Downstream Events Calendar June 2021


From Bats To Balloons: This Is Arizona In June

June 3

State Bats

Bats of Arizona — 6:30-8 p.m. June 3 (AZGFD). Description: Bats are completely misunderstood creatures. These flying mammals are an incredible species that fill a special niche. Learn about the different species in Arizona and their natural history.  Register here:

May 2021 Wild+Life

June 5

2021 Cruz’n The Rim Car Show

Downstream Events Calendar June 2021The 2021 Cruz’n the Rim Car Show is presented by the Rim Country Cruisers Car Club at Frontier Field; 650 N. 9th Place in Show Low on Saturday, June 5th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Classic cars, food and craft vendors and beer garden.

June 11-13

BrewSky UTV Fest

Downstream Events Calendar June 2021Black Horse Brewery is a family owned and operated Micro Brewery creating and brewing high quality products for the craft beer fan. The Black Horse Brewery is graciously hosting the Brewsky UTV Fest. Please join us for a fun filled weekend of trail rides exploring this amazing town filled with history. We will have many activities such as a corn hole tournament for example. We are still in the planning process so stay tuned for upcoming details.

June 12

Made In The Shade

The Made in the Shade beer tasting festival returns as Northern Arizona’s longest-running, most popular craft beer tasting event featuring dozens of craft breweries, party music and entertainment, plus food and other vendors at Pepsi Amphitheater. Hours are 1-5 p.m. (VIPs enter at 12 noon) Please no pets, except service animals. No firearms. No children. Must have ID. No one under 21 years old will be allowed into the festival as an attendee, staff member, brewer, or vendor. No exceptions. No refunds of any kind for any reason. Persons who appear to be intoxicated will be assisted out of the festival. All proceeds support Sun Sounds of Arizona-an information access service for people who cannot access current print media due to a disability.

June 12-20

Sedona International Film Festival

Downstream Events Calendar June 2021Join us for a festival re-scheduled and re-imagined! We are your ticket to the hottest show in town — both in-person and virtually — with your safety in mind! Enjoy the best independent films from around the world: June 12-20, 2021 — celebrating 27 years!

From features to shorts, documentaries to animation and foreign films to student films, you will be treated to a cinephile’s dream — nine days and more than 100 films!

And this year, you have a choice — you can experience a scaled-down live festival, or enjoy the fest virtually from the comfort of your home!

June 25-27

White Mountains Ballooon Festival

Downstream Events Calendar June 2021The 4th Annual White Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival returns to Pinetop-Lakeside June 25-27 with 16 balloons. This event will be free to the public, free admission, hours vary. The event will include morning balloon launches (weather permitting), a Friday night kickoff concert, food and retail vendors, a beer garden, live entertainment all weekend and a beautiful balloon glow Friday and Saturday event.

This festival is located in the heart of Arizona’s White Mountains, at an elevation of 7,000 feet. The area is part of the largest continuous Ponderosa Pine Forest in the world.

White Mountains Balloon Festival Gallery is in Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex, 1101 N. Woodland Road, Lakeside, Ariz. 85929. Contact is Tony Alba, (928) 882-2665.

Through June 30

2021 Arizona Lavender Festival

The 2021 Arizona Lavender Festival will be held at Red Rock Ranch in Concho, Arizona from June 17-20 and again from June 24-27. Hours each day are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 and 3 and under are free. Activities include lavender growing discussions, cooking demonstrations and tastings, wine and cheese tastings and sales, live music, food vendors and much more. For more information go to

Through September 19

Rhythm On The Rails

The pulsing tempo of steel wheels on an iron track make for the perfect percussion to accompany live music amidst wild Arizona scenery. Back by popular demand, Verde Canyon Railroad proudly presents “Rhythm on the Rails” on select evenings during the 2021 summer season.

Several musical groups representing diverse melodic genres will rotate throughout the train, performing private concerts in each of the historic passenger cars after the train rolls out of the Clarkdale depot at 5:30 p.m., ETA return at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $125.

The euphonic adventure through one of the West’s most scenic inner canyons is heightened by plush furnishings, fresh appetizers, and an extensive selection of wine, beer and chic cocktails served at one’s seat … savored to the sophisticated sounds of accomplished musicians.

While melodies reverberate inside, the Canyon takes center stage outside the panoramic windows or from the vantage point of an outdoor-viewing car. Throughout the journey, the soaring red rock walls are painted with a sunset radiance that gives way to a sky punctuated with vibrant stars and a romantic moonglow. It’s Arizona’s longest-running nature show, the perfect venue for live entertainment. Remaining 2021 event dates are June 26, July 24, August 21 and September 18. For more information, call (800) 293-7245 or visit 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, Ariz. 86324.

Through September 30

‘Following the Stars’ Art Exhibition

“Following the Stars” is an art exhibition organized by Tubac Heritage Alliance and Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum as part of our applications for dark sky designations from the International Dark Sky Association. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Artists inspired by Arizona’s magnificent night sky will display work using such diverse media as printmaking, painting, photography, and glass art. The exhibition opened in April during International Dark Sky Week, and will continue through fall 2021. A closing reception for exhibiting artists and the public will be held in the fall. To learn about each artist, visit or Facebook:


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