December 2015
Dec 4-5
27th Annual Cowboy Christmas Poetry Gathering
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December 4-5, 2015

  We invite you to visit our western community for this special heritage event. Featured cowboy poets & entertainers include: Ross Knox, Trinity Seely, Larry Maurice and Matt Robertson.

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The Cowboy Reception is on Friday, December 4th 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 @$10 per person advance/ $20 at the door. The featured cowboy poet's performance scheduled on Saturday, December 5, 7:00 p.m. at the Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine Street. Admission: $15 advance tickets - $25 at the door. Tickets for the Gathering are available from The Chamber - 928-684-5479 Sponsored by: Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce        
Dec 11
Layout 120th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS - "Out Wickenburg Way!"
Wickenburg's 20th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights, Friday Evening, December 11th.Visitors and residents around the state will gather to watch the illuminated entries and have the opportunity to visit with Santa Claus after the parade at the awards ceremonies in front of the "Garcia Little Red Schoolhouse", next to Bashas' Frontier Shopping Center 245 N. Tegner Street entertainment and refreshments will be served.Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the unique shopping opportunities in Wickenburg. Date and Time: Friday, December 11, 2015 -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 near the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, ending at Tegner and  Yavapai Street at WCO's " 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:; (928) 684-5479.
General Links: Parade Application 2015 Wickeburg Chamber Facebook Page   Visit Wickenburg Facebook Page
Christmas Parade Map "Bring Christmas Home from Wickenburg."    will be this years parade theme
February 2016
Feb 12-14
68th Annual Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo
(928) 684-5479
GRlogo2012-300x300WESTERN FUN RIDES IN WITH THE 68th ANNUAL GOLD RUSH DAYS-February 12-14, 2016 GRD Schedule 2016 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 67 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 11th at 4pm thru February 14th at 6pm. Tickets are sold at the carnival gate.  A LIMITED number of discount tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, 216 N. Frontier Street, for Carnival Patrons.                   Senior Pro Rodeo: The National Senior Pro Rodeo and Open Rough Stock, Admission: $10 adults, $9 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 is on Saturday the 13th 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. Parade Application 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 12th-14th 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 12 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 -3 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:, 928-684-5479
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