Events in Prescott for the Fourth of July



Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Dances

Thu. 06/28 – Sat. 06/30, 8pm-1am

BMO Harris Bank Parking Lot 

Kick up your heels and have an amazing time at this annual eodeo dance. $5

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Disney’s Aladdin Jr. 

Fri. 06/29 & Sat. 06/30, times vary

Franklin Phonetic Primary School

One Stage Family Theatre is proud to present “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” Come watch and be transported to a whole new world with this amazing under 18 cast.

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The Gadabouts, Music & Entertainment

Fri. 06/29, 3pm

Prescott Valley Public Library

The Gadabouts will be performing country, folk, bluegrass, old-time mountain music and novelty songs. Billy, Jim, Steve, Bill and Harvey have been entertaining for years and the variety of instruments will astound and amaze you.

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“Nashville Gold” 50 Years of Country Music

Fri. 06/29, 7pm

Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center

Featuring the music of the greatest country artists of all time. Each facet of country music is included from everyone’s favorite kings and queens of country to musical outlaws, urban cowboys and honky-tonk heroes. $22-$25

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Kiwanis Club of Prescott 77th Annual Kiwanis Kiddie Parade

Fri. 06/29, 9am

Cortez Street starting a Goodwin Street 

Children 12 and younger and pets under 300 pounds will vie for top honors in 20 different categories. Best in each category are invited to ride on the Kiwanis Frontier days Float the following day.

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Prescott Rodeo Days Fine Art & Crafts Show

Sat. 06/30 & Mon. 07/02, 9am-end varies 

Courthouse Plaza

Enjoy the 38th Annual Prescott Rodeo Days Fine Arts and Craft Show under the cool American Elm trees at Prescotts Courthouse Plaza downtown.

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‘Watercolor and Mixed Media Portraiture’ with Lupe Galvan

Sat. 06/30 & Sun. 07/01, 9am-4pm

Mountain Artists Guild

This workshop will focus on a classical approach to drawing as a foundation for portrait painting, followed by ideas of color relationships, washes, dry brush and mixed media techniques to bring your portrait to realization.

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Naturalist Walks

Sat. 06/30, 8:30am

Highlands Center for Natural History

Join John Mangimeli for a Naturalist Walk on the Highlands Center trails! The walk will take approximately 1.5 hours and will involve a moderate incline. 

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Gheral Brownlow Memorial 10K

Sat. 06/30, 5:30am

Brownlow Trail 

This is a scenic and challenging run on the Brownlow Trail in Pioneer Park in Prescott Arizona. Views of Granite Mtn, Mingus Mtn, Thumb Butte, Bill Williams Mtn, San Francisco Peaks, Watson and Willow Lakes. 

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Totally Tomatoes: Grow the Best

Sat. 06/30, 9:30am

Watters Garden Center

Students learn which varieties work best for their growing conditions and garden space, bugs to watch for, diseases, companion plants, and garden advice that increases the harvest this year.

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Prescott International Folkdancers

Sun. 07/01, 3pm

First Congregational Church

Prescott International Folkdancers will help you learn dances from several different countries. $3

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Babbitt Ford 5th Annual Ford Classic Car Show​

Sun. 07/01, 10am-2pm

Babbit Ford Lincoln

The event includes 14 classes, live music, a free BBQ lunch, and awards. 

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Prescott Ranks in Top 10 for Wellbeing

Recently, Gallup Organization conducted a study to determine cities that rank highly in wellbeing. Prescott, AZ has ranked 9 in that list, raking 4 in the community category.

This study focused on the following elements of wellbeing: Purpose, Physical, Community, Financial, and Social. This speaks volumes about how desirable Prescott is, not only for our landscapes and weather, but for the health and values of our community. Not only does this study support the appeal to retire in Prescott, but shows that it is an ideal town for raising families and experiencing life fully.

Read more about this ranking here:

Smart Home Technology: Right For Your Home?

