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36th Annual Prescott Bluegrass Festival This Weekend!

by Joe Karcie


Enjoy the 36th Annual Prescott Bluegrass Festival this weekend in beautiful Prescott! Historic Courthouse Plaza (120 South Cortez Street) will be filled with incredible tradtional and contemporary bluegrass music on Saturday, June 24th, and Sunday, June 25th! Come see the best local and national bluegrass musicians as they jam out all around the plaza. Admission to this great annual festival is FREE!


Saturday, June 24th

Sunday, June 25th


Coming from out of town to enjoy the festival? Camping is available at nearby Prescott Mile High Middle School (300 South Granite Street). The campsite opens at noon on Thursday and closes at noon on Monday. It is available first come, first served.




Joe Karcie cannot wait to see you and your family at the 36th Annual Prescott Bluegrass Festival!  




Image Credit: Prescott Chamber of Commerce

Celebrate Dad this Weekend in Prescott!

by Joe Karcie

Celebrate the world’s best dad….YOURS….this weekend throughout the Prescott area. Father's Day is here! Show your dad all your appreciation by taking him to one of these fantastic community events! It will be a Father’s Day weekend he will never forget!  



Yavapai Classic Car Show

Date: Saturday, June 17th

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Mile High Middle School (300 South Granite Street, Prescott)

Bring your dad to admire some of the best classic and antique cars at this 17th annual car show. Enjoy delicious food, 50/50 raffle, prizes, and more. All proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels and Mile High Middle School PTA.


Walker Day

Date: Saturday, June 17th

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Walker Fire Department (4980 East Walker Road, Prescott)

With a delicious BBQ lunch, live rock n’ roll by Noteworthy, old fashioned Cake Walk, children’s games and face painting, and 3rd Annual Mountain Art Market, your whole family will have fun at this great annual event. Plus, this celebration benefits the local volunteer Walker Fire Protection Association!


Theater on the Green - Zeppapotapuss!!

Date: Saturday, June 17th

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Prescott Valley Civic Center (7501 East Civic Circle, Prescott Valley)   

Celebrate dad at a FREE concert by Zeppapotapuss, a Led Zeppelin tribute band. Pack your blanket and dad’s favorite snacks and drinks as you enjoy fun, live music on rolling green lawns.   


Father's Day Jazz Splash

Date: Sunday, June 18th

Time: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Arcosanti (13555 South Cross L Road, Mayer)

Spend Father’s Day listening to some of the best live jazz available! Attend the Cabaret in the Lounge with Billy Mitchell Trio at 1:00 pm. You will also enjoy a Meet & Greet Buffet! There is also a concert in the Amphitheater at 3:00 pm with Milt Cannon Quartet and Yuko Mabuchi Trio. With fantastic jazz, delicious food, raffle prizes, and more, dad will love this fun, musical celebration. Purchase tickets HERE!



Joe Karcie wishes all the dads in the Prescott area a very happy Father’s Day!  

Don't Miss the Prescott Film Festival!

by Joe Karcie

Enjoy 9 days of film and fun in Prescott  during the Prescott Film Festival! This incredible annual event is one of the biggest film festivals in the area. See the best narrative, documentary, and short Films.  Have a blast at incredible Special Events including the Opening Night Film and Swing Dance, Senses Pop Up Gourmet Dinner, Que Syrah Syrah Wine Tasting Event, and Closing Film and Cabaret Party. Attend informative and fun Workshops  that cover a range of topics for aspiring filmmakers and film buffs alike! The festival truly is an event that you do not want to miss! Check out the 2017 Program Booklet for all the information regarding dates and times of events and screenings as well as descriptions for all the films!

Film Screening and Event Locations

The Prescott Film Festival will be held on the Yavapai College campus (1100 East Sheldon Street). All film screenings and special events will take place at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. The free workshops will be held in Building 3, Room 119.


Film Tickets

$12 for General Admission (single film)

$6 for Students (single film)

$100 for Ten Pack General Admission

$75 for Gourmet Dinner and Film

$35 for Wine Tasting and Film

$160 for ALL Film Pass

$275 for Platinum Pass


Tickets can be purchased online HERE or at the Box Office at the Performing Arts Center.


Joe Karcie cannot wait to see you at the Prescott Film Festival!  

