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Recreation Signals Prescott Valley

The Signals Recreation section is full of outdoor and indoor activities taking place throughout the year. Things to do and places to go!

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Applications Being Accepted for Yavapai County’s Forest Fee Program Funds

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is taking applications for the 2021-22 Title III Forest Fee Program.

Highlands Center Presents The Merry Wives of Winslow

Experience live theater in the outdoor amphitheater of the Highland Center in Prescott, AZ at the annual Shakespeare in the Pines event!

Prescott Valley Performing Arts Holding Open Audition

The Prescott Valley Performing Arts is holding auditions on August 12th & 13th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for their upcoming show All Together Now “A Musical Revue.” The auditions will take place at Little Dealer Little Prices at 2757 N Truwood Drive, Prescott Valley. Those interested in auditioning are asked to prepare to perform 2 songs from the provided […]

Highlands Center Life Enrichment Through Nature

The Highlands Center for Natural History in Prescott, AZ is holding its Life Enrichment through Nature Program starting August 5th. The program will take place every Thursday from 9:30 am-11:30 am August 5th through September 9th. 

Celebrate Christmas in July with Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters is celebrating Christmas in July by holding a Party with a Purpose on Friday, July 23rd at the Grand Highland Hotel & Courtyard at 154 S. Montezuma, Prescott, AZ from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. This exciting and casual community fundraiser is to celebrate Big Brothers Big Sisters’ 50th anniversary in Yavapai County and the 12,000 […]

Mile High Brewfest 2021 to Benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Central AZ

The Boys and Girls Club of Central Arizona is proud to announce the 2021 Mile High Brewfest, the premier beer tasting event in the beautiful outdoors of Prescott, AZ. The event is set to take place at Mile High Field at 300 S. Granite Street, Prescott on Saturday, August 21st.

Safety, Assurance, and Enrichment Found in the Y’s Afterschool Program

As another summer winds down and a new school year is on the horizon, the James Family Prescott YMCA wants to remind parents and caregivers that the Y’s afterschool program is a place where children can remain active, learning, and engaged during their time out of school – a critical time for all school-aged children.

Prescott National Forest Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions

With scattered precipitation received across the forest, Prescott National Forest will reduce current Fire and Shooting Restrictions and enter back into Stage I Fire Restrictions on Friday, July 16, 2021, at 8:00 AM.

Unforgettable: Don Reitz Ceramic Mural’s Long Journey Home to the Southwest Wine Center

Like that of many a community college student, the journey of an internationally renowned ceramic artist’s mural to the Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus was long, circuitous, and triumphant.

Prescott Valley Public Library Hosts 2nd Annual Fandomania: A Comic Con Event

Calling all Comic Book and Comic-Con fans. The Prescott Valley Public Library’s 2nd Annual Fandomania is back, bigger and better than ever, and in a larger venue! Prescott Valley Community Services’ comic-con event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Findlay Toyota Center. Fandomania is an event for all ages and will include […]

Governor Ducey Invests In Tourism For Continued Economic Recovery

Governor Doug Ducey today announced $101.1 million in federal American Rescue Plan funding to launch the Visit Arizona Initiative, a bold program designed to increase visitation and tourism spending in Arizona, bolster job creation and accelerate economic recovery.

Bald Eagle and Peregrine Closures Lifted at Lynx Lake

Thumb Butte Closure to be Lifted on July 13

The Prescott National Forest lifted the closure restrictions and opened the John’s Tank Trail on the east side of Lynx Lake on Friday, July 9, 2021. The trail has been closed to public entry since December to provide protection to nesting bald eagles. The closure was effective as the bald eagle pair successfully raised two young eagles this season. Throughout […]

Highlands Center Welcomes Ponderosa Grove Featuring Candace Devine, Drew Hall, and Johan Glidden

On Friday, July 23rd, and Saturday, July 24th the Highlands Center presents an acoustic weekend with the new Prescott group, Ponderosa Grove. Vocalist Candace Devine and guitarists/vocalists Drew Hall and Johan Glidden bring their original songs, strong instrumental compositions, and vocal harmonies to the Center’s beautiful outdoor Amphitheater.

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Trail Closures Due to Thinning Operations on Mingus Mountain

A contractor has begun using heavy equipment to thin trees on 284 acres of Prescott National Forest land on Mingus Mountain. The Butterfly Stewardship Project is located east of Highway 89A, along Forest Road 104. Thinning operations are dependent on weather and soil conditions, but visitors can expect equipment to be in the area for the next 1-2 months. The […]

Charlie James Artisan Bringing Locally Made Jewelry to the ShopAZ Market

As you stroll through the Shop AZ Market in August, you’ll come across a unique business, Charlie James Artisan, who is offering locally made Bohemian-style, Western Culture earrings. Charlie James Artisan, a Prescott-based company, launched in February 2020 provides one-of-a-kind statement earrings that are laser-cut and laser-engraved. The earrings are made from natural woods, leather, and cork material making the […]

Join Tie Dye Fun at the Prescott Valley Library

July 30th from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a Tie Dye Celebration! Bring the tie (or shirt, or bandana, or socks, or…) and the Prescott Valley Library will bring the dye. This is an all-ages Family Fun Tie Dye Program where you can have a blast tie-dying your own clothes! Bring a 100% white cotton shirt, skirt, tank top, bandana, pillowcase, […]

ERAU STEM Outreach at Prescott Public Library

Prescott Public Library is a busy place on Thursday afternoons this summer, and part of that activity centers around Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s (ERAU) STEM Outreach for kids.

