Activities

There are many interesting and fun things to do in Prescott and surrounds. Below is just a sampling of some of them but there is much, much more on the cities/town’s websites. Be sure to click on the links below to see them all and to get more information on all the events you won’t want to miss.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

Prescott Saddle Club
http://www.PrescottSaddleClub.com
Visit this site for Trail Conditions and scheduled
Rides which are posted in their newsletter!

Summer Concert Series
Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza
Summer Schedule Info:  www.PrescottDowntown.com

Exhibits at Phippen Museum (through August)
778-1385, www.PhippenArtMuseum.org

Watters Garden Center Classes – Free
Every Sat. 9:30 am
www.WattersGardenCenter.com
445-4159

Prescott Center for the Arts
New productions every month
For information and tickets: 445-3286  www.pca-az-net

Summer Farmers Market – YRMC Pendleton Parking Lot
Saturdays 7:30 to noon, May 5 through October 28
www.PrescottFarmersMarket.org

Historic Downtown Walking Tours
Fri, Sat, Sun at 10am May 5 thru Oct 28
Meet in front of the Prescott Chamber
Visitors’ Information Center
Call ahead to confirm at 445-2000
www.Prescott.org

Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walks
4th Friday of each month
5:00 pm
Downtown Galleries
776-1087, www.ArtThe4th.com

Verde Canyon Railroad
(Ales on Rails, Starlight Tours, Sedona Tours and More)
2018 Schedule Details
www.VerdeCanyonRR.com 800-582-7245

‘Tis Art Gallery (Call for seasonal hours)
Exhibits through summer!  775-0223 www.tisartgallery.com

Granite Creek Vineyards
Sun. 10am – brunch
www.Granite Creek Vineyards.com

Steam Saturday with Grand Canyon Railway
Expanded Summer Schedule!
Schedule info:  888-484-7245 www.TheTrain.com

Afternoon Tea – Hassayampa Inn Peacock Room
4th Sunday of each month, 2:00-4:00pm
Reservations required – 777-9563

Prescott Public Library
Various Programs for everyone!
Schedule: www.PrescottLibrary.Info

Bronzesmith Foundry Tours
Every Thursday, 11:00am
772-2378, www.BronzeSmith.com

Mortimer Farm Park (farm rides, petting zoo, picnic area,
parties and more).  Info at: www.MortimerFarmAz.com

Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Festival
(Fridays – Sundays in September and October)
www.MortimerFarmsAZ.com


August Activities

August 1

Screening of Ghostbusters
7:00pm; Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center
Ticket information:   www.PrescottElksTheater.com

August 3-5

15th Annual Prescott Gem and Mineral Show
Fri. 9:00am-5:00pm – Sun. 9:00am-4:00pm
Free Parking – Prescott Valley Event Center
Info:  www.PrescottGemMineral.org

August 4

15th Annual Western History Symposium
9:00am-9:00pm; co-presented by Sharlot Hall Museum and Prescott Corral of Westerns International; Centennial Center
Info:  928-445-3122 or www.sharlot.org

5th Annual Hold Your Horses!  Show and Sale
5:30pm; Phippen Art Museum
Details: www.Phippen ArtMuseum.org

Free Event; $20.00 per lunch ticket Woof Down Lunch – by United Animal Friends
10:00am-3:00pm; Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza

Info:  928-778-2924

August 4-5

44th Prescott Antique Auto Club Watson Lake Show
7:00am-5:00pm; Watson Lake Park
Raffle, parts exchange, old engine fire-up, for sale car corral
www.paacaz.com

August 8

Breakfast with the Animals: Black Bear
9:00am; Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary
Reservations required:  928 772-4242

August 9-11

31st Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering
Daytime sessions are free (first come, first seated);
Tickets required for evening sessions
Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
Tickets and Info:  www.AzCowboyPoets.org

August 10

Slowhand – The Ultimate Eric Clapton Experience
7:00pm; Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center
Tickets: www.PrescottElksTheater.com

August 11

Summer Wine at the Phippen
2:00pm; Phippen Art Museum
Reservations:  928-778-1385

7th Annual Mile High Breakfast
4:00pm; Prescott Mile High Middle School Field
Info: www.milehighbrewfest.com

August 11-12

68th Annual Prescott Arts & Crafts Festival to support
Mountain Artists Guild; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 9am-4pm
Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza
Info: www.MountainArtistsGuild.org

August 17

Americana Fest 6
7:00pm; Highlands Center for Natural History
Tickets:  www.FolkSessions.com

