Civil War Days brings history to life at the Colorado River State Historic Park (formerly Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park) with two reenactment battles each day of the event.
Re-enactment groups from around the West converge for an old-school encampment and mock battles on the grassy grounds of the park. (Note: no Civil War battles were waged in Yuma)
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Robert Burns is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. Join the Yuma Civic Center as we dine and entertain you with a traditional ‘Burns Supper’. A customary four course Scottish feast, a ‘Toast to the Lassies’ with ‘the water of life’ Scotch Whiskey, excerpt readings of Burns poetry and special presentation from our very own Yuma United Firefighters Pipes & Drums Ensemble will fill the evening’s festivities. Four course dinner, toast and entertainment are all included in the ticket price. A cash bar will be available. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased at YumaShowTickets.com
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Yuma Civic Center
Ages: Adults 21+
Fee: Tickets: Single $35; Couple $65; Table of 8 $225
For more information, visit YumaAZ.gov.
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Live Music Thursdays at The Patio Restaurant & Bar at The Hills is back! Every Thursday, enjoy reverse Happy Hour with specials starting at 7 p.m., and live music on the patio. Take in the sights of this upscale restaurant which rests alongside Desert Hills Golf Course and overlooks the west valley with remarkable views of the sunset. For more information, call 928-344-1125 and visit PatioYuma.com.
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This is where you need to be on a Friday evening: Julieanna's upscale/casual patio with its award-winning cuisine, attentive service that's just right, and great live music that truly fits the restaurant's relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere.
Jazz Nights at Julieanna's provides a variety of musical experiences: the highly regarded Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, Phoenix's guitarist and singer Pete Pancrazi, Yuma's own dynamic duo Jason & Elle, and the intimate YJC Trio. Great tastes to savor on the menu and off!
Julieanna's welcomes 'walk in' dinner guests, but you can also call ahead to ensure a table close to the music — 928-317-1961. So don't just 'go out' by default to a nondescript chain restaurant! Try a locally unique, fresh dining experience with great live jazz — opt for Jazz Nights at Julieanna's!
More information at YumaJazz.com.
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The weather is perfect and the course is fantastic!
Whether you are a beginner, a novice or a pro, come to Cocopah Casino to attempt your best time in this Boston Marathon qualifier. This event features a full and a half marathon on a certified course in South Yuma County.
For more information, visit the website www.yumamarathon.com.
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A new season of Yuma Territory Live Steamers starts October 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through May 2018. 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. Like us on Facebook, or visit website at YumaLiveSteamers.org or call 928-782-1988.
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.
Stop by and check it out; the Live Steamers are happy to tell you about the club — a 501(c)3 non-Profit club which kindly asks a $2 donation per person for the ride.
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The City of Yuma's Heritage Festivals invites you to join us at the annual Yuma Medjool Date Festival. This festival celebrates the wonderful and tasty date, grown right here in the desert Southwest! Enjoy a fabulous array of delicious food and drink, live music, demonstrations, and more!
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On January 27, 2018 The Colorado River Riders, INC. proudly present the 16th Annual Dining with the Dead at the Pioneer Cemetery located at 1415 S. 1st Ave. There will be two shows, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Thickets are $30.00 pre-sale only. More information on the web at www.thecoloradoriverridersinc.com or call 928-247-3923 or 928-247-3924
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 or to sign up for their newsletter please visit their website at YumaLibrary.org.