Celebrate the River Concert Friday Sept 25 7pm
The 2nd Annual ‘Celebrate the River’ Concert on Friday September 25th, 7:00 pm, will begin the Old Town Center for the Arts 8th Season and kick-off the Verde River Day Festival weekend. Musicians, artists and river advocates will gather for an evening of music, art, and a songwriting competition all dedicated to bringing attention to our most important natural resource – water.
The event is organized by the Verde River Nature Organization in collaboration with the Verde River Day Committee and Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Diane Joens will introduce the concert and river organizations will be on hand to provide information about preserving and protecting the Verde River Basin and Oak Creek.
“The concert will feature some of the region’s best musicians,” OTCA co-Director William Eaton commented. “The music will celebrate the river organizations and the City of Cottonwood for the work they do to preserve and protect the river and for local water management.”
Tickets and much more information is available at the Old Town Center for the Arts website.
Verde River Day Saturday Sept 26 9am – 3pm Free
Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood will celebrate its 27th annual Verde River Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Arizona State Parks has waived park entrance fees for all visitors attending the event. All of the activities are at no cost, thanks to the many exhibitors and sponsors.
Verde River Day promotes preservation and care of the environment by showcasing informative exhibits on the Verde’s unique riparian habitat. Some of the day’s events include a climbing wall, organized canoe and kayak rides, sand castle building, and nature-based exhibits. Guests of all ages are welcome to fish in the lagoon that is loaded with hundreds of pounds of catfish. Poles, bait and tackle are provided for all ages. No fishing license is needed. There will be a wide range of entertainment throughout the day.
Enjoy the best pancake breakfast. Non-Profit Food vendors will be cooking up Indian Fry bread, hot dogs and Hamburgers for nominal fees. Try pottery making by hand and take your creation home with you . See the live birds and reptiles.
Verde River Day was organized in 1988 to promote awareness of the Verde River’s distinctive riparian habitat, where 85 percent of all wildlife in the area looks for sustenance. For more information about Verde River Day, call (928) 634-5283 or visit their website.