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Treat Your Mom to the Perfect Mother's Day in Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

It's time once again to show our moms how special they are. And there's no better way to do that than in a special city such as Flagstaff.  You'll have no problem finding the perfect way to show how much you appreciate her. And since Mother's Day falls on a Sunday, a number of restaurants in Flagstaff will be hosting special Mother's Day brunches. So get ready for a special day with mom in Flagstaff with these brunch specials.


From 10am to 3pm Josephine's is hosting a special Mother's Day brunch, featuring tasty items such as Brioche French Toast Bananas Foster, Southwestern Crab Cakes, Baklava Baked Brie, House Hickory Smoked Salmon, and more. $34.50 Per Person, Kids 6-12 $13.50

Little America Hotel

Come to Little America Hotel for an outstanding brunch experience.  This lavish brunch features mouth-watering meats, seafood station including Alaskan crab legs, made-to-order omelets, waffles, and crepes, plus customary brunch dishes, salads, gourmet cheeses and an extensive selection of sumptuous desserts along with a chocolate fondue fountain. 9 AM - 2 PM. Adults: $48 | Children $22 (Ages 5-10) | Children 4 and under are free.

Twin Arrows Casino

Enjoy a beautiful brunch setting overlooking the San Francisco Peaks, featuring made-to-order omelets, USDA prime rib, eggs benedict, a seafood spread and delicious desserts. Reservations recommended

And if brunch isn't her thing, you can treat your dear mother to a day of pampering at Flagstaff Face & Body. And sweet treats for a sweet lady are always a great choice.  Flagstaff Chocolate Company is one of the best places in Flagstaff to get your mom that special treat.

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Have a Happy Mother's Day!

Have Fun and Learn With These April Events In Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

The month of April promises to bring fun and excitement to the Flagstaff area.  There’s a number of events scheduled this month in Flagstaff that will entertain and delight people of all ages.  You’ll find events for all kinds of interests. It’s what makes Flagstaff such a great place to live.  Here’s what to expect this month in Flagstaff.

Apr 13 – Apr 28
Disney’s Little Mermaid

Alpine Community Theater @ Sinagua Middle School Auditorium

Featuring a cast of 100 from ages 4 to adults, this Disney classic will entertain mermaid fans of all ages. Join this fantastic cast for a heartwarming and upbeat performance. Tickets are only $5 for Ages 5 through 17, Veterans, College Students with ID and seniors 55+. $10.00 for Adults.

April 14
Two Stepping Lesson and Free Dance
The Lumberyard

Learn the two step for free every Friday at the Lumberyard. You don’t need a partner to join this entry level class. Then you can show off your new steps in the main area, with a country music DJ and plenty of dance partners. Or you can go it alone with line dancing. 21 and over.

Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Video Production Workshop
Coconino Center for the Arts

This workshop features local videographer, Nick Geib who will present the importance of using video to promote artists. This is the perfect course for beginners as it focuses on maximizing production value on a limited budget. Pricing is $20 for Arts Council Members / $25 General, please register in advance to secure your spot.

Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Coconino Center for the Arts

Delve into the calm and passionate music of the Saharan people.  Imarhan sets out to change the ideas that western listeners have about the popularized style of Tuareg music. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 day of show.

There’s always something fun to do in Flagstaff. Check back on our blog for great reasons to buy a home in Flagstaff. And if you're in the market for a home in Flagstaff, sign up for our free listing alerts to see new homes as they hit the Flagstaff market. 

Have Fun This Labor Day Weekend In Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

The Labor Day Weekend is almost here, and it's time to plan to get the most out of the weekend in Flagstaff.  Here's a few fun ideas that will help you have fun this Labor Day Weekend.

Grand Canyon Sightseeing Tour

Wagon Ride Through Coconino National Forest

Horseback Trail Ride in Coconino National Forest

Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion, Scenic Guided Rim Tour & Navajo Reservation Full Day Tour

Monument Valley Tribal Park & Navajo Indian Reservation Full Day Tour

Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!

Top Things to Do in Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

To say that Flagstaff is an outdoor lover's paradise is an understatement. With so many famous landmarks, monuments, and places to see, you'll never run out of exciting things to do in Flagstaff. has rated the top things to do in Flagstaff. Here's the top 3 from the list.

Walnut Canyon National Monument

This is the perfect place to see both geological wonders and ancient history.  You can walk back in time on The Island Trail as you view actual cliff dwellings of the ancient Sinagua. Or gaze at the amazing scenery from the Rim Trail.

Wupatki National Monument

If you enjoy Native American ruins, this is an amazing place to see them.  The main dwelling is a multistory Sinagua pueblo building, featuring over 100 rooms, a community room and ball court! You can also drive through the park to see other ruin sites.

Lowell Observatory

Flagstaff not only has natural wonders on the ground, but it's the perfect place to see the ones in the sky. It's one of the oldest observatories in the US and is considered a historic landmark. The original telescope is still being used today for education, along with several other telescopes.

Say Thanks to Mom in Flagstaff

by Gary Nelson

Are you ready to say thanks to mom this weekend? Your mom deserves the best Mother's Day possible.  And Flagstaff is the perfect place to find something special for mom to thank her for all she's done.  Here's a few ideas that will help you show how much you appreciate that special lady.


Treat your mom to a special brunch on Sunday.  Little America is having a Mother's Day Champagne Brunch on Sunday, featuring a selection of meats, seafood, waffles, crepes, and salads.

