by Michelle Stacy-Schroeder, Recreation Services Administrative Supervisor, City of Prescott
One of the biggest draws to the City of Prescott is the ever-growing list of special events.
Whether it is on a street with the backdrop of the Yavapai County Courthouse, the granite rocks of Watson Lake, or the downtown hustle and bustle of Mile High Middle School, Prescott offers an eclectic display of special events year round.
And with the small-town feel, it is no wonder that Prescott is a go-to destination for visitors.
The City of Prescott works directly with event promotors and community partners, such as the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, Prescott Downtown Partnership and the Office of Tourism to bring in these one-day and multiday events.
But what makes Prescott unique is the fact that all but one of these events, the Veterans Day Parade, is put on by outside organizations and promotors.
To make these events happen, each event goes through an application process reviewed by City staff, including public safety, traffic, sanitation and recreation services. The applications are vetted and reviewed to ensure all appropriate applications are submitted and to ensure the safety and success of each event.
In some cases, a city representative is assigned to make sure all guidelines, protocols and safety measures are adhered to. For more information on special events, you can contact the Recreation Services office at 928.777.1552 or email me at email@example.com.
Below is a list of upcoming events for June and July. All of these and more can be found at
Whiskey Row Brewfest
Mile High Middle School
Prescott Bluegrass Festival Goodwin Street
World’s Oldest Rodeo
Prescott Rodeo Grounds
Kiwanis Kiddie Parade
Prescott Rodeo Days Fine Arts & Crafts
Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Parade Prescott Rodeo Grounds
Whiskey Row Boot Race
Prescott 4th of July Fireworks Event
Prescott Fire Dept. Hose Cart Races