Flagstaff Festivals

Flagstaff hosts various festivals every year starting in late May and ending in October; These range from family-friendly music festivals to beer-tasting events, to cultural art and science installations. The city takes advantage of its unique location in the high desert of Northern Arizona by hosting these events at venues in the forests and parks in and around Flagstaff, providing ideal outdoor festival experiences.


Popular Flagstaff Festivals


Overland Expo

Overland Expo

The Overland Expo is a renowned event that brings together overlanding enthusiasts, outdoor adventurers, and travelers who are passionate about exploring the world off the beaten path. Explore exhibitor booths showcasing overlanding products and services. Attend educational seminars and workshops and participate in product demonstrations that will teach you about the latest gear and innovations. This event is a great opportunity to network and build connections with like-minded individuals who share a passion for adventure travel!

When: May
Where: Fort Tuthill County Park

  • Family-friendly
  • Dog-friendly
Hullabaloo

Hullabaloo

Hullabaloo is a community celebration showcasing local arts and crafts along with live music performances by renowned artists accompanied by local craft beer and food vendors. This festival kicks off with a bike parade where participants deck out their bicycles in creative decorations and costumes, parading through the streets of Flagstaff in a colorful procession. The festival grounds in Wheeler Park feature costume competitions, circus performers like acrobats, jugglers, and stilt walkers, and an expansive children's zone offering a wide range of family-friendly activities, including games, arts and crafts, interactive exhibits, and educational workshops.

When: June
Where: Wheeler Park

  • Family-friendly
  • Live Music
  • Bike Parade
Flagstaff Beer Festival

Flagstaff Beer Festival

Flagstaff Beer Fest (Formerly “Made in the Shade”) in Flagstaff, Arizona, is an annual event that celebrates craft beer from local and regional breweries. This festival offers attendees the opportunity to sample a wide variety of craft beers while enjoying live music, food vendors, and outdoor activities. The festival often features over 50 breweries showcasing their unique brews, making it a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore the vibrant craft beer scene in northern Arizona.

When: June
Where: Pepsi Amphitheater

  • Live Music
  • 21+

Blues and Brews

Blues and Brews

The Blues and Brews festival in Flagstaff, Arizona, combines the soulful sounds of blues music with the craft beer culture of the region for an unforgettable weekend of entertainment. Held annually, this festival showcases talented blues musicians from around the country, offering attendees the opportunity to groove to the rhythm of the blues under the open sky. Alongside the stellar musical lineup, visitors can sample an impressive selection of craft beers from local breweries, providing a perfect complement to the music.

When: June
Where: Continental Driving Range

  • Live Music
  • 21+

Pride in the Pines Festival

Pride In The Pines

"Pride In The Pines" is an annual LGBTQ+ pride festival that celebrates diversity, equality, and inclusivity, offering a variety of activities and entertainment for attendees of all ages. The festival starts with a colorful parade through the streets of Flagstaff. At the festival grounds, you will find live music performances, drag shows, dance parties, and other forms of entertainment throughout the day. The festival usually includes vendor booths from local businesses, LGBTQ+ organizations, non-profits, and community groups as well. While Pride in the Pines is primarily an event for adults, there are often family-friendly activities available, such as arts and crafts, face painting, and games for kids and their families to enjoy together.

When: June
Where: Thorpe Park Ball Fields

  • Live Music
  • Parade
  • LGBTQ Event
Heritage Festival

Heritage Festival

This event celebrates Native American heritage featuring the different tribes of the Colorado Plateau. Immerse yourself in a vibrant fusion of art, culture, and community as Native American artisans, performers, musicians, and cultural scholars showcase their talents and traditions. Featuring a diverse array of artists and traditions from Acoma, Apache, Diné (Navajo), Havasupai, Hopi, Hualapai, Pai, Ute, Yavapai, and Zuni cultures, this premier festival promises an unforgettable experience for attendees of all ages. Explore interactive activities and hands-on workshops for adults and children alike. Plus, your festival ticket includes admission to the Museum, providing a deeper understanding of the enchanting landscapes and cultures of the Colorado Plateau!

