Category Archives: Great Outdoors


Outdoor Experience for Kids Ages 8-15


If your child likes the outdoors and wants to have the ultimate outdoor experience here in Yuma, this might be it. From June 6 – June 8 kids ages 8 – 15 can experience archery, kayaking, fishing, and more. It’s from 7 – 11 each morning and the cost is just $33. Call (928) 373-5200 […]

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FREE Kids to Park Day


From 6-8 p.m. all are welcome to the West Wetlands to enjoy fun with families. This is a FREE event. There will be hot dogs and water while they last. There will also be games and activities happening.

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FREE Entrance to National Parks This Weekend


The National Park Service just turned 100 years old! Celebrate the start of our second century by visiting a park in 2017. During ten days of the year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer FREE admission to everyone. I think there are around 25 in Arizona. Mark your calendar […]

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FREE Fishing Clinic at Mittry Lake


The Rod & Gun Club is hosting this FREE fishing clinic at Mittry Lake for kids up to 16 years of age. If you can hold the pole, you’re old enough! Hahaha.  

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Free Entrance Days in the National Parks


The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and they want everyone to join the party! On 16 days in ’16, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2016: January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. […]

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Updated Star Wars Photo Shoot


  This FREE event just got bigger!  Wear your favorite Star Wars costume, if you can.  You can also display your Star Wars or desert artwork if you’d like.  Bring the family to this fun Star Wars themed day!

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Save the Date: Silver Spur Rodeo


  Make sure to save the date(s) for our annual rodeo.  This marks 71 years for the Yuma Jaycees’ Silver Spur Rodeo. The rodeo is a fun way to spend February 12 – 14.  There is always mutton bustin’  for the kids to enter.  There is usually a mortocross barrel racing competition.  You don’t want […]

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Star Wars Photo Shoot


  Join Firelight Cosplay for a Star Wars themed shoot, January 23, at the recreational area just outside of Yuma, AZ. We will be hitting up the same dunes as used in Return of the Jedi! This was a REALLY fun event last year, and we got some REALLY epic shots out of it. All costumes, […]

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Territorial River Regatta


The Caballeros de Yuma host the Territorial River Regatta (float down).  Floating begins at 8 a.m.  The cost is $5 per person.  Groups often build themed floats and win prizes.  Click here to see the map.  If you have any questions call (928) 343-1715.  Visit here for a little more information and the entry form. […]

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FREE Entrance Days in National Parks


April 18 & 19, 2015 are Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. Parks listed waive their entrance fees on nationally designated fee free dates. Please check with each park for operating hours and event schedules. Here’s the excuse you’ve been waiting for to visit Joshua Tree National Park.  Read all about Katie’s visit and the […]

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