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.

Watters Garden Center Classes
Every Sat. 9:30 am

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

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

Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walks
4th Friday of each month
5:00 pm
Downtown Galleries

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

‘Tis Art Gallery (Call for seasonal hours)
New monthly exhibits! 775-0223

Granite Creek Vineyards
Sat. Noon (live music)
Sun. 10am – brunch
www.Granite Creek

Steam Saturday with Grand Canyon Railway
Many Great Packages, one Incredible Ride!
Schedule info: 888-484-7245

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

Heritage Park Zoo
Winter Hours until April 30
Programs and Outreach Classes for children, teens
and more!
778-4242 –

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

Bronzesmith Foundry Tours
Every Thursday, 11:00am

Ice Skating at Prescott Valley Event Center
See website for open skate schedule

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


May 4

Star Wars: The Force Awakens showing at Elks Theatre & Performing
Arts Center, 7:00pm

May 5

40th Annual Whiskey Row Marathon Downtown Prescott
Marathon, half marathon, 10K and 2-mile fun run/walk
Race day information:

Prescott Historic Home Tour featuring private historic homes,
Historic public buildings & Citizens Cemetery.
10am – 4pm; meet at Smoki Museum
Tickets and event details:

Mustang Project Cruise to benefit Yavapai County Jeep Posse
Vehicle parking: 8am; Event: 10am-3pm
Walmart Parking Lot (Hwy 69)

Steam Saturdays – Round Trip to Grand Canyon National Park;
Grand Canyon Railway; Information:

INVASION! The Beale Wagon Road Exhibit Opening
1pm at Smoki Museum, Details:


Grow Native Plant Sale
Highlands Center for Natural History; all weekend!
Proceeds support educational programming at the center

May 6

Give My Regards to Broadway performed by YC Concert Band, Symphonic
Band & Symphony Orchestra; 3pm – YC Performing Arts Center
Tickets: www.YCPAC.COM

62nd Annual Mounted Sheriff’s Posse May Roping
Sat & Sun 8am-5pm
Sat. evening special event 6pm-9pm Rodeo Grounds
More info:

May 12

Breakfast with the Animals: Clouded Leopards
9am – 778-4242

Yavapai Youth Choirs Spring Concert
4pm – YC Performing Arts Center; Tickets

The Spouse Whisperer
7pm – Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center

May 12-13

14th Annual Mother’s Day Wine and Art Festival
All weekend; Granite Creek Vineyards
Schedule and more information:

32nd Annual Prescott Fine Art and Wine Festival
Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm
Downtown Prescott; Details:

May 13

Esteban: Mother’s Day
Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center

Phoenix Symphony in Prescott – Brahms German Requiem &
Schubert Symphony No. 8
Introducing Rod Gilfre – 3pm
YC Performing Arts Center; tickets only available through

May 18

Yarnell Daze 49th Annual Mountaintop Festival
Parade starts at 10am. Festival ends at 7pm.
Event details:

Dave Stamey
7pm – Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center

May 18-20

YCCA Home and Garden Show
Prescott Valley Event Center
Fri. & Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. 9am-3pm
Event Information:

May 19
American Folk Songs and Spirituals performed by the
Camerata Singers
3pm, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Performance Information:

Walk for the Animals
Prescott Mile High Middle School Field
8am-noon – proceeds benefit Yavapai Humane Society

Sugar and the Mint
7pm – Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center
May 20

Tickets are $8.00 and are available to both members
and non-members. The time is 2pm-5pm at the Buchanan Ranch.
Tickets are limited so act fast! See our News Page on this website for more

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Prescott Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center
3pm –

May 21

Tribute to Roy Orbison & Marty Robbins
Dinner at 5:00pm, Show at 7:30pm
The Palace Restaurant & Saloon
Reservations: 541-1996

May 26

Last Dance, A Salute to Donna Summer
7pm – Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center

May 26-28

OffStreet Festival
Sat. & Sun. 9am-5pm; Mon. 9am-3pm
In Chamber of Commerce Parking Lot