When: June
Where: Museum of Northern Arizona

  • Family-friendly
  • Native American Culture
Flagstaff Folk Festival

Flagstaff Folk Festival

The Flagstaff Folk Festival is an annual event that celebrates folk music and the arts in Flagstaff. The festival showcases a diverse lineup of folk musicians and bands performing across multiple stages throughout the event. Attendees can enjoy a wide range of musical styles including traditional folk, bluegrass, Americana, acoustic, Celtic, and more. In addition to performances, the Flagstaff Folk Festival often offers workshops and jam sessions where attendees can learn about different aspects of folk music, participate in group music-making, and connect with fellow musicians and enthusiasts. This event has activities for all ages, including children's music performances, storytelling sessions, arts and crafts, and interactive experiences designed to engage young festival-goers.

When: June
Where: The Museum Club

  • Family-friendly
  • Live Music
Flagstaff Pro Rodeo

Flagstaff Pro Rodeo

The Flagstaff Pro Rodeo is an annual event that showcases the thrilling and traditional sport of rodeo. It features a variety of classic rodeo events, including Bareback Riding, Bronco Riding, Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, and Tie-Down Roping. Enjoy a variety of food options from onsite vendors, including classic rodeo fare like barbecue, burgers, and more. This is a family-friendly event, with activities and attractions for attendees of all ages. Children can enjoy pony rides, petting zoos, and other kid-friendly activities, making it a fun outing for the whole family.

When: June
Where: Fort Tuthill County Park

  • Family-friendly
Arizona Highland Celtic Festival

Arizona Highland Celtic Festival

The Arizona Highland Celtic Festival is an annual event held in Flagstaff, Arizona, celebrating Celtic culture and heritage. The festival features live performances of traditional Celtic music and dance, as well as dance performances, including Irish step dancing and Scottish Highland dancing. One of the main attractions of the event is the Highland Games. These showcase traditional Scottish athletic competitions such as the caber toss, hammer throw, stone put, and weight over bar, where athletes demonstrate strength, skill, and agility. The Arizona Highland Celtic Festival offers activities for all ages, including children's games, storytelling sessions, arts and crafts, and interactive experiences designed to engage young attendees and families.

When: July TBA
Where: Fort Tuthill County Park

  • Family-friendly
  • Live Music & Dancing
Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture

Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture

The Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture is an annual event held in Flagstaff, Arizona, celebrating the cultural heritage of the Hopi people. The festival showcases a wide range of traditional Hopi arts and crafts, including pottery, basketry, weaving, jewelry, and katsina dolls. The festival also features captivating dance performances by Hopi dance groups, showcasing traditional dances that have been passed down through generations. Festival-goers can also enjoy a variety of delicious Hopi and Native American foods, including traditional dishes such as frybread, hominy stew, blue corn mush, and Hopi piki bread.

Date: August
Location: Continental Country Club Driving Range

  • Family-friendly
  • Live Music & Dancing
Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare Festival

The Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival is an annual event that celebrates the timeless works of William Shakespeare. The festival presents live performances of Shakespeare's plays, ranging from beloved classics like "Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet," and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" to lesser-known works. These productions are often staged in outdoor settings, providing a unique and immersive theatrical experience. In addition to mainstage productions of Shakespeare's plays, the festival offers a variety of programming, including staged readings, workshops, educational events, and community outreach activities. This event encourages visitors of all ages!

When: July, August & October
Where: Lowell Observatory

  • Family-friendly
  • Live Theatre
Flagstaff International Film Festival

Flagstaff International Film Festival

The Flagstaff International Film Festival is an annual event that celebrates independent cinema and showcases a diverse selection of films from around the world. The festival features screenings of a wide variety of films, including narrative features, documentaries, short films, and experimental works. Following many screenings, filmmakers often participate in question-and-answer sessions where they discuss their films, creative process, and experiences in the industry. You will also find workshops, panel discussions, and seminars on topics related to filmmaking, storytelling, and the film industry. The Flagstaff International Film Festival provides opportunities for filmmakers, industry professionals, and attendees to connect, collaborate, and build relationships.

When: August
Where: Orpheum Theater

  • Family-friendly
Pickin in the Pines Festival

Pickin' in the Pines

Pickin' n the Pines festival in Flagstaff, Arizona, is a celebration of bluegrass and acoustic music set against the backdrop of the Coconino National Forest. This annual event brings together renowned musicians for a weekend of performances, workshops, and jam sessions. The festival features traditional and contemporary bluegrass music, complemented by other styles of acoustic music and dance.

When: September
Where: Pepsi Amphitheater

  • Live Music
  • Family-friendly

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is a lively celebration of German culture and traditions held annually in the fall at Wheeler Park in downtown Flagstaff. This festival brings together locals and visitors alike to enjoy authentic German food, beer, music, and entertainment. Oktoberfest features beer tastings, Bavarian folk dancing, live music performances, and contests like stein-holding competitions and costume contests.

