Arizona: Calendar of Events Listings: 2010: May

Arizona Events May 2010 Calendar

This calendar of events for Arizona communities in May 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 www.ArizonaGuide.com.

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.


May 2010 Arizona Event Listings


May 1, 2010

Jerome Art Walk in Jerome. 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, www.jeromeartwalk.com.

Rodders Day in Tucson. TheTucson Street Rod Association showcases more than 250 hot rod cars, including gleaming examples of Detroit's finest old cars with new engines, free, 8 am - 3pm, 520-624-5004 or http://www.fourthavenue.org.

40th Annual Yarnell Daze in Yarnell, AZ. Parade, antique cars, horses, fine arts show & sale, petting zoo, car show, helicopter rides, children's activities, food, free, www.y-pvchamber.com.

Cinco de Mayo Parade and Fiesta in Safford. Starting at 10 am is a parade in downtown, fiesta at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, www.visitgrahamcounty.com

Cinco de Mayo, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta inClarkdale. With Mariachis, margaritas and Mexican food, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or www.verdecanyonrr.com.

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.

May 1-2, 2010

25th Annual Tucson Folk Festival in Tucson, Arizona. At this popular entertainment event, nationally known headline acts each evening, as well as local and regional musicians, and workshops, a gospel sing-along, a children's' show, and food and crafts booths, free, Sat noon - 10 pm, Sun 11 am - pm, 520-792-6481 or www.tkma.org.

Thursday, May 6 - National Day of Prayer

Governor Jan Brewer today celebrated National Day of Prayer along with millions across the country by issuing May 6, 2010 “Arizona Day of Prayer” through an official proclamation. “It is truly and honor and a privilege to celebrate this historic day of prayer with so many people across this great nation,” said Governor Brewer. “Just as our founding fathers did so many years ago, we lift up our leaders across the country – regardless of their political persuasion – and pray for wisdom, guidance and unity. In this day and age when so many issues seem to divide us, let us join together and thank God for the many blessings He has bestowed upon us.” The National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans, celebrating a rich heritage ever since the first call to prayer in 1775 when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation. It is a day that brings together people of every race, background and creed in churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and homes across the nation. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation. Last year, all 50 state governors as well as the governors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations.

Weekend of May 7-9, 2010

Friday, May 7-Sunday, May 9, 2010

8th Annual Page/Lake Powell Cruisin’ in Page.All classes of cars & motorcycles, food, live music, contests, Fri cruise along Lake Shore Drive, 928-645-2741 or  http://www.pagechamber.com

Friday, May 7-Saturday, May 8, 2010

13th Annual Rod and Custom Show in Prescott. There will be 1959 and older rods, customs, classics, antiques and specialty vehicles, goodie bag, raffle ticket, T-shirt, presented by Mountain Top Street Rodders, 928-776-9955 or www.cruisinarizona.com

Saturday, May 8-Sunday, May 9, 2010

Fiesta de la Primavera in St. David. 150+ arts & crafts booths, BBQ & ethnic food, entertainment, raffles, museum, gift shop, $2/car, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm, 520-720-4642 or www.holytrinitymonastery.org.

24th Annual Mountain Artists Guild Fine Arts & Crafts Spring Festival in Prescott. 170 artists & crafters from around the country, art work includes painting, jewelry, ceramics, fiber art, woodworking, weaving and metal art, artists demonstrations, music, free, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm, 928-445-2510 or www.mountainartistsguild.org.

Grand Canyon Railway Presents: National Train Day by Williams, Arizona. Amtrak celebrated the first national train day in 2008 to raise awareness of the vital role rail plays in our nation’s transportation system, the Grand Canyon Railway will celebrate this year with lots of train activities including special locomotive tours, model train layouts, train photo exhibits and the running of the Cataract Creek Rambler Steam Engine, these 45-minute rides will run 8 times a day, $10-15, http://www.thetrain.com

Friday, May 7, 2010

Space Day at Pima Air & Space Museum Tucson. Pima Air & Space Museum invites children of all ages to visit its Space Gallery and participate in hands-on Activities focused on exploring aerodynamics, rocket science, and living and working in space, free with museum admission, 1-4pm, 520-574-0462 or  www.pimaair.org.

First Friday Art Walk in Flagstaff. This event is Free, 6:30 pm, 928-773-0958 or www.theartistsgallery.net or www.culturalpartners.org

Saturday, May 8, 2010

6th Annual Prescott Highland Games in Prescott. By Prescott Area Celtic Society, a wide array of musicians, Scottish and Highland dancing, pipe bands, British food and drink, handmade crafts, sheepdog demonstrations, Scottish athletic competitions, genealogy tent, massed bands and march of clans, $10-12, 9 am –7 pm, http://prescotthighlandgames.com.

World Red Cross Red Crescent Day celebrate the global movement. Read our special web page that highlights how international Red Cross programs, such as Restoring Family Links, connect with people here, in Southern Arizona. Visit rhe Red Cross office for one of their (almost) monthly tours, called Red Cross Live. Consider becoming a volunteer! Read about volunteer opportunities and how to get started. See special web page for the Red Cross Red Crescent Day.

