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Things To Do In Arizona – August 2018

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Hi Friends,

 

Fresh off the press, here is the newsletter: “Things to Do in Arizona – August 2018”.

I hope that this email finds you able to stay cool and that you will be able to enjoy some of these activities.

 

Here are some more fun things to do in August in Arizona – I think there is something for everyone – from free concerts and open studios to rodeos and birding festivals!  I hope that you will find something that is perfect for you. I love getting feedback, so please let me know if you enjoyed any of these activities or if there are others that you think I should include.

 

On another note, I have been a real estate agent for 30 years and it is my full-time business.  If you are considering buying or selling a home I would welcome your call! You can also search for homes on my website at www.OnlineArizonaHomes.com

 

I love getting feedback, so please let me know if you enjoyed any of these activities or if there are others that you think I should include.  Have a great August!!

 


Event dates, times and locations are subject to change. Some events require tickets or may charge fees for attendance. Please check with event organizers before attending.


 

Ongoing until September 2nd  – Snowbowl’s Scenic Skyride -Snowbowl, Flagstaff – Memorial Day weekend kicks-off the summer season in Flagstaff and the easiest way to see northern Arizona is by taking the Skyride, ranger talks at the top, $13-19, 10 am – 4 pm, 928-779-1951 or http://www.arizonasnowbowl.com

 

 

Ongoing until September 1st –  Flashlight Tours – Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix.  Every Saturday from May 28th through September 1st bring the family to enjoy the self-paced stroll along the Garden’s Desert Discovery Trail that takes you to discovery stations where you will experience the plants, animals, sights and sounds of the desert night.  Please bring a flashlight and wear comfortable walking shoes, 7 pm on Saturdays, 480-941-1225  http://www.dbg.org

 

 

July 31st – August 7th  – 15th Annual Art Unraveled – Phoenix – Embassy Suites – Get in touch with your inner artist!   Join with others from around the world to participate in mixed media art workshops  9 am – 4:30 pm and there are evening workshops from 6:30-9:30 pm. The varied workshops instruct you in how to create projects using painting, drawing, jewelry making, book making, collage, journaling, metal clay, etc. Workshops are priced individually so that you can attend 1 or many workshops.  There is a shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, 8/4, 9 am – 3 pm, http://www.artunraveled.com  

 

 

August 3rd – First Friday Artwalk – Flagstaff- Downtown Flagstaff.  This is one of Northern Arizona’s premier arts events.  On the first Friday of each month the art galleries and businesses of downtown Flagstaff stay open from 4-8pm.  There are special arts exhibits, live music and more. http://flagartscouncil.org/artwalk/

 

 

August 3rd – Artlink First Friday Phoenix – Downtown Phoenix – Enjoy the spirit and culture of downtown Phoenix as you mingle with thousands of other residents and visitors. Tour art galleries, venues, and related spaces from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. every First Friday of the month. (Note: each art space has their own hours.) There is even a First Friday Trolley to help you get around!   Free.  https://artlinkphx.org/first-fridays/

 

 

August 3rd –  2018 Free Summer Concert Series–.Chandler Center for the Arts – Blaine Long and Rosas del Rey – Spend a night enjoying the sounds of country, rock, rhythm, and blues as local favorites Blaine Long and Rosas del Rey come to Chandler with their unique guitar, smooth percussion and soulful vocals. After releasing his ninth album and a successful audition on The Voice, Blaine Long brings bass guitarist Marcus Weeden, drummer David Libman and blues guitarist Drew Hall of Rosas del Rey – a blues and country band with a rock vibe to deliver the perfect tunes for a summer evening.  Arrive early and grab a glass of San Tan Brewery’s featured summer ale while we host country line dancing in the lobby led by Janet Wallace. This is one show not to be missed!  Seating is on a first come/first served basis. The concert starts at 7:30 pm. https://chandlercenter.org/events/series/free-summer-series

 

 

August 4th and August 5th – 18th  Annual Peach Mania Festival  – Willcox – Apple Annie’s Orchard – Who doesn’t love freshly picked peaches?  Start off your day with an all you can eat peach pancake breakfast (7:30 -10:30 am) then take a free wagon ride through the beautiful orchards.  You can pick your own peaches to take home with you or enjoy their delicious peach pie and ice cream. 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 or www.appleannies.com

