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Things to Do in Kingman

Kingman is known for events, especially Classic Car Shows.

If you’re planning a Route 66 Road Trip this spring, consider planning you’re Kingman stop during a Chillin’ on Beale Street Block Party (3rd Saturday of the Month April  thru October), the Route 66 Fun Run (May 1-3) or the It’s About Time Car Show (June 6).

  • Art & Craft Shows / Festivals
  • Car Shows / Motorsports
  • General Community Events
  • Holiday
  • Live Music & Entertainment
  • Local Interest
  • Parks & Outdoor
  • Regional Events

Friends of the Kingman Library ā€“ Book Sale

  • 03/05/15 to 03/07/15
  • Mohave County Library - Kingman Branch, Kingman
  • Local Interest
  • Kingman Library
Map The Friends of the Library in Kingman are sponsoring their quarterly Book Sale. There are books for everybody including many Large Print books. Come join us and support your local Library.

Bluegrass on the Beach

  • 03/06/15 to 03/08/15
  • Lake Havasu State Park, Lake Havasu City
  • Regional Events
  • Larry Baker
Map At the Lake Havasu State Park in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Friday/Saturday: 10:00am to 6:30pm and Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm Tickets: $20 adults; $10 teens 13 - 17 years old and children 12 and under are free.

1st Friday of the Month

  • 03/06/15 to 03/06/15
  • Beale Street Brews & Art Gallery, Kingman
  • Art & Craft Shows / Festivals
  • 928-753-4004
Map Come and enjoy the "1st Friday of the Month" at Beale Street Brews & Art Gallery (418 E. Beale St.). A New Artist is showcased every month.

Gun & Military Vehicle Show

  • 03/07/15 to 03/08/15
  • Mohave County Fairgrounds, Kingman
  • Art & Craft Shows / Festivals
  • 928-279-5406

Spring Planting Workshop

  • 03/07/15 to 03/07/15
  • make reservation to obtain address, Kingman
  • Local Interest
  • 9287533788

Kingman Lions Club 50/50 Golf Ball Drop

  • 03/07/15 to 03/07/15
  • Centennial Park, Kingman
  • General Community Events
  • 928-753-6106
Map The Kingman Lions Club 50/50 Golf Ball Drop will take place at Centennial Park (3333 Harrison St.) in Kingman. The ball nearest to the pin is the winner.

Barrel Roll Out Event & Dinner

  • 03/07/15 to 03/07/15
  • Desert Diamond Distillery, Kingman
  • Live Music & Entertainment
  • 702-335-7448
Map Desert Diamond Distillery is having their 6th Barrel Roll Out event. You are invited to participate in this exciting event. Join Desert Diamond Distillery for cocktails, appetizers, hors dā€™ oeuvres, dinner & entertainment.

The Kingman Concert Band/An Irish Celebration

  • 03/07/15 to 03/07/15
  • Mohave County Library/Kingman Branch, Kingman
  • Live Music & Entertainment
  • 928-692-2665

Rattlesnake Hare Scrambles &150 Desert Race

  • 03/14/15 to 03/15/15
  • Arizona Route 66 Motorsports Park, Kingman
  • Car Shows / Motorsports
  • 623-363-9665
Map Enjoy 2 days of Desert Racing out at the Route 66 Motorsports Park. As the Rattlesnake Hare Scrambles and Rattlesnake 150 an Off-Road Challenge Series will be brought to you by Arizona Off Road Promotions.

Station 66/ Car Show/Customer Appreciation

  • 03/14/15 to 03/14/15
  • Station 66, Kingman
  • Car Shows / Motorsports
  • 928-530-0670

If your business, group or association is hosting an event in or around Kingman, please submit it to our calendar!

Events will be moderated:

  • Please submit your event at least 7 days in advance, however we recommend 4- 12 months lead time to give your event the best possible exposure
  • Best consideration is given to events that take place within the greater Kingman area (including Kingman, Oatman, Chloride, Golden Valley, Valle Vista, etc), but major events throughout Mohave County may be considered
  • Before submitting an event, please use the search function to see if it's already posted on the calendar
  • If your event is already on the calendar but needs updating, email us or call 753.6106 with your updates
  • Events will be edited for grammer and style.

Note - We generally do not publish the following:

  • Events that do not occur in the greater Kingman area
  • Events that are closed to the general public; i.e. 'members only' events
  • Regular monthly meetings of a group or association
  • Garage and/or estate sales (with the exception of auctions)
  • Going-out-of-business sales, sales events, open houses, etc. (with the exception of ribbon cuttings and grand openings).  If you think an event hosted at your business should be listed, just contact us at 753.6106 or

If your event occurs regularly on particular days of the week enter the final end date below, check the 'Recurring' box and select the appropriate days.

