Arizona: Calendar of Events Listings: 2009: June

Arizona Events June 2009 Calendar

This calendar of events for Arizona communities in June 2009 has been produced to assist you in making travel and activity arrangements.

Since there are so many events and activities being held throughout Arizona communities this June, the calendar guide is split into two pages.

This calendar has been produced to assist with travel arrangements or local activities. It is an information guide only and does not constitute a recommendation. Dates for these Arizona events were correct at time of publication. Since dates are occasionally changed, please confirm them in advance. Updates, additions and corrections to any Arizona events are made at

Catalina State Park, just north of Tucson in Oro Valley, is a popular hiking nd camping spot. The park is located across the street from the new Oro Valley Marketplace on Oracle Road. Watch a video clip of the area, Google map nd park information.

June 2009 Arizona Event Listings

Events throughout June

Kartchner Caverns State Park Limits Cave Tours for Summer

Starting June 1 until September 4th, the number of summer cave tours at Kartchner Caverns State Park will be reduced to 11 per day from Thursday through Monday and tours will start at 9am. On Tuesday and Wednesday there will be only six tours per day with those tours starting at 10am.  Read more about the reduced hours at Kartchner Caverns.

Through July 31: HOLBROOK: Native American Dances - Historic Courthouse Square, a variety of authentic dances & involve the members of the public who wish to participate, free, weekdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, 928-524-6558 or 800-524-2459 or H

June 4-July 23: GLENDALE: Summer Band Concert Series – Murphy Park, bring a lawn chair or blanket, free, 8 pm, Fridays, 623-930-2820 or

June 4-August 1: MESA: Disney’s High School Musical – Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, (5247 E. Brown Rd., 85205), Disney’s hit phenomenon comes to life on stage, 480-325-6700 or

June 4-August 29: PHOENIX: Summer Flashlight Tours – Desert Botanical Garden, (1201 N. Galvin Parkway, 85008), see, hear and feel the desert night including nighthawks, tortoises, insects and night-blooming flowers, bring your flashlight, free with admission, $5-15, Thursdays and Saturdays 7 pm, 480-941-1225 or  

YouTube Video of Arizona Road Trip

A little mini-vacation to NE Arizona, on the Navajo/Hopi reservation. The trip started at the invitation of Navajo people near Chinle, then blossomed from there. Visits included Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. Video courtesy to YouTube and Arizona Office of Tourism. Watch more Arizona Travel videos.

For additional tourism information and brochures, contact:

The Arizona Office of Tourism
2702 N. Third St., Suite 4015
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Governor Brewer Reminds Travelers of Passport Requirement

PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer reminds Arizona citizens of the deadline for the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Beginning Monday, June 1, 2009, all U.S. and Canadian citizens will be required to present a passport or another WHTI compliant document to enter and re-enter the United States by land or sea from Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

“Knowing what documents are required and having them ready when you return home will help streamline the entry process and ensure your return to the U.S. is as smooth as possible.” For Arizona, this federal initiative will primarily impact residents and visitors traveling to and from Mexico. Beginning June 1, 2009, the Arizona driver’s license and/or Arizona Identification Card will not be recognized as a valid credential for entry or re-entry into the United States.

U.S. citizens returning home from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, will be required to present one of the following travel documents: A passport issued by the U.S. Government, a passport card (PassCard), a valid trusted traveler program card (FAST, NEXUS, or SENTRI) or a Military ID with official travel orders. U.S. citizen children under the age of 16 will be able to present the original or copy of their birth certificate, or other proof of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card. The Arizona Department of Transportation’s Tucson and Safford districts will be placing temporary variable message signs at their port of entries, which include Lukeville, Nogales, Sasabe, Douglas, San Luis and Naco, four days prior to June 1 and one week after to remind travelers of the new initiative. Information about requirements for special groups traveling abroad can be found at U.S. Customs and Border Protection:

June 2009 Day by Day Arizona Activities      

4-7            GRAND CANYON/SEDONA: 5th Annual Corvette Tour – Wil Cooksey is the featured guest, receptions, a Corvette show, cash prizes and more, 928-527-VETT (8388) or

5            CLARKDALE: Grape Train Escapes - Verde Canyon Railroad, wine tasting trains, featuring unique wines and food from around the world, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or

5            FLAGSTAFF: First Friday Art Walk - Artists Gallery, featuring selected artists from the co-operative, free, 6 pm, 928-773-0958 or or  H

5            PAYSON: First Friday Night on Main Street – West Main Street, presented by the Main Street Merchant Guild, visit the local art galleries, antique shops and more, 5-8 pm, 928-474-4932 or

5            PHOENIX: Annual Jazz in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Gardens, premier musicians, this week features Shri, blues, $14-20, Fridays, 7:30 pm, 480-481-8188 or

5            PHOENIX: Artlink First Fridays - self-guided art tour of central Phoenix, galleries, art spaces, studios, first Friday of each month, free shuttle rides, free, 6-10 pm, 602-256-7539 or  H