When: October
Where: Wheeler Park

  • Live Music
  • 21+


More Flagstaff Festivals


Northern Arizona Book Festival

When: April
Where: Multiple Venues

Grateful Festival

When: May
Where: Fort Tuthill County Park

ARTX

When: May
Where: Multiple Venues

Wool and Fiber

When: June
Where: Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum

Piano Festival

When: June
Where: NAU Kitt School of Music & Kitt Recital Hall

Art In The Park

When: July & August
Where: Wheeler Park

Coconino County Fair

When: August
Where: Fort Tuthill County Park

Barks and Brews

When: August
Where: County Courthouse Lawn

Chili Festival

When: August
Where: Thorpe Park

Mother Road Classic

When: August
Where: Flagstaff City Hall

Flagstaff Music Festival

When: September
Where: Heritage Square

Flagstaff Festival of Science

When: September
Where: Multiple Venues

Cornucopia Fall Fest

When: September
Where: Thorpe Park Ball Fields

Celebraciones De La Gente

When: October
Where: The Museum of Northern Arizona

Live Music & Entertainment



HOTELS IN FLAGSTAFF

Woody Mountain Campground Bed n' Breakfast - Flagstaff

Our newly renovated Bed & Breakfast rooms at Woody Mountain Campground are the perfect retreat for those wanting to escape to the pines while still enjoying the comforts of home. In our quiet setting, awake to clear mountain air and breakfast in our cozy lounge or patio. Each of our 6 bout
Our newly renovated Bed & Breakfast rooms at Woody Mountain Campground are the perfect retreat for those wanting to escape to the pines while still enjoying the comforts of home. In our quiet setting, awake to clear mountain air and breakfast in our cozy lounge or patio. Each of our 6 boutique rooms has a unique theme highlighting aspects of Flagstaff. This is the perfect base for all your adventures, including the Grand Canyon, skiing Snowbowl, hiking, exploring Sedona, and visiting Flagstaff/NAU.

Oak Creek Terrace Resort

Escape to Oak Creek Canyon among the red rocks and tranquility of Oak Creek. We are the perfect couple's getaway with in-room fireplaces and jetted Jacuzzis. Made to order for honeymoons and anniversaries, this Sedona, Arizona resort also offers great family fun by the creek in double hamm
Escape to Oak Creek Canyon among the red rocks and tranquility of Oak Creek. We are the perfect couple's getaway with in-room fireplaces and jetted Jacuzzis. Made to order for honeymoons and anniversaries, this Sedona, Arizona resort also offers great family fun by the creek in double hammocks, swings, barbecues, and picnic areas. Cabins, bungalows, and family units available. Come stay with us!
8.6
291 reviews

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

Little America is truly one of the best Flagstaff hotels. From our 500-acre private forest to our friendly, knowledgeable concierge staff, Little America exemplifies the adventurous spirit and hospitality of Grand Canyon area Flagstaff hotels.
9.3
2871 reviews

Holiday Inn Express Flagstaff

Escape to Flagstaff and enjoy the perfect weather, beauty and DEALS with our 2K BONUS POINTS EVERY 2 NIGHTS. Earn 2,000 Bonus Points every 2 nights from 1/20/21 through 3/31/21 at any IHG® Hotel & Resort. Plus, Bonus Points are Elite Qualifying.
8.1
202 reviews

High Country Motor Lodge

The hottest new boutique hotel in Flagstaff!
A curated and contemplative retreat, High Country Motor Lodge offers transcendent experiences at the center of Flagstaff, Arizona. Immerse yourself in this respite off Route 66. Melding vintage style, contemporary desig

The hottest new boutique hotel in Flagstaff!
A curated and contemplative retreat, High Country Motor Lodge offers transcendent experiences at the center of Flagstaff, Arizona. Immerse yourself in this respite off Route 66. Melding vintage style, contemporary design, and an adventurous spirit, H.C.M.L. is a place to re-energize and realign after a long day’s travel. Restless ramblers, local characters, explorers, seekers, and star-gazers welcome.