Coconino National Forest to Reopen to Public as of July 6; Stage 2 Restrictions Still in Place

The Coconino National Forest has reopened to the public beginning at 6:00 am on July 6. Recreation technicians ask for patience as they work to remove gates, locks, and barriers throughout the coming days.

Jeff Dunham: Seriously!? Coming to Findlay Toyota Center

The Findlay Toyota Center is excited to have comedy icon, Jeff Dunham, back on October 2, 2021. Jeff Dunham brought his unique style of comedy to Prescott Valley, AZ in 2010 and packed the arena! Tickets are just $59 and go on sale Monday, July 12th at 10:00 am. You can get your tickets at the Findlay Toyota Center Box […]

The Artsy Blonde Provides a Unique Art Experience at Shop AZ Market

Kelly Mengarelli is a talented local artist who specializes in children’s book illustration, graphic design, calligraphy, and digital art. She has had a lifelong passion for art and has taught herself while using her natural ability to bring the imagination to life. After graduating from Northern Arizona University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship, Kelly turned her dreams of being […]

Prescott NF Offices Closed for Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day, all Prescott National Forest offices and ranger stations will be close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 2, 2021, and will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021. Virtual business hours will resume on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. If you are planning to visit public lands over the 4th of July weekend, know before you […]

New Pump Track at Granite Creek Opens to the Public July 7th

The City of Prescott Recreation Services Department, and Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (PMBA), are pleased to announce the completion of the new pump track at Granite Creek Park. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, followed by an opening party on Wednesday, July 7th at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in the […]

Coconino National Forest will Remain Closed Over Holiday Weekend

Fire danger continues to remain extreme, and while some areas of the national forest have received some rain, the majority remains very dry. The rain has improved the trend for better conditions, but the Coconino National Forest will remain closed until conditions improve across the board.

The SignalsAZ Ultimate Guide to Fourth of July Events!

The Fourth of July is this weekend and like any great holiday, there are lots of fun holiday events happening! Here is YOUR Ultimate Guide of all the Independence Day Events Happening all weekend long in Prescott Valley, Prescott, Dewey, and Beyond! Happy Independence Day! QUAD CITIES EVENTS Prescott POPS Symphony: An American Celebration | YCPAC’s Concerts on the Green […]

Red, White & Boom! – A Free 4th of July Party for the Community

The Town of Prescott Valley Community Services Department is excited to host “Red, White, & Boom!” to celebrate Independence Day on July 4, 2021. The party starts at 3:00 pm at Mountain Valley Park and ends with the largest fireworks show in Northern Arizona at 9:00 pm. Guests are invited to start arriving at Mountain Valley Park at 3:00 pm […]

AZ Game and Fish is Offering a Goldwater Paddle Class

Join Arizona Game and Fish for their hands-on Goldwater Paddle Sports Class on Friday, July 9th from 8:00 am-1:00 pm.

Local Students to Talk to Astronauts on International Space Station

Students will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station via Amateur Radio in October of 2021. This activity is part of the ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) Program, which promotes learning opportunities as part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Math) initiative. To kick off this event, this summer we will start with a free […]

Highlands Center of Prescott Presents Discovery Saturday- Cancelled

Saturday, June 26 is Discovery Saturday and the Highlands Center in Prescott, AZ invites you and your family to come celebrate the beauty and extraordinary biological diversity of the Central Highlands.

Jackson Browne’s “Evening With” Tour Coming to Findlay Toyota Center in September

The Findlay Toyota Center of Prescott Valley is proud to announce Jackson Browne’s “Evening With” tour coming to the center on September 14, 2021. Tickets start at just $54 and go on sale starting Friday, June 25th at 10:00 am. You can get your tickets at the Findlay Toyota Center Box Office or on

World Fighting Federation 43 at Findlay Toyota Center in August

The World Fighting Federation (WFF) has a new date for their action-packed professional and amateur MMA fight event! World Fighting Federation 43 will take place at the Findlay Toyota Center on August 13, 2021, at 7:00 pm.

Governor Ducey, Legislative Leaders Announce Major Investment to Fight Wildfires, Post-Fire Flooding Risks

Governor Doug Ducey and State Legislative Leaders today announced a special session to invest $100 million to combat and prevent wildfires, equip firefighters and communities with the resources they need, and prepare for after-effects such as flooding and mudslides.

HPZS Offering Special Entry Price for Shash Remembrance and Father’s Day

Join Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary (HPZS) in Prescott, AZ this Sunday, June 20th for a Special Day of Remembrance of Shash our Black Bear and to Honor Dad this Father’s Day!

