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.
Entertainment at Yuma Landing Bar & Grill: Tuesday Night Trivia at 7pm, Karaoke on Wednesdays at 7pm, Live Music / DJ on Friday nights at 7pm. Tel: (928) 782-7427. www.YumaLanding.com
Yuma Territory Live Steamers: Come to Riverside Park and enjoy a ride on a 1/8 scale railroad, while appreciating the history and importance that railroads have contributed to the development of our country. Rides to the public offered every 2nd and 4th weekend from October through May. Info: (928) 782-1988
Feb. 22-24: Yuma Art Symposium: Demonstrations, lectures and slide presentations given by both internationally recognized and emerging artists who have demonstrated unusual talent. Info: 928-782-1934
Feb. 23-24: What’s Growing in Yuma Festival: Highlights the fruits, vegetables, (and more), being grown right here in the desert southwest! This family-friendly event will feature live entertainment, demonstrations, and activities. Main Street in Historic Downtown Yuma. Tel: 928-373-5028.
Feb. 27: The Orbison Years – The awesome Orbison style and vocal range is truly captured by Mark Barnett as he performs the classic hits like Only The Lonely, Crying, Pretty Woman, In Dreams, Running Scared, Blue Angel, You Got It, Blue Bayou, and more. 7pm, Historic Yuma Theatre. Tel: (928) 373-5202
Feb. 28: Michael Hargis: Touring and entertaining thousands around the world, and performing with stars like Chubby Checker, The Drifters, and The Oak Ridge Boys, he will have you singing along to all the Oldies, Love Ballads, and Country Classics you grew up with. 7pm, Historic Yuma Theatre. Tel: (928) 373-5202
Mar. 1-4: Midnight at the Oasis: The Southwest’s premier Classic Car show and Nostalgia Festival. Spanning 4 baseball fields at the Ray Kroc Baseball Complex (Desert Sun Stadium), more than 1,000 classic cars with over a million stories are on display for you to enjoy. Info: 928-343-1715
Mar. 2: 12th Annual ARTRAILS: The Mountain Shadows Artists Association invites the public to attend ARTRAILS, a free and self-guided studio tour which has grown with each passing year. Info: 928-210-4170
Mar. 3: Sunset Canoe Trip: Come and experience a breathtaking Sonoran Desert Sunset as it sets over the Colorado River. Info: City of Yuma Parks & Rec, (928) 373-5200
Mar. 7: The United States Navy Band Sea Chanters: As the official chorus of the United States Navy, and one of five performing units of the United States Navy Band, the Sea Chanters promote the Navy’s proud heritage of the sea. Free concert at 7pm, Yuma Civic Center. Tel: (928) 373-5040
Mar. 9: Elvis Tribute Concert: Scot Bruce returns to recreate the electrifying musical excitement of the King in a concert that benefits the Yuma Council for CASA, Inc. 7pm, Yuma Civic Center. Tel: (928) 373-5040
Mar. 10: Loving Vincent Movie Screening: The world’s first fully oil painted feature film, brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to vibrant life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists. More than six years in the making Loving Vincent is a uniquely animated film created by 65,000 uniquely painted frames created by a team of 125 specially trained artists. 7pm, Historic Yuma Theatre. Tel: (928) 373-5202
Mar. 13: The Day The Music Died: Concert celebrating the lives and music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and Dion and The Belmonts. 7pm, Historic Yuma Theatre. Tel: (928) 373-5202
Mar. 14: Rave On! Rave On! Celebrating the music of the Winter Dance Party Tour (the final concert of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper), this live concert production honors their memory by capturing the rocking spirit of that final tour that also included Dion and The Belmonts. 7pm, Historic Yuma Theatre. Tel: (928) 373-5202
Mar. 15: Sons of Pioneers – Legends of Western Music – For over 80 continuous years, the Sons of the Pioneers have been “the premiere Western singing group of all time,” as described by the Western Music Hall of Fame. 7pm, Historic Yuma Theatre. Tel: (928) 373-5202
Mar. 16: Listen to the Music - A complete re-creation of the famous rock band, The Doobie Brothers, brings back the famous line-up of Pat Simmons, Michael Mc Donald, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Tom Johnston, and Tiran Porter (considered by most to be the “ALL-STAR” lineup). 7pm, Historic Yuma Theatre. Tel: (928) 373-5202
Mar. 17: MCAS Yuma Air Show - Marine Corps Air Station Yuma is opening it gates to the public to deliver a free, world-class airshow in Yuma on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Please come out and learn the vital mission of the Marine Corps and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. Gates open at 9 a.m. with performances starting at 10 a.m. Info: YumaAirshow.com.
Mar. 17: Music on Main – Fun and live entertainment 3pm – 11pm, in Yuma’s Historic Downtown.
Mar. 17: One of These Nights - Enjoy an unforgettable night featuring the music of the Eagles – one of the most successful rock bands of all time! 7pm, Historic Yuma Theatre. Tel: (928) 373-5202
Mar. 20: Bye, Bye Love - This brand new production salutes the Everly Brothers and the timeless harmonies of rock and roll duos. 7pm, Historic Yuma Theatre. Tel: (928) 373-5202
Mar. 21: 1619 Broadway - Many of the hits of the 1960's and 70's came out of one place in New York - The Brill Building. Songs from Neil Sedaka, Elvis, Carole King, Simon & Garfunkel, Dionne Warwick and many others will bring you back to the good old days when music was everlasting. 7pm, Historic Yuma Theatre. Tel: (928) 373-5202
Mar. 24-25: 13th Annual Men's Gil Rivera Tournament - Games start at 8:00 am, Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex. Info: City of Yuma Parks & Rec, (928) 373-5200
Apr. 3-8: Yuma County Fair: Info: YumaFair.com.
Apr. 13-14: 2018 Tunes & Tacos Festival - This two-day festival features our Salsa Queen Competition & Kick-off Party with people's choice tastings, local chef’s competing for the title of Yuma’s Taco King, amazing live entertainment both nights and on both fields, competitive eating contests, and our FREE KidsZones with unlimited games, inflatables, carnival rides and fun activities. Admission is $1.00 per person. Kids 3 and under are free. www.TunesandTacos.com
Apr. 21: ARTbeat: An award winning juried fine arts festival that fills Historic Downtown Yuma with art. Celebrating its 11th year, this festival is named for our favorite news beat and is annually attended by thousands of visitors. Cash prizes and awards totaling over $1,500 are presented by the Yuma Art Center. Tel: (928) 373-5202
Apr. 21: Fort Yuma Rotary’s Annual Penitentiary Pint Fest: Come enjoy samples of great craft brews from all over the southwest and enjoy live entertainment at the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. Must be 21 or older to attend event.