Benson Calendar of Events











         10:00 am                                Firefighter Water Fights @ Lions Park

July 4th Celebration

          Friday, July 04, 2014 at 9:00 AM

           Benson will celebrate 4th of July starting with our parade at 9:00am. the

           festivities will move to Lions Park at 10:30 for our yearly "Water Fight". After

           the Water Fight, there will be entertainment all day long.

            Come join us for this day of family fun!

Vendor Applications

Parade Application

Sponsorship Packet


   July 4th Celebration Schedule of Events: 

Benson's 4th of July Celebration will be held on Friday July 4th 2014



City of Benson 4th of July 2014 Entertainment Schedule



        9:00 Parade


      10:00 Water Fights


      11:00 TBA 


      11:30 TBA


      12:15 TBA


        2:15 TBA


        2:55 TBA


        3:55 TBA


        5:55 TBA


        8:00 TBA


        8:15 Patriotic Reading and National Anthem


        8:30  FIREWORKS -



October 11 & 12 2014                                 _  Butterfield Overland Stage Days


Don't miss the Fantastic Fireworks Show at Lions park at 8:00pm




October 11 & 12  2014                                                                                  Butterfield Rodeo

The Benson Rodeo Committee will be having their two-day Butterfield Rodeo on October 12th & 13 with all the profits going to charity. It will be held at the Arena Bar on Prickly Pear Ave. (across from WAL MART) The rodeo has been one of the more popular rodeos in the area. The Rodeo Starts at 5:00pm  For information go to:


October 12           2014                                                                                  Butterfield Parade


Benson Overland Stage Days Festival

 Craft artisans, along with produce vendors, will be welcome to come and set up to participate in this years' event on October 11, 2014, 8 am to 2 pm. The Pony Express will be delivering mail from the museum yard to the Dragoon Post Office to commemorate the Pony Express runs of the past. We are working on logistics of having an 1880 reenactment in the museum yard.

                8:00 am to 2:00 pm              Farmers and Artisans Market in Museum Yard.

                                                                  Museum & Gallery Gifts Shops will be open.

                9:00 am                                   Parade on 5th Street.

              10:00 am                                   Pony Express meets at Museum.

                                                                   Commemorative envelopes and stamps for sale

                                                                   by Museum personnel.

              12:00 noon                                 Pony Express leaves to deliver mail to Dragoon Post Office.

               12:30 to 1:30                            AZ Justice will be doing reenactments in the side yard


November 8 & 9, 2014        Holy Trinity Monastery Fall Festival of the Arts

            The Holy Trinity Monastery will be having their Fall Festival of the Arts. There will be 150+

            booths of Arts & Crafts as well as Entertainment and variety of food. For information call

            520 720-4642 ext 22


 November 23, 2014                                                      Thanksgiving Fiesta of Books

 Singing Wind Bookshop celebrates regional books at the annual Thanksgiving Fiesta, Sunday,

                    Nov 24, 1:00 p.m.  Readings by regional authors in history, fiction, national history and more.

                     munchies, valet parking. Take I-10 to Benson exit 304, 2-1/4 mi north,

                    right on Singing Wind Road.  

        For information call 520 586-2425  

            Directions to Singing Wind Bookshop

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 November TBA                                         Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Tuesday November 26, 2012 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Museum corner of 5th & San Pedro


 December 6th & 7th, 2014                        34th Annual Cascabel Christmas Fair

             10am to  4pm

December 13, 2013                                                               Christmas on Main Street

             The Benson Chamber of Commerce has been putting on Christmas on Main Street for the

              past several years. It has been a favorite of the community since it started in 2004.

 There will also be a visit from Santa Clause. It will be a day of

            fun for the whole family.  It  Will be held on the corner of 4th St. and Land Ave. from 9am until 5 pm.       

For more information call the Benson Chamber of Commerce at 520 265-8031.


December 13, 2014    8:30 am  7:00 pm                                                  Christmas at the Museum


December 13, 2014  6:30pm                                                Christmas Light Parade

The City of Benson will be having a Christmas light parade. The parade starts at 6:30pm.  

 The staging area is behind the High School Football Field with entry off of Union Street.


January 25, 2015  1:00pm                                                Singing Wind Cowboy Cowgirl Roundup

The singing wind bookshop will be having their annual Cowboy Cowgirl roundup on Sunday January 25th.