Spa Day

Treat your dear mother to the pampering she so deserves. Flagstaff Face & Body is the ideal place to take her to get just about any spa treatment she desires.


Sweet treats for a sweet lady are always welcome.  Flagstaff Chocolate Company is one of the best places in Flagstaff to get your mom that special treat.

No matter how you say it, make sure you let your mom know how much you love her, and have a happy Mother Day!

Flagstaff Events To Get You In The Christmas And Holiday Spirit!

by Gary Nelson


Looking for a great way to get into the swing of things this Holiday Season here in the Northland?  Take a look at these great upcoming events:

The Polar Express:  Take the Grand Canyon Railway from Williams, AZ straight to the North Pole!  Inspired by the classic children’s book and the film by the same name. From now until January 3rd, with trains leaving daily at 5:30 and 7:30PM.  Some days have a 3:30 matinee. or 1888-848-3511 for info.  Williams, AZ Train Station.


A Christmas Carol:  Theatrikos Theater Company presents the classic Dickens tale on stage in downtown Flagstaff.  From now through December 20th.  Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PM, Sundays at 2PM. or 928-774-1662 for info.  11 W. Cherry Avenue, Flagstaff.


The North Pole Experience:  Visit Santa’s Workshop at this not-to-be-missed and internationally acclaimed Christmas event!  This attraction has been rated as one of the top themed attractions worldwide to get you in the spirit! Tickets range from $34 to $55 and tours are available through December 28th or 928-779-7900.  Tours leave from the Little America Hotel, E. Butler Ave., Flagstaff.

Santa Visits Flagstaff:  Arriving by firetruck, Santa hits Heritage Square and lights the tree in Downtown Flagstaff on December 5th.  Call 928-213-2300 for info. Heritage Square, E. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff.


Riordan Mansion Holiday Tours:  Riordan Mansion provides a fully decorated tour of the Arizona State Park Thursday through Monday on the hour from 11AM to 4PM. For information call 928-779-4395.  Riordan Mansion Sate Park, 409 W. Riordan Rd., Flagstaff.


Flagstaff Holiday Light Parade:  The annual Flagstaff light parade will light up downtown Flagstaff on December 12th, starting at 6PM.  Get there a little early to stake out the prime seats.  Not as big as Flagstaff’s Fourth of July Parade, but just as spectacular. The parade starts on north Beaver St., heads south, then east on Aspen Ave., and north again up San Francisco St.  If you are reading this call ME for the best insider secret I can give you!  928-600-4279.

Flagstaff Luminarias:   Each year, the Coconino Estates and Rockridge neighborhoods light up the night with lights, luminarias and fun.  This is an old Flagstaff tradition and a local’s favorite!  This year’s event is December 13th starting at 5PM.  Get in line on Bonito Street near Marshall School and head SLOWLY north near Navajo Drive.  Exit is on Meade Ave. 


The Nutcracker Suite in Modern Barefeet:  Canyon Dance troupe presents this annual twist on The Nutcracker.  Modern dance is intertwined with ballet, hip hop and more in this updated version. December 11th and 12th at 7:30PM.  11AM Matinee on the 12th.  Tickets are $12 to $16. for more info.  Performance at Coconino High School main auditorium.


Christmas In The Mountains:  Featuring the Master Chorale of Flagstaff, this holiday event also features the Flagstaff Youth Chorale, the NAU Handbell choir and a guest orchestra.  Info at  Tickets are $8 through $20 with children under twelve free.

Free Holiday Movies: Presented by the Downtown Business Alliance at Orpheum Theater.  Every Saturday from 10:00AM to 1:00PM.  December 5: How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  December 12: The Polar Express:  December 19:  Elf.  Orpheum Theater, 15 W. Aspen Ave.


The Great Pinecone Drop:  Ring in the New Year with Flagstaff’s version of Times Square!  Presented at the Weatherford Hotel, this newish Flagstaff tradition is gaining traction each year and is very, very popular.  The first drop is at 10PM for families with kids and those that value sleep and again at 12 Midnight for the heartier types.  December 31.  Right on the corner of Aspen Avenue and Leroux Street in downtown Flagstaff.  Lots of places to warm up around this area, but you will find me at either Uptown Pub with the boys or with the girls.

Pine Cone Drop

The Polar Plunge:  For the nutters amongst us, the annual Polar Plunge is at Upper Lake Mary at noon on New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2016.  Uh, no thanks.


Continuing into 2016 with some not-to-be-missed events:

Dew Downtown Flagstaff:  The ski and snowboard extravaganza on the streets of downtown Flagstaff returns this year with a modified setup.  This year, the slope starts a little lower on San Francisco Street and goes a bit further south.  Also new this year is a rumored ice skating rink at Heritage Square.  The event is free with some charges for VIP access and a few events.  January 30 and 31st, 2016.  For more info go to

Winterfest:  Presented by the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, Winterfest is kicked off this year by

Dew Downtown Flagstaff and has events running through February, 2016.  Events include ski racing, dogsled pulls and races, the Kahtoola Agassiz Uphill Climb and much more.  For more info, visit and p-ay attention to my future blogs!  I will update you in January!


Gary Nelson is a lifelong resident of Flagstaff, Arizona and is the Delegated Associate Broker at Realty Executives of Flagstaff.  Find your own part of Flagstaff at

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The Gary Nelson Group
Realty Executives of Flagsaff
15 E. Cherry Ave. Suite 101
Flagstaff AZ 86001
Direct: 928-225-3510
Office: 928-773-9300
Fax: 928-774-1102