When you travel through the Verde Valley and Sedona, you are greeted by some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Arizona. One visit will allow you to witness firsthand some of the greatest natural wonders of North-Central Arizona. Sedona’s red rocks, valleys, and canyons, as well as the diverse landscape created by the Verde River, make this part of Arizona a popular place to visit and a popular place to call home. In addition to the spectacular homes and breathtaking landscape, the Sedona and Verde Valley offers many options for recreation and relaxation. With multiple campgrounds, such as the popular Dead Horse Camp Ground in Cottonwood, the incredibly unique Lo-Lo-Mai campground near Page Springs, and the spectacular jeep tours in Sedona, you have multiple options available to enjoy the Verde Valley.
Are you looking for upcoming events in the Sedona area? You are in luck!
Sedona Hummingbird Festival
- Friday, July 29
- “The Sedona Hummingbird Festival is a great experience for all! We have expert presenters give insightful talks for three days on all aspects of hummingbirds, Hummingbird Marketplace for all of your shopping desires of hummingbirds, hummingbird banding demonstrations, garden tours, birding trips, and a beautiful gala banquet. This is a nonprofit organization, and we are able to put this event on through donations.” LEARN MORE.
Sedona Community Food Bank
- Weekly, Monday through Thursday
- “Volunteers are a crucial contribution to fight against hunger! There are a number of ways you can donate time. We need people to sort groceries, prepare kids backpacks and help on the food distribution day. Please no drop-in volunteers. The greatest need is for volunteer workers – fill-out an application to join our team of volunteers. If you would like to receive e-mails about volunteer opportunities, please let us know.” LEARN MORE.
Dave Parker at Mooney’s Irish Pub
- Friday, August 5
- “Dave Parker is coming in from Las Vegas to perform at Mooney’s ! He may be a solo artist, but you won’t realize it isn’t a full band ! We have a late night food menu available until 11pm. Must be 21 to enter.” LEARN MORE.
Esteban in Sedona 2022
- Saturday. August 6
- “Legendary Master Guitarist Esteban in the Private, Intimate Sound Bites Grill’s Celebrity Showroom – This venue is a must-see-fan favorite. Watch his fingers fly as he performs at his residency in the Sound Bites Grill… in Sedona, Arizona. This is an intimate dinner theater where you may enjoy a rare and unique experience of music mastery at its finest that cannot be duplicated!… The concert will take you on a musical journey with stories that inspire and ignite the soul.” LEARN MORE.
Community Pulse Event
- Wednesday, August 10
- “SCC&TB is excited to invite YOU to the 2022 Community Pulse event! This convening of community leaders from around the greater Sedona region will include representatives from the City of Sedona, Big Park Regional Coordinating Council and the USFS Red Rock Ranger District. Our goal is to provide a forum for sharing factual information related to how we are collaboratively working to address local issues to ensure the balance between a thriving tourism economy and visitor experience with environmental stewardship and quality of life for our residents.” LEARN MORE.
Espire Sports Now Open
Prescott, Arizona, just received another reason for people to fall in love with the beautiful historic town! Recently, Espire Sports opened a one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor sports complex in the Prescott Gateway Mall.
The former Sears building at Prescott Gateway Mall off Highway 69 now has an over 100,000 square feet sports complex complete with pickleball, sports, fitness and wellness opportunities.
You can read more information on the facility, classes, and membership prices at EspireSports.com. The facility is truly a unique complex that will benefit all ages of people in the Prescott area.
Types of Activities at Espire Sports
At Espire Sports, you will find Indoor pickleball, a multi-purpose sports court, yard games, arcade, bocce ball, cornhole, ping-pong, billiards, a fitness center with rooms for yoga, aerobics, or Pilates, golf simulators, a 9-hole putting green, pro-shop, cafe, and juice bar. There are also locker rooms with showers.
Pickle Ball Courts
The complex has 18 indoor and 12 outdoor pickleball courts with a pro-regulation outdoor acrylic surface where you can use any outdoor pickleball. The ceiling height is 20′, allowing players to execute the perfect lob.
Espire Sports has memberships for those who want to utilize the facility regularly and a drop-in day pass for those just coming short term to experience this incredible complex. Membership Information
Enjoy refreshments before and after play at the THIRD SHOT refreshments bar. The bar includes juice, smoothies, acai bowls, organic coffees, lite fare, and healthy snacks.
Thank you, Espire Sports for selecting Prescott! The sports complex is a real game-changer for Prescott. The Prescott area is fortunate to have such a unique facility.
About Prescott, Arizona
In Prescott, Arizona, you will find countless activities, including horseback riding, golfing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, local breweries, restaurants, and shopping. In addition to the hometown feel, these activities keep Prescott visitors, young and old, returning year after year.
Once the state’s territorial capital, Prescott, Arizona, is rich with history embodied in its world-famous Whiskey Row, the historic courthouse, and numerous historical landmarks. Whether you’re seeking to relax in a natural environment filled with beauty and wildlife or the history of “Everybody’s Hometown,” you will find something that will interest you. Visit the official Prescott, Arizona website to learn more by clicking here.
Located in the Bradshaw Mountains, Prescott sits at an altitude of 5,400 feet. The average high temperature in the winter in Prescott is around 52 degrees and averages 89 in the summer. There are approximately 46,000 people in Prescott, but the surrounding “Quad-City” area of Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley, and Prescott Valley and the smaller towns of Mayer, Paulden, and Wilhoit, comprise around 119,000 people.
Better Homes and Gardens BloomTree Realty – Prescott
102 W. Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 86301
If you’re looking for things to do this 4th of July in Prescott, AZ, you’re in luck! There are plenty of fun events and activities going on throughout the community. From fireworks shows to parades, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So get out and celebrate America’s independence in Prescott!
World’s Oldest Rodeo | June 28 – July 4
Dust off your boots, and make your way over the Prescott Rodeo Grounds for a memorable evening!
“Since 1888, Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. has presented the annual World’s Oldest Rodeo® at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. For 2022, the rodeo will be performed Tuesday, June 28 through Monday, July 4. Join us to see your favorite events, including steer wrestling, bareback riding, tie-down roping, women’s breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, team roping, women’s barrel racing, bull riding and other great entertainment!” ~ Read More
The Prescott Frontier Days® Parade | July 2
Horses, fire trucks, candy, floats, marching bands, and more! Join the celebration in downtown Prescott for its annual 4th of July parade. The parade starts at 9 am on Saturday, July 2!
“The Rodeo Parade is a wonderful tradition which celebrates our rich western history, right here in Prescott, Arizona! We hope you will join us and help celebrate this amazing tradition!” ~ Read More
Whiskey Row Cowboy Boot Race | July 2
“The Annual Whiskey Row Boot Race is a 100-yard* dash down historic Whiskey Row in Prescott, AZ. The yearly race is a re-enactment of the historical foot race of earlier years, but with an added twist: the contestants are required to wear cowboy boots during their dash in keeping with the western atmosphere of Prescott and the Frontier Days festivities.” ~ Read More
Prescott Rodeo Days Fine Art & Crafts Show | July 2-4
Come to historic downtown Prescott, and enjoy the 3-day 42nd Annual Prescott Rodeo Days Fine Art & Crafts Show! The event will feature 145 vendors ranging from painters and jewelers to home décor.
“The Prescott Rodeo Days Arts & Crafts Show is a gathering of hundreds of vendors and performers in Prescott’s Historic Downtown Courthouse Plaza. This event attracts thousands of locals and out of town visitors every year. Calling all artists and crafters!” ~ Read More
4th of July Fireworks at Watson Lake | July 4
“Enjoy a 4th of July Fireworks extravaganza at the scenic Granite Dells. This event will go on rain or shine with free parking at Pioneer Park (shuttles available).
General admission is $5 with waterslide passes available for kids. Due to limited internet connection at Watson Lake: only cash will be accepted at the event.” ~ Read More
We hope you have a blast this 4th of July in Prescott, AZ! From rodeos to firework displays, there’s plenty of fun to be had. So get out and enjoy all that the community has to offer. And Happy Independence Day!