If you are thinking of selling, buying, or simply upgrading your home, consider the values of adding Smart Home technology. This article lays out the different features and benefits surrounding this topic. Read about security, energy savings, convenience and other categories that could increase your property value.

Read “Is a Smart Home Practical in 2018” here:

Hot Air Balloon Festival and other Events This Weekend

Highlighted Event: Mile High Hot Air Balloon Festival

Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend with Yavapai County’s biggest hot air balloon festival! Eat, drink, listen to live music, and experience the night glow balloons under the Prescott stars. For more information, visit

Other Events This Weekend:

The Comedy of Errors by

William Shakespeare

Thurs. 06/14-Sun. 06/17, times vary

Prescott Center for the Arts

A story that follows two sets of twins through a series of mistaken identities, mishaps and false accusations in addition to puns and word play.

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Summer Concert Series

Fri. 06/15, 6:30-8:30pm

Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza

Enjoy Prescott’s Concert Series under the cool American elm trees at our Historic Courthouse Plaza.

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Star Party at Acker Park

Fri. 06/15, 8:30-9:30pm

421 S. Virginia St.

Please join with the City of Prescott Recreational Services and Friends of Acker park for this educational outing. Bring flashlight, cusion or chair, weather permitting.

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Shakespeare in the Pines – Twelfth Night

Fri. 06/15, 6-9pm

Highlands Center Amphitheater

With catered appetizers from El Gato Azul as well as craft beers, wine, coffee and dessert. Presented

by Lamb Cadillac. Fund raiser to support the center’s nature-based programs for children.

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Third Friday Chamber Music Series

Fri. 06/15, 3:30-4:30pm

Prescott Public LibraryA special performance provided by four of the principal players of their sections from the Chandler Symphony and friends.

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9th Annual Prescott Film Festival

Fri. 06/15 & Sat. 06/16, times vary

Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

The Prescott Film Festival includes 50+ films, 19 film programs, 8 Free Workshops, 10 international films, 2 classic films, and much more.

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Battle of Belleau Wood

100th Anniversary / Exhibit

Fri. 06/15 – Sun. 06/17, 10am-4pm

Sharlot Hall Museum

Special Marine Corps League Exhibit of Vintage World War I Equipment, Weapons, Uniforms, History and More!

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Journeys in Spirit 2018 Native Art Exhibition

Fri. 06/15 – Sun. 06/17, times vary

Tis Art Center

Brings together artists from many Native cultures including the Acoma, Apache, Choctaw, Dine’, Hopi, Yaqui, Yavapai and Zuni.

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Museum Lecture Series: Geology

of the Prescott Region

Sat. 06/16, 2-3pm

Sharlot Hall Museum

Join Phil Blacet, PhD, as he discusses two billion years of geologic history in one lesson at the June installment of the Museum Lecture Series.

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Led Zepagain

Sat. 06/16, 7pm

Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center

Zepagain will be the closest thing that you will ever see to a live Led Zeppelin performance!  Come and enjoy an evening of great music.

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Touchmark Trekkers

Sat. 06/16, 8-11am

Touchmark Health & Fitness Club

Explore local trails and enjoy quarterly excursions to more distant areas.  Three beginning hikes each month open to the public.

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Walker Day!

Sat. 06/16,11am-2pm

Walker Fire Department

Walker Fire Dept. Annual Fundraiser, asking your readers to come join us for food, folks and fun at our Walker Day fund raiser.

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Veteran Women’s Expo

Sat. 06/16, 9am-2pm

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University\

This no-cost, one-day event is for women who have served or are currently serving in the military. This event will include breakfast and lunch, raffle prizes, breakout sessions and exhibitors.

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Day Trip Itinerary: Montezuma’s Castle & Montezuma’s Well

Looking to explore Northern Arizona this weekend? Head to Montezuma’s Castle and Montezuma’s Well this weekend for a bit of Native American history.

To start, pack a bag with some snacks, water, sunscreen, a protective hat, and your camera. There won’t be a lot of hiking, and there is plenty of shade, but it is always best to be prepared when exploring outside.

