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Survivalist/Preppers Expo "Back to the Land"

  • 12/03/16 to 12/04/16
  • Mohave County Fairgrounds, Kingman
  • Art & Craft Shows / Festivals
  • 928-727-3300
Map Information and Items offered for surviving natural disasters, off the grid living, gardening and food storage, water purification, medical supplies...Everything for self-sufficiency, being prepared for any emergency, along with "back to the Land" farming and ranching lifestyle.

Yucca’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair

  • 12/03/16 to 12/03/16
  • Yucca Fire Station, Yucca
  • Art & Craft Shows / Festivals
  • 928-766-2366
Map Head out to Yucca, Arizona for their annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair. It will be held at the Yucca Fire Station located on the frontage road off of I-40 between exits 25 & 26 west of Kingman.

Holiday Bazaar

  • 12/03/16 to 12/03/16
  • Golden Paradise Landowner's building, Golden Valley
  • Holiday
  • 928-565-4662

Visit Santa Claus!

  • 12/03/16 to 12/03/16
  • Powerhouse Visitor Center, Kingman
  • Holiday
  • 928-718-9803
Map Santa Claus is coming to town and will be at the Powerhouse Visitor Center in Downtown Kingman from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Bring a can of non-perishable food and get a FREE photo with Santa!

Santa’s Hualapai Wonderland 2016

  • 12/03/16 to 12/04/16
  • Hualapai Mountain Park, Mohave County
  • Holiday
  • 928-681-5700
Map Bring up the entire family to Hualapai Mountain Park and visit Santa's Hualapai wonderland.

Mohave Community Orchestra Christmas Concert

  • 12/03/16
  • Kingman High School, Kingman
  • Holiday
  • 928-753-3902
Map Enjoy a Christmas Concert brought to you by the Mohave Community Orchestra & Mohave Community Choir. The concert will be performed at the Kingman High School Auditorium (4182 N. Bank St.) in Kingman.

The Nutcracker

  • 12/03/16 to 12/03/16
  • Lee Williams High School, Kingman
  • Live Music & Entertainment
  • 385-319-5238
Map A childrens theater adaptation of The Nutcracker.

Very Merry Parade of Lights

  • 12/03/16 to 12/03/16
  • Historic Downtown Kingman, Kingman
  • Holiday
  • 928-716-0373
Map A Kingman tradition kicking off the Christmas season with brilliantly lighted floats, candy for the kids and maybe an appearance from Santa!

Christmas Tree Lighting!

  • 12/03/16
  • City Of Kingman Complex, Kingman
  • Holiday
  • 928-753-8335
Map Immediately following the Very Merry Lights Parade stick around downtown for the Christmas Tree Lighting! Live music, hot cocoa and treats will be on hand for the whole Family to enjoy. Toys for Tots drop-off center will be there as well.

UniSource Energy Services- Home Energizer Workshop

  • 12/05/16 to 12/05/16
  • Mohave County Library/Kingman Branch, Kingman
  • General Community Events
  • 928-692-2665

Submit an Event

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 grammar and style.

Note - We generally do not publish the following:

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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Event Planning

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
[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.

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.

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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