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Arizona Events July 2010 Calendar

This calendar of events for Arizona communities in July 2010 has been produced to assist you in making travel and activity arrangements. See our comprehensive list of Arizona community events with Fourth of July Independence Day weekend events, entertainment and fireworks for families.

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 www.ArizonaGuide.com.

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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.

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Show Low: Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk Featuring local produce growers, food product producers, artisans and craftspeople, entertainment, Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm, 928-521-9284 or http://www.showlowfarmersmarket.com

Tucson Toros July baseball games

Baseball continues through the summer at Hi Corbett Field with the revived Tucwon Toros. Games play through September. Single tickets are priced from $6 to $8. Get this season's game highlights, baseball game schedule and other features about the 2010 Tucson Toros season.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Williams: Railhead Shooting Competition With the Arizona Cowboy Shooters Assoc., includes shooting range, vendors and event banquet at the Wild West Junction, www.asainc.com/acsainca/Railhead

Concho: 7th Annual Lavender Festival at Red Rock Farms. Lavender walking tours, u-cut lavender, cooking & craft demonstrations, lavender essential oil distillation, products for sale, growing tips, $5, 9 am – 3 pm, 928-337-2289 or http://www.RedRockFarms.com

Prescott: Rodeo Dance at the M&I Bank parking lot. This July event is the 1st if family night, 2-3 is for 21 and older, 8 pm – 1 am, 928-445-3103 or www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

Friday, July 2, 2010

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Concho: 7th Annual Lavender Festival at Red Rock Farms. Lavender walking tours, u-cut lavender, cooking & craft demonstrations, lavender essential oil distillation, products for sale, growing tips, $5, 9 am – 3 pm, 928-337-2289 or http://www.RedRockFarms.com

Flagstaff: Movies on the Square at Heritage Square. Enjoy Flagstaff summer weather and watch this week’s feature: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, pre-movie entertainment by Jimmy Deblois and Friends & Lowell Observatory, sponsored by Coast & Mountain Properties, free, 6-10 pm, 928-637-6192 or www.moviesonthesquare.com

Flagstaff: 55th Annual Coconino County Horse Races at Flagstaff - Ft. Tuthill. Live & telecast Thoroughbred & Quarter Horse races with full pari-mutuel wagering, $2-3, $3 parking, 1 pm daily post time, 928-679-8000 or www.coconino.az.gov

Flagstaff: First Friday Art Walk presented by Flagstaff Cultural Partners. Historic Downtown Flagstaff. Live music and refreshment, meet local artists, shop for original artwork, free, 6-9 pm, 928-773-2300 or www.FlagstaffArtWalk.com

Flagstaff: Grand Canyon Renaissance Faire & Mountain Music Festival at the Flagstaff El Nathan Christian Campground. The 2nd Annual Grand Canyon Renaissance Faire and Mountain Music Festival takes place from July 2 through July 4 at the El Nathan Christian Campground in Flagstaff. Promising a great time with street entertainment, great food and festive music, the fair is a wonderful escape to days of yore.

Payson: Independence Day Celebration at Green Valley Park. Friday includes First Friday with a stroll down Historic Main St. and Moto X Madness at the Event Center, Sat. Patriotic Parade at 5 pm, then summer concert, Sun. Patriotic Tribute, flag raising, kids games, 2nd Annual Arizona Foot Races, then fireworks,  www.paysonrimcountry.com

Pinetop: 6th Annual Art Barn 4th of July Arts and Crafts Festival in Pinetop. 6th Annual Art Barn 4th of July Arts and Crafts Festival - Buck Springs Road, http://runningbearproductions.net

Sierra Vista: 43rd Annual 4th of July Celebration. Sierra Vista Veterans Memorial Park. On the 3rd at 5 pm a youth talent show followed by a street dance, on the 4th pets & people parade, entertainment, food, displays, bands play at 6 pm, largest fireworks display in Cochise County at dusk, free, 800-288-3861 or 520-266-2304 or www.visitsierravista.com

Scottsdale: 5th Annual Summer Spaaaah Series at Dolce Salon & Spa at the Borgata. This July Arizona event Includes a VIP gift bag, evening with cocktails and spa samplings, a Summer Spaaah T-shirt, a donation to Fresh Start Women's Foundation, and a certificate for a 50 or 60-minute spa treatment (including gratuity and taxes) valid for 30 days after the event with complete use of spa facilities on the day of your service, $80, www.SummerSpaAz.com 

Prescott: Rodeo Dance at the M&I Bank parking lot. This July event is the 1st if family night, 2-3 is for 21 and older, 8 pm – 1 am, 928-445-3103 or www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

