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.
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt & Carnival - April 3, 2021
Park & Recreation is excited to share this year’s Easter program which will be held Saturday, April 3 in the Cottonwood Recreation Center! This event is open to children ages 10 and under. Join us at the rec center and meet the Easter Bunny, swim and hunt for eggs in the pool area, play carnival games, and win candy and prizes! Groups must register for one 30-minute time slot in the pool for the underwater egg hunt. If you arrive a bit early, you can enjoy our setup of carnival games in the gym until it is your turn to enter the pool!
Pre-registration is required for this event. Masks are required except when in the pool. The maximum capacity is 25 persons per time slot. You may only register your group for one 30-minute time slot. Time slots are available from 12 - 6 p.m. Register here https://secure.rec1.com/AZ/cottonwood-az/catalog
Pre-register online now through March 29 for a chance to win an “eggstra” prize! Please enroll everyone that will be attending. To register, click on the Register & Reserve tab.
Regular open registration will be available from March 29 – April 1 by 5 p.m. Please call (928) 639-3200 x 3205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and leave the names of all children that will be in your group and your preferred time slot.
Please note that not all time slots will be able to accommodate your group.
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Cottonwood's Drive-Thru Trunk-Or-Treat - Halloween Night 4 - 7 pm - THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS EVENT SUCH A SUCCESS! SEE YOU IN 2021
Look for more details on this event in the Fall of 2021.
Located at Brian Mickelsen Prkw - Turn in off of 6th st. between the Cottonwood Public Library and the Recreation Center. Remain in your car and the trunk hosts will bring candy to you.
Princesses, dragons, ghosts, and ghouls! Join us on Halloween for a night filled with more tricks and than treats! Be sure to stick around for the scariest MOVIE-IN-THE-PARK as we screen Disney's Haunted Mansion. Trick or TReaters beware, you're in for a scare!!!
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Fantastic Family Fourth of July - THANKS FOR COMING AND CELEBRATING WITH US. SEE YOU IN 2021.
Held each year on the Fourth of July at the Cottonwood Kid’s Park adjacent to 12th Street. This family event has free hot dogs, hamburgers and watermelon, watermelon eating contests, patriotic salutes, and the best pyrotechnic show in Northern Arizona.
Old Town Music & the Market - 2020 season postponed.
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.
Cottonwood Summer Cinema Series - POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
Join us for free movies at the Old Town Activity Park and the Cottonwood Aquatics Center. Refreshments will be available for purchase at both locations.
Dive-In Movies at the Cottonwood Aquatic Center: Second Saturday of June, July, and August. Gates open at 7:45 pm, movies begin at dark. Movies in the Park/Club House: Last Saturday of June and July. Seating begins at 7 pm, movies begin at dark.
Daddy Daughter Date Night - June 18, 2021
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 - 2021
The 2021 Cottonwood Residency is The Emperor's New Clothes. Preregistration opens Tuesday, May 25th. Rehearsals will take place June 21 - June 25 with a show date of Saturday June 26th. Rehearsals and Show time will take place at the newly renovated (and air-conditioned!) Cottonwood Community Club House (Cottonwood Civic Center) located at:
805 N Main Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
To become a cast member or to buy tickets please visit our online portal here to register https://secure.rec1.com/AZ/cottonwood-az/catalog.
For more information contact Parks and Recreation at 928-639-3200.
New Year’s Eve Celebration - TBD
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, 2020, we will have swimming, holiday movies, and 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!