Sedona is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Arizona. The city is located in the northern part of the state and is known for its beautiful scenery and unique red rock formations. There are plenty of things to do in Sedona, no matter your age or interests.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking, biking, and jeeping through the area’s many trails. If you’re looking for a more relaxed activity, art lovers will appreciate Sedona’s many art galleries and studios. The city is also home to several unique shops and boutiques.
If you’re traveling with kids, be sure to check out Sedona’s many family-friendly attractions. The city has several parks and playgrounds, as well as a variety of museums and interactive exhibits.
No matter your interests, you’re sure to find plenty of things to do in Sedona, Arizona. With its beautiful scenery and unique red rock formations, the city is a great place to visit for all ages.
Popular Sedona Attractions
1. Chapel of the Holy Cross
Chapel of the Holy Cross
780 Chapel Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a beautiful and popular attraction to visit when in Sedona, Arizona. The chapel was built in the 1950s and is nestled amongst the red rocks of Sedona. The views from inside and outside the chapel are absolutely stunning, making it a must-see for anyone visiting Sedona.
2. Red Rock State Park
Red Rock State Park
4050 Red Rock Loop Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
Red Rock State Park in Sedona is a beautiful place to visit. The red rocks are stunning, and the views are incredible. There are plenty of hiking trails to explore, and the park is also home to a variety of wildlife. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy the outdoors and take in some breathtaking scenery, Red Rock State Park is worth visiting.
3. Pink Jeep Tours
Pink Jeep Tours
204 N State Rte 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
The pink jeep tours in Sedona are a popular attraction for visitors. The tours take place in pink jeeps and provide an up-close and personal look at the area’s natural beauty. The tours are led by experienced guides who know all the best spots to see Sedona’s red rocks and other landmarks.
The tours are reasonably priced and offer a unique way to see the area. If you’re looking for an adventure in Sedona, the pink jeep tours are a great option.
4. Slide Rock State Park
Slide Rock State Park
Sedona, AZ 86336
If you’re looking for a breathtaking natural setting in Sedona, Arizona, look no further than Slide Rock State Park. This popular spot is known for its dramatic red rock formations and stunning views. In addition to hiking and picnicking, visitors can also enjoy swimming in the refreshing waters of Oak Creek.
5. Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
Sedona, AZ 86336
If you’re looking for a unique shopping experience while in Sedona, check out the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. This open-air marketplace is home to a variety of shops and galleries, all housed in colorful buildings inspired by Mexican architecture. You’ll find everything from handcrafted jewelry and pottery to Southwest-themed home decor and apparel. And when you need a break from shopping, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes to enjoy.
Curious about Sedona area real estate? We can answer all of your questions! Give BloomTree Realty a call at (928) 443-8800!
Arizona is heating up for the summer, and there is no shortage of activities to keep you and your family entertained this season!
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix
“Looking for things to do in Phoenix? At Hurricane Harbor there’s a lot to ‘WOW!’ about. Like, pulse-pounding water slides, relaxing lazy rivers, and family-friendly play areas – to name a few! Read on to get the inside scoop on information around the park for your next family visit, right at your fingertips. Whether you’re planning a weekend trip or days of water park fun, the details are just a click away.” Learn more.
The Phoenix Zoo is one of the largest privately owned, non-profit zoos in the country. The Zoo features more than 3,000 animals on 125 acres of land in the heart of Papago Park. The Zoo offers visitors an immersive and unforgettable experience. Learn more.
Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale
“Butterfly Wonderland transports guests of all ages to the rainforest by immersing them in the world of butterflies and other rainforest animals. Learn about Monarch migration in a captivating 3D movie, observe live chrysalis as they emerge naturally into beautiful butterflies, spend ample time strolling through the conservatory with the butterflies, get up close to unique reptiles that inhabit rainforests across the world, and even indulge in edible insects!” Learn more.
Arizona Science Center
The Arizona Science Center is a hands-on museum located in downtown Phoenix. The Center features hundreds of interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, a state-of-the-art planetarium, etc. Learn more.
