Events


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Oct
4
2019
6:00 PM
Oct
5
2019
8:00 PM

The annual Deacon Dick Memorial races showcase the best of the southwest's amateur race cars in all varieties, including IMCA modified in twin , IMCA Northern sportmods, hobbystocks, and mini dwarf race cars.  Come out to see it all at the Cocopah Speedway.  Call 928-344-1563 for more information.

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Oct
5
2019
11:00 AM
to 7:00 PM

Bring out your inner geek at YumaCon!  Cosplay as your favorite character with many other fans, play video games, and attend panels. Meet new friends and talk with special guest groups and cosplay judges. Play tabletop games and explore the vendor gallery for all your geek merchandise needs. Celebrate the arts and see why YumaCon is the place where comics, anime, and pop culture collide at the Yuma Civic Center.  Call 928-373-5202 for more information.

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Oct
5
2019
5:00 PM
to 11:59 PM

Headliner Big Mountain will be joined by Yuma’s own GWYNN, Creedence Clearwater Relived (America’s best CCR Tribute Band) and DSB (America’s best Journey Tribute Band) to raise money for Kids At Hope at the Colorado River State Historical Park.  Enjoy a night of music under the stars while helping Kids At Hope, which focuses on demonstrating that all children are capable of success.  Tickets can be purchased June 17 - October 4 at the the Colorado River State Historic Park. Call 928-219-1000 for more information. 

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Oct
5
2019
8:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

What's up Fool?" If you know this podcast, you know all about Felipe Esparza and his brand of telling-it-like-it-is in comedy. He won "Last Comic Standing" in 2010 and hasn't stopped since, including his 2012 stand-up special, "They're Not Gonna Laugh at You," and "Translate This," which premiered on HBO in 2017 and continues to run on HBO. Known for his physical comedy and prowess as a large, sexy beast, Esparza keeps his audiences right where he wants them--laughing all night.  Purchase tickets here.

 
 

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Oct
7
2019
10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with the Yuma County Cooperative Extension, is hosting “Where Does Your Money Go?” a 1.5 hour workshop Tuesdays, September 16 thru October 7, at the main library. This workshop will teach basic budgeting skills that will help you organize your daily activities and spending habits to keep money in your pocket! There is no charge to attend.

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Oct
11
2019
7:00 PM
to 11:00 PM

This one night event celebrates and honors members of Yuma’s dynamic arts community. The event is presented by the City of Yuma’s Division of Arts and Culture and takes place on October 11, 2019 at the Yuma Art Center. The awards ceremony in the Historic Yuma Theatre is free to attend and is followed by a ticketed celebration and fundraiser for the Yuma Art Center in the galleries. The 2019 theme is “Arabian Nights.” Guests are encourage to dress in black tie or themed attire.

Nominees are generated by the public and the City of Yuma’s Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission selects the award recipients. City of Yuma Parks and Recreation employees and previous award recipients are not eligible for nomination. Nomination forms can be found at YumaArtCenter.com. Incomplete nominations will not be accepted. All nominations must be received in full by September 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Tribute of the Muses Award Nominations
The Tribute of the Muses Award is presented to a distinguished and outstanding member of Yuma’s arts community who has shown exemplary devotion and excellence in the arts. Nominees may reflect acknowledged excellence in a chosen arts field, arts advocacy, philanthropy and/or arts education. Tribute of the Muses Award nominees should have a minimum of 5 years of arts recognition in Yuma.

Helios Award Nominations
The Helios Award is presented to an individual who is a recognized, up and coming voice within the Yuma arts community. Nominees may reflect acknowledged excellence in a chosen arts field, arts advocacy, philanthropy and/or arts education.

Art Award Commission
The Yuma Art Center seeks to commission a local artist to design and fabricate an award that will be presented to the Tribute of the Muses Award recipient. Visit YumaArtCenter.com for full prospectus. Budget is $350, deadline for submissions is September 5, 2019.

For more infomation about the event visit YumaArtCenter.com or contact Arts@yumaaz.gov.

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Oct
12
2019
6:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

Join in for an evening of fun and fitness as the City of Yuma kicks off its series of runs at the Zombie Run.  Enjoy music, food, drinks and Best Zombie Costume Contest after you have completed the course.  Runners will still earn 5 bonus points and walkers will earn a star for participating in this non-timed event. Start and finish at Desert Sun Stadium.  Pre-registration cost $17 (deadline is Thursday, October 10 by 1 p.m. ). On-site fee is $26. On-site registration and bib pick-up is between 5 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Register in person at City of Yuma Parks & Recreation.

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Oct
19
2019
7:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

The binational bicycle ride aims to be a fun, family-friendly ride that is approximately 20 miles in the total distance; done at a leisurely pace with stops along the way to showcase the beauty of each municipality in the megaregion.  More information to come.

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