annual Events

SEPTEMBER 2019


Wickenburg Ranch Golf Course

Wickenburg Ranch Golf Course

20TH ANNUAL HIGH DESERT GOLF CLASSIC
Saturday, September 21st, 8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
WICKENBURG, ARIZONA

Join us on Saturday, September 21st for our 20th Annual High Desert Golf Classic at Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club. The four-person scramble is a fun tournament, with special highlights and good food. Once again our Sponsors include: Hole in One, Jones Ford and Crescent Crown Distributors for the Luncheon. You'll find registration, tee box sponsorship and silent auction donation forms available down below or at The Chamber Office.

WHERE: Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, (3430 Club Terrace Way) Wickenburg, AZ 85390

 

OCTOBER 2019


25th ANNUAL FLY-IN & CLASSIC CAR SHOW, Color Me Wickenburg 5K
SATURDAY, October 12th, 7:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M.
WICKENBURG, ARIZONA

In addition to the fly-in and classic car show, Wickenburg will also be hosting its first annual Color Me Wickenburg 5K Event. Participants should arrive at 7:00am and the run/walk will begin at 8:00am. The event will be kicked off with a Zumba Dance party led by certified instructor, Jess Smith, and a color throw. Participants will then head out for a fun run/walk that leads everyone thru gently rolling off-road terrain around Sunset Park and sections of the multi-use path. Participants will be showered with different colors as they pass by multiple color stations. The runners will end at the airport to enjoy the free 25th Annual Fly-In and Classic Car Show. A special team prize will be given for best dressed/creative teams, as well as best dressed/creative individual costume.

Register for the color run/walk at wickenburgaz.org/recreation.

 
 
Wickenburg fly-in and car show

Many unique vintage planes and aircraft fly-in for this annual event.

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Free to the public showcasing our beautiful Wickenburg Airport "Wellik Field"

Wellik Field, 3410 W. Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390

Classic Car Show Wickenburg

Classic and Antique cars for spectators to enjoy.

 

NOVEMBER 2019


40th annual Bluegrass Festival

November 8th-10th, 2019

eVERETT BOWMAN RODEO ARENA, WICKENBURG, ARIZONA

The festival is held outdoors at the Everett Bowman Rodeo Arena, 935 Constellation Road, just 1/2 mile east of Highway 60/93 in Wickenburg. The Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival on November 8-10th, 2019 is sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, and is one of the oldest bluegrass festivals in the Southwest.

Featured bands are The Incidental Bluegrass Band, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, and The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys. A schedule of events is available above.

SPECTATORS

Limited covered grandstand seating is available. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Alcoholic beverages, pets, food, and coolers are prohibited. Service dogs are welcome.

At the festival you will find food & drink concessions, arts/crafts, and a designated Kids Zone. Organizers prohibit bringing in alcoholic beverages, food, dogs, and coolers, but please visit our beer booth and our great food vendors. There is also an abundance of arts & crafts and retail vendors on site. 

Wickenburg Bluegrass Contest

CONTESTANTS

Contestants will compete for prizes and cash awards. Some of the categories bring Championship designation, such as Open Fiddle, Mandolin, Flat Pick Guitar, and Banjo.

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CAMPING

Limited reserved self-contained RV and tent camping is arranged through the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce.

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VENDORS

Become a vendor by filling out the application below.

This event is rain or shine. No refunds.

 

DECEMBER 2019


31st Annual Cowboy Christmas Poetry Gathering
Fri-Sat Dec 6-7, 6:30 PM

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Tickets are available in the Chamber office, online, or by calling (928) 684-5479.

We invite you to visit our western community for this special heritage event. The Cowboy Reception is on Friday, December 6th and includes beer/wine and appetizers at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, located at 21 N. Frontier Street. Doors open at 5:45pm and the reception runs from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. 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 for $10.00 in-advance or $20.00 at the door.

