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See what’s going in Williams Arizona … from rodeos to BBQ festivals, you’ll be sure to find something to do no matter what time of year you decide to come for a visit!
MISSION FUND RAISER (JULY 4) 11am BBQ, chicken on a stick, hot dogs, sno-cones, drinks, bounce house, balloon toss, cupcake walk, watermelon eating contest. Free activities for kids. Family Harvest Church 220 S. Seventh Street. More information 928 635 5208
KIWANIS CLUB “ROUTE 66 STREET MARKET” (JULY 4-6)
Located on Railroad Avenue just west of the Justice Center. For more info contact Bud 928-635-4393.
COMMUNITY EVENT (July 4th)1pm-6pm Williams and Forest Service Visitor Parking Lot (corner of Railroad Ave and Grand Canyon Blvd). 1:00 Community Prayer. 2pm -6pm hotdogs, hamburgers, crafters. For more information 928 635-0273 x 210.
TRACTOR DISPLAY- (JULY 4-6)9am-6pm- Hit & Miss Engine and Tractors. Located on 2nd street and Route 66
4th OF JULY CELEBRATION (July 4th) Noon-4pm-Williams Aquatic Center (RAILROAD AVE)– Hot Dogs, Door Prizes, Fun, Games, families Welcome, Free Community Swim 12pm-4pm. Free Lunch from noon-2pm. Sponsored by Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center.
COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (JULY 4th)4pm Ice Cream Social. 127 W. Sherman Ave. Call 928 635 2511 for more information.
STAR GAZING (JULY 4)7:30 pm-9:30 pm Glassburn Park, natural area. Bring your own telescope or observe the night sky through the large telescopes provided by the Coconino Astronomical Society. Bring a blanket, chair and a friend.
HOME TOWN 4TH OF JULY PARADE (JULY 4 )6:30 pm This year’s theme is “Pride in Our Past…Faith in Our Future”. Parade down old Route 66. Bring your Red White and Blue!
WORLD SERIES OF TEAM ROPING QUALIFIER (JULY 4-7) Fuller productions, where team ropers compete in the best team roping event in Arizona. Located at the Rodeo Grounds (800 Rodeo Road). Call 928.692.8465 for more information.
STEAM TO THE CANYON (JULY 5) Celebrate the 4th of July weekend by riding the historic locomotive #4960 to the Grand Canyon. www.thetrain.com
ART WALK (JULY 12) 6pm -9pm Williams Alliance for the Arts will be hosting an art walk along Route 66. For more information contact Kris or Tom Williams 928.635.3006
TURNS N WRAPS (JULY 12-13) Dog agility competition at Cureton Park. For more information contact Debby at 928.636.1267
ARIZONA STATE AMATEUR RADIO CONVENTION/SWAPFEST(JULY 18 -20) The Amateur Radio Council of Arizona’s State Convention will be at the Williams Rodeo Grounds. For more information visit the ARCA Web Site www.arca-az.orgcall 602.881.2722.
ARIZONA COWBOYS MOUNTED SHOOTER EVENT (JULY 26-27) At the Williams Rodeo Grounds. Visit www.acmsa.com for more information.
KIWANIS CLUB “ROUTE 66 STREET MARKET (Every Fri/Sat/Sun)
COMMUNITY YARD SALE (AUGUST 1-2)9am-3 pm HUGE yard sale Lightly used household items. Benefiting Save MTR. Donations accepted for yard sale, contact Peggy 928 635 1571.
STAR GAZING (AUGUST 1)7:30 pm-9:30 pm Glassburn Park, natural area. Bring your own telescope or observe the night sky through the large telescopes provided by the Coconino Astronomical Society. Bring a blanket, chair and a friend.
STEAM TO THE CANYON (AUGUST 2) Ride the historic locomotive #4960 to the Grand Canyon. For more information visit www.thetrain.com.
18th ANNUAL COOL COUNTRY CRUISE-IN (AUGUST 8-10) Have a HOT time in the COOL pines. Route 66 Classic Car Show with trophies given for various classes is a perennial favorite. There is no vendor participation for this event. For car show registration please visit www.route66place.com.
ART WALK (AUGUST 9)6pm to 9pm. Williams Alliance for the Arts will be hosting an art walk along Route 66. For more information contact Kris or Tom Williams 928.635.3006
BRYCE HEFNER MEMORIAL ROPING (AUGUST 10) At the Williams Rodeo Grounds. Books close at 9:00 am for first roping. Produced by Logan Hefner and Fuller Productions.
For more information contact Jack Fuller at 928 692-8465
CORVETTE CARAVAN (AUGUST 22) 300 Corvettes Caravan to the National Corvette Museum for the 20th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum in beautiful Bowling Green, Kentucky. Meet and Greet and a Show n Shine on Route 66. For more information see www.nationalcorvettecaravan.com/az-nm/
THUNDER OVER COCONINO FLY-IN (AUGUST 23) Thunder Over the Coconino Fly-In @ Valle Airport & EAA Chapter 856 Young Eagle Rides. Visit www.valleairport.com for more information.
