Yuma Events


Karaoke at Yuma Landing: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7pm to closing.

Trivia Night at Yuma Landing: Tuesdays from 7pm to closing.

Ag to Art Market - Featuring farm-fresh food and local art, and one-of-a-kind gifts, this monthly event is held at the City Hall Parking front Lot, first Sundays of November through March from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Behind the Big Guns Tour - Take advantage of this rare chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the U. S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, one of the largest military facilities (by land area) in the world. Held Jan. 12, and Feb. 2 & 9, and Mar. 3. Info: (928) 783-0071

Field to Feast Tours
- Led by a local grower, these half-day tours begin in a field planted just for us at the University of Arizona research farm. There, you’ll get a quick food safety lesson from Yuma food safety experts, and a "recipe" card telling you what’s called for in the kitchen. Once you’ve filled the chefs’ “order,” you can pick some fresh Yuma produce to take home. Info: (928) 783-0071. Tour Dates: 1/13/2021, 1/14/2021, 1/20/2021, 1/21/2021, 1/27/2021, 1/28/2021, 2/3/2021, 2/4/2021, 2/10/2021, 2/11/2021, 2/17/2021, 2/18/2021, 2/27/2021.

Date Night Dinners - Enjoy a memorable, multi-course gourmet dinner, prepared by Cordon Bleu-trained Executive Chef Alex Trujillo, served under the stars in a lush date grove! This event was ranked by Fodors' Travel as one of the Top 20 Most Unique Dining Experiences in the World in 2015. Info: (928) 783-0071. Dinner Dates: 1/22/2021, 1/23/2021, 2/19/2021, 2/20/2021, 3/5/2021, 3/6/2021.

Yuma History Dinners - Held at the beautiful and historic St. Paul's Cultural Center, City Historian Tina Clark and lifelong resident Cathy Reeves host the dinners which celebrate the best of local dishes and fresh farm produce, with Mexican flair.

Oct. 31-Nov. 1: The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Happy Halloween Movie Night at the Desert Sun Stadium. Attendees can bring their own chairs and blankets and stay socially distanced in a designated seating space for up to 6 people. Masks are required and costumes encouraged. Alcohol and beverages will be available for purchase. For the safety of our local performers, there will be no shadowcast this year. Audience members are invited to fully in participate in their designated “spots.” All your prop needs will be available for purchase at the door. Although madness takes its toll, please be safe and do not attend if you are not feeling well or have known exposure to COVID-19.

Nov. 21: Checker’d Past - Checker'd Past brings you all your favorite 80's New Wave, MTV Hits and One Hit Wonders together in one great show! Sing, dance and enjoy the legendary music of a Video Music Era. All the fun and all the hairspray! Enjoy this “Yuma Rocks: Save the Music” concert event held at the Desert Sun Stadium. Info: (928) 783-0071. Dinner Dates: 1/28/2021, 2/11/2021, 3/4/2021, 3/18/2021

Colorado River Crossing Hot Air Balloon Festival
Colorado River Crossing Hot Air Balloon Festival

Special events continued:

Nov. 21-22: Colorado River Crossing Hot Air Balloon Festival - The Colorado River Crossing Hot Air Balloon Festival - presented by the Caballeros de Yuma   - is one of Yuma, Arizona's premier fall events. The  festival attracts some of the most colorful and unique balloons from the West and Southwest. Staged over two days in November, with mass ascensions on Saturday and Sunday mornings, the festival uses the Colorado River and the Sonoran Desert as its backdrop. The highlight is the Desert Balloon Glow that takes place on Saturday night where tethered balloons with their burners firing at full blast, will glow brightly in the dark desert sky, The entire pageant is set to music. All 2020 Events will take place at Yuma West Wetlands Park. Due to Covid 19 restrictions all events (launches and Glow) will be drive-thru events at Yuma West Wetlands Park. More: https://www.crcballoons.com/

Dec. 12: Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade - A favorite tradition for nearly a generation, the parade covers more than three miles with is plenty of space for spectators to be spaced out on the sidewalks and side lots. The parade kicks off at 6 p.m. on 4th Avenue and winds through Historic Downtown Yuma, with spectators lining the streets to view the lighted creations as the parade marches by.

Yuma Bird, Nature & History Festival

April 16-18, 2021:  3rd Annual Yuma Bird, Nature & History Festival:  With dozens of activities including field trips and seminars, the 3rd Annual Yuma Bird, Nature & History Festival will immerse you in all of the natural beauty that Yuma and the surrounding area has to offer. Held April 16-18, 2021, the festival features a variety of interesting and unique field trips, activities and presentations. Explore regional wildlife refuges, the Colorado River wetlands, local gardens, museums and historic sites, and go star-gazing, hiking, canoeing, bird and wildlife watching. Experience talks on presentations covering birds, bugs, butterflies, native plants, aviation and southwest history, hiking, and much more! Visit https://yumabirdnaturehistoryfestival.com