44th Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale – 3 days!
9am-5pm – Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza
Phippen Award Winners;

May 29

Zoo by Moonlight
8pm-9:30pm; Heritage Park Zoo
Ticket Info:

Stroke Awareness Fair
May 19, 2018
Time:9:30 AM – 2:00 PM MST

Event Description:

Come join us for this FREE event to learn more about strokes and how they can affect you or a loved one All Day Activities include: • Stroke risk assessments, including blood pressure, cholesterol checks, and blood sugar testing • Dietary education • Pharmacy consultations • Simulated stroke experiences and treatments, including the latest ZeroG technology • Balance testing and cognition screenings (appointments strongly recommended) • Information from more than 20 community resources Speakers will include: • 10 – 11 a.m.- Managing Emotions to Support Health: Skills to Reduce Emotional Distress, presented by Elizabeth Page, Heart Math Certified Mentor and Trainer. • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Free Lunch & Learn (reservation required), Stroke and Emotional Recovery, presented by Dr. Mitchell L. Gelber, Ed.D., PC, Licensed Psychologist. • 1 – 2 p.m. – Act FAST! Know the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke, presented by Erin Aafedt, Speech Language Pathologist.

Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital

Contact Information:
Karen Russell 602-540-5310


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Prescott Valley Public Library presents: JOHN WAYNE and PAULA ERLENE SHOW

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ermal Williamson, the body double for the John Wayne Coors Light commercials, and Paula Erlene Williamson, 6-times National Yodeling Champion, perform together their main show, the “JOHN WAYNE and PAULA ERLENE SHOW”. Please be assured this show is full of comedy with lots of music. Paula sings Western music, ending with songs from Patsy Cline’s music. Ermal will tell in first person some history of John Wayne’s life and movies. Ermal usually highlights the show with a good John Wayne recitation about his country. 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Library Auditorium
7401 E. Civic Circle
1st Floor
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314



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Friday, March 2, 2018

12:00 noon-1:15 – U of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) hosts a Brown Bag Seminar presented by Salt River Project. The speakers will be Steven Nebiker, Vice President, HydroLogics, and Tim Skarupa, Senior Analyst in Water Rights and Contracts group, SRP. HydroLogics uses water resources modeling tools to facilitate planning, operations, and conflict resolution on the scale of single-reservoir systems all the way up to large multi-state river basins. The conjunctive management of surface and groundwater resources at SRP has historically created a very reliable and sustainable supply of water for SRP’s shareholders and customers. Surface water stored in the reservoirs and the availability of groundwater to augment surface water is key to maintaining this reliable and consistent water supply vital to sustain life and the economic vitality of the Valley and the Phoenix metropolitan area. The management of these water sources has evolved over time to address uncertainty while meeting customer needs. This was done by looking at the past historical and paleo tree ring record and applying those findings to future uncertainty using the Reservoir Planning Model developed by HydroLogics for SRP. For more information please see the WRRC website, and to register for the webinar, please CLICK HERE . Meeting location: WRRC, Sol Resnick Meeting Room, 350 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson.

Monday, March 5, 2018

7:00-8:30 p.m. – The Natural History Institute is hosting a presentation by Bill Throop, Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. His PhD at Brown University focused on philosophy of science. He has published numerous articles on ethics and ecological restoration and edited the first book on the topic. He has served on the editorial boards of Restoration Ecology and Environmental Ethics. He is currently working on a book project titled: Flourishing amid the Age of Climate Change – Finding the Heart of Sustainability. The practice of ecological restoration engages us in deliberation about who we should be in relation to evolving systems. Throop argues that the moral reasons for ecological restoration should make us wary of abandoning the traditional aims of restoration goal-setting. For more info, contact, or 928-863-3232. Location: The Natural History Institute, 126 N. Marina Street.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – CWAG monthly meeting. Presentation: “Interactive Discussion on a Pumped Storage Energy Solution for Our Area.” Could using water to store energy and generate electricity work to our region’s advantage? The public is invited to take part in an interactive discussion on a pumped storage energy solution for our area with Brian Studenka and Andrew Jamieson of ITC Holdings Corp. and ITC consultant Don Pool, who will discuss and seek input on using energy storage technology as an approach to the region’s growing energy needs. Southwest states including Arizona are moving to adopt large-scale solar and wind energy to supplement other forms of energy generation to meet ambitious energy goals. This changing generation mix is creating concerns over future energy supply and grid reliability in a region already experiencing rapid population growth and increasing energy demands. Studenka, Jamieson, and Pool will describe how using water from the Big Chino aquifer to store energy and generate electricity could work to our region’s advantage. More info at . Location: Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Davis Hall, 882 Sunset Avenue, Prescott (2 blocks behind True Value).

