Area Events

Beeline Cruise-In Car Show @ Green Valley Park
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

Beeline Cruise-In Car Show

April 25 5:00 PM Until April 26 4:00 PM

@ Green Valley Park, Payson

The 21st Annual Beeline Cruise-In Car Show held Friday April 25th and Saturday April 26th” will be held at the beautiful Green Valley Park off of Old Main Street. Friday activities at Green Valley Park are geared for the car show entrants, club members and sponsors, and will include car registration, a cruise around town, returning to the park for an evening BBQ and entertainment with music, stories of old Payson and dancing.

Optimist Kids Fishing Festival @ Green Valley Park
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Optimist Kids Fishing Festival –  The Rim Country Optimists Club teamed with the help of Payson Rotary Club Foundation, Payson Parks & Recreation Department, Game & Fish, and Fred Carpenter to host the 9th Annual Kid’s Fishing Festival at Green Valley Park in Payson. This popular event brings families from all around our community for a free day of fishing.

Zane Grey 50 Mile Endurance Run @ Highline Trail
Apr 25 @ 5:00 am – 4:00 pm

Zane Grey 50 Mile Endurance Run

April 25 5:00 AM 4:00 PM

Highline Trail; Pine

Regarded as the toughest, roughest and most beautiful 50 mile trail runs in the country. It runs point-to-point along the Highline trail from Pine to Christopher Creek, Arizona.

The Highline Trail dates back more than 100 years to the 1870’s, when trails were built below the Mogollon Rim in Central Arizona to connect the homesteads to early settlers and pioneers. The beauty of the area is overwhelming. The four miles just east of Christopher Creek are thought by many to be the most beautiful section of this scenic trail.

The trail, which lies entirely in the Tonto National Forest and runs from just south of Pine, AZ to several miles east of the town of Christopher Creek, was designated a National Recreation Trail in 1979. The Forest Service and many volunteers including several runners have worked countless hours over the years to restore, maintain, clear and mark this scenic and historic trail.

Chili Cook-off and Kentucky Derby Party @ Landmark@thecreek
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

3rd Annual Cinco De Mayo

Chili Cook-off and Kentucky Derby Party

Saturday May 2, 2015; 1:00 to 5:00PM


The Landmark @ The Creek

Christopher Creek

Chili’s must be:

  • Homemade
  • In crock pots (with ladles and condiments
  • Dropped off between 12:15 and 1:00

Taste all Chili’s for just $3

(If you bring a chili, you can taste them all for free!)


Derby Hat contest for the Ladies. Watch the Kentucky Derby and enjoy

food and drink specials all day long including MINT JULEPS!

               Call 928-363-0121 to enter your chili or for more info

Annual July 4th Patriots Parade in Christopher Creek @ Tall Pines Market
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am

Parade Line up Tall Pines Country Market. Participants begin line up at 9:15 am. Line up side by side on down to the Fire Station.

Parade starts at 10am: In front of Landmark@thecreek Restaurant

Decorate yourself or your mode of transportation in the colors of the Red, White, and Blue.

Tall Pines Country Market will provide Water for Parade Participants and Creekside Steakhouse and Tavern is offering 10% off food all day.


Quads ‘n Carts Christmas Parade @ Christopher Creek Loop
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Beginning at the store on the Christopher Creek Loop, dozens and dozens of seasonally decorated vehicles parade around the Creek. The parade will end at Creekside for hot chocolate and something refreshing.