Prescott offers a seemingly endless menu of outstanding events. During the long 4th of July weekend, Prescott Frontier Days and the World’s Oldest Rodeo provide action-packed rodeo competition, Arizona’s second-largest parade and the Rodeo Dance. The Annual Cowboy Poets Gathering held in August is a fascinating blend of traditional and contemporary poems, songs and stories of the Old West’s most popular symbol, the American Cowboy.
Preserving other facets of early Prescott life are two other museums, the Smoki Museum and the Phippen Museum of Western Art. The Smoki displays Native American artifacts from the region and the Phippen offers a broad variety of Western Art, including some traveling exhibitions.