5            TUCSON: Open Test n Tune - Southwestern International Raceway, free-$10, 4 pm, 520-762-9700 or

5-6            CAMP VERDE: 8th Annual Arizona Crawdad Festival - New Orleans/Cajun style event, crawdad eating contests, crawdad races, kid's carnival, root beer and beer gardens, live Cajun music, Fri 5-11 pm, Sat. 4-11 pm, 928-567-9294 or

5-6            PHOENIX: 007: Bond and Beyond – Symphony Hall, Michael Krajewski conducts, from scores from the 007 movies to music inspired by the world of crime-fighters and superheroes, 8 pm, 602-495-1999 or

5-6            PRESCOTT: Thumb Buttes Quilter show – Prescott High School, 928-772-5452 or

5-6            SHOW LOW: Relay for Life of the White Mountains – Blue Ridge High School, to celebrate survivorship, remember those lost to cancer and raise $ for the fight against cancer, $10, 6 pm – 6 am, 928-526-2896 or

5-7            PRESCOTT VALLEY: Prescott Valley Street Fair – Entertainment District, live music, crafts show, vendors and an RV Show, 928-772-8844

5-7            SEDONA: Moonlight Hike – Red Rock State Park, includes a naturalist-led interpretive program on the park’s beautiful trails, enjoy sunset and moonrise, wear suitable clothing and bring water and a flashlight, 7 pm, 928-282-6907 or

5-13            SEDONA/CLARKDALE/CAMP VERDE/COTTONWOOD/JEROME: Festival of Native American Culture – various venues in Sedona, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Jerome and Clarkdale, includes a Native American Film Festival, Heritage Expeditions, Talks, Symposium, a Native American Fine Arts Market, Native American Cultural Awareness Week and a Celebration of Native American Music and Dance, 928-282-1228 or  H

5-7/19            PEORIA: Bye Bye Birdie – Arizona Broadway Theatre, Conrad Birdie, the biggest singing sensation of the 1960s, has been drafted!, his manager signs him up for one last publicity stunt; Conrad will kiss one randomly chosen member of his teenage fan club goodbye on a live broadcast of The Ed Sullivan Show, dinner theatre, 623-776-8400 or

6            BENSON: Aldo Leopold Centennial Event – Kartchner Caverns State Park, Kim Stone will portray Aldo Leopold, other activities include interpretation talks on various topics such as mountain lions, javelinas, cave science and bats, cavern tours and above ground park tours, part of a yearlong celebration of Aldo Leopold – ecologist, forester and environmentalist - arrival in the southwest, (in Springerville, AZ in 1909), 9 am – 3 pm,

6            CHANDLER: Lonestar – Wild Horse Pass Casino, The Future 2009 Tour, 8 pm, $25-60,

6            FLAGSTAFF: Summer Concert – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, (4001 S. Woody Mountain Rd. 86001), in the gardens under the shade of the cool pines, bring a picnic dinner, $10-12, 5:30-7 pm, 928-774-1442 or

6            FLAGSTAFF: 26th Annual NACA Sacred Mountain 10K/5K Prayer Run & 2K Fun Run/Walk - Thorpe Park, (245 N. Thorpe Rd.), highlights the Native American significance of running for good mental and physical health, benefits Native Americans for Community Action, moderately difficult, on cinder trails within Coconino National Forest 10K, $, 6 am, 928-526-2968 or  H  w

6            GLENDALE: 9th Annual Family Farm Day – Tolmachoff Farms, children’s activities including u-pick garden, train rides, corn husking and watermelon eating contest, crafts, food samples, farm theme games, $4, 8 am – 2 pm, 623-386-1301 or

6            GLOBE: Globe Rotary Sunrise Challenge – Round Mountain Park, for those seeking a more leisurely pace, sign up fo the walk rather than the race, free, 800-804-5623 or

6            HARD ROCK: 30 Mile Endurance Run – 928-725-3730

6            JEROME: Jerome Art Walk – visit more than 30 of the unique art studios and galleries, meet the artists and see handcrafted art including jewelry, pottery, glass, leatherwork, clothing, paintings and sculpture and more made both locally and internationally, free, 5-8 pm,

6            PARKER: 32nd Annual Great Western Tube Float – Patria Flat, float 5 miles down the Parker Strip as singles, groups, or teams, prizes and awards at Blue Water Resort & Casino Beach, 928-669-6511 or

6            PHOENIX: 3rd Annual Bloomin’ Beerfest – Irish Cultural Center, co-sponsored by the Arizona Craft Brewers Association, $25-35, 7-11 pm, 602-258-0109 or or

6            PHOENIX: Phoenix Mercury vs. San Antonio – US Airways Center, $10, 7 pm, 602-252-WNBA or

6            PHOENIX: Superheroes! – Symphony Hall, Michael Krajewski conducts, from Spiderman, Batman to Superman, all your favorite heroes’ theme songs will be played at this musical tribute to our crime-fighting caped crusaders, 2:30 pm, 602-495-1999 or

6            PRESCOTT: 20th Annual Custom, Comp and Cruise at the Courthouse Square – presented by the Prescott Auto Enthusiasts, 10 classes, 50/50, prizes, first 150 dash plaques, trophies, 10 am – 3 pm, 928-778-0000 or

6            SHOW LOW: Summer Concert’s in the Park – with local openers and headliners, from country to classic rock to cover bands and world and jazz, 5:30 pm,