Desert Botanical Garden
The Desert Botanical Garden is a living museum that features more than 50,000 plants from all over the world. The Garden is located in the heart of Papago Park and offers visitors a unique opportunity to learn about desert plants and their ecology. Learn more.
Musical Instrument Museum
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches the world by collecting, preserving, and making accessible musical instruments and related objects from all cultures and periods. MIM also offers a variety of educational programs, including concerts and workshops, which engage people of all ages in exploring music and culture. Learn more.
Remember to call BloomTree Realty for all of your real estate needs!
Weekly Prescott Area Events
The Prescott area is bustling all of the time! Throughout the Quad Cities, there are ongoing events that make the Prescott area a perfect place to call home.
Below are a few of the recurring events in the Prescott area. If you are looking to call Prescott your home, give the professionals at BloomTree Realty a call. They know everything Prescott, and would love to help you out! (928) 443-8800.
Prescott Farmers Market
SATURDAYS, 7:30am -12:00pm
DIGNITY HEALTH, YRMC
Miller Valley Lot
900 Iron Springs Rd.
Prescott, AZ 86301
Corner of Miller Valley Rd. & Iron Springs Rd.
Prescott Valley Car Cruise
The Prescott Valley Car Cruise takes place every Thursday Year round. The cruise isn’t sponsored by any car club or restaurant, it’s just a get together/meet and greet for all classic car enthusiasts. All cars of all years, makes and models are welcome!!! Car enthusiasts meet at 5pm at Culvers located at 2544 North Stoneridge Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ. Fun for the whole family!!!
Be sure to check with the event hosts as events could be subject to change. EventsWithCars is not responsible for misinformation and event changes!!
Prescott Valley Market
Our Farmers & Artisan Market features amazing vendors with food and non-food items such as Local meats, Fresh eggs and Vegetables, Baked goods, Body care products, Handcrafted jewelry, art, and much more.
Every Sunday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
7210 E Pav Way, Prescott Valley
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Spring has fully sprung, and the weather in Sedona, Arizona, is gorgeous! If you are a Sedona resident looking for activities in the area or are visiting the area, here are a few activities and landmarks to visit in Sedona this Spring.
Hiking & Red Rocks
If you love hiking, then you will love Sedona! There are multiple trails to explore in Sedona. Devil’s Bridge, Cathedral Rock, and Boynton Canyon are some trails worth checking out. For those who want to experience the famous Sedona red rocks, there are plenty of places to do so. A few popular spots include Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, and Snoopy Rock.
If you love attending festivals, you will be happy to know that several festivals are held in Sedona throughout the spring!
Here are a couple of upcoming festivals:
- Verde Valley Wine Festival
April 29th & 30th at 187 E. Pima Street Cottonwood, Arizona
“VVWF22 is being held Old Town Cottonwood, with the goal of offering the finest Arizona wineries, breweries, distilleries, and restaurants committed to creating homegrown products for locals and visitors to enjoy. VIP experiences, artisans, and live music will enhance the festival experience. Festival guests will also have the ability to stroll the streets of Old Town Cottonwood to visit the wonderful shops, restaurants, and additional wineries that line Main Street.” LEARN MORE.
- Sedona Yoga Festival
June 2-5th at 525 Posse Ground Rd Sedona, Arizona
“Bringing the yoga community together in conscious co-creation, SYF2022 is a destination experience set in the transformative red rocks of Posse Ground Park. Offering something for everyone, whether you’re an absolute beginner practitioner or an advanced teacher, SYF offers experiences led by instructors, speakers, and musicians from all over the U.S. as well as local stewards. Featuring a Yoga for PTSD Training, a donation-based Kids’ Yoga program, and a Conscious Expo. Scholarships available.” LEARN MORE.
Shopping, Dining, & Art Galleries
If you are looking for a day of shopping and dining, Sedona has plenty of options. Uptown Sedona is a great place to start. You will find what you are looking for with its quaint shops and delicious restaurants.
