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Phoenix, Arizona July 2010 Events

This calendar of events for Phoenix, Arizona and nearby communities in July 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 event dates are occasionally changed, please confirm them in advance. Updates, additions and corrections to any Phoenix, AZ events are made at www.ArizonaGuide.com.

What to do in July in Phoenix


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Governor Brewer Reminds Travelers of Passport Requirement

PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer reminds Arizona citizens that 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, are 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. Information about requirements for special groups traveling abroad can be found at U.S. Customs and Border Protection: http://www.getyouhome.gov/html/lang_eng/eng_sa.html

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.


July 2010 Events in Phoenix, AZ


July 2-3, 2010

Mesa: Celebration of Freedom 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.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Maryvale: 2010 Light Up the Sky Festival Features various games, bouncers and activities designed for youth of all ages, then fireworks, free, 7-9 pm, 602-262-6275 or www.phoenix.gov/parks

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

Saturday, July 3, 2010

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

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM PRESENTS A DRUM WORKSHOP THAT CAN'T BE BEAT: "BUILD A RHYTHM" Drums and drumming are something that most cultures share—and all kids love. On every Saturday this July 3,10,17, and 24, Phoenix area children ages 8-11and parents/caregivers can explore drums and drumming traditions from around the globe in a two-hour interactive workshop called "Build a Rhythm: Making Drums from Around the World" to be held at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in north Phoenix.  
   
The program is presented by MIM in conjunction with two other local organizations, the Arizona Rhythm Connection (AZRC) and Ear Candy. It is the first of many fun and fascinating youth education programs at MIM, Phoenix’s newest museum attraction, featuring instruments from every country in the world. “Build a Rhythm” brings participants even closer to musical instruments. Kids and adults will view instruments in MIM's galleries to learn about specific instruments in the museum's collection and then hand-craft and learn to play drums such as the Cuban Bongo, North American Lakota, African dondo, Portuguese Adufe, and Romanian buhai. And at the conclusion of the program, the beat goes on at a special concert for family and friends, given in the state-of-the-art MIM Music Theater, where the drum makers will perform on the instruments they have created.

The workshop is based on the Roots of Rhythm curriculum created by ethnomusicologist and music educator Dr. Craig Woodson, and will be led by AZRC founder Frank Thompson. While crafting each drum, workshop participants will also learn about the culture where that drum originates. It was Ear Candy founder and president Nate Anderson who brought MIM and AZRC together. A Phoenix-based non-profit organization, Ear Candy is devoted to providing kids with access to music education at a time when public school music programs are rapidly disappearing. Musical Instrument Museum education manager Sarah Weber added, "Our 'Build a Rhythm Workshops' beautifully connect the drums in our museum exhibits with the drums workshop participants will create and then learn to play. The children will also have an exciting opportunity to actually perform before an audience on our Theatre stage. Combining music education, hands-on learning, and the performing arts is what MIM is all about and these workshops are the perfect expression of this."

Saturdays at MIM: July 3, 10, 17, and 24, 10:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. each day. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050

Registration: Individual workshops are $35 per person and includes museum admission. (One adult can register up to two children, ages 8-11 per workshop.) All four workshops: $120 per person ($20 savings), if purchased at the same time. To register, call 480.478.6001, or go to https://tickets.themim.org/default.asp?cgcode=2 For questions, email [email protected]

Independence Day, Sunday, July 4, 2010: Fireworks in Phoenix

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

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

Cottonwood: 11th Annual Fantastic Family Fourth of July in Cottonwood.Kids inflatable play and water rides, food, pie & watermelon eating contests, live entertainment, fireworks, free, 4-9 pm, www.ci.cottonwood.az.us or www.cottonwoodchamberaz.org

Maricopa: 5th Annual Great American BBQ 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

Phoenix: 25th Annual Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix Fourth Two stages of entertainment, Kids World area, classic car exhibit, vendors, free, 6-9:30 pm, 602-262-6862 or www.phoenix.gov

Pinetop: Fireworks over Sunrise Lake in Pinetop. his year, the Fireworks over Sunrise Lake- Sunrise Park Resort, dusk, 800-772-7669 ext. 2303 or www.sunriseskipark.com

Tempe: 11th Annual Family Fun Day in Tempe. Tempe Fourth of July event 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.

