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Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival – Winter

  • Downtown Carefree
    101 Easy Street Carefree, AZ
  • January 19, 2018 to January 21, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 837-5637
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Price: $3

The Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival features more than 155 juried fine artisans from throughout the United States and abroad.  Artists will participate displaying paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and ink; impressive small, medium and life-sized sculptures, sparkling hand blown glass, clay, metal, stone, wood, bronze, one-of-kind handcrafted jewelry, beautiful photography and much more!

This festival also combines fine art and fine craft with an elaborate collection of domestic and imported wines for tasting. For $10, patrons will receive an engraved souvenir wine glass with six tasting tickets; allowing them to enjoy their magnificent wine, while strolling through over 5,000 pieces of original artwork, all while the soothing sounds of live music float through the air.

Botanical Garden Tours

Desert Botanical Garden Flashlight Tours

  • Desert Botanical Garden
    1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ
  • July 8, 2017 to September 2, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday, Saturday
  • Phone: (480) 941-1225
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: Included with membership or paid Garden admission

Thursday and Saturday nights, join in on something different. Flashlight tours are a sensory adventure where you will see, hear and feel the desert night. The self-paced stroll along the main trail to more than 10 discovery stations is perfect for families and children of all ages. Don’t forget to bring your flashlight to see all the various discovery stations including the Desert Tortoise Discovery Station and Tarantula and Scorpion Discovery Station.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Event

Ocean of Light: Submergence

  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
    7374 East Second Street Scottsdale, AZ
  • July 7, 2017 to September 24, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: (480) 874-4666
  • Time: Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Price: $10 adults; $7 students; Free 15 and under

Immerse yourself in an ocean of light. Squidsoup’s installation uses light-based data visualization to create an augmented reality environment that challenges the spatial and the sculptural and provides a context for understanding just how immense data can be. Squidsoup is a U.K.-based collective consisting of Anthony Rowe, Gaz Bushell, Liam Birtles, Chris Bennewith and Oliver Bown.

(Photo: Paul Blakemore)

Musical Instrument Museum Event

Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces

  • Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
    4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ
  • July 7, 2017 to September 4, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 478-6000
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $7 with paid museum admission; $10 for exhibition only

Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces presents a collection of instruments featuring stunning inlay design created by the greatest contemporary North American inlay artists and luthiers. The exhibition is presented by MIM in partnership with the Maryland-based inlay company Pearl Works, with the majority of the pieces coming from the private collection of Larry Sifel (1948–2006), the company’s founder.

This special exhibition consists of guitars, banjos, and one ukulele, featuring inlaid artwork created from materials including abalone shell, mother-of-pearl, coral, gold, copper, wood, and others. These materials are manually fitted onto the instruments with diligent precision, transforming each one into a unique masterpiece.

Oldest Rodeo

130th Annual Prescott Frontier Days & World’s Oldest Rodeo


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The World’s Oldest Rodeo® honors legends from the past 130 years
Rodeo takes place from June 28 through July 4 in Prescott, AZ

PRESCOTT: Prescott Frontier Days, Inc. is pleased to present the 130th annual World’s Oldest Rodeo® in Prescott, Arizona. Independence Day and the Fourth of July week in Prescott is traditionally the busiest time of year that generates economic benefits for the entire region.
With world-class rodeo and family-friendly events occurring for almost seven straight days, the World’s Oldest Rodeo® is truly Prescott’s most anticipated event of the year. People come from all over the world to visit Prescott during Prescott Frontier Days and to be a part of rich-western culture and history that stems back to July 4, 1888.

This year, to honor the many legends who have been a part of our historic rodeo for the past 130 years, Prescott Frontier Days, Inc. is solely using images in advertising and promotions for the World’s Oldest Rodeo of past rodeo champions who have called Prescott home or became rodeo champions at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. With the significant milestone of 130 years, it is only appropriate to honor legends who live among us (now or in the past).

“It is truly an honor to have the tremendous pool of professional rodeo talent in our arena, year after year. It is exciting to honor the Legends Who Live Among Us this year,” said J.C. Trujillo, general manager of Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc.

The theme for the annual rodeo parade is Legends Live Among Us and will be held on Saturday, July 1 at 9 a.m. in downtown Prescott. Sponsored by Barrett Propane.

To kick off the parade in the proper way, Prescott Frontier Days, Inc. will be presenting the parade grand marshal with a rodeo legend Monty Henson (a.k.a. Hawkeye Henson) a three-time Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) world-champion saddle bronc rider.
Known for his flying dismount and infamous eagle feather in his hat, Hawkeye’s rodeo career was impressive to say the least…he won three world titles in 1975, 1976 and 1982 and place or won almost every major rodeo in the country. Inducted in the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1994.
With record attendance and sponsors at an all-time high, this year will be no exception of another successful week of world-class rodeo with family activities celebrating western history that makes Prescott shine.

The annual rodeo dance will be held in downtown Prescott at the BMO Harris bank parking lot on the corner of Sheldon and Montezuma. The dance will begin on Thursday, June 28 through Saturday, July 1. Thursday night is family night so bring your entire family to kick up your heels! Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Celebrate with us and we look forward to seeing you at the World’s Oldest Rodeo®!

Wednesday, June 28, 7:30 p.m. – Daily Courier
Thursday, June 29, 7:30 p.m. – Wrangler – Tough Enough to Wear Pink
Friday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. – Jack Daniels
*Saturday, July 1, 1:30 p.m. – Murphy’s Restaurant
Saturday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. – Coors/Canyon Distributing
Sunday, July 2, 7:30 p.m. – Country Bank
Monday, July 3, 7:30 p.m. – Ram/York
*Tuesday, July 4 – 1:30 p.m. – Pepsi

Happy Hearts Rodeo for Exceptional Children
June 28 – Prescott Rodeo Grounds

Rodeo Dance
June 29 through July 1, 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

BMO Harris bank parking lot (Downtown Prescott)
303 N. Montezuma, Prescott

Kiwanis Kiddie Parade

June 30, 8:30 a.m. – Cortez & Goodwin

Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. Parade, Sponsored by Barrett Propane
July 1, 9:00 a.m. – Courthouse Plaza

Rodeo Days Fine Arts & Crafts Show
July 1, 2 & 3 – Courthouse Plaza –

Cowboy Church
July 2, 10 a.m. – Prescott Rodeo Grounds

For more information, for a list of the specialty acts, details about any of the listed events, or sponsorship opportunities please visit Tickets are now available by phone (928-445-4320) and on the website, or at the gate. Purchasing tickets in advance is encouraged as sell outs are possible.

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