Events

December 2014
Fri-Sat 
Dec 5-6
26th Annual Cowboy Christmas Poetry Gathering
928-684-5479
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26th Annual Cowboy Christmas Poetry Gathering
We invite you to visit our western community for this special heritage event. Featured cowboy poets & entertainers include: Mary Kaye, Mike Beck, Amy Hale Auker, Ross Knox, and Chris Isaacs. Friday Reception: The Cowboy Reception is on Friday, December 5th 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; 6-7:30 p.m. – Doors open 15 min earlier.
Saturday Schedule: Most of the action will take place on Saturday starting with a cowboy Dutch-oven biscuits n' gravy and cowboy coffee from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - $5 donation in the north side parking area of the Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine Street in the historic district of downtown Wickenburg. A line-up of invited cowboy poets will take place inside the community center from 9-12 Noon and 1:30 -3:30 p.m.
Admission is free for the day sessions. The featured cowboy poet's performance is scheduled on Saturday, nightat 7:00 p.m. at the Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine Street. Admission: $15 advance tickets - $25 after December 1st.
Sponsored by: Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce Tickets are available now!- click here Contact: events@wickenburgchamber.com; 928-684-5479
General Links: Cowboy Poetry Tickets Cowboy Poetry Information Wickenburg Chamber Facebook Page
     
Friday 
Dec 12
19TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS
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Information: Businesses are finishing their entries, children plan on riding bicycles, marchers are making plans to light limbs and antique cars will be aglow for Wickenburg's 19th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights, Friday Evening, December 12th.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 12, 2014 -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: events@wickenburgchamber.com; (928) 684-5479.
General Links: Christmas Parade Application     Christmas Parade Map Wickeburg Chamber Facebook Page   Visit Wickenburg Facebook Page
  "Bring Christmas Home from Wickenburg."      
February 2015
Fri-Sat-Sun 
Feb 13-15
67th Annual Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo
(928) 684-5479
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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.

For a detailed scheduled of events: Gold Rush Information
Carnival: Brown’s Amusements Family Fun Carnival opens at at 4:00 p.m., in the downtown district on February 12th-February 15th.
Purchase Carnival tickets online or in the Chamber office: COMING SOON
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.  The National Senior Pro Rodeo Association selected the 2013 Gold Rush Days Rodeo as their “Rodeo of the Year”.
Rodeo Schedule of Events: COMING SOON Rodeo Tickets (online and in Chamber Office): COMING SOON
Gold Rush Parade: The parade is on Saturday the 14th 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 auto’s, floats, marching bands, and youth groups will also be participating. Named #3 Parade by Arizona Edventures' Top Ten Parades to attend in Arizona!!
To enter the parade please follow this link: Parade Application
Old Fashion Melodrama: The Desert Stagers present an Old Fashioned Melodrama February 13th-15th with evening performances beginning at 7 p.m. in the historic Saguaro Theater. 
Tickets available  through the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce: COMING SOON
Opening Ceremonies: The official opening gets underway on Friday, February 13 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: events@wickenburgchamber.com, 928-684-5479
General Links: Parade Application Parade Map Schedule of Events Wickenburg Gold Rush Days Facebook Page
     
November 2015
Fri-Sun 
Nov 13-15th
Bluegrass Festival-36th Annual- November 13-15th, 2015
928-684-5479

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96.3 " Real Country" Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival Radio spot The Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival on November 13-15th, 2015 is sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, and is one of the oldest bluegrass festivals in the Southwest. Tickets at the gate are CASH ONLY.
 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 Rotary Club beer booth and our great food vendors.  There is also an abundance or arts & Crafts and Retail Vendors.  Covered bleacher seating is available.  Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs sit on if desired.
Contests: Additionally, contestants will compete in thirteen categories for prizes and cash awards. Some of the categories bring Championship designation, such as Open Fiddle, Mandolin, Flat Pick Guitar, and Banjo. Camping: Limited reserved self-contained RV and tent camping is arranged through the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce. Location: 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. Contact:  Email: Events@wickenburgchamber.com    Phone: (928)-684-5479 General Links: www.facebook.com/wickenburgazbluegrass