also have an opportunity to become a member while visiting Taliesin West and enjoy the benefits of membership that day including discounts on your tour package and items purchased in the Bookstore, as well as receiving your first copy of the Quarterly magazine, a coveted membership benefit. enter Taliesin West at the intersection of Cactus Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd in northeast Scottsdale.


Welcome to Tolmachoff Farms
Tolmachoff Farms is a unique four-generation family farm operated in Glendale, Arizona. We grow a large variety of fruits and vegetables and strive to provide you and your family with the ultimate in fresh produce straight from the field to your table. Our produce stand opens in May. Coming up on Saturday, June 4th, is our annual Family Farm Day. Come out and visit, enjoy the u-pick garden, watermelon eating contest, train rides, picture on a pony, tomato cannon, petting zoo, crafts, food, and more. NEW this year: a children’s play area. Open 8am - 2pm, admission is $5.00 ages 2 & up. 623-386-1301 www.tolmachoff-farms.com

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7301 E. Indian Bend Road (480) 312-2312 www.therailroadpark.com

14th Century Salado Indian Ruins & Reconstructed Rooms Depicting Ancient Lifestyles Open: 9am-5pm - 7 days a week • Handicapped Accessible • Group Tours by Arrangement • Located just outside of Globe



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Arizona’s Celebration of Freedom
Downtown Mesa is the place to be for a spectacular, independence festival full of entertainment, classic cars, motorcycles, beer gardens, art, music, patriotic displays and education, games, family fun, and more. Held on Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2, it has been dubbed as “the coolest independence festival in the state” with its more than a dozen “cool zones”. The event begins Friday night with the popular “Motorcycles on Main” event and a ceremonial flag raising at Stage America, the event’s main stage. All along Main Street, bands and other performers will be playing various genres of music, while downtown businesses including restaurants and other retail outlets will stay open to provide opportunities for unique shopping and dining. Saturday night includes an American classic car show and the official Salute to America program featuring musical performances, brief comments by Mayor Scott Smith and others and a spectacular fireworks display choreographed to a special selection of patriotic songs.
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Head to Mesa July 1 & 2

What’s New in Mesa
Cycle City In 2010, Mesa was named one of the top 10 cities for bicyclists by Forbes magazine. What made us get the nod? The city’s more than 40 miles of bike paths and the close access to a plethora of desert biking trails certainly help! New Aquatic Center Mesa will open is ninth aquatic center this April 2011. The 130,000-square-foot Skyline Aquatic Center’s main attraction will be centered on two pools. The racing pool will boast eight 50-meter racing lanes and a diving tank with one and three-meter diving boards. The zero-entry recreation pool will feature a slide, a variety of aquatic play toys and six 25-yard lanes. Mesa continues to be recognized nationally for hosting a wide range of athletic competitions and will soon host the U.S. Masters Swimming Short Course competition in 2011. Yoga in the Desert At Usery Mountain Regional Park, guests can now enjoy top-level yoga instruction in a relaxing and stunning atmosphere - the Sonoran Desert. The all-level classes are offered weekly and offer an opportune way to get ready to take on a desert activity be it hiking, mountain biking or running the many trails at the park. Mesa CVB: 800-283-6372


Arizona’s World Class Cruise
One of the “Best Things to Do in Arizona”
480-827-9144 www.dollysteamboat.com

each night, the event includes “fun zones” and specific program areas up and down Main Street. The Wet Zone, a “you-willget-soaked” area at the event, is sure-to-be popular with kids and adults with more than a dozen water activities. The Family Fun Zone, your traditional county fair area, includes games, pie-eating and watermelon-eating contests, carnival games for the kids and more. Heritage Lane includes larger-than-life inflatable replicas of some of America’s greatest monuments to freedom in front of Mesa’s Heritage Academy with famous historical characters giving tours and available for photos. Individuals can hear stories told of our founding fathers and sign their names to replicas of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. The Mesa Arts Center campus becomes Freedom Plaza and will feature performances by the Symphony of the Southwest and the Salt River Brass playing patriotic songs. Festival hours are 6-10 pm both days and admission and parking are free.

This “Junior Grand Canyon” tour is consistently rated one of the “Best Things to Do in Arizona” and is a premier Arizona attraction for locals and tourists alike. Just minutes away from Mesa, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, Arizona — Daily Nature Cruises and Twilight Dinner Cruises.

The Dolly Steamboat is an 1890s steamboat replica that sails on beautiful Canyon Lake. We offer daily nature cruises, twilight dinner cruises, and astronomy cruises year round. Be sure to call for our current schedule. Just a short distance from Mesa, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, explore secluded waterways as you relax and enjoy the breathtaking flora and fauna of the lower Sonoran desert. Along the way, the captain will recount the legends and lore of the Superstition Mountains. This “Junior Grand Canyon” tour is consistently rated one of the “Best Things to Do in Arizona.” Bring your camera and binoculars as bighorn sheep, coyote, deer, bobcats and mountain lions may all be seen, along with bald eagles, hawks, vultures and other avian species. The Twilight Dinner Cruise is an exciting alternative to dining in the city. entrees are served buffet style and vary by night to include tender Filet Mignon, succulent Prime Rib, tangy Barbecued Ribs, and charpr of il

broiled Rib eye along with a grilled chicken breast, various sides, dessert and beverages. Bask in the beauty of Canyon Lake as the lowering sun sets the canyon walls aglow. It’s relaxing and romantic! A special treat is the new monthly Twilight Astronomy Dinner Cruise, hosted by Dr. Sky, astronomy expert and radio personality. Dr. Sky gives a presentation on the solar system as you view the night sky through on-board telescopes and enjoy a filet mignon dinner. The Dolly Steamboat is also a unique setting for weddings, special parties, and corporate events. Consider a private charter as you plan your next occasion. Note: Newly air-conditioned and heated cabins. Comfortable year round! For a great getaway, take the Dolly Steamboat’s unforgettable “mini Arizona vacation”! View the website for prices and other information. Please call to reserve your reservations.

