Flagstaff was an amazing place to host our first Northern Arizona Independents Week event! The weekend was packed with things to do and it was hard to make room for all the fun. The Local First Arizona crew had a great time participating in the Fourth of July parade, Art in the Park, First Friday Art Walk, and even ducking inside for some World Cup games during the periodic summer monsoon rains. It was hard to believe we could pack one more thing in for one day! Our Independents Week celebration was kindly hosted by Criollo Latin Kitchen during the First Friday Art Walk. With drink specials and street tacos in an outdoor bar set up in the alley behind the restaurant's location on San Francisco St. in downtown Flagstaff, we didn't have any trouble drawing a crowd! Live music filled the air with bluegrass tunes strummed by Viola and the Brakemen, a local band out of Flagstaff. There were also other locals participating in the event, with a local Hopi jeweler showcasing his prize-winning designs. Also present was a group of local mural artists, called the Mural Mice, who were displaying their art work and promoting one of their next murals for downtown Flagstaff.
Local First Arizona was thrilled to have the event with these lovely local community and business members. We handed out hundreds of Golden Coupons for Independents Week and we talked to lots of local community members and visitors throughout the night about the importance of shopping locally. We know that many of these people enjoyed using these coupons during the week and we want to thank these folks for participating.
We also want to thank our Local First Arizona business throughout northern Arizona who participated in Independents Week. We had businesses participate in Cottonwood, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Humbolt, Kingman, and Flagstaff:
Arizona Stronghold Armadilla Wax Works Desert Diamond Distillery Flagstaff Sports Exchange Gifts and Games Logicom Man at Leisure Mother Road Brewing Company Mountain Sports Pawz on Main Peregrine Book Company Red Geranium Boutique Rising Hy The Lite Company