Even with its hot days and scarce rain, Arizona is a state teeming with life, from towering saguaro cactuses to small and friendly geckos. The warm embrace of Arizona's heat also invites visitors who thirst for the beauty of an endless desert view. From the major urban centers to the small rural towns, tourists and residents can find plenty of outdoor and cultural attractions and events in Arizona.
- Name of location Prescott, AZ
During the first weekend in June, the Sharlot Hall Museum hosts this unique event that allows visitors the opportunity to step back in time and experience life in the Old West the way it was 200 years ago. Over 60 costumed exhibitors and entertainers demonstrate everything from traditional children's games to typical everyday chores.
- Name of location Flagstaff, AZ
Every Labor Day weekend, the county presents the annual fair that offers everything from livestock exhibits and shows, carnival games and rides to live performances by clowns, magicians and musicians. Fun for the entire family, the fair offers something for everyone.
- Name of location Safford, AZ
Venture to the community town square every fall for this event that celebrates everything salsa. Amateur and professional chefs alike compete in salsa making contests. Guests of all ages have the chance to see food demonstrations, enjoy live music, dancing while indulging in a variety of delicious foods.
- Name of location Sedona, AZ
Held annually in October at the Sedona Red Rock High School, the festival provides a chance to support fine arts within the community. Over 150 local and nationally recognized artists display creations with an array of spectacular fall colors and the red rocks offering a picturesque backdrop.
- Name of location Bisbee, AZ
Outdoor and fitness enthusiasts regularly participate in this fall event that provides the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque hills and surrounding community while conquering 1,000 steps situated in nine different scenic areas. Walk, run and set your own pace.
- Name of location Phoenix, AZ
For 21 days, beginning in the middle of October, the city hosts this annual extravaganza that features everything from a rodeo to auto races and celebrity performances. Over one million guests attend every year for events that combine traditional American history with a little bit of the unusual.