With the end of summer rapidly approaching it’s important to take advantage of the bright sunshine and warm summer evenings while they’re still here. Some classic activities never go out of style, like picnicking in area parks, fishing the local lakes, or just taking the dog for a walk on the miles of hiking trails that Prescott offers. If you prefer to stay in the shade, it’s tough to beat an evening spent on the Historic Courthouse Square, exploring shops, and enjoying the unbeatable local restaurants. These are tried and true favorites of many Prescott residents and are likely something you’ve enjoyed before. So as part of our ongoing efforts to share other community favorites with our homeowners, we’d like to offer some summer events that will help you end the season in a new and unique way.
August 17th – Sharlot’s Wine Fest
Set against the picturesque backdrop of Sharlot Hall Museum’s historic campus, attendees will enjoy distinguished wines, craft brews, distilled spirits, and gourmet hors d’oeuvres and tastings from leading local restauranteurs. This is the seventh annual Sharlot’s Wine Fest and it’s a perfect way to enjoy a warm summer evening and to explore some of the history of Prescott. Tickets are limited and are available for purchase on Sharlot Hall’s website. Proceeds from this event benefit Sharlot Hall and help preserve the history of the Old West.
August 30th – September 2nd – Faire on the Square
What better way to kick off your Labor Day Weekend than to join other members of the community enjoying the annual Faire on the Square Arts & Crafts Show? Like many events hosted at Historic Courthouse Square this event is free to attend, making it a perfect event to meander through as you enjoy the downtown. This annual event attracts over 100 vendors offering fine art, jewelry, and a variety of foods. This event begins Saturday August, 30 and runs through Labor Day, so you’ll have ample opportunity to visit.
August 31st – The Prescott Water Lantern Festival
If you’re looking for an unforgettable summer experience and a night like no other you’ll find it at the Water Lantern Festival. Attendees will design and decorate illuminated lanterns to launch across the surface of Watson Lake while they enjoy music and food trucks. Discount advanced tickets and more information are available at the event website.
September 15th – Empty Bowls of Prescott
This unique local event has been an ongoing tradition for over twenty years, bringing together the community and helping those in need. Attendees that make a $20 contribution to help support area food banks will receive a handcrafted bowl made by a local artist to enjoy soups and stews prepared by local chefs. This event takes place on the Courthouse Square and typically runs from 11am until 2pm. Follow Empty Bowls of Prescott Arizona on Facebook for updates about which restaurants will be participating this year and what they’ll be making.
September 20th – 22nd – The 13th Annual Prescott Powwow
This annual event offers Prescott residents and visitors a chance to immerse themselves in Native American culture and experience a beautiful weekend of dancing, music, art and food. This is an intertribal powwow that welcomes members of tribes from across the west to celebrate their traditions, cultures, and religions. Members of the public are invited to join in the celebration. If you’re interested in attending, but have never been to a powwow before, visit their website for more information and etiquette tips.
So instead of firing up the grill to say goodbye to summer, take advantage of these unique opportunities to help others, explore history, and experience art and culture. For more information about everything Prescott and Dorn Homes have to offer, reach out to an Online Home Advisor today.