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Make 'Date Night' unforgettable in Yuma


Make 'Date Night' unforgettable in Yuma
Gourmet spread under the stars lets you sup like a sultan

YUMA, ARIZONA - Think that enjoying a multi-course gourmet dinner under the stars in a date grove is a treat only available to pashas and potentates? Think again - and enjoy an unforgettable 'Date Night' in Yuma, the world's largest producer of Medjool dates.

Date Night in YumaSet for Nov. 13 (2015), and Jan. 22, Feb. 12, and March 11 (2016), these special dinners are being presented by Yuma Visitors Bureau in cooperation with the Bard Valley Date Growers Association to showcase both Yuma's delightful desert weather and the culinary versatility of one of its more unique crops.

The dinners will take place at Imperial Date Gardens, 1517 York Road, Winterhaven, Calif., an easy 15-minute drive through lush produce fields from downtown Yuma

Tickets for all four dates go on sale Oct. 22, online at ( or at the Visitor Information Center, 201 N. 4th Ave., 928-783-0071. To ensure a quality dining experience, dinner is served to just 36 guests, so reservations are essential.

"There's a lot more to dates than just milkshakes," said Linda Morgan, YVB executive director. "This is a great way to feature a local product so good that even people in the Middle East import dates from Yuma."

The inclusive price of $70 per person includes a multi-course gourmet meal prepared by Cordon Bleu-trained Chef Alex Trujillo and his Catering by Design team, entertainment, a tour of Imperial Date Gardens' sorting and packing facility, and even samples of beer and wine made from dates (a cash bar is also available).


The Yuma Visitors Bureau is always happy to assist members of print, digital and broadcast media, either on assignment or pitching an idea with a Yuma angle.

Visit Yuma team can suggest itineraries and facilitate visits, or provide you with the inspired details to help nail down an assignment.  We pride ourselves on always going "above and beyond."

You can download background and "anytime" materials below; dated press releases appear "most recent first" at left. Call or email us for photos and B-roll video.

YVB periodically hosts group and individual press trips, and is glad to partner with other Arizona or California DMOs to coordinate a visit to several regions.

For more information, contact Linda Morgan at 928-376-0100 (office), email Thanks for your interest in the Yuma area.

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Background info:

Fast Facts About YVB

 Fast Facts About Yuma 

Yuma history - narrative

Yuma historic timeline


Research and statistics

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018 Executive Summary

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