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Train Rides
Nevada State Railroad Museum
600 Yucca Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 486-5933
Passengers will be able to ride in refurbished enclosed air-conditioned/heated Pullman Coaches, which date to 1911. For the more adventurous passengers who wish to be closer to nature we offer an open-air coach and for passengers who need assistance boarding the train, we have an ADA/Handicapped coach with a lift for wheelchairs and passengers needing additional assistance.
Rides are available every Saturday and Sunday.
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For a complete list of all the local events in and near Yuma, Arizona visit the Yuma Visitors Center. Events & Festivals. Dining, Hotels, Shopping, Business directories and more information for the area. A lot to see here!

For Listings of Events at Anza-Borrego State Park
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   We'd like to thank all the viewers who have sent in events to help keep us updated, Thanks so much!

Let the fun begin!

This is the perfect weather to get out in the desert
and have some fun!

November 2nd to November 5th, 2017
Lake Powell Balloon Regatta and Street Fair!
Location: Page, AZ
Join with others who make the Page Lake Powell Balloon Regatta by Frank Talbotte annual pilgrimage to Page, Arizona, in the first weekend of November, to witness scores of hot air balloons peacefully ascending into the clear Arizona sky against a backdrop so wondrous and unique. For More Info: Click Here

November 2nd to November 5th, 2017
15th Annual Arizona Wild West Days!
Location: Cave Creek, AZ
Watch mutton bustin', a period costume competition, encampments, live entertainment, gunfighters, cowboy poets, a bathtub race, a thieves' market, a parade, a rodeo, pig races, kids activities, Western entertainment, and a chili cook-off.
For More Info: Click Here

November 3rd to November 5th, 2017
41st Annual Rock-a-Rama Gem & Mineral Show!
Location: High Desert Park
19001 Jacie Lane, Black Canyon City, AZ
High Desert Park hosts more than 30 vendors and tailgaters selling a variety of rock-related wares, including fossils, meteorites, rough rocks, minerals, pre-cut cabs and jewelry. Food vendors will be on hand. Free admission.

November 10th to November 12th, 2017
38th Annual Bluegrass Festival
Location: Wickenburg, AZ
You'll find 3 days of activities, including continuous music by noted Bluegrass Bands. Featured bands will be announced for the festival this year. Additionally, contestants will compete in eleven categories for prizes and cash awards. The festival is held outdoors at the Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds, in Wickenburg.

November 10th to November 11th, 2017
8th Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off!
Location: Tumbleweed Ranch
2250 S. McQueen Road, Chandler, AZ
Tumbleweed Ranch hosts a rare, up-close work at Western history during a free family-friendly culinary event. It features cook-offs, live music, a farmer's market, vendors, cooking demonstrations and more. For More Info: Click Here

November 10th, 2017
East Valley Veterans Day Parade!
Location: Mesa, AZ
View more than 100 entries, including military vehicles, Junior ROTC groups, military support groups, Mesa and Gilbert high school marching bands, East Valley city and town dignitaries, Girl and Boy Scout troops and equestrian groups. Free.
For More Info: Click Here

November 10th - November 12th
Desert Splash/Parker 4 Wheelers!
Location: Parker, AZ
Plan to attend this Great! events for Jeeps & Buggies. Trails from 1 to 5. Saturday Night Dinner & Raffle.
Nov 10 at 8 AM to Nov 12 at 6 PM. For More Info: Click Here

November 11th, 2017
9th Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival!
Location: Green Valley Pecan Co.
1625 E. Sahuarita Rd., Sahuarita, AZ
Green Valley Pecan Co. hosts a variety of pecan activities, including a pecan pie contest, food, arts and crafts, music, dancing and family-friendly activities. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For More Info: Click Here

November 11th to November 12th, 2017
48th Annual Gem & Mineral Show!
Location: Lake Havasu Aquatic Center
( Empty lot next to Lake Havasu Aquatic Center (Parks & Rec)
100 Park Ave., Lake Havasu City, AZ
View a dazzling array of natural stones and minerals, handmade jewelry designs, art objects and club members' collections of minerals, fossils, rocks and gemstones from all over the world. Admission Price: $2 per person; children under 12 free. Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

