Yuma, Arizona

Upcoming Events in Yuma Arizona


Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters - CANCELLED FOR 2018 - Each January, Old West reenactment groups ride into Yuma, Arizona for the Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters.

Once their dust settles, the Southwest Ghostriders, Arizona Ghostriders, Pistols & Petticoats and the WesTroupe acting groups begin their skits, set in the time period between 1876 to 1909, for coveted prizes. The event draws thousands from around the Southwest to experience the old west lore in this historic territorial prison setting.

The quiet streets of Yuma will once again be filled with the anguished wails of innocent citizenry crying out: "They robbed the bank!" A host of individual and group competitors from nasty outlaws, rough and ready cowboys, audacious saloon gals, to some just plain ol' low-down dirty, rotten characters will assemble for a day of fun, competition and mayhem.

Serious Wild West enthusiasts and families looking for fun will enjoy the authenticity of the performers' clothing and firearms as well as the colorful and amusing skits. The competitors will perform skits judged on costume, plot continuity, dialogue, character portrayal, verbal expression, body language, use of weapons, stunts, timing, and entertainment value. Judges deduct points for vulgarity, forgotten lines, just plain carelessness, and wearing that 'dern' modern apparel. Vittles, libations, and western wear are available for edification and perusal!

Address: Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-783-4771 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Park Entrance Fee Adult (14+): $6.00 Youth (7–13): $3.00 Child (0–6): FREE

29 - 30 Annual Antique Show & Sale - Yuma's largest antique show, dealers from throughout the U.S., featuring a silent auction with Yuma's Historical Society. Rows and Rows of Antiques - Building stuffed for months - See website for $1.00 off coupon.
Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am - 4 pm.

Address: Yuma Civic & Convention Center, 1440 Desert Hills Dr. Yuma, AZ , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 602-717-7337 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $3.00 Gen Adm - $2.00 Seniors

30 - 1 Old Town Jubilee on Main Street - 100 booths of gifts, decorations, clothes & products, live entertainment on 2 stages, food vendors, fun activities for kids.

Address: Main Street Plaza , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-782-5712 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

11 - 13 Old Time Fiddlers Contest - The weekend officially begins with Open Stage Jam Friday. (Sign up at the door). Fiddle workshop Friday afternoon, ($20 workshop fee). There will also be an open stage jam, Saturday evening, public welcome!
Saturday and Sunday - Contests Starts with Jr. Jr. division at 10AM and continues through Sunday!
New this year Other Stringed Instruments i.e. Cellos, Violas and Banjos!

Address: Yuma Jaycees Clubhouse; 2577 E. County 14th St , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 412-551-0933 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Small admission fee each day

11 - 12 Desert Lily Quilt Show - The annual Desert Lily Quilt Show features traditional quilts and art quilts showcasing such needlework as applique, machine embroidery, hand-quilting and piecing, and attracts about 2,000 viewers every year.

Daily activities at the Desert Lily Quilt show include viewing the more than 200 quilts on display, viewing the Hoffman Challenge exhibit, viewing the Vintage Quilt exhibit, purchasing tickets for fat quarter baskets and the annual Opportunity Quilt. There is Country Store where you will able to purchase hand made items made by the members of the guild.

Address: Yuma Civic Center 1440 Desert Hills Drive , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-503-5210 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $6.00

12AZ0715012e036 - Yuma Yuma Bluegrass in the Park - A premeir one-day Bluegrass Music Festival featuring nationally known touring bands to include:
Appaloosa (Washington DC), The Spinney Brothers (Canada),High Plains Tradition (CO.) Copper River (AZ) & The Bladrunners (CA)
Camping Fri & Sat nights with gates opening at Noon Fri Jan 25, 2008
great art's & crafts and outstanding food & beverage. Great jamming & more.

Address: w 1st street & s 12th Ave , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928 782-5712 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: same
Fee: 415 adv $18 gate Camping $12 per night

Hours: Friday & Saturday 9-4 Sunday 9-3

Mark your calendar now!! Yuma Potpourri Artists is holding an event that features local artists as well as local non-profit agencies here in Yuma.

You can chat with artists, learn about their crafts and see live demonstrations. (held throughout the day). In addition to supporting the arts, get to know agencies that make a difference in our community.

