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If you live in Arizona you probably start to brainstorm how you are going to escape the heat. Luckily, Arizona has such as vast geography that you do not have to travel far to find the perfect escape. This summer make your trek up to Flagstaff for a little fun in the mountains. Flagstaff’s high elevation and tall pine trees keeps the area nice and cool making it the perfect summer destination this summer season. One of the best ways to spend your summer time is by enjoying a few events during your stay. The month of June has several different events you do not want to miss out on. Take a look at the top events in Flagstaff this June:

Real, Wild, and Woodsy

Those who have made the trek to Flagstaff before know that the community enjoys their craft beer. Flagstaff has several different award winning breweries right here in the area you will want to check out. Another great way to experience Arizona beer is by attending the Real, Wild, and Woodsy beer festival taking place in early June. This festival started out in the Phoenix area as the Real, Wild, and Woody festival before relocating up north and rebranding the name. The festival is presented by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild and focuses on a giant selection of cask aged ales and barrel aged beers. With the festival taking place in Flagstaff it can now be outdoors so you have all afternoon to enjoy the beautiful weather while sipping on your tasting pours. By attending Real, Wild, and Woodsy you can sample most of Arizona’s top craft breweries and enjoy their rare beer selection. Fret not if you are not a strong beer drinker as there will be plenty of lighter beer options for you to sip on. The lively atmosphere will instantly draw you in and the delicious food provided by local vendors will keep your hunger at bay. Attendees have the option to purchase a general admission pass or upgrade to VIP for early entry; designated driver passes can also be purchased for those who plan on skipping out on the drinking and giving everyone a safe ride back to their vacation rental. Tickets are still available but typically sell out just before the event kicks off. This year’s Real, Wild, and Woodsy festival will take place on Saturday June 8th starting at 12:00 PM.

Flagstaff Beer Festival

The Real, Wild, and Woodsy festival is not the only beer festival taking place here in Flagstaff this June. The month also showcases the annual Flagstaff Beer Festival each year over at the Coconino County Fairgrounds. This local beer festival does not have a focus on the beer style served and will benefit a variety of local non profit organizations with tickets sold. Over 100 breweries are expected to be in attendance sampling out some of their delicious beer for you to try. In addition to a variety of breweries in attendance there will also be plenty of wineries and distilleries too. You will find plenty of big name brands that you have become familiar with along with independent local breweries that may not be on your radar quite yet. Regardless of what you intend to drink you will find something for you at the Flagstaff Beer Festival. Tickets are still available with general admission, VIP, and designated driver passes all available. This year’s Flagstaff Beer Festival will take place on Saturday June 22nd from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Flagstaff Folk Festival

Flagstaff events are not all just about the beverages; they can also be about the music too! This June find your way over to the Flagstaff Folk Festival taking place at the Museum Club here in Flagstaff. This year’s events will be the 22nd annual Flagstaff Folk Festival and is gearing up to be a 2 day event. You will find the best folk and acoustic music for the state of Arizona taking place on three separate stages. Over 70 acts are currently scheduled for the event and admission starts at just $10 per person or $15 per family; you will even find a student and senior discount with tickets priced at just $5 per person! The event will take place on June 15th and 16th with varying hours; the event will be held from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM on June 15th and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on June 16th. Tickets are still available so don’t miss out on this local favorite event!

More Fun Right here in Flagstaff

Summer events are some of the best reasons to come experience Flagstaff during the warmer season. Expect our vacation rentals to keep you close by these exciting events and much more. Book now and come check it out for yourself!

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!

Are you looking for the perfect place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2023? Look no further than Flagstaff, Arizona! Located in the beautiful Coconino County in northern Arizona, Flagstaff is an ideal destination for those seeking an exciting and unique St. Patrick’s Day AZ experience. From parades and festivals to Irish pubs and live music, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this special holiday in Flagstaff. In this blog post, we’ll be exploring the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Flagstaff.

