Special Events


Group Free

Through June 24
Poolside Yoga (FREE)
Yoga aficionados get their om on as they sweat and stretch in the Phoenix heat with the pros from Sutra Roosevelt Studios. Participants earn 20 percent off their brunch bill at Match Restaurant & Lounge following the workout. Su, 10-11 a.m. FOUND:RE Hotel Phoenix, 1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, foundrehotels.com, 602-875-8000.

Through September 1
Flashlight Tours
Guests experience a magical twilight adventure during these self-paced tours, which provide an opportunity to see, hear and feel the desert night, with glimpses of nighthawks, snakes, insects and night-blooming flowers. Sa, 7-9:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.

Through September 3
Chairlift Rides
Enjoy a bird’s-eye view from the mountainside as the lift ascends the western side of the San Francisco Peaks to an elevation of 11,500 feet, affording views of the red rocks in Sedona, a cinder cone volcanic field and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily (weather permitting). $19-$24; free, children 5 and younger. Arizona Snowbowl, 9300 N. Snowbowl Rd., Flagstaff, snowbowl.ski, 928-779-1951.

June 1
Charity Golf Tourney
The Spina Bifida Association of Arizona hosts its 19th annual tournament. A luncheon, silent auction and awards ceremony are included, along with hole-in-one and beat-the-pro contests. 6:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 8 a.m. $275. Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Club Dr., Scottsdale, sbaaz.org, 602-274-3323.

June 1
First Fridays Art Walk (FREE)
More than 70 Downtown art galleries and art spaces are featured. 6-10 p.m. Check website for maps, parking and shuttle service from five “park-and-ride hubs,” artlinkphoenix.com, 602-256-7539.

June 1-30
U-Pick Garden
Sweet corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeñ​​os, carrots, green onions, eggplant, four varieties of squash and three types of cucumbers are available for picking. W, F-Sa, 7 a.m.-noon. $1.75 per pound for most items. Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N. 153rd Ave., Glendale, tolmachoff-farms.com, 602-999-3276.

June 2
Atlatl Competition (FREE)
Try your hand at throwing darts using an atlatl (spear-thrower) as Pueblo Grande Museum and the local primitive skills group S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies) celebrate World Atlatl Day. An atlatl demonstration and accuracy contest are highlights. 9 a.m.-noon. Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, pueblogrande.com, 602-495-0901.

June 2
Bite Nite
Top chefs from across the Valley serve signature tastes at this culinary bout, which benefits the Arizona chapter of the ALS Association and its fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Participants include Nellie Cashman’s Monday Club Café, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar, Benedict’s Catering, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse and Brownies by Fairytale. Live entertainment, cocktails, mystery boxes and silent and live auctions add to the fun. 6-10 p.m. $150. Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, bitenite.org, 602-297-3800.

June 2
Golf Outing
Parada del Sol Rodeo hosts this fundraising day on the links. The event includes a putting challenge, hole-in-one shootout, raffle, silent auction, lunch and contests for longest drive and closest to the pin. 6:30 a.m. with 7:30 a.m. tee-off. $125. Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 602-463-4386.

June 2
Jerome Art Walk (FREE)
Meet the artists as 20-plus galleries and studios participate in this monthly night of art, music and gallery-hopping. 5-8 p.m. Jerome, jeromeartwalk.com, 928-634-0774.

June 2
Yarnell Memorial Run
Walkers and runners participate in 5K, 10K and 19K events held in honor and memory of the Granite Mountain Hot Shot crew who perished on June 30, 2013, in the Yarnell Hill Fire. A children’s fun run/walk is included. 6:45 a.m. $40-$75. Start line at Yarnell Assembly of God, 17125 W. Fountain Hill Ln., Yarnell, yarnellmemorialrun.com.

June 3
Prescott Antique Show
Thumb Butte Questers and Yavapai Questers present this show, which features dozens of vendors displaying a variety of vintage and architectural items, primitives, glass, pottery, art, textiles, ephemera and more. Proceeds benefit regional preservation and restoration projects. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $3. Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Dr., Prescott, 928-443-1862.

June 9
Blush Rosé Festival
Rosé wines from around the world are in the spotlight at this inaugural event, which includes unlimited tastings of rosé wines and pink cocktails, food stations and live entertainment. Tickets are available in three-hour sessions featuring a brunch buffet, tapas buffet and carving stations. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 3-6 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. $60-$125. The Clayton House, 3719 N. 75th St., Scottsdale, blushinternationalrosefestival.com.

