Events

“Everybody’s Hometown” just loves to have a good time, so regular celebrations and events fill all twelve months of the calendar.

Dubbed “Arizona’s Christmas City,” Prescott sparkles for the holidays, with breathtaking light displays and parades, concerts and performances, and the World’s Largest Gingerbread Village.

Another signature event is Prescott Frontier Days, a week of events centered around the “World’s Oldest Rodeo”—held every July since 1888. In September the town hosts a Cowboy Poets Gathering that attracts bards and minstrels from throughout the West.

Popular sporting events bringing at least a thousand competitors to town include the Whiskey Row Marathon and Whiskey Off-Road Bike Races, a three-day endurance event.

On the art and culture calendar are the Phippen Museum Western Art Show, the Smoki Museum’s Summer Navajo Rug and Indian Art Auction and Southwest Indian Arts Festival, Prescott Fine Art and Wine Festival, Mountain Artists Guild Summer Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts, Prescott Bluegrass Festival, Tsunami on the Square, and the Prescott Film Festival.

This year the three-city Arizona Best Fest Centennial Celebration again kicks off in Prescott with Worlds Fair-style pavilions, events, and entertainment.

These are just some of the larger annual events in Prescott. Fact is, there’s almost always something going on; just check the downtown calendar of events.