Apache Junction, AZ • (480) 827-9144 • www.dollysteamboat.com

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For more information about these events, check our event calendar on pages 4-7
EAGAR Chrome in the Dome Classic Car Show DOUGLAS Cinco de Mayo Hot Air Balloon Festival ST. DAVID Fiesta de la Primavera

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The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden all in one place. Within the Museum grounds you will see more than 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants, in addition to our world-class mineral collection and other amazing wonders!

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2021 N. Kinney Rd. • Tucson, AZ (520) 883-2702 • www.desertmuseum.org



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SON Memorial Rodeo

WILLIAMS Rendezvous in Williams

TUCSON Cowboy Music Festival

PINETOP 14th Hon-Dah Pow Wow in the Pines

PRESCOTT VALLEY 33rd Prescott Valley Days

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PRESCOTT 124th Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. World’s Oldest Rodeo®

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FLAGSTAFF Independence Day Re-enactors Rendezvous
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“Good things come to those who wait . . . ” and this is certainly true at our Zuni Visitor & Arts Center here in northwest New Mexico. After a period of ups and downs, a project to provide much-needed improvements to our facility is nearing completion and we have much to show for it! We are grateful for our New Mexico State Legislature for providing the resources to purchase this existing property for the Tribe and to make necessary upgrades to enable this facility to better serve the needs of the visiting public as well as our Zuni community. Of critical importance, our public restrooms have been totally upgraded to better serve the public and to accommodate our handicapped visitors. We have also improved our outdoor handicap ramp to ease access into the building. Another obvious addition is the adjacent covered outdoor pavilion to enable our local artists to sell directly to the public. With perhaps 80% of Zuni’s workforce involved in the arts, much of the Visitor Center’s
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Kick Off Your Summer in the Cool Pines

Show Low Days 2011

For the eighth consecutive year, Show Low Days 2011 will be the City’s traditional celebrafocus is on promotion of the arts. On your tion of the start of our summer next visit to Zuni consider buying directly season as we welcome the from our artists at the Zuni arrival of tens of thousands Artists’ Pavilion. of seasonal residents and In addition to the above, visitors to the Show Low there have been significant area. improvements and renovaHosted by the City of tions to the entire facility to Show Low and the Show enhance visitor comfort and Low Chamber of Commerce, use. An outdoor gazebo prothis year’s Show Low Days vides a welcome picnic area with a floor of will be held June 3, 4 and 5 at the Show our red Zuni sandstone and on occasion will Low City Park and the surrounding area. offer traditional foods demonstrations and Show Low Days 2011 event will be for sale. Adjacent walls have been stabilized; bigger and better than ever with three plaster cracks filled, and the whole building major shows in the Show Low City Park repainted. Our aging evaporative air condion Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm tion has even been upgraded with a more and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. efficient refrigerated air system. Featured will be the first ever Show Zuni’s arts and historic attractions have Low Outdoor Recreation Show with always been the reasons to visit and with exhibitors and numerous family outdoor a totally renovated Visitor Center to serve recreation activities available in the Show you, your experience will be even more Low area. The traditional Mountain Fesenhanced. For more information about tival with over 70 arts and crafts vendors our tours, attractions, and local resources, will be located among the trees in the park please call us or visit our brand-new webalong with a great food court and live site. elahkwa!
505-782-7238 www.zunitourism.com

entertainment. The third major show will be the second annual Business Expo in the huge white tent showcasing local businesses and organizations. There is no charge to attend these events. And that’s not all! Saturday at 7 am is the annual “Fly-in” Pancake Breakfast at the Show Low Regional Airport. Feast on pancakes, eggs, sausage and drink prepared by the local experimental Aircraft Association. Tickets are $6.00 for adults, $4.00 age 12. Visit aircraft and aviation displays. Free “Young eagle” introductory aircraft flights also will be offered to youth ages 8 to 17. So mark your calendar and plan for a weekend of fun and education at Show Low, the “gateway to outdoor recreation in the White Mountains.”

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Cool Things to Do
Casa Malpais Museum and Ruins, Springerville An ancient Native American ceremonial site with Great Kiva, astronomical observatory and natural staircase. Museum features archaeological treasures from the ruins and a historical pioneer section. Open Tues-Sat, 8a-4p, tours of the ruins 9a, 11a and 2p, weather permitting. 928-333-5375 Historic Fort Apache established in 1870 and abandoned in 1922, the fort boasts the remains of General Crook’s headquarters, officers’ quarters, barns and a cemetery. Also located on the grounds are prehistoric ruins, petroglyphs and the Apache Cultural Center and Museum. 928-338-4625 Historic Home Tour, Snowflake Walking Tour of homes on the National Historic Register. Visitors can tour the Stinson Pioneer Museum, Flake Memorial Home and the Smith Memorial Home. Tours available daily Mon.-Sat. or by appt., donations accepted. 928-536-4881 Hon-Dah Resort Casino, PinetopLakeside 128 well appointed king and queen rooms, an all-season pool, spa and sauna, and the Indian Pine Restaurant. Also Las Vegas-style entertainment in The Timbers Lounge and exciting gaming with 500 slots and unlimited progressive jackpots, live Poker and live Blackjack. 800-929-8744 Madonna of the Trail, Springerville Located on Main St., this statue is one of twelve identical monuments on the National Old Trails Road stretching from California to Maryland honoring the women pioneers. 928-333-2123

Celebrate Arizona’s Centennial...
Saddle up for the 6th Annual White Mountains Roundup of Cowboy Poetry, Music & Art July 15-16 at Blue Ridge High School auditorium and gym sponsored by the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside. Featured performers for Saturday’s show are Chris Isaacs, Juni Fisher, Randy Rieman and Gary McMahan. The matinee starts at 2, evening show at 7. Tickets are $20 at the box office or www.whitemountainsroundup. com. Ages 5-11 are $5, under 5 free. Steve Taylor’s Western Art Invitational showcases some of the Southwest’s finest artists both days in the gym. The annual Native American Art Festival sponsored by the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce will be the same weekend on the Blue

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928-367-0240 whitemountainsroundup.com

Ridge campus, so this is an opportunity for art lovers to see a wide spectrum of Southwestern art. Leland Nikolaus, 95, Show Low pioneer cowboy, is this year’s Roundup honoree. Arizona State Historian Marshall Trimble will be on hand as well to introduce six Arizona “Culturekeepers” from the White Mountains. The White Mountains Roundup, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Western heritage event run entirely by volunteers. Savor the history and hospitality of Arizona’s High Country! Questions, call Jo at 928-367-0240.