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

>12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – WRRC Brown Bag – Hidden Water: The Fresh Water Pozos of the Gran Desierto.  Speaker:  Dr. Ben Wilder, Director, Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill.     The Gran Desierto region of the Sonoran Desert is the largest extent of sand dunes in North America. An array of freshwater springs, or pozos, punctuate the salt flats where the dunes meet the sea. Unresolved in origin, and essential to countless species, their waters rise up inextricably out of the dunes. This transdisciplinary collaboration between a botanist, hydrologist, and artist seeks to document the origin of the pozos water, determine how long it has resided below the dunes, and show how the pozo’s and the riparian vegetation they support has changed through time. Likewise, the project, a part of the Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers 6&6 art-science collaboration ( will document this wide range of dependent themes as part of the 6&6 art show at the UA Museum of Art opening in January 2019. From the traditional salt pilgrimage of the Tohono O’odham people, to nesting raptors, generations of cottonwood trees, and the future of water in the binational Sonoran Desert desert, these springs are central to the larger story of how humanity interacts with water in the arid west.  LOCATION:  WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell Ave.) Tucson.  To register for the webinar click HERE

Saturday, March 17, 2018

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – Friends of the Verde River presents the 6th annual Verde River Runoff. This 5- and 10-mile kayak, canoe, and stand-up boarder race is a popular event that draws novice and seasoned paddlers alike. There will be an after-party and awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Camp Verde Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival. Proceeds go to conservation efforts for the threatened Verde River and for outdoor recreation in the Verde Valley. See more information, including registration fees and a link to register online, at .

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Annual Conference of U of Arizona’s WRRC (Water Resources Research Center). This year’s topic: The Business of Water. The conference will explore the many facets of this topic, focusing on key questions such as: How will water exchanges, transfers, and market-based transactions figure into our water future? What is the role of the private sector, including public-private partnerships? What factors and forces influence what we pay for water. For information and updates over the next month, visit . Location: the U of Arizona Student Union, Tucson.


The video of CWAG’s February 10 program presented by Walt Anderson, “Granite Dells: A Threatened Community Resource,” is available at .

CWAG Committees are where the action is; pitching in is a great way to expand your knowledge about our water issues. Please consider participating in a committee:

* If you have technical or financial analysis interest or skills, you can help the Science Committee as we assess the range of alternatives to groundwater pumping. Contact Peter Kroopnick at Meetings: 4th Wednesday of month, 3 PM.

* If you are interested in educating the public and our decision-makers about water issues, join our Education Committee and help develop training and communication materials. Contact Ed Wolfe at Meeting: first Wednesday of the month, 3:30 PM.

* Help us ensure that CWAG positions and policies are on track! Members are encouraged to join our Policy Committee, now meeting regularly on the first Monday of the month from 4-6 PM at the GPUU Davis Hall. For more info, contact Gary Beverly at

* If you have an interest in reaching out and delivering science-based communications, or if you have experience with managing email lists, a CRM or keeping an office organized, we can use your help! Please consider joining our Outreach Committee. Contact Gordon Bond at Meeting: TBD.

The Friends of the Verde River announces the launch of their new website! Visit at

The video of CWAG’s September 9 program, “CWAG Answers Your Water Questions,” is available at .You can view past CWAG meeting presentations on our website at .











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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