Entertainment Magazine: Arizona: Events: 2011: June

Arizona Events June 2011 Calendar

These Arizona events are happening in communities throughout the month of June 2011.

To make it easier to group hundreds of events throughout Arizona, listings have been separated by region. This page contains all collected event listings in June from various sources.

Phoenix Area Events This section includes events information for communities that surround the Phoenix metroplitan area, including Chandler, Gilbert, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, AZ. See the Phoenix calendar for major Phoenix-area events and happenings.

Tucson Events This section of events covers the Tucson metroplitan area that includes Catalina, Marana, Oracle, Saddlebrooke, Sierra Vista and Vail, Arizona. See the Tucson calendar for major citywide Tucson activities.

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The following Arizona events are outside of the above areas or have a major statewide interest. More events are added as they become available.

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Arizona June Events Day by Day

While June temperatures start to reach the 100F level, most outdoor events are held in the evenings or earlier in the morning.

These Arizona events cover the month of June. See the Arizona calendar of events throughout 2011.

Friday, June 3, 2011

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 http://www.FlagstaffArtWalk.com.

PHOENIX: Annual Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, desert beauty and the sounds of the Valley’s premier musicians, this week features Pete Pancrazi, jazz guitar, Bossa Nova, reservations recommended, $15-21, Fridays, 7:30 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.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 http://www.artlinkphoenix.com

Saturday, June 4, 2011

FLAGSTAFF: June Evening 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, beer and wine for sale, $12-15, 5:30-7 pm, 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org

FLAGSTAFF: Flagstaff Hullubaloo – Wheeler Park, A Celebration Of All Things Flagstaff: a community festival featuring live music, local foods and vendors, children's activities, giant puppets, bike parade and more, $5, 11 am – 8 pm, 928-853-4292 or http://www.flaghullabaloo.com

FLAGSTAFF: 5th Annual Summer Navajo Rug Auction – Museum of Northern Arizona, 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 9 am – 1 pm, auction at 2 pm, 928-779-2300 or http://www.culturalpartners.org

FLAGSTAFF: 28th 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 www.nacainc.org

GLENDALE: 11th 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, $5, 8 am – 2 pm, 623-386-1301 or http://www.tolmachoff-farms.com

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, http://www.jeromeartwalk.com

LAKE HAVASU CITY: US Anglers Choice Pro-Team Fishing Tournament – Windsor Park, team entry $175, 602-791-0023 or http://www.usanglerschoice.net

PARKER: 34th 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, registration at 7 am, float at 9 am,  928-669-6511 or http://parkertourism.com

PRESCOTT: 22nd 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 http://www.paecarclub.com

SEDONA: Mysteries of the Mogollon – Sedona Heritage Museum, first-person’ style history talk with song, cowboy poetry and humor, with Michael Peach, $6, 1:30 pm, 928-282-7038 or www.sedonamuseum.org

SHONTO: 3rd Annual Rock the Canyon Arts and Music Festival 2011 – featuring artists, food, family, free, noon –midnight, 928-206-9992

SHOW LOW: Annual Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In – Show Low Regional Airport, pancake breakfast, free flights for kids, food, aircraft, military displays, 7-11 am, 928-537-9006, http://www.eaa586.org or http://www.azwhitemountains.net

SIERRA VISTA: Out-run the Cops at the 5K Foot Pursuit – Huachuca Mountain Elementary School, (3228 St. Andrews Dr.), sponsored by the Sierra Vista Police Department, benefits Special Olympics, at 8 am a one-half mile Special Olympics race will be held, $20-25, 520-452-7500 or http://footpursuit5k.blogspot.com/

SPRINGERVILLE-EAGAR: Route 666 Run – a 265-mile ride on one of the most scenic stretches of highway, one named Route 666 and nicknamed “The Devil’s Highway”, it is now Route 191, 10 am, http:// www.azride.com

SUPERIOR: 4th Annual Cruisin Main – cruise downtown Superior and see classic cars, entertainment and fun, http://www.superiorazchamber.net

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 http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

