From visual and performing arts to fairs, festivals and parades, sports events and expos, there’s always something happening in Yuma.
Below are some of the upcoming events to enjoy during your Yuma visit or vacation. Don’t forget we have live music and sports events showing at the Yuma Landing Bar & Grill.
April 14-15: 2017 Tunes & Tacos Festival – This two-day festival features the Salsa Queen competition with people’s choice tastings, local chef’s competing for the title of Yuma’s Taco King, amazing live entertainment on both fields, competitive eating contests, and FREE KidsZones with games, inflatables, carnival rides and fun activities. Browse local business and craft vendors, enjoy amazing fair style food, and cool down with a refreshing beverage. Yuma Civic Center, Tel: 928-373-5210.
April 15: Audubon Society Field Trip – Meet with Audubon Society members and local birders at 7:30am in the Sears parking lot to carpool to Imperial Dam and Mittry Lake areas. www.YumaAudubon.org
April 15: Fort Yuma Rotary’s Annual Penitentiary Pint Fest – Enjoy samples of great craft brews from all over the southwest and enjoy live entertainment! Must be 21 or older to attend event. Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park.
April 18: Arizona History Lecture – The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with the Arizona Historical Society, is pleased to present a special guest lecture series focusing on Arizona history and heritage. The series is free to attend and all lectures will take place at the Main Library. For more information call 928-782-1841. Upcoming Lecture on April 18: Rebekah Tabah-Percival presents “The Dane Coolidge Photography Collection”
April 21-23: 56th Annual Yuma Prison Run – For over 50 years, The Yuma Prison Run has worked to address the needs of children. This event is open to all motorcycles and you don’t even have to ride one to support the event! Come to the Yuma County Fairgrounds to enjoy: Live Music, Bike Games, People Games, Contests, 50/50 drawing, Ride-In Bike Show and an escorted procession to the Territorial Prison Museum! This year’s event will benefit 3 separate children’s charities. For more information, tickets and/or registration, call 928-726-4420 or visit www.yumaprisonrun.com.
April 22: ARTbeat 10 – Award winning juried fine arts festival that fills Historic Downtown Yuma with local and regional artists. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this festival is named for the iconic news beat and is annually attended by thousands of visitors.
April 28 & 29: Annie Kids – Yuma Art Center presents Infinite Imagination Youth Theater Production of ‘Annie Kids’. Historic Yuma Theatre. Tel: (928) 373-5202
Apr. 29-30: Relay For Life – The Relay for Life of Yuma is an incredible and inspiring opportunity for people to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what people can do to reduce the risk of cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease. Info: 928-373-5040
May 5: Cinco de Mayo Block Party on Main Street. Free admission and fun for the whole family! Live Music and Dance Performances, Great Food, Shopping and Family Fun! Info: 928-373-5029
May 6: Orchestral Classics: Join the Civic Orchestra, String Ambassadors, Young String Ambassadors, and the Twinklers at the Historic Yuma Theatre. Tel: (928) 373-5202