Mesa: Celebration of Freedom in Downtown Mesa. Entertainment, classic cars, motorcycles, beer gardens, art, music, patriotic displays and education games, family fun, “cool zones,” a venue for political candidates to share their views, fireworks on Saturday, free, 6-10 pm, www.azcelebrationoffreedom.org

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 www.artlinkphoenix.com

Taylor: Taylor 4th of July Celebration & Rodeo A flag raising ceremony, firing of the anvil, a BBQ, rodeos, dances, patriotic program and fireworks, a 10K & 2-mile run, softball, free swimming, fireworks, 928-536-7366 or 928-536-4331 or www.july4throdeo.com or www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

Williams: Railhead Shooting Competition With the Arizona Cowboy Shooters Assoc., includes shooting range, vendors and event banquet at the Wild West Junction, www.asainc.com/acsainca/Railhead

July 3-7, 2010

Frontier Days Parade in Prescott. Celebrate the history and heritage and the pageantry of this annual tradition, 9 am, 866-407-6336 or www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

Saturday, July 3, 2010

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Concho: 7th Annual Lavender Festival at Red Rock Farms. Lavender walking tours, u-cut lavender, cooking & craft demonstrations, lavender essential oil distillation, products for sale, growing tips, $5, 9 am – 3 pm, 928-337-2289 or http://www.RedRockFarms.com

Flagstaff: 55th Annual Coconino County Horse Races at Flagstaff - Ft. Tuthill. Live & telecast Thoroughbred & Quarter Horse races with full pari-mutuel wagering, $2-3, $3 parking, 1 pm daily post time, 928-679-8000 or www.coconino.az.gov

Frontier Days Parade in Prescott. Celebrate the history and heritage and the pageantry of this annual tradition, 9 am, 866-407-6336 or www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

Prescott: Rodeo Dance at the M&I Bank parking lot. This July event is the 1st if family night, 2-3 is for 21 and older, 8 pm – 1 am, 928-445-3103 or www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

Mesa: Celebration of Freedom in Downtown Mesa. Entertainment, classic cars, motorcycles, beer gardens, art, music, patriotic displays and education games, family fun, “cool zones,” a venue for political candidates to share their views, fireworks on Saturday, free, 6-10 pm, www.azcelebrationoffreedom.org

Payson: Independence Day Celebration at Green Valley Park. Friday includes First Friday with a stroll down Historic Main St. and Moto X Madness at the Event Center, Sat. Patriotic Parade at 5 pm, then summer concert, Sun. Patriotic Tribute, flag raising, kids games, 2nd Annual Arizona Foot Races, then fireworks,  www.paysonrimcountry.com

Pine: 30th Annual Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival at the Pine Community Center. 75 arts & crafts booths, food, free, Sat 8 am – 5 pm, Sun 8 am – 4 pm, 928-476-4480 or www.paysonrimcountry.com or http://www.pinestrawhs.org/

Prescott: Frontier Days Parade Celebrate the history and heritage and the pageantry of this annual tradition, 9 am, 866-407-6336 or www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

Pinetop: 6th Annual Art Barn 4th of July Arts and Crafts Festival in Pinetop. 6th Annual Art Barn 4th of July Arts and Crafts Festival - Buck Springs Road, http://runningbearproductions.net

Sierra Vista: 43rd Annual 4th of July Celebration. Sierra Vista Veterans Memorial Park. On the 3rd at 5 pm a youth talent show followed by a street dance, on the 4th pets & people parade, entertainment, food, displays, bands play at 6 pm, largest fireworks display in Cochise County at dusk, free, 800-288-3861 or 520-266-2304 or www.visitsierravista.com

Superior: Dragonfly Walk at the 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 http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

Taylor: Taylor 4th of July Celebration & Rodeo A flag raising ceremony, firing of the anvil, a BBQ, rodeos, dances, patriotic program and fireworks, a 10K & 2-mile run, softball, free swimming, fireworks, 928-536-7366 or 928-536-4331 or www.july4throdeo.com or www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

Vail: Ha:san Bak: Saguaro Harvest Festival Colossal Cave Mountain Park participants harvest saguaro fruit, prepare & taste saguaro products & learn about the saguaro, its natural history, importance & uses to the Tohono O'odham, $65 for the workshop, plus admission, pre-register, 520-647-7121 or http://www.colossalcave.com. Phone: 520-647-7121.

