June brings the sound of music to Prescott. The Summer Concert Series continues all month long with acts sure to suit any musical taste. This month’s featured acts include the Bill West Quintet (June 9th), the Central Arizona Concert Band (June 18th), and Southern Flight (June 19th). All concerts take place on the courthouse plaza.
The Prescott Jazz Society and Arcosanti usher in Juneteenth with multiple musical guests, food vendors, and art exhibits. The celebration takes place June 13th and 14th at Cordes Junction. Juneteenth is the oldest national commemoration of African-American freedom and achievement.
Fans of classic British comedy should check out the Prescott Center for the Arts. The Center will showcase performances of “Spamalot” through June 20th. The play is a tribute to the classic film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”.
Farm fresh produce, artisan baked goods, and local arts and crafts abound at the Prescott Farmers Market. The summer market is held every Saturday through October on the grounds of Yavapai College. The market opens at 7:30am and runs until 12:00pm.
Father’s Day weekend brings the 15th Annual Yavapai Classic Cruisers Car Show. The show will be held June 20th on the campus of Mile High Middle School. Proceeds from the show benefit the local Meals on Wheels and concession proceeds go to the Mile High Middle School PTA.
Mile High Brewfest showcases the best in craft beer. Come sample selections from some of the Southwest’s premier breweries. The festival also offers plenty of food, music, and a kid’s zone. Brewfest takes place June 20th on Cortez Street in downtown Prescott.
An early summer evening is perfect for a picnic and a movie in the park. You can enjoy a showing of “Life of Pi” June 10th, “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” on June 17th, and “Dolphin Tale” on June 24th. All movies begin at 7pm on the courthouse plaza.
The Highland’s Center will hold its second annual fundraiser, Shakespeare in the Pines, on June 26th. This year’s presentation is the beloved comedy “As You like It”. Tickets include catered appetizers, adult beverages, coffee, and dessert.
The Prescott Bluegrass Festival kicks off Saturday, June 27th on the courthouse plaza. The schedule includes performances by The Sonoran Dogs, The Central Valley Boys, and Blue Moon among others. The festival is now in its 34th year and is free due to support from local businesses, the City of Prescott, and other sponsors.
Summer isn’t the same without a little baseball and softball. Triple Crown Youth Baseball kicks off its inaugural tournament June 13th. The ASA Beat the Heat Girls Fast Pitch Invitational runs June 20th through the 21st. The attention turns to slow-pitch softball on June 27th and 28th with the ASA Men’/Women’s/Co-Ed Softball Tournament.
Bring the kids to the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center on June 27th for Arizona Broadway Theatre’s production of “The Little Mermaid”. Come join Ariel, Sebastian, and the rest of the gang in this Disney classic. The special effects and colorful costumes will delight young and old alike.
Finally, enjoy the family fun and thrilling action of the 128th World’s Oldest Rodeo. The action begins June 29th and wraps up July 5th. Yahoo Travel says this is the one event not to miss in Arizona. The rodeo features Arizona’s second largest parade, a dance, and, of course, some of the top stars on the rodeo circuit.
The abundance of activities is one reason why young families are so drawn to Prescott. If you are looking to relocate to Prescott, let us help you find your new home.