Fill those long, lazy days of summer with fun. Relax and enjoy a show, watch a film with the family or take in some culture at a festival.
Many of the most popular musical acts from Cochise County come out to entertain you at Summer Concerts in the Park in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Don’t forget your lawn chairs, just in case you get tired of dancing. The free concerts are held in Veterans’ Memorial Park at the Centennial Pavilion. They take place on Thursday evenings in July and Saturday evenings in August. Upcoming performers include the Sierra Vista Community Band, Joe Anton’s Desert Swing Orchestra, Lauren and Sam Jones, a brother and sister act who will wow you on the guitar and fiddle and Crucial County, a fresh bluegrass band out of Tucson. Bring the family down for a great time. For more information, visit www.visitsierravista.com and click on the “Calendar” box on the left side of the page. You can also call 520-417-6960 or 520-417-7922 for free information.
Enjoy an evening with the kids watching the big screen after dark at Movies in the Park
, held in various locations around Los Alamos, New Mexico. Make some popcorn and bring your blankets. You’ll be treated to an array of family-friendly titles like Megamind
(PG), Yogi Bear
(PG) and Toy Story 3
(G). Shows are scheduled for Wednesday evenings through August 10, 2011, weather permitting, and admission is free. For more information, call 505-662-8173 or visit www.chamberorganizer.com/Calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=55888.
Check out the Lea County Fair, taking place at the Lea County Fairgrounds in Lovington, New Mexico from August 5 through 13, 2011. Now in its 76th year, the fair celebrates with the theme of “One Great County, One Great Fair.” You’ll see why, as it’s jam-packed with events that offer something for all. Entertainment includes rousing competitions like Mutton Bustin,’ 4D Open Barrel Races, Local Team Roping and the 51st Annual Fiddler’s Contest. Plus, there will be live bands, a livestock show and of course, carnival rides. A highlight of the fair is sure to be the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo that takes place August 10 through 13. For more information, visit www.leacounty.net/fairdefault.html.
The Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff invites you to attend the 62nd Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture: A Walk in Beauty, scheduled for August 6 and 7, 2011. The festival brings together over 100 of the best Diné (Navajo) artists who showcase their talents in traditional arts through displays and craft demonstrations. Also learn about the legends, language and traditions of the Navajo tribe. Both modern and traditional music styles will be performed, and there will be social and hoop dances. For more information, visit http://musnaz.org/hp/heritage-program.shtml.
The 5th Annual Tucson International Children’s Film Festival, hosted by The Loft Cinema in Tucson, Arizona brings you several days of children’s movies, games, giveaways, activities and excitement from July 23 through 31, 2011. It’s sure to be a fun summertime experience for the whole family. Come enjoy it with the kids - admission is free. For more information, visit www.loftcinema.com/node/2373.
Make the most of the season and have a memorable time at an enjoyable summer event.