Williams: Railhead Shooting Competition With the Arizona Cowboy Shooters Assoc., includes shooting range, vendors and event banquet at the Wild West Junction, www.asainc.com/acsainca/Railhead

Flagstaff: 77th Annual Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture held in Flagstaff .Meet Hopi master & emerging artists, Hopi social dances, taste traditional foods, walk the nature trail with a guide of native plants & their uses, learn about the Hopi values of humility, cooperation, respect, land and earth stewardship, $4-7, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-774-5213 or www.musnaz.org

Pine: 30th Annual Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival 75 arts & crafts booths, food, free, Sat 8 am – 5 pm, Sun 8 am – 4 pm, 928-476-4480 or www.paysonrimcountry.com or http://www.pinestrawhs.org/.

Show Low Deuces Wild Rodeo at Vacation Village Arena. Rodeo at 7 pm, 928-242-7955 or http://www.pinetop-lakeside.com/

Williams: Northern Arizona BBQ Festival Williams Main Street Assn, Special Olympics of Arizona and the Arizona BBQ Society presents this KCBS sanctioned BBQ cook-off Saturday and amateur backyard BBQ cook-off on Sunday; 27 professional teams will compete for $10,000 in prize money along with a beer garden featuring regional micro breweries, street dance and kids’ zone, [email protected]

Through September 4, 2010: Tombstone TuffEnuf Bullriding held at 4th & Toughnut Street  The Helldorado Town, located at 4th & Toughnut Streets, will be presenting the Tombstone TuffEnuf Bullriding, beginning July 3, 2010. 520-508-2446.

Sunday, 4th of July Weekend and fireworks events

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Flagstaff: 55th Annual Coconino County Horse Races at Flagstaff - Ft. Tuthill. Live & telecast Thoroughbred & Quarter Horse races with full pari-mutuel wagering, $2-3, $3 parking, 1 pm daily post time, 928-679-8000 or www.coconino.az.gov

Flagstaff: 77th Annual Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture held in Flagstaff .Meet Hopi master & emerging artists, Hopi social dances, taste traditional foods, walk the nature trail with a guide of native plants & their uses, learn about the Hopi values of humility, cooperation, respect, land and earth stewardship, $4-7, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-774-5213 or www.musnaz.org

Maricopa: 5th Annual Great American BBQ in Maricopa. Hotdog eating contest, a water zone with blow up slides and water features, fireworks at dark, free, 6-9 pm, 520-568-9573 or maricopachamber.org or www.maricopa-az.gov/news/bbq.php

Pine: 30th Annual Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival at the Pine Community Center. 75 arts & crafts booths, food, free, Sat 8 am – 5 pm, Sun 8 am – 4 pm, 928-476-4480 or www.paysonrimcountry.com or http://www.pinestrawhs.org/

Williams: Northern Arizona BBQ Festival Williams Main Street Assn, Special Olympics of Arizona and the Arizona BBQ Society presents this KCBS sanctioned BBQ cook-off Saturday and amateur backyard BBQ cook-off on Sunday; 27 professional teams will compete for $10,000 in prize money along with a beer garden featuring regional micro breweries, street dance and kids’ zone, [email protected]

Williams: Railhead Shooting Competition With the Arizona Cowboy Shooters Assoc., includes shooting range, vendors and event banquet at the Wild West Junction, www.asainc.com/acsainca/Railhead

Monday, July 5, 2010

Flagstaff: 55th Annual Coconino County Horse Races at Flagstaff - Ft. Tuthill. Live & telecast Thoroughbred & Quarter Horse races with full pari-mutuel wagering, $2-3, $3 parking, 1 pm daily post time, 928-679-8000 or www.coconino.az.gov

July 6, 2010

Native American Basketball Invitational at the Phoenix U.S. Airways Center. www.nabihoops.com

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Phoenix: Native American Basketball Invitational at the Phoenix U.S. Airways Center. www.nabihoops.com

Prescott: 13th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market in Prescott.Traditional and contemporary works of art, arts & crafts demonstrations, Indian fry bread, musical performances, cultural presentations, Indian fry bread, $5, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am - 4 pm, 928-445-3122 or www.sharlot.org.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

21st Annual Summer Spectacular ArtWalk in Scottsdsale. The annual favorite events has Chill with music, art and prize-filled ice sculptures, dozens of galleries host artist receptions, demonstrations, hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association in conjunction with City of Scottsdale, free, 7-9 pm, 480-990-3939 or www.scottsdalegalleries.com

Phoenix: Native American Basketball Invitational at the Phoenix U.S. Airways Center. www.nabihoops.com

