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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 wildlife 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.
The Museum Club is a popular roadhouse and dance club, offering the best in live country-western and after-hours entertainment.
Location: The Museum Club – 3404 E Route 66
If you plan to attend this monthly street party, your walking shoes are a necessity. First Friday ArtWalk is one of Northern Arizona’s premier arts events. 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.
Location: Downtown Flagstaff
Coconino Center for the Arts’ 2023 Youth Arts Exhibition celebrates the outstanding progress and unbounded potential of local youth artists in Flagstaff and the regional community. The exhibition was open to and inclusive of all artwork submissions by youth artists (Pre-K to 12th grade, living in Coconino or Navajo counties); 450 works by local youth artists reflected the following criteria: significant progress in the student’s artistic learning; risk-taking, trying new materials and techniques; and strong potential for continued art-making.
Date: March 4 – April 1, 2023
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts – 2300 N Fort Valley Rd – 928-779-2300
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, as well as other local retailers listed below, and flying in nearby rural areas. After flying your kites, head downtown for some yummy treats to refuel for the rest of your day!
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, and/or Thorpe Park.
Additional kite pick-up locations:
Babies to Kids and Book Nest Toy Store, Walmart, Target, and Big 5 Sporting Goods.
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Details: Visitor Center – 1 E Route 66 – 928-213-2951
Questions: Contact Sabrina.Beard@flagstaffaz.gov or 928.606.6348
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.
Date: May 3, 2023
Location: The Arboretum – 4001 S Woody Mountain Rd – 928-774-1442
Celebrate National Astronomy Day with Lowell Observatory who discovered our favorite dwarf planet, Pluto! The daylong event is filled with activities and offered in tandem with the Coconino Astronomical Society and Lowell Observatory.
Date: April 29, 2023
Location: Lowell Observatory – 1400 West Mars Hill Rd – 928-774-3358
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.
Date: May 14, 2023
Restaurant Ideas: Wipe The Smile on your Face
Yoga on the Lawn with Holly White takes place every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. There will be a $5 dollar drop-in, and make sure to bring a yoga mat and towel too!
Date: Saturdays (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Location: County Courthouse Lawn – 200 N San Francisco St
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!
Date: May TBD, 2023
Location: Old Town Creperie – 120 N Leroux St