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St. Patrick's Day 2016

Top 5 Christmas Family Activities in Flagstaff

If you're visiting Flagstaff, AZ for the holidays and want to know what do to with your family while you're here, we've put together a list of the Top 5 favorite things to do in this little Alpine Winter Wonderland! A couple of the things listed may be sold out, but make an effort to participate in these wonderful, Christmas activities and events if you can and Happy Holidays!

Best Apres Ski Drinks in Flagstaff


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Fourth of July in Flagstaff

Flagstaff WILL be celebrating this Fourth of July with fireworks!

Lights on the Lawn - Continental Golf Course

Continental Country Club 2380 N. Oakmont Drive

The Oakmont hosts fireworks, in addition to live music, kid's zone, food court and a beer garden. The Kid's Zone features 4500 square feet of arts, crafts and games, plus a 150-foot water Slip n' Slide. Live music from Buckit and the Mother Road Trio. Event is from 3-11pm; Fireworks begin between 8:30 - 9:30pm.

The parking lots open at 4 p.m. The cost to park is $10 but the event is free. The fireworks start at dusk. Families should expect to arrive before 7:30 p.m. in order to find a seat and a parking spot. The event also includes a food court, a beer garden, and kids activities by the YMCA.

Shop Indie This Holiday Season & Win a Shopping Spree!

Shopping locally this holiday season will not only fill your sleigh with perfect gifts, you’ll be helping the Flagstaff economy and could win a huge shopping spree. Thirteen independent businesses are promoting a “Shop Indie This Christmas” challenge aimed at boosting foot traffic and the festive spirit of local shopping.

Colorado River Days Flagstaff

Presented by Mountain Sports Flagstaff

Welcome to Arizona's Real Katie Lee

Award winning... Colorado River, Glen Canyon and cowboy history folksinger, author, photographer, videographer and wilderness activist, adventurer, friend... These are all words that may describe aspects of this woman, but they do not begin to define who she is. This year, Katie Lee received Mountain Film in Telluride's 2014 Festival Director's Award and will be here in Flagstaff on Wednesday, September 3rd to share some life stories.

Wednesday Night Meet and Greet
Location: Mountain Sports Flagstaff
24 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Mountain Sports - Celebrates Local. Life. Style.

Mountain Sports Flagstaff embraces and celebrates a local lifestyle. We are rooted in the outdoors, steeped in a northern Arizona mountain community that’s nestled at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. From here, it’s only a short drive to Grand Canyon plus other exceptional canyon country wonders.

“We sell the outdoor clothing that will keep you warm and dry when you go on that distant adventure in the backcountry,” said Mountain Sports’ Lisa Lamberson. “But, the reality is it's most often going to be used for the local lifestyle.  It's the fleece to keep you cozy on an evening dog stroll, the dress you wear to Hula Hoop at the summer Hullabaloo. It's the down sweater for walking the dog or being there early to the Flagstaff Farmers Market, or the button down shirt that you consider dress up clothing for your friends mountain wedding.  It’s a local attitude. We sell the clothing for every day here in Flagstaff.”

“The lifestyle of the Flagstaff community is rooted in the outdoors,” said Mark Lamberson of Mountain Sports. “We participate in and celebrate that lifestyle – we hope to do it for generations to come.”

Arizona Gives Day 2014

Flagstaff spurs online giving to local charities during 2nd annual Arizona Gives Day
Arizona Gives Day on April 9, 2014 is a 24-hour online giving marathon entering its second year dedicated to increasing giving to non-profit organizations. Similar statewide giving days occur across the nation and last year’s campaign raised over $1 million on Arizona Gives Day 2013 for Arizona nonprofits.

Flagstaff.com Redux

Flagstaff.com is all new! This longest-running Flagstaff, Arizona visitor site - which began in 1997 - received a whole new look on November 15, 2013. More than a new look, the revamped Flagstaff.com features straight-talk help for planning a Flagstaff visit. It's now easier than ever to discover where to stay, what to do, where to eat and how to get here.

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