One hundred years ago today, Yuma was chartered as a city under the laws of the newly formed State of Arizona. There had been a town named Yuma at that location before that, of course, and even earlier than that, the settlement was called Arizona City. But today is Yuma’s official 100th birthday. To celebrate, the city is holding centennial events all week. They include:
- Monday, April 7: Main Street Centennial Celebration, 6-8 p.m., downtown
- Tuesday, April 8: Barbecue and Community Western Wear Day, 6-8 p.m., Quartermaster Depot
- Wednesday, April 9: 100 Year Photo Display, 6-9 p.m., Yuma Art Center
- Thursday, April 10: Community Photo and Fireworks, 6-8 p.m., West Wetlands Park
- Friday, April 11: Centennial Block Party, 5-11 p.m., downtown
- Saturday, April 12: Music Fest and Taco Festival, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Desert Sun Stadium
For more information on any of these events, or to learn more about Yuma’s history and view some more historical photos, visit www.yuma100.com. The weather’s beautiful in Yuma this time of year; we hope you’ll visit for these cool events!