Make the Most of Your Flagstaff Summer

Summer has officially arrived! Well, not officially (June 21st will be here before we know it) but the season of summer fun has begun. We know you’ve been playing outside all year, but summer brings a new slew of activities in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona. When you’re not busy hiking to the turquoise water of Wet Beaver Creek or sinking birdies on one of Flag’s five disc golf courses, there is plenty of family-friendly Flagstaff fun happening in and around town this summer. 

If you’re looking for Flagstaff summer activities, consider this your official guide! 


June sets the stage with some recurring summer markets, Pride in the Pines, and of course, disc golf. 

Farmer’s Market: Sundays were created for farmers’ markets—change our minds. The Flagstaff summer Community Farmers Market is the perfect place to get your fill of local goodies. From fresh produce to hand-crafted raw cacao, you’re sure to find the perfect treat! It’s a perfect place to try a new food truck or stock up on veggies (hello, grilling season). This year marks its 22nd season of supporting local growers and artisans in and around Flagstaff, so come on down and get a taste of the real Flagstaff community. Note: please leave pups at home! 

  • When: Sundays 8 am – 12 pm May 1 – October 30
  • Where: City Hall Parking Lot, 211 W Aspen Ave
  • More information here

Downtown Community Market: One day a week is obviously not enough to get all your local shopping in. The Wednesday afternoon Community Market is the perfect way to wrap up the workday and a great mid-week activity to spice things up. The Flagstaff Community Market and the Downtown Business Alliance (FDBA) joined forces to make this a family-friendly event. For a magical few hours, Aspen becomes a pedestrian-only zone, making it possible to shop around 20+ vendors in peace. Check out local growers and artists every Wednesday until September 7th. 

  • When: 4 pm – 8 pm, June 1 – September 7
  • Where: Aspen Ave & Heritage Square, The Parking Lot Across Beaver Street from the Orpheum Theatre 15 N Beaver Street 
  • More information here 

Pride in the Pines: Pride in the Pines is the Flagstaff Pride event. Hosted by the Northern Arizona Pride Association, this family-friendly event is meant to celebrate and lift up the LGBTQ2S community in Flagstaff.  The annual Pride in the Pines festival is a way to make a positive difference while creating a sense of Community.  Don’t forget to check out the after party at the Orpheum! 

  • When: 12 pm – 9 pm, June 18 
  • Where: Thorpe Park Ball Fields, 560 N Thorpe Road
  • More information here

The Highlander Classic Disc Golf Tournament: It wouldn’t be summer in Flagstaff without some disc golf. The Highlander Classic is a doubles tournament with over 100 folks coming out to throw in the name of charity! This tournament has a special place in our hearts here at Peace Surplus because we’re on the team of hosts along with Findlay Toyota Flagstaff and Majestic Marketplace. The proceeds benefit the Shadows Foundation and the Flagstaff Disc Golf Club. Support your local disc golfers and enjoy the Ponderosa pines!

  • When: 8 am tee off both days, June 4-5 
  • Where: Fort Tuthill & McPherson Park
  • More information here


Things are just warming up! July brings even more things to do in Flagstaff this summer. 

Yoga on the Lawn: Traveling this summer? Nama-stay in Flagstaff. There is so much to do! Holly White leads Yoga on the Lawn every Saturday morning this summer. All levels are welcome, so bring your mat, towel, and a water bottle. No need to sign up, just show up. It’s only 5 dollars to find your flow. 

  • When: Saturdays 9 am – 10 am, May 21 – September 5
  • Where: 200 N San Francisco St, County Courthouse Lawn 

Fourth of July festivities: Flagstaff is a great place to celebrate independence day. Start your day with the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce / PEPSI Independence Day Parade in Historic Downtown Flagstaff. It’ll start on Elm & Beaver and head south, turning left on Aspen and then north on San Francisco. This family-friendly fun is on the 4th, 9 am -11 am. But wait—there’s more! Art in The Park will be bumping all weekend, where you’ll see over 70 artists from across the Southwest, hear live music, and have the chance to enjoy a brew in the shaded beer garden. You can even listen to the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra for a free Independence Day show. 

  • When: July 1- 4
  • Where: Downtown Flagstaff and beyond! 
  • More information here 

First Friday Artwalk: Creative Flagstaff and the Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance have done it again: Friday ArtWalks are back! Wander downtown on the first Friday of every month to see art galleries in historic Downtown Flagstaff. Discover special exhibitions, performances, and live music.  

  • When: 6 – 9 pm, First Friday of every month
  • Where: Downtown Flagstaff 
  • More information here


Even as Summer wraps up, there is more in store!

Barks and Brews: In Flagstaff, we love beer, we love dogs, and we love giving back to the community. Hosted by the Canyon Animal Care Foundation, Barks and Brews combine all of these things. Join hundreds of other craft beer and dog lovers for the original doggie pub crawl for charity. Walk to eight different dog-friendly breweries and shops around town for craft beer tastings, enjoy a variety of lawn activities, and maybe even adopt a pup! Tickets include goodies for your dog and beers for you from every brewery in Flagstaff. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to humane and rescue organizations in Northern Arizona.

  • When: 12 – 4 pm, August 27
  • Where: 200 N San Francisco St
  • More information here 

Where will your summer take you?

We’ve got you covered if you were worried about what to do this summer. We’re lucky to have so many great community events here in Flagstaff!  Don’t forget to take time to explore the outdoors, and swing by Peace Surplus if you need anything to get you moving. Follow Downtown Flagstaff for more events.