If you want it - we've got it!! Check us out our artists online, then come out for a day of fun!

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Address: Yuma County Fairgrounds , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-342-7606 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: can of food (encouraged not required)

18 - 20 Yuma Home and Garden Show - Since 1995, over 300 displays with everything you'll need for the home including home improvement, decorating, design and much more.

There will be many "How To" demonstrations and seminars by leading experts in the fields of landscaping, remodeling, finance, construction and more. A Home Show is a place where you can get free stuff and where you can get great ideas on how to make your home a better place to live. It is a show where you can see the latest trends and many different new products. Our shows are a place where you can dream and find ways to decorate and design your living space to be more enjoyable and efficient. In short, a trip to the Home Show will improve your home life!

Friday-Saturday - 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday - 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Address: Yuma Civic Center , 1440 W. Desert Hills Drive , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 800-690-1993 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $6.00 per day - $8.00 two day pass

19 - 20 Civil War Days - Civil War Days brings history to life at the Colorado River State Historic Park (formerly Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park) with two reenactment battles each day of the event.

Re-enactment groups from around the West converge for an old-school encampment and mock battles on the grassy grounds of the park. (Note: no Civil War battles were waged in Yuma)

Address: Colorado River State Historic Park, 201 N. 4th Avenue , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-783-0071 (Always call and confirm events)

26 Yuma Medjool Date Festival - The City of Yuma Heritage Festivals invites you to join the fun at the annual Yuma Medjool Date Festival. This festival celebrates the wonderful and tasty Date, grown right here in the desert Southwest! Enjoy a fabulous array of delicious food and drink, live music, demonstrations, and more! 10 am - 5 pm.

Address: Main Street Plaza , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-373-5000 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free


1 - 3 Annual Yuma River Daze - The Colorado River carves our place in history. A three day festival celebrating the river and our historic sites. A replica of the Colorado River will be created on Main Street. Hundreds of vendors including arts/crafts, water displays, educational programs, live entertainment, and plenty of food. Join us after the Jaycees Rodeo parade. Enjoy free tours of the Yuma Territorial Prison, the Quartermaster Depot, Century House museum and Quechan Native American sites. Fri-Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 3 pm.

Address: Main Street Plaza , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-782-5712 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

8 - 10 Annual Yuma Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo - Some of the best cowboys, ropers and wranglers will compete in the three-day event the second weekend in February. The Rodeo is a PRCA sanctioned rodeo which draws top cowboys and cowgirls from all around the Turquoise Circuit and beyond. The event also features the unique Motocross vs Barrels event - where rodeo meets extreme sporting!

There will also be a rodeo parade the Saturday morning of the rodeo, starting at 16th Street and 4th Avenue running north and ending in downtown Yuma. After the rodeo, join us for rodeo dances Friday and Saturday evenings at the Jaycee Clubhouse. For more information on how to get involved with the rodeo, become a rodeo sponsor, to reserve space as a vendor or to purchase tickets to the rodeo, please call the Yuma Jaycees.

Address: Yuma County Fairgrounds, 2520 E. 32nd St. , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-344-5451 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

16 Hank Days Celebration Car Show & BBQ - Join the Yuma Foothills Rotary Club for a celebration of community spirit. This annual event, will begin with a parade down Foothills Boulevard and ends with a BBQ and Car show.

10:00 a.m. - Parade starts from Foothills Blvd and 47th St. Route heads north to S. Frontage Rd.

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Barbecue and live music at 11463 S. Frontage Rd.

Proceeds benefit various charities and community projects,

Address: Downtown , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-305-5085 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $10 per ticket if purchased in advance, $12 for same day entry.


28 - 3 Annual Mighnight at the Oasis Festival Car Show - Stroll down memory lane. Featuring cars & music of the 50's/60's, show & shine, rock n' roll concert, arts & crafts fair, dance.

Address: Desert Sun Stadium , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-343-1715 (Always call and confirm events)

28 - 3AZ0715012e010 - Yuma Annual Midnight at the Oasis - This is the big one, voted Yuma’s best Annual Event for over 10 years...because it is!!