The featured cowboy poet's performance is scheduled on Saturday, December 7th at the Wickenburg Community Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., performance begins at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday admission: $15 in-advance tickets, $25.00 after December 1st and at the door.

Our featured poets include Mary Kaye, Leon Autrey, Trinity Seeley, and Jay Snider.


 

25th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS - "Out Wickenburg Way!"
Friday Dec 13th, 6:30 PM

Enjoy the beauty of the holiday season amid the glittering lights of the 25th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights “Out Wickenburg Way”! More than 30 floats will fill the streets of downtown Wickenburg on December 13th starting at 6:30pm.

Some of the highlights include: Miss Kitty the 1937 Chevrolet Van Pelt fire engine adorned with lights and holiday spirit, Classy Classic Cars, Madam Mirah & Raisin’ Cane from Arizona Legends Ghost Tours, and Smokey the Bear and his Weaver Mountain BLM crew as they spread holiday cheer. Of course, two very special guests will also be joining us again this year, for all good little boys & girls.

Photo by Rockin’ U Photography

Photo by Rockin’ U Photography

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 Basha’s Frontier Center.

It’s not too late to get your entry in! Come by the Chamber Office or visit our website and download an application today! Entries will be taken as late as December 10th by 12 Noon.

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. The parade will continue by turning left onto Apache Street and ending at the Community Center on Valentine Street. 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. 

 

FEBRUARY 2020


72nd Annual Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo
Fri-Sat-Sun February 14-16th, 2020

Schedule availability TBA.

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 72 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 13th thru February 16th at 6pm. A LIMITED number of discount tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce (216 N. Frontier Street) for Carnival Patrons (date of availability TBA). Tickets are also sold at the carnival.

Opening Ceremonies: The official opening gets underway on Friday, February 14th during the Opening Ceremonies on Frontier Street at 10:00 a.m. with western stuntman Will Roberts, 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. 

Senior Pro Rodeo: The National Senior Pro Rodeo and Open Rough Stock takes place on Saturday, February 15th and Sunday, February 16th. 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. The National Senior Pro Rodeo Association selected the 2013 Gold Rush Days Rodeo as their “Rodeo of the Year”. 

Gold Rush Parade: The parade is on Saturday the 15th 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. Theme TBD. Named #3 Parade by Arizona Edventures' Top Ten Parades to attend in Arizona!

Parking Information: Be there early! Parking is limited, especially downtown during the parade on Saturday.

[Parking map PDF] | [Road Restrictions]

Old Fashion Melodrama: The Desert Stagers present an Old Fashioned Melodrama February 14th-16th with evening performances beginning at 7 p.m. in the historic Saguaro Theater. Tickets available at Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce office.    

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 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

 

MAY 2020


20th Annual Spring Street Dance & Food Truck Fest

Saturday May 2nd, 2020 5:30-9:00 P.M.

Now in its 20th year, the Spring Street Dance and Food Truck Fest will return to historic downtown Wickenburg on Saturday, May 2. This free community event will provide fun under the stars from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A range of food truck vendors will be on hand at Stone Park and Apache Street, offering unique food options and a beer garden!

From 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. enjoy live music with sounds ranging from Tom Petty to Santana. Band TBA.

Photo by David Zambrano

Photo by David Zambrano

SEPTEMBER 2020


32nd ANNUAL FIESTA DE SEPTIEMBRE

sATURDAY, sEPTEMBER 5th, 2020

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Celebrate Wickenburg's Hispanic Pioneer Heritage at this event. Learn about early families through stories, or "cuentos", and photographs. Activities include Latin Band, and Mariachi music, and folklorico dancers. An outdoor mercado, food and beverage booths and Kids Zona are also on site.

Contests including a salsa contest, guacamole contest, and a margarita contest will also take place. Try delicious samples from several contestants in each category and vote for your favorite to win the coveted People’s Choice Award!

ADMISSION:

$5 adults, children 17 and under get in free.

Contest & Vendor applications

Applications will be available at a later date.

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