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Green Scenes – June 2019

June 2019 Arizona Events

Central Arizona

Crescent Community Bike Ride

Presented by the Heavy Pedal riding group, Crescent Community holds a community
bike ride for all abilities each Thursday evening beginning at 7 p.m. Riders can choose
between the Caliente and Fresca rides. The Caliente ride is for more experienced riders
who are focused on speed and distance. The group meets at 7 p.m. and departs by
7:30 p.m. The Fresca ride is for those who are looking for a cool, casual, conversational
ride. This group meets at 8 p.m. and departs by 8:30 p.m. Friends and neighbors are
highly encouraged to join. For more information, visit

Water Ways – Smithsonian Exhibition

In partnership with Arizona State University, Arizona Humanities and the Walton
Sustainability Solutions Initiatives are highlighting a traveling exhibition from the
Smithsonian Institution. The exhibition explores the process and effect of the never-
ending water cycle on landscape, culture, politics and spirituality. Currently at the
Aravaipa Campus of Central Arizona College, 80440 E. Aravaipa Road, Winkelman, this
Water Ways exhibition is designed for small-town museums and organizations. With
free admission, visitors can expect to deepen their understanding on what water means
to us as a community, culture and society. Questions? Visit https://azhumanities.org/water-ways/ for more information.

Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden

Explore the nature of the night at Desert Botanical Garden this summer. A fun activity
for all ages, the tour allows visitors to explore the plants and animals of the garden
through a hands-on, self-guided tour. Snacks and beverage are available to enjoy
throughout the tour, as well. Admission is $14.95/adult and $9.95/child. The attraction
runs each Saturday night between June 1 and Aug. 31 from 7-9:30 p.m. at 1201 N.
Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008. For more information, visit or call the Admissions Box
Office from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 480.941.1225.

JUNE 5-29
Tolmachoff Farms: U-Pick 2019

Tolmachoff Farms, a four-generation family farm in Glendale, strives to provide the
surrounding community with fresh produce directly from farm to table. Throughout the
month of June, the farm is holding a “We Grow it & U-pick it” event, which allows customers to pick their own produce from the vine. Each pound of u-pick produce costs
$1.75 (excluding a few selective goods). The farm is located at 5726 N. 75th Ave.,
Glendale. Stop by for U-Pick between 7 and 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and
Saturdays, as well as the Produce Stand each day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more
information, call at 602.999.3276 or visit www.tolmachoff-farms.com.

Snacky Snacks: Games and Snack Fest

A festival dedicated to showcasing international foods and providing guests with an
entertaining experience, Snacky Snacks will hold a family-friendly festival at North
Phoenix Baptist Church. The event showcases numerous local businesses and their
unique cuisines from around the globe. Additionally, the festival provides guests with the
chance to play traditional tabletop board games. There will also be a Super Smash
Bros. video game tournament. Tickets are $11 if purchased online prior to the event, or
$15 at the door; children 12 and under are admitted for free. The event runs from noon-
8 p.m. at 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. To purchase tickets, visit

Bloomin’ Beerfest

The Arizona Irish Cultural Center is holding its 13th annual Bloomin’ Beerfest. The fest
includes an evening of beer tasting, live music, and commemorative book readings from
James Joyce, controversial Irish author of the novel Ulysses. Those who wish to take
part in beer tasting can purchase tickets in advance for $30, or at the door for $40.
These guests will receive a punch card for 16 beer tastings as well as a souvenir
Bloomsday tasting cup. Non-drinkers can purchase tickets online for $12, or pay $15 at
the door. Although primarily an adult event, children under 12 are admitted for $5 online,
or $10 at the door. The event is located at 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, and runs from
7-11 p.m., with the gates opening at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Summer Solstice Celebration

To celebrate the year’s longest day and commence the season of summer, Athleta will
hold a “Flow Late Into the Night” yoga event. An instructor from the Grand Yoga Project
will lead attendees in an energizing yoga flow class complete with local snacks and
fresh juices. Additionally, Nontoxic Newbie essential oils and natural beauty products
will be for sale, and there will be raffles for various Athleta products. Guests are asked
to bring a yoga mat and water bottle. The event runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Town &
Country Shopping Center, 2021 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. To sign up, visit


Arizona Sustainability Alliance: New Volunteer Orientation

The Arizona Sustainability Alliance (AZSA) provides residents of Arizona with the
opportunity to volunteer to sustain the environment of Phoenix and surrounding areas.
In order to do so, individuals must attend an orientation session. All are welcome to
come learn about the different priorities and opportunities involved in renewable energy,
urban forestry education, and more. In June, the AZSA is holding its monthly orientation
at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, from 2-3:30 p.m.
Prospective volunteers are asked to RSVP by emailing

Women in Leadership

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Women in Leadership
event at 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley. The event will feature Karrin Taylor
Robson, founder and president of Arizona Strategies. She has worked with expert
individuals and teams in order to approve many incentives, which have provided over
$500 million of value to her clients. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.
Admission is $75 for Chamber members, and $90 for non-members. For further details,
visit here.

