Destination Kingman

Published by The Bee News

January 18, 2024

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Destination Kingman. If you are looking to get the most from winter weekends Kingman, Arizona should be your destination. Here is a partial list of upcoming events, courtesy the Kingman Office of Tourism. In this post you will also find information about some area attractions.

January 19 – Food Truck Friday – Downtown is busy every Friday afternoon with dozens of food trucks to tempt your taste buds! Roasted corn, pizza, tacos, Hawaiian food, hotdogs, and more! It’s going to be a full patio! Bring the whole family, they can get the flavor of their choice for dinner. Come see who is here this week! Big Island Grill, K-Town Cuisine, The Happy Tortilla, Grumpy Grandpa’s Corn, Oh Fudge It, with space for more. 221 E Beale St. 4pm to 8pm. 

January 20 – Gymkhana – Open to all ages. There will be several age groups from Leadline to Novice. We look forward to giving the community a fun-filled family event. We will have daily prizes for the contestants and wonderful series prizes for the winners. Located at Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd. Entries will close at 9:30am and Show starts at 10am. Runs ‘til completion, approximately 3pm or later. Volunteers are needed! These Gymkhanas are designed for kids to learn the ropes of barrel racing, flag racing, pole bending, and goat tagging/tying. Participants who attend 6 of 9 Gymkhanas are eligible for awards at the end of each series.

January 27 – 34th Annual Oatman Bed Races – Forget the Indy 500, Daytona 500, and the Kentucky Derby. For sheer drama and athletic prowess exhibited while wearing pajamas, nothing tops the Oatman Bed Races. Five-person teams, with four pushers and one sheet jockey, propel beds through Oatman’s main drag at breakneck speeds. No wagering, please. Let’s keep the sport pure. This annual event takes place on January 27th at 1pm. But festivities rock this gold mining town/wild burrow hangout from 10am to 4pm. Costumes and pajamas are strongly encouraged because that’s how Oatman rolls! If you and four amigos have the right stuff, the entry fee for the bed races is $50. Per team and beds are provided. You can even sign up the day of the event before noon. And don’t worry, officials will clear Oatman’s beloved burros off the street before the race begins. No admission fee for spectators. Sign-ups start at 11:30am. $50 per team entry. 5-person teams, 18+ yrs old only. Many prizes and raffles. Make sure to stick around for some local shopping, gunfights and much more before and after the event.

February 3 & 4 – Gun & Knife, Coins & Collectibles Show – College Park Community Center, 1990 Jagerson Ave & Van Nuys, Saturday, 9am – 5pm. Sunday, 9am – 2pm. PUBLIC INVITED! ADMISSION $7. 2-Day Pass $12. Kids 16 & under FREE with ADULT paid admission. For more information call Lon at 928.692.0937 or 928.279.4775 Food available provided by Olympus Diner.  

Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area, 37 miles of trails with several trailheads. Trails are for hiking, equestrian and mountain biking.

KINGMAN TOURS: A WALKABOUT WITH JIM HINCKLEY – A Walkabout Kingman with Jim Hinckley involves an interactive, self-guided tour of significant sites along Route 66 and in historic downtown Kingman. Hinckley is an internationally acclaimed author, historian, and tour guide, and the creator of the Jim Hinckley’s America network. Depot Plaza at the historic railroad depot, Fourth Street and Andy Devine Avenue (Route 66) is a stop and the recommended starting point for the interactive downtown walking tours with narration Jim Hinckley.

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