Need a reason to look forward to Wednesday, other than it being a reminder that the work week is coming to a close? We have a pretty good one for you: food.
On Food Truck Wednesdays, CO+HOOTS, a coworking space, invites a different truck to wheel up and let hungry folks enjoy their delectable goods. Chow down from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at CO+HOOTS, 1027 East Washington Street. Menu prices vary. Call 602-688-2825 or visit www.cohoots.com
Using fine art aerial photographs taken around the globe, Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky raises questions about humanity’s relationship to water.
Forty of his large-scale color prints are part of an exhibition titled “Water,” which you can see between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, July 22, at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue.
The exhibition was organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art, in the city that suffered devastating losses caused by flooding during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Some photographs depict untainted wilderness, and others the impact of man’s incursions upon nature. One juxtaposes irrigated yards and swimming pools of Scottsdale tract homes with dry dirt on an adjacent Indian reservation.
The exhibition, which may change your views on Salt River tubing or buying jumbo packs of bottled water, continues through Sunday, September 18. It’s free with admission, which is $18 for adults. Visit www.phxart.org.
10th Annual Christmas in July
July 9th, 10 a.m-4 p.m.
Visitors will enjoy a fun-filled day of holiday crafts, sweet treats and exclusive deals from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Old Towne and Catlin Court, a visit with Santa Claus. Get your shopping for gifts and decorations completed early and avoid the rush! Christmas cheer begins at the Glendale Visitor Center, 5800 W. Glenn Drive, suite 140, where you’ll pick up an event map and a holiday themed gift item for the first 250 visitors.
7th Annual Dog Days of Summer
August 6th, 7-10 a.m.
Enjoy a fun filled early morning for you and your Best Furry Friend in Downtown Glendale! The event will be held in Murphy Park. Activities include demonstrations by the Glendale Police Department K9 Unit, free Frosty Paws, pet food & supply drive, low-cost immunization & micro-chipping, dog wash, watering stations and pet adoptions.
12th Annual Teddy Bear Day
September 10th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Teddy Bears Make the World a Happier Place! Join us as we celebrate National Teddy Bear Day. Have fun with friends, family and your favorite furry bears as you enjoy a fun-filled day of make-and-take arts and crafts and exclusive deals. Begin at the Glendale Visitor Center and pick up your map. Visit boutique stores, specialty shops, and downtown eateries for special offers and discounts. Al the Bear will be stopping by as well. This loveable, huggable bear will delight the young and young-at-heart! Be sure to bring your camera to get a picture with this beary special guest! Additionally, the Visitor Center will be accepting new teddy bears (12” in size) to benefit the Glendale Fire Department Trauma Teddy Program, the Glendale Crisis Response Team and local children’s charities.
22nd Annual Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace
October 15th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Enjoy autumn temperatures and great discounts at the Annual Catlin Court Front Porch Festival and Old Towne Marketplace. The shops will turn inside out as they showcase hundreds of items on lawns and front porches. Attendees can take advantage of the historic setting of downtown while the specialty shops offer demonstrations and performances throughout the day. Shop for unique holiday gifts, and perhaps a present for you, while participating in activities and socializing with family and friends
20th Annual Holiday Open House
November 12th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Start your holiday shopping at the Annual Holiday Open House.Enjoy spectacular shopping, delicious dining and plenty of free parking. Shops throughout Old Towne and Catlin Court will be decorated and filled with gifts, decorations, home décor and all your needs for the holidays. In addition, the Glendale Visitor Center is collecting items for a “Holiday Treats for the Troops” drive to send holiday care packages to deployed service men and women.
Annual City of Glendale Special Events
Not only does Visit Glendale partner with the business community to bring shopping promotions every month of the year, but the city of Glendale’s Office of Special Events works to produce award-winning events!