Backland Luxury Eco-Resort

Take your loved ones on a trip they will never forget. Backland is a luxury eco-resort near the Grand Canyon. Completely surrounded by ponderosa pine forests, our one-of-a-kind tents, chef-prepared meals, and secluded location completely redefine the concept of glamping. Dine by the fir

Take your loved ones on a trip they will never forget. Backland is a luxury eco-resort near the Grand Canyon. Completely surrounded by ponderosa pine forests, our one-of-a-kind tents, chef-prepared meals, and secluded location completely redefine the concept of glamping. Dine by the fire in our glass-walled restaurant, relax with a massage in our tented spa, marvel at the grandeur of the universe through our complimentary telescopes, and take advantage of miles of nearby hiking trails.

    Features:
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Onsite Glass Walled Restaurant
  • Onsite and nearby hiking trails
  • Close to the Grand Canyon and dozens of local attractions
  • Pond with sand beach, fishing, and kayaking
  • Snowshoes and sledding onsite when it snows
    Tents feature:
  • Panoramic windows
  • Huge stargazing skylights over the beds (Skyview tents only)
  • Automatic climate control, fully insulated, and energy-efficient
  • King-sized beds
  • Full en-suite bathroom with showers
  • Luxury linens
  • Electricity in tents
  • Tentside parking + electric vehicle charging at reception
  • Private Outdoor patios
  • Coffee makers + mini-fridges
  • Ecological toiletries + water conservation fixtures

GreenTree Inn Flagstaff

Located just minutes away from Northern Arizona University, and only three miles from Downtown Flagstaff, recently renovated GreenTree Inn offers guests a comfortable stay in a convenient location. There are 90 rooms available, each equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, hig
Located just minutes away from Northern Arizona University, and only three miles from Downtown Flagstaff, recently renovated GreenTree Inn offers guests a comfortable stay in a convenient location. There are 90 rooms available, each equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, high-speed Wi-Fi, telephone with local phone calls included, and air conditioning. In addition, you can expect a hot breakfast buffet, computer and printer access, large vehicle parking, designated pet-friendly rooms and more.
8.1
2450 reviews

DoubleTree By Hilton Flagstaff

Set just off Old Route 66, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff offers a fantastic location near historic downtown Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University. Experience relaxed elegance, modern business and leisure amenities, spacious accommodations and a signature DoubleTree chocolate

Set just off Old Route 66, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff offers a fantastic location near historic downtown Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University. Experience relaxed elegance, modern business and leisure amenities, spacious accommodations and a signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie upon arrival when you stay at this friendly Flagstaff, Arizona hotel. Enjoy easy access to leisure activities, such as hiking and fishing and popular Arizona attractions, including the Grand Canyon, Arizona Snowbowl and the Wupatki National Monument.

Feel at home in a comfortable guest room at this welcoming hotel in Flagstaff, all of which offer modern amenities, including an HDTV, complimentary WiFi and a plush, Serta Perfect Sleeper bed. Upgrade to an executive guest room or suite for additional space and amenities.


La Quinta by Wyndham Flagstaff

One of our top picks in Flagstaff. Offering an outdoor pool, this Flagstaff hotel is 16 mi from Arizona Snowbowl. A continental breakfast featuring waffles and fresh fruit is served daily. Free WiFi is included in all guest rooms.

A flat-screen TV with cable is featured in al

One of our top picks in Flagstaff. Offering an outdoor pool, this Flagstaff hotel is 16 mi from Arizona Snowbowl. A continental breakfast featuring waffles and fresh fruit is served daily. Free WiFi is included in all guest rooms.

A flat-screen TV with cable is featured in all rooms at La Quinta Inn & Suites Flagstaff. Comfortably furnished, each air-conditioned room is equipped with coffee-making facilities.

A business center and meeting facilities are available at Flagstaff La Quinta Inn & Suites. Guests can work out in the fitness center. Laundry facilities is conveniently located on site.


Sedona Real Inn & Suites

Our family-owned and operated inn feels different from other Sedona hotels because it is. When you're here, you'll experience the comfort and convenience that you're used to in your own home. With our very own pet-friendly park, sparkling pool, and fitness center, many of our guests enjoy
Our family-owned and operated inn feels different from other Sedona hotels because it is. When you're here, you'll experience the comfort and convenience that you're used to in your own home. With our very own pet-friendly park, sparkling pool, and fitness center, many of our guests enjoy spending part of their Sedona vacation relaxing with us. With a country inn atmosphere, and bed and breakfast feel, each of the 42 traditional rooms and 47 spacious suites offer comfortable accommodations. All our rooms include complimentary WiFi and a hot breakfast bar to get your day started! Your four-legged family members will love our grassy outside play area with a barbeque and fire-pit. The concierge is on-site daily to share the best things to do in Sedona.
8.8
615 reviews

Bespoke Inn - Flagstaff

Bespoke Inn raises the bar with the perfect blend of historic charm and modern amenities at this boutique inn. This historic property, built-in 1894 and formerly known as the Inn at 410, has been fully renovated into a modern masterpiece.