6            SUPERIOR: Dragonfly Walk – Boyce Thompson Arboretum, parents and kids can learn to identify colorful dragonfly species during a one-hour walk, $3-7.50, 9:30 am, 520-689-2811 or

6            TUCSON: Weird Plant Sale – Tucson Botanical Gardens, features the most bizarre members of the plant world, dedicated to the strange and dramatic, the weird and the wacky, the bizarre and smelly, free for sale, 8 am – noon, 520-356-9686 or

6            TUCSON: Summer Art Cruise – Central Tucson Gallery Association members stay open late so visitors can browse galleries in and around downtown Tucson all day and evening, visit artist receptions and exhibit openings, and tour galleries on free shuttle vans, 520-629-9759 or

6            WILLIAMS: National Trails Day – includes trail maintenance, park bench painting, educational hike and park cleanup, afternoon BBQ, 928-635-5660 or

6-7            BISBEE: Bisbee Lodging Tour: Doors Wide Open – twelve of Bisbee’s finest accommodations on display in historic Bisbee, including B&B’s, hotels, inns, homes and motels, the varied buildings on the tour illustrate both the architectural heritage of Bisbee as well as how new buildings augment the character of the former copper mining town, $10 and $1 for shuttle bus, 11 am – 4 pm, 520-432-5421 or or

6-7            PINETOP/LAKESIDE: 17th Annual National Trails Day Celebration - Woodland Lake Park & White Mountains Trailsystem, reception, guided hikes, guided mountain biking & horseback riding trips are offered, free, 8 am, 928-368-6700 or  H

6-7            PRESCOTT: 36th Annual Folk Arts Fair - Sharlot Hall Museum, games, demonstrations of traditional arts such as quilting, woodcarving, spinning, weaving, candle making, hands on crafts, music, fiddle bands, folksingers, donation, 10 am - 5 pm, 928-445-3122 or   H *   x

6-7            PINETOP/LAKESIDE: 12th Annual Hon-Dah Pow Wow in the Pines - Hon-Dah Resort, Casino & Conference Center, tribes from the US & Canada will get together to compete in fancy dance, grass dance, arts & crafts, food, Apache Sunrise dance included, $, 928-369-7568 or or  H *

6-7            WILLIAMS: Jack Fuller Roping – Bob Dean Rodeo Grounds, roping competitions, 9 am, 928-600-5049 or

6-8            GREER: Greer Days - Village of Greer, arts & crafts, parade, talent show, horseshoe tournament, barn dance, pancake breakfast, free, 7 am - 11 pm, 928-333-2123 or H *

6-8            SHOW LOW: 6th Annual Show Low Days Mountain Festival - City Park, 200 antique cars for the Show Low Days Still Cruizin' Car Show, 100 vendors of  arts & crafts, food, free, 928-537-2326 or 800-SHOW LOW or  H  y

6-21             TEMPE: Rock Paper Scissors – Tempe Center for the Arts (700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe), by Childsplay, $15-25, 480-350-2822 or

6-27            FLAGSTAFF: Audubon Society Birdwalks – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, birdwalks through the garden every Saturday during migratory bird season, bird lists are available, some guidebooks and binoculars are available to borrow, free, 7:30 am, 928-774-1442 or

6-8/29            TUCSON: Summer Movies and Summer Classic Movie Series at Fox Tucson Theatre – classic movies for the entire family, at downtown Tucson’s historical Southwestern Art Deco movie palace, Classic series includes The Wolf Dog, The Underseas Kingdom, the Green Archer, classics are Saturdays 1 pm, other movies will be shown on various dates at 7:30 pm, 520-624-1515 or

7            ANTHEM: Tribal Sprint Triathlon Presented by Tribe Multisport – Lake Pleasant, swim 1000m, bike 23k, run 5k, four aid stations, $75-125, 6:15 am,

7            PRESCOTT: Antiques on the Square - Courthouse Plaza, 50+ dealers of antiques and collectibles, includes glass, pottery, furniture, art, jewelry, primitives and unique surprises, sponsored by the Thumb Butte Questers, free, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-445-5137 or

7            SHOW LOW: 2009 National Trails Day – opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing and educational sessions, 8 am – 4 pm,

7            TUCSON: Indoor/Outdoor Antique Fair - Lew Sorensen Community Center, 60-90 antique vendors with furniture, pottery, china, glass, farm implements, art work, coins, native artifacts, Oriental rugs, free, 9 am - 3 pm, 520-232-1201 or  H

7            TUCSON: Mt. Hopkins Hill Climb – 12-mile mountain bike climb on a windy dirt road with scenic views,

7            VAIL: Sunday in The Park - Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 520-647-7275 or 520-647-7121 or

7-8            PAYSON: 4th Annual Law Enforcement Rodeo – Sat. 5 pm, Sun 10 am,

7-10/4             FLAGSTAFF: Guided Nature Walk – Hart Prairie Preserve, meet at 10 am at Fort Valley Plaza Shopping Center and carpool to the preserve, 2-3 hours for round trip, easy walk, dress for the outdoors and bring water, Sundays through mid-October,  928-774-8892 ext 5