June 9
Bottoms Up!
Guests sample and savor craft beers from dozens of breweries from across the West as the 26th annual Made in the Shade Beer Festival gets underway, with live music adding to the fun. 1 p.m.; noon VIP. $45-$90. Pepsi Amphitheater, Coconino County Park, 2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, azbeer.com, 928-421-4970.

June 9
Flagstaff Blues & Brews
Robert Randolph and the Family Band headlines this sixth annual festival, which is committed to staying true to the blues and introducing people to the influential genre of music. Local and regional microbrews, food trucks and arts and crafts vendors complement the lineup of world-class blues artists and bands, including Ana Popovic, Curtis Salgado, Big Daddy D and the Dynamites, Austin Young Band, Jeremy Bar-Illan and Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling. PHOENIX magazine is among the sponsors. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. $35-$80. Continental Driving Range, 5200 E. Old Walnut Canyon Rd., Flagstaff, flagstaffblues.com, 928-606-5601.

June 9
Navajo Rug Auction (FREE)
Learn about Navajo weavings and meet the artists at this fast-paced event featuring more than 300 original Navajo weavings, plus authentic tacos and frybread. 2-6 p.m.; auction preview 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, flagartscouncil.org, 928-779-2300.

June 9
Pineapple Triangle
Handmade crafts, vintage goods and boutique items with a Phoenix vibe are in the spotlight at this event, which features Arizona-exclusive vendors. Live music and food trucks are included. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10. DeSoto Central Market, 915 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, pineappletriangle.com.

June 14
Desert Night Cinema
Bring a blanket or low chair and enjoy a movie under the night sky as this monthly event continues with a Monsoon Chasing theme. Live entertainment with JesterZ Improv Comedy, movie-related activities and food trucks add to the festivities before the film begins. The event is sponsored by PHOENIX magazine. 6:30 p.m.; movie starts at 7:30 p.m. $16, adults; $12, children. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8188.

June 15
Southwest Valley Awards Gala
Sean McLaughlin, anchor of CBS 5 News, emcees this dinner gala, which salutes the 60th anniversary of the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce. Affectionately called “The Swaggies,” the celebration recognizes chamber members, volunteers and others for their achievements in the community. A live auction is included. 6 p.m. $85. The Wigwam, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park, southwestvalleychamber.org, 623-932-2260.

June 16
Hottest Race on Earth
Saluting the hottest day ever recorded in the Phoenix metro area – 122 degrees in 1990 – the Scottsdale Fahrenheit Festival: Arms, Legs & Kegs challenges top athletes to dash through the desert heat with a 10.2-kilometer race and a shorter 5K event. Organized by producers of the Scottsdale Polo Championships, the event includes an inflatable waterslide and arm wrestling, fast-pitch and jalapeño-eating contests, as well as top craft beers and cocktails, all in air-conditioned comfort. Shotgun start at 2:47 p.m. $51-$62.60 for racers; $5 festival admission. WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, scottsdalefahrenheitfestival.com, 480-423-1414.

June 21

Birds ’n’ Beer (FREE)
Sip on a brew from AZ Wilderness Brewing Co. while enjoying an entertaining presentation on wildlife. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, az.audubon.org, 602-468-6470.

June 23
Wine Country BBQ
LDV Winery in southeastern Arizona opens its gates and cellar door in recognition of its 10th anniversary. The day includes winery/vineyard tours, lunch, a glass of wine, cowboy games and a chance to make a grapevine wreath to take home. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $30. LDV Winery Vineyards, 13922 S. Kuykendall Cutoff Rd., Pearce, eventbrite.com, 480-664-4822.

June 28-July 4
World’s Oldest Rodeo
The Old West comes alive as Prescott Frontier Days celebrates 131 years this summer with eight rodeo performances, a parade, Happy Hearts Rodeo for Exceptional Children, dance, cowboy church, and arts and crafts. Stay Cowboy is the theme of the event, a nod to earlier times when people treated each other with kindness and embraced business decisions with a simple handshake. Call for times, ticket prices and Prescott locations, worldsoldestrodeo.com, 928-445-4320.

June 29-July 1
Apache Mountain Rendezvous
Held in conjunction with the annual Freedom Days Celebration in “The Town Too Tough to Die,” this inaugural event focuses on history and entertainment with three days of narratives by personalities of the Old West, Native American presentations, a parade, live music, singalongs, firearms handling, blacksmith demonstrations and shooting re-enactments at the world-famous OK Corral. Call for times, ticket prices and various venues in and around Tombstone, tombstoneshootingandadventuretours.com, 520-366-4311.