STAR GAZING (AUGUST 29) 7:30 pm-9:30 pm Glassburn Park, natural area. Bring your own telescope or observe the night sky through the large telescopes provided by the Coconino Astronomical Society. Bring a blanket, chair and a friend.
LABOR DAY PARADE (AUGUST 30) Join us on Historic Route 66 at 11am. All are welcome to participate! For more information please call the Chamber at 928.635.0273.
MOUNTAIN MAN RUN (SEPTEMBER 1) This benefit fundraiser for the Lions Club of Williams is a 10k run. For more information contact Patty at 928.635.0194.
FALL CARNIVAL (SEPTEMBER 4-6) Glassburn Park. Carnival Hours Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 1-11 pm. Presale Tickets for all day ride passes $18.00, $25 at the gate. Tickets available at the Williams & Forest Service Visitor Center and the Rec Center. 928 635-0273 x 210 for more details.
STEAM TO THE CANYON (SEPTEMBER 6) Ride the historic locomotive #4960 to the Grand Canyon. For more information visit www.thetrain.com.
QUEEN CREEK JUNIOR RODEO (SEPTEMBER 6-7) Rodeo Grounds. A family environment in which children may obtain and develop the basic skills of rodeo. For more information call 928 899-2943.
ARIZONA JUNIOR RODEO (SEPTEMBER 13-14) AZ Junior Rodeo Association puts on a rodeo for children ages 4-18. Starting at 8am on Saturday and Sunday at the Williams Rodeo Grounds. For more information contact Tammy at 602.538.8823 or visit www.arizonajuniorrodeo.com
FRIENDS OF THE WILLIAMS AQUATIC CENTER GOLF TOURNAMENT (SEPTEMBER 13) 8:30 am (7:30 am check in). Elephant Rocks Golf Course. Two person scramble. $80 per player. Individual players are welcome ane will be teamed up with another player. Discount for early registration. Call Kris Vasquez at 928 853-2467 to register.
ART WALK (SEPTEMBER 13) 6pm to 9pm Williams Alliance for the Arts will be hosting an art walk along Route 66. For more information contact Kris or Tom Williams 928.635.3006
STEAM TO THE CANYON (SEPTEMBER 17) The Grand Canyon Railway celebrates their 113th anniversary! Ride the historic locomotive #4960 to the Grand Canyon. For more information visit www.thetrain.com.
A SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER BEER DINNER (SEPTEMBER 19) 6:30 pm -Enjoy an evening of Local Craft Beer and Food Pairing with a Guest Speaker and Live Music. Tickets on Sale at South Rims Garage for $35 (928) 635-5902
THE TASTE OF WILLIAMS (SEPTEMBER 20) 5pm-8pm Taste of Williams showcases our local restaurants, artists and Arizona wines and beer. Live entertainment and great food. This year’s event will be held at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. For more information, contact the Chamber at 928.635.0273. This is a 21 and over event.
CLEAN & BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DAY & BBQ (SEPTEMBER 27) 9am Meet at the Williams Visitor Center Parking Lot. For more information call the Chamber at 928.635.0273
BEARIZONA HOWLY GROWLY OWLY (WEEKENDS IN OCTOBER) 9 AM-4PM. Kids in costume get a “beary” special treat. Wild ride bus, owly raptor show, wandering entertainers, haunted house, fall and Halloween themed photo opportunities. For more information visit www.bearizona.com
STAR GAZING (OCTOBER 3) 7:30 pm-9:30 pm Glassburn Park, natural area. Bring your own telescope or observe the night sky through the large telescopes provided by the Coconino Astronomical Society. Bring a blanket, chair and a friend.
3rd ANNUAL SCARECROW CONTEST (MONTH OF OCTOBER) Local Businesses show off their creativity and build a scarecrow. Anyone can be a judge in the contest. For more information call the Chamber at 928.635.0273 x210
4th ANNUAL MULTI-STATE DATSUN CLASSIC (OCTOBER 4) Classic Datsuns from across the country gather for a wonderful time of Show N’ Shine, raffles, parade and awards. Partnered with Camp Reach for the Sky (a camp for children with cancer). The show will be held at the Dairy Queen on Route 66. For entry forms or more information, visit www.Nostalgicdatsun.com
THE PUMPKIN PATCH TRAIN (EVERY WEEKEND IN OCTOBER- STARTING OCTOBER 4) The Grand Canyon Railway’s historic rail cars depart Williams to our Secret Pumpkin Patch, where children can select their very own pumpkins. Don’t forget to wear your costumes! For more information visit www.thetrain.com.