Prescott: 13th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market in Prescott.Traditional and contemporary works of art, arts & crafts demonstrations, Indian fry bread, musical performances, cultural presentations, Indian fry bread, $5, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am - 4 pm, 928-445-3122 or www.sharlot.org.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Flagstaff: Movies on the Square held at the Flagstaff Heritage Square. Enjoy Flagstaff summer weather and watch this week’s feature event: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, pre-movie entertainment by The Buzzard Brothers, sponsored by Arizona Snowbowl and Brookside Chocolates. Free admission. 6-10 pm, 928-637-6192 or www.moviesonthesquare.com

25th Annual Summer Showcase Arizona Antique Show in Flagstaff. $3, Fri-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm, 602-717-7337 or www.azantiqueshow.com

Phoenix: Native American Basketball Invitational at the Phoenix U.S. Airways Center. www.nabihoops.com

Prescott: 13th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market in Prescott.Traditional and contemporary works of art, arts & crafts demonstrations, Indian fry bread, musical performances, cultural presentations, Indian fry bread, $5, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am - 4 pm, 928-445-3122 or www.sharlot.org.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Cottonwood: 2nd Saturday Art & Antique Walk in Cottonwood art galleries. Browse special exhibits, shopping, music, 1- 8 pm, www.oldtown.org or www.cottonwoodchamberaz.org.

Cordes Junction: Italian Night at Arcosanti. Celebrate Italian food and music with a special performing guest, a light and music show with light images projected onto the side of a cliff facing Arcosanti ends the evening. Reservations are required. 5 pm, 928-632-7135 or www.arcosanti.org

Flagstaff 25th Annual Summer Plant Sale & Garden Fair at the The Arboretum at Flagstaff. Features hard-to-find native plants for the home garden, unusual gifts & books, special activities, tours, children's craft activities, live birds of prey programs at noon and 2 pm, free, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-774-1442 or www.thearb.org

Flagstaff: 25th Annual Summer Showcase Arizona Antique Show in Flagstaff. $3, Fri-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm, 602-717-7337 or www.azantiqueshow.com

Flagstaff: Quilt Camp in the Pines Featuring 47 workshops with internationally recognized instructors, $25 registration plus workshop fees, some evening events open to the public, 928-282-7311 or 602-788-3408 or www.quiltcamp.com

Flagstaff: Flagstaff Hullabaloo held at the Flagstaff Wheeler Park. This Flagstaff event kicks off with a bike parade, kids area, live music, dancers, giant puppets, stilt-walkers, children’s workshops, micro brews, food, costume contest. Admission is free for the first 500 people who arrive from 11 am – noon. Admission is $5 from noon – 7 pm, 888-512-SHOW or www.flaghullabaloo.com

Flagstaff: 7th Annual Penstemon Festival held at The Arboretum at Flagstaff. Celebrate the beauty of penstemons at the festival dedicated to this Colorado Plateau native plant, a large selection of plants will be available for sale, join experts in the gardens, view exhibits, enjoy music and refreshments and live birds of prey program at noon and 2 pm, $2-5, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-774-1442 or www.thearb.org

Phoenix: Native American Basketball Invitational at the Phoenix U.S. Airways Center. www.nabihoops.com

Prescott: 13th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market in Prescott. On display are Traditional and contemporary works of art, arts & crafts demonstrations, Indian fry bread, musical performances, cultural presentations, Indian fry bread, $5, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am - 4 pm, 928-445-3122 or www.sharlot.org

Queen Creek: 2010 Monsoon Madness at the Founders' Park. Activities include inflatable bouncy, water slides, a dunk tank, a kids’ workshop area, the signature “Queen Creek Mud Pit,” co-recreational softball tournament, food, free admission, activities have a nominal fee, 9 am – 1 pm, 480-358-3715 or www.queencreek.org

Sierra Vista: Christmas in July Bazaar at the Ethel Berger Center. Browse through candles, quilts, woodwork, needlepoint, ceramics, and other handcrafted treasures, also commercial vendors, for early holiday gift shopping or just to find that special item you didn’t know you needed. There is no charge for this event. 9 am - 3 pm,  520-417-6960

Superior: Learn Your Lizards 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 http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

Tempe: 11th Annual Family Fun Day in Tempe.Includes free hands-on art making projects, refreshments, performances and a visit from a PBS character, free, 10 am – 2 pm, in conjunction with the 11th Annual Summer Family Exhibition “What Moves Us: Art of Transportation from the Permanent Collection”, 480-965-2787 or http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu.

