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Annual Prescott Fine Art & Wine Festival: May 11 & 12

  • Come to Prescott Courthouse Plaza on May 11 and 12 to meet the artists and buy original works in many mediums, including: painting, sculpture, photography, fiber art, jewelry and more.

Smoki Museum Southwest Indian Arts Festival: June 8 & 9

  • This year’s annual Southwest Indian Arts Festival is being brought indoors to the Grace Sparks Activity Center (824 E. Gurley St.), with over 40 selling & demonstrating vendors.

Chaparral MusicFest: May 28 to June 16

  • Arizona's own Chaparral MusicFest announces the schedule of workshops and concerts for its 7th season, from May 28 to June 16, including several exciting new additions for 2013.

Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale: May 25-27

  • This year will mark the Phippen Museum's 39th Annual Western Art Show and Sale in Prescott, Arizona, and outstanding artists from across the country are making plans to be here on Memorial weekend, May 25–27.

Whiksey Off-Road Mountain Bike Race Purse Increased to $40,000

  • SHO-AIR International, a global transportation and asset management company, is proud to come on board as a "Pro Cash Increase" sponsor for the 2013 Whiskey Off-Road endurance mountain bike event and community concert.

Prescott Film Festival Holds Sci Fi Mini Fest April 19-21

  • Prescott Film Festival screens several sci fi flicks and hosts multiple workshops. Rod Roddenberry, son of legendary Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, will attend the screening of his autobiographical "Trek Nation".

$35,000 Cash Purse for Prescott's Whiskey Off-Road Bike Race, Apr. 26-28

  • Epic Rides is proud to announce the 10th Annual Whiskey Off-Road Mountain Bike Event, one of the premier mountain bike events in the country.

5th Annual Chalk it Up! Prescott: April 20-21

  • Release your inner artist this spring at the 5th Annual Chalk it Up! event in Prescott, April 20 and 21.

2013 Eggstravaganza at Heritage Park Zoo: March 31

  • Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is hosting the sixth annual Eggstravaganza! Gates will open at 10am on Sunday, March 31st.

Registration Open for Whiskey Off-Road Mountain Bike Race in Prescott

  • Amateur registration for the Whiskey Off-Road endurance mountain bike event opened January 1st. Much like Geoff Kabush’s arrival to the finish line in 2012, registration has been rolling in at record pace. With an amateur field limit of 1,850 registrants, Epic Rides suspects the event will reach capacity faster than ever before.

    The Whiskey Off-Road will celebrate its tenth annual April 26th - April 28th in Prescott, Arizona. Since its humble beginnings of 200 participants in the back alley of High Gear Bike Shop, the event has grown to become a top five sporting event in Prescott and one of the most significant cash purse opportunities in the history of Pro Mountain biking worldwide.

2012 Fall Zoo Camp at Heritage Park Zoo in Prescott

  • Join Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary this fall for an exciting and fun experience at Fall Zoo Camp. This year's theme is Animal Tales: The 3 Bears, the Big Bad Wolf, Crafty Coyote. Animals have long had important places in stories throughout the ages. Come learn about how animals in Fables, Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends translate to real animal characteristics. Camp runs the week of October 8–12.

Ring in the New Year with Prescott's 2nd Annual Boot Drop

  • Prescott, AZ – On Monday, December 31st, 2012, downtown Prescott will be the site for the 2nd Annual New Year's Eve Boot Drop event, presented by Prescott Honda and York Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. At 10pm and midnight, a 6-foot illuminated cowboy boot will be slowly lowered down The Palace Building's 40-foot flagpole to ring in the New Year. Last year's inaugural event drew thousands of people.

Acker Night 2012

  • Prescott, AZ (Nov. 7, 2012) – Shops and galleries in downtown Prescott will kick off the holiday season by opening their doors to an incredible array of musical talent—everything from blues, big band, folk, and steel drum bands to Celtic, pop, and more. On Friday, December 7 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, more than 100 acts at more than 100 venues will showcase their music in the businesses around Courthouse Plaza. The J. S. Acker Musical Showcase is one of Prescott’s most beloved Christmas events.

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Top 10 Things to Do and See in Prescott

  • Prescott, Arizona (October 24, 2012): Fun and adventure await in Prescott, Arizona. The following is a listing of popular you-won’t-want-to-miss explorations in Arizona’s territorial capital.

Halloween Events Bring Affordable Frights and Fun to Prescott

  • Prescott, AZ (Oct. 17) - October brings with it a new color palette as the leaves turn, the nights grow chillier and the smell of wood smoke drifts on the evening breeze. While kids prepare their Halloween costumes (and parents prepare for bellyaches from too much candy), revelers get ready for a host of seasonal events. Following is a selection of events and activities in Prescott to help you celebrate All Hallow's Eve.

Annual ZooFest at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, Oct. 20

  • Join Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary for its annual ZooFest celebration. This event will take place on October 20, 2012 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at HPZS. Festivities include games, special animal feedings, crafts, animal encounters, special demonstrations, concessions and much more.

    During this event we will also be holding a canned food drive for the Yavapai Food Bank. Anyone who brings in a canned food item will receive $1 off admission. Limit of one can per person. For more information please contact call 928-778-4242 or visit

Day of the Dead: “Dia de los Muertos” Celebration At Smoki Museum in Prescott October 28

  • Prescott, AZ (Oct. 10, 2012) – The Smoki Museum is pleased to present the 5th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Prescott. This year's celebration includes Mariachi Lucerna, Ballet Folkloric, traditional foods, a procession into the Yavapai Citizen's Cemetery, altar presentations and much more.


    Join us for a day filled with music, dance, margaritas, cerveza, food, and vendors like Mata Ortiz pottery, SueZ’s baked goods, and Dancing Skeleton. Schedule of events follows below.

Highlands Center for Natural History Expanding Free, Guided Walks to City of Prescott

  • Prescott, AZ (Oct. 2, 2012) - The Highlands Center for Natural History and the City of Prescott—through a Yavapai County Community Foundation grant—will offer guided naturalist walks at both Watson Lake and the Constellation Trail every Wednesday at 10:00 am in October and November.

    The walks will alternate between the two locations from week to week, and while they are free, parking fees at Watson Lake Park and the Constellation Trailhead may apply (though the City waives parking fees on Wednesdays).

34th Annual Folk Music Festival at Sharlot Hall Museum, Oct. 6 & 7

  • The grounds at Sharlot Hall Museum will be trilling with the sound of guitars, mandolins, banjos and fiddles on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, as we welcome the 34th Annual Folk Music Festival. Four stages (the Sharlot Hall Museum Theater, Gazebo, Amphitheater and Showcase Stage) will host these esteemed artists from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday.

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