Fun Community Events this Weekend in Prescott!

by Joe Karcie

There is always something fun to do in Prescott! And, this upcoming weekend is no exception! Kick off the start of summer at one of these fantastic community events occuring this Saturday and Sunday in Precott!


Grand Opening of the James Family Discovery Gardens

Date: Saturday, June 3rd

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Highlands Center for Natural History (1375 South Walker Road)

Get up close and personal with nature at the incredible, new James Family Discovery Gardens. Explore the Central Arizona highlands at this unique native botanical garden. With interactive exhibits, demonstration gardens, Forest Play Area, nature programs, and outdoor event venue, this addition to the Highlands Center for Natural History is truly exciting.



Woof Down Lunch

Date: Saturday, June 3rd

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Prescott Courthouse Plaza (301 West Gurley Street)

Your dog will have a fun weekend in Prescott at this great annual evet. Enjoy live music, vendors, demonstrations, dog contests, children's activities, arts and crafts, raffles, dog obedience classes, and so much more! All proceeds from the event benefit animals in need.



Folk Arts Fair

Dates: Saturday, June 3rd - Sunday, June 4th

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (daily)

Location: Sharlot Hall Museum (415 West Gurley Street)

Come discover the Prescott of the past with crafts, hands on activities, demonstration, traditional music, reenactments and more at the 44th Annual Folk Arts Fair.



Antiques on the Square

Date: Sunday, June 4th

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza (West Gurley Street)

Find incredible treasures for your home from over 70 antique and collectibles vendors.



Joe Karcie hopes you have a great first weekend of June in beautiful Prescott, Arizona!  

Vote for Prescott as the Top Arizona Attraction!

by Joe Karcie

PRESCOTT is in the running as the Best Arizona Attraction for 2017! It’s no surprise why Prescott has been recognized as one of the best spots in the state! With incredible natural sites, such as the Prescott National Forest, endless fun dining and entertainment spots along historic Whiskey Row, great annual community events, and more than 700 buildings or locations listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Prescott is an incredible place to visit AND call home!

USA Today is hosting their annual 10Best Readers’ Choice contest, which recognizes top attractions around the country based on readers’ votes. Prescott is currently in 3rd place behind London Bridge in Lake Havasu and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson. Although we think the other Arizona attractions are great, we know that Prescott truly is the best of the best! Help Prescott claim the top spot in Arizona by voting once every day HERE from now until Monday, June 5th!


Enjoy living in this top Arizona attraction all year round by finding your Dream Home in Prescott! Give Joe Karcie a call today or visit my website at

Come to “Loch Watson” (3101 Watson Lake Park Road) this weekend for the 13th Annual Prescott Highland Games! Enjoy two days of Celtic fun in Prescott. With two full days, Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th, of activities planned by the Prescott Area Celtic Society, you and your family with have plenty to do! Join people from all over North America as they gather in Prescott to experience all things Celtic.


Between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, you will find tons of Celtic activities to watch and participate in. Swing by the stage for live music and irish dance performances. Cheer on your favorites during the multiple competitions, including heavy athletics, highland dance, and pipe band. Watch incredible sheep herding dog demonstrations. Learn more about whiskey during the special tasting seminars. Pick up amazing celtic merchandise and dine on delicious food all weekend long.


Want to be a part of all the fun? This community event is super affordable for families.

One Day Passes: $15 per adult | $10 per student/senior/veteran

Two Day Passes: $20 per adult | $15 per student/senior/veteran

FREE for children under 5

 * Save on adult ticket prices when you purchase 10 or more.

 Purchase tickets HERE


Whether you have a Celtic heritage or not, you will surely have a great time this weekend in Prescott at the Highland Games!


31st Annual Prescott Fine Arts & Wine Festival!

by Joe Karcie

Mark your calendar for the 31st Annual Prescott Fine Arts & Wine Festival! Spend Mother’s Day weekend at Courthouse Square (120 South Cortez Street) for two days of spectacular art, delicious wine, and so much more. This FREE public event is taking place on Saturday, May 13th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, May 14th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

This annual festival presents the work of great local artists and crafters. Find some incredible pieces of art to decorate your Prescott area home! Along with art, the festival features wine from 10 of Arizona’s best vineyards and wineries. Wine tasting tickets are $12 and include a commemorative wine glass. The weekend also features a fantastic silent auction and delicious food from your favorite Prescott restaurants.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Mountain Artists Guild, a non-profit that supports the visual arts and artists in the Prescott area.