Tucson: Run with the Roosters 5 mile run & walk, customized finisher tech shirts, free Mexican breakfast and overall and 5-year age group awards, 5 am, www.everyoneruns.net

Willcox: Sweet Corn Extravaganza at Apple Annie's Produce & Pumpkins. Corn and other vegetables will be available for you-pick, enjoy hot roasted sweet corn, free, 8 am - 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 or www.appleannies.com

July 11-17, 2010

Quilt Camp in the Pines in Flagstaff.Featuring 47 workshops with internationally recognized instructors, $25 registration plus workshop fees, some evening events open to the public, 928-282-7311 or 602-788-3408 or www.quiltcamp.com

Phoenix: Native American Basketball Invitational at the Phoenix U.S. Airways Center. www.nabihoops.com

July 11, 2010

Chino Valley Triathalon at the Chino Valley Community Center Park. An athletic event for all ages and abilities, 7:30 am, 928-636-9780 or http://www.trifamilyracing.com

Flagstaff: 25th Annual Summer Showcase Arizona Antique Show in Flagstaff. $3, Fri-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm, 602-717-7337 or www.azantiqueshow.com

Prescott: 13th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market in Prescott. On display are Traditional and contemporary works of art, arts & crafts demonstrations, Indian fry bread, musical performances, cultural presentations, Indian fry bread, $5, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am - 4 pm, 928-445-3122 or www.sharlot.org

Willcox: Sweet Corn Extravaganza at Apple Annie's Produce & Pumpkins. Corn and other vegetables will be available for you-pick, enjoy hot roasted sweet corn, free, 8 am - 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 or www.appleannies.com

July 15, 2010

Glendale: Girl’s Night Out Shopping Extravaganza at the Glendale Civic Center. 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, www.girlsnightoutaz.com

July 16-28, 2010

ARRL Arizona State Convention & Hamfest in Williams. Arizona's largest hamfest, features major manufacturers, dealers, exhibits, speakers, swap meet, seminars, classes, prizes, free, 2 pm, 520-538-0200 or 928-635-1418 or www.arca-az.org/arca 

Friday, July 16, 2010

Flagstaff: Movies on the Square in Heritage Square. Enjoy Flagstaff summer weather and watch this week’s feature: Madagascar, pre-movie entertainment by Northern Arizona Celtic Society & Coconino Astronomy Society, sponsored by Mountain Sports, free, 6-10 pm, 928-637-6192 or www.moviesonthesquare.com

Greer: 9th Annual Music from Greer - Concerts with Altitude. Chamber music concerts, this week features Quartet Greer, strings & piano, original music by Greer classical artists, 7 pm, admission by donation, http://www.musicfromgreer.com/

Pinetop: 23rd Annual White Mountain Native American Art Pre-Show in Pinetop. $15-20, 6-9 pm, 928-367-4290 or www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com

Williams: ARRL Arizona State Convention & Hamfest Arizona's largest hamfest, features major manufacturers, dealers, exhibits, speakers, swap meet, seminars, classes, prizes, free, 2 pm, 520-538-0200 or 928-635-1418 or www.arca-az.org/arca 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Camp Verde: 19th Annual Cornfest in Camp Verde. Bluegrass music, corn eating contest, hog calling, old-fashioned games, cow pie throwing, vendors, corniest joke contest, free, 5-10 pm, 928-567-0535 ext. 135 or www.cvaz.org

Clarkdale: Firecracker Express Celebrate with a barbeque and patriotic music, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or www.verdecanyonrr.com

Flagstaff: 13th Annual Arizona Highland Celtic Festival in Flagstaff. This event is Celebrating all things Celtic, music, piping, athletics, whisky tasting, educational workshops, vendors, historical reenactment, clans and societies and a kids area, $4-18, Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm, 928-556-3161 or www.nachs.info

Flagstaff: Summer Soiree at The Arboretum at Flagstaff. This is a catered dinner in the gardens with music, silent and live auctions, fundraising event, $100, 5:30 pm. Wildlife Walk. Also, join a botanist for a tour of the gardens, focuses on how plants have evolved and adapted to the geography of northern Arizona, $3-6, 9:30 & 10:30 am, 928-774-1442 or www.thearb.org

Glendale: Christmas in July in Historic Downtown. Holiday-themed dishes, music and entertainment, free, 10 am - 4 pm, 623-930-4500 or www.visitglendale.com

Glendale: Christmas in July Holiday-themed dishes, music and entertainment, free, 10 am - 4 pm, 623-930-4500 or www.visitglendale.com

Greer: 9th Annual Music from Greer - Concerts with Altitude. Chamber music concerts, this week features Quartet Greer, strings & piano, original music by Greer classical artists, 7 pm, admission by donation, http://www.musicfromgreer.com/

Prescott: Williamson Valley FD Arts & Crafts Show at the Courthouse Plaza Hand-made and enhanced crafts, culinary arts, fine arts, leather, metal works, wood, 9 am - 5 pm, www.prescottdowntown.com

Superior: Plants-of-the-Bible Guided Tours at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Learn about botany, history and scripture on a walk alongside volunteer and Bible scholar David Oberpriller, 9:30 am, $3-7.50, 520-689-2811 or http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

Sierra Vista: Buffalo Soldier Historic Sites Tour July 2010 in Sierra Vista. Learn more about the renowned Buffalo Soldiers, the All-Black unit in the late 1800s through the turn-of-the-Century, reservations required, $12, 11:15 am, 520-417-6960 or 800-288-3861 or http://www.visitsierravista.com.

