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Top 10 Festivals In Flagstaff, Arizona

Top 10 Festivals In Flagstaff, Arizona
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Nestled in the enchanting state of Arizona, Flagstaff is a captivating city that boasts gorgeous natural wonders. It is characterized by lush forests of pines, vast desert landscapes, and mountainous features. Because of its topography, the city is a fantastic hideaway destination for tourists who consider themselves nature lovers and adventure seekers. While here, you can immerse yourself in nature and marvel at its beauty at Walnut Canyon National Monument. Also, you might want to witness the breathtaking views of Sunset Crater. If it’s the celebrations you’re after, Flagstaff has a vibrant and rich cultural heritage that is obvious in its delightful festivals. For your guidance, here is a list of the top festivals in Flagstaff, Arizona, that you should check out when you visit. Browse below.

1. Cornucopia Fall Festival

Posted by Cornucopia Fall Festival on Thursday, 5 September 2019

If you are planning to spend your much-deserved vacation in Flagstaff come September, you might be able to witness Cornucopia Fall Festival. A celebration that is dedicated to the autumn season and a bountiful harvest, this festival is vibrant and features entertaining programs, games, and activities for the whole family. Also, there will be lots of spectacles prepared by circus performers and other acts. Plus you can score souvenir items and delicious food at the trade fair during the event.

Cornucopia Fall Festival

Address: Thorpe Park, Flagstaff, AZ

Website: Cornucopia Fall Festival

Takes place: September

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2. Arizona Highland Celtic Festival

Celtic festival

Driving to Flagstaff in July? You might be thrilled to participate in the fun-filled Arizona Highland Celtic Festival. A celebration for the whole family, this festival will treat you to a delightful experience that is filled with history, art, music, and lots of games. You will surely be impressed with various performances from local talents, dressed in traditional Celtic clothes. Plus adults can indulge in Celtic spirits and alcoholic drinks with a spirit-tasting activity.

Arizona Highland Celtic Festival

Address: 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff, AZ 86005

Website: Arizona Highland Celtic Festival

Takes place: July

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3. Pickin’ in the Pines

Pickin’ in the Pines

Another fantastic festival that is conducted in September is Pickin’ in the Pines. In 2020, this fantastic celebration is in its 20th year already. For three consecutive days, participants of Pickin’ in the Pines go on a wonderful camping adventure at Fort Tuthill Park, where they will be treated to a lot of fun-filled games and activities. There are musical presentations, music jamming, informative workshops, friendly contests, and a plethora of games for the kids and kids at heart. This exciting gathering lets everyone reconnect with nature and savor its tranquil ambiance and picturesque views.

Pickin’ in the Pines

Address: Fort Tuthill Park, Flagstaff, AZ

Website: Pickin’ in the Pines

Takes place: September

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4. Flagstaff Blues and Brews Music Festival

Posted by Twin Arrows Casino Resort on Thursday, 26 July 2018

Do you consider yourself a social butterfly and a hardcore partygoer? Visit Flagstaff in June and immerse in all the fun that Flagstaff Blues and Brews Music Festival prepares for its guests. An event that you should not miss, Flagstaff Blues and Brews Music Festival features excellent high-energy concert performances from various talented musicians, both international and local acts. While dancing and feeling the vibe, guests are treated to beers and alcoholic beverages for a complete concert experience. Plus, you will be captivated by the picturesque views of Mt. Eden in the background. Arts and crafts vendors will be present to offer you their quality goods as well.

Flagstaff Blues and Brews Music Festival

Address: Flagstaff, AZ

Website: Flagstaff Blues and Brews Music Festival

Takes place: June 12 - 13, 2020

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5. Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture

Guardians of the Water Serpent – Kahle Wathogoma Museum of Northern Arizona Spirit Award 82nd Annual Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture Photo by Tony Marinella

Posted by Museum of Northern Arizona on Thursday, 23 June 2016

A celebration revolving around the Hopi heritage of Arizona, Hopi Festival of Art and Culture is one colorful gathering that will captivate you with its fabulous art exhibitions. This event is held at Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. Interestingly, Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture invites hundreds of artists with Hopi ancestry to present their crafts, both traditional and contemporary art, and give talks about their culture. This annual event has been recurring since the 1930s and has become a part of the city’s traditions. Plus there are entertaining performances too from the Hopi tribe.

Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture

Address: Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ

Website: Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture

Takes place: July 4

Price: 5 USD

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6. Flagstaff Oktoberfest

Flagstaff Oktoberfest

Celebrated in almost all parts of the world, Oktoberfest can also be found in Flagstaff. The local version is called Flagstaff Oktoberfest. This festival is a high-energy gathering of beer lovers and partygoers from all over the country. Held at Wheeler Park, this event lets guests dance and sing to their hearts’ content—with beats from their favorite international and local bands. Plus participants can chug all the beer that they want during this fantastic celebration.

Flagstaff Oktoberfest

Address: Wheeler Park, Flagstaff, AZ

Website: Flagstaff Oktoberfest

Takes place: October

Price: 10 USD

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7. Flagstaff Folk Festival

Posted by Flagstaff Folk Festival on Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Are you a music enthusiast? Are folk and acoustic music your forte? If so, you will be thrilled to be part of Flagstaff Folk Festival that happens annually—every June. During this lovely event, almost 150 musicians and performers are invited to showcase their talents in one venue. Aside from concerts, there will be musical jamming of folk music as well as acoustic classics. Plus there will also be musical workshops. So guests are encouraged to bring their musical instruments.

Flagstaff Folk Festival

Address: Flagstaff, AZ

Website: Flagstaff Folk Festival

Takes place: June

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8. Pride in the Pines


The LGBTQ+ community is starting to achieve growing acceptance all throughout the world, and the Pride March is a testament to that milestone for the community. Flagstaff is another city that holds a colorful and vibrant Pride March, welcoming all the members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as straight allies. Take a stand and celebrate diversity at Pride in the Pines, and witness musical performances, impersonation shows, comedy acts, and a lot more. Fun games are also popular during this gathering. Plus you will be amazed by the extravagance of the outfits and the enchanting floats at this one delightful event that celebrates acceptance.

Pride in the Pines

Address: Flagstaff, AZ

Website: Pride in the Pines

Takes place: June

Price: From 22 USD

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9. Pine Country Pro Rodeo

Rodeo
Source: Pixabay

Surely June is the month with the most celebrations in Flagstaff, Arizona. One of the most spectacular events that you should not miss while on a vacation in this city is Pine Country Pro Rodeo, happening annually on the last weekend of June. Held in Ponderosa Pines, this festival is ideal for the whole family. Here, you can witness or participate in exciting activities, such as bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, and more. Plus food is available everywhere for guests to enjoy.

Pine Country Pro Rodeo

Address: Fort Tuthill, Flagstaff, AZ

Website: Pine Country Pro Rodeo

Takes place: June

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10. Fiesta de Mayo

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Source: Needpix

Visiting the charming city of Flagstaff in May? Traveling with the whole family? Make the most of your exciting vacation by indulging in all of the preparations of Fiesta de Mayo that happens in the city yearly. Conducted at Greenlaw Village Shopping Center, this event lets kids and kids at heart marvel at the beauty of dancing lights and fun-filled rides. There will be a Ferris wheel, a carousel, caterpillar rides, and a plethora of arcade games that will win you special prices. Plus food stalls are ready whenever you feel hungry while having the time of your life. Aside from the carnival, there will also be trade fairs, informative lectures, and other activities at Fiesta de Mayo.

Fiesta de Mayo

Address: 4th St Corridor, Flagstaff, Az

Website: Fiesta de Mayo

Takes place: May

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Make the most of your Flagstaff vacation

Flagstaff in Arizona is indeed a city that is worth a visit. It will enchant you with its desert landscape, a lush pine-forested side, and scenic mountainous views. The place also boasts a vibrant party scene and a long list of local festivals. If you are a social butterfly, use this list of the top festivals in the city as your guide in planning an itinerary.

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