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Upcoming Events in Wickenburg Arizona


February

31 - 2AZ0608042e001 - Wickenburg Gold Rush Days - Senior pro rodeo, gold panning, carnival, western dances, arts & crafts, BBQ, gem show, mucking & drilling contest, contests, 4th largest parade in the state on Sat. morning.

Wickenburg's biggest annual event -- which is rumored to be one of the top 100 Events in the US -- is Gold Rush Days. Held the second weekend in February, this event has been a major part of Wickenburg's activities for over 52 years. 30,000 to 40,000 people converge on the town to enjoy a wide variety of entertainment, as well as an arts and crafts show that can satisfy anyone's need to shop.

Ph: 928-684-5479 (Always call and confirm events)

March

22 Gold Panning & Car Show - Tours, pan for gold, car show or participate in a Geocach hunt.

Address: Robson's Mining World , Wickenburg, Arizona
Ph: 928-685-2343 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: robsonsminingworld.com

23 Great Strides Vulture Peak Hike - The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be holding their annual Great Strides walk at Vulture Peak in Wickenburg, AZ. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

Take the Challenge and Conquer one of Arizona's famous hiking trails and help make a difference in the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis. Come Celebrate with Food, Exercise and Fun!

Address: Vulture Peak , Wickenburg, Arizona
Ph: 602.224.0068 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 602.224.0432
Email: lnelson@cff.org
Web: www.cff.org
Fee: No fee, donations are accepted

April

30 - 3AZ0608042e002 - Wickenburg Annual Desert Caballeros Horse Ride - The folks who live in Wickenburg are proud that the town is widely known as "the West's Most Western Town." One of the events that Wickenburg is famous for is the annual Desert Caballeros Ride.

A caballero (pronounced "cab-ee-air-owe") is a cowboy. The Desert Caballeros is a group of about 240 men from all over the country, Canada, and overseas, who gather annually for this ride. The first ride was in 1947, the year that the old Wickenburg Rodeo closed down. The riders have gathered annually since then for this 100-mile round-trip ride into the Weaver and Bradshaw mountains northeast of Wickenburg.

May

18 - 19 WHS Class Reunion - Class of 1956.

Address: Wickenburg Community Center , Wickenburg, Arizona
Ph: 928-684-5479 (Always call and confirm events)

July

4 Fourth of July Celebration - Festivities include spectacular fireworks, watermelon bust, and fun and games for the family. 6:30-9:30pm.

Address: Sunset Park , Wickenburg, Arizona
Ph: 520-684-5479 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: outwickenburgway.com/

September

22AZ0608042e004 - Wickenburg Fiesta Septiembre - On the first Saturday in September, Wickenburg celebrates its Hispanic heritage. Enjoy folklorico dancers, mariachi music, mercado, a salsa-making contest, arts and crafts booths, and a tasty food fair. 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Address: Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine Street , Wickenburg, Arizona
Ph: 928-684-5479 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

October

26 Annual Fly In and Classic Car Show - Held the second Saturday in October, this event features airplanes from all over the southwest and an aerobatics display, model airplane exhibit, and pancake breakfast. 7:30 am - 1:30 pm.

Address: Wickenburg Airport , Wickenburg, Arizona
Ph: 928-684-5479 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

10 - 11 Annual Indian Arts Show & Sale - Pottery, Rugs, Jewelry, Paintings, Clothing, Food, & Dancers and Music.

Saturday 9am to 5pm & Sunday 9am to 3pm.

Address: 125 N.Vulture Mine Rd. Wickenburg, AZ 85390 , Wickenburg, Arizona
Ph: 928-231-5030 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 928-684-2979
Email: ericlucido1@msn.com Web:
Web: www.vesperpromotions.com
Fee: Free

18 Spirit of the Vulture Halloween BBQ - Enjoy a special Halloween treat at the Vulture Gold Mine Sunday, October 31, 3 -8 p.m. The event is hosted by the Vulture Mine Preservation and Restoration Association.

