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.


Annual Easter Eggstravaganza - April 8, 2023 

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!

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Old Town Music & the Market - May, June, & September 2023OTMM-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.

Cottonwood Summer Cinema Series - June thru August 2023

Join us for free dive-in movies at the Cottonwood Aquatics Center. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Dates and movie schedule coming soon. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and movies begin at dark.

Fantastic Family Fourth of July - July 4, 2023

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Join us for the 24th 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.

Daddy Daughter Date Night - June 16, 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 2023

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.

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

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 throughout the set-up of decorated car trunks that follow this year's theme of TBD.

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

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 pm to 10 pm 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 Time Square Ball Drop along with sparkling cider and our own balloon drop celebration. This is a fun, family-friendly, and free celebration event!