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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

Murphy's Gun Show

  • 05/23/15 to 05/24/15
  • Mohave County Fairgrounds, Kingman
  • Art & Craft Shows / Festivals
  • 208-324-9644
Map A two day gun show where you can buy, sell or trade guns and ammo of all kinds and makes.

Luau in the Desert

  • 05/23/15 to 05/23/15
  • Golden Valley Baptist Church, Golden Valley
  • Live Music & Entertainment
  • 929-565-4682
Map

Memorial Day Program

  • 05/25/15 to 05/25/15
  • Kingman Veteran's Memorial Trust, Kingman
  • Holiday
Map Memorial Day Program at Veterans Memorial at Locomotive Park (300 W. Beale St).

3rd Annual Beer Fest

  • 05/30/15 to 05/30/15
  • Mohave County Fairgrounds, Kingman
  • Art & Craft Shows / Festivals
  • 928-753-2636
Map Mohave County Fairgrounds would like to invite you to come join the 3rd Annual Beer Fest. Come and sample different beers from around the state. “Bring your crew and have a brew!”

Kingman Derby (Stick Pony Races)

  • 05/30/15 to 05/30/15
  • Beale Celebrations, Kingman
  • Local Interest
  • 928-753-6253
Map The Kingman Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 1st Annual Kingman Derby (Stick Pony Races). Come and participate in the “Stick Pony Races”, bet on the ponies and participate in the raffle with great prizes.

1st Friday of the Month

  • 06/05/15 to 06/05/15
  • 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.

High Desert Events - Gun, Knife, Coin & Collectibles Show

  • 06/06/15 to 06/07/15
  • Mohave County Fairgrounds, Kingman
  • Art & Craft Shows / Festivals
  • 928-279-5406
Map Kingman's largest gun and collectibles show.

It’s About Time Car Show

  • 06/06/15 to 06/06/15
  • Kingman Visitor Center, Kingman
  • Car Shows / Motorsports
  • 928-753-8558
Map The 14th Annual “It’s About Time Car Show” will be at the Kingman Visitor Center (120 W. Andy Devine Ave.), Saturday Evening, 5:30pm until 10:00pm.

Relay for Life of Kingman

  • 06/06/15 to 06/07/15
  • Kingman High School, Kingman
  • Local Interest
  • 928-279-3661
Map Giving time, love, and support to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers who face cancer.

Hualapai Mountain Park – Craft Antique & Arts Fair

  • 06/07/15 to 06/07/15
  • Hualapai Mountain Park, Kingman
  • Art & Craft Shows / Festivals
  • 928-681-5700
Map A craft fair & swap meet up in the cool pines of the Hualapai Mountains.

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.
  • DO NOT ENTER EVENT INFORMATION IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS :)

Note - We generally do not publish the following:

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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.

Contact:
City Clerk’s Office (prior to submitting the permit)
310 North 4th Street
Kingman, AZ 86401
928.753.5561

Kingman Police Department Special Event Coordinator (after the permit has been submitted)
928.753.2191
 

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.

Contact:
Mohave County Public Works
3715 Sunshine Dr.
Kingman, AZ 86401
928.757.0910
[email protected]

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.

Contact: 
Anthony Martinez , Permits Supervisor
ADOT Kingman District Office
3660 E. Andy Devine Ave.
Kingman, AZ 86401
928. 681.6019
[email protected]

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.

Contact:
Kingman Field Office
2755 Mission Boulevard
Kingman, AZ 86401-5308
928. 718.3700
[email protected]

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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