TEMPE:  Desert Dance Theatre Celebrates Marion Kirk Jones’ 90th Birthday! - Tempe Center for the Arts – Theater, (700 West Rio Salado Parkway) Desert Dance Theatre and Friends combine forces to celebrate to Marion Kirk Jones’ 90th Birthday, Jones is Desert Dance Theatre's Artistic Director Emeritus, and has been an integral part of Desert Dance Theatre since the company's beginnings in 1979, 480-962-4584 or http://www.DesertDanceTheatre.org

TUCSON: Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run & Walk – La Placita Village, winding through downtown neighborhoods, entrants receive ticket to the Fox Theater post-race movie and two-for-one, post-race beverages live music at the Hotel Congress, $15-30, 6:30 pm, 520-326-9383 or http://www.azroadrunners.org

TUCSON: Summer Art Cruise - Central Tucson Gallery Association members open their doors for a self-guided tour, exhibit openings, and evening receptions at downtown Tucson galleries, free, 11 am-4pm, with some evening receptions 6-9pm, 520-629-9759 or  http://www.ctgatucson.org

WILLIAMS: National Trails Day – includes trail maintenance, educational hike, afternoon BBQ, 928-635-5660 or www.williamschamber.com

Sunday, June 5, 2011

FLAGSTAFF: Summer Concert Series – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, local and regional performers of world music, bring a picnic dinner and lawn chair, this week is The Caribbean Zone, a steel-drum performance that promotes Caribbean culture throughout the state, features drummers originally from Trinidad and Tobago and focuses on “making Caribbean culture real” they showcase costumes, music and dances performed in Carnival, $12-15, 5:30 pm, 928-774-1442 or www.thearb.org

TUCSON: LAVA Music Presents Music on the Mountain – Summerhaven on Mt. Lemmon, (12901 N. Sabino Canyon Parkway), featuring Grind, a Tucson based variety band that also plays original material, outdoor concert in a festival setting, free, noon, www.lavamusic.org

Thursday, June 9, 2011

KINGMAN: Public Star Party - Walleck Ranch Park (3851 N. Willow St.), with High Desert, viewing starts at sundown, look through our telescopes, or bring your own, 928-753-9949 or  928-753-6744 or http://www.hdac-az.com

SIERRA VISTA: Huachuca Astronomy Club Public Star Party - Patterson Observatory, (1140 N. Colombo Ave, 85635), view through member's telescopes (large & small) or bring your own, excellent outing for families and school age children welcome, 5:30 pm weather permitting, 520-366-5788 or www.hacastronomy.com

Friday, June 10, 2011

PHOENIX: Annual Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, desert beauty and the sounds of the Valley’s premier musicians, this week features Hot Birds & the Chili Sauce, funk, soul, R&B, reservations recommended, $15-21, Fridays, 7:30 pm, 480-481-8188 or www.dbg.org

PHOENIX: Mamady Keïta and Famoudou Konaté – Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, (4725 E. Mayo Blvd. 85050), a film screening and a hands-on opportunity for newcomers and devotees to experience the drumming traditions of West Africa, by grand masters of the djembe drum, $25, 7 pm, 480-478-6000 or http://www.theMIM.org

Saturday, June 11, 2011

CROWN KING: 5th Annual Wine in the Pines – The Mill Engine Room, featuring fine wines, unique microwbrews, raffle prizes, door prizes, entertainment, $30, 5 pm, benefits the Child Crises Center East Valley, www.wineinthepinesaz.com

FLAGSTAFF: 28th Annual Route 66 Regional Chili Cookoff - Thorpe Park, Chili cook-off, public tastings, vendors and crafts, food, 10 am - 4 pm, 928-526-4314 or www.flagstaffarizona.org or http://www.chilicookoff.com

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 www.paysonrimcountry.com

SCOTTSDALE: 36th Annual Mighty Mud Mania – Chaparral Park,(5401 N. Hayden Rd.),  includes mud obstacle courses for 1-6 yr olds and 7-17 yr olds, and a mud puddle pool for tiny tots, also sandcastle building, giant waterslides, giant water cannons and a swim, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm, 480-312-2771 or www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Parks/mmm

