Downstream Events Calendar April 2023


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April 22:  Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG (formerly Earth Day Network) including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. The official theme for 2023 is Invest In Our Planet.

April 22-30: National Park Week

Downstream Events Calendar April 2023This year’s National Park Week theme is “Your Park Story”. What park place is very special to you? National Park Week is happening April 22 to April 30 this year. Entrance fees will be waived on April 22, 2023, to kick off the celebration and to encourage everyone to enjoy their national parks in person. National Park Service parks, programs, and partners will host events and activities all week! Follow National Park Week on social media and join the fun all week using #NationalParkWeek.

April 22 Through December 1: Remaining Bassmaster College Tournaments

2023 Bassmaster College remaining regular-season schedule: April 21-22, James Downstream Events Calendar April 2023River, Richmond, Va. and May 4-5, Red River, Natchitoches, La.

2023 College Series Wild Card: June 9-10, Lay Lake, Shelby County, Ala.

Registration for the 2023 Strike King Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops season opens online December 1 at 3 p.m. CT. For more information on the series, visit

May 5: Havasu WON Striper Derby

Downstream Events Calendar April 2023Western Outdoor News (WON) is proud to be hosting the 41st anniversary of the Lake Havasu Striper Derby from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.! This year’s Grand Raffle prize Klamath 16 EXW paired with a Suzuki 40 HP motor and trailer will be a rig worth parking in front of the house to show off.

May 6: Payson Wildlife Fair

Join us for a fantastic day of activities during the Annual Payson Wildlife Fair, an annual cooperative event between the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Mogollon Sporting Association, US Forest Service, and Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department. Admission is FREE.  The 9 a.m.-3 p.m. event will be at Green Valley Park. 

May 20-26: National Safe Boating Week

Downstream Events Calendar April 2023National Safe Boating Week reminds all boaters to brush up on boating-safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is the annual kick-off of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible.

“The best boating experience is safe boating,” said Yvonne Pentz, communications director of the National Safe Boating Council, a nonprofit dedicated to helping create a safe boating experience for all boaters and the lead organization of the Safe Boating Campaign. “Have fun on the water, make memories with your family and friends – all while boating responsibly.”

May 14: Mothers’ Day

Downstream Events Calendar April 2023
Bouquet of pink tulips in turquoise envelope on turquoise background. Happy Mother’s Day greeting card. Flat lay, top view.

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family or individual, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on different days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It is observed in over 40 countries and is related to Children’s Day, Siblings Day, Father’s DayParents’ Day, and Grandparents’ Day.

May 29: Memorial Day

Downstream Events Calendar April 2023Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. If you are wondering what is the proper thing to say as Memorial Day approaches, here are a few alternatives: “I wish you a meaningful Memorial Day.” ” I hope you enjoy your weekend, and pause to remember its purpose.” ” On this Memorial Day, remember those who have served.”


Arizona Yearly Events Calendar 2023

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-AZ State Parks Camp Out



-Leukemia Cup

-Ren Faire

-Parada del Sol


-Tres Rios Festival



-Dragon Boat Races

-Women in wildfire camp


-Day at the Docks



-Earth Day

-Arizona county fair

-Arizona bike week

-Country Thunder

-National Wildlife Week

-National Park Week



-Payson Wildlife Fair

-North Rim opens (or June)

-Bass College Tournaments

-Havasu WON stiper Derby

-Adaptive Watersports Day

-National Safe Boating Week

-Memorial Day

-Mothers’ Day

-Armed Forces Day



-Free fishing day

-National Trail day

-National Get Outdoors Day

-Female Vets Day

-Fathers’ Day

-World Pet Day

-Flag Day June 14

-D-Day June 6

-First day of summer



Independence Day (4th) and Canada Day (1st)

-National Forest Week

-Operation Dry Water



Prescott Jazz Summit 2023 – August 25-27



-State Fair

-National Hunting and Fishing Day

-National Public Lands Day

-Labor Day

-Patriot Day (11th)

-Grandparents’ Day

-First Day of Fall




-“leaf peeping”

-Urban Wildlife Day

-Indigenous People’s Day (Columbus Day)



-Christmas Tree Permits

-National Take a Hike Day

-daylight savings time ends

-Election day

-Veterans’ Day (11th)




-Boat parades

-Pearl Harbor Day (7th)

-First day of winter


-New Years Eve



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