Special Events

Per City Code 8-9 the City of Prescott welcomes a wide variety of special events. If you would like to hold a special event within the City of Prescott, please read the Policy and Procedures Manual then print and fill out the Special Events Criteria Form below. Once your date is approved a special event application will be sent to you with all coordinating forms needed for your event. All Special Events are subject to approval by the Special Events Committee. If you have questions please call Michelle Stacy-Schroeder at (928)777-1552.

2020 Events

Forms and applications available soon.

Event Spotlight

2020 Veterans Day Parade

Wednesday November 11, 2020

Opening Ceremony at 10:30am, Parade begins at 11am

The City of Prescott is excited to announce that the 2020 Veterans Day Parade will be held in Downtown Prescott on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Opening ceremonies will take place at 10:30am on the stage at the intersection of Cortez St. and Union St., with parade beginning at 11:00am.


While we anticipate some changes to the event due to COVID-19 concerns, we believe they will be a part of new changes that we all have been learning to adapt to. Social distancing and mask will be highly recommended. The parade route is 

This year’s parade theme is:  Honoring the Military Family:  Courage – Strength – Sacrifice.  The City of Prescott is inviting parade entrants from the community to compete in seven categories this year.  Each entry category will have a first palace winner and all entries will compete for a Best overall award.   The categories are:


  • Fraternal or Military Organizations
  • Motorized Groups
  • Music
  • Marching Units
  • Hospital entries by Veterans
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Commercial / Business

There is no fee to enter, and application forms and rules can be found here 2020 Parade Application

Applications can be emailed to michelle.stacy-schroeder@prescott-az.gov 

Individuals, businesses and groups interested in participating in the parade are asked to return your entry form no later than October 26, 2020, to assure proper staging and information prior to the event.  Please direct questions or completed applications to Michelle Stacy-Schroeder, Recreation Services Manager, at (928) 777-1552.



Upcoming Events

These applications are password protected for review by the Special Events Committee. Applications for Review

11.7.20 Whiskey Basin Trail Run

11.11.20. Veterans Day parade 

11.12.20 Veteran Stand Down NEW

11.28.20 Holiday Light Parade

12.5.20 Christmas Parade and Courthouse Lighting New

12.11.20 Acker Music Night  NEW

12.12.20 Christmas City Santa Run  NEW

12.31.20 Whiskey Row Boot Drop  NEW


  • Recreation Services
  • Michelle Stacy-Schroeder
  • Recreation Services Manager
  • Recreation Service Office

    824 E Gurley St

  • 928-777-1552


  • To be a vendor at an event, you will need to contact the event organizer directly. Information can be found in the City events calendar.

  • The Recreation Services department works closely with the Prescott Unified School District and the Mile High Middle School Staff for scheduling. Please call Michelle Stacy-Schroeder at 928-777- 1552.

  • Reservations for the Yavapai County Courthouse are handled by the Prescott Downtown Partnership 928-445- 5220.


Parades and Acker Night Events Cancelled

Posted on November 24, 2020

Boot Drop To Be Decided At a Later Date Due to ongoing concerns about rapidly increasing COVID-19 numbers, the City, the Prescott Chamber, Prescott Downtown Partnership, and Acker Night Committee jointly decided to cancel their events, including the Holiday Light… Read more »

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