Midnight at the Oasis is the Southwest’s premier Classic car show and Nostalgia Festival. Spanning 4 baseball fields at the Ray Kroc Baseball Complex (Desert Sun Stadium), more than 1,000 classic cars with over a million stories are on display for you to enjoy.

Address: Ray Kroc Complex/Desert Sun Stadium, 3500 S. Avenue A , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-343-1715 (Always call and confirm events)

1 Mountain Shadows Artists Association ARTRAILS - The Mountain Shadows Artists Association invites the public to attend ARTRAILS, a free and self-guided studio tour which has grown with each passing year. Last year the show featured 16 studios with various artists and works in a range of mediums including acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, photography, digital media, gourd art, and drawing is on full display. Maps are available at the Yuma Art Center and Yuma Visitor Information Center.


Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Ph: 928-210-4170 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

8 - 10 Annual Quechan Pow Wow - Native Arts and Crafts, Jewelry, Painting, Weaving, Musical Performances, Kachinas, Fry Bread, Native Artists, Basketry and Ceramics!
Special Dance Performances

Grand Entry 7:00 p.m.

1st Grand Entry 1:00 p.m.
2nd Grand Entry 7:00 p.m.

Grand Entry at Noon

Ph: 760-572-0222 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $7 Adults; $4 Juniors (Ages 11 - 17); Children 10 and under FREE; $10 Weekend Pass
At the San Pasqual High School Football Field 676 Baseline Road Winterhaven, California (2 Miles North of Yuma, AZ)

16AZ0715012e007 - Yuma MCAS Yuma AirSHOW - Marine Corps Air Station Yuma is opening its gates to the public to deliver a free, world-class airshow in Yuma. The event will encompass civilian air acts, modern aircraft displays, live air performances, and much more.

MCAS Yuma extends our sincere thanks to the citizens of Yuma and its visitors for the unfailing support of the Air Station year round. Please come out and learn the vital mission of the Marine Corps and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. Gates open at 9 a.m. with performances starting at 10 a.m.

Address: Narr Ave , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-269-2011 (Always call and confirm events)


2 - 7 Annual Yuma County Fair - Entertainment, concerts, 4H & FFA exhibits, livestock show & auction, demolition derby, Yuma Gem & Mineral Society, carnival. 8 am - midnight.

Address: Yuma County Fairgrounds , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-726-4420 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission

2 - 7 Annual Yuma County Fair - Entertainment, concerts, 4H & FFA exhibits, livestock show & auction, demolition derby, Yuma Gem & Mineral Society, carnival, 8 am - midnight.

Address: Yuma County Fairgrounds , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-726-4420 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission

5 - 7 Annual Yuma Birding & Nature Festival - Join us as we celebrate the rich diversity of birds and wildlife along the Colorado River. Explore the Sonoran Desert, Imperial Wildlife Refuge, Yuma West Wetlands, Imperial Sand Dunes, Palm Canyon and guided tours to Mexico.

Address: Hilton Garden Inn @ Pivot Point , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-783-3061 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $25.00


4 Annual Cinco De Mayo Parade & Celebration - Heritage Festivals invites you to the annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party on Main Street. Free admission and fun for the whole family!

Live MUSIC and Dance Performances:
Great FOOD! Try something new at one of the many food vendors and Downtown Yuma restaurants.
Shopping! Find something unique at a booth or one of the Downtown Yuma shops.
Family FUN! Jumpers, face painting and more!

Address: Historic Main Street , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928.373.5028 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free


4 4th of July Evening Fireworks Display - Annual Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony early morning at the Caballeros Park (baseball stadium) and evening Fireworks Display and Demolition Derby.

Address: Yuma County Fairgrounds , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-344-3800 (Always call and confirm events)


13 Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Mariachis, Folklorico Dancers, Salsa music, food booths, and more. 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Address: Main Street Plaza , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-783-2423 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free


5 Annual Oktoberfest - German heritage and traditions bring out the German in you, The Yuma Fine Arts Association Oktoberfest features authentic German fare including bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad and a delicious dessert. Don't forget the beer. Alliance Beverage will be pouring the suds including a Samuel Adams Oktoberfest brewed with five varieties of malted barley for a big, rich flavor. 6-9pm.

