December 2016
Dec 2-3
28th Annual Cowboy Christmas Poetry Gathering
December 2-3,2016 cowpoets-cover  COWBOY POETS FLYER We invite you to visit our western community for this special heritage event. The Cowboy Reception is on Friday, December 2th 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 3, 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 Purchase tickets online Sponsored by: Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce        
Dec 9
Layout 121st ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS - "Out Wickenburg Way!"
PRESS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE Enjoy the beauty of the holiday season amid the glittering lights of the 21st Annual Christmas Parade of Lights “Out Wickenburg Way”! More than 30 floats will fill the streets of downtown Wickenburg starting on East Yavapai and continuing down Historic Frontier Street on December 9th at 6:30pm. The parade route will then turn onto Coconino Street and south Tegner traveling north to Tegner and Apache Street and disbanding 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 7th by 12 Noon.  Date and Time: Friday, December 9, 2016 -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, to Apache 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. Contact:  (928) 684-5479.
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Christmas Parade Map         Christmas Parade Application 2016 "Christmas Presence"  will be this years parade theme
February 2017
Feb 10-12
69th Annual Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo
(928) 684-5479
GRlogo2012-300x300WESTERN FUN RIDES IN WITH THE 69th ANNUAL GOLD RUSH DAYS-February 10-12, 2017 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 69 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. GRD Schedule 2017 Parking Map     Gold Rush Days Parade Application 2017 Carnival: Brown’s Amusements Family Fun Carnival opens at 4:00 p.m., in the downtown district on February 9th at thru 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.                  Senior Pro Rodeo: The National Senior Pro Rodeo and Open Rough Stock, Admission: $10 adults, $8 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 11th 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 10th-12th 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 10 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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