Labor Day is almost here! A three-day weekend away from work and to have a little extra time to relax, or get some extra things done around the house, or even go out of town for a quick getaway.
If you’re planning on staying in Prescott this weekend for the Holiday and are looking for some things to do – or perhaps you have family and friends coming to you for Labor Day for their getaway and you’re looking for some things to do together for entertainment – here are some events going on in town this weekend to keep you occupied.
Edible Landscape with Trees and Berries
When: Saturday, August 31st from 9:30AM – 10:30AM
Where: Watters Garden Center, 1815 W Iron Springs Rd, Prescott, AZ 86305
What: “Have your landscape and eat it, too! We’ll share the tips, tricks, and recipes that make for a better, healthier and tastier landscape. Plant experts will be on hand after the class that specializes in fruiting designs that can be eaten after planting.
Water Lantern Festival
When: Saturday, August 31st from 4:30PM – 930PM
Where: Watson Lake, 3101 N AZ-89, Prescott, AZ 86301
What: “Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven’t met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience. Enjoy Food Trucks, music, and fun, and design your own lantern.
Sugar and The Mint Performance
When: Saturday, August 31st from 7PM – 9:30PM
Where: Elks Theater & Performing Arts Center, 117 E Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 86301
What: “All Elks Theatre net proceeds benefit the Community Outreach and Scholarship Program! Sugar and the Mint’s spirited take on folk and bluegrass excites audiences across the country. The band synthesizes genres into a sparkling repertoire of original songs, balancing first-time singalong hooks with robust musicality. Sugar and the Mint’s unique vocal approach features complex, ethereal harmonies supporting accessible melodies. Informed by everything from bluegrass to baroque to current pop and country, the traditional blend of guitar, violins, mandolin and bass instrumentation is anything but standard-fare acoustic music.”
When: Saturday, August 31st from 7PM – 10PM
Where: Ken Lindley Field, 702 E Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 86301
What: “Two vintage baseball teams from the Valley will be combining to play a match of 1860-rules baseball against the hometown Prescott Champions. You will definitely recognize this early play as baseball and will surely enjoy the quirky rules and customs. You’ll learn about the original Champions of the 1870s, some of the terms and language of the era, as well as getting to cheer on both clubs as they score their “aces” or make spectacular plays in the field. There will be baseball trivia questions (win baseball cards!!!!), chances to handle century + old bats and mitts, and who knows, perhaps a chance to actually hit (using our authentic reproduction bats) against 19th century, underhand pitching!! And, with all this going on, you’ll probably work up an appetite, so walk across Washington St. to a food truck we’ll have available. Although night games were not played in the 1860s, we’re bending the authenticity rules a bit to allow for a chance to watch some fun baseball without worrying about the heat. Should you have questions please contact Ace at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website is currently being created!”
Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers Labor Day Weekend Concert
When: Monday, September 2nd from 1PM – 8PM
Where: Grand Highland Courtyard, 154 S. Montezuma St, Prescott, AZ 86303
What: Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers play Rock, Americana, Southwest Rock, and Alt-Country. They will also have special guest Kaileena Martin.
If none of these things sound like something you’re interested in, don’t forget we live in a gorgeous town! Take a hike on one of the innumerable trails that make up our recreational areas. Rent some kayaks at Watson or Goldwater Lake and relax in the sun. Walk around downtown and enjoy the thrift stores, art galleries, great food and drink, and beautiful square. Though the weekend will be a little warm as far as weather goes, it’s a great time to soak up the last rays of summer. Fall will be here before we know it!