Springerville (928) 333-4323 • 1-800-814-6451 Modern amenities • Affordable • Oldtime country lodge feeling Western gallery & gift shop features outstanding local artists Extensive selection of books e-mail: rooms@k5reeds.com • www.k5reeds.com

4101 S. White Mtn. Rd.

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• RV Sites • Recreational Facilities • Festival Area • Scenic Ponds • Pavilion and picnic area • Clubhouse with Wireless Internet Service

The Springerville-eagar Regional Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Pima Federal Credit Union and Tal-Wi-Wi Lodge presents the “9th Annual Chrome in the Dome” April 16th at the Round Valley Dome in eagar, the first domed high school football stadium in the world. The show features classic and custom cars and trucks through 1979. This year an additional highlight will be the Arizona Centennial Copper Chopper, which is currently on tour throughout the state. Raffles tickets can be purchased to win the chopper built by world-renowned custom bike builder Paul Yaffe of Phoenix. Those wishing to enter a vehicle in the show will find our flyer and registration form on www.cruisinarizona.com or email
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Check Out the Arizona Centennial Copper Chopper!
Springerville-Eagar C of C: 866-733-2123

2011 Chrome in the Dome



info@springerville-eagarchamber.com. There is no late fee for registration on Friday night or Saturday morning. Cost is $35, which includes a Burger Burn on Friday night, April 15th, a Poker Walk on Saturday that will pay out $250 to three winners, a Goodie Bag and show T-Shirt. We will be selling raffle and 50/50 tickets all day Saturday. Gather up friends and family for a fun filled day! Food and other vendors will be on site. Doors will be open on Saturday from 8 am-4 pm. While you are at it, why not make a weekend of it in one of Arizona’s most picturesque areas with camping, hiking, fishing, mountain biking and more on your doorstep!

Ask for the special Aztourist Rate!
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Sun-Thurs excluding holidays

2 nights or more


4th of July
Classic Car & Truck Show


Cowboy Poetry, Music & Art


Saturday, April 16
100+ Classic Cars & Trucks Vendors, food, raffle prizes Arizona Centennial Copper Chopper on display Believe it or not, the Copper Chopper can be yours! Come buy your Raffle Ticket for $5 at the show! Round Valley High School Dome Open to the public 8 am - 4 pm $2 (adult) & $1 (child) or $5 for family

Friday, July 1st
Dance – Rodeo Grounds 9 pm

The MLY Ranch offers true log cabins with beautiful views of the South Fork Canyon. • Horseback riding • hiking • fishing The Little Colorado River is just 200 yards from the cabins. Relax, watch deer and elk from your own deck. MLY Ranch near Greer Arizona www.mlyranch.com • (928) 333-2395

Saturday, July 2nd
“Making of America” Educational forum – U.S. Constitution Dance – Rodeo Grounds 9 pm

Ruins & Museum

Monday, July 4th
Pancake Breakfast – Ramsey Park 7 am Parade 10 am 99th annual Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo 1:30 pm Fireworks at the Springerville Municipal Airport right after dusk

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July 15 & 16, 2011
Blue Ridge High School

A Great Place To....
Camp, Fish, Hike, Ride or just ... RELAX!
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Tickets available online: Adults: $20 Children Under 12: $5 Info 928-367-0240, or email jobaeza@cableone.net www.whitemountainsroundup.com.


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April - June 2011

36th Independence Day Festival
This July 3rd and 4th an historic event spanning four decades will be repeated at the Pioneer Museum in Flagstaff, located at 2340 N. Fort Valley Rd. Beginning in 1975 a small group of dedicated re-enactors began gathering on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum to reenact the traditions of the hardy military men that explored, surveyed, built roads and paved the way for the pioneers who came later. Come and meet three of these men who have continued this tradition every forth of

Re-enactors Rendezvous in Flagstaff

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July weekend until today. Rich Boyd, Fritz Rush and Joe Meehan form the original core of the 2nd U.S. Artillery Battery B, and they still carry on providing historic artillery demonstrations. This along with other pioneering activities for the whole family makes this festival an enjoyable way to celebrate our country’s birthday. Hours: 10 to 4. Admission: 12 and older $2.00, 11 and under free.

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928-774-6272 www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org

2011 Sacred Mountain Prayer Run
Held by Native Americans for Community Action (NACA), the 28th Annual Sacred Mountain Prayer Run will take place June 4th at Thorpe Park, Flagstaff. Runners of all ethnic backgrounds and ages come from around the region and the country to compete in the 10K and 5K runs. The San Francisco Peaks, sacred mountains to neighboring tribes, provide a scenic background for the runs. The race is called a Prayer Run because of a practice
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Challenging and Beautiful Course

928-773-1245, ext 33

initiated by Native Americans as a means of “putting feet” to prayers as a tradition, or in other words, putting “action to our prayers”. The steep terrain mirrors the difficult times and struggles we all endure in our lives. Local spring temperatures with low humidity are ideal for running. The challenging course within the Coconino National Forest maintains an elevation of 7,000 feet from start to finish with unparalleled beauty and impact throughout. You can register at virtualroster.com.
JUL 1-4 FLAGSTAFF 56th Annual Coconino County Horse Races Fort Tuthill, exit 337 off I-17 - exciting Thoroughbred & Quarter Horse racing! Live parimutuel wagering, gates open 11a, post time 1p. Adults $3, ages 6-12 $2, $5 parking. www.coconino.az.gov/parks, 928-679-8000

Meteor Crater is located in Northern Arizona on Interstate 40, 35 miles east of Flagstaff. each year thousands of visitors from all over our world visit this natural landmark and look with wonder at what can happen when the earth is struck by an asteroid. Meteor Crater (also known as “The Barringer Meteorite Crater”) is proven to be the best preserved meteorite impact site on earth! Apollo Astronauts once trained here due to the terrain resembling the earth’s Moon and other Planets. The Interactive Discovery Center located within the Visitor Center is the most extensive museum of its type. Visitors will relive the intensity of this impact when 50,000 years ago a fiery giant meteor mass weighing several hundred thousand tons hurtled through space and impacted the earth. Apollo space test capsule, American Astronaut Wall of Fame, and many large meteorite specimens are among the wide range of fascinating exhibits. The Meteor Crater Theater presents an informative and entertaining 10-minute movie “Collisions and Impacts”, which

