We love summer festivals! It’s a great time to try delicious food, spend time with family and soak up plenty of sunshine. Arizona has some fantastic happenings during July, with some having classic southwest vibes. Hit up these celebrations to make this the best summer ever.
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12th Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park
Flagstaff is proximal to the Grand Canyon, and their summer art festival enlists a group of highly talented artists display unique creations at Wheeler Park. Bounce houses, entertainment, a petting zoo and food keep the kiddos busy.
131st Annual Prescott Frontier Days & World’s Oldest Rodeo
In Prescott Arizona, at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds, you’ll get to experience parades, dances, performances, and of course, a classic rodeo. Arts and craft shows and delicious food are the cherry on top of this celebration that extends June 28-July 4.
17th Annual Flagstaff Folk Festival
A lot goes on between the tip end of June, and the beginning of July, including the 17th Annual Flagstaff Folk Festival. Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music put on an event all about music, featuring over 100 musicians that can kill it on a fiddle. It’s a fun, lighthearted event where you can even learn a bit about songwriting. Pay $5 to get in, and enjoy knee slapping entertainment from 10am-6pm at the Coconino Center for the Arts.
Glendale’s Dream City Church knows how to do up a seriously awesome 4th of July celebration with a movie away from the heat in the auditorium and a huge fireworks display. They’ll be serving up classic food for Celebrate America, while there’s also plenty of bouncy fun for the kiddos.
Old Fashioned 4th of July
An Old Fashioned 4th of July in Clarkdale might be our fave, because two words—pancake breakfast! Delicious hot cakes kick off the day, and we can’t think of anything better! It’s all American fun at the park with games, a morning parade, music and an ice cream party.
35th Annual All American Festival
The 35th Annual All American Festival is another 4th celebration with a waterzone to beat the heat in Peoria. Good old fashioned fun like eating contests and corn hole tournaments will take you back to your own childhood, and it just wouldn’t be American without killer food and fireworks.
Chandlers 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Suppose you’d rather grill and chill at home—come to the fireworks spectacular afterwards, at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler. The main focus is the explosive colors bursting in the sky, which begins at 9pm.
Medieval Mayhem in the White Mountains
For the 11th year in a row, the Dark Ages are coming to Pinetop-Lakeside Arizona. From sword fighting to authentic grub, traveling back to the Renaissance couldn’t be more fun.
85th Annual Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture
Sink into the Hopi culture and appreciate practices at the 85th Annual Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture. The celebration goes beyond traditional food and dancing—guests will get a chance to learn about native plants and how they’ve been used within the interesting culture.
Flagstaff Food Truck Frenzy
On July 14th, foodie dreams come true
with beer and over 30 specialty food trucks—the event will also be raising money for charity. The American Poutine Co. will be there whipping up gourmet french fries with toppings like pulled pork and buffalo chicken.
Chillin’ on Beale Street
Just a bunch of automobile enthusiasts “Chillin’ on Beale Street” in Kingman, Arizona. Come browse around to see gorgeously restored vehicles line up and down the roads on July 21, 2018.