Downstream Events Calendar April 2022

Editor’s Note: Please submit announcements for AZBW/WOT’s Downstream Events Calendar to  To guarantee placement, as room allows, items must be received by the tenth (10th) of the month prior to publication.  Every effort is made to ensure accuracy, but we assume no responsibility for print errors or omissions.  We also reserve the right to edit each item. Please include the name of the event, the date and time, the location, the organization, and contact information.  You can also place your event in the “Western Outdoor Times Classifieds“.

April 2 and 3

AZGFD Outdoor Expo 2022

The Popular AZGFD Outdoor Expo Returns

Downstream Events Calendar April 2022 After a two-year hiatus, the free Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo returns April 2 and 3 to the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix.

“The Outdoor Expo provides families the experience of hands-on outdoor recreational activities like fishing and recreational shooting instructed by department professionals,” said R3 Branch Chief Scott Lavin. “It introduces the public to nonprofit outdoor recreation and conservation organizations that offer family events providing mentoring and social support. It also provides a venue for the public to sample and purchase gear from leading industry manufacturers and retailers for safe and successful outings in the field.”  …. More

April 8-10

Downstream Events Calendar April 2022The 31st Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show is coming April 8-10  to Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4 — 171 London Bridge Road, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. For details, contact Bob Brown/Media Direction, or (951) 501-0210 office.

Through April 30

Downstream Events Calendar April 2022
‘A’ Mountain In Tempe,Ariz., Challenges Hikers

A Mountain Challenge: Good times —let’s climb! The A Mountain Challenge has already kicked off but it’s not too late to sign up! Test your limits by participating in the A Mountain Challenge, which runs through April 30. A Mountain Challenge is a go-at-your-own pace challenge that allows you to tackle hikes on your own schedule. You can challenge yourself by completing as many climbs as you can during the challenge timeframe. Climbs can be logged on an online portal and once elevation milestones are met, you earn that corresponding prize. You receive a free T-Shirt just for registering. More details are at  []

 May 6 and 7

Downstream Events Calendar April 2022
UTVs Rally At Mormon Lake – Photo courtesy sm85631)

The UTV Rally at Mormon Lake is coming soon. Register today at   Join us for Vendor Village, Demos, and more! Don’t miss out on one of the largest UTV events in Arizona!



May 14-15

Downstream Events Calendar April 2022
Dive In! Photo courtesy Ahmad Faiz Mustafa

Make a splash at Scuba Show 2022. This is the largest consumer scuba exposition in the U.S and will be at Long Beach May 14-15.  Scuba and snorkeling enthusiasts will welcome the country’s largest scuba diving exposition when it returns to the Long Beach Convention Center after a two-year hiatus.  Scuba Show 2022 will feature over 260 exhibitors – from dive gear companies to travel destinations from around the world – providing inspiration on where to find the next dive adventure, what to wear and how to stay comfortable and safe underwater.

All diving interests will be covered, from underwater photography and video, underwater hunting, wall diving, deep diving, to wreck diving, night diving, snorkeling, and observing sharks. And for those unfamiliar with scuba, Scuba Show is a great place to begin the adventure of becoming a diver, or to introduce friends to the magic of the underwater world.

All diving interests will be covered, from underwater photography and video, underwater hunting, wall diving, deep diving, to wreck diving, night diving, snorkeling, and observing sharks. And for those unfamiliar with scuba, Scuba Show is a great place to begin the adventure of becoming a diver or to introduce friends to the magic of the underwater world.

An estimated 11,000 attendees will gain valuable tips through 74 educational seminars, travel videos, product demonstrations, and activities for the minnows of the family, with selfie-ready appearances by costumed characters, live mermaids, and the chance to step inside a great white shark diving cage. Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to join California Diving News’ art director, Doreen Hann, in creating ocean-inspired 3-D sculptures and a giant seascape.

From high tech dive computers to the latest in fins, wetsuits, buoyancy compensators (BC’s), regulators, and dive accessories, Scuba Show will help beginners and experts alike decide the best gear for their particular dive interests. One popular exhibit by the 50-year-old California Wreck Divers is a display of vintage dive gear that illustrates how technology has dramatically improved the pastime.

The L.A. Sheriff Reserve Dive Team will showcase search and rescue capabilities; and Jaclyn Friedlander, creator of Friends With Fins, will introduce children ages 5 to 12 to pre-scuba diving activities they can participate in until they are old enough to get certified.

Learn about the work of nonprofit organizations such as Fins Attached, Los Angeles Waterkeeper, and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, all working diligently to protect the ocean environment.

Captain John Kades of the L.A. County Coroner’s Office, will explain how divers can learn from past accidents – sometimes it’s medically related, many times it’s diver error – but all are thoroughly investigated to determine what went wrong; and Dr. Madhavi Colton, executive director of Coral Reef Alliance, will examine techniques for saving coral reefs threatened by climate change.

Another seminar by accomplished underwater filmmakers Jim and Pat Stayer will reveal the incredible intelligence of octopus, squid, and cuttlefish, otherwise known as cephalopods – with commentary by Dr. Roger Hanlon, senior scientist at Woods Hole, and one of the world’s leading experts on these extraordinary sea creatures.

Dive travel expert Ken Knezick will host a discussion on traveling in (almost) post-pandemic times, addressing the dizzying array of entry requirements, vaccination stipulations, mandatory tests, quarantine concerns, and travel insurance options for destinations around the world. Exhibitors representing popular dive destinations will be on deck all weekend to talk attendees through booking travel as tourism rebounds around the globe.

California has the largest concentration and the most active divers in the country. Divers hold California in high regard as an underwater treasure. It’s unique in the scuba world for its marine life, the number and sheer diversity of its diving locations, and its beauty below the waves.

The Long Beach Convention Center is located at 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, Calif.

Hours: Friday Professional Workshops, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Exhibit Hall and Seminars, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Scuba Show 2022, celebrating its 35th year, is organized by the publishers of California Diving News (,

For more information:

Sept. 2-Sept 5

Downstream Events Calendar April 2022Vendors Wanted for the 2022 Coconino County Fair: Coconino County Parks & Recreation is currently accepting vendor applications for the 2022 Coconino County Fair scheduled to be held Sept. 2 – Sept. 5 at Fort Tuthill County Park. There is space available for amusement, food, commercial, and nonprofit businesses looking to reach approximately 40,000 people.

Coconino County-based, for-profit businesses are encouraged to apply as an early bird vendor to take advantage of a 50 percent discount on non-premium outdoor locations on the fairgrounds. Interested business owners and operators must submit an early bird vendor application by June 1 to be considered. Non-profit, indoor, midway, and food vendors are not eligible for early bird rates.

Vendor applications are available on the Coconino County Fair website at

For more information on the County Fair, visit or call the Coconino County Parks & Recreation Department at 928-679-8000.


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