What To Do – Prescott AZ

Prescott’s mile-high elevation, moderate climate, scenic vistas, parks, trails and so much more will provide you with a good feeling about the community. For a city of 43,000, there is a lot happening here! Regular big-city style entertainment is offered through such venues as the Yavapai College, Tims Toyota Center and city cultural facilities. The variety of local restaurants is incredible.

What To Do you ask:

36th Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale
May 29–31
Prescott Courthouse Plaza
This is Arizona’s premiere outdoor western art show and sale, featuring more than 130 western artists and held over Memorial Day weekend on Prescott’s historic Courthouse Plaza.

Folk Arts Fair
June 5–6
Sharlot Hall Museum
This popular heritage festival celebrates traditional arts, crafts, and entertainment of central territorial Arizona.

Chaparral MusicFest 2010
June 9–20
Various Prescott locations
There’s something for every musical taste in this fourth season of great music in beautiful Prescott. Family concerts, master classes, recitals, four youth camps (String, Suzuki, Percussion, Choral), Adult Choral Workshop.

Prescott Valley Days
June 16–20
Prescott Valley Entertainment District
Join us for this free annual carnival that includes arts and crafts, food booths, parade, Prescott Valley Idol and live music Friday and Saturday night.

Tsunami on the Square
June 19
Prescott Courthouse Plaza
Join us from noon to 10:00 p.m. for this free, all-ages celebration of performing arts, music, comedy and dance for the entire family.

Prescott Bluegrass Festival
June 26–27
Prescott Courthouse Plaza
Enjoy two days of great music, including a mandolin workshop on Saturday June 26 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. with The Blade Runners on the south side of Courthouse Plaza.

123rd Annual World’s Oldest Rodeo
June 28–July 4
Prescott Rodeo Grounds
Join us in mile-high Prescott for the 123rd Annual World’s Oldest Rodeo!
Performance dates and times:
June 28, 7:30 p.m.
June 29, 7:30 p.m.
June 30, 7:30 p.m.
July 1, 7:30 p.m.
July 2, 7:30 p.m.
July 3, 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.
July 4, 1:30 p.m.

Prescott Indian Art Market (PIAM)
July 10–11
Sharlot Hall Museum
Join us 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for one of the premier Native American art markets in the southwest. PIAM features both traditional and contemporary works of art, including distinctive jewelry, exquisite ceramics, sculpture, hand-woven baskets and blankets. An all-Indian artist jury chooses participants on the basis of quality in both traditional and contemporary styles.

Prescott BBQ Days
July 16–17
Prescott Rodeo Grounds
Some of the finest barbeque in the west is coming again to the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. This barbeque competition is sanctioned by the International Barbeque Cookers Association (IBCA) and is an Arizona Barbeque Triple Crown event.

Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering
Aug. 13–14
Yavapai College
Songs and stories from real working cowboys. There will be no less than eight venues available with selected poets and musicians entertaining from noon until 5 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Mountain Artists Guild 60th Annual Summer Art Festival
Aug. 14–15
Prescott Courthouse Plaza
Help us celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Mountain Artists Guild Summer Art Festival! This is a juried festival with more than 125 artists from throughout the West.

Prescott Jazz Summit
Aug. 27–29
Various Prescott locations
Spanning three days and held at various Prescott locations, the 10th Annual Prescott Jazz Summit will be a “jazz party of the first order” with participation from musicians from around the country who are dedicated to perpetuating the art of and enthusiasm for jazz music.

Faire on the Square
Sep. 4–6
Prescott Courthouse Plaza
This popular annual arts and crafts show on downtown Prescott’s historic Courthouse Plaza is free to the public.

Summer Golf Special
Prescott area hotels have partnered with Antelope Hill golf course to promote the “Golf Free in Prescott…because Prescott Rocks!” special golf package, running through October 31.

Shop Around:

Shopping experiences are easily satisfied as well. Many love to poke through the myriad of antique shops, art galleries, and other specialty stores downtown, while finding larger department and retail stores in the area, too. Prescott is the hub of shopping for much of central Arizona.

Restaurants – Night Life.
Prescott offers dining for every unique taste and style, great food, great views and great flavors! Check out Prescott Restaurants. There are so many things to do in Prescott that the real difficulty will be deciding what to do first. Entertainment in one of the top Prescott, AZ activities including live music, theater and community events. Check out Prescott Night Life here.   For other things to do while your are in Prescott, AZ check out Prescott What To Do here.

Places to Stay and Accommodations.
If you plan an extended overnight stay in the Prescott area, see Prescott Hotels.

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