Annual Events

​​​​​​​Plan your year around PGM's Annual Events calendar!

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Arizona Scitech Lecture Series​

Pueblo Grande Museum participates in the annual Arizona Scitech Festival by offering free lunch time lectures on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. during the month of February. These lectures range in topics from current archaeological research, Native cultures, American Indian history, art, music, and more! Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch and stop by to enjoy the lectures and then visit the Museum and archaeological site while they're here.


Ancient Technology Day: Prehistoric & Historic

On the second Saturday of March, learn how people made jewelry, tools, and obtained food before hardware and grocery stores! Demonstrations and  hands-on activities include an agave roast, cordage making, flintknapping, weaving, pottery making, atlatl (spear) throwing,  and much more! Visitors of all ages and interests are encouraged to try their hand at each of the technologies and test our their prehistoric and historic skills. There are also free tours, crafts, and preservation demonstrations throughout the day. Museum admission and activities are included with regular Museum admission and children 17 and under are free!

International Museum Day

Each year, on or near May 18, in honor of International Museum Day, the Museum offers interpretative stations, kids crafts, and artifact show-and-tell where guests can see up close and touch different artifacts, throughout the day. Registration to receive a ticket for free admission to the Museum becomes available in the months leading up to the event on the Calendar of Events page. 


World Atlatl Day

On the first Saturday of June, Pueblo Grande Museum and S.A.L.T.  (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies) host an atlatl accuracy and distance competition at Pueblo Grande Museum to celebrate World Atlatl Day.  The atlatl is a weapon predating the bow and arrow.  A stick with a hook on the end to hold the dart/spear, it increased the distance, speed and force of the dart/spear. Atlatl demonstrations and contests are open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon and there is no fee to participate. Museum admission is free for the day of the event as well.


Summer Programs & Storytelling

During the summer months, Pueblo Grande Museum has children's summer programs and storytelling on various topics such as the Hohokam people, American Indian people, the Southwest, plants and animals of the desert and much more. Days and times for programs vary each month. Pre-registration and day of drop-in programs are both available.


International Archaeology Day

On the third Saturday of October, Pueblo Grande Museum celebrates International Archaeology Day by offering tours of the site, hands-on archaeology activities, demonstrations, and more. Registration to receive a ticket for free admission to the Museum becomes available in the months leading up to the event on the Calendar of Events page.


Navajo Rug & American Indian Art Auction

On the first Saturday of November, Pueblo Grande Museum hosts a Navajo Rug and American Indian Art auction in collaboration with Auctioneer Bruce Burnham, owner of the Burnham Trading Post in Sanders, Arizona . A portion of the proceeds from the auction go to benefit the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary. This all day event is free and open to the public. The auction begins with a preview in the morning, followed by the auction.


Veterans Day Gourd Dance

On November 11th, Pueblo Grande Museum and the Arizona Territory Gourd Society invite the public to attend the annual Veterans Day Gourd Dance at Pueblo Grande Museum. The event is always held on the Veterans Day holiday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us to honor the memory of all Veterans who served our nation. Gourd Dancing starts at 11:30 a.m. Event is and Museum admission is free for the day, and open to everyone.


PGM Auxiliary Indian Market

The Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary Indian Market is a two day event held at Pueblo Grande Museum on the second weekend in December. The Indian Market features over 200 top Native American artists with items such as paintings, sculptures, jewelry, baskets and much more. There is music and dance performances scheduled throughout the event, artist demonstrations, and a children’s craft area. Visitors can also enjoy traditional Native American Foods. For additional information on each year's event, visit for more information!