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Flagstaff’s St. Patrick’s Day AZ Festival and Parade

Flagstaff’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities are sure to be a blast for all! On March 17, 2023, the city will be hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival to celebrate the Irish holiday. The parade will begin at 10 AM at Heritage Square and end at Wheeler Park. During the parade, you’ll see a variety of floats, costumes, and musicians representing local businesses, community organizations, and more.

The festival will start after the parade and will feature live music, dancing, carnival games, food, and drinks. Don’t forget to take part in the traditional leprechaun hunt! There will also be a variety of vendors selling handmade items such as jewelry, pottery, and crafts. There’s something for everyone so come out and join us in the festivities!

Popular Flagstaff Attractions

If you’re looking for other fun activities to take part in on St. Patrick’s Day, Flagstaff has you covered! The city is known for its outdoor recreation, so why not get out and explore some of the area’s natural beauty? Head out for a hike up Humphreys Peak, Arizona’s highest mountain. Or take a stroll through historic Downtown Flagstaff and soak up the charm of the city.

The Museum of Northern Arizona is another great attraction to visit. You can explore their many exhibits and learn about the area’s Native American and pioneer history. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a ride on the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course. You’ll be zipping along and navigating aerial obstacles up in the trees.

If you’d rather stay close to downtown, you can still have a blast! Try your luck at one of Flagstaff’s many casinos, or take a tour of Arizona Snowbowl, a popular ski and snowboarding resort. The Lowell Observatory is also nearby and offers guided tours of the night sky.

No matter how you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Flagstaff, you’re sure to have a great time! Get ready for some Irish-themed fun, good food, and lots of laughter!

Spring Fun in Flagstaff

Flagstaff, Arizona is a great place to visit during the spring. From outdoor activities to special events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day trip or a longer vacation, here are some ideas of things to do in Flagstaff in the springtime.

Flagstaff has numerous outdoor activities that are best enjoyed in the spring. Visitors can explore nearby national forests and canyons, take a scenic drive through the Coconino National Forest, and camp or hike at the Grand Canyon.

For active adventurers, Flagstaff is home to various sports teams, including the Arizona Cardinals football team and the Arizona Coyotes hockey team. There are also numerous golf courses in the area for all levels of golfers.

Flagstaff offers plenty of sights for sightseeing, from historic landmarks and cultural sites to mountain views and starry night skies. A few must-see attractions include the Lowell Observatory, Walnut Canyon National Monument, and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

Families will love exploring the downtown area, with its numerous shops and restaurants. Kids can also enjoy a variety of activities like visiting the Bearizona Wildlife Park or exploring the trails at Flagstaff Urban Trails System.

Why Stay with Us?

If you are thinking of vacationing in Flagstaff during St. Patrick’s Day, it’s time to choose a rental space for you and your party. Do you want a pool outside? Do you desire a private deck area? We completely understand! You should be able to do anything you want when you want on vacation.

When you choose to book a stay with Porter, you’ll be getting the best possible rental vacation experience. Rather than paying for a chain hotel room to share with your friends, try one of our Flagstaff short-term rentals that includes private bedrooms, contemporary kitchen appliances, shared living room areas, and access to everything Arizona has to offer. The Flagstaff area is recognized for its outdoor-centric and gorgeous natural environment, making it a perfect destination for explorers and vacationers looking to enjoy hiking, bicycling, and kayaking.

It’s wonderful that Flagstaff isn’t too large – with us, you can find a home on the outskirts of town and stroll to some of the neighboring eateries and cafés in the morning. Our vacation rentals are the best in terms of price, location, and customer service; our goal is to make each guest’s holiday memorable.

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Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day 2023 in Flagstaff

St. Patrick’s Day 2023 in Flagstaff will be an unforgettable celebration! From the city parade and festival to all of the delicious Irish food and drink specials, you’ll be sure to have an amazing time. With so many events to enjoy, it’s the perfect way to celebrate with your family and friends. So, don’t forget to wear green, grab a pint, and get ready to party the night away. Cheers to St. Patrick’s Day 2023, and contact us today!

