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 2013 SPECIAL EVENTS  

4th Friday of the Month
History Hub
Enjoy a casual dining experience with exciting live historic presentations.
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Blue Adobe Event Center, 301 N. Main St.
Information: (520) 868-3433, www.thehistoryhub.com

Every Thursday
Cookin' and Corks
Enjoy a serene desert evening while indulging in a scrumptious catered dinner.
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location:  The Windmill Winery, 1140 W. Butte Ave.
Information:  (520)858-6050, www.thewindmillwinery.com

 
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Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Food of Arizona:  Many Cultures, Many Flavors
The foods of Arizona speak to the many cultures, native and newcomer, that make up our state. Join Gregory McNamee, the author of Moveable Feasts: The History, Science, and Lore of Food, in exploring these many traditions.
Time:  2:00 p.m.
Location:  Pinal County Historical Museum, 715 S. Main St.
Information:  Pinal County Historical Museum, (520)868-4382

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Florence Woman’s Club Fashion Show

Fashion show and luncheon benefiting the Florence Woman’s Club.

Location:
Florence Woman’s Club, 231 N. Willow St.
Information:
(520) 868-8197

Saturday, February 9, 2013
28th Annual Tour of Historic Florence

Explore the history of one of Arizona’s oldest towns. The self-guided tour highlights the history and architecture of Florence dating back to Territorial days.

Time:
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location:
The tour begins at McFarland State Park, 24 W. Ruggles Street. Free transportation provided to all sites.
Cost:
$12.00 Adults ($10.00 advance), Children 18 and under are free. Group rates are available.
Information:
Florence Main Street Program (520) 868-4496, florencemainstreet.com
                               
Sunday, February 10, 2013
30th Florence Prison Run

Time:
Party begins at 11 am
Location:
Charles Whitlow Rodeo Grounds - 4 miles south of Florence
Cost:
$20 per person (21 or older only)
Information:
602-570-0993; www.florenceprisonrun.com

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Pauline Weaver and the Mountain Men of  the West
Clad in buckskins and displaying his extensive collection of items of the fur trade era, Todd Weber shares the life and times of Pauline Weaver, one of Arizona's first white settlers.
Time:  2:00 p.m.
Location:  Pinal County Historical Museum, 715 S. Main St.
Information:  Pinal County Historical Museum, (520)868-4382

March 2013

Reel Kids Fishing Derby & Family Cookout

Enjoy a day of fishing, games, music and good food!

Time:
6pm - 8pm
Location:
Heritage Park, 600 N.  Main Street in downtown Florence
Cost:
Free
Information:
Florence Parks and Recreation, (520)868-7589, www.florenceaz.gov

Sunday, March 10, 2013
Good Luck, Bad Luck, and the Apache Ambush of Millar and Tappan
Doug Hamilton presents a slide presentation from his article in Wild West Magazine about a battle in 1866 between the U.S. Army and the Apache at a site 25 miles east of Florence.
Time:  2:00 p.m.
Location:  Pinal County Historical Museum, 715 S. Main St.
Information:  Pinal County Historical Museum, (520)868-4382

Thursday – Sunday, April 11 - 14, 2013
Country Thunder USA

Previous headliners have included Keith Urban, Kid Rock, and Miranda Lambert and Willie Nelson.

Location:
Canyon Moon Ranch, 20585 E. Price Road
Information & Tickets:
(520) 868-9711, www.countrythunder.com

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Florence Freedom Fest

Family Day events, Horseshoe Tournament, Florence “Fiery Salsa” challenge,  Red, White and Blue Family Parade, Pool activities, Entertainment, Vendors and Fireworks Show
Time: All day
Location:
Heritage Park, 600 N. Main Street
Information:
Florence Parks and Recreation, (520) 868-7589, www.florenceaz.gov

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Halloween Carnival

Dress up in your favorite costume and join the fun! Game booths, crafts, food vendors, costume and pumpkin carving contests are just a few of the activities that will be occurring on this spooky night.

Time:
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location:
Florence Little League Field, 8th Street.
Information:
Florence Parks and Recreation, (520) 868-7589, www.florenceaz.gov

November 16 - December 29, 2013
Smithsonian Journey Stories Exhibition
A compelling Smithsonian exhibition that shows how our evolving mobility changed a young nation and how transportation made us grow. The accounts of travelers themselves express the hopes and promises of fresh starts, the grim realities of forced migrations and difficult journeys, and the thrills of personal travel.  Brought to you by the Smithsonian Institution, Arizona Humanities Council, and the Florence Main Street Program.
Time:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Monday through Saturday
Location:  McFarland State Historic Park, 24 W. Ruggles Street
Information:  McFarland State Historic Park, (520) 868-4496

Saturday & Sunday, November 30 – December 1, 2013
81st Annual Florence Junior Parada

The Florence Junior Parada is the oldest sanctioned youth rodeo in the United States.  The weekend’s activities include the annual Saturday morning parade along Main Street followed by the rodeo on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  

Time:
Parade: 10:00 am; Rodeo 1:00 pm
Location:
Charles Whitlow Rodeo Grounds located 3 miles south of Florence on Hwy 79
Cost:
$5.00 per carload
Information:
Florence Parks and Recreation, (520) 868-7589, www.florenceaz.gov

Friday, December 6, 2013
Christmas on Main Street & Holiday Light Parade

The festivities begin with the Holiday Light Parade of illuminated floats. Food, fun and games add to the festive music and entertainment on Main Street. 

Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Holiday Light Parade begins at 6:00 pm
Location:
N. Main Street, Historic Downtown Florence
Information:
Florence Parks and Recreation, (520) 868-7589, www.florenceaz.gov

 

 
 
 

 

 

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