Upcoming Events in Holbrook Arizona
Native American Dances
- Native American Dancers -" MON-SAT EVENINGS IN JUNE AND JULY - perform weekday evenings to share their culture. 6:30 to 8:30pm. Sponsored by the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce, at the Navajo County Historic Courthouse in Holbrook, 100 E. Arizona St. - FREE ADMISSION. 928-524-6558 or 1-800-524-2459
Address: 100 East Arizona Street , Holbrook, Arizona
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Annual Hashknife Posse Pony Express Ride
- The Hashknife Posse Pony Express Ride, which begins in Holbrook and concludes 200 miles later in Scottsdale marks the opening of Parada del Sol, and is a re-creation of the famous Pony Express that ran between Sacramento and St. Joseph, Mo. The original Pony Express used 90 riders and 500 horses. There were 119 relay stations along the way, with each rider covering 50 to 100 miles a day.
Working in teams of two, the riders relay the mail by handing off the canvas and leather bags from one rider to the next.
The hashknife was a tool originally used by chuckwagon cooks to cut meat for hash. The Hashknife brand originated in Texas as the identification for the Aztec Land and Cattle Company, which moved to Holbrook in 1886.
Later, in 1957, the Navajo County Sheriff's Posse retained limited use of the brand, which now identifies the Pony Express, many of whose members are in the posse.
While the actual Pony Express lasted little more than a year, the Hashknife re-enactment is approaching the half century mark. It is one of the longest running Pony Express rides in the nation.
Every year the riders are officially sanctioned by the U.S. Postal Service to re-enact the ride, ending up carrying over 20,000 pieces of mail.
For those who want to know more about the Hashknife Pony Express tradition, there are two museums full of Hashknife artifacts, one is in Winslow on Standing on a Corner Street and one is in Holbrook at the Chamber of Commerce.
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Holbrook's Spirit of 66 Festival
- Find live entertainment, free giveaways, amazing food, show-stopping cars and much more on Historic Rt. 66. Travel back in time as you experience the festival that celebrates Holbrook as one of the most iconic stops on the “Mother Road.” Participate in contests to win many awards and prizes and see the classic cars in the “Gunslinger Car Show.” Only in Holbrook, AZ.
Rt. 66 Relics Tour (Begins at 7:30am, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
A guided Rt. 66 tour through the Petrified Forest. $15.00 charge (lunch and transportation provided). Meet at 1-40, Adamana Exit 303 at 7:30am. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. To schedule call 928-524-6227.
Annual Fireman's BBQ & Fireworks Display
- Barbecue held at Fire Station located at 100 W. Airport Road. Beginning noon.
Fireworks by Fire Department held on the hill by the Navajo County Governmental Center - on AZ Hwy 77 South - at dark.
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Wild West Days
- The Holbrook Chamber of Commerce - at the Navajo County Historic Courthouse, and East Arizona Street in Holbrook. Kids games and other entertainment at the gazebo both days; Arts and Crafts and food vendors in courtyard.
Address: Old Courthouse Lawn, 100 East Arizona Street , Holbrook, Arizona
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Annual Navajo County Fair Rodeo
- Navajo County Fair, Inc. takes great pride in maintaining a traditional down home county fair and it is their hope that everyone in Navajo County and the surrounding communities will come and enjoy the food, fun, entertainment, exhibits and carnival, along with new events.
Entertainment will include: The Rodeo, Demolition Derby, Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Ranch Rodeo & Saddle Ranch Bronc, Mini Excavator & Skid Steer Competition, Jr. Livestock Show & Auction, Open Class Exhibits, 4-H Small Stock, 4-H Exhibits & 4-H Horse Achievement Show, Carnival, Jr. Miss Pageant, Mid-Way & Stage Entertainment, Kid's Zone Area, Bands & Great Food... Plus so much more!
The first Navajo County Fair was held in Taylor, Az. in 1926. In 1931 the County Supervisors decided to move the county fair to Holbrook due to it being the county seat and its central location in the county. The fairgrounds and other facilities were built as a permanent location for the county fair and other events. Since that time there has never been a year without a fair.
There have been a few changes. The Navajo County Fair and Fairgrounds are now supported by the Navajo County Board of Supervisors, maintained by the Navajo County Buildings & Grounds department and controlled by the Navajo County Fair, Inc. It is the 15-member board of directors of Navajo County Fair, Inc and a core of volunteers and sponsors who make the Navajo County Fair a success.
Address: Navajo County Fairgrounds , Holbrook, Arizona
Petrified Forest Marathon
- Now a Boston Marathon Qualifier! A scenic marathon/half marathon through the beautiful Petrified Forest National Park. Through an exclusive partnership between the City of Holbrook and the National Park Service we are able to provide runners with this opportunity. Your journey will take you past petrified wood that are millions of years old and through the majestic Painted Desert. Come run and experience one of the most unique marathons in the world. Spots are extremely limited, register as soon as you can!
The race will start at 7:00AM from the north end of the park and finish at the south end.
|11||Annual Holiday Showcase - Entertainment and local business, organizations and individual vendors welcome. Door prizes from community businesses. 6:00 to 9:00pm.|
|4||Annual Parade of Lights Festival - Celebrating Arizona's oldest Electric Light Parade. 60+ lighted floats, includes arts & crafts fair, food, entertainment, Santa, parade. FREE PICTURES with Santa - Noon to 2:00pm. Entertainment through out the day at the Gazebo. Festival 9am to dusk, parade at 6 pm. on Hopi Drive and Navajo Blvd.|