The excitement begins at 3 p.m. with a guided tour of Henry Wickenburg's 1863 Gold Mine, followed at 4 p.m. by stories from AZ's Historian Marshall Trimble and AZ's Unofficial Liar Jim Cook. After an old-fashioned western style BBQ dinner at 5 p.m., Phoenix area paranormal research groups will share stories of spooky encounters at the mine. A silent auction and raffle will end the evening.

Reservations are required. Cost is $45 in advance or $50 cash at the door. Tickets can be pre-purchased with a credit card at our website: savevulturemine.org. Or mail a check to VMPRA, PO Box 1863, Wickenburg, AZ 85390. Cash only at the door.

For more information or reservations call Ernie at 928-232-9125 or email us at savevulturemine@aol.com.

Vulture Mine Preservation and Restoration Association is an AZ non-profit corporation, IRS 501(c) 3 status pending, whose mission is to purchase and restore the Vulture Gold Mine and adjoining Vulture City to preserve, interpret and share the mine's legacy and its importance to the development of Wickenburg and the Western United States.

Address: Vulture Mine located on Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg, just 12 miles south of the Wickenburg Way and Vulture Mine Road intersection. , Wickenburg, Arizona
Ph: 928-232-9125 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: savevulturemine@aol.com
Web: www.savevulturemine.org
Fee: $45 in advance, $50 at the door.

November

24 Annual Las Senoras de Socorro - Tour of Homes - Along with a self-guided tour of distinctive area homes, this holiday festival features arts & crafts, books, home-baked goods, and silent auction. Sponsored by Las Senoras de Socorro to benefit the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. 9 am - 4 pm.

Address: Begins at the Community Center , Wickenburg, Arizona
Ph: 928-684-2272 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@westernmuseum.org
Web: www.westernmuseum.org/
Fee: $15.00

30 - 1AZ0608042e009 - Wickenburg Annual 4-Corners Bluegrass Festival - Held the second full weekend in November for over 20 years, this three day event has featured the Four Corners championship contests for fiddle, flat pick guitar, banjo and mandolin. It draws thousands of spectators from throughout the southwest. Arts & crafts, KIDSZone, food. Friday, 1-5 pm; Sat/Sun, 8 am - 5:30 pm.

Address: Bowman Rodeo Grounds , Wickenburg, Arizona
Ph: 928 684-5479 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $10-23

13 - 14 Annual Gem & Art Fair - Address: Wickenburg Community Center , Wickenburg, Arizona
Ph: 928-684-0099 (Always call and confirm events)

December

20 - 22 Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering - Join cowboy poets the first weekend in December for offerings of poems, songs and ideas with a western theme.

Address: Community Center & Desert Caballeros Western Museum , Wickenburg, Arizona
Ph: 928-684-2272 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@westernmuseum.org
Web: www.westernmuseum.org

27 Annual Christmas Parade of Lights - This hometown pre-Christmas Parade of Lights features luminated entries in a variety of categories from stagecoaches to floats and individuals draped with colorful lights. 6:30 pm.

Ph: 928-684-5479 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Old Post Office

The Old Brick Post Office was built in 1930 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Before the time of the boardwalks, a single window served the people arriving on horseback to get their mail. This may have been the forerunner of the "drive - up window!"

Wickenburg, AZ Historic Buildings

ATSF Engine No. 761

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Engine No. 761, an 1890 vintage, is one of the steam locomotive workhorses of the main line between Chicago and the west. Included in the display located adjacent to the historic depot and Visitors Center, is the Tender and the 1900

Wickenburg, AZ Railroad History

Massacre Monument

Dedicated to lives lost in an 1871

Wickenburg, AZ Battlesites


Garcia School

This red brick schoolhouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1905, replacing the wooden school on this land. "Little remains of the old one-room schoolhouses built of logs, adobe, frame, or brick which proliferated across Arizona in the late 1800s.

Wickenburg, AZ Historic Schoolhouses

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