 

 

August 4th –  August 5th – 69th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture  – Flagstaff – Museum of Northern Arizona – There will be more than 80 Navajo artists, storytellers and cultural interpreters from many clans present to give visitors a true feeling for the Navajo experience.  You will have an opportunity to meet basket makers creating works on-site, see rug weavers, silversmiths, potters, painters and listen to storytellers to learn about the Navajo “Beauty Way” philosophy of living in harmony. This family friendly weekend includes activities for the kids, $8 – 18.00, 9 am – 5 pm, 928-774-5213 or www.musnaz.org

 


Didn’t find anything of interest for this week – Check out the facebook page Things to do in Arizona for even more ideas and updates.


 

August 9th – August 11th – 31st Annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering – Prescott – Yavapai College Performance Hall – Spread out over three days and seven different venues more than 70 poets and old-time singers celebrate the oral traditions of the working cowboy, with a blend of traditional and contemporary poetry and music.  There will be free multiple daytime sessions and evening shows are $20 – $35.00 for headline performances, 928-776-2000 or 877-928-4253 or http://azcowboypoets.org

 

 

HummingbirdAugust 8th – August 12th – Southeast Arizona Birding Festival – Tucson – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels – Come to this festival for exciting monsoon birding, field trips & workshops with renowned leaders.  There will be socials and dinner programs featuring keynote speaker Bill Thompson III (fees vary) as well as free Nature Expo and kids’ activities.   http://tucsonaudubon.org/festival

 

 

August 11th – June 24th – Sunset Crater Volcano Solar and Star Party – Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument – Join in this summer for the 6th year of celebrating incredible dark skies and inspiring starscapes at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Whether you are an experienced stargazer, an amateur, or you have never looked through a telescope, our incredible volunteer astronomers and park rangers will be on hand to help you get the most out of the night skies.  Solar Viewing TBD.

Astronomy Presentation from 8:00–8:45 pm.

Telescope Viewing and Constellation Tours from 8:45–10:30

https://www.nps.gov/sucr/planyourvisit/summer-night-sky-events.htm

 

 

August 11th – August 12th  – 68th Annual Prescott Arts & Crafts Festival – Prescott – Courthouse Plaza – This juried art show features  120 artisans from throughout the West displaying and demonstrating work in painting, ceramic, metal art, woodworking, glass, fiber and jewelry.  There will be live music. Free, Sat. 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm, 928-445-2510 or www.mountainartistsguild.org  

 

 

August 11th  – August 12th  – Mountain Air Dressage Show  – Flagstaff – Fort Tuthill County Park – Equestrian dressage show, Olympic sport where horse and rider compete by riding a pattern in an arena, 100 competitors and 3 rings,  free, 7 am – 4 pm, 602-942-6062 or www.azdressage.org

 


If there is an event that you think that we should know about email me at David@OnlineArizonaHomes.com or visit our Facebook page and post a comment.


 

August 11th & August 12th – 18th Annual Peach Mania Festival  – Willcox – Apple Annie’s Orchard – Who doesn’t love freshly picked peaches?  Start off your day with an all you can eat peach pancake breakfast (7:30-10:30 am) then take a free wagon ride through the beautiful orchards.  You can pick your own peaches to take home with you or enjoy their delicious peach pie and ice cream. 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 or www.appleannies.com

 

 

Chandler Center for the Arts

August 17th –  2018 Free Summer Concert SeriesChandler Center for the Arts, Smooth Summer Sounds with Leonard Patton/Danny Green Trio – Be swept away by the smoky vocals of Leonard Patton and the Danny Green Trio for a relaxing night of cool jazz. This up-and-coming band meets at the intersection of jazz and the hits of such favorite pop artists as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and the Beatles.