Start your day early and start your trip through Page Springs, making a stop at the Page Springs Hatchery ( for a quick and beautiful walk. This is especially fun with kids!

Head to Montezuma’s Castle and be sure to bring some cash for entry. Walk through the park yourself on a self guided tour, or tag along with one of many tours given. For more information head to

For lunch, stop for a fry bread snack on your way from the castle, or head to one of any restaurants close by:

For a cowboy cookout experience, head to Babe’s Round Up

For comfort food, head to Nikki’s Grill

After lunch, head to Montezuma’s Well for the second leg of your journey. Explore the trails in the nice shady grounds, keeping your eyes peeled for Sinagua Ruins.

On your way home, grab dinner in Cottonwood’s historic downtown.

For wood-fired pizza, head to Bocce, a top rated restaurant.

For delicious BBQ with a great outdoor space, head to Colt 804

Enjoy your trip!

Party in the Pines and Other Events This Weekend

Party in the Pines and More Events This Weekend


Historic Downtown Walking Tours “Where It All Began”

Fri. 06/01 – Sun. 06/03, 10am

Chamber’s Visitor Information Center

Learn a bit of Prescott’s historic past and present with the Historic Downtown Walking Tours. The tours are Free and appreciate donations.

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Chamber Music Fundraiser for Yavapai Food Bank

Fri. 06/01, 1pm

Mountain Oak School

This interactive clinic for all levels and all instruments is designed to hone your small ensemble rehearsal skills. Free to the public with a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Yavapai Food Bank.

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Quilts of the High Desert Quilt Show

Fri. 06/01 & Sat. 06/02, times vary

Prescott Valley Events Center

Over 300 quilts will be on display throughout the show. A “small quilts” auction will take place on Saturday at 1pm. The Opportunity Quilt “Fiesta Mexico” raffle takes place on Saturday at 3pm. $5

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Getting The Laughs You Need

Fri. 06/01, 7pm

Elks Theater

David Granirer returns to Prescott for another night of hilarity and insight. David combined life experience, challenges and laughter. $15-$25

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Summer Concert Series on the Square

Fri. 06/01, 6pm-8pm

Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza

Enjoy blues or country music on select Fridays in the ambiance of beautiful downtown Prescott. Toucan Eddy will be the featured artist this Friday.

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45th Annual Folk Arts Fair

Sat. 06/02 & Sun. 06/03, times vary

Sharlot Hall Musuem

Young ‘n’ old will enjoy hands-on activities and demonstrations: make cornhusk dolls or punch tin, watch basketweaving, woodcarving, spinning, printmaking, and blacksmithing. Sing along to folk music as you discover a simpler time. $5-$9

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Party in the Pines

Sat. 06/02, 5pm-10pm

Prescott Mile High Middle School Football Field

Enjoy a wide selection of beer, great live music, food trucks, and games at this year’s festival. $40

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Spring Dance Recital

Sat. 06/02, 12pm & 4pm

Ruth Street Theater

Come see the Youth Dance and Ballet kids put on a wonderful show with Sleeping Beauty and Dancing Through the Decades. $10-$15

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All Our Exes Live in Texas

Sat. 06/02, 7pm

Elk’s Theatre

The Australian powerhouse quartet is a fantasy draft of Sydney’s finest singer-songwriters – Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts, and Georgia Mooney – here combining in four-part, indie-folk harmony heaven. $25-$40

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5-O 5k

Sat. 06/02, 8am

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

The third annual 5-O 5k is an event where you get to walk or run alongside our daily heroes.  These brave men and women make daily sacrifices to ensure protection and safety of our homes, loved ones and communities.  The least we can do is honor them during this family friendly, fun event.

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Prescott Antique Show and Vintage Market

Sun. 06/03, 9am-4pm

Prescott Rodeo Grounds

Come to the historic Prescott Rodeo Grounds, where vendors will offer a variety of antique and vintage architectural, rustic, western and repurposed items along with ephemera. jewelry and much more in both indoor and outdoor spaces. $3

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