World’s Oldest Rodeo is Tues June 28 through Mon July 4 in Prescott. Photo by Dale Miller.

Enjoy Prescott’s “World Oldest Rodeo,” music under the stars at Flagstaff’s Arboretum, Yuma’s River Regatta and more June events around Arizona.


Lavender Festival (Thur-Sun June 23-26 and June 30-July 3). Lavender-growing discussion, cooking demonstration and tastings. 9am-3pm. $5; 3 or  younger admitted free. Red Rock Ranch & Farms, off  U.S. 180A (turn right at mile marker 352). 928-337-2289 or redrockfarms.com.


Flag Wool & Fiber Festival (Sat-Sun June 4-5). Sheep, alpaca, and goat shearing, fiber arts competition, fleece judging, demonstrations, vendors, food and more. 9am-4pm. Free. The Pioneer Museum, 2340 N Fort Valley Rd. flagwool.com.

Flagstaff Folk Festival (Sat-Sun June 18-19). More than 100 acts on four stages, workshops, musical jams. 10am-6pm. $5 per person or $15 per family. Coconino Center for the Arts & Pioneer Museum, 2300 N Fort Valley Rd. 928-606-2064 or flagfolkfest.org.

Flagstaff Hullabaloo (Sat-Sun June 4-5). Community festival featuring live music, local foods and vendors, children’s activities, costume contest and bike parade. Includes the Snowball Slide fundraiser for Assistance League of Flagstaff’s outreach to Flagstaff school children in need of clothing, hygiene items and books. 10am-9pm. $5-$50; free for the first 250 people who bring two cans of food for Flagstaff Family Food Center. Wheeler Park, 212 W Aspen Ave. 877-435-9849 or flaghullabaloo.com.

Movies on the Square (Saturdays through Sept 3). Live entertainment, food vendors and a different movie each week. This month: “Kung Fu Panda 3” on June 4, “Up” on June 11, “Finding Nemo” on June 18 and “Beethoven” on June 25. 5pm activities; movies begin at dusk. Free. Heritage Square, downtown. flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square.

Riordan Day (Sat June 18). Celebrate summer with the Route 66 Car Club, kids activities and the Flagstaff Community Band. 11am-3pm. Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, 409 W Riordan Rd. 928-779-4395 or azstateparks.com/Parks/RIMA.

Riordan Second Sunday Special Tour: Historic Milton Walking Tour (Sun June 12). Age 12 or older. A 90-minute guided walk from Riordan Mansion to explore the Arizona Lumber and Timber Co. property and the townsite of Milton. 2-3:30pm. $12. Reservations required. Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, 409 W Riordan Rd. 928-779-4395 or azstateparks.com/Parks/RIMA.

Summer Concert Series (first Saturdays, June 4 through Sept 3). Folk and world-music performances under the shade of the pines. Bring blankets, concert chairs, food and non-alcoholic beverages; beer and wine will be available for purchase. 5:30pm. $18 for adults ($14 for arboretum members); $9 for ages 6-16;  free for age 6 and younger. The Arboretum at Flagstaff, 4001 S Woody Mountain Rd. 928-774-1442 or thearb.org.


Pine/Strawberry Festival (Sat-Sun June 18-19). Strawberry treats, live entertainment, arts-and-crafts vendors, food vendors. 9am-5pm Sat; 9am-4pm Sun. Free. Pine/Strawberry Community Center Ramada, 3886 N Arizona 87, Pine. strawberryfestivalaz.com.


World’s Oldest Rodeo (Tues June 28 through Mon July 4). Judged events (bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding) and timed events (steer wrestling, tie-down, team roping, barrel racing). 7:30pm Tues-Fri; 1:30 and 7:30pm Sat-Sun; 1:30pm Mon. $12-$25. Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Dr. 928-445-3103 or worldsoldestrodeo.com.

Zoo by Moonlight (Mon June 20). Bring a flashlight to observe the sanctuary’s nocturnal residents. 8-9:30pm. $10 (free for zoo members); $6 for ages 3-12; free for kids younger than 3. Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 1403 Heritage Park Rd. 928-778-4242 or heritageparkzoo.org.


Woofstock (Sat June 11). Adoptable dogs, K-9 demonstrations, contests, low-cost micro-chipping, vaccine clinic and more. 10am-4pm. Free. Prescott Valley Civic Center Amphitheater, 7501 E Civic Center Circle. 928-445-4811 prescottdog.com.


Sedona Community Farmers Market (Fridays through Oct 14). Farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, grass-fed beef, goat products, tamales, breads and pastries, hand-made chocolates, live music. 8-11:30am. Free. Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (creekside parking lot), 336 State Route 179. 928-821-1133 or sedona-farmers-market.com.


2nd Saturdays Downtown (June 11, July 9, Aug 13). Family-friendly music festival, vendors, street performers. 5-10:30pm. Free. Congress Street from Toole Avenue to Church Avenue. 520-545-1102 or 2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com.

Desert Night Life (Sat June 4, 11, 18, 25). Special astronomy and nocturnal-animal program. 5-10pm. Included with admission: $19.50 for adults; $15.50 for ages 13-17;  $6 for ages 4-12; free for children younger than 3. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N Kinney Rd. 520-883-2702 or desertmuseum.org.

Dia de San Juan Fiesta (Fri June 24). Celebrate the return of the monsoon season and honor St. John the Baptist, patron saint of water. Ceremonial procession, altar blessing, charreada (Mexican rodeo), trick horseback riders, mariachi bands, folklorico dancers, games and activities. 5-10pm. Free. Mercado San Augustin, 100 S Avenida del Convento. 520-861-4504 or visittucson.org.

Model Airplane Make ‘n Take (June 4, July 2 and Aug 6). Age 5 or older (with an adult). Children build snap-together airplanes they can take home and have a chance to view models made by expert builders from Sonoran Desert Model Builders. 1-2:30pm. Included with admission: $15.50 for adults; $9 for ages 7-12, free for age 6 or younger. Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E Valencia Rd. 520-574-0462 or pimaair.org.

Night Wings (Sat June 25, July 23 and Aug 27). View the aircraft in the evening light and participate in 12 to 15 aviation-related activity stations. 5-9pm. $10 for adults; free for age 12 or younger. Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E Valencia Rd. 520-574-0462 or pimaair.org.

Summer Safari Friday Nights (Fridays, May 20 through July 8). Animal encounters, zookeeper talks, games, crafts and face painting. 6-8pm. $9; $7 for seniors; $5 for ages 2-14; free for children younger than 2. Discounts for zoo members. Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E Zoo Court Dr, Tucson. 520-881-4753 or reidparkzoo.org/events/public/summer-safari-nights.


Territorial River Regatta (Sat June 25). All ages; children younger than 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bring your own inflatable tubes and equipment or bring an assembled float that’s decorated in any theme you like. Prizes will be awarded. 8am-2pm. $5. The confluence of the Gila and Colorado rivers. caballeros.org.

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