DOWNSTREAM – Arizona Boating & Watersports Events Calendar, August 2017


Arizona Boating & Watersports August 2017 Events Calendar

Arizona Boating & Watersports Downstream by Arizona Boating & Watersports is a list of upcoming events.  It includes events in the following categories:

Beyond Arizona (This category covers events that we feel are pertinent to Arizona residents.), Boating, RV Land Cruising, Classes/Seminars, Community And Seasonal, Expos/Shows, Tackle & Target, Shooting Sports/Archery, Watersports, and Western Wildlife.



Fur And Feather Animal AssistanceFUR AND FEATHER ANIMAL ASSISTANCE, INC.: Ongoing — A permanent residential facility for dogs and cats designed for comfort, well being, and CARE for LIFE. Where Every “One” Deserves a Chance, PO Box 555 Pie Town, NM 87827, e-mail to


AZBW Boating

LEARN TO SAIL: Current — If you know someone who would like to learn to sail, turn them on to the Arizona Sailing Foundation’s Adult Beginning Sailing class.

Sailboat Shop - Scorpion Bay Marina, Lake Pleasant
Sailboat Shop – Scorpion Bay Marina, Lake Pleasant

AZ YACHT CLUB MEETINGS: Second Tuesday of every month 7 p.m. — in the Caddy Shack at Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1415 N. Mill Ave., Tempe;

US SAILING/ RED CROSS ONLINE TRAINING: Ongoing — To make it easier for prospective US SAILING-certified instructors to fulfill course requirements for CPR and First Aid certification, US SAILING teams up with the American Red Cross to provide an online training program. Participants can sign up by visiting U. S. Sailing and clicking on the Red Cross Online Training button (towards the bottom of the page).


AZBW Land Cruising15 FLAGSTAFF: 17th Annual Pepsi-Cola Taylor House Century Bicycle Ride – Flagstaff Medical Center. A 31, 50, 63, or 100 mile, mostly flat ride with views of San Francisco Peaks and plenty of wildlife. This year the ride will head out Lake Mary Road with the longer distances looping around Mormon Lake. Raises funds to support The Taylor House, providing housing for friends and families of patients at Flagstaff Medical Center. $60. 7 am. 928-773-2577.

LowerGear22 FLAGSTAFF: Sunset Crater Volcano Solar & Star Party – Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Drive time from Flagstaff is 30 minutes. Solar viewing takes place at Sunset Crater Volcano Visitor Center 1-4 pm. All other events will take place at the Lava Flow Trail parking lot, located 1.5 miles east of the Sunset Crater Volcano visitor center on the park loop drive (FS 545), at 8 pm.

August 26 CHINO VALLEY: Chino Mudder at Old Home Manor; Imagine traversing a fun-filled course while testing your skills on over 20 creative and challenging mud-themed stations.  Individuals and teams of all ages can participate, costumes are encouraged, and information and registration can be found at  Flyer also attached, and we hope you can join us; Perkinsville Road & Old Home Manor Drive in northeast Chino Valley, Ariz..


Pleasant Harbor RV And Marina PROTECT-A-PARK: Ongoing — Boaters, anglers, divers needed to adopt Lake Pleasant’s shoreline areas and coves for regular litter removal in 2009; (602) 372-7460, ext. 200.






5-7 MOENKOPI: Experience Hopi Presentations: Carvings/Flute/Misc. Crafts – Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites. Join us o the Hopi Arts Trail for an introduction into Hopi culture and arts and crafts from Hopi artists. The beautiful artwork is created before your eyes. 6-9 pm. 928-283-4500.

7-9 PINETOP-LAKESIDE: 10th Annual Medieval Mayhem in the White Mountains – Mountain Meadows Recreation Complex. Celebrating the Medieval times/Dark Ages and the Renaissance all rolled into one, features period dress, food, music, dancers, merchants, sword fighting demonstration and more, different vendors, attractions, groups and guilds come to play. $5-10. Fri-Sat 10 am – 7 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm.

8 CLARKDALE: Summer Starlight Train – Verde Canyon Railroad. On select Saturdays during the summer months, Verde Canyon Railroad travels during the cooler temperatures of late afternoon through sunset, twilight and starlight, serving up a wide ranging mix of light, color and shadow as the Canyon transforms into a moonlit dreamscape. 5:30 pm. 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245.

22 PAYSON: Payson Book Festival at Mazatzal Hotel & Casino;; see story on page 1 of this issue.

21-22 SEDONA: 13th Annual National Day of the Cowboy Celebration – Uptown Sedona, enjoy “a whole lot of cowboy goin’s on,” gunfights, roping, cowboy action shooting, historical re-enactments, musical revues, storytelling, poetry, cowboy/cowgirl outfit contest, country music and performances, presented by Sedona Main Street Program with the “Red Rock Posse” and area businesses, free, 10 am – 8 pm, 928-204-2390.

