Yuma, Arizona Events

(928) 373-5040

Known as the ‘Gateway to the Great Southwest’, Yuma is located between Tucson and San Diego, and borders Mexico. Listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘Sunniest Place on Earth’, Yuma is a popular destination that features the Colorado River, Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, Yuma Territorial Prison State Park, Colorado River State Historic Park, a charming historic downtown district, and much more.

From shows, expos, and art and entertainment, to family-friendly festivals that celebrate Yuma’s rich southwestern history, cultural traditions, there’s always happening in Yuma! Make your travel plans now around one of this southwest city’s favorite annual events! Please note, events are subject to change.

For up-to-date event information call City of Yuma Parks & Rec. (928) 373-5200, Yuma Art Center & Historic Theatre (928) 373-5202, or Yuma Civic Center (928) 373-5040, or visit www.YumaAZ.gov.


Entertainment at Yuma Landing Bar & Grill – Tuesday Night Trivia at 7pm, Karaoke on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7pm, Live Music on Friday nights at 7pm. Tel: (928) 782-7427. www.YumaLanding.com


Feb. 15: YPG 2020 – Yuma Proving Ground will open its doors to the public for a one-day event to get to know one of the largest military installations in the world! The celebration features displays of military equipment tested at the proving ground, historic exhibits, parachuting, a play area for young people, live musical entertainment, food and drinks, evening fireworks, and more. Info: 928-328-2020  

Feb. 15: Bull of the Desert – Be entertained and amazed by athletes from all over the southwest as they perform feats of strength and compete for the title of Bull of the Desert at Desert Sun Stadium. Whether they are deadlifting a car, pulling a cement truck or hoisting monster stones – it’s a sight to see.  Yuma’s strongest man and strongest woman will be crowned, plus there will be cash prizes. Info: 928-343-1715

Feb. 22: 6th Annual Boogie, Brews & Blues Festival – Enjoy a full day of live music along the Colorado River in Gateway Park. Plus, food trucks, craft brews, merchandise, memorabilia, and more. Featured performances include Anthony Cullins, Laurie Morvan,  Bennett Matteo, Casey Hensley, a Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan by Crossfire, and an All-Star Jam Session! Info: 928-373-5200

Feb. 28-29: 2020 Heritage Festivals BBQ & Brew Festival – KCBS Licensed BBQ Cooking Competition with categories: chicken, pork ribs, pork, brisket. Highlights include People’s Choice BBQ Tasting, country music concerts every night, outdoor yard games, mechanical bull riding, a kids corner and more! Held in Historic Downtown Main Street. All ages, free to attend. Info: 928-373-5028


Mar. 5: Rally on Main Street – What better way to help kick off Midnight at the Oasis than with the Rally on Main Street! Check out the cool cars, visit the downtown merchants, have some great food, enjoy some beverages. Free event, bring the family and enjoy the evening! Info: 928-328-2020  

Mar. 6-8: Midnight at the Oasis – Enjoy Yuma’s largest event, the Southwest’s premier classic car show, and concerts. It spans the entire Desert Sun Stadium Complex showcasing over 900 classic cars, and live music. Info: 928-328-2020  

Mar. 14: Music on Main St. Patrick’s Day – The sound of Irish Music and excitement fills the air for this St. Patrick’s Day celebration!  Enjoy live entertainment, green beer, adult yard games, and a Pub Crawl. Grab a snack at one of the many food vendors or restaurants, check out the vendor square, and visit the Downtown Yuma shops for a wee good time! Info: 928-373-5028

Mar. 28: Rio de Cerveza Brew Fest – Held at the Colorado River State Historic Park, enjoy a night of sampling the best beers crafted by local, regional, and national breweries! Get ready to grab a souvenir sampling mug for 24 pours of unique and flavorful brews in Yuma, Arizona, and its beautiful spring weather. Info: 928-783-0071


Apr. 10-11: 2020 Tunes & Tacos Festival – Yuma’s largest food and entertainment event features a People’s Choice Salsa Queen Competition Kickoff Party & Concert, people’s choice tastings, local chef’s competing for the title of Yuma’s Taco King, amazing live entertainment, competitive eating contests, Carnival KidsZone, craft vendors, fair-style food and beverages. Desert Sun Stadium / Ray Kroc Baseball Complex. Info: 928-373-5200


May 2: Cinco de Mayo Celebration – Join the fiesta! Enjoy traditional community performances, a live concert, dozens of food vendors serving up delicious Mexican food and other tasty treats, business and craft booths where you can grab all your festive attire, a kid’s corner, ice-cold beer, and a Pub Crawl! Get here early for the United Yuma Firefighters Assoc. Fire Muster in the 300 block. Info: 928-373-5028




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