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Flagstaff blooms with a whole lot of unexpected amidst the world’s largest contiguous emerald green ponderosa pine forest, sapphire blue skies and mountain crisp air that will have you begging for more daylight.
With close proximity to two national parks, six national monuments, and eight state parks that claim their own distinct flora, and where multi-use trail systems are plentiful, Flagstaff offers plenty of spring things-to-do, many of which are outdoor activities including hiking, biking and watching – yes – wildlife watching offering views of wintering bald eagles, elk, waterfowl and more. Perhaps there’s a preference for walking tours or sipping hand-crafted cocktails or stargazing. We’ve got all that, too, plus zip lining in the world’s largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest and many more by-appointment experiences.
Recently recognized as a trendy US Spring Break destination, Flagstaff’s snowfall provides for great spring skiing, and other snowmelt provides for stunning experiences including nearby Grand Falls whose falls are taller than Niagara Falls.
March 3 and March 10, 2021
Kids Wonder Cub is a free virtual event put on by the Orpheum Theater. On March 3, 2021, there will be a virtual club featuring FlagShakes poetry. The following week on March 10, 2021, there will be a virtual club featuring the Museum of Northern Arizona who will be celebrating Archaeology Awareness Month. There is also a fun activity paired with this club event, you can do it at home!
1 E Route 66
April showers bring May flowers and a LOT of wind! We want our community and visitors to enjoy our bountiful gusts of wind and take full advantage of the active weather by purchasing kites from our Visitor Center and flying in nearby rural areas.
Fly your kite at:
Arroyo Park, Bow and Arrow Park, Cheshire Park, Jim Cullen Memorial Park, Mobile Haven Park, Old Town Springs Park, Ponderosa Trails Park, Wheeler Park, Bushmaster Park, Foxglenn Park, and/or Thorpe Park.
Additional kite pick-up locations:
Babies to Kids and Book Nest Toy Store, Walmart, Target, and Big 5 Sporting Goods.
April 3, 2021
Enjoy a live performance in Flagstaff's historic Museum Club put on by Billy Don Burns! Built in 1931, The World Famous Museum Club is Northern Arizona's premiere roadhouse and dance club! Pair that with Billy's true country spirit to make for a wild night at "the zoo".
Due to COVID-19, the First Friday ArtWalk has been extended as month-long events.
Throughout Spring 2021
It’s Flagstaff’s monthly street party and your walking shoes are a necessity. First Friday ArtWalk is one of Northern Arizona’s premier arts events. Typically held the first Friday of the month, art galleries and businesses in historic Downtown Flagstaff open their doors from 6-9pm with special art exhibitions, performances, live music, treats, and more. Many downtown hot spots remain open after 9 pm as the ArtWalk celebrations continue. Due to Covid-19, event attendees may walk through galleries socially distanced and masked throughout the month, or support them virtually with online shopping.
The Flagstaff Orpheum and Blue Key Honor Society of NAU are hosting a virtual Battle of the Bands concert! All proceeds of this event will go directly to Victim Witness Services of Coconino County. Come enjoy the show while supporting local bands and an amazing organization.
April 17, 2021
Orpheum Virtual Link
Get the family together for some old-fashioned circus fun! Take advantage of the several dates offering performances, get your tickets and get to the Flagstaff Mall!
Friday, April 23 - Monday, April 26
Thursday, April 29 - Sunday, May 2
Wednesday, May 5 - Sunday, May 9
NAU 2021 Virtual Film Festival is an online event that will show all of NAU’s best student films from the 2020-2021 school year. We will have exciting live features like a comments section, an award ceremony, and a Q&A with selected filmmakers. There will also be live raffles with prizes from local flagstaff businesses, Canon Cameras, and more! We can’t wait for you to attend a night of incredible student films.
April 25, 2021
Orpheum Virtual Link
Walk through The Arboretum gardens, wetlands, meadow, and forest and enjoy Flagstaff's natural and native beauty on self-guided tours, available through October. Yoga classes will also be available May-September bringing attendees peace and serenity, as well as painting classes available June-July to channel your inner-Bob Ross. The fun doesn't stop there, click below to see their calendar of events for 2021.
May 1, 2021
Take advantage of this seasonal restaurant and indulge in crepes galore. YUM! Choose from a variety of options creating a robust menu and take your order out on the patio for some fresh air and sunshine downtown while you dine. Like attending the Community Market? You can find their delicious crepes there too on special Sunday mornings. Bon appetit!
May 7, 2021
Yoga on the Lawn with Holly White will take place every Saturday starting May 1, 2021, through Labor Day weekend 9am-10am at the County Courthouse Lawn. There will be a $5 dollar drop-in, and make sure to bring a yoga mat and towel too!
Visit The Lowell Observatory for event updates due to COVID-19.
Celebrate National Astronomy Day virtually with Lowell Observatory who discovered our favorite dwarf planet, Pluto! Lowell will be hosting a virtual live stream to view at your leisure, maybe under the stars in your own backyard.
May 15, 2021
The daylong event is filled with activities and offered in tandem with the Coconino Astronomical Society and Lowell Observatory.
Moments can be simple, but brunch has got to hit the mark. Many Flagstaff restaurants will be treating moms like royalty with noshing options inclusive of bubbly libations to decadent flakey bakery goodness where calories just don’t matter.
Due to COVID-19, the Flagstaff Train day celebration has been postponed to 2022.
May 11, 2022
10 am-2 pm
Flagstaff Visitor Center
1 East Route 66
With an estimated 100 trains passing through daily, Flagstaff celebrates this transportation mode with music, crafts, and a special kids depot complete with kiddie caboose rides. Amtrak services Flagstaff twice daily on the Southwest Chief route running between Chicago and Los Angeles.
Previously a Spring event, this festival has been moved to July. Due to COVID-19, this event will also be combined with the Hopi and Navajo Festivals.
July 2021, Dates TBD
Share in the artistry and cultural traditions of more than 50 Zuni artists at the 30th Annual Zuni Festival. Browse traditional and contemporary art, enjoy insightful lectures, and delight in musical and dance performances.