to 8:30 PM
Put down the kitchen utensils and get ready for an exciting night out with a Savor Yuma progressive dining experience! Hop aboard the comfy bus as we cruise from eatery to eatery, sampling fantastic flavors found throughout the city. Enjoy iconic Yuma restaurants, and possibly a few hidden gems, as we mix up the itinerary to ensure no two tours are the same.
In addition to trying new tastes, Savor Yuma is great for learning about local culinary traditions while making friends with our hosts and other diners. Looking to treat a party of friends, family or co-workers? Savor Yuma is perfect for large groups, and couples too. Tour departs from the Visit Yuma administrative office located at Old City Hall at 5 p.m.
to 8:00 PM
The Village Jazz Series presents FREE public concerts featuring nationally known and regional artists as well as student groups. All events are in the Village Area of Yuma Palms Regional Center, in front of Harkins Theaters. Attendees should bring their own seating and food and drinks are available from handy eateries. This Thursday: Considered perhaps the best jazz flutist in the world, San Diego’s Holly Hofmann returns to Yuma with L.A. jazz and studio icon, guitarist Bruce Forman. Holly never fails to amaze and is the Series’ ‘Consultant at Large.’ Details are available at YumaJazz.com.
to 10:30 PM
Rock.It Boy Entertainment of America presents this tribute to Roy Orbison at the Yuma Civic Center.
The Big O was unmistakable with his trademark sunglasses, distinctive, powerful voice, and dark emotional ballads. His voice, bridging the gap between baritone and tenor, coupled with his signature arrangements ensured the charting of hits “Only The Lonely”, “Crying”, “Oh, Pretty Woman”, “Dream Baby”, “Ooby Dooby”, “Blue Angel”, “Blue Bayou”, “You Got It” and “In Dreams”. Mike Demers delivers a spot-on performance of Orbison’s signature sound. Purchase tickets here.
Get your taste buds ready for Yuma’s ‘Best in the Desert Southwest’ BBQ & Brew Festival! This two-day festival will pack Main Street with mouthwatering BBQ, a country music concert, and ice cold brew. Competitors travel from all over the United States to compete in this Kansas City Barbeque Society Sanctioned event! Visit www.YumaFestivals.com for updates!
- KCBS Sanctioned event.
- Food Network CHOPPED Champion / Industry Chef of the Year Chef Phillip Dell has accepted Mayor of Yuma - Douglas Nicholls ‘Throw Down Steak Challenge’
- Expecting 20 KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) Professional BBQ Competitors on site
- 30+ KCBS Certified Judges coming to town
- FREE Country Concerts each night at 8 pm, Friday – Milepost 30, Saturday URBAN SKIES – the Keith Urban Experience
Follow the event page here.
to 8:00 PM
Guests at a Date Night dinner savor a multi-course gourmet meal by Executive Chef Alex Trujillo served under the stars in a lush Yuma date grove at Imperial Date Gardens. Every course from appetizer to dessert features a new twist on this oldest of cultivated fruits, showcasing one of Yuma’s more unique crops, Medjool dates. Whether making it a true “date night” as a couple, coming with family or a group of friends, or coming by yourself and making new friends at the shared table, you’ll enjoy a night that was named by Fodor’s as one of the "World’s Most Unique Dining Experiences." These special dinners are presented by Visit Yuma to showcase both Yuma's delightful desert weather and the culinary versatility of one of its more unique crops. Transportation not included. Check in begins at 5 p.m. (MST). On-site walking tour begins at 5:30 p.m. , with dinner served at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets here. Call 800-293-0071 for more information.
to 9:00 PM
to 3:00 PM
Visit Yuma presents Ag to Art Farmer’s Market: Feeding the Body and Soul. The market is going to roam Yuma County; our fifth stop is the PAAC.
We are looking for vendors, for agriculture and arts products. Free booth spaces are available. For participation and inquiries email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 928-376-0100.
Here’s how you can be involved:
--Have a booth to sell your goods if you sell something related to farm produce or made from fresh, grown items. This could include homemade soap, fresh eggs, herbs and spices, dried fruits, fresh veggies, baked goods, dog treats, etc.
--Have a booth to sell your pieces if you sell anything related to the arts. This could be paintings, drawings, jewelry, pottery or ceramics, fiber arts, your music, musical instruments, or classes at your performing or visual arts organization, for example.
--If you teach yoga or martial arts, or work with children’s organizations that put on demonstrations (Boy Scouts teaching visitors to the market how to tie knots?), you can offer short hourly demonstrations or classes for the public to take part in. We are seeking ways for the market to be experiential, interactive, and fun for all ages, so call us to discuss your ideas if what you do might be a fit in this area. You are welcome to solicit for new customers.
--If you are in the performing arts, you may have a booth and perform, or you also don’t necessarily need to set up a booth, if you’d like to just perform. There are also options for performers/artists showing their craft. You may offer a short hourly performance for the public to enjoy. You may also work in short, group lessons for guitar or salsa dancing, or watercolor painting, if your craft is one that you’d like to teach to others. We ask that you offer at least two 15-30 minute sessions during the time that the market is taking place. You are welcome to solicit for new customers.
Items to be sold will be subject to approval by Visit Yuma.
to 2:00 PM
Go behind YPG’s gates to learn about the installation’s history and modern-day mission. The tour is met by base personnel who share facts and figures and details about what it’s like with tanks ripping around and giant booms going off daily. This tour leaves from the Colorado River State Historic Park at 8:30 a.m. Purchase tickets here. Call 800-293-0071 for more information.