Events This Weekend: August 27-29th
- Events for those living and visiting in Prescott, Arizona
- Everything from Gardening to Music
- Be sure to check out the Jazz Summit
- Read more...
There’s quite a lot to do in Prescott this weekend!
This is from the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, which is a great source of information if you want to keep up on what to do.
Outdoors & Gardening
There’s always something going on at Mortimer Farms, and between now and September 5th, they’re having a Sunflower Festival. It’s a great opportunity to pick your own sunflowers, and it always makes for great photos. It’s a little bit of a drive out to Dewey-Humboldt, but you’ll have a great time. https://www.mortimerfarmsaz.com
Are you a newcomer to Prescott, and having a bit of a struggle figuring out gardening in our high desert altitude? On Saturday, you can attend a free class at Watters Garden Center at 9:30. They promise to provide all the mountain secrets to local garden success in this information-packed class. You’ll know exactly what to do in the gardens after this class. https://wattersgardencenter.com/classes/
Also, you don’t want to forget to stop at the Prescott Farmer’s Market. It’s at the YRMC parking lot on the corner of Iron Springs and Willow Creek, and takes place from 7:30 to noon. You’ll find a bonanza of fresh, locally grown food ready to purchase! https://www.prescottfarmersmarket.org
On the 4th Friday of each month, you can take part in the 4th Friday Art Walk, starting at 5 PM in Downtown Prescott and reaching all the way to Yavapai College and the Thumb Butte Distillery. https://www.artthe4th.com
Saturday, take time to enjoy Art on 6th Street from 10 AM to 4 PM. This is at the 6th Street Art Studios - where there are numerous artists opening their studios to the public.
On Sunday, you can head out to the cool pines at the Highlands Center, where they are holding the Artist in the Gardens, a Plein Air Painting event with Cindy Carillo. https://highlandscenter.org/prescott-plein-air/
While you’re in your walking shoes, you might want to do the Historic Downtown Prescott Walking Tour. Stand anywhere on the Courthouse Plaza and you’ll see history all around you. The Walking Tour will give you some of the historic stories behind what you’re seeing. I promise you, you’ll never walk the same in downtown Prescott again after taking the Walking Tour! Check it out at the Chamber of Commerce. Donations are appreciated. https://www.prescott.org
Starting today, it’s the 20th Anniversary of the Prescott Jazz Summit! Look for jazz in Prescott from Friday through Sunday. The concerts and events are being held all over Prescott, and there are too many musicians to mention, so be sure to check out their website at https://prescottjazzsummit.net
I can’t say enough about the Prescott Jazz Summit - not only do they put on this annual event, but they work with kids in schools and have provided free music education, assemblies and concerts throughout Central Arizona, reaching over 5000 students in two decades.
Of course, Prescott has the Summer Concert Series, which will continue through September 10th. These free concerts are held at the Courthouse Plaza. https://prescottdowntown.com
Tonight, the Cheektones will be performing, starting at 6:30 PM. Bring a chair and a beverage and enjoy the music!
If you enjoy Musical Theatre, you’ll want to take in I Do! I Do! at the Prescott Center for the Arts. Friday and Saturday offer 7:30 PM performances, and there is a matinee performance at 2:00 on Sunday. https://www.pca-az.net
If you are a Muay Thai KickBoxing fan, then you’ll want to head over to Los Pinos on White Spar for 6 hours of jam-packed fights. This takes place on Saturday, starting at 4 PM.
Los Pinos Restaurant (White Spar Rd.) 4-10PM / 928-533-5104
You can keep up on local Community Events at www.prescott.org