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: Hometown 4th of July An “All American Holiday” with one of the biggest parades in Northern Arizona at 6 pm parade, the Arizona Vintage baseball League Exhibition game following the parade, local Rotary BBQ, Kiwanis Korn Roast ice cream social at the Methodist Church, and other family activities, 928-635-1418 or 800-863-0546 or www.williamschamber.com

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

Saturday, July 10, 2010

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

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.

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 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

THROW-DOWN PROFESSIONAL BOXING Stars of the Future at Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, AZ. Doors Open: 5:00 pm, Fight Time:7:00pm. Tickets: VIP (Row 1 ) $80, Ring Side ( Rows 2-3 ) $65, Reserved ( Rows 4-13 ) $50, General Admission ( B-Ring ) $30. No service fees. Free parking. No price increase day of event. Tickets available at the Celebrity Theater Box Office. To charge by phone call 602-267-1600 ext.1. An October 18, 2009 Arizona Republic article had this to say about the last THROW-DOWN Professional Boxing event at Celebrity Theater. "If Phoenix boxing rises again, it will be the city's own fighters who will lead it. Two of the more promising of those fighters laid that foundation Saturday night at the THROW-DOWN's 'Phoenix Rising' boxing event Saturday night at the 2,650-seat Celebrity Theatre, which was almost three-quarters full by the end of the night." Weigh-ins are open to the public and will take place at 5PM on Friday July 9th at the following location: Hazelwood's 1st Place Sports Grill, 3626 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018, (602) 957-2462. Fight Card subject to change. Celebrity Theater is conveniently located on 32nd St, just 4 blocks south of the Loop 202 freeway, in Phoenix. For directions and more information visit: http://www.celebritytheatre.com or http://www.throwdownboxingaz.com/home.htm

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM PRESENTS A DRUM WORKSHOP THAT CAN'T BE BEAT: "BUILD A RHYTHM" Drums and drumming are something that most cultures share—and all kids love. On every Saturday this July 3,10,17, and 24, Phoenix area children ages 8-11and parents/caregivers can explore drums and drumming traditions from around the globe in a two-hour interactive workshop called "Build a Rhythm: Making Drums from Around the World" to be held at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in north Phoenix. Saturdays at MIM: July 3, 10, 17, and 24, 10:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. each day. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050. Registration: Individual workshops are $35 per person and includes museum admission. (One adult can register up to two children, ages 8-11 per workshop.) All four workshops: $120 per person ($20 savings), if purchased at the same time. To register, call 480.478.6001, or go to https://tickets.themim.org/default.asp?cgcode=2 For questions, email [email protected]

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sedona Psychic/Holistic Fair, 9AM to 5PM at the Poco Diablo Resort - 1752  State Road 179 - Sedona, AZ 86336 - Phone- (517) 214-4592. COST - $5.00 each for admission but NO admission charge to all of the FREE lectures ever y hour throughout the day, and drawings for free readings and sessions, CDs, books, DVDs, and angel cards.   All readings/sessions are 15 minutes. Each vendor sets their own fee for a reading/session. Purchase x amount of tickets at the door and use them for a reading/session with the vendor of your choice. We DO accept credit cards. Vendors of jewelry, healing tools, and other physical merchandise need to be paid in currency other than tickets. Psychics and healers will be on hand to merge their energies for an unforgettable day.  Experience unique and high level healing modalities,  aura photography, Ki Healing, sound healing,  EFT, psychic mediums,  astrology, chakra balancing, tarot, numerology  and more!  Vendors will be on hand too, selling mystical gifts and more.  LIVE music too  Hosting this event is  Dyan Garris - a bestselling author, international clairvoyant counselor, trance channel medium, #1 charting New Age musician, and expert in the field of chakra balance and manifesting beyond the Law of Attraction.  Please call Publicist with interview requests for Ms. Garris. (520) 399-1969.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Phoenix: MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM PRESENTS A DRUM WORKSHOP THAT CAN'T BE BEAT: "BUILD A RHYTHM" Drums and drumming are something that most cultures share—and all kids love. On every Saturday this July 3,10,17, and 24, Phoenix area children ages 8-11and parents/caregivers can explore drums and drumming traditions from around the globe in a two-hour interactive workshop called "Build a Rhythm: Making Drums from Around the World" to be held at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in north Phoenix. Saturdays at MIM: July 3, 10, 17, and 24, 10:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. each day. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050. Registration: Individual workshops are $35 per person and includes museum admission. (One adult can register up to two children, ages 8-11 per workshop.) All four workshops: $120 per person ($20 savings), if purchased at the same time. To register, call 480.478.6001, or go to https://tickets.themim.org/default.asp?cgcode=2 For questions, email [email protected]

Thursday, July 22, 2010

44th Annual Summer Band Concert Series Glendale. 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.