Sedona is also home to many art galleries. While in Uptown Sedona, check out some of the galleries. If you are looking for something specific, the Sedona Gallery Association website has a gallery search feature to search by type of art.
So, whether you are a local or just visiting, there is plenty to do in Sedona this Spring! Be sure to get out and enjoy all that Sedona has to offer!
Top 5 Things to do in Prescott
Looking to visit the Prescott area and curious ‘What is there to do in Prescott?’, don’t worry, we have you covered!
1. Outdoor Activities: Prescott is a great place to enjoy the outdoors, and there are plenty of activities to choose from: hiking, mountain biking, and picnicking are just a few of the possibilities. The Prescott National Forest is full of hiking trails. According to Best Trails in Prescott website, there are 92 trails to choose from, each with varying difficulty, but all with incredible Prescott beauty.
2. Shopping and Dining: Downtown Prescott is full of unique shops and restaurants, making it the perfect place to spend an afternoon. The historic downtown square is known as Whiskey Row. “Whiskey Row is full of some of Prescott’s oldest history. This street is named Whiskey Row because of the large number of saloons in one place. Whiskey Row developed after a fire in July of 1900 destroyed the entire block. When reconstructed, there was an inordinate amount of bars rebuilt in the area. At one point the block hosted a total of 40 saloons.” (Source www.prescott.com/whiskey-row) You may also want to check out the Prescott Farmer’s Market – a popular attraction each Saturday morning near downtown Prescott.
3. Events and Festivals: There are always something happening in Prescott, from art and wine festivals to live music and more. Craft shows on the historic downtown square are a great way to enjoy Prescott’s near-perfect weather. The next craft show will be on Mother’s Day weekend:
MOTHER’S DAY FINE ART & CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
MAY 6 – 8, 2022
Prescott Courthouse Plaza, Prescott, AZ 86303
Presented by the Prescott Mountain Artist’s Guild, the Annual Mother’s Day Fine Art & Chocolate Festival brings together Art enthusiasts and Chocolate aficionados for a weekend of fine art and sugary decadence.
4. Golfing: With several golf courses in the area, Prescott is a great place to tee off. According to Golflink.com, there are eight award-winning golf courses in the Prescott area. See the area golf courses here.
5. Exploring: Prescott is home to several museums and historical sites, so there’s plenty to see and do. Whether you’re interested in the area’s history or just want to check out some cool exhibits, Prescott has something for everyone. Here is a list of some of the popular museums in the Prescott area. Prescott Museums.If you are looking for help on buying or selling a home in the Prescott area, give the BloomTree Realty office a call at (928) 443-8800 – the BloomTree team knows Prescott!
Are you traveling to the great state of Arizona, or live here and want to explore the beautiful Grand Canyon State more? Here are five sights that you won’t want to miss in Arizona!
The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is a natural wonder of the world and is a must-see for any traveler or Arizonan. The Grand Canyon is an unforgettable sight with its vast expanses and stunning colors.
The Grand Canyon is located in northern Arizona and offers two rims. The North Rim is typically open from mid-May to mid-October due to its higher elevation and snowier climate. The South Rim is open all year round and offers visitor services such as restaurants, lodging, and a grocery store. Entrance costs $35 per vehicle or $20 for individuals that are biking, walking, rafting, or taking the bus in. Admission to Grand Canyon National Park is for seven days and includes both the North and South Rim.
The best way to see the canyon is to stop at all the viewpoints and take in the views. There is something incredible to see at every turn.
Another natural wonder, Horseshoe Bend, is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River through northern Arizona canyons. The view from the top is simply breathtaking. The winding river below and the surrounding red rocks make for an unforgettable sight.
Horseshoe Bend is located about 4 miles downstream from Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. Viewing the overlook involves a short hike of about 1 mile. The best time to visit is early in the morning or late in the evening when the temperatures are cooler. The overlook is open from sunrise to sunset.
If you’re looking for a taste of the Old West, Tombstone is the place to go. This historic town is known for its Wild West atmosphere and outlaws like Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. There are plenty of museums and historical sites to explore, as well as restaurants and shops that will take you back in time. Be sure to visit Boot Hill Cemetery, where many of Tombstone’s most famous residents are buried. It’s a fascinating place to visit.
