Arizona is wonderful for winter travel. The highways are clear, the skies are blue, and the air is fresh. It’s time to hop in that RV motorhome and explore the festivals that happen across the state during November and December. There is a wealth of music, food and unique experiences awaiting you.
You have a few options around the 22nd and 23rd of November. For instance, in Yuma, the 23rd Annual Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival happens on the 22nd through the 24th. Balloons, balloons and more balloons, with fireworks and great entertainment. Best of all, it is free! From the 23rd to the 24th you can go to Queen Creek and discover the 11th Annual American Heritage Festival. What is the best about this festival? The battle reenactments and living history demonstrations!
In Phoenix on 23 November, the 8th Annual Native Now is a celebration of art and culture of Native Americans. There will be music, performances, great food, and some short films put on by Arizona filmmakers. This free event goes from 10 am to 3 pm. Be sure to arrive early so you can get right in to ASU Deer Valley Rock Art Center.
If in Phoenix for Thanksgiving, you will love to spend it with friends and family at the Thanksgiving Day Harvest Feast on 28 November at the Heard Museum. A traditional feast will be prepared with chefs combining American Indian culture with expertise. Then join in the fun at Ahwatukee Foothills at the 18th Annual Festival of Lights. This will be held from 28 November to the 30th. Enjoy wine tasting, hayrides and an artistic display of over a million white lights that light up the desert.
From 29 to 30 November, be sure to head to Sedona for the Festival of Trees at the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. The displays of gingerbread houses and trees will be both indoors and outside, decorated in different themes with a wide variety of materials. In Lake Havasu City the entire month of December offers the excitement of the holidays with the 19th Annual Festival of Lights. You will love seeing London Bridge (the real one, honest!) while there. So many lights and so many friendly faces!
Of course, in Tucson, from 7 to 8 December, the Celebration of Basketry and Native Foods Festival is quite a hit with locals and visitors. Taste delicious tribal foods, watch cooking demonstrations and traditional dance and song. Then head to Tombstone! From December 13 to the 14th you must experience Christmas in Tombstone for an event never to be forgotten. The kids will love it, particularly the fireworks and light parade.
In Somerton on the 21st of December there is the 7th Annual Somerton Tamale Festival. Now here is something unique for the whole family! Yum! The foods will make your mouth water. Includes live music and plenty of great entertainment, and all free!
Yes, you will discover Arizona in a special way – on a trip around the state to take in some of the best festivals! We have an rv rental location in Phoenix that makes travel to this event convenient or call us toll free at 888-337-2208.