The Best Preserved Meteorite Impact Site on Earth!
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Don’t Miss Meteor Crater

shows twice each hour in the state-of-theart, 80-seat wide screen theater. Outdoor observation areas allow you to view the crater from inside the rim. Although Meteor Crater is nearly a mile wide and 550 feet deep, the observation telescopes allow you a close up look at points of interest in the crater. Daily-guided rim tours for those with proper hiking shoes leave hourly, weather permitting. Also located within the visitor center is a Gift & Rock Shop and Subway sandwich shop. Our elevators and lifts provide access for everyone. Located only five miles from the Crater is the Meteor Crater RV Park with 71 beautifully landscaped pull through spaces. It includes a rec. room, private individual restroom and shower facilities, laundry, playground, country store and Mobil gas station. Meteor Crater RV Park is centrally located to many of Northern Arizona’s most popular tourist attractions. Meteor Crater Visitor Center and RV Park are open year round.

409 West Riordan Rd • Flagstaff, AZ 86001

A wonderful example of Arts and Crafts style architecture • Guided tours

an Mansion Riord

Arizona State Park’s

Awaken Your Inner Pioneer! Historical Society Arizona

Pioneer Museum
Northern Arizona history Kids exhibit

2340 N Fort Valley Rd • Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Unique gift stores • www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org • Call for current rates and hours


Exciting Events at the Gateway to the Grand Canyon®:
Whether you want to hike or bike one of the many trails of the Kaibab National Forest, play a round or two of championship golf at Elephant Rocks, board the Grand Canyon Railway for a scenic trip to the South Rim, break in that new fishing rod, cruise historic Route 66 or simply stroll the charming historic Main Street shops and galleries...
May 7 – 8 “Trains, Planes & Automobiles” Williams Airport Fly-In and National Train Day May 28 – 29 Rendezvous in Williams June 9 – 11 2011 Arizona State H.O.G. Rally June 17 – 19 Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo June 25 High Country War Birds Air Display July 1 – 4 Northern Arizona BBQ Festival and Hometown 4th of July

Williams has it all!

For More Information or for a Complete Listing of 2011 Events Call 800-863-0546 www.ExperienceWilliams.com

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Winslow: More Than a Day Trip
The eagles immortalized Winslow with the lyrics “Standing on the corner in Winslow Arizona.” Thousands come to stand on the corner and have their photo taken...but don’t rush off! Stay awhile and explore - you’ll be amazed at what there is to see and do! Did you know that Winslow’s Remembrance Garden holds the largest pieces of wreckage from the World Trade Center of any community in the U.S.? The garden is planted in red, white and blue flowers and flies a flag that once graced the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Did you know that Winslow is home to one of the few remaining Fred Harvey Hotels built by the Santa Fe Railroad in the 1930s? The elegant La Posada offers self-guided tours through its delightful gardens and unique architecture. History permeates Winslow... not the least being Route 66, the Mother Road of America, which passes right through the center of town. Classic diners, antique shops and memorabilia of the ‘50s entice many visitors. Check out the new amphitheater, The Route 66 Performance Plaza,
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See What It’s All About

Historic Home & Building Tour
Longest Running Tour in AZ, May 21-22
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Plans are under way for the 46th Annual Jerome Historic Home and Building Tour on May 21-22, 2011. This longest with its classic cars and lots of neon. running tour in the state of Arizona If you prefer outdoor recreation, the promises a look at both the historic gems high desert hides an amazing secret: Mcof this charming town and Hood Park Clear Creek Reservoir formed a recently completed Jerome by a fresh cool stream that is perfect for home built with a look back in floating, boating and canoeing. time. Homolovi Ruins State Park, five miles Tickets will be sold on Main Ne of Winslow on Hwy 87, re-opened in Street, right in the center of March. Learn about the ancient ways of the town at the old firehouse and Hopi at these pueblo sites, active from 1200 - cost $12 for adults and $6 for 1425 AD. children. The first tickets are sold at 9 AM Train buffs will enjoy Winslow Railand the final tickets each day will be sold road Days on April 15-17 with dozens of at 3 PM, leaving two hours for latecomers miniature trains and hundreds of railcars to get through the tour by 5 PM. running through tiny landscapes and This is a guided tour with transportacityscapes. tion provided from home to home. The Or come celebrate the 4th of July in all-volunteer docents will explain the Winslow for a fabulous Independence Day. history and the fascinating stories behind Daytime activities include a Children’s each venue. There are plenty of steps and Patriotic Parade, a nostalgic style carnival, winding paths so the tour will not be a Talent Show and more. Then the largest handicapped accessible. fireworks display in Northern Arizona This year’s tour includes a three-story begins shortly after dusk at emil Nasser original home that is known as Lil’s Place, Stadium accompanied by an amazing named after the madam of the brothel soundtrack of patriotic music. that was housed here. Astonishing views
Winslow Chamber of Commerce 928-289-2434 www.winslowarizona.org

928-634-2900 jeromechamber.com

from the porch and the ruins of an historic building at its rear wall beg the viewer to bring along a camera. The Mortensen-WilliamsGreenville home will be shown for the first time as the new owner prepares for a major renovation of this quaint home. Over the years, layers of roofing shingles have been added to the exterior walls of the home, giving it a camouflage appearance. The original sleeping porch has a view of the entire Verde Valley. For more information, contact The Jerome Chamber of Commerce.

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Winslow Railroad Days April 15-17

Dozens of miniature trains with hundreds of railcars run through miniature landscapes and cityscapes.

A children’s Patriotic Parade, nostalgic style carnival, food vendors, talent show & largest fireworks display in Northern Arizona accompanied by patriotic music.

Independence Day Celebration July 4th

Visit the most popular rest area/view point in the Coconino National Forest, the Oak Creek Vista Overlook. Enjoy scenic views of the Mogollon Rim, Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona. Interact with Native American Vendors and take a piece of their culture and tradition home with you!