Northern Arizona

JUNE 1-2
Flagstaff Hullabaloo

In celebration of local culture, environment, businesses, and nonprofits, the Flagstaff
Hullabaloo festival invites attendees to enjoy “the party of the year,” while making the
community a better place. With events including musical performances, local vendors,
circus performers, a Kids’ Area, delicious food and beverages, and more, Flagstaff
Hullabaloo provides a fun atmosphere for all ages to enjoy. Not to mention, Hullabaloo
emphasizes an “outdoorsy” environment by highlighting activities such as biking, disk
golfing and rafting available in the surrounding area. Above all, a large portion of the
Hullabaloo proceeds goes directly to local nonprofit organizations. General admission
tickets are available in advance at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1834683 for
$5, or at the gate for $8. The event is free for children under the age of 5. Additionally,
the first 250 guests to arrive with two canned goods will be admitted for free. For more
details, visit www.flaghullabaloo.com/mission.htm.

JUNE 7-8
7th Annual Flagstaff Brews and Blues Festival

As a two-day festival, the 7th Annual Flagstaff Blues and Brews provides a fun, inviting
atmosphere for all to enjoy. Blues and Brews features 10 bands, this year’s headliner
being The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Additionally, the festival includes a wide
variety of beer, wine, food and art vendors, as well as a kids’ area. A portion of profits
from these sales goes to FALA, Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy. Two-day general admission tickets cost $55 (plus tax), Friday general admission for $30 (plus tax), or Saturday general admission for $45 (plus tax). VIP tickets are also available for
purchase, and children under 12 are admitted for free. Purchase tickets and find more
information on the event at https://flagstaffblues.com/.

JUNE 22-29
Grand Canyon Centennial Summer Fest

Experience the spectacular nighttime views at one of the world’s natural wonders. As its
9th annual celebration, Grand Canyon National Park invites guests to observe the
highlighted planets of Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury and Mars at both the North and South
rims of the park. With each evening's festivities beginning at 8 p.m., guests are
encouraged to arrive by the gate opening at 7:40 p.m. to ensure enough time to park,
arrive, and settle at each rim before the presentation begins. Guests are also
encouraged to bring a red-filtered flashlight to enhance the viewing experience. Details
on this, each evening’s programs, and more can be found here. Additionally, you can
contact Grand Canyon National Park by calling 928.638.7641.

Southern Arizona

Tucson Sky Lantern Festival

Presented by Light The Night, Columbus Park in Tucson is holding its annual Sky
Lantern Festival. Beginning at 5 p.m., visitors are encouraged to enjoy the music,
vendors, games and music available until sundown. Just before dark, safety precautions
and directions will be reviewed. Once the sun fully sets, the lantern release will begin.
Guests are encouraged to bring warm attire and blankets or chairs to sit. Admission is
$50 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-12, and is free for those under the age of 6.
Columbus Park is located at 4600 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson. For more information and
to purchase tickets for the festival, visit www.lightthenightevents.com/.

Mexican Food Festival (June 15)

In partnership with Visit Tucson, The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
(SAACA) is holding its 4th Annual Mexican Food Festival at the JW Marriott Tucson
Starr Pass. To highlight the diversity of the “Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food in America,”
SAACA strives to present local, family-owned Mexican eateries in and around Tucson.
There will be food demos, tastings, education, live music and more, and the event will
be held at 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd., Tucson. A $65 adult admission includes libation
and menu samplings from over 30 restaurants and breweries. Tickets for children ages
11-17 can be purchased at the door for $10, and children under the age of 10 are
admitted for free. For more venue, vendor and event details, visit

JUNE 28-30
Saguaro Fruit Harvest Weekend

The Sonoran Desert Inn and Conference Center is partnering with the Organ Pipe
Cactus National Monument and Ajo Scenic Loop to head the Saguaro Fruit Harvest
Weekend. Since harvesting on National Monument land is generally forbidden, this
provides participants with a unique, extremely rare opportunity. The weekend includes
historical and cultural experiences, workshops, and harvesting activities. In order to take
part, each guest much purchase a weekend package ranging from $345 to $407 per
person through the location. Individuals, groups and families are all welcomed. The
Sonoran Desert Inn and Conference Center is located at 55 S. Orilla Ave., Ajo. For
more information, visit www.visitarizona.com/events/american-indian-culture/saguaro-
fruit-harvest-weekend or call SDCC at 520.373.0804.


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