Tempe: 2010 ARR Summer Series Race #4 5K, 6:30 am, 602-954-8341 or www.getsetaz.com or www.arizonaroadracers.com.

Willcox: Sweet Corn Extravaganza & Peach Mania Festival - Apple Annie's Produce & Pumpkins. Corn and other vegetables will be available for you-pick, enjoy hot roasted sweet corn, free, 8 am – 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 or www.appleannies.com  

Williams: ARRL Arizona State Convention & Hamfest Arizona's largest hamfest, features major manufacturers, dealers, exhibits, speakers, swap meet, seminars, classes, prizes, free, 2 pm, 520-538-0200 or 928-635-1418 or www.arca-az.org/arca.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Flagstaff: 13th Annual Arizona Highland Celtic Festival in Flagstaff. This event is Celebrating all things Celtic, music, piping, athletics, whisky tasting, educational workshops, vendors, historical reenactment, clans and societies and a kids area, $4-18, Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm, 928-556-3161 or www.nachs.info

Flagstaff: 26th Annual Mountain Man Triathlon Sprint: swim 700 meters, bike 10.6 miles, run 3.1 miles; Olympic: swim 1500 meters, bike 24.9 miles, run 6.2 miles, spectators free, 6:30 am, 928-526-8761 or www.trifind.net or www.mountainmanevents.com

Flagstaff: Elden Pueblo Public Field Day 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 www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/forest-resources/archaeology/elden-pueblo/summer.shtml

Mesa: Southwest Corps Connection Performance held at Dobson High School. The local edition of the Drum Corps International Summer Tour Event, featuring some of the world’s best drum and bugle corps, many of the world’s elite drum corps from across North America, includes Arizona’s own championship corps – The Academy drum & Bugle Corps of Tempe, $18-25, 7:30 pm, 480-730-5594 or www.arizonaacademy.org

Pinetop: 23rd Annual White Mountain Native American Art Festival More than 80 of the Southwest's finest Native American juried artists, demonstrations, performances, and Native American foods, $4-5, under 12 free, 9 am - 4 pm, 928-367-4290 or 800-573-4031 or www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Glendale: 44th Annual Summer Band Concert Series. The community band of 100 musicians plays its renditions of marches, ballads and show tunes, conducted by John Farris, bring a lawn chair or blanket, free, 8 pm, Fridays, 623-930-2299 or www.glendaleaz.com/events.

Scottsdale: Summer Family Night at the Museum: I Spy Art! at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Includes a puppet show, hands-on art projects, splashing in the fountain, cool refreshments, $20/family of four, pre-register, 5:30 pm, 480-874-4641 or www.smoca.org

St. Johns: 131st Annual Pioneer Days with Dutch oven cooking lessons, basketball & golf tournaments, storytelling, dances, fishing derby, parade, campfire circle, rodeos, ice cream social, BBQ, 928-337-2000 or www.stjohnspioneerdays.wordpress.com

Friday, July 23, 2010

Show Low: 5th Annual White Mountains Roundup of Cowboy Poetry in Show Low. In celebration of the National Day of the American Cowboy, Steve Taylor’s free Western Art Show, Mountain Saddle Band, “Chris Isaacs Presents,” featuring western & cowboy poets & musicians, $15, 928-367-0240 or www.whitemountainsroundup.com

Snowflake: Annual Pioneer Day Celebration in Snowflake. Arts & crafts fair, parade, BBQ, rodeo, dances, kid’s entertainment, theatrical performance, pioneer day run, softball league tournament, free swimming, fireworks display, Sweet Wheels Car Show & Swap meet on the 24th from 8 am – 2 pm,  928-536-4331 or www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org or www.cruiseinarizona.com/carshows.hmtl

St. Johns: 131st Annual Pioneer Days. Second day of this event with Dutch oven cooking lessons, basketball & golf tournaments, storytelling, dances, fishing derby, parade, campfire circle, rodeos, ice cream social, BBQ, 928-337-2000 or www.stjohnspioneerdays.wordpress.com

Saturday, July 24, 2010

National Day of the Cowboy events on July 24, 2010

National Day of the Cowboy Celebration in Apache Junction. Some events held throughout the weekend. This Arizona event is held 5 miles north of Apache Junction. There are also multiple events in three Pinal County locations including parades mustache contest for the most authentic mustache, poker tournaments, shootouts, fast draw competition, cowboy balladeers & poets, Mexican dances & fiestas, and more, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 480-982-3141 or www.apachejunctioncoc.com.

