Arizona Centennial events in Prescott run Sept. 16-18September 26, 2011
It’s the Arizona party of the century! Wayne Newton, Jordin Sparks, Nils Lofgren and more kick off Arizona’s 100 Years celebrations at the free Arizona Best Fest in Prescott Sept. 16-18.
WHEN & WHERE
Downtown Prescott — the largest event footprint in Prescott history!
Fri., Sept. 16, 5-10 pm
Sat., Sept. 17, 10 am-10 pm
Sun., Sept. 18, 11am – 6pm
PARKING & ACCESS
Easy parking & shuttle access: East side parking: Frontier Village. West side parking: Rodeo Grounds
Arizona Best Fest Series is a ‘Best of Arizona’ showcase — a multimillion-dollar combo traveling museum and mini ‘Arizona world’s fair’
Discover Arizona as you’ve never seen it – the wonderment of Arizona history and its future
Discover & Explore…Biggest traveling showcase-of-Arizona in history.
· History Pavilion. See Arizona through the eyes of pioneers – how they lived, how they made Arizona their home
· Military Pavilion. Learn about our warriors – World War II Bushmasters, which was an Arizona National Guard battalion; and of course the Rough Riders – who volunteered for that duty with Teddy Roosevelt!
· Renewable Energy. See how Arizona is emerging as a leader in Solar Energy, presented by APS
· Science & the Future. See Arizona ingenuity in NASA’s Mars Lander and planetary rover, produced and presented by the University of Arizona
· Natural Resources. Experience a tour of Arizona climate zones -forest, desert – even a virtual fly-over of the Grand Canyon, presented by Resolution Copper
· Family Fun Zone. Featuring magicians, clowns, children’s activities presented by Shamrock Farms
· Entertainment. On 8 stages
· Hispanic Village. With food demos, Viva Arizona! Dancer, traditional equestrian dancer in Los Charros tradition…
· Native American Village. Representing the traditions and dwellings of Arizona’s 22 tribal nations, presented by Giant
· Western Town. Several gunfights acting and re-enacting, saloon, western entertainment, horses stagecoaches, presented by Discount Tire
· Wine & Beer Gardens. Arizona Wine Tasting by Arizona Wine Growers Association
· AZ 100 Best Art Show. Presented by Mountain Artists Guild and Prescott Council on the Arts & Humanities
· Biplane Formation Flyovers. Sat. 2pm & 5pm; Sun. 2pm
USPS ARIZONA CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE STAMP
Fri., 4pm — The artwork of the USPS ‘forever’ stamp to be unveiled at the Courthouse steps
ARIZONA CENTENNIAL COPPER CHOPPER
Special appearance by the Official Arizona Centennial Mascot the Copper
Chopper onsite for entire 3-day event
Fri. Sept. 16 — Nils Lofgren, The Tubes
Sat., Sept. 17 — Jordin Sparks, Jerry Riopelle – plus a retrospective ‘Salute to Arizona’
Sun., Sept. 18 — Wayne Newton
For the full free lineup and information, visit www.AZ100Years.org or www.TouristTreasuresAZ.com.