8-13            SCOTTSDALE: 2009 AT&T Arizona Open – Desert Mountain Apache Course, 2nd oldest professional tournament in the state, $100,000 54-hole event features some of the state's finest golfers, includes a pro-am, 480-443-9002 or  H

10            PHOENIX: Phoenix Mercury vs. New York – US Airways Center, $10, 7 pm, 602-252-WNBA or

10            TUCSON: Primavera Cooks! – gourmet dinning event series supporting the community, some of Tucson’s finest chefs and adventurous donors create and prepare an elaborate wine-paired dinner with proceeds benefiting the Primavera Foundation,  this week’s venue is Vin Tabla, $125, 520-623-5111 ext. 101 or

10-19            PRESCOTT: 3rd Annual Chaparral MusicFest – concerts, master classes, recitals, community drum circle, “New Music Arizona” concert, 928-777-8663 or

12            PHOENIX: Annual Jazz in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Gardens, premier musicians, $14-20, Fridays, 7:30 pm, 480-481-8188 or

12            TUCSON: Open Test n Tune - Southwestern International Raceway, free-$10, 4 pm, 520-762-9700 or

12-13            PHOENIX: George Lopez – Dodge Theatre, on his Tall, Dark and Chicano Tour, premier comedic talent,

12-13            PAYSON: Zane Grey Twirlers 29th Annual Festival – Tonto Apache Recreation Center, square dance workshops, featuring Mike Hogan, caller and Annie Brownrigg, cuer, 928-472-4371 or

12-14            CHANDLER: BBQ and Blues Festival – Kokopelli Winery & Bistro, (35 W. Boston Street, 85225), American traditional foods, contestants may enter their own home-made [email protected] sauce for the contest, free admission, $10 wine tasting package with 6 tickets, Fri. & Sat. 11:30 am – 10 pm, Sun 11:30 am – 5 pm, 480-792-6927 or

12-14            PHOENIX: The Best of Balanchine – Symphony Hall, by Ballet Arizona, includes a selection of Ib Andersen’s favorite Balanchine ballets seen in Phoenix for the first time including Stravinsky Violin Concerto and La Valse, danced to music by Ravel, with musical accompaniment by the Phoenix Symphony, $15-115, 602-381-1096 or

12-14            PINE: Strawberry Patchers 12th Annual Quilt Show - Pine Community Center, more than 100 quilts, exhibit also includes wearable quilted work, quilts from around the state, quilt raffle, boutique of items made by quilters, demonstration of the old-fashioned treadle sewing machine, $2, 928-476-3511 or  H  x

12-14            STRAWBERRY: Nuthin’ but the Blues – Strawberry Valley Blues Festival – music, shows, workshops, $10-15,

13            CLARKDALE: Saturday Night Starlight Train - Verde Canyon Railroad, the canyon comes alive with nocturnal beauty and wildlife, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or

13            CLARKDALE: Tequila Sunset Limited - Verde Canyon Railroad, experience a variety of Mexico’s indigenous national spirit from the botanical name of the cactus Agave Tequilana, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or

13            COTTONWOOD: 2nd Saturday Art & Antique Walk – Old Town District, art galleries, special exhibits, shopping, music, 1– 8 pm,

13            FLAGSTAFF: 2nd Annual Summer Navajo Rug Auction – Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff Cultural Partners and Museum of Northern Arizona, features 300 vintage and contemporary Navajo weavings in a variety of styles, many local weavers attend to present their works, specialists and experts will talk with consignors about their items, auctioneers from R.B. Burnham & Co. Trading Post, free, preview 10 am – 4 pm, auction at 5 pm, 928-779-2300 or

13            FLAGSTAFF: 13th Annual Pride in the Pines presented by Northern Arizona Pride Association - Wheeler Park, entertainment, food, shopping, $5-12, 11 am – 8 pm, 928-213-1900 or

13            FLAGSTAFF: 25th Annual Route 66 Regional Chili Cookoff - Thorpe Park, world championship qualifying event with public tasting of red chili and green chili salsa contest, crafters too, $3 tasting cup, 10 am - 4 pm, 928-526-4314 or  H

13            FLAGSTAFF: Juneteenth Celebration – Cogdill Recreation Center, entertainment by Tommy Dukes and the Soul Kings, information booths, activities for kids, catfish, hotdogs and burgers, 1-5 pm, 928-779-0037

13            FLAGSTAFF: Flagstaff Finale – Dry Lake Hills and Ft. Tuthill Trail Systems, mountain bike racing,

13            GREER: 8th Annual Museum Barbeque – Butterfly Lodge Museum, raffle, music, food, $30, reservations, 928-735-7514 or 928-735-7271 or

13            PAYSON: Garden Tour 2009 – sponsored by Rim Area Gardeners, tour six local Payson gardens, $5, 8 am – 4 pm, 928-472-7952 or

13            PHOENIX: Phoenix Mercury vs. Sacramento – US Airways Center, $10, 7 pm, 602-252-WNBA or

13            PHOENIX: Summer Twilight Tours - Deer Valley Rock Art Center, a guided tour of spectacular  rock art, educators tell all about petroglyphs, archaeology, desert plants and animals and Native American cultures, reservations, $2.50-6.50, 7 pm, 623-582-8007 or

