Rev yourself up for a great weekend in Yuma! It's Sunny & Warm and you can have fun while social distancing in Yuma.
Z Fun Factory is reopening Thursday, June 11th, with new safety restrictions. Golf at one of Z Fun Factory’s two 18-hole miniature golf courses. Get ready to put the pedal to the metal at the only go-kart destination in town. The arcade offers 34 games with both classic and contemporary, so there is something for everybody. Practice like a pro at one of Z Fun Factory’s five slow, medium and fast pitch batting cages. Bring your own bats. The Fun Factory is also serving a new temporary menu. Hours are Monday through Thursday from noon-8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday noon-10 p.m.
Catch a race
The green flag is set to fly again at Cocopah Speedway for some racing this weekend. The speedway will be practicing social distancing according to guidelines set by the City of Somerton and they recommend wearing face masks. Races start Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. featuring IMCA Modified, IMCA Northern Sport Mods $500 to win, IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA Sport Compacts, and Mini-Dwarfs. The stadium opens at 5:30 p.m. For more information visit www.cocopahspeedway.com
Do The Drive In
"High Strung Free Dance" is showing this weekend to benefit the Yuma Community Food Bank. Tickets go on sale Tuesday. “High Strung Free Dance,” rated PG, debuted in theaters in 2019. It stars Thomas Doherty, Harry Jarvis, Juliet Doherty, and Jane Seymour. The story centers around a young choreographer casting a contemporary dancer and an innovative pianist in New York's most anticipated new Broadway show, according to IMDB. The movies take place at Desert Sun Stadium with social distancing and safety measures in place. Showings for this week are Friday and Saturday. You must purchase pre-sale tickets. The cost is $5 per car at YumaShowTickets.com. Snacks will be available for purchase onsite. The lineup of movie showings throughout the summer will be released weekly.
Go to prison
The Yuma Territorial Prison will reopen June 15th. Visit USA Today’s Readers Choice Most Haunted Destination in America. Enter the dark cell if you dare, experience interactive exhibits, and get your mugshot taken. Hand sanitizing stations will set up throughout the prison. Guests are required to wear masks when inside any of the buildings on this property for their own safety and the safety of others and to socially distance as much as possible. Entrance fees are as follows - adult (14+): $8.00 youth (7–13): $4.00 child (0–6): free.
Experience History at the park
The Colorado River State Historic Park is reopening June 16, 2020. Guests are required to wear masks when they cannot socially distance at least six feet away from others. The Colorado River State Historic Park tells the story of the past, present, and future of the Colorado River, and its role in the settlement and development of both Yuma and the larger Southwest. The Yuma Visitors Information Center located at the park is open with new safety guidelines. There you can find resources for local exploration and shop Yuman Interest gifts. The Colorado River State Historic Park and Visitor Information Center are located at 201 N. 4th Ave.
Enjoy a glass of this week's feature wine at Old Town Wine Cellar. Chalk Hill 2017 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast; $19.99) is from premier vineyards throughout the Sonoma Coast growing regions. A brilliant garnet in the glass, the nose offers hints of cherry, raspberry and plum plus a hint of violet amid subtle spice notes. An elegant, silky mouthfeel and firm acidity frame the wine’s ripe fruit. The Wine Cellar will now feature six different “wines of the week” and offer those wines by the glass for $10 (or a half-glass for $5). And of course, patrons are always welcome to purchase a bottle from the large selection of wines in the shop and consume some of it on premise for no extra fee. To enhance everyone’s safety, they have rearranged the Cellar to provide a much greater degree of open space, and have nearly doubled the seating capacity, with the intent to provide maximum spacing between patrons while they are in the shop.
Yuma 2X Challenge
Have you been taking out twice a week? The Yuma 2X Challenge is going strong to keep your favorite local restaurants thriving. All you have to do is get food from local eateries twice a week (to-go or dine-in counts!). For more information on the challenge, check out their Facebook page. Several local restaurants have opened their dining rooms while following social distancing guidelines; advance reservations.