Through 9/29 SEDONA: Join us for the Summer Farmers’ Market at Tlaquepaque on Fridays 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Creekside parking lot; (928) 282-4838.



15-16 SCOTTSDALE: Get Outdoors Expo; West World of Scottsdale; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.



ARIZONA FLYCASTERS CLUB MEETINGS: Second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. — Sunnyslope Community Center;

Don McDowell SRT BASS PHOENIX CHAPTER MEETINGS: Ongoing — Shake, Rattle & Troll BASS Club; volunteers needed; new members (boaters and non-boaters), families, children, friends are welcome; (623) 221-7655.




BEN AVERY CLAY TARGET CENTER: Ongoing — Open seven days a week; (623) 434-8119


AZBW Watersports

Ongoing — SAGUARO DIVING & SPORTS: Ongoing — Learn to Scuba Dive, Open Water Certification Dives, Private Class & Pool, Private Lake.

Ongoing — Learn To Curl lessons: Coyotes Curling Club

9 FLAGSTAFF: 33rd Annual Mountain Man Triathlon – Lake Mary. Sprint: swim 700 meters, bike 10.6 miles, run 3.1 miles; Olympic: swim 1500 meters, bike 24.9 miles, run 6.2 miles. Spectators free. 6:30 am. 928-526-8761 or Mountain Main Events.


AZBW Western Wildlife

 8 PINETOP/LAKESIDE: Pollinator Day – The Vital Roles They Play & Attracting Them to Your Yard – White Mountain Wildlife & Nature Center. Bees, butterflies, and birds and their importance to Planet Arizona.  Learn how to create pesticide-free bee gardens, build bee nest boxes, and garden with pollinator-friendly plants. Free. 10 am. 928-358-3069.

Wide World Of Maps 8, 29-30 SUPERIOR: Learn Your Lizards – Boyce Thompson Arboretum. This entertaining guided tour around the gardens is not just for kids — popular Lizard Walks are for all who enjoy Arizona’s most common, colorful and charismatic little reptiles. No additional fee, and no pre-registration, just be in our Visitor Center breezeway at 8 am. With ‘Wild Man Phil’ Rakoci is our guide! $5-12.50. 520-689-2811.

8, 15, 29 TUCSON: 2017 Cool Summer Nights: Creatures of the Night – July 8 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Want to know what creatures party in the nighttime? Here’s your chance to find out! Experience live animal interpretations on grounds, spend time with our animated animals, and enjoy our popular Desert Survivors show. Free with museum admission.5-10 pm. 520-883-2702.

15 PINETOP/LAKESIDE: 6th Annual Audubon Film Festival – White Mountain Wildlife & Nature Center. Audubon Society film festival with locally produced movies and presentations. 928-358-3069.

22 PAGE: 2nd Annual Glen Canyon Bat Festival – Wahweap Amphitheater. Family friendly event to learn more about bats, how they help the environment, and how we can help them. Children can participate in activities and crafts as well as bat house building demos for people of all ages. There are also educational booths, a raffle, door prizes, guest presentations, and a night time bat walk through Wahweap. 5-10 pm.

22 SUPERIOR: Butterfly Walk – Boyce Thompson Arboretum. A walking tour, with guide Marceline VandeWater, to see, photograph and learn about colorful species ranging from Empress Leilia to Queen, Spring Azure and more. This relaxed and slow-moving walk explores the Hummingbird-Butterfly Garden, Demonstration Garden and Children’s Garden collections. $5-12.50. 8:30 am, 520-689-2811.

22 TUCSON: 2017Cool Summer Nights at the Desert Museum: Insect Insanity – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Let’s celebrate Incredible Insects and Amazing Arthropods! The Sonoran Desert is a hot spot of insect diversity and this is your chance to meet them. Tonight, get a bugs-eye view of many of the million species of arthropods that make the Sonoran Desert their home. Free with admission. 5-10 pm.

28-30 SEDONA: 6th Annual Sedona Hummingbird Festival – Sedona Performing Arts Center. Presentations by hummingbird experts in many interest areas: science, gardening, photography, conservation and regional species studies, and tours. $23-25 for 1-day presentations pass; 3-day presentations pass $60-70; children under 12 free with a paying adult. 800-529-3699.

EMPTY PET FOOD BANK IN TEMPE: Ongoing — A unique food bank which serves cats and dogs needs your help. Lost Our Home Pet Foundation has been providing food and pet supplies to the pets of family in need since 2009, all through community donations. Donations can be made at the shelter location at 2323 S. Hardy Dr. Tempe, AZ 85282; Jodi Polanski, .


For a complete list of Arizona events see Visit Arizona .

Editor’s Note: Please submit announcements for AZBW/WOT’s calendar of events —-“Downstream” — 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 may also submit your event individually at Western Outdoor Times classifieds.


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