"Stay and play... you can do it all from here!"

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385 S. Main St.

Tours, meals and overnight stays available at this sustainable community. Bronze and Ceramic windbells made and sold on site.

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Visit our website to check our event calendar for other activities and happenings!
Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center 523 West Second St. Winslow AZ 86047 ph 928-289-2434 fax 928-289-5660 www.winslowarizona.org

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April - June 2011

Northern Az / Prescott
From Rail Line to Escape Route!
Traveling the now 28 miles of dusty, washboard dirt road up to the town of Crown King may seem daunting to some folks... but we challenge you to step back in time to the early 1900s when this “living ghost town” was at the peak of its prosperity. Then, the fabled Bradshaw Mountains, home to Crown King, produced a king’s ransom in silver and gold. Those vast riches inspired a railroad entrepreneur by the name of Frank Murphy to extend his Prescott and eastern Line from Mayer into the heart of the majestic Bradshaws. Challenged by the maze of rugged perpendicular grades and steep canyons, Murphy began building his rail line that is best remembered as “Frank Murphy’s Impossible Railroad”. The new railroad brought the trappings of civilization to Crown King and ran from 1903-1926, when the ore started to play out. The famed old tracks are now the washboard dirt road leading visitors to the refreshing, cool pines surrounding this secluded and quaint little town.
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Crown King’s Road

30th Prescott Bluegrass Festival
World Class Music - and It’s Free!


Crown King is located just 90 minutes north of the Valley high in the scenic Prescott National Forest. The elevation is approximately 6,000 feet so the area provides lovely, cool temperatures for those who are eager to escape the summer heat of Phoenix. All manner of outdoor activities await you: hiking trails, off roading, fishing, camping, birdwatching, and gold panning. Nearby is the Horsethief Recreation Area. Or - just put your feet up and relax! There is a variety of lodging facilities, specialty stores, restaurants, and nightlife. Gas is available. If you time it right, you might catch a dance, the bi-annual chili cook-off or horseshoe tournament, the Mining Days Festival featuring a raffle of a “genuine” gold nugget, or the Pony Express Re-enactment and Block Party on June 30th. Visit our website to view our event calendar to help plan an adventure. Our community welcomes you!

In the 1960’s, the concept of the “bluegrass festival” was introduced, featuring several bands on the program over a weekend. This has grown to hundreds of festivals held all over the country, all year long. One of the most popular times for the festivals in the southwest is in the winter due to warm temperatures in the lower elevations. The Prescott Bluegrass Festival is an exception, however, held in the summer. It is also the 2nd oldest Bluegrass Festival in the state of Arizona. Start your summer off in the cool pines of Prescott, Arizona celebrating 30 years of the Prescott Bluegrass Festival. It will delight you with world-class bluegrass music and a place where friendships can
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flourish. Come meet some of the thousands of people like you who love to be entertained by such talent. The Prescott Bluegrass Festival gets underway Saturday, June 25th from 10:30am till 6pm with a concert that evening, from 7 till 10pm. The fun continues Sunday June 26th from 10:30 am till 3pm in downtown Prescott’s beautiful treelined courthouse plaza. It’s fun, fantastic and best of all, IT’S FRee! Camping is also available at Prescott Mile High Middle School located at 300 S. Granite Street beginning Thursday, June 23. Cost is only $15.00 per night. enjoy a weekend of family fun and entertainment in Prescott, Arizona as we celebrate 30 years of the Prescott Bluegrass Festival in downtown Prescott!

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JUN 16-19 PRESCOTT VALLEY 33rd Annual Prescott Valley Days Parade: Theme is “Celebrating Az’s Centennial”, live music, carnival, Balloon Festival, arts & crafts vendors, tractor pulls, motorcycle show, beer garden, pancake b’fast and more. 928-772-8857

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Check Out Payson’s Mountain High Games
The Payson, Arizona Mountain High Games will be held on June 3-5, 2011 at the Payson event Center. This exciting event is the Southwest’s largest celebration of adventure sports. The events included in this year’s competition are: Mountain Bike Race, 5k Trail Run, Dutch Oven Cooking Contest, Archery Competition, ATV Rodeo, ATV Trail Rides, Loggers Sawdust Festival, and an old fashioned Horseshoe Tournament. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the cool mountain temperatures while competing in or watching this thrilling event. Professional and amateur athletes from all over the Southwest and the Pacific Northwest will converge upon the mountain community of Payson to compete for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. New this year is a large outdoor expo complete with all the latest gadgets dealing
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Love Adventure Sports?

Head to Arizona’s Rim Country
And Bring Your Chamber Discount Card!
As the summer season approaches, a week or weekend away is a chance to recharge your batteries. Head up the Beeline (Rt. 87) and, less than 90 minutes from Metro Phoenix, you will find yourself in an outdoor paradise dotted with warm, friendly communities. Because the countryside was largely preserved as a national forest, it is still home to elk, deer, black bear, mountain lion, bobcat, fox, and over 239 species of birds. Temperatures average 15-20º cooler than the deserts. Relax and enjoy picnicking, hiking, fly fishing, or just plain stump-sitting. Don’t miss a visit to Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, open Thurs- Mon. This is the world’s largest natural travertine bridge, 183 feet high with a 400-foot long tunnel - and it’s amazingly beautiful. Payson is noted for an extensive and lively event calendar. For example, if you come up in May, you can browse the ‘Neath the Rim’ Open Studio Tour on the 13-15th or if cowboy fun is more your style, check out the Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo on the 19-21st. Mark your calendar for the Mountain
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928-474-5242 ext 7 paysonrimcountry.com/ mountainhighgames

Rim Country Visitor Center: 800-6-PAYSON

with hunting, camping, hiking, mountain biking and fishing. Schedule of events: Friday, June 3 includes event registration, a BBQ with all the fixins, an ATV Trail Ride, and dance at the Historic Oxbow Saloon. The main events are spread throughout Saturday, June 4. evening festivities include the Summer Concert Series at Green Valley Park featuring Nashville Recording Artist Candyce, starting at 7pm, and a dance at the Historic Oxbow Saloon at 9pm. Sunday, June 5 starts with an ATV Trail Ride at 7am, with the finals of the Loggers Sawdust Festival at 9am. Beginners and professionals are encouraged to compete in these events! Please visit us online or call for registration information including overnight camping information.