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 http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

Sunday, June 12, 2011

TUCSON: Lava Music Presents Music on the Mountain – Summerhaven on Mt. Lemmon, (12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy), featuring Bad News Blues Band with hard-hitting horns and smoking-hot rhythm section, outdoor concert in a festival setting, bring a lawn chair, free, 11 am – 4 pm, http://www.lavamusic.org

Monday, June 13, 2011

SEDONA: 16th Annual Sedona Taste – Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, features cuisine from the area’s finest restaurants and resort, wines, gourmet beers and non-alcoholic beverage, music, auction, benefits Boys & Girls Clubs, $60, 4-8 pm, 928-282-0122 or www.apositiveplace.org

Thursday, June 16, 2011

PRESCOTT: 13th 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 http://www.tsunamionthesquare.org 

Friday, June 17, 2011

FLAGSTAFF: Wildflowers & Wine – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, a wide selection of red and white wines will be available for tasting at a series of locations throughout the gardens, Vincent Z will provide live entertainment outdoors, $12, 5:30 pm, 928-774-1442 or www.thearb.org

GREER: 10th Annual Music from Greer - Concerts with Altitude - chamber music concerts, this week features Ji Sun Lee, piano and Michael Lich, guitar, banjo, 7 pm, admission by donation, http://www.musicfromgreer.com/

PHOENIX: Annual Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, desert beauty and the sounds of the Valley’s premier musicians, this week features The Del Rayz, blues, boogie, reservations recommended, $15-21, Fridays, 7:30 pm, 480-481-8188 or htpp://www.dbg.org

Saturday, June 18, 2011

CLARKDALE: Grape Train Escapes/Starlight Ride/Tequila Train - Verde Canyon Railroad, wine tasting trains, featuring unique wines and food from around the world, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or http://www.verdecanyonrr.com

FLAGSTAFF: 15th 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 http://www.flagstaffpride.org

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, 928-600-0385 or http://www.FlagstaffNordicCenter.com

FLAGSTAFF: Juneteenth Celebration – Cogdill Recreation Center, entertainment, information booths, activities for kids, catfish, hotdogs and burgers, 1-5 pm, 928-779-0037 or http://flagstaffaz.gov/recreation

GREER: 10th Annual Music from Greer - Concerts with Altitude - chamber music concerts, this week features Michael Lich & friends, bluegrass/jazz, root, 7 pm, admission by donation, http://www.musicfromgreer.com/

KINGMAN: Chillin’ on Beale St. - Historic Downtown, a down town block party featuring classic cars, food, games and prizes, 5:30-10 pm, 928-753-6106 or http:// www.kingmantourism.org/

KINGMAN: Kingman Family Fun Day – Locomotive Park, presented by Kingman’s Wild West Society, with western re-enactments and shootouts throughout the day, live music between performances,  vendors, food, and art displays, shows begin at 11am, 12:30 pm, and 2 & 3pm,  928-203-1479 or http:// www.kingmantourism.org/

PAYSON: Arizona Junior Rodeo Year End Finals Rodeo – saddles to year-end event winners, all-around saddles to each age group, http://arizonajuniorrodeo.com

PHOENIX: Sheryl Bailey and Friends – Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, (4725 E. Mayo Blvd. 85050), sizzling guitar goddess, $25-30, 7 pm, 480-478-6000 or http://www.theMIM.org

SHOW LOW: Knock the Blues Out of Hunger Concerts – Show Low City Park, 928-532-4140

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 http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

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 – 1 pm, 520-356-9686 or www.tucsonbotanical.org

Sunday, June 19, 2011

CLARKDALE: Throw Papa on the Train - Verde Canyon Railroad, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or http://www.verdecanyonrr.com

PHOENIX: Roller Derby – Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, $12, free for 12 and under, 7 pm, http://www.azderbydames.com

PHOENIX: Kuniko Yamamoto: Magical Mask, Mime, and Music of Japan – Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, (4725 E. Mayo Blvd. 85050), dramatic storytelling using myths and fables from ancient and modern Japan, spiced with traditional Japanese music, handcrafted masks, and a touch of magic, $25-30, 7 pm, 480-478-6000 or http://www.theMIM.org