Located in the heart of Flagstaff’s thriv

Bespoke Inn raises the bar with the perfect blend of historic charm and modern amenities at this boutique inn. This historic property, built-in 1894 and formerly known as the Inn at 410, has been fully renovated into a modern masterpiece.

Located in the heart of Flagstaff’s thriving downtown, Bespoke Inn is the premier place to stay for a curated boutique experience. Fine Dining, unique shops, and award-winning restaurants are all within walking distance. Within a short drive, you’ll be skiing, hiking, and experiencing the many vibrant outdoor experiences that Flagstaff has to offer.


Super 8 NAU Conference Center Downtown

Choose our Super 8 Conference Center NAU / Downtown hotel, with comfortable accommodations and convenience to downtown Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University, for your Flagstaff visit. Located just off Interstate 40 on historic Route 66, our Flagstaff hotel location lets you explore dow
Choose our Super 8 Conference Center NAU / Downtown hotel, with comfortable accommodations and convenience to downtown Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University, for your Flagstaff visit. Located just off Interstate 40 on historic Route 66, our Flagstaff hotel location lets you explore downtown attractions like Heritage Square with ease. Our pet-friendly Flagstaff hotel features rooms with handy amenities to make your stay with us easy. Connect with family and friends on free high-speed Internet, then swim in our heated indoor pool or soak in our hot tub before calling it a night. Start each morning with free 8-item SuperStart breakfast bonanza while you plan your day. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult, and handicapped-accessible rooms are available. Find plenty of free parking for your bus, truck or RV as well as outdoor outlets to recharge it.

Comfort Inn I 17 & I 40

Nestled among the Ponderosa Pines at the base of the San Francisco Peaks in Northern Arizona, the Flagstaff, Arizona Comfort Inn I-17 & I-40 is conveniently located less than one mile from Northern Arizona University. The Flagstaff Pulliam Airport is only four miles away. Grand Canyon Nati
Nestled among the Ponderosa Pines at the base of the San Francisco Peaks in Northern Arizona, the Flagstaff, Arizona Comfort Inn I-17 & I-40 is conveniently located less than one mile from Northern Arizona University. The Flagstaff Pulliam Airport is only four miles away. Grand Canyon National Park is 75 miles north and the red rocks of Sedona, including Slide Rock State Park, are just a short drive south. Free amenities include WiFi, coffee, fresh-baked cookies, an outdoor pool and heated hot tubs. We also offer a free hot breakfast. Take advantage of laundry facilities as well as free copy and fax services. All rooms include microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, hairdryers, irons with boards and flat-screen televisions with free premium movie channels. One-room mini-suites provide additional space, an unstocked wet bar and small dining area.

303 Inn Flagstaff

303 has 4 private guest suites with state-of-the-art furnishings and ensuite bath facilities. We've made sure your room is something that you'll never want to leave! This property is family-owned and operated with attention to detail that only comes with true hands-on management by owners
303 has 4 private guest suites with state-of-the-art furnishings and ensuite bath facilities. We've made sure your room is something that you'll never want to leave! This property is family-owned and operated with attention to detail that only comes with true hands-on management by ownership. The benefits and amenities are comparable to that of a luxury hotel but in a relaxed home-style environment. Plated, home-cooked breakfasts are served daily or to-go breakfasts upon request.

Hilton Sedona At Bell Rock

A magical location, stunning landscape with sweeping vistas: Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock is your ideal home for adventure in red rock country. With a recent multi-million dollar renovation our refreshed resort features 221 modern guest rooms and suites, all with fireplace, patio or balcony
A magical location, stunning landscape with sweeping vistas: Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock is your ideal home for adventure in red rock country. With a recent multi-million dollar renovation our refreshed resort features 221 modern guest rooms and suites, all with fireplace, patio or balcony, and mini kitchenette. Enjoy the full service spa, athletic club with fitness classes, two swimming pools and 18-hole championship golf course.
8.2
263 reviews