There is always the misconception that all of Arizona is one giant desert and is hot all the time. Those folks probably have never been to Flagstaff before, where we get to enjoy all four seasons throughout the year from our higher elevation. Flagstaff is a great place to visit all year long, especially the spring season when the weather starts to warm up. Flagstaff is home to a variety of spring events that helps us celebrate the season with fun and excitement. Take a look at some of our favorite upcoming spring events in Flagstaff:


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Grateful Festival 2023

You will not find a bigger music following than the eclectic group of Grateful Dead fans here in Flagstaff. The Grateful Dead has been around for decades with their thrilling rock music and lively performances. For the 4th year in a row the Grateful Festival will be taking place here in Flagstaff. This Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia dedicated experience is an all-ages event that is perfect for music lovers everywhere. The festival features a massive outdoor setting where live bands will be hitting the stage for several days straight. The Grateful Festival will take place this year from Friday May 26th through Sunday May 28th. You can get started Friday night as doors open at 6:00 PM. The kick off show will be featuring Electric Waste Band, a San Diego staple that has been playing since 1989. Live music will continue to be play until 10:00 PM. The fun kicks off even earlier on Saturday as doors open at 10:00 AM. You will find musical performances from a variety of bands taking place across two stages. A yoga session will also be provided by Kali Ray Torres. Sunday features more yoga and live musical performances so make sure to visit the festival as often as possible. A variety of food and beverage vendors will be on hand to ensure you never go hungry or thirsty. This year’s Grateful Festival will take place at the Ft. Tuthill Fairgrounds. Tickets are on sale now so make sure to snag some before it sells out!


Flagstaff Blues and Brews

Perhaps the biggest event that takes place in Flagstaff is none other than the Flagstaff Blues and Brews. This outdoor festival takes place right before the end of the spring season and is a ton of fun. What started as a single day event has now turned into a two-day extravaganza. The Flagstaff Blues and Brews provides two full days of live musicians hitting the stage. A variety of breweries will be on hand selling delicious beers so you can cool off from the sun. Local breweries such as Mother Road Brewing typically offer their handcrafted ales too. As the name of the festival suggests you can expect to enjoy a variety of live blues music. The lineup will be announced in the upcoming weeks, but live music will always be playing for your enjoyment. Tickets go on sale for the Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival on February 1st. This year’s event will take place June 9th through 10th at the Continental Country Club.


Live Music at the Museum Club

Head over to the Museum Club located in Downtown Flagstaff for an exciting roadhouse and dance club. You will find the best live country and western music all spring long. The Museum’s Club will offer weekly live music every Saturday from February through the end of April. Come enjoy an evening of dancing with incredible live music!


First Friday Art Walks

Most cities now offer a monthly art walk that bring together a variety of art vendors for an exciting night. Flagstaff is home to the First Friday Art Walks that take place on the first Friday of every month. The fun and excitement will continue throughout the spring season here in Flagstaff. The various art galleries and businesses in downtown Flagstaff will be open from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to show off special art exhibits, live musical performances, treat, and much more. This is one of Northern Arizona’s premier art festivals with Northern Arizona University being close by. The fun also continues at local bars after 9:00 PM for additional fun and excitement. You can further support the art movement here in Flagstaff with the Youth Arts taking place in March and April. The Coconino Center for the Arts hosts an incredible exhibit that features work provided by local youth artists. See their risk taking and strong potential be put on display for everyone to see.

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Flagstaff Is Waiting This Spring

Spring will be here before you know it, so do not wait on booking your vacation getaway to Flagstaff today. Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable all stay long and offer the finest amenities around.