Have fun in beautiful downtown Prescott and help support the incredible creative talent in our area!  


Image Credit: Mountain Artists Guild

14th Annual Whiskey Off-Road Bike Challenge This Weekend!

by Joe Karcie

The Whiskey Off-Road Bike Challenge is returning for to Prescott for its 14th year! Celebrate all things bikes and cheer on your favorite bikers as they ride from Whiskey Row through the Prescott National Forest in the 15, 30, or 50 mile races. This great annual event brings lots of new visitors to our community and helps fundraise to support local non-profit organizations such as the Yavapai County Food Bank and Prevent Child Abuse Arizona. Although you might no longer be able to register for the main races, there are still plenty of fun activities for you to enjoy this weekend, April 28th through 30th, during The Whiskey Off-Road Bike Challenge!

Four Peaks Brewing Company Music Festival

On Saturday, April 29th, head to Courthouse Square (120 South Cortez Street) for all day music and fun! Admission is FREE to the concert though all attendees must donate 2 canned goods to the Yavapai Food Bank. Enjoy delicious beer from the Four Peaks Brewing Company Beer Garden as you rock out to the music of these fantastic bands throughout the day:

10:00 am - Sugar & the Mint

11:30 am - Vacation Day

1:00 pm - Crossed-Eyed Possum

5:00 pm - Roger Clyne

6:00 pm - Ozomatli

Kids' Fun Run

Have your children join in on the biking fun on Sunday, April 29th, during their special fun runs. There are two different courses. The Kid's Ride 3 Proof starts at 9:05 am and takes riders along the Greenway Trail through Granite Creek Park. This course allows participants to get a feel for off road biking and is recommended for experienced riders only. Kid's Ride 1 Proof starts at 9:15 and follows a half mile course in downtown Prescott. This ride is perfect for younger children. Parents are welcome to ride, run, or walk with their kids. Helmets are required for both courses. Swing by the Bike & Gear Expo throughout the weekend to register. Cost to participate is a $10 donation to Prevent Child Abuse Arizona.

Come celebrate all that Prescott has to offer, support great causes, and get active this weekend at the 14th Annual Whiskey Off-Road Bike Challenge!


Image Credit: Epic Rides

Prescott Named Best City in the US to Retire!

by Joe Karcie

After working hard on your career for decades and saving for retirement, you want to move to a city that is a great place to retire. There are many things to consider when making your decision, including the real estate market, health care, climate, shopping, dining, and entertainment amenities, and more. Trying to determine where to settle down? We have the answer! According to destination website Escape Here, Prescott AZ is the #1 Best US City to Retire!!

It is no surprise to us that Prescott is #1! This city has so much to offer retirees! Escape Here recognized the city for its temperate year round weather, beautiful natural environment, historical and cultural attractions, thriving economy, and affordable housing options.  

If you are looking for the perfect community to retire, give Joe Karcie a call today! He can help fill you in on everything there is to know about living in Prescott and help you find the Dream Home to meet your lifestyle needs!

Other recent accolades that Prescott has received this year include:

#1 Best Place Southwest to Live by Sunset Magazine

#13 Happiest and Healthiest American City by Time Magazine

Congrats Prescott!

Help Prescott Valley Improve Their Community Parks!

by Joe Karcie

Prescott Valley offers incredible recreational facilities for its residents. With 23 parks located throughout the town, it is easy to enjoy time in the great outdoors. The community is working to make their parks even better for its residents by competing with other American cities for a $20,000 improvement grant from the National Recreation and Park Association. And, YOU can help Prescott Valley win!

By Sunday, April 30th, go to to nominate Prescott Valley and vote for your favorite community parks! The city with the most votes will when $20,000 to makeover their parks! As an added bonus, you will be entered for a drawing for a tablet simply by nominating Prescott Valley. Be sure to vote once every day until the 30th! This is an incredible opportunity for residents to support their beloved community.

The Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation Department is also asking residents to take selfies of themselves at their favorite local park. Email the photos to Photos will be used on the Prescott Valley Facebook page.

Let’s help make Prescott Valley an even more incredible place for families to call home!!


Resource and Image Credit: Prescott Valley Tribune

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