August 18

The Briefing with Sean Spicer presented by Republican
Women of Prescott; Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
7:00pm-9:30pm;
Tickets:  www.ycpac.com
Event info:  928-776-2000

Monsoon Festival
12:00pm; Union Street
Info: www.prescottevents.net

6th Annual Sharlot’s Wine Fest – Tastings of local wines
4:00pm; Sharlot Hall Museum
Limited tickets: www.sharlot.org

Beat the Heat Model Trains Swap Meet
9:00am-1:00pm – Liberty Traditional School
Sponsored by the Central Arizona Railroad Club
www.TrainWeb.org

5th Annual Prescott Open: A Mini-Swiss Chess Event
9:30am start time; Yavapai College
Info: tagreen@awu.edu

August 18-19

Western Collectibles Firearms Show
Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. 9am-3pm
Prescott Valley Event Center – $10 at the door
www.PrescottValley Event Center.com

August 19

Farm to Table Dinner – [resented by Prescott Farmer’s Market –
Local Fod at it’s finest!
4:00pm; Holiday Courtyard
Reservations: www.PrescottFarmersMarket.org

 August 20

South of Winslow – A Tribute to the Eagles
Dinner at 5:00pm – Show at 7:30pm
The Palace Restaurant & Saloon
Reservations: www.WhiskeyRowPalace.com

August 24

Tribute to New Orleans #2
7:30pm: Elks Theater
Info: www.prescottjazz.com

Zoo by Moonlight at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary
8:00pm; Bring your flashlight!  Special pricing.
928-778-4242

August 25

FREE Fee Day (today from dawn to dusk) Celebrating the Birthday
of our National Park Service!
  Applies to all day-use recreation sites only.
Locations:  www.NPS.gov

Chino Mud Run 5K
Old Home Manor, Chino Valley
8:00am
; Registration and information: www.ChinoMudRun.com

August 25

Chino Mud Run 5K
Old Home Manor, Chino Valley
8:00am
; Registration and information: www.ChinoMudRun.com

Master Gardener Series – Growing & Using Herbs
August 7, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Library Crystal Room

  • Georgene Lockwood, Master Gardener and long-time student of both gardening and herbalism, will be giving a presentation at the Prescott Valley Public Library, August 7th, on the subject of Growing & Using Herbs, both culinary and medicinal. She will concentrate on 5 cultivated herbs and 5 plants that most people might consider “weeds,” but have many beneficial uses. There will be a question and answer session following Lockwood’s presentation. Ms. Lockwood is the author of 15 how-to and self-help books on subjects that range from Victorian weddings to beadwork and auto racing. She has been a Master Gardener in Arizona since 1999. Tuesday, August 7, 2018 6-7:30pm Crystal Room More Info? 928.759.3040

Library Crystal Room
7401 E. Civic Circle
Prescott ValleyAZ 86314

Alzheimer’s Presentation @ PVPL – Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
August 9, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Library Crystal Room
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Learn the latest research and warnings signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the need for early detection, information about drug therapy, enrolling in clinical studies, and planning for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Registration is required at pvpl.net, Attend, Classes. Thursday, August 9, 2018 6-7:30pm Crystal Room More info? 928.759.3040

Library Crystal Room
7401 E. Civic Circle
Prescott ValleyAZ 86314

NOTE:  We have simplified our calendar in order to correct the email system problems we have experienced recently.  Weblinks and additional information on events are available on our web calendar at: http://www.cwagaz.org/calendar/month.calendar/2018/07/23/-

Saturday, August 4, 2018

>10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – CWAG Water Issues Candidate Forum. Candidates for AZ State Legislature will discuss water issues at CWAG‘s annual candidate forum. Candidates will be available to meet with the public at 9:30 a.m. Seven candidates have filed for three legislative seats in LD 1. Senate candidates are Republican Karen Fann (incumbent) and Democrat Jo Craycraft. Candidates for the State House are Republican incumbents Noel Campbell and David Stringer, Republican Jodi Rooney, and Democrats Ed Gogek and Jan Manolis. All will participate on Aug. 4. CWAG’s forum questions are posted in the “Current Issues” section on the CWAG Home Page and have been sent to the candidates. For more info, call 445-4218, email info@cwagaz.org or visit the CWAG website. Location: Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 882 Sunset Avenue (2 blocks behind True Value).

