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May 30

Prescott's150th Birthday Celebration!

Friday, May 30, 2014 - Sunday, June 1, 2014

Courthouse Plaza, Mile High Middle School, Goodwin Street, Sharlot Hall Museum

The City of Prescott will be celebrating our Sesquicentennial (150th Birthday!) the weekend of May 30th to June 1, 2014. The Celebration will start with a formal ceremony and proclamation at 5:00pm on the north side of Courthouse Plaza on Friday afternoon followed by a 150 square foot birthday cake and music. Sharlot Hall Museum will host a "Territorial Dinner" following the formal proclamation (check with Sharlot Hall Museum for cost and details). Friday afternoon through Sunday there will be a "Western Village" celebrating the "Old West, Wild West and New West" with living history re-enactments including shootouts, attractions and entertainment on the football field at Mile Hi Middle School (corner of Montezuma and Goodwin). The "New West" area will feature educational and interactive exhibits from area museums, educational institutions and other non-profit organizations from the Prescott area. Live music and beer and wine gardens will be available on the south side of the Courthouse Plaza and Goodwin Street Friday evening through Sunday. Live music entertainment schedule: Friday, May 30th 7:00pm: The Jukes 9:10pm: Crown Kings Saturday, May 31th 12:00-3:30pm: Drew and Anton 4:00-5:30pm: Prescott Jazz Quintet 6:00pm: Sweet Nasty 7:00pm: Yarnell 19 7:30pm: Sweet Nasty 9:00pm: Black Moods Sunday, June 1st 12:00n: Larry and the Drive 2:00pm: Combo Deluxe 4:00pm: Cheektones

Family-friendly activities, music and attractions will be available on Cortez Street and the north side of Courthouse Plaza all day Saturday from 9a-6p. Activities include: Children's interactive theatre Face painting Balloon sculpture Children's craft area (5 Crafts) Children's Games (14 Games) Inflatables and rides on Cortez St Mechanical bull, High Striker, Climbing wall on Montezuma St. Military vehicles display Sundogs display Food booths

Sharlot Hall Museum will be presenting "Living History at the Sharlot Hall Museum" on Saturday and Sunday. Highlights include: Saturday, May 31 10am to 4:00pm: Children's Activities related to Frontier Life 11am: 19th Century Fashion Show 1pm: Re-enactment of meeting when Prescott received its name at Ft. Misery. 2pm: "Generation Band" plays in the Theater. Sunday, June 1 12pm to 4pm: Children's activities related to Frontier Life 1pm: Gail Steiger Musical Performance in Theater. 2pm: Al Bates lecture on the founding of Prescott. In the theater.

Contact info:
Don Prince

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