TUCSON: Lava Music Presents Music on the Mountain – Summerhaven on Mt. Lemmon, (12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy), featuring Five Way Street with five season musicians with a common love of classic rock and an avoidance of the clichéd top 100 songs, outdoor concert in a festival setting, bring a lawn chair, free, 11 am – 4 pm, http://www.lavamusic.org

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

FLAGSTAFF: Concerts in the Park Road Show – Wheeler Park, series of concerts, arts, crafts, face painting and more, free, 5:30-7:30 pm, 928-213-2312 or www.flagstaff.az.gov/recreation

PHOENIX: Annual Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series – Desert Botanical Garden, desert beauty and the sounds of the Valley’s premier musicians, this week features The Sugar Thieves, blues/Americana, reservations recommended, $15-21, Fridays, 7:30 pm, 480-481-8188 or http://www.dbg.org

PRESCOTT: 4th Friday Art Walk - 15 galleries stay open late and offer food, musical entertainment, artist receptions and painting demonstrations, 5 pm, http://www.artthe4th.com

TUCSON: 14th Annual Dia de San Juan Fiesta - West Congress St. at Santa Cruz River, celebrate the local monsoon rainy season with a traditional procession and blessing, cowboys and trick horseback riders, food, games and music, free, 4-10 pm, 520-791-4040 or http://www.visittucson.org/

Saturday, June 25, 2011

CHLORIDE: 34th 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 http://www.chloridearizona.com or http://www.chlorideaz.com

FLAGSTAFF: Hummingbird Festival – The Arboretum at Flagstaff, (4001 S. Woody Mountain Rd., 86001), learn from experts about the habits of native hummingbird species and how to attract them to your garden, tour the gardens to find out plant species that will work in your zone, families can participate in hands-on activities, $3-7, 9 am – 5 pm, 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org

FLAGSTAFF: 19th 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, $40-50, 1-5 pm, 928-779-1775 or http://www.azbeer.com

PHOENIX: Celtic Spring – Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, (4725 E. Mayo Blvd. 85050), a journey through the music of Ireland, Scotland, and Canada’s Cape Breton, $32-36, 7 pm, 480-478-6000 or http://www.theMIM.org

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 www.azstateparks.com

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 http://www.williamsfestivals.com or www.planesoffame.org

Sunday, June 26, 2011

TUCSON: Lava Music Presents Music on the Mountain – Summerhaven on Mt. Lemmon, (12901 N. Sabino Canyon Pkwy), featuring Bryan Dean Trio, combines blues, rock and roll and roots music, outdoor concert in a festival setting, bring a lawn chair, free, 11 am – 4 pm, http://www.lavamusic.org
29           FLAGSTAFF: Concerts in the Park Road Show – Bushmaster Park, series of concerts, arts, crafts, face painting and more, free, 5:30-7:30 pm, 928-213-2312 or www.flagstaff.az.gov/recreation

Arizona June events throughout the month

June 1-4, 2011

WINDOW ROCK: Treaty Day Celebration & PRCA Pro Rodeo. http://www.navajonationfair.com/

June 1-6, 2011

MONUMENT VALLEY: Treaty Day Celebration– Monument Valley Tribal Park, includes the Drums of Summer and more family activities, www.navajonationparks.org

June 1-July 31, 2011

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 http://www.gotourHolbrook.com

June 2-July 21, 2011

GLENDALE: 45th Annual Summer Band Concert Series – Murphy Park, by the community band of 100 musicians with its renditions of marches, ballads and show tunes, bring a lawn chair or blanket, free, 8 pm, Thursdays, 623-930-2299 or http://www.glendaleaz.com/events

Weekend of June 3-4-5, 2011

June 3-4, 2011

CAMP VERDE: 10th Annual Verde Valley Crawdad & Shrimp Festival - New Orleans/Cajun style event, crawdad eating contests, crawdad races, kid's carnival, root beer and beer gardens, live Cajun music, $5, 5-10 pm, 928-567-9294 or http://www.visitcampverde.com

