Most people think Arizona is a giant desert that is always enjoying blistering heat in the summer. What you may not realize is that Flagstaff can be found thousands of feet in elevation here in Northern Arizona providing cool temperatures and plenty of lovely forest scenery. This makes Flagstaff one of the top summer destinations in the entire southwest. The summer season is a great time to visit Flagstaff as you will find plenty of exciting events here in the area. Take a look at the top summer events in Flagstaff taking place this year:

Flagstaff Community Farmers Market

The summer season invites the Flagstaff Community Farmers Market to set up for the season for some fun. This will be the 22nd consecutive season for the market and it is going to be a big one. Local small businesses will be setting up with their local wares and services from May 7th through October 29th each week at the City Hall parking lot in Downtown Flagstaff. The market will be open from 8:00 AM to noon for local goods such as produce, honey, arts and crafts, and plenty more. Don’t miss out on this annual event that is always a blast!

Yoga on the Lawn

Another great weekly event is the Yoga on the Lawn taking place at Heritage Square in Flagstaff. Help yourself feel relaxed with a quick 45-minute yoga session at 9:00 AM each Sunday. A yoga instructor will be on hand to show you all the moves to be successful. After you are down head over to the local coffee shops for a cup of your favorite morning beverage! Make sure to bring sunscreen as the sun will be shining right down on you!

Art in the Park

Get ready for an arts and crafts festival like no other with the Flagstaff Art in the Park festival which is locally owned. Art in the Park is run by local artists with a variety of arts and fine crafts on display. This festival will take place over the Fourth of July weekend in Downtown Flagstaff so you can enjoy Wheeler Park in all its glory. The event will bring in 70 different artists from across the southwest and is sure to have incredible delicious food, nonstop live music, and a wonderful beer garden that will include craft beer from local and regional breweries. Come experience art in the heart of Flagstaff with Art in the Park! The event will be open from July 1st through the 3rd from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Real Wild and Woodsy

Each summer the Real Wild and Woody beer festival would take place in Phoenix. This event focuses on barrel-aged and sour beers for a unique festival found nowhere else. While everyone enjoyed this event many wished it would take place somewhere with cooler weather. This is where the Real Wild and Woodsy event was thought of for the 2023 summer season. This year will be the festival’s first time in Flagstaff and is sure to be a wild event. Guests will be able to enjoy a vibrant atmosphere full of rare cask ales, incredible wild brews, decadent barrel-aged beers, and many more. Each of these beers is from the best of Arizona breweries along with some regional and national breweries too. With your visit, you can help further the Arizona Craft Brewer’s Guilds’ efforts into driving the incredible Arizona breweries to as many hands as possible. Some of the breweries that will be on hand for the festival include Arizona Wilderness Brewery, Wren House Brewing Company, The Shop Beer Co., SanTan Brewing, Dark Sky Brewing, and many many more. Tickets are already on sale for the event with general admission and VIP passes available. The Real Wild and Woodsy Festival will take place at Pioneer Museum – Arizona Historical Society on June 24th.

4th of July Celebration

Come celebrate the 4th of July this year with your family by joining in on the 2023 Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Independence Day Parade. Come see some lively floats hit the streets of Downtown Flagstaff to showcase our nation’s birth. There is even still time to sponsor a float of your own and join in on the festivities. For those watching the parade make sure to get a spot early on before the viewing areas fill up. You can see the parade best from areas along Beaver St and San Francisco. The Fourth of July celebration will end with a dazzling laser light show above Fort Tuthill County Park. Don’t miss out on this free event on July 4th!

Plenty of Family Fun in Flagstaff

As you can see there is plenty of family fun waiting for you here in Flagstaff. Book a stay in one of our vacation rentals today!