Arizona Best Fest in Prescott, AZSeptember 26, 2011
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Historic Downtown Prescott, Arizona will be the place to be September 16 through 18, 2011 when that city hosts a 3-day Arizona tribute to Arizona. Arizona Best Fest is an Arizona Centennialsignature event that will showcase national stars with Arizona ties including Wayne Newton, Jordin Sparks, Nils Lofgren, Jerry Riopelle and The Tubes. A musical retrospective of Arizona history, Salute to Arizona, will feature fireworks. Arizona’s Official State Historian Marshall Trimble and Arizona’s Official State Balladeer Dolan Ellis are scheduled as well.
The Arizona Best Fest Series moves to Tucson and later to Phoenix as it makes its three-city tour to Arizona’s three territorial capitals. The Best of Arizona showcase celebrates Arizona’s 100 Years. There you’ll find interactive historic pavilions, cultural villages, a western town, seven stages of entertainment, Arizona artists, food, wine and beer. Prescott was the first Arizona Territorial Capital, so naturally it is first in the Arizona Best Fest Series. How long will it take you to get to Prescott from Phoenix? About two hours from downtown Phoenix, not including event traffic. Leave extra time!
On Friday, September 16, 2011 at 4 p.m. at the Courthouse the United States Postal Service will unveil the official Arizona Centennial commemorative stamp. Throughout the weekend, in addition to the Mainstage entertainment, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy pavilions, villages and special zones relating to Arizona history, people, science, art, energy, and military. Of course there will be fun and games, food and beverage.
Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 16, 17, 18, 2011
Times: Friday – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Place: Downtown Prescott near the Prescott Courthouse
Parking: Rodeo Village, Frontier Village. Free shuttles to Downtown will be available.
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For more information including the detailed entertainment schedule for the Arizona Best Fest in Prescott, visit the Arizona Centennial Commission website or the Prescott Daily Courier online.