13            PRESCOTT: 29th Annual Territorial Days Arts and Crafts - Courthouse Plaza, annual arts & crafts festival, food, games for the kids, entertainment, free, 9 am, 928-445-2000 or   H *  y

13            SHOW LOW: Annual Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In – pancake breakfast, food, aircraft, military displays, 7-11 am, 928-537-9006,

13            SUPERIOR: Learn Your Lizards – Boyce Thompson Arboretum, educates participants how to identify common species such as Western whiptails, Tree Lizards, Side-blotched and Greater Earless, family-friendly walk, meet at the visitor center, $3-7.50, 8:30 am, 520-689-2811 or

13            TEMPE: 30th Anniversary Reunion Celebration – Tempe Arts Center for the Arts, brings back nostalgic memories as well as introduces new works and collaborations, premiering a new work in collaboration with New York guitarist, Chieli Minucci from Special EFX and Arizona sculpture artist, John Henry Waddell. And a collaboration with visual artist, Gary Hostellero with original music by Step Raptis, $16-20, 7:30 pm, 480-350-2822 or

13            TUCSON: Fuel Altered Nationals - Southwestern International Raceway, motorcycle, Box/No Box Gambler, Jr. Dragster exhibition, free-$20, 4 pm, 520-762-9700 or

13-14            BISBEE: GLBT Pride Weekend – Downtown, street fair, leather and lace ball, pool party, music, dancing, free, 11 am – 4 pm, 520-236-3699 or

13-14            MORENCI: DeGrazia Centennial Weekend – to commemorate renowned Arizona artist Ted De Grazia, 520-299-9191 or

13-14            STRAWBERRY: 19th Annual Strawberry Festival - Downtown Strawberry, music, crafts, food, Sat. 9 am – 5 pm, Sun. 9 am – 3 pm, 928-476-3655 or

13-14            SEDONA: Art & Craft Show - Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or

13-14            WILLIAMS: National Barrel Races – action packed competition of the WPRA Division Tour, 928-600-5049 or

13-15            GRAND CANYON CAVERNS: Mohave Livestock Association Annual Meeting, Pinning Contest, and Calcutta Auction – watch real working cowboys compete for the fastest time and prizes, free,

13-20            GRAND CANYON: 19th Annual Grand Canyon Star Party – North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park, sponsored by National Park Service and the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, amateur astronomers from across the country will be volunteering their expertise, numerous telescopes set up to view, on the South Rim the event includes a slide show at 8 pm, north rim only through the 13th, 928-638-7967 or or

14            PAYSON: Payson Sprint Triathlon – Rumsey Park, Taylor Pool, swim 500 yards, bike 15 miles, run 5K, pre-registered participants receive a race shirt, check in at 6 am, 928-474-5242 or

14            PAYSON: Live Jazz Performance – Community Presbyterian Church, (800 W. Main St.), 2 pm,

14            SEDONA: 14th Annual Sedona Taste– Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, features cuisine from the areas finest restaurants and resort, wines, gourmet beers and non-alcoholic beverage, music, auction, benefits Boys & Girls Clubs, $75, 4-8 pm, 928-282-0122 or

14            SCOTTSDALE: 4th Annual Summer Spaaaah Series – Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Resort at Gainey Ranch, mini spa treatment, fitness session, spa cuisine, beauty and wellness classes and a swag bag of goodies, raffles, boutique discounts, benefits Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, $25-40, or

14-15            CORDES JUNCTION: 10th Annual Juneteenth Festival & Ethnic Arts Fair - Arcosanti, celebrating freedom through music and art, ethnic arts fair will feature music, workshops, guest speakers, art shows, dancing, children’s theatre and food vendors, live entertainment includes gospel, jazz, blues, Reggae/funk, $5-10, 11 am – 7 pm, 928-772-5019 or

14-28            HOLBROOK: Puerco Pueblo's Solar Calendar - Petrified Forest National Park, thousands of petroglyphs adorn the boulders in Petrified Forest NP, some have solar calendar functions, watch an ancient solar calendar in action at summer solstice, $10/vehicle, 928-524-6228 or or

16-18            PHOENIX: 2009 Children’s Athletics Trials – 8-, 9-, and 10-year old children from around the world will compete in all major individual sports, the festival will climax with a first-ever Global Co-ed Basketball Tournament for children ages 8-10, the event hopes to attract the 88 nations that have never won an Olympic medal, 480-517-9700 or

16-21            TEMPE: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – ASU Gammage, adventure of the magical car that sails the seas and flies through the air, 7:30, 2 & 7 pm, 480-784-4444 or

17            PHOENIX: Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota – US Airways Center, $10, 7 pm, 602-252-WNBA or

18            GLENDALE: Girl’s Night Out Shopping Extravaganza – more than 70 exhibitors to pamper yourself with the most super-fab finds in beauty & fashion, fashion forward apparel and accessories, unique gifts and more, 2-9 pm,

18-21            PHOENIX: 17th Annual International Summer Games - Olympic-style competition in 31 different sports in sites around Maricopa County, games are geared toward recreational athletes of all ages & abilities with one category available for elite athletes, $10-25 participation, free to spectators, 480-517-9700 or  H *  y

