This Memorial Day weekend, many of you might be heading up oath or even south for some rest and relaxation. But there are plenty of fun activities going on around the state, just not here in Phoenix. Here are a few highlights.
Boots, BBQ and Beer is going on Friday through Monday, May 25-28 in Greer and features a weekend concert with Arrowhead, an all-female country band. They perform May 27 at 5pm. You won’t go hungry with all the food such as hot dogs, baby back ribs, burgers, and chicken. Non-alcoholic drinks are included in the $50 price for BBQ and the concert. Beer and cocktails are available for purchase. You can also rent a 900-square-foot luxurious cabin and enjoy additional activities such as canoe races, archery, horseshoe contests, and horseback riding. Hidden Meadows Ranch, 620 County Road 1325, Greer. 928-333-1000. hiddenmeadow.com/news-events.
If you’re heading to Tucson, check out the Westward Look Resort. Friday through Sunday, May 25-28, there’ll be plenty of summer fun at the Oasis Pool. Your family can swim, watch dive-in movies at dusk on Saturday and Sunday, enjoy DJ music, and take advantage of drink specials.
Swimming, tennis, hiking and horseback riding are available along with spa services. Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Road, Tucson. 520-297-1151. www.westwardlook.com.
Prescott is featuring the Southwest Indian Arts Festival this weekend from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27. Dancing and music performances from world champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan, Estun-Bah & the Yellowbird Dancers are at noon and 2 p.m. in the Grace Sparks Activity Center. A variety of Indian Artists demonstrate their art indoors in the Pueblo building. Artists also display and sell their work at booths in the museum's parking lots, and a children's craft area is available. Smoki Museum, 147 N. Arizona St., Prescott. 928-445-1230. www.smokimuseum.org.
Remember the Fallen: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26. This event honors all those who served us with a barbecue cookoff open to all challengers, live music from three bands and a Veterans Memorial Ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon, featuring guest speakers and the Marine Corps League Honor Guard. A variety of vendors attend and sell food, beverages and merchandise. A veteran wall is available for people to write the names of fallen service members. Ambulances, helicopters and a stock car are on display and a raffle is also featured. Call John at 928-522-5974 for more information, available vendor spots and raffle donation details. Presented by the Flagstaff nonprofit organization Vets Serving Vets. Funds raised will help build a Flagstaff sanctuary for veterans. Fort Tuthill County Park, Interstate 17, Exit 337, Flagstaff. Free admission and parking, food and beverage prices vary. 928-522-5974. flagstaffnightout.com/entertainment.