Here’s your weekly listing of can’t-miss events from Executive Director John Tannous:


from Composition for Forests

Impossible weekend alert: there’s no way you can catch everything you want to see this weekend. There’s just too much! Last time I called it the Weekend of Art, this time we have the Weekend of Science. Get your lab coat on so you can do some serious learning. There are so many fantastic science events in Flagstaff this weekend and beyond, you’d be crazy to stay home and binge-watch Stranger Things for the fourth time. And no, Stranger Things does not count as science.

It all begins with the Flagstaff Star Party. Now in its second year, this amazing gathering is a chance for everyone to get out, see the stars and learn from both learned and amateur astronomers. Right as the Star Party gets underway, Flagstaff’s world-famous Festival of Science gets rolling with its keynote presentation Friday night. That is followed by dozens of great science events, fairs, lectures and presentations through October 2. On Flagstaff 365, simply search “Sci Fest” and you can pull up all the events in this year’s Festival. Here’s that search in a link >


Continuing the science trend, let’s pour in a heaping of art and music. The Horizon Concert Series gets rolling with a special concert mixed with art installation, Composition for Forests, featuring award-winning artist Shawn Skabelund.

In other can’t-miss activity (seriously, have fun trying to pick even three events to filter out of your must-see list), indie-rock heroes the Cold War Kids play 9/26 at the Orpheum Theater. The new fall tradition of the Cornucopia Fall Festival hits Thorpe Park, and the Downtown Visitor Center is unveiling their new model train for those of us who still love toys.

And that’s not all. There are football games, concerts, art exhibitions, stand-up comedy and more. Check it all out at, and have a great week!