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 www.springerville-eagarchamber.com

June 3-5, 2011

SHOW LOW: 8th Annual Show Low Days - City Park, more than 100 vendors of  arts & crafts, food, business expo, Sat. morning fly-in, free, 928-537-2326 or 800-SHOW LOW or http://www.showlowdays.com or http://www.showlowchamberofcommerce.com

WILLIAMS: Grand Canyon/Sedona Corvette Tour – join hundreds of Corvette enthusiasts from across America for a Corvette tour to Grand Canyon and Sedona,  includes a 2-day guided tour, tour cap, participation memento, poker walk & prizes, Route 66 Corvette display in Williams, Indy 500 staging & launch, detailed route book, limited to Corvettes 1953 to 2011, 928-527-8388 or http:// www.BloomingtonGoldTours.com

June 3-12, 2011

PRESCOTT: 5th Annual Chaparral MusicFest – family concerts, master classes, recitals, community drum circle, youth camps (String Academy, Suzuki Academy, Percussion Academy), “New Music Arizona” concert on Sunday features music by Arizona composers, 928-777-8663 or http://www.chaparralmusicfest.org

SURPRISE: Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig – Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, (15550 N. Parkview Place, 85374), a zany look at life and love in the theatre, with twists, turns, collisions, mistaken identities, slapstick antics, ridiculous mis-communication, some terrifying swordplay and a stage set with six doors, also a near-deaf mother-in-law, a couple of love triangles and an overly square weatherman, $15-28, 7 & 2 pm,  866-967-8167 or http://www.ghostlightaz.com

June 3-26, 2011

PEORIA: All Shook Up – Arizona Broadway Theatre, (7701 W. Paradise Ln, 85382), a young girl from a small Midwest town, falls for a motorcycle-riding stud who charges into town, built around the songs made famous by Elvis Presley, 623-776-8400 or http://www.azbroadwaytheatre.com

June 4-5, 2011

FLAGSTAFF: Flagstaff Frenzy - Campbell Mesa Trail System, mountain bike race, www.mbaa.net

FLAGSTAFF: 20th Annual Wool Festival – Pioneer Museum, (2340 N. Ft. Valley Rd.), celebrating the tradition of sheep ranching and fiber craft in Northern Arizona, live sheep, goats and alpaca, herding dog and shearing demonstrations, fiber craft demonstrations by Navajo and other local artisans, living history sheep camp, sample traditional sheep camp cooking, fleece and fiber crafts for sale, $3, 10 am – 4 pm, 928-774-6272 or www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org

PAYSON: Arizona Loggers Sawdust Festival – Multi-Event Center, celebrate Payson’s logging heritage, contestants participate in a variety of events that test their accuracy, skill and endurance, $5, www.paysonrimcountry.com

PRESCOTT: 38th Annual Folk Arts Fair - Sharlot Hall Museum, (415 W. Gurley, 86301), celebrates traditional arts, crafts and entertainment of central territorial Arizona, emphasizes demonstrations and education, hands-on opportunities to make and try frontier crafts, entertainment by fiddle bands, folksingers and dancers, $3-5, 10 am - 5 pm, 928-445-3122 or http://www.sharlot.org

SHOW LOW: 8th Annual Deuces Wild Triathlon Festival - Fool Hollow Lake, Olympic course is swim 1500 meters, bike 24.9 miles and run 6.2 miles, Deuce Man Long course is swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles, run 13.1 miles, Xterra Deuces Wild Off-Road Triathlon:  a Nissan Xterra Points Series Race, swim 800 meters, mountain bike 14.9 miles, trail run 5 miles, USAT sanctioned, http://www.trisportsracing.com/

June 4-25, 2011

SIERRA VISTA: Friends of the San Pedro present “San Pedro River Walk”– San Pedro House, (9800 E. Highway 90), join docents on a two-mile interpretive walk over easy terrain, free, donations accepted, 9 am, Saturdays, 520-459-2555 or www.sanpedroriver.org 

