Events

September 2014
Sat 
Sept 6
Fiesta de Septiembre – 26th Annual September 6, 2014
(928) 684-5479
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: Salsa, Margarita and Guacamole. A book signing for the newly published: Wickenburg Hispanic Pioneer Families: Nuestras Memorias by author Julia Macias Brooks is also scheduled. For more information call (928) 684-5479 or email: events@wickenburgchamber.com.          
October 2014
Saturday 
Oct 11
20th Annual Fly-In & Classic Car Show - Oct. 11- Wickenburg, Arizona
(928)684-0977
Flyin2014Plans are underway for the 20th annual   Fly-In & Classic Car Show sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber, and Town of Wickenburg Airport Advisory   Commission.The event is on October 11th from 7:30am -12:00 p.m. at the Wickenburg Municipal Airport-Wellik Field.During the day you'll have an opportunity   to view a variety of aircraft flying into the event, classic cars on display,  and learn more about the services available   at the airport. The Chaparral Pancake breakfast will be served from 7-10:00   a.m., followed by Lions Club “Lunch Stop” 10:30   a.m.-12:00 noon.  Information and other vendors on site.  Also during the day you’ll see over 75   Classic Cars on display. For more information contact: The Chamber at   (928) 684-5479  or online   visit: www.outwickenburgway.com   Email: events@wickenburgchamber.com              Discover   Aviation Month – “Out Wickenburg Way!”              
 
November 2014
Fri-Sun 
Nov 14-16
Bluegrass Festival-35th Annual- November 14-16, 2014
928-684-5479

Untitled-2  Toe-Tappin' Music “Out Wickenburg Way

Featured bands entertaining all three days are Watch for our "Featured Bands" announcement in the near future.  The festival opens on Friday to the public at 11 am, with entertainment from 1 pm- 5:30 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 7 am for a pancake breakfast, and entertainment follows from 9 am - 5:30 pm.  The festival includes food & drink concessions, arts/crafts, and a designated Kids Zone. Organizers prohibit bringing in alcoholic beverages, dogs, food and coolers. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.  General bleacher seating is available on grounds. EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE- NO REFUNDS. Tickets are available at the ticket gate $15 for Seniors (60+), $18 for Adults, $10 for Children (5 and under are free) CASH ONLY. Veterans pricing on Sunday, November 10th $10 with show of military ID.

Location: Everett Bowman Rodeo Arena 935 Constellation Rd.; Wickenburg, AZ 85390

December 2014
Friday 
Dec 12
17th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS
928-684-5479
18TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS - "Out Wickenburg Way!" Friday, December 12, 2014-Historic Downtown Wickenburg - 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by The Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, Town of Wickenburg and APS. 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 18th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights, Friday Evening, December 12th. 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 near the Little Red Schoolhouse. 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, off of U S Highway 93 next to Bashas' Frontier Shopping Center,  where entertainment and refreshments will be served. Awards ribbons will be given to the winners in each category, and the "Best Over-All" Entry will receive the "Tinsel Award". Information and entry forms by calling the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce at (928) 684-5479. 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. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the unique shopping opportunities in Wickenburg.  "Bring Christmas Home from Wickenburg."      

February 2015
Fri-Sat-Sun 
Feb 13-15
Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo-66th Annual
(928) 684-5479
 

 67th ANNUAL GOLD RUSH DAYS & RODEO

  February 13-15, 2015

WESTERN FUN RIDES IN WITH THE 67th ANNUAL GOLD RUSH DAYS                FEBRUARY 13-15, 2015 - “OUT WICKENBURG WAY!” 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.   Festivities begin on Thursday, February 12, with the Brown’s Amusements Family Fun Carnival opening at 4:00 p.m., in the downtown district.    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.  Friday is the only day you will be able to see beautiful classic cars on Frontier Street from 9am -3 p.m.   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., with the carnival running throughout the evening.   One of the highlights on Friday is the first show of the Desert Stagers old fashioned melodrama, held in the historic Saguaro Theatre at 7:00 p.m., nightly throughout the celebration.   The parade is on Saturday 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.  Spectators line the street as one of the largest parades in Arizona passes by.  The parade theme is to be announced.  On Saturday the main event activities are the same, but include the additions of a Western Barbeque sponsored by the Wickenburg Saddle Club at 11:00 a.m., and the first performance of the National Senior Professional Rodeo & Open Rough Stock, held at 2:00 p.m. at the Everett Bowman Arena, located at 935 Constellation Road, just one mile east of the downtown area. 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” and recognition will take place in the arena on Saturday.  On Saturday night you’ll find another Old Fashioned Melodrama performance from the Wickenburg Desert Stagers, held in the historic Saguaro Theatre at 7:00 p.m.  On Sunday the activities include arts/crafts area, gold panning, family carnival, rodeo performance, melodrama, and special day events such as the Lioness Pancake Breakfast at 7:30 am – 11 am inside the Community Center; traditional Mining events - Mucking & Drilling Contest at 10:00 a.m. where contestants compete for money and prizes and spectators can bid in a Calcutta Auction for a contestant; and the Arizona Gold Panning Championship, where contestants compete for money and prizes while panning for gold starts at 1:00 p.m.  The second performance of the Senior Pro Rodeo is at 2 p.m., and at 7:00 p.m. is the final performance of the Melodrama.  This annual western celebration is the Signature Heritage event for Wickenburg, and was named in 2012 as one of the Top Rural Events in Arizona by the Arizona Festival & Event Association, and in 2013 garnished two first place media awards for best television commercial and commemorative poster.  Other accolades over the years include 2011 & 2012 Arizona Centennial event; 2009 Arizona’s Best Special Rural Event by the Arizona Office of Tourism.  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 more information, and tickets call (928) 684-5479