An iceberg will be dropped in Yuma's Historic Downtown as part of our 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve celebration. The Iceberg to be dropped will be a giant, fabricated head of iceberg lettuce, illuminated from the inside. Organized by Visit Yuma in cooperation with the City of Yuma will feature the dropping of the giant lighted lettuce at 10:00 p.m. to coincide with New York City’s Ball Drop, and again at Midnight to officially ring in the new year in Yuma.
Iceberg lettuce was chosen as the symbol of the event due to the importance of and the community’s close ties to the local agriculture industry which produces about 90% of the nation’s winter leafy vegetables. The fabricated head of iceberg lettuce to be dropped will be 8’ by 8’ and lit from the inside. A large countdown clock will add to the excitement during the festivities.
Call 928-783-0071 for more information.
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The City of Yuma's Heritage Festivals invites you to join us at the annual Yuma Medjool Date Festival on Main Street. 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!
The Yuma Jaycees Silver Spur Rodeo is PRCA-sanctioned rodeo, attracting top cowboys & cowgirls from the Turquoise Circuit & beyond. Annually held at the Yuma County Fairgrounds, this long-standing tradition features a parade, events, excitement, and food. Yeehaw! More information at YumaRodeo.com.
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Mark your calendar and get ready to celebrate with Yuma Proving Ground on February 15, 2020! YPG will open its doors to the public for YPG 2020 - a one-day event to get to know one of the largest military installations in the world! Come and join the celebration which include displays of military equipment tested at the proving ground, historic exhibits, parachuting, a play area for young people, live musical entertainment, food and drinks, evening fireworks, and much more!
This two-day festival will pack Main Street with mouthwatering BBQ, a country music concert each night, mechanical bull riding, outdoor yard games, the kids’ corner featuring new attractions, dozens of unique craft vendors, and of course, ice cold brew from Yuma’s first and only microbrewery, Prison Hill Brewing Co.
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Grab your friends and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Heritage Festivals Music on Main. Enjoy live entertainment, green beer, adult yard games, and a pub crawl. Grab a snack at one of the many food vendors or restaurants, check out the vendor square, and visit the Downtown Yuma shops for a wee good time! Call 928-373-5020 for more information.