ART WALK (OCTOBER 11) 6pm to 9pm Williams Alliance for the Arts will be hosting an art walk along Route 66. For more information contact Kris or Tom Williams 928.635.3006
BILL WILLIAMS MOUNTAIN MEN (OCTOBER 11) 6PM Prime Rib Dinner at the Sultana Steakhouse located at 301 W. Route 66 . Several drawings throughout the night, you can win up to $5000. Limited to 125 tickets. For more information contact Butch Johnston 602-819-5718.
ROUTE 66 MOTOR TOUR (OCTOBER 16-17) The first year of an annual event- Joilet, Illinios to Santa Monica, California. This 10-day tour of Route 66 will be making a stop in Williams, arriving the evening of October 16. The tour will depart for their next stop the morning of October 17. If you would like to join the tour please visit www.route66motortour.com
WILLIAMS ROTARY CLUB WESTERN AUCTION (OCTOBER 25) 5PM. This event will take place at the Mountainside Inn, 642 E. Route 66. Live music, catered dinner, live auction, costume contest and a grand prize drawing for $5000. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information call Craig Fritsinger at 928 433-4090.
PET BLESSING (OCTOBER 25) 11 AM held at Wild West Junction, 321 E. Route 66. All pets and their owners are invited to the blessing of the animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. The event is free and open to everyone.
STAR GAZING (OCTOBER 31) 7:30 pm-9:30 PM Glassburn Park, natural area. Bring your own telescope or observe the night sky through the large telescopes provided by the Coconino Astronomical Society. Bring a blanket, chair and a friend.
ZOMBIE WALK/PROM (OCTOBER 31) 2 PM. World Famous Sultana 301 W. Route 66. Prom photos, zombie movies and concessions. Contest for Zombie King and Queen. Tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door. Proceeds go to the Williams Food Bank and SAVE Meant to Rescue. For more information call Paige 928-233-7513.
VOODOO MASQUERADE (OCTOBER 31) 5PM-Midnight. Mountain Ranch Resort at Beacon Hill located at 6701 E. Mountain Ranch Road. Guests and local residents are invited to the “Voodoo Masquerade” party at the Ranch Bar for an evening of themed treats, cocktails, scary movies, music and more! A costume contest at the turn of midnight brings a ghostly array of prizes including resort stays, dinners at The Ranch Restaurant and gift certificates to Unique Boutique. For more information, please call (928)635-2693 or (866) 687-2624
HALLOWEEN EVENTS (OCTOBER 31) 6 pm-10 pm Rec Center. Call for more information (928) 635-1496.
ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER CHILI COOK-OFF (NOVEMBER 2) Bring Chili to Crossman Hall at 4:30 PM Sharp. Entrance fee must be returned to Church office no later than October 21 at 900 W. Grant Ave. For application, please call 928 635-2430.
VETERANS DAY PROGRAM “SO WE SHALL NOT FORGET” (NOVEMBER 11) 6:30 PM doors open at 6:15 pm. Williams Middle School Auditorium. Hosted by Americaln Legion Cordova Post 13 & Matthew J Broehm VFW Post 12128. Play produced by Wild West Adventures. Reception following program will be held at the American Legion Cordova Post 13. Free admission tickets are available at the Williams & Forest Service Visitor Center and Cordova Post 13. For more information, please call 928 635-0273 X 210
THE POLAR EXPRESS 2014 and MOUNTAIN VILLAGE HOLIDAY (NOVEMBER 7 – JANUARY 3) Experience the magic of the Polar Express, inspired by the classic children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg and the Warner Bros. film. Enjoy the trip to the North Pole by railway. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot chocolate, cookies and a special gift for each child. Make this a family holiday tradition. For specific dates and reservations call 1.800.THE.TRAIN or www.thetrain.com.
MOUNTAIN VILLAGE HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS AND OFFICIAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY (NOVEMBER 29) Parade starts at 6:30 pm. This colorful light parade down historic Route 66 is a holiday favorite. Enjoy the official Tree Lighting Ceremony immediately following the parade. Log on to www.experiencewilliams.com for more information.
11TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW (NOVEMBER 29) 10 AM-5 PM. Sultana Theater. For more information, call Nadine at 928 897-8710.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE (DECEMBER 6) Noon to 9pm. Restaurants, gift shops and galleries will be offering a variety of specials to help complete your gift list. For more information call 928 635-0273
SANTAS WORLD OF WONDERS (DECEMBER 13) 10 AM-1:30 PM Recreation Center. For more information call 928 635-1496.
ANNUAL COMMUNITY HOLIDAY DINNER (DECEMBER 14) 12 pm-2pm. Come join us at Doc Holliday’s for ham, turkey and all the trimmings. Santa will be there for photos and fun! All children must be accompanied by an adult
200 Railroad Ave.
Williams, AZ 86046
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