Seating is on a first come/first served basis. The concert starts at 7:30 pm.   https://chandlercenter.org/events

 

 

August 16th – August 18th  – World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo – August Doin’s Rodeo – Payson –  For 135 years, Payson, Arizona has been celebrating the history and tradition of Pro-Rodeo. It is held the third weekend in August and it is considered the country’s Best Small Rodeo. Experience the sport of the Old West! Some of the world’s greatest professional cowboys and cowgirls compete for cash and prizes. $

http://www.paysonprorodeo.com/Event_Schedule.html

 

 

August 18th – August 19th – Mushroom Foray & Tasting – The Arboretum at Flagstaff. Find out the very important ways of identifying safe and unsafe mushrooms in Northern Arizona. Partake in a delicious sampling of mushroom appetizers provided by the head chef at Criollo and participate on a guided foray in Flagstaff. 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org

 

 

August 18th & August 19th – 18th Annual Peach Mania Festival  – Willcox – Apple Annie’s Orchard – Who doesn’t love freshly picked peaches?  Start off your day with an all you can eat peach pancake breakfast (7:30-10:30 am) then take a free wagon ride through the beautiful orchards.  You can pick your own peaches to take home with you or enjoy their delicious peach pie and ice cream. 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, 520-384-2084 or www.appleannies.com

 

 

August 18th – Children’s Music and Arts Festival – Flagstaff – Bushmaster Park -Come out and enjoy the puppet theatre, dance party, karaoke, crafts, sand castle building, origami, roaming magician and more.  All activities are FREE!! 10 am – 2 pm, 928-213-2312 or http://flagstaff.az.gov/recreation

 

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August 18th  – American Cancer Society’s Climb to Conquer Cancer – Flagstaff – Arizona Snowbowl – Join hundreds of climbers in this non-competitive event on a seven-mile walk up the paved road to Snowbowl, 7 am, 928-526-2896 or www.flagstaffclimb.com

 

 

August 18th – 7th Annual Prickly Pear Festival –Superior – Head east to the mining town of Superior for a day filled with everything Prickly Pear.  There is a morning hike in the desert and a breakfast with prickly pear syrup. Vendors will be selling prickly pear foods and wares.  You can learn how to use Prickly pears in your own cooking! Admission is free. 520 689-0200 http://www.superiorarizonachamber.org/events/seventh-annual-prickly-pear-festival/

 


If there is an event that you think that we should know about email me at David@OnlineArizonaHomes.com or visit our Facebook page and post a comment.


 

August 24th –  2018 Free Summer Concert Series – Chandler Center for the ArtsFinnegan Blue – Revel in the spirit of Americana as Finnegan Blue performs a night of Irish and Bluegrass originals as well as eclectic cover tunes spanning the Grateful Dead, The Pogues, Flogging Molly, Sublime, and Amy Winehouse.  Seating is on a first come/first served basis. The concert starts at 7:30 pm. https://chandlercenter.org/events/series/free-summer-series

 

 

August 25th – August 26th –  25th  Annual Family Cornfest, Arts & Crafts Fair – Phoenix – El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium -This fair takes place indoors with plenty of air conditioning so that you can take your time viewing the  60 arts & crafts exhibitors. You can buy fresh sweet corn, enjoy a meal with corn ($) and listen to music. Free admission and parking. 602-231-0300 or www.el-zaribah.org

 

 

August 25th – August 26th –   14th Annual Thunder Over Flagstaff Fly-In – Flagstaff Airport – Last year over 3,000 people came out to this event featuring homebuilt, warbirds & antique airplanes in this fly-in.  Additionally there is a car show, vendors, an antique tractor display, kids zone and pancake breakfast on Saturday. $20/family maximum, 8 am – 3 pm, 928-635-5280 or  http://www.eaachapter856.org/thunder/

 

 

August 25th – August 26th  – 21st Annual Flagstaff Open Studios – Flagstaff – Featuring more than 60 studios, the self-guided studio tour spotlights a variety of art media.  You can meet local art stars, including painters, sculptors, fiber arts, glass works, jewelers, photographers, stained glass, weavers and hands-on art projects for children, 10 am – 5 pm, 928-779-2300 or www.Flagstaff-Arts.org

 


Are you looking for even more ideas for things to do?  Visit Things to do in Arizona for even more ideas!


 

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As always, if you or someone you know, is interested in buying or selling real estate  I would love to be able to help you with that. For information on real estate in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area please visit my website where you can search for properties and find other interesting info about real estate. The market is really heating up and home prices are going up as inventory levels are dropping.   Just give me a call or send me an e-mail.

 

Cheers and Have a Great August!

 

David

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