July 23-24, 2010

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

July 24-25, 2010

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/

National Day of the Cowboy events on July 24, 2010

National Day of the Cowboy Celebration in Apache Junction. This Arizona event is held 5 miles north of Apache Junction. There are also multiple events in 3 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

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

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

Saturday, July 24, 2010

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.

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

Phoenix: MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM PRESENTS A DRUM WORKSHOP THAT CAN'T BE BEAT: "BUILD A RHYTHM" Drums and drumming are something that most cultures share—and all kids love. On every Saturday this July 3,10,17, and 24, Phoenix area children ages 8-11and parents/caregivers can explore drums and drumming traditions from around the globe in a two-hour interactive workshop called "Build a Rhythm: Making Drums from Around the World" to be held at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in north Phoenix. Saturdays at MIM: July 3, 10, 17, and 24, 10:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. each day. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050. Registration: Individual workshops are $35 per person and includes museum admission. (One adult can register up to two children, ages 8-11 per workshop.) All four workshops: $120 per person ($20 savings), if purchased at the same time. To register, call 480.478.6001, or go to https://tickets.themim.org/default.asp?cgcode=2 For questions, email [email protected]

GRUDGE Fight gear proudly presents DESERT QUEST - YOUNGBLOOD CHAMPIONSHIP Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Submission Grappling -Takedown Broadway Recreation Center - 59 E. Broadway Rd, Mesa. "Winners will receive Swords" Weight Ins start at 9:00am-12:00pm. Tournament starts at 12:30pm (Same day weight ins). The academy that wins the overall tournament Adults and Kids & Teens, GI & No Gi divisions will receive a DESERT QUEST CHAMPIONSHIP 3-piece samurai sword set. Adults & Teens & Kids will now receive a DESERT QUEST CHAMPIONSHIP tournament certificate. Kids & Teens will be double elimination matches. Adults 1st winners receive a sword, and 2nd, 3rd receives medals. Teens & Kids, 1st, 2nd, 3rd winners will receive a Sword. Pre-Registration (pay pal) and receive a free Competition T-shirt. Adults Competitors entry fee: $35.00 for one division or $50.00 for both division, Kids and teens Competitors entry fee: $25.00 for one division for both $35.00 Event Directions to the tournament: From I-10 (North or South) -Take US 60 East - Take Ramp toward S.     Country Club Dr. (AZ-87) - Go 0.3 mi - Turn left on S. Country Club Dr. - Go 1.4 mi - Turn Right on Broadway Rd. - Go 0.1 mi - Turn Right on Broadway Rd. - Go 0.6 mi - Arrive at 59 E. Broadway Rd. Mesa, on the right. From loop     101 (North or South) - Take ramp onto US-60 East - go 2.9 mi - Take Ramp toward S. Country Club Dr. (AZ-87) - Go 0.3 mi - Turn left on S. Country Club Dr. - Go 1.4 mi - Turn Right on Broadway Rd. - Go 0.1 mi - Turn Right on Broadway Rd. - Go 0.6 mi - Arrive at 59 E. Broadway Rd. Mesa, on the right.. For tournament information: Please contact (480) 782-6800 or E-mail: [email protected] www.desertquestchampionship.com. If interested in competing in Mauy Thai competitions please contact: Bob Karmel at (602) 549-4866 or [email protected] All competitors that are competing must report at 9:00am day of the event for weight ins at the Broadway Recreation Center.

Saturday July 31, 2010

RAGE IN THE CAGE at the Celebrity Theater Phoenix, AZ. Doors Open: 5:00 pm, Fight Time: 7:00pm. Fight Card subject to change. Celebrity Theater is conveniently located on 32nd St, just 4 blocks south of the Loop 202 freeway, in Phoenix. For directions and more information visit: http://www.celebritytheatre.com or www.rageinthecage.com

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