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Adventure reigns during mild days and cool nights
At 7,000 feet, summer means mild sunny days where the sweet scent of Ponderosa pine beckons and visitors find endless opportunities for outdoor adventure and countless special events and festivals. Enviable by many, summer temps average 80 degrees as a high. The Travel Channel recognized the city as among the best for the 4th of July holiday, while other media have said Flagstaff is the best foodie town, the most bike-friendly, the best pet-friendly and there's plenty more.
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-June bringing attendees peace and serenity, as well as painting classes available June-July to channel your inner-Bob Ross.
Yoga on the Lawn with Holly White will take place every Saturday starting May 30th 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!
Creative Spirits is now offering virtual painting lessons, bringing their own talent into your very homes! Visit their calendar of events to pick your favorite painting to recreate and hang some new decor on your walls or gift to a friend or loved on. Participants 21+, get your home bars ready!
Bring the family every Saturday evening for Movies on the Square, a free outdoor movie series featuring a classic drive-in style with nostalgic vibes to complete your summer evenings out. Boxed dinners and movie treats will be available for purchase.
June 6-27, Saturdays
Corner Parking lot on Leroux St. and Cherry Ave.
Parking lot opens at 7 p.m., movies begin at dusk
Lace up your boots and pick a trail, adventure awaits. Social distancing is easy in the worlds largest contiguous pine forest. Lava Flow Trail, which is wheelchair and stroller accessible, Lenox Crater trail and A’a trail will all be opening at Sunset Crater May 22nd. In addition to these unique and awe-inspiring trails, the Walnut Canyon Rim Trail will also be reopening. This is another wheelchair and stroller accessible trail to ensure fun can be had by the entire family!
Recognized by Fodor’s Travel, Flagstaff is a must-do for many things and 4th of July is among the laundry list. Watermelon and hot dog eating contests follow a charming parade riddled with red, white and blue flag-waving lined sidewalks, free symphony concert and a special Lights on the Lawn fire-safe firework display.
There will be bubble pits, a bubble dance party, bubble blowing contest and arts and crafts. Bubble Palooza is a celebration of all things bubble and is FREE for everyone!
August 22, Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join hundreds of climbers on an exhilarating seven-mile walk up the paved road to Arizona Snowbowl in August.
August 15, Saturday at 7 a.m.
Flagstaff is the world’s first Dark Sky City and Lowell Observatory’s campus and telescopes serve as a perfect location to see millions and millions of stars as well as find your favorite constellation. After all, this is where Pluto was discovered, too.
Lowell Observatory Opening Date TBD
By day, a scenic sky ride at Arizona Snowbowl provides breath taking views from an elevation of 11,500’ and even offers a distant glimpse of the Grand Canyon.
This series has a laid back atmosphere intended for the family. There will be small prizes and give-aways to add to the fun! The cost of entry will remain relatively low because after all it’s just some friends out having fun together on bikes.
July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28