/ The Phoenix Traveler
Phoenix — By Heather Wright Schlichting on June 21, 2010 at 6:13 am
Filed under: 4th of July, rodeo

Giddy Up for Frontier Days

rodeo, events, celebrationWhat’s kicking up all that dust in Prescott this 4th of July?  Prescott Frontier Days is a week-long celebration filled with cowboys, cowgirls, horses, dirt, sweat and blood that everyone in your family will get a kick out of.

All the ruckus has been in the making since it first attracted folks back in 1888, making it the World’s Oldest Rodeo.

Over the years, it’s become the premier event for the town with professional rodeo riders, street dances, a golf tournament and a parade filled with rodeo queens, clowns and western riders.

Considered the original territorial capital of Arizona, Prescott exudes old western hospitality and charm in everything they do.  One of the best parades in the state, this year’s theme is “Spirit of the Frontiersman” scheduled for Saturday, July 3 at 9am at the courthouse plaza. As in years past, locals will be dressed like the frontiersmen and women who settled this territory and ride horses covered in colorful garb and spangles.

The courthouse plaza, home to Yavapai County’s courthouse, will host a fine arts and craft fair July 3-5.  This is the towns main meeting place with a wide selection of quaint boutiques, art galleries and restaurants surrounding the plaza.

At the nearby rodeo grounds will be eight thrilling rodeo performances from June 28 – July 4 where spectators will be captivated by the ropin’, ridin’ and all out cowboy culture.  If you’re looking for cooler temperatures and a little bit of home spun fun, don your spurs and giddy up to this little western town where many Arizonans and out out-of-state visitors have come to love.

Prescott – The World’s Oldest Rodeo

Prescott Courthouse Plaza (map)
Cortez Street and Montezuma

*Note fireworks may not take place due to fire season.

Rodeo Schedule:
Monday, June 28 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 29 – 7:30 p.m.  “Tough Enough to Wear Pink”
Wednesday, June 30 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 2 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 3 – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 3 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 4 – 1:30 p.m.

Tickets:
Purchase them online or call 1-866-407-6336

Related places:
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    Yavapai Clerk of Court
    120 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ
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