6th Annual Prescott Highland Games Prescott. By Prescott Area Celtic Society, a wide array of musicians, Scottish and Highland dancing, pipe bands, British food and drink, handmade crafts, sheepdog demonstrations, Scottish athletic competitions, genealogy tent, massed bands and march of clans, $10-12, 9 am –7 pm, http://prescotthighlandgames.com/

Native American Arts Auction in Ganado, AZ. More than 400 items including Hopi pottery, katsina dolls, baskets and sash belts, Navajo baskets, rugs, pottery and paintings, free, vendors also offer food and arts and crafts, 9 am preview, noon auction, daylight savings time, 928-755-3475 or www.friendsofhubbell.org or www.nps.gov/hutr

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

48th Annual Mayer Daze Celebration in Mayer. The Parade starts at 10 am, Pit BBQ at 11 am, craft booths, craft booths, carnival games, car show, climbing wall, at 8 pm a dance featuring Miles of Country, 928-632-9193.

6th Annual Prescott Highland Games in Prescott. By Prescott Area Celtic Society, a wide array of musicians, Scottish and Highland dancing, pipe bands, British food and drink, handmade crafts, sheepdog demonstrations, Scottish athletic competitions, genealogy tent, massed bands and march of clans, $10-12, 9 am –7 pm, http://prescotthighlandgames.com/

Thursday, May 13-Tuesday, 25, 2010

KABAM! Kingman Area Books are Magic Festival in Kingman, Arizona. Authors and others will be presenting and signing their books, also local authors from the region, clowns, music, entertainment, vendors, 10 am - 4 pm, http://kingmantourism.org/ or www.kingmankabam.org/

Saturday, May 15-Sunday, May 16, 2010

Art & Craft Show in 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/

45th Annual Home & Historic Building Tour Jerome. 4-8 homes & 2-4 historic public buildings, homes range from Victorians on Company Hill to renovated miner's shacks, also an art exhibition featuring the works of Jerome artists & photographic display from the Jerome Historical Society Archives, self-paced, continuous shuttle service, $6-12, 9 am - 3 pm, 928-634-2900 or 928-634-5477 or www.jeromechamber.com

Saturday, May 15-Saturday, May 29, 2010

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

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Twilight Tour of Jewish History Museum in Tucson. Built in 1910, the Jewish History Museum (Historic Stone Avenue Temple) was the first Jewish house of worship established in the Arizona Territory; located in the downtown Tucson area within the Barrio Libre National Historic Area, free, 7pm, 520-670-9073 or http://www.jewishhistorymuseum.org/home

Aero Fair in Payson. Pancake breakfast, enjoy airplane riedes, a display of vintage aircraft, vintage and classic cars, food and craft vendors, free, 7:30 am - 2 pm, 928-472-4748 or www.paysonrimcountry.com

11th Annual Great Fort Apache Heritage Reunion - "Gathering of the People" inWhiteriver. Fort Apache Historic Park, features Apache song and dance competition, "Battle of the Crown Dancers", 5K run/walk, trail hike, demonstrators, vendors, exhibits and Fort Apache walking tours, 10 am - 5 pm, 928-338-3849 or www.fortapachearizona.org

Buffalo Soldier Historic Sites Tour 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

Friday, May 21, 2010

Bisbee Gem and Mineral Show in Bisbee. Gems and mineral s from many regions, free, 9 am – 5 pm, 520-432-2217 or www.discoverbisbee.com or www.queenminetour.com

Saturday, May 22-Sunday, May 23, 2010

2nd Annual Arizona Highways Travel Show in Phoenix. Learn about events, attractions and amenities that the state has to offer, plan you summer vacation, meet with communities, lodging and attractions, escape, explore and experience Arizona, $5, 10 and under are free, 10 am – 5 pm, http://www.arizonahighwaystravelshow.com

Memorial Day Weekend Events in Arizona

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Taylor Trapper Days in Taylor, AZ. Biscuits & gravy cook-off, breakfast, patriotic program, black powder shoot, American pit Bull/Terrier weight pulling championships, BBQ, craft show, horseshoe tournament, mutt show, Great American mule race, live band performances, 928-536-7366 or www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org.

Saturday, May 29-Sunday, May 30, 2010

15th Annual White Mountain Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show in Pinetop. Dealers, displays, jewelry, fossils, raffle, food, $2, Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Sun 9 am - 4 pm, 928-537-2524 or www.admmr.state.az.us.

30th Annual Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival in Pine, Arizona. 85+ arts & crafts booths, food, free, 928-476-4480 or www.rimcountrychamber.com or www.pinestrawhs.org.

20th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture in Flagstaff.After a four year hiatus, the A:shiwi people will share Zuni language, lifeways and traditional dances and flute played, see weavers, inlay jewelers, fetish carvers and painters, exotic stone, shell and antler will be carved into Zuni animal fetishes of the six directions, learn about the shaping, forming and painting of traditional Zuni pottery, www.musnaz.org

1st Annual Rendezvous Days in Williams. Beginning at 11 am parade on Sat. & 4-H BBQ, turn-of-the-century artisans, craft show, Black Powder Shoot and Traders Row with the “Original” Buckskinners of Williams, kids zone, 800-863-0546 or http://www.williamschamber.com

Saturday, May 29-Monday, May 31, 2010

22nd Annual Off Street Festival in Prescott. Arts, crafts, food, fun, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-445-2000 or www.prescott.org.

36th Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale in Prescott. Premier outdoor western art show featuring more than 150 western artists from around the country, a popular "Quick Draw" & auction 2 pm at & Sun, daily 9 am, 928-778-1385 or www.phippenartmuseum.org

31st Annual Wyatt Earp Days in Tombstone.Celebrate the life and times of the Old West's most famous lawman in "the town too tough to die," with costumed entertainers, BBQ, stagecoach rides, free, www.tombstonechamber.com or www.wyattearpdays.com. See more on Tombstone, Arizona.

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