June 5-26, 2011

SIERRA VISTA: Bird Walk at the Environmental Operations Park – 2.5 hour walks led by docents from Southwestern Arizona Bird Observatory, Huachuca Audubon Society and the Friends of the San Pedro River, free, but donations appreciated, 8 am, 520-432-1388 or http://www.sierravista.com

June 7-12, 2011

TEMPE: Les Miserables – ASU Gammage, a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, http://asugammage.com

June 9-12, 2011

WILLIAMS: 11th Annual AZ Hog (Harley Owners Group) Rally – Downtown, Harley riders from all around the state gather, motorcycle-themed happenings, live bands, street dances, poker runs, organized rides, street dance, vendors, 928-635-1418 or www.azstatehogrally.com or www.williamschamber.com  

June 10-11, 2011

PHOENIX: Live & Let Die – Symphony Hall, with the Phoenix Symphony and conductor Michael Krajewski, guitar/piano/vocals of Tony Kishman, guitar/keyboards/vocals of Jim Owen and drums/vocals of Chris Camelleri, in the Music of Paul McCartney, part of the APS Pops Series, $18 and up, 8 & 2 pm, 602-495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org

June 10-26, 2011

PHOENIX: Annie – Herberger Theater Center, by Valley Youth Theatre, experience the magic as Annie and Daddy Warbucks discover that the Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow, $17-33, 602-253-8188 or  www.vyt.com

June 11-12, 2011

FLAGSTAFF: 2nd Annual Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival – Pine Mountain Amphitheater, celebration of regional wines and local foods, local food creations by some of Northern AZ's finest restaurants, music performances, art and local food vendors,  and silent auction, benefits Friends of Coconino County Parks, $15 advance, noon – 6 pm, 866-977-6849 or http:// www.flagstaffwinefest.com

PRESCOTT: 31st Annual Territorial Days Arts and Crafts - Courthouse Plaza, (120 S. Cortez, 86303), annual arts & crafts festival, food, games for the kids, entertainment, free, Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 9 am – 4 pm, 928-445-2000 or http://www.prescott.org

STRAWBERRY: 21st Annual Strawberry Festival - Downtown Strawberry, music, crafts, food, Sat. 9 am – 5 pm, Sun. 9 am – 3 pm, 928-476-3655 or www.pinestrawhs.org or http://www.strawberryfestivalaz.com/

June 11-26, 2011

SEDONA: Dine in Sedona Restaurant Fest – a 16-day culinary tour of Sedona, experience a selection of specially priced meals from a variety of restaurants, 3-course, prix-fixe dinner at three levels, modest dining is $19.95; classic dining is $29.95 and elegant dining is $39.95, www.dineinsedona.com

June 11-Deember 11, 2011

PHOENIX: Navajo Textiles: 100+ Years of Weaving – Heard Museum, Navajo weaving has changed over the past century but has retained its beauty, quality and vitality while allowing freedom for innovation, view some of the best pieces from the late 19th century to the present of this living art form drawn from the Heard Museum’s collection and other important loaned collections, www.heard.org

June 16-18, 2011

GOLD CANYON: 2011 Arizona Open – Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club, 2nd oldest professional tournament in the state, $100,000 54-hole event features some of the state's finest golfers, 480-443-9002 or http://www.southwest.pga.com 

June 16-19, 2011

PRESCOTT VALLEY: Annual Prescott Valley Days – Prescott Valley Entertainment District, (3001 N. Main St. Prescott Valley, 86314), carnival, parade, food, arts and crafts, PV Idol, live music, 928-772-8857 or http://www.pvchamber.org 

June 17-18, 2011

SHOW LOW: Relay for Life of the White Mountains – Show Low High School, (500 W. Old Linden Rd. 85901-4645), to celebrate survivorship, remember those lost to cancer and raise $ for the fight against cancer, $10, 6 pm – 6 am, 928-537-7346 or http://www.whitemountainsrelay.com

WILLIAMS: 2011 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, 928-635-1418 or http://www.williamschamber.com

June 17-19, 2011

BISBEE: GLBT Pride Weekend – Downtown, street fair, leather and lace ball, pool party, music, dancing, free, http://www.bisbeepride.com

