Annual Events

Plan your year around Pueblo Grande Museum's Annual Events calendar!

Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month
Every March, Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Month is organized by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). Institutions throughout the state, including Pueblo Grande Museum, participate in this celebration of archaeology by offering a wide variety of programs as well as participate in the annual Archaeology Expo. 

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 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. There are also free tours, crafts, and preservation demonstrations throughout the day. Museum admission and activities are free!

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. 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.

Hohokam Experience Summer Programs & Storytelling
During the months of June and July, Pueblo Grande Museum has children's programs on various topics such as the Hohokam people, American Indian people, the Southwest, plants and animals of the desert and much more. These programs are offered each summer. Pre-registration is required.

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. Register to recieve a ticket for two free admissions to the Museum on International Museum Day.

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 and Archaeological Park Auxiliary. This event is free and open to the public.

Veterans Day Gourd Dance
On November 11th, Pueblo Grande Museum and the Arizona Territorial 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 free and open to everyone.

Pueblo Grande Museum 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!

For specific information on any of these programs or to register visit the Calendar of Events page or call 602.495.0901.