Prescott is one town that takes its events and recreation seriously. Beginning in April, with the Whiskey Off-Road, through the Boot Drop on New Year’s Eve, virtually every weekend is packed with events. The summer concert series on the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza alone hosts more than 30 shows from June through August.
In June through July, we have a series of Prescott’s signature events: The Prescott Bluegrass Festival, the Frontier Days Parade and the Worlds’ Oldest Rodeo.
The Bluegrass Festival, June 23 and 24, is two full days of bluegrass acts from all over the country, showcasing the best of this genre in the heart of downtown Prescott on the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza.
The Frontier Days Parade will take place on Saturday, June 30, showcasing Prescott and the best of Prescott’s Western heritage. Frontier Days World’s Oldest Rodeo is June 28-July 4 at the Rodeo Grounds. This will be the 131st edition of this rodeo, which is considered one of the elite events on the pro rodeo circuit. If you haven’t been in the grandstands one evening for the rodeo, you haven’t experienced Prescott.
And then there’s the Fourth of July celebration and fireworks at Mile High Middle School – just a short walk from downtown. Prescott’s Fourth of July celebration is the essence of the American spirit and showcases our love of this great country! I hope to see you there.
For a list of all the great public events in Prescott throughout the year, go to visit-prescott.com. QCBN
By Greg Mengarelli
Greg Mengarelli is the mayor of Prescott.