Prescott Valley's 40th Anniversary
Gold Fever Daze is Saturday, October 6!
Cancelled due to weather - we are planning to reschedule in the spring
Prescott Valley is still celebrating its 40th Anniversary, and next up is Gold Fever Daze in Fain Park! This event on Saturday, Oct. 6 is a celebration of the rich history of the Prescott Valley area, with a focus on pioneer-era living and mining for gold. Try your hand at gold panning, tour historical sites at Fain Park, enjoy live entertainment, shop with local artisans and vendors, play games, enter contests, and learn survivalist skills. Enjoy FREE fishing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Food trucks will be on site.
The Town is seeking vendors and artisans for this event. Click HERE Opens a New Window. for application and information!
Join the Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, September 29 for our Glassford Hill 5/10K Run for the Hill of It!
Pre-registration is open NOW through September 26th at www.pvaz.net. Entrance fee is $15 for 12 years and under and $20 for 13 years and older. Participants may also register the day of the event for a $10 additional charge, with cash or credit card only.
Your entry fee includes the race, an event t-shirt, water and snacks! FREE “For the Hill of It” water bottles for the first 30 participants registered!
The run will start at Glassford Hill Middle School at 6901 E Panther Path. Upon checkout, runners will be asked if they are a Runner/Jogger or Walker/Hiker. Runners/Joggers flight will start promptly at 7 a.m. and the Walker/Hiker flight will take off at 7:30 am.
Please leave strollers and dogs at home for the safety of all participants. Please park in the parking lot of Glassford Hill Middle School parking lot. Staging and check-in will occur on the basketball court.
Pre-register HERE Opens a New Window.
See Course Map HERE Opens a New Window.
Our 40th Anniversary year has been stellar from the start!
On August 22, 1978, 60 percent of Prescott Valley’s residents voted to incorporate, with just over 1,520 residents. Today, Prescott Valley has more than 45,000 residents, and the community is celebrating with an entire year of festivities.
To commemorate its progress, the Town kicked off the year with a blowout New Year’s celebration. More than 500 people enjoyed ice skating at the PV Event Center, roasting marshmallows, a huge bonfire, games, an emergency vehicle and first responder display for the kids, and two fireworks displays. The Polar Bear Splash on January 6 saw 65 hardy souls hit the chilly waters of Mountain Valley Splash pool, and a host of extremely hairy men competed for the annual Ice Princess title!
The next big event was the annual EGGstravaganza and Family Arts Festival in March. On the lawns of the Prescott Valley Civic Center, visitors enjoyed creative games and art, prizes, and thousands of eggs for kids to hunt.
A big Arbor Day celebration on April 27th at Bob Edwards Park saw tree planting fun for the kids and a free tree sapling to the first 500 in attendance.
May's Prescott Valley Days featured a “ruby anniversary” celebration with a Wizard of Oz-themed parade, a Fiesta del Pueblo with Hispanic entertainment and food, a fire show, and a Ranch to Table dinner highlighting locally grown ingredients.
Summer Movies Under the Stars series at the Civic Center will culminate June 30 with a special memorial showing of Only the Brave, honoring the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots on the 5th anniversary of their deaths fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30, 2013.
June’s annual Woofstock pet adoption event on the Civic Center grounds, sponsored by Prescott Dog Magazine, saw some 46 dogs find their forever homes.
The July annual fireworks were CANCELLED due to extreme fire danger, but the day of fun was moved to the PV Civic Center, 7501 E. Civic Circle, and we had a great time with inflatables, music, food and fun!
Prescott Valley Public Library’s first-ever Comic Con event, Fandomania, on July 28 drew 3,500 guests, many of them elaborately costumed! We're planning to repeat and grow this popular event next year!
A spectacular celebration at the Prescott Valley Civic Center for the Town's 40th Anniversary on August 25 and 26 included Saturday stage entertainment by local children’s groups, Eric Clapton, Heart, Journey and ABBA tribute bands, and other live music and performances, a huge car show, FREE inflatable fun from Hero Party Rentals, a Hollywood Squares-style show sponsored by the PV Chamber of Commerce, and an Antique Road Show-style event, sponsored by the PV Historical Society. The event was capped off by the largest fireworks show in Northern Arizona history.
Don't miss the next event, Gold Fever Days, at Fain Park on October 6! The park’s mining display and vintage cavalry town site, nearby Indian ruins, live entertainment and gold panning will all be part of the fun! Vendor? Sign up HERE Opens a New Window.
Watch the Town of Prescott Valley Facebook page, this website, Twitter page @prescottvly for updates and times of events, or call Prescott Valley Parks & Recreation at 928-759-3090 for more information.