Cool Things to Do
East Verde Recreation Area Streamside and scattered campsites, trout fishing, hiking, birding, fall colors, photography, Payson Ranger Station. 928-474-7900 Pine Walking Tour Self-guided tour of historic Pine, antiques, gift stores. 928-476-3547, 1-800-6PAYSON Diamond Point Look-Out Quartz collection area, surface only. Payson Ranger Station. 928-474-7900 Strawberry School (c.1885) Treasured landmark and registered historical site. Open Saturdays in the summer. 1-800-6PAYSON Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery Fish-feeding, self-guided tour, photography, birding. Forest Road 289, Arizona Game & Fish, Tonto Creek. 928-478-4200 Tonto Natural Bridge State Park (open Thurs-Mon) World’s largest natural travertine bridge, 183 feet high, 400 foot long tunnel. Hiking trails, ADA view points. 928-476-4202 Zane Grey Cabin Replica This famous cabin, prior to its destruction in the Dude Fire, attracted worldwide Zane Grey fans. Now reconstructed in meticulous detail, located in Green Valley Park. 928-474-3483

High Games on June 3-5. This will be the Southwest’s largest celebration of adventure sports combined with ATV trail rides and a massive outdoor expo! Mazatzal Hotel & Casino has some great concerts scheduled. Tributes to the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Creedence Clearwater Revival and more will liven up the season. Now you can get all the fun of Rim Country with some fabulous savings! Download and print your Rim Country Chamber Discount Card or pick one up at the Visitor Center when you arrive - and SAVe! The free cards apply to over 50 businesses in Rim Country. Here’s a sampling of the great discounts offered: Best Western Payson Inn - 15% off regular rate; 20% off any regular priced item at Boutique; Gerardo’s Firewood cafe - 10% off total meal (excluding alcohol); Payson Golf Course - a free bucket of range balls with purchase of a round of golf. Discounts are listed at rimcountrychamber.com. Play More, Pay Less in Rim Country, less than a tank of gas away!

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Payson Inn
801 N. Beeline Hwy. Payson, AZ 85541


www.bestwesternpaysoninn.com Free Continental Breakfast • Fitness Room Spacious Rooms Overlooking Courtyard Seasonal Outdoor Pool Ask for the special Aztourist Rate!

May 19, 20 & 21 Payson, AZ
Gates open at 5 pm. Performances start at 7 pm. 75 minutes North of Scottsdale on Highway 87.
Admission: Adults $14 Seniors $12 Children (8 -12) $10, 7 and under FREE!

Payson Multi Event Center
• Thurs. Women’s Events Entry “Can of • Fri. “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” Wear pink & $1 will be donated to local breast cancer support groups. • Sat. Patriot Performance
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April - June 2011

Time to Visit the Grand Canyon!
To take advantage of all there is to see and do, stay in one of seven distinctly different lodges, operated by Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C., the only accommodations inside the park at the South Rim. With 907 rooms, accommodations are available with some advance planning, or if you plan your visit at the last minute. It is all waiting for you at the South Rim and available year-round. Maswik Lodge, just a short walk from the rim, is the perfect choice for a family getaway. Or choose the elegance of the historic El Tovar, where you will find our gracious staff most accommodating. The cozy lobby is available for all guests to enjoy, and a meal in the famous el Tovar Dining Room is sure to be a highlight of any Grand Canyon visit. The Bright Angel Restaurant and two cafeterias offer additional dining options with menu choices to suit every taste and budget. Located in the Market Plaza, Yavapai West and East Lodge rooms received a
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Grand Canyon National Park Lodges

New Condor Encounter
Live Bird Show Opens May 14th
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Now bird watchers and all visitors to the Grand Canyon can get an up close look at birds like the ones they might see in the Canyon itself. Hawks, Cranes, Falcons, major renovation in 2010 and 2011. These renovations make these popular lodges an Ravens, eagles, Pelicans, and even live 10-foot wingspan Condors are even better value. Renovations include the addition of all part of the new CONDOR flat screen TVs, new carpet, eNCOUNTeR Bird Show at the National Geographic paint and furniture. Ample Visitor Center. The Center parking and nearby shuttle is located on highway 64, 1 stops make these lodges an attractive alternative to rim mile south of Grand Canyon National Park South Rim lodges. entrance. The Mary Jane ColCondors are very endangered and have ter designed Hopi House and Lookout been released in the Grand Canyon area, Studio are open year-round and offer a where they were discovered to have lived selection of fine Native American crafts and Grand Canyon souvenirs. The sturdy, many years ago. Some of these released reliable mules continue to take riders on a birds can be seen soaring on the Canyon’s breezes. Unfortunately due to the Canyon’s grand adventure on the rim and into the vast size, many visitors never get this thrillcanyon throughout the year. Grand Canyon National Park Lodges - ing view. By stopping at the Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center, everyWe’re not just close, We’re there. one is assured to see these huge, majestic, Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. is an authorized concessionaire of the National endangered birds. The Condor encounter Live Bird Show is a must see part of everyPark Service. one’s Grand Canyon adventure!

Reservations: toll-free 888-297-2757 303-297-2757 grandcanyonlodges.com

928-638-2468 explorethecanyon.com

The National Geographic Visitor Center is a popular attraction and features not only the live bird program but also a spectacular IMAX® Grand Canyon Movie. This popular film brings to life the history, discovery and adventure that lie beyond the Canyon’s rim on a giant 6-story high screen with 12,000 watts of digital surround sound. Visitors can also purchase park passes, visit with a park ranger, get free maps, book sightseeing tours, shop for unique gifts at the National Geographic Store and eat at the explorer’s Café…all located within the National Geographic Visitor Center. Your ultimate guide to the Grand Canyon.
MAY 7 GRAND CANYON 4th Annual Celebrate Wildlife Day Shrine of the Ages - Celebrating the park’s wildlife with special programs, interactive exhibits, educational demos & live animals, 10a-5p with special evening presented by Jack Hanna of Jack Hanna’s into the Wild at 8p. 928-638-7958



It’s one thing to admire the views. It’s another to

When you stay at one of our seven lodges on the South Rim, you’re just minutes away from everything that makes the canyon so extraordinary: mule rides, motorcoach tours, casual and fine dining, shopping and all the breathtaking views. The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is open year-round.

