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

Winter Workshops at Willow Bend

28 January, 2017 - 25 March, 2017 | 10am - 12pm
FREE for Members

Willow Bend and the Arboretum have partnered for a 3-part Winter Workshop series to keep you learning and growing through the winter season! Join us at the Willow Bend Environmental Education Center for interactive, educational workshops with the staff from the Arboretum. Sign up on the Willow Bend website. Saturday, February 18th, 10am-12pm - Wildlife Tracking with Lynne Nemeth Saturday, February 11th, 10am-12pm - Plants and Pollinators with Kris Haskins Saturday, March 25th, 10am-12pm - Pruning with Christi Sorrell

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Spring Plant Sale & Celebration

28 May, 2017 | 11am-4pm
FREE ADMISSION!

Welcome the warmth back to Flagstaff with a spring celebration and plant sale! Get your garden started this May 28th with some native wildflowers, milkweed, seedlings and heirloom veggies homegrown here in our horticultural center. Learn from our experts who can answer all your garden questions, enjoy the butterfly house, kids activities, Cajun and Creole food from Bayou By You and beer from Lumberyard Brewery for sale! MEMBER PREVIEW 9am-11am | GENERAL PUBLIC 11am-4pm

Summer Concert Series

03 June, 2017 - 02 September, 2017 | 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 performers for 2017.. NEW IN 2017 - ALL KIDS UNDER AGE 12 ENJOY FREE ADMISSION TO ALL CONCERTS!

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R. Carlos Nakai - Dark Night Sky Concert

16 June, 2017 | 7:30PM
$30 Members | $32.50 Public

SPECIAL EVENT. NOT PART OF THE CONCERT SERIES. R. Carlos Nakai in concert at the Arboretum! This is a limited lighting concert, most appropriate for adults or older youth. Focus on the pure music and ambience of the flute and the prestigious dark sky we live under. Find out more and get your tickets early! JUNE 16th | 7:30PM

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Summer Plant Sale

15 July, 2017 | 11am - 4pm
FREE ADMISSION!

Our summer plant sale takes advantage of the seasonal monsoon rains, for another excellent planting opportunity. Take this opportunity to learn from our horticulturalists and get great deals on native plants, shrubs and trees while enjoying food, beer, cocktails and live music! MEMBERS ONLY PREVIEW 9am-11am | GENERAL PUBLIC 11am-4pm | FREE ADMISSION

Summer Soiree

23 July, 2017 | 430pm - 830pm
Tickets Required

The premier annual fundraiser for the Arboretum is held during the warm summer month of July under the pine trees and beautiful backdrop of the San Francisco Peaks. Featuring a live auction, live music, and a catered dinner by The Cottage Place, this is a gala not to be missed. Sign up with our eNews to receive notice when tickets go on sale.

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Mushroom Festival

18 August, 2017 - 19 August, 2017 | 5pm - 8pm | 9am-11am
TBD

Love mushrooms? Us too! Find out the very important ways of identifying safe and unsafe mushrooms in Northern Arizona. Partake in a delicious sampling of mushroom appetizers provided by the head chef at Criollo Latin Kitchen on the evening August 18th at the Arboretum, and then participate on a guided foray in Flagstaff the next day, August 19th and gather mushrooms for your own delicious meals. Sign up for our eNews to be notified when tickets go on sale.

Wine in the Woods

10 September, 2017 - 10 September, 2017 | 1pm-5pm
Tickets Required - TBD

All your favorite 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 and 10 FREE tasting tickets to use towards your wine tasting during the festival! Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase, along with a wine raffle to partake in, not to mention the Sugar Thieves live music and more! Sign up for our eNews to receive notification when tickets go on sale!

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Shakespeare Under the Pines

23 September, 2017 - 24 September, 2017 | 2pm
Tickets Required - TBD

Two days of performances from Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival and Theatrikos - All's Well That Ends Well and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.. Sign up for our eNews to receive updates on Shakespeare Under the Pines!

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Festival of Science Fall Open House

01 October, 2017 | 9am-12pm
FREE ADMISSION!

Bring the entire family out for some fun with science in the forest. This FREE event will feature crafts for kids, scavenger hunts, and tours of research gardens and learning centers. Sign up for our eNews to receive updates!

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Pumpkin Walk & Fall Fest

28 October, 2017 | 4pm-8pm
Tickets Required - TBD

Celebrate fall and Halloween with a fantastic event throughout an evening in October. Hay rides, a hay maze, pumpkin patch, hot cider, spooky stories and performances by a campfire! Sign up for our eNews for updates to this event!

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Festival of Trees

24 November, 2017
Weekends Only/Paid Admission

A magical holiday festival held inside our historic Walter Reichart House with additional light festival in the courtyard. Hot cider, cocoa and tea is offered along with wine available for purchase as you and your family browse the donated and beautifully decorated trees. Sign up for our eNews tor receive updates on this event!

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