“One of the best parts of 2021 has been the return of so many of our great special events here in Prescott. As we’ve begun to return to a sense of normalcy and venturing out to enjoy local restaurants and shops, we’ve also started seeing many more friendly faces at events in the community.
“Children are back in school, and the days are beginning to feel a bit crisper each morning, which means that we’ll be welcoming changing leaves and fall soon enough. With the changing of the seasons, we’ll also see many of our favorite fall special events return as well as a number of new and first-time events for residents and visitors alike to enjoy.”
Fallfest art show takes place Oct. 2 and Oct. 3 on the Courthouse Plaza. Some favorites return this year including Dancing for the Stars on Oct. 2, Dogtoberfest Oct. 3 and the Big Sting Country Music Festival Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 at Watson Lake. The Prescott Plein Air outdoor art festival takes place Oct. 21.
“We will welcome a new event, the Whiskey Row Wine Festival, Oct. 23 at Mile High Middle School.”
For those who want to burn a few calories while enjoying the great outdoors and fall temperatures, there also are a number of fitness focused special events over the coming weeks including the Thundercat Mountain Bike Race Sept. 18, Whiskey Row Marathon Oct. 9, the AZ High School Cycling Race Oct. 9 and Oct. 10, Prescott 6’er Bike Race Oct. 16, and the Halloween Kids 5k Oct. 27.
“There is truly something for everyone this fall, and all of these events lead us into my personal favorite time of year here in Prescott, our welcoming and festive holiday season.”
To learn about upcoming events like these, and more, there are a few great resources for you to search including the City of Prescott website at prescott-az.gov/events and the Prescott Chamber of Commerce website at prescott.org.
Dancing for the Stars
Hendrix Auditorium at Mile High Middle School in downtown Prescott
Fallfest Art Show
Watson Lake Park
Big Sting Country Music Festival
Watson Lake Park
Prescott Plein Air Art Festival
Highlands Center for Natural History