Arizona Centennial Events: Arizona turns 100, if you’re looking for a way to celebrate check out the following events.
Centennial Marriage Event
In honor of the Valentine State, get married on Arizona’s 100th statehood day – Tuesday, February 14, 2012! To celebrate Arizona’s Statehood Centennial, the Arizona Supreme Court and Arizona’s Clerks of Superior Court are co-hosting a marriage event on the grounds of the Arizona Courts Building, across the street from Wesley Bolin Plaza. Arizona State Courts Building, 1501 W. Washington
100 Years of Arizona: Collectibles, Cowboys & Curiosities
Join Grand Canyon Planning Associations on Friday, Feb. 17 between 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for their grand opening celebration. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the owners, explore the location, enjoy an all day barbeque and see the employer’s collection of Arizona memorabilia filling the halls of their offices. Arizona’s Official State Historian Marshall Trimble will be speaking and in attendance between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00p.m. along with International award-winning trick roper Loop Rawlins performing at 11:00a.m. The celebration will be held at 9035 E. Mountain View Rd., Scottsdale.
100 Years of Arizona at Work
Visit the Alliance Bank Centennial Photographic Exhibit featuring historical photographs depicting 100 years of Arizona’s economic growth. The collection includes small business owners, workers and people entrepreneurs in the industries and infrastructure that has helped shape Arizona into what it is today. Join them in the main floor of their CityScape headquarters located at One East Washington Street, Phoenix open Monday to Friday through February.
14th Annual Square Dance Festival – Happy 100th Birthday Arizona
Dance the weekend away at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church for their 14th Annual Square Dance Festival on Feb. 17 and 18. A special appearance will be made by Rex Allen Jr. who will be singing “I love you Arizona” as part of a mini concert on Saturday night. Tickets are $45 for dancers and $15 for spectators. It’s located at 3801 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix.
Don’t miss Ironic Arizona celebrating the Arizona Centennial with photographs from the Center for Creative Photography. Take a visual tour of the state’s famous places and iconic symbols, from the Grand Canyon to the Hoover Dam, and from the majestic saguaro to San Xavier del Bac. November 12, 2011 – March 4, 2012 at the Phoenix Art Museum 1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix.
Glendale Folk and Heritage Festival
Event hours 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25. A celebration of folk music, its history and culture. Over 150 performers featuring everything from folk and bluegrass music to cowboy poetry and storytelling! Six performance venues including an Arizona Centennial venue. location Sahuaro Ranch Historical Area, 9802 N. 59th Ave. Glendale. Schedule of Events
Check back this week for more Arizona Centennial Events.