Chino Valley Cancels July 4th Event

After considering current fire restrictions throughout Yavapai County and reviewing the extended forecast, the Town of Chino Valley announced today the cancellation of the planned July 4th Fireworks celebration.

Yavapai College Performing Arts Center’s “Concerts on the Green” Series Returns in August with John Denver, Elton John & Classic Country Tributes

“Concerts on the Green,” Yavapai College’s Performing Arts Center’s immensely successful outdoor summer series, returns to the Prescott Valley Theater on the Green Sunday, August 22 – as part of a four-show encore, featuring original music and tributes to John Denver, Johnny Cash, Billy Joel, and Elton John.

Father’s Day is More than Just an Excuse to Buy a Tie

Inspired by a Mother’s Day sermon over 100 years ago, Sonora Louis Smart Dodd wondered why there was no similar holiday for fathers. One of six children, Dodd’s father was a single father and she felt he and others deserved to be honored.

Find One-of-a-Kind Shopping at Shop AZ Market

Shopping for something unique or looking for that perfect gift is something everyone loves to find when looking through stores in Prescott, AZ, and this August, Shop AZ Market will bring that unique, one-of-a-kind experience.

Prescott National Forest to Waive Day-Use Fees for National Get Outdoors Day

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, the Prescott National Forest will waive fees at all Forest-operated recreation sites in honor of National Get Outdoors Day. This waiver does not apply to reserved group-use areas, overnight camping at Forest Service-developed campgrounds, or sites operated by concessionaires. Fee-free days are an opportunity to connect more Americans with their public lands. National Get Outdoors […]

Prescott National Forest Enters Stage II Fire Restrictions Starting June 11

Due to increasing fire danger, the Prescott National Forest will implement Stage II fire restrictions effective Friday, June 11, 2021, at 8:00 am. These additional fire restrictions will remain in effect until forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire.

Moonlight Movie Nights Coming to Ken Lindley Field, Prescott, AZ.

Grab your blankets, your lawn chairs, a picnic basket, and your friends and family, and head over to Ken Lindley Field, 702 E Gurley St, Prescott for the 2021 Moonlight Movie Nights every Friday night in June and July! Gates open at 5:00 pm with several pre-movie activities. Hero Party Rentals will provide a family-friendly “Kid’s Zone” featuring several bounce […]

Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black Coming to Prescott Valley’s Findlay Toyota Center

Grammy-winning Country superstar Clint Black is hitting the road with Mrs. Lisa Hartman Black and they are making their only Arizona stop at the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley on December 19, 2021. Tickets start at just $45 and go on sale Friday, June 11th at 10:00 AM. You can get your tickets at the Findlay Toyota Center Box Office or

Highlands Center Community Nature Summer Series

The Highlands Center of Prescott presents the Community Nature Summer Series in June and July at the center’s Ramada in the James Family Discovery Gardens. Highlands Center is located at 1375 Walker Road, Prescott. Classes offerings include a wide range of topics from owls to battles and beyond. They will be presented on select Tuesday evenings in June and July from […]

Prescott Valley’s Summer Concert Series Continues June 18th

This year, New Turf! Wine & Beer Garden to Benefit Humboldt Education Foundation!

Prescott Valley’s Summer Concert Series continues Friday, May 28th at 6:30pm at the new “Lil Theater on the Green” directly behind COLT Grill in the Town Center, just across from IN THE GAME.

Prescott Area Artist Studio Tour Returns this October

After a temporary hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prescott Area Artist Studio Tour is excited to return with an in-person event held from Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 3, 2021, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Yavapai Trails Association Awarded Funding for Groom Creek Loop Trail Restoration

Yavapai Trails Association (YTA) was one of 48 organizations in the nation to be awarded $15,000.00 in funding to complete this trail maintenance project to benefit hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. To successfully complete the project YTA has partnered with the Prescott National Forest, Back Country Horseman of Central Arizona (BCHCAZ), and the Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (PMBA) to leverage private donations, collaboration, and volunteer resources to ensure the funding through the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance (NWSA) completes as much maintenance work as possible.

The Natural Women Festival 2 at Highlands Center

A Festival of Music, Art, and Science

On Sunday, June 13, from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm, the Highlands Center in Prescott, AZ will host The 2nd Natural Women Festival – Women Artists Celebrating the Natural World. Some of the most talented artists in Arizona; musicians, visual artists, dancers, and storytellers will be throughout the Discovery Gardens at the Highlands Center sharing their art and stories.

MATFORCE Partners with Catholic Charities to Bring Free Summer Camp for 2nd Year

Through the Trauma Lens Care program, MATFORCE understands that children from hard places often need more positive experiences to help build resiliency in their lives.

Come Party on the Porch with Prescott Valley in June!

Do you know your next-door neighbor’s name? Those folks who just moved in across the street? Who is the person walking a cute dog past your house every morning? The family that rides bikes together every evening?

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