to 8:30 PM
A Film Series by the AWC Foundation presents "In Syria" at the Historic Yuma Theatre which tells the story of a woman trapped inside her house in a city under siege, Oum Yazan, mother of three, turned her flat into a safe harbor for her family and neighbors, trying to protect them from the war outside. When bombs threaten to destroy the building, when snipers turn the courtyards into deadly zones, and burglars break in to claim their dreadful bounties, maintaining the thin balance of routine inside the walls becomes a matter of life and death. Call 928-373-5202 for more information.
to 3:00 PM
Children's Festival of the Arts is a fun, family-friendly festival that is supported by dozens of local organizations and art education supporters. Now in its 26th year, the festival takes over Main Street with nearly 50 arts and crafts booths full of make and take projects for attendees. All activity booths are free for attendees. The festival also features performances by local dance studios and music groups, a special youth art exhibition inside the Yuma Art Center, a kids jumper zone, and several food vendors. Call 928-373-5202 for more information.
The Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival is one of Yuma’s Premier Events. Mass ascensions every morning at sunrise from the West Wetlands Park give you a breathtaking glimpse of these creative balloons. Event information will be updated as it becomes available.
to 9:00 PM
The North End Art Walk strolls back into Historic Downtown Yuma for a fun and eclectic evening of local Yuma artists! The event is a wonderful opportunity for patrons to visit downtown merchants and mingle with artists as they exhibit their works all along Main Street.
This event is free for arts and crafts vendors. For more information contact Judy Phillips at 928-580-7417.
The Yuma Art Center invites artists from throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico for this all-media juried art show. Artists are encouraged to enter artwork in any media. The exhibition is open to all visual media, including but not limited, to the following: ceramic, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed-media, painting, paper, photography, printmaking and wood.
Application Deadline: September 22, 2018
Notification: October 16, 2018
Artwork Delivery Due: November 14, 2018
Opening Reception: December 14, 2018
Call 928-373-5202 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 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 9:00 PM
A Film Series by the AWC Foundation presents "Dark Valley" at the Historic Yuma Theatre which tells the story of a lone rider who makes his way along a hidden path and reaches a small village, tucked away between the steep mountains. This stranger goes by the name of Greider; nobody knows where he's from and, met with blatant distrust, nobody wants him in the village. The sons of Old Brenner, the village patriarch who holds the entire community under his threatening, violent ways, would have chased him away if Greider hadn't given them a fistful of gold coins. Greider introduces himself as a photographer, and Brenner's sons provide him with shelter for the winter at the house of widow Gader and her young daughter, Luzi. Soon to be married to her sweetheart, Lukas, Luzi is full of trepidation as the big day draws near because, in this valley, a wedding comes with a terrible tradition. And whoever opposes this tradition will be subjected to a merciless punishment. In the depths of winter, the village cut off by snowfall and barely a ray of sunlight reaching the valley, a tragic accident leads to the death of one of Brenner's beloved sons. When another son is mysteriously killed, it's clear this is not a coincidence: the time has come for Brenner's family to pay, and Greider plans to settle a score long forgotten by everyone but him. German with English subtitles. Call 928-373-5202 for more information.
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.