A new season of Yuma Territory Live Steamers is starting and the new schedule will include both Saturday and Sunday rides on the 2nd and 4th weekends, October thru May. Located at East Riverside Park, below the Historic Prison.
Yuma Territory Live Steamers offer rides to the public on a 7-1/2-inch-gauge railroad that is large enough for kids and adults to ride. Our goals are to have fun and to educate children and adults about railroading history and safety. Official railroad signals are used when we are running for the proper start, stop, reverse and going thru road crossings. Yuma is one of the major hubs for trains traveling through, some days having as many as 50 trains both coming and going.
Find the mini-railway located off of Giss Parkway on Prison Hill Road at Riverside Park just below Yuma Territorial Prison.
Live Steamers also offer charter runs for birthday parties, picnics and other events, as well as having a Junior Engineer Program for children to learn more about the proper operation of a train.
Like us on Facebook, or visit website at YumaLiveSteamers.org or call 928-782-1988 for more information.
to 8:00 PM
Now in its 32nd year, this event ushers in the holiday season of family fun featuring: dance performances, special guests, holiday cheer, Christmas carols, the Annual Friendship Tower Lighting plus a visit from Santa. Admission is a donation of non-perishable food item(s) to benefit the Yuma Community Food Bank. The lighting of the tower is done by Yuma's reigning Citizen of the Year. The lighting creates the effect of a 200-foot tall Christmas tree which can be seen from miles around. Call 928-343-1715 for more information.
There are so many exciting concerts in store this season in the Historic Yuma Theatre. Tickets are on sale for over 30 upcoming shows with Lonely Street Productions, Ansel Entertainment, TAD Management and Encore Live. Individual and series tickets available here.
to 11:00 PM
Head over to the Yuma Civic Center for an evening where Christmas comes to life with decorations, food, dessert and music. Take in the beauty of Christmas uniquely designed just for this event. This is an ages 18 and over event and it is semi-formal. Call 928-373-5040 for more information.
to 5:00 PM
Tackle our crazy obstacle courses at Desert Sun Stadium. There will be a kids obstacle course and an adult obstacle course. Crawling, jumping, climbing, running, lifting, dragging, and mud obstacles. Shoes are required for all runs and events will be timed. Prizes awarded to contestants with the fastest runs. Call 928-373-5040 for more information.
to 3:00 PM
This wonderful community barbecue features over 30 teams competing for the Dr. Wilhelmy Cup. Ribs, side dishes, corn, warm tortillas, ice cream, vintage cars and live music from Upper Room. All on the green grass of the YC athletic fields. Call 317-7910 for more information.
to 10:00 PM
A new tradition to Yuma families, Historic Main Street will be aglow with twinkle lights on wreaths, light poles and the official Main Street Christmas Tree in front of the Yuma Art Center. Watch in awe as the Mayor flips the holiday switch and experience the moment the air fills with holiday spirit! This event features sweet treats, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live performances and a kid’s snow zone! Call 928-373-5020 for more information.
to 2:00 PM
Here's a rare chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the U. S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, one of the largest military facilities (by land area) in the world. Your tour will include a stop at the fascinating Heritage Center museum, plus a look at other areas and activities most civilians don't get to see! This tour requires participants to get on and off the bus multiple times. Tour departs from the Yuma Visitor Information Center. Purchase tickets here.
Yuma Art Center/Historic Yuma Theatre and the Yuma Civic Center offer a variety of stage shows and events, visit the city website for general events info or to purchase tickets online for selected events, go to the YumaShowTickets.com site.
The Yuma County Library District offers a wide variety of programs and classes at various branch locations. For a complete listing of events please visit their website at YumaLibrary.org.