National Day of the Cowboy in Florence. Western fun and adventure in honor of the Great American Cowboy, 520-868-9433

6th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration in Sedona. Cowboy festivities and western entertainment, Cowboy parade down Jordan Road to Cowboy Plaza, gunfights at High Noon, live performances, live western music, western artists and western trades and crafts demonstrations, compete in the Spirit of the West Outfit Contest, (prizes for the most authentic spirit of the West outfit, so dress the part), 10 am – 7 pm, 928-204-2390 or www.sedonamainstreet.com

Show Low: 5th Annual White Mountains Roundup of Cowboy Poetry in Show Low. In celebration of the National Day of the American Cowboy, Steve Taylor’s free Western Art Show, Mountain Saddle Band, “Chris Isaacs Presents,” featuring western & cowboy poets & musicians, $15, 928-367-0240 or www.whitemountainsroundup.com

Alpine: Alpaca Ranch Days. Two day event at the Waugh Mountain Alpacas. Fiber demonstrations, 9 am - 4 pm, 928-339-4244 or www.alpinearizona.com 

Clarkdale: Starlight Ride/Grape Train Escape/Tequila Train Wine tasting trains, unique wines and food from around the world, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or www.verdecanyonrr.com

Cottonwood: 8th Annual Cottonwood Cooler-Chamber Golf Challenge 8th Annual Cottonwood Cooler-Chamber Golf Challenge - 928-634-7593 or ww.cottonwoodchamberaz.org.

Flagstaff: 17th Annual Beat-the-Heat Fun Fly at the Flyers Power Field. This event is an open fly-in for RC pilots of all ages & skills, spectators are welcome to view and interact with the pilots, $13-15, www.flagstaffflyers.com

Flagstaff: Absolute Bikes Taylor House Benefit Century Bicycle Ride with 95-, 65- and 45-mile options, through Flagstaff area and northern Arizona, rest stops, lunch at start/finish, $55 minimum donation, 928-779-5969 or www.absolutebikes.net

Phoenix: Summer Twilight Tours 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 www.asu.edu/clas/shesc/dvrac

Prescott: 5th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row. The Prescott Regulators and their Shady ladies celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy with a gathering of award-winning Western re-enactor groups who compete in historic skits and gunfights, also a period costume contest with authentic 1800s clothing, vendors, calf ropin' and stick horse racin' for young buckaroos, benefits Big Brothers/Big Sisters, free, 8:30 am - 4 pm, www.prescottregulators.org

Sedona: Art & Craft Show Sedona. Between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com/

Sedona: The 6th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration in Sedona. This annual event has Cowboy festivities and western entertainment, Cowboy parade down Jordan Road to Cowboy Plaza, gunfights at High Noon, live performances, live western music, western artists and western trades and crafts demonstrations, compete in the Spirit of the West Outfit Contest, (prizes for the most authentic spirit of the West outfit, so dress the part), 10 am – 7 pm, 928-204-2390 or www.sedonamainstreet.com

Sedona: Art & Craft Show at the 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 http://www.bellrockartshows.com/

Sierra Vista: 5th Annual 5K Run Around the Park. Apache Middle School. Check-in at 6:15 am, race at 7 am, $15-20, 520-458-7922

Snowflake: Annual Pioneer Day Celebration in Snowflake. Arts & crafts fair, parade, BBQ, rodeo, dances, kid’s entertainment, theatrical performance, pioneer day run, softball league tournament, free swimming, fireworks display, Sweet Wheels Car Show & Swap meet on the 24th from 8 am – 2 pm,  928-536-4331 or www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org or www.cruiseinarizona.com/carshows.hmtl

Superior: Butterfly Walk Learn to identify common species of butterflies and about the insects' life cycles on a two-hour walk, 9:30 am, 520-689-2811 or www.azstateparks.com

Superior: National Day of the Cowboy in Superior, Arizona. Parade of the Vaqueros, cantina Tequila tasting, Mexican marketplace & fiesta, Mexican dances, food & entertainment, 520-689-0200.

