Cornville; Deer Valley; Prescott
Cork Boat Race
Heat your glue guns and rip open that Ziploc bag full of wine corks you’ve been saving: Page Springs Cellars hosts its fourth annual Cork Boat Race on June 29, when homemade vessels will be put to the test on the waters of Oak Creek.
Kids and pets are invited for the event, which includes splashing in the stream, food and music. Prizes abound for winning boats on and off the water, and spoils include winery goodies, event tickets and 1-year wine club memberships (valued at more than $700).
If you’re racing a boat, get there early; registration is at 9 a.m. Racers may park on site, but spectators should park at the Page Springs Fish Hatchery, which is adjacent to the winery, and take a free shuttle to the event.
DETAILS >> 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Page Springs Cellars, 1500 N. Page Springs Road. $30 for adults and $10 for kids, includes food and drink. $25 to race your homemade boat. (928) 639-3004 or PageSpringsCellars.com.
After Dark in the Park
Get a jump on Fourth of July with a free fireworks show at this gathering, where you can bring your picnic basket or purchase cuisine from local food vendors. There’s also music, activities and inflatable attractions for kids. Fireworks start at 8:45 p.m.
DETAILS >> 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Deer Valley Park, 19602 N. 19th Ave. Free. (602) 495-3735 or Phoenix.gov/parks/fabphx4.html.
Fourth Friday Art Walk
Prescott is home to a multitude of artists, and they open a window to their world the fourth Friday of each month, when galleries throughout the Courthouse Square and McCormick Arts Districts stay open late for Art Walk. On June 28, Van Gogh’s Ear will offer food, wine and music, and artist Linda Umphrey will paint at Mountain Artists Guild and Gallery.
DETAILS >> 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, June 28. Montezuma and Gurley streets in downtown Prescott is a good starting point, but go online for a map of all the galleries. Free. (928) 445-3848 or ArtThe4th.com.