National Take Back Initiative

The Yuma Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills for disposal to the Yuma Police Department, 1500 S. 1st Avenue on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The service is free, and anonymous. We will not ask or request for your identification.

We are unable to accept syringes, sharps, liquid products, or illegal drugs due to the hazardous conditions they create for the personnel destroying the pharmaceuticals.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash— pose potential safety and health hazards.

Jose Ramirez Meet & Greet

Paradise Casino is opening their doors to boxing fans for a personal meet and greet with top ranked Junior Welterweight, Jose Ramirez. Saturday, April 22, all ages are welcome to visit for pictures and autograph signing from 12pm – 2pm.

The former US Olympian has an impressive boxing record of 28-1 and is a former unified light welterweight champion holding the WBC title from 2018 to May 2021 and WBO title from 2019 to May 2021.

Coming off his recent 11th round knock-out of Richard Commey on March 25 in Fresno, California, Jose Ramirez is poised to regain a championship belt of his own.

Fans are encouraged to come out and meet the top ranked fighter and visit the Paradise Sportsbook to make their in-person wagers on the highly anticipated Davis V. Garcia fight.

Come “Wine” at City Hall

Join us for the Come “Wine” With Us at City Hall event hosted by Yuma Investment Group & Wealth Management.

Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 6:00 PM – Yuma City Hall, One City Plaza, Yuma, AZ.

Featuring wine tasting by Traveling Vineyards, appetizers by Chef Bob Nidiffer, and some great raffle items will be offered.

All proceeds from this event benefit Arizona’s Children Association programs and services for children and families in Yuma.

Cost is $50 per ticket.

For ticket information, contact Kari Tatar at 928.315.5025 or

View map and directions here.

National Space Day

Come celebrate National Space Day on May 5th at the Colorado River State Historic Park from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

Telescope viewing

Educational Booths

Crafts/Activities for all ages

*cloudy skies may cancel telescope viewing

Enter the park through our main entrance at 201 N. 4th Avenue or through our back gate at the end of 2nd Avenue. Overflow parking will be available on the corner of 1st Street and 2nd Avenue.

NO PETS are allowed..we appreciate your understanding.

Thank you to our partners for participating and making this event possible!

Arizona Western College

Yuma County Library District

Children’s Museum of Yuma County

Yuma International Airport

City of Yuma 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

City of Yuma 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

  • Date:07/04/2023 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Location:Ray Kroc Sports Complex
    1280 W. Desert Sun Drive
    Yuma , Arizona 85365
  • Introduction:The City of Yuma’s Annual Independence Day Celebration will be on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at the Ray Kroc Complex.
The City of Yuma’s Annual Independence Day Celebration will be on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at the Ray Kroc Complex.

This FREE family event will feature one of the most epic fireworks displays in the Southwest! In addition, this non-alcoholic celebration offers a variety of snacks and festival food, family-friendly activities such as corn hole, a DJ foam party, and face painting.

Come ready to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day! Bring your blankets and/or lawn chairs, and be ready to absorb the joyful atmosphere of the Fireworks Spectacular show!
Event is free to attend. Gates open at 6 p.m. The fireworks show kicks off at 9 p.m. See you there!

The Dennis Donnelly 16” Memorial Tournament

The Dennis Donnelly 16” Memorial Tournament

You are invited to participate in the Dennis Donnelly Men’s 16″ Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament.
Defending Champion, Slap N’ Tickle, and the Yuma Territorial 16” Big Ball Bash Champions Maple Street have already joined in.

Are you the next?

May 26 – 28, 2023
Time: 8:00 am
$325.00 per team

Click here to register.

Registration ends May 17, 2023

Teams Entered through February 10
Slap N’ Tickle – Defending Champions 2022
Maple Street – Yuma Territorial 16″ Big Bash Champions

For more information please contact Nathan Zack:
Phone: (928) 373-5200

Children’s Festival of the Arts 2023

Children’s Festival of the Arts 2023

It’s a fun, family-friendly festival that is supported by dozens of local organizations, schools, and art education supporters. For 30 years, the festival takes over Main Street with 50+ arts and crafts booths full of make-and-take projects for attendees. All activity booths are free for attendees. The festival also features performances by local dance studios and music groups, a special youth art exhibition inside the Yuma Art Center, and several food vendors!

🎨 2023 Children’s Festival of the Arts theme is Birthday Celebration! 
Date: Saturday, April 22
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ages: All ages
Fee: Free
🎨Want your School/Students art work to be part of the CFA Student Exhibit?
– Please, contact Kristyn Trujillo, Gallery and Public Art Coordintator, CFA Coordinator at 928-373-5202.
🎨Download Youth Art Exhibit Application here!
Download Community Booth Application here!
Download Food Vendor Application here!

😎Download Want to become a Sponsor?
– Please, contact Ana Lazo-Padilla, Parks and Recreation Marketing Specialist at 928-373-5202.