In our historic town, Fourth of July means cowboys. The World's Oldest Rodeo, a tradition since 1888 and the area's biggest annual event, runs June 29 through July 4 at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds and includes bull riding, roping, steer wrestling and other feats of derring-do.
During the weekend, you'll find plenty of other reasons to keep wearing your cowboy boots, including rodeo dances, the coronation of the rodeo queen and even "cowboy church," a non-denominational service.
For more information and tickets, visit the Worlds Oldest Rodeo website
Prescott Kiwanis Club Kiddie Parade will be held Friday July 3, 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse Plaza. Judging is at 8:30 a.m.
The Prescott Frontier Days Parade will be held Saturday, July 4, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse Plaza.
Whiskey Row Street Dance will be held Saturday, July 4, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
This annual event held on Whiskey Row will have two bands this year. 6:00pm the Jim Beach Band and at 8:00pm The Wes Williams Band. Beer and margaritas are available to purchase.
Gates Opens by 5:00pm. Venue closes at 10:00pm.
Fireworks, Carnival Rides and Games
A city sponsored carnival and fireworks display cap the weeklong festivities on July 4 at Pioneer Park.
Festivities start at 12 noon and go until 10:00 pm. The all-day carnival includes Zip-Lining, Water Slides, Bungee Trampoline Jumping, Climbing Walls, Carnival Games, Spinning Gyro, Electric Swings, Mindwinder, Train Rides, Zorbing, and so much more! Give-a-ways, Face Painting, Airbrush Tattoos, FREE craft tent where you get to make and take five cool crafts from tote bags, hats, sunglasses and cool jewelry! Carnival Games with fun prizes. All this included with the wristband price. Great food, Live Entertainment
FIREWORKS SHOW AT 9PM. PLEASE NO PETS (They do not like the crowds and the BIG BOOMS!)
FREE ENTRY FOR ALL, FEE only for ones using the rides pay. 3 & under free. PRE-SALE CARNIVAL WRIST BANDS CAN BE PURCHASED FOR $12 ($15 at the gate) Locations: City of Prescott, Grace Sparkes Activity Center, Freedom Station Prescott Valley and All Frys Stores in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Cottonwood. Purchase the pre-sale carnival wristband and you will also receive a free mini-golf or attraction at Freedom Station, a $7 value!
FREE SHUTTLE PARKING AT EMBRY RIDDLE ON WILLOW CREEK RD TO PIONEER PARK. We encourage people to take advantage of the Park & Ride free shuttle. Take Willow Creek Road to Hass Dr. Park your car and take a free two minute shuttle over to Pioneer Park. There is room for your coolers, strollers, and shade canopies. More information call 777-1349