Heritage Festivals

  • Entertainment
    Our mission is to host quality events that meet our community's needs and enhance our shared quality of life throughout Yuma County.
  • Main Street
    Yuma's Historic Main Street is home to many of the Heritage Festivals events.
  • Community Celebrations
    Heritage Festivals focus on our community by hosting celebrations throughout the year that celebrate our history.
  • Block Party Booths
    Booth spaces are a great way to promote your business, sell your products, and spread the word!
  • Entertainment
    Enjoy performances from local musicians, dancers, choirs and more.
  • Farmers Market Heritage
    Main Street events are the perfect place to find fresh, local produce and other unique local products.

Carrie Ring
Marketing Specialist

Fun, food and festivities are just a few of the things you can expect at a City of Yuma Heritage Festivals event!

Each year more than 250,000 people visit Yuma to experience the sights, sounds, tastes, and heritage of this very unique and historic place. 

City of Yuma Heritage Festivals celebrates our unique history by hosting events throughout the year.  These Festivals feature activities for all ages, and attract thousands of visitors into Yuma's Historic Downtown and the Heritage Area. 

Vendor opportunities are available. (Vendor Application) For more information, contact Joanne Fiser, Heritage Festival Coordinator (928) 373-5028, or Carrie Ring, Marketing Specialist at (928) 373-5020, or you may contact by email. 

Sponsorships are good business! Through strategic marketing investments and partnerships, we support and collaborate with our sponsors working to meet community needs and enhance our shared quality of life in Yuma County. Events give a brand’s personality a platform to resonate with attendees. We invite you to view our Sponsorship Packet and parnter with us for our upcoming events season. 

Upcoming Heritage Festivals Events:

6:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

A new tradition for Yuma families, join us as we light up Historic Main Street with twinkle lights on wreaths, light poles, and the official Main Street Christmas Tree in front of the Yuma Art Center. Watch in awe as the we flip the holiday switch and experience the moment the air fills with Christmas spirit! This event features sweet treats, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live performances and our Wow Factor Attractions kids’ corner!  

10:00 AM
to 6:00 PM

City of Yuma Heritage Festivals invites you to join the fun at the annual Yuma Medjool Date Festival.  This festival celebrates the wonderful and tasty Date fruit, grown right here in the desert Southwest!  Enjoy a fabulous array of delicious food and drink, live music, demonstrations, and more!

9:00 AM
to 2:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate our hometown heroes. Yuma’s Military Appreciation Day pays homage to those men and women in our Armed Forces. Music, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, and presentations fill the day’s festivities. 

3:01 PM
11:00 PM

Get your taste buds ready for Yuma’s inaugural BBQ & Brew Festival!

Do you make the best BBQ in town? Enter our Brisket and/or Ribs Cook Off and WIN BIG!