12 Pinetop-Lakeside Events That Guarantee Family Vacation Fun

June 1, 2017 4:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The White Mountains and Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ are a great spot for a family vacation. Besides the many fun outdoor activities you and your family can do together on your own, there’s also always a lot of special events going on in the area that you can participate in as well.

From lively events like carnivals and rodeos to more quiet activities like nature walks or art shows, there’s sure to be something you and your family can agree on. There’s even a day camp that’s open to visiting children.

We’ve compiled a list of 12 fun events happening now through July 4th in the White Mountains and surrounding communities, many of them in Pinetop-Lakeside itself to make your vacation cabin rental the best experience possible.

1. May 25th-29th 11th Annual White Mountains Spring Carnival
Mountain Meadow Park
1101 N Woodland Rd
Lakeside, AZ
Phone: 928-358-3069

Community Barn Dance Friday, May 26th
White Mountain Nature Center

Carnival Hours:
Thursday: 5 PM to 10 PM
Friday: 5 PM to 11 PM
Saturday: 11 AM to 11 PM
Sunday: 1 PM to 10 PM
Monday: 1 PM to 9 PM

2. May 26th-29th White Mountain Family Fun Park Grand Opening Weekend
White Mountain Family Fun Park
4725 W White Mountain Blvd
Lakeside, AZ
Phone: 928-368-4420

Ribbon Cutting at 11 AM May 26th
Free Hot Dogs from noon to 2 PM (while supplies last) May 27th
Live Music by F.T.S.O. from 1 PM to 3 PM

Friday: 11 AM to 9 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 9 PM
Sunday: 11 AM to 9 PM
Monday: 11 AM to 9 PM

3. Saturday, May 27th & Monday, May 29th Trapper Days in Taylor, AZ
Lots of Events both days including:

Saturday, May 27th

Taylor Triple Crown Barrel Racing
Taylor Rodeo Park
116 Center St
Taylor, AZ

11 AM

1st Annual Archery Shoot
Taylor Softball Field
701 E Center St
Taylor, AZ
Phone: 928-536-7366

$15/adult or $25/couple or $35/family
Children 9-12 $5, Children 8 & under Free
8 AM to 2:30 PM

“Taylor’s Country Music” Show and Dance
LDS Stake Center
309 W Willow Lane Taylor
Taylor, AZ
Phone: 928- 536-4965

$5/person or $10/family
Veterans Free
Doors open at 6 PM

Monday, May 29th

Dash for Cash Horse Races
Rodeo Park
202 W Center St
Taylor, AZ
1 PM

Historic Tours, including Wagon Rides
Cabin on E Willow and Hwy 77
Taylor, AZ
4 PM

4. Every Saturday May 27th through Sept 30th Show Low Main Street Farmers Market & Art Walk
Show Low Main Street Festival Marketplace
1031 E Deuce of Clubs
Show Low, AZ
Hours: 9 AM to 1 PM

5. June 3 Walk for the Woods on National Trails Day
White Mountain Nature Center
425 N Woodland Rd
Lakeside, AZ
Phone: 928-358-3069

Starts at 7:30 AM

6. June 3, Round Valley Roundup Boot Race
Round Valley Roundup
W Central Ave & Main St
Eager, AZ
Phone: 928-245-0826

Starts at 9 AM

7. June 2nd-4th, 14th Annual Show Low Days
A 3-Day event full of family fun.
Show Low Chamber of Commerce
81 E Deuce of Clubs
Show Low, AZ
Phone: 928-537-2326


Friday, June 2nd
Arts & Crafts Festival
Live Music: Wild Ride

Saturday, June 3rd
Cruz’n The Rim Car Show
6th Annual Derby Down the Deuce
Jill Tinkel & City of Show Low Itty Bitty Olympics
Live Music: D D Rand Trio, Walkens Band

Sunday, June 4th
Running of the Wieners

8. June 5th-July 14th, Kids’ Discovery Learning Camp 2017
White Mountain Wildlife & Nature Center
425 Woodland Rd
Lakeside, AZ

Visiting Children and local children are welcome for the day, a week, or the entire 6
$20/day, $70/week, $400/6-weeks
Breakfast & lunch provided
Program T-shirts $15
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
Contact: Matthew Williams at [email protected]

9. June 17, High Mountain Music Fest
Pinetop Lakes Equestrian Center
5475 Springs Rd
Pinetop, AZ
Phone: 928-367-4290

Live Bluegrass Music
Noon to 8 PM
Beer Tasting 2 PM to 7 PM

10. June 24th, 8th Annual Hatch Toyota Fishing Derby
Fool Hollow State Park
1500 Fools Hollow Rd
Show Low, AZ
Phone: 928-532-3691

7 AM to 11 AM

11. July 1st 63rd Annual Night Rodeo & 4th of July Celebration
Taylor Rodeo Park
116 Center St
Taylor, AZ
Phone: 928-536-7366

7 PM Rodeo
9 PM Fireworks

12. July 4th, Show Low’s Annual 4th of July Parade & Freedomfest
500 W Old Linden Rd
Show Low High School Football Stadium
Show Low, AZ
Phone: 928-532-4140

9 AM Parade
3 PM Freedomfest
9 PM Fireworks

No matter what your plan are for your family vacation in Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ, you and your family will never run out of fun things to do. We’ve included links to the events and phone numbers when available but if you have any questions or have an event you’d like to share with us, contact us today.

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