November 17th to November 18th, 2017
Front Porch Pickins Vintage Market and Classic Car Show!
Location: Turf Paradise
1501 W. Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ
Turf Paradise hosts more than 100 unique vendors offering clothing, furniture, accessories, home décor and more, plus food trucks and a show of meticulously maintained classic cars. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. $10. Time: 9AM-4PM

November 17th to November 19th, 2017
27th Annual Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival!
Location: Cibola High School
4100 W 20th St., Yuma, AZ
Fifty hot air balloons return to the skies of Yuma for three days of mass ascensions and a balloon glow on Saturday evening. Enjoy fireworks, entertainment and a variety of food. For More Info: Click Here

November 18th to November 19th, 2017
Rock, Jewelry, Gem, Mineral and Fossils Show!
Location: Skyline High School
845 South Crismon Rd., Mesa, AZ
Skyline High School hosts the Apache Junction Rock and Gem Club's semiannual event. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

November 18th to November 19th, 2017
6th Annual Sand, Water & RV Expo at Lake Havasu State Park
Location: Lake Havasu State Park
Lot 4 : Lake Havasu City, AZ
Browse, compare and shop for the latest and greatest in off-road vehicles, trucks, sand rails, ATVs, UTVs, 4x4s, buggies, motorcycles, electric vehicles, RVs, toy haulers, travel trailers, boats and related accessory products and services. Admission Price: $5 adults; kids 6 & under free; Admit 2 for $8 (discount coupons available at local retail stores and restaurants, also in Whitesheet and Todays News Herald) Time: Show open Saturday, 9am-5pm, Sunday, 9am-3pm (rain or shine) For More Info: Click Here

November 4th, 2017 - November 5th, 2017
Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival!
Location: Ridgecrest Area Visitor's & Convention Bureau; Maturango Museum, Historical USO Building;
Ridgecrest, CA
2-day event featuring: Petroglyph tours offered by the Maturango Museum; Native American Arts & Crafts at Petroglyph Park, Educational Speakers on Native Americans & their Culture at Maturango Museum; STEM Education; Kids Fun Zone; Food Vendors & Wine Tour & Beer Tasting at Maturango Museum. Times: Saturday, November 4 10 AM - 7 PM Sunday, November 5 10 AM - 3 PM. Free, except for Petroglyph Tours & Wine Tour & Beer Tasting. For More Info: Click Here

November 11th, 2017
Chuck Wagon Breakfast at Cattle Call!
Location: Brawley South Plaza
South Plaza, Brawley, CA
Get your grub on before the parade at the Chuck Wagon Breakfast, a staple at Cattle Call for over 50 years. Enjoy pancakes, ham, eggs and coffee. All proceeds go to Imperial Valley Cancer Support Center in Brawley, 501 3C non profit offering free cancer support services to anyone in Imperial Valley affected by any type of cancer. Time: 5:00 AM - 9:00 AM PST. Fees/Admission: Donation $7

November 11th, 2017
Cattle Call Parade!
Location: Main S., Brawley, CA
The parade will be led by the Grand Marshall and includes equestrian units, decorated floats, great local bands and a multitude of individual entries to entertain your entire family! Don't miss out on seeing all the excitement with food vendors, toys, kettle corn and more! Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM PST.

November 17th, 2017
Thanksgiving Paint & Wine!
Location: Hidalgo Hall
410 S Cesar Chavez St., Brawley, CA
Get your gobble, gobble on and join the fun at the Thanksgiving Paint & Wine Party. Enjoy a glass of vino or soda, appetizers and raffles. Part of the proceeds will pay for Thanksgiving Baskets for financially disadvantaged cancer patients. Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST. Fees/Admission: $30.00 Donation.

November 11th, 2017
Nature Walk!
Location: Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
2901 Candelaria Rd., NW, Albuquerque, NM

Enjoy a leisurely exploration of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque ecosystem with one of the RGNC volunteer naturalists. Search for signs of animal life and discover how the Bosque and the Rio Grande provide habitat. The walk is about 1 1/2 hours long; the mostly flat, sandy trail is just under 1 mile. We recommend that you wear a hat and sunscreen and bring a water bottle. This walk is appropriate for adults and children. Meet your guide just west of the RGNCSP parking lot at the bench and bulletin board. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park permit applies. Call for additional information. Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240