This waterfall near Flagstaff is one of the most spectacular in Arizona. Grand Falls is a sight to behold with its thundering waterfalls that reach over 150 feet high. The best time to see the falls are during March and April or during the monsoon season in the summer. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended. And don’t forget your camera!
Jerome is a historic mining town located in the mountains of central Arizona. Once a thriving community, Jerome is now a popular tourist destination with charming Victorian-era buildings and stunning views. There are numerous art galleries and shops to explore, as well as restaurants and bed and breakfasts. Be sure to visit the Jerome State Historic Park to glimpse this unique town’s history.
These are just five of the many sights that Arizona has to offer. Whether you’re visiting one of our famous national parks or exploring one of our historic towns, there’s something for everyone in Arizona. So get out and explore!
There are many great places to camp in Prescott, Arizona. The weather is perfect for camping, and the scenery is beautiful. Below are the top 5 places to camp in Prescott.
1. Lower Wolf Creek Campground
The Lower Wolf Creek Campground includes 20 campsites with a 14-day stay limit. The campground does not have hook-ups, dump station, shower facilities or drinking water, and RVs cannot exceed 40 feet. A campground host is available to provide information and help visitors find a suitable camping site. No reservation, first-come basis, $10 fee per campsite applies.
Directions: Take the Senator Highway (Mt. Vernon Avenue) south for about 6 miles from Prescott. You will pass the entrance to Goldwater Lake and the community of Groom Creek. The pavement will end about 500 feet before you reach Forest Road 97. FR 97 is unpaved but is suitable for all vehicles during dry road conditions. Turn right onto FR 97 and travel for another 1.25 miles to the campground on the right of the road.
2. Hilltop Campground Near Lynx Lake
The Hilltop Campground has 38 campsites and can generally accommodate most recreational vehicles under 40 feet in length; and is about 0.5 miles directly south of Lynx Lake, 7-day stay limit, $18 nightly fee per site.
There is a general store and boat rentals at the Lynx Lake’s north shore and several hiking trails into the backcountry. A campground host is located at the campground for assistance and campsite selection.
Lynx Lake is approximately 55 surface acres and is periodically stocked with trout.
3. Watson Lake
This area is full of granite boulders, making it a popular spot for camping and picnicking.
The campground features impressive rock formations throughout the park. Campsites are unique and range from small camper back-in sites to Class A pull-through sites. The park features a trail that brings guests right down to Watson Lake Park. You can email in reservation requests or call their office directly to make reservations. Our campground includes 96 full-service campsites. Amenities include bathrooms with showers, a laundry facility, free Wi-Fi, and a beautiful trail system through the Dells to Watson Lake Park. The campground is only 5 miles from downtown Prescott.
4. Granite Basin
This 22-site campground is located in the Granite Basin Recreation Area amidst granite boulders in mixed pinyon-juniper and ponderosa pines. It is convenient to Granite Basin Lake, Granite Mountain Wilderness, and five-day-use sites with picnic facilities and trail access.
22 campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, and grills. Drinking water, Composting toilets, and Garbage service.
RVs: Maximum vehicle length is 40-feet, No RV hook-ups, drinking water is available for use on-site, but not for filling RV water tanks
Fees: $18 for a campsite, $36 for a double campsite, $5 for an extra vehicle
5. Willow Lake RV Park
The family Owned and Operated RV Park is nestled among 12 scenic acres of rustic, natural terrain in beautiful Granite Dells in Historic Prescott, Arizona.
For reservations call: 928-445-6311. Located at: 1617 Heritage Park Road, Prescott
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Campground Amenities: Open Year Round, Full Hook-up, Shaded RV & Tent Sites, 30 Amp – 50 Amp, Clean Restrooms, Laundry, Cable TV, Wi-Fi at Site.
Visit Our Office
When you visit Prescott, stop by the BloomTree Realty Office! Our staff would love to tell you more about Prescott! We are located at 102 W Gurley St #102, Prescott. (928) 443-8800