Willcox: Peach Mania Festival at Apple Annie's Orchard. Two day event. U-pick tree ripened peaches and apples, all-you-can eat pancake breakfast 7-10 am, peach ice cream, peach pie, 6:30 am - 5:30 pm. Free event. 520-384-2084 or www.appleannies.com

Monday, July 25, 2010

Alpine: Alpaca Ranch Days. Second day event at the Waugh Mountain Alpacas. Fiber demonstrations, 9 am - 4 pm, 928-339-4244 or www.alpinearizona.com 

Flagstaff: 17th Annual Beat-the-Heat Fun Fly at the Flyers Power Field. This event is an open fly-in for RC pilots of all ages & skills, spectators are welcome to view and interact with the pilots, $13-15, www.flagstaffflyers.com

Flagstaff: Absolute Bikes Taylor House Benefit Century Bicycle Ride with 95-, 65- and 45-mile options, through Flagstaff area and northern Arizona, rest stops, lunch at start/finish, $55 minimum donation, 928-779-5969 or www.absolutebikes.net

Prescott: 5th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row. The Prescott Regulators and their Shady ladies celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy with a gathering of award-winning Western re-enactor groups who compete in historic skits and gunfights, also a period costume contest with authentic 1800s clothing, vendors, calf ropin' and stick horse racin' for young buckaroos, benefits Big Brothers/Big Sisters, free, 8:30 am - 4 pm, www.prescottregulators.org

Sedona: Art & Craft Show Sedona. Between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com/

Show Low: 5th Annual White Mountains Roundup of Cowboy Poetry in Show Low. In celebration of the National Day of the American Cowboy, Steve Taylor’s free Western Art Show, Mountain Saddle Band, “Chris Isaacs Presents,” featuring western & cowboy poets & musicians, $15, 928-367-0240 or www.whitemountainsroundup.com

Superior: Edible & Medicinal Plants at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. One-hour walk up the Curandero Trail to learn about Sonoran Desert plants, a few moderately steep sections, guided 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 http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

Willcox: Peach Mania Festival at Apple Annie's Orchard. U-pick tree ripened peaches and apples, all-you-can eat pancake breakfast 7-10 am, peach ice cream, peach pie, 6:30 am - 5:30 pm. Free event. 520-384-2084 or www.appleannies.com

July 26-30, 2010

Tucson: 11th Annual Archaeology Summer Camp for Adults: Bone La in Tucson. In an air-conditioned research lab, special tours, presentations, hands-on activities. Bioarchaeologists and a zooarchaeologist will offer a course on human and animal bone identification. $320, registration fee required. 520-626-8381 or www.statemuseum.arizona.edu

July 28-31, 2010

Pinetop: 33rd Annual Christmas Cabin Craft Sale. Pinetop. 33rd Annual Christmas Cabin Craft Sale - Civic Center, 9 am - 6 pm, 602-316-9901 or www.pinetop-lakeside.com

Friday, July 30, 2010

Flagstaff: Movies on the Square at Heritage Square. Enjoy Flagstaff summer weather and watch this week’s feature: Monsters vs. Aliens, pre-movie entertainment by Facts of Rock, sponsored by Aspey, Watkins & Diesel, PLLC, free, 6-10 pm, 928-637-6192 or www.moviesonthesquare.com 

Globe: Hamburger Fry at the Gila County Historical Museum. $5, 5:30 pm, 928-425-7385 or www.globemiamichamber.com

Tucson: 11th Annual Archaeology Summer Camp for Adults: Bone La at the Arizona State Museum. In an air-conditioned research lab, special tours, presentations, hands-on activities, $320, registration required, bioarchaeologists and a zooarchaeologist will offer a course on human and animal bone identification, 520-626-8381 or www.statemuseum.arizona.edu

Pinetop: 33rd Annual Christmas Cabin Craft Sale at the Pinetop Civic Center. This is the 33rd Annual Christmas Cabin Craft Sale. Starts at 9 am - 6 pm, 602-316-9901 or www.pinetop-lakeside.com

Prescott: Gem & Mineral Club, 7th Annual Show & Sale in Prescott. More than 28 dealers with fine jewelry, beading components, mineral specimens, tools, equipment and rock for lapidary work, rough rock, door prize drawings, $2, under 12 free, Fri-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 9 am - 4 pm, www.prescottgemmineral.org

Tucson: Test and Tune Test and Tune - Southwestern International Raceway, 6 pm, 520-762-9700 or www.Sirace.com.

Williams: 13th Annual Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo in Williams, Arizona. Real working cowboys put on a rodeo for themselves, 1 pm, dance on Fri & Sat, 928-853-6495 or www.williamsfestivals.com.

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