Wickenburg Attractions and Events
Wickenburg, Arizona, is a desert paradise for horse lovers. Founded in 1863 by ranching and mining pioneers, Arizona’s Most Western Community is located in the central part of the state, offering a mild climate ideal for horsemen seeking a welcoming community for the winter.
Surrounded by the high Sonoran desert and mountains and nestled into the Hassayampa Valley, Wickenburg is a beautiful setting for trail riding, team roping, barrel racing, and relaxing. Visitors and locals hike trails lined with wildflowers and cacti, ride horses and then ride in a Jeep to experience natural trails and historic places. You can fish nearby lakes, participate in or watch team roping at local arenas, ride a mountain bike, golf, take a stroll around Wickenburg’s historic downtown, attend annual heritage events, or sit and watch the sunset. The community boasts active horse groups, daily equestrian events in the winter and spring, and many competitions, such as the National Senior Pro Rodeo held during Gold Rush Days.
Local attractions include the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, where artwork, new and existing exhibits, programs, and Western memorabilia tell the story of our Western heritage. Wickenburg is also home to the Del E. Webb Center, a 600-seat performing arts facility where national entertainers from Western music to jazz to ballet performances throughout the year. Annual heritage events include Gold Rush Days & Rodeo in February; Desert Caballeros ride and Las Damas ride in April; Fiesta de Septiembre in September; Fly-In & Classic Car Show in October; Bluegrass Festival in November; and Christmas Light Parade and Cowboy Christmas Poets Gathering in December.
All upcoming event information is located on our calendar of events.
Contact: Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, 216 North Frontier Street, Wickenburg, Arizona 85390; 928-684-5479; Email: email@example.com