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This is Visit Yuma's newest event, created to introduce guests to what life on the ranch or farm is like, complete with a local Yuma farm family and tractor-pulled wagon ride. Come out to the land for a farm-style country dinner--It'll be an unforgettable evening of farm produce, cooked to perfection by a gourmet chef with a wine or beer pairing, lively company, a shared table, and then time for stories around the fire pit at the Yuma Ag Center. Purchase tickets here. Call 800-293-0071 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. The highlight of the festival is the Balloon Glow at Desert Sun Stadium on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Complete schedule here. Call 928-343-1715 for more information.
to 9:00 PM
to 3:00 PM
Join the Yuma County Association for Family & Community Education at the Yuma Civic Center for its 49th Annual Community Bazaar which supports scholarships for Yuma County residents through the sale of handmade or homemade gifts for all occasions, baked goods, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking, plants, artwork, photography, personalized items, needlework, quilting and much more. Call 928-726-7456 for more information.
The weather is cooling off and it is now a great time for a train ride on this 7 1/2" gauge railroad. Come and see the progress, that has been made. A railroad signal is now in place, a foundation for the water tower and footers for the 80' tunnel. The ride is approximately 12 minutes long and you go over our bridge, under the bridge through the Baby Grand Canyon of Yuma, pass many other features along the way. Located just below the Historical Prison in Riverside Park, catch a ride on the 2nd & 4th weekend on Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A $2 donation to help cover the cost of running the trains will be greatly appreciated.
All Aboard, train leaving for the Stone Cabin, Well Town Grain Elevator, Gila Bend Texaco Station on pass the mine through the canyon and over the bridge. Call 480-540-6267 for more information.
to 1:00 PM
to 5:00 PM
Celebrate small business Saturday by shopping local artists. Deck the walls with art this holiday season and give the gift of handmade art located in the galleries of the Yuma Art Center. This bazaar will feature area artist who will have unique giftables and custom artwork available for purchase, from ceramics to jewelry, you are sure to find something special for everyone on your gift list. Free to attend and open to the public. Vendor application coming soon. Call 928-373-5202 for more information.
to 10:00 PM
Come and enjoy this annual fun, popular holiday event at Fisher's Landing where 75 parade entries will decorate their golf carts, rzrs, jeeps, boats and floats.
Also integrated into this event is the Chili Cook-Off and tasting event. You can enter your crockpot of homemade chili and be entered to win braggin rights to being the (Best Chili Maker on the River). After the awards hot bowls of steaming chili are sold for $ 2.00 with all proceeds from the Chili Cook-Off benefiting Amberly’s Place.
Parade Entry winners will be announced and there will be an auction of a quilt with all proceeds from the Parade of Lights going to benefit the Marine Corp Toys 4 Tots.
There is no entry fee to be in the Parade of Lights, we just ask that everyone bring an unwrapped gift to the Marine donation station which is located by the Hog Shed.