Arizona: Calendar of Events Listings: 2010: April

Arizona Events April 2010 Calendar

This calendar of events for Arizona communities in April 2010 has been produced to assist you in making travel and activity arrangements.

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.

April 2010 Arizona Event Listings



One of country music’s premier festival events—Country Thunder USA—is back in 2010 with the promise of kicking up more serious dust than a cattle drive headed west.
The outdoor staging held onsite at the sprawling Canyon Moon Ranch, in Florence, Arizona, has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the nation’s top music/onsite camping multi-day events. Music fans that come to party hardy can cowboy-up for a full 4-day general admission pass for $99.00 –with passes now on sale.   One day event tickets will also be available closer to the event. VIP and sponsorship packages are also available with added perks of hospitality tent access, preferred parking, and premium concert seating.   Organizers encourage early bird tickets as the event is expected to sell-out. Continue reading about Arizona Country Thunder USA 2010.

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

Arizona Chamber of
Commerce & Convention Bureaus

Governor Brewer Reminds Travelers of Passport Requirement

PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer reminds 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.

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.

April 14-18, 2010

35th Annual Maricopa County Fair - We Grow Fun Phoenix: An annual occasion to celebrate & pursue the traditional values of educational opportunity, agricultural prosperity & love of family, midway, commercial exhibits, hobbies, agriculture & youth exhibits, motorized events, horse show, art walk of chalk art, $4-8, 602-252-0717 or

The Great American Flea Market Mesa. Presented by SwapSmart, features live music, kid zones, food, and shopping, $3, under 12 are free, 9 am – 6 pm, 602-412-8997 or

18th Annual Oracle Artist Studio Tour in Oracle, AZ.More than 60 artists and artisans will present their classic, contemporary, clever, and collectible works at home studios, galleries, and historic-site venues in this well-known artist community, self-guiding map and full artist listing at the tour welcome center, 1880 American Ave., free, 10 am – 4 pm,

April 15-25, 2010

100th Annual Pima County Fair Tucson. 4-H animals, home arts & fine arts, entertainment, horse shows, concerts, games & rides, educational exhibits including a gem and mineral show, $2-7, info line: 520-762-3247 or 520-762-9100 or or

April 15-17, 2010

11th Annual Rotary River Rally Tempe Featuring the Great Cardboard Boat Regatta with teams of up to 8 people paddling a 200-yard race course in home-made boats of cardboard, teams compete for best dressed, most spirited, best design, most sought-after, and Titanic award for the most spectacular sinking, benefits the Rotary Clubs of Tempe, free, Fri. preview 4-8 pm, Sat. 9 am - 3 pm, 480-905-5944 or

April 17-18, 2010

Chalk It Up! Prescott. Individual or group artists, live entertainment, free, 10 am - 4 pm,

Annual Junior Rodeo Willcox See the future rodeo champions,

16th Annual Arizona Asian Festival Phoenix. Features ethnic cuisine, arts and crafts, and entertainment, martial arts demonstrations, cultural dances and music from nearly a dozen Asian countries, include Japanese Taiko drums and a fashion show with traditional Asian costumes, Children's Wonderland, crafts for kids, free, Sat 10 am - 7, Sun 10 am - 6 pm, 602-712-8889 or or

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Nature Fest Wickenburg. Touch a non-venomous snake, go eye-to-eye with a live bird of prey and other wildlife, ideas on recycling and water conservation, guided hike along the Hassayampa River and hands-on activities, $5 adults, kids are free, 9 am - 3 pm, 928-684-2772 or

April 21-23, 2010

Student Workshops Tucson. Students of all ages are invited to sign up for traditional classes taught by professional mariachi musicians and baile folklorico instructors, part of the International Mariachi Conference, $, 520-838-3908 or

April 22-25, 2010

Verde Valley Nature & Birding Festival Cottonwood.Field trips, local tours, workshops & seminars, educational activities for kids, exhibits, key-note speaker, entertainment, $10+, 5:30 am - 9 pm, 928-282-2202 or

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Espectacular Concert Tucson The best mariachi musicians performing before standing room crowds, this year's performers are Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Mariachi Cobre and Pedro Fernandez.

April 23-April 25, 2010

Charles Mingus Hometown Jazz Festival Nogales.Includes a free concert on Fri. night, special Buffalo Soldier presentation, jazz for Kids and jazz for adults sessions, arts & crafts, kids games, art exhibit, Charles Mingus Film Festival, Big Band Gala Concert, margarita jazz brunch,

Saturday, April 24, 2010

17th Annual Beeline Cruise-In. OPEN TO PUBLIC. Held at Green Valley Park. 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM Registration. 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The 17th Annual Beeline Cruise-In Charity Auto Show for 2010 will be held at the beautiful Payson Green Valley Park off of Old Main Street. The Car Show will be a two day event which will run from Friday April 23, through Saturday April 24, 2010. Friday activities at Green Valley Park are geared for the car entrants, club members and sponsors and will include car registration, Brats and Dogs, a cruise around town, returning to the park for an evening's entertainment with music and dancing. The Car Show will have raffles, a 50-50 drawing, judging of the vehicles, Oldies Music, and items for sale from vendors including a food court. We will also have shuttles available to everyone which will run from the park to participating merchants around town to collect free raffle tickets. These will be brought back to the park and drawn for cash prizes. At the end of the Show we will present trophies and awards. Contact John Turner 928-472-3236, or Ken Gunderson 928-595-1980. Still time to ENTER YOUR CAR. Entry Application:

6th Annual Salsa Festival Maricopa. Salsa, guacamole and bean dip competition, live music, a beer and margarita garden, free tortilla chips, kids zone, junior salsa bar and salsa lessons for everyone, $1,000 for the best overall salsa, also an artist's alley, free, 5-9 pm, 520-568-9098 or520-568-9573 or

Family Fun Day – National Astronomy Day Peoria. Activities include arts & crafts, games, movies, tours, and simulated space shuttle launch, $4-6, 623-322-2001 or

Sonoita Vineyards continues its Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards Festival featuring wine pairings and gourmet offerings from local farms, inns and restaurants. Additionally, the annual Blessing of the Vineyards features new and affordable family events such as balloon rides, baby goat bottle feeding, horseback rides and book signings in addition to the traditional blessing, live music, dancing and wine tastings and tours. Sonoita Vineyards, 290 Elgin-Canelo Road, Elgin, Arizona, 520-455-5893. Read more about the Blessing of Sonoita Vinyards Festival and other events at the Sonoita Vineyards.

April 30-May 5, 2010

A Taste of Greece Tempe. Greek dancing, music, food & fun, performances by costumed Greek dancers, Greek wine tasting, carnival rides, $2, Fri. &  Sat. 11 am - 11 pm, Sun. 11 am - 7 pm, 480-899-3330 or

April 30, 2010 Arizona events

Viva Buckeye! Buckeye. Family entertainment, children's area, Chihuahua dog races, food, traditional music.

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For additional tourism information and brochures, contact:

The Arizona Office of Tourism

2702 N. Third St., Suite 4015

Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone: 602/542-8687 or 1-800-842-8257

Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Convention Bureaus

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