• 132nd Annual World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo

    [August 18-20] August Doin's Rodeo features bull riding, calf roping & barrel racing among other competitions, PRCA sanctioned, considered the country's best small rodeo.

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  • 33rd Annual Grand Canyon Music Festival

    [August 25 through Saturday, September 10, 2016] Annual series of evening concerts, musicians from around the country, from jazz to classical.

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  • 12th Annual Phoenix Cooks

    [September 3, 2016] Spa, food enthusiasts sample fare from culinary experts in our own backyard, taste, sip and mingle with more than 50 of the best local chefs and restaurants, more than 30 wine, beer and mixology sampling booths, learn new recipes and techniques in classroom experiences and stage demonstrations, benefit.

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  • 24th Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park

    [September 3-5, 2016] Arts & crafts festival, featuring juried one-of-a-kind arts and fine crafts designed and shown by the exhibitor, also non-stop music by local and regional musicians, children's activities, food.

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What's Going On

You’re invited to Arizona’s best events. When? Any day, all year long. You’ll always find exciting events and unique experiences throughout the state. Whether you’re jumping aboard the magical Polar Express train to visit Santa, enjoying a day in the park at a festival, or strutting your favorite boots at the world’s oldest continuous rodeo, there’s always something lively and entertaining going on in Arizona.

American Indian Culture

Discover American Indian culture in Arizona at events throughout the state. Celebrate each tribe at events such as artist exhibitions, festivals, rodeos, and more. Read More »

American Indian Culture

Art, Culture & Performances

Find the best events to enjoy Arizona’s arts scene. Go to the ballet, visit a museum, attend the theater and more! Read More »

Art, Culture & Performances

Competitive/Spectator Sports

Explore competitive and spectator sports in Arizona. Cheer on or compete in marathons, rodeos, horse shows, golf events, and more. Read More »

Competitive/Spectator Sports

Cowboy, Rodeo & Western

Discover how Arizona honors its Wild, Wild West heritage and how our pioneering spirit translates to today with cowboy, western, and rodeo events. Read More »

Cowboy, Rodeo & Western

Fairs & Festivals

Searching for a reason to celebrate? Arizona offers fairs and festivals held for cultures, food, arts and crafts, holidays, historical events, and more. Read More »

Fairs & Festivals

Family

Find family fun events in Arizona ranging from plays, music, nature and food festivals, parades, art – the options are endless. Read More »

Family

Food, Wine & Beer

Do you have a taste for adventure? Whether you’re craving Mexican, Japanese, beer, or BBQ, Arizona offers a variety of events sure to take you on a culinary journey! Read More »

Food, Wine & Beer

History & Heritage

From the Wild West to the varied cultural landscape of today, discover Arizona’s historic journey through art exhibitions, neighborhood tours, and museum events. Read More »

History & Heritage

Holiday

Search for special holiday events happening all around Arizona and start a new holiday tradition. Read More »

Holiday

Nature & Science

From the saguaro cactus-dotted Sonoran Desert to the Red Rocks of northern Arizona, discover Arizona’s natural beauty through hikes, tours, and festivals. Read More »

Nature & Science

Professional Sports Events

NFL, NHL, WNBA, NCAA – when it comes to professional sports, Arizona’s in a whole other league. Read More »

Professional Sports Events

Shows and Expos

Curious about what’s going on right now in Arizona? Head to the state’s hosted shows and expos, including artist, wedding, health and fitness, and more events. Read More »

Shows and Expos

Find your perfect event

Astonishing Sand Sculpting By World Renowned Artist Ray Villafane

Aug 1 - Aug 31

Astonishing Sand Sculpting By World Renowned Artist Ray Villafane

World renowned sculptor not only carves pumpkins for Carefree in the Fall, but has made an impact on the sand sculpting community, creating award winning larger-than-life sand sculptures for various attractions and events throughout the world, including Russia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Italy and now Carefree! free, 8 am - 8 pm, http://www.carefree.org/

Carefree, AZ

Carefree Desert Garden

Free
Route 66: Recent Creations, Retro Collections

Aug 1 - Nov 27

Route 66: Recent Creations, Retro Collections

Puts the everlasting allure of Route 66 into perspective, showing how the existing Route as well as the route of memory continue to inspire artists today, includes paintings; bronzes; contemporary photographs; and historic automobiles, postcards, and memorabilia from several private collections, http://www.westernmuseum.org

Wickenburg, AZ

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Marjorie Thomas: Arizona Art Pioneer

Aug 1 - Nov 27

Marjorie Thomas: Arizona Art Pioneer

Includes works of art from public and private collections, most of them never before exhibited, draws on a rich trove of archival material, including period photographs of her homestead, letters, and diaries, in 1929, Marjorie traveled with Western author Zane Grey on an expedition to the Rainbow Bridge, photographs and drawings from the journey are included, http://www.westernmuseum.org

Wickenburg, AZ

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Blowin' in the Wind

Aug 5 - Aug 30

Blowin' in the Wind

Exhibition pays tribute to this special time of year with a public reception on August 5 from 5 to 8 pm, as part of the First Friday program. Works by more than 30 artists will be featured and celebrated. The August exhibition includes paintings, ceramics, photography, mixed media, colored pencil, jewelry, sculpture, glass, and mixed media by some of our region’s most interesting artists, http://SedonaArtsCenter.org

Sedona, AZ

Sedona Arts Center

Show Low Main Street Farmers' Market & Art Walk

Aug 6 - Aug 27

Show Low Main Street Farmers' Market & Art Walk

Featuring local produce growers, food product producers, artisans and craftspeople, entertainment, Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm, 928-532-2680 or http://www.showlowfarmersmarket.com

Show Low, AZ

Festival Marketplace

Free
31st Annual Central Navajo Fair

Aug 23 - Aug 28

31st Annual Central Navajo Fair

Rodeos, parade, pageants, carnival, vendor village, performances, song & dance, Pow Wow, heavy metal show and country western dance, 928-313-2096 or https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCentralNavajoFair

Free

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