Summer Band Concert Series – Music lovers of all ages will be entertained by this community band of approximately 100 musicians with its renditions of marches, polkas, movie medleys and other worldly tunes. The longest running community band in Arizona, runs every Thursday in June-July, with a special performance of patriotic performances near the July 4 holiday.
History lives on at the World’s Oldest Rodeo®
This year marks the 129th annual celebration of the World’s Oldest Rodeo®, held from June 28 through July 4, hosted by Prescott Frontier Days, Inc.® at the historic Prescott Rodeo Grounds.
With excitement and enthusiasm, Prescott’s most anticipated event of the year continues to deliver the legacy of rich-western history. This nostalgic event continues to impress many notable editorial outlets and peers in the industry. Recently, the World’s Oldest Rodeo® received numerous accolades that many would consider lucrative bragging rights like being listed by Yahoo Travel last year as the One Event NOT to Miss in Arizona, listed this year by True West magazine as the Best Historic Western Rodeo and last but not least, consistent five out of five stars on numerous social media outlets.
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.
In addition to eight heart-pounding rodeo performances, there will be another rodeo parade in downtown Prescott on Saturday, July 2 at 9 a.m. with a very special grand marshal, country western legend, Tanya Tucker. Tucker has received nine Grammy nominations, numerous awards with the CMA, CMT and ACM and is a member of the Texas Music Hall of Fame and one of CMT’s 40 greatest women of country music. Sponsored by Barrett Propane.
It is with great pleasure that the annual rodeo dance will be back in downtown Prescott, at the BMO Harris bank parking lot on the corner of Sheldon and Montezuma. The dance will begin on Thursday, June 30 through Saturday, July 2. 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.
Come be a part of history, celebrate with us and we look forward to seeing you at the World’s Oldest Rodeo®!
RODEO SCHEDULE AND PERFORMANCE SPONSORS
Tuesday, June 28, 7:30 p.m. – Daily Courier
Wednesday, June 29, 7:30 p.m. – Wrangler – Tough Enough to Wear Pink
Thursday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. – Country Bank
Friday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. – Jack Daniels
*Saturday, July 2, 1:30 p.m. – Murphy’s Restaurant
Saturday, July 2, 7:30 p.m. – Coors/Canyon Distributing
Sunday, July 3, 7:30 p.m. – Ram/York
*Monday, July 4 – 1:30 p.m. – Pepsi
Trophy Buckle Sponsor:
Arizona State Credit Union
Happy Hearts Rodeo for Exceptional Children
June 28 – Prescott Rodeo Grounds
June 30 through July 2, 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
BMO Harris bank parking lot (Downtown Prescott)
303 N. Montezuma, Prescott
Kiwanis Kiddie Parade
July 1, 8:30 a.m. – Cortez & Goodwin
Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. Parade, Sponsored by Barrett Propane
July 2, 9:00 a.m. – Courthouse Plaza
Rodeo Days Fine Arts & Crafts Show
July 2, 3 & 4 – Courthouse Plaza – www.prescottdowntown.com
July 3, 8:30 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 www.worldsoldestrodeo.com. 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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12th Annual National Day of the Cowboy Celebration in Uptown Sedona and Sedona Main Street District on July 22-23, 2016. Enjoy a whole lot of cowboy “goings on”: gunfights, historical re-enactments, roping, bullwhip cracking, cowboy storytelling & poetry, live country and western music, dance, art & trades demonstrations plus western activities for li’l cowpokes! Free event and free activities presented by Sedona Main Street Program and Red Rock Posse with support from event sponsors and participating businesses. www.SedonaMainStreet.com
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Cowboy Hall of Fame – Community Center, induction ceremony, Favorite Son/Daughter Award, 6-8 pm, 520-384-2272 or http://www.willcoxchamber.com
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65th Annual Rex Allen Days – Keiller Park, PRCA rodeo, country fair, country music concert, General Willcox International Turtle Race, carnival, golf, horseshoe & softball tournaments, cowboy dances, 520-384-2272 or 800-200-2772 or http://www.rexallendays.org
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