Make the most of your stay in Flagstaff by taking advantage of a year-round selection of local entertainment and cultural events. From classical music to local jazz, star fests to winterfests, and art gallery to museum events highlighting the rich history and cultural diversity of Northern Arizona, there are a wide range of opportunities for every age and interest.
For upcoming events, concerts, festivals, exhibits and more, check our events calendar.
You can also visit these websites:
2300 N. Fort Valley Rd. • 928-779-2300 • culturalpartners.org
Showcasing the very best of local and regional artwork in the largest art gallery in northern Arizona. Popular exhibitions include Underneath It All (January-February), the 12th Annual Recycled Art Exhibition (April-May), and It’s Elemental Fine Crafts Exhibition (November-December), plus year-round concerts and performances in an intimate theater. Regular hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ardrey Memorial Auditorium, Northern Arizona University campus • 928-774-5107 Tickets 928-523-5661 • flagstaffsymphony.org
Under the baton of Maestra Elizabeth Schulze, the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra (FSO) is northern Arizona’s professional orchestra, bringing classical and pops music performances and music education programs to the region for 63 seasons. “It’s not just old music by dead guys.”
Information available at the Flagstaff Visitor Center • One E. Route 66 • 928-774-9541 • 800-842-7293 • flagdba.com
Offering a pedestrian-friendly collection of independent art galleries, shops, restaurants, and a year-round calendar of exciting events. The streets of downtown are home to annual favorites such as the Fourth of July and Holiday Lights parades, Flagstaff Route 66 Days and Flagstaff Farmer’s market. First Friday ArtWalk has become a community tradition encouraging residents and visitors to experience Flagstaff’s unique arts scene. The historic Orpheum Theater and several other venues feature live music almost nightly. Just south of the Visitor Center, visit the Historic Southside District, full of diverse shops, cafés, bars and eateries.
Downtown on Aspen Ave. between Leroux St. and San Francisco St. • 928-853-4292 • heritagesquaretrust.org
A friendly gathering spot in the heart of downtown, the Square is the place to find an array of free entertainment events. “Thursdays on the Square,” a live music series, is offered from Memorial through Labor Day. Also in the summer, “Movies on the Square,” popular with families, plays here Friday nights and the Heritage Square Trust summer concert series entertains on weekend afternoons.
3101 N. Fort Valley Rd. • 928-774-5213 • musnaz.org
At MNA’s four weekend-long annual festivals, explore the rich heritage of northern Arizona and the Four Corners Region. Meet Native artists, performers, ethnobotanists and culture interpreters. Enjoy stories, dances and songs, and attend Heritage Insight programs to learn more about the Colorado Plateau. Festivals for 2013 include the Zuni Festival (May 25-26), Hopi Festival (July 6-7), Navajo Festival (August 3-4) and Celebraciónes de la Gente (October 26-27). Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Flagstaff • 928-523-4120 • nau.edu
The NAU campus features a collection of premier performing arts venues such as Ardrey Auditorium–home to the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. Prochnow Auditorium, Clifford E. White Theater and the historic Ashurst Hall each host a variety of cultural performances, and the 272,000 square foot NAU J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome hosts major concerts and athletic events.
NAU campus, Old Main, Building 10, on the corner of Tormey Ave. and Knoles Dr. • 928-523-3471 • nau.edu/art_museum
The Northern Arizona University Art Museum is located in the Old Main Building on the NAU campus. From Tozan Kiln ceramics to stained and blown glass, from painting to sculpture, professional artists around the world are displayed for the community to enjoy throughout a variety of mediums. The prestigious permanent collection is also exhibited in selected shows. Open Tuesday-Saturday noon-5 p.m.
15 W. Aspen Ave. • 928-556-1580 • orpheumpresents.com
Originally opened in the early 1900s, the historic Orpheum Theater is a landmark in downtown Flagstaff. Today, this one-of-a-kind venue features a year-round calendar of local and nationally-renowned acts, film festivals, private parties and more.
Fort Tuthill County Park, just west of I-17 at exit 337 • 928-214-6485 • flagstaffamp.com
As Flagstaff’s premier outdoor venue, the Pepsi Amphitheater provides entertainment among the towering ponderosa pine trees. The summer season features national music acts, local music festivals, culinary events, sing-along movies, comedy acts and more.
11 W. Cherry Ave. • 928-774-1662 • theatrikos.com
Theatrikos produces quality stage performances each season utilizing
the diverse talents of the Flagstaff community. The non-profit theatre company also hosts educational workshops and fosters artistic youth through its Theatrikids program.