It’s Happening In Yuma – August 2016

This email is being provided by the Yuma Visitors Bureau as a free public service to you. If you have a public event you would like to promote, please to submit your event. Planning your fun ahead of time? Check out our full event calendar at for more activities!

Event descriptions in this newsletter are only as accurate as the latest details provided by the host business or organization. Please use the provided contact information when making reservations or planning your activities.

Through August 6 – Children’s Museum of Yuma County
Yuma Art Center
Children of all ages are invited to join the Children’s Museum of Yuma County for a limited engagement at the City of Yuma Art Center (254 S. Main Street). Free for all ages! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tuesday through Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday and Monday – closed
For more information, call 928-373- 5202 or visit

Through August 19 – World Championship Dove Cook-Off Registration
Online Registration
Dove hunters, professional chefs and home cooks are invited to take part in the 1st Annual World Championship Dove Cook-Off in Yuma, Arizona on Saturday, September 3. Click over to for more information, including full rules and regulations, and to register your team. Space is limited. Entries must be received prior to August 20.

August 2 through 5 – Wine Tasting
Old Town Wine Cellar
Enjoy weekly wine tastings at the Old Town Wine Cellar in Historic Downtown Yuma. Featuring ever changing samples of six wines that are in stock and can be purchased on site. This week’s offerings are: Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium 2012 Schiefer Riesling, Martin Ray 2013 Pinot Noir, Jack’s House 2013 California Cabernet Sauvignon, Gerard Bertrand 2011 Pic Saint Loup, Markham Vineyards 2013 Cellar 1879 Blend, and La Braccesca 2012 Vino Nobile de Montepulciano. Open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyTuesday through Friday. For more information visit or call 928-373-0405.

August 2-6 – Daily Tasting
Yuma’s Main Squeeze
Build your own flight of five wines from a list of ten wines available at Yuma’s only winery! Yuma’s Main Squeeze is open from 11:30 a.m. to 7 pm on Tuesdays, to 10 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and open till midnight on Friday and Saturday. More information at

August 5 – Summer Jazz Nights
Lutes Casino
The Summer Jazz Series events offer cool diversions on hot summer nights in America’s sunniest city. The 2016 Lutes Summer Jazz Series runs every otherFriday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lutes Casino, a popular, historic, and intriguing local eatery. More information at

August 5 – Phosforo Live
Cocopah Wild River Family Entertainment Center
Spanish Rock band Phosforo takes to the stage at Cocopah Wild River Family Entertainment Center, Friday, August 5, starting at 10 p.m. This is a 21 and older event, with no cover charge. More information at the Cocopah Wild River Facebook page.

August 6 – Indoor Swap Meet
Yuma Civic Center
Join the City of Yuma for the last of three summer Indoor Swap Meets in the air conditioned Civic Center. The event is FREE to all shoppers this year! Doors are open to shop from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors may still purchase tickets (spring cleaners, Facebook exchange shoppers, antique collectors, jewelers, etc.) online at

August 6 – OC Crew vs. Frontera United
Desert Sun Stadium
Match starts at 7:30 p.m. at Desert Sun Stadium (1280 Desert Sun Dr.) with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. General admission is $5, $10 for premium seating, FREE for kids 12 and under. More information at

August 6 – Sand Volleyball Tournament and Barbecue
Kennedy Park Sand Volleyball Courts
Get your team registered for the Late Night “Leapin’ Lizards” Summer Series Sand Volleyball Tournament and Barbecue. Preregistration fee is $30; $40 on-site. Event begins at 8 p.m. All teams of at least must have a minimum one one male and one female participants, ages 14 and older. For more information, visit or call 928-373-5200, and register by phone or at Yuma Cit Hall Parks & Recreation office.

August 6 – Splash Out Crime Night
Valley Aquatic Center
Come out and join 78-CRIME Stoppers for a refreshing dip in the pool at the Valley Aquatic Center from 6 p.m. to 9! There will be free swimming, a live DJ, games, prizes and fun for the whole family. Cost is only $1 per person. More information at

August 8 – KIDS Make Something Monday!
Dreams on Paper
Come be crafty at Dreams on Paper! Kids’ Craft sessions will be held at 261 Main Street Shoppes, Suite #12 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. This week: Color Theory – Experiments with Color and Water! More information at the Dreams on Paper Facebook page.

August 8 – Daddy-Daughter Styling Class
Lotus Day Spa
Lotus Day Spa will host their second Daddy-Daughter Styling class on Monday, August 8 from 5 p.m. to 6. There are 17 spots available. The cost is $20 and each dad will learn some basic hair styles such as, pony tails, basic braid, and buns. Call 928-345-4744 for more information or click here to reserve an appointment.

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