November 18th, 2017
The Princess Andromeda!
Location: Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
409 Dog Canyon Rd., Alamogordo, NM
The Amateur Astronomers Group will be sponsoring a tour of our nearest galactic neighbor-the Andromeda Galaxy. One hundred years ago the Milky Way was thought to be the only galaxy in the universe, but in 1917 that picture began to change. Come hear an ancient story of a most beautiful princess and how we discovered our place in a much larger universe. come early, dress warmly and bring binoculars if you have them to our last event of the 2017 season. Time: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284

November 22nd, 2017
Mammoths to Mescaleros!
Location: Leasburg Dam State Park
12712 State Park Rd., Radium Springs, NM
Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center for a ranger guided tour of exhibits and a 2.5mi hike, and learn about the Native American inhabitants of the area from the present to the Pleistocene! Bring at least 2qts.of water person, and good hiking shoes. Event is Free with paid camping permit. Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068

November 25th, 2017
Which Came First? River or Valley!
Location: Leasburg Dam State Park
12712 State Park Rd., Radium Springs, NM
Come out and join a ranger led hike at Leasburg Dam State Park and learn about the unique geology, hydrology and geothermal activity along this stretch of the Rio Grande. Hike is easy to moderate, approximately 2.5 mile round trip with an elevation gain/drop of about 200ft from campground down to riverbed. Find out about what the Rio Grande and the Mesilla Valley have in common with only 4 other river valleys in the world. Fall color change and foliage should peak early in month. Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068

November 30th, 2017
Nature Hike!
Location: City of Rocks State Park
327 Hwy 61, Faywood, NM
We will look for birds and other wildlife along the two-mile long Cienega Trail. We will carpool the short distance from the Visitor Center. Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM. Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: Tony Godfrey 575-536-2800

November 3rd - November 4th, 2017
Hump n Bump 2017
Location: Las Vegas, NV (Directions on their website below)
The Vegas Valley Four Wheelers is proud to announce the 36th annual Hump-N-Bump! Sign up early for this action-packed weekend on November 3 and 4th, 2017 with amazing wheelin', gorgeous red rock formations, a huge vendor fair, a massive raffle and an awesome BBQ dinner. Time: Nov 3 at 6 AM to Nov 4 at 10 PM PDT.
For More Info: Click Here

November 4th, 2017
Ranger-Guided Night Hike!
Location: Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
6375 Nevada 159, Blue Diamond, NV
Enjoy a ranger-led hike to the starlit-heights of Sandstone Canyon, beneath the eaves of the three-hundred year old ash tree grove. Visitors will glimpse what creatures come out at night and see how moonlight transforms Spring Mountain Ranch. This hike is about two miles long and will cover rocky, uneven terrain. Please dress for the weather, wear closed-toed shoes and bring water and a flashlight. This hike is appropriate for hikers ages seven and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome and there is no need to register beforehand. Times: 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Entry to Spring Mountain State Park is $9 per vehicle, with a $2 discount for Nevada residents.

November 2nd - November 4th, 2017
Rods & Relics at Sand Hollow Resort!
Location: Sand Hollow Resort
5662 W Clubhouse Dr., Hurricane, UT
We will have cool cars, great food, and live music! Nov 2 at 9 AM to Nov 4 at 5 PM. For More Info: Click Here

November 3rd - November 4th, 2017
Southern Utah Rock and Gem Show!
Location: Washington County Faiegrounds
Hurricane, Utah
This is a great show with great vendors. Come see what they have for you. It's the biggest rock and fossil show in Southern Utah! Great show for the collectors and for rock hounds and people who like rocks, fossils, jewelry,opal,Septarian nodules,petrified wood, Quartz,slabs,cabs,Tiffany stone and so much more. There will be a Silent Auction and a kids Auction table. It's really a show for everyone! Don't miss out. FREE ADMISSION! Time: 10:00 am.

November 4th, 2017
Location: Zion Human History Museum, Springdale, UT
Short hikes, an indoor visual presentation, and trailside lectures will highlight important geological concepts of Zion National Park. The workshop will focus on exploring the continual geologic processes at work in Zion. The group will get an up-close look at the effects of landslides and rock falls which still occur in the park. The role and power of water in the cutting and shaping of the canyon will also be revealed through a riverside hike. This is an excellent overview of the subject for the beginning to mid-level geologist. Time: 12:00 pm. Admission: $60