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.

Taking the entire family out on a vacation can be pricey, especially with the rising cost of goods and services. This makes planning ahead for your vacation getaway more important than ever. When you book a trip to Flagstaff you will have plenty of exciting activities and events all around you. Many of these events in Flagstaff feature low prices allowing you to save some funds for the rest of your trip. Here are some family-friendly events in Flagstaff that will not break your wallet:

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Pickin’ in the Pines Festival

Each year Flagstaff puts on a variety of events that have become local staples on the calendar. One such event is the annual Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival. This delightful festival has been named the “Best Festival” in Flagstaff for the past 6 years straight. Pickin’ in the Pines is a bluegrass and acoustic music festival with a weekend full of musicians taking the stage. The music also includes genres such as old-time music, gypsy jazz, Celtic, and much more. Visitors from all over the Southwest make their way to Flagstaff for this celebrated event. While music festivals might be a pricier event to attend, Pickin’ in the Pines Festival makes it easier on the wallet by allowing children ages 14 and younger to attend absolutely free (with a paying adult). That means the whole family can join in on the fun too. The lineup of fun will be something they enjoy too with kids’ activities, educational workshops, community square dances, and many more. Don’t miss out on the Pickin’ in the Pines Festival taking place this year from September 16th through the 18th.

Jest Another Comedy Festival

When it comes to enjoying yourself on vacation there is nothing better than laughing until your sides hurt. Flagstaff is home to the Orpheum Theater which puts on a variety of stage productions each year. You will often see live music, theater productions, and even live comedy shows here at the Orpheum Theater. This year the Orpheum Theater is starting a brand new festival for those who love live comedy shows with the Jest Another Comedy Festival. This brand new event will bring in a variety of comedians to hit the stage with their hilarious shows. What makes Jest Another Comedy Festival unique is that tickets are sold individually for each performance. This means you and the family can only go to the shows you want to see and not pay for typically expensive festival prices. Jest Another Comedy Festival is scheduled to take place September 15th through the 17th here at the Orpheum Theater.

Flagstaff Oktoberfest Festival

Every time the fall season comes through you know Oktoberfest is just around the corner. Oktoberfest is a celebrated event that highlights the fall season along with German eats and brews. While Oktoberfest may have started off as a beer festival it has evolved into a family-friendly event perfect for everyone to join in on the fun. Flagstaff offers our own Oktoberfest festival every year. This annual event dishes out german beer, upbeat live music, authentic German brats, and contests for adults and kids alike. Try the brat eating contest or the stein holding contest. The beer garden will have beers of all kinds for you to choose from. In fact, the Flagstaff Oktoberfest Festival offers the largest selection of cold beer than any other Oktoberfest in Northern Arizona. The kids can enjoy the Grand Canyon Railway’s Root Beer Garden where they can enjoy complimentary root beer floats until they run out. Flagstaff Oktoberfest 2022 is scheduled to take place on October 1st from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM at Wheeler Park. All ages are welcome and kids 12 years and younger get in for free. Don’t forget your canine companion as leashed dogs are also allowed! Many of the local breweries around Flagstaff will be putting on their own private Oktoberfest events. These celebrations are completely free for you to attend. Expect the breweries to put out Oktoberfest-style beers for easy drinking. Some Oktoberfest celebrations such as the Lumberyard Brewing Okto’Beer’Fest take over the street outdoors with vendor booths. All of the proceeds will go directly to local charities. Similar to the big Flagstaff Oktoberfest these smaller celebrations are family-friendly and let kids in on the delicious food and fun family activities.

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Book Today for Flagstaff

As you can see all of these wonderful events will go light on your wallet and fill your time in Flagstaff with great memories. Our vacation rentals are sure to keep you comfortable throughout every night of your stay. Each property offers incredible features and amenities that local hotels are unable to provide. Book today and get ready for Flagstaff!