With most of the Prescott and Quad city area schools ending the school year tomorrow (you heard right… TOMORROW!), summer is almost officially here for everyone!
Though it might not feel like it with the turn of cold weather we’ve had this past week, summer is upon us. The year has flown by and we find ourselves at the cusp of many people’s favorite season in Prescott that brings beautiful sunshine, fun filled festivities, and glorious monsoons. What’s not to love?
Filled with festivals, art shows, farmer’s markets, live music, the world’s oldest rodeo, and more, you’re sure to find something to do in Prescott, Arizona this summer to have fun and keep busy.
Every weekend the downtown square is packed with booths selling art and clothes – among other things depending on the festival – not to mention the great food that comes along with all these things. Kettle corn, funnel cakes, candied almonds, BBQs, and more. If none of those sounds good, there are plenty of restaurants downtown with mouth watering food for your summer fixes. Burgers, pizza, sandwiches, tacos, French fries, ice cream, frozen yogurt, coffee and tea, pastries, delicious beers and wines… you name it and the downtown area has it!
If festivals aren’t your thing and you’d rather have a little peace and quiet in nature, don’t fret, the coming of warmer months provides the use of our great outdoors in the Prescott and surrounding areas.
With miles on top of miles of beautiful trails, you will never be bored exploring the fast wilderness we call home. You can visit the City of Prescott’s website here for some recreational areas to enjoy this summer including the Circle Trail, Watson Lake, the Willow Creek Dog Park for your furry friends, Aspen Creek Trail, Goldwater Lake, and Heritage Park to name a few. Mountain biking, kayaking, trail running, fishing, playgrounds for the kids… there is a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy and get yourself some much needed Vitamin D after a long winter. While some of these places have free parking, be aware that some do charge a $5 parking fee, except for free day which is every Wednesday.
To get a better idea of some of the events going on in Prescott this summer, you can visit the city’s event page by clicking here.