Ajo will be celebrating the Arizona Centennial in a big way in February, 2012. Take the time to visit anytime February 2 – 11. Check with the Ajo District Chamber of Commerce at (520) 387-7742 or the Web Site www.Ajoartsalive.com for exact locations, times and charge, if any.

“Ajo Arts Alive!” is planning a ten day event filled with a variety of activities. The event has been approved and designated an “Official Centennial Event” by the Arizona Centennial Commission.

Feb 2-5. 34th Annual Old Time Fiddlers Contest and Show. Sponsored by the Ajo Community Golf Course. RV parking available for a fee.

Feb. 3-4. “Quilting in the Sonoran Desert” sponsored by the Ajo Piecemakers, an affiliate of the Arizona Quilters Association. Show displays locally created new, antique and unique quilts. 9:00 am-4:00 pm both days at the Historic Curley School Auditorium. Admission $2.00 per person.

Feb 3-4. Artists Open Studio Tours. Ajo artists open their studios to the public. Meet local artists in their own studios and purchase original artwork. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sponsored by the Ajo Council for the Fine Arts. No charge.

Feb. 4. Old fashioned vaudeville show in Dicus Auditorium at the Ajo High School. An eclectic show of local talent provides fun for all. Sponsored by the Ajo Council for the Fine Arts. 7:00 pm. $7.00 per person.

Feb. 5. Historic Home Tour. Visit historic homes listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.  11:00 am – 3:00 pm Tour sponsored by Xi Gamma Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. $10 per person.

Feb 6-10. Celebrate Arizona’s 5C’s. Copper, Cotton, Citrus, Cattle & Climate. Attend displays, demonstrations and performances highlighting the five cornerstones of Arizona.

Feb 11- Sonoran Shindig, held in the Historic Ajo Plaza. Live music, salsa, food and coyote howling contest and displays. Sponsored by the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge Historical Society and the Ajo District Chamber of Commerce. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. No charge

Feb. 11- Igor’s Jazz Cowboys Concert plays classic western swing combined with traditional New Orleans Dixieland style jazz. Their high energy show provides entertainment and fun for all. They have performed from Connecticut to California and from Oregon to Florida. Dicus Auditorium at Ajo High School. 7:00 pm. Sponsored by the Ajo Council for the Fine Arts.