Address: Yuma Art Center, 254 S. Main Street , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-329-6607 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $10 for food only, $25 for both food and the beer tasting and $200 to sponsor a table for 10.

5 Haunted Tours - Nighttime tours of the infamous Yuma Prison, with unexpected surprises.

Address: Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-783-4771 (Always call and confirm events)


2 Children's Festival of the Arts - One of the most popular annual events in Yuma, the Children's Festival of the Arts features over 30 booths of art projects that children can make and take home. There are food booths with a variety of tasty pleasures. Not to mention the entertainment, music, and demonstrations by local artists that will fill the day and thrill the participants. The Festival will showcase youth art work with an exhibit at the Yuma Art Center.

Address: Main Street Plaza , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-373-5202 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Everyone is welcome to this phenomenally fun and FREE event!

9 Veterans Day Parade - "To Honor Our Military Heros, Past & Present"

The parade will take off from 17th Street and 4th Avenue, then head south on 4th Avenue, before turning left on 25th Street and ending at the American Legion on Virginia Drive. The post will be the site of the 11th Hour ceremony following the parade. There will also be a barbecue from noon to 5 p.m.

Ph: 928-344-6966 (Always call and confirm events)

15 - 17 Annual Yuma Crossing Balloon Festival - The Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival is one of Yuma's Premier Events. Mass ascensions every morning at sunrise from the West Wetlands Park give you a breathtaking glimpse of these creative balloons. Admission to morning launch is a canned food donation.

The highlight and crowd favorite of this 3 day event is the Balloon Glow at Desert Sun Stadium on Saturday evening. Tethered balloons glow brightly as their burners are fired to choreographed music. The admission to the glow is $2 per person and canned food donation to benefit the less fortunate in Yuma County.

Address: West Wetlands Park , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-343-1715 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $2 and food donation

22 - 24 Christmas Crafts Festival - The Christmas Craft Festival has become the Kick Off for Heritage Festival's 3 day Art & Craft Festivals. Shop for wonderful unique gifts. There will be continuous entertainment all 3 days to add to the festivities. Fri 10am to 4pm, Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 3pm.

Ph: 928-782-5712 (Always call and confirm events)

23 Annual Holiday Pageant & Friendship Tower Lighting - Head over to Desert Sun Stadium for this Yuma holiday tradition! Each year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, the Caballeros usher in the holiday season with a pageant that culminates with the lighting of the Yuma Friendship Tower.

Music and dancing accompany choirs for the event that starts at dusk. Admission to this event is a canned food donation to benefit the less fortunate in the Yuma.

Address: Desert Sun Stadium , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-343-1715 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Food Donation

23 Christmas Open House & Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony -

Address: Main Street , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-782-5712 (Always call and confirm events)


30 New Year's Eve Family Fun Night - For families and children of all ages! The Yuma Civic Center is hosting their annual New Year's Eve party filled with games, activities, food and fun. Featuring jumping castles, giant inflatable slides, big screen video games, party hats & noise makers, food, prizes and much, much more. The event starts at 6pm and ends at 10pm when we count down the last minutes of the year (Eastern Standard Time) by watching the ball drop at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Sponsorships are still available. IT'S THE BEST PARTY IN TOWN! For more information, please call or visit the website.

Address: Yuma Civic Center, 1440 W. Desert Hills Dr. , Yuma, Arizona
Ph: 928-373-5040 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 928-344-9121
Fee: $2

7 Annual Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade - Yuma's favorite holiday tradition celebrates "Your Favorite Christmas Movie! This free to watch family event features marching bands, floats and vehicles decorated with beautiful Christmas lights. 6-9 PM.

Ph: 928-782-5712 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Century House Museum

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Imperial National Wildlife Refuge

Imperial National Wildlife Refuge protects wildlife habitat along 30 miles of the lower Colorado River in Arizona and California, including the last unchannelized section before the river enters Mexico. The river and its associated backwater lakes and wetlands covering 15,000

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Yuma Crossing State Historic Park

The Quartermaster Depot was authorized by Congress in 1865 and served the entire Southwest as a material transfer and distribution point for troops stationed at the outposts of the Arizona Territory.

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