Events


Hold Your Event at the Arb

The Arboretum is the perfect place to hold your event whether for work, a birthday party or a wedding, we have the scenery you want.

  • Weddings
  • Birthday Parties
  • Small Scale Gatherings
  • Corporate/Large Scale

Bird Walks

05 May, 2018 - 30 June, 2018 | 7:30am
FREE!

Saturday Mornings/May and June (JUNE 23rd BIRD WALK IS CANCELLED) Join members of the local Audubon Society on a morning bird walk through the gardens between May and June. More than 130 species of birds have been sighted Tours begin at 7:30am–bring water, a camera and comfortable walking shoes. The last walk of the season will be June 30th.

Spring Plant Sale

27 May, 2018 | 9am - 4pm
FREE entry!

Spring is here and we know you can't wait to get in your gardens! The first plant sale of the year includes hundreds of native plants (grown by us) for purchase, live music, food for sale, garden tours and the beautiful Flagstaff spring weather. ENTRY IS FREE TO ALL! Members preview 9am-11am | General public 11am-4pm.

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Botanical Blacksmiths

01 June, 2018 - 30 September, 2018
FREE with paid entry

June 1, 2018 | Free with Paid Admission The 7th annual Botanical Blacksmiths outdoor art exhibit opens June 1st, 2018. Tour the outdoor art exhibit, and shop the display of art brought by the various participants. Metal, glass, and fiber art will be displayed throughout the gardens through the end of the season. Opening reception date coming soon.

Summer Concert Series

03 June, 2018 - 02 September, 2018 | 5:30pm
Saturday Evenings / Tickets Required

With a focus on world-music performers the Arboretum provides popular entertainment in a stunning outdoor setting. Concerts are held on warm Saturday evenings in June, July, August, and September, at 5:30pm on the outdoor stage overlooking the San Francisco Peaks. Sign up for our eNewsletter to receive updates on upcoming concerts... ALL KIDS UNDER AGE 12 ENJOY FREE ADMISSION TO ALL CONCERTS!

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Summer Plant Sale

14 July, 2018 | 9am - 3pm
FREE entry!

Summer is our favorite time of year in Flagstaff! The summer plant sale includes hundreds of native plants (grown by us) for purchase, live music, food for sale, garden tours and the beautiful Flagstaff weather. ENTRY IS FREE TO ALL! Members preview 9am-11am | General public 11am-3pm.

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Summer Soiree

29 July, 2018 | 4pm - 8pm

The premier fundraising event for the Arboretum is the Summer Soiree in July. With an embracing theme of 'Dancing in the Rain' this year, live music and performances, auctions and delicious food, this is an outdoor gala under the stars not to be missed.

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Mushroom Field Trip & Tasting

18 August, 2018 - 19 August, 2018 | 9am-12pm | 2pm-6pm
$35

Love mushrooms? Us too! Find out the very important ways of identifying safe and unsafe mushrooms in Northern Arizona. A guided foray in the forest on the Saturday morning by Arizona Mushroom Society followed by an afternoon of mushroom sampling, cooking demonstrations, wine and mushroom pairing at the Arboretum on Sunday afternoon. Find out more.

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Wine in the Woods

09 September, 2018 - 09 September, 2018
Tickets Required - TBD

All Arizona wineries in one place! Browse the wineries and local eateries, all from Arizona, set up within our gardens for your sampling pleasure. For your entry fee receive a FREE engraved wine glass! Live music, bottles of wine for purchase, new and completely reorganized event! Sign up for our eNews to receive notification when tickets go on sale!

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Festival of Science Open House

30 September, 2018 | 9am-12pm
FREE ADMISSION!

The Festival of Science Open House at the Arboretum is free all morning for all! The 2017 activities included: Build your own terrarium. Plant a native species for your home garden. Climate Change Center scavenger hunt. Explore the gardens with biology bingo. The 2018 activities will be listed later this year. Sign up for our eNews to receive updates!

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Pumpkin Walk & Fall Fest

27 October, 2018 | 12pm-6pm
Tickets Required

Celebrate fall and Halloween with a fantastic event throughout an evening in October. Horse-drawn hay rides, a hay maze, food and drinks, family and kids activities, apple bobbing, pumpkin carving, a costume parade and more! Sign up for our eNews for updates to this event!

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Willow Bend Workshops

19 January, 2019 | 10am-12pm
$5-$10

Every year Willow Bend Environmental Center offers wonderful adult education workshops at great affordable prices. Join some of skilled staff members on a Basic Wildlife Tracking workshop, Botanical Illustration and Starting Seeds for a Summer Garden.

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Youth Climate Summit

16 April, 2019 - 16 April, 2019

The 2nd Annual Flagstaff Youth Climate Summit has expanded into a collaborative event with the Arboretum, The City of Flagstaff and Willow Bend Environmental Education Center and will feature three challenges: the Climate Action Challenge, the KidWind Challenge, and the Solar Structure Challenge. Open to youth 4th-12th Grade in teams of 2-5 plus an adult mentor. Find out more and sign up on The City of Flagstaff's website.

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