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Arizona Ed Activity Calendar

Arizona Ed made this calendar to keep track of favorite events that he wants to remember from year to year. View the listings below to find local events of interest for each month. These are traditionally held around the same time annually, so you may plan ahead for this year or the next. You can also click on the name of each month to find holidays, historic events, famous birthdays, special days and other occasions. These provide unit study ideas and timely topics to write about for almost every day of the year. Have fun!

1 January – New Year’s Day, Twelfth Night, Hobby Month, Winnie-the-Pooh Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, National Handwriting Day, and many more…

January Events in Arizona

  • Fiesta Bowl
  • Quartzite Rock and Mineral Show
  • Pioneer Village Civil War Reenactment
  • Yuma Gathering of the Gunfighters
  • Her Royal Majesty’s Ball
  • Hashknife Pony Express Ride
  • Project Feeder Watch
  • Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction
  • Phoenix Open Golf Tournament

  • 2 February – American Heart Month, Black History Month, Children’s Dental Month, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, Leap Year Day, and many more…

    February Events in Arizona

  • Super Bowl Sunday (If you’re not a football fan, go to a museum or state park on this day and you will have the place to yourself!)
  • Glendale Chocolate Affaire
  • Quartzite Rock and Mineral Show
  • Arizona Fine Art Expo
  • Camp Bouse WWII Celebration
  • Arizona Statehood Day (Arizona’s Centennial is coming up in 2012 so watch for many special events around that time!)
  • VNSA Book Sale
  • Estrella War Medieval Reenactment (Note new date and location: Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek, March 27- April 2, 2012)
  • Renaissance Festival
  • Prospector Day – Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum
  • Yuma Crossing Day
  • George Washington’s Birthday Ball
  • Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
  • Project Feeder Watch

  • 3 March – National Nutrition Month, Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, Ides of March, St. Patrick’s Day, First Day of Spring, Doctor’s Day, and many more…

    (Warning: Maybe it’s just me, but whenever I scheduled a field trip for the first week of March it always got rained out! So now I black out those days or just plan indoor activities during that week!)

    March Events in Arizona

  • Spring Training Baseball
  • Renaissance Festival
  • Ostrich Festival
  • Arizona Fine Art Expo
  • Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month
  • Civil War in the Southwest @ Picacho Peak
  • Arizona Civil War Ball
  • Luke Air Force Open House/Thunderbirds Air Show (held every other year in the odd-numbered years)
  • SEE ASU (I believe this event has been discontinued)
  • Welcome Back Buzzards @ Boyce Thompson
  • Journey to Jerusalem (held in March or April, depending on the date of Easter weekend)
  • Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts
  • Spring Butterfly Exhibit
  • Desert Wildflowers
  • Arizona Game & Fish Outdoor Expo
  • Estrella War Medieval Reenactment (Note new date and location: Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek, March 27- April 2, 2012)

  • 4 April – April Fool’s Day, National Garden Month, National Poetry Month, Income Taxes Due, Earth Day, Arbor Day, and many more…

    April Events in Arizona

  • Arizona Book Festival
  • Maricopa County Fair
  • National Park Week
  • Spring Butterfly Exhibit
  • Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival
  • Yuma Quartermaster Depot Civil War Days
  • Fort Verde’s History of the Soldier

  • 5 May – Mother Goose Day, Cinco de Mayo, Limerick Day, Mother’s Day, International Museum Day, Memorial Day, and many more…

    May Events in Arizona

  • Prescott Whiskey Row Marathon
  • Route 66 Road Rally
  • Cavalier Ball
  • Memorial Day Observance at Pioneer & Military Memorial Park

  • 6 June – Homeschool Copyright Awareness Month, National Safety Month, Father’s Day, Flag Day, First Day of Summer, Midsummer Eve, and many more…

