EVENTS

Come make lifelong memories at one of our unique events. 
 
Superior is a place of peace with a sense of security and an air of ambition that inspires and energizes all who visit. Here you will find magical events that celebrate burros, prickly pears, and mining. It would be hard to keep a smile off your face while attending these wonderful events put on by a loving family-oriented community. Start your travel plans now to this special Arizona destination. 
Apache Leap Mining Festival
Apache Leap Mining Festival

165 Main St, Superior, AZ 85173, USA

Every March the Superior Chamber of Commerce presents the Apache Leap Mining Festival, a fun-filled event that showcases Superior's rich history as a mining town. Join in family friendly activities including parades, carnivals, live entertainment, chihuahua races, and opportunities to learn about the history of Superior and the mining industry. This unique event is much-loved by locals and visitors each year.

520.689.0200

Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat
Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat

230 Main Street Superior, AZ 85173

Every year bring the whole family in costume to enjoy a halloween parade and trunk or treat event. The family fun event includes decorated vehicle contests, costume contests, pumpkin carving, haunted house, food, and game booths. Have a spooky good time! This event is presented by the VFW and Superior Optimist Club.

480.272.3786

Mike McKee Memorial Car Show
Mike McKee Memorial Car Show

Superior, AZ 85173, USA

Mike McKee Memorial Motor Madness on Main St. Car and Bike show takes place each April. Join in for the car show, music, raffles, silent auction and more. To register your ride go to www.cruisinarizona.com.

602.908.0005

REI Climbing Festival
REI Climbing Festival

226 South Smith Drive Superior, AZ 85173

Join your AZ climbing community every March for Central Arizona's premier annual outdoor climbing event, Climb Fest - Queen Creek! Enjoy the new event space, Box 8 Ranch, in Superior with quick access to multiple climb sites with some of the best rock Central AZ has to offer! Camp out and share climbing stories around the campfire! Enjoy coffee and pancakes in the morning where you can meet other climbers, arrange belay partners, connect with local climbing gyms, grab a topo to point out the best routes, and introduce yourself to event collaborators. Event partners are excited to set you up with shoe and gear demos, fun competitions, and raffle prizes throughout the event. Stretch those tight muscles during yoga sessions with views of nearby Apache Leap and Picket Post Mountain. This event is for climbers of all experience levels so bring your own gear and enjoy a full day of climbing. Beginners have the opportunity climb with event volunteers or find REI guides stationed at multiple sites with top ropes set up and gear ready for you to use*. Proceeds from this event will support our local non-profit, Central Arizona Bolt Replacement Program and the important work they are doing at our local crags.

Superior Arts Festival
Superior Arts Festival

Superior, AZ 85173, USA

The Superior Arts Festival is presented by the Superior Artisans in partnership with the Historic Hotel Magma every April. A festival of the local arts and artists of Superior and those from surrounding towns show and sell their creations. Pick up a map to locate all the artists and enjoy a self-guided mural and movie history tour. Additional activities might include an Art Rock hunt, demonstrations, speakers and a children's art event.

Burro Run
Burro Run

165 Main St, Superior, AZ 85173, USA

The Superior Chamber of Commerce, with the support of the Town of Superior, and LOST (Legends of Superior Trails), is proud to bring the Burro Run event to Superior — Arizona for that matter! The sport, known as BurroCross, is Arizona’s version of the popular sport of Pack Burro Racing that has been enjoyed in Colorado for over 70 years! Runner / burro teams from all over the Southwest will start their cross country trail race down Main Street every October. While the race is in progress Main Street will host vendors, a beer garden, music, and other fun activities for all ages to enjoy while we wait for the teams to return to town to cross the finish line. This event is a spectator event and you won’t want to miss it!!

520.689.0200

Home and Building
Tour and Antique Show
Home and Building
Tour and Antique Show

165 Main St, Superior, AZ 85173, USA

Every January, the quaint Town of Superior opens her doors to all who enjoy taking a peek into the homes of this small town making a big comeback. Come tour historic adobe homes, brick 'mine houses', and other unique abodes. Take part in guided hikes, listen to great historical speakers, enjoy live entertainment, and take home a piece of Mata Ortiz pottery. Hosted by the Superior Chamber of Commerce.

520.689.0200

Miracle on Main Street & Holiday Light Parade
Miracle on Main Street & Holiday Light Parade

Superior, AZ 85173, USA

The Superior Optimist Club presents Miracle on Main Street every holiday season in December in Downtown Superior. Enjoy entertainment, free train rides, food booths, a holiday parade with Santa, and much more. Children will be able to join Santa in the Besich Park Gazebo after the parade. The event will also coincide with the Superior Second Friday so make sure to stop and shop local with Superior's wonderful merchants.

Second Fridays
Second Fridays

Superior, AZ 85173, USA

Want to have a great time on the 2nd Friday of each month? Join us in Downtown Superior for an evening of fun, food, music in the park and more. Shops in Downtown Superior are open until 8 pm.

520.827.0676

Casino Night
Casino Night

Superior, AZ 85173, USA

Themed and ticketed Casino Night presented by the Superior Optimist Club. This annual fundraiser is full of high stakes fun with great prizes, a silent auction and liquor pull. Enjoy live DJ entertainment, drinks, and appetizers.

Legends of Superior Trails Fest
Legends of Superior Trails Fest

Superior, AZ 85173, USA

Every February get lost in Superior during the Legends of Superior Trail (LOST) Fest! Enjoy activities including guided hikes, rock climbing, exploring the beautiful Queen Creek Canyon, bird watching, history lectures, safety demonstrations, outdoor food + artisan vendors and live music.

Check out Legends of Superior Trails' other events throughout the year by clicking their link.

520.827.0676

Prickly Pear Festival
Prickly Pear Festival

Superior, AZ 85173, USA

Every August in Superior come and take part in the delightful Prickly Pear Festival now run by local nonprofit, Regenerating Sonora. Designed to educate others on the diverse and incredible Edible Desert, sustainability, organics, homeopathic and local artisans. The festival celebrates all the edible wonders of the Sonoran Desert while showcasing the many products and health benefits of the Prickly Pear cactus. Along with the festival activities, many of the local restaurants and retail merchants will have special sales and prickly pear items for sale. Enjoy art, food, music, demos, foraging, cook-offs, and special entertainment.

St. Francis of Assisi Car Show & Fiesta
St. Francis of Assisi Car Show & Fiesta

490 W Main St Superior, AZ 85173

Custom Car Show & Fiesta takes place every September and is presented by the St. Francis Church of Superior Arizona. Food, fun, and excitement for the whole familia. Live performances, cash prizes for car hop, and best in show awards.

520.238.1353

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