Downstream – Events Calendar May 2019




San Diego’s International Yellowtail DerbySan Diego’s International Yellowtail DerbyApril 27 Through June 9th, 2019

Will you be fishing the San Diego waters during the months of April & June, 2018? Specifically, from April 27th through June 9th?

San Diego’s International Yellowtail Derby is a World Class fishing tournament reminiscent of San Diego’s famous Yellowtail Derby of the 50s and 60s.

The Derby is for 44 days, but anglers can fish for only one day or for all 44 days. And all participants have an chance to win the big prizes because the biggest fish wins!

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There are more upcoming shows and expos listed at the bottom of this page.


Downstream - Events Calendar May 2019FUR 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.

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.


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.


11-12   PARKER: Arizona Family Campout – River Island State Park. Arizona Family Campout Programs are designed for families who have little or no experience camping. We’ll introduce you to the experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors! Learn how to set up a tent and to cook outside, plus you will get to try some fun activities you can do while camping! $90 for a family of up to 4.

17        TUCSON: 29th Annual Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb – Mt. Lemmon. Road bike ride, followed by an optional lunch at Summerhaven, includes four sag stops, round trip to Ski Valley is 59.6 miles, with 6,600 feet of elevation gain and 4.5% average grade. $15-45.

17-19   FLAGSTAFF: 11th Annual Overland Expo West – Ft. Tuthill County Park. The world’s premier event for adventure travel enthusiasts, with hundreds of 4×4 and ADV motorcycling classes, inspirational programming, educational roundtable discussions, and 300+ vendors of travel equipment, camping gear, vehicles, and services.

18-19   COTTONWOOD: Arizona Family Campout – Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Arizona Family Campout Programs are designed for families who have little or no experience camping. We’ll introduce you to the experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors! Learn how to set up a tent and to cook outside, plus you will get to try some fun activities you can do while camping! $90 for a family of up to 4.




1-5       COTTONWOOD: 53rd Annual Verde Valley Fair – Fairgrounds. Old time fair, free entertainment, carnival, livestock show & sale, fine art, homemaking arts, crafts, horticulture & floriculture. $4-10. 928-634-3290

3-5       KINGMAN: Historic Route 66 Fun Run – More than 900 classic show cars cruise Route 66 from Seligman to Topock, Kingman includes a huge show-n-shine, musical performances, vendors and food. 928-753-5001

5          SEDONA: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – Tlaquepaque. A colorful Fiesta saluting a rich heritage. Cheer and whistle to the music of mariachi musicians, clap to the steps of Folklorico dancers and savor traditional Mexican food. 11 am – 5 pm. 928-282-4838

5          TUCSON: Free Family Friendly Cinco de Mayo Celebration – Tohono Chul Park. An event filled with the traditions of the Southwest. Enjoy mariachi band performances, agave spirit tastings, and artist displays. Includes food vendors, a local produce farmers market, local makers, games for the kids, and much more. 10 am – 2 pm. 520-622-8848

5          TUCSON: Cinco de Mayo Party – Hotel Congress. The annual Cinco De Mayo party hosted by Hotel Congress features live music, dancing and of coure, agave spirits! $5. 8 pm – 2 am. 520-622-8848

5          TUCSON: 39th Annual Dr. Gann’s Diet of Hope Cinco de Mayo 10K Fitness Fiesta – Tucson’s largest and most scenic 10K and 5K winds its way through Starr Pass in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains. Run or walk the course with beautiful mountain scenery and great views of the Tucson basin.  Afterwards, join us for a Cinco de Mayo Celebration featuring the Cholla High School mariachi band. Part of The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix series. New This Year – Finisher Medals for 10k and 5k finishers – limited to first 900 registrants. 6:30 am.

12        TUCSON: Tucson 5000 Run/Walk & Mother’s Day Mile – Reid Park. Pancake flat, one of the fastest 5K in the west, pancake-flat, part of the 2019 Running Shop Grand Prix, also a kid’s race, benefits Pima Community College Cross Country Team. $20-25. 7 am. 520-326-9383

18        FLAGSTAFF: 13th Annual Flagstaff Armed Forces Day Parade – Historic Downtown Flagstaff. Presented by Pepsi. Honors the men & women of the United States Military and the American Veteran. 11 am. 928-286-7446

25-27   TOMBSTONE: 39th Annual Wyatt Earp Days – Celebrate the life and times of the Old West’s most famous lawman in “the town too tough to die,” gunfights & skits in the street, chili cook-off, hangings, street entertainment, look alike contests, 1880’s fashion show. Free. 520-266-5266

27        CONCHO VALLEY: 14th Annual Concho Memorial Day Parade and Picnic – Highway 61. Parade at 10 am, official flag raising ceremony at the park followed by a town picnic with food and music. Free. 10 am – 2 pm. 602-491-3797


Downstream - Events Calendar May 2019SRT 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



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


Downstream - Events Calendar May 2019Ongoing — Learn To Curl lessons: Coyotes Curling


1-4       SIERRA VISTA: 29th Annual Southwest Wings Spring Fling – A series of workshops and outings for serious birders who want an intensive birding experience, focuses on birds in the area present during the spring nesting season, birders may see species like the Elegant Trogon, Violet Crowned Hummingbird and up to 5 species of owls, guided trips to some of the most famous birding spots in the U.S. including the San Pedro River, Garden, Sawmill, Sheelite, Huachuca, Ramsey, Carr, Miller, Madera and Ash Canyons, California Gulch, Patagonia and the Chiricahuas.

4          CLARKDALE: Raptors on the Rails with Liberty Wildlife – Verde Canyon Railroad. As breathtaking as an eagle is in flight, a face-to-face encounter with a raptor is an equally astounding event. Our friends from Scottsdale’s Liberty Wildlife share the majesty of a rescued bald eagle with visitors at the depot and on the train on select days throughout the year.  Everyone has the opportunity for personal interaction. 12:30 pm.

4-5       SONOITA: 104th Annual Santa Cruz County Horse Races – Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Live Quarter Horse and thoroughbred races with simulcast wagering from Turf Paradise and the Kentucky Derby. $20, gates open at 10 am, post time is 1 pm. 520-455-5553

Downstream - Events Calendar May 2019EMPTY 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, .

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More Upcoming Shows And Expos

Call Jim if you would like to have your event listed here.  480/947-6219


2020 Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo March 28-29, 2020




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