18-21            PRESCOTT VALLEY: Annual Prescott Valley Days – Prescott Valley Entertainment District, (3001 N. Main St. Prescott Valley, AZ  86314), carnival, parade, food, arts and crafts, PV Idol, live music, 928-759-3090 or  H *

18-28            MESA: The Little Mermaid - East Valley Children’s Theatre, Mesa Arts Center, patience, love and friendship solve this delightful romantic puzzle ending in a happily ever after fairy tale ending, $11, 7 & 4 pm,

19            CLARKDALE: Grape Train Escapes - Verde Canyon Railroad, wine tasting trains, featuring unique wines and food from around the world, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or

19            CHANDLER: Chandler Juneteenth Pagaent – Center for the Arts, 480-899-3022 or 480-963-5213 or

19            PHOENIX: Annual Jazz in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Gardens, premier musicians, this week features Larry Redhouse Trio, $14-20, Fridays, 7:30 pm, 480-481-8188 or

19            PHOENIX: Phoenix Mercury vs. Los Angeles – US Airways Center, $10, 7 pm, 602-252-WNBA or

19-20            FLAGSTAFF: 25th Annual Gran Fiesta Del Barrio Fajita Cook-Off – St. Mary’s School, Tejano music, folklorico dancers, $5 or $15/family, Fri is free, Fri 5-10 pm, Sat 11 am – 10 pm, 928-526-8270 or

19-20            PRESCOTT: 3rd Annual Chuck Sheppard Memorial Roping – Prescott Rodeo Grounds, dinner, match roping, an auction, 928-445-7245 or

19-20            SPRINGERVILLE: Run with the Wolf – American Legion Post, motorcycle rally, 928-333-2123 or H *

19-20            WILLIAMS: 3rd Annual Rumble On ’66 –Harley riders from all around the state gather, live entertainment, bike show, parade, games and vendors, 928-635-4512 or

19-21            CORDES JUNCTION/SCOTTSDALE: Paolo Soleri 90th Birthday Celebration – Arcosanti and Cosanti, featuring entertainment, activities, and presentations in celebration,

19-21            PHOENIX: Annual Big Boys & Their Toys 2009 – Convention Center, features automobiles & accessories, luxury homes & properties, electronics for home & business, big screen TV & stereo systems, computers, peripherals, boats & marine equipment, health & exercise equipment, aircraft & aviation equipment, travel & adventure, golf equipment & outings, Fri $5-12.50, under 12 are free,  Fri 11 am – 8 pm, Sat 9 am – 9 pm, Sun 9 am – 6 pm, 602-331-4744 or

19-21            PRESCOTT: 11th Annual Gathering of the Pai’s Festival – Yavapai Indian Community, (Sheldon Street) brings the Five Yuman Speaking Pai tribes together to celebrate their history, language, stories and culture, it will showcase cultural performances, food, entertainment and tribal cultural dwellings, free,

19-21            SAN CARLOS: Arizona Junior Rodeo –

19-21            ST. JOHNS: San Juan Fiesta – Regina Barth Fiesta Park, parade, entertainment, food, 928-337-2000 or

19-21            TOMBSTONE: Sabbar Shriner's Sweet Onion Festival – Allen Street, casino night, Taste of Tombstone, parade, music, free, 10 am – 4 pm, 520-457-9327 or 520-457-3197 or

19-21            TOMBSTONE: 7th Annual Gem & Mineral Show – Holiday Inn Express, gems, jewelry, mineral specimens and fossils, mineral artists, free,  Fri-Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm, 520-457-9505 or

19-21            WILLIAMS: 2009 Multi-Cultural Arts, Crafts & Antiques Expo – juried show highlights the cultural diversity of area artist and crafters, interactive art booths, crafts, antiques and live entertainment, 928-814-9899 or 928-635-1418 or

19-7/26            PRESCOTT: Under Western Skies – Prescott Fine Arts Association, (208 N. Marina St.), the essence of our panoramic vistas will be captured in 2-D and 3-D with a special “3-D challenge,” free, 928-445-3286 or

20            CAMP VERDE: 9th Annual KVRD Father/Child Golf Tournament – Beaver Creek Golf Resort, for any age father and any age child, fun & friendly competition, 928-567-0535 or 928-567-9294 or

20            FLAGSTAFF: 17th Annual Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival - Ft. Tuthill, brewers from around the Southwest provide samples, admission includes a sampling mug and 24 sampling tickets and live music, designated driver tickets available for $15, benefits, Sun Sounds Radio, $35-40, 3-7 pm, 928-779-1775 or or

20            FLAGSTAFF: Gaspin’ in the Aspen Trail Run – Flagstaff Nordic Center, off-road races through the aspens and pines, distances include a 15K, 5K and 1K kid’s kilo, $5-40, 8 am, 928-220-0550 or

20            GREER: 8th Annual Music from Greer - Concerts with Altitude - chamber music concerts with Ronnie David, piano and vocals, admission by donation, 7 pm, 928-735-7568 or  

