Family Events

Cottonwood Parks and Recreation sponsors many community and special events throughout the year. Different events are geared toward children, families, or adults. Many of these events are free or at a minimal cost.



Old Town Music & the Market - 2022 SeasonOTMM-Logo

Join us at the Old Town Activity Park for Thursday evenings in May, June, and September. Shop locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted and homemade items, and more while listening to some of the best regional musicians around.

Visit Old Town Music & The Market website for more information.

Halloween Trunk-Or-Treat - October 31, 2022 from 4 - 7 pm

Princesses, dragons, ghosts, and ghouls! Join us on Halloween for a night filled with more tricks than treats! Join us in the Cottonwood Recreation Center's parking lot for a spooktacular night of trick or treating! Walk throughout set up of decorated car trunks that follow this year's theme of "Disney Villains"

This event is free and open to the public for trick-or-treaters of all ages! If you would like to decorate your own trunk and pass out candy, be sure to contact no later than October 24, 2022.

We look forward to seeing you there!

View the flyer here


Annual Easter Eggstravaganza - April 16, 2022 

The Annual Easter Eggstravaganza is the biggest and most popular egg hunt event in Cottonwood, AZ! We are excited to bring you another grand event this year that all kids ages 1 month to 8 years old can participate in! This FREE event is a community favorite and we look forward to having a safe, family-friendly, and hoppin' good time with you all! See you at Riverfront Park (1284 E. River Front Rd.) on April 16th! The fun begins at 10 a.m. sharp!

View the flyer here

Cottonwood Summer Cinema Series

Join us for free movies at the Cottonwood Aquatics Center. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Dive-In Movies at the Cottonwood Aquatic Center: Saturday June 25th, July 23rd, and August 20th for 2022. Gates open at 7:30 pm, movies begin at dark.

Fantastic Family Fourth of July - July 4, 2022Email signature icon

Join us for the 23rd Annual Fantastic Family Fourth of July celebration at the Cottonwood Kid’s Park on Monday, July 4th from 4-9:30 p.m. This family event has free food, hamburgers and watermelon, games, patriotic salutes, and the best pyrotechnic show in Northern Arizona.

View the flyer here

Daddy Daughter Date Night - Date TBD 2023

A special night for daughters ages 5 to 17 and their amazing dads. Held the Friday before Father’s Day at the Cottonwood Recreation Center. Tickets go on sale at the beginning of May

Missoula Children’s Theatre - 2022

This year's play with Missoula's Children's Theatre is Red Riding Hood. Preregistration is now open. Participation is FREE and all youth in grades 1-12 are encouraged to participate! Rehearsals and Showtime will take place at the CottonwoodMCT-Red-Riding-Hood-Logo-Color-4CP-v2-TRANSPARENT Community Club House (Cottonwood Civic Center) located at 805 N. Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ.

To become a cast member or to buy tickets for the final performance, please visit our online portal here to register

For more information contact Parks and Recreation at 928-639-3200. 

Click here to view the audition flyer

Click here to view the performances flyer

New Year’s Eve Celebration - December 31, 2022

Celebrate the New Year with the City of Cottonwood’s New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Cottonwood Recreation Center. Free for everyone! From 6 pm to 10 pm on December 31, 2022, we will have swimming, holiday movies, cotton candy, popcorn, hot cocoa, family games, and more! Then join us in the gymnasium to watch the Time Square Ball Drop along with sparkling cider and our own balloon drop celebration. This is a fun, family-friendly, and free celebration event!

View the event flyer here