CORDES JUNCTION: 16th Annual Juneteenth JAZZ SPLASH 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, Fri opening at Hassayampa Inn in Prescott, then continues on Sat. & Sun. at Arcosanti, $5-10, 11 am – 7 pm, 928-772-5019 or http://www.pjazz.org

TOMBSTONE: 9th 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 http://www.tombstonegemshow.info

WILLIAMS: 14th Annual Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo – Williams Rodeo Grounds, the real working cowboys get together and put on a big rodeo for themselves, rodeo performances start daily at 1pm, dance Friday and Saturday, $5, kids 10 & under free, 928-853-6495 or http://www.williamschamber.com/

June 18-19, 2011

ELGIN/SONOITA/PATAGONIA: Annual Wine, Dine & Unwind Festival - taste Elgin’s wines and receive a commemorative glass, discounts at the B&Bs, stroll the art walk and open artist studios, ride a horse-drawn carriage, guided bike ride, nature walk or bird watching lecture, Mountain Empire of Southern Arizona Film Festival, discounts for dads, http://www.MountainEmpireWineAndDine.com

FLAGSTAFF: 9th 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 http://www.flagstaffmusicfestival.com

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 http://www.tombstonechamber.com

June 18-25, 2011

GRAND CANYON: 21st Annual Grand Canyon Star Party –South Rim, 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, 928-638-7967 or www.nps.gov/grca or http://tucsonastronomy.org/gcsp.html

June 20-25, 2011

Tsaile - 15th Annual Sheep is Life Celebration held at Diné College. A gathering for those who love sheep, wool, fiber arts and the diverse cultures that have maintained these lifeways for thousands of years, free events on Friday and Saturday feature hands-on demonstrations; Fiber Arts sales show; two sheep shows; wool grading, food tastings; programs for the whole family; and many other events, www.navajolifeway.org

June 20-24, 2011

TSAILE: 15th Annual Sheep is Life Celebration – Land Grant Program facilities and Rodeo Grounds, Diné College, a gathering for those who love sheep, wool, fiber arts and the diverse cultures that have maintained these lifeways for thousands of years, hands-on demonstrations; Fiber Arts sales show; sheep shows; wool grading, food tastings; programs for the whole family; and many other events, http://www.navajolifeway.org

June 23-26, 2011

CONCHO: 8th Annual Lavender Festival – 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

June 23-27, 2011

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, free, http://www.volleyball-festival.com

June 24-26, 2011

PHOENIX: 44th Annual Firecracker Sports Festival - Rose Mofford Sports Complexes, (9833 N. 25th Ave.), and Papago Softball Complex, (6201 E. Oak),  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 

June 25-26, 2011

FLAGSTAFF: 10th 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, http://www.flagfolkfest.org

PRESCOTT: 30th 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 http://www.prescottbluegrassfestival.com

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 http://www.bellrockartshows.com/

June 25-August 7, 2011

PAYSON: Key Ingredients: America by Food – Payson Public Library, Smithsonian exhibition of our country’s diverse regional cooking and eating traditions, includes exhibits, oral history projects and publications, food festivals and cook-offs, 602-257-0335 ext. 25 or http://www.azhumanities.org

June 29-July 4, 2011

PRESCOTT: 124th 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 http://www.worldsoldestrodeo.com 

June 30-Juy 2, 2011

PRESCOTT: Rodeo Dance – M&I Bank parking lot, 30th is family night, 1-2 is for 21 and older, 8 pm – 1 am, 928-445-3103 or www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

June 30-July 3, 2011

CONCHO: 8th Annual Lavender Festival – 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

June 30-July 4, 2011

KAYENTA: 4th of July Rodeo – Kayenta Community Rodeo Grounds, includes all Indian Rodeo, Junior Rodeo, country western dances, roping classic, celebrating Kayenta’s 100 year anniversary, 602-284-2164 or http://www.kayentarodeo.com

WILLIAMS: Railhead Shooting Competition – Williams Shooting Range, with the Arizona Cowboy Shooters Assoc., includes shooting range, vendors and event banquet at the Wild West Junction, http://www.acsainc.com

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