by Kell Palguta, Mayor, Prescott Valley
Greetings, everyone. I hope the summer was as amazing for you as it was for me and the good citizens of Prescott Valley. So far in 2019, Prescott Valley has continued to grow in a positive direction and at what many would describe as a controlled pace, ensuring residents and visitors alike reap the benefits of such growth.
One of our goals as a community is to make Prescott Valley a destination location in Northern Arizona. To be a destination town, we need to attract families and host events with them in mind. I believe a lot of these types of events need to be free or inexpensive so more families can be involved and enjoy themselves. With that being said, I want to bring to your attention a few such events you can enjoy in Prescott Valley!
The fall season not only is the start of cooler weather here in Northern Arizona, but November is the start of the Northern Arizona Suns Basketball season. The NAZ Suns is the minor league professional basketball team to the NBA Phoenix Suns. The NAZ Suns play a 50-game schedule with half of the games at the 5,000-seat Findlay Toyota Center.
Even if you are not interested in basketball or have never seen a basketball game live, I encourage each of you to put a game on the schedule. Game tickets start at only $9. Visit findlaytoyotacenter.com for tickets and schedules for basketball and other great events.
One of the most popular family events in Prescott Valley each year is Safe Halloween, sponsored each year by the Prescott Valley Early Bird Lions and the Arizona Business League at the Findlay Toyota Center. Space is provided for local businesses to set up a table and hand out candy to the more than 2,000 trick-or-treaters who don costumes and visit from 4-7 p.m. To reserve a table, call the PV Chamber at 928-772-8857.
Another attraction families won’t want to miss is the annual Valley of Lights in Fain Park, a 1-mile extravaganza of lighted, animated holiday exhibits, open from Thanksgiving Day to the end of December. This free attraction headed up by the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce is a beautiful addition to your holiday traditions and a great place to bring your visitors. Fain Park is located off 2nd Street, and a 15-foot lighted, animated toy soldier will direct your way!
For all except one “walk-through” evening, the Valley of Lights is a drive-through event. You can bring some hot chocolate and enjoy the 15- to 20-minute route from the warmth of your car.
Plan now to attend the Festival of Lights and Night Light Parade on Friday evening, Dec. 6. The fun starts at about 5 p.m. with a program at the Civic Center Theater on the Green. That’s when the entire Civic Center will come alive with thousands of lights. The Night Light Parade will circle the Civic Center at 6 p.m. or shortly after.
After the parade, families can have their photos taken with Santa and then tour the Create-A-Tree display. The entire event, including the photos, is free.
Although these are just a few of the things to do in Prescott Valley, I want to encourage everyone to stay up to date with what is happening in Prescott Valley every month and not just during the fall season. Please do so by checking out the Town of Prescott Valley’s social media!
- Town of Prescott Valley
- Prescott Valley Police
- Prescott Valley Arizona Parks and Recreation
- Prescott Valley Public Library
- pvplteens (library teens)
You can also find information at these websites: