Downstream Events Calendar, February 2020




Arizona Renaissance Festival

Arizona Renaissance Festival

International Sportsmen’s Exposition

International Sportsmen's Expo

Arizona Game & Fish Department Exposition

Arizona Game & Fish Department Exposition

Lake Havasu Boat Show

Lake Havasu Boat Show

Lanterns On The Lake

Lanterns On The Lake

Bass Junkyz – Alamo Lake




FUR 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 .


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.

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, AZ.

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.


CALENDAR OF OUTDOOR EVENTS: Ongoing — Google calendar.

8 FOUNTAIN HILLS: 20th Annual Pemberton Trail 50K – McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Pemberton Trail 50k and 25k races are run completely on trails in the beautiful McDowell Mountain Regional Park near Fountain Hills, Arizona. With gently rolling hills (no big climbs) you might set a PR here! With our great volunteers, good food, mild weather and fun, low-key vibe, it’s always a great day in the desert.

8 ROOSEVELT: Park After Dark: The Beautiful Moon – Tonto National Monument. Night sky events include star gazing, astronomy programs, telescope viewing with astronomers from the Phoenix Astronomical Society and Junior Ranger Night Explorer activities for kids. Free. 7-9 pm. 928-467-2241.

16 APACHE JUNCTION/GOLD CANYON: 19th Annual Lost Dutchman Marathon – Run at the base of Superstition Mountain near the rumored site of the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine. The Lost Dutchman Marathon and it’s associated races are a favorite of serious marathoners and casual runners alike. This event is held annually over President’s day weekend near the rumored site of the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine. Runners can depend on a beautiful location, excellent weather, great volunteers, and fast times. $22-110. 7:30 am.

20 TUCSON: 95th Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade – Billed as the longest non-motorized (horse-drawn) parade in the world, the Tucson Rodeo Parade happens near the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. An estimated 150,000 spectators line the streets along the route or purchase tickets for grandstand seating to see a parade of over 150 western-themed floats and buggies, Mexican folk dancers and marching musical groups. Free on the street, tickets for grandstand seating adults $10, children 12 and under $5. 520-294-1280.

22 ROOSEVELT: Park After Dark: Milky Way Photography 101 – Tonto National Monument. Night sky events include star gazing, astronomy programs, telescope viewing with astronomers from the Phoenix Astronomical Society and Junior Ranger Night Explorer activities for kids. Free. 7-9 pm. 928-467-2241.

27 SIERRA VISTA: Patterson Public Night Star Party – Patterson Observatory. Free open house observing events. 7 pm. Visitors can call to check for cancelation due to clouds (recorded message available after 4 pm on the day of the event). 520-458-8278 ext 2214

29-3/1 AVONDALE: Tres Rios Nature Festival – Meridian Wildlife Area. Tres Rios Nature Festival is a two-day event in the spring. This free outdoor festival showcases the rich diversity of wildlife habitat, history and culture of the Gila River drainage, which is made up of the Gila, Salt and Agua Fria Rivers. From guided bird tours, canoeing on the river, archery, fishing and learning about Southwest wildlife, there is something for everyone during the best time of year to enjoy the Arizona weather! Free. Sat 10 am – 7:30 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm. 623-333-2400.




3-9 SCOTTSDALE: Scottsdale Parada Del Sol Western Week – A multitude of festivities that pay homage to the area’s Old West history and celebrates the city’s vibrancy to date.

6-9 BUCKEYE: 2020 Buckeye Air Fair featuring the Copperstate Fly-in – Buckeye Municipal Airport. A day of fun for the whole family, featuring Science & Technology Expo with astronomy, science, and aviation exhibits, aircraft displays and air demonstrations, police & fire demonstrations, car show, Lauridsen Aviation Museum, biplane, hot air and helicopter rides, craft vendors, exhibitors, kids zone and much more. Bringing together aviation enthusiasts in the southwest United States it draws more than 500 visiting planes. Free. 8 am – 5 pm.

8-3/29 GOLD CANYON: 32nd Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival – A medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts & crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure. $18-28, Sat-Sun & President’s Day. 10 am – 6 pm rain or shine. 520-463-2600 or


22 GILBERT: Gilbert Outdoors Expo – Riparian Preserve. A chance to brush up on various outdoor activities or learn new skills, including fishing, camping, hunting, hiking and much more, exhibitors and attendees statewide. 9 am – 2 pm.


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


24-3/1 PHOENIX: 28th Annual Winter Range – Ben Avery Shooting Range. More than 1,000 gather for the Single Action Shooting Society’s National Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting, competitive events, displays of period militaria, exhibitions of western skills and crafts, 100 vendors from period clothing to antiques and reproductions, cowboy entertainment, singers, cowboy bands, trick roping, trick horses, food from chuck wagon cooking to hot dogs.


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


Ongoing — Learn To Curl lessons:


11 YUMA: Military Tours – Oorah! MCAS Yuma – This tour allows a behind-the-scenes look at some of the air station’s activities, hosted by knowledgeable base personnel. Popular features include the obstacle course and a working dog demonstration, and there’s a narrated stop on the way back at the Armed Forces Park. $55.

13-23 SCOTTSDALE: 65th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo – WestWorld. Where Wild West meets upscale arts, culture and fine dining with 2,200 of the world’s most beautiful Arabians, Half-Arabians & National Show Horses. The largest event of its kind in the world, the show attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. Exciting competitions, gala parties, educational seminars and an international cuisine court, the event features more than 300 vendor booths. $7-15. 800-745-3000.

14-16 WICKENBURG: 72nd Annual Gold Rush Days – Senior pro rodeo, gold panning, carnival, western dances, arts & crafts, BBQ, gem show, mucking & drilling contest, contests, 4th largest parade in the state on Sat. morning. 928-684-5479 or 800-942-5242.

15-23 TUCSON: 95th Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros – The Tucson Rodeo & Parade – Tucson Rodeo Grounds. Tucson’s annual celebration of the cowboys has been heralded as Southern Arizona’s oldest and most celebrated heritage event since its inception in 1925. The event is centered around the Tucson Rodeo, one of the top 25 rodeos on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) calendar, which features cowboys and cowgirls competing in six rodeo performances at Tucson Rodeo Grounds. $16-80. 12:30 pm. 520-741-2233 or 800-964-5662.

23-3/1 TOMBSTONE: Wild West Outpost Riding Workshop – Tombstone Monument Ranch. Katherine Barbarite of Whispering Hooves invites you to a week-long intensive program in Horsemanship & Riding skills.All inclusive workshop that covers accommodations, meals, riding activities, ranch entertainment & workshop of course. Space is limited. 631-764-7515.

29-3/8 SCOTTSDALE: Arizona Sun Country Circuit Quarter Horse Show – WestWorld. One of the top ten American Quarter Horse shows in the nation, this circuit is full of six shows including three youth shows, all events are offered in English & Western jumping, more than 36 states, Canada, Germany and England compete, competition for more than $200,000 in awards & prize money, vendors for shopping. Free. 8 am – 6 pm. 623-419-6318.

EMPTY PET FOOD BANK IN TEMPE: Ongoing — A unique food bank that serves cats and dogs needs your help. Lost Our Home Pet Foundation has been providing food and pet supplies to the pets of families 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, .

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


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