If you run into any issues or questions submitting your event, call us at 753.6106!

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Community events create a positive impact for the community, our quality of life, and for the experience of our traveling guests. Although planning an event is a process and takes time to go through the proper permitting, it is relatively straight forward and easy to do.  Supportive staff at each respective department or agency can be very helpful in guiding you through all of the necessary steps, so if you are unsure about anything – just ask!  

Bear in mind that there may be additional permits to secure, such as sign permits and releases by private land-owners. As you begin the application process, work with the respective agency / department to help figure out what permits you need to make your special event a success. Click here for a printer friendly information sheet

City of Kingman

City of Kingman Permit Information Web Page
City of Kingman Special Events Permit direct link
(revised August 2012)

When you need a permit: This permit applies to events taking place in Kingman (wholly or in part) that are held 1- in public places such as parks and other City owned property, 2- within the public rights-of-way (i.e. on streets and sidewalks in commercial, residential, or industrial zoned areas), or 3- on private property if they are expected to have 200 or more people in attendance.

Deadline:  permit applications shall be filed a minimum of 60 days (for events that have road closures) or 30 days (for events with no road closures) prior to the event. No application may be filed more than a year in advance.

Filing fee:   $50.00 for non-street closure or $100.00 for a street closure. The application fee is non-refundable.
This permit applies to events taking place in Kingman (wholly or in part) that are held 1- in public places such as parks and other City owned property, 2- within the public rights-of-way (i.e. on streets and sidewalks in commercial, residential, or industrial zoned areas), or 3- on private property if they are expected to have 200 or more people in attendance.

City Clerk’s Office (prior to submitting the permit)
310 North 4th Street
Kingman, AZ 86401

Kingman Police Department Special Event Coordinator (after the permit has been submitted)

Mohave County

Mohave County webpage with permitting information
Mohave County Special Event Permit Application direct link
(revised August 2013)

When you need a permit: This permit applies to any public or private activity sponsored by a structured, formal organization planned for and conducted with Mohave County rights-of-way. 

Deadline:  This permit application must be submitted no later than sixty (60) calendar days prior to the first day of the event to provide for review time and potential scheduling for Mohave County Board of Supervisors consideration and approval.

Filing Fees:  $50, the application fee is non-refundable.

Mohave County Public Works
3715 Sunshine Dr.
Kingman, AZ 86401

Arizona Department of Transportation

ADOT Webpage with all necessary permitting information
Special Event Encroachment Permit Application direct link
(revised September 2013)

When you need a permit: This permit applies to any temporary, organized or supervised activity that 1- could affect the normal operation of a state highway or 2- uses or occupies any state highway right-of-way, facilities or property belonging to the state.
Deadline:  Submit an application for a special event to the respective ADOT district’s permit office sixty (60) days prior to the scheduled event.

Filing Fees:   There are no permit filing fees.

Anthony Martinez , Permits Supervisor
ADOT Kingman District Office
3660 E. Andy Devine Ave.
Kingman, AZ 86401
928. 681.6019

Bureau of Land Management 

Page with Permit Information and links
Special Recreation Permit direct link
(revised August 2011)

When you need a permit: A Special Recreation Permit may apply if any of the following are true for an activity that involves BLM lands: a fee is charged; money will be made on the event or there is a fee to cover expenses; there will be a competition; the activity/event will be advertised; you will mark a course; vehicles are expected at the activity/event.

Deadline:  Applications should be submitted 180 days prior to the event or activity for processing.  In some circumstances, an application may require more than 180 days to complete.  Be sure to contact your local BLM field office for additional information.

Filling Fees:  The initial minimum commercial use permit fee is $100.00 and must be prepaid before authorization; thereafter the annual fee is a minimum of $100.00 or 3 percent of gross receipts, whichever is greater.  For competitive events and organized group events, there is a per-day participant fee of $5.00 per person, or the minimum fee of $100.00, whichever is greater.  All fees are nonrefundable.

Kingman Field Office
2755 Mission Boulevard
Kingman, AZ 86401-5308
928. 718.3700

Events submitted for publication are published to the discretion of Visitor Center staff. Events that do not meet the criteria for a local community event, as described under the "Submit an Event" tab, are not posted.

The Kingman Visitor Center provides this calendar for informational purposes only, and assumes no liability for any listed event or activity.  Actual event dates, times, locations, admission fees and all other details may change at any time. For all current details, please contact the person or organization coordinating the event.


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