Prescott Office of Tourism - September 2013 Newsletter

Prescott Office of Tourism Newsletter
September 2013

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Prescott's Trails Capture the Heart of Journalist

Travel writer Roger Naylor describes discovering the beauty of Prescott's trails in his recent story, accompanied by stunning phtography.  Click here to read the story. 

Jazz Summit
"Howling at the Highlands"
with Special Guest Susannah Martin
  September 15
  2:00-5:30 p.m.
Highlands Center
for Natural History

The Prescott Jazz Summit and the Highlands Center are collaborating to present four exciting jazz concerts in a beautiful setting!
Tickets are $20.00 per ticket. Purchasing mutliple Highland concert events 3 or more concerts in advance price of ticket $15.00 each ticket.
  To purchase tickets and for more information, visit

Empty Bowls
September 15
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Courthouse Plaza
Downtown Prescott
Select a ceramic or wood bowl from over 800 created by local artisans, and fill with two helpings of gourmet soup made by fourteen of our quad-city chefs and restaurants for $15.00 per person.
All proceeds benefit the local food banks.

The Phoenix Symphony
in Prescott
2013-2014 Concert Season
begins September 22

Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
September 22 performance conducted by Andrew Grams.
As one of America's most promising and talented young conductors, Andrew Grams has appeared with many of the great orchestras of the world.
To purchase tickets and for information on additional performances, go to

7th Annual Historic
All Corvette Car Show
September 28

Historic Whiskey Row
Downtown Prescott
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
From classics to the newest models, about 275 of the all-American sportscars will be on display on historic Whiskey Row. 
For additional information, or to register your Vette, contact the Prescott Vette Sette at
All proceeds from this event will go to the Prescott Firefighter's Charities. 

 Following is a sample of events taking place in Prescott during the coming month. For a more comprehensive calendar of events, as well as information about lodging, dining, outdoor adventure, shopping and more, please visit our website at

28th Annual Faire on the Square Arts & Crafts Show
August 31-September 2
Courthouse Plaza
, Downtown Prescott
Arts & Crafts Show with over 100 vendors including fine art, jewelry, food and much more. Enjoy the show under the cool American elm trees around the Historic Courthouse Plaza.  For more information, call 928-445-2000 or click here.

Dining Among the Dead 
September 6, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Citizen's Cemetery,

Would you like to dine with Arizona history? Join Sharlot Hall Museum and the Yavapai Cemetery Association at the Historic Citizen's Cemetery. This unique event will take place on the cemetery grounds with a catered Mexican-style dinner. Six "residents" of the cemetery will also be on hand to talk about their time among the living. Tickets are available for $45 but seating is limited, so reservations are strongly recommended. Also, please wear appropriate attire for dining outside and negotiating uneven surfaces. For more information call 928-445-3122 or go to

The Last of the Great Expeditions:  The Summer of '34 
September 7 at 1:00 p.m.
Smoki Museum, Prescott
Smoki Museum will open "The Last of the Great Expeditions:  The Summer of '34".  This interesting exhibit examines the Rainbow Bridge and Monument Valley Expeditions established by Ansel Hall in 1933 that ran through 1938.  For more information, go to

Prescott Western Heritage Days
September 14-15
Sharlot Hall Museum Campus
Downtown Prescott

Prescott Western Heritage Days, in partnership with the Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies , have joined forces to create an event that showcases Prescott and Yavapai County from 1864 through the early 1900s. This period represents the time when Prescott became the first territorial capital, Arizona became the 48th state, and the early statehood years.
In 2012, Prescott Western Heritage Days, was selected by the Arizona Centennial Commission, as an "Official Arizona Centennial Event".

Family activities will include gold panning, unique photo opportunities, cowboy and old-time music, cowboy poetry, period costume contest, Victorian fashion show, Tom Mix look-alike contest, mustache contest, , and numerous children's activities throughout the weekend.

For more information, call 602-820-7472 or go to

"Raisin' Hell with Molly Ivins"
September 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Peregrine Book Company
Downtown Prescott
 Longtime arts advocate Gail Mangham gives a talk about Molly Ivins, beloved iconoclast, American newspaper columnist, author, political commentator and humorist. Gail includes anecdotes from her own life story to bring Molly's character into focus and shares the relevance of The Artist's Path Festival 2014.

Molly Ivins (August 30, 1944 - January 31, 2007), the iconic liberal voice from Texas, made us laugh even when we might want to weep. One of the most well-known political journalists in American history, Molly once wrote: "The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion."
More information is available by calling 928-445-9000 or online at .