WESTERN FUN RIDES IN WITH THE 70th ANNUAL GOLD RUSH DAYS-February 9-11, 2018 Information:
This event celebrates the town’s origins as a ranching & gold mining center in the days before there was a Phoenix. The heritage event was founded 70 years ago, and today Gold Rush Days draws tens of thousands of visitors, during the 3 ½ days of activities. Gold Rush Days most significant recognition is from the Library of Congress, whereas Gold Rush Days is one of America’s Living Legacies. The Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce is the proud producer of the celebration each year, along with partners and sponsors. Carnival: Brown’s Amusements Family Fun Carnival opens at 4:00 p.m., in the downtown district on February 8ththru February 12th at 6pm. A LIMITED number of discount tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, 216 N. Frontier Street, for Carnival Patrons. Tickets are also sold at the carnival. The National Senior Pro Rodeo and Open Rough Stock, Admission: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $5 students (13-17), children (5-12) $3 & under 5 are Free. Gates open at Noon. Tickets available at the Chamber office, at the gate or online (when available) The National Senior Pro Rodeo Association selected the 2013 Gold Rush Days Rodeo as their “Rodeo of the Year”. Gold Rush Parade: The parade theme is "Ropin' the West" is on Saturday the 10th at 10:00 a.m., and one of the largest in Arizona with over 100 entries including 1,000 horses within the entry classes, Classic Automobiles, floats, marching bands, and youth groups will also be participating. Named #3 Parade by Arizona Edventures' Top Ten Parades to attend in Arizona!! Old Fashion Melodrama: The Desert Stagers present an Old Fashioned Melodrama -February 9th-11th with evening performances beginning at 7 p.m. in the historic Saguaro Theater. Tickets available at Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce office. Opening Ceremonies: The official opening gets underway on Friday, February 9th during the Opening Ceremonies on Frontier Street at 10:00 a.m. with a gunslinger-stuntman Joey Dillon, and gold rush officials kicking off the event. Classic Car Show: Friday is the only day you will be able to see beautiful classic cars on Frontier Street from 9am -2 p.m. Artisan Fair: The main festival area on Valentine Street in the historic district will see 150 exhibitors at the Wickenburg Art Club artisan fair, & juried art show, family fun carnival, free stage entertainment, gold panning, 150 arts/crafts, and much more from 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org, 928-684-5479
3rd Annual Vintage Marketplace
Saturday - Apr 21, 2018
Vintage Market will feature hand-picked artists and vendors from Wickenburg and surrounding areas. The Marketplace will showcase all things rustic, vintage and handmade. In addition to showcasing the area's most creative artisans, the market will provide a treasure trove of ideas and designs.
30TH ANNUAL FIESTA DE SEPTIEMBRE-sATURDAY, sEPTEMBER 1, 2018
PRESS RELEASE FIESTA Celebrate Wickenburg's Hispanic Pioneer Heritage at this event. Learn about early families in stories "Cuentos", and through photographs. Activities include Latin Band, and Mariachi music, and folklorico dancers. An outdoor mercado, food and beverage booths and kids zona also on site. Three contests for participants to enter include: Wreath, Salsa, Margarita and Guacamole. $5 Adult ADMISSION at the door, children and students free admission Listen to our radio spot For more information call (928) 684-5479 or email: email@example.com. Regarding contests times and entertainment.
19TH ANNUAL HIGH DESERT GOLF CLASSIC
MORE INFO AS SOON AS AVAILABLE
Plans are underway for the 19th Annual High Desert Golf Classic sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber.
For more information contact: The Chamber at (928) 684-5479
October 13, 2018
24th ANNUAL FLY-IN & CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Many unique vintage planes and aircraft fly-in for this annual event which also features classic and antique cars for spectators to enjoy.
Free to the public showcasing our beautiful Wickenburg Airport "Welllik Field"
Bluegrass Festival-39th Annual-November 9th-11th, 2017
30th Annual Cowboy Christmas Poetry Gathering
Fri-Sat Dec 7-8
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We invite you to visit our western community for this special heritage event. The Cowboy Reception is on Friday, December 7th and includes beer/wine and appetizers at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, located at 21 North Frontier Street. Several of our featured cowboy poets & entertainers will be performing to give you a small taste of what will be featured at the Saturday Night show. Limited tickets are available for the reception.
23rd ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS - "Out Wickenburg Way!"
Friday Dec 14th
PRESS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE Enjoy the beauty of the holiday season amid the glittering lights of the 23rd Annual Christmas Parade of Lights “Out Wickenburg Way”! More than 30 floats will fill the streets of downtown Wickenburg on December 14th starting at 6:30pm. Starting on East Yavapai and continuing down Historic Frontier Street the parade route will then turn onto Apache Street from Frontier Street and disband at the Wickenburg Community Center parking lot at 160 N. Valentine street. Some of the highlights include: Miss Kitty the 1937 Chevrolet Van Pelt fire engine will return this year adorned with lights and holiday spirit, Classy Classic Cars, Madam Mirah & Rasin’ Cane from Arizona Legends Ghost Tours, Smokey the Bear and his Weaver Mountain BLM crew as they show us how to spread holiday cheer. Of course two very special guests will also be joining us again this year, for all good little boys & girls. Awards will be presented at the WCO Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse gazebo where Santa will hear children’s wishes. Cocoa, hot cider and cookies will be handed out. The location is north of Tegner and Yavapai street in the Bashas’ Frontier Center. It is not too late to get your entry in! Come by the Chamber Office or Visit our website at and download an application today! Entries will be taken as late as December 4th by 12 Noon. Date and Time: Friday, December 8, 2017-Historic Downtown Wickenburg Sponsored by: The Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, Town of Wickenburg and APS.
Parade Route and Information: The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. on Yavapai Street in front of the Wickenburg Christian School, traveling to historic Frontier Street near the Chamber of Commerce Office and continuing down Frontier, to Apache Street turning left on Apache and ending at the Community Center. Join us at the " Little Red Schoolhouse" 245 N. Tegner Street Awards ribbons will be given to the winners in each category, and the "Best Over-All" Entry will receive the "Tinsel Award" A panel of civic leaders will judge the parade entries. Announcers will be stationed at Wickenburg Christian School, Wickenburg Unified School District, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, in front of the historic Santa Fe Depot-Wickenburg Chamber Office and Remuda Ranch on Frontier Street. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (928) 684-5479.