We’re not just close, we’re there.
1-888-29-PARKS (297-2757) For same-day reservations: 1-928-638-2631 grandcanyonlodges.com
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Rafting the Grand Canyon
This year, Colorado River 1-800-253-7328 & Trail Expeditions (“Crate”) crate@crateinc.com is celebrating its 40th anniversawww.crateinc.com ry. Dave and Vicki Mackay founded still dreaming! the company in 1971, because they For more information contact Colorado loved being on the river and wanted to make it their life’s work. It was their inten- River & Trail expeditions, P.O. Box 57575, tion, then as now, to outfit Grand Canyon Salt Lake City, UT 84157-0575. rafting expeditions of exceptional quality. With the support of smart, fun, and experienced guides, Crate has enabled thousands of people from all over the world to travel through the depths of the Grand Canyon and experience its wonders. For most, it’s the trip of a lifetime! Reserve Now For 2011 & 2012 The rafting trips range from 3 days to a week or longer. every day is a mix of fun, 1-800-253-7328 relaxation, excitement, discovery and adwww.crateinc.com venture. Float, swim, marvel at the geological formations. experience heart-pounding rapids one minute, and the calmness of ages the next, as you float through narrow corridors of Vishnu schist, the oldest rocks on earth. Hike and explore. Play in waterfalls. enjoy delicious meals. Sleep beneath a canopy of stars. The song of a canyon wren and the call for coffee awaken you to a new Authorized National Park Concessioner Since 1971 day so beautiful, you may think you are
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The Trip of a Lifetime

Waltner’s Mountain Crest RV Resort
People ask what makes Waltner’s Mountain Crest RV Resort so special. The answer is three things: location, location, location. Those answers translate to 1) residents live among beautiful tall trees. 2) Waltner’s is just a skip away from life’s necessities 3) Waltner’s is close to things that make life worth living… golf, fishing, and the Hon-Dah Casino. Waltner’s is a forested, 16+ acre resort located near Show Low in the White Mountains. When Waltner’s was created, extreme care was taken to ensure that as many trees as possible remained standing. Because of this, many of the roads and spaces meander, resulting in a charming natural feel. When you are at Waltner’s, you know you are in the heart of the woods. Yet this deep-in-the-woods feel is partly an illusion. A short walk will bring you to the best parts of civilization. Shopping, a Wal-Mart supercenter is right down the street. Across from that is the Navapache Hospital that hopefully you won’t need, but knowing it’s close will help you sleep better at night. For entertainment, visit Hon-Dah Casino or one of the many restaurants in the area. A half mile away is Show Low Lake, one of several lakes in the area stocked with
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Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

MAY 7 KANAB, UT Kanab 10K Run Utah’s most scenic 10K run followed by refreshments and awards. Race will start at Moqui Cave at 7:30a, finishing at Kanab City Park. 435-899-0364

Kane County Utah Events

MAY 14 KANAB, UT ATV Fun Run Day long family friendly ATV Fun Run of about 30 miles in and around Kanab, weather permitting. 435-644-5300

trout. Also close by is bowling, tennis, swimming, and golf. There are four golf courses within a short driving distance. Obviously there is a plethora of hiking opportunities, as the area is one of nature’s playgrounds. Being located amongst such activities, it’s no surprise that Waltner’s residents are very active. In addition to standard RV offerings (laundry facilities and showers), Waltner’s offers a large recreation hall, billiards room, huge community BBQ grill, and well-stocked library for some quiet time. Waltner’s organizes many activities such as pancake breakfasts, theme potlucks (Christmas in July, Mardi Gras, Western Night, etc.), arts and crafts, chorus, bridge, pinochle, cribbage and more. We have a bowling league, men and women’s golf programs, dancing, exercise classes, billiards, and bingo. Waltner’s is located 3 miles south of Show Low on Highway 260. Turn left at Navapache Hospital on Show Low Lake Road and continue 1 mile east to 28th Street. Turn left and continue mile north to the park entrance.

MAY 15-21 KANAB, UT 5th Annual Amazing Earthfest! Celebrate land and life on the Colorado Plateau with over 30 adventure and experiential learning events in Botany, Wildlife, Native Culture, Pioneer History, entertainment, Hiking, Cycling, Horseback Riding, Dinosaurs, Rock Art, Science, ethics, Astronomy and Documentary Films. Most events are free. www.amazingearthfest. com, 435-644-5033

JUN 11 KANAB, UT Run to the Red Rocks Car Show Car Show on North Main from 9a to 3p. Hot rods and special interest cars on display. Awards presented. 435-644-5694 JUN 16-18 KANAB, UT Jacob Hamblin Days Ranch Rodeo events and celebration of pioneer heritage & history geared towards family participation, includes Trail Ride and Bar-B-Q. Thurs 7p symposium, Fri 8a-9:30p, Sat 7a-10p. 435-689-0986

RV Sites, Park Model and Manufactured Home Sales
Whether you are looking for a year round home or seasonal getaway, take a look at our three featured AZ resorts, their amenities, their location, and start living the Arizona resort lifestyle. Orchard Ranch Resort is a Senior RV and Manufactured Home community near Prescott, AZ. This resort combines a comfortable high desert summer climate with mild winter temperatures to make it an ideal year-round resort. The amenities and planned activities make this community a good place to call home. Reservations: 928-772-8266, www.orchardrvresort.com Picacho Peak RV Resort is a 55+ resort situated between Tucson & Casa Grande at the base of Picacho Peak. Beautiful views and tempered winter nights make this a desirable resort. Amenities include laundry, billiards, pool, planned activities and much more. Reservations: 520-466-7841, www. picachopeakrv.com Approximately 45 miles west of Phoenix is Saddle Mountain RV Park. This 342-space park boosts large RV sites, a newly opened recreation hall and activity building. This park is the best kept secret in Arizona - come check it out. Reservations: 623-386-3892, saddlemountainrvpark.com All of the resorts welcome RVer’s.
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Come and visit one or all of our three beautiful Arizona Resorts with outstanding amenities and lots of fun activities for you to be as active or relaxed as you want to be. If you are interested in purchasing a park model or manufactured home at these communities, AZResortLiving.com has teamed up with ATI Properties, Inc. to offer you the best of Arizona resort style living by presenting affordable homes at great prices with high-end features.

www.thegrandcanyons.com www.kaneutah.com

Central to Utah and Arizona’s many state and national parks, Kane County averages over 320 days of sunshine each year, and is home to Utah's Little Hollywood where over 200 feature films have been made. Visit movie sets, enjoy ATV riding, golfing, boating, hiking, horseback riding and much much, more!



