by Blake Herzog
March 20 is the first day of spring and Greater Prescott has several events coming up this month and early April to celebrate this season and its biggest holiday, Easter! Don’t miss:
Watters Garden Center
61st Spring Open House
March 11, 9:30 AM
Watters’ weekly free garden class will introduce new plants for 2023 as part of a weekend-long open house event featuring plant experts, special guest speakers, and gorgeous new plants! Talk directly with the growers and touch this year’s exclusive plant introductions. The nursery at 1815 Iron Springs Rd. has two more “springy” classes scheduled:
• Spring To-Do List for Better Gardens — 9:30 AM March 4
• Growing Better Peonies This Spring — 9:30 AM, April 1
Mortimer Farms Adult Easter Event March 25, 7:00 PM
Why should kids have all the fun? Grownups get to enjoy a live band, dancing, Easter bunny visits, campfires, cash bar, and farm-to-table hors d’oeuvres. There will also be a scavenger hunt in the dark and over $10,000 in prizes. Tickets are $45 and are available at www.mortimerfarmsaz.com.
Prescott Audubon Monthly Watson Woods Riparian Reserve Bird Walk April 1, 8:00 AM
On the first Saturday of every month, Prescott Audubon volunteers lead bird walks in Watson Woods. The walks are approximately 2 hours long and are open to birders of all ages and levels. Registration not required. Learn about the birds living here in early spring and the environment around them! Meet at the Peavine Trailhead parking area at 1624 Sundog Ranch Rd. in Prescott. Park fee is $3/vehicle
Mortimer Farms Easter Festival
April 1-2 and 8-9, 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
This family-friendly celebration will have everything from lawn games and the beautiful farm scenery to a live band, dancing, campfires and a cash bar. Tickets are $15 and dinner is just $15 more! Tickets available at www.mortimerfarmsaz.com.
Heritage Park Zoo Easter Eggstravaganza!
April 9, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
This is a holiday tradition with special Easter treats for the animals, fun photo spots and lots of prizes for the “eggsperts” who complete the zoo-wide game. Free with admission, $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 3-12.