Saturday, August 25, 2018

12:00 Noon – 7:00 p.m. – Sierra Club Event – Upper Verde River Wildlife Area. Easy (3 mi, 300′ EC RT) After eagle spotting at Del Rio Springs, we’ll hike down a trail to the Verde River, then down the river under the cool riparian gallery forest. You will find birds, beaver dams, wildlife, and stories about the river. Bring your camera. You will learn about the natural history of and the conservation issues surrounding the upper Verde River, which is particularly threatened by groundwater pumping that will eventually transform the upper Verde into a dry wash, destroying the riparian habitat of fifteen threatened and endangered species. Limit: 12-hikers. Pre-reservation required, Check the CWAG website calendar for a registration link.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Sierra Club Event – Bear Siding to Perkinsville Bridge. Moderate (7 mi, 100′ EC OW) After shuttling vehicles (2WD, 12 mi), we’ll bushwhack down the Verde River 7 mi through a very pretty and wild part of the river, hiking under the cool riparian forest canopy.  There is no trail:  be prepared to push through the brush and wade the river. This will be a long day in the wilderness, but there is outstanding scenery, photography, and other remarkable features. Frequent shallow wading required. Bring your camera, especially for the November hike through spectacular fall color. We’ll learn about the natural history of and the conservation issues surrounding the Verde River, which is threatened by groundwater pumping that will eventually transform the upper Verde into a dry wash, destroying the riparian habitat of fifteen threatened and endangered species. Limit: 12-hikers. Pre-reservation required.Check the CWAG website calendar for a registration link.

Wednesday through Friday, September 19-21, 2018

The Arizona Hydrological Society announces their 31st Annual Symposium, to be held September 19–21. This event is generally for professionals in the fields of hydrology and water resources science, engineering, and public policy; however, the public is invited. Check the AHS website; links to register do not appear currently available, but they may be soon. Anyone wishing to present should submit an abstract promptly. Early birds who register through July 31 may do so for $200 (1 day) or $365 (both days). Regular registration will be $240/$425. Student registration is $75 for both days. More info is available at the AHS website. Location: Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 East Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Sierra Club Outing – Sycamore Creek to Railroad Draw. Moderate (6 mi, 600’EC RT) We’ll hike down Sycamore Creek then 2 miles up the Verde River through the riparian forest, pausing for outstanding views of the red rock Verde Canyon, exploring a historic homestead, and searching for osprey, bald eagles, blackhawks, and great blue herons. There is no trail but the walking is easy. Four river crossings with shallow wading are required and it’s fun to get your feet wet. Bring your camera. We’ll learn about the natural history of and the conservation issues surrounding the Verde River, which is threatened by groundwater pumping that will eventually transform the upper Verde into a dry wash, destroying the riparian habitat of fifteen threatened and endangered species. Limit: 12-hikers. Pre-reservation required. Check the CWAG website calendar for a registration link.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Sierra Club Event – Bear Siding to Perkinsville Bridge. Moderate (7 mi, 100′ EC OW) After shuttling vehicles (2WD, 12 mi), we’ll bushwhack down the Verde River 7 mi through a very pretty and wild part of the river, hiking under the cool riparian forest canopy.  There is no trail:  be prepared to push through the brush and wade the river. This will be a long day in the wilderness, but there is outstanding scenery, photography, and other remarkable features. Frequent shallow wading required. Bring your camera, especially for the November hike through spectacular fall color. We’ll learn about the natural history of and the conservation issues surrounding the Verde River, which is threatened by groundwater pumping that will eventually transform the upper Verde into a dry wash, destroying the riparian habitat of fifteen threatened and endangered species. Limit: 12-hikers. Pre-reservation required.Check the CWAG website calendar for a registration link.

NOTES:

The video of CWAG‘s May 12 program, “Big Chino Groundwater: Essential Source of Upper Verde River Streamflow” presented by Dr. Edward Wolfe, can be found at: http://www.cwagaz.org/resources/video-archive/287-2018-05-12

You can view past CWAG meeting presentations on our website at http://www.cwagaz.org/videos .

 

 

ELKS OPERA HOUSE http://prescottelkstheater.com/


SHARLOT HALL MUSEUM EVENTS http://www.sharlot.org/


PRESCOTT CENTER OF THE ARTS http://www.pfaa.net/

SMOKI MUSEUM EVENTS http://smokimuseum.org/
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Williamson Valley Fire District sponsors a pancake breakfast on the last Sunday of each month from 8 to 10 am at the fire station on Williamson Valley Road at Hootenanny Hollar. The breakfasts feature regular and cinnamon pancakes, eggs to order and omelets with different ingredients, both pork and turkey bacon, coffee and juice. All this is available for a voluntary donation to support the firefighters.

 

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