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Oversized Full Hookup RV Sites Upgraded Clubhouse • Billiards State of the Art Fitness Center Swimming Pool and Spa • Wet Bar
Daily & Seasonal Rates Annual Specials Available


Call Toll Free: 1-800-SEE-KANE (1-800-788-5263)

625 West Mckellips Rd • Mesa, Arizona 85201

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* Services, supplies and amenities may vary at each resort. Please contact the resort for specific details.

Colorado River Region
River City RV Park 2225 Merrill Ave 928-754-2121 | www.rivercityrvpark.com Westwind RV and Golf Resort 9797 E 32nd St | 866-440-2992 800-545-6481 | westwindrvgolfresort.com Zuni Village RV Park 2840 Airway Ave. | 928-692-6202 866-887-9864 | www.zunivillagervpark.net



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Northern Arizona
Casa Malpais RV Park 272 W Main 928-333-4632 | casamalpais@frontiernet.net Fairgrounds RV 10443 Hwy 89A 928-227-3310 | fairgroundrvpark.com Meteor Crater RV Park I-40 Exit 233 928-289-5898 | www.meteorcrater.com Mountain Vu RV Park 11295 Cornville Rd 928-639-2984 | mountainvurv@cableone.net OK RV Park LLC. 1576 Roadrunner Rd. 928-524-3226 | www.okrvpark-llc.com Orchard Ranch Senior RV Resort 11250 E Hwy 69 800-352-6305 | www.orchardrvresort.com Overgaard RV Resort 2750 Yates Rd. 85933 928-535-4430 | overgaardrv@yahoo.com Page-Lake Powell Campgrounds 849 S. Coppermine Rd. 928-645-3374 | www.pagecampground.com Rancho Sedona RV Park 135 Bear Wallow Lane 888-641-4261 | www.ranchosedona.com Waltner’s RV Resort 4800 S 28th St 928-537-4611 | www.waltnersresort.com Winslow Pride RV Park 2 Transcon Lane 928-289-9177 Springerville Prescott Valley Winslow

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9605 N. Ft. McDowell Rd. Fort McDowell, AZ 85264

Central Arizona
Canyon Vistas RV Resort 6601 E Hwy 60 888-940-8989 | www.cal-am.com Eagle View RV Resort 9605 N Ft McDowell Rd 480-789-5310 | eagleviewrvresort.com Gold Canyon RV & Golf 7151 East US Highway 60 480-982-5800 | www.robertsresorts.com Good Life RV Resort 3403 E Main St 888-940-8989 | www.cal-am.com Gold Canyon Ft. McDowell Gold Canyon

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Visit us at: www.westwindrvgolfresort.com

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at Either and/or Both Resorts Awarded Best Parks in America
Woodall’s Double 5W Rating • Entertainment • Dances • Wi-Fi

928-342-2992 • Toll Free: 1-866-440-2992 Par 3, 9-Hole Golf Course, Bar & Cafe

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760-352-7061 • Toll Free: 1-800-545-6481
Visit us at: www.riobendrvgolfresort.com
1589 Drew Rd., El Centro, CA 92243

Executive 9-Hole Golf Course, Bar & Cafe

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Central Arizona
Mesa Regal RV Resort 4700 E. Main St. 888-940-8989 | www.cal-am.com Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort 11201 N. El Mirage Rd. 800-445-4115 | www.robertsresorts.com Saddle Mountain RV Park 3607 N 411th Ave 623-386-3892 | saddlemountainrvpark.com Seyenna Vistas 625 W. McKellips 877-362-6736 480-898-8441 | seyennavistas.com Sunflower RV Resort 16501 N. El Mirage Rd. 888-940-8989 | www.cal-am.com Sun Life RV Resort 5055 E. University Dr. 888-940-8989 | www.cal-am.com Sunrise RV Resort 1403 W. Broadway Ave. 480-983-2500 | www.robertsresorts.com Tower Point Resort 4860 E Main | 480-832-4996 888-940-8989 | www.cal-am.com Val Vista Village RV Resort 233 N. Val Vista Dr. 888-940-8989 | www.cal-am.com Valle Del Oro RV Resort 1452 S. Ellsworth Rd. 888-940-8989 | www.cal-am.com



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Butterfield RV Resort 251 S Ocotillo | 520-586-4400 800-863-8160| www.rv-resort.com City of Douglas Golf/RV Park 1372 E. Fairway Dr. 520-364-1588 Lexington Pines Resort LLC. 1535 Thatcher Blvd. 1-800-232-7570 North Clifton RV Park 210 N. Coronado Blvd. 928-865-9064 | www.townofclifton.com Picacho Peak RV 55+ Resort 17065 E Peak Lane 520-466-7841 | www.picachopeakrv.com Voyager RV Resort 8701 S. Kolb Rd. 800-424-9191 | www.voyagerrv.com



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Campgrounds Outside of Arizona
Cedar Grove RV Resort 100 Cedar Grove Drive 254-547-4293 | westwindenterprises.com Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort 1500 Spa Rd 888-8000-SPA | www.foyspa.com Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort 1589 Drew Rd 800-545-6481 | riobendrvgolfresort.com River City RV Park Right across the river in Bullhead City 2225 Merrill Ave 928-754-2121 | www.rivercityrvpark.com Copperas Cove, TX Niland, CA El Centro, CA Laughlin, NV

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