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 - May, June, & September 2023

Join us at the Old Town Activity Park for the Old Town Music and the Market on Friday 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.

*Please note there will not be a market on September 15, 2023

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

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Halloween Trunk-Or-Treat - October 31, 2023

Princesses, dragons, ghosts, and ghouls! Join us on Halloween from 4-7 p.m. 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 through the set-up of decorated car trunks that follow this year's theme of VIDEO GAMES.

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 Travis Wilson via email at twilson@cottonwoodaz or call 928-639-3200 ext.3210.

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Annual Easter Eggstravaganza - April 2024

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.)! The fun begins at 10 a.m. sharp!

Cottonwood Summer Cinema Series - June thru August 2024

Join us for free dive-in movies at the outdoor pool of the Cottonwood Aquatics Center. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Gates open at 7:45 p.m. and admission is free!

2024 Schedule:

  • TBD

Daddy Daughter Date Night - June 2024 

A special night of music, dancing, great food, and memories for daughters ages and their amazing dads. The event will be held TBD at the Cottonwood Community Club House (805 North Main St.) from 6-9 p.m. Semi-formal/formal dress is encouraged!

For 2024 we will be enjoying food catered by TBD and our music will be played by TBD!

Missoula Children's Theatre - Summer 2024

This year's play with Missoula's Children's Theatre is TBD. Preregistration is currently CLOSEDParticipation is FREE and all youth in grades 1-12 are encouraged to participate! Rehearsals and Showtime will take place at the Cottonwood Community Club House (Cottonwood Civic Center) located at 805 N. Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ.

Auditions are on TBD from TBD at the Cottonwood Community Club House.

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

Fantastic Family Fourth of July - July 4, 2024

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

Breakfast with Santa 

Join us for Breakfast & Photos with Santa! Meet Santa at the Cottonwood Recreation Center (150 S. 6th Street) on TBD. This is a FREE event and perfect for kids of all ages! Come in your PJs or dressed up in your very best!

New Year’s Eve Celebration - December 31, 2023

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 p.m. to 10 p.m. on December 31, 2023, we will have swimming, holiday movies, cotton candy, popcorn, hot cocoa, family games, and more! Then join us in the gymnasium to watch the Times Square Ball Drop along with sparkling cider and our own balloon drop celebration. This is a fun, family-friendly, and free celebration event!