20            LAKE HAVASU CITY: Sleekcraft Magic Boats Regatta – Nautical Inn Resort, 928-855-2141 or

20            PHOENIX: 41st Annual Juneteenth – Eastlake Park, features food, live entertainment, basketball games, a health fair, 10 am – 4 pm, 602-262-6759 or

20            PRESCOTT: 11th Annual Tsunami on the Square – The Ocean Blue - Courthouse Plaza, featuring the best in performing and cultural arts, Native American hoop-dancing, modern dance, physical theatre, circus arts, martial arts, mariachi, & pyrotechnics spectacle, non-stop workshops and entertainment for kids from noon - 7 pm on Sat., Fri. 6-10 pm, 928-445-5540 or  H *  x

20            SHOW LOW: Summer Concert’s in the Park – with local openers and headliners, from country to classic rock to cover bands and world and jazz, 5:30 pm,

20            SUPERIOR: Plants-of-the-Bible Guided Tours – Boyce Thompson Arboretum, learn about botany, history and scripture on a walk alongside volunteer and Bible scholar David Oberpriller, $3-7.50, 9:30 am, 520-689-2811 or

20            TUCSON: Juneteenth Festival – Kennedy Park Fiesta Area, food, song and dance festival, 520-225-2670 or

20-21            FLAGSTAFF: 7th Annual Flagstaff Music Festival - Heritage Square, (on Aspen between Leroux and San Francisco) promotes local Flagstaff and Northern Arizona bands and musicians, free, Sat noon – 10 pm, Sun noon – 8 pm, 928-699-0119 or  H *

20-21 Arizona’s Mountain Empire Announces Weekend of Wine, Food & Fun. Community Invites Wine Lovers to Beat the Heat and Unwind Close to Home. Elgin, Patagonia and Sonoita (known as the Mountain Empire) are opening their doors and inviting wine lovers and their families to a relaxing weekend of wine, food and fun in the cool setting of Arizona’s Wine Country. Located in southeastern Santa Cruz County, the communities boast an elevation of 5,000 feet above sea level where temperatures are consistently 10-20 degrees cooler than Phoenix and Tucson. The first annual Wine, Dine & Unwind is happening on June 20 and 21 and the whole community is pitching in to make this the ultimate “stay-cation” for all those who attend.

21            CLARKDALE: Throw Papa on the Train - Verde Canyon Railroad, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or

21            FLAGSTAFF: Elden Pueblo Public Field Day – Elden Pueblo Heritage Site, experience the science of archaeology through hands-on participation in site excavations, artifact analysis, primitive technologies and hunting games, tours at 10 am, noon and 2 pm, bring water, hat, sunscreen and sense of discovery, free, 10 am – 4 pm, 928-527-3452 or

21            PHOENIX: Phoenix Mercury vs. Seattle – US Airways Center, $10, 4 pm, 602-252-WNBA or

21            PINETOP-LAKESIDE: 23rd Annual Father's Day Fishing Contest - Woodland Lake Park, 1-4 pm, 928-367-4290 or or 

21            PINETOP-LAKESIDE: White Mountain Chorale Concert – Pico’s Nursery,

24            TUCSON: 12th Annual Dia de San Juan Fiesta - Rio Nuevo North, kicks off monsoon season, Native American groups, displays of horsemanship, blessing of the statue, children's activities, food & drink, free, 5-10 pm, 520-791-4040 or or

25-28            MESA: The Music Man – Mesa Arts Center Piper Auditorium, by Mesa Encore Theatre, one of the most loved and popular Broadway classics, 7 & 2 pm,

June 25-28, 2009: Mata Ortiz & Paquime Learning Expedition. Meet famed potters and buy ceramics directly from them, enjoy ceramic-making demonstrations, explore cliff dwellings of the Sierra Madres, tour the Museo de las Culturas del Norte, visit early terraced hillside villages, shop local galleries. See for complete itinerary.

26            PHOENIX: Annual Jazz in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Gardens, premier musicians, $14-20, Fridays, 7:30 pm, 480-481-8188 or

26            GLENDALE: Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood – Arena, (9400 W. Maryland, 85305), doors open at 6:30 pm,

26            PRESCOTT: 4th Friday Art Walk - 15 galleries stay open late and offer food, musical entertainment, artist receptions and painting demonstrations,

26            WILLIAMS: Golf Tournament for Senior Services – Elephant Rocks Golf Course, includes 18-holes (scramble), cart lunch, prizes, Hole in One prize is a new Harley, $100, shotgun start at 8 am, 928-679-7485 or 928-679-7447

26-28            PHOENIX: 42nd Annual Firecracker Sports Festival - Rose Mofford Sports Complexes, longest running softball tournament in the state, also slow pitch youth, fast pitch, adult slow pitch, senior, men's, women's, free to spectators, 7 pm, fireworks  at 9 pm, 602-262-6483  H

26-7/3            PHOENIX: Phoenix Volleyball Festival – Phoenix Convention Center and US Airways Arena, more than 7,000 players from more than 700 teams from more than 25 states, players aged 12-18 play across 140 courts,

27            CLARKDALE: Saturday Night Starlight Train - Verde Canyon Railroad, the canyon comes alive with nocturnal beauty and wildlife, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or

27            CLARKDALE: Tequila Sunset Limited - Verde Canyon Railroad, experience a variety of Mexico’s indigenous national spirit from the botanical name of the cactus Agave Tequilana, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or

27            CHLORIDE: 32nd Annual Old Miners Day - vaudeville acts, street dance, gunfights, horse show pitching contest, swap meet, parade at noon, live music, free, 928-565-2204 or or  

27            COTTONWOD: Bootleggin’ Cruiz-In on Historic 89A – Old Town Cottonwood, featuring classic cars, shopping, dining and dancing in a 1920’s atmosphere, 4-9 pm,

27            FLAGSTAFF: Northland Hospice Run or Walk 5K/10K – Wheeler Park, Arizona Daily Sun 10K, Aquafina/Pepsi 5K and 1-mile Kid’s Fun Run, kid's race, 5K and 10K & 1mi fun run/walk, all ages compete, T-shirt, food, entertainment, awards for top finishers in nine categories, 6 am registration, $15-35, 928-779-1227 or or

27            HEREFORD: Huachuca Astronomy Club Public Star Party - Junk Bond Observatory, view through member's telescopes (large & small) or bring your own, excellent outing for families and school age children welcome, 7 pm weather permitting, 520-366-5788 or

27            PHOENIX: Summer Twilight Tours - Deer Valley Rock Art Center, a guided tour of spectacular  rock art, educators tell all about petroglyphs, archaeology, desert plants and animals and Native American cultures, reservations, $2.50-6.50, 7 pm, 623-582-8007 or

27            SUPERIOR: Butterfly Walk – Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, learn to identify common species of butterflies and about the insects’ life cycles on a two-hour walk, a few butterflies are netted for a short while to give kids a close up look, 9:30 am, 520-689-2811 or

27            WILLIAMS: High Country Warbirds Air Display - Valle-Grand Canyon Airport Planes of Fame Air Museum, features antique and war bird fly-bys by a P-51 Mustang, P-40, B-25 and the Ford Tri-motor along with craft and food vendors,  $2-8, gates open at 8 am, 928-635-1000 or or  H *

27-28            FLAGSTAFF: 8th Annual Flagstaff Folk Festival – Coconino Center for the Arts, (2300 N. Fort Valley Rd.), more than 150 musicians perform on four different stages, live acoustic music by individual, group acts, fiddlers, folk singers, string bands, jam sessions, workshops for playing, song writing, and more, $3 or $9 family, 10 am – 6 pm,

27-28            PRESCOTT: 28th Annual Bluegrass Festival - Courthouse Plaza, 4 top bands, jam sessions, workshops, free, Sat 10 am – 9 pm, Sun. 11 am – 3 pm, 800-266-7534 or 928-771-9827 or

27-28            SEDONA: 12th Annual Shakespeare Sedona Festival - Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, $, Thu-Sat, 928-282-4838 or or

28            FLAGSTAFF: 3rd Annual Pets in the Pines Adoptions Event – Wheeler Park, animal organizations from the region will have 200+ animals looking for forever homes, also games, live music, demonstrations, food and adoptable animals, 9 am – 3 pm, 928-526-5964 ext 254 or

28            ORACLE: Music in the Park – Oracle State Park, $10, 2-4 pm, 520-896-2425 or

28            PEORIA: 4th Annual Summer Spaaaah Series – Dolce Salon & Spa at Arrowhead, mini spa treatment, fitness session, spa cuisine, beauty and wellness classes and a swag bag of goodies, raffles, boutique discounts, benefits Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, $25-40, or

28            SUPERIOR: Edible & Medicinal Plants – Boyce Thompson Arboretum, one-hour walk up the Curandero Trail to learn about Sonoran Desert plants, few moderately steep sections, by Choctaw nation member and ethno botanist David Morris and “Foods of the Superstitions” cookbook author Jean Groen, $3-7.50, 8:30 am, 520-689-2811 or

29-30            SCOTTSDALE: Show Circuit All Breed Horse Show/Pinto Horse Association - WestWorld, 480-488-5711 or 480-312-6802 or

29-7/5            PRESCOTT: 122nd Annual Prescott Frontier Days & World's Oldest Rodeo – Prescott Rodeo Grounds, (848 Rodeo Dr. 86305),8 rodeo performances, Arizona’s largest rodeo parade, kiddie parade, arts & crafts show, food, rodeo dances, 7:30 & 1:30 pm select days,  928-445-3103 or 866-407-6336 or  H

29-7/5            WINDOW ROCK: 23rd Annual 4th of July Youth Celebration & PRCA Rodeo Tour - carnival, traditional song & dance, Indian arts & crafts, fireworks display, concerts, 928-871-6647 or  H  z

30            LAKE HAVASU CITY: U.S. Angler’s Choice Fishing Tournament – Windsor South Ramp, 50 bass boats, weigh-in at 3 pm, 928-855-2784 or or

30            PHOENIX: Vans Warped Tour 2009 – noon,

This calendar has been produced to assist you in making travel arrangements. It is for information only and does not constitute a recommendation. Dates for events were correct at time of publication. Since dates are occasionally changed, please confirm them in advance.

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