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Mayor Mengarelli addresses residents of Prescott in his monthly letter. Here is the full letter from Mayor Mengarelli:
One of the best parts of 2021 has been the return of so many of our big special events here in Prescott. As we started to return to a sense of normalcy and venture to local restaurants and shops, we also started to see many friendly faces at events in the community. The kids are back to school and the days are starting to get a little cooler each morning which means we will welcome the changing of the leaves and fall pretty early as well. As the seasons change, we’ll also see the return of many of our favorite fall specials as well as a number of new and unseen events for residents and visitors alike.
The fall special events season kicks off with Faire on the Square, a long-time favorite Labor Day weekend arts and crafts show in Courthouse Square. Then the summer concert series will end with performances on September 7, 9 and 10.
We will host the return of the Yavapai County Fair, September 9-12 at Rodeo Grounds. This year will also mark the 9th annual HopeFest Arizona on September 11, which also happens to be the 20th anniversary of the 911 tragedy. HopeFest will provide community outreach, live music, resources and connections for our veterans, military personnel. , first responders and vulnerable people in Yavapai County. The Empty Bowls event returns on September 12 in Courthouse Square.
Watson Lake is hosting the Highland Games September 25-26, and the Prescott Vette Sette takes over downtown with its all-Corvette car show on September 25. The Fallfest art exhibition takes place on October 2 and 3 in the Palace of Justice Square. Some favorites are returning this year, including Dancing for the Stars on October 2, Dogtoberfest on October 3, and the Big Sting Country Music Festival October 15-16 in Watson Lake. The Prescott Plein Air Outdoor Art Festival will take place on October 21. We will be hosting a new event, the Whiskey Row Wine Festival, on October 23 at Mile High Middle School.
For those who want to burn a few calories while enjoying the great outdoors and fall temperatures, there will also be a number of special fitness-focused events over the coming weeks, including the Thundercat Mountain Bike Race on the 18th. September, the Whiskey Row Marathon on October 9. the AZ High School Cycle Race October 9-10, the Prescott 6’er Cycle Race on October 16, and the Halloween Kids 5k on October 27. There really is something for everyone this fall, and all of these events lead us to my favorite time of year here in Prescott on our welcoming and festive holiday season.
To learn more about upcoming events like these, and more, you can search for some great resources: the City of Prescott website at Prescott-az.gov/events and the Chamber of Commerce website. from Prescott to Prescott.org.
Mayor Greg Mengarelli
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