Look What’s Happening In Kingman

Published by The Bee News

February 3, 2024

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Look what’s happening in Kingman! The event calendar is full. Tour companies are making plans and Kingman is a destination. Route 66 enthusiasts are making road trip plans, and that includes a stop in Kingman. Come join the fun.

“The tourism office of Kingman, Arizona, earlier this week announced a partnership with an Arizona-based technology startup, ListenUp, to create a free, multilingual private tour guide of Kingman sites for anyone with an iPhone.” Read the rest of the story on Route 66 News

From the Kingman Office of Tourism

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. PioneerCountryEvents@gmail.com www.PioneerCountryEvents.com

February 4 – Valentine’s Boutique – Come and celebrate our 3-Year Anniversary! Free entry! 50/50 Raffle! Bento Box Raffle! 40+ merchants to shop! Food trucks Wings N’ Tacos, Hillbilly Grind, and Kev OG’z Bread ~ Baked Goods ~ Apparel ~ Wreaths ~ Honey ~ Coffee ~ Crafters ~ Artisans ~ Gens ~ Jewels ~ Nuts ~ Health ~ Wellbeing ~ Handsewn Works ~ 3D Art ~ Fiber Art ~ Bath/Body ~ Jerky/Popcorn ~ Plants ~ Candles ~ Wood Work ~ Tea/Herbs ~ Leather Work Located at Beale Celebrations, 201 N 4th St Downtown Kingman. 10am to 3pm.

February 9 – Get Hitched on 66 – Come celebrate with the Office of Tourism as we unveil Kingman’s newest roadside gem – the Heart of Route 66 neon sign. In addition to the lighting ceremony, three lucky couples will get hitched Vegas-style, officiated by none other than a Las Vegas Elvis-inspired master of ceremonies! Enjoy a Valentine’s-themed car show, pizza from Charlie’s Rustic Pizza, and cupcakes provided by Victoria’s Sugar Shack. Dance the night away after the marriage ceremonies. Event will be on Route 66 between 1st St & 2nd St from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Park in the Kingman Visitor Center parking lot. Call 928.718.2583 or visit https://www.explorekingman.com/gethitchedon66 for more information.

February 9 – Cupid Family Bingo Night – We would love to have your family and friends join the City Parks Dept for a fun evening of dinner and bingo! Dinner will be potato & ground beef tacos, refried beans, and Mexican rice with dessert and a drink. Bingo will consist of prizes for every winner and the evening will be relaxing and fun! Date: Friday, February 9, 2024 Time: Doors Open 5:30pm / Dinner 6:00-6:45pm / Bingo 6:45-9:00pm Cost: $12 per person registered by Feb 6 & $15 per person at the door Cost includes: dinner, lemonade or water, dessert, and bingo card $2 for extra bingo card. Location: Kingman Academy of Learning Middle School (Gym) – 3269 Harrison St.

February 9, 10, 11 – Desert Diamond Distillery Special – Desert Diamond Distillery is a peaceful place to take a break, grab a snack, maybe try a tasting of internationally awarded spirits made in AZ (they make rums, vodka, and whiskey, and their 6-year and 10-year aged products have been ranked in the top ten in the World *IWSC 2021). D3 is 100% family owned and operated located just off scenic Highway 66 at the Kingman Airport, just four miles from I-40. The Distillery is one of a few in the state that is open to the public and has the privilege of having a retail outlet with a famous tasting bar that was rescued from a famous French restaurant on the old Las Vegas strip. D3 has a special going for Valentine’s Day weekends: Tour, shared Tasting(s) & Cocktails @ 50% off* *paid in advance. Call 928.757.7611 

February 10 – Valentine’s Date Night at Sportsman’s Club – Valentine’s Date Night Party! Desert Sky Entertainment will be playing live starting at 7pm. Drink specials for couples and singles! Bring your date down to Sportsman’s Club! The Photo Booth will be set up and we will be selling single flowers, treats, and trinkets for your someone special (while supplies last). So, come on down and enjoy a Valentine’s Date Night in good ol’ Sporties Style. See you there! Located at 317 E Andy Devine Ave.

February 14 – Keepers of the Wild Valentine’s Day Special – Welcome to Keepers of the Wild, an accredited, nonprofit wildlife sanctuary and nature park dedicated to the welfare and conservation of captive wildlife. Keepers of the Wild is more than just a wildlife sanctuary—it’s an immersion in the beauty and majesty of the Southwest. With over 175 acres of natural landscape and a team of dedicated professionals, we provide high standards of care, rescue, and rehabilitation for exotic and indigenous wildlife in need. Our commitment is to educate and enlighten current and future generations on the importance of conservation and help put an end to the abuse and mistreatment of all animals. We will be offering 20% off General Admission on Valentine’s Day! 9am to 5pm. Located at 13441 E Hwy 66 Valentine, AZ 86437

Coffee With Jim, a live and interactive podcast from Jim HInckley’s America on Podbean, 7:00 Sunday mornings.

February 4 – Our guest this morning is Angie Fickert Paterek, creator of Route 66 Information Station, a website and social media network where people ”Discover Route 66 Planning Ideas, Recommended Stops, Restaurant and Hotel Locations & More!” This is a road trip inspiring program that you won’t want to miss! Invite your friends for a fun filled, fast paced, interactive half hour.

February 11 – For fans of Route 66, Cool Springs on the east slope of Sitgreaves Pass in the Black Mountains of Arizona is an icon. Its picturesque setting and time capsule feel has made the desert oasis a destination for a new generation of travelers. But did you know that there is direct connection to Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner in KIngman? Did you know that Cool Springs predates Route 66? On today’s program its a road trip inspiring, trvia filled visit with Ned Leuchtner, owner of Cool Springs.

February 25 – Nestled in an historic school along Route 66 in Illinois, the Pink Elephant Antique Mall is a delightful blending of grandmother’s attic, vintage candy store, colorful roadside diner and quirky attraction with unlimited opportunity for one of a kind selfies. On today’s program we vist with owner Roy Wayne Pickerill and talk about the properties fascinating history, and its exciting future.

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