    June Events in Arizona

  • Grand Canyon Star Party (Early June is Arizona’s clearest time of year for star gazing.)
  • Zoo by Moonlight – Heritage Park Zoo (once per month in the summer, on the night of the full moon)
  • Strawberry Festival
  • Prescott Frontier Days – World’s Oldest Rodeo
  • Buccaneer Ball

  • 7 July – National Ice Cream Month, National Baked Bean Month, National Hot Dog Month, Independence Day, Tapioca Pudding Day, Parents’ Day, and many more…

    July Events in Arizona

  • Fourth of July Firework Displays (statewide)
  • AFHE Homeschool Convention/Curriculum Fair
  • Zoo by Moonlight – Heritage Park Zoo (once per month in the summer, on the night of the full moon)
  • Apple Annie’s Sweet Corn Extravaganza
  • Flagstaff Independence Day Parade
  • Date Creek Ranch Peach Picking

  • 8 August – Friendship Day, National Watermelon Day, National Root Beer Float Day, National Aviation Day, Lemonade Day, and many more…

    August Events in Arizona

  • Perseid Meteor Shower (peaks around August 10-12)
  • Holbrook Old West Days
  • Payson August Doin’s – World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo
  • Cowboy Poets Gathering – Sharlot Hall Museum (Note new date and location: September 15-17, 2011 @ Yavapai College)
  • Zoo by Moonlight – Heritage Park Zoo (once per month in the summer, on the night of the full moon)
  • Flagstaff Highland Ball
  • Apple Annie’s Peach Mania
  • Apple Annie’s Apple Harvest Celebration
  • Date Creek Ranch Apple Picking
  • Free Teacher Admission to Deer Valley Rock Art Center in August

  • 9 September – Labor Day, National Grandparents Day, First Day of Fall, National Cheese Pizza Day, Patriot Day, Constitution Week, and many more…

    September Events in Arizona

  • Monarch Butterfly Exhibit
  • Verde River Days – Dead Horse Ranch State Park
  • Tucson Barn Dance
  • Smithsonian Museum Day (Hundreds of local museums offer free admission on this day.)

  • 10 October – Clergy Appreciation Month, Columbus Day, Fire Prevention Week, International Dinosaur Month, Make a Difference Day, Halloween, and many more…

    October Events in Arizona

  • Autumn in Arizona
  • Fire Prevention Week (National Fire Prevention Week is the second week in October. Many fire departments have an open house or hold fire safety programs at this time.)
  • Pioneer Village Civil War Reenactment
  • Arizona State Fair
  • Family Day – Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum
  • Monarch Butterfly Exhibit
  • Apple Annie’s Fall Pumpkin Celebration/Corn Maze
  • Fort Verde Days
  • Pride & Prejudice Ball
  • Arizona Fall League Baseball
  • Pioneer Village Haunted History

  • 11 November – American Indian Heritage Month, Peanut Butter Lover’s Month, Teddy Bear Day, Veterans Day, National Bible Week, Thanksgiving Day, and many more…

    November Events in Arizona

  • American Heritage Festival
  • Sierra Vista Festival of Color (Hot Air Balloons)
  • Project Feeder Watch
  • Veterans Day Parades (statewide)
  • Annual Night Under the Stars @ Alamo Lake
  • Colorado River Crossing Hot Air Balloon Festival
  • Pioneer Village Gunfighters & Civil War Reenactment
  • Fall Arabian Horse Show
  • Ironman Triathlon
  • Victorian Christmas Ball

  • 12 December – Safe Toys and Gifts Month, Wright Brothers Day, First Day of Winter, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and many more…

    December Events in Arizona

  • Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts
  • Pilgrimage to Bethlehem
  • Project Feeder Watch
  • Christmas Bird Count
  • Fort Verde Victorian Christmas
  • Pioneer Village Christmas

  • Click Here for Additional Statewide Event Listings

    Important Note: Dates, times, and activities are always subject to change. Before attending events, please be sure to confirm fees, days and times. Some events require pre-registration; plan ahead and don’t miss the deadline!

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