Tours & Specialty Dinners
Visit Yuma will not be hosting any tours or dinners again this year but is working with community partners to have these experiences available to visitors.
History dinners: Dinners will again be available at the Sanguinetti House. For more information they should call the Sanguinetti House for dates and ticketing info. Date night dinners: a casual rustic date night dinner experience is available this year and being hosted by Naked Dates. These are not the four-course gourmet fine dining experience offered previously. These are more casual in nature and a new experience for those interested in learning about the importance of dates in Yuma and enjoying a wonderful meal. Costs and info can be found by contacting Naked Dates.
Learn about other events and tours available throughout Yuma, with the VisitYuma.com calendar or It’s Happening weekly e-news to find out when ticket sales begin.
Check back for more information on History and Date Night Dinners!
History Under the Stars 2023
History under the stars dinner, set at the Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens. Each dinner will feature a different menu and focus on a different aspect of Yuma's rich history, from the story of E.F. Sanguinetti, the development of downtown, the history of irrigation and agriculture, and the history of the military's presence here. Get a taste of the history that makes Yuma unique.
Revel under the stars with a unique "History Under the Stars" dining experience at the Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens in historic Yuma. (It's the perfect gift idea, too!) Your evening will include a special presentation from the pages of Yuma's history books. Get a taste of the history that makes Yuma unique! Tickets are $70, and seating is limited, so purchase tickets today! For more information and tickets hit the button below or call 928-782-1841. See you at the museum! March 2023 dates have been canceled. Stay tuned for next seasons dates!
Save the Date
Did you know that the Yuma and Bard area helped save the Middle East’s Medjool date palms? When disease broke out in Morocco in 1927, palm shoots were brought to this area and cultivated. Some years later, new trees grown here were repatriated to Morocco to help them replenish their date groves. Now local date growers are among the top producers worldwide, even exporting our dates to the Middle East. Each year, up to 15 million pounds of premium Yuma dates are grown, harvested, and then shipped around the world. More date info and recipes can be found at NaturalDelights.com. Dates and date products may be purchased at these local establishments:
--Brocket Farms homegrown dates, eggs, local honey, specialty gifts, and more. 102 E. Third St., 928.257.1440
--Imperial Date Gardens gift packs, nuts, candies, and date shakes, call about free tours at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays or by advance arrangements. 1517 York Road., Bard, Calif., ImperialDateGardens.com, 800.301.9349
--Martha’s Gardens Date Farm dates, local honey, sandwiches, soup, date shakes and ice cream, pleasant landscaped patio for a bite, call about farm tours aboard a tram, $10 per person, call for reservations. 9747 Avenue 9 ¾ E, MarthasGardens.com, 928.726.8831
--Naked Dates Organic Medjools, date shakes, handmade soaps, date beer, and fresh eggs, call about walking tours. 13589 S. Avenue 25E, Wellton, HealthyNakedDates.com, 888.374.2037
--Peanut Patch date shakes, homemade fudge, nuts, dried fruits, candy, and gifts, plus free kitchen tours November through March on selected days, call for info. 4322 E County 13 St., ThePeanutPatch.com, 928.726.6292
Yuma farm tours are a great way to find out where your food comes from. If you’re eating a salad during the winter, chances are that it was grown in Yuma. Agriculture is Yuma’s number one business; it’s a more than $4 billion industry each year. More than 91% of the leafy greens...Read More