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5/26/2012 11:13:00 AM
Find it all on Route 66
Cowboys and cowgirls, barbecue, classic cars and much more

Activities are so abundant in Williams, it's impossible to experience all the area has to offer during just one visit. Future return trips are a must for those seeking a true taste of this region.

Aug. 10-11 5th Annual Cool Country Cruise-In

Takes place at Twisters and along Route 66. Route 66 classic Car Show with trophies given for various classes is a perennial favorite. For car show registration visit

Sept. 1-3 Williams Labor Day Rodeo

At the Williams Rodeo Grounds. Slash M Rodeo Co. presents the Williams Labor Day Rodeo. Parade along Route 66 11 a.m. Sept. 1. Rodeo starts daily at 2 p.m. Junior Rodeo begins at 1 p.m. Sept. 1-2. Women's PRCA begins at 1 p.m. Sept. 3. Kids 5 and under are free. For more information, call Scott McDaniels at (520) 403-3309.

Sept. 29 Taste of Williams

Hosted by Bearizona. Taste of Williams showcases local artists, restaurants and Arizona beer and wine.

Nov. 24 Williams Parade of Lights and official Tree Lighting Ceremony Parade starts at 7 p.m. along Historic Route 66 followed by the tree lighting ceremony.

Nov. 10-Jan. 5 Grand Canyon Railway presents Polar Express More than 90,000 passengers will board the Polar Express for the 2012 season. This special night-time excursion takes a little more than an hour, and is a recreation of the popular children's Christmas book written by Chris VanAllsburg. Book online now or call 1-888-848-3511.

June 2013 Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo

Real working cowboys get together and put on a big rodeo for themselves and for our viewing pleasure. An action packed event that is a lot of fun to watch. Rodeo performances start daily at 1 p.m. at the Williams Rodeo grounds. Dance Friday and Saturday. General admission: $5, kids 10 and under are free. For more information contact Trina Runston at (928) 853-6495.

June 2013 Northern Arizona BBQ Festival

The chamber of commerce in partnership with the Special Olympics of Arizona presents this KCBS sanctioned barbecue cook-off. A beer garden featuring regional microbreweries, street dance and kids' zone are all a part of weekend in the cool pines of northern Arizona. For more information contact Chuck Vaughn at

June 2013 High Country Warbirds Fly-in Orientation flights available on WWII planes. Flying action is also fun for those who want to watch from the ground. Planes of Fame Air Museum, 755 Mustang Way on Highway 64, 25 miles south of Grand Canyon in Valle, Ariz. Call (928) 635-1000 or visit

July 4 Hometown Fourth of July

One of the longest parades in northern Arizona starting at 4 p.m. through downtown. For more information visit or call (928) 635-0273.

For more information about these and other special events, drop by the Visitor Center at Second and Railroad or call (928) 635-4061. The toll-free number is (800) 863-0546. Visit the Web site at

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