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.


Our process has gone electronic. If you would like to request to hold a special event, please go to Reservation Request  and create a profile. You will then proceed to Reservation Requests under the facilities tab, followed by Reservation Request- Special Event. Please click on the first date of your event and click the green reserve button. You will only need to reserve one date for a multi day event (to include set-up dates). Once you get to check out you will be asked to fill out the Criteria Flex Form with complete information and submit. Once it has been submitted and approved you will be sent an email to proceed with applications and an invoice for your deposit.

Forms and Applications

  • City Code for Special Event
  • 2021 Special Event Application fillable
  • 2021 Portable Stage Application
  • Tax and Licensing: List of vendors selling items must be submitted 10 days prior to an event. Vendor Tracking Sheet 
  • Liquor License: Application must be submitted to City of Prescott for approval, prior to sending it to the State. Please submit a check made payable to City of Prescott for $67 per day, along with a check for Arizona State Dept. of Liquor for $25 per day Click Here
  • Health Department: Event organizer must fill out the Coordinator packet if your event will have food Click Here
  • Requests for the use of Mile High Middle School Field: Event organizer must fill out a usage form Here
  • Business Signature form: If your event s closing a street, all businesses on said street must provide a Yes/No and a signature. You must receive 75% approval from all businesses Business Signature form
  • Camping Request Form (Watson Lake Only): If your event is bein held at Watson Lake and you would like to request camping click here

All applications must be submitted to Michelle Stacy-Schroeder, Recreation Manager. Please mail them to824 E. Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 86301 or by email at michelle.stacy-schroeder@prescott-az.gov 

For further questions or assistance please call 928-777-1552

Event Spotlight



Upcoming Events

Date Event Location


6/12/2021 21st Century Car Show Cortez St
6/12-13/2021 Territorial Days Courthouse
6/25-27/2021 Prescott Bluegrass Festival Courthouse/ Goodwin St
6/28-30/2021 Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Rodeo Grounds


7/1-4/2021 Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Rodeo Grounds
7/1-3/2021 Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Dance Depot Marketplace
7/2/2021 Kiwanis Kiddie Parade Courthouse/ Cortez
7/2-4/2021 Frontier Rodeo Days Craft Fair Courthouse/ Cortez
7/3/2021 Prescott Frontier Rodeo Days Parade Downtown
7/3/2021 Whiskey Row Boot Race Whiskey Row
7/4/2021 4th of July Fireworks Celebration Watson Lake


8/4-7/2021 Antique Auto Club Car Show Watson Lake
8/8-9/2021 MAG Fine Art, Craft & Wine Festival Courthouse/Goodwin St
8/12-14/2021 Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering Rodeo Grounds
8/14/2021 Bean Bags for Kids PMHMS
8/21/2021 Run for Brooklyn Brownlow Trail
8/21/2021 Monsoon Festival & Brewfest PMHMS
8/25/2021 Rockabilly Festival PMHMS


9/2-6/2021 Yavapai County Fair Rodeo Grounds
9/4-6/2021 Faire on the Square Courthouse
9/11/2021 Hopefest Square/ Downtown
9/17-19/2021 Prescott Pow-Wow Watson Lake
9/18/2021 Thundercat Mountain Bike Race Brownlow Trail
9/18/2021 Oktoberfest PMHMS
9/24-26/2021 Prescott Highland Games Watson Lake
9/25/2021 Prescott Vette Sette Cortez/Goodwin/WR


10/2-3/2021 Fallfest in the Park Courthouse
10/2/2021 Dancing for the Stars PMHMS Auditorium
10/3/2021 Dogtoberfest Watson Lake
10/6-9/2021 Plein Air Festival Various Lakes
10/9/2021 Whiskey Row Marathon Montezuma/ PMHMS
10/10/2021 Prescot Fest- ECHO Committee Watson Lake
10/10/2021 AZ High School Cycling Race Kuebler Quarry
10/13-16/2021 Big Sting Country Music Festival Watson Lake
10/16/2021 Prescott 6’er Bike Race Kuebler Quarry
10/22-23/2021 American Iris Society Region Mtg Rodeo Grounds
10/23/2021 Prescott Wine Festival PMHMS
10/23/2021 Halloween Kids 5K Square
10/31/2020 Halloween- Mt. Vernon and Country Club Area


11/6-7/2021 Iron King Trail Run Watson Lake
11/11/2021 Veterans Day Parade Downtown
11/27/2021 Holiday Light Parade Downtown


12/4/2021 Christmas Parade & Courthouse Lighting Downtown
12/10/2021 J.S.Acker Music Night Downtown
12/31/2020 Whiskey Row Boot Drop Whiskey Row

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

6.11.21 Territorial Days – Parking Only 

6.12.21 21st Century Car Show  

6.18.21 Airport Terminal Dedication 

6.18.21 Ponderosa Grove Record Release 

6.25.21 Bluegrass Festival (NEW)

6.28.21 Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo 

7.1.21 Rodeo Dance

7.2.21 Kiwanis Kiddie Parade 

7.2.21 Rodeo Craft Fair – Parking Only 

7.3.21 NAZ Blues Alliance (NEW)

7.3.21 Whiskey Row Boot Race 

7.3.2021 Rodeo Days Parade 

7.4.21 4th of July Event 

8.7.21 Antique Auto Car Show (NEW)

8.12.21 AZ Cowboy Poets Gathering

8.14.21 Bean Bags for Kids Sake (NEW)

8.21.21 Mile High Brewfest (NEW)

8.21.21 NAZ Blues Alliance(NEW)

8.21.21 Run for Brooklyn 

9.3.21 Faire on the Square – Parking Only 